Five Creative Skills You Can Learn in One Weekend

Nurture your creative instincts with classes by local experts

When was the last time you thought, “If I only had time, I’d learn to…” It’s true; some new pursuits take a bit of time and practice. But there are many things you can learn to do in a weekend or even a day!

Local culinary, visual arts, and design professionals spend their weekends to share their craft with the next generation of entrepreneurs, artists and weekend warriors. Whether you aspire to own a food truck or to nurture a budding creative hobby or to improve your career trajectory, local master craftspeople offer the hands-on experience, deep immersion, and interactivity to help you tap into your creative side.

Learn Design Thinking 101

May 13, $80

Successful creatives know that design thinking is a foundation for both functional and beautiful creations. Design Thinking 101 is a half-day class taught by Coonoor Behal, creative leader and Founder of Mindhatch, a consultancy dedicated to helping companies and organizations get better results with creativity.

Make Your Own Handbag

May 13 or June 10, $599

Wardrobes get a creative weekend boost with a handcrafted leather handbag workshop run by artist and designer Caitlin McNamara Sullivan of Moxie & Oliver. At the end of the weekend, students have their own one-of-a-kind handbag to take home.

Open your own Food Truck

June 3 & 4, $155

Aspiring foodie entrepreneurs can begin to make their mark on Seattle’s mobile culinary scene with a weekend workshop from culinary master Jennifer Lewis, author of Food On Wheels: The Complete Guide To Starting A Food Truck, Food Cart, Or Other Mobile Food Business. Students learn to cost products, prepare food-specific business plans, and how to obtain health and other required permits.

Become a Better Photographer

June 10, $125

Are you an Instagram genius-in-the-making? Learn how to create exceptional lasting memories with this seven steps to better photography class. Master-craftsman photographer Bruce Hudson leads students through the art and science of better digital photography.

Attend User Experience bootcamp

May 20, $175

Web design and development benefit from superior design. User Experience (UX) design teaches students to focus on the experiences they are trying to create with an emphasis on users or audiences. Learn the basics in this weekend bootcamp taught by Microsoft UX designer Michelle Koike.

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