Classes in Washington

Gold's Gym – Up to 85% Off Membership

Gold's Gym

South Hill

$190 $29

Advanced cardio and strength-training equipment fortifies physiques at famous gym; hydromassage beds coddle fully clothed muscles

Up to 51% Off Cardboard-Furniture-Making Classes

Art Maniac Studio

Factoria

$65 $32

Participants make their own furniture from old cardboard boxes, decorating their creations as they see fit

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off a Summer Camp – Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center

Norkirk

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 25% off a summer camp for kids ages 5–16

Up to 42% Off Paint Your Pet Class

Mind Unwind

North Admiral

$30 $18

Instructors provide supplies and guidance while adults reproduce their favorite picture of their beloved pets on an 11"x14" canvas

Up to 47% Off Adults Hat-Painting Class

Mind Unwind

North Admiral

$30 $17

Instructors provide supplies and guidance while adults paint their own trucker-style hat

Learn to Bake from the Owner of Honest Biscuits

Hands-On Baking Workshop

Pike Place Market

$60 $60

Art Stone has baked biscuits his entire life, and he shares his best recipes and techniques during a hands-on workshop at Pike Place Market

Design and Print Your Own Letterpress Poster

Poster-Printing Class

Central Business District

$50 $50

Sara McNally shows you how to set wood type and printer’s blocks on an iron hand press so that you can design your own bespoke poster

61% Off New Orleans Creole Cooking Class for Two

Marcela's Creole Cookery

Pioneer Square

$100 $39

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Restaurant co-owner walks 12–16 students through a complete creole meal, including soup followed by an appetizer, entree, and dessert

$6 for a Zumba Class at Belltown Dance Studio

Belltown Dance Studio

Seattle

$12 $6

Students follow simple steps set to energizing Latin music during Zumba workouts

Up to 51% Off Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two

Redmond School of Glass

Southeast Redmond

$60 $35

Professional artists guide students through each step of crafting a glass float or ornament, starting with blowing molten glass

Up to 47% Off Art Workshops for Kids

Duct Tape Designs Workshops

Harbour Pointe

$15 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Make-Your-Own Mug Class

Clay Connection

East Central

$60 $30

Instructors lead students step-by-step through the creation of their own ceramic mug

Up to 50% Off Beading Supplies at Fusion Beads

Fusion Beads

Fremont

$30 $15

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Local beading shop specializing in Swarovski Crystals, gemstones, pearls, glass beads, components, tools, books, and more

39% Off Summer Camp at Spectrum Academy

Spectrum Academy

Summer camp

$140 $85

In the afternoon class, running from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., kids participate in activities that boost brain development and socialization

Up to 88% Off Latin Dance at Sueños de Salsa

Sueños de Salsa

Fremont

$118 $29

Experienced instructor helps students of all levels shimmy through basic to advanced salsa and bachata moves and partnering skills

Rainier Glass Studio – Up to 63% Off Glass Blowing

Rainier Glass Studio

Industrial District

$49.95 $19

Over a 2,000-degree furnace, assist a glass blower in creating hanging ornaments, translucent flowers, or spinner bowls

Up to 55% Off Partner Dance Program

Dedicated Dance

University District

$257 $116

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Improv Class for Non-Actors

Seattle Improvisation Community

West Seattle - Beginning February 2014

$30 $15

Trained performers teach their skills to non-actors during 90-minute sessions full of popular improv games

50% Off Flame-Working Class at The Boro School

The Boro School

International District

$150 $75

At studio owned by master glass artist Nathan "Nate Dizzle" Aweida, students spin solid glass in a torch flame to produce marbles

Select Local Merchants

Lined with Swarovski Elements crystal pendants, gemstones, Japanese seed beads, sterling-silver findings, and handmade glass beads, Fusion Beads seems to glimmer. For the experienced beader, it's a treasure trove of all the materials necessary to create stunning pieces, and the knowledgeable staff help beginners sift through the stock to find everything they need to start a necklace or bracelet. The team also hosts several classes each week, covering everything from the techniques of basic beading to the more advanced metalsmithing, precious-metal clay manipulation, and bead weaving. Because the shop only hires dedicated beaders, each employee has firsthand knowledge to help shoppers with their projects, whether they want to create the perfect gift for a loved one or make the perfect earrings for their look-alike bobble head.

3830 Stone Way N
Seattle,
WA
US

The sound specialists at Bellevue American Music help outfit local bands and aspiring rock stars with musical equipment from brands such as Fender, Korg, Yamaha, Roland, and Bogner in the bright, open showroom. Learning to play the intro song to Hogan's Heroes from sheet music is much easier with an On Stage XCG4 guitar stand ($13.49) and artillery of D'Addario EXL120 strings ($5.99). Hone vocal skills outside of showers with an On Stage mic stand ($29.99), or squelch creative differences with the raucous roar of the Peavey Vypyr 15 amp ($99.99). Those eager to accessorize the recent growth of their folk-indie beard may nab a Lee Oskar harmonica ($38.99) and settle into their tax accountant's stoop for an impromptu show.

14340 NE 20th St
Bellevue,
WA
US

Out of the Blue Aviation's experienced instructors take wannabe pilots skyward, handing over the reins in an exhilarating 50- to 60-minute flying adventure. The experience begins with a one-hour customized lesson, where instructors brief pupils on flight plans and safety precautions before buckling up in one of Out of the Blue's five modern aircraft. The aerial apprentice then commandeers the sky boat northeast to nearby picturesque Mount Baker, or west toward the San Juan Islands, perhaps spotting a whale—or a flotilla of seaweed shaped like a whale—before circling back to the Arlington airport.

18306 59th Dr NE
Arlington,
WA
US

Though microbrewers celebrate limited flavor runs and regional ingredients, they still need much of the same equipment as the big brewers to concoct their craft beers. That's where The Cellar Homebrew comes in, outfitting winemakers, brewers, and cidersmiths with the equipment and ingredients needed to make their drinks. The store's owners––who boast more than 30 years of experience and a past line of fine wines––collect organic ingredients such as hops and yeast and sell them alongside fermentation equipment, keg systems, and cleaning supplies. They even offer one-hour on-location classes to instruct people in the basics of beer brewing. In addition to supplying items for alcoholic beverages, they also hawk basic supplies for cheese-, soda-, and vinegar-making, all of which go well over lettuce.

14320 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

When Seattle Drum School owner and founder Steve Smith first began leading private lessons, bands such as Queen and Pink Floyd were just hitting their stride. That was nearly four decades ago, before air guitar became a legitimate art form, and well before Steve opened the doors to SDS in 1986. Since then, though, Steve has fostered the school into a thriving music institution, and one that currently boasts a faculty of more than 40 talented teachers. Such a large staff translates into an equally diverse selection of lessons for students, who can hone their skills in everything from guitar, piano, and voice to saxophone, turntables, and, of course, drums.

12510 15th Ave NE
Seattle,
WA
US

Marcela's Creole Cookery uproots the definitive flavors of authentic New Orleans cuisine and Cajun fare and packs them into a menu brimming with robust seasonings and exotic meats, as mentioned by Seattle Weekly contributor A.J. Tigner. With 30 combined years in the restaurant world, Marcela's owners have created an inviting eatery that pays homage to the Big Easy with vibrant, playful colors showcased in contemporary artwork. Red-clothed tables coddle piping-hot platters of creole delicacies, including muffaletta po boys, hearty gumbos, and fried ocean critters such as shrimp, alligator, and crawfish from Poseidon's personal crustacean collection.

106 James St.
Seattle,
WA
US

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