With Valentine's Day fast approaching, there's no better time to get yourself signed up for a craft class so you can make something special for your loved ones. Scratching your head over what you and your beloved can do to celebrate the holiday? Consider buying a spot for each of you in a class you can take together! Write a sweet note in a card revealing the skill you'll be learning together, and POW! You've got a handmade Valentine's Day done right!
And now, without further ado, a roundup of crafty class listings from all over Orange and Los Angeles counties.
The Road Less Traveled in Santa Ana has always got you covered in the do-it-yourself department. Delilah Snell shares:
"This Thursday evening, we have Fern Richardson from Life On the Balcony teaching a blogging class. For $25, you can learn about basic set-up, scheduling and what it takes to make a successful blog. Her blog is now a book coming out later this year!"
You can take your new blogging skills on a Valentine's Day lovefest, and
surprise your special guy or gal with a website all about your favorite
memories of your times together. Other skills you can learn at the
Road Less Traveled this month include learning the art of fermentation to make yogurt, vinegar and kombocha; how to sew up a sassy apron for kitchen adventures; and how to make your own cheese. Click here for the Road Less Traveled's complete February class calendar. (Disclosure alert: Delilah is significantly othered with OC Weekly's own Gustavo Arellano.)
On Feb. 18, Seed People's Market in Santa Ana hosts a Paint Your Soul class. Participants bring their choice of canvas shoes and learn new tips and techniques to make their kicks into truly one-of-a-kind creations!
Handmade Galleries LA hosts its popular Intro to Art Clay Jewelry class on Feb. 26--don't miss it. Led by Linda Thibodeaux of Solstice LTD, participants will create a textured pendant and a pair of textured earrings and turn a natural leaf into a fine silver pendant. If you're looking for a fun present for your lady friend, you pretty much can't go wrong with a jewelry-making class.
Look no further than Santa Monica's Urban Craft Center for a Valentine's Day date you and your beloved won't soon forget. On Feb. 14, it's hosting D.I.Y. Date Night, focusing on screenprinting. Get good and dirty with some screenprinting inks, and then be sure to sign up for the next evening's D.I.Y. Date Nite, focusing on soap-making, so you can get nice and clean together! Click here for the Urban Craft Center's complete February calendar.