How to Live a Beautiful Life

Make 2019 the Year of You

A month-by-month guide for a little personal enrichment in Dallas.

If you’re the sort who’s always up for learning something new, mark your calendar for these favorite classes.

January

Ballet Burn
We all want to get in shape at the start of the year. Do so gracefully with Margot Martin’s ballet-inspired classes.

February

Intro to Calligraphy
Make your valentines extra special by learning the age-old skill of script and flourishing at Oil and Cotton. Start out with an italic font.

March

Whiskey Night
Everyone’s a little bit Irish in March, so head to Trinity Hall in Mockingbird Station to sample up to six whiskeys, served with tapas-style snacks.

April

Fundamentals of Drawing
Channel the Parisians by refreshing your drawing skills at The Craft Guild, then sketching en plein air while the spring weather’s still nice. Beret not included.

May

Beginner DSLR
You’re going to want to take good photos on your summer vacation, so it’s time to release your inner shutterbug. This class at the Dallas Center for Photography is meant to give beginners confidence behind the camera.

June

Art of Ceramics
Is it just us, or does it seem like everyone is talking about learning to “throw” lately? Grasp the basic techniques of handbuilding and underglaze decoration at the Creative Arts Center.

July

Beginner Tennis
Tennis anyone? It’s Wimbledon season, so grab your racket and let the pros at Samuell-Grand help you strengthen that forehand. Just don’t forget your water bottle.

August

Summer Salads
It’s hot outside. Why not take a class at Central Market to lighten up your midsummer menu with a variety of refreshing salads?

September

Knife Skills 101
It’s always a good time to brush up on chopping, dicing, and slicing. Bonus: Keep your knife at the end of this Sur La Table class.

October

Cheese 101
Scardello’s cheese classes are classic, but start from the beginning. Still hungry? Move on to others like Italian Wine and Cheese or Beer vs. Wine Smackdown.

November

Drunken Nut Pie
Perfect those pie-baking skills just in time for Thanksgiving. Mary Sparks of Emporium Pies teaches you to bake a bourbon pecan pie with shortbread crust.

December

Prep for Holiday Cooking

Stop by The Cookery or the Arboretum’s interactive garden (A Tasteful Place) for hands-on classes that take the guesswork out of holiday menu planning.

loading

Newsletter

Keep me up to date on the latest happenings and all that D Magazine has to offer.

Find It

Search our directories for...

Doctors

Doctors

Dentists

Dentists

Salons & Spas

Salons & Spas

Shops

Shops

View All

View All

Comments