7 Cool Classes For Creative Hong Kong Kids
1/7 Code cracking
Watch out, Mark Zuckerberg. Hong Kong’s leading STEM education institute, First Code Academy, aims to usher in the next generation of tech whizzes, offering a range of weekly classes, holiday camps and one-off workshops for children aged four and above.
Using interactive tools shipped in directly from Silicon Valley, curious young minds will get to grips with computer science and logical thinking, enjoy hands-on experience in programming and hardware, and flex their creativity to produce their own games and apps.
First Code Academy Central, 5/F Gee Tuck Building, 5/F, 16-20 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2772 2108. First Code Academy Kowloon, Unit 404, 4/F Kowloon Building, 555 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon; +852 2772 2161. Find out more at hk.firstcodeacademy.com
2/7 Acting up
If you’re looking to grow your child’s confidence, Faust’s performing arts courses could be just the ticket. Boasting over two decades of experience, their season programmes, holiday camps and one-off workshops cover acting, directing, staging and much more, promising to inspire creativity and expression, encourage teamwork and leadership skills, and foster a love of theatre in students aged three to 18 years old.
Faust also regularly stage productions featuring their students, meaning friends and family can come to enjoy the show, too.
Faust World, 5/F Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359 & 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2547 9114. Find out more at faustworld.com
3/7 Art futures
Offering regular classes and one-off workshops that span the entire creative spectrum—including visual, performing, communication and digital arts—Colour My World recognise that nurturing an artistic child is a multi-faceted process.
The school regularly partners with prestigious external organisations like Art Basel and Swire Properties to showcase its students’ creative work, so whether your child’s talents lie in putting paint to canvas, moulding clay, designing textiles or making films, this Wong Chuk Hang-based studio is sure to have something to stoke their creative spark.
Colour My World, 108 Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong; +852 2580-5028. Find out more at colour-my-world.com
4/7 Budding bakers
Little ones who take their cooking seriously will adore Complete Deelite’s comprehensive baking classes. Junior master chefs can learn how to whip up cute cupcakes and themed doughnuts, handcraft mochi from scratch, and even bake and decorate their very own ganache cake.
Teaching techniques that are a cut above most children’s classes, each workshop is suitable for kids from six to 14 years old, enabling budding bakers to hone their skills in a safe, supervised environment.
Complete Deelite, 2/F On Lan Centre , 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3167 7022. Find out more at completedeelite.com
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5/7 Downward pups
Teaching yoga, mindfulness and healthy eating to kids aged two to eight years old, Little Yogis take a creative approach to promoting the benefits of exercise.
This colourful and engaging yoga studio—Hong Kong’s first to cater solely to children—adopt a variety of methods in their lessons, including games, stories, singing and puppetry, ensuring that children’s imaginations are stretched just as much as their growing bodies.
Little Yogis, 1606-07 One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong; +852 2562 3688. Find out more at littleyogishk.com
6/7 Making music
If you’re looking for a more unique instrument for your little one to master, how about the ukulele? UkeHK—Hong Kong’s only dedicated ukulele organisation—are passionate about sharing the joy of playing the ukulele, as well as introducing students to Hawaiian culture.
They offer full courses or individual classes for children of all abilities, whilst their Tsim Sha Tsui venue sells a huge range of ukuleles if your junior Jason Mraz fancies getting more professional about playing.
UkeHK, Unit A3, 1/F Friends' House, 4B-6H Carnarvon Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; +852 2418 9355. Find out more at ukehk.com
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7/7 Mix & scratch
Making music doesn’t always mean learning how to play an instrument—as participants in DJ Academy’s courses will soon discover. Run by professional instructors who’ve worked with industry greats like Benny Benassi and Fedde le Grand, this Central-based academy offers DJ and music production courses as one-on-one or group sessions.
Tailormade to your child’s abilities and goals, your mini mixer will be dropping the bass in no time.
DJ Academy, Flat B, 18/F Unionway Commercial Centre, 283 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 6159 4188. Find out more at djacademy-hk.com
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