9 classes you should sign up for in Huntsville if you want to learn a new skill in 2023

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Find your new hobby here. (Hville Blast)

Is your 2023 resolution to learn a new skill? Whether it’s improv comedy or sushi-making, talented Huntsvillians are hosting classes all season long that’ll help you uncover your hidden talents.

1. Improv

Shenanigans improv class
Ready to take the stage? (Shenanigans Comedy Theatre / Facebook)

Take an improv class with Shenanigans Comedy Theatre to sharpen your public speaking and communications skills—and laugh a little, too.

2. Calligraphy

Sip and Script offers regular calligraphy classes all over Northeast Alabama, from Athens to Albertville and everywhere in between. You’re sure to find a class near you.

3. Terrariums

Golden Hour
Take a stroll around the Garden before or after your class. (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

Huntsville Botanical Garden is hosting two terrarium classes this month to help you bring a bit of nature inside—one designed for adults, and the other with kids in mind.

4. Thai cooking + sushi making

phuket cooking class
Thai cooking or sushi making? I say both. (Phuket Thai Restaurant / Facebook)

Phuket Thai Restaurant in Providence has two classes that’ll teach you to cook great Thai food coming soon: a traditional Thai food class, and a sushi-making class. Yum.

5. Cigar Box Guitars

cigar box guitar classes
It’s an instrument and an art project all in one. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

Our Managing Content Producer, Michael Seale, just completed his first Cigar Box Guitar from the Cigar Box Guitar Store in Lowe Mill. Read about his experience, then try it for yourself.

6. Oil painting

Local artist Stephanie Weaver’s oil painting classes are unique because you can join in-person or over Zoom.

7. Pottery

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This could be you. (Designbyhart / Facebook)

Designbyhart has pottery classes for everyone, from kids to semi-pro potters. Sign up quickly, though, because their classes fill up fast.

8. Hand embroidery

Studio House in Owens Cross Roads offers a variety of classes. I’ve got my eye on this hand embroidery course—it just so happens to be one of the skills I’m trying to learn in 2023.

9. Pasta making

rafael's table pasta classes
Grab some sauce to go for your next dinner party. (Rafael’s Table / Facebook)

Rafael’s Table in Lowe Mill is the go-to spot for upscale ingredients, but did you know that you can learn to make restaurant-quality food there, too? The pasta-making class sounds like a perfect date night activity (and Valentine’s Day is just over a month away).

What class are you signing up for first? Share your experiences with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Emily Phillips
Emily Phillips
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