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GOT AUSTIN: Our Guide to Local Workshops

Austin is home to countless talented creatives, so it’s no wonder we’re also home to a host of unique workshops. From the culinary inclined kind to the DIY-er, there’s a workshop or experience made for you.

To help narrow down the endless options, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that are perfect for weekends, date nights, in-person, or virtually!

Amanda Reid Designs

Learn the basics of modern calligraphy and brush lettering in a fun, interactive environment. In-person and virtual classes are available.

Ballet Austin
dance + fitness

Offering a variety of classes for adults of all ages and ability levels; a place where everyone can discover the joy of movement! In-person and virtual classes are available.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | watercolor basics 

This seven-session in-person course is presented in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School and will introduce the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory.

Mercedez Rex
water marbling

Learn the basics of water marbling from the comfort of your own home with this online workshop where you’ll learn to produce dynamic patterns on the surface of a water bath.

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
cheese 101

This Hyde Park cheese shop offers various classes that will guide you through artisanal selections of cheeses alongside thoughtful pairings. In-person and virtual classes are available.

Mindy’s Bakeshop
baking + decorating

Learn how to make from-scratch sugar cookies, royal icing, and cookie decorating techniques at home with this local bakery!.

Pasta Social Club
handmade pasta

Get your hands dirty and discover the magical world of fresh pasta-making either in a virtual private class or group workshop.

The Roosevelt Room

Whether you’re looking to learn how to make high-quality drinks at home, create your own unique cocktails, or want to learn all about your favorite spirit, The Roosevelt Room has you covered.

Cultured Grazing Co
cheese + grazing boards

Create beautiful and thoughtfully curated cheese plates and grazing boards for family gatherings, celebrations, or just a night in. In-person and virtual classes are available.

Margot Blair Floral
 floral arrangements

Learn all the basics you’ll need to know to be able to start making your own striking floral arrangements with their Chief Flower Guru. In-person classes are available.

Mud Studio

Take a page out of Swayze’s book by taking this 6-week ceramic class that focuses on clay preparation, wheel techniques, design of creating successful forms, and glazing.

Two Hives Honey

Head just minutes out of town to learn the secrets of beekeeping. From tours to tasting, explore and experience the intriguing world of bees from expert beekeepers.

Austin Virtual Workers
virtual workers group

A group designed to bring the social aspect back to the virtual lifestyle by connecting virtual workers who are missing the in-person interaction of a traditional office environment.

Guaranteed to Wrinkle
women’s community

A women’s membership community that aligns passion for wellness, community involvement, and connecting like-minded female leaders.

Startup Grind Austin
entrepreneur group

This group is focused on inspiring and connecting entrepreneurs in Austin through events and creating a home for Austin’s startup community.

Whiskey & Pearls
women’s community

W&P is a networking community designed to empower and encourage women with the strong belief that women are unique like pearls and strong like a whiskey cocktail.

Crux Climbing Center
rock climbing

This program provides a fun environment for kids to learn the fundamentals of rock climbing, build useful skills, and develop climbing techniques.

Foodie Kids
Cooking + Baking

Through their diverse, fun, and interactive classes, Foodie Kids allows children as young as four years old to experience how easy and fun making their own food.

STEAM-focused activities

Choose from their four STEAM-focused camp themes to engage and inspire young learners!

ZACH Theatre
theatre classes

For over 30 years, ZACH Theatre‘s top-notch education department has offered a variety of fun classes, workshops and camps that give kids of all ages the chance to express themselves creatively.