Best Adult Classes

3rd Ward

The adult night-school world in the Philly region has been turned on its head by the brand-new outpost of the Brooklyn-based education company, which the New York Times has deemed a DIY utopia. Whether you want to learn how to develop a documentary, fabricate metal structures, cast jewelry molds, build an urban garden, create comic strips or design Web pages that look like they’re from 2015 instead of 2005, you can do it here, at the wide-open learning space. Say goodbye to basket-weaving forever.

1227 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PAWebsite

2012 WINNER, Adult Classes

Philly Beer School

127 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Put down that PBR and enroll, so you’ll know what you’re doing when you tiptoe outside your comfort zone. Read more »

2011 WINNER, Adult Classes

The Hacktory

3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Why take Spanish or knitting when this quirky Fairmount spot offers classes in Arduino, LED-pop-up-book making, kinetic sculpture and (blush) sex-toy hacking? Read more »

2009 WINNER, Adult Classes

The University of the Arts

320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Continuing Education program at UArts isn’t exactly a time tunnel back to your carefree college days, but you will feel that old rush of excitement (a world of possibility!) when presented with the chance to see if you might be a poetry genius or a budding Ralph Lauren. And should you realize after a… Read more »