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Group Spanish classes

Group Spanish classes

Beginner and intermediate Spanish classes in the heart of Sydney
Today 6pm to 8pm
Magic club

Magic club

Learn how to amaze and astonish your friends and family
Today 12am to 8.30am
Beginner's Kintsugi workshop

Beginner's Kintsugi workshop

Learn the beginner's Kintsugi method in just 2 hours
Today 1.30pm to 3.30pm
BLOOM at the streets of Barangaroo

BLOOM at the streets of Barangaroo

A celebration of a new season - the rejuvenation & welcoming of life back to the Sydney CBD
Today all day
Fun flower crown workshop

Fun flower crown workshop

Make your own flower crown and be a queen on your special day
Today 12am to 6am
Graphic Identities

Graphic Identities

An exhibition from the Powerhouse collection
Today 10am to 5pm
Join business owners across Australia

Join business owners across Australia

SavvySME brings the best business ideas, tools and experts for small and medium-sized businesses.
Today all day
Taste of Bush School

Taste of Bush School

Come to our special Nature Play session and join our rangers for a morning of fun on our Nature Play site
Today 9.30am to 11.30am
Turkish mosaic lamp class

Turkish mosaic lamp class

Learn how to make a Turkish mosaic design
Today 8pm to 10.30pm
Them Heavy People: This City, That Decade

Them Heavy People: This City, That Decade

Travel back in time for an afternoon of intimate Sydney storytelling through the eyes of some diverse residents.
Tomorrow
Banner Galleries: Andrew Yee - Then & Now

Banner Galleries: Andrew Yee - Then & Now

Then & Now is a collection of works celebrating a handful of Sydney’s iconic Asian businesses that have shut their doors
Tomorrow
Banner Galleries: Claudia Chan Shaw - Tiger Tiger

Banner Galleries: Claudia Chan Shaw - Tiger Tiger

The Tiger design looks to the past for inspiration, but has a confident, fresh approach
Tomorrow
Banner Galleries: Hyun-Hee Lee - Cultural Connections

Banner Galleries: Hyun-Hee Lee - Cultural Connections

In Korea, the Saekdong jeogori is a rainbow traditional dress worn during Lunar New Year celebrations
Tomorrow
Beginners improv class

Beginners improv class

Find easy ways to access free flow of thought, trust and hone your storytelling intuition.
Tomorrow
Chinese high tea and calligraphy workshop

Chinese high tea and calligraphy workshop

Experience the authentic Chinese High Tea Culture with Tea Ceremony and Calligraphy workshop
Tomorrow
Free online guided meditation

Free online guided meditation

Learn how to clear your mind and find inner peace
Tomorrow
In-Conversation: Izabela Pluta & Consuelo Cavaniglia

In-Conversation: Izabela Pluta & Consuelo Cavaniglia

Learn more about the practice of Izabela Pluta in a conversation with artist and curator Consuelo Cavaniglia.
Tomorrow
Lucky Red Packet Workshops with Garry Trinh

Lucky Red Packet Workshops with Garry Trinh

Decorate & assemble red packets based on Trinh's illustrations celebrating prosperity, happiness, good health & peace.
Tomorrow
Preserved flower arranging class

Preserved flower arranging class

Learn how to create beautiful preserved flower arrangements in this relaxing class
Tomorrow
Vase arrangment workshop for beginners

Vase arrangment workshop for beginners

Master the art of a flower arrangement with gorgeous seasonal blooms
Tomorrow
Yesterday Stories Haymarket

Yesterday Stories Haymarket

Short video histories of Chinese history in Haymarket
Tomorrow
Buttercream succulents masterclass

Buttercream succulents masterclass

For bakers with a passion for cupcake decorating
30 Jan 2022
Journaling 101 Workshop

Journaling 101 Workshop

Join Chrissy Symeonakis, published author and writer for an 1.5 hour workshop on how to develop journaling habits.
30 Jan 2022
Metal stamping for beginners 1

