Maybe it’s the start of a new school year, but September feels like the perfect time to learn something new. Luckily, Dallas is brimming with opportunities to dabble in new hobbies. Always dreamed of being a ballerina? BAD Ballet’s no-pressure drop-in classes are for you. Want to step up your cooking game? Sur La Table will get you rolling at a make-your-own-sushi lesson. Here are the 20 classes we’d love to try this month.
Fine Arts and Crafting
Oil and Cotton
Intro to Calligraphy: Head to this Bishop Arts District shop to try your hand at flourished italic calligraphy. You’ll take home supplies, including pilot parallel pens, to practice and perfect your skills.
Friday, Sept 15, 6:30pm. $65
Intro to Printmaking: Experiment with carving tools and inking techniques to create prints with playful patterns and shapes.
Sunday, Sept 17, 2pm. $60
Dallas Center for Photography
Travel Photography: Your future travel photos won’t disappoint after this workshop, where you’ll learn to scout the people, places and things that capture the heart of a destination.
Thursday, Sept 7, 6:30pm. $65
North Haven Gardens
Watercolor Workshop (Texas Wildflowers): From bluebonnets to dandelions, pay homage to the gorgeous local flowers that flourish in the fall.
Sunday, Sept 17, 2pm. $50
SMU Continuing Education
Abstract Painting: You don’t have to be a Mustang to enjoy this six-class course at SMU — this personal enrichment course is for all ages. Dive into abstract painting, from color theory to improvisation, in the welcoming weekly class.
Thursday, Sept 14 to Thursday, Oct 19, 6pm. $275
Klarity and Khaos
Freedom Run Day Patio Painting: Enjoy the killer view at Saint Rocco’s in Trinity Groves as you paint. This month’s class has a patriotic theme, so expect to work with vibrant reds and blues. The restaurant’s food and drinks are available for purchase too.
Saturday, Sept 16, 2pm. $35
Jewelry Soldering 101: Play with fire at this hands-on jewelry-making class, where you’ll use everything from a silver solder to a butane torch to design and construct a pair of earrings.
Monday, Sept 11, 7pm. $25
Intro to Sewing: For true beginners: you’ll get acquainted with sewing machines, learn basic skills, and create a craft along the way.
Sunday, Sept 17, 9am. or Sunday, Sept 24 at 9am. $45
Cheese 101: If you love a good charcuterie board but don’t know the difference between Camembert and cheddar, this basic cheese overview (and tasting) is for you.
Friday, Sept 15, 8pm. $40
How to Pair Cheese and Wine: Snack on a hearty helping of samples—6 wines, 12 cheeses— and leave knowing how to choose the perfect pair for your next dinner party.
Friday, Sept 22, 8pm. $50
Sur La Table
Healthy Fall Favorites: From zoodles in red curry-coconut sauce to pomegranate-ginger glazed salmon, you’ll cook (and enjoy) a multi-course dinner with an eclectic feel.
Monday, Sept 11, 11am. $49
Sushi at Home: Hand-roll your own sushi, including California, veggie, and spicy tuna rolls—then indulge in a generous taste of each.
Sunday, Sept 17, 7pm. $79
Bisous Bisous Patisserie
Autumn Macarons: Bring a friend to this BYOB workshop, where you’ll craft delicate French pastries and leave with recipes to try at home.
Saturday, Sept 23, 6pm. $80
Wine and Design (Terrariums): Mix air plants and succulents to create a mini garden and nibble on a curated selection of wines and artisanal sweets.
Thursday, Sept 28, 6pm. $175
Centerpieces: Bright, punchy bouquets from R. Love Floral are beautifully undone and wild, so a centerpiece created under their watchful eye is sure to be stunning.
DIRT design studio
Fall Wreaths: Nestled in Bishop Arts, this tiny studio hosts classes for those who want to get their hands dirty. Work with florals to showcase their autumn colors and textures as you build your wreath.
Monday, Sept 18 and Tuesday, Sept 19, 7pm. $147
Performing Arts: Theater and Dance
Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Script Club’s September Meeting: Bookworms and drama lovers will feel right at home in AMOC’s friendly setting, where members gather to discuss and read plays over food and drinks.
Monday, Sept 11, 7pm. Monthly membership for $25.
Fall Improv—First Class: Put your comedy skills to the test at this casual community class, where you’ll take the stage for improv exercises.
Monday, Sept 18, 7pm. $25
BAD Ballet: Expect a full-body workout in this class set to Drake, Lorde, and other unexpected artists—this was the studio behind this summer’s buzzed-about Beyoncé Ballet series. Beginners are welcome to drop in and perfect their pliés.
Tuesday, Sept 12, 19, and 26, 6:30pm. $15
Deep Vellum Bookstore
Writer’s Bloc Workshop: All aspiring writers are invited to bring, share and discuss their work at this recurring workshop in Deep Ellum, led by poet Craig Nydick.
Wednesday, Sept 6, 6pm. (Recurring, every other Wednesday). Free