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Creative New Hobbies to Get You through Winter

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By , January 12, 2016 4:36 pm

The “winter blues” affect the best of us, even when we try to exercise, eat healthy, and catch a few rays of sunshine each day. And if you’re feeling cooped up in the house while all your friends are hibernating right now, you’re not alone.

January can be a long and dreary month, but it’s also the perfect time to get creative and pick up a new hobby! Before you start counting down the number of days until spring, consider picking up a new hobby to make the most of your time and learn something new. These are some creative hobbies that you can discover on your own or with a friend who needs pulled out of a seasonal rut as well.

Guitar and Bass Lessons

Whether you’ve ever played a musical instrument before or not, this is a great time to pick one up and give it a try. Our La Jolla guitar and bass lessons are aimed at beginners and teach you the basics of acoustic and electric instruments with chords and songs that you know and love. For more advanced students, get ready to learn improvisation, soloing, and various scale patterns. Lessons typically last 30 minutes per session.

Photo credit: Emily Mills via Flickr

Photo credit: Emily Mills via Flickr

Beginner Sewing Class

Sewing isn’t just for grandmas and fashion designers anymore! It’s a fun hobby to pass the cold weather months and a great way to make wearable fashion and gifts for birthdays and holidays. Our Dallas beginner sewing class is designed for people who have never touched a sewing machine before and seamstresses who are out of practice. Classes run year-around and typically last for 2 or 2.5 hours.

Glass Fusing Class

Did you know that you can learn the ancient art of glass fusing in a three-hour workshop in Los Angeles? Our introduction to glass fusing class will teach you the processes of layering and assembly to create unique tiles. You’ll also learn glass-cutting, shaping, and collage techniques to refine your craft and create beautiful kiln-fired projects. All the materials you need are included in the cost of the class, so just bring yourself and an open mind and wear comfortable clothing.

Photo credit: Jeff Youngstrom via Flickr

Photo credit: Jeff Youngstrom via Flickr

Perfume Making Class

Have you ever wondered what exactly makes up your favorite scent? In Atlanta, you can attend a perfume making workshop and begin a new hobby of making your own unique scents at home. French-trained master blending artists will teach you how to create products that are pleasing and reflect your personality. The workshop runs year-around and lasts for about an hour.

Jewelry Making Class

If you love wearing jewelry or are always on the lookout for creative gift ideas for loved ones, then a jewelry making class could be an excellent choice for you this winter. Our Seattle-based introduction to designing jewelry experience is a two-day course that runs year-around. You’ll learn the basics of silver-smithing, and how to saw, file, texture, and form metals in beautiful ways. This is a great way to learn about how to work with metals, soldering, and setting stones. By the end of the course, you’ll complete two pieces of jewelry and be prepared to make more on your own time.

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