10 unique classes to take in Birmingham this winter, including a sushi class at Makers DIY Experience

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Improve your art skills. Photo via Space One Eleven on Facebook

Looking to learn a new skill or to boost your creativity? Check out these unique classes taking place in Birmingham, now through December.

Beginner Watercolor Class

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Learn about watercolors. Photo via North Shelby Library on Facebook

Take an artistic journey with watercolors in this introductory class at the North Shelby Library.

During the class, you’ll be guided through:

  • Color mixing
  • Application of paint
  • Texture techniques
  • Composition
  • Picking subject matter
  • And more!

Teaching the class is Susan Vitali who has over 25 years of teaching experience.

Location: North Shelby Library. 5521 Cahaba Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Date: Thurs., Nov. 14
Time: 6PM
Price: $5

Seafood Cooking Class

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Become a master in the kitchen. Photo via Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar

If you love seafood and would like to know how to prepare it yourself, this is the class for you.

Led by Chef Clif Holt of Little Savannah Restaurant, you’ll gain hands-on experience, tips and tricks inside a real kitchen.

You’ll also work with fresh sourced herbs, retables, fruits and meats. No frozen, boxed or canned items in this class!

Each class is available for up to six guests. For larger or private parties, contact info@LittleSavannah.com.

Location: Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar. 3811 Clairmont Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: Sat., Nov. 16
Time: 10AM
Price: $79.75

Beginner Glass Fusing

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So much artistic fun at Do It Yourself Crafts in Homewood, AL. Photo via Do It Yourself Crafts on Facebook

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at glass fusing? Now’s your chance! This class designed specifically for beginners will teach you everything you need to know to create a 6″ piece.

Location: Do It Yourself Crafts. 1909 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209
Date: Thurs., Nov. 21

Adult Dance Classes

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Join an adult dance class. Photo via The Dance Foundation

Feeling the urge to to get up and dance? I hear ya! Well let it flow at The Dance Foundation.

Every Friday, now through December 20, adult dance classes are being taught by TDF faculty and guest artists. The best part—you don’t even have to sign up! Just drop in, pay $15 and let the music take over.

Location: The Dance Foundation. 1715 27th Ct. S., Homewood, AL 35209
Date: Every Friday until Dec. 20
Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Price: $15 per class

Festive Shopping and Cookie Decorating Class

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Cookies cookies all over the place. Photo via Facebook

A night of shopping, cookie decorating and bubbly drinks—oh my! If this sounds up your alley then join Cradle + Bee for their Festive Shopping and Cookie Decorating event on Wednesday, November 20.

Along with decorating holiday cookies and sipping on fun drinks, you’ll have the chance to partake in some festive shopping. From 6-8PM, Cradle + Bee will offer 20% off all purchases.

But that’s not all! All participants will also receive a rad goodie bag. Here’s what’s inside:

  • Starter recipes for cookies and icing
  • Resource list
  • Small cookie scribe
  • Christmas cookie cutter
  • Sprinkles
  • Icing bags
  • Personalized cookie

Location: The Heights Village Shopping Center. 3162 Heights Vlg.,  Birmingham, AL 35243
Date: Wed., Nov. 20
Time: 6-8PM
Price: $30

Vestavia Sushi Class

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Learn to cook at Makers DIY Experience. Photo via Makers DIY Experience on Facebook

Do you love sushi? Learn how to make your own during this yummy class at Makers DIY Experience.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to make sushi rice and sauces
  • Where to shop for supplies
  • What ingredients to purchase
  • How to safely serve raw fish at home with confidence, according to health department standards

Location: Makers DIY Experience. 720 Old Towne Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216
Date: November 22
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Price: $40 per person

Lil’ Makers Class

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Lil’ makers at work. Photo via Makers DIY Experience on Facebook

Does your kiddo love to create and make things? Then sign them up for the Lil’ Makers Personalized Sign workshop. Here they’ll get to sand, stain, paint and stencil their very own design. Pretty cool, right?

Location: Makers DIY Experience. 720 Old Towne Rd., Birmingham, Alabama 35216
Date: Sat., Nov. 23 – 1-3PM; Sat., Nov. 30 – 11AM-1PM
Price: $25

Basic Bike Mechanics Class

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Learn all about your bike with help from bike professionals. Photo via Redemptive Cycles on Facebook

Is bike riding your thing? Then consider the Basic Bike Mechanics Class at Redemptive Cycles. Not only will you learn the basic anatomy of your bike, but you’ll also learn how to perform important tasks like fixing a flat tire. Look at you being all handy!

Location: Redemptive Cycles. 1305 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6-7PM
Date: Wed., Nov. 27
Price: $5 no pre-registration required

Holiday Candle Making Class

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Don’t you just love candles? Photo via Cradle and Bee on Facebook

If you dig candles then you’ll love learning how to make them during this fun class.

Along with creating your very own holiday candle, there will also be tasty treats to nibble on and the chance to shop. Each participant will receive 20% off their purchase at Cradle + Bee.

Space is limited. Register ASAP!

Location: The Heights Village Shopping Center. 3162 Heights Vlg., Birmingham, AL 35243
Date: Tues., Dec. 3
Time: 6-8PM
Price: $35

Holiday Drop-In Art Night

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Get creative. Join an art class. Photo via Space One Eleven on Facebook

It’s the perfect time to make some handmade gifts and learn a new craft or two in the process. Join Space One Eleven on Friday, December 14 for their Holiday Drop-In Art Night.

Here’s a look at what you’ll make and the local artists who will help you with your creations:

  • Mobiles from found objects and handmade wire structures (Lily Reeves, sculptor)
  • Holiday ornaments for windows and trees (Sarah Gurganus, fiber artists and handwork teacher)
  • Holiday cards from handmade woodblock prints (Paul Williamson, print maker)

Your $20 class fee will support Space One Eleven’s year-round art classes and art camps for children and youth.

Location: Space One Eleven. 2409 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Date: Fri., Dec. 14
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Price: $20

What other cool classes are taking place in Birmingham this winter? Let us know what we missed!

Patience Itson
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