DIY experiences are not only fun, but an opportunity to tap into creativity you might not know you possess. Whether you’re a talented artist or a novice who enjoys getting crafty every now and then, we’ve got something for you.
Board & Brush Creative Studio
These wooden sign workshops – with two convenient locations (Newtown Square & Glen Mills) in Delco – provide materials and instructors who will teach your group how to distress, sand, stain, paint and customize your very own personalized pieces of art.
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Blue Santa Beads & Boutique
DIY jewelry is all the rage, so now is the time to get in on the trend. Blue Santa Beads & Boutique – a boutique, jewelry class, and accessory store – is the perfect spot to pick up some skills. This little shop offers a variety of classes for “beaders” of all levels and abilities in addition to hosting parties, girls night outs, and open studio hours.
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Christine Shirley Sewing & Design Studio
While sewing is one of the most practical, useful specialties of the crafting world, it’s a rare skill to have today. Those interested in honing the age-old art can head to this adorable Main Line sewing and design studio. In addition to offering classes for children and adults, they host private parties, and a variety of camps and workshops.
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Local Art Centers
Delco’s arts centers deserve an honorable mention simply for their sheer variety of DIY offerings. Workshops range from canvas, pottery, and board painting to mixed media, photography, ceramic techniques, and more! Roll up your sleeves and get creative at: Community Arts Center, Main Line Art Center, Rockdale Art Center, and Wayne Art Center.
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For some not-so-typical DIY experiences, we recommend…
Vino Bambino Winery
Instead of a fancy souffle or flaming dessert, wow your guests with a “homemade” wine after getting a complete how-to at Vino Bambino Winery. This wine experience invites you to become the winemaker by working with a blend master to create your very own wine complete with custom label.
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Newlin Grist Mill: Blacksmithing classes
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a forge? These classes offer the opportunity to learn the basics in a historic setting using traditional techniques. Perfect for both beginners who just want to try, or those looking for foundational techniques to build their skills.
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