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Learn a new skill via hobby classes

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Do you want to use your free time by doing something productive? About time you joined a hobby class. There are many courses, workshops and one-off classes, ranging from cooking to deep sea diving, that are available in the UAE.

Art classes are the most popular among women and children. One can learn drawing, painting, crafting, flower making, pottery making, clay modeling and many other art forms.

If you are passionate about photography, enroll in photography institutes to turn yourself into a professional photographer. There are part-time evening sessions, full-time courses and private classes available from Dh3,500 for a four-day workshop without certification, and from Dh12, 000 for professional courses.

Do you want to become a freelance make-up artist or hairstylist? There are institutes which offer professional media make-up course of 14 days, hair course of five days and combined classes of 19 days.

For those fascinated with designing and furnishing, there are interior designing courses available. Most of the courses are of a six-week duration for an average rate of Dh1,600 for six three-hour sessions.

Fashion design is another popular area that attracts creative people. Classes are available at different rates, depending on the course.

Meanwhile, learning a new language will boost your career, with regular and online classes available.

Handy Hints
• Hobby training schools can help you learn new skills
• Courses with or without certification are available
• Institutes offer flexible timings, payment schemes

Source: Asha Das, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer