G Street Fabrics
Class locations: 5520 Randolph Rd., Rockville; 6250 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church; 5077 Westfields Blvd., Centreville
Stores offer classes and summer camps for kids starting at age 8. Choices include Sew Fun I and II, Teens Sew as You Go, Little Sew N Sews, New at Getting Started, Teen Project Express. Fees range from $49 to $139.
Information: 301-231-8982, Ext. 240
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
www.joann.com (click on “in-store classes”)
Class location: 6161 Columbia Crossing Dr., Columbia
This store offers classes in how to make pillowcases, T-shirt creatures, denim skirts, shorts, tunics, friendship bracelets and other items for children age 5 and older. A three-hour class costs $35.
A Tangled Skein
Class location: 5200 Baltimore Ave., Suite 101, Hyattsville
This store in Hyattsville’s arts district works with children ages 9 to 13. Instructor Catherine Sutherland can arrange classes for two to four children. Parents can attend free. Cost is $60 for four 90-minute sessions plus materials. Children 14 and older can take adult classes.
Class location: 3312 Rodeo Dr., Davidsonville
Classes teaching basic woodworking skills for children ages 7 to 12 include how to work on a lathe, how to make toys and how to build a skateboard. Week-long summer camps (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) cost $200 plus $50 for materials. Kids ages 12-15 can take adult classes during the school year but must be accompanied by an adult.
Class location: 6123 Backlick Rd., Springfield
Kids woodworking camps are offered in the summer. Basic woodworking classes involve using power tools and include learning about pen turning (using a lathe to make a wooden pen). They are offered weekday evenings during the school year for children age 9 and older. Children 16 and older can attend adult classes. Summer classes are $200 per week or $45 a day. Other day-long classes are $55.
Tea With Mrs. B
Class locations: 6703 Lumsden St., McLean; 7740 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda
Classes teach children ages 5-12 poise, manners and greetings, including how to shake hands, behave at a restaurant, attend formal functions, hold engaging conversations with peers and their elders, and how to eat properly. Classes include refreshments. Teenagers can take pre-prom classes on how to behave on dates, what to expect from the opposite sex, deciding who pays for meals and how to say no to bad behavior. Four weekly sessions cost $150.
Class location: 4849 Rugby Ave., Bethesda
Classes for children ages 7-12 and age 13 and older concentrate on how to prepare and present a variety of desserts, including cakes, cupcakes, brownies and cookies. Lunch is included. A two-hour cake decorating class costs $80 per child.
Classy Kids Cook
Class location: 3807 Porter St. NW, Suite 102
This new children’s cooking school teaches kids ages 6-17 how to make vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free foods, plus how to prepare foreign cuisines. Children also learn etiquette, character building and cooking techniques such as baking, frying, sauteing, broiling and boiling.
— Julia Duin