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Discover a wide variety of online craft classes to unleash your creativity and master new skills. From jewelry making to woodworking, learn from expert instructors and gain the tools to create stunning handmade projects.

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Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Master the traditional classical medium of drawing with charcoal in this online course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone, with valuable tips and tricks from the instructor. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and commercial or book illustrators.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Graphite 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of graphite drawing in this engaging course that teaches the fundamentals of measuring, shading, and creating dimensions. Perfect for beginners and those returning to art, students will develop their skills while honing their hand-to-eye coordination. Unleash your creativity and bring your drawings to life in this unique online class.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Online Drawing with Graphite 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your drawing skills to the next level with an intermediate online drawing class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your measuring, sketching, and shading skills with challenging subject matter. Explore still-life set-ups, tinted paper, and larger formats for a more advanced drawing experience.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

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Mindful Doodling

BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Unleash your creativity and find inner peace through the art of Mindful Doodling at BrushCapades. Join our engaging workshop to experience the transformative power of self-expression and relaxation, all you need is pen and paper.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 6–7pm Central Time

Collage Then and Now

92nd Street Y

Explore the evolution of collage and mixed media art as you dive into the works of various artists and discover new techniques to create your unique pieces. Join this enriching course at 92nd Street Y and unlock your creativity from the comfort of your own home.

Friday, Mar 1st, 12:30–2:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

$230

5 sessions

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Organic Soy Wax Candle Workshop

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Discover the art of making scented organic soy candles from the comfort of your own home. Join this engaging virtual experience and learn how to create a customized candle with a DIY craft kit delivered directly to you. With step-by-step guidance and plenty of tips, you'll have a beautiful natural wax candle to fill your space with a delightful fragrance.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 4–4:45pm Eastern Time

Drawing with Pastel

92nd Street Y

Unlock the vibrant world of soft pastels in this online course. Discover color theory and enhance your drawing skills as you explore classic still-lifes, figures, and photographs. Receive individual feedback and guidance from instructor Eva Nikolova along the way.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10:30am–1pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Model Painting with Live Model

The Gallery Girls

Join us for an immersive art experience where you can unleash your creativity by capturing the beauty of a live model. Connect with fellow artists and friends in our virtual painting session, all from the comfort of your own home. Sign up now to receive the exclusive link and passcode to join our engaging art community.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 6:15–9:15pm Pacific Time

Drawing & Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Take your drawing and painting skills to the next level with this intermediate/advanced level course. Learn new techniques, explore the work of master artists, and receive individual feedback to enhance your creative practice. Join from the comfort of your own home and develop your observational skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Collage & Mixed Media (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Explore the limitless possibilities of collage and mixed media art as you engage in deep discussions on concepts, materials, and techniques. Push your artistic boundaries through personal and group critiques, and gain inspiration from contemporary artists and exhibits. Unleash your creativity and take your work to the next level in this dynamic course.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Collage and Mixed Media for Absolute Beginners

92nd Street Y

Unleash your creativity with the captivating art of collage. Join accomplished artists at 92nd Street Y as you explore texture, color, shape, and pattern through unique materials. Discover new ways to see the world and create art that truly speaks to your creative spirit.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Drink & Draw Online

The Gallery Girls

Explore a creative and social experience from the comfort of your own home with The Gallery Girls. Join us for an online session where you can interact with friends and artists while drawing a lively costumed model. Unleash your artistic side and have some fun.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 4–7pm Pacific Time

Painting with Gouache (All Levels)

92nd Street Y

Expand your artistic skills and learn to create stunning compositions that showcase depth, texture, and atmosphere. Perfect for those with previous experience in gouache painting, this course at 92nd Street Y will enhance your color range, surface knowledge, and brush techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to take your gouache painting to the next level.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

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Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your inner artist and discover the joy of drawing in this inspiring and non-judgmental beginner drawing class at The Art Studio NY. Learn a variety of techniques, from charcoal and pencil use to shading and composition, as you create and finish many drawings to feel proud of. Join our supportive art community and experience the lasting health benefits of drawing!

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 8:30–9:45pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$125

4 sessions

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Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

RESOBOX

Learn the ancient art of Japanese ink painting from the comfort of your own home with RESOBOX's Virtual Interactive class. Discover the therapeutic and contemplative nature of Sumi-e as you create beautiful and minimalist artwork using just a few essential materials. Join the class and unlock your creativity today!

Saturday, Mar 9th, 1–2:15pm Eastern Time

Ages 9-12: After School Online Weekly Portfolio Drawing: How to Draw Portraits and Figures Part 1

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your child's artistic talent with an engaging and fun online drawing class! Join NYC's #1-rated art studio for step-by-step instruction, personalized guidance, and exciting group discussions. Your child will learn how to draw portraits, figures, and more while building a portfolio they'll be proud of.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 4:30–5:20pm Eastern Time

 (17 sessions)

$399

17 sessions

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Art Portfolio Preparation for Teens (Online)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ Virtual Classroom

Create unique works for your portfolio with the guidance of professional teaching artists in this advanced online art course for teens. Unlock your full potential as you learn essential skills, techniques, and professional tips to make your portfolio stand out from the rest. Tailored to your portfolio requirements, this course will set you on the path to success in the world of art.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 4:45–6:45pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$490

7 sessions

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Photo Artists' Books

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the art of creating unique and engaging artist books in this 4-week course at Penumbra Foundation. Learn basic binding techniques, explore how to tie materials and structures to concepts, and receive valuable feedback on your work. Join us and unleash your creativity through the power of photo-based artist books.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 11:30am–2pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$550

4 sessions

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Drawing (Intermediate)

92nd Street Y

Deepen your understanding of drawing techniques in this online course. Develop your skills in line, shape, shadow, value, tone, form, and perspective through challenging exercises and assignments. Receive real-time feedback and engage in group discussions to enhance your technical and compositional abilities.

