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Discover a wide variety of online craft classes to unleash your creativity and master new skills. From jewelry making to woodworking, learn from expert instructors and gain the tools to create stunning handmade projects.

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The Provocative Photograph: Crafting Compelling Visual Narratives

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

The Provocative Photograph: Crafting Compelling Visual Narratives Have you ever connected with a photograph on a psychological or visceral level? It’s possible you may not even be aware of it. Great photographs often connect with our subconscious, producing a response that although pleasing to the eye, resonates deeper under the surface. This workshop will provide participants with innovative strategies to produce images that are provocative,...

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–12pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Beginners Art Journaling

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your creative expression in this fear-free, relaxing and self-expressive live and online art journaling class for all levels, total beginners included! Art journaling provides a stress-relieving, inspiring and safe space to experiment, explore and express your inner-world through a variety of materials, colors, layers, and subject matter. Learn how to tap into meditative states through authentic art-making, and practice creative mindfulness...

Wednesday Nov 8th, 7–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Organic Soy Wax Candle Workshop

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to make a scented organic soy candle in this online candle making class. With DIY craft kit delivered to you. If crafts are your jam and you're looking for new things to do at home, this candle making class is sure to engage you in a whole new way! Your teacher with Coastal Design Workshops will walk you through each step so you can easily make a customized organic soy candle. DIY kits have the supplies you need to make your scented...

Saturday Oct 7th, 4–4:45pm Eastern Time

Mindful Doodling

BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Discover the transformative power of creativity and mindfulness in our Mindful Doodling Class! In this unique and engaging workshop, we invite you to unleash your imagination and explore the art of doodling as a tool for relaxation, self-expression, and personal growth. More info All you need is pen and paper. What to bring Something to draw with and a desire for mindfulness!

Monday Oct 9th, 6–7:30pm Central Time

Intermediate Painting, Collage and Mixed Media Art

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Deepen your creative expression in this relaxing, encouraging and instructive intermediate level collage, painting and mixed-media art class with NYC's #1-rated art studio, The Art Studio NY! Take your artwork to the next level as you continue to experiment and learn about a wide variety of art materials, fundamental art techniques and personal style. Express your unique, creative point of view through a combination of papers, textures, paint,...

Tuesday Nov 7th, 11am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

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Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

Experiment with a variety of mediums in combination with various types of surfaces. Students can use Graphite, Gouache, Watercolor, Oil paint and Colored Pencils in this class. The surface directly influences mark making whether your style is traditional or contemporary. Many different artists used mixed media such as Degas, Romare Bearden, Jasper John, Jim Dine, and Rauschenberg just to name a few. The combinations are endless, but the basic idea...

Thursday Nov 16th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Collage & Mixed Media (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Join us for ongoing discussions on concepts, process and materials for collage and mixed media artists. Each week you’ll have dedicated time to work on your own independent projects and also participate in discussions on materials and techniques, reviewing contemporary artists and exhibits. Through personal and group critiques you’ll be challenged to push your work to the next level! Click here for the Supply List

Thursday Nov 2nd, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Watercolor Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Learn methods of paint application, color formation and visual representation in this online class. Students will review some of the basic issues in watercolor painting such as value and light, color mixing, wet-in-wet vs wet-over-dry and also look to a specific artists for inspiration to allow students to work on refining their craft. Supply List

Wednesday Nov 1st, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Pen, Ink and Beyond

92nd Street Y

Perfect class for beginners or the more experienced student who wishes to attain a greater mastery of their craft. This online class is dedicated to guiding students towards mastering pen, ink, brush and color washes and towards introducing students to the work of sepia masters like Da Vinci, the Expressionists and modernists like Raymond Pettibon. Develop a series of drawings (utilizing expressionistic contour, cross hatching, pointillism, color...

