Expand your horizons and challenge yourself with something new this spring. After coming out of winter hibernation, I always feel the itch to try something new. Not to mention, as the daylight hours are growing longer, it feels like you actually have time to do something at the end of your workday! Challenging yourself with a new skill set is not only super rewarding mentally, but it’s a great way to meet new people and grow your social circle. Here are some awesome classes to get you motivated.
Sewing FUNdamentals at The Make Den
Have you ever dreamed of making your own clothes, or even just repairing or altering something you already have? This four-part class teaches you the basics of how to use a sewing machine so that you can get comfortable experimenting with new projects. After the basic classes, you can choose to branch out into a more niche course like intro to bra making or working with leather. Just think of how spiffy your new wardrobe will be!
Pottery Wheel Throwing at The Shop
While Ghost may be responsible for making pottery sexy, this craft is definitely a cool way to let you creative side shine. This eight-week workshop allows you to learn the ins and outs of ceramic pottery, and ultimately you’ll leave with your own functional (fingers crossed!) pieces. Make yourself a new coffee mug, or gift it to someone else (because if you’re anything like me, your kitchen cupboards are already overflowing with coffee mugs)! Don’t want to get dirty? Try water colour script writing instead.
Burlesque Babes at Brass Vixens
Is a gym workout not your thing? Try a burlesque dance class to get your sweat on! Learning dance techniques and letting go of your insecurities with other fun ladies is definitely a much more fun way to workout than clocking your minutes on a treadmill. Get private lessons to up your game, or class passes to make it a weekly workout.
Make Your Own Wine at the Wine Butler
Do you even need any further convincing? You get to be actively involved in the process, from choosing your flavours to bottling, and each batch makes 28 to 30 bottles. You can have ALL THE WINE for a fraction of the price of what you would have to pay at the LCBO. Go. Go now!
Cooking Classes at the Big Carrot
Apparently, part of adulting is cooking for yourself and not relying so heavily on takeout meals and fast food. To learn some new skills, or just to expand your repertoire, try taking a cooking class. The beloved Big Carrot offers classes on Monday nights, and you just sign up for a one-time session, so you don’t have to commit to any number of weeks. Each class only has eight participants, so you’ll definitely get the guidance you need, and make some new friends!