Five Ways to Get Crafty in Columbus This Fall

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Five classes that'll teach you how to make Pinterest-worthy creations

As the days get shorterand the air gets cooler, many of us find ourselves turning to the great indoors for comfort-and entertainment. But don't let the itch to head inside this season deter you from increasing your skill set; autumn's the perfect time to take a stab at a new artistic endeavor, and we've rounded up a few of our favorites.

BookmakingJust in time for the holidays, the McConnell Arts Center's Altered Books and Other Adventures class (hosted Saturday afternoons Nov. 7 through Dec. 12) will teach you to craft a personalized journal or sketchbook by hand.

GlassblowingIf your heart's set on learning the art of glassblowing, there's really no better setting than Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which houses the city's most stunning works of glass art. Private classes are available by request through December.

ScreenwritingHave an idea that's too great not to share? Columbus State Community College offers a weekly community screenwriting course (Tuesdays from Oct. 6 to Nov. 10) that provides an introduction to the fundamentals, including character development and dialogue.

Floral ArrangingIf you've scrolled through Instagram lately, you've likely noticed gorgeous floral arrangements have become de rigueur. Fret not, inexperienced one: Flora Night will teach you to create a stunning bouquet, in a fun setting like Spagio or The Bogey Inn.

CyanotypeIf you're crafty and daring, the Cultural Arts Center hosts a two-class workshop (Oct. 3 and 10) on cyanotype, the photographic printing process that uses ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferricyanide to create prints with a cyan-blue hue.