Be The Holiday Hero With Exceptional Handmade Gifts

Local classes give you the skills to make a special something for your special someone

We’re all looking for great opportunities to impress family and friends over the holidays and what’s better than showing them how special they are with some handcrafted arts and crafts made specifically for them. Connect2Classes has pulled together an exceptional group of arts, crafts, and culinary instructors for classes and workshops you’ll leave with something truly unique to share.

Adults and teens can enjoy glassblowing together with Public Glass in San Francisco – it’s all about manipulating very hot, molten glass, stored in the furnace at about 2,100°F and kept between 1600° and 1900°F while working. Though glassblowing can be a challenging and demanding process, the creative possibilities of form and color are endless and highly rewarding. You can choose from classes in the core skills of glassblowing, as well as specialty classes in sculpting, interdisciplinary techniques, advanced shaping focuses, and more. Handmade gift options include glass cups, ornaments, picture frames and beads.

Find more classes and workshops from Public Glass here

Alameda Art Lab offers classes in stained glass, mosaics, fused glass and other art classes for adults, teens, and kids and is offering holiday gift making in two sessions. Each week you will learn to use different media and tools to create amazing holiday gifts. At least five distinct gifts can be made, which will include fused glass, mosaics, and stained glass suncatchers.  In all the projects, you will learn hands-on skills (and safety rules!) such as using glass cutting tools, grinders and operating soldering irons.  Alameda Art Lab also offers gift making classes for adult and kids to work on together.

Find more classes and workshops from Alameda Art Lab here

Spun Sugar in Berkeley is offering an extravaganza of holiday baking and gift giving and is friendly for children 7 and older (with a supervisor age 12 or older).  Holiday cookies, fudge making, and candy boxes with peppermint patties, rose Turkish delight walnut caramels, almond toffee, and cranberry pistachio fudge are on the menu.  Leave with a box of delectable handmade treats to gift to the sweetest people in your life!

Find more classes and workshops from Spun Sugar here

Connect2Classes can also help you organize a fantastic holiday event where you and friends, family, or co-workers can make handmade gifts together.  We have instructors who offer glass arts, welding, carpentry, painting, textile arts, and much more.  Our chef instructors are world-class and can help anyone elevate their skills. We can also pull together an entire event with catering and beverages.  Just get in touch with us to discuss your interests!

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