5 ways to be creative around Auburn

Auburn Candle Company
Get creative at Auburn Candle Company. (Audrey Kent / The Bama Buzz)

Letting your creativity shine is a great way to relieve stress and have fun with your friends. Luckily, Auburn and Opelika have some great opportunities for you to create something and learn a new skill.

Keep reading to learn about a few crafty workshops you’ll love.

1. Auburn Candle Company

Auburn Candle Company
Auburn Candle Company (Audrey Kent / The Bama Buzz)

Auburn Candle Company is a candle shop loved by locals. You can purchase classic and signature scents, or try your hand at candle-making through workshops and various events.

The teachers instruct you step-by-step on how to make a candle and even let you choose the scents to mix yourself.

This experience is a great opportunity to learn a new skill and make a heartfelt and customized gift for someone.

2. Auburn Community Garden

  • Grow Your Own Veggies At Auburn Community Garden
  • Grow Your Own Veggies At Auburn Community Garden

If you’ve ever wanted to gain a green thumb but don’t have the space at home, then the Auburn Community Garden has you covered.

Individual plots of different sizes are available to rent for a yearly fee. Gardeners grow everything from herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Schools, university classes and other groups use the garden as an educational resource. The Auburn Community Garden also hosts educational events about gardening in Alabama.

3. Visions of Color Paint and Pour

Visions Of Color
All skill levels are welcome at Visions of Color Paint and Pour. (Audrey Kent / The Bama Buzz)

One of the best ways to enjoy a night out with friends is attending a painting class.

Visions of Color Paint and Pour offers a variety of affordable classes for all ages and skill levels. You can also book a private Paint Night. It is a cheerful and upbeat experience for those who want to find the artist within them through fun and laughter with family, friends and good wine you can bring from home.

Plus, once you have completed your masterpiece, you take it home with you.

4. Dean Road Ceramics Studio

Dean Road Ceramics Studio
Craft a clay masterpiece at Dean Road Ceramics Studio. (Auburn Opelika Tourism)

The Dean Road Ceramics Studio is a creative space with many artistic and educational opportunities offered to the community.

The studio offers a wide variety of ceramic classes for beginner and experienced potters. The Dean Road Ceramics Studio is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to the possibilities of clay.

5. Market Street Paint Shop

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Find all your painting needs at Market Street Paint Shop in Opelika. (Audrey Kent / The Bama Buzz)

At Market Street Paint Shop workshops, you can learn all kinds of techniques, including:

  • Color wash
  • Two-color distressing
  • Rustic cracked finish
  • Proper wax technique
  • And more!

They have all the colors, waxes and brushes—all you need to do is show up with what you want to paint and have fun!

When the Market Street Paint Shop is not hosting workshops, you can stop by the store to get help with all your painting supply needs. They also have a coffee shop in the store that brews their own coffee beans and has many sweets for you to enjoy.

Where is your favorite place to get creative around Auburn? Let us know by tagging us @thebamabuzz!

Audrey Kent
Audrey Kent
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