August 2019 DIY Class Calendar

This month’s make-and-take classes across the Twin Cities metro.
Girl writing calligraphy on postcards.
Learn Calligraphy with LAB MPLS, courtesy Adobe Stock

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Your local Twin Cities makers have pulled out all the stops with August’s lineup of DIY classes. This month, you can paint your own pet at Gray Duck Art or build a little library at Projects in Person. With nearly three dozen creative opportunities to choose from, check out August’s DIY options to satisfy your craving for crafts.

Create Space

Create Space in White Bear Lake has classes for all ages and levels, hosts private events, public classes, drop-in hours, and even gives back to the local community by donating 10 percent of their revenue.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 – Open Hours, 1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Open Hours, 1-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Open Hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 – String Art Class, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Wood Sign Class, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Open Hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit yourcreatespace.com.

Gray Duck Art

With Gray Duck Art, you can paint a portrait of your own pet. They’ll customize your pet’s photo to become a paint-by-number canvas, then you can fill it in with the colors of your choice. (Plus, they host all their classes at local breweries, so you can sip and snack while you paint.)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Paint Your Own Pet @ Sociable Cider Werks, Minneapolis, 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 12 – Paint Your Own Pet @ Sisyphus Brewing, Minneapolis, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Paint Your Own Pet @ Badger Hill Brewing, Shakopee, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Paint Your Own Pet @ Urban Growler, St. Paul, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 15 – Paint Your Own Pet Pawtery @ Color Me Mine, Rochester, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 19 – Paint Your Own Pet @ Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, Minneapolis, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21 – Paint Your Own Pet @ Invictus Brewing, Blaine, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday Aug. 27 – Paint Your Own Pet @ Badger Hill Brewing, Shakopee, 5:30 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit grayduckart.com.

LAB MPLS

LAB MPLS collaborates with local artists who come into their Minneapolis studio to teach “labs”—offering a wide variety of creative explorations from cocktails and calligraphy to watercolor, weaving, and more.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21 – Brush Calligraphy Lab, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28 – Calligraphy Lab, 6:30-9 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit labmpls.com.

Projects in Person

Projects in Person, better known as PIP, offers wood-based home decor projects that range from headboards to cutting boards and everything in between. They bring the tools; you bring the creativity.

  • Thursday, Aug. 1 – Chalkboard Coat/Key Organizer, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Console/Coffee/Side Tables, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 – Little Library, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 – Build Bar, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Cutting Boards, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 15 – Build Bar, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 17 – Build Bar, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 – Build Bar, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit projectsinperson.com.

Sawdust Savvy

Sawdust Savvy, located in Stillwater, offers plenty of “Pick Your Project” workshops where participants can complete 22 different projects—including wood signs, decorative boxes, serving/decorative trays, photo ledges, blanket ladders, shelves, and even a custom farmhouse table for your kitchen or dining room.

  • Friday, Aug. 2 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 5-8 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 15 – Craft Camp 2019: Craft Your Story (for children ages 8 and up), 9 a.m. to noon daily
  • Saturday, Aug. 17 – Sign Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 2-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 25 – Signs & Suds, Boards & Brews @ Island City Brewing Co., noon to 3 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit sawdustsavvy.com.

Socially Handcrafted

Socially Handcrafted, located in Burnsville, has a personality. I mean, their motto is “…because crafting is cheaper than therapy.” Not only do they have a sense of humor, but they’re also Minnesota’s only “speakeasy” DIY studio—sure to provide a new, exciting, and promising experience.

  • Thursday, Aug. 1 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 2 – Paint Pouring Class @ Appleberry’s Attic, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 – Crafty Hour, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 – Kids Paint Pouring and Make + Takes, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 – Welcome Mat Workshop (New), 1-3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 11 – New State Weaving Class, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 11 – Chunky Chenille Throw, 3-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 – Macramé Plant Hanger Class, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 – Crochet Basket Class, 1-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 25 – Beginner Macramé Wall Hanging Class, 1-4 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit sociallyhandcrafted.com.

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