The Minneapolis area is known for its love of the arts and all things creative.  If you are traveling here and you want to do something a little different, then look up Fired Up Studios.  It is a place where you can release your inner child, relax, and get dirty!  They have lots of classes, as well as a gallery where resident artists show and sell their work.  Fired Up is located a few flights up in an interesting old warehouse building at 1701 E Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis.  There is someone in the main studio that can show you to your class or you can view artists' work on display.  If you want to take home a memento of your time here, what could be more unique then a piece of original ceramic art or a nice hand-crafted mug to keep you warm on those cold Minnesota nights!

If you are only here for a short time, they offer two introduction classes where you can play in the clay for a couple of hours.  The Wheel Experience (for anyone) and Clay Date (for couples) are informally taught classes designed for people who have limited or no experience with clay.  You get to let go and squish and mold the wet clay to your heart's content.

Enjoy immersing yourself in this new and enlightening adventure.  It is a great way to learn more about yourself (or your date)!