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Soap Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Your bath can become your at-home getaway when you add beautiful and fragrant handmade glycerin soaps. Making these beautiful soaps is easy and enjoyable and expressing your creativity is part of the fun. In this online course, students will create different types of soaps while learning how to use colors, molds, fragrances, essential oil, extract, herbs, and novelties. There will be a virtual discussion on how to make organic, natural or therapeutic...

Sunday Jul 16th, 3–6pm Pacific Time

Stone Carving

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Learn stone carving techniques using traditional hand tools: sculpture hammer, chisel, rasp and file. Finish your work by sanding, polishing and mounting on a wood base. Create three dimensional abstract or representational sculptures. Bring sketched ideas to the first meeting. Beginning students will purchase alabaster or soap stone at the first meeting. Stones will range approximately $20-$40, plus $20 for finishing supplies. Basic tools provided...

Sunday Jul 2nd, 1–5pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

$238

6 sessions

Candle Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Have you ever wondered how beautiful candles are made? Have you ever wanted to make fragrant, multicolored candles for yourself or friends?  In this dynamic workshop, students will learn how to create unique candles to admire and share for far less than what they cost in stores. Students may be able to complete several candles and learn skills enabling them to continue on their own.  Topics include: • Getting started • Types of...

Sunday Jul 16th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

Body Butter

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Don’t you agree that the hurried, stressful pace of your daily life often makes it difficult to find ways to relax? In this class, get the chance to create a restful retreat in your home – one in which you can relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.  Make your own body butter using the same tools you already have in your kitchen. Most body butter recipes include just a handful of ingredients – you can make them with whatever scent...

Sunday Aug 13th, 3–6pm Pacific Time

Candle Making for Beginners

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789

Have you ever wondered how beautiful candles are made? Have you ever wanted to make fragrant, multicolored candles for yourself or friends? In this dynamic workshop, students will learn how to create unique candles to admire and share for far less than what they cost in stores. Students will complete several candles and learn skills enabling them to continue on their own. Topics include getting started, types of candles, candle molds, adding fragrance...

Sunday Jul 30th, 11am–2pm Pacific Time

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Beginning Knitting Fridays

The Knitting Tree, LA @ 1031 W. Manchester Blvd. #2, Inglewood, CA 90301

In this four-part course, you will be guided through three projects: a scarf, a hat, and a shawl.  You will learn:  how to cast on how to form the knit and purl stitches how to increase and decrease how to work in the round on circular and double pointed needles how to read a pattern how to read a yarn label about fiber content After completing this course you will be ready to tackle intermediate-level projects such as garments...

Friday Jun 9th, 2–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$80

4 sessions

Beginning Crochet Sundays

The Knitting Tree, LA @ 1031 W. Manchester Blvd. #2, Inglewood, CA 90301

In this four-part course, you will be guided through three projects: a scarf, a hat, and a shawl. You will learn how to chain, how to form the basic crochet stitches, how to increase and decrease, how to work back and forth and in the round, how to read a pattern, how to read a yarn label, and about fiber content. After completing this course you will be ready to tackle intermediate-level projects such as garments and motifs. Note: Materials...

Sunday Jun 11th, 11am–1pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$80

4 sessions

Mosaic Madness: Glass on Glass

Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass @ 4571 Artesia Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260

Learn how to do glass on glass mosaics. Have fun learning the techniques for direct mosaics using scrap glass, nuggets, glass tiles, broken china, glue, and grout. Scrap glass is included, all other items are student provided if wanted. Students must bring an 8x10 picture frame with DROP IN GLASS. Bring your safety glasses if you have them. All tools are available for purchase at a discount in class. You will not finish this in the class. You...

Wednesday Sep 13th, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

Fizzy Bath Bombs

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506

Settle in for a good soak with the ultimate fizzy bath time treat!  Let your imagination go wild while experimenting with different oils, colors, flowers, and even glitter, for tons of fizzy fun.   This class has a materials fee of $25 to be paid directly to the instructor at the time of the first class. IMPORTANT: For campus/in-person classes, vaccination proof and masking in classrooms is required for adult and kid students...

