13 out-of-the-box classes to take this spring in Charleston

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Anyone with a Pinterest account has likely seen a chunky knit blanket and thought– how can I make that?


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And I am sure I am not the only one who has gone to a wine tasting and wondered– what in the world is a tannin?

Luckily, the Lowcountry has your inquisitive mind covered. From stamping jewelry to perfecting your coffee roast to learning the proper way to give someone CPR– every month the Holy City boasts a multitude of classes– ones that are sure to test your tastebuds and/or give you a new skill/hobby to add to your repertoire.  

Not to mention, having a shared experience together is a really good alternative to the traditional dinner and drinks date night. Might we recommend:

👚 Modern Hand Embroidery | Thurs., Feb. 28 | 6-8 p.m. | 87 Wentworth St. | Uncommon Threads | $45 | Make custom personalized gifts and give life to old clothes with a variety of different stitchwork. All materials provided.

🕯 BYOB Scented Candle Making Workshop | Daily during the month of March | times vary | $55 | Choose your scent + learn to pour. You’ll take home two 9 oz. jars. Ages 15+. This class is BYOB, with all glassware included.

🍷 Somm School: Italy | Sat., Mar. 2 | 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. | Edmund’s Oast Exchange | 1081 Morrison Dr. | $20 | In this week’s class, Certified Sommelier Sarah O’Kelley will discuss Italian wines. Designed for those who are contemplating taking an entry-level wine certification.
Protip: Food + bev employees can attend for $10 by using the code “sommfandb” at checkout.

🎨 Starry Charleston painting class | Sat., Mar. 2 | 2-5 p.m. | $45, call 843-974-4472 to make reservations | For The Love of Art | 2317 Ashley River Rd., West Ashley | Paint a starry night scene of the Holy City.

🍷 Wine Blending | Fri., Mar. 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. or 8-9:30 p.m. | Grand Bohemian Hotel | 55 Wentworth St. | $99 | Enjoy small bites while you learn to blend your own wine + take it home with a custom wine label.

🛌 Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop | Sun., March 10 | 2-5 p.m. | AR Workshop | 280 W. Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | $85 | Choose your choice of yarn colors to create a cozy, one-of-a-kind blanket. Includes all materials + instruction.

💍 Intro to metals: jewelry making | Mon., Mar. 18 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Redux Contemporary Art Center | 1056 King St. | $100 for members, $125 for non-members | Saw, stamp, and sand your own jewelry. You will leave with two finished pieces– a brass bracelet + pendant necklace. Ages 16+.

🌵 Succulent Design Class | Wed., Mar. 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Tiger Lily Florist | 1614 Camp Rd., James Island | $85 | Create a succulent and air plant living centerpiece.

🌿 Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop *SOLD OUT* | Thurs., Mar. 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Haegur Plant Shop | 1102 King St. | $35 | Create your very own macrame plant hanger. Materials, wine, sparkling water, and light snacks provided.

🏥 CPR and AED training | Sat., Mar. 23 | 9-11 a.m. | Folly Beach Family Dentistry | 116 East Ashley Ave., Folly Beach | $65 |  CPR and defibrillator training. Perfect for teachers, parents, babysitters, + adult residential care personnel.

🖋 Beginner Modern Calligraphy | Sat., Mar. 23 | 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. | INK MEETS PAPER | 4411 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $80 | No experience required. All supplies + materials are provided.

👶 Child & Babysitting Safety | Sat., Mar. 23 | 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. | Folly Beach Family Dentistry | 116 E Ashley Ave., Folly Beach | $35 | For teens interested in a babysitting business. No prerequisites required. CPR/AED and Basic First Aid certifications strongly recommended.

Coffee Origins Lab | Thurs., Mar. 28 | 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Counter Culture | 85 1/2 Spring St. | $40 | Learn about coffee agronomy, varieties, processing, production techniques, regional traditions, + more.

Disclaimer: All classes were still available as of 5 p.m. February 26, 2019.