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Taking a class is a fun way to learn a new skill, hone your creativity, or just do something cool. Classes range from beginner to advanced, so whether you’re giving a class as a gift, trying to find your medium, or just trying to kill some time one afternoon, you can’t go wrong with getting some art education.

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Gibbes Classes (price varies)
Is there anywhere better to learn a medium than from an art museum? The Gibbes brings in experts to shed some light on different art forms: some upcoming classes include painting (abstract and landscape), taking pictures with your smartphone, flower arranging, and summer camps for kids.

Sewing Classes (price varies)
Whether you want to embroider, cross stitch, or fix your favorite shirt that is missing a button, Uncommon Threads has classes for you. If you have a sewing machine that is gathering dust somewhere, bust it out for their class on using your sewing machine. Keep an eye out for seasonal classes, for example, on Valentine’s Day they hosted a class on making your own pair of sexy undies.

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For the Love of Art
($45)
Enjoy art but don’t know what to do when you pick up a brush? No worries, For the Love of Art studio boasts a stress-free environment for artists of all ages and skill levels. By the end of class you will have an original masterpiece that’s sure to make you want to unleash your creative side and keep on painting.

Redux Contemporary Art Center (prices vary)
For a wide range of art classes, check out Redux’s monthly classes which range from figure drawing to photography to creative writing. All classes are taught by local working professional artists who make the experience fun and challenging. They have classes for all levels – their main goal is to nurture your creative spirit regardless of how much you do (or don’t) know.

Candlefish Candle Making ($55-$65)
Grab your favorite bottle of bubbly (or beer) and learn the art of candle making. Guests will have the instruction of a chandler (a candle-maker) as they pick and pour out their preferred fragrances in two 9 oz. candles jars.

Clay Classes ($190+)
Clay Cottage and Art Studio tries to make clay-throwing as affordable as possible with an 8-week course. The studio offers classes for both adults and children who want to learn how to sculpt clay by hand and on the pottery wheel. With multiple times throughout the week you can attend, clay sculpture is accessible to all who want to give it a try.

Glass Classes ($75+)
Glasswork is some of the most exquisite art to look at and difficult artwork to make. Blue Heron Glass tries to make this craft more available to all with a range of glassworking classes at all levels with classes that span multiple weeks to give you enough time to perfect your piece. 

Power of Positive Painting ($125+)
For a more structured learning of art form but in an overwhelmingly positive environment, attend Maniscalco Gallery’s painting workshops. The purpose of the class is an individualized learning of any topic the student wants to get better at, no matter how broad or small with plenty of instructor attention.


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