Some of Melbourne’s most interesting galleries, bars and studios also host activities that enable you to unleash your creativity in all manner of ways. Whether you prefer life drawing or dancing in the dark, there’s something to take everyone’s fancy.
No Vacancy Life Drawing
Drop-in life drawing classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday night at No Vacancy Gallery, from 7-9pm. These classes are untutored, and provide a relaxed environment to draw the human form, regardless of age or experience. Cost is $12, which includes all materials required.
No Lights No Lycra
No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) is not exactly a ‘class’ – it’s more of a group dance session. Founded in 2009, NLNL provides an opportunity to express yourself through free movement, with the lights dimmed and the music turned up. Guest DJs create a special playlist each week. NLNL run sessions at 1000 Pound Bend on Monday nights from 6.30pm for $7.
Chunky Move Public Dance Classes
Chunky Move dance company teach classes in contemporary, contemporary/improv, ballet and funk, for beginner, intermediate and open levels. Classes are run on a casual basis, so you can purchase a pass or simply turn up. Running throughout the week, the classes encourage personal interpretation and spontaneous movement, and assist in developing self-awareness and fitness.
Drawn at ACCA
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) holds drawing workshops on selected Wednesdays based around their current exhibitions. Participants are provided with refreshments and high-quality materials and are invited to experiment with or refine their technique.