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Where to get crafty in Raleigh

If you’ve got a creative muscle you’re itching to flex, try these seven crafty spots around Raleigh, including one-off painting classes and workshops to start a new hobby.

A group of people work with plastic and hot glue in an arts class.

Artspace allows folks to take unique crafting classes and foster community.

Photo by @pen_yah

Put on your artist’s smock to get crafty in Raleigh. We’ve compiled a list of seven local spots to use the creative side of your brain, from cookie decorating to glass blowing.

Artspace, 201 E. Davie St. | Besides hosting artists in residence + showing exhibitions of local and national art, this nonprofit visual arts studio offers classes for kids, teens, and adults, as well as monthly meet-ups for artists of all kinds.

Craft Habit, 2423 Crabtree Blvd. | Take a peek at this craft supply store’s packed calendar to find a class that suits you. Topics range from introductory metalsmithing and intermediate knitting to specialty classes like acrylic pour painting and lotion making.

Crafts Center at NC State, 210 Jensen Dr. | City Editor Allie here — I loved taking a jewelry class here as an NC State student, and I’m eyeing picking up a new hobby here like pottery, glasswork, or mixed media art. This place seriously has so much to offer the NC State + greater Raleigh communities.

Joy Worthy Co., 131 S. Wilmington St. | The RALtoday team had a great time decorating Christmas cookies here. This studio is always hosting something fun including classes on cooking, an intro to espresso, and acrylic dutch pouring.

Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Rd. | This art center in Pullen Park is fully equipped with a variety of studios — check out the class selection on RecLink to decide what’s just right for you.

Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Rd. | In addition to all of the center’s studios, this cozy spot has three exhibit spaces changing each month to showcase more local artists.

Wine & Design, Raleigh Union Station, 510 W. Martin St. | This “Shark Tank"-featured craft studio got its start here in Raleigh and is a great way to get together with friends, family, or a date with special couples classes. Don’t forget to BYO wine, bevs, or snacks.

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