TAKE A CLASS! As summer begins to fade into fall, it seems to be second nature to start making resolutions concerning the upcoming school year. Even though some of us have put school behind us, August and September are all about learning new skills and improving old ones. We’ve chosen some of our favorite Ottawa classes and workshops and compiled a list – just in case you’ve found yourself with some spare time or a lot of initiative. What better way of taking advantage of our beautiful city than learning everything it has to offer, and teaching yourself a few things along the way. Is there any class you’re dying to let us know about? Comment below, maybe we’ll see you there!
If you’re ready to prove that chivalry isn’t dead, forget holding the door open. Make a statement at a sword handling class and bring a date to really make an impression. Ottawa Fencing Club September 10 to November 23
We know Shakira’s hips don’t lie, how about yours? Get your groove on at an Egyptian Belly Dancing class for some fun and fitness.
Nepean Creative Arts Centre Wednesdays 7-8 pm, Sep 26-Nov 14
Let your inner bling queen shine with a jewelry workshop. Work with silver or create rings with stones to create jewels with your own signature. Make sure to stop by the shop and show them off – who knows, maybe we’ll be shopping you next season!
Nepean Visual Arts Centre Mondays 9 am-noon, Sep 24-Oct 29
Bond with your best friend at a DogDom class or teach your pup some Urban Dog Manners. Some of Molly’s best friends were made at classes like these and there’s no blues a doggy date can’t cure.
Urban Dog Manners Hintonburg Sundays 2-3 pm
Not everyone has 80 days of vacation to travel around the world, so why not settle for some evenings experiencing the dinner tables of other cultures. Join a Culinary World Tour class to sharpen your kitchen skills and impress a date or a friend.
Culinary World Tour Greely – 613-580-2424 ext. 30235 Saturdays 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Woo your other half with some home made sweet treats after polishing up your skills in a Chocolate Making class. Lay on the sugar and pick up some tips and tricks that will solidify you as every sweet tooth’s sweetest dream.
St-Laurent Complex Fridays 9 am-3:30 pm
We agree there’s nothing better than a cocktail, but what about a cocktail to fuel your creativity? A Canvas & Cocktail class is right up our alley – not only because of the originality of the concept but what better place to rock your cute new fall gear?
Nepean Visual Arts Centre Fri. 6:30-9:30 pm, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16
Everyone has terrarium fever! Gardeners can try their hands at a little easy indoor work. Create your own miniature oasis that is easier to care for than your pet rock (well almost).
Lee Valley Hardware Thursday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.