When winter’s chill forces you indoors— with your tired décor—let hibernation be your motivation. Roll up your sweater sleeves and liven up your interior with one of these do-it-yourself classes.
CHALK IT UP: STUDIO 184
Update lifeless furniture and cabinetry in a hands-on chalk painting class— you can even create a class with your gal pals, wine optional! $45-$125. Includes supplies, apron and snacks. 184 W. Main St., Stoughton. studio184stoughton.com.
TAKE THE WHEELHOUSE: MEMORIAL UNION
Check out the new Wheelhouse Studios, a creative space for UW Madison students and the public alike. Courses include fused-glass picture making, knitting, pottery and hand-building basics and more. Cost varies per class; supplies included. 800 Langdon St., Madison. union.wisc.edu.
FIXER UPPER: PROJECT HOME
Skilled professionals guide you through home maintenance courses on energy saving, bathroom repairs and replacements, and basic household plumbing. Free. 1966 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison. projecthomewi.org.
SEW IT UP: THE SEWCIAL LOUNGE
Join these small, project-based classes for individualized attention on fundamentals and skills building for creating homey pillowcases and quilts. Cost and necessary supplies vary per class. 841 W. Lakeside St., Madison. thesewciallounge.com.
GET MUDDY: MIDWEST CLAY PROJECT
Get your hands dirty and impress your dinner guests with handmade mugs, bowls and teapots made during Midwest Clay Project’s classes. Cost varies per class; supplies included. 2040 Winnebago St., Madison. midwestclayproject.com.
FLAME ON: KARNER BLUE CANDLE
Melt away the winter blues in a candlemaking course, creating stacked, taper and marble pillar candles. Cost varies per class; supplies included. 1915 Monroe St., Madison. karnerbluecandle.com.
– Leslie Jernegan