In the throws of winterishspring ( a made up season where you never know what’s going on outside ), it’s important to keep the wheels turning and the spirits high. And what better way to do this than learning some new skillz? Whether it’s how to be healthier in the kitchen or becoming an expert photographer, curb your curiosity over the next month while you wait for sweet, sweet summertime. Here’s a list of some pretty awesome classes and workshops happening in the next 30 days or so that will teach you something new / score you a new piece of home decor.
Learn To Decorate a Unicorn Cake by Chrusciki Bakery at the Press Box
1841 Abbott Road in Lackawanna
March 29th from 6:30pm-8pm
Pick up some new cake decorating skills from the best of the best. We all know and love Chrusciki Bakery in Buffalo, but did you know that they also have cake decorating classes available? For $35, each person that attends the class will receive their own 4-inch vanilla cake to decorate and bring home. The event is held at the Press Box where you can enjoy food and drinks available at the restaurant before/during/after you work.
Spring Holidays Cooking Class with Garden Fresh Foodie at Trocaire College
6681 Transit Road in Williamsville
[email protected] or (716) 983-8965
April 6th from 6pm-8pm
The Garden Fresh Foodie, has a passion for delicious food that *also* nourishes the body and provides you with energy. Her plant-based cooking methods are far from mundane because she’s always coming up with different ways to experiment in the kitchen. Lucky for us, Jessica has pop-up cooking classes where she will teach you how to adopt healthy eating habits. During her Shake the Winter Blues Away class ($35) you’ll learn how to make a carrot soup in time for the holiday, a healthy version of “egg” salad, and veggie burgers. You can register online if you’re interested!
Wine 101: Wine Basics at Premium Wine and Spirits
7980 Transit Road in Williamsville
April 7th at 6pm-7pm
The Wine 101 series caters to beginners, providing attendees with interactive opportunities and basic terminology for the wannabe wine connoisseur that’s just starting off. You’ll learn about the most popular grapes and regions along with the different wines that they create. Classes are free, just remember to register online!
Boards and Brunch at Buffalo Collective
391 Abbott Road in Buffalo
April 9th from 11am-2pm
There’s no shortage of awesome brunch places in Buffalo, but did you ever think you’d find one at Buffalo Collaborative? I was surprised to hear that they even have a brunch option while doing crafts! You can sign up for their Boards and Brunch class ($50) and enjoy one hour of complimentary bottomless mimosas, a fancy-schmancy designed wine glass, and the supplies to create your own awesome board. The bottomless mimosas are from 12pm-1pm, but they will still be available, along with beer and wine, to purchase for the remainder of the event. For your board, you can choose your favorite stain and colors to customize a design that fits the rest of your home/apartment decor.
Basic Digital SLR Photography at CEPA Gallery
617 Main Street in Buffalo
April 15th-May 6th on Saturdays from 10am-1pm
Instructor Alison Slein will pass on her knowledge of photography tips and tricks to provide you with the skills you need to take stunning photos. In order to sign up for this class, you must have your own SLR camera. If you own one, you’ll know that they could be extremely intimidating if you’re just used to the point-and-shoot cameras. Alison will touch on shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, how not be intimidated by manual mode and so much more for the price of $240.
Cocktails and Coverage at The Establishment
5110 Main Street #100 in Buffalo
April 18th from 6pm-8pm and April 26th from 6pm-8pm
It still to this day amazes me that The Establishment offers free classes because if you’ve ever taken one, you’ll know that they’re pretty legit. They discuss solutions to serious financial issues while weaving in fun elements to take the edge off. In Cocktails and Coverage, you’ll learn how to financially protect yourself and/or your family while *also* learning how to create awesome cocktails! So basically, what more could you want? During the class, mixologist Mikey Rizzo will provide a variety of cocktails and shots to sip on while you learn to be a financially responsible adult. LOL.
Modern Calligraphy at Musejar
17 Elm Street in East Aurora at
April 22 from 1 pm- 3 pm
MUSEjar Offers a variety of classes like calligraphy, painting, drawing, kids classes, and more including collab workshops with Makers Buffalo. For this Modern Calligraphy class, instructor, Amber John will teach you how to properly assemble and use a pointed dip pen, the basics of creating letterforms and words, and tips for continuing your practice. You will receive one-on-one guidance throughout the workshop and plenty of time to practice and ask questions. Supplies & a take home kit are included, as well as an instructional alphabet and list of useful resources.
The Traveling Art Studio’s Buffalo Throw Pillow by StudioHue
Rocky’s Big City Sports Bar and Grill
4545 Transit Road in Williamsville
April 24th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Design your own custom throw pillow with StudioHue. At this workshop you’ll start by selecting a stencil from tons of options to choose from including home, the GPS coordinates of Buffalo, LOVE with paw print, and BFLO to name a few. Classes are $30 and preregistration is required and can be done online.