Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

NYC's Coolest Classes — Beginners Tell All!

  1. Begin
    opener

    173

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    You know what they say about all work and no play. It's tough, it's draining, and after a while, your brain (and your body) start to crave a break from the daily grind. But, instead of making excuses for your busy schedule, we have a solution: Go back to school. Yes, we're being serious. Forget tests and syllabi, because we found three awesome and accessible NYC classes that are the coolest ways to work with your hands, get in shape sans boring boot camps, or learn a rad skill to impress your friends yourself.

    Naturally, we wouldn't just lead you blind. We sent in three discerning judges (a.k.a. total newbies) to test-drive the outside-the-box classes — teaching silversmithing, aerial dance, and DJing — and find out what's fun, what's addictive, and what's really going on inside NYC's most unique classrooms. We don't recommend forwarding this email to your boss — y'know, just in case you end up deciding to switch jobs.

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Weddings

The Sweetest Moment Of Any Wedding Day

There are so many benefits to capturing a first look — when the betrothed see each other before the ceremony — that it has pretty much become standard in wedding photography. I prefer a subtle, not overly-choreographed first look, with only the couple shot in an area that's as private as possible.  I’ve found read

Celebs & Influencers

Model Makeovers, Made Better By GIFs

It's no secret that we love a good model makeover here at Refinery29. Watching someone transform with the power of hair and makeup is beyond fascinating. So, ICYMI, we teamed up with photographer Elle Muliarchyk this past NYFW. She created a trio of GIF transformations backstage at some of our favorite shows, which we read