One For The Big Kids: Adults Only Classes Coming Up In Ditmas Park

earrings via hungry cat cafe jewelry

Who says the 10 and under set deserve all the fun? Teens and adults can also learn some new skills locally this month and next, including dance and Pilates, fiction writing, sewing and crocheting, and silversmithing.

Jewelry Making with Hungry Cat Cafe

Local jewelry maker Hungry Cat Cafe is offering three classes in the coming weeks for neighbors with different levels of experience with the art: Intro to Wire and Bead Jewelry, Intermediate Wire and Bead Jewelry, and Silversmithing with Silver Clay.

Each class consists of six two-hour sessions, and tuition is $150. Email to register before courses begin next week.

Sewing at Crocheting at Brooklyn ARTery

Brooklyn ARTery has a range of courses this month for the needlers among us. From learning the basics like hems, buttons, and holes to upcycling old tees and crocheting a hat that’s so “you,” you might never have to go last minute clothes shopping or outsource to a tailor again. Classes $25 each or $40 for two Clothing Survival Skills sessions; find out more and sign up at respective links.

Writing Classes with Rachel Sherman

In addition to Rachel Sherman‘s regular Fiction Writing Classes starting up again at Lark on February 4, the local scribe and instructor is offering a free trial event for new moms to come and write anything from journals to memoirs to “a work of fiction about a mother who sleeps” on Wednesday, January 15 at 12:30pm.

10 week Fiction Writing and 10 week Writing for New Mothers courses (both at Lark) are $425, as is a 10 week Online Fiction Workshop. Reserve your space for any of Rachel’s offerings by emailing

Pilates and Dance with Alden Moves

Alden isn’t only offering classes for the little’uns these days–she’s also teaching dance and pilates/alignment to teens and adults at Children’s Corner.

Her Get Moving (Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm) and Pilates (Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30pm) classes for teens and adults are $15 per session or $120 for a package of 10, plus she’s offering a $5 sample Alignment Workshop tomorrow, January 8, from 8:30-9:30pm. Reserve your spot through the links above.

Photo via Hungry Cat Cafe Jewelry