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5 Creative School Excursion Ideas Sydney

5 Creative School Excursion Ideas Sydney



Looking for an inspiring school excursion ideas in Sydney? Whether you're organising an event for high school students or even primary school ...
DIY Christmas Gifts and Cards Sydney

DIY Christmas Gifts and Cards Sydney



Want to make some unique, heartfelt eco gifts, with your personal touch, that your recipient won't find anywhere else? Maybe it's a birthday, ...
Ladies Weekend Away Ideas

Ladies Weekend Away Ideas



Looking for a hens party ideas in Sydney and beyond for the bride-to-be? Check out these luxurious ladies weekend away ideas and throw an unforgettable ...
Experience Candle Making Classes at Caroma in Sydney

Experience Candle Making Classes at Caroma in Sydney



Last Saturday, ClassBento's expert soap making teacher, Elena Martarello, hosted a group of 30 students at Sydney's Caroma Flagship store ...
Why a Terrarium Workshop for Sydney Corporates Is a Good Idea

Why a Terrarium Workshop for Sydney Corporates Is a Good Idea



On one fine Wednesday afternoon, we were contacted by the Sydney office of a prominent legal firm, hoping to do a creative terrarium workshop ...
Australia's Biggest Terrarium

Australia's Biggest Terrarium



Epic. Incredible. The title says it all! A glorious living garden in an absolutely huge fishbowl glass. A terrarium created by the one and only ...
Craft Gift Experiences for Dad in Sydney

Craft Gift Experiences for Dad in Sydney



Iain Wang, Founder of ClassBento, shares his favourite crafty gift experiences for dads in Sydney!
Empowering Artists to Earn More, Doing What They Love

Empowering Artists to Earn More, Doing What They Love



It can be tough being an artist and teaching your craft.    Artists on average earn only $48,000, compared to an average of around $77,000 ...
A Guide to Making Your Own Pottery

A Guide to Making Your Own Pottery



Delve into the origins of pottery and learn how to get started making your own ceramics at pottery classes in Sydney.
Different Types of Pottery Classes in Sydney

Different Types of Pottery Classes in Sydney



Want to know the different types of pottery classes in Sydney? From wheel throwing to clay hand building, this guide gives you the ultimate run ...
Unique Father's Day Gift Experiences in Sydney

Unique Father's Day Gift Experiences in Sydney



From glass blowing to woodworking, our unique Father's Day gift experiences in Sydney will bring a smile to your old man's dial!
Creative After Work Activities in Sydney

Creative After Work Activities in Sydney



After work drinks at the pub are great, but in an exciting young city like Sydney, there's lots more to do and explore in the evening hours especially ...
Everything You Need to Know About Pottery

Everything You Need to Know About Pottery



Interested in trying pottery classes in Sydney? Here's everything you need to know about this relaxing hands-on craft before getting started!
Creative School Holiday Activities in Sydney

Creative School Holiday Activities in Sydney



If you're looking for something fun and different to do these school holidays in Sydney, you're not alone. Some kids get bored very quickly ...
Digital Detox Ideas in Sydney

Digital Detox Ideas in Sydney



Our digital devices are taking over our lives. Our phones have transformed from being a device that could only help us talk to people, to becoming ...
Creative Date Ideas in Sydney

Creative Date Ideas in Sydney



Ignite the spark over pottery, terrarium building or flower arranging with these creative date night ideas!
Best Candle Making Aromatherapy Classes in Sydney

Best Candle Making Aromatherapy Classes in Sydney



Illuminating the corners of a bath, at the end of an arduous day, the centerpiece of a romantic dinner, candles serve to soften the edges of our ...
Best Matcha Recipe Ideas to Improve Your Health

Best Matcha Recipe Ideas to Improve Your Health



Matcha, which directly translates to ‘powdered tea’ in Japanese, found its roots over one thousand years ago, when Japanese monks would ...
Learn to Cook Traditional Japanese Food in Sydney

Learn to Cook Traditional Japanese Food in Sydney



‘We are truly happy. We would like to continue passing on Japanese food culture to the generations to come and work harder to let people overseas ...
Creative Activities Around the Vivid Festival

Creative Activities Around the Vivid Festival



When the sun sets in Sydney during the winter, the city transforms into a hub of creativity. From 25th May to 16th June 2018, the Vivid Festival ...
Inside a DIY Terrarium Class

Inside a DIY Terrarium Class



Spoiler alert! If you'd like to discover the magic of terrarium making for yourself, go ahead and book yourself in, and read no further.  But ...
8 Unique Mothers Day Gift Experiences in Sydney

8 Unique Mothers Day Gift Experiences in Sydney



These unique Mother's Day gift experiences in Sydney are a foolproof way to impress Mum in 2022 – because there's nothing better than quality time ...
Top Barista Class Types

Top Barista Class Types



So you’ve decided to take the plunge and learn how to make that latte you love so much. But you’ve searched for Barista courses and are ...
Tea Brewing Versus Barista Workshops

Tea Brewing Versus Barista Workshops



If you decide you want to become a Barista, you’re in luck. There are tons of classes that offer all different types of Barista training. But ...
Why do a Barista Course in Sydney?

