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7 Summer Workshops to Bring Out Your Inner Chef, Artist, and Sommelier

Make ice cream, candles, and charcuterie boards, or learn the art of "drunk gardening."

Summer is here, and as June rolls along, it becomes easy to feel trapped in a mundane routine. Long work weeks and a seemingly never-ending to-do-lists can drain even the toughest workaholics. Thankfully, with these fun and trendy workshops from local Dallas services, it is easy to get out of the rut and add some excitement to city living.

Flea Style – Watercolor for Beginners: Dreamy Dreamcatcher

Saturday, June 8 -3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Deep Ellum’s Flea Style will help you fuel your creative side with this dreamy watercolor class. Painters of all skill levels are welcome to learn the basics of watercolor painting with Dallas artist Volta Voloshin-Smith. Learn to paint a colorful dreamcatcher painting that is sure to make you feel cool, calm, and creative. / ($50)

Petal Pushers’ Drunk Gardening

Every other Wednesday –June 12 to August 7 at 7:00 PM

by Justin Clemons

This summer, Petal Pushers (the one with the good-looking guys on vespas) is offering a hands-on flower arranging workshop with a twist. Participants will learn how to arrange his or her own set of fresh cut flowers while unwinding with a refreshing glass of vino. Refreshments are provided, but BYOB is encouraged. Who knows, flower arranging (or maybe just flower arranging while drinking) might become your new hobby. / ($65)

Baldo’s Ice Cream Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays – June 11 to July 25 – 9:30AM to 10:30AM

by Daniel Walker.

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings this summer, kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to learn now to make ice cream (and roll their own cones) at Baldo’s Ice Cream on Hillcrest Avenue. The best part? Each participant leaves the session with a pint of his or her freshly made ice cream. (This may be the best time to teach your kid that sharing is caring.) / ($45)

Scardello Artisan Cheese – Charcuterie, Cheese and Wine

Thursday, June 13 -7:00 PM ($40)

Catherine Downes

(Warning: dad jokes ahead.) If your dad can sometimes be a little cheesy, Scardello has the perfect workshop for both of you to enjoy on Father’s Day. Attendees of Scardello’s Charcuterie, Cheese and Wine class can learn all about what goes into making the perfect board and wine combo. Hang with dad and have a gouda time. (We warned you.) / ($40)

Three Twelve Co. Summer Fun Cookie

Saturday, June 22 -12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

via Three Twelve Co. on Facebook

Boost your baking skills with this sweet workshop. Three Twelve Co. invites bakers of all skill levels to learn from local Dallas baker Jen Pederson (aka @adancingbaker) all while enjoying bottomless mimosas. *Clink.* / ($110)

The Candle Bar – Pure Barre + Candle Pouring

June 26 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Candle Bar / Elizabeh Lavin

Head to Deep Ellum’s The Candle Bar for a total body workout with a little incentive. Workshop attendees can enjoy a 30-minute Pure Barre class followed by a glass of rosé. After the mini sweat sesh, participants can pour themselves their own artisan candle. Sweat, sip, and craft in style. / ($50)

The Cookery – Caribbean Vacation

Saturday, June 29 -12:00 PM

by Jill Broussard

The Cookery offers a variety of themed classes, but for our summer-themed roundup, their “Caribbean Vacation” option seems most fitting. Because nothing screams summer quite like polishing off a self-prepared three-course meal with Caribbean Rum Punch and toasted coconut ice cream. / ($95)

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