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Urban Gardening: Learn To Build And Care For A Mounted Herb Garden $58
Urban

In Urban Gardening: Learn to Build and Care for a Mounted Herb Garden, professional gardener Tory Van Wey will teach you how to build, fill, and care for a living, breathing mounted herb garden! Great for urban settings such as patios, small outdoor porches, sunny kitchens, and even fire escapes, mounted herb gardens are wonderful for cultivating fresh herbs that can be used for cooking, seasoning, or cocktail making.

First, you will design the look and layout of your herb garden, choosing from a few different stain finishes and styles before getting handy with a drill to build your wooden base mount. After prepping and staining your wood mount, you’ll move from woodworker to gardener as Tory teaches you about the different herbs and plants that are "city friendly". You will plant up to three different herbs in terra cotta pots. Then, you will learn how to properly care for your plants, how to deal with common pests, and what to do if your garden goes belly up (ANSWER: Freak out, obnoxiously curse Tory’s name, then demand your money back PRONTO! Just kidding..... ish.) You will leave class with one mounted herb garden in tow, a handout covering garden care, a supplies list for building future vertical gardens, and Tory’s recommendations on the best local garden stores to buy plants and seeds.

PLEASE NOTE: Your herb garden will measure approximately 6" by 24", and will weigh approximately five (5) lbs. Keep in mind that you will need to have some means of transporting this garden back to your home. We recommend bringing a tote or grocery bag to carry your garden home.

Supplies Needed: None, but since you’ll be working with dirt and wood, you may want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. We’ll have aprons that you can use, just in case.

Instructor Bio: Tory Van Wey was first bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six, when her mother showed her how to make and tend a backyard vegetable patch. As an impatient kid, she learned how to make a mean fried green tomato. Her passion for gardening grew to encompass sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and mycology, with a recent turn towards sustainable urban gardening. Tory is also a freelance illustrator with a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University, whose work is heavily influenced by the natural world and her time in the garden. You can see her illustration work at www.toryvanwey.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn To Sketch What You See $42
Sparc

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE SEE NOTES BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Yeah... So this is happening. WorkshopSF and SPARC medical marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn to Sketch What You See. In this sketching and drawing class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will help you put your pencil to paper so you can develop your very own daily sketching habit! You will learn a variety of mark-making and rendering techniques, focusing on drawing methods that are fun, easy, accessible, and require NO previous fine art experience. And yes, there will be herbal refreshments...

In the first half of class, Becca will discuss how to sketch what you see in real life, offering instruction on line-contour drawing, perspective and shading, rendering specific shapes, and more. She will share with you her favorite sketching tools, as well as proper drawing positions. After practicing basic sketching techniques, the class will take a quick smoke break, during which SPARC will offer complimentary medication samples and access to its vape kits. (Yes... we weren’t kidding about the Smoke Weed, Make Stuff!) Once you get your mind right, you will practice your new found skills by sketching a still life tableau. Featuring an inspired set of objects and dramatic lighting to facilitate some dynamic results, this still life session will give you the opportunity to freely sketch what you see, while Becca offers individual advice on improving and expanding your technique! You will leave class with the knowledge, tools, and the "creative luminescence" to continue your sketching practice at home and beyond!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class you will receive a sketchbook and mechanical art pencil to take home.

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend this class, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you arrive without your medical card, you will be turned away with no refund. (Sorry to be so harsh, but laws are laws.) If you have a card, but you are not a member of SPARC dispensary, please arrive at least thirty minutes early to fill out paper work and become a member. Again, there are no exceptions on this rule. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card, please visit PRESTO DOCTOR, a SPARC partner & patient verification service provider.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Thursday, September 21st, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Intro To Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition $60
intro

We can’t help it... you mention "weaving", and we cut straight to 1972 Gary Wright caressing our ears with his yacht rock slow jam to end ALL slow jams. But fear not, dream weavers... we’re about to convert you into IRL weavers! In Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition, WorkshopSF instructor extraordinaire Jennie Lennick will teach you the basics of beginner’s weaving, including how to warp a loom, how to weave with a needle and shuttle, and how to add yarn. Using an 8.5" X 11" pop out loom and simple weaving tools, you will apply these skills by making your first woven tapestry! Each small tapestry will measure around 8" X 10.5". Along the way, you will learn decorative weaving techniques such as Rya (adding tassels) and Soumak (creating that braided look). You will leave class with your own woven tapestry, a small loom and weaving tools. You will also receive a class handout that includes weaving instructions, resources, and locations to find loom and weaving supplies. That should be enough to get you through the night...

Black Sheep Goods - Learn How to Weave Kit: For this weaving class, we are excited to partner with Black Sheep Goods, a Nashville-based business that produces beautiful woven goods as well as a fantastic starter kit for weaving! As part of this class, you will receive a Learn How to Weave kit that includes a pop out loom (8.5" X 11"), 10" wooden dowel, and five mini skeins of yarn that equal to 150 yards total (enough yarn to make roughly three woven wall hangings). For more information about Black Sheep Goods and photos of this kit, please visit: http://www.blacksheepgoods.com/weaving-kits/loomkit.

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply loom, tools, and yarn which you will take home with you.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, September 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Fermentation Nation! Sauerkraut, Kimchi And Pickles  $60
Fermentation

Fermentation, y’all! It’s that magical, microbial, mysterious process that transforms raw veggies into flavor-filled delights. Not only is lacto-fermentation an effective way to preserve the harvest, it’s also a time-honored method of increasing the nutritional value of food and adding digestive enzymes to your diet.

In this class you’ll learn the secrets behind lacto-fermentation as you try your hand at making your choice of spicy kimchi or tasty sauerkraut. We’ll also do a fermented pickle recipe using cucumbers or another seasonal veggie. We’ll have all the goods on hand to creative a variety of gourmet home-crafted options to tickle your palate. Take home your custom creation, keep an eye on your ’edible pet,’ and enjoy the flavor in a few weeks. In addition to your jar of tasty goodness, you’ll also leave with some specific recipes and the knowledge and skills to apply lacto-fermenting techniques to just about any fruit or vegetable.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Kelly launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Kelly is a certified Master Food Preserver in San Francisco County. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, September 22nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn Zippers, Bag Linings, And Pockets With The Overlook Tote $105
Sewing

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WE HAVE BOOKED ANOTHER SESSION OF THIS CLASS TO TAKE PLACE SUNDAY, SEPT. 24TH AT 12:00PM-4:00PM. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CLASS PAGE FOR THE 9/24 SESSION.

During this all-day intensive workshop, intermediate stitchers (also suitable for advanced beginners) become bag-sewing experts and leave with a sleek, utilitarian, cross-body tote with zipper closure. Students will learn to construct a rugged waxed canvas tote bag that includes setting zippers and sewing a pocket into this lined bag! As a finishing touch, you’ll choose your own leather straps color and hardware colors to use for your completed Overlook Tote bag. This bag will be available in black, gray, brush brown, and burgundy red.

Some specific skills learned in this class include:
- Sewing liners
- Sewing zippers
- Attaching hardware (D-rings, etc.)
- Sewing pockets
- Working with waxed canvas and leather

PLEASE NOTE: This class is not the same class as Sewing 102: Learn To Sew A Waxed Canvas And Leather Tote Bag, which includes construction of the "Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote". This class focuses on construction of "The Overlook Tote", which has a liner, cross-body strap, and inside pocket, as well as waxed canvas and leather material. This class also offers more in-depth, advanced "bag-making" instruction.

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF, or you are already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine, in order to attend this class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.

