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Craft Classes

We love to be crafty! Here are a variety of cool classes to try in Minnesota’s Sweet Spot.

Women using a torch to shape glass

Fired Up Studios

clay date class at Fired Up

Have you always wanted to re-create the famous scene from Ghost?  We can’t promise you’ll be haunted, but you will have fun when you try a “Clay Date” at Fired Up Studios, a space for clay artists and potters of all levels to explore their creativity. During a clay date, you’ll get to take a pottery wheel for a spin and get your hands dirty while Fired Up’s instructors help you make your own unique pot. They provide all the tools, buckets and towels you need for the class, and they’ll finish and fire your pot with the glaze of your choice. Perfect for couples, friends or small groups.

Needle & Skein

learning to knit

Needle & Skein is the ultimate yarn store, offering classes and knit-alongs for every level, from beginning knitting and crochet to special techniques. New to the craft of rusty after a few years away? Schedule a one-on-one session with one of their talented teachers. On Wednesday evenings, stop in for a guided Stitch-A-Long for knitting or crochet. You bring the skills, they’ll supply the project and the camaraderie. Stitch-A-Longs are free to attend with the purchase of supplies and a new project is started each month. Having trouble with something? Stop by during one of their many Knit Fix sessions. They’ll help you unwind and you’ll have a ball!

Skylab Glass Arts

Two women using blow torches to shape glass

Get in touch with your inner artist at Skylab Glass Arts, a hip new lampworking and glass arts facility in Golden Valley.  What is lampworking? It’s a method of glassblowing using a fix mounted torch to melt and manipulate glass into a desired form. Don a pair of safety glasses, step up to a torch and learn to shape colored glass into beautiful pendants, wine stoppers, drinking straws, and more. Class participants get to keep their creations, so you’ll come home with a beautiful handmade souvenir.