In addition to the numerous YouTube tutorials and DIY blogs online, Baton Rouge is bursting at the seams with workshops and classes for unique interests. Next time you want to try something new, sign up for one of these local workshops.
Baton Rouge Succulent Company: The plant boutique isn’t just known for adding new greenery to your houseplant collection. It offers plant-focused workshops throughout the month, where guests can learn how to make their own succulent garden, macrame a plant holder and propagate new plants. brsucculentco.com
Bubbles + Blooms Botanical Bar: Green and black thumbs alike can learn how to make flower arrangements, wreaths and flower crowns. You can book Bubbles and Blooms for your next team bonding or social event. instagram.com/bubblesandbloomsbr
Heart Over Harvest: You know those textured macrame wall hangings you see all over Instagram? You can learn how to make your own. Local artist Victoria Peterson of Heart Over Harvest offers monthly introductory workshops on how to macrame wall hangings and plant holders. instagram.com/heartoverharvest
Painting and Pinot: Don’t have plans for the evening? Sign up for one of Painting and Pinot’s open paint classes. During the two-hour events, students can bring their own adult beverages and channel their inner artists as they learn how to paint different scenes, subjects and designs. paintingandpinot.com/classes
Red Stick Spice Company: Let’s face it: We can’t all be chefs. Thanks to Red Stick Spice Company, you can learn cooking basics, like how to use spices and how to make your own jam. LSU, Louisiana Culinary Institute and several local restaurants also offer recreational cooking classes, so if Red Stick gets booked up, check them out, too. redstickspice.com
Samara Thomas: Combine your love for plants and drawing at one of Samara Thomas’ botanical drawing workshops. At her events, Thomas teaches attendees how to create detailed drawings of plants. instagram.com/sam____thomas
This article was originally published in the November 2018 issue of 225 Magazine.