Introduction to Woodworking: Materials & Techniques, taught by Ted Tedesco, is offered by 3rd Ward —there are many sections available but each is three classes, three hours each class. $349, plus $100 in materials (you get to keep the course kit).
A posy for Mama, with help from the Flower School's Mother's Day Workshop. Taught by florist and design blog author Beth Horta. May 10, 2-3:30pm, $285 for two students.
Erik Hougen is the person you want to teach you intaglio techniques, which he does at Lower East Side Printshop on Wednesdays, 6-9pm, starting May 15, eight weeks. $520
Three hours will give you a solid Introduction to Contemporary Papermaking, a workshop offered by Dieu Donné.
The next one is June 4, 6:30-9:30pm, $270.
It will be an intensive 17 hours (over three classes, starting June 8) but in the end, you'll have designed your own pair of high-heeled pumps at Make Workshop's Shoemaking 102. $575, plus supplies.
June 10 is Bead Night at Brooklyn's Bloomfield School, where you'll learn the skills to make beaded necklaces and bracelets. 7-9:30pm, $65, max class size is six.
Stop and smell the all-natural rose fragrances when you learn the basics of essential oil blending taught at Herbal Bear in their Introduction to Aromatherapy class on June 7, 6:30pm. $75
Bring some white clothing to Brooklyn's L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts on Saturday, June 22, 10am-noon, where Isa Rodriguez will teach you the centuries-old technique of indigo dyeing. $115
Like most New Yorkers, the only magnolia you know is Magnolia Bakery and you'd identify Narcissus as the colleague you try hardest to avoid. Well, time to get your hands dirty on June 20 and 27 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 6-9pm, for Gardening 101. $121
Beginner wheel throwing at Brickhouse NY,
six weeks starting May 15 or 16, 6-9pm, $265.
For kids ages 10-12, Build a Robot from Scratch at Brooklyn Robot Foundry, June 2, 11:30-2. Soldering is taught as part of the class. $80
Learn how to build Pop-Ups for Miniature Books at Center for Book Arts, July 27 and 28, 10-4, $325.