16 Workshops and Classes Worth Trying This Fall in Philly


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Everyone has that one thing they’ve always wanted to try: painting, singing, cooking … taxidermy. So, what stops us? Well, learning a new skill takes a lot of time and effort, as well as money and a bit of courage. (Ok, a lot). Philly is full of exciting classes and workshops to help you scratch that creative itch you’ve always had. The list of fun and funky options below is just the tip of the iceberg. Go forth and explore!

ONE-TIME CLASSES

Knife Skills ClinicClean Your Plate featuring Christina Dimacali
Tuesday, October 21st | 6-8:45 p.m.
$55 per person
This quickie class will teach you the basics of wielding that unruly chef’s knife sitting unused in your butcher’s block.

American Craft BrewsPhilly Beer School
Thursday, November 6th  | 7-9 p.m.
$47.98 per person
Get to know the differences between East Coast & West Coast American styles featuring some of the country’s best brews.

Couples Taste of ThaiClean Your Plate featuring Christina Dimacali
Wednesday, October 22nd | 6-8:45 p.m.
$190 per couple
Dinner for two? You got it. Learn all about Thai food and Southeast Asian influences with this four-course extravaganza.

Date NightThe Clay Studio
Friday, October 17th | 7-9:00 p.m.
$35 per person
Pretend you’re in Ghost as you throw on a potter’s wheel and then relax with light snacks, beer, and wine.  Romantic, no?

Aerial Yoga FoundationsKaya Aerial Yoga Philadelphia
Monday-Sunday, View Full Schedule 
$20 per class, $95 for 5 classes
Hot yoga is so over. Try it in a silk hammock instead. Bonus: Take 5 classes and you’re ready to explore more aerial techniques.

Adult TumblingPhilly InMovement
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$15 per class, $50 for 4 classes
Get flexible! Beginners can learn back handsprings and more while experienced gymnasts can explore their skills.

MULTI-CLASS COURSES

Crafting for AdultsPhilly Art Center
Tuesdays, November 4th to December 16th | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$195 per person
Over seven weeks, this course explores different techniques and mediums, perfect for creative types who can’t pick a favorite craft.

Introductory SewingMADE
Saturdays, November 1st to December 5th  | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$425 per person
This six-session course is no joke. It may seem a bit pricey, but you’ll leave feeling crazy comfortable behind a sewing machine.

Introduction to ImprovComedy Sportz Philly
Mondays, November 17th to January 12th | 7-9 p.m.
$225 per person
Explore spontaneity and storytelling in this eight-lesson course. You’ll graduate with a quick wit and a fine-tuned funny bone.

The Ultimate Beer & Brewing Course – Philly Beer School
Saturdays, October 11th to November 29th  | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
$550 per person
Over eight weeks of classes, you’ll learn the science and art behind creating your favorite beer, and brew your own batch.

Comedy IntensiveHelium’s Philadelphia Comedy Academy
By appointment
$400 per person
Receive one class, a performance at Helium’s open mic, a private consultation, and a “graduation” performance in this intense one-week package.

LESSONS

Private Dance LessonsAcademy of Social Dance
By appointment
Prices vary
Learn to salsa, cha-cha, swing, waltz, or tango to your heart’s content. Academy of Social Dance even offers free introductory lessons.

All-Ages Music LessonsPhilly Music Lessons
By appointment
$50 per hour, in-studio
Want to learn guitar? Piano? Ukulele? Pick from a variety of teachers and instruments and annoy all your neighbors while you practice.

Private Voice LessonsCory O’Neill Walker Voice Studio
By appointment
$40 per one-hour class
Have an inner Beyoncé wanting to claw her way out? Let Cory O’Neill Walker set her free. The opera-trained, instinctive vocal coach offers lessons from the privacy of his home, concentrating on technique, breath, and overall fierceness.

Private Cooking LessonsPhilly Cooking Lessons
By appointment
1-4 students: $200 for a 3-4 hour session
Create your own menu and learn to cook the dishes you’ve always wanted to make from two of the city’s finest chefs.

DJ Lessons for BeginnersAhh Fresh
By appointment
$300 per person
Let DJ Bizz teach you the ropes to being a club DJ in one three-week course. You’ll learn about equipment, music, and song selection.