If You're Going to San Francisco... Check This Flower-Themed List of Fun Spring Classes!

You don't refer to yourself as an artist -- that would be pretentious. But you can safely say that it’s true; artists do view the world differently. However, sometimes the ‘artistic lens’ can be downright depressing.

So -- in the spirit of spring and in the spirit of San Francisco (the song and the city), ditch your dreary perspective, start looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, and make some art to match. Plus, with those sweet new spectacles and a pair of bell bottoms, you could bring the sixties back in a big way.

There’s nothing quite like San Francisco in the spring to shake you out of your funk and thaw those creative juices. These classes will make sure that your artistic talents blossom along with the flowers.

The Honeypot

The Honeypot

If there is one thing bees know, its flowers . . . and maybe honey. Plus, they can communicate through scents and the queen bee is basically telepathic! Also birds, you're pretty sure they know something about birds too.

OK, bees know a lot of things. So take a beekeeping class to find all the sticky little secrets they have hidden in their honeycomb. The art of beekeeping is almost as old as civilization itself, so you’re bound to learn something from these industrious insects.

Who knows, maybe the bees will tell you what the deal is with the birds -- or you could just call your parents.

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Portrait of a Landscape

Portrait of a Landscape

The most important thing about taking a beautiful photograph is finding the right subject. And what better subject than the Silver Rose of the Sierra, that Sparkling City by the Sea?

So those are not official nicknames, but you know where we’re talking about, right?

San Francisco!

Dust off the cobwebs on your old Cannon and hit the streets with a pro to capture San Fran in full bloom. As you drink in the perfume of spring, you’ll realize: you and San Fran have one thing in common -- it’s impossible to take a bad picture of either of you.

Selfie time!

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

As a kid, your favorite part of spring was watching the tulips grow. Those delicate green shoots would push up through the hard frozen earth and explode into all the colors of spring. It’s almost as if the bright little tulips banished winter and thawed the icy ground.

But now you’re all grown up and live in a 500-foot studio apartment. You know that tulips can’t change the seasons.  And there’s just no room for a garden in your life right now, and much less time to keep it. Despite all this, you miss those flowers when it starts to get warm out.

Let this gardening class show you how to make space for flowers in your life again. You’ll learn how to construct a creative, vertical garden that will fit flowers into your cramped urban life.

And when you see those tulips next spring -- it will be better than a bedtime story.

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The Right Way to Receive a Rose

The Right Way to Receive a Rose

You’ve been given flowers by hand, with chocolates, and you’ve even snatched them out of the air -- giving the maid of honor a black eye in the process (when you weren't even in the wedding party. Oops.) -- but everyone knows the most romantic way to receive a flower is from the mouth of your sultry dance partner. And this does not look like it's happening anytime soon.

Unless ...

Learn the Latin dance of the heart, the tantalizing Tango. You’ll practice all the steps of this traditional Argentinian art except for the flower pass -- but you’ll get it when the time’s right, you’re a natural!

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A Leaf is Born

A Leaf is Born

You’ve never claimed to have a green thumb -- in fact, there are a bunch of dead flowers in your window. But you have been growing your consciousness ever since you were conscious.   

Continue to tend your metaphoric mental garden and learn the ancient art of meditation. This meditation class facilitates introspection and connection through silent, rhythmic breathing. Let your mind flower and as it opens, like petals to the sun, you, too may open up -- to new sources of creative inspiration!

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Not Your Average Bouquet

Not Your Average Bouquet

Breathe in deeply. Thats right -- don’t be shy. Just take in the scent of the whole bouquet.

No, not the flowers. *Exacerbated sigh.*

The bouquet of smells you take in before drinking a fine glass of WINE.

You’re an artist, so obviously you enjoy a drink now and then, but have you made drinking into an art? Let a winemaker walk you through a hand-selected flight of wines. By the end you’ll be well on your way to becoming as particular about your wine as you are about your paintbrushes.

Plus the tasting room is attached to an art gallery!

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A Bath of Roses

A Bath of Roses

Forget about stopping to smell the roses -- you want to be buried up to your neck in them as you are showered with red petals and raucous applause from the adoring theater-goers.

The imaginary audience is not wrong. You’re a genius -- probably. But it may help to get a little bit of practice in before you make your big debut as a thespian. Take an improv class and get your feet wet as you begin to grow into the incredible actor/actress you always knew you could be.

By the time opening night rolls in, your dressing room will be filled with bouquets from your countless admirers. And you might want to bring an umbrella with you for your final bow -- because it's going to be raining roses!

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