Be The Holiday Hero With Exceptional Handmade Gifts

Local classes give you the skills to make a special something for your special someone

We’re all looking for great opportunities to impress family and friends over the holidays and what’s better than showing them how special they are with some handcrafted arts and crafts made specifically for them. Connect2Classes has pulled together an exceptional group of arts, crafts, and culinary instructors for classes and workshops you’ll leave with something truly unique to share.

Moxie & Oliver are masters in leathercraft, guided by leather expert Caitlin McNamara Sullivan, artist and designer. She has been a professional leather artist since 2004. Through beginning, advanced and private classes, Caitlin shares her knowledge of the materials, history and process, as well as her original leather crafting techniques with her students. Gift items include pouches, journals, and wallets that are just as unique as the person you’re gifting them to.

Check out classes and workshops from Moxie & Oliver.

Urban Sprouts is a new provider in Renton – a boutique plant shop specializing in empowering the curation of a personalized oasis in every home using live plants, custom terrariums, and air plant frames. Their fun, hands-on workshops focus on cultivating your confidence to make and care for projects like terrariums, soap making, kokedama (Japanese string gardens), Nordic-style himmeli (air plant mobiles) and more! You can do something as simple as creating a retro macramé plant hanger or create terrariums together, with an added bonus of wine served for those over 21.

See more from Urban Sprouts.

Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering its annual kids and teens holiday cooking and gift making camp for ages 7-16. Students learn to create a variety of scrumptious culinary gifts including Chocolate Bark, Dipped & Decorated Pretzel Rods & Peppermint Sticks, Gingerbread Truffles, Nut Brittle, Bacon Brittle, Gourmet Marshmallows and other baked goods. Blue Ribbon Cooking also offers fun classes for adults to learn beer and wine pairing for their holiday meal experiences.

Register for classes and workshops from Blue Ribbon Cooking!

Connect2Classes can also help you organize a fantastic holiday event where you and friends, family, or co-workers can make handmade holiday gifts together. We have instructors who offer glassblowing, welding, carpentry, painting, textile arts, and much more. Our instructors are world-class and can help anyone elevate their skills and have fun while doing so. We can also pull together an entire event with catering and beverages. Just get in touch with us to discuss your interests!

Click here to start planning your private event.




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