Klum House - Overlook Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit: For this class, we are excited to partner with Klum House, a Portland-based DIY workshop and handmade goods brand that produces sewing maker kits offering an assortment of beautiful bag designs. As part of this class, you will receive a Overlook Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit that includes 8.25 oz. waxed canvas (cut & ready to sew), leather straps (pre hole-punched), hardware, Klum House label, and zipper. For more information about Klum House and photos of this bag + kit, please visit: https://www.klumhouse.com/event-calendar/design-sew-custom-tote-overlook.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Ellie Lum is a maker, skill-building educator, and creative business mentor based out of Portland, OR. You can find her through her DIY workshop and handmade goods brand, Klum House (klumhouse.com). She is also a business owner with over 18 years of experience running a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Bags. At R.E. Load Bags, Ellie honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her on how to master the craft of industrial sewing as well as creative business management. Along with her passion for creating, she is deeply committed to sharing her skills with those who want to learn. Follow her on Instagram @klumhouse.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, September 23rd, 12:00PM-4:00PM
Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering With Markers $56
Hand

In Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering with Markers, calligrapher Joyce Gutierrez of Write Pretty Things will get you started on developing your own brush lettering technique and style! During this two-hour workshop, you will learn basic guidelines for hand lettering, and practice strokes that are commonly used to form your letters. You will also learn about proper brush pen pressure and grip, as well as correct body / hand positioning for practicing your brush lettering. Joyce will share with you her tools of the trade, including favorite types of brush markers and paper. Each student will work with a variety of brush markers, and will receive a moleskine journal and 3-4 notecards to use for in-class projects. Each student will also take home a workbook that includes strokes, drills, one lowercase alphabet guides, and tips on finding and further developing a personal brush pen calligraphy style. Have fun learning a new hobby with good company! No prior experience (or nice regular handwriting) required!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Joyce Gutierrez is the modern calligrapher behind Write Pretty Things, and a longtime lover of beautiful lettering, paper, pens and stationery. Her love of black & white, clean lines, and just a little bit of rule breaking, extends to her calligraphy style of minimal flourishes and modern letterforms. When she s not designing sassy mugs or posting about tacos or dogs on Instagram, you ll likely catch Joyce planning her next trip, unintentionally killing succulents, or thinking about adopting another dog... See more of Joyce s work online at Write Pretty Things, and on Instagram here: @writeprettythings.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Sunday, September 24th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn Zippers, Bag Linings, And Pockets With The Overlook Tote $105
Sewing

During this all-day intensive workshop, intermediate stitchers (also suitable for advanced beginners) become bag-sewing experts and leave with a sleek, utilitarian, cross-body tote with zipper closure. Students will learn to construct a rugged waxed canvas tote bag that includes setting zippers and sewing a pocket into this lined bag! As a finishing touch, you’ll choose your own leather straps color and hardware colors to use for your completed Overlook Tote bag. This bag will be available in black, gray, brush brown, and burgundy red.

Some specific skills learned in this class include:
- Sewing liners
- Sewing zippers
- Attaching hardware (D-rings, etc.)
- Sewing pockets
- Working with waxed canvas and leather

PLEASE NOTE: This class is not the same class as Sewing 102: Learn To Sew A Waxed Canvas And Leather Tote Bag, which includes construction of the "Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote". This class focuses on construction of "The Overlook Tote", which has a liner, cross-body strap, and inside pocket, as well as waxed canvas and leather material. This class also offers more in-depth, advanced "bag-making" instruction.

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF, or you are already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine, in order to attend this class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.

Klum House - Overlook Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit: For this class, we are excited to partner with Klum House, a Portland-based DIY workshop and handmade goods brand that produces sewing maker kits offering an assortment of beautiful bag designs. As part of this class, you will receive a Overlook Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit that includes 8.25 oz. waxed canvas (cut & ready to sew), leather straps (pre hole-punched), hardware, Klum House label, and zipper. For more information about Klum House and photos of this bag + kit, please visit: https://www.klumhouse.com/event-calendar/design-sew-custom-tote-overlook.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Ellie Lum is a maker, skill-building educator, and creative business mentor based out of Portland, OR. You can find her through her DIY workshop and handmade goods brand, Klum House (klumhouse.com). She is also a business owner with over 18 years of experience running a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Bags. At R.E. Load Bags, Ellie honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her on how to master the craft of industrial sewing as well as creative business management. Along with her passion for creating, she is deeply committed to sharing her skills with those who want to learn. Follow her on Instagram @klumhouse.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, September 24th, 12:00PM-4:00PM
SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn To Sketch What You See $42
Sparc

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE SEE NOTES BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Yeah... So this is happening. WorkshopSF and SPARC medical marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn to Sketch What You See. In this sketching and drawing class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will help you put your pencil to paper so you can develop your very own daily sketching habit! You will learn a variety of mark-making and rendering techniques, focusing on drawing methods that are fun, easy, accessible, and require NO previous fine art experience. And yes, there will be herbal refreshments...

In the first half of class, Becca will discuss how to sketch what you see in real life, offering instruction on line-contour drawing, perspective and shading, rendering specific shapes, and more. She will share with you her favorite sketching tools, as well as proper drawing positions. After practicing basic sketching techniques, the class will take a quick smoke break, during which SPARC will offer complimentary medication samples and access to its vape kits. (Yes... we weren’t kidding about the Smoke Weed, Make Stuff!) Once you get your mind right, you will practice your new found skills by sketching a still life tableau. Featuring an inspired set of objects and dramatic lighting to facilitate some dynamic results, this still life session will give you the opportunity to freely sketch what you see, while Becca offers individual advice on improving and expanding your technique! You will leave class with the knowledge, tools, and the "creative luminescence" to continue your sketching practice at home and beyond!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class you will receive a sketchbook and mechanical art pencil to take home.

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend this class, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you arrive without your medical card, you will be turned away with no refund. (Sorry to be so harsh, but laws are laws.) If you have a card, but you are not a member of SPARC dispensary, please arrive at least thirty minutes early to fill out paper work and become a member. Again, there are no exceptions on this rule. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card, please visit PRESTO DOCTOR, a SPARC partner & patient verification service provider.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Sunday, September 24th, 2:00PM-4:30PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $74
Intro

Do you want to enter the world of indigo dreams? Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs to dye four rad napkins and your choice of either tote bag or pillow case. Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future.

Supplies Needed: None, all will be provided. Make sure to wear something that you don’t mind getting a little messy in or BYO apron.

Instructor Bio: A San Francisco native who spent her formative years in Petaluma, Elizabeth Mikutowicz was first exposed to natural dying processes and shibori by her textile artist mother. But it was her participation in the very first Workshop indigo and shibori dying class that sealed her love of shibori A true WorkshopSF success story, Elizabeth left class and quickly went on to dye every textile in her house! Fast forward a couple years, and now Elizabeth has launched her own shibori line, Liz and Luna Design, and instructs the shibori and indigo dying class at Workshop. The student has truly become the teacher!

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, September 24th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
Floral

Who doesn’t love flowers? In this floral design class you will get a glimpse into the world of a florist. Pick Lorena’s brain on how to choose the right flowers, keep to your floral budget, care for your stems, tips on getting around the SF Flower Mart, and overall tricks of the trade. You’ll use locally grown flowers to create both a hand-wrapped bouquet and vase arrangement. Leave class feeling like you got the skills to conquer any Bridezilla wedding or even your own kitchen table centerpiece.

Supplies needed: None! But, feel free to bring a medium-sized vase & shears if you have a pair handy. If not, no problem! We will provide all the goods.

Instructor Bio: Lorena grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her lifelong love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner and two pups in 2013. Since then, they happily focus on weddings and events in the Bay Area. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Monday, September 25th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Urban Pitmaster: Learn To Slow Smoke Barbecue (MISSION LOCATION) $60
Urban

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SOUTHPAW RESTAURANT, LOCATED AT 2170 MISSION STREET, BETWEEN 17TH STREET AND 18TH STREET IN THE MISSION. THE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THIS EVENING. JUST LOOK FOR THE WORKSHOP SIGN OUT FRONT.

ADDRESS: 2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Though its historical roots are planted across the Southern states, barbecue has been BOOMING on the west coast, and especially in the Bay Area!! After digging into brisket, shoulder, or ribs, it’s impossible to deny the delicious power of smoke, as well as the wonderful variety of regional flavors that come with it! Well friends, prepare to bring this tasty Southern tradition to your kitchen!

