1. Cheers to Art
Grab a group of friends and some beer or wine from their bar—or go solo—and start painting. Cheers to Art supplies all you need to feel like a true artist. Channel your inner Van Gogh at either location (check the calendar for questions of what, where, and when each month).
(513) 271-2793, 7700 Camargo Rd., Madeira; (513) 381-2051, 1109 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, cheerstoart.com
2. Funke Fired Arts
No need to go searching for the perfect dinnerware: At Funke Fired Arts, you can design your own plates, bowls, mugs, and more. Try your hand on the pottery wheel, or paint pre-made goods. Either way, this place will fire up your creativity.
3130 Wasson Rd., Oakley, (513) 871-2529, funkefiredarts.com
3. Hartong Digital Media
Learn to capture moments like a pro in these classes taught by freelance photojournalist Malinda Hartong. Whether you’re a total beginner or have some skills you’re looking to build on, there are class offerings for everyone.
Locations vary, (513) 245-4100, hartongdigitalmedia.com
This shop’s classes will teach you how to make your own scarf, hat, and more. Knitting needles not for you? Maybe start with the crochet class offered every Tuesday at 1 pm. Supplies are not provided, but don’t worry, you can buy everything you need there.
1407 Vine Street, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 831-9276, fiberge.com
5. Painting with a Twist
Aspiring Cincinnati artists will help you paint away any day of the week at this Mason studio. Check out their events calendar to find which painting you’d love to make yourself, sign up, and go! Painting with a Twist focuses on “fun art, not fine art.” They also invite you to BYOW (bring your own wine) to spice up the night even more.
6193 Tylersville Rd., Mason, (513) 229-7700, paintingwithatwist.com/mason