Free educational events around Sydney

 Looking for something to do that increases your brain power? There are loads of free events coming up that could help you pick up a new skill, give you a taste of your future career and help switch on those neurons.

Genext MCA, Circular Quay

Genext runs events at the MCA five times a year. These events feature a festival-like line up of live music, performance, art-making and interactive experiences. They give participants exclusive access to MCA exhibitions, allowing them to explore the gallery with nobody else there, other than people the same age with the same interests. Participants are welcome to explore, discuss and make art alongside professional artists.

Free workshops, Western Sydney TAFE

Western Sydney TAFE is running free workshops available in different career areas. These include design, beauty, business, trades, tourism and IT.

These courses are designed to provide a foot in the door for a range of jobs and further training. Whether you want to study for general interest, top-up your training, or get a taste of a career before you commit to an intensive course, there are plenty of options.

A full list of the available courses is listed on the Western Sydney TAFE website.

Creative Mornings Sydney, Surry Hills

CreativeMornings is a global, monthly series of breakfast lectures

Each event celebrates a city's creative talent and provides an open space for creatives to connect with like-minded individuals. CreativeMornings speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. They share stories and lessons they've learned throughout their careers. Anyone can attend; visit the CreativeMornings website to reserve your spot.

Photography workshop, Glebe

These free workshops, offered at Glebe library, will introduce you to the basics of photography. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own creativity whilst learning the basic rules of photography. Topics covered include, basic composition, portrait and landscape photography and mobile phone photography.

Music Recording, Redfern

Join the crew at Redfern Community centre for a jam session, and learn how to record music and sound effects. The centre offers exciting free creative workshops and courses in music and sound production. Workshops are designed for all creative levels from beginners to advance. They provide a welcoming environment for artists to learn and create together with the opportunity to perform for a live audience.

Drama Classes, Pyrmont

Pyrmont Community Centre is running free drama classes for all would-be-thespians. These classes provide a place for passionate students to work on their acting skills with others who share their passion for the screen and stage. They assist participants in becoming more polished actors through fun activities that help manage nerves, speak confidently and increase the impact of their performances.

Baking Classes, Surry Hills

Turn yourself into a baking guru by joining local librarian and baker Kathy, at Surry Hills Library. Learn how easy it is to whip up sweet treats that will leave your friends and family in awe. These workshops will take you through the whole process of baking; including learning new techniques and recipes. Best of all everyone gets a sample and the recipe to take home.

Classes take place monthly. All materials and ingredients are provided. Bookings essential.