Metal stamping for beginners 1

Learn how to create beautiful jewellery at home with metal stamps
30 Jan 2022
Go4Fun Online

Go4Fun Online

Free online healthy lifestyle program for busy families
31 Jan 2022
How to pitch a perfect exhibition submission

How to pitch a perfect exhibition submission

Submissions are now open for Head On Photo Festival 2022! Learn how to get noticed with insider knowledge
31 Jan 2022
Kung Fu classes

Kung Fu classes

Open to all ages, experience and fitness levels
31 Jan 2022
StudioRCC singing group lessons

StudioRCC singing group lessons

Free group singing online classes facilitated by Asahi Takahasi
1 Feb 2022
Beginner's wheel throwing pottery course

Beginner's wheel throwing pottery course

Learn wheel throwing, trimming and glazing pottery over three classes
1 Feb 2022
Joan Blond: Surgency

Joan Blond: Surgency

Art2Muse Gallery is pleased to present and exhibition of new paintings by Joan Blond
1 Feb 2022
Lunar New Year at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Lunar New Year at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship will be at the heart of Lunar New Year celebrations at Darling Harbour
1 Feb 2022
Macrame plant hanger workshop

Macrame plant hanger workshop

All the steps from start to finish of making your own macramé plant hanger
1 Feb 2022
Play Better Bridge: Improvers course (Morning)

Play Better Bridge: Improvers course (Morning)

There will be 3 lessons on Declarer Play and 3 lessons on Defense, with notes and practice play at each session
1 Feb 2022
Qigong classes

Qigong classes

Get an introduction to Qigong at any level of experience and fitness
1 Feb 2022
Recycling masterclass

Recycling masterclass

Back by popular demand, join a 30-minute session and take your recycling to the next level
1 Feb 2022
Weekly art classes for children

Weekly art classes for children

Art workshops in all areas of art for children of all ages. Pre K - Yr 12
1 Feb 2022
Beginner's Kintsugi at Home

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home

Learn how to repair ceramics using Japanese Kintsugi methods at home
2 Feb 2022
Create a native bee oasis in your garden

Create a native bee oasis in your garden

Learn how to support pollinators in our cities and urban spaces with scientist Amelie Vanderstock
2 Feb 2022
Drawing Skills 9 week studio course .

Drawing Skills 9 week studio course .

Learn to confidently draw what you see using time tested techniques in a relaxed atmosphere.
2 Feb 2022
The Unfinished Nation: Contesting Symbols of Australia

The Unfinished Nation: Contesting Symbols of Australia

Richard White will survey some of the shifts in Australian national symbolism over two centuries.
2 Feb 2022
Clay sculpture course

Clay sculpture course

Learn how to make your own sculptures in Sydney using clay
3 Feb 2022
Cross Cultural Management training

Cross Cultural Management training

Culture is embedded in every aspect of human existence and characterises many facets of how one thinks, feels and acts
3 Feb 2022
IARC's lunchtime immigration series

IARC's lunchtime immigration series

A lunchtime webinar series on various immigration topics for services that support migrant and refugee communities
3 Feb 2022
Kids at the Con: Term 1

Kids at the Con: Term 1

Our fun, engaging, and interactive group introduction to music classes for children are open for Term 1 2022
5 Feb 2022
'Breaker' Morant: Just Deserts or Justice Denied?

'Breaker' Morant: Just Deserts or Justice Denied?

