Things To Do In North Decatur

Up to 51% Off Painting Class

Earth Canvas Painting

Decatur

$60 $30

Create a masterpiece alongside your kin, or enjoy an adults-only evening of painting with your favorite libation, while an artist guides you

50% Off Entry to Cornhole State Championships

American Cornhole LLC

Decatur Recreation Center

$40 $20

At the cornhole championships, play the beanbag game yourself or witness experts battling for the state title

Up to 54% Off Art Classes for Kids or Adults

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

Tour a Beehive and Taste Honey with a Beekeeper and Biologist

Honey-Making Class

Decatur

$50 $50

Véronique Perrot reveals how bees work in the hive before offering honey samples and teaching guests to infuse honey with ginger

Up to 46% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery

That Pottery Place Studio

North Dekalb Mall

$20 $11

During open studio time, painters decorate bisque dishes and figurines using glazes, brushes, sponges, and stencils

50% Off Jewelry-Making Classes

Amalgam Arts Atlanta

Decatur

$50 $25

Students learn to make eye-catching metal jewelry, such as rings and pendants, in a studio with tools provided

Up to 51% Off at The Bead Shoppe

The Bead Shoppe

Avondale Estates

$50 $25

Learn beading basics during interactive classes, or browse through an eclectic stock of bead supplies with new items added daily

46% Off Kids’ Science Camp

Big Thinkers Science Exploration

Multiple Locations

$219 $119

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Kids from kindergarten through 5th grade learn scientific basics with hands-on projects at a choice of three science camps

Up to 78% Off Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes

Fitness Battalion

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

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

Up to 76% Off at Tadda's Fitness Center

Tadda's Fitness Center

Atlanta-Decatur

$100 $29

Cardio-kickboxing, kettlebell, spin, Zumba, and yoga classes strengthen and tone muscles

65% Off Dance Lessons

Global Dance Goddess

North Decatur

$75 $26

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Members of the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Club aren’t just connected their shared tastes. These meat-lovers want to know everything about the craft and care put into savory barbecue meals. They satisfy this hunger for knowledge by gathering at a local barbecue joint for monthly “meatings,” communal feasts where barbecue experts give cooking tips. Between the monthly events, members also enjoy discounts at restaurants, including Jim ‘N Nicks and Pit Boss, all easily located thanks to the club-provided map of participating eateries and compass that always points towards the nearest plate of ribs. Members can attend invite-only parties hosted by fellow club members or chefs, tag along on field trips to the National BBQ Festival and other nearby cooking events, or judge dishes at the club’s own barbecue contest.

131 Superior Avenue
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

Some people have earned a scholarship to a prestigious art academy, spent time outside a café in France with a canvas and portable easel, and were born with the ability to reflect their inner-torment with freeform splashes of acrylics. Some people just want to have a good time and paint. At Fine Art Parties, instructors cater to this second bunch with parties at their studio or in the client’s home furnished with blank 12"x16" canvases, wine, tea, and cheese for all. Taking inspiration from masters such as Warhol, Matisse, and Van Gogh, instructors lead guests through a simple three-step method that results in a framable work of art. In addition to their group events and private functions, the studio also hosts romantically themed couple painting parties, which take place under the starry night sky, and human body classes with live nude subjects or reanimated wax statues.

4469 Glenwood Road
Decatur,
GA
US

Most Popular Service: Canvas painting
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Established: 2014
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–3 hours
Pro Tip: Think creative and relaxing thoughts.

Q&A with the Owner

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
After her first experience with canvas painting, a client stated, "I have never done this before, I feel like a child all over again!" She was excited, the energy she displayed was positive, and she was filled with so much joy.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Wear comfortable clothes; we provide aprons. Bring your own beverages and refreshments.

4810 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur,
GA
US

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

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.

2050 Lawrenceville Hwy
Decatur,
GA
US

North Decatur Scene