From photography to painting, dim sum making to calligraphy: we've tested out a number of courses and classes that you are going to love!
While you could sit back and enjoy a good happy hour after work or head to the gym for a workout, it’s equally as fun to learn something new at a creative class or course. We’re all about developing new skills here at Honeycombers, so each course on our list has been personally tested by one of our team members and comes highly recommended. So, if it’s time to unleash your inner Vincent Van Gogh, Mario Testino or Gordon Ramsay – you’ve come to the right place!
Hong Kong Photography Workshop
The team at the Hong Kong Photography Workshop make learning super easy and relaxed by keeping classes small enough for you to ask questions without being lost in the crowd. They offer a range of courses including street photography and Lightroom training, but their signature class is Photography 101, in which students learn the basics of operating a DSLR camera. After a few hours going over camera settings and how to apply them for different effects, you are then able to go and practice on the streets before returning back to the Central studio for a debrief. We love the way they follow up after class and are happy to answer any questions – #teachersoftheyear!
Hong Kong Photography Workshop, Unit 602, 15 Queen Victoria Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9172 9101
Insight School of Interior Design
If you have ever thought about dabbling in the world of interior design, then Insight School is the place for you. Alongside its full-year intensive diploma that sees students work on real life residential and commercial projects, a number of short vocational courses are also offered throughout the year. Why not try introduction to interior design, lighting design or textiles for interiors?
With some of the best practicing tutors in the industry both locally and globally, this is definitely the spot for honing your interior creativity.
Insight School of Interior Design, 24/F, Federal Centre, 77 Sheung On Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2114 2021
With almost a decade of experience, Studio 83 has evolved from a painting studio to an art space where art intersects with design, culture and lifestyle. Courses on offer include: sketching, acrylic painting, oil painting and watercolour painting, all of which are held in the Central studio.
Teachers at the studio are there to guide you throughout the process, but ultimately help you to define your own style and skill-set. The space often holds exhibitions of local artists to inspire you as you work even more.
Studio 83, Room A, 13/F, Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2523 3852
Martha Sherpa’s Cooking Classes
Renowned as the place to go when learning to master the art of Cantonese cooking, Martha Sherpa’s has a reputation that reaches outside the bounds of Hong Kong. Foodies, professional chefs and restaurant owners from across the globe travel to take part in the Chinese cookery, Chinese BBQ and Dim Sum cooking classes that are run from inside a humble studio in North Point.
The cooking school also offers lessons in vegetarian cooking as well as Thai cuisine, but be sure to book well ahead as places fill up quick!
Martha Sherpa’s Cooking Classes, Flat F, 14/F, Wah Lai Mansion, 62-76 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong, p. 2381 0132
Kalo Make Art Calligraphy
Running since 2015, Kalo Make Art is a cosy and relaxing studio in the heart of Central, the perfect environment for anyone looking to learn the art of calligraphy. Students can choose to learn either Dip Pen Calligraphy, where a pointed nib is placed in ink before writing, or Brush Pen Calligraphy which utilises a range of brushes and ink.
Courses are offered at beginner and improver levels, and include instruction on basic techniques as well as creative application. This is a great one to enjoy with friends, or as part of a celebration.
Kalo Make Art, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Ivy House, Room 201, Central, Hong Kong
Have you ever wanted to design your own shoes? The team at Shoe Artistry are here to help make that dream a reality with a selection of shoe-making courses. Classes are offered at all levels from beginners right through to advanced, and a number of courses cater to people who want to learn the art in a very traditional sense without the use of heavy machinery.
Whether you want to craft your very own pair of sandals or a fancy pair of coloured brogues, Shoe Artistry will teach you the tricks of the trade, and give you the skills to recreate what you learn at home.
Shoe Artistry, Office 4, 2/F Prosperity Building, 61 Tung Choi Street, Hong Kong, p. 2796 6018