A public lecture by James Unkles for the Military History Society of New South Wales
5 Feb 2022
Buttercream flowers masterclass

Buttercream flowers masterclass

A must-do class for anyone who loves flowers and baking
5 Feb 2022
CYL wushu workshop

CYL wushu workshop

Gain a better understanding of mind, body and spirit through a Chinese martial art
5 Feb 2022
I Maccheroni cooking class

I Maccheroni cooking class

Our master chef will teach you how to cook mouth-watering Italian delicacies from scratch
5 Feb 2022
Smartphone Photography Class

Smartphone Photography Class

Learn how to take quality photos with your smartphone
5 Feb 2022
The Yin and Yang of the Tiger

The Yin and Yang of the Tiger

The bold and courageous Tiger leaps into Lunar New Year on 1 February 2022
5 Feb 2022
Urban farm tour

Urban farm tour

Discover why we’re farming in the city, the benefits of urban farming as we take a walk through the farm.
5 Feb 2022
Book Launch: 'The Other Side of the Story'

Book Launch: 'The Other Side of the Story'

Join us at the Sydney Jewish Museum for the book launch of 'The Other Side of the Story' by Dr Rachael Kohn.
6 Feb 2022
Cultural folk dance demonstration

Cultural folk dance demonstration

Join the CYL Chinese Cultural Dance Group for an up close experience
6 Feb 2022
DIY Homemade Gnocchi

DIY Homemade Gnocchi

Learn how to make our famous gnocchi at home
6 Feb 2022
Glass blowing class

Glass blowing class

Learn how to sculpt glass with flame in this glass blowing class for beginners or intermediates
6 Feb 2022
Learn Zentangle art

Learn Zentangle art

Learn the basics of beautiful mindful Zentangle
6 Feb 2022
You can draw anything

You can draw anything

Learn techniques to undertake any drawing challenge in this comprehensive course
7 Feb 2022
Contemporary Watercolours

Contemporary Watercolours

Ignite your understanding and enjoyment of watercolour drawing and painting by learning traditional methods
7 Feb 2022
Emotional intelligence course for managers

Emotional intelligence course for managers

Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships
7 Feb 2022
Introduction to Digital Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography

Are you time-poor yet want to learn how to ‘see’ and take great photos?
7 Feb 2022
NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Printmaking

NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Printmaking

Develop your skills in this printmaking fundamentals program, exploring intaglio tools and techniques.
7 Feb 2022
Photoshop for screenprinters

Photoshop for screenprinters

Screenprinting makes beautiful analogue images, but these days much of the preparation can be done digitally
7 Feb 2022
Understanding and applying colour

Understanding and applying colour

Learn about colour theory and apply it to your art practice
7 Feb 2022
Wheelforming techniques

Wheelforming techniques

Learn how to throw pots with a strong architectural form to create objects of simplicity and beauty.
7 Feb 2022
Creative sustenance

Creative sustenance

Unleash your authentic expression and connect with creativity in community
8 Feb 2022
CYL Tai Chi workshop

CYL Tai Chi workshop

Cultivate your mind, reduce chronic disease risk and improve all-round health
8 Feb 2022
Introduction to Expressive Drawing

Introduction to Expressive Drawing

Discover a range of drawing techniques to unleash your expressive potential
8 Feb 2022
Life Drawing (Evening)

Life Drawing (Evening)

Work directly from the nude figure to develop your observational drawing skills in form, volume and perceptual awareness
8 Feb 2022
Navigating defects in apartments

Navigating defects in apartments

Hazel Easthope of University of NSW will share with us her insights with her latest research study into defects
8 Feb 2022
New Approaches to Painting

New Approaches to Painting

Be guided through a series of exercises that introduce the basic principles intrinsic to painting
8 Feb 2022
Polymer clay necklace

Polymer clay necklace

In this workshop, you will take home tips and tricks for creating polymer clay Jewellery.
8 Feb 2022
Still Life Painting

Still Life Painting

Learn the art of working from real life compositions in the studio
8 Feb 2022
Understanding and Applying Colour (Evening)

Understanding and Applying Colour (Evening)

This course is a unique introduction to colour, tailored to meet the needs of art and design practitioners and teachers
8 Feb 2022
Royalties, rights, regulations and recordings

Royalties, rights, regulations and recordings

A free 6-week online & face to face program to help new musicians understand the law and business basics
9 Feb 2022
Drawing into Animation

