ClassBento started with a simple idea; to build a peer to peer community marketplace for anyone to teach or learn what they love. With an aim to improve mental health and keep people social in time of lockdown and isolation, they offer online craft and cooking workshops and craft box delivery straight to your door.
The following are September/October online classes to look forward to. Do note that the event pages are in UTC timeframes even though the events are IRL in Sydney. You can convert the times here. You can select up to 4 timezones for free.
Thu 24 Sep 6-9pm - Make Alcohol Ink Art at Home - Tickets here - Book early for a painting kit delivered to your door with all the materials you'll need. Create abstract art pieces with fast-drying alcohol inks.
Sun 27 Sep 9.30am-3pm: Sun 1 & 29 Nov 9.30am-3pm - Silversmith Class: Make a silver ring in a day - Ticketshere - a hands-on workshop where you'll learn to work with metal, practice saw piercing and texturing and more, for a wearable piece of your own design.
Sun 27 Sep 9.30am-3pm: Sun 1 & 29 Nov 9.30am-3pm - Silver Jewellery: Make a Ring (max 4 in a group) - Tickets here - a workshop for beginners or anyone with some experience. All materials will be provided at no extra cost.
Sat 3 Oct 9.30am-12.30pm - Mail Art Workshop Live Streaming - Tickets HERE - this is about sending small scale works through the post. The traditional art of decorated envelopes or postcards, long practiced by artists.
Sat 17 Oct 9.30am-3pm (for all classes) Sat 21 Nov & Sat 19 Dec - Spoon Carving Workshops Live Streaming - Tickets here - walk away with a full set of spoon carving tools and a beautiful wooden spoon made with your own hands.
Stay in touch with ClassBento on Facebook for updates and snippets of other news. The above events are just what's listed on their FB page. You'll find a host more on their website with many running regularly like the pottery and potter wheel workshops; beginner's Kintsugi; Turkish mosaic; American Smoking and BBQ class and a whole lot more. What's listed above is but a tip of the iceberg of many classes that include in-person classes, online classes, new arrivals like the typewriter art workshop, still life and collage class, hand building pottery, mandala collage, vegan pasta making and so much more to explore. You'll never run out of activities to do again.