Get Schooled In 2013 With These 12 Local Classes

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    [UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 31.]

    Go to the gym more, increase productivity, eat less, drink less — with all the typical sad-sounding promises, it’s no wonder New Year's resolutions tend to get a bad rap. So, instead of setting your sights on activities you’re dreading this year, how about getting schooled at creative crafts you’re totally stoked to try?

    Whether you want to take up blogging, floral design, macaroon-making, photography, or mastering your makeup, we found 12 of the best Bay Area classes to satisfy just about every artistic interest. Yes, it is possible to better yourself and enjoy all the awesome activities you’ve been wanting to experience. So, leave the lame resolutions behind, make some moves, and start packing that 2013 schedule. Self-improvement never felt so good!

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