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Starting a new artsy adventure with a bunch of like-minded folks can be the catalyst to making the most of a rainy afternoon or the first step to a new career or side hustle. Jump start your creativity with one of these exciting classes, and enjoy going back to school without teenage acne and clothes that your mom picked out. You’ll be surprised at how much more fun it is.
If you have a passion for fashion, then you have to head on over to TopstitchATL at Ponce City Market. From making your own seriously cute clutch to cross-stitching your family critters, there are beginner, intermediate and expert classes every week. You have not known joy until someone asks you where you got your handbag and you can say with a smile: “I made it myself.”
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
If your idea of romance is Patrick Swayze’s and Demi Moore’s clay-covered finger caresses in Ghost, then a date night at Mudfire will let your lonely rivers flow to the sea. Have no fear: if you don’t have a lover to call your own, you can go with a friend, coworker or kiddo and have just as much fun.
175 Laredo Drive
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
The class offerings at Callanwolde are bountiful beyond belief. Try your hand at oil painting, printmaking, metalsmithing or loom weaving. There are ballet, contemporary and hip-hop dance classes for tiny toes and adults alike, and if, like Kerouac, you believe that “The Only Truth is Music” then you might want to pick up an instrument or try tinkering in their production room.
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Have your friends in stitches with your witty comebacks? It may be time you took your talents to the stage. Turn your average anecdotes into comedy gold with a series of improv classes at Dad’s Garage and wait for the Netflix specials to roll in. Even if they don’t, take solace in the fact that your public speaking skills will be sharpened, your confidence will be boosted and you’ll most likely make a bunch of hilarious friends to banter with.
569 Ezzard Street
Are you actually dying for an undead credit on the Walking Dead before they yell “cut!” for the final time? Do all the yellow crew signs around town set your heart aflutter? The movie business is booming in Atlanta, so if you want your name on a call sheet, you’d better take a class, and quick. The Alliance Theatre has offerings for stage or celluloid aspirations, and their accomplished teachers can prepare ambitious actors from as young as 12 months old . . . seriously.
1280 Peachtree Street NE