Something about the summertime just puts us in the mood to try something new. The longer days, the warm weather, and the general attitude of being relaxed and free can inspire creativity and open up more opportunities for fun. This summer, consider taking up a new hobby – or two! Here are three spots in Lubbock where you can take a class and pick up a new skill.

  1. Armadillo Camera: Photography is a powerful form of art and a beautiful way to preserve memories. Sure, you can snap a few photos on your smartphone, but when you want good quality or even professional images, using a camera is the way to go. At Armadillo Camera, you can purchase professional cameras and equipment. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and will help you find the perfect camera for your needs. You can also take a beginner’s photography class to learn how to use the camera and take fantastic photos! Capture your summer memories in style.

  2. Art Fit: What if we told you that you could take up a new skill and get in shape at the same time? There’s a two in one deal you don’t want to pass up! Art Fit offers several classes in the categories of fitness, martial arts, and dance/aerial. Learn something new like karate, kickboxing, swordsmanship, belly dancing, and much more.

  3. Painting with a Twist: Unleash your inner artist this summer with painting classes from Painting with a Twist. You’ll learn to paint beautiful pieces in a fun setting with snacks and drinks. You don’t need any prior experience or art supplies – everything is provided with the class! Come along and meet new people, or bring a friend. Also, check out the events calendar for specific themed paint parties throughout the summer.

What do you think? Ready to try something new this summer? You’ll have fun and gain confidence when you explore something you haven’t done before. Also, at these three spots, you’ll have the pleasure of knowing you’re contributing to your local business community. You can find these businesses (and others!) on Towny – the free resource that puts you in touch with your local community AND local perks.