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DIY Holiday Wreaths $54
DIY

Just in time for the holidays! This seasonal class is perfect to get into that jolly spirit. Each student will learn how to make an 18" holiday wreath. Once you’ve aced your wreath making skills, you will be able to use them to make wreaths, crowns, or even garlands. You will leave class with one holiday wreath to decorate your door! Fresh, fun, and festive!!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all materials for making your wreath. You are welcome to bring your own shears and any little bits of decoration you have around the house, such as bows, pinecones, etc.

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, December 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
Soy

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, December 12th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
watercolor

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. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using a floral and botanical still life and/or reference photos 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!

Supplies Needed: None.

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.
Tuesday, December 12th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66
vertical

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.
Wednesday, December 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Wooden Triangle Planter Or Shelf $58
wooden

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.
Wednesday, December 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, December 14th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Thursday, December 14th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
DIY Holiday Wreaths $54
DIY

Just in time for the holidays! This seasonal class is perfect to get into that jolly spirit. Each student will learn how to make an 18" holiday wreath. Once you’ve aced your wreath making skills, you will be able to use them to make wreaths, crowns, or even garlands. You will leave class with one holiday wreath to decorate your door! Fresh, fun, and festive!!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all materials for making your wreath. You are welcome to bring your own shears and any little bits of decoration you have around the house, such as bows, pinecones, etc.

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.

Friday, December 15th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Custom Leather Accessories $58
Beginner

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.
Friday, December 15th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
Craft

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.
Saturday, December 16th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
DIY Holiday Wreaths $54
DIY

Just in time for the holidays! This seasonal class is perfect to get into that jolly spirit. Each student will learn how to make an 18" holiday wreath. Once you’ve aced your wreath making skills, you will be able to use them to make wreaths, crowns, or even garlands. You will leave class with one holiday wreath to decorate your door! Fresh, fun, and festive!!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all materials for making your wreath. You are welcome to bring your own shears and any little bits of decoration you have around the house, such as bows, pinecones, etc.

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.

Saturday, December 16th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52
Screen

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.

Saturday, December 16th, 3:30PM-6:30PM
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.
Sunday, December 17th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Letterpress X Modern Calligraphy (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $100
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VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the East Bay into an artist co-op, but don’t worry our workshops are just as awesome as ever. Bigger space, more sunshine, plenty of parking...what else could you ask for? MacArthur Bart is just over a mile up the road and there is a FREE Emery-go-round shuttle that runs every 10-15 minutes and will deliver you to our door, or pretty close at least. The Hollis Line drops you at 45th and Hollis or the Powell Line drops you at 40th and Hollis. We are now located at 1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608 in the big red garage roll up door! Please contact Western Editions directly at westerneditions@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

In Letterpress x Modern Calligraphy Workshop you will learn techniques for both letterpress printing and modern calligraphy. Does it get any better than that?? You will work with Taylor and Erin from Western Editions to learn a bit of letterpress history and the basic set up and printing on a 800 pound Vandercook Proofing Press. You will also work with Brit of the SF Calligraphy MeetUp group and get an introduction to modern calligraphy techniques.

You will have a chance to practice your hand-styles and develop your own calligraphy technique. In addition, you will letterpress 10 pre-designed calligraphy notecards. During the workshop you’ll see how to turn your calligraphy into a digital file that can then be letterpress printed. You will leave with 10 letterpress notecards and all the supplies to continue with your calligraphy (paper, ink and quill). Not to mention super inspired!

Instructor Bio’s:
It was New Year"s Eve 2015 and Brittany made a resolution to take up a new creative hobby. As a long-time admirer of graphic design and lettering, calligraphy seemed like the perfect fit. Fast forward a few years and now she uses her skills to teach beginners and create custom pieces for friends, family and clients. She loves modern pointed pen calligraphy and brush lettering most of all. Meeting new people and sharing the experience of putting ink to paper is what makes her SF Calligraphy meet-up a joy to do. Brittany hopes to make learning calligraphy fun and accessible to everyone in the Bay Area.

Western Editions is Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, two friends who met while living in San Francisco’s Western Addition (...get it?) and have relocated across the Bay to an artist co-operative in sunny Emeryville, California. Both Erin and Taylor have been printing since 2007 with a background ranging from commercial letterpress printshops to fine art letterpress and book arts. The stars aligned and both landed in San Francisco at the same time, where they met and figured out…wait for it…that they had both learned letterpress in the same dusty old library at the University of Nevada, Reno! Though at different times, Erin and Taylor both fell in love with letterpress in the same room, on the same machine! MAGIC, we know!

