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Looking for a Hobby? 10 Classes You Need to Try

Sometimes, you start to feel like you’re stuck in a rut. A good way to help get out of that rut is to find a new hobby. But what kind of hobby, you ask? We have a few suggestions for you.

Salt Lake City is full of fun classes to try and hobbies to find. You can meet some new friends and gain some new skills, or hone ones you already have.

1. Art

There are a lot of different art classes to explore. You could learn how to paint. You could learn how to draw. You could learn pottery. There are endless possibilities to unlock your inner artist and set them free.

Petersen Art Center boasts several different art classes: https://petersenartcenter.com/ 

2. Cooking

Learn how to wow your family and friends with culinary creations. You can learn anything from sourdough to macarons to cake decorating. If you enjoy whipping up concoctions in the kitchen, cooking classes could be your jam (you could also learn to make jam!).

You can find cooking classes at a lot of different places, your local Harmon’s being one of them: https://www.harmonsgrocery.com/classes

3. Soap Making

This one is a little more niche, sure. But who doesn’t love a nice smelling soap or some luscious lotion? And you could learn to make your own! Make some to give away as gifts, or keep the nice smelling goodness all to yourself. We won’t tell.

Pine Meadows is a good place to start looking for soap making classes: https://pinemeadows.net/classes.php 

4. Gardening

Do you have a green thumb? Maybe you have the opposite and want to learn how to get a green thumb. Either way, gardening classes could help you. You can learn how to take care of bonsais, or grow an herb garden, or even make a fairy garden. Houseplants are proven to improve lives, and you can learn how to keep them alive.

Cactus and Tropicals offers all sorts of gardening classes: http://www.cactusandtropicals.com/store-classes 

5. Writing

This is a personal favorite of mine. A lot of writing classes are pretty low key. They focus more on the writing, with only a little bit of socializing before and after. This is a good option for the introverts out there. But there are also more social writing classes, so any personality can find their right (write) fit. 

Just Write: Salt Lake City brings writers together to socialize and work: https://www.meetup.com/Just-Write-Salt-Lake-City/ 

6. Sewing

You can find all sorts of sewing classes. Everything from beginner I-can’t-sew-a-straight-line to advanced I-make-my-own-clothes. Whatever level you’re at, or whatever interest you have, there’s a sewing class for you out there.

Tissu has sewing classes for all levels: https://www.tissufabrics.com/classes 

7. Fiber Arts

Going along in the same vein as sewing are fiber arts classes. This can mean crocheting or knitting, spinning or weaving, or hand painting silk. There are plenty of possibilities if sewing isn’t your thing, but you’re interested in textiles.

Pioneer Craft House offers all of these and more: https://www.pioneercrafthouse.com/classes.html 

8. Jewelry Making

When you buy jewelry in the store, you run the risk of someone else having the exact same thing. If you learn how to make jewelry, you can make your own unique pieces for yourself or for someone else. There are a few different options too, such as wire wrapping or even silversmithing.

Speaking of Pioneer Craft House, they also have different jewelry making classes: https://www.pioneercrafthouse.com/classes.html 

9. Woodworking

This is a unique option, to be sure. But woodworking is a cool skill to have. You can learn how to do something smaller like making a bowl or carving wood, or you can go big and learn how to make a chair. The sky’s the limit. 

Woodcraft is a good starting place to find the woodworking class for you: https://www.woodcraft.com/stores/salt-lake-city/classes 

10. Dancing

If you’re looking for something a little more physical, this is the hobby for you. There are pretty much as many dance classes as there are dance styles. So whatever style of dance you’re interested in, you can learn how to do it. Swing, ballroom, ballet, tap, and more are available for you to learn. Take a partner, a friend, or just yourself, and get moving!

DF Dance has children’s classes, beginner adult classes and more: https://www.dfdancestudio.com/beginner-dance-classes.html 

This is only a sampling of the classes you can take to find a new hobby. Whatever piques your interest can probably be learned further. Take a look and find something to get you out of that rut and into a new hobby.

What kind of classes do you enjoy taking to learn new things? Tell us in the comments below!

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Heather Linde

Heather Linde is a writer and a teaching assistant for at-risk and state custody students. She plays roller derby, and volunteers with the Harry Potter Alliance and the Girls on Track Foundation. In her free time, she writes, eats entirely too many cookies, stares at the moon too much, and hangs out with her pet snake, Persephone.

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