December Holiday Workshops

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‘Tis the season for fun holiday-themed workshops. Here are some of our top picks for a festive hands-on activity to celebrate the season with friends.

And if you can’t make it this month (it’s a busy month!), all of these spaces host classes year-round. Check our their classes for January and beyond.  

Holiday Calligraphy Workshop 

Learn the art of pointed pen calligraphy in this fun holiday-themed class! You will get instruction on to how to use the old-fashioned writing tools of dip pen and ink and will cover the key basics to set your calligraphy journey off on the right foot. 

Monday, December 9 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

StudioLife | 5236 University Way NE., Seattle 

$100. Reserve your spot here

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Seasonal Candle Making with Particle Goods 

Learn about the science of scent and the process of soy vegetable wax candle making from the experts at Particle Goods! Get expert help crafting four different 6 oz. travel tin candles—the perfect gift. 

Wednesday, December 11 | 6:30pm 

The Works | 151 12th Ave., Seattle 

$99. Reserve your spot here

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Holiday Workshop: Ornaments

Deck the halls with handmade ornaments! In this workshop, you’ll learn basic metalsmithing techniques to create at least one handmade ornament from metal wire or sheet. Demos will include cutting with a jewelers saw, filing and soldering wire. 

Thursday, December 12 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Pratt Fine Arts Center | 1902 S Main St., Seattle

$83. Reserve your spot here

Chocolate Truffles

Learn how to craft custom chocolate truffles with hands-on time rolling a custom set of a dozen of your own masterpieces. You’ll package them up in a box with accents ready for gifting (or to enjoy yourself!), and you’ll also go home with recipes so you can create dozens more truffles for gifting this holiday. 

Saturday, December 14 | 3pm

The Works | 151 12th Ave., Seattle 

$49. Reserve your spot here

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Printmaking: Holiday cards

Make holiday cards with linocut relief prints. Linocut is a basic printmaking technique where artists use tools to carve marks in the surface of a plate. Linocut produces results similar to woodcut except plates are made of soft rubber or linoleum, therefore easier to carve. This is both a great (and kind of serious all-day) introduction to printmaking and a creative way to personalize your holiday cards this year!

Saturday, December 14 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Gage Academy of Art | 1501 10th Ave E #101, Seattle 

$140. Reserve your spot here

An example of linocut printing. Photo credit: Blick

Glassblowing: Blow your own holiday ornament 

Make your own unique holiday ornament! Learn to gather glass from the furnace and blow and shape bubbles into fantastic forms. There will be lots of hands-on experience and individual assistance. 

Sunday, December 15 | 1:45 – 5:45 pm 

Pratt Fine Arts Center | 1902 S Main St., Seattle

$144. Reserve your spot here

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Holiday Gifting: Boho Braided Charm Bracelet

Quick to make, endlessly adaptable and small enough to tuck in a carry-on, this is the perfect project to take with you on trips. Make a great gift for men, women and kids!

Sunday, December 15 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Beadworld | 9524 Roosevelt Way NE., Seattle

$30. Reserve your spot here

Community Cookie Swap @ The Works 

‘Tis the season for holiday baking and merriment at this community event. Here’s how it works: cookies are your currency—bake a dozen and swap a dozen, or bake ten dozen and swap ten dozen—you get the point! If possible, please bring some printed copies of your cookie recipes to share with your new friends.

Monday, December 16 | 6:30 pm

The Works | 151 12th Ave., Seattle 

$10 suggested donation. Reserve your spot here

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