9. Contemporary craftsmanship
Watch art come to life at Contemporary Craftsmanship. Learn fiber arts, jewelry making, sculpture and metalwork in its regular workshops led by artists in residence. Or enjoy a beer while you weave with non-traditional materials at Crafts and Drafts. Crafters who want to fly solo can also rent open studio space or join walk-in studio hours.
10. The World of Treehouses
What’s more magical than a treehouse? World of treehouses offers treehouse building workshops that give you hands-on experience in the basics of treehouse engineering and design. Whether you’re a pro or want to create your own tree house retreat, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks of building treehouses. And you will help build your own structure that will become part of Treehouse World!
11. Rivers of Steel
rivers of steel offers a DIY experience that isn’t your typical craft and sip a night. Sign up for the Doodle Bowl Experience at Rivers of Steel’s Carrie Blast Furnaces to design and sculpt a cast aluminum bowl. The metal arts team will help you create a fun and functional new dish. Just bring your own bottle and a friend!
12. Butler County Craft Trail
Butler, Harmony, Hilliards and Zelienople
Buckle up for this art-filled road trip! Try your hand at the arts and crafts workshops along the Butler County Craft Trail. Create a one-of-a-kind keepsake on your artist-inspired journey through the art centers and galleries of Butler County. The Glass Blowing Center, Darn Yarn Needles and Thread, Christy Culp Pottery, and three other locations along the trail all offer expert-led classes like Stitch & Bitch, a group sewing class for all skill levels, and Intro to Glass Blowing.
13. Enrico Biscotti
Go to Enrico Biscotti for a “buono” dining experience. Learn it basics of italian cooking to a course in bread-making, sauce-making or Neapolitan pizza. If you really enjoy your charcoal fire cooking class, you can purchase a homemade pizza kit. Enjoy your lunch!
14. Hidden Candle Bar
Mm, something smells good. This is Hidden candle bar located in the former Waynesburg Hotel and Lounge. Pour your own DIY candles, melted waxes and aromatic pearls. Create a candle that’s totally your own with Hideaway’s customizable containers, scents and labels. Come home with a signature scent to make your space even cozier.
15. Nature’s Tray
Once upon a time there was a platter… you created your own charcuterie board at Nature’s Plate. This carpentry workshop creates unique and natural pieces, and they will show you how to get the most out of your board! Learn all about meats and cheeses while curating your very own charcuterie masterpiece. Did we mention there is also wine?
16. Sunrise Soap Company
Want to learn how to make soaps and bath products that are featured in select Whole Foods Markets on the East coast? Stop at the creation station at Sunrise Soap Company. Have fun in the sun by making your own bath bombs, lotions, soaps and scrubs. Choose from their assortment of essential oils and fragrances to create soaps with all the colors of the rainbow – and if you’re feeling fancy, add some glitter!
17. Rockdale Art Center
To show creativity! Rockdale Art Center offers art lessons for everyone, from beginners to experts. You can learn new skills in painting, crafting, and drawing, or hone your pre-existing artistic finesse. For adults, they offer special workshops and independent studio sessions. Plan a private Bottle and Brush BYOB painting party with five or more friends where you bring a bottle and they provide the tools you need to tap into your creative side.