We posted a back-to-school guide to this fall's best lectures and classes the other week. Here's another one to add to the mix if you're feeling particularly wild and crazy: monthly toy modification classes at SOMA's 1AM Gallery. Their September classes have sold out, but their next class is coming up quickly on October 23rd, just in time to get in the spirit of Halloween! Sign up here now, because spaces go fast. Customize toys provided by KidRobot any which way your mood dictates. You can paint, hack and glue your way to a cute (or totally creepy, your preference) toy of your very own. Sign up for the 1-session beginners' class here, which is taught by Lily Black.
If there's one thing this recession has taught us, it's that it's always a good idea to keep learning and bettering yourself in order to remain relevant in this ever-changing job market. If we've learned two things, the second is that you've gotta get your fun while the gettin's good. So, if you've ever wanted to try a craft you've never done before, like sewing, screen printing, or letterpress, or if you want to brush up on some new skills to add to your resume, there's no time like the present. Here are our picks for summer school craft and design classes that are happening around the city - we promise they'll be way better than that SAT practice course you took in high school.
The ART Weekend: August 13th through the 15th