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Three After-Dark Workshops in Redfern to Help You Upskill This Winter

Get out of the house and pick up a new hobby. It's a win-win.
By Marissa Ciampi and Melanie Colwell
June 06, 2018
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Three After-Dark Workshops in Redfern to Help You Upskill This Winter

Get out of the house and pick up a new hobby. It's a win-win.
By Marissa Ciampi and Melanie Colwell
June 06, 2018
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Redfern is one of Sydney's best cultural hubs and is lucky enough to have two venues dedicated to the cause. 107 Projects community space serves the suburb with a host of nighttime cultural events to keep you busy all winter. Whether it's dance, art and social classes or cheese and perfume making courses, they have something for everyone and at every price point, too. It's a good excuse to get out, explore the city and brave the chilly nights, plus with Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9+ and its low light feature, you'll be able to show off those newfound skills to all your mates. Check out our list of the three best after-dark workshops in the area.

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ART SOMEWHERE

Cast your mind back to art class in high school. Even if you work in a creative field now, it's rare to spend hours creating just for the sake of it. Art Somewhere is the place to do just that. Every second Wednesday at 6pm, 107 Projects opens its studio doors for three hours of art-making. For just a fiver, the session includes two facilitators and a guest artist sharing expert tips — plus all materials are supplied. There's no pressure to create a masterpiece, it's just about relaxing and socialising while also getting your hands dirty. So whether you're the next Monet or your art could be likened to a preschooler, grab a paintbrush and a glass of wine from the 107 bar, and let those creative juices flow.

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GROOVE THERAPY

One of 107 Projects most popular workshops, Groove Therapy returns this year to give Sydneysiders a weekly feel-good go-to throughout winter. The dance class runs every Monday and Tuesday from 6–7pm and is open to all, but specifically designed for beginners (even the most uncoordinated). It aims to not only improve fitness and flexibility but, more importantly, to promote mental well-being. It is a well-known fact that dancing releases endorphins and reduces stress, and it's the best way to loosen up after a long day at the office. Tickets are only $20 a pop and it's a guaranteed no pressure — and no mirrors — class.

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LIFE DRAWING SOCIAL

Every Tuesday, 107 Projects runs an evening life drawing class in its garden view conference room from 8–10pm. It's one of the best ways to improve your sketching skills and to get more comfortable with the human form. It's also just a fun evening to meet other budding creatives. Tickets are a cheap tenner online, with easels and boards provided, but you must BYO drawing supplies. If you bring a few extra bucks, there will also be wine available to purchase by the glass on the cheap.

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Instead of spending your winter nights on the couch, discover all the after-dark happenings in your city here — and don't forget to document it all on the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, designed especially for low light so you can capture your best moments no matter what.

Images: Cole Bennetts.

Published on June 06, 2018 by Marissa Ciampi

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