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, December 17th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
DIY Holiday Wreaths $54
DIY

Just in time for the holidays! This seasonal class is perfect to get into that jolly spirit. Each student will learn how to make an 18" holiday wreath. Once you’ve aced your wreath making skills, you will be able to use them to make wreaths, crowns, or even garlands. You will leave class with one holiday wreath to decorate your door! Fresh, fun, and festive!!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all materials for making your wreath. You are welcome to bring your own shears and any little bits of decoration you have around the house, such as bows, pinecones, etc.

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.

Sunday, December 17th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
Sashiko

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.

Monday, December 18th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Simple Ceramics: Sculpting With Air Dry Clay  $52
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.
Tuesday, December 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Tuesday, December 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Watercolor Painting At Anchor Brewing Public Taps $16
Anchor

On Wednesday, December 20th, join us at Anchor Public Taps for Workshop Wednesday, where we will be teaching a short botanical and holiday-themed workshop on watercolors! WorkshopSF instructor and artist Becca Schillinger will show you several fun watercolor techniques to paint plant life, greenery, and more! Each person will receive 3-5 postcards, greeting cards, and/or small paper canvases to take home. This class is ideal for making fun holiday notes, or just letting your inner Bob Ross flow free to paint happy little trees! This class will be shorter and less technical than regular WorkshopSF classes, so you can have a super fun opportunity to just get crafty AND be social at Anchor’s new beer bar!!

All supplies and materials are covered by the class cost. Anchor Brewing will have beers and food trucks on site and priced a la carte (not included with class).

Date: Wednesday, 12/20, 6-7pm
Craft: Watercolor Painting
Location: Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro Street, SF, CA 94107
Cost: $16 (SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS BELOW PHOTOS)

PLEASE NOTE: If this class is sold out, not to worry!! We will be offering a second session of this class at 7pm just for walk ups. No advance ticket necessary, just show up to Anchor Public Taps before 7pm and sign up on the spot!

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Wednesday, December 20th, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp And Dye Leather Drink Coasters $42
Beginner

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, December 20th, 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.
Wednesday, December 20th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Party Decor: Paper Flowers And Tassels $56
DIY

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, December 21st, 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.
Thursday, December 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
DIY Holiday Wreaths $54
DIY

Just in time for the holidays! This seasonal class is perfect to get into that jolly spirit. Each student will learn how to make an 18" holiday wreath. Once you’ve aced your wreath making skills, you will be able to use them to make wreaths, crowns, or even garlands. You will leave class with one holiday wreath to decorate your door! Fresh, fun, and festive!!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all materials for making your wreath. You are welcome to bring your own shears and any little bits of decoration you have around the house, such as bows, pinecones, etc.

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, December 22nd, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $100
Brew

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE INSTRUCTOR’S BREWING FACILITY AT 726 15TH STREET IN POTRERO HILL.

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wish I could make that? Or said, I wish I could make something better?Take our Brew It Yourself: Intro to Homebrewing class and you’ll realize how truely possible that is! You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least six 22oz bottles of your beer.

During the class, you’ll munch malts and huff hops, learning how to use them to achieve the flavor you want. You’ll become best friends with yeast, and fall in love with sanitizer. We’ll have a tasting of many different styles of beer to get you acquainted with the many possibilities of brewing. You’ll learn great detail about the production process in a commercial brewery, and also learn about the science behind the art. You’ll get the low down on what the best equipment is for your home brewery. Everything will help you gain the knowledge you need to make a successful, flavorful batch of beer at home.

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday January 6th - 11:00am-5:00pm
Session 2: Wednesday January 24th - 7:00pm-8:00pm

Supplies Needed: None, but we optionally request that you bring your favorite beer to share with the class.

Instructor Bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.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.
Saturday, January 6th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Macrame Project: Macrame Wall Hanging $48
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Take a trip back through the 70’s in the Mystery Machine as you learn how to transform rope and twine into magical wall art goodness! You will learn the art of macrame, mastering foundational knots including the double half hitch, the square knot, alternating square knot, and half square knot. You will complete a fancy, mid-sized wall hanging from heavy cotton rope and a brass hanging rod OR foraged stick (size of wall hanging will be approximately 12" width X 20" height). Make all the OG boho peeps around the houseboat docks jelly by embellishing your funky macrame art with our selection of natural goodies, beads, and more! You will leave with one finished macrame wall hanging, an instructional handout, and the ability to keep knotting at home so you can complete additional macrame projects!

