Rookie of the New Year 2013
Happy 2013!!! A new year is the perfect time to tackle new challenges and think about new ambitions: practice a new style of yoga, try 3D printing, master your new DSLR, learn to silkscreen, or become a scientist in the kitchen. You’re never too old to learn a new skill!
Rookie of the New Year is a series of five unique intro workshops to discover and learn something new this January. From Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, various Toronto-based experts will be teaching their skills to those willing to learn!
Not only are the workshops interesting, but also relevant to the time we are living in.
Rookie of the New Year workshops include:
Monday, January 14: Introduction to Suspension Yoga Class
Tuesday, January 15: 3D Printing for Total Beginners
Wednesday, January 16: Learn to use your DSLR
Thursday, January 17: Introduction to Silkscreening
Friday, January 18: An Evening of Molecular Gastronomy
To learn more and book your tickets to any of the above, check out: www.uniiverse.com/rookie2013
Arm Party! A DIY Host Experience
Host Spotlight on: Wei Xiu
Ever since I got into making jewelry, learning to bend wire with my trusty pliers back in high school, I have wanted to run my own crafty workshop. However, after coming up with cool workshop ideas, I would always stumble across the same two issues: “how do I get the word out” and “will there be enough people interested in doing this?” These two questions stuck in the back of my mind every time I thought about sharing my passion with others, and, time and time again, led me to desist.
Then, this February, I discovered Uniiverse. Suddenly, all those issues that had plagued me seemed easy to solve. I quickly wrote up a description for a bracelet workshop, found some pretty photos, created the listing and waited. Before long, there was some interest. I felt elated to know that there were others who were interested in what I had to offer, and started gathering supplies and figuring out how I would actually teach the workshop.
On a sunny April afternoon, four ladies and I gathered at the Moonbean Cafe in Kensington Market for an “Arm Party.” We had never met before, but got to know each other quite well while sipping ice cold lattes and wrangling waxed linen and beads.
Hosting this workshop was a lot of fun – we made three types of bracelets and chatted about everything from summer camp to the latest innovations in nail polish technology (seriously, did you know you could roll on designs now?). Although working with such small and finicky materials was a challenge at first, everyone came up with their own ways of handling them, and kept at it. I especially loved how the ladies who finished their bracelets first helped their neighbors by holding the strings steady for them – it was teamwork at its best! Before long, we were all donning our new bracelets and heading out to enjoy the rest of the day.
Now I can’t wait to host more classes through Uniiverse. It’s a great way to meet people who share common interests, and to try out new experiences. Who knows, perhaps we’ll meet again at a sushi rolling night or brownie baking session!
The Uniiverse is full of….. Extraordinary People
The Uniiverse is full of Extraordiinary People like Mark A. Cadiz
Have you ever found yourself in front of a breathtaking or interesting image, captured a frame in your mind and wished you had your camera out and ready at that exact moment?
It rarely happens when we have a camera in hand, because we never really know where or when these picture-perfect situations are going to present themselves to us.
This is the story of a special day, the day in which I went to chase those “picture-perfect” moments, and discovered that it is quite possible to capture them, if we are careful and observant enough.
The occasion was “Shooting Strangers,” a cool group photography experience offered periodically on Uniiverse. Having registered for the class on the site, I woke up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday, and headed off to Kensington Market with my camera in-hand, not really knowing what to expect.
Getting your hands messy in the Uniiverse
When is the last time you got your hands messy? Have you stepped out of the box to try something new lately? Uniiverse can help you do something different and exciting. Escape the mundane and enjoy life.
It’s easy to sit around and think of all the things you want to experience. Perhaps you want to learn a new language, become a photographer, cook an exotic dish, paint on a giant canvas, take a road trip to a new city, or meet new people in your community.
Life is all about experiences and the time we spend.
Last week, ten friendly strangers booked a Uniiverse listing called “Michal’s Gnocchi Making Class.”
Michal loves to cook and wanted to share her passion for food by teaching others how to make a popular Italian dish. Attendees enjoyed a unique outing at the end of the day, instead of sitting on the computer, or watching television. The results were pretty tasty - amateurs became experts, new friends were made, and hands got messy! Check out some photos from the class.
Feeling inspired? Offer or discover something unique on Uniiverse today.
Get out of your routine and start exploring what the Uniiverse has to offer.