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The Coolest Creative Classes to Take in NYC This Winter

Interested in taking a fun, enriching, or creative class of some sort this winter? Below, we spotlight dozens of worthy options in the realm of food, beauty, science, art, floral design, and more.

Colder temps and chilly breezes mean that fewer activities are going on outdoors in New York City at this time, which means it’s the perfect time to focus on self-care, mental health, and picking up some new skills. Below, we spotlight several New York City classes that have piqued our attention this Winter.

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Art, Science, and Beauty

Make a Beautiful Macrame Plant Hanger
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30PM – 8:30PM at Craft Jam in Manhattan

Photo Safari: Central Park
Friday, December 15, 1:30PM – 4:00PM at New York City Photo Safari in Manhattan

Masks, Toners, and Serums: Creating Bespoke Skincare
Saturday, January 13, 1:00PM – 4:30PM at Alchemologie Natural Perfume, Brooklyn

Making Glycerin Soap with Dried Herbs and Flowers
Tuesday, February 13, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

Indigo Dyeing
Thurday, February 22, 6:30PM – 9:30PM at Textile Arts Center, Manhattan

Watercolor with Floral Inspiration
Saturday, February 10, 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Private Picassos Mobile, Brooklyn

Seed Pods
Sunday, Jan 28, 10:00AM – 3:30PM at New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

Natural Dyeing 101
Saturday, Jan 06, 11:00AM – Jan 07, 5:00PM at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn

BYOB Painting
Tuesday, Jan 09, 7:00PM – 9:00PM at The Paint Place, Manhattan

Floral Sinamay Workshop
Sunday, Jan 21, 10:00AM – 5:00PM at East Village Hats, Manhattan

Floral Inspired Jewelry
Wednesday, Dec 13, 6:00PM – Dec 14, 9:00PM at Liloveve, Brooklyn

Bloom in Flame
Saturday, Jan 13, 11:00AM – 4:00PM at Brooklyn Glass, Brooklyn

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop
Saturday, Feb 10, 10:00AM – 1:00PM at New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

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Floral Design and Gardening

Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop
Saturday, Dec 16, 1:00PM – 2:00PM at Twig Terrariums, Brooklyn

Houseplants 101
Friday, Jan 05, 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Twig Terrariums, Brooklyn

Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop
Saturday, Dec 16, 2:00PM – 5:00PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

Airplant Squid Workshop
 Thursday, Dec 21, 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Twig Terrariums, Brooklyn

Harnessing the Resilience of Native Plants
Tuesday, Dec 12, 1:00PM – 3:00PM at New York Botanic Garden, Bronx

Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors
Wednesday, Jan 17, 6:15PM – 9:15PM at New York Botanical Garden, Manhattan

Plant Cloning Workshop
Thursday, Jan 25, 7:00PM – 8:00PM at Chameleon Club Studio, Brooklyn

Grow and Eat Microgreens Year-Round
Thursday, Feb 08, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

Soil Science for Gardeners
Thursday, Jan 11, 10:00AM – Feb 01, 1:00PM at New York Botanic Garden, Bronx

Adult Terrarium
Tuesday, Dec 12, 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Luludi Living Art, Queens

Fresh Flower Arrangement
Sat, Dec 16, 12:00PM – 2:00PM at Miu Flower School, Manhattan

A Kitchen Garden Plan
Sun, Jan 28, 10:00AM – 1:00PM at New York Botanic Garden, Bronx

Learn Urban Beekeeping
Sunday, Jan 28, 10:00AM – 1:00PM at NY Open Center, Manhattan

Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana)
Saturday, Dec 16, 11:00AM – 12:30PM at Resobox, Manhattan

Compote Arrangement
Wednesday, Jan 17, 10:30AM – 3:00PM at New York Botanic Garden, Bronx

Food and Drink

Intro to Tea & Tea Tasting
Tuesday, Dec 12, 5:00PM – 6:00PM at Palais des Thes, Manhattan

The Trilogy: Kefir, Kombucha, and Cultured Vegetables
Saturday, Feb 24, 10:00AM – 5:30PM at New York Open Center, Manhattan

