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Discover a world of creativity with a diverse range of craft classes in Los Angeles. From jewelry making to woodworking, learn new skills and unleash your artistic potential while connecting with a vibrant community of makers.

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Drawing with Graphite 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Take your drawing skills to the next level with this intermediate-level class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn to measure, sketch, and shade with more challenging subject matter. Develop your artistic abilities in a safe and professional studio environment.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Drawing with Graphite 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unlock your artistic potential and bring your drawings to life with the historic medium of graphite. Learn measuring, shading, and sketching techniques to create dimension and texture on paper. Perfect for beginners or those returning to art, this class will improve your hand-to-eye coordination and teach you the skills needed to create stunning line and tone drawings.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Drawing with Charcoal 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity with charcoal drawing techniques in this comprehensive course. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and illustrators.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

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Character Design

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your imagination and bring your unique characters to life in our epic character design class at The Art Studio. Taught by industry professionals, this class will guide you step-by-step in creating characters in any style, from comics to anime. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned design wizard, embark on an artistic journey and discover the world of character design.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 2–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Abstract Stained Glass Workshop

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity in the world of stained glass! Learn the fundamentals and techniques of this ancient art form in a beginner's class at Element Art Center. Create your own unique abstract glass panel using recycled glass pieces and various finishing options. No experience is necessary, all materials are provided!

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 12–4pm Pacific Time

Body Butter

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Escape the hectic pace of everyday life and create a restful retreat at home. Discover the secret to making luxurious body butter with therapeutic qualities. Indulge in a rich and rejuvenating experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and pampered.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

Westside Drink & Draw

The Gallery Girls @ 12017 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity with live models, fun music, and great costumes at the Westside's premier artistic event. Join us for a unique experience that will inspire your artwork and ignite your imagination.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 4–7pm Pacific Time

Cold Process Soap Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the art of creating beautiful handmade soaps in the comfort of your own kitchen. From beginners to experts, this hands-on course will teach you the cold process soap-making method from A to Z. Follow the safety rules and instructions carefully for a fun and enlightening experience.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

Urban Sketching (Teenagers and Adults)

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the techniques of urban sketching in this engaging course at East Los Angeles College. Discover how to capture the urban landscape using elements of perspective, composition, lighting, and more. No previous experience is required.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 3–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

Bath Products (Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unlock the secrets to creating personalized bath products and indulge in a spa-like experience at home. Discover the art of crafting unique shampoo, shower gel, and bubble baths using simple techniques and natural ingredients. Elevate your self-care routine with this hands-on class that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 3–6pm Pacific Time

Stained Glass Workshop 4 Week Intensive

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Unlock your creativity and learn the art of stained glass in this beginner's workshop. Discover the copper foil method and bring your own imagery to life as you design, cut, and shape glass panels. With no experience necessary, dive into this 4-week intensive where all materials are included.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Stained Glass Succulent Workshop

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of stained glass sculpting in this beginner-friendly workshop at Element Art Center. Create your own unique succulent using glass scoring, cutting, and sanding techniques. Personalize your piece with various finishes and take home a beautiful work of art.

Friday, Mar 1st, 6–9pm Pacific Time

Fizzy Bath Balls

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of creating your unique bath products in this interactive course at Los Angeles City College. Discover the secrets to making luxurious shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath, bath salt, and exfoliators using simple techniques and affordable ingredients. Indulge in the pleasure of crafting your personalized bath products.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 3–6pm Pacific Time

Candle Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of creating beautiful, fragrant candles in this hands-on workshop. Discover techniques to make unique, multicolored candles that are sure to impress. Unleash your creativity and create stunning candles to enjoy and share with others.

Sunday, Apr 21st, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

Soap Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity and turn your bath into a soothing sanctuary with the art of handmade glycerin soaps. Discover the secrets of creating beautiful soaps using colors, fragrances, and organic ingredients in this immersive course. Let your imagination run wild and elevate your self-care routine.

Sunday, Apr 21st, 3–6pm Pacific Time

Your Pet in Stained Glass!

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Transform your favorite pet photo into a stunning stained glass portrait! Join us at Element Art Center for a beginner workshop where our experienced artists will guide you in creating a unique and beautiful tribute to your furry friend. No prior experience is required, all materials are provided.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 12–4pm Pacific Time

Drink & Draw @ Redwood Bar

The Gallery Girls @ 316 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity with the Gallery Girls as they bring the Pirate Women theme to life in this unique drawing experience. Join us in LA or online for an evening of live models, great costumes, and a chance to immerse yourself in the art of drawing. Don't forget to bring your art supplies!

Monday, Mar 18th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

Unleash your creativity and indulge in a soothing bath experience with this hands-on class. Discover the secrets of crafting fizzy bath bombs and delight your senses with an array of fragrances and colors. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the endless possibilities of this fun and interactive workshop.

Saturday, Mar 9th, 4–7pm Pacific Time

Beginning Copper Foil

Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass @ 4571 Artesia Blvd, Lawndale, CA

Learn the essential tools and techniques for creating beautiful stained glass pieces in the Copper Foil course at Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass. From glass cutting to breaking techniques, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to create your own stunning stained glass window.

Tuesday, Apr 23rd, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

Stained Glass 3D Crocodile

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the art of stained glass sculpting at Element Art Center. Create your own unique crocodile sculpture using pre-fab glass pieces, copper foil, and solder. No experience is necessary, all materials are provided. Unleash your creativity and personalize your masterpiece with various finishes.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 6–8pm Pacific Time

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Discover the Best Crafting Classes in Los Angeles

Crafting is a type of creative expression that involves using various materials and techniques to make something by hand. Some people do it as a hobby, others as a profession, and for some it is a form of art. Crafting can involve many different types of materials, such as fabric, paper, metal, and wood. It is used to make all sorts of items, ranging from jewelry, to shoes, to furniture. Some people use new materials for crafting, while others focus on repurposing and recycling old items.