In Urban Pitmaster: Learn to Slow Smoke Barbecue, Ben Thorne, Chef of Southpaw BBQ, will share some of the secret sauce that goes into his own BBQ cooking magic. With emphasis on the styles and flavors of the Carolinas, Ben will guide you through the different ingredients that go into popular regional barbecue sauces, talk about the differences between wet rubs and dry rubs, and show you how to combine spices to produce your own dry rub too! For this class, you will focus on pork shoulder and beef brisket in the live demonstration, but also will learn tips for cooking other meats and vegetables. Ben will talk you through the operation of a commercial smoker, and how to slow smoke barbecue. He will give you tips on using smaller, store-bought smokers, since your shoebox of an apartment probably can’t house those industrial smoking monsters. After trying a few samples of the barbecue meats and sauces (as well as a complimentary draft brew from the Southpaw bar), you’ll leave with a sampler of Carolina BBQ sauce, your own dry rub, and a cheat sheet including all of the cooking tips, instructions, and ingredients for slow smoking at home. You’ll also receive a resource guide to tell you where to purchase a smaller smoker, which are best, and which local SF butcher shops can supply you with the best cuts of meat. California ’cue lovers, rejoice!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: While touring with his band through North Carolina, Ben Thorne fell in love with the different varieties of BBQ from that region. Upon returning to San Francisco, he and a friend began perfecting their own BBQ cooking style, and in 2008, launched Sneaky’s BBQ to offer his homage to those time-honored Southern cooking traditions. In October 2015, Ben found a permanent home for Sneaky’s at local Mission-favorite Southpaw BBQ. After years of individual operation and mutual respect, owners and long-time friends Elizabeth Wells, Zack Smith, and Ben Thorne have banded together to offer his high-quality Carolina-style BBQ alongside Southpaw’s award winning, well-curated cocktails, house-brewed craft beer, and warm service. Southpaw offers catering services for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Learn more about Southpaw BBQ at http://www.southpawbbqsf.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Tuesday, September 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48
glass

In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny hanging or desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

We supply the vessel, dirt, succulents, moss of various varieties and even little woodland creature toppers to inhabit your terrarium. You will learn to make succulent and moss terrariums and any combination in-between! So you can make gorgeous living ones that are easy to keep alive or ones that can NEVER DIE made from preserved moss- we prefer a little of both! So whether you are a green thumb or a black thumb, we got you! We’ll discuss succulents, air plants and living and preserved mosses (we will have both). For this class, you’ll walk out with one awesome terrarium or you can make two small guys. You will also leave with a care guide and are welcome to purchase additional mosses to take home.

Supplies needed: None. If you would like to bring your own glass jar or vase, feel free! Also, if you would like to make more than one terrarium, bring cash to pay for extra jars and plants. You can bring your own succulents if you have any favorites, as well as you are welcome to bring your own air plants, which we talk about in class but do not include since they are a bit pricey.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Tuesday, September 26th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56
Print

Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a great modern way to create unique handmade designs on anything from your holiday cards to that sweet fanny pack you scored at the thrift store. In this class you will get down and dirty with learning the various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing onto a tote bag or fabric and paper. You will achieve a basic knowledge of tools, inks, process, insider tricks and tips, and will go home with your own uniquely carved block and a piece of your own printed fabric and you can mark the world with now. All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case! Welcome to come armed with some design ideas for your graphic/ stamp as well.

Instructor Bio: A native California girl, Danielle was brought up creating. After a carefree childhood of glitter, glue gunning, beads, and paint, she decided to step it up and get serious about her hobbies. Eight years of art school later, she found herself in San Francisco running a small textile design business known as The Recoverie. Danielle holds a double bachelors in illustration and interior design and is also a self taught graphic designer and printmaker. She spent many years as a children’s art instructor, but prefers to teach adults because she doesn’t like to give time-outs...(but don’t push her.)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
IPhone Photography: Gaining The Tools To Take Better Photos $48
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You can thank the iPhone for single-handedly extinguishing the need to ever utter the phrase "I wish I had my camera right now!!" It’s allowed us to capture stunning natural scenery, extravagant spreads of food and libations, amazing concert stills, and of course, the selfie in the bathroom mirror. But if you’ve done the regular ol’ iPhone camera point-and-shoot to death, then let’s ratchet up your image capturing acumen with some next level iPhone photography skills! In this class, professional photographer Sarah Deragon will teach you how to combine basic principles of good photography with a select grouping of camera phone apps to create some truly amazing photos!​

First, you will learn some basics of good photography, including lighting and composition, and how they are utilized to produce a solid photograph. Second, you’ll learn best practices for photographing your friends, be they the two-legged or the four-legged variety! After that, Sarah will run a friendly little photo portrait challenge so you can pair up with another student, practice shooting portraits, and get some instant feedback on your work. Last, you will dive into a few camera apps such as Instagram and AfterLight to learn how to further improve your images. Sarah will offer insights on her own general workflow for getting photos processed, posted, and stored. She even has some stellar tips for developing your photos into actual, physical, yes-you-can-touch-it prints! She will close the session with an open Q&A so you can ask about anything that needs a little extra detail.

Supplies Needed: Make sure that your phone is fully charged, and that have both Instagram and AfterLight apps installed. You do NOT need to own an iPhone specifically... Androids or other recently released camera smart phones should work. (But don’t bring in that busted flip phone from last decade thinking you’ll walk outta here the next Diane Arbus...)

Instructor Bio: Sarah Deragon is a freelance professional photographer living in Sonoma, CA. She has spent the last ten years in San Francisco running a successful photography business entitled Portraits To The People. Her work has been featured in Oprah, Refinery29, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, and many more. Learn more about Sarah and her work at: http://www.sarahderagonphotography.com/.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Simple Ceramics: Sculpting With Air Dry Clay  $42
Simple

In Simple Ceramics: Sculpting with Air Dry Clay, ceramics designer Hannah Louise will teach you how to build beautiful, decorative, and functional clay objects using air dry clay! This simple ceramics class will focus on three main ceramics projects: a small figurine / totem sculpture, a lapel pin, and a small dish. First, you will learn techniques to prepare and hand sculpt your clay. Using simple tools such as sponges, toothpicks, and knives, as well as a small sculpting wheel, you will further mold and sculpt your air dry clay into its desired form. Once each clay object’s form is complete, you will learn how to dry them quickly so paints and shellac can be added, resulting in a super-shiny, fancy-looking piece. Each student will have time to decorate their work with the instructor’s guidance using acrylic paint and permanent felt tip pens, before adding the final glaze. Each student will leave with three finished air dry clay projects, as well as instructions on how to take care of your newly minted ceramic sculptures. You will also receive an equipment and supplies list so that you can recreate additional air dry clay sculptures at home!

This is a perfect class to get your feet wet with ceramics before you dive into a full blown ceramics course that involves multiple glazes and a kiln. Many students and ceramics enthusiasts have found that working initially with air dry clay helped them to understand the basic principles of shaping and forming, and gave them practice in decoration, before they moved on to the more complex processes of glazing and kiln firing.

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all materials including aprons, but please wear clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dusty!

Instructor Bio: Hannah Louise is the founder of Munbeibi Studio, a ceramic design brand focused on creating playful, handbuilt sculptures. She spends part of each year in northern Japan, learning new practices and gaining fresh inspiration. Hannah’s appreciation for shiny, feminine art has found an outlet in her own independent graphic and sculptural design work. Visit munbeibi.com or follow her Instagram @munbeibi to see some of her latest projects.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, September 28th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Mixology: Limoncello, Atholl Brose, And Absinthe Infusions $48
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How do you really expect to get anyone over to your place for pre-game when all you have to offer is a sixer of Keystone and half a pint of Sauza that was in the pantry when you moved in? Infusions! That’s how! In this latest DIY mixology class, learn how to make the following infusions: Limoncello, Atholl Brose (like a cream whiskey), and Absinthe. You will learn about the different types of distilled spirits and why you would use each. You will walk away with the ability to produce these infusions at home (and a half pint sample of each infusion in addition to the samples to try during the class), enough herbs and spices to make a quart of Absinthe, as well as an idea of how to create your very own infusions.

