We've all become familiar to the norm of video calling, endless quizzes and virtual dance parties. But what if you could stay connected and social with your loved ones, and learn something new - that would be great right?
Discover the world of virtual group classes and experiences. A way of bringing friends and family together, all from the comfort of your own sofa! Step away from the endless quizzes and escape rooms, and dip your toes into the pool of mindful and creative virtual experiences out there. There is so much to choose from, so we've done the hard work for you and narrowed it down to our 10 top virtual team-building experiences you can do online.
The Top 10 Best Virtual Group Classes and Experiences are:
- Make a Desert Terrarium
- Mindful Painting with an Artist
- Candle Making Workshop
- Hand-building Pottery Air-dry Kit
- English Wine Tasting at Home
- Cork Jar Terrarium Workshop
- Virtual Life Drawing Class
- Calligraphy for Beginners
- Cook-along Italian Class
- Origami for Beginners
1. Make a Desert Terrarium
Learn to create a stylish desert inspired terrarium using cacti and succulents in this virtual group class that's a great excuse for friends to get together online and escape to a more sandy environment.
Everyone will be sent a kit with all the tools, materials, cacti and succulents needed to create a beautiful open terrarium that sits perfectly on windowsills, coffee tables and desks!
2. Mindful Painting at Home with an Artist
Learn to paint mindfully at home in this hugely popular virtual group experience for friends to get together. Choose between spring, summer, autumn or winter scenes, as well as animal and bird pieces!
You'll be sent a kit with everything you need to paint a beautiful piece live online with an artist, or via pre-recorded video tutorial from the studio MasterPeace. You'll learn how to paint mindfully and spend time together as a group in a very different setting to the usual pub garden.
3. Candle Making Workshop
Candle making workshops are a great virtual group experience for when you're looking for a calming and relaxing experience. Let the scents soothe you and your loved ones, and enjoy an organic, cruelty-free and vegan workshop like no other.
You'll be sent all the materials you need to make a candle at home, with only a stove and saucepan needed to complete the kit. You will be taken on a journey with their senses, and will discover some tantalising essential oils and fragrances.
4. Hand-building Pottery Air-dry Kit
Looking to arrange a virtual group experience but can't get everyone online at the same time? Send your loved ones a pottery kit instead and allow them to learn in their own time.
Your family and friends will receive everything they need to create with air-dry clay, including tools and paints to decorate their creations - why not hold a friendly competition over Whatsapp for the best pot?!
5. English Wine Tasting at Home
Looking to celebrate a life milestone, a big birthday, a retirement? English Wine Tasting is a fantastic way for groups to come together and learn something new while having a little tipple at the same time.
Guests are sent a pack of mini wine bottles to try and learn more from one of only 400 Masters of Wine.
6. Cork Jar Terrarium Workshop
Wow your friends and family with a stunning table-top piece that perfectly compliments any interior. More than a centrepiece, building a closed Cork Jar Terrarium gives you the chance to build a mini ecosystem that will thrive in your home.
Everyone is sent all the tools, materials and plants they need to build this, including the glass egg vessel. Get your hands dirty and bring the outside in.
7. Feel Yourself (in a Life Drawing Class)
Maybe not one for the extended family, but great for groups of friends, this Life Drawing class takes away the nudity, but keeps the technique. Join your friends, Hens or Stags, and feel yourself in this drawing class like no other.
This 5 star class requires nothing but a pencil, paper and some space. Keep an open mind and have fun!
8. Calligraphy for Beginners
Calligraphy is an art you can take with you for the rest of your life. It has so many uses in day to day life and will impress your friends and loved ones for years to come! It makes for a great virtual class for groups who wish to learn a new skill and socialise.
Participants are sent a kit of everything they need to start their calligraphy journey, and are taught by a professional calligrapher with years of teaching experience.
9. Cook-along Italian Class
Virtual cooking experiences are hugely popular with friendship groups to learn online and enjoy some "normality" together. What's great about a virtual cooking class is that there are no rules - play around with the ingredients if you like, swap in vegan alternatives or add your favourite spice, the world is your oyster!
Cook along with your groups as an Italian chef talks you through some great recipes and provides some invaluable advice, tips and tricks.
10. Origami for Beginners
An origami virtual group workshop is a great way to discover if any of your friends or family have this unique and difficult skill, and give the others a chance to learn!
Use any paper you have lying around, or request for a kit of paper to be sent to you. There's so much you can do with origami.
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