There are plenty of reasons to love Practical Art, from its monthly exhibits featuring works by local artists to its charity pie nights benefiting various causes. Also: several of the artists who show or sell their work at Practical Art also offer classes in the creative space, giving people a chance to level up your skills while getting to know some of the best artists in our midst. Where else can you learn the techniques Denise Yaghmourian uses to paint her mischievous ceramic plates or the ways Ann Morton recycles objects to create whimsical bouquets of flowers? Small class sizes mean people get plenty of individual attention, and the casual setting keeps classes from feeling intimidating. It's also one of the most affordable places to take art classes, so you can make more stuff and drop less dough.