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Things to Do

Festive Fall Classes to Get Creative With in Dallas

Everything from making pumpkin doughnuts to sampling scary cheese (you heard us).

As Dallas temperatures drop and leaves finally begin to change hues, take a cue from nature and embrace change. Branch out from takeout with a class at Sur la Table, or replace your vases with flower-filled pumpkins. Whatever floats your fall-themed boat!

Here we’ve gathered 10 local workshops we’d love try this October.

Get Crafty

Courtesy of Arts Mission Oak Cliff

Stitch and Bitch October at Arts Mission Oak Cliff (Oak Cliff)

We don’t blame you if you try out Stitch and Bitch for the class name alone. The four-week series focuses on needle felting while incorporating a fall theme. You’ll create gourds, foliage and pumpkins perfect for sprucing up an autumn table scape. Don’t forget to bring your wine.

Tuesdays: Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, and Oct. 24, 7:30-9pm. $85 (includes four classes + supplies)

 

Mono Indian Basket Weaving Workshop at the Dallas Museum of Art (Downtown)

If you’re a dedicated patron of the DMA, go a step further with this immersive class. After visiting the Arts of the Americas collection with a curator guide, you’ll construct a traditional Mono Indian baby basket while drawing inspiration from pieces in the collection.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 1-5 pm. $75 ($65 for DMA members)

 

Halloween Card Making Workshop at PaperSource (Knox/Cole)

From collaging to stamping and embossing, use multimedia techniques to construct four festive cards with motifs ranging from black cats to jack-o-lanterns.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-8 pm. $30

Pumpkin Painting Workshop at the Art House (Highland Village)

Head north for an intensive, three-hour still life course. Your pumpkin piece will be worthy of a spot on your gallery wall thanks to hands-on help from an Art House instructor.

Friday, Oct. 6, 1-4 pm. $45

 

Cooking and Culinary 

Courtesy of Scardello

Fall Vegetarian Cooking at Sur la Table (Knox/Henderson)

Even carnivores can dig the fresh, seasonal menu at Sur la Table’s Fall Vegetarian Cooking class. The fruits (and vegetables, natch) of your labor include pear and gouda salad as well as baked polenta with mushroom and sage ragout.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 am-12 pm. $69

 

Celebrating Pumpkin at Sur la Table (Knox/Henderson)

Think outside the pie by using fresh pumpkin in both sweet and savory recipes, including chicken with pumpkin seed tomatillo sauce and pumpkin doughnuts with buttermilk glaze.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-3 pm. $69

 

Scary Cheese and Wine at Scardello (Oak Lawn)

If you’re a cheese enthusiast who doesn’t shy away from a sharp Stilton, try this Halloween-inspired cheese and wine tasting, where you’ll sample “scary” concoctions that include a brain-shaped soft cheese.

Friday, Oct. 27, 8-10 pm. $40

Floral

Courtesy of R. Love Floral

Fall Centerpiece Class at R. Love Floral (Farmers Branch)

Known for their vivid colors and wild aesthetic, the floral studio will likely embrace fall hues and untamed shapes at this seasonal centerpiece classes.

Thursday, Oct. 5 or Thursday, Oct. 26, 7-9 pm. $85

 

Wine & Design Class: Blooming Pumpkin at Dr Delphinium (Park Cities)

Fill a fresh pumpkin with seasonal blooms while visiting Dr. Delphinium’s brand new greenhouse at their Lovers Lane location. Complimentary wine tastings, sweets and snacks will also be on hand.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6-8 pm. $175

Home and Design

Design Your Life Salon at For Home Forty Five Ten (Knox/Henderson)

Head to For Home Forty Five Ten, for some fall design inspiration, courtesy of the store’s creative director Rob Dailey, designer Emily Summers, and ceramicist Brian Molanphy. Snack on bites and drinks courtesy of The Joule.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6-8 pm. Free

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