The holiday season is upon us, and the economy's not much better than it was last year. There's no better time to learn a new crafty skill so you can make fabulous, money-saving gifts for your friends and family--thankfully, there's a slew of craft classes available near you to get you started!
New on my radar this month, Hands on 3rd is a crafting space in downtown Los Angeles that hosts a variety of fun classes! This month, join them for an evening of jewelry making or assemblage/collaging, learn how to make one of those great feathery fascinators for your (I mean your friend's!) hair, or get your hands dirty with the how to use power tools class taking place Friday night. Click here for Hands on 3rd's complete November class schedule.
After the jump, more crafty classes taking place this month in Orange County and beyond.
Join The Road Less Traveled in Santa Ana this month for classes in Natural and Non-toxic Bath Products and Breads for the Holidays! Looking for something a little more intense? The shop is offering an Intro to Welding class on November 14 that sounds like fun! Click here for The Road Less Traveled's complete class schedule.
The Art Bar in Santa Ana is hosting an image transfer workshop with artist Amy Shawley this month; the class promises to teach techniques that will help you add depth to your work. The graffiti canvas workshop sounds like fun as well! Don't miss visiting The Art Bar's art supply flea market on November 27 to pick up a slew of art and craft supplies on the cheap! Click here for The Art Bar's complete November calendar.
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This month, you can learn how to make your own greeting cards at Seed People's Market in Costa Mesa. You can also visit the shop this month to learn how to make super cute button rings and how to get the most out of your camera with their beginner's photo workshop. Click here for Seed People's Market's class schedule.
For a delicious class that'll surely produce gifts everyone will love, pay a visit to The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica this month for their Chocolate Making 101 class! You can also bring your kids to learn how to make handmade peanut butter and jelly, soap, and candles this month. Click here for The Urban Craft Center's complete November calendar.