Saturday Aug 12th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

Introduction to Flower Design

American School of Flower Design @ 741 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90014

The introductory flower design is a great course to expand your skills into the world of flower designing covering approximately 10 different styles of design. We go from American to European to bridal. The course consist of many projects all done in class. All hands on with all your flowers and containers included. We also discuss the marketing and buying and selling flowers on a wholesale level. The introductory class allows students who always...

Monday Aug 7th, 12–3:30pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$495

2 sessions

Cold Process Soap Making from Scratch

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789

Want to know how to use the Cold process soap making method to create soap completely from scratch? Well, this class will explain you A to Z cold process soap making, so that you can create beautiful handmade soaps right in your kitchen. Oh, and don’t worry about your experience level, it really doesn’t matter. This class ranges from beginner to advance. So, whether you are a complete novice or a soap making pro stick around, have fun and may...

Wednesday Aug 9th, 6:30–9:30pm Pacific Time

Creating Batts on a Drum Carder and Blending Board

The Knitting Tree, LA @ 1031 W. Manchester Blvd. #2, Inglewood, CA 90301

Explore the basics of mixing fibers together on a drum carder and blending board, making a batt for spinning. Each student will make a batt to take home, and learn 4 ways of spinning it. Materials will be provided

Thursday Jun 15th, 12:30–3:30pm Pacific Time

One Day Abstract Mixed Media Workshop

The Art Process @ 907 Hanley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049

This one day “mini retreat” is an inspiring way to reconnect with your creative spirit surrounded by a supportive creative community and guided into the art process with Kathy Leader, creative coach. The day consists of self reflection, intention setting, freeform abstract painting and mixed media techniques. The goal is to leave feeling replenished and inspired to continue your home practice! One week before the workshop you will receive detailed...

Thursday Jun 15th, 10am–3:30pm Pacific Time

Fairy Forest – Beginner

Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass @ 4571 Artesia Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260

Make a whimsical art piece in fused glass. This brand new class you can choose from 2 different sizes. Kit price based on size. Additional fee: $40 kit No previous experience needed. Bring Mosaic Nippers if you have them.

Wednesday Jul 26th, 6–8:30pm Pacific Time

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Best Crafting Classes in Los Angeles

Crafting is a type of creative expression that involves using various materials and techniques to make something by hand. Some people do it as a hobby, others as a profession, and for some it is a form of art. Crafting can involve many different types of materials, such as fabric, paper, metal, and wood. It is used to make all sorts of items, ranging from jewelry, to shoes, to furniture. Some people use new materials for crafting, while others focus on repurposing and recycling old items.

Why You Should Learn Crafting in Los Angeles

Making something with your hands can be extremely satisfying, and this is one of the main reasons that many people get started in crafting. When you put your own time and effort into creating an item, the finished product is typically much more meaningful than anything you can buy in a store. It is also more unique. Crafting allows you to use your creativity and ingenuity, and create something that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Crafting can also be a therapeutic activity. People who craft often say that they forget about their worries when they are focused on a craft project. Not only that, but this activity can boost your mood and self-esteem, because you’re likely to feel a real sense of accomplishment when you look at your finished creation.

In-Person Crafting Classes in Los Angeles

If you live in the Los Angeles area, and you want to take a crafting class, you’ll find a wide variety of different types of in-person crafting classes there. Jewel City Beads runs a beading class called Basic Beading, which costs $40 and is two hours long. Students in this class learn how to make beaded bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, using proper jewelry tools. Beginners are welcome. Jewel City Beads is about 13 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. It offers a number of different beading workshops.

