Classes in Massachusetts

$49 for $110 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — OUT SALSA BOSTON

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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Fused-Glass Jewelry-Making Class for One or Two at Luke Adams Gifting Co. (Up to 63% Off)

Luke Adams Gifting Co.

South End

$80 $40

Cut and mold provided materials into pendants or earrings to be fired and assembled for next-week pickup

$50 for $100 Worth of Boxing — Godin's Premier Krav Maga

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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One or Three 60- or 90-Minute Private Pottery Lessons for One or One Lesson for Two at Rokuro Pottery (50% Off)

Rokuro Pottery

Allston

$80 $40

Lessons focus on the fundamentals of using a potter's wheel or build on the pottery-making skills that students have

Painting with Supplies for One or Two at The Urban Art Bar (Up to 56% Off)

The Urban Art Bar

Boston

$45 $22

Resident artists guide small groups of students in the step-by-step re-creation of a painting as the class sips on wine, beer, or cocktails

Child-and-Adult Art Workshops, Painting Class for Two, or Three Art Classes for One at Art School # 99 (Up to 75% Off)

Art School # 99

North Allston

$120 $59

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MacDowell Colony fellow Alexandra Rozenman helps painting pupils to realize their goals through color theory and composition basics

$29.95 for Three Months of Webcast 3-D Drawing Lessons from Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom ($99 Value)

Mark Kistler's Imagination Station

Online Deal

$99 $29.95

Students of all ages learn techniques in live, online classes led by Emmy-winning artist Mark Kistler

$55 for a Artisan Cheese-Making Class for Two with a Take-Home Cheese Kit at Beer & Wine Hobby ($109.99 Value)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Beer and Wine Hobby

$109.99 $55

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Instructors demonstrate how to make homemade mozzarella from whole milk and other fresh ingredients in 30 minutes; includes take-home kit

Four-Week Intro to Crochet Course for One or Two at Stitch House (Up to 55% Off)

Stitch House

Columbia Point

$75 $37

(49)

During four weekly two-hour classes, students learn the basics of crocheting while completing an easy project

Make Your Own Seasonal Fruit Preserves with a Master Foodie

Cooking and Canning Workshop

Jamaica Plain

$40 $40

Leah Waldo immerses you in the basics of jams, jellies, and preserves from cooking to canning

Ticket to Battle of the Burger or Regular/VIP Ticket to The Cue at Boston Magazine's The Cookout (Up to 42% Off)

Boston Magazine's The Cookout

Black Falcon Cruise Terminal

$85 $49

Taste the burger or barbecue creations of top Boston chefs, sample cocktails from local bartenders, and listen to live music

Five-Week Dance Class for One or Two Kids, Teens, or Adults at The Dance Factory (67% Off)

The Dance Factory

Attleboro

$75 $25

Dancers of any age can work on their form with a selection of classes from classical ballet to musical theater to all-boys hip-hop

Beer- or Wine-Making Supplies, or Beer- or Wine-Making Class for One or Two at Strange Brew (Up to 51% Off)

Strange Brew

Marlborough

$30 $15

(10)

Stock up on malt, barley, or other brewing essentials, or take a class on the basics of making your own batches of beer or wine

Jewelry-Making Class or Welding Workshop for One or Two at Stonybrook Fine Arts (Up to 54% Off)

Stonybrook Fine Arts

Jamaica Plain

$150 $75

(10)

Students create silver rings and pendants or learn the basics of welding

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited CrossKick Classes at Crosstrain Sports Club (60% Off)

Crosstrain Sports Club

Chelmsford

$49.99 $20

Full body workout with interval-training that focuses on kicking, cardio, flexibility, strength, and endurance exercises

Three-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Pinot's Palette (Up to 48% Off)

Pinot's Palette

Lexington Center

$45 $25

Friends enjoy a night out with wine while painting a picture that may feature trees, a city scene, or Van Gogh's Starry Night

Three-Hour Introductory Woodcarving Class for One or Two at Calvo Studio (Up to 57% Off) 

Calvo Studio

Gloucester

$175 $79

Introductory seminar teaches basic woodcarving techniques and skills with hands-on personal project

One Month of Unlimited Classes or 10 Classes at CrossFit Ares (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Ares

Wilmington

$199 $49

Trainers challenge students through the intense reps of dead-lifting, resistance exercises, and squats associated with the celebrate routine

$110 for 5 One-Hour Guitar Labs ($220 value) — Senchant's Art of Teaching

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

$220 $110

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Aldrich Robinson was a young woman in 1970's Bristol, England when she took up knitting. She did it almost entirely on her own, much in the way some people hack into DMV computers to change their recorded height. Aldrich sought only the help of her two aunts as she learned how to knit and purl. But it wasn't long before the novice evolved into an expert and when she relocated to the U.S. in the '80s, she even debuted a line of designer knitwear. Two decades of pouring her heart and soul into the line finally culminated in a boutique on Newbury Street in 2004—Newbury Yarns.

