Back to School for Moms

Studio 5 contributor did some research and found some of the great classes that are out there, and some you probably didn’t even know existed.

Continuing Education

Want to give Batik a try? That’s a technique of dyeing fabrics. How about Ikebana? That’s Japanese Flower Arranging. I didn’t know what either of those classes were, but both are offered through Continuing Education at the University of Utah. They’re just two of hundreds. Continuing Education classes at the college or university closest to you is a great place to start. Especially if you want to try something new like, Aerial Dance: Silks and Trapese. Or how about a class where you can learn how to fuse glass from recycables. I’d love to take a brand new class called Private Investigation for Non-Professionals. Wouldn’t that be intriguing?

You can find course catalogs and schedules online:

Salt Lake Community College ( University of Utah ( Brigham Young University ( Utah State University ( Weber State University (
Dixie State College ( Southern Utah University ( Utah Valley University ( Snow College ( Westminster College ( College of Eastern Utah (

If you’d like to stick to more traditional classes, here are some options:


The Finishing School

4880 Highland Circle

Salt Lake City


* Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced classes

* Daytime and Evening classes

* There’s a great variety

* Year Round

* Beginning classes cost $120 for 6 classes

* Intermediate and Advanced classes cost $350 for 15 weeks

* Sewing machines are provided


Dance Fusion Studio

2978 South State Street

Salt Lake City


* Not just salsa dancing classes

* They offer classes in hip hop, tango, and ballroom

* Evening classes

* Classes don’t require partners

* They offer punch cards

* For an open punch card it’s $100 for 10 classes, and it’s good for 6 months

* For a hip hop punch card it’s $60 for 6 classes, and it’s good for 3 months

Photoshop/Digital Scrapbooking

Jessica Sprague Online Classes

* Arguably the best classes for photoshop and digital scrapbooking

* There’s a great variety of classes at many different levels

* You can do it at home

* Classes range in price

* Basic photoshop class is $45

* Classes are self-paced

* They never expire, so you can always refer back

* The classes come with printable materials, and some free scrapbook materials to use as you complete the courses


Elaine’s Quilt Block

6970 South 3000 East

Salt Lake City


* There are beginning and intermediate classes

* Many different types of classes

* Classes are offered at a variety of times

* Classes range in price from $15 to $50



* Founders are Elizabeth Kartchner, Margie Romney-Aslett, Rhonna Farrer

* September 10th and 11th in Lindon

* It’s $375

* It’s all about Sparking creativity

* Many different classes

Add comment