Need a break from classes and homework? Want to get your creative juices flowing in Fargo-Moorhead? There are plenty of places hiding right under your nose where you can explore, learn and create!
Learn Something New at Make Room
Create your own Pinterest-worthy accessories and decor at the Make Room in Fargo. A classroom-type setting, you can go by yourself or gather a group of friends. Make a pair of stacked tassel earrings in your favorite color, weave a basket for your odds and ends, or learn how to brush letter your own cards. These are just a few of the events you can participate in.
Find an event that you (or you and a group!) want to attend and then head over. The workspace is located at 17 8th St. S. in downtown Fargo.
Whip Up Something Delicious at Square One Kitchen
Show off your inner chef while taking a class at Square One Kitchen. They offer cooking and baking courses that are great for any skill level (even if your only skills include cooking ramen in the microwave and garnishing it with Kraft singles). Try your hand at making sweet rolls and sticky buns, grab a friend and create unique sushi rolls, or take your date out to decorate holiday cupcakes. There’s a class for everyone!
Find a sweet (or savory) event and work some cooking magic. Located at 1407 1st Ave. in Fargo.
Craft to Your Heart's Desire at Unglued
You know that cute little boutique on Broadway with the candy shop at the back? They offer craft classes! Handmake your own gifts for your friends or make something for yourself at one of their events. They have some awesome holiday events coming up – perfect for the friend who has it all. Get creative while making an agate coaster rimmed in gold and throw a Beyoncé phrase on a wine glass. Or show your love of your home state and make custom-cut state string art to hang on your wall.
Get Planting with Baker Garden & Gift
Head over to Baker Garden & Gift to grow your green thumb and get a pretty little plant to take home. The nursery offers tons of different seminars featuring different plants, such as houseplants, succulents, terrariums and airplants. A little green always brightens up a dorm room. When friends compliment your living creation, you can say you planted it yourself! Most of the seminars provide you with the essentials: plant, soil and a pot. There are also cheap accessories available to purchase to really make it your own.
Find a class you’ll love on their Facebook page and stop by 2733 S. University Drive in Fargo.
Find Your Inner Artist at the Plains Art Museum
Looking to hone your artistic skill but don’t have time to take an art class at Concordia? Look no further! The Plains Art Museum offers adult classes in a variety of mediums. Take a ceramics course, a drawing or painting class, or even printmaking. Whatever the artist inside desires, they have a class for that.
Find a class here or head over to 704 1st Ave. N. in Fargo.
Create Your Own Arrangement at Love Always Floral
If you can’t stop yourself from buying flowers every time you go to the market, then this workshop is for you. The recently opened floral shop offers events where they teach you how to create your very own bouquet/centerpiece. Take one home (that you designed) and put it on your desk. Bring one to your mom or your best friend!
Check out the upcoming classes and stop by their shop located at 14 Roberts St. in Fargo.
Casey Max '18 is an English writing major at Concordia.