The answer, according to neuroscientist David Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and the author of The Brain: The Story of You, is newness.
As a kid, you spent your free time experiencing new things and making memories. As an adult, you’re settled into patterns and routines.
To reclaim those happy, languid summers of our youth, Eagleman says, we simply have to try new things.
For the remainder of July and August, we’re encouraging you to do just that. Create a bucket list of new activities you’d like to try, hop on a bike, and pedal your way to longer, leisurely summer days.
Today: Bike to an art class.
Photography with Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – N Ashley Dr, Tampa
This gem of a museum in Downtown Tampa offers a variety of photography classes. New to the art form? Photography 101, a four-week course which takes place on Wednesday evenings, begins on August 2. As well as composition, content and photographic storytelling, you’ll learn how to use a camera’s functions, and how to edit your photos.
Woodworking with Franklin Street Furniture – N Franklin St, Tampa
A five-day course offering a step-by-step introduction to woodworking – designing, milling, joinery and finishing. Create a piece of furniture you’ll use and love every day, and maybe pass on to future generations of your family.
Clay with Morean Center for Clay – 22nd St S, St. Pete
Take a towel and your favorite beverage to Morean Center for Clay’s Friday Night Clay sessions. You’ll be treated to two hours of wheel throwing and handbuilding. Select your best creation at the end of the class and artists will bisque and glaze it for you.
Painting with Dazzio Art Experience – 22nd St S, St Pete
Choose your medium and select from a wide-ranging list of art classes at Dazzio, which is just across the street from Morean Center for Clay. Work with acrylics, oils or watercolors under the instruction of award-winning Judith Dazzio, and other accomplished artists.
Our hubs are conveniently located near all class locations. Book it. Bike it.