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: Instructor: Scott Mansfield is an award-winning winemaker, and brewer, writes about beer for 7x7 Magazine and other publications, and is the author of Strong Waters: A Simple Guide to Making Beer, Wine, Cider and Other Spirited Beverages at Home.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Thursday, September 28th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
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A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other "DIY air vents", then join apparel designer Jennie Lennick for a class on sashiko mending! Learn about this beautiful, ancient Japanese embroidery technique which was originally developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos, and lengthen the life of textiles. Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs", traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric. A single running stitch is used to create lovely geometric patterns that can be used to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute this running stitch, and transfer geometric designs onto indigo dyed linen. You will also learn the different meanings behind popular, traditional sashiko patterns. Jennie will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler, including a repetitive wave and a spiral square pattern. Once everyone has the technique down, she will discuss how to apply this sashiko technique to your thrashed jeans so they can live to fight another day!

Supplies Needed: None! All fabric, thread, and sashiko needles are provided for you to keep. For extra credit, bring a pair of thrashed jeans to repair!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Friday, September 29th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
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In Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals and Botanicals, working artist Becca Schillinger will teach you how to paint beautiful botanical and floral images using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a series of short lessons on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will practice color blending, creating gradients, and watercolor washes. Next, you will use these techniques and more to paint one of the simple floral still life tableaus that will be set up in class. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using the floral and botanical still life as your subject. And don’t worry... Becca will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

Supplies Needed: None. However, if you have specific botanical or floral imagery that you would like to try to use as your subject, please feel free to bring it and Lana can help give you some ideas and pointers for painting it!

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."
Friday, September 29th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $62
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In this workshop, you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork. You’ll learn how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps), and assemble your own belt!  You can even wear it out of class!

PLEASE NOTE: if your waist measures more than 50 inches, PLEASE EMAIL US so that we can make sure to provide the correct sized hide for you.

Supplies Needed: None, but students are encouraged to wear clothes they can get grungy since we’ll be working with dyes.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, September 30th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
Sewing

In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, use a simple pattern, perform a few different stitches, as well as the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished several simple projects including, drawstrings, pockets, buttonholes, buttons, hidden zippers, and finally, a tote bag (Perfect for that SF 10-cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you!) All of these are handy skills for basic garment construction. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all fabric. Also, You’ll be using a simple Janome 2212. Please do not bring your own machine.

Instructor Bio: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. A jack of all trades, Hayley enjoys backpacking as a means of seeing this great big world, free food, Dad jokes, and her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, September 30th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48


Learn classic and experimental hand stitching techniques to create a sampler (aka visual dictionary) of embroidery stitches. We will learn how to successfully create several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own drawings in thread and take home a stitch instruction packet for later reference.

Supplies Needed: None! Workshop will supply everything!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with minors in Photography and Art History from the University of Minnesota­ Duluth and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn"t in the studio Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, Workshop, and Root Division.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Mounted Staghorn Ferns $66
DIY

Ah, those magical, mystical mounted staghorn ferns... described by some as "green taxidermy" since they do look like plants with antlers, these indoor wall dwellers are an outstanding addition to any living space. In this class, you will learn to properly build and mount a staghorn fern using moss, twine, pre-cut wood shapes, and either fishing wire or burlap. You’ll also receive tips on proper angling and mounting so your fern will stand tall! And what’s better than having a mounted staghorn fern, you ask? How about having TWO of them!?! Yes, your new trophy plant will get a companion, and you will have a second crack at building one of these little staghorn stunnas! You will also learn how to care for your new plant life and keep ’em alive. (I mean, the taxidermy comparison only goes so far... these babies wanna live!) Additionally, you will learn how to remount your staghorn fern, should it grow too big for its mount. You will leave with TWO small-sized staghorn ferns, a plant care guide, and resources on where to buy plants and hardware supplies should you desire to make more!

PLEASE NOTE: Each small mounted staghorn fern base measures around 7.5" X 12". You also have the option of making ONE medium-sized mounted staghorn fern, instead of two smaller ones. Each medium-sized wooden base measures around 12" X 15". AND, if there are enough plants & supplies (and enough class time), you can buy more plants and supplies from us to make more!

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s mounted staghorn fern Pinterest board for additional photos of the mounted staghorn ferns that you will make in class.

Supplies Needed: none.

Instructor Bio: Carmen Sanches obtained her BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas before spending the next 15+ years managing and directing visual teams at Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie SF flagship stores. Her focus was designing and creating their amazing in-store and window displays. While there, Carmen designed many of their large scale art installations. Maybe you remember the hanging Golden Gate Bridge made from over 1,000 Rice-a-Roni boxes? Or, the cork weeping willow, made from 20,000 recycled wine corks? That was Carmen! Currently, she instructs at WorkshopSF and works as an independent builder and designer, mainly assisting well known woodworkers / designers Katie Gong and Alekzandra Zee. In her spare time, Carmen has become a bonafide crazy plant lady, with over 30 staghorn ferns, air plants, succulent gardens, and more covering her walls and tables at home!

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:00PM-9:00PM
DIY Wooden Triangle Planter Or Shelf $58
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In this class, professional woodworker Katie Kilanowski will teach you how to build your own wooden triangle planter or shelf! First, you’ll gain a little insight into a woodworker’s twisted mind as Katie talks through some of the design decisions and woodworking concepts employed for this project. Next, she’ll help you get comfortable with some of the terms and processes you’ll be exposed to during the class (miter joints, grain direction, glue-ups, sanding, filling, and staining). Katie will guide you through prepping your wood and building your wooden planter or shelf in a step by step process. Last, she’ll offer tips for hanging your planter or shelf, should you want it to "float". And, if you find yourself obsessing over these geometric planters / shelves, and simply MUST make more of them, not to worry... we’ll hook you up with the specs, measurements, supply list, and tools list. You will leave with one wooden triangle planter or shelf, as well as a guide to the concepts, tools, and resources learned in class!

PLEASE NOTE: This class is BYOP... Bring Your Own Plants! So, if you would like to bring along some plants or succulents to fill your planter in class, feel free. We’ll even offer up some extra soil for ya from our own stash at no charge!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood necessary for this project is included. Be aware that you will have the option of building either a planter or a shelf.

Instructor Bio: Katie Kilanowski is a professional woodworker from New York. Katie discovered her love for woodworking while earning her BFA in Fine Arts. She continued her studies through workshops at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and numerous apprenticeships at SUNY Purchase (NY). Before leaving New York, she gained experience as an architectural millworker at Zepsa Studios where she was introduced to fine cabinetry. She currently works as a furniture maker at GO Build Studio in San Francisco, a three-person company producing high end furniture for the bay area. Katie is also the founder of Kila Co. Design, which promotes her own line of explorative furniture, sculpture, and cuttingboards. You can find her work at kilacodesign.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."
Thursday, October 5th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $74
Intro

Do you want to enter the world of indigo dreams? Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs to dye four rad napkins and your choice of either tote bag or pillow case. Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future.

Supplies Needed: None, all will be provided. Make sure to wear something that you don’t mind getting a little messy in or BYO apron.

Instructor Bio: A San Francisco native who spent her formative years in Petaluma, Elizabeth Mikutowicz was first exposed to natural dying processes and shibori by her textile artist mother. But it was her participation in the very first Workshop indigo and shibori dying class that sealed her love of shibori A true WorkshopSF success story, Elizabeth left class and quickly went on to dye every textile in her house! Fast forward a couple years, and now Elizabeth has launched her own shibori line, Liz and Luna Design, and instructs the shibori and indigo dying class at Workshop. The student has truly become the teacher!

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, October 8th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
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Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

Supplies Needed: None! But please feel free to bring your own essential oils if you have some favorites at home.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Tuesday, October 10th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
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Who doesn’t love flowers? In this floral design class you will get a glimpse into the world of a florist. Pick Lorena’s brain on how to choose the right flowers, keep to your floral budget, care for your stems, tips on getting around the SF Flower Mart, and overall tricks of the trade. You’ll use locally grown flowers to create both a hand-wrapped bouquet and vase arrangement. Leave class feeling like you got the skills to conquer any Bridezilla wedding or even your own kitchen table centerpiece.

Supplies needed: None! But, feel free to bring a medium-sized vase & shears if you have a pair handy. If not, no problem! We will provide all the goods.

