Five Creative Skills You Can Learn in One Weekend

Nurture your creative instincts with classes by local experts

When was the last time you thought, “If I only had time, I’d learn to…” It’s true; some new pursuits take a bit of time and practice. But there are many things you can learn to do in a weekend or even a day!

Local culinary, visual arts, and design professionals spend their weekends to share their craft with the next generation of entrepreneurs, artists and weekend warriors. Whether you aspire to own a food truck or to nurture a budding creative hobby or to improve your career trajectory, local master craftspeople offer the hands-on experience, deep immersion, and interactivity to help you tap into your creative side.

Learn Design Thinking 101

May 13, $80

Successful creatives know that design thinking is a foundation for both functional and beautiful creations. Design Thinking 101 is a half-day class taught by Coonoor Behal, creative leader and Founder of Mindhatch, a consultancy dedicated to helping companies and organizations get better results with creativity.

Make Your Own Handbag

May 13 or June 10, $599

Wardrobes get a creative weekend boost with a handcrafted leather handbag workshop run by artist and designer Caitlin McNamara Sullivan of Moxie & Oliver. At the end of the weekend, students have their own one-of-a-kind handbag to take home.

Open your own Food Truck

June 3 & 4, $155

Aspiring foodie entrepreneurs can begin to make their mark on Seattle’s mobile culinary scene with a weekend workshop from culinary master Jennifer Lewis, author of Food On Wheels: The Complete Guide To Starting A Food Truck, Food Cart, Or Other Mobile Food Business. Students learn to cost products, prepare food-specific business plans, and how to obtain health and other required permits.

Become a Better Photographer

June 10, $125

Are you an Instagram genius-in-the-making? Learn how to create exceptional lasting memories with this seven steps to better photography class. Master-craftsman photographer Bruce Hudson leads students through the art and science of better digital photography.

Attend User Experience bootcamp

May 20, $175

Web design and development benefit from superior design. User Experience (UX) design teaches students to focus on the experiences they are trying to create with an emphasis on users or audiences. Learn the basics in this weekend bootcamp taught by Microsoft UX designer Michelle Koike.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Marketplace

While people may be staying closer to home right now, nutritious and delicious meals are as close as Gourmet Meals to Go, delivered right to your door.
5 simple steps gets custom, restaurant-quality cuisine to your door!

We might not be dining out much right now, but that doesn’t… Continue reading

Discover 6 beautiful botanical spaces in this garden paradise

We know the Pacific Northwest is a gardener’s – and garden lover’s… Continue reading

Don’t Dread Exercise… Eat The Frog!

Leapfrog to fitness by facing your fears

Using specialized equipment at Longevita Pilates and Yoga Studio in Auburn.
Find a fitness community that fits!

Pilates to yoga, TRX and boxing, this Auburn studio helps you get started on your wellness goals

Helping people get back on track through the court process

Bail agents do far more than simply get people to show up in court, says All City manager/agent

Bridging the digital divide in Washington

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected nearly 340,000 in Washington State

Let’s use technology to help citizens that need it the most

Compass Housing serves many people who do not have a reliable place… Continue reading

Mary’s Place computer literacy workshops help families build confidence

John is an attendee of Computer Literacy Workshops being held this month… Continue reading

Comcast honors King County high school students

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards $95,000 in scholarships to Washington students

Comcast Uniquely Positioned to Bridge Seattle’s Digital Divide

The City of Seattle Technology Access and Adoption study showed that more… Continue reading

Washington customers win as Comcast taps the latest tech

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate – how we connect… Continue reading

More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.
BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA