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Top Winter Workshops & Classes 2018 - Sydney

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Published May 30th 2018
Learn something new with these workshops & classes
This Winter, be spoilt for choice with the list below, featuring winter warmer workshops & classes.

There is something for all interests.

1. Aboriginal Heritage Tour
When: Every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-11:30am
Where: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
Cost: $41pp & free for children under 7yrs.
Details: Discover the rich Aboriginal heritage of Sydney with an Aboriginal guide. This tour will be set in Sydney's most treasured and iconic Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and features a 1.5 hour walking tour of the garden, which highlights the significance of the site to Aboriginal people, as well as the rich heritage and culture of Aboriginal people of the Sydney region. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Facebook


2. Consciousness
When: 1 & 15 June 2018: 5pm-7pm
Where: Sydney Campus, 55 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Cost: $50pp
Details: This class will feature the study of consciousness. Consciousness remains one of the pre-eminent challenges of the 21st century and this philosophy course will take an interdisciplinary approach including recent work in philosophy of mind, neuroscience, sociobiology and medicine to assess the current state of knowledge on what consciousness is. Click here for the website.

3. Philosophy in Hyde Park
When: 7 June 2018- 30 August 2018: 12:30pm-1pm
Where: South entrance to Hyde Park (Liverpool Street), Sydney.
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$45pp
Details: This class will offer a relaxing stroll through Hyde Park to stretch your mind. This 30-minute class will help you realise that the definition of knowledge is pretty tricky, and in fact, you might decide that you do not actually 'know' anything at all! The class will cover an introduction to the field of philosophy, how philosophers build and defeat arguments, challenge philosophers and more. Click here for the website.

4. Aboriginal Art Classes
When: 2 June 2018: 1pm-3pm
Where: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 200 Macquarie St, Sydney
Cost: $41pp
Details: This class will take you on a journey of Aboriginal art. With a history spanning over 65,000 years, there are plenty of stories to tell. Join an Aboriginal guide for an art class inspired by traditional Aboriginal art concepts and the environment around you. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Facebook


5. Make Your Own Teapot
When: 1 June 2018- 1 July 2018 (Weekends only from 10am)
Where: Something at Mary's, 8 Mary St, Bundeena
Cost: $125pp
Details: This interesting workshop will help you transform a block of clay into a beautiful teapot with pottery master Mary, who has ten years experience in the field and has made various TV appearances and is a member of the acclaimed collective ' Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail'. Click here for the website.

6. Learn to make Macarons
When: 2 June 2018- 26 August 2018- See website for session times.
Where: MakMak Macarons, 272 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
Cost: $100pp
Details: Learn how to make macarons from scratch with this exciting fun class. Watch the detailed demonstrations and then be armed with all the ingredients and equipment (and guidance) to make your very own macarons! Click here for website.

7. Night Photography Class at Vivid
When: 9 June 2018- 25 August 2018: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where: The Fine Food Store, The Rocks (Meet outside on corner of Mills and Kendall Lane, The Rocks)
Cost: Tickets range from $80-$99
Details: This class will help you to learn how to use your camera to its full potential, while developing your personal creative style. Bring your own camera and tripod. Click here for the website.

8. Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living Workshops
When: 2-30 June 2018
Where: Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, 1 Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan
Cost: Free
Details: These free workshops will include Garden to Table- Eastern European Food Culture, Solar Cooking, Worm Farming & Composting, Keeping Chickens in your Backyard, Green Cleaning, Green Living, Cakes, Muffins with Leftovers, Pest Free Vegetable Gardens & Mosaic Making with Recycled Tiles. See website for dates and times of all workshops. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Macarthur Centre For Sustainable Living Facebook


9. Meditation Classes
When: Weekly- see website.
Where: Various locations across Sydney & surrounds- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: This class is for beginners and regulars. The Class will help you find balance in life, how to meditate at home, how to keep in balance, techniques to help reduce stress, discussions and Q&A and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Free Meditation Australia Facebook


10. Make Chocolate from Scratch Workshop
When: See website.
Where: Adora Chocolates, 12 Shirlow St, Marrickville
Cost: Adults Classes: $80pp & Kids Classes: $40pp
Details: This delicious workshop will teach you the history of chocolate. You will learn the benefits of good quality and partake hands-on activities such as tempering your own chocolate and making your own creations and more. Click here for the website.

11. Bush Food Experience
When: 9 June 2018, 7 July 2018 & 12 August 2018: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Centennial Park, The Wild Play Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: $85pp
Details: Experience the world's oldest living culture through bush food tasting and demonstrations in this class. The class will also help you to discover how to incorporate native Australian bush foods with everyday ingredients. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


12. Fun Floral Workshops for Beginners
When: 23 June 2018- 25 August 2018
Where: 1 / 574 Botany Rd, Alexandria
Cost: $110pp
Details: Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements using best seasonal blooms. Master the art of flower arranging that you can adapt to home styling, weddings or a gift at this Workshop. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Flowerlane & Co. Facebook


13. Terrarium Building Workshop
When: 24 June 2018, 29 July 2018 & 26 August 2018
Where: 1 / 574 Botany Rd, Alexandria
Cost: $110pp
Details: This workshop will help you bring some lush greenery indoors. It is a sustainable, low-maintenance indoor garden. The workshop will teach you how to look after succulents, cacti and indoor plants, step-by-step instructions on how to construct various layers for healthy eco-system. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Flowerlane & Co. Facebook


14. Shibori Dyeing Workshop
When: 24 June 2018: 10am-1pm
Where: Carizza Teague, 9 Maud Lane, Marrickville
Cost: Tickets range from $50-$90pp
Details: This workshop will teach you the ancient Japanese dyeing technique. Learn how to do your own Shibori dyes in this fun hands-on workshop, and you will be able to take away some dyed items too. Click here for the website.

15. NAIDOC Aboriginal Weaving Classes
When: 7, 14, 21 & 28 July 2018: 10am-12pm
Where: Centennial Park, The Wild Play Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park.
Cost: $40pp per class or $150pp for 4 classes.
Details: This workshop will teach you the art of weaving and basket making that has been an integral part of Aboriginal culture for years. You will also hear all about the historic use of native plants and how local Aboriginal people identify and utilise them. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


16. New Tai-Chi Beginner Classes
When: 7 & 8 July 2018: From 8:30am
Where: Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park
Cost: 10 classes: $180pp & Free classes- see website.
Details: This class will teach you the loosening exercises of Master Huang as handed down by Patrick Kelly and the first section of the Yang Style Tai Chi short form. Click here for the website.
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Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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