Fancy a wine while water colouring? Champers while you learn calligraphy? Or, if booze isn’t your bag, how about knocking back a kombucha while you knit…  

Laura Carrie, founder of Bustle Studios, created ‘Classes with Glasses’ to challenge the status quo of a night out. “We tend to default to meeting friends for drinks at a bar, or date night at a restaurant. Why not make the evening memorable and learn how to screen print, or make a unicorn cake topper, while sipping on your favourite beer?” 

So, how does a co-working studio become a boozy workshop space…? “Being a small office we’re like a family and I spend a lot of time discussing new business ideas with my fellow entrepreneurs” says Laura, “a lot of them are creatives and had great ideas for running workshops at Bustle after hours. We had our first meeting over a glass of wine and I thought, isn’t everything better with a vino in hand?” So ‘Classes with Glasses’ was born. 

Image courtesy of Bustle Studios.

All the workshops, of which there are over 30 to choose from, are BYO drinks and run every Thursday night. 

Bustle Studios is a heritage listed terrace house situated next door to Strawberry Hills Hotel. The retro styled interiors are due to Laura’s love of antiques, “I did bring quite a few things from my home actually. I want everyone who visits to feel comfortable and inspired at the same time”.