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Things to Do in Dallas

Seven Dallas Workshops to Try This Summer

Get crafty.

As summer winds down, make the most of your remaining free time by snagging a slot in one of these creative workshops.


1. Oil and Cotton—Marbling

The Date: July 16, 4-6 pm

The Price: $75/person

The Details: The two-hour class teaches how to manipulate colors and paint on an aqueous surface, and then transfer them to paper for a look similar to marble. Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange, a trendy art shop in Bishop Arts, also holds art classes for kids and teens. 817 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208.


2. Paper Source—Mod Card Crafting

The Date: July 28, 6-8 pm

The Price: $32/person

The Details: Use stamps and a heat emboss to construct handmade cards with Paper Source’s signature art prints. Paper Source’s Knox-Cole location opened earlier this summer, and hosts other periodic workshops and private events. 4525 Cole Ave #170, Dallas, TX 75205.


3. Savor Patisserie—Macaron Workshop

The Date: July 15, 7-9 pm (and other dates/times this summer)

The Price: $65/person

The Details: Savor’s pop-up shop location in The Shops at Park Lane is offering BYOB pastry courses this summer. You’ll learn a new trick and leave with a whole box of homemade macarons. And for added fun, sign up for their July 30 workshop featuring both pastry making and calligraphy lessons from Caddy Corner Designs.  8060 Park Lane, Ste. #135, Dallas, TX 75231.


4. Pirch—Sourcing Saturday Cooking Class

The Date: July 30, 10:30-12 pm

The Price: Complimentary

The Details: Pirch’s culinary team leads these weekly courses, where participants craft meals from freshly bought farmer’s market finds. Explore this local favorite’s luxe modern appliances and furniture when you finished your class. 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225.


5. Megan Weaver—Online Photography Course for Bloggers

The Date: Available anytime

The Price: $67/person

The Details: Dallas photographer Megan Weaver created this course to educate bloggers with little to no experience with DSLR cameras. You’ll learn how to frame images and how to operate your camera, and  can even join a Facebook community with other students in her course.


6. Dallas Arboretum—Watercolor and Botanical Study

The Date: July 16, 9 am-1 pm

The Price: $110/person (members receive a discount)

The Details: The Dallas Arboretum hosts adult art classes, workshops, wine tastings and more. This four-hour intensive watercolor course is for all levels. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218.


7. Creative Arts Center—Mixed Media Painting

The Date: July 31, 11 am-4 pm

The Price: $145/person (Members receive $30 off)

The Details: The Creative Arts Center of Dallas prides itself on welcoming all levels of artists to its classes, workshops, and live model labs. In this mixed media course, you’ll work with acrylics to create patterns, layers, and texture. 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228.


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