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Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $43
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In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

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

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

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Saturday, December 20th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Project $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Instructors rotate for this class between Aaron, Caitlin and Brieann

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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Saturday, December 20th, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Instructors rotate for this class between Aaron, Caitlin and Brieann

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
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Sunday, December 21st, 11:00AM-7:00PM
DIY Home Spa: Homemade Organic Lip Balms And Lip Tints $42
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Learn how to make your own beeswax (or veggie wax) based lip balm and lip tint using natural oils and botanicals for color. We’ll go over lip safe essential oils, recipe basics, oil properties and learn how to infuse your own oils. We’ll put together a hydrating chapstick like lip balm (without all the funky chemicals and petrochemicals). You’ll take home a lip balm and lip tint.

Teacher Bio: Alana Rivera is the owner and creator of Etta + Billie, a small batch sustainable bath and body company. Her products can be found in small boutiques across the country and have been featured in magazines such as Rachael Ray, Lonny and Red Netherlands. She’s collaborated on multiple soapy projects with other SF makers such as Speakeasy, Ritual Coffee and T-We Tea. When not in her soap studio, you’ll find her reading, sipping cocktails (preferably bourbon based) and planning her next meal.

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Sunday, December 21st, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Host Your Next Birthday, Engagement, Office Off-site, Bachlorette Party Or Event At Workshop!
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Nothing drives us crazier than a boring office team building activity in a hotel conference room. Or yet another bachelorette party with penis straws and deviled eggs. Or yet another birthday debating over how to split the check up 18 ways. Or a baby shower that is so girly the guys want to stab thier eyes out. We understand! Thats why we throw events! Everything you can think of including:

  • Awesome corporate off sites with private classes turned into a party- think screenprinting, mixology, cooking, terrariums (look sweet back at the office on your desk) At Workshop or your office!

  • Screen printing baby showers that are co-ed and hella fun, and you walk away with a wardrobe customized by your friends! Uh, awesome,

  • Bachelor or Bachelorette parties with a DIY spin, even make things for your wedding at the party- like screen printed totes or goodies for your guests, terrariums or floral centerpieces or mixology classes to plan drinks for your wedding or just take the edge off the stress

  • Birthday parties with a DIY flair or just straight up parties

  • We have access to food pop ups, bartenders, DJs and much more.
Bonus, if you refer us and we book your next office party, we will give you a free class on us. For more info, ideas or pricing, just email us at info@workshopsf.org. Party on!

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Sunday, December 28th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Tuesday, January 6th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beauty School Rebel- Hair Bootcamp: Teasing 101 Valentines Sex Kitten Edition $56

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Do you want that Bridget Bardot sexy messy textured big beach hair, of course you do! These styles scream summer and are perfect for the Bay Area climate where you never know when the wind or fog will come in and make your smooth locks a big mess, so we say go with it. Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Hair and Makeup will show you how to get all the texture you desire and how to keep it. We will go over 3 styles and how to achieve them; including teasing, building texture, keeping hold and accessorizing. Everyone will have hands on time to get your inner Bridget Bardot on and walk out with some wild sex kitten hair.

Come with your hair one day dirty. If you have a favorite hairspray bring it. You will receive a mini teasing kit with some super star essentials.

Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
Wednesday, January 7th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch $52
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome aprons & all refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class)
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Thursday, January 8th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Hooch 101: Bay Area Booze $54
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We are so lucky to live in one of the greatest booze regions in North America, with more distilleries, wineries and bars than you can shake a muddler at. So let’s toast ourselves and our fabulous fortune shall we?

In this class, you will make 3 amazing drinks, all with locally distilled spirits--and not just from the big boys. We track down some of our favorite local small batch distilleries and make some tasty libations using the products of their craftsmanship.
 
The class starts with a warm up shot to break the ice. We will then make 3 cocktails and go into detail about tasting notes, balance and how to get the most from each bottle. A little background history about the booze trade in SF is also thrown in for good measure to impress those out of town friends.
 
You’ll learn the essential techniques to crafting great cocktails - how to mix, muddle, shake, and stir properly. You will also learn how to balance every flavor that goes into making the perfect drink.
 
The price of class includes everything, including some rare and expensive liquors. You will walk out with a recipe booklet, a list of Gillian’s favorite go to watering holes in the city and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time you entertain and know a lot more about some epic Bay Area booze options and what makes them so great.

Teacher bio:
Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008. One of our favorite teachers, Gill has been know to earn cult following from her classes, offer a mid class dance off and just moves with the speed of a cougar when she’s working at her bar. She really knows her booze and cocktail making, as well as a lot about the SF cocktail scene from dive bars to fancy cocktail spots. She is 100% fun and doesn’t have a lick of stuck up cocktail snob in her--though she can make them like a champ.
Thursday, January 8th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $98
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true 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 eight 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 10th- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday January 28th - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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

Teacher 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

Important stuff: This class is 21& over. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
Saturday, January 10th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Instructors rotate for this class between Aaron, Caitlin and Brieann

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
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Sunday, January 11th, 11:00AM-5:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Sunday, January 11th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Tuesday, January 13th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
CAMERASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR $165
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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 CAMARASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR, 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, January 13th- 7:30-10:00pm
Session 2 - Tuesday, January 20th- 7:30-10:00pm
Session 3 - Tuesday, January 27th - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 4 - Sunday, February 1st - 12:00-2:30pm


supplies needed: A digital SLR with full manual controls (a camera with interchangeable lenses and M or manual mode on the dial).  If you are unsure about your camera, PLEASE contact instructor Kurt Manley at kurtamanley AT gmail DOT com.

teacher 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 www.kurtmanley.com.

