I've wanted to take a pottery class for years. Options around Atlanta for beginners are limited, but Mudfire in Decatur has a date night option that is perfect for newbies. 

Reservations fill up weeks/months in advance, but they're worth planning ahead for. The instructor teaches everything from how to mold the clay, how to use the wheel, and how to shape your final pieces. They also handle the firing and glazing for you. Fun!