Instructor Bio: Lorena grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her lifelong love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner and two pups in 2013. Since then, they happily focus on weddings and events in the Bay Area. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, October 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48
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New to sewing? Never touched a machine in your life? Wanna brush the cobwebs off that Home Economics class you took back in middle school? Or just want more confidence in approaching your projects? Well come on down! Let us walk you through the basics of using a machine, cutting fabric, and following simple patterns. You’ll walk out of class having completed a few simple projects, and more importantly, possessing the confidence to continue sewing on your own. This is a stand alone class, so feel free to take either Sewing Bootcamp afterwards to continue honing your craft!

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome 2212 that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for around $150. Please don’t bring your own machine.

Instructor Bio: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. A jack of all trades, Hayley enjoys backpacking as a means of seeing this great big world, free food, Dad jokes, and her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Party Decor: Paper Flowers And Tassels $56
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No more trips to the party supply store to drop coin on flimsy, generic decorations... Transform your home into a festive, party hot spot with beautiful DIY decorations that YOU will create! In this session of DIY Party Décor, using simple tools you probably have at home, you will cut, fold, roll, and curl paper to create sculptural floral decorations and a paper tassel garland. You will also learn to personalize each paper flower with watercolors to create an ombré effect, and choose from different types of papers, from recycled, to thicker/thinner, to translucent, to metallic. You will leave class with TWO giant paper flowers, ONE 5-foot paper tassel garland, and the know-how to produce more for your next big soirée!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Crystal Hermann is an artist, fashion/costume designer, and teacher based in San Francisco. She graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from CCA, and has been a sewing and art teacher for school aged kids for the past ten years. Outside of the classroom, Crystal spends her time painting murals, drawing, biking, dancing and doing yoga in homemade leggings. She firmly believes that everyone can benefit from creative outlets in their lives, no matter their experience or skill level! Check out more of Crystal’s professional work at: http://www.crystalvielula.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, October 12th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
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In Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals and Botanicals, working artist Becca Schillinger will teach you how to paint beautiful botanical and floral images using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a series of short lessons on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will practice color blending, creating gradients, and watercolor washes. Next, you will use these techniques and more to paint one of the simple floral still life tableaus that will be set up in class. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using the floral and botanical still life as your subject. And don’t worry... Becca will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

Supplies Needed: None. However, if you have specific botanical or floral imagery that you would like to try to use as your subject, please feel free to bring it and Lana can help give you some ideas and pointers for painting it!

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
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Thursday, October 12th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66
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If you live in the Bay Area, chances are your options for big backyard gardens can be fairly limited! We have the perfect solution... In this class, led by professional gardener Tory Van Wey, you will learn how to BUILD and FILL your own vertical succulent garden! In the first part of class, you will get comfortable with simple tools (drill, screwdriver, and screws... just the basics) and assemble your wooden garden box from pre-cut wood pieces. Next, you will learn the proper method for filling your vertical garden with soil and succulents. Last, Tory will share her urban gardening wisdom so you can keep these mounted gardens alive and thriving! You will leave with one wooden vertical succulent garden that is ready to hang. Plus, we are big fans of revealing all of our tricks, so you will learn how to make more of these rad boxes of green magic on a budget.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Tory Van Wey was first bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six, when her mother showed her how to make and tend a backyard vegetable patch. As an impatient kid, she learned how to make a mean fried green tomato. Her passion for gardening grew to encompass sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and mycology, with a recent turn towards sustainable urban gardening. Tory is also a freelance illustrator with a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University, whose work is heavily influenced by the natural world and her time in the garden. You can see her illustration work at www.toryvanwey.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, October 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, use a simple pattern, perform a few different stitches, as well as the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished several simple projects including, drawstrings, pockets, buttonholes, buttons, hidden zippers, and finally, a tote bag (Perfect for that SF 10-cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you!) All of these are handy skills for basic garment construction. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all fabric. Also, You’ll be using a simple Janome 2212. Please do not bring your own machine.

Instructor Bio: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. A jack of all trades, Hayley enjoys backpacking as a means of seeing this great big world, free food, Dad jokes, and her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, October 14th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing $48
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In Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing, we will introduce you to the beautiful art of cyanotype printing! This photographic process is also known as sun printing because the sun can be utilized as the main light source for your exposures. Cyanotype printing is unique in that it allows you to use real life objects, stencils, drawings, and even photo negatives to produce beautiful Prussian blue prints on both artist paper and fabric. We will lead you through the cyanotype print making process from start to finish, beginning with a discussion of the specific tools and supplies involved, as well as options for prepping your cyanotype solution, paper, and fabric. You will then experiment with exposures by using different objects and image negatives to produce your unique prints. Lastly, you will learn to rinse and dry out your prints so they are complete and ready to show!

The first half of this class will go over history, examples, how-to instruction, and demonstrations of the printing process. The last half of class will be dedicated to working with the instructor to print images, test different subjects and exposure times, troubleshoot your designs, and get creative! You will leave with at least 6-8 prints, including fabric pieces and artist print paper, as well as instructions and know-how to re-create this process at home.

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s cyanotype Pinterest board for additional cyanotype examples, inspiration, process shots, and past class photos.

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all ink, paper, and supplies to print. Please wear clothing that can take a hit of ink or two. We will have aprons for you to wear. For cyanotype printing, we encourage you to bring objects from home, such as leaves or small, flat branches. You may bring a photo negative printed onto transparency paper. (A simple 8.5 X 11 sheet works, just make sure your image is printed black and white!) We also encourage you to bring paper or fabric (white tea towels, cloth napkins, etc.) to try out for printing. Please check our Pinterest board on Cyanotype for more ideas on objects to use for printing.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, October 14th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
DIY Mounted Staghorn Ferns $66
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Ah, those magical, mystical mounted staghorn ferns... described by some as "green taxidermy" since they do look like plants with antlers, these indoor wall dwellers are an outstanding addition to any living space. In this class, you will learn to properly build and mount a staghorn fern using moss, twine, pre-cut wood shapes, and either fishing wire or burlap. You’ll also receive tips on proper angling and mounting so your fern will stand tall! And what’s better than having a mounted staghorn fern, you ask? How about having TWO of them!?! Yes, your new trophy plant will get a companion, and you will have a second crack at building one of these little staghorn stunnas! You will also learn how to care for your new plant life and keep ’em alive. (I mean, the taxidermy comparison only goes so far... these babies wanna live!) Additionally, you will learn how to remount your staghorn fern, should it grow too big for its mount. You will leave with TWO small-sized staghorn ferns, a plant care guide, and resources on where to buy plants and hardware supplies should you desire to make more!

PLEASE NOTE: Each small mounted staghorn fern base measures around 7.5" X 12". You also have the option of making ONE medium-sized mounted staghorn fern, instead of two smaller ones. Each medium-sized wooden base measures around 12" X 15". AND, if there are enough plants & supplies (and enough class time), you can buy more plants and supplies from us to make more!

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s mounted staghorn fern Pinterest board for additional photos of the mounted staghorn ferns that you will make in class.

Supplies Needed: none.

Instructor Bio: Carmen Sanches obtained her BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas before spending the next 15+ years managing and directing visual teams at Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie SF flagship stores. Her focus was designing and creating their amazing in-store and window displays. While there, Carmen designed many of their large scale art installations. Maybe you remember the hanging Golden Gate Bridge made from over 1,000 Rice-a-Roni boxes? Or, the cork weeping willow, made from 20,000 recycled wine corks? That was Carmen! Currently, she instructs at WorkshopSF and works as an independent builder and designer, mainly assisting well known woodworkers / designers Katie Gong and Alekzandra Zee. In her spare time, Carmen has become a bonafide crazy plant lady, with over 30 staghorn ferns, air plants, succulent gardens, and more covering her walls and tables at home!

