The Obby Blog

    A creative collective of teachers inspiring offline learning. We connect the curious to the talented, working with trusted hosts to create an extraordinary community to learn from.

    Creative industries facing 'potentially catastrophic' loss following Brexit, report warns

    In their research, The Global talent Report , the Creative Industries Federation has analysed employment across the creative sector post-Brexit and revealed that companies ‘rely on immediate access to European workers’

    Meet London's Terrarium Workshops Duo, Jar and Fern

    We caught up with London's terrarium workshops duo, Jar and Fern, to ask them why terrariums, what's next for the duo and find out the secrets to their success.

    Stop-Motion Animation workshops: when and where?

    We chatted with Jennifer Kidd, who teaches stop-motion animation workshops in London. What is stop motion, where might we have seen it before and how can we learn how to do it?

    Unusual Hen Parties Ideas for Groups in London

    Are you scrolling the internet for unusual hen parties in London? We've put together a selection of ideas, perfect to bond with the girls before the big day

    How To Meditate, Can it be 'Learned'?

    Louise, from Loup yoga, divulges the secrets on how to meditate. Is it a skill that can be 'learned' and how can you get into it if you are a complete novice.

    A Look at Macrame Classes with a Modern Twist in London

    Macrame classes are the latest trend in London and we're having a look at some of the best workshops and classes available on the market, whatever your budget.

    Paper Marbling: what is it and why is it in trouble?

    Paper marbling has recently been marked as an endangered craft. We find out a little more about it and where you can take part in paper marbling workshops

    Terrarium Classes in London: The Winners

    Terrarium classes are taking over London and we've managed to find the pick of the bunch. Compare the popular names against the newbies on the block.

    5 of The Best Places to Practice Meditation in London

    5 of the best meditation classes available to take in London. Whatever level of experience you are looking for we found the best mindfulness courses in the city

    Be Inspired: Interview with Clem from Channel 4's, Craft It Yourself

    Have you guys seen Craft It Yourself yet? Channel 4’s latest venture, all about crafting things for your home, yourself.

    A Minute with the Maker: Real Food by Real People

    Our partners are so great it only takes a minute for each of them to convince you of that!

    Be Inspired: Interview with Turning Earth

    Turning Earth is an incredible company that has started in London after inspiration from across the pond, in America. They have opened two open-access studios in central London, where keen pottery enthusiasts or makers can rent a space for 15 hours a week to create their art.

    Be Inspired: Food at Heart Interview

    Food at Heart’s classes blend the joy of cooking with the calm you would experience in yoga.

    Waste-Free Cooking : How to Reduce your Foodie Footprint with Obby and The Avenue Cookery School

    We caught up with our partners at the Avenue Cookery School, who are an entirely waste-free cookery school.

    Be Inspired: The Chalet Host Classes with Wyld Cookery

    Your route to the mountains – let The Wyld Cookery School help you realise your dream of a chalet job with their incredibly tailored cooking classes.

    Be Inspired: Grace and Thorn Interview

    A sneak peak into the inner workings of the green-fingered mastermind behind Grace & Thorn on Obby

    5 Unusual Classes to do in London this Weekend

    Discover the 5 most unusual classes in London this weekend with Obby

    The 3 photography schools you need to know in London

    Discover London's best photography schools!

    The 5 best cookery schools in London for hobbyists

    There are many cookery schools in London and the choice is not easy, which is why we had a look at our extensive portfolio of partners to bring you the 5 best, most interesting culinary teachers you should be looking to learn from.

    Meet the Pro: Rosa Roberts from Sketchout

    Discover the story behind Sketchout with Obby

    World Pasta Day with Enrica Rocca

    In celebration of World Pasta Day, we asked Enrica Rocca to share one of their favourite pasta recipes with us.

    Meet the Pro: Richmond School of Painting

    Discover the story behind Richmond School of Painting with Obby

    Meet the Pro: György László from ExposureWorks

    Discover the story behind Exposureworks with Obby

    Who will win series 7 of the Great British Bake Off?

    Here at Obby HQ, we LOVE the Great British Bake Off. We also love numbers.

    Meet The Pro: Megan from Artichoke Printmaking

    Discover the Artichoke Printmaking with Obby

    Meet The Pro: Elsie and Dominika from Clean Beauty Co

    Discover the Clean Beauty Co with Obby

    Why did we ever start wine tasting?

    Behind the scenes wine tasting with Winfield Wines on Obby

    Meet The Pro: Ben Willis from Ben Willis Woodcraft

    Discover the Ben Willis Woodcraft with Obby

    Meet The Pro: Barley from Fabrications

    Discover the Fabrications sewing school with Obby

    Meet The Pro: Diana from The Avenue Cookery School

    Discover the Avenue cookery school with Obby

    Want to meat new people? Take a butchery class!

    Discover butchery classes in London with Obby