Imagine a tranquil Saturday morning, where you’re taking some much-deserved time for yourself. You step into a local floristry, where you’re greeted with smiles and the offer of an apron…
You have an engaging conversation with the florist about the intriguing history of one of the Japanese classical arts of refinement, Ikebana, also known as the art of flower arranging.
You’re handed some of the season’s freshest blooms, and you blissfully get lost in the moment as you build your very own arrangement.
Welcome to a Classbento workshop.
We were recently introduced to Classbento, and it’s one of those concepts we wish someone had thought of sooner.
Classbento offers nearly two hundred fun and creative classes you can pick and choose from their marketplace-style (think AirBnb) website. Once you discover them, you’ll find that these classes can be the perfect experience for many occasions.
You can address your love for the finer things in life, as you create your very own perfume or candles from premium ingredients. You can get down to earth with a pottery or terrarium making class. Or you can just have a laugh with a juggling or cocktail making class.
Almost all the classes are perfect for beginners, for those of us who are curious and who just want to give new experiences a try.
Creative classes are perfect to join by yourself (or you may meet someone!) while indulging and exploring some new arts and crafts. Why not take a class with your other half (or a prospective future one) as a date; or bring some friends and have a memorable time together, whether it’s for a hens or other special occasion, or just because.
And did you know that creative classes are actually good for you! They’re a scientifically proven way to promote mental wellbeing, from encouraging mindfulness to reducing stress. In fact, that’s part of Classbento’s mission – they donate to Dementia Australia with every booking.
Classes are added regularly on Classbento, so bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates!
Awaken your senses and creativity with these activities at Classbento:
#1 – Dabble with Desserts
Ever wondered how those pretty petite macarons are made? Quench your curiosity with a macaron making class, taught by the creator of Sydney’s best macarons (ranked ahead of Laduree, Zumbo and others).
We’ve also heard that chocolate is lower in calories if you make it yourself. Put that theory to the test with a chocolate making class, held in a real chocolate factory by a Easter Show gold medal winner.
Looking for something a little different? Grab some friends and do a dessert watercolour course. You’ll paint your cake and eat it too.