HYDERABAD: Instead of spending lazy afternoon watching TV or tossing in bed cursing the heat, it is good to engage in different hobbies. If you find the regular options like cooking, baking or painting boring, then here is a list of classes that will cater to your interest
Beauty from Sky
If you believe that you have kept your adventurous desires suppressed for long, now is the time to set them free and let them soar high, literally. Try sky diving. The act of falling free from great heights will not only give you an unparallel adrenaline rush, but enable you to de-stress by forgetting all the worries in life for a few seconds. The impact of the act is bound to stay with you forever as one of the most cherished memories of your life.
Where: The Great Hyderabad Adventure Club ;
Contact: 0402330 0672
Of Beads & Terracotta
Ever came back from shopping frustrated not to find the perfect piece of jewellery to match your new outfit. Why not try to make your own? Enroll in different jewellery making courses and unleash your creative side to create wonders out of terracotta, polymers or other materials. You will be surprised to find that it is not only easier than you thought but also an extremely satisfying and fun experience. Once you acquire the knowledge the possibilities are endless and even if you don’t want to make jewelleries for commercial purposes, it will definitely guarantee a life long supply of unique and beautiful jewelleries personally hand crafted by you that will be a reflection of your own personality. And for men, if you think jewellery making is inherently feminine just know that nothing will impress your mother, sister, wife, girlfriend or daughter more than a personally hand crafted
Where: Trendz Jewellery Making Classes
Way of Flowers
Who doesn’t love flowers? This creation of nature has always been the source of happiness and pleasure. So why not enroll yourself into a flower arrangement course and turn flowers into a piece of art. You can choose from different flower arrangement courses including the most popular Ikebana-the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Once you delve deeper into the subject, you will understand there is more to it than what just meet the eyes. It is just not putting flowers in a pot, but a strict discipline that also has a spiritual side to it. The quite concentration that one offers during practicing the art takes one closer to the nature and also the creations itself has a spiritual beauty to it owing to its minimalist approach. Apart from taking it as a hobby you can also earn some extra bucks with the skill at your disposal and give the florists in town a run for their money.
Where: Ohara School of Ikebana at Somajiguda; Contact: 2360 8187.
On the Potter’s Wheel
Remember the summer vacations in childhood, the days of playing in mud without a care in the world. There is something about the feel of soft clay in your hands that soothes the mind and give you almost an instant creative rush. Join a pottery class this summer and bring to your life the cooling effect of clay. The wonder of witnessing a beautifully carved art churned out of simple clay is more rewarding than you can imagine. Decorate your home with these pieces of art for a highly summer appropriate look or make some quick money by selling them or gifting your loved ones a personalised work of art that they will cherish forever. Kalaachakra - art center not only have pottery classes it also offers other skills like calligraphy, Tabla, Chess, Violin or Painting. Kalaachakra also has an interesting workshop called ‘Recycled Planter Workshop’ which is a part of “Green Thumb Effort” where they show you how to turn any piece of scrap lying into your home into a planter.
Where: Kalaachakra; Contact: 9989425825.