Flexing your creative muscles is a surefire way to get out of your comfort zone—and have fun while doing it. Creativity looks different for everyone and the key is to find what makes your heart sing. To help you discover your inner Picasso, we’ve partnered with Set For Life. They’re all for living your best life possible—and that means having the ability to express your creative flair. Here are six creative experiences to seek this year.
Paint, Sculpt Or Sew Yourself Happy
Signing up for an art class doesn’t strictly mean throwing paint at a canvas. The options are endless with an outlet for everyone and every vibe. Learn how to throw clay on a pottery wheel, sew your dream dress, or celebrate the human form with life drawing. Courses vary in length from non-committal one-off workshops to year-long programmes. Classes can also be great experienced-based gifts for loved ones. Think: an axe-making class for your significant other, or a floral wreath workshop for your sister. How thoughtful of you.
Find Your Place In The Limelight
Take to the stage and enrol for acting, improv, or stand-up classes. It’s a chance to unleash your inner star in a fun and creative environment. The best part? You’ll connect with like-minded, supportive people who are guaranteed to become your hype people. Once you’ve overcome the stage jitters, challenge yourself to audition for a play or break a leg at an open mic night. We can’t wait to spot your star on Hollywood Boulevard.
Be The Ultimate Word Nerd
Love nothing more than the written word? There’s an array of creative experiences with your name written all over them. Enrol in a creative writing course and be on your way to penning a novel, memoir, short story, or screenplay. Take your words to the mic and brave a live poetry night. Alternatively, get tactile with words and sign up for a letterpress, bookbinding, or papermaking workshop. Mm-mm, is there anything better than the smell of paper?
Cook Up A Storm
If you’re happiest in the kitchen, try a cooking course. There are workshops for novice home-cooks that teach basics like menu planning, knife skills, and a 101 in “what temperature and how long?”. Alternatively, go super niche and perfect the likes of cheesemaking, cake decorating, or the art of bread making. Save yourself from forking out on a plane ticket and learn the ins and outs of your favourite cuisine. Italian, Mexican, Indian… whatever your fave, there’s bound to be a course dedicated to it.
Become A Music Maestro
Recover from the trauma of those piano lessons your parents made you do with some exposure therapy—and *actually* enjoy it this time around. It’s never too late to learn an instrument with classes catering to all ages and stages. Strum along on a ukulele, thrash the drums, or make like Lizzo and learn the flute. Delve into the world of music in other ways and harmonise in a choir, learn to spin decks, or even volunteer at your local community radio station. Next stop, Coachella!
Whether you’ve got the coordination of a baby giraffe or you’re a dancer from way back, there are plenty of ways to move your body. Hit up your local dance studio and find a style that gets you groovin’. From hip hop to ballet and everything in between, the world is your dancefloor. Pole and twerking classes are having a moment—they’re a fun, empowering way to shake what your mama gave you. Seek other ways to wiggle your hips with the likes of roller discos, silent parties, and even morning raves held at the crack of dawn.
Unleashing your creativity is just one way to level-up your day-to-day. Set For Life is all for leading the life YOU want to live. The game gives you the chance to win $20K a month for 20 years—imagine the creative workshops you could sign up for! Be in with a chance to win here.
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