5 Helpful Workshops in Pittsburgh

Have you thought about picking up a new hobby but don’t know where to start? Don’t wait any longer! Get started by attending helpful workshops in Pittsburgh given by an array of industry professionals. These instructors are ready to help you learn as much as you can and apply your learnings to a new creative practice in your everyday life. Improve your cocktail mixing skills, learn to care for your plants in an urban environment, impress your friends with your French cheese knowledge, and much more. There’s always something new to learn in the city, you just have to dive in. 

Look What I Made: Intro to Basketry

Prototype PGH, March 31

Get into the Easter and spring season by weaving a basket with help from instructor Jenn Gooch. This introduction class teaches the history of baskets as well as various weaving  techniques. After a kick-off lesson, guests will dive into making their own coiled baskets using various provided materials.

Container Gardening

Garden Dreams, April 4

Start your garden early this year with a potted-plant class. Learn how to care for specific plants in an urban setting, tips for growing container plants, and how to choose the right vessel. Then, it’s time to plant your own spinach or lettuce in a small pot to take home for your windowsill. 

Energizing Beverages & Bites

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, April 10

Did you know delicious drinks can go beyond just hydration and taste? Find out how to make beverages that are relaxing, energizing, and restorative, depending on what ingredients are used. Plus, try simple energy-saving recipes for date cocoa energy balls and crispy ginger tofu while you experiment.

French Cheeses

Chantal’s Cheese Shop, April 11

For the cheese lovers out there, this workshop is for all things to do with French cheeses. Explore the deep history of cheese-making in France before appreciating the complex flavors in a taste test. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beer/beverages and an open mind.

Cocktail Class: Working With Egg Whites

Kingfly Spirits, April 14

Have you always wanted to become a cocktail aficionado? Now you can take your bartending game up a level by learning how to work with egg whites. You’ll make two different cocktails, receive a recipe sheet for future reference, and get hands-on help from professional bartenders. There are vegan and vegetarian aquafaba options available for anyone who prefers it.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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