North Carolina October 02, 2015
You Can Learn To Do These 11 Awesome Things In North Carolina
Whether you want to become the next Van Gogh, or be able to ski down a mountain; in North Carolina you can learn to do just about anything. There’s no denying we are a very artistic state as well, and with an abundant amount of artists residing here, they’re sure to share some tricks of the trade with you. From surfing, to pottery, to BBQ, these eleven things are just the start of what you could learn in North Carolina.
1. You can learn to ski down a mountain!
At Beech, Sugar, or Appalachian.
2. Or catch a wave.
With summer officially over, add this one to your bucket list for next Spring.
3. You can learn to take the perfect picture.
Make photography more than a hobby and take a class. The
The Light Factory
in Charlotte offers classes on DSLR, studio lighting, darkroom, and Photoshop. You can even use meetup.com to find photography lessons, field photography, and 'walking' photography hobbyists (think 5-10 photographers who get together, walk around a cool place, and snap pictures) who share your passion.
4. Learn pottery from the pros.
in America's capital of pottery, Seagrove. Take a 6-8 week class from Jeff Brown Pottery.
5. Find the perfect balance with paddleboard yoga.
If there is a lake or body of water near you, you're guaranteed to find a paddleboard yoga class.
is a great resource for those near Jordan Lake.
6. Master just about any trick of the trade at John C. Campbell Folk School.
Register for weekend to weeklong classes in anything from writing, basketry, cooking, jewelry, etc. Find your perfect class
7. Love HGTV? Learn to DIY.
Mitchell Community College
in Statesville has a number of classes, from stained glass to furniture painting that will bring out your inner DIY guru. Or even search yellow pages for an upholstery class to really bring your new skill set full circle.
8. Go from cook to chef with a few lessons.
There are an abundant amount of cooking classes offered in North Carolina. Find the perfect one for you
9. It takes two to tango.
Ballroom dancing is a great idea for couples to get active, and who doesn't love to hit the dance floor every now and then? Find a class
10. Become the ultimate BBQ grillmaster.
NC BBQ Society offers a
BBQ boot camp
where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about the process from beginning to end of making perfect BBQ.
11. Awaken your inner artist.
Penland School of Crafts
offers a vast array of art and craft classes. From drawing, printmaking, and sculptures..register for a two-eight week class to hone your skill. If your time is a little less lenient. Wine and Paint classes have become extremely popular. You are sure to find a studio in your area. Wine and Paint nights have become popular for dates, birthdays, celebrations, and girls night out.
Which class will you take first? Tell us in the comments!