In a world of stuff to buy, Agnes and Orson Gifts and Goods will open up their studio again to offer their most popular classes this season. ‘There are so many fantastic boutique stores in Dayton, we are just fortunate to have studio space to create and make your own fun gifts!’ says Canaan Good, one of the three owners of A&O. ‘We decided to add some different kinds of classes, and bring back some tried and true!’
The classes begin on October 22nd and go through December 17th. Most are on Sundays. ‘Everyone loves experiences, and there are plenty to try out this season.’ says Misty Wells, another owner. ‘We think adding more children’s classes will give the kiddos a chance to create for mom and dad, grandma and grandpa! Great for the Holidays!’
Beyond just coming to learn, A&O offers a discount to all participants on the day of the classes. ‘It’s an added bonus, and many people love getting their shopping out of the way while they are here!’ says Wells. Participants also enjoy food and beverages while they attend. ‘Oh yeah…mimosas are always a hit!!’
MostMetro was luck enough to get a jump on the schedule, which will be announced this weekend. Here is a first look at what’s coming to the A&O studio this season:
Sunday, October 22 Pet First Aid Class
1o people Max. $75/person
Learn about how to keep your pet safe, and what to do in an emergency situation.
Sunday, October 29 Needle Felted Animal Pins
6 people Max. $45*
Needle felting is so much fun! You will learn how to make 3D objects out of felt!
Sunday, November 5 Staghorn Fern Hangings.
12 people Max. $30.
ALWAYS A SELL OUT! A&O pride themselves on their fern hangings…come and make your own!
Sunday, November 12 Candle Pouring
12 people Max. $30.
Join the owners of the popular Oak Street Candle Company from Columbus, and make your own candles.
Sunday, November 19 Kids Gift Workshop DIY
10 people Max. $35.
Yep. It’s fun for the kids…as A&O presents a do-it-yourself class.
Sunday, November 26 Cake Decorating Basics
10 people Max. $45.
Everyone LOVES RachelBakes, the award-winning cake decorator! She is teaching a fun, basics class for everyone.
Sunday, December 10 Needle felted Holiday Ornaments
6 people Max. $45. *Needle felting is a blast! You will make incredible ornaments!
Sunday, December 17 Terrarium/Holiday mini garden
16 people Max. $45. *Josh is back to help us create a holiday terrarium class. Always a hoot, and special spiked holiday hot chocolate just for the occasion!
**Ongoing, Learn Spanish with Chris Sidner. (As of this publication, dates and times are not finalized.)
Chris Sidner, local Spanish instructor, brings his expertise to an on-going language class at the studio.
Check with A&O for exact days/times.
WOW! This looks a great line-up. If you are interested in signing up for classes, the ‘Studio Hotline’ at 937.640.1500 will open on Tuesday, October 3rd at 11am. To reserve a space, you will need # of participants, payment method and a contact number for a follow-up confirmation call. AS ALWAYS, FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED!
Agnes and Orson is located at 514 East Third Street in the Cannery building. Open 11-7 Tuesdays thru Thursday, Fridays 11-6, and Saturdays 9-4. The store and studio are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Give them a call at 937.640.1500.