Supplies Needed: None.

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, January 7th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
Beginner

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, January 7th, 1:00PM-3:30PM
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: 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.

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, January 7th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
Sashiko

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.

Monday, January 8th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $62
Beginner’s

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.
Tuesday, January 9th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
Soy

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, January 9th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
watercolor

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. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using a floral and botanical still life and/or reference photos 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!

Supplies Needed: None.

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.
Wednesday, January 10th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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.
Thursday, January 11th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables  $55
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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, Kelly McVicker, founder of McVicker Pickles, guides you in the tasty art of pickling, covering 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. 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 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, January 12th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, January 13th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.
Saturday, January 13th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using a floral and botanical still life and/or reference photos 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!

Supplies Needed: None.

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.
Saturday, January 13th, 4:30PM-7:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
Soy

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.
Sunday, January 14th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48
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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, and reindeer moss 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, moss, and how to keep your new project alive and thriving. For this class, you’ll walk out with one awesome Terrarium and the knowledge and skills to make one again and again, (it"s super addictive, trust us!)

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.
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Tuesday, January 16th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens $52
Kokedama:

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.
Wednesday, January 17th, 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, January 18th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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.

Friday, January 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, January 20th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $100
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PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE INSTRUCTOR&rsquot;S BREWING FACILITY AT 726 15TH STREET IN POTRERO HILL.

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wish I could make that? Or said, I wish I could make something better?Take our Brew It Yourself: Intro to Homebrewing class and you’ll realize how truely possible that is! You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least six 22oz bottles of your beer.

During the class, you’ll munch malts and huff hops, learning how to use them to achieve the flavor you want. You’ll become best friends with yeast, and fall in love with sanitizer. We’ll have a tasting of many different styles of beer to get you acquainted with the many possibilities of brewing. You’ll learn great detail about the production process in a commercial brewery, and also learn about the science behind the art. You’ll get the low down on what the best equipment is for your home brewery. Everything will help you gain the knowledge you need to make a successful, flavorful batch of beer at home.

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday January 20th - 11:00am-5:00pm
Session 2: Wednesday February 7th - 7:00pm-8:00pm

Supplies Needed: None, but we optionally request that you bring your favorite beer to share with the class.

Instructor Bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.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.
Saturday, January 20th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn Zippers, Bag Linings, And Pockets With The Overlook Tote $110
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, January 21st, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
Beginner

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, January 21st, 1:00PM-3:30PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
Soy

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, January 23rd, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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.
Wednesday, January 24th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
Craft

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, January 24th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Thursday, January 25th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Macrame Project: Macrame Wall Hanging $48
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Take a trip back through the 70’s in the Mystery Machine as you learn how to transform rope and twine into magical wall art goodness! You will learn the art of macrame, mastering foundational knots including the double half hitch, the square knot, alternating square knot, and half square knot. You will complete a fancy, mid-sized wall hanging from heavy cotton rope and a brass hanging rod OR foraged stick (size of wall hanging will be approximately 12" width X 20" height). Make all the OG boho peeps around the houseboat docks jelly by embellishing your funky macrame art with our selection of natural goodies, beads, and more! You will leave with one finished macrame wall hanging, an instructional handout, and the ability to keep knotting at home so you can complete additional macrame projects!

Supplies Needed: None.

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, January 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, January 27th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Brew It Yourself 102: Full Grain Brewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $125
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IMPORTANT: Location is 726 15th St, SF CA 94103, off of Potrero Avenue, in the "British Grocery" building.

Are you ready to take your home-brewing to the next level? Brew It Yourself 102 will give you all the techniques you need to make great beer at home via the advanced full-grain brewing method. After the class, you’ll walk away with a case of beer that you helped make, and the confidence to tackle a full-grain batch of beer at home.

You’ll get to take the class in the Comrades Brewing secret beer laboratory. We’ll first create a yeast starter, which will really get your yeast ready to take on the big job ahead of them. Then we’ll brew a 10 gallon batch of beer via the full-grain brewing method. We’ll carbonate our beer both in the bottle, and via force carbonation in a keg. During the brew, we’ll cover all your options for equipment, and dive into the science behind the art.

Since we’ll be going through some advanced techniques, we assume you already have basic brewing knowledge for this class. It is required that you have brewed at home, extract or full grain, or taken our Brew It Yourself 101 class.

This is the only class in SF where you get to learn from a professional brewer, and take home beer that you made. The class is limited to just 8 people, so you’ll get lots of time to ask questions. Your instructor Jason has worked hard to bring the principles and techniques of professional brewing to the world of homebrewing. You’ll really get a unique perspective that will take your brewing to the next level.

