Hands-On 3rd

Mid-City West

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Instructors at crafting space lauded by People & LA Times lead beginner courses in sewing, jewelry-making, screen-printing & other craft

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Promotional value expires Jan 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Materials fee not included. Not valid for private lessons or retail. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People often lose creativity as they get older, casting off childhood crafting skills for the convenience of store-bought décor or the ease of preglued macaroni portraits. Rekindle your creativity with today's Groupon to Hands-On 3rd. Choose between the following options:

  • For $24, you get a two- to three-hour crafting crash course of your choice (up to a $49 value). This Groupon does not include fees for materials.
  • For $95, you get a four-session Sewing A to Z course (up to a $195 value). This Groupon does not include the $45 materials fee.

Recognized by media outlets ranging from the LA Times to People, Hands-On 3rd pairs seasoned craft masters with developing DIYers in a range of back-to-basics classes. Crash courses provide a warm welcome to crafting beginners, who complete an entire project in two to three hours after learning basic techniques and how to repair an airplane engine using a crochet hook. Festoon elegant earlobes and collarbones in a Jewelry Techniques Crash course ($15 materials fee), boosting students' wire-wrapping and stringing skills, or emblazon favorite tees and totes with durable designs in a Silk Screen Crash course ($15 materials fee). The Mend It Crash course helps pupils revive weary ensembles through tear repair, fabric embellishment, and tailoring, which are skills that also aid white tablecloths after being subjected to overzealous ghost-costume projects.

Alternatively, each Sewing A to Z course takes up to seven students from beginner status to sewing-machine whisperers across four friendly workshops. In-depth lessons in hand-sewing prep brains for precise machine maneuvering, and students finish the course with personal sewer's notebooks full of helpful tips regarding stitching techniques and the best methods of storing needles in haystacks.

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

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

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