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ClassBento's blog on workshops, mindfulness, hobbies and more.

Why It's Best to Learn Painting from a Pro

Why It's Best to Learn Painting from a Pro



There’s no better way to learn painting than by enlisting the help of professional artists at these painting classes in Australia.
You'll Love Learning to Draw at These Easy Art Classes

You'll Love Learning to Draw at These Easy Art Classes



Discover why learning to draw is so much fun with the help of these simple and enjoyable art classes in Australia.
Why Art Courses Are Good for Stress Relief

Why Art Courses Are Good for Stress Relief



Relax, unwind and enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of painting, drawing and more with the latest art classes in Australia.
The Best Art Classes for Adults in Australia

The Best Art Classes for Adults in Australia



Nourish your inner artist and create a masterpiece at these beginner-friendly and fabulously fun art classes for adults in Australia.
Create a DIY Project at These Cool Art Classes

Create a DIY Project at These Cool Art Classes



If you’ve always wanted to try painting or learn how to draw, kickstart a new hobby and explore your creativity with these top Australian art ...
7 Art Workshops Where You'll Learn Something New

7 Art Workshops Where You'll Learn Something New



Read on to discover 7 stimulating art workshops that will reawaken your creativity and teach you some amazing skills.
Why Craft Workshops Are the Perfect Way to Unwind

Why Craft Workshops Are the Perfect Way to Unwind



Soothe your senses with relaxing craft workshops in Australia, where you’ll pick up craft ideas to tackle tricky DIY projects.
Top Craft Ideas to Try in 2022

Top Craft Ideas to Try in 2022



From soy candles to colourful mosaics, get inspired with these fun and accessible craft ideas available across Australia.
The Best Craft Ideas for Adults Australia-Wide

The Best Craft Ideas for Adults Australia-Wide



Discover some of the most popular craft ideas for adults in Australia, from pottery workshops to macrame classes!
Fun DIY Crafts You Should Learn from an Expert

Fun DIY Crafts You Should Learn from an Expert



If you’re keen to give crafting a go, check out these fun-filled DIY craft workshops for some inspiration!
Expand Your Creativity with Australia's Top Craft Classes

Expand Your Creativity with Australia's Top Craft Classes



From learning how to make candles to becoming a knitting queen, there are craft classes in Australia to suit all interests and abilities.
5 Things You Didn't Know You Could do in Rosebery

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could do in Rosebery



From rolling out ricotta ravioli to painting porcelain ceramics, what it lacks in size, the leafy Sydney suburb of Rosebery makes up for in experiences. ...
6 Feel-Good Workshops to Boost Your Mood

6 Feel-Good Workshops to Boost Your Mood



Feeling adventurous? Give glass blowing a go. Overwhelmed? Find your peace in pottery. With workshops for (almost) every mood, we’re here to help ...
Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter



What lessons have you learned from the women in your life? Here’s four makers whose mothers and grandmothers inspired them to pursue a creative ...
Who Said Women Can't Make Sausages?

Who Said Women Can't Make Sausages?



Discover how a sausage maker, a talented threader, a glass smith and a macramè master challenge gender stereotypes in their chosen craft.
How Paint Pouring Helped Me Embrace My Individuality

How Paint Pouring Helped Me Embrace My Individuality



Beyond mesmerising swirls and splashes of colour, I discovered that there’s a lot more to paint pouring than making pretty pictures.
Drool-worthy Sour Cocktail Recipe

Drool-worthy Sour Cocktail Recipe



How the founder of Drool found love (and gin) in Melbourne lockdown.
Make Your Own DIY Garden Bouquet

Make Your Own DIY Garden Bouquet



Surprise your special someone with a heartfelt bouquet using flowers from your very own backyard!
What Kintsugi Taught Me About Life, Love and Healing

What Kintsugi Taught Me About Life, Love and Healing



Our Editorial Manager Laine tries the art of Kintsugi and discovers what it can teach you about life, love and relationships.
10 Ways to Unwind with the ClassBento Crew

10 Ways to Unwind with the ClassBento Crew



Despite what the $1.5 trillion global wellness industry would have you believe, taking care of your physical, social and emotional wellbeing doesn’t ...
7 Trending Crafts to Sink Your Hands Into in 2022

7 Trending Crafts to Sink Your Hands Into in 2022



From glass and flame to looping, arranging and painting with thread, our Head of Editorial shares the mesmerising crafts you won’t be able to step ...
How I Travelled to Turkey Without Leaving Sydney

How I Travelled to Turkey Without Leaving Sydney



When looking for things to do in Sydney, our Editorial Manager Laine realised she could experience cultures from all across the globe without even ...
How to Be Your Own Art Therapist

How to Be Your Own Art Therapist



Try out this simple, creative exercise and get a glimpse into what art therapy is and how it can improve your wellbeing.
Think You're Not Creative? Try Pottery

Think You're Not Creative? Try Pottery



How potter and academic Bettina Stevanovic rediscovered her childhood love of clay and used it to tap into mindfulness and find her balance.
Why We Turn to Craft in Times of Crisis

Why We Turn to Craft in Times of Crisis



From global pandemics to natural disasters, we explore the role of craft in helping humankind cope with crises.
Make Churros with Tere and Colin Experiences