Part one: Saturday, January 27th 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Part two: Thursday, February 15th 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Instructor Bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.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.
Saturday, January 27th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Knitting Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Knitting Camp & Blanket Project $109
Knitting

In this all day knitting bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of knitting and gets you started on creating stitches using those big knitting needles! No previous knitting experience required! Becca will teach you skills including: reading and understanding a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh…), purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, ribbing, finishing work with blocking, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by a practice knitting project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your main knitting project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with your knitting project, a set of wooden knitting needles, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple knitting patterns in order to inspire and complete this and future knitting projects! Also, please note, you won’t finish this project in class, so be prepared to squeeze in some quality couch time and Netflix binging while you knit yourself to the end of this one!

We Are Knitters - Nick Blanket Project:  For this class, your main project will be the Nick Blanket from We Are Knitters (pictured above). This blanket measures 26" by 52.5". As part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters knitting kit! Each kit includes two 15mm knitting needles, four skeins of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh… ahhhhh…), a sewing needle, and blanket pattern. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: https://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kit/nick-blanket.

Supplies Needed: none. We will supply yarn and needles, which you will take home with you.

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. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes constantly with her 90 year old grandmother for advice on knitting projects constantly. She is an expert at making everything from knit shirts to hats to gloves to scarves to booties! You name it, she’s knit it!

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, January 27th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
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, January 28th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp And Dye Leather Drink Coasters $42
Beginner

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.

Tuesday, January 30th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52
Screen

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, January 30th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, February 3rd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Knitting Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Knitting Camp & Blanket Project $109
Knitting

In this all day knitting bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of knitting and gets you started on creating stitches using those big knitting needles! No previous knitting experience required! Becca will teach you skills including: reading and understanding a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh…), purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, ribbing, finishing work with blocking, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by a practice knitting project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your main knitting project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with your knitting project, a set of wooden knitting needles, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple knitting patterns in order to inspire and complete this and future knitting projects! Also, please note, you won’t finish this project in class, so be prepared to squeeze in some quality couch time and Netflix binging while you knit yourself to the end of this one!

We Are Knitters - Nick Blanket Project:  For this class, your main project will be the Nick Blanket from We Are Knitters (pictured above). This blanket measures 26" by 52.5". As part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters knitting kit! Each kit includes two 15mm knitting needles, four skeins of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh… ahhhhh…), a sewing needle, and blanket pattern. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: https://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kit/nick-blanket.

Supplies Needed: none. We will supply yarn and needles, which you will take home with you.

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. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes constantly with her 90 year old grandmother for advice on knitting projects constantly. She is an expert at making everything from knit shirts to hats to gloves to scarves to booties! You name it, she’s knit it!

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, February 4th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
Beginner

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, February 4th, 1:00PM-3:30PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
Sashiko

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.

Monday, February 5th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens $52
Kokedama:

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.
Tuesday, February 6th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
CAMERASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR (CANON & NIKON EDITION) $195
"CAMERASHOP

So you’ve ponied up for the fancy DSLR.  But with all of its buttons, settings, modes, and capabilities, this beast of a camera has you wondering if maybe that eight hundo you just dropped on it would have been better spent covering a year’s worth of bar tabs.  (Okay, not a year... two months max.)  FEAR NOT!  Workshop is excited to give you CAMERASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR (Canon and Nikon Edition), a Workshop intensive class offering a more in-depth look at digital photography.  In this four-week course, instructor Kurt Manley will help you navigate your camera’s settings, use manual modes, and learn what all of those camera buttons actually do!  Things like f-stops and shutter speeds start to make sense as you learn how to use aperture and shutter.  You will learn how to beautifully blur backgrounds, perfectly freeze motion, and bring your entire picture into focus. This class will also cover camera topics and techniques such as metering, composition, and how to improve shooting conditions.  Kurt will also explain some must-know technical details, such as determining file types, using histograms, setting white balance, choosing lenses, and post processing.

This multi-session workshop also includes a class field trip during which you will hone your new skills with the instructor along to help with any questions you might have. When it’s all said and done, you’ll leave with the skills and confidence to start taking true creative control over your photographs, and begin shooting photos you are excited to share!

Session date / times for this class:

Session 1 - Tuesday, February 6th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 2 - Tuesday,
February 13th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 3 - Tuesday,
February 20th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 4 - Saturday,
February 24th - 10:00am-12:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Students taking this class should plan on spending at least one hour per week outside shooting during daylight hours in order to finish practice assignments.