VERY IMPORTANT: The cancellation deadline for this class is 72 hours before the first class.  After that time you may not cancel this class for a refund OR transfer into a separate class. If you miss class sessions, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please be sure to check you can make all dates before you sign up. thanks! 

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
Tuesday, January 13th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: Print Your Own Monogrammed Stationary $60


Monogrammed stationery. It’s the perfect way to add some class to your communication, celebrate that you can still do the written thing, and of course, prove to friends that you actually do know your own initials.  In Freshman Letterpress: How to Make Monogrammed Stationery, instructors Taylor Reid and Erin Fong, owners of the newly minted Western Editions letterpress company, will show you how to create your own personalized letterpress notecards.  You will use a vintage Vandercook Proofing Press and in house letter designs to letterpress your initials onto a thick 110 pound card stock. You will learn how to place a photopolymer plate onto a printing base and crank out your own set of cards. You will also cut envelope liners from vintage paper stock to customize to your liking. You will take home 10 personalized note cards, brown bag envelopes included. (Brown bags for your beers during class, not included.)

supplies needed: none

VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the Easy 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.

teacher bio: Western Editions is comprised of Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, two friends living in the Western Addition neighborhood (...get it?), who share a love for letterpress, design, giggles and all around cute-stuff. Erin and Taylor both learned printing in the same small tiny press in the upstairs library at the University of Nevada, Reno and lo and behold coincidentally landed in San Francisco at the same time years later. Taylor worked at a commercial letterpress print shop in SOHO and had a residency at The Center for the Book Arts in New York City. Erin currently works at Peter Koch Printers and John Demerritt Bookbinding. Both have done time at SFCB. Erin and Taylor keep it real by freelancing design and letterpress work, selling their wares at local shops and events, baking cupcakes and riding bikes to the ocean.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, January 14th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Embroidery 101 $48
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Learn classic and experimental hand stitching techniques to create a sampler (aka visual dictionary) of embroidery stitches. We will learn how to successfully create several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own drawings in thread and take home a stitch instruction packet for later reference.
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Wednesday, January 14th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Instructors rotate for this class between Aaron, Caitlin and Brieann

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
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Saturday, January 17th, 11:00AM-6:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, January 17th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables $44
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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, as well we welcome all aprons and six packs.

teacher 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 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, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
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Saturday, January 17th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp All Day Sewing $98

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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Instructors rotate for this class between Aaron, Caitlin and Brieann

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
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Sunday, January 18th, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $42
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

Teacher bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe you’ll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green.

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring a small jar, vase or mason jar for your arrangement. As well feel free to bring your own gardening shears or scissors, or you can use a set of basic scissors from Workshop.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Tuesday, January 20th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Freshman Letterpress: NOT A Hallmark Card $60


In Freshmen Letterpress: Not A Hallmark Card, you’ll work with instructors Taylor Reid and Erin Fong of Western Editions letterpress company to create a set of 10 assorted greeting cards (wayyy better than anything from Hallmark). The set will include four birthday cards, four thank you cards, and two "Oops" cards, for those moments when you accidentally ate your roommates leftover pizza or forgot your brothers birthday!!

You will use an antique Vandercook Proofing Press and print from vintage wood type. You will lea rn a bit about the history of letterpress printing and the basic set up of the press. You’ll then hand-crank your own set of cards-one by one-and customize each by lining the envelopes from as sorted paper (patterns, colors, old books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias). Do yourself a favor and buy some stamps before hand- you’ll be so happy with your printed goods you’ll want to send these out ASAP!

supplies needed: none

VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the Easy 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.

teacher bio: Western Editions is comprised of Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, two friends living in the Western Addition neighborhood (...get it?), who share a love for letterpress, design, giggles and all around cute-stuff. Erin and Taylor both learned printing in the same small tiny press in the upstairs library at the University of Nevada, Reno and lo and behold coincidentally landed in San Francisco at the same time years later. Taylor worked at a commercial letterpress print shop in SOHO and had a residency at The Center for the Book Arts in New York City. Erin currently works at Peter Koch Printers and John Demerritt Bookbinding. Both have done time at SFCB. Erin and Taylor keep it real by freelancing design and letterpress work, selling their wares at local shops and events, baking cupcakes and riding bikes to the ocean.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, January 21st, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Fermentation Nation! Sauerkraut, Kimchi And Pickles $42


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

IMPORTANT: This class takes place at the teacher"s home studio in Lower Haight, not at Workshop. We"ll email you the exact address prior to the class.

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 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, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
Wednesday, January 21st, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Beer Bootcamp: Beer Knowledge Through Flavors, Styles, And Pairings $52
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Ever felt like a complete novice when out at bars like Toranado or breweries? Not sure where to start? In such an epic beer city loaded with great beers and breweries- its hard to know what they heck it all means in an ever changing and evolving universe of beers. Beer expert Chris Cohen, certified beer Cicerone and author will take you around the world of beer styles and school you on brewing geography and history. Learn what the differences are between lagers, IPAs, sours and just about every style of beer you can imagine. Learn about a variety of styles and how they developed, identify subtle flavors and aromas, We’ll talk about pairing beer and food, all while tasting samples of 12 different world class craft brews. The tasting will include twelve 3 oz pours. By the time you leave youll have a much better grasp about beers, tastes and where they come from- so you too can become your own beer expert or just get more comfortable ordering and talking about beer & just stepping up your beer knowledge!

Sample a ton of beer, walk out with an amazing guide to help you, as well as an adorable screenprinted guide you can post in your house or just use for reference. After all, Workshops motto IS drink beer make stuff!

The beer list (may vary upon season and selection):
Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsbr