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
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Saturday, October 14th, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
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In this beginner metalsmith and jewelry making class, Chen Blume, a professional jewelry designer and owner of Chen Blume Studio, will teach you the basic skills required for creating your own metal jewelry! You will learn to shape and texture metals including brass and silver. You will also receive a demonstration of the basic tools necessary to saw, file, hammer, dap, and punch metal into your first jewelry pieces! After the initial instruction, Chen will work with you to design and produce a pair of hammered and shaped earrings, as well as a geometric stamped pendant necklace. You will leave with two elegant piece of handmade jewelry and a handout listing all of the tools and supplies needed to keep the metalsmith addiction going!

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: Chen Blume is an SF based designer and artist, via Tel Aviv and Boston. After working in the digital world for 10 years, she yearned for the messy, unpredictable process between body and hand. She fell in love with small metals and jewelry making, and launched Blume Studio Jewelry. Check out some of Chen’s jewelry design creations on her site at: http://www.jewelry.blumestudio.com/ and Instagram @blumestudiojewelry

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."
Sunday, October 15th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
DIY Wooden Triangle Planter Or Shelf $58
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In this class, professional woodworker Katie Kilanowski will teach you how to build your own wooden triangle planter or shelf! First, you’ll gain a little insight into a woodworker’s twisted mind as Katie talks through some of the design decisions and woodworking concepts employed for this project. Next, she’ll help you get comfortable with some of the terms and processes you’ll be exposed to during the class (miter joints, grain direction, glue-ups, sanding, filling, and staining). Katie will guide you through prepping your wood and building your wooden planter or shelf in a step by step process. Last, she’ll offer tips for hanging your planter or shelf, should you want it to "float". And, if you find yourself obsessing over these geometric planters / shelves, and simply MUST make more of them, not to worry... we’ll hook you up with the specs, measurements, supply list, and tools list. You will leave with one wooden triangle planter or shelf, as well as a guide to the concepts, tools, and resources learned in class!

PLEASE NOTE: This class is BYOP... Bring Your Own Plants! So, if you would like to bring along some plants or succulents to fill your planter in class, feel free. We’ll even offer up some extra soil for ya from our own stash at no charge!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood necessary for this project is included. Be aware that you will have the option of building either a planter or a shelf.

Instructor Bio: Katie Kilanowski is a professional woodworker from New York. Katie discovered her love for woodworking while earning her BFA in Fine Arts. She continued her studies through workshops at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and numerous apprenticeships at SUNY Purchase (NY). Before leaving New York, she gained experience as an architectural millworker at Zepsa Studios where she was introduced to fine cabinetry. She currently works as a furniture maker at GO Build Studio in San Francisco, a three-person company producing high end furniture for the bay area. Katie is also the founder of Kila Co. Design, which promotes her own line of explorative furniture, sculpture, and cuttingboards. You can find her work at kilacodesign.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
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Sunday, October 15th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52
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In this beginner screen printing class, we’ll get you started on the road to achieving that screen printing glory by teaching you the fundamental processes that goes into producing screen print images. You’ll gain an understanding of how screens are made and how emulsion and exposure units are used to "burn" the images onto the screens. We will demonstrate how to use a press (table top and t-shirt presses) to pull silk screen images onto paper or fabric. You will also get a tutorial on the different inks available in screen printing, as well as the types of surfaces that work best. Once all of the demos are done, it’s printing time!! You will spend the last half of class printing with our house screens, which include rad images, fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics, and more. You will have a chance to dive into our wide range of colorful inks and artist / vintage paper to start experimenting with your new screen printing skills! And, our instructor will be there to assist should you hit any obstacles or have any questions while printing. You will leave class with a handful of silk screen prints, a working knowledge of the screen printing process, and some helpful insight on what to do next should you desire to keep further your screen printing acumen!

A couple of important points to note:

1- This is a fantastic starter class in order to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving a few expensive (and easy to ruin) pieces of equipment, and requiring a lot of practice to master. So, don’t expect to come out ready to launch your own t-shirt line after only one class! But DO expect to have some great fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

2- This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images, text, and themes. If you are interested in a custom screen, we can refer you to a business that can handle that request.

Supplies Needed: None. We supply the screens + ink, as well as several cool types of papers and patches. However, feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen WorkshopSF images onto them to take home. We also normally have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as blank tees, totes and koozies).

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn To Sew A Waxed Canvas And Leather Tote Bag $95
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In this Sewing 102 class, you will put your sewing skills to work and sew up a beautiful waxed canvas + leather tote bag! This rugged, stylish, and versatile tote will be made of waxed canvas, and offer the capacity to handle carrying your laptop, books, and other daily essentials. Not only will you go home with a tote that you made from start-to-finish, you will also learn indispensable bag sewing techniques for handling heavy-weight fabric on a home sewing machine. You will also learn how to attach leather handles with quick-set brads.

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF, or you are already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine, in order to attend this class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.

Klum House - Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit: For this class, we are excited to partner with Klum House, a Portland-based DIY workshop and handmade goods brand that produces sewing maker kits offering an assortment of beautiful bag designs. As part of this class, you will receive a Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit that includes 8.25 oz. waxed canvas (cut & ready to sew), 28" X 3/4" leather straps (pre hole-punched), antique brass brads, Klum House label, and illustrated PDF instructions. For more information about Klum House and photos of this kit, please visit: https://www.klumhouse.com/maker-kits/portsmith-waxed-canvas-tote-maker-kit.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of 3. A jack of all trades but master to none enjoys backpacking as a means of seeing this great big world, free food, Dad jokes, and is still deciding what she wants to be when she grows up (but it will hopefully involve sharks!)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."
Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp And Dye Leather Drink Coasters $42
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Does it really make sense to own a personalized set of leather drink coasters, made from the finest of USA certified cowhides, when all they’ll do is ensure your Tecate cans and bourbon glasses don’t leave moisture stains on your cheap chipboard coffee table? Does that sound like overkill...? Well, we at WorkshopSF happen to LOVE us some Overkill, and think customized leather coasters would be a FINE addition to your living room accessories stash!

In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp and Dye Leather Drink Coasters, Jennifer Laursen, a professional leatherworker and owner / designer for Tilt Leather, will teach you to use common leatherworking tools to produce your own set of leather coasters! You will learn how to use tools such as mallets, rotary punches, rivet setters, and strap cutters to produce four coasters and a fancy, button enclosed strap that can hold them all together when not in use. Jennifer will show you how to use alphabet letter stamps and design stamps to create intricate, decorative patterns on your coasters. You will also use antique stain to add some color. Jennifer will explain the benefits of using vegetable tanned leather, as well as offer a guide on good leather care. Everyone will leave class with their own set of four coasters, a button-enclosed leather strap holder, and working knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to stamp and create more leather goods at home!

Supplies Needed: None, but don’t wear your Sunday best since we will be working with stains.

Instructor Bio: Jennifer Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, has been making leather accessories for women, men and home for over seven years. She also teaches leatherwork to kids and adults all around the Bay area. Check out more of her work at: http://www.tiltleather.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Wednesday, October 18th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Urban Gardening: Learn To Build And Care For A Mounted Herb Garden $58
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In Urban Gardening: Learn to Build and Care for a Mounted Herb Garden, professional gardener Tory Van Wey will teach you how to build, fill, and care for a living, breathing mounted herb garden! Great for urban settings such as patios, small outdoor porches, sunny kitchens, and even fire escapes, mounted herb gardens are wonderful for cultivating fresh herbs that can be used for cooking, seasoning, or cocktail making.

First, you will design the look and layout of your herb garden, choosing from a few different stain finishes and styles before getting handy with a drill to build your wooden base mount. After prepping and staining your wood mount, you’ll move from woodworker to gardener as Tory teaches you about the different herbs and plants that are "city friendly". You will plant up to three different herbs in terra cotta pots. Then, you will learn how to properly care for your plants, how to deal with common pests, and what to do if your garden goes belly up (ANSWER: Freak out, obnoxiously curse Tory’s name, then demand your money back PRONTO! Just kidding..... ish.) You will leave class with one mounted herb garden in tow, a handout covering garden care, a supplies list for building future vertical gardens, and Tory’s recommendations on the best local garden stores to buy plants and seeds.

PLEASE NOTE: Your herb garden will measure approximately 6" by 24", and will weigh approximately five (5) lbs. Keep in mind that you will need to have some means of transporting this garden back to your home. We recommend bringing a tote or grocery bag to carry your garden home.

