11 of NYC’s Best Crafts Classes to Unleash Your Inner Maker

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The city offers a surprising amount of crafts and DIY classes, everything from making your own lipstick, to making your own laptop cover. Sometimes the most fun you can have is learning a new skill. Not only does it keep you entertained, but it’s a great way to meet people that don’t immediately involve getting drunk and exchanging Numbers. We’ve singled out 11 of NYC’s best crafts/DIY classes, check them out:

Design And Paint Wooden Jewelry
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  • When – Wed 17 May
  • Where – CraftJam – 33 West 17th Street, 5th Floor Manhattan, 10011
  • Price – $50

You’ll unleash your inner Picasso and jewelry designer during this workshop. In under two hours, a certified JamMaster will show you how to choose and select the best paints for your project, point you towards the perfect color choices to complement your wardrobe, and even, how to apply gold leaf to your beads! This class is beginner-friendly, no experience necessary! There will be delicious snacks to munch on! But BYOB if you want… READ MORE

DIY Green Terrarium
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  • When – Wed 17 May
  • Where – Luludi Astoria – 23-07 24th Avenue, Astoria, 11102
  • Price – $49

Always wanted an English garden but live in a tiny East Village apartment? Luludi Living Art is New York’s top living design source and you’re invited to create your own mini greenhouse to reflect your inner artistic tastes using succulent or air plants and cute accessories. Friendly and knowledgeable instructors will give you care advice and all terrarium containers and materials… READ MORE

Make Your Own Lipstick!
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  • When – Tue May 16
  • WhereRouge New York – 220 E 60th St, Manhattan, 10022
  • Price – $29

Dying for a particular pastel shade that screams Winter 2017? Start by creating a customizable lip color from scratch with your artist at the Bespoke Beauty Bar. Customize texture, color, and even aroma. The sky’s the limit. It’s your choice whether to be bold and fiery, or stay on fleek with subtle shades. Be warned, with your unique color, you’ll be on everyone’s lips. … READ MORE

Make Your Own Sushi!
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  • When – Sat 20 May
  • WhereNosh! @ Courtyard by Marriott – 114 west 40th Street, 10018
  • Price – $45

In this fun, hands-on social cooking class, you will learn all the skills needed to make sushi-rolls, including how to make sushi rice, select sushi-grade fish, with additional, gourmet ingredients to enhance your dining experience. Salmon is used in this class along with carrot, avocado, cucumber, and nori. No experience necessary… READ MORE

Make a Stylish Case for Your Laptop or Tablet!
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  • When – Wed 17 May
  • Where – CraftJam – 33 West 17th Street, 5th Floor Manhattan, 10011
  • Price – $60

In this class, you get to create a custom cover for your tablet or laptop made of felt and leather, a winning duo of materials! In under two hours, an instructor will teach you how to create a pattern for your case, how to cut and hole punch leather and felt, how to insert closures, and how to hand stamp your initials! We’ll be having a few drinks in the meantime, so BYOB… READ MORE

Tattoo Workshop
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  • When – Fri 19 May
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Steady your hand, fire up the tattoo gun, have a sip of beer, and practice giving a rad sleeve on a piece of synthetic skin. You can also use a melon for practice (we suggest you tattoo “I <3 my curves”). Every material from inks to tattoo machines is included. If you are proud of your skills, celebrate by cracking open a beer or a knocking back a drink from the well drink and beer open bar… READ MORE

Learn How To Etch Glass!
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  • When – Fri 19 May
  • Where – CraftJam – 33 West 17th Street, 5th Floor Manhattan, 10011
  • Price – $55

Join this glass etching class and learn to master this amazing technique and bring your own glass home! Etch creative and cool designs on glass; perfect to liven up your home or give as a gift. You’ll learn how to design, create stencils, and transfer those stencils onto glass using etching creme! No experience necessary… READ MORE

Learn How To Make Pizza!
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  • When – Fri 19 May
  • Where – The Bryant Park Lounge @ The Residence Inn Marriott Times Square – 1033 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan, 10018
  • Price – $45

Learn to make your own homemade pizza to amaze and delight your friends, and most importantly, yourself! No cooking experience required, you just have to love pizza (like a normal human being). Get creative with toppings, bases, cheese blends… the world is your pizza pie! Become a pizza making superhero, get your tickets… READ MORE

Cool Embroidery Wall Art Workshop
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  • When – Sat 20 May
  • Where – CraftJam – 33 West 17th Street, 5th Floor Manhattan, 10011
  • Price – $45

Learn the basic embroidery stitches and make some awesome wall art. In this beginner-friendly class you’ll learn how to prep your embroidery hoop for DIY magic, how to create and transfer your design onto fabric, the basics of selecting the perfect thread, how to start and finish a project, and how to create essential stitches. BYOB… READ MORE

DIY Pasta Class
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  • When – Sat 20 May
  • Where – Garden Grille and Bar – 206 East 52nd Street, 10022
  • Price – $90

Learn how to make Italian fresh cavatelli pasta! Cavatelli pasta is from the Puglia region in southern Italy. It is made with a variety of doughs, and in this class, you will use a ricotta dough recipe. You will get hands-on training on how to mix the dough by hand, form the dough, roll and cook cavatelli, make delicious sauces and enjoy the dish! No experience is required… READ MORE

Make Your Own Chic Macrame Wall Hanging
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  • When – Thu 18 May
  • Where – CraftJam – 33 West 17th Street, 5th Floor Manhattan, 10011
  • Price – $55

This form of textile-making using knots instead of knitting is all the rage again, and CraftJam has a workshop that’ll make you into a Macrame master. After taking this class you will be able to follow other macrame patterns and apply these techniques to your own designs. You’ll learn all about materials, techniques, designs for wall hangings, embellishments, and variations for future designs… READ MORE

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