Relish the Holiday Season with Family and Friends Throughout December

Learn from our experts at Connect2Classes on how to get your holiday festivities started early.

With such a beautiful cityscape lighting up the Bay Area and its environs, exploring the city during the holiday season will have you feeling festive in mere minutes! Connect2Classes is teaming up with its world-class instructor talent to bring festive and enlightening experiences to adults, teens, and kids. Better yet, team up with family, friends, co-workers, or clients to bond together this holiday season!

Artistic Home Studio & Boutique in Alameda offers classes in furniture and decorative paint techniques, as well as holiday stencil gift making for parents, grandparents, and kids aged 10 and up. Students can choose from projects including wooden signs, tote bags, pillow covers, placemats, and runners. They are also offering a painted glass series including painted wine or champagne glasses (set of 4), bottles, or vases. Instructor Rachel Gingold is an accomplished artist and mother who has been painting for more than 40 years.

Register for classes from Artistic Home Studio & Boutique here

Alameda Art Lab offers classes in stained glass, mosaics, fused glass and other art classes for adults and youth. They are offering holiday gift making workshops, including stained glass angels, glass beads and fusing, stained glass bevel snowflakes, suncatchers, ornaments, and pinewood cone wreaths.

Register for classes from Alameda Art Lab here

We also offer a full range of cooking, baking, mixology, and wine classes and meal experiences throughout December. Spun Sugar is providing gingerbread house classes for families and friends to enjoy together.

Kids 9 years old and younger need to enroll with an adult guardian, but kids 10 years old and up can attend unaccompanied. Other classes from Spun Sugar include candy and truffle making, holiday cookies, and high tea treats.

Register for classes from Spun Sugar here

Chef Joe’s Culinary Salon in San Francisco is presenting an English Christmas Dinner meal experience with all of the best holiday classics from across the pond. A three-hour dinner experience includes hearts of romaine with blue cheese dressing, herb-crusted cross rib roast with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, and a Christmas sherry trifle with mixed berries. Chef Joe Wittenbrook apprenticed under a French-Russian Cordon Blue Chef as well as graduating from the California Culinary Academy. More recently Chef Joe has served in numerous high profile culinary positions, including Executive Chef at the San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Center.

Register for classes from Chef Joe’s Culinary Salon here

Enjoy your holidays with those whose company you enjoy best!

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