Why do a Barista Course in Sydney?



Perhaps you’ve been thinking about signing up to Barista courses for a while, or maybe this is the first time you’ve considered it. Either ...
Terrarium Plants

Terrarium Plants



What makes a great terrarium? A classy enclosure (see our other story for ideas). The right soil, stones and internal decor. But most of all of ...
Top 5 Baking Classes for the Weekend

Top 5 Baking Classes for the Weekend



Many pastries may have originated, or gained fame in France, but they’re enjoyed around the world. There are many reasons to take a pastry ...
Everything You Need to Know About Macarons

Everything You Need to Know About Macarons



Learn about the history of macarons at baking classes in Sydney It may surprise you to learn that macarons did not originate in France. We ...
Learn How to Make Macarons in Sydney

Learn How to Make Macarons in Sydney



Learn how to make macarons at fun baking classes in Sydney.  French or Parisian Macaron What people often refer to as a ‘Parisian’ ...
Terrarium Making Ideas

Terrarium Making Ideas



Terrariums are a great outlet for your creativity - there are just so many different ways you can put them together. Here are some of our favourite ...
Fun Activities to Fit Your Busy Schedule

Fun Activities to Fit Your Busy Schedule



In this day and age, everyone is busy. It seems almost a social misdemeanor to not be (or at least claim to be) busy, all the time. Many of us are ...
Men Love Flower Arranging Too

Men Love Flower Arranging Too



We've had lots of men come through our flower arranging classes, who have absolutely loved it, which certainly challenges the dated stereotype ...
The Best Flower Arranging Gift Experiences for Mum

The Best Flower Arranging Gift Experiences for Mum



Discover the best flower arranging gift experiences near you and treat mum to a workshop this Mother's Day!
What Your Valentines Day Flowers Really Mean

What Your Valentines Day Flowers Really Mean



Instead of gifting a pre-made bunch of flowers, why not give the gift of flower arranging classes in Sydney this Valentine’s Day? Learn what each ...
How to Make a Terrarium DIY

How to Make a Terrarium DIY



Succulents are the ideal household plant, and terrariums are a great home for them. Try out Sydney's most highly rated succulent terrarium ...
Top Baby Shower Ideas

Top Baby Shower Ideas



An afternoon of tummy-rubs from enthused relatives, tiny gender neutral socks and disgruntled eternally-single friends beaming from across the room ...
Team Building Activities

Team Building Activities



Discover why team building activities are so valuable and explore some of our top team bonding ideas!
25 of the Best Creative Hens Party Ideas in Sydney

25 of the Best Creative Hens Party Ideas in Sydney



Looking for creative hens party ideas in Sydney? Celebrate in style with DIY flower crown making, life drawing classes, pottery workshops and plenty ...
DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts



Of all Christmas traditions, gifting loved ones may just come first place as the most underrated act. As the end of year nears, as we tie loose ...
Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas



Tinsel, carols and sugar-sifted mince pies. It’s that time of year again. Santa’s red chair is rolled out as the centrepiece ...
Make Your Own T-shirt with Screen Printing

Make Your Own T-shirt with Screen Printing



As a teenager in a primary school art class, I had no idea what screen printing was, but from what I could see of the press in front of me, it was ...
Knife Painting Is Just Like Decorating a Cake

Knife Painting Is Just Like Decorating a Cake



Of the array of materials available to the modern artist, probably the most sophisticated tool is the paintbrush. From thin to thick, fine to fan, ...
Intimate Learning and Teaching - the Power of Privacy

Intimate Learning and Teaching - the Power of Privacy



ClassBento's privacy options allow teachers to use secret venues, and gives students marvellous new ways to experience classes. So what's ...
Re-imagining Learning - Lessons from Sculpture by the Sea

Re-imagining Learning - Lessons from Sculpture by the Sea



What do you think of when you see the word ‘learning’? I think of a classroom. I think of an older person, lecturing. One-way communication. I ...
Are We Losing Our Focus?

Are We Losing Our Focus?



My morning schedule is generally the same every day: wake up, scroll through social media, check my email accounts (one for work, one personal, and ...
Find Balance with Ikebana Flower Arranging

Find Balance with Ikebana Flower Arranging



To the untrained eye, ikebana may seem like just a few flowers in a bowl. The translation of the name doesn’t shed much light, with ike meaning ...
Discover Cocktail Making in Sydney

Discover Cocktail Making in Sydney



Take your appreciation for boozy drinks to a whole new level with cocktail making classes in Sydney!
How Japanese Calligraphy Helps You Get Your Focus Back

How Japanese Calligraphy Helps You Get Your Focus Back



Discover more about the age-old art of shodo, Japan's traditional calligraphy practice, and learn to put pen to paper!
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