Hands-On Creativity

Hands-On Creativity

Single-Session Classes to Make Your Own Nashville Keepsakes

Whether you’d like to customize a guitar, take a spin on a potter’s wheel, or blend your own original lipstick or candle, these hands-on classes offer novel opportunities to make your trip to Nashville unforgettable.

Guitar Build Workshop

Germantown. How would you like to build your own custom electric guitar or bass? These craftsmen will guide you through the process in a full-day or half-day workshop. (Pictured above.)

Hatch Show Print

SoBro. At the conclusion of your tour of this time-honored art form, you’ll have the opportunity make your own poster using the same letterpress process that has made concert posters for generations. Frequently Hatch also hosts “block parties” for registrants to take a class in print-making.

Board & Brush

East Nashville. A tad more rustic than other make-your-own-art places, you’ll create your own custom sign choosing from tons of designs. Contact them to discuss BYOB options.

Old School Farm Pottery

SoBro. It’s a tad pricey and you won’t become a master potter in one session but participants seem to dig this experience. Among their offerings are a two-hour session for $75 and a date night special ($180) which include dinner and a beverage for two.

Handmade Studio TN

Germantown. Join a workshop or schedule a private pottery party. Get a little messy but clean-up is a breeze. And you’ll have a lovely self-made souvenir.

White Rabbit Collective

East Nashville. In a two-hour pottery workshop, your instructor will guide you and your friends through the creation of a piece that will be shipped to you after it’s been fired.

Nashville Glasshaus

Wedgewood/Houston. Always been mesmerized by this art and you can try your hand, err, lungs, at shaping a piece. The tutorial runs 20 minutes; cost is $75 per participant with private classes available for groups. The facility triples as a gallery, coffeehouse, and bar.

Nashville Glassblowing

Joelton. It’s actually about a half-hour’s drive from Nashville but participants say it’s worth it. Sessions range from 1-2 hours and you’ll walk away with your own handmade souvenir of the experience. Cost: $96-150.

Spin A Record Art

Donelson. Want to take home a custom-painted LP from Music City? That’s their jam. You apply paint to a record as it spins to create a groovy design. Sessions start at $70/person.

Painting with a Twist

Sylvan Park/West Nashville. They provide everything to create your work of art in a two- or three-hour session. Join an existing session or, if you’ve got a larger group, host a private party.

Dabble Studio

North of Downtown. A little diversity here:ehoose a painting class or a cooking class. Either are available optional food and drink add-ons.

Paint the Town

A national company with local affiliates, they’ll coordinate with you to bring the paint party to your place or suggest a public rental space.

Lip Lab

Downtown. Forget Maybelline because you can make your own lipstick or butter balm. Mix your shade, determine your finish, add a flavor, name and engrave your tube.

Paddywax

The Gulch.  At this location, you follow a how-to flip book to create your own candle. If that make you nervous, you can opt for the instructor-led workshop at their Berry Hill location, a few miles south of downtown. Each pouring takes about 45 minutes. Then either come back in three hours or have your creation shipped to you.

Looking for more Unique Nashville Experiences? Everything from biscuit-making to recording a song.