Creative classes in Austin are abundant, you just need to look for them. This list can help!
Learn something new this year! Austin has PLENTY of places and classes for you to exercise your creativity. Who knows, maybe you’ll pick up a new, favorite hobby or blossom a newfound passion into a business one day. At the least, you’ll try something new and that’s always good for your brain.
Below is a big list of classes, mostly for adults but some for kids, sectioned by topic, that you can find in Austin. You can be creative in so many ways, and
Craft Classes and Venues with a Variety of Class Topics
A few places offer classes about multiple topics, so here’s where you’ll find them. These workshops include topics such as brush lettering, making bath scrubs, home décor, and more.
- The Paper + Craft Pantry
- Slow North
- MAKE ATX
- Austin Tinkering School
- Upstairs Circus
- Something Cool Studios
- 7th Street Candle
- Fuzz Lab
Where are my plant people? These plant classes will teach you to make plant things and take care of them.
Sewing, Knitting, and More Classes
Want to learn to sew to make your own totes or alter thrift shop clothes? Or maybe you want to learn to quilt or knit to make things like blankets and scarves? This section of classes is for you! Some might call these grandma crafts but they don’t know what they’re talking about.
- Honey Bee Quilt Store
- Hill Country Weavers
- Sew Much More
- Northwest Sewing Center
- Austin School of Fashion Design
- Beehive Craft Studio
If you want to learn a bit about woodwork – from the fundamentals of the tools and design to
Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? These pottery classes offer one-time and multiple sessions for you to learn how to make pots, bowls, and more.
Glass-Blowing and Glass Art Classes
If you can stand the heat, come play with fire and blow glass to make things like stained glass décor, beads, and vases.
In these jewelry-making classes, you’ll learn how to twist metal, weave beads, and create various types of jewelry.
Painting and Art Classes
Art is probably one of the first associations when you think of creative class. We might have gotten a taste of this in elementary school but painting, drawing, and creating is alive and well in these classes for you to re-visit now.
Creative Writing Classes
As a blogger and marketer, writing is a big part of my job, but it’s also helpful for many careers. These places will help you tap into your creativity and bring what’s in your brain to the paper.
Did you upgrade from your camera phone? Learn how to use your fancy camera by taking a photography class.
Improv and Theater Classes
I took improv classes a few years ago and it was so fun! Every week in the eight-week course we learned different techniques and it accumulated into a recital show for the public. Most of the theaters have a free intro class you can try out.
Cooking and Culinary-Related Classes
Is it a surprise that these are some of my favorite classes? From cooking to chocolate-making to beekeeping, these classes will teach you about specific cuisines and processes.
This list of classes reminds me that there are plenty of ways to exercise and expand our creativity. We might be creative in different areas but I believe everyone is creative. Recognizing this and finding ways to explore it helps our brain, sparks energy, and is a lot of fun. I hope you find ways to be creative this year!
P.S. If you need more ideas for creativity, try this list!