March 5, 2018

25+ Places to Learn Something New in Atlanta

25+ Places to Learn Something New in Atlanta

I started 2018 with a resolution to pick up some new skills; to break out of my comfort zone and try something new. I couldn’t find a good list of workshops and classes in the Atlanta area, so I decided to put this one together. Enjoy!

Updated August 5, 2021


  • Listings need to have classes and workshops clearly listed on their website, and potential students need to have an easy path to take the courses (for example, some colleges offer continuing ed but it looks like you might need to apply and go through convoluted channels to join).
  • A lot of these classes have moved online or been paused due to COVID-19, but need to be based in Atlanta with our fingers crossed that they’ll return to in-person teaching when possible


Atlanta International Language Institute

Languages include: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, ASL, and Russian. They’re small groups (3-9 people) and meet for 2 hrs/week for 10 weeks.

Workshop prices: $285 for 10 weeks. Evens out to about $14/hr.

Check out the schedule here.

The Latin American Association

Languages include: The LAA offers Spanish classes for Beginner, Intermedia, and Advanced levels

Workshop prices: Classes range from $250 per person for new students and $220 for returning students

Check out the schedule here.

Fine Arts

MODA Atlanta

Classes include: Cross stitching, calligraphy, 3D printing,

Class prices: Ranging from $5 (coffee calligraphy) to $35 (3D printing). Supplies are provided.

Check out the schedule here.

Goat n’ Hammer

Classes include: Bladesmithing, Blacksmithing, How to Make Bottle Openers, Leatherworking, and more.

Class prices: Ranging from $100 (Making a Skull Bottle Opener) to $600 (Foundational Bladesmithing Skills).

Check out the schedule here.


Classes include: They don’t traditional workshops and classes, but they have a date night special which sounds fun.

Class prices: Date night workshop is $100 for two people.

More information about that here.

Atlanta Clay Works

Classes include: Raku, Wheel Throwing, and Marbling.

Class prices: Ranging from $45 to $250, there are single-day workshops and longer-running classes.

Check out the schedule here.

Atlanta School of Photography

Workshops include: Four week classes and single-day workshops on topics like Photo Basics, Studio Lighting, Websites for Photographers, and Lightroom.

Workshop prices: Classes range from $150 (Websites for Photographers) to $275 (Photoshop 1), and Workshops range from $30 (Lensmania) to $250 (Serenbe Photo Workshop)

Check out the schedule here.


Workshops include: Horticulture, Children’s Dance, Music, Painting and Drawing, Performing Arts, Photography, Pottery, and more. Tons and tons to choose from, some range from single-day workshops to several weeks.

Workshop prices: Depends on the class, ranges from $180 (Jewelry and Metalsmithing I) to $425 (Music Production for Teens)

Check out the course schedule here.

Atlanta Printmakers’ Studio

Workshops include: Letterpress, screenprinting, monoprint, and more!

Workshop prices: Regular Cost of Classes: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register

Check out the schedule here.

The Beehive Atlanta

Classes include: Sewing 101, Metal Stamping, Enameled Jewelry , and Resin Casting

Class prices: Ranging from $40 to $60, most are single-day workshops on the weekend.

Check out the schedule here.

Spruill Center for the Arts

Classes include: A little OTP but they have everything from Stained Glass to Blacksmithing, from Mosaics to Photography. Many options available here!

Class prices: They have single-day workshops and longer multi-week sessions. Workshops range from $75 (Artistic Flower Arrangement) to $380 (Introduction to Blacksmithing, which last all weekend). Classes range from $80 (Soap Making) to $204 (Jewelry Design Lab)

Check out the schedule here.

MASS Collective

Workshops include: Intro to Welding, Wood Working, Hand Carved Spoons, and Fabricating Chainmail.

Workshop prices: Ranging from $85 (Hand Carved Spoons) to $400 (Fabricating a Table)

Check out the schedule here.

Decatur Glassblowing

Workshops include: How to make Bowls, Ornaments, Egg Paperweights, Pumpkins, and more. Typically single-day workshops, they also offer date night classes.

Workshop prices: Ranges from $70 (for a Cup class) to $180 (for 2 people on date night)

Check out the schedule here.

