Fancy picking up a new skill during the Poly holidays? From coffee-making to pop-locking, make the most of your break with these quirky workshops.
Lose Your Marbles
Feeling artsy? Head down to The Bare Collective’s Marbling Workshop ($65) hosted at Naiise, which lets you get crafty with designs and patterns. Under the mentorship of art mavens Zoey Wong and Joan Quek, you’ll be exposed to different marbling mixtures and learn how to apply it in colours, forms and textures. Not only will you get to pick up marbling skills, you’ll also go home with your very own customised masterpiece at the end of the two-hour session!
The Cathay #B1-08, Singapore 229233
If you’re interested in dancing but not sure where to get started, we’ve got you covered. Gather your squad and sign up for O School’s Open Classes (from $14) at *SCAPE! This dance studio cum performing arts centre offers lessons on different genres of dance such as hip-hop, lyrical jazz and even K-pop. Each class will be split into four bite-sized sections: warm- up, technique drills, dance routine and performance. Just come ready to dance, and let the O School instructors do the rest!
*SCAPE #04-04, Singapore 237978
Drop The Beat
Calling all aspiring DJs: Zouk Singapore is offering one-on-one introductory courses for those keen on working behind the decks. An individual lesson ($130) will pair you with one of Zouk Academy’s very own resident DJs, who will then teach you the ropes of music production. Trust us – you’ll be spinning tunes and making sick beats like a seasoned pro in no time.
3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Fancy whipping up a cup of coffee as skilfully as a barista? Sign up for Common Man Coffee Roasters Academy’s Fundamental Barista Skills class ($190), which covers everything from basic coffee knowledge to espresso preparation techniques – all within a three-hour session. Whether you’re simply a caffeine enthusiast or an experienced connoisseur, the CMCR maestros will equip you with all you need to know to brew that perfect cuppa.
Common Man Coffee Roasters Academy
22 Martin Road, Singapore 239058
For those who have a green thumb, why not get your hands dirty at The Plant Story’s Miniature Garden Workshop ($88)? Perfect for the time-starved gardening enthusiast, you’ll learn how to build a personalised terrarium within an hour. You’re allowed to choose your desired terrarium design, be it an exotic oasis of succulents or an air garden filled with avant-garde plants. After the workshop, don’t forget to grab a bite at their garden sanctuary – food and drinks are available at $15 for all participants.
The Plant Story
PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, Singapore 427440
Embrace your inner Star Wars geek at The Saber Authority’s Combat Saber Experience ($25). Held at The Deck on Wednesdays and Sports Hub on Sundays, master the art of sparring at this adrenaline-fuelled class. Armed with your very own saber, you’ll go through drills for footwork, striking and defending like a true Jedi. You can even challenge someone to a duel if you’re up for it!
The Saber Authority
The Deck, Singapore 187937
100Plus Promenade @ Sports Hub, Singapore 397629
This article was adapted from Teenage Vol.30 Issue 3, out on newsstands now!