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.
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
Classes include: Cross stitching, calligraphy, 3D printing,
Class prices: Ranging from $5 (coffee calligraphy) to $35 (3D printing). Supplies are provided.
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).
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.
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.
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)
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)
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
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.
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)
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)
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)
Workshops include: Painting illustrated flowers, calligraphy and hand-lettering
Workshop prices: Ranges from $280 to $429 for the more advanced coursework
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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
Workshops include: Become scuba-certified!
Workshop prices: $1050 for the full certification and $750 if you have your own stuff already
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
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
Workshops include: Everything from espresso and milk basics to a full barista certification
Workshop prices: Ranges from $125 to $2100 for the full certification
Your Social Team
Classes include: Influencer Marketing, Email Newsletters, Phone Photography, and Instagram Engagement.
Class prices: Classes range from $97 to $297
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
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.
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.
2 thoughts on “25+ Places to Learn Something New in Atlanta”
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
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