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6 Virtual Creative Classes to Try This Summer

Learn to hand letter, design a bright bouquet, make your own soy candle, and more.
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Hand Lettering by Wildflower Art Studio

Class: $55 | Kit: $65

This dreamy art studio in Denton has sold 50,000 of their beloved creative kits to date; now, they’re offering online classes to accompany them. Once you register for this hand lettering course, you’ll have lifetime access to online resources like video demos and written guides.

Beginner Watercolor by Oil and Cotton

Class and Kit (Local Pick-Up): $55 | Class and Kit (Shipped): $65

Oil and Cotton’s approachable art classes will help you master the basics of watercolor technique. Each workshop has a different project; you might paint a rose garden, a Mediterranean landscape, or a Monstera leaf, to name a few. Have your kit shipped or pick it up at Oil and Cotton’s Oak Cliff location.

Flower Power Hour with RAOFACTOR

Class and Supplies (Free Delivery): $100

Luxury floral designer RAOFACTOR is now offering intimate virtual courses for just 10 students at a time. You’ll receive 30 stems of bright blossoms and greenery to craft an avant-garde arrangement in real time over Zoom.

Wildflower Art Studio

Intro to Gouache Painting by Wildflower Art Studio

Class: $45 | Kit: $45

Gouache (rhymes with squash, if you were wondering) is like a combination of watercolor and acrylic, and Wildflower Art Studio says it’s a great medium for beginners. For your first project, you’ll paint a monarch butterfly that will be pretty enough to frame, whether you’re a painting newbie or seasoned crafter.

Wine and Design Workshops by The Iman Project

Class and Supplies (Local Pickup): $75+

The Iman Project’s workshops were created to give everyone a seat at the table, and though the events are now virtual, founder Bree Clarke still manages to foster a sense of community via video call. Sign up for a Wine and Design class to receive everything you need to design a bold bouquet, as well as a bottle of Texas-made Boca Chica Wine. Keep an eye out for The Iman Project’s new national workshops. The supplies–including the live flowers–can be mailed, so the class makes a great gift for far-away family members.

Candle Kits by M.A.D Candle Co.

Kit: $40+

Craft your own soy wax candle with these DIY candle kits. Choose from several types of vessels, from matte to metallic, then select an essential oil blend to add fragrance. Want to take your DIY-ing to the next level? The company also offers a deluxe starter kit with 12 vessels, 5 scents, and 5 pounds of wax.

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