Be a lifelong learner with these classes for adults and kids

Learn something new at one of these local classes or workshops in Lakeland, FL.


Brush up on your painting skills and learn new techniques.

Photo by @polkmuseumofart

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Are you yearning for some learning? Try taking one of these classes to hone your skills, have fun + learn something new in and around Lakeland.

For artsy learners

  • Polk Museum of Art | Beginners or experienced artists can learn oil painting, photography, and more with six-week courses. Pro tip: The deadline to apply for fall courses is Sun., Sept. 10.
  • Painting with a Twist | A new class is offered every day so you can try painting in different styles.
  • Marvelous Mud Pottery Studio | Join a two-part pottery workshop, or sign up for a four-week course (fall courses begin Thursday, Sept. 7).
  • Swan City Improv | Learn the basics of improv comedy with eight-week courses for kids + adults. Offered seasonally.

For curious learners


Try a dance workshop to stretch the limits of what you think you can do.

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For active learners

For foodie learners

  • Obscure Wine Company | Become a wine tasting + serving expert with courses for beginners and more experienced sommeliers.

For young learners

  • Art Centric Studio | Kids can create art pieces + crafts with step-by-step classes.
  • What’s Cooking Lakeland | Young chefs can learn to bake and cook under adult supervision — and they can take home their creations.

Where else are you learning something new? Teach us about the other courses Lakelanders can take that didn’t make our list.

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