Why You Should Learn Crafting in Los Angeles

Making something with your hands can be extremely satisfying, and this is one of the main reasons that many people get started in crafting. When you put your own time and effort into creating an item, the finished product is typically much more meaningful than anything you can buy in a store. It is also more unique. Crafting allows you to use your creativity and ingenuity, and create something that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Crafting can also be a therapeutic activity. People who craft often say that they forget about their worries when they are focused on a craft project. Not only that, but this activity can boost your mood and self-esteem, because you’re likely to feel a real sense of accomplishment when you look at your finished creation.

In-Person Crafting Classes in Los Angeles

If you live in the Los Angeles area, and you want to take a crafting class, you’ll find a wide variety of different types of in-person crafting classes there. Jewel City Beads runs a beading class called Basic Beading, which costs $40 and is two hours long. Students in this class learn how to make beaded bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, using proper jewelry tools. Beginners are welcome. Jewel City Beads is about 13 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. It offers a number of different beading workshops.

El Camino College offers Soap Making–Cold Process Method, where participants learn to make soap using the cold process method. Both beginners and more experienced soap makers are welcome. The class is three hours long, and costs $79. There is also a $35 materials fee. El Camino College is a public community college in Torrance, which is about 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

If you’re interested in candle making, you can find a Candle Making class at Los Angeles City College. In this three-hour class, an instructor leads students through the process of making candles including different types of candles, using molds, adding fragrance and color, and sourcing supplies. In addition to completing more than one candle, students will have the skills to make their own candles at home. This class costs $70, and there is also a $25 materials fee. Los Angeles City College is located less than five miles from downtown Los Angeles. One of its goals is to empower students from diverse communities.

The Knitting Tree is in Inglewood, which is about 12 miles southwest of Los Angeles, and offers knitting classes. Beginning Knitting Fridays is a four-part course that takes place on Friday afternoons. Students work on a scarf, a hat, and a shawl, learning how to cast on, how to knit and purl, how to read a pattern, how to work on circular and double pointed needles, and how to read a yarn label. After taking this class, students should be ready to knit more complex items such as socks and garments. Tuition is $80, and there is an average class size of ten people. The Knitting Tree sells an extensive collection of yarns and handcrafted items, and also offers classes and project ideas.

Virtual Crafting Classes 

Online crafting classes are another great way to learn many different types of crafting. When you take a class online, you log in on your computer, and participate in a live session with an instructor and other students. This format became common during the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, but has remained popular because it allows students so much flexibility. If you learn online, you’ll probably have to supply your own materials, but you won’t have to spend time or money on a commute.

You can take a virtual class called Introduction to Weaving through the Chicago Botanic Garden. Tuition is $374, and there are eight class sessions. The instructor begins by teaching students how to make their own looms. The class also includes a discussion about contemporary handweavers, and covers a number of different tapestry techniques including basket weave, pile, twill, rya, and soumak. In addition, there are presentations about the relevance of weaving in relation to material production, fine art, and craft. No experience is necessary to take this class.

Love & Make runs a variety of different craft workshops in Houston, and also offers many of its workshops in an online format. Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop is a class that covers the basics of melt and pour soapmaking. Students also learn soap-making history, and about different ingredients and recipes. A supply list is available online. This class is one hour long and costs $25. 

Another virtual option is Paper Remix I through the Chicago-based Evanston Art Company. In this collage-making class, students work with a variety of different papers and techniques to create compositions. There are six sessions, and the cost is $205. A supply list is available online.

Private Group Crafting Classes in Los Angeles

Crafting as a group can be a lot of fun, and private group crafting classes are a popular option for team-building events, birthday parties, and a variety of other types of group gatherings. CourseHorse is the perfect place to book a group crafting class because it makes the entire process easy; there is no registration, no booking fees, and you receive a confirmation of your booking within 24 hours. You can even book now, and make changes to your total group size up to 72 hours before the event, as long as you meet the minimum group size.

Virtual Candle Making is a class designed for up to 250 people, and costs $110 per person. Prior to the class, all supplies are shipped to participants, including a melting pitcher, a stir stick, wax, candle tins, wicks, fragrance oil, and candle labels. During the class, the instructor will guide participants through the process of melting wax and creating two personalized candles. 

Virtual Soap Making is another popular virtual class. In this class, the group learns how to make soap by hand. The instructor goes over basic techniques, shares recipe variations, and talks about the benefits of making your own soap. Students personalize their soap by adding botanical ingredients and other additives. All materials are supplied by mail before the class starts, including shea butter soap base, dyes and fragrances, molds, and soap boxes. This class costs $105 per person, and runs for two hours. Up to 500 people can take it at one time.

Another group option is the Virtual Tote Bag Painting class. This class involves painting on a canvas tote bag, and is also designed to help participants relax, have fun, and try something new. Each group can choose an image from an online catalog, or can send in their own photograph or artwork. The instructor guides the group in painting that image, making sure that even novice painters are successful. Each participant receives a tote bag, brushes, and fabric paints ahead of time. A bottle of wine can be included for an extra $30 per person. This class can accommodate up to 500 people, costs $80 per person, and runs for an hour and a half.

To get more information about a group class, or to talk about additional options, contact CourseHorse. Most classes take place through Zoom, but Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx can also be used.

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