Much has changed since Aldrich picked up her first set of knitting needles, yet she remains a bastion of knowledge when it comes to trends in knitwear. She supplies customers with high-quality yarn and natural fibers so they have everything they need to make this season's hottest trends, from infinity scarves to colorful berets. But after all that time, she still hasn't forgotten how frustrating the first steps of learning to knit can be. That's why, as her aunts once did for her, she and her staff teach newbie crafters the basics at knitting and crocheting classes. For more experienced fiber artists, they hold biweekly knitting circles where participants can exchange tips and feel greater sense of community.

164 Newbury St
Boston,
MA
US

Signature service: Entertaining Paint and Sip Party

Established: 2014

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Brands Used: Acrylic paints, canvases, and paint brushes

Pro Tip: We provide a mixture of humor, upbeat music, and easy-to-follow, step-by-step painting instruction.

Q&A with the Owner and Artist

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?

[During our painting events], we offer a comedic approach to our easy, step-by-step painting instruction and keep the paint party alive by offering a great variety of upbeat music and professional artist instruction. We donate a portion of every ticket sale to a local charity.

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.

We have helped raise thousands of dollars by offering fundraising opportunities to our customers. We have traveled outside of our comfort zone to throw a paint-and-sip party for a customer battling cancer who could not travel far for one of our events. We have worked on numerous occasions with our clients to make their experience pleasurable and memorable.

What aspect of the services you offer most often surprises people?

[That] the artist was funny and not dry or humorless. Customers are surprised by how well their paintings came out, even if they never painted on canvas before. [They're also often surprised by] how much money they raised for their fundraiser.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are different from all paint-and-sip parties because we donate a portion of every ticket we sell to a local charity.

15 Sherman Road
North Reading,
MA
US

The instructors at Falcetti Music are all accomplished musicians who share a passion for music. No matter the student's interest, whether it's classical, heavy metal, or anything in between, they work with students to cultivate talents and musical goals during lessons for guitar, drums, voice, piano, violin, saxophone, and bass guitar. The comprehensive lessons provide technical guidance and feedback to aspiring musicians in any style. When students are ready, the school presents them with opportunities to perform and compete in music festivals throughout New England.

1755 Boston Rd
Springfield,
MA
US

Most of SaachaBYoga's yoga and movement classes have enrollments of eight or fewer students. This allows instructors to give each student individual attention, whether he or she signs up for morning Vinyasa yoga, prenatal yoga, Pilates, or more than a dozen other classes. SaachaBYoga's staff also performs massage, craniosacral therapy, and reiki healing.

763 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge,
Massachusetts
US

Nonantum Boxing Club's seven instructors have countless riveting stories from the ring. Nico Gargaro can detail a blow by blow of his 2009 Rocky Marciano Tournament victory, and Nathan Busa can tell of duking it out in the All-Marine Tournament at Camp LeJeune during his four-year stint as a sergeant. It's these experiences the team draws on during the center's daily one-hour boxing conditioning classes, which not only train students of all experience levels in boxing fundamentals, but also incorporate cardio and strength training. At private and semi-private lessons, trainers refine each student's technique, giving the student skills they can hone during the open gym hours the club holds six days a week. Kids can participate in youth classes every Saturday morning, and early risers can stop by at 5:30 a.m. three days a week for heavy bag conditioning, which is more effective than waking up early to punch out the paperboy.

75 Adams St
Newton,
MA
US

The concept behind Samba Steak & Sushi House started to take shape in the early 20th century, when Japanese immigrants in Brazil and Peru began mixing local culinary influences with food from home. Simple, health-conscious Japanese cooking techniques mixed with spicier South American flavors, producing dishes seen in Samba's menu of wild-caught seafood, locally sourced produce, and organic sushi rice.

Hibachi chefs roast lobster tails, calamari, and sirloin steak on tabletop grills while diners watch this time-honored practice. In contrast, the sushi chefs incorporate more fusion elements by packing nontraditional ingredients into the specialty maki, such as coconut flakes, marinated red onions, and melted mozzarella cheese.

The hibachi grills' occasional bursts of flame complement the high-ceilinged dining room's predominantly orange- and red-hued walls and the glowing eyes of the head chef. To keep this space full beyond mealtimes, the restaurant also hosts regular events, including DJ performances, karaoke nights, and sushi-making classes.

1138 Worcester Rd
Framingham,
MA
US

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