Sunday Nov 5th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

The Photobook: Its Roots, Evolution, Proliferation and Use

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

By the mid-to-late 19th century, photography was used in books to create documentary evidence, sharable scientific data or pictorial illustration. Today, the photobook has come into its own as an artform, often defying categorization. This online class will examine the earliest use of photography in books, the evolution of photographic books into book objects, and, finally, the various genres, styles, and crafts we now call the Photobook. Focusing...

Saturday Oct 14th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Chunky Knit a Square Pillow

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Use jumbo sized yarn to hand-knit your own pillow in this online class! With DIY craft kit delivered to you. If you're looking for fun and easy craft ideas, learn how to chunky knit in this online class, with no needles necessary! Using just your hands, a couple of skeins of jumbo yarn and a pillow insert, you will make the cozy chunky knit pillow of your dreams. Don't worry if you don't know how to knit, your instructor will walk you through...

Tuesday Oct 17th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

Paint a Tote Bag Party

La Pittura Art Studio @ Virtual Learning

It's time to get that bag. You can show off your creativity and personal style by painting your own vibrant, outrageous tote bag in this online class. This DIY painting project is an engaging and interactive activity anyone of all ages can enjoy. A talented and supportive teacher from Art Therapy. Studio will guide each student so you'll have a blast customizing your own tote bag. You'll have plenty of time to put your own spin on your piece...

Thursday Oct 5th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Pattern Making for Beginners (Virtual)

The New York Sewing Center @ Virtual Classroom

Want to take your craft to the next level? Maybe you've been sewing for quite some time but still using commercial patterns. If you're ready to make your own patterns, or you've just completed Sewing 101 and you're ready to learn the next set of skills, this is it! In this class you will learn how to flat pattern your own skirt with your own measurements! Yep! Your very own custom-made pattern unique to your own body. In this class you will learn:...

Sunday Oct 8th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Chunky Knit Blanket

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Use a no-needles knitting process to create the comfy blanket of your dreams in this online class. With DIY craft kit delivered to you If getting cozy is your jam, this virtual workshop is just the thing to help you snuggle up in style. In this hand-knitting for beginners class, you will learn how to make a chunky knit blanket. Your teacher will walk you through the steps so you can create an snuggly blanket that's like a warm hug. Even if you...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 2–3pm Eastern Time

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Mixed Media for All

Ginger Lou

In this class you will create your own mixed media artwork. Mixed media collage is the utilization of more than one medium in a single piece of art and may include paint, glitter, crayons, fabric, magazine/book images/quotes, found objects, ink, watercolor, oil pastel, chalk pastel, colored pencils, etc.  Mixed media art brings together all of your artistic skills, even if they’re not as good as you’d like them to be, to create pieces...

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Discover the Best Crafting Classes Online

Crafting involves using your skill and creativity to make something by hand. There are many different types of crafting, involving a wide range of different materials, including leather, clay, metal, and wood. Some people work with new materials, while others repurpose and upcycle old items. These materials are used to create all kinds of things, ranging from candles, to shoes, to food. Some types of crafting are focused on creating more utilitarian items such as furniture or clothing, while others are more decorative, such as home decor items. Whatever their use, all items are one-of-a-kind.

Why You Should Learn Crafting Online

One of the most common reasons that people take up crafting is that there can be an immense sense of satisfaction in creating something with your own hands. Unlike buying something from the store, crafting takes time, skill, and effort, which makes the finished product more meaningful. 

Crafting can also be a therapeutic activity. When you craft, you focus on the moment, thinking about how to combine your materials in a unique and beautiful way. Many people say that crafting helps boost their mood and self-esteem, and helps them temporarily forget about their worries.

Virtual Crafting Classes 

Many people like online crafting classes because they can be taken from the comfort of home. While students who learn online generally have to supply their own materials, they save money by eliminating a commute. In many cases, students who learn online also have more class choices since they aren’t limited to schools that they can easily travel to.

