Written by Abstract Samm
Savannah is one of those cities that is known far and wide for all of the creative influence that drips from every corner of the city. Whether you’re a musician, painter or dancer, Savannah has a corner of the world for you to thrive in. Even if you aren’t already experienced with your craft of choice, Savannah might have something to help you out. Keep reading to find out more about what classes and workshops are available in the city. Here at the Savannah Insider, we are on a mission to make sure that your time spent in our favorite city is spent doing everything that you love.
From beginner to pro, Dreamcat Studio on Hover Creek Rd offers jewelry making classes for anyone no matter what stage in the journey they might be. Whether you are brand new to the art, struggling to level up or just need some space to create openly, Dreamcat Studio is ready to provide you with the space needed. Maybe you will find out that your life’s mission is to create jewelry for everyone that you love. From the varying levels of skill type classes to the open studio or even “workshop of the month” there are many ways to explore and learn with Dreamcat Studio.
A regular mention here on the Savannah Insider, Front Porch Improv has been a major part of Savannah’s live comedy scene for many years. While you might have already attended one of their many shows that go on every year, you can take the experience a step further by attending one of their improv classes. Whether you are looking for something to do for your children or have a knack for comedy as an adult, Front Porch Improv on Victory Drive has the course that will help you thrive with improv comedy. If you are unsure of how well you will do with Improv, check out on of their shows and get a taste of what’s to come. Before you know it, you’ll be hooked hard on Improv.
Located in downtown Savannah on 37th street, Scribble Art Studio takes pride in providing an array of classes for artists at any point in their journey. Portfolio building, deals for Girl Scouts and even birthday party style workshops are just a handful of ways you can take advantage of Scribble Art Studio. Visit their website or give them a call to find out what they have going on, there’s something happening every week at Scribble. All ages and creative types are encouraged to sign up for some time with these folks, there is something for everyone at Scribble.
Have you ever seen one of those completely unique wooden signs that families like to keep above their fireplace or beside the front door and wanted one for your own home? While you are able to order these personalized pieces of décor, there is something special that comes with making one of your own. At Board & Brush on Montgomery Cross Road, you can learn how to DIY your own sign without having to go through the hassle of learning the trade on your own. Gather up all of your best friends and sign up for one of their workshops where you will leave with your own sign, after enjoying some drinks during the process. Their calender is always stocked full of various group styles, even some holiday themed choices as December approaches.
Throwing pots is a skill that has been around for many years and is as relaxing of a task as can be, with the right instructor guiding you through the process. Adults classes, kids classes and party style workshops are all available to take advantage of at Savannah Clay Spot on Barnard Street. Proud of being a creative playground for anyone looking to take on this skill, Savannah Clay Spot provides an opportunity to learn something new, have a fun time and hopefully become an expert in the ceramic arts. Sculpture, design, printing and much more is constantly happening at Savannah Clay Spot, your new favorite spot to work and learn.
Whenever you visit downtown Savannah’s Historic District, you will have a hard time missing out on any sort of Telfair based experience. All over the city, you will see the name of this iconic museum/mansion as it was the first public art museum in the south. Not only full of historic significance, the Telfair is also where you can sign up for many different art courses that go on throughout the year. Still life painting, drawing for all levels and oil painting workshops are only a handful of what is regularly available at Telfair. Members get a discount on courses as well so that’s more than worth looking into if you live in the area.
Taught by some of the best mixologists that Savannah has to offer, Congress Street Up offers prohibition style classes. Pick up some historic knowledge about the cocktails that you will be learning how to mix up while enjoying some food in a speakeasy atmosphere. Classes are available Monday-Saturday at 7 pm each evening. Impress your friends by mixing up some classic drinks while knowing a little more than the average bartender. Private classes are even available for more than six people to a group. You might learn a little more than intended with this course, the staff at Congress Street Up is full of knowledge and ready to share.
Blowing glass is one of those hobbies that you have to be dedicated to before diving in. The process is dangerous for beginners and can get expensive as you get further into the craft. If you’ve ever contemplated learning how to work with glass but don’t know where to start, Hostess City Hot Glass on on Montgomery Street is here for you. Whatever step in your glass blowing journey you are at, Hostess City Hot Glass can help guide you along the way. Ornaments, paper weights, bowls, hearts, the possibilities of what can be blown with Hostess City Hot Glass are virtually endless.