Supplies Needed: A digital SLR with full manual controls (a camera with interchangeable lenses and M or manual mode on the dial).  The brand MUST BE either NIKON or CANON. Also, and this may seem redundant, but your camera MUST BE a DSLR. Mirrorless and point-and-shoot cameras are not suitable for this class. Lastly, we ask that you email your camera’s model type and brand name to instructor Kurt Manley as soon as you sign up for class. PLEASE contact Kurt at kurtamanley AT gmail DOT com.

Instructor Bio: Bay area native Kurt Manley is a fine art and freelance photographer. He works in all mediums of photography from traditional printing in the darkroom to shooting and processing digitally.  His work has been featured in San Francisco Magazine, Refinery 29, and other publications, as well as having appeared in dozens of gallery shows and private collections.  See more at http://www.kurtmanley.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. Also, if you miss a class session, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please check ALL DATES and make sure that you can attend each session date before you sign up. 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, February 6th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $62
Beginner’s

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.
Wednesday, February 7th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Wednesday, February 7th, 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.
Thursday, February 8th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
Soy

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.
Thursday, February 8th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48
Sewing

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.

Friday, February 9th, 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. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using a floral and botanical still life and/or reference photos 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!

Supplies Needed: None.

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, February 9th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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, February 10th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Simple Ceramics: Sculpting With Air Dry Clay  $52
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.
Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Macrame Project: Macrame Wall Hanging $48
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Take a trip back through the 70’s in the Mystery Machine as you learn how to transform rope and twine into magical wall art goodness! You will learn the art of macrame, mastering foundational knots including the double half hitch, the square knot, alternating square knot, and half square knot. You will complete a fancy, mid-sized wall hanging from heavy cotton rope and a brass hanging rod OR foraged stick (size of wall hanging will be approximately 12" width X 20" height). Make all the OG boho peeps around the houseboat docks jelly by embellishing your funky macrame art with our selection of natural goodies, beads, and more! You will leave with one finished macrame wall hanging, an instructional handout, and the ability to keep knotting at home so you can complete additional macrame projects!

Supplies Needed: None.

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, February 14th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
Soy

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.
Wednesday, February 14th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48
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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, and reindeer moss 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, moss, and how to keep your new project alive and thriving. For this class, you’ll walk out with one awesome Terrarium and the knowledge and skills to make one again and again, (it s super addictive, trust us!)

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.
Thursday, February 15th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
Craft

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.
Friday, February 16th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $60
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We’re taking pickling up a notch in this new class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We think it’s a damn shame that whiskey’s reputation has been tarnished by its association with the dreaded whiskey d*ck, so were here to defend its honor with...whiskey picks!

That’s right: In this class we will teach you how to make a nice & firm dill pickle, then we’ll booze it up a notch and show you how to incorporate booze into the brine, not only creating amazing flavors but keeping your spirits up and your cheeks warm as you go. Each class will differ based on what’s in season, but expect to learn recipes like Maple-Whiskey Pickles, Bourbon-Pickled Jalapenos (our favorite at workshop- we are ADDICTED) and smoky Porter Pickles using Speakeasy’s Payback Porter beer. Of course, we couldn’t just throw these elixirs into the brine without tasting them first, (RIGHT?) so we’ll sample a few whiskeys as we go and chase ’em down with pickle backs.

You will leave with two jars of goodies and plenty of sampling of whiskey, brines, pickle backs, beers and pickles in class. Expect a super fun class that teaches you the basics of pickling with the added bonus of fine spirits, making for a perfect date night or night out with friends.

Supplies needed: All supplies are included, but feel free to BYO whiskey, beer, or other favorite spirit to work with.

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. Kelly is the house pickler at Pig & Pie in the Mission, where she also sells her jarred creations. 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, February 16th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing $48
Print

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, February 17th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.
Saturday, February 17th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52
Screen

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.

Saturday, February 17th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
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.
Tuesday, February 20th, 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, February 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Wednesday, February 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Thursday, February 22nd, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using a floral and botanical still life and/or reference photos 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!

Supplies Needed: None.

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, February 23rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sewing 102: Learn Zippers, Bag Linings, And Pockets With The Overlook Tote $110
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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, February 24th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
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.
Saturday, February 24th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $74
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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, February 25th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
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DIY Holiday Wreaths $54
Monday, December 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
Tuesday, December 12th, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
Tuesday, December 12th, 7:00PM-9:30PM

Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66
Wednesday, December 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

 
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