Laneway Learning

Marvellous Melbourne Series

A series of classes celebrating some of the things we love about living in Melbourne!

Did you know Melbourne was dubbed “Marvellous Melbourne” in the 1880? A fair time has passed since then but Melbourne continues to enchant us all, whether we were born here or far away. This year we all miss those things that make Melbourne… well Melbourne.. walking along the Yarra, festivals at Fed Square, parading along the Botanical Gardens, a movie at the Kino, dim sims in Chinatown, all the coffee, brunching… we even miss waiting for the tram!

We might be staying at home but we want to celebrate all the marvellous things we love about living here in Melbourne with a curated series of classes run by locals and neighbours! Paint local icons in watercolour, paper craft a tram, crochet a smashed avo toast, make barista coffee at home, design a map of your favourite suburb, cartoon your own Melbtoon… lots of fantastic classes to choose from.

Marvellous Melbourne classes are all 60-75mins, delivered live via Zoom. Book for individual classes below.

We’ll be adding more classes to the series as we go. If you’d like to teach a class yourself or suggest a topic, please email Marloes here. We are always looking for new teachers and ideas.

woman playing ukulele

Marvellous Melbourne: More Ukulele Songs by Iconic Melbourne Artists with Steph

Learn how to play the uke and a fantastic Melbourne song with it.

Tue, Oct 13th, 2020 7.45pm

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kid gardening in the backyard

Wildlife Gardening in Melbourne with Patrick

Garden to support local biodiversity like native birds, bees or frogs.

Thurs, Oct 15th, 2020 6.15pm

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Victorian sex workers

Madams and Harlots – A Historical Romp with Maree

Join us on a tantalising tour of Melbourne’s sex industry - from the Gold Rush to modern day. 

Mon, Oct 21th, 2020 6.15pm

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Little Audrey, skipping girl neon sign in Melbourne

Melbourne Icons in Watercolour with Emilie

This beginner painting class will focus on using watercolour and illustration skills to recreate your favourite Melbourne icons.

Mon, August 31st, 2020 6.15pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

cartoon of a girl riding a tram

Creating Melbtoons with Kiki

Explore what we love most about Melbourne, using our ideas to create a short sequential comic that focuses on the places we love, miss and are wanting to explore again.

Wed, Sept 2nd, 2020 6.15pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

tram paper model

Tram Paper Craft with Marloes

Let's pay homage to the beautiful and humble Melbourne tram by making our own model at home out of paper!

Mon, Sept 14th, 2020 6.15pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

man playing ukulele

Marvellous Melbourne: Ukulele Songs About Melbourne with Steph

Learn how to play the uke and a fantastic Melbourne song with it.

Tue, Sept 15th, 2020 7.45pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

Smashed avocado toast in crochet

Crocheting Smashed Avo Toast with Maria

Crochet your own smashed avocado toast amigurumi with just a few simple stitches

Wed, Sept 16th, 2020 6.15pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

watercolour of chapel st corner

Landmarks and Laneways with Marloes

Lets capture our favourite memories of these places and draw, ink and watercolour our favourite Melbourne landmark or lane-way, street-scape or park!

Mon, Sept 20th, 2020 6.15pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

watercolour map

Mapping Your Favourite Suburb with Amandine

Revisit your favourite spots in our great city of Melbourne by creating a fun, personalised map of the neighbourhood of your choice.

Thurs, Oct 1th, 2020 6.15pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

coffee pourover

Barista Coffee at Home with Tommy

Learn about the various devices for making coffee at home along with some coffee basics, roasting styles and practical tips for your perfect tasting cup of coffee.

Sat, Oct 3rd, 2020 10:30am

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

Penguin art drawn with coffee

Painting with Coffee with Emilie

Make yourselves a nice cup of coffee and …. Learn how to create beautiful illustrations with it!

Thurs, Oct 8th, 2020 7.45pm

This class has now passed, we will repeat it soon!

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