Thomas Edison wasn’t the most recent person to recognise the hard work that needs to accompany inspiration, but hopefully his words will still have an effect on the 7 to 18-year-olds participating in the 5th annual Hoa Sen Short Story Writing Competition put on by the Australian International School.
Better Digital Photography Workshops
090 2208 813
Photographer Peter Stuckings (Lonely Planet Images, Insight Guides) runs a monthly intensive class on how to get the best out of your digital camera, as well as what to do on your computer when you bring the photos home. Workshops are run over a weekend, and involve classroom time in District 1 as well as shooting at locations around town. Cost is $195/person, with discounts for early and multiple bookings.
Helene Kling Oil Painting
189/C1 Nguyen Van Huong, Q2
Tel: 0903 955780, www.helenekling.com
French painter teaches beginners how to work with different mediums and techniques. For more advanced artists, she shows you how to release your creativity. Daytime and evening courses available for children and adults. Has a permanent exhibition at Flow Saigon (88 Ho Tung Mau, Q1).
The Saigon Writers Group
Tel: 01642 078110
A new creative group invites new members every second Tuesday in the evening for feedback on work in progress and creative writing exercises to inspire. All levels are welcome from beginners to more experienced. Contact John by phone or e-mail.
4 Le Van Mien, Q2, Tel: 0983 377710
Vin’s Space is a cosy, intimate, light-filled space that offers artists of all kinds a quiet space to work individually and share ideas and perspectives. Runs various weekly classes, including oil painting, drawing, figurative drawing and painting, and arts and crafts classes for all ages.