Note: Some classes and venues may have changed. Please consult with the organization directly. 

Have you ever considered enjoying a creative class while you're visiting a new city?

Fort Wayne is home to local organizations and business that offer classes and events where you can explore your creativity through painting, cooking, and dancing.

Many of these activities are welcoming to families, large groups, and private events, and don’t require any previous experience. When planning your trip to Fort Wayne, consider visiting one of these places that will guarantee a day or night of fun whether you paint your first masterpiece, cook the perfect meal, or dance the night away.

How to Create Beautiful Art in Fort Wayne

Connect with Local Artists in Fort Wayne

If you're looking to connect with local artists, consider partaking in a class at Artlink who offers classes that range from relief printing to sculpting to painting, weaving, and more.

For another unique opportunity, learn about the art of printmaking with The Hedge workshops like Pint & a Print, Calligraphy, and Printing For Kids.

Painting Fun Class - Painting Fun Spot - Fort Wayne, IN

Painting Classes in Fort Wayne

If you're looking to paint, consider some of the pottery and canvas stores.

Bisque It Pottery Painting Studio is a walk-in studio that allows each artist to pick their piece and colors before starting. They also have consultants in the studio who can assist you with color choices and design before getting started.

If you’re interested in painting on canvas (and having a glass of wine or a cocktail at your side), visit Painting with a Twist or Board and Brush hosting classes with instructors who will go step-by-step during your session - no previous experience required. Online registration required prior to events.

Pop in for a pottery class at Fort Wayne Clay offering projects at all skill levels including special classes for kids.

Gnometown Brewing Company - You Brew It - Fort Wayne, IN

Cooking Classes in Fort Wayne

Two of Fort Wayne’s cooking class options focus on cooking meals or cooking sweets.

The Olive Twist hosts one-night cooking classes with themes like Italian Harvest, German Fest, and Easy Skillet Dinners. Classes are added to the schedule regularly.

Country Kitchen SweetArt is the place to visit for a day or night filled with learning to bake your favorite desserts. Some of their classes include cookie decorating, gingerbread making, and candy making as well as family time candy class, and classes for kids. Registration is required for all classes.

For the individuals who want to be their own brew mast, you'll want to book a brew session at Gnometown Brewing located in the Hoppy Gnome. Pick your own style, and make your very own unique brew. Brew times are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Dancing Classes in Fort Wayne

If you’re looking for a good workout along with a fun night, consider dancing!

The Fort Wayne Dance Collective offers classes, some at the low cost of $13 for a single class, where you can to learn various dance forms like salsa, ballet, and Taiko. Plus, throughout the year, you can catch a performance by Fort Wayne Dance Collective members.

So what will it be - dancing, printmaking, or will you master the next greatest brew? Express your creativity on your next visit to Fort Wayne!

This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been reformatted and updated.