Hands-On 3rd

Mid-City West

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In a Nutshell

  • One-of-a-kind area business
  • 2.5-hour course of your choice
  • Materials provided
  • Hands-on approach

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 6, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Learning a new craft creates a sense of accomplishment, which increases self-confidence and makes you want to run for mayor. For $25, today's Groupon gets you a 2.5-hour craft crash course of your choice at Hands-on 3rd (a $49 value). Hands-on 3rd is a craft studio offering a variety of workshops, as well as private and semiprivate lessons (nearby animals are allowed to watch through the windows).

Your class can be in the craft of your choice, provided it is a crash course. A full schedule can be viewed on the website (crash courses are highlighted in green)—though additional classes will be added to meet demand as needed (minimum four students required per class). Master the basics of knitting, learn to crochet, build a terrarium, or take a sewing course in which you’ll learn machine-stitch technique and make your own zipper coin purse for your collection of Pogs.

Whichever class you choose to take, materials and starter kits will be provided for you, unless you have items you'd like to bring from home to add to your craft (such as in the jewelry-making class). As insinuated by the name of the business, Hands-on features an approach to crafting that involves hands and sends you home with actual skills in your hands. Call to schedule your class.


NBC’s LA affiliate, the Larchmont Chronicle, and juli b are all talking about Hands-on 3rd:

  • easy handbag or apron classes provide project right-away gratification. a free tea bar, tiny reference library, community announcement board, and casual workspace makes you feel right at home. – juli b

Four Yelpers give Hands-on 3rd four stars:

  • the ladies that run it are extremely helpful - it's a great place to get crafty, especially for the upcoming holidays. fun for kids and most certainly their adult counterparts. we love hands on 3rd! – michon r.
  • This is a real find! Such friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. Hands-on-3rd has a convenient location with a real community feel. – amy c.

Hands-on 3rd

Student-created artwork lines the white walls of Hands-on 3rd's two studio spaces, the second of which belongs to partner company Art Works. The organizations share talented instructors, filling up the schedule at each location with drawing, painting, and sculpting classes from Art Works and yarn-work and sewing classes from Hands-on 3rd's staff. Whether a project requires a fresh stick of charcoal or a darning needle, an ample inventory arms students with the supplies needed to finish their projects, such as sketching a mustache on a dozing deskmate.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend! Relaxed easy fun experience in learning something I have never known before!!
HANSNI K. · June 24, 2012
The instructors were great and the class delivered what the Groupon write-up advertised.
Angela K. · December 19, 2011
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    Mid-City West

    8377 W 3rd St.

    Los Angeles, California 90048

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