Supplies Needed: None, but since you’ll be working with dirt and wood, you may want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. We’ll have aprons that you can use, just in case.

Instructor Bio: Tory Van Wey was first bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six, when her mother showed her how to make and tend a backyard vegetable patch. As an impatient kid, she learned how to make a mean fried green tomato. Her passion for gardening grew to encompass sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and mycology, with a recent turn towards sustainable urban gardening. Tory is also a freelance illustrator with a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University, whose work is heavily influenced by the natural world and her time in the garden. You can see her illustration work at www.toryvanwey.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, October 18th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn To Sketch What You See $42
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE SEE NOTES BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Yeah... So this is happening. WorkshopSF and SPARC medical marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn to Sketch What You See. In this sketching and drawing class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will help you put your pencil to paper so you can develop your very own daily sketching habit! You will learn a variety of mark-making and rendering techniques, focusing on drawing methods that are fun, easy, accessible, and require NO previous fine art experience. And yes, there will be herbal refreshments...

In the first half of class, Becca will discuss how to sketch what you see in real life, offering instruction on line-contour drawing, perspective and shading, rendering specific shapes, and more. She will share with you her favorite sketching tools, as well as proper drawing positions. After practicing basic sketching techniques, the class will take a quick smoke break, during which SPARC will offer complimentary medication samples and access to its vape kits. (Yes... we weren’t kidding about the Smoke Weed, Make Stuff!) Once you get your mind right, you will practice your new found skills by sketching a still life tableau. Featuring an inspired set of objects and dramatic lighting to facilitate some dynamic results, this still life session will give you the opportunity to freely sketch what you see, while Becca offers individual advice on improving and expanding your technique! You will leave class with the knowledge, tools, and the "creative luminescence" to continue your sketching practice at home and beyond!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class you will receive a sketchbook and mechanical art pencil to take home.

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend this class, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you arrive without your medical card, you will be turned away with no refund. (Sorry to be so harsh, but laws are laws.) If you have a card, but you are not a member of SPARC dispensary, please arrive at least thirty minutes early to fill out paper work and become a member. Again, there are no exceptions on this rule. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card, please visit PRESTO DOCTOR, a SPARC partner & patient verification service provider.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Thursday, October 19th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Intro To Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition $60
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We can’t help it... you mention "weaving", and we cut straight to 1972 Gary Wright caressing our ears with his yacht rock slow jam to end ALL slow jams. But fear not, dream weavers... we’re about to convert you into IRL weavers! In Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition, WorkshopSF instructor extraordinaire Jennie Lennick will teach you the basics of beginner’s weaving, including how to warp a loom, how to weave with a needle and shuttle, and how to add yarn. Using an 8.5" X 11" pop out loom and simple weaving tools, you will apply these skills by making your first woven tapestry! Each small tapestry will measure around 8" X 10.5". Along the way, you will learn decorative weaving techniques such as Rya (adding tassels) and Soumak (creating that braided look). You will leave class with your own woven tapestry, a small loom and weaving tools. You will also receive a class handout that includes weaving instructions, resources, and locations to find loom and weaving supplies. That should be enough to get you through the night...

Black Sheep Goods - Learn How to Weave Kit: For this weaving class, we are excited to partner with Black Sheep Goods, a Nashville-based business that produces beautiful woven goods as well as a fantastic starter kit for weaving! As part of this class, you will receive a Learn How to Weave kit that includes a pop out loom (8.5" X 11"), 10" wooden dowel, and five mini skeins of yarn that equal to 150 yards total (enough yarn to make roughly three woven wall hangings). For more information about Black Sheep Goods and photos of this kit, please visit: http://www.blacksheepgoods.com/weaving-kits/loomkit.

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply loom, tools, and yarn which you will take home with you.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, October 20th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Macrame Project: Macrame Plant Hangers $54
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In this macramé project class, you will learn the art of macramé in all of its retro glory as you make your own macramé plant hanger! Perfect for decorating your ever-growing jungalow, these plant hangers can hold pots, glass vessels, or other plant holders. You will learn fundamental macramé knots, including the half hitch, square, and overhand knot. You will also have the opportunity to embellish your hanger with fun beads and other natural goodies. You will leave with one finished macramé plant hanger that includes a small terra cotta pot and a cactus or succulent, as well as the knowledge to make additional plant hangers of any size!

Supplies Needed: None. We provide all supplies, as well as one small glass vessel and air plant. You are welcome to bring additional pots or glass vessels to use instead of the vessel that we provide.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, WorkshopSF, and Root Division.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, October 21st, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables: Farmer’s Market Edition $60
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Ah, pickling... the wonderful food preservation technique that transforms plain old veggies into tart little treasures. And what Sunday morning Bloody Mary isn’t perfected by a garnish of yummy pickled green beans? .In this class, we ll cover both fermented and “quick” or vinegar-brined pickles. You will learn how to make your own pickles, steps to ensure safety, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. This special class includes a field trip to the lovely Divisadero Farmers Market. We’ll meet at Workshop, then stroll down to the Market where we will choose some veggies to pickle in class. Each student will leave class with two types of pickled vegetables, plus a list of resources and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

Supplies Needed: None needed, but feel free to BYO favorite fresh goodies to pickle if there is something specific you are dying to pickle.

Instructor Bio: Kelly McVicker launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, October 22nd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn To Sketch What You See $42
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE SEE NOTES BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Yeah... So this is happening. WorkshopSF and SPARC medical marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn to Sketch What You See. In this sketching and drawing class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will help you put your pencil to paper so you can develop your very own daily sketching habit! You will learn a variety of mark-making and rendering techniques, focusing on drawing methods that are fun, easy, accessible, and require NO previous fine art experience. And yes, there will be herbal refreshments...

In the first half of class, Becca will discuss how to sketch what you see in real life, offering instruction on line-contour drawing, perspective and shading, rendering specific shapes, and more. She will share with you her favorite sketching tools, as well as proper drawing positions. After practicing basic sketching techniques, the class will take a quick smoke break, during which SPARC will offer complimentary medication samples and access to its vape kits. (Yes... we weren’t kidding about the Smoke Weed, Make Stuff!) Once you get your mind right, you will practice your new found skills by sketching a still life tableau. Featuring an inspired set of objects and dramatic lighting to facilitate some dynamic results, this still life session will give you the opportunity to freely sketch what you see, while Becca offers individual advice on improving and expanding your technique! You will leave class with the knowledge, tools, and the "creative luminescence" to continue your sketching practice at home and beyond!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class you will receive a sketchbook and mechanical art pencil to take home.

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend this class, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you arrive without your medical card, you will be turned away with no refund. (Sorry to be so harsh, but laws are laws.) If you have a card, but you are not a member of SPARC dispensary, please arrive at least thirty minutes early to fill out paper work and become a member. Again, there are no exceptions on this rule. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card, please visit PRESTO DOCTOR, a SPARC partner & patient verification service provider.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2:00PM-4:30PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
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In Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals and Botanicals, working artist Becca Schillinger will teach you how to paint beautiful botanical and floral images using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a series of short lessons on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will practice color blending, creating gradients, and watercolor washes. Next, you will use these techniques and more to paint one of the simple floral still life tableaus that will be set up in class. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using the floral and botanical still life as your subject. And don’t worry... Becca will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

Supplies Needed: None. However, if you have specific botanical or floral imagery that you would like to try to use as your subject, please feel free to bring it and Lana can help give you some ideas and pointers for painting it!

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."""
Monday, October 23rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
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A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other "DIY air vents", then join apparel designer Jennie Lennick for a class on sashiko mending! Learn about this beautiful, ancient Japanese embroidery technique which was originally developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos, and lengthen the life of textiles. Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs", traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric. A single running stitch is used to create lovely geometric patterns that can be used to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute this running stitch, and transfer geometric designs onto indigo dyed linen. You will also learn the different meanings behind popular, traditional sashiko patterns. Jennie will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler, including a repetitive wave and a spiral square pattern. Once everyone has the technique down, she will discuss how to apply this sashiko technique to your thrashed jeans so they can live to fight another day!

