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March 8, 2021

6 activities to boost your creativity in Melbourne

Creativity, as the ability to extrapolate ideas from simpler or multiple different concepts is often associated with luck or ‘creative’ minds and something you can’t necessarily learn. The truth is that creativity is not an innate feature and it requires practice and discipline, which is more akin of a trained skill.

Businesses and employees often overlook the power not to think about work and detach themselves from technology, especially if you work in a creative industry. Studying maths or arts, music-related tasks, mind games, exercising, drawing, photography or simply doing nothing are some of the many ways you can look at problems from a new angle, make new connections and challenge paradigms.

Here are 6 activities the Fabric Melbourne team recommends to boost your creativity:

1. Painting class (with wine)

Cork and Chroma is a facilitated drawing class in Collingwood. It’s a fun and friendly environment where you get your hands dirty and play with paint. Best of all you can bring your own wine, which will definitely boost your creative juices. And you get to keep your canvas and hang on your wall at home.
36 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

2. Hot Yoga

Hot yoga offers a variety of benefits for you mind, body and soul. It will help combat your desk-job induced back pain by increasing flexibility and building core strength. By combining focused breathing and meditation, Yoga can also reduce stress, lower blood pressure, decrease your heart rate and reduce depression. We recommend you head to One Hot Yoga for the complete experience.
36 River St, South Yarra VIC 3141

3. Listen to some jazz

If food and jazz are right up your alley, the Bird's Basement is a reincarnation of a traditional New York jazz bar with a cozy atmosphere, great food and some of the very best jazz musicians from Australia and around the world. Guaranteed to get your musical side pumping and hopefully inspire you to learn an instrument.
11 Singers Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

4. Play some board games

Get competitive and find your winning strategy at the Queen of Spades Bar. This cozy cafe has a great range of board games to keep you entertained for hours. The staff is super friendly and they will not only help you pick the right games for your fancy but also help you get started.
189 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

5. A hike in the park

Escape the emails and phone calls by heading to the (receptionless) Cathedral Range State Park. The Southern Hike circuit will satisfy your cravings for the outdoors and leave you wanting more. The hike tests your concentration, dexterity and courage whilst you navigate up steep rock walls and through dark caves.

hike in park
Cook Mill Campground, Cathedral Range State Park

6. Learn about nature and science

Improving pattern recognition in what we observe is a great way to nurture creativity. One way to do this is by studying nature and science, and there is no doubt that the Melbourne Museum is the best place for it. Guaranteed you're going to get your brain pumped to make you all creative!

dinosaur skeleton
Image: Museums Victoria
11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053


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