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Classes & Workshops with Baltimore’s Creative Community

Discover some of the artisans behind Baltimore's growing maker community, learn new skills and make memories to take home.

Creative makers are thriving in Baltimore, supported by our arts culture and entrepreneurial spirit. Read on to learn more about this innovative group of small business owners and sign up for a class to try your own hand at creating something new. If you want to skip straight to the good stuff and buy a souvenir or gift made by a local maker, check out our gift guide.

Amazing Glaze

Located in Mount Washington, Amazing Glaze was the first paint your own pottery studio in Maryland when it opened in 1996. Since then, they’ve delivered on their goal to provide a stress-free creative environment in which their customers can express themselves and learn new techniques. Everything you need to create your masterpiece is provided, and pottery prices range from $3-50. Register for one of their guided classes to practice skills like tracing, stenciling or mosaics, or opt for a themed painting session such as the Ladies Night events. Amazing Glaze is also a great place to host an innovative team building workshop, a birthday party or an after school program.

Annie Howe Papercuts

Annie Howe is giving the ancient art of paper cutting new life through the workshops she teaches at Found Studio and at other workshops across the city. Students of all skill levels, ages 13 and up, are welcome to learn how to create and cut their own design out of paper. Annie also sells her custom designs as framed artwork, Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, home décor and book covers.

Annie Howe, studio owner, smiles at participants of her paper cutting workshop.

Schedule a private paper cutting class at Annie Howe’s studio.

Baltimore Chef Shop

Found in the heart of Hampden, this award-winning teaching kitchen offers a robust selection of cooking classes on global and regional cuisines, plus technique-focused classes like “Knife Skills 101” and the baking series. In menu-based classes, students share in the preparation of a multiple-course meal that they enjoy together at the end of the class. They also offer couples classes, parent-child sessions and private lessons.

Baltimore Clayworks

All experience levels are welcome at Baltimore Clayworks, where you can take a class on a range of techniques, including throwing pottery, sculpture and glazing. Youth classes are regularly available as well as one-time sessions for those who just want to play with clay.

Baltimore Print Studios

The husband-and-wife team behind Baltimore Print Studios, Kyle Van Horn and Kim Bentley, bonded over their mutual love of printmaking. They offer monthly workshops in the art of letterpress, screenprinting and risograph. You can also purchase hand made prints, shirts and note cards.

An aerial view of wooden letter stamps on a wooden table. The stamps are all made from a dark wood and show different letters.

Learn about the art of letter pressing at Baltimore Print Studios.

B. Willow

In an increasingly technology-dependent world, Liz Vayda, owner of B. Willow, aims to help reconnect us with nature by bringing a little bit of it indoors. Learn about plant care and create your own terrarium or plant hanger through one of the workshops offered on site.

Women sit around a table at B. Willow in Baltimore to try their hand at terrarium making. In the background, fairy lights hang in rows on the ceiling and various plants hang from walls and sit on shelves.

Take a terrarium-making class at B. Willow

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Housed in the landmark renovated Romanesque-style Mercantile Trust & Deposit Company building, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company explores the question, “What makes Shakespeare so great?,” through groundbreaking performances and educational programs. At The Studio, located next to the theater, CSC offers classes for adults and children in areas such as acting, stage combat, design and critical analysis. All programs are taught by professionals, and no auditions are required!

Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery

Anthony Corradetti, an established glass blower of more than 30 years, opened his studio in Woodberry in 2005. Corradetti offers classes in the art of glassblowing, as well as mini-workshops. You’ll walk away with a blown-glass pumpkin, flower, ornament or paperweight made in about an hour.

The Craft Castle

Your imagination is in the driver’s seat at The Craft Castle, a self-guided arts and crafts studio in Hampden. The space features twelve desks stocked with art staples such as watercolor paints, brushes, colored pencils, paper, and needle and thread, plus endless shelves filled with scrapbooking materials, fabrics, stencils and more! Owner Craig Reinauer wants The Craft Castle to be a meditative atmosphere where individuals can enjoy sober fun, so complimentary seltzers and tea are on hand to keep you hydrated while you create.

