The Best Classes in St. Louis That Are Actually Fun and Affordable

The Best Classes in St. Louis That Are Actually Fun and Affordable

Photo: OhJuliaAnn at Perennial

Photo: OhJuliaAnn at Perennial

Everyone can use a break from their routine, and that doesn’t have to mean signing up for an 8-week pottery class or breaking the bank. We're big fans of trying out a new hobby or interest in a low-cost, low-commitment, and fun way. Perhaps your thing is salsa dancing, calligraphy, macrame, DIY crafts, painting with friends, lifting weights with other women, sending sawdust flying, cooking vegan recipes, or knife throwing. Whatever it might be, Dabble's 14,000+ experience listings around the country truly have something for everyone.

Let’s face it…after we graduate, it can be hard to try new things and meet new people with similar interests. Thankfully, Dabble turns the entire city into your classroom and St. Louis boasts more than 1,200 classes and experiences to reboot your 5-9 bucket list while maybe teaching you how to blow glass or brew your own beer. There are also more date night and team-building experiences than you can shake a stick at with more being added daily - and you can even post a class or workshop yourself!

Without further delay, here are some of the best classes and experiences that St. Louis (and Dabble) have to offer…

Over 1,000 people have taken scone making or tea education classes with London Tea Room since 2015. Photo: Carin Thumm

Over 1,000 people have taken scone making or tea education classes with London Tea Room since 2015. Photo: Carin Thumm

Learn to make English scones and all about tea - Tower Grove South - London Tea Room

London Tea Room is led by a British expat running a tea merchant and cafe based in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been drinking tea since she was a child but it wasn't until she became an adult that I discovered that tea wasn't just about black tea in a teabag. For the past seven years, she has operated The London Tea Room, a business started by my parents, and my love for tea has only grown. They team has been teaching tea education classes for the past four years, and am certified as a Tea Specialist by the World Tea Academy. Book quickly as they tend to sell out - especially scones!

Cost: $15 to $40 depending on the experience.

More than 500 have learned to make soaps and lotion with Maven since 2016

More than 500 have learned to make soaps and lotion with Maven since 2016

Learn to make your own soaps and lotions from home - Maplewood, Maven Bath & Candle Co.
Kate Bethel started off making bath/body products and candles as a hobby back in 2005. By 2007, she had opened a small brick and mortar shop called Maven in downtown Maplewood, making all of her creations in the back of the store. Today, Maven sells handmade products both retail and wholesale all over the country and teaches these workshops that are perfect for DIY fun or homemade gifts.

Cost: $59, but prices vary based on the schedule

More than 700 Dabblers have up-cycled their DIY with Perennial since 2015.

More than 700 Dabblers have up-cycled their DIY with Perennial since 2015.

Divert waste from landfills while learning to turn trash into DIY art and skills - Marine Villa, Perennial

Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same. From turning wood into rings and wall art to taking fibers and old jeans and turning them into art - you’ll learn something awesome and huge the planet.

Cost: $10-$60+ depending on the workshop

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