10 Mar 2016

10 Inspiring ways to get creative this Spring

Winter can be a tough time for us all. The cold weather can seriously soak up our creativity and attempting to be even slightly adventurous can feel more like a chore than a release… So why not look ahead and let your mind wander with these ten inspiring ways to get creative this Spring.

COOK UP A STORM
Go chicken Jalcrazy with Flavours of India by Cooking with Passion This mouthwatering course allows you to play with a selection of herbs and spices to create authentic Indian dishes to impress your friends and family(and you even have the chance to make your own homemade naan bread). Mmmm.

Book Here for the next available course

START AN ART JOURNAL
Ever wanted to explore your creative urges without feeling over-exposed? Then why not try an art journal? Using blank space to explore you and your inner creativity, experiment with wild dyes, spray inks and stamps to create completely personalised works of art.

To find out more, register your interest for the Introduction to the Art Journalling course at Studio Craftique.

TRY FROZEN YOG.ART
This tastier (and healthier) alternative to ice cream allows you to literally have stacks of fun creating your own personalised snacks using a range of flavours and toppings including pistachio, cheesecake, tiramisu and forest berries. That’s a lot of yoghurty goodness…

Check out their website for a full list of flavours and head down to their shop.

GO POTTY
The guys over at Studio Eleven are currently offering a range of pottery classes including innovative approaches, guest lead artists and painting sessions alongside their traditional printmaking workshops. If you’re new to this game, fear not, each session is tailored to cater for both beginners and established artists.

Book Now for the next upcoming workshop on 26 June 2016: 2.30 – 4.30pm

SHAKE IT LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE
If dance is your thing, this is the place for you.

If you’ve always dreamed of showcasing an impressive sequence of dance moves and scrapping that god-awful granddad two-step, the wonderful team at Dance Dynamic will give you all the confidence you need to let loose and learn new skills in a fun, friendly environment. Each class allows you to progress at a level which suits your own ability, where there’s truly something for everyone. Workshops range from Argentine Tango, Bollywood and Burlesque.

The group even offer choreographed Wedding Party Routines for those who prefer an alternative to that awkward moment of shuffling across the dance floor.

Book today and you’ll be dancing down the docks in no time.

MAKE SOME NOISE
Playing a musical instrument can lower levels of depression, anxiety and is a fantastic stress relief. Playing the violin for example, can result in improved finger dexterity, posture, perseverance and can help sharpen your memory.

The Music Academy for Schools and Communities offer one-to-one music tuition in a range of instruments for young, old, beginner and advanced pupils, with the opportunity to play regularly in bands and at local venues.

Check out their website for more information.

ACT UP
Try an acting class – you won’t regret it. The Northern Academy of Performing Arts offers a fantastic course which allows you to brush up on your acting skills, make friends, improve your confidence, and develop your reading and public speaking. NAPA’s Drama classes take the format of informal workshops designed to develop performance techniques and key skills that are required for a variety of genres.

All classes are completely informal in a professional environment.

For more information click here to visit the website or contact katie.wright@northernacademy.org.uk

FIND YOUR OWN VOICE
Are you sick of performing in front of your mirror like a wannabe Beyonce? Why not polish those pipes and hit the stage with Love to Sing vocal coaching with Trish Silvester. You can choose from an extensive collection of pop/rock and musical theatre backing tracks and even have the opportunity to perform at regular showcase events throughout the year… not bad ey?

Contact Trish today for more info.

SKETCH IT
Whether you are a talented artist or not, a life drawing class is the perfect way to let all the day’s stresses melt away as your mind becomes completely focused on you and your drawing. Artist Graham Graham Beck run’s drop in private sessions at St Cuthberts Methodist Hall, Hull which are perfect for both beginner and advanced students.

Classes take place every Friday from 10am – midday

Contact Graham or visit Graham Graham Beck for more information.

TRY A LITTLE SAMBA
Hull samba are a drumming group combining music and dance through Brazilian carnival style drumming workshops. Their amazing six week course offers a look into how multi-instrument rhythms lock together with a mix of traditional and contemporary grooves.

The group meet on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm at Trinity Methodist Church with all instruments provided.

Get in touch or visit Hull Samba for more information

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