El Camino College offers Soap Making–Cold Process Method, where participants learn to make soap using the cold process method. Both beginners and more experienced soap makers are welcome. The class is three hours long, and costs $79. There is also a $35 materials fee. El Camino College is a public community college in Torrance, which is about 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

If you’re interested in candle making, you can find a Candle Making class at Los Angeles City College. In this three-hour class, an instructor leads students through the process of making candles including different types of candles, using molds, adding fragrance and color, and sourcing supplies. In addition to completing more than one candle, students will have the skills to make their own candles at home. This class costs $70, and there is also a $25 materials fee. Los Angeles City College is located less than five miles from downtown Los Angeles. One of its goals is to empower students from diverse communities.

The Knitting Tree is in Inglewood, which is about 12 miles southwest of Los Angeles, and offers knitting classes. Beginning Knitting Fridays is a four-part course that takes place on Friday afternoons. Students work on a scarf, a hat, and a shawl, learning how to cast on, how to knit and purl, how to read a pattern, how to work on circular and double pointed needles, and how to read a yarn label. After taking this class, students should be ready to knit more complex items such as socks and garments. Tuition is $80, and there is an average class size of ten people. The Knitting Tree sells an extensive collection of yarns and handcrafted items, and also offers classes and project ideas.

Virtual Crafting Classes 

Online crafting classes are another great way to learn many different types of crafting. When you take a class online, you log in on your computer, and participate in a live session with an instructor and other students. This format became common during the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, but has remained popular because it allows students so much flexibility. If you learn online, you’ll probably have to supply your own materials, but you won’t have to spend time or money on a commute.

You can take a virtual class called Introduction to Weaving through the Chicago Botanic Garden. Tuition is $374, and there are eight class sessions. The instructor begins by teaching students how to make their own looms. The class also includes a discussion about contemporary handweavers, and covers a number of different tapestry techniques including basket weave, pile, twill, rya, and soumak. In addition, there are presentations about the relevance of weaving in relation to material production, fine art, and craft. No experience is necessary to take this class.

Love & Make runs a variety of different craft workshops in Houston, and also offers many of its workshops in an online format. Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop is a class that covers the basics of melt and pour soapmaking. Students also learn soap-making history, and about different ingredients and recipes. A supply list is available online. This class is one hour long and costs $25. 

Another virtual option is Paper Remix I through the Chicago-based Evanston Art Company. In this collage-making class, students work with a variety of different papers and techniques to create compositions. There are six sessions, and the cost is $205. A supply list is available online.

Private Group Crafting Classes in Los Angeles

Crafting as a group can be a lot of fun, and private group crafting classes are a popular option for team-building events, birthday parties, and a variety of other types of group gatherings. CourseHorse is the perfect place to book a group crafting class because it makes the entire process easy; there is no registration, no booking fees, and you receive a confirmation of your booking within 24 hours. You can even book now, and make changes to your total group size up to 72 hours before the event, as long as you meet the minimum group size.

Virtual Candle Making is a class designed for up to 250 people, and costs $110 per person. Prior to the class, all supplies are shipped to participants, including a melting pitcher, a stir stick, wax, candle tins, wicks, fragrance oil, and candle labels. During the class, the instructor will guide participants through the process of melting wax and creating two personalized candles. 

Virtual Soap Making is another popular virtual class. In this class, the group learns how to make soap by hand. The instructor goes over basic techniques, shares recipe variations, and talks about the benefits of making your own soap. Students personalize their soap by adding botanical ingredients and other additives. All materials are supplied by mail before the class starts, including shea butter soap base, dyes and fragrances, molds, and soap boxes. This class costs $105 per person, and runs for two hours. Up to 500 people can take it at one time.

Another group option is the Virtual Tote Bag Painting class. This class involves painting on a canvas tote bag, and is also designed to help participants relax, have fun, and try something new. Each group can choose an image from an online catalog, or can send in their own photograph or artwork. The instructor guides the group in painting that image, making sure that even novice painters are successful. Each participant receives a tote bag, brushes, and fabric paints ahead of time. A bottle of wine can be included for an extra $30 per person. This class can accommodate up to 500 people, costs $80 per person, and runs for an hour and a half.

To get more information about a group class, or to talk about additional options, contact CourseHorse. Most classes take place through Zoom, but Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx can also be used.