Quilting and sewing is one of those skill sets that will make you the hit at any party or event. Learn the basics of working with fabric and impress everyone with hand made gifts. Sign up with a group or even take advantage of their private lessons. With Savannah Fabric Company on Abercorn, you can quilt with confidence. For anyone aged 16 and up, Savannah Fabric Company is ready to help you hone in on this classic skill.
Writing is one of those learned skills that everyone can benefit from, even if they aren’t setting out to be the next Stephen King. At The Refinery Writing Studio on Bull St, they know how to teach you what being a writer entails. Purposefully small classes are booked to ensure that all writers involved are able to get plenty of attention from the instructor. Even full on professionals have been known to take a course or two with The Refinery.
Classic idea, with a twist. Gather your friends up for an afternoon of painting with your favorite glass of wine or two. Learn how to paint something specific, taught step by step with an instructor that loves teaching as much as they love painting. Take your pick from any of their in studio events, make it a party of your own, or take advantage of their at home paint kits. Even a date night option can help spice up the average evening out. Savannah’s Painting with a Twist has become one of the most well known choices for a night out with friends, boyfriends and even coworkers.
Candle making is one of those skills that might not even cross your mind until you find out that Melted Grape on Broad St offers a course that is perfect for beginners. Design your very own candle and choose from over 50 fragrances to make the piece as unique as you are. Bring your own bottle of wine let the folks at Melted Grape provide the glasses for your group. Once you have tried out this skill, you’ll want to book this class over and over.
Welcoming, inclusive and ready to help you find your inner peace, Savannah Yoga Center on Bull St is a highly reputable location here in the city. At Savannah Yoga Center, you can take classes online or in person, whatever makes you feel most comfortable. With their new members deal, you can save money while getting a taste of what they are all about. Maybe you will want to take advantage of their Jekyll Island retreats that are regularly offered. There’s nothing stopping you from becoming a master of your body and mind at Savannah Yoga Center.
In the midst of all that YouTube has to offer in the way of makeup tutorials, usually attached to some style of expensive product endorsement, learning how to apply makeup properly can be tedious when you don’t know where to start. When you don’t have the know how, but own a ton of products already, Kelsey Kent is ready to help you work with what you already have. With one of her courses, you bring your own makeup and sit with her as she explains how to use everything that is already in your makeup bag. She will even give you tips and hints on how to best make use of your skincare routine. All levels of knowledge are encouraged to try out her one on one sessions, even if you are looking to brush up on skills you’ve already honed over the years.
Savannah Actors Studio is “Where Actors Learn to Work” in the southeast, offering classes that will help you hone your skills as an entertainer at a relatively affordable rate. From scene study to branding and more, this series of classes is for the serious actor who is ready to take what they are doing to the next level. Private coaching is also available under the guidance of actor and filmmaker William Mark McCullough, who has spent most of his life working alongside major names in the industry. Sign up for your course and reach your full potential with Savannah Actors Studio. With how much popularity the south has gained as a film spot, a career in acting isn’t too far off of a dream to have.
While Savannah might not suffer from snowy weather, with winters considered “mild” by most surrounding areas, we do still struggle a bit when the colder seasons start to hit. As winter approaches, we hope you will make use of the list and find something to do indoors while we wait out the short, not so bad by comparison, fall and winter weather drops. Savannah is the kind of city where creativity thrives in every form and there is always something new to engage in or learn while you’re here.
Don’t forget to check out our FAQ section before you leave. Taking a ride on the #PartyBike might be cold to start, but you’ll get the blood flowing quickly and warm up with ease while pedaling around the city. Our party bike is affordable, eco-friendly and ready to take on your next party. Though a ride with us is outdoors, even in the winter time you are guaranteed to have the time of your life when you take a ride with us. Book your tour online now and keep coming back here to The Savannah Insider for more information on everything going on in our favorite city. We will keep posting articles until we run out of activities to talk about, and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.