Start a New Hobby in Dayton

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Spring is a time for new beginnings so why wouldn’t it be the perfect time to start a new hobby? Learning something new is one of the top New Year resolutions people use, so now’s the time to kick this promise to yourself into overdrive and try one of these ideas to start a new hobby in Dayton.


One of our favorite spots in downtown Dayton is Strings Attached Yarns just off North Main Street. This quaint shop features all the materials you need to get a new fiber art hobby going and has beginner classes perfect to kick off your new fiber craft.

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Get creative! Take a painting class in downtown Dayton!

Want to try your hand at fine art? The K12 Gallery & TEJAS studio features classes for all ages and vary from stained glass to painting, even dark room photography. Once you gain experience through classes you can even rent out studio time to create on your own.


Searching to get fit while gaining a new skill? Check out Drake’s Downtown Gym and learn to box! The gym has personal trainer sessions or beginner classes perfect for boxing novices.

Summer is a great time to try out water sports in the Dayton area. If you want to learn how to paddle a kayak, canoe, or SUP, check out the classes provided by the Dayton Metro Parks.

Skills and Learning

For a more technical skill, check out the classes offered by Proto Build Bar off East First Street. Want to ease in before taking a class? The staff is ready to help you learn what you need to create!

3d printer

Branch out and learn a new technical skill in downtown Dayton this summer.

Still not finding the perfect fit for your new hobby? The Five Rivers Metro Parks website should be your first stop!  The site features classes that will hone your green thumb or teach you to fly fish with the best, and everything in between.

Your mind is best engaged and in motion and we hope these suggestions help you nail down your next activity. What are you going to learn in 2017? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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First Place Apartments are the premier luxury apartments in Downtown Dayton. Our luxurious amenities include a roof top pool, free parking, fitness center, and more. We are located in the heart of downtown, near Fifth Third Field, the Schuster Performing Arts Center, Riverscape and more. Contact us today to find out if we have any vacancies!

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