Make Churros with Tere and Colin Experiences



Unwind with experienced artists Tere and Colin at their inspiring and creative experiences in London!
Make Chocolate Truffles with R&M Fine Chocolate

Make Chocolate Truffles with R&M Fine Chocolate



Meet head chocolatier, Raanan Malkin, founder of R&M Fine Chocolates!
Make Healthy Christmas Cocktails with the Cocktail Camp

Make Healthy Christmas Cocktails with the Cocktail Camp



The founder of San Francisco’s Cocktail Camp is a health-conscious mixologist helping everyday Americans feel lighter and brighter with just one ...
Make Turkish Mosaic Lamps with Art Masterclass

Make Turkish Mosaic Lamps with Art Masterclass



From Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to their colourful and cosy studios across Australia, meet the business using Turkish mosaic-making as a form of cultural ...
Make a Christmas Wreath with Ferris Heart Sloane

Make a Christmas Wreath with Ferris Heart Sloane



Meet Natasha, the flower-lover behind decorative interior design company, Ferris Heart Sloane!
Make Resin Christmas Baubles with Sheri Vegas

Make Resin Christmas Baubles with Sheri Vegas



From teaching her close friends the basics of resin art to cultivating a mass online following, Sheridan Vigers shares her creative upbringing and ...
Make Bath Bombs with Craft + Light

Make Bath Bombs with Craft + Light



Long Beach craft teacher, Shelley Williams, believes that everyone needs a space to cultivate their creativity, so she opened a place to welcome ...
Make Italian Meals with Cook with Luca

Make Italian Meals with Cook with Luca



Make mouthwatering, rich and flavourful Italian meals at Cook with Luca's fun classes.
Make Japanese Gift Wrapping with Larkswold Creative Workshops

Make Japanese Gift Wrapping with Larkswold Creative Workshops



Melinda and Emma from Larkswold Creative Workshops share their crafting journey and why they love sharing their creative passion with others!
Make Santa Studs with Zara Avila

Make Santa Studs with Zara Avila



Zara Avila shares her story on how colourful and cute polymer clay creations help her and others see the bright side of life.
Learn Calligraphy with Pascribe

Learn Calligraphy with Pascribe



Masterful calligrapher Paul Antonio has a penchant for sharing his passion with like-minded creatives... find out why!
Make Chocolate with Z.Cioccolato

Make Chocolate with Z.Cioccolato



It’s hard to resist chocolate – just ask Mike Zwiefelhofer, who’s been making customers happy with his sweets and hands-on virtual classes ...
Make Christmas Flower Arrangements with Peony Story

Make Christmas Flower Arrangements with Peony Story



Fall in love with the art of floristry at Nikki Zeng's fun flower arranging classes with The Peony Story in Sydney.
Make Christmas Cocktails with Pineapple Jam

Make Christmas Cocktails with Pineapple Jam



Pineapple Jam creator and lead cocktail shaker Clinton Weir shares how he got his start in mixology and the motivation behind his creative cocktail ...
Make Clay Christmas Ornaments with Au Revoir Shiloh

Make Clay Christmas Ornaments with Au Revoir Shiloh



Meet the heart and soul behind Au Revoir Shiloh, Shiloh Blondel, the inspiring pottery teacher who believes clay is best shared with others.
Make Calligraphy Christmas Baubles with Vanessa Opazo

Make Calligraphy Christmas Baubles with Vanessa Opazo



From full-time architect to calligraphy artist, Vanessa Opazo from Bondi Letters shares her inspiring journey into teaching and her mission to empower ...
Why Drawing for Beginners Will Inspire You to Follow Your Creative Dreams

Why Drawing for Beginners Will Inspire You to Follow Your Creative Dreams



Transform a blank piece of paper into a masterpiece at these drawing classes in Melbourne.
5 Ways That Drawing Classes in Melbourne Will Improve Your Wellbeing

5 Ways That Drawing Classes in Melbourne Will Improve Your Wellbeing



Uncover creative talents you never knew you had and get inspired at drawing classes in Melbourne!
Discover How to Take Good Photos with Your Smartphone in Sydney

Discover How to Take Good Photos with Your Smartphone in Sydney



Learn how to take good photos with just your smartphone at these hands-on photography courses in Sydney!
Learn Photography in Sydney at These 5 Local Neighbourhoods

Learn Photography in Sydney at These 5 Local Neighbourhoods



Explore your local neighbourhood from a whole new perspective at photography classes in Sydney and learn photography right outside your doorstep ...
Make Vegan Shortbread with Caroline Rowe

Make Vegan Shortbread with Caroline Rowe



Meet Caroline Rowe, the passionate foodie inspiring everyday Aussies to get creative in the kitchen and uncover the joys of cooking for one.
Make a Watercolour Christmas Card with Blair Zhang

Make a Watercolour Christmas Card with Blair Zhang



From picking up a kid’s watercolour kit to becoming a full-time illustrator, Sydney-based artist Blair Zhang shares her creative journey.
5 Unique Drawing Classes in Sydney to Explore Your Creativity

5 Unique Drawing Classes in Sydney to Explore Your Creativity



Sketch something completely new and unique at drawing classes in Sydney.
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