Six Creative Places To Go With Colleagues

Six Creative Places To Go With Colleagues

You'll want to leave your work clothes at home for these outings.

Work Some Wood

Discover your natural artisanal talents with a guided DIY workshop at Projects in Person in Hopkins. Craft a cutting board, a centerpiece box, or even a coffee table, and then toast to your newfound abilities with a round of bourbon and bubbles at nearby Pub 819.

Pull a Print

Channel your inner Andy Warhol with a private group class at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Uptown. After you’ve mastered mezzotints, monoprints, and monotypes, stroll over to Bryant Lake Bowl for cocktails and appetizers.

Throw a Pot

Get messy with a private-group Clay Date at Fired Up Studios in Golden Valley. Bring a bottle of wine and learn how to use a potter’s wheel to throw your perfect pot, which will be fired and ready for pickup within about two weeks.

Brew Your Own Beer

Want to craft the next great American pale ale? Hone your brewing, bottling, and siphoning techniques with an expert brewmaster at Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Then head over to Tavern on Grand for a well-deserved walleye dinner.

Pick Up a Paintbrush

Ready to paint like Renoir or Rothko? Book a private party at Simply Jane & ArtAble, a nonprofit paint studio in South Minneapolis where professional artists teach you the tricks of the trade. Bring your own snacks and bevvies or order pizza for delivery to the studio.

Make Sushi

Take your culinary skills to the next level with a sushi class at Coastal Seafoods in Minneapolis. After you’ve learned to “speak sushi,” select fish, make rolls, and cook rice, you can celebrate at the nearby Encore Karaoke and Sushi Lounge with sushi, maki, and sake bombs.