Supplies Needed: None! All fabric, thread, and sashiko needles are provided for you to keep. For extra credit, bring a pair of thrashed jeans to repair!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
TERRORiums! Special Halloween Edition! $48
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In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

FOR THIS SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION WE CREEP THINGS OUT A BIT! We ll ahve all kinds of critters, action figures and spooky Halloween toppers. We ll also have fake blood and diy tombstones and all the creepy magic you can imagine to make your cute lil terrariums into creepy TERRORARIUMS that will DEF make your halloween party or halloween fun.

supplies needed:None.

If you would like to bring your own glass jar or vase, feel free! Also, if you would like to make more than one terrarium, bring cash to pay for extra jars and plants. You can bring your owrn succulents if you have any favorites, as well as you are welcome to bring your own air plants, which we talk about in class but do not include since they are a bit pricey.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
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In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft and Dye Your Own Leather Wallet, you will learn and apply leatherworking techniques to cut, dye, and assemble your own wallet from vegetable tanned leather! Jennifer Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, will teach you to follow a simple wallet pattern and cut out your leather strips. She will demonstrate how to mix dye to arrive at the color or stain you desire, then apply that dye to your leather. You will learn to hand stitch the leather pieces for assembly and apply a snap. Finally, you will burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. Jennifer will also discuss the benefits of using vegetable tanned leather, as well as how to take care of your new wallet! You will leave class with one wallet and a working knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to create more wallets at home!

Supplies Needed: None, but please do not wear your sunday best since you’ll be using dye in this class.

Instructor Bio: Jen Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, has been making leather accessories for women, men and home for the last 7 years. She also teaches leatherwork to kids and adults around the bay area. You can catch her work at local stores and artisan markets as well as online at http://www.tiltleather.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
IPhone Photography: Gaining The Tools To Take Better Photos $48
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You can thank the iPhone for single-handedly extinguishing the need to ever utter the phrase "I wish I had my camera right now!!" It’s allowed us to capture stunning natural scenery, extravagant spreads of food and libations, amazing concert stills, and of course, the selfie in the bathroom mirror. But if you’ve done the regular ol’ iPhone camera point-and-shoot to death, then let’s ratchet up your image capturing acumen with some next level iPhone photography skills! In this class, professional photographer Sarah Deragon will teach you how to combine basic principles of good photography with a select grouping of camera phone apps to create some truly amazing photos!​

First, you will learn some basics of good photography, including lighting and composition, and how they are utilized to produce a solid photograph. Second, you’ll learn best practices for photographing your friends, be they the two-legged or the four-legged variety! After that, Sarah will run a friendly little photo portrait challenge so you can pair up with another student, practice shooting portraits, and get some instant feedback on your work. Last, you will dive into a few camera apps such as Instagram and AfterLight to learn how to further improve your images. Sarah will offer insights on her own general workflow for getting photos processed, posted, and stored. She even has some stellar tips for developing your photos into actual, physical, yes-you-can-touch-it prints! She will close the session with an open Q&A so you can ask about anything that needs a little extra detail.

Supplies Needed: Make sure that your phone is fully charged, and that have both Instagram and AfterLight apps installed. You do NOT need to own an iPhone specifically... Androids or other recently released camera smart phones should work. (But don’t bring in that busted flip phone from last decade thinking you’ll walk outta here the next Diane Arbus...)

Instructor Bio: Sarah Deragon is a freelance professional photographer living in Sonoma, CA. She has spent the last ten years in San Francisco running a successful photography business entitled Portraits To The People. Her work has been featured in Oprah, Refinery29, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, and many more. Learn more about Sarah and her work at: http://www.sarahderagonphotography.com/.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a great modern way to create unique handmade designs on anything from your holiday cards to that sweet fanny pack you scored at the thrift store. In this class you will get down and dirty with learning the various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing onto a tote bag or fabric and paper. You will achieve a basic knowledge of tools, inks, process, insider tricks and tips, and will go home with your own uniquely carved block and a piece of your own printed fabric and you can mark the world with now. All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case! Welcome to come armed with some design ideas for your graphic/ stamp as well.

Instructor Bio: A native California girl, Danielle was brought up creating. After a carefree childhood of glitter, glue gunning, beads, and paint, she decided to step it up and get serious about her hobbies. Eight years of art school later, she found herself in San Francisco running a small textile design business known as The Recoverie. Danielle holds a double bachelors in illustration and interior design and is also a self taught graphic designer and printmaker. She spent many years as a children’s art instructor, but prefers to teach adults because she doesn’t like to give time-outs...(but don’t push her.)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, October 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Custom Leather Accessories $58
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Learn to design and create lux leather jewelry and accessories! In this unisex class, you’ll make the custom leather piece of your dreams! Live the 90’s dream (again) with your handmade O-ring choker, or experiment with leather rings, bangles and gauntlets to create a more ornate neck piece. In this class, you will cut out your custom pattern and leather straps, then set decorative closure fixtures using snaps, buckles, and rivets. You will finish your pieces by stamping, painting, and staining your leather neck piece. Once that masterpiece is complete, you will have the option to create a companion cuff or ring, since its always about accessorizing!

If you’re feeling REALLY frisky, you can opt to skip the accessories and devote class time to designing and construction a full-on leather harness! Hey, they’re not just for Goths anymore!!

So, whether it is for the Folsom Street Fair, or simply a new look for the holidays, make yourself something that would cost a small fortune in a shop OR create the perfect gift for your favorite Leather Daddy or goth girl gang!

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Becca earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, where she also studied jewelry making, fiber arts, printmaking, and garment construction. Becca was also a full time makeup artist by trade for nearly two decades. She was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face and was heavily influenced by the music, cinema, history and street style of NYC, SF and even LBC. Since she began instructing for WorkshopSF, Becca has become a multidisciplinary instructor, teaching screen printing, knitting, succulent terrarium making. After apprenticing under Jennifer Laursen of Tilt Leather, Becca is unleashing a curriculum of leather working projects including custom pet collars, jewelry, accessories, and of course, a Workshop must...the handcrafted leather beer koozies!

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, October 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens $52
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This magical trend of plants and string-bound moss balls is pretty hard not to crush on. For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in sphagnum moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct. They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life! You will leave with two kokedama moss balls of your making, as well as a plant care guide and supplies list so that you can keep adding on to your hanging kokedama garden at home!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all plants, string, moss, and other materials for your kokedama projects.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, October 27th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, use a simple pattern, perform a few different stitches, as well as the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished several simple projects including, drawstrings, pockets, buttonholes, buttons, hidden zippers, and finally, a tote bag (Perfect for that SF 10-cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you!) All of these are handy skills for basic garment construction. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all fabric. Also, You’ll be using a simple Janome 2212. Please do not bring your own machine.

Instructor Bio: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. A jack of all trades, Hayley enjoys backpacking as a means of seeing this great big world, free food, Dad jokes, and her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, October 28th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
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Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

Supplies Needed: None! But please feel free to bring your own essential oils if you have some favorites at home.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, October 28th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
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Who doesn’t love flowers? In this floral design class you will get a glimpse into the world of a florist. Pick Lorena’s brain on how to choose the right flowers, keep to your floral budget, care for your stems, tips on getting around the SF Flower Mart, and overall tricks of the trade. You’ll use locally grown flowers to create both a hand-wrapped bouquet and vase arrangement. Leave class feeling like you got the skills to conquer any Bridezilla wedding or even your own kitchen table centerpiece.

Supplies needed: None! But, feel free to bring a medium-sized vase & shears if you have a pair handy. If not, no problem! We will provide all the goods.

Instructor Bio: Lorena grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her lifelong love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner and two pups in 2013. Since then, they happily focus on weddings and events in the Bay Area. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Monday, October 30th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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Urban Gardening: Learn To Build And Care For A Mounted Herb Garden $58
Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn to Sketch What You See $42
Thursday, September 21st, 7:00PM-9:30PM

Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition $60
Thursday, September 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Fermentation Nation! Sauerkraut, Kimchi And Pickles  $60
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