Creative Alliance

Located in the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District, Creative Alliance is a community arts organization that brings creatives and audiences from different backgrounds together under the belief that art is a powerful tool for place-making and cultural expression. They frequently offer free drop-in art, dance and music classes for all ages, as well as trivia nights and yoga sessions.

The marquee at Creative Alliance glows under a dusky sky

There’s always something exciting happening at Creative Alliance

Drama MaMa Bookshop

Alisa Brock is passionate about the written word and through her laser-cut journals and notebooks, she hopes to inspire more people to put pen to paper. Visit her shop, Drama MaMa, to browse for a notebook or sign up for one of her “wine and bind” events to customize a wooden or flower-pressed cover. (Insider tip: use our free BoP Pass to get a discount on your purchase!)

Women smile and laugh around a table, strewn with scraps of paper and cups of wine, while participating in a bookbinding workshop at Drama Mama Bookshop.

Owner Alisa Brock combines two of her favorite things, wine and bookbinding, at her Wine & Bind classes at Drama MaMa.

KSM Candle Co.

This artisanal candle company makes all natural, hand poured soy candles with classic scents. Browse KSM Candle Co.’s selection at the shop or sign up for a workshop in Woodberry to make your own your own wax and custom fragrance in under an hour.

Local Color Flowers

Local Color Flowers sources their stems from farmers within a 50-mile radius. Come through during the weekly studio hours to put together your own bouquet, or sign up for a floral design class with a seasonal theme.

Lovely Yarns

This longtime Hampden shop is a fiber artist’s wonderland specializing in local, independently-dyed yarns and fibers, plus beads, books and other craft materials. They also offer beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in knitting, crocheting, weaving, needle tatting and more. Most in-person classes are limited to six people, but they also frequently post free tutorials on YouTube.

Misfit Creative

This LGBTQ+ and woman-owned pottery studio in Highlandtown was founded on the idea that everyone should have a place to feel welcome and safe to create. A variety of pottery making and painting workshops caters to all skill levels, whether it’s your first time spinning or your hundredth.

Mobtown Ballroom

Mobtown Ballroom in Station North has been teaching Charm City residents how to swing dance for more than ten years. All instructors are world-class dancers, competitors and performers. Beginner lessons are offered before social dancing on Monday or Friday nights; come early to grab food and drinks from the on-site cafe, which serves coffee and breakfast items during the day.

Motor House

Exterior photo of Motor House

Motor House is a multi-use event space and creative incubator for both visual and performing arts. Facilities include a black-box theater, a gallery, studios and a bar!

Located in the heart of Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Motor House is an arts hub and creative incubator for visual and performing arts in Baltimore and beyond. They offer a wide range of free programming, from writing workshops and open mic poetry and comedy nights to musical jam sessions and art classes.

Open Works

One of Baltimore’s many maker spaces is Open Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making tools, technology and the knowledge to use them accessible to all. Memberships and classes are available for adults, teens and children to learn about things like 3-D printing, drones, embroidery, woodworking, welding and Photoshop.


SoBotanical is the only custom aromatherapy bar in the tri-state area with 100% pure and genuine essential oils that are grown free of chemicals. The shop also offers hand-crafted skin, hair and pet care products. Stop in to consult with an aromatherapist who can create a personalized blend of essential oils for any ailment.

Station North Tool Library

The Station North Tool Library is a nonprofit maker space with more than 3,000 tools in its lending inventory and offers regular skills-building workshops to help you hone your craft. Class programming has included: woodworking, knitting, soapmaking and upcycling old skateboards.

Through a window at Station North Tool Library, a bright and rustic workshop is visible.

Upcycle an old skateboard at a class at Station North Tool Library.

A Workshop of Our Own

This woodworking workshop was started by Sarah Marriage to promote women and gender nonconforming craftspeople. A Workshop of Our Own offers drop-in woodworking classes and private instruction for all skill levels.