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers an online crafting class called Introduction to Weaving. In the first class session, students learn how to make their own looms. After that, the instructor covers a variety of different tapestry techniques, including basket weave, pile, twill, rya, and soumak. There are also presentations on contemporary handweavers. Tuition for this class is $374, and there are eight sessions, of two hours each. Students will receive a supply list after registering.

Love & Make is based in Houston, but also offers craft workshops in an online format. In the Virtual Candle Making Workshop, an instructor teaches students how to make a soy wax candle. The class includes basic candle-making steps, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting. Supplies are not included. The workshop is an hour long and costs $25.

Love & Make also offers a class called Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop. This hour-long class is $25. It covers the basics of melt and pour soapmaking, in addition to some history. Students learn about different ingredients and recipes, and make their own soap. A supply list is available online.

The Chicago-based Evanston Art Company also offers virtual crafting instruction. Paper Remix I is a collage-making class where students use a variety of different papers and techniques to create collage compositions. This course has six sessions, and costs $205. A supply list is available online.

Another virtual crafting class option is Ceramic Llama Painting, offered through Food Craft. This class is $750, and is two hours long. Students learn how to paint a ceramic llama, get fun facts about llamas, and do a virtual tour of a llama farm. Supplies are provided, with three different packages to choose from.

Private Online Group Crafting Classes

If you’re trying to plan an entertaining activity for a large group of people, a private group crafting class might be the perfect option. CourseHorse offers a wide range of different crafting classes for groups, and makes the booking process quick and easy. You don’t need to register, and you don’t need to pay a booking fee. You’ll also receive a confirmation of your booking within 24 hours. There is even a flexible change policy, where you can change your total group size up to 72 hours before your event, provided that you meet the minimum group size.

Virtual Soap Making is a popular group class, where participants learn to hand make soap. An instructor covers basic soap-making techniques, different recipes, and the benefits of making your own soap. Students also learn how to personalize their soap with botanicals and other additives. Prior to the start of class, all necessary supplies are shipped to each participant, including shea butter soap base, dyes and fragrances, molds, and soap boxes. Up to 500 people can take this class at one time. It costs $105 per person, and runs for two hours.

The Virtual Macrame Workshop is another virtual option for groups. Students in this class tie different types of knots to create their own plant hangers. Each participant leaves the class with their own unique hanging planter. A macrame kit is mailed ahead of time, and contains enough cord to make three planters. This class can be taken by up to 500 people at once, and costs $85 per person. It is one hour long.

Another fun group class is Virtual Tote Bag Painting. In this class, participants paint a design on a canvas tote bag. They are guided by an instructor, who makes sure that even novice painters are successful. This class can accommodate up to 500 people, costs $80 per person, and runs for an hour and a half. Everyone in the group paints the same image, which can be chosen from an online catalog, or sent in beforehand. A tote bag, brushes, and fabric paint are mailed to participants before the class, and a bottle of wine can also be included for an additional $30 per person.

CourseHorse classes generally run through Zoom, but if you prefer a different platform, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx are also supported. Email CourseHorse for more information about scheduling a private event listed on its website, or to talk about other options for groups.

Online vs. In-Person Crafting Classes

Crafting classes can be found in both in-person and online formats. Each one has advantages and disadvantages, and the best option will depend on a number of things, including your personal learning style, and where you live.

If you live close to an in-person crafting class, this might be a good option for you. Many people find in-person learning to be the best way to learn new skills since it involves a more direct learning experience. With in-person learning, instructors can easily provide feedback, and see what students need additional help. It can be easier to concentrate too, since there are usually less distractions in an in-person classroom.

However, not everyone has easy access to an in-person crafting class. If you can’t find a convenient in-person option, an online course might be a better fit. With an online course, you attend by logging in on a computer. Many online classes run virtually, with live instruction and feedback that is similar to in-person learning. Some people actually feel more comfortable learning and asking questions from behind a screen, rather than in front of a room full of people.

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