All About Eggs: An Eggucation
Sunday, December 10, 12:00PM – 2:00PM at The Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn

Cooking With Wine
Friday, Dec 22, 9:00PM – 11:00PM at Taste Buds Kitchen, Manhattan

Wine and Cheese 101
Friday, Dec 22, 6:30PM – 8:00PM at Murray’s Cheese, Manhattan

Brewshop 101: Home Brewing Essentials
Thurday, Dec 14, 6:30PM – 9:00PM at Bitter and Esters, Brooklyn

Sprats and Symposia: The Cuisine of the Ancient Greeks
Monday, Dec 11, 8:30PM – 10:00PM at Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn

Veg Out: Seasonal Vegetarian Cooking
Friday, Feb 23, 6:30PM – 8:00PM at La Scuola at Eataly, Manhattan

Provencal: Country Cooking
Sunday, Dec 17, 12:00PM – 3:00PM at Miette, Manhattan

14 Wines, 7 Cheese, 1 Night
Saturday, Jan 06, 3:00PM – 5:30PM at NYC Wine Class, Manhattan

Hops Class Lecture & Tasting
Sunday, Jan 14, 12:00PM – 2:30PM at Bitter and Esters, Brooklyn

Introduction to Matcha
Wednesday, Dec 13, 12:00PM – 1:00PM at Palais des Thes, Manhattan

Mixology: Tea-Infused Cocktails
 Monday, Dec 18, 5:30PM – 8:30PM at Sanctuary T, Manhattan

Explorations in Roasting
Thursday, Dec 21, 2:00PM – 4:30PM at JOE Coffee, Brooklyn

Brewshop 501: All-Grain Brewing
Sunday, Jan 28, 12:00PM – 2:30PM at Bitter and Esters, Brooklyn

Farmers Market Tour and Cooking Class
Friday, Dec 22, 11:00AM – 2:00PM at Home Cooking New York

What to Eat and How to Shop
Tuesday, Jan 16, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Home Cooking New York, Manhattan

Walking Tour of Eataly
Wednesday, Dec 13, 10:30AM – 11:45AM at La Scuola at Eataly, Manhattan

Wellness and Health

Nature’s Pharmacy
Saturday, Jan 27, 10:00AM – 2:30PM at New York Botanical Garden, Manhattan

Mushroom Medicine Making and Talk
Thursday, Jan 18, 7:00PM – 9:00PM at Antidote Apothecary and Tea Bar, Brooklyn

Ayurvedic Nutrition: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit
Thurday, Jan 18, 8:00PM – Feb 08, 10:00PM at New York Open Center, Manhattan

Rituals for the New Year
Friday, Jan 05, 7:00PM – 10:00PM at New York Open Center, Manhattan

Herbs for Immunity
Sunday, Dec 10, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Antidote Apothecary and Tea Bar, Brooklyn

Everything You Need To Know About Body Detoxification
Sun, Feb 04, 10:00AM – 5:30PM at New York Open Center, Manhattan

Using Traditional Native Medicines and Herbs
New York Open Center, Manhattan

Level 1 Certification: Foundations of Aromatherapy
Tue, Jan 09, 6:30PM – Feb 20, 9:30PM at NY Institute of Aromatherapy, Manhattan

Introduction to Gut Health
Thursday, February 15, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

Chinese Medicinal Herbs in America
Wednesday, February 7, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

Essential Oils and Pregnancy: For Doulas and New Moms
Sunday, January 14, 10:00AM – 4:00PM at NY Institute of Aromatherapy, Manhattan

Self Care For Women
Wednesday, January 10, 8:15PM – 10:00PM at Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn

Herbal Energetics: The Ten Tastes
Sunday, February 25, 10:00AM – 5:30PM at New York Open Center, Manhattan

Integrative Medicine
Thurday, December 14, 6:00PM – 7:30PM at New York Botanical Garden, Manahttan

Treating Colds and Flus Naturally
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00PM – 7:30PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

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