Things To Do In Belvedere Park

Mixed-Media, Bookbinding, or Realism Painting Class at GAS-ART Gifts (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

GAS-ART Gifts

North DeKalb Mall (Ross Entrance)

$60 $29

Illustrator R. Gregory Christie, who produces children's books and even a USPS stamp, leads mixed-media, bookbinding, and painting classes

Winemaking Class and Store Credit for Two, Four, or Six at Wine Workshop and Brew Center (Up to 75% Off)

Wine Workshop and Brew Center

Decatur

$335 $99

Class teaches techniques to make custom blends, and store credit can be applied toward kits with winemaking services

5 or 10 Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Battalion (Up to 82% Off)

Fitness Battalion

Multiple Locations

$100 $20

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Daily-changing boot-camp routines incorporate CrossFit tenets into bodyweight and cardio drills in the park

$20 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Capoeira Classes at Capoeira Maculelê Decatur ($65 Value)

Capoeira Maculelê Atlanta

Multiple Locations

$65 $20

Mestre Fran instructs students in the rhythmic sways and kicks, mental cunning, and rich cultural heritage of Brazilian capoeira

$25 for Six Classes at Bellydance by Saroya ($72 Value)

Bellydance by Saroya

Decatur School of Ballet

$72 $25

Experienced instructor Saroya teaches belly dance basics in introductory classes that use finger cymbals and combination steps

10 or 20 Basic Boxing Classes or One 30-Minute One-On-One Training Session at Decatur Boxing Club (Up to 58% Off)

Decatur Boxing Club

Decatur

$66 $35

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Cardio workouts and fundamental boxing moves burn calories during basic classes; ace trainer imparts tips to fighters at one-on-one session

$26 for $75 Worth of Dance Lessons — Global Dance Goddess

Global Dance Goddess

North Decatur

$75 $26

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At Creative Art Connection, children and adults of all ability levels are set free to try their hands at visual art in a relaxed social setting. The fun-loving studio holds classes during the day or night, including BYOB sessions in which participants are allowed to bring their own drinks and snacks. In every lesson, instructors guide participants step-by-step through the painting of a chosen piece, and encourage the use of vibrant color and bold strokes in pursuit of a truly individual style and internationally marketable personal brand. Past subjects have included cubist portraits, pairs of shoes, musical instruments, and natural landscapes. Staff provide all the necessary materials for each class and private party, such as canvases, paints, and the proper opinion of Monet's early works.

2050 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur,
GA
US

A wealth of homeowners fiercely proud of their classic domiciles continues to thrive, even as modern developments dot former fields and open houses boast glimpses of newly constructed abodes. For these homeowners, the Decatur Old House Fair echoes their respect of the vintage and turn-of-the-last-century, rolling out the proverbial red carpet for home-renovation seminars, wood window repair tips, and keynote speakers in the form of anthropomorphic paint cans.

130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur,
GA
US

That Pottery Place Studio?s shelves brim with hundreds of unfinished ceramic pieces, each ready to blossom with a completely unique bouquet of colors and designs. Animal-painted plates sit propped alongside decorative birdbaths, planters, coffee mugs, and owl figurines designed to scare pigeons away from the china hutch. Guests can throw their creativity at these 3D canvases using the studio?s stencils, brushes, sponges, and dozens of glazes. Staff members make the rounds sharing tips on technique and helping sort through idea books with painters during open studio time.

2569 N Decatur Rd
Decatur,
GA
US

Francisco Antonio Rodrigues da Silva⎯better known to his students as Mestre Fran⎯began his journey with Caopeira at age 10, studying the ancient dancelike martial art under a seasoned teacher in Sao Paolo. After years of learning the hypnotic rhythmic moves of Capoeira and studying the African dance rhythms of Macuele, Mestre Fran took his art to the streets of Londrina, Brazil, giving impoverished youth a positive outlet for their creative energies with public performances and classes. After developing a successful martial arts organization in his home country, Mestre Fran set out for the United States in 2002, introducing Americans to Caoperia through cultural shows throughout the Atlanta area and instructing newcomers through beginner, children's, and adult classes.

Like punching a portrait of your smug fruit bowl, capoeria combines both art and fighting. The practice develops the mind, body, and spirit by instilling self-confidence, building agility and strength, and teaching students about the vibrant culture of Brazil. Capoeiristas twist and bob to the rhythm of drums as they execute gymnastic kicks and turns, or they show off their newfound knowledge at the studio's Friday-night Samba, Macuele, and Portuguese language classes.

519 N McDonough St
Decatur,
GA
US

When discussing Nigerian cooking with reporters from Atlanta Goodlife Magazine, Kunmi Oluleye beamed, "it's something that I do blindfolded." After all, Kunmi has been cooking since the age of 8, whipping up meals for her parents and three younger siblings and baking traditional breads, meat pies, and sausage rolls at her father's bakery in Lagos, Nigeria. Today, she brings her time-honored family recipes and lifetime of expertise to her own catering company—Sheba Foods.

Aided by a staff of African chefs, Kunmi folds traditional spices into authentic dishes from the continent. Deep in the Sheba kitchen, the chefs simmer meaty stews and fry plantains while plump sausage rolls rise in the oven. They deliver the fresh, dried, and prepared foods to homes around the world and cater freshly made feasts at local special events and parties. Their products have been in the shelves of mainstream supermarkets for years, and they continue to expand into new markets and grow from the branches of lunchbox trees around the country.

3923 Covington Hwy.
Decatur,
GA
US

A pioneer in Decatur's full-scale production brewing scene, BlueTarp Brewing Co. first opened its doors to the public in December of 2012. Owner and brewmaster Tom Stahl started from humble roots, making his first beers at home. However, after roughly one year of homebrewing, Stahl realized that he wanted to aim higher and began planning to expand into a full business?a story he shared with The Art of Beer podcast. Currently, BlueTarp Brewing Co. lures visitors with public tours of the production facility as well as tastings of the most current releases. These brews cover a broad range of styles, including a dark, hearty stout brimming with notes of coffee and chocolate and a heavily dry-hopped double IPA with a sweet, sturdy core of malt that can withstand any Pilates workout.

731 E College Ave.
Decatur,
GA
US

Belvedere Park Scene