Since I’m always checking out what craft classes and culture events are happening in the Seattle area, I thought I’d try something new by sharing a few of my top finds with you. Even in this handful of classes and events there is such variety, including cooking, gardening, mending, photography, and more. If you have a goal of learning something new, having a new experience, or like me, just like listening to other makers tell their stories, one of these events may be for you.
If you end up attending any of these events, or another, I’d love to hear about it. I’m also always looking for tips for great classes so please share if you have a favorite or two…or three!
Houseplants 101 Workshop
Saturday, January 6 | Seattle, WA | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST | $20
Learn the do’s and don’ts of indoor plants with instructor Tassy de Give, author of Rooted in Design.
Succulent Frame Living Art
Friday, January 12 | Seattle, WA | 6:00 – 8:00 PM PST | $20
Learn how to create your own succulent frame while enjoying a glass of wine.
Urban Lettering Workshop
Saturday, January 13 | Seattle, WA | 11:00 – 2:00 PM PST | $99
Dip your toes into urban lettering and walk away with a new piece to keep or give away. Taught by Sarah of Lark Lettering.
Leather Cutout Clutch Workshop
Saturday, January 13 | Seattle, WA | 1:00 – 4:30 PM PST | $185
Learn how to make a leather clutch bag using traditional leather-working techniques with Lori Caldwell of Minnie + George.
Everyday Back Opening Reception
Saturday, January 13 | Seattle, WA | 6:00 – 9:00 PM PST | TBA
A new exhibition showcasing the work of photographers, Jessica Rycheal and Zorn B. Taylor, as they explore the intersections and identities that are held within blackness.
Leather Tote Workshop
Sunday, January 14 | Seattle, WA | 11:00 – 3:30 PM PST | $215
Learn how to cut and prep leather to sew, how to use the basic tools needed to practice traditional leather-working, how to saddle-stitch, and how to apply straps, hardware and protective finishes with Lori Caldwell of Minnie + George.
Wednesday, January 17 | Seattle, WA | 6:30 – 8:30 PM PST | $45
Learn Sashiko stitching, a traditional Japanese approach to needlework with Drygoods Design.
Lusio Lights at the Volunteer Park Conservatory
Saturday, January 20 | Seattle, WA | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST | $15
Explore the conservatory with light installations from local artists.
Petite Dreamcatcher Workshop
Saturday, January 20 | Seattle, WA | 12:00 – 1:30 PM PST | $45
Learn how to weave a custom, petite dreamcatcher with Breia of The Brush and Mallet.
Snow Geese Photography Workshop
Saturdays, January 20 and 27 | Seattle, WA | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST | $200
Spend a whole day photographing the over wintering Snow Geese near Fir Island reserve up in the Skagit Valley with Tara Champion, Photographic Center Northwest instructor.
Collage & Image Transfer Workshop
Sunday, January 21 | Seattle, WA | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST | $100
Explore techniques combining paper, image transfers and acrylic with Barbara De Pirro at Artist & Craftsman Supply.
Thursday, January 25 | Seattle, WA | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST | $65
Learn how to paint using watercolors with Beth Goodman, artist and co-owner of Westerly Studio.
Tillandsia Mounts Class
Saturday, January 27 | Seattle, WA | 1:00 – 2:30 PM PST | $60
Create an easy to care for tillandsia mount with Betina Simmons-Blaine of Marzipan Seattle.
Intro to Tapestry Weaving
Saturday, January 27 | Seattle, WA | 2:30 – 6:30 PM PST | $75
Learn how to make your own lap loop and small tapestry with Drygoods Design.
Asian Bao Class
Wednesday, January 31 | Seattle, WA | 6:00 – 9:30 PM PST | $90
Learn about and then eat a variety of Asian buns with Michelle Nguyen.