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.

Moxie & Oliver are masters in leathercraft, guided by leather expert Caitlin McNamara Sullivan, artist and designer. She has been a professional leather artist since 2004. Through beginning, advanced and private classes, Caitlin shares her knowledge of the materials, history and process, as well as her original leather crafting techniques with her students. Gift items include pouches, journals, and wallets that are just as unique as the person you’re gifting them to.

Check out classes and workshops from Moxie & Oliver.

Urban Sprouts is a new provider in Renton – a boutique plant shop specializing in empowering the curation of a personalized oasis in every home using live plants, custom terrariums, and air plant frames. Their fun, hands-on workshops focus on cultivating your confidence to make and care for projects like terrariums, soap making, kokedama (Japanese string gardens), Nordic-style himmeli (air plant mobiles) and more! You can do something as simple as creating a retro macramé plant hanger or create terrariums together, with an added bonus of wine served for those over 21.

See more from Urban Sprouts.

Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering its annual kids and teens holiday cooking and gift making camp for ages 7-16. Students learn to create a variety of scrumptious culinary gifts including Chocolate Bark, Dipped & Decorated Pretzel Rods & Peppermint Sticks, Gingerbread Truffles, Nut Brittle, Bacon Brittle, Gourmet Marshmallows and other baked goods. Blue Ribbon Cooking also offers fun classes for adults to learn beer and wine pairing for their holiday meal experiences.

Register for classes and workshops from Blue Ribbon Cooking!

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

Click here to start planning your private event.

More in Marketplace

Opportunities abound: Airpark 137 development site in Moses Lake prime for investors

Engel & Völkers listing allows for tax advantages through federal Opportunity Zone program

Washington customers win as Comcast taps the latest tech

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate – how we connect… Continue reading

This year, the Bellevue College Foundation awarded 170 scholarships, for a total of $360,000! Among the recipients were students Quiniece Hubbard and Sharlene MacPherson, here with BC Foundation Board President Jim Chesemore and BC President Dr Jerry Weber. Photo by Alabastro Photography.
Apply today! College scholarship program breaks down financial barriers

Deadline to apply for Bellevue College Foundation scholarships is March 4

More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.
BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

LIVING GREEN: Sustainable homes a great place to start

Puget Sound area residents can find their green real estate expert at Engel & Völkers

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges… Continue reading

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond

First BOEING 777X flight test airplane comes together

Boeing’s longest passenger jet to fly in 2019

Community comes to Crossroads this winter

Enjoy entertainment, family nights and more

Sky’s the limit with this lakefront getaway property

Engel & Völkers Seattle partner with pioneer Lake McMurray family to offer stunning acreage

Crossroads celebrates the giving season with community

Bellevue center launches month of special events and opportunities to give back

Boosting community on Mercer Island can be THIS easy!

Mercer Island Community Fund grants support Island events and programs