Thursday, May 23rd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$330

6 sessions

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Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

Discover the possibilities in the innovative Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media course at the New York School of the Arts. Explore the influences of renowned artists like Degas and Rauschenberg as you experiment with graphite, gouache, watercolor, oil paint, and colored pencils. Create unique works that reflect your style with the guidance of our experienced instructor.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$430

8 sessions

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Discover the Best Crafting Classes Online

Crafting involves using your skill and creativity to make something by hand. There are many different types of crafting, involving a wide range of different materials, including leather, clay, metal, and wood. Some people work with new materials, while others repurpose and upcycle old items. These materials are used to create all kinds of things, ranging from candles, to shoes, to food. Some types of crafting are focused on creating more utilitarian items such as furniture or clothing, while others are more decorative, such as home decor items. Whatever their use, all items are one-of-a-kind.

Why You Should Learn Crafting Online

One of the most common reasons that people take up crafting is that there can be an immense sense of satisfaction in creating something with your own hands. Unlike buying something from the store, crafting takes time, skill, and effort, which makes the finished product more meaningful. 

Crafting can also be a therapeutic activity. When you craft, you focus on the moment, thinking about how to combine your materials in a unique and beautiful way. Many people say that crafting helps boost their mood and self-esteem, and helps them temporarily forget about their worries.

Virtual Crafting Classes 

Many people like online crafting classes because they can be taken from the comfort of home. While students who learn online generally have to supply their own materials, they save money by eliminating a commute. In many cases, students who learn online also have more class choices since they aren’t limited to schools that they can easily travel to.

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers an online crafting class called Introduction to Weaving. In the first class session, students learn how to make their own looms. After that, the instructor covers a variety of different tapestry techniques, including basket weave, pile, twill, rya, and soumak. There are also presentations on contemporary handweavers. Tuition for this class is $374, and there are eight sessions, of two hours each. Students will receive a supply list after registering.

Love & Make is based in Houston, but also offers craft workshops in an online format. In the Virtual Candle Making Workshop, an instructor teaches students how to make a soy wax candle. The class includes basic candle-making steps, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting. Supplies are not included. The workshop is an hour long and costs $25.

Love & Make also offers a class called Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop. This hour-long class is $25. It covers the basics of melt and pour soapmaking, in addition to some history. Students learn about different ingredients and recipes, and make their own soap. A supply list is available online.

The Chicago-based Evanston Art Company also offers virtual crafting instruction. Paper Remix I is a collage-making class where students use a variety of different papers and techniques to create collage compositions. This course has six sessions, and costs $205. A supply list is available online.

Another virtual crafting class option is Ceramic Llama Painting, offered through Food Craft. This class is $750, and is two hours long. Students learn how to paint a ceramic llama, get fun facts about llamas, and do a virtual tour of a llama farm. Supplies are provided, with three different packages to choose from.

Private Online Group Crafting Classes

If you’re trying to plan an entertaining activity for a large group of people, a private group crafting class might be the perfect option. CourseHorse offers a wide range of different crafting classes for groups, and makes the booking process quick and easy. You don’t need to register, and you don’t need to pay a booking fee. You’ll also receive a confirmation of your booking within 24 hours. There is even a flexible change policy, where you can change your total group size up to 72 hours before your event, provided that you meet the minimum group size.

Virtual Soap Making is a popular group class, where participants learn to hand make soap. An instructor covers basic soap-making techniques, different recipes, and the benefits of making your own soap. Students also learn how to personalize their soap with botanicals and other additives. Prior to the start of class, all necessary supplies are shipped to each participant, including shea butter soap base, dyes and fragrances, molds, and soap boxes. Up to 500 people can take this class at one time. It costs $105 per person, and runs for two hours.

The Virtual Macrame Workshop is another virtual option for groups. Students in this class tie different types of knots to create their own plant hangers. Each participant leaves the class with their own unique hanging planter. A macrame kit is mailed ahead of time, and contains enough cord to make three planters. This class can be taken by up to 500 people at once, and costs $85 per person. It is one hour long.

Another fun group class is Virtual Tote Bag Painting. In this class, participants paint a design on a canvas tote bag. They are guided by an instructor, who makes sure that even novice painters are successful. This class can accommodate up to 500 people, costs $80 per person, and runs for an hour and a half. Everyone in the group paints the same image, which can be chosen from an online catalog, or sent in beforehand. A tote bag, brushes, and fabric paint are mailed to participants before the class, and a bottle of wine can also be included for an additional $30 per person.

CourseHorse classes generally run through Zoom, but if you prefer a different platform, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx are also supported. Email CourseHorse for more information about scheduling a private event listed on its website, or to talk about other options for groups.

Online vs. In-Person Crafting Classes

Crafting classes can be found in both in-person and online formats. Each one has advantages and disadvantages, and the best option will depend on a number of things, including your personal learning style, and where you live.

If you live close to an in-person crafting class, this might be a good option for you. Many people find in-person learning to be the best way to learn new skills since it involves a more direct learning experience. With in-person learning, instructors can easily provide feedback, and see what students need additional help. It can be easier to concentrate too, since there are usually less distractions in an in-person classroom.

However, not everyone has easy access to an in-person crafting class. If you can’t find a convenient in-person option, an online course might be a better fit. With an online course, you attend by logging in on a computer. Many online classes run virtually, with live instruction and feedback that is similar to in-person learning. Some people actually feel more comfortable learning and asking questions from behind a screen, rather than in front of a room full of people.

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