Your Guide to Local Virtual Classes This Winter

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend a chilly night, a new idea for pandemic date-night or simply just need something to do, these virtual classes offer a fun way to fill an evening.

Live Classes:

Danceworks Flashback Friday Workshops

FRIDAYS THROUGH FEB. 19, 7:15-8:15 p.m. | FREE

It’s hard to believe that 2000’s music and dance counts as part of this “Flashback Friday” workshop series with Danceworks, but it’s true! Each of these nostalgia-infused, livestream dance sessions focuses on a different decade. Register for these classes and see when each decade will make its appearance on Danceworks’ website.

Glorioso’s Italian Market Virtual Cooking Classes

JAN. 23, FEB. 6, FEB. 13 AND FEB. 27, TIMES VARY | $35

Enjoy these expertly-guided Italian cooking classes, from the comfort of your kitchen. From homemade ravioli to chicken piccata, the webinars hosted by Glorioso’s Italian Market will keep you actively cooking throughout the hour and half classes. Register online, purchase the ingredients, and join the fun via a webinar link in your email. You’ll also receive a $5 off online purchase coupon to shop at gloriosos.com.

Milwaukee Public Market Cooking and Baking Classes

JAN. 28, FEB. 4 AND FEB. 11 AT 5:30 P.M. | $10-15

On Jan. 28, the Public Market’s new instructor Lyncoya Ilion will be teaching how to make homemade pizza – including dough and pizza sauce from scratch. The Feb. 4 class is focused on Valentine’s Day cookies, sure to be a sweet treat during your busy week. The Feb. 11 class will take you (virtually) to New Orleans, where you’ll make a Muffuletta sandwich and King Cake, just in time for Mari Gras. You can register online or call 414-336-1111.

Splash Studio Virtual Painting Sessions

FEB. 12-14, TIMES VARY | $20-60

From Milwaukee landscapes to love-themed wooden signs, there are many options for live, virtual painting classes at Splash Studio. Once you register online for a class, you can pick up your ‘take and make’ partner painting kit to bring home from the studio. The kit includes two canvases, paint, brushes, a water cup, two aprons and access to the live virtual classes. If you enjoy beautiful landscapes, try the “Milwaukee from the Water” or the “Bird’s Eye View” classes. If inspirational quotes to hang in your home are more your style, try the wood sign painting sessions. If you like cute animals, try the “Trunks” or “Whale Love” classes.

On Demand:

The Rep at Home’s #WellnessWednesdays

ANYTIME | FREE

Get your mind and body active with this series of online video resources available from the Milwaukee Rep. Try out a home exercise routine, meditate, practice balance, give yourself a massage and more. All of the videos are free and easy to access.

Milwaukee Art Museum Kohl’s Art Studio Classes

ANYTIME | FREE

The Kohl’s Art Studio has lots of fun and free videos for the whole family to check out on the Milwaukee Art Museum’s website. Get into the spirit of winter by creating a miniature ice sculpture or cozy up and make your own little stitched animal. These classes inspire artists young and old to keep creating and to find new hobbies.

Glorioso’s Italian Market On-Demand Cooking Classes

ANYTIME | $10

Don’t want to wait for the next live class from Glorioso’s? No problem! Check out this selection of webinar cooking classes available on-demand on their website. Selections for these classes include homemade potato gnocchi, chicken saltimbocca and more delicious Italian favorites. Tickets are only $10 for these classes, and you can pause the videos as you cook alongside the chefs.

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Brianna Schubert is a freelance writer at Milwaukee Magazine. She is studying journalism, psychology and Spanish and is in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.