Oswego offers plenty of opportunities to get a little messy and create something special at several make-and-take shops. Grab the girls and leave the kids at home for an evening of socializing and harnessing your own creative flow:
Studio 60, located at 18 W. Washington Street in Downtown Oswego, offers a spin on traditional wine-and-paint parties – the spin of the pottery wheel.
For a creative date night, try your hand at throwing pottery during Date Night Pottery or Pottery for Two classes held monthly. There’s no experience necessary to craft your own unique dishes and they’ll fire it in the kiln for you.
Studio 60 also offers canvas painting parties for both kids and adults — adult parties offer wine and beer options – plus fused glass classes. Gather the girls and learn how to make jewelry, wind chimes and more.
If shabby chic is more your style, check out Board & Brush. Become a DIY master and learn how to sand and wax wood as you paint custom creations inspired by top graphic designers from all over the country to provide you with farmhouse, vintage designs that will adorn your walls for years to come.
Board & Brush offers a wide variety of hands-on, private experiences from workshops to private parties to bridal showers. Workshops are a flat fee and include everything you need to leave with a beautiful, classic wooden piece to adorn your walls plus the skills to make another at home!
If that’s enough to get you hooked on woodworking and wielding a hammer, your next stop is A Lady and Her Tools, 61 S. Madison Street, where you’ll earn the pride of handcrafting a functional family heirloom.
A do-it-yourself make-and-take woodworking shop, A Lady and Her Tools welcomes you with pre-cut wood and step-by-step instruction, so you’ll have as much or as little assistance as you want to build your own coffee table, blanket ladder, bench, or even a cheerful spring planter for the porch. Pick your own paints and stains, and create something you can enjoy for years in your own living room.
For a full calendar of make-and-take schedules, class descriptions and prices, visit their sites. And be sure to snap a pic and show off your creation to the rest of the #GoOswego community!