The Obby Blog

A creative collective of teachers inspiring offline learning. We connect the curious to the talented, working with trusted hosts to create an extraordinary community to learn from.

How to be a better photographer

Learn how to be a better photographer with this easy beginner’s guide to still photography. From mapping out your composition, using natural light and learning to take a sharp photo, discover our tips and brilliant photography courses.

Meet the Pro: Brendon Teacher Dance Classes

Meet our dance pro, Brendon. Shining with bags of personality and charm, Brendon teaches commercial dance classes with Obby at the infamous Pineapple studios.

Obby Projects: Make An Everlasting Floral Display

Lauren Jobling, the founder of Ferris Heart Sloane floristry company has written this step-by-guide on how to create your own artificial flower display.

The Obby Rewards Club

Welcome to the Obby Rewards Club! Obby Reward Club points are as good as cash, once you gain enough points, you can redeem them against your next Obby class or course!

Meet the Pro: Jodie and Jordanne from J&J Workshops

Jewellery Designers Jordanne Cliffe and Jodie Moyce talk to us about why they started J&J Workshops and what teaching means to them.

Meet the Pro: Jenny Teaches Stop Motion Animation

We chatted with Jennifer Kidd, who teaches stop-motion animation workshops in London. What is stop motion, where might we have seen it before and how can we learn how to do it?

First Time Pottery Throwing

Freya Bramble Carter, the founder of Freya's Clay club has written this need-to-know guide for all those thinking about trying wheel throwing pottery for the first time.

Belly Dancing Classes in East London

Find belly dancing classes in East London, no matter what level you are at in your abilities. Let your tummy do the dancing!

Ballet Classes for Adults

Ballet classes for adults are something that seems quite inaccessible to your average Jane. We break down the myths surrounding adult ballet classes.

Make More Festival, Victoria Park

In August 2018, Make More festival appeared in Victoria Park for the first time. A festival celebrating makers and doer's, find out about what happened, who was there, and what workshops were on offer.

Flower Arranging Courses | London

Find flower arranging courses in London to take part in. Get flower arranging tips, learn about seasonal trends and get to know the flowers you are working with.

Salsa Classes | East London

Find salsa classes in east London that will guide you through Cuban styles, bachata, and cross-body whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced in your skills.

The Best Salsa Classes in London

Find the best salsa classes in London. Whether you want to take part as a couple or you are going alone. These dance classes are fun for all levels, whether you are a beginner looking to try salsa for the first time, or you have been doing it for year.

Floristry and the Fashion Industry

Discover the relationship between the business of floristry and the fashion industry. Both loved for their appearance, how do they work together and why?

How to Make a Floral Crown by Lucy Burton

A step by step guide, with photos, to help you create your very own floral crown. Created by Lucy Burton, east London florist, this guide is easy to follow and simple!