Photography By: Darian ShantayCure Your At-Home Boredom With These Creative Virtual Workshops Locale Magazine Editors July 24, 2020 Spread the loveFrom Crafting Cocktails to Indoor Plant Care, These Virtual Workshops Are the Perfect Way to Hone Your Skills Written By: Kaylin Waizinger Best Virtual Workshops There is no better time to master a craft than in quarantine! Whether you’re looking to spice up your cooking repertoire or you want to take a stab at a home decor project, there are tons of virtual classes that can help you hone your skills. To make it easy, we’ve narrowed down our five favorite creative companies that have taken their workshops online, so that you can learn from the pros at home. 1 | Makers Mess Best Virtual Workshops Photo by Elena Putina on Unsplash Makers Mess is a creative art studio located in Silver Lake, CA, that offers art and design classes for kids and adults. Choose from a variety of crafts and one of their expert instructors will guide you and your friends through a live Zoom workshop! All you have to do is purchase the workshop and supplies, and you’ll receive a link to an instructional video that will walk you through the steps for whatever craft you choose! Workshop offerings include macrame, watercolor, embroidery, weaving, calligraphy, tie-dye, felting, candle making and wood burning. Book your next craft workshop here. 2 | Snake Oil Cocktail Co. Photography By: Darian Shantay Photography By: Darian Shantay Looking to level up your bartending skills? San Diego’s boutique beverage catering and mixology firm, Snake Oil Cocktail Co., is offering interactive mixology experiences via Zoom! Each class (one hour) covers the basics of bartending, an overview of the tools used, cocktail-building techniques and the history and origins of various spirits and liqueurs. Once you book a virtual barstool class, each team member will receive a bar kit with everything needed to make the cocktails. Then you and your team will accept the invite to your private meeting room to get the party started! Book your next cocktail class here. 3 | A Beautiful Mess Best Virtual Workshops Meet the queens of DIY and decor—Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman! These two crafty gals have a website and Instagram chock-full of step-by-step tutorials for home decor projects, unique crafts and easy-to-make recipes. Whether you’re looking for some creative inspiration or want to take on a new project, A Beautiful Mess is the perfect spot to hone your skills! Try not to let your jaw hit the floor when you browse through all of their amazing creations… Find your next DIY project here. 4 | Kitchen on Fire With plenty of time spent inside your home these days, there is no better time to sharpen up your cooking skills! NorCal’s Kitchen on Fire is committed to providing educational culinary experiences to the local community and beyond. From baking and mixology to easy weeknight meals, Kitchen on Fire’s virtual cooking classes are the perfect way to practice making an array of delectable dishes. Book your next culinary adventure here. 5 | The Sill Best Virtual Workshops Photo by Prudence Earl on Unsplash Whether you’ve got a green thumb or you’re a novice when it comes to plants, The Sill is here to teach you how to be the best plant parent you can be! They offer online workshops (for a low price) on specific plant species, gardening techniques, indoor plant care and how to transform your space into a tropical oasis. The Sill will even ship healthy plants right to your door. Each plant comes with a care card and direct access to their houseplant experts. For more inspiration, check out their dreamy Instagram! Develop your green thumb here.