October 2019 DIY Class Calendar

This month’s make-and-take classes across the Twin Cities metro.

By Emily Heegaard

Courtesy Projects in Person

Fall has officially begun and the season of pumpkin spice lattes, shorter days, and changing leaves is upon us. As the weather grows colder and less time is spent outside, tap into your creative side and keep yourself busy with any of these do-it-yourself classes.

Carver Junk Co.

Google describes Carver Junk Co. as a “cozy shop for restored vintage furniture, housewares and accessories with a rustic-chic aesthetic.” True, but they left out the kicker: They offer some can’t-miss, one-of-a-kind DIY classes, too.

  • Saturday, Oct. 5 – DIY Mini Pumpkin Painting Workshop, 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 27 – Modern Brush Calligraphy Continued, 2-4 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit carverjunkcompany.com.

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 its revenue.

  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Open Hours, 3-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Open Hours, noon to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4, 18 – DIY Seasonal Wreath Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Open Hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 11, 25 – Wood Sign Class, 6-9 pm.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Paint a Pumpkin, 6-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 18 – Paint a Pumpkin, 1-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 – Paint a Pumpkin, noon to 1 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit yourcreatespace.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, calligraphy, watercolor, florals, and more.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Watercolor LAB, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Leather LAB 1.0, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – Weaving 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 décor projects that range from headboards to cutting boards and everything in between. They bring the tools; you bring the creativity.

  • Tuesday & Thursday, Oct. 1, 3 – Dining Table, 7-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 16, 17 – Build Bar @ Unmapped Brewing, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Centerpiece, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 18 – Clock, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 – Ladder, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – Console/Coffee/Side Tables, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – Headboard, 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – Cutting Boards, 5 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.

  • Saturday, Oct. 5 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 11 – Custom Pillow Cover Workshop, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 25 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Blanket Ladder Workshop, 7-9 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit sawdustsavvy.com.

Socially Handcrafted

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

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Sip N’ Knit @ Number 12 Cider, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Punch Needling with @AnneCops, 6-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4 – Paint Pouring @ Appleberry’s Attic, 5-7 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 – 3D Name Sign Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Sunday, Oct. 6 – Punch Needling with @AnneCops, 1-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Sip N’ Knit @ Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 10 – Welcome Mat Workshop, 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 11 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 – Paint Pouring Class, 9-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Crochet Basket with @AnneCops, 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Sip N’ Knit @ Bourbon Butcher, 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Welcome Mat Workshop, 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 18 – Fall Double-Sided Porch Signs, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 – Fall Double-Sided Porch Signs, 3-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – Blankets & Brews @ Angry Inch Brewing, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 25 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – Make + Takes, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – Punch Needling with @AnneCops, 1-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 27 – Blankets & Brews @ Badger Hill Brewing, 2-5 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit sociallyhandcrafted.com.

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