14 Places in Metro Manila Where You Can Learn a New Skill or Discover a New Hobby

Every time a new year begins, we’re usually focused on resolutions and things we want to change. This time, why not focus on discovering new things about yourself, and explore hidden talents or skills you may have? There’s no better time to try something new than the new year season!

To get you started, here are 14 places and workshops in Metro Manila where you can learn a new skill or discover a cool new hobby:

Jewelry-Making at Metals & Gems

Things become extra special when they’re handmade—even more when it’s jewelry! You can try creating your own jewelry (for yourself or for a loved one) at Metals & Gems. This is a jewelry studio that offers daily jewelry-making workshops where you can experience creating different kinds of jewelry from scratch—from earrings, bangles, and rings. It’s a great date idea for you and your significant other, too! Imagine getting engaged or getting married with handmade rings!

Their workshops start at PHP 1,500.

Metals & Gems is located at 42 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.

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Pottery at Laro Ceramics


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More and more people have been trying pottery all over Metro Manila and you should take it as a sign to try it, too! You can try pottery classes for beginners at Laro Ceramics (ie. their Mug-Making Class) and bring home your creation. They have regular pottery workshop schedules on their website, so you can easily find one that fits into your week. Their class starts at PHP 2,800+.

Laro Ceramics is located at YDG Building, 219 Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.

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Rug Tufting at Oh Craft!

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If you love all things fluffy and colorful, you’ll love trying rug tufting at Oh Craft! This lets you create your fluffy rug featuring your chosen design using some yarn, a canvas, and a tufting gun. This is fun to try with both with a friend and by yourself. By the end of the session, you’ll have a new rug to display at home. Their workshops start at PHP 2,999.

Oh Craft! is located at 486 JP Rizal St. Lamuan, Marikina City.

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Indoor Virtual Golf at VIP Golf


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Always wanted to try golf but are not ready to go into the great outdoors? Check out VIP Golf, an indoor golf simulator and sports bar that offers a thrilling golf experience without being exposed to the elements. You can also enjoy drinks, food, and even private KTV rooms! Isn’t that such a great way to get you excited about golf?

VIP Golf is located at 2/F MET Live, Metro Park, EDSA Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Pasay City.

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Baking at IDIM DIY Bakery

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Want to try your hand at baking but don’t want to invest in baking equipment just yet? Try it first at IDIM DIY Bakery! This DIY baking studio provides all the equipment, ingredients, and space you’ll need to create the sweet treat of your choice. You can choose to bake cookies, pastries, and full-blown cakes with the cutest decorations. It’s a great place to see if baking can be something you can get into this year!

Their rates start at PHP 799.

IDIM DIY Bakery is located at 4/F Mega Atrium, SM Megamall; and at 4/F, Building A, Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

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Arts & Crafts at Craft Academy


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At Craft Academy, you can choose to try multiple types of arts & crafts, so it’s perfect for those who can’t decide on what they want to create (but want to create something!). You can design tote bags, create tie-dyed shirts, design slime, and paint memorabilia—these are just a few of the crafts you can create at Craft Academy. The best part? There’s no entrance fee! You only have to pay for whatever craft you want to do.

Craft Academy is located at 2/F Filipino Village, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Parañaque.

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Roller Skating at Roller Fever


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Roller skating is back and trendier than ever! If you want to skate the night away, you can check out Roller Fever—it’s a great place to go roller skating whether you’ve never done it before or you’re an expert skater. Plus, it’s perfect for K-pop fans because they regularly play K-pop hits and even hold K-pop parties.

Roller Fever is located at 3/F building A, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Tambo, Parañaque; and at Fiesta Carnival, Araneta City, Cubao.

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The BrickYard

The BrickYard offers a space for people of all ages to assemble and race Tamiya model cars! Whether you’ve had a lot of experience with Tamiya cars in your childhood days, or you want to feel like a child racing cars again, you’ll enjoy getting into this hobby for sure—and The BrickYard is the place to do it.

The BrickYard is located at 3/F, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City; and at 2/F Bldg. 4, Vertis North Ayala Center, Quezon City.

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Scented Candle & Soap Making at Craft MNL


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Craft MNL is a space that regularly offers all kinds of craft workshops. Some of these workshops include scented candle making, melt & pour soap making, mosaic making, screen printing, and even sewing! If you’re still not sure what you want to learn or create, maybe try choosing one from their numerous workshops to start.

Craft MNL is located at Unit 302 Pamana-Languages Bldg., 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.

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Rock Climbing at Climb Central

If you’re looking for a new skill or hobby that will also keep you fit and active, why not try rock climbing? Climb Central is said to be Metro Manila’s biggest indoor and air-conditioned climbing facility, so what better place to start climbing than here? They have programs available for beginners, so you don’t have to worry if you have no experience with rock climbing at all.

Climb Central is located at The Portal, Mayflower St., Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City.

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Flower Arranging at Bloomingails

Want to add more life and color to your living space? Why not learn how to arrange fresh flowers? Bloomingails regularly offer fun flower-arranging workshops that are great for beginners. They’ll provide the tools, flowers, and foliage you can use. You even get to bring home a certificate! Enjoy creating your own bouquets and flower arrangements to bring home.

Bloomingails is located at Santander, New Manila, Quezon City.

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Pole Dancing at Aphrobabe Pole Dance Studio

Let this year be the year you let loose and try something you’ve never tried before—like pole dancing! Aphrobabe Pole Dance Studio offers different kinds of dance classes for beginners and experts. They even have aerial hoops and aerial hammock classes. You’re sure to feel safe and comfortable at Aphrobabe, especially since you’ll also meet other cool and fun people. Get ready to dance the night away!

Aphrobabe Pole Dance Studio is located at Unit 302 & 303, 3/F The Palm Square, Pamplona 3, Las Piñas.

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Painting at KIT101


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KIT101 is an art school that offers different art classes for all ages. They have classes on chibi art, anime, gouache painting, and even hand lettering! This is a great place for you to explore the art you enjoy, learn a new skill, or brush up on those art lessons you took when you were still a kid.

KIT101 is located at 9/F Menarco Tower, 32nd Street, BGC, Taguig City.

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Woodworking at Wood Academy


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Ever wanted to try building your own furniture? Or just DIY-ing a project you saw on Pinterest? With a workshop at Wood Academy, you can do exactly that. Wood Academy offers various woodworking classes for kids and adults. Here, you can learn to create cabinets, furniture, and other basic projects. Their rates for adults start at PHP 4,500.

Wood Academy is located at 772 Aurora Blvd. Corner Betty Go-Belmonte St., Quezon City.

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