The chilly season is the perfect time to explore new interests. Here are six fun ideas to inspire you.
Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” We’re not quite buying the “no special talents” bit, but we love the idea that curiosity is the secret to a bigger and better life. With an RCS Personal Loan you can say goodbye to the winter blues and upskill yourself by taking a class. Loans start from as little as R2 000, so grab a buddy – or make some new ones – and live your best life.
FIND YOUR INNER ARTIST
If you have a creative side that doesn’t get to shine during office hours then arm yourself with a paintbrush or pencil and fill a sketchbook with art. You’ll easily find a class to suit your level of expertise, like those offered at The Lillian Gray Art School. If paintbrushes don’t tickle your fancy, try a sewing or pattern-making class at Create. Hobby. You’ll learn to make fabulous designs, or at the very least, how to sew on that missing button.
Life is too short to eat mediocre food. Learn how to use that pasta maker that’s gathering dust on your counter, or bake a fresh loaf of bread to mop up the remains of your chicken soup. You can go from novice to master chef with a social class like those available at Ginger and Lime and Taste-Buds.
BECOME A WORDSMITH
There’s something really satisfying about being able to put together an eloquent piece of text. Whether you’re interested in the writing industry or writing for your own enjoyment, SA Writers College is the perfect starting point. They offer courses on everything from magazine journalism to creative stories and travel writing.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO EDITING
Hands up if you’ve had major photo envy while browsing Instagram? And what about those cute videos set to an upbeat Indie track? There’s no need to have sub-standard posts anymore. You can sign up for a beginner photography or video editing course. Some courses are even designed specifically for taking photos with your smartphone. There are lots of classes to choose from, but the College of Digital Photography and ORMS Cape Town School of Photography offer good ones.
COLLEGE OF MAGIC
Pick a card, any card! Forget Dynamo and his mad skills, now you can pull off your own baffling tricks by signing up for a course at the College of Magic. Attend a class on sleight-of-hand, card conjuring or magic of the mind and wow your family and friends.
Dive into online learning with the plethora of courses on Udemy. When it’s downright freezing outside, Udemy allows you to build new skills from the ease and comfort of your own couch. We’re struggling between becoming a web designer, a yoga master or learning to parle français.
LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH THE HELP OF AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN
Whether you’re looking to improve your CV or learn something new just for fun, you can get an RCS Personal Loan between R2 000 and R150 000 and sign up for any class that grabs you. It’s a fast, paperless application process; you get a decision in seconds, and flexible repayment options. Apply now!