Drawing into Animation

Any drawing can animate, find out how in this exciting new course!
9 Feb 2022
NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Drawing

NAS Art Club Term 1 2022 Drawing

Develop your skills in this drawing fundamentals program, covering Still Life; Portraiture; and Experimental Drawing.
9 Feb 2022
Painting a room with a view: Online short course

Painting a room with a view: Online short course

Fran O’Neill invites you to look for the possibilities of landscape from within your own reality
9 Feb 2022
Screenprinting: Introduction to Poster Art

Screenprinting: Introduction to Poster Art

Explore the art of poster printing to create unique text-based posters, create the illusion of depth and shade
9 Feb 2022
Ableton live for all levels beginner to advanced

Ableton live for all levels beginner to advanced

A free face to face super course facilitated by Billy Kang from TAFE (Ultimo)
10 Feb 2022
Sydney Lunar Festival Artist Talk

Sydney Lunar Festival Artist Talk

Meet Susan Chen, Nani Puspasari and Andrew Yee to learn about their selected work for Sydney Lunar Festival 2022 display
10 Feb 2022
Astronomy at The Calyx

Astronomy at The Calyx

Join us for a night of astronomy, star gazing and storytelling
10 Feb 2022
Grand narrative(s) of blue and white

Grand narrative(s) of blue and white

Find out more about the history of blue and white ceramic ware with art historian Dr Burchmore
10 Feb 2022
Be Exhibition Ready: short course

Be Exhibition Ready: short course

Learn how to plan a successful exhibition of your art work
10 Feb 2022
Candle making workshop

Candle making workshop

This workshop gives you the creative freedom to make your own natural scented candle!
10 Feb 2022
COVID-19 Vaccines In The Workplace

COVID-19 Vaccines In The Workplace

Can you compel employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine? Understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer
10 Feb 2022
Drawing Course for Beginners

Drawing Course for Beginners

Learn how to draw in this Sydney beginner's course
10 Feb 2022
Etching Masterclass

Etching Masterclass

This class is designed for experienced and existing students interested in completing self-directed projects
10 Feb 2022
Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home

Learn the Japanese art of ceramic mending at home
10 Feb 2022
Sip and paint a Tuscan hideaway

Sip and paint a Tuscan hideaway

Learn basic techniques using brushes and palette knives
10 Feb 2022
Social Media Strategies for Artists

Social Media Strategies for Artists

Learn to attract genuine audiences for your exhibitions and art work
10 Feb 2022
Lunar lantern workshop

Lunar lantern workshop

Create lunar lanterns together with your family to celebrate Lantern Festival
12 Feb 2022
CYL lion dance workshop

CYL lion dance workshop

You're invited to understand, learn, experience and perform with us
12 Feb 2022
Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners

Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners

Do you want to learn practical drawing techniques and encourage your creativity to emerge in a studio environment?
12 Feb 2022
Introduction to Etching

Introduction to Etching

Start your printmaking journey with Introduction to Etching.
12 Feb 2022
Intuitive Handbuilding in Clay

Intuitive Handbuilding in Clay

Discover new approaches to making colourful ceramic sculptures
12 Feb 2022
Life drawing (Daytime)

Life drawing (Daytime)

Work directly from the nude figure to understand the balance between observed figuration and abstract formal qualities
12 Feb 2022
NAS Art Club Contemporary Term 1 2022

NAS Art Club Contemporary Term 1 2022

Art Club Contemporary students explore concept, installation, movement, collaboration and performance in the visual arts
12 Feb 2022
Painting Masterclass

Painting Masterclass

One on one mentoring to support risk-taking and experimentation
12 Feb 2022
Resin art workshop

Resin art workshop

Create your own little piece of serenity to hang on your wall in this hands on workshop.
12 Feb 2022
Film screening: The Unknown Soldier

