It is wise to spend free time doing something you thoroughly enjoy and benefit from. Whether it be exercising, gardening, or reading a book, taking a part of your day and devoting it to yourself is a very healthy habit. I personally value my free time and make it an effort to share many ideas for week night and weekend fun on this blog. Having a home in Encinitas gives you amazing access to activities that are not available in many other locations. All the wonders of the ocean are here as well as nearby mountains and deserts. And the sun is always shining! Sometimes, its nice to just stay indoors and enjoy an art or craft. Pottery can be particularly fun and enable you to harness your imagination even without prior experience. There are many studios that provide courses in the area, all of which are a great way to spend an evening.
The Clay Artists at the Vinyard is a Sand Diego studio that offers a variety of classes.They have class times and start dates that vary, so you need to contact them to learn more. Their in an awesome location and guaranteed a short drive from your Encinitas or San Diego home.
A great art studio in Encinitas is Cheryl Tall. They offer one time classes on top of multiple week courses. Taking a class with them will guarantee that you will make something useful!
Here is a cool video illustrating the fun that can be had with pottery!