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6 classes to take in Austin

Learn some new skills this year.

Horseback riders in a stream

Try something new.

Photo via @maverick_horseback_riding.

Happy 2024, Austin.

Whether your plans for this year include learning a new language, cooking more, or spending more time with your family, there are dozens of classes all over Austin to help you reach your goals. Here are a few of our favorites.

Learn a new skill

Austin Spanish Academy | Bolster your language abilities at these virtual courses — classes are available for all ages and skill levels, and take place weekly. (Psst — check out these nine other ways to learn a new language in ATX)

Tap into your outdoorsy side

Maverick Horseback Riding | This year just might be just the year to try something new and exciting. Book a lesson for you or your children if you’re brand new to horseback riding, or jump right in on a ranch ride if you’re already comfortable in the saddle.

Cook more

Central Market Cooking School | Cook up some confidence in the kitchen. Upcoming classes will teach you how to make souffles, Asian dumplings, and French macarons.

The central plaza of the Bullock Museum

Explore the Bullock Texas State History Museum with kids of all ages. | Photo via @christian87medeiros

Spend more time with the family

Bullock Texas State History Museum | Bring children age 2-5 for a “Little Texans” interactive workshop or keep an eye out for upcoming STEAM Labs.

Help the environment

Keep Austin Beautiful | Okay, KAB’s volunteer events aren’t exactly classes, but hear us out: they are ways for you to get outside and beautify your community, whether through picking up trash or clearing trails.

Make more art

CRAFT Austin | Always wanted to know how to make marbled paper, write beautiful calligraphy, or make soap from scratch? These intimate instructions are just what you need.

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