Anne Elsner

Workshops include: Painting illustrated flowers, calligraphy and hand-lettering

Workshop prices: Ranges from $280 to $429 for the more advanced coursework

Check out the schedule here.


The Learning Kitchen

Classes include: This is where the Osono bread Sourdough workshops take place – this spot also offers classes like Vegan Baking, Book Making, Soap Making, Natural Dye Extracts, and more.

Class prices: Classes range from $35 to $100, and $180 for some of the two-day workshops.

Check out the schedule here.

The Cook’s Warehouse

Workshops include: Handmade pasta, fried chicken, Indian cooking, seafood, and so much more (

Workshop prices: Ranges from $49 (Beginner’s Guide to Indian Cooking) to $89 (French 101)

Check out the schedule here.

Wildcraft Kitchen

Workshops include: Learn how to forage edible and medicinal plants and fungi

Workshop prices: Ranges from $200 (2-hour tour for 6 people) to $300 (3-4 hour tour for 3 people)

Check out the schedule here.

The Cooking School at Irwin Street

Classes include: Knife Skills and Cutlery, Southern Comfort food, Paella, Grilling, and more.

Class prices: Each class is about $85.

Check out the schedule here.

Osono Bread

Classes currently paused due to COVID-19

Classes include: One and two-day classes on how to make Sourdough, one of the tougher breads to do at home.

Class prices: The one day class is $80 and the two day class is $180.

Check out the schedule here.


Atlanta Film Society

Workshops include: Filmmaking Basics, Short Films, how to be a Production Assistant, and how to make it in the film industry

Workshop prices: $65 for a half-day workshop to $150 for a full-day (also depend on topic)

Check out the schedule here.

Lace Larrabee Laugh Lab

Class: Atlanta’s First All Female Stand-Up Comedy Class, 5 weeks of hands-on stand up comedy class
Class price: Levels 1 and 2: $450

Check out the schedule here.


Dive Georgia

Workshops include: Become scuba-certified!

Workshop prices: $1050 for the full certification and $750 if you have your own stuff already

Check out the schedule here.

Challenge Aerial

Workshops include: Learn how to spin and fly on silks, trapeze, and hammocks (as well as aerial flexibility classes like splits and backends)

Workshop prices: Challenge offers classes in bulk from $150 (for 5 classes) to unlimited monthly classes for $275/mo

Check out the schedule here.

Red Cross First Aid Training

Workshops include: The Red Cross has a ton of different workshops from Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, to being a nurse assistant, babysitter, lifeguard, and more.

Workshop prices: Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED classes are $130

Check out the schedule here.

Job Training/Certification

Barista Source

Workshops include: Everything from espresso and milk basics to a full barista certification

Workshop prices: Ranges from $125 to $2100 for the full certification

Check out the schedule here.

Your Social Team

Classes include: Influencer Marketing, Email Newsletters, Phone Photography, and Instagram Engagement.

Class prices: Classes range from $97 to $297

Check out the schedule here.

Atlanta Bartending School

Classes include: Certification includes ServSafe, Mixology, and Beer/Wine

Class prices: $500 for the certification course with a few time options available

Check out the schedule here.

General Assembly

Workshops include: product management, UX design, visual design, digital marketing.

Workshop prices: Bootcamps (all-day sessions) are about $180, and workshops (2 hours, usually in the evening) are about $30.

Check out their listings here

Emory Continuing Ed

Classes include: Landscape design, Creative Writing, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Fundraising, and many many more.

Classes prices: Most of these classes are for a certificate, so they run several weeks and can cost between $695 and $1,695.

Check out the schedule here.

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2 thoughts on “25+ Places to Learn Something New in Atlanta

  1. Awesome list Sarah! I’m about to take screenprinting at Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio! I’ve been doing a lot of workshops myself lately and have found a few other great places to check out:

    Chastain Arts Center: all kinds of art classes. I’ve been taking Pottery on the Wheel and it’s fun!

    MODA: workshops focused on design, embroidery, 3D printing and others

    Irwin Street Cooking School: learn to make delicious meals/bread/pasta/desserts

    Binders, Buckhead and Ponce: have a variety of painting, calligraphy and more art workshops/classes

    Anne Elser: calligraphy classes, in-person and online

  2. I heard about Goat n’ Hammer a while back. I can’t afford their bladesmithing class yet, but it’s on my dream list!! <3

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