June 2019 DIY Class Calendar

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

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

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As warmer weather heats up the Twin Cities, our local DIY studios turn it up a notch with the hottest make-and-take trends. Explore your creative side with giant Jenga at Carver Junk Co., bean bag boards at Projects in Person, or a paint pouring class at Socially Handcrafted. Rain or shine, June has it all.

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.

  • Sunday, June 2 – 2019 Summer Yard Game Series: Giant Jenga, 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15 – Father Son/Daughter Workshop: Yard Yahtzee or Giant Farkle, 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20 – Make n’ Take Handmade Jewelry, 4 p.m.

Times subject to change. 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 their revenue.

  • Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27 – Open Hours, noon to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 – Open Hours, noon to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 – Wood Sign Class, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Open Hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8 – Visiting Artist: Star Gazing Canvas, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8 – Wood Sign Class, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15 – Putter Around Downtown, 10 a.m. to 3 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, weaving, and more.

  • Thursday, June 6 – Weaving Lab, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20 – Calligraphy Lab, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Leather Lab 1.0, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27 – Watercolor 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.

  • Wednesday, June 5 – Cutting Boards, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6 – Floating Shelf/Shelves, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 12 – Yard Dice, 6, 6:30, or 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13 – Bean Bag Boards, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Clock, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22 – Bean Bag Boards, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Copper + Wood Ladder, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27 – Washer Toss, 7 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit projectsinperson.com.

Raw 2 Rustic

Whether it’s a corporate event, public class, or private party, Raw 2 Rustic travels far and wide with all the stencils, stains, paint, and designs you need to create a rustic, contemporary work of art that will prove to be a flawless fit in your home.

  • Thursday, June 6 – Small Sign + Wine, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 18 – Small Sign + A Pint, 6:30 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit raw2rustic.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, June 1 – Custom Pillow Covers, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1 – Sign Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6 – Shop & Craft, 6-9 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7 – Sign Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8 – Sign Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 13 – Craft Camp 2019: Spruce Up Your Space, 9 a.m. to noon daily
  • Saturday, June 15 – Sign Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m.
  • Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20 – Craft Camp 2019: Memories in the Making, 9 a.m. to noon daily
  • Wednesday, June 19 – DIY Beer Signs, 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday, June 24 – Sign Workshop, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 29 – Sign Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 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.

  • Saturday, June 1 – Crochet a Fabric Yarn Basket Class, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, June 1 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8 – Paint Pouring Class, 9-11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9 – Punch Needle Class, 12-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13 – Crafty Hour, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15 – Kids Tic-Tac-Toe Workshop, 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 20 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22 – Make + Take, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22 – Paint Pouring Class, 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Crochet a Fabric Yarn Basket, 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit sociallyhandcrafted.com.

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