Film screening: The Unknown Soldier

German film maker Michael Verhoeven chronicles an important cultural and historical moment
13 Feb 2022
Make your own fragrance: perfume workshop

Make your own fragrance: perfume workshop

Looking for unique things to do in Sydney? Learn to make perfume
13 Feb 2022
Lantern Festival lantern workshop

Lantern Festival lantern workshop

Create beautiful lanterns and Lunar New Year decorations with recycled materials
14 Feb 2022
Mending workshop with Bronnie Zervos

Mending workshop with Bronnie Zervos

Do you have that 1 piece of clothing you wish you had the sewing skills to stitch it back to life?
15 Feb 2022
Flower hair accessories DIY craft kit - online class

Flower hair accessories DIY craft kit - online class

Make real dried flower hair accessories with florist via craft kit delivered to you and zoom class
15 Feb 2022
Tropical Terrarium Making at Home

Tropical Terrarium Making at Home

Learn how to make a DIY terrarium to liven up your home
16 Feb 2022
Laser cut jewellery

Laser cut jewellery

Create your own laser cut jewellery in this 2-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over.
17 Feb 2022
Matcha tea making workshop

Matcha tea making workshop

Experience the spirit of 茶道 Chado (The Japanese Way of Tea), learn about the unique health benefits of tea.
17 Feb 2022
Motivating employees with skill workshop

Motivating employees with skill workshop

It’s no secret that employees who feel they are valued and recognised for the work they do are more motivated
17 Feb 2022
Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Learn how to bring some lush greenery indoors at this workshop for beginners
19 Feb 2022
Clay dynasty masterclass: Hermannsburg Potters

Clay dynasty masterclass: Hermannsburg Potters

Powerhouse is partnering with Kil.n.it Studios to develop a masterclass program in conjunction with Clay Dynasty
19 Feb 2022
Learn Zentangle art: China Blue

Learn Zentangle art: China Blue

Create artworks inspired by beautiful blue and white china at home
20 Feb 2022
Paper mache decoupage bowls

Paper mache decoupage bowls

Learn a clean, neat papermache technique. No clag!
20 Feb 2022
Sydney at scale: models, maps and maquettes

Sydney at scale: models, maps and maquettes

Join Rebecca Anderson as she leads us on a tour of Sydney through models held in the city’s civic collection
22 Feb 2022
Botanical Painting Workshop with Beverly Allen

Botanical Painting Workshop with Beverly Allen

A four day contemporary botanic workshop with multi-award-winning botanical artist Beverly Allen
22 Feb 2022
Laser cut printmaking

Laser cut printmaking

Create your own laser cut print in this 3-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over.
23 Feb 2022
More Myself: a journey of self love

More Myself: a journey of self love

Contemporary art exhibition exploring self worth and reconnecting with your spirit
23 Feb 2022
Saving our Food

Saving our Food

How wasted food has become a lead weight in the global fight against climate change.
23 Feb 2022
City of Sydney library online book club

City of Sydney library online book club

Join us online each month to talk books and connect with other readers
24 Feb 2022
Gabriella Kovac presents Georgina: Holocaust memoirs

Gabriella Kovac presents Georgina: Holocaust memoirs

An incredible true story of survival, audacity and deception from the darkest days of the Holocaust.
24 Feb 2022
Natural Beekeeping

Natural Beekeeping

Discover the fascinating world of natural backyard beekeeping.
26 Feb 2022
Small space veggie gardening

Small space veggie gardening

This workshop will teach you the skills you need to design, set up and maintain your own garden and get growing
26 Feb 2022
Worm farm basics talk

Worm farm basics talk

Learn how to set up and manage a thriving worm farm at home
26 Feb 2022
Performance management training

Performance management training

Inspiring someone to be their best is no easy task. Just how do you manage for optimum performance?
3 Mar 2022
Ceramics class for beginners

Ceramics class for beginners

Take control of the pottery wheel and learn how to make ceramics in Sydney
5 Mar 2022
Native Food Gardens

Native Food Gardens

Growing native plants is a great way to boost the diversity in your garden - for both the pollinators and you!
5 Mar 2022
Email marketing 101

Email marketing 101

Join email marketing expert Chrissy Symeonakis for this 1 hour email marketing masterclass
7 Mar 2022
Commanding the heart: Anger

Commanding the heart: Anger

How the command to not murder exposes the anger in our hearts.
9 Mar 2022
Strata improvement loans - the what, how and why

Strata improvement loans - the what, how and why

Looking to undertake works on your apartment building? See how a Strata Improvement Loan can assist.
10 Mar 2022
Herb propagation hands on session

Herb propagation hands on session

Learn to grow tasty herbs at home from seeds, cuttings and division
12 Mar 2022
Pasta and cannoli making class

Pasta and cannoli making class

Learn how to make the finest pasta and cannoli with expert Italian chefs
13 Mar 2022
Web 3: what's in it for me?

Web 3: what's in it for me?

Blockchain, DAOs, NFTs, crypto, the metaverse: what does it mean for you?
17 Mar 2022
2021 Sydney Peace Prize award ceremony and lecture

2021 Sydney Peace Prize award ceremony and lecture

Awarding Australia's only international prize to the Uluru Statement from the Heart
17 Mar 2022
Resilience training for managers workshop

Resilience training for managers workshop

You operate within a busy workplace, a high-pressure environment, everybody demands a slice of your time
23 Mar 2022
Weaving with Nature

Weaving with Nature

'Wildcraft Australia' teaches the skills necessary to go into the wilderness and draw all of your needs from nature.
26 Mar 2022
An evening with Peter Singer

An evening with Peter Singer

An evening with the activist, most influential living philosopher and winner of the 2021 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy
27 Mar 2022
Art after dark: collage making

Art after dark: collage making

Interested in collage making or looking to try an alternative art form? Discover the creativity of cut and paste.
28 Mar 2022
Chair upholstery workshop

Chair upholstery workshop

Upholster your own chair in this practical hands on course
2 Apr 2022
NAS art club: term 2 2022 drawing

NAS art club: term 2 2022 drawing

Develop your skills in this drawing fundamentals program, covering Still Life; Portraiture; and Experimental Drawing
27 Apr 2022
Intuitive Handbuilding in Clay

Intuitive Handbuilding in Clay

Discover new approaches to handbuilding in clay with a focus on making colourful ceramic sculptures
30 Apr 2022
Kokedama making at home

Kokedama making at home

Learn how to make two DIY Kokedamas at home
30 Apr 2022
NAS art club: term 2 photomedia

NAS art club: term 2 photomedia

Develop your skills in this photomedia fundamentals program, darkroom, photograms and digital photography techniques
2 May 2022
Time management training course

Time management training course

Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganisation and disruption
4 May 2022
Permaculture design course

Permaculture design course

Be empowered with permaculture design skills and connect you to fellow change-makers in your local area.
7 May 2022
Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Grow Your Own Mushrooms

An eco-educational mushroom talk, covering everything you need to know about growing your own mushrooms
21 May 2022
Developing high performing teams

Developing high performing teams

Success as a manager is heavily influenced by how well your team operates and what kind of results they achieve
30 May 2022
Gut healing Japanese cooking class (Intensive)

Gut healing Japanese cooking class (Intensive)

Master the secrets to a healthy gut and using Japanese superfoods as medicine
5 Jun 2022
One Man In His Time: John Bell and Shakespeare

One Man In His Time: John Bell and Shakespeare

Spend an evening with John Bell as he shares his humour, wit and a lifetime of experience walking beside Shakespeare.
2 Sep 2022
Professor Brian Cox: Horizons - a 21st century space odyssey

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons - a 21st century space odyssey

Horizons takes audiences on a dazzling cinematic journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become
13 Oct 2022