Learn something new at these 6 unique spots in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — School is back in session. You might not be going to class everyday, but there are lots of fun opportunities around Indy to learn a new skill.

Our partners at Yelp put together this list of six funky spots for local learning.

1. Learn anything from cocktail-making to home financing for FREE at Barter School Indy

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"Alert the media! Trade School Indy is a hidden gem in our city that you definitely need to check out. Community members volunteer their time and talents to teach a diverse array of classes like pitching to the media, knitting 101, and Chinese medical wisdom. The class lineup changes each semester. Got a skill? Sign up to teach! Want to learn a skill? Sign up for a class, or submit a recommendation for a class topic." - Yelp Elite Katie U.

2. Delve into your creative side (no previous art experience required) at Teal Canary

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"Adorable art studio in the heart of Greenwood. Love the variety of projects available and the welcoming atmosphere. Projects for every age, skill level, and budget. The staff is very helpful giving individualized attention to every customer. Can't wait to go back and do my next project!" - Yelper Nicole B.

3. Prepare your own flower bouquet with The Flower Boys

Photo by Yelper Melanie R.

"The flower shop is amazing. I have been to every one of their DIY classes and always look forward to the next month. I have also bought flowers just from the stand. You are always greeted with smiling faces and the flowers last 1-2 weeks! They truly care about each and every customer. " - Yelper Annette R.

4. Up your Japanese-cooking game with Katsumi’s Teaching Kitchen

Photos by Yelp Elite Mark W.

"What a fun time! We learned a lot about basic Japanese cooking: wasabi from dried horseradish and mustard seed, spring rolls, and so much more. She used the time well, with miso soup simmering the whole time. I would recommend this class to anyone that cares about what they eat!" - Yelp Elite Mark W.

5. Need a new "spin" on date night? Check out Deckademics for DJ classes

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"Deckademics is truly a gem. It is the first and only DJ school in Indy. It was started by Indy's cultural ambassador Douglas Morris, also known as Sir Doug, and (in my humble opinion) one of Indy's BEST DJ's: Nick Saligoe, otherwise known as DJ MetroGnome… Do yourself a favor, GO check this place out and TRY one of the classes. This is something fun and definitely unique… You won't regret it. I hope to return soon for one of their Date Night classes!" - Yelp Elite Ntianu S.

6. Unleash your fermentation passions at Great Fermentations (you might also find kombucha-brewing classes with Circle Kombucha there, too!)

Photo by Yelp Elite Tyanna H.

"I have been here a couple times; both times it was for a class. The first time I learned how to make mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Next, I went I learned how to make sourdough bread and took home a sourdough starter… I learned a lot in both classes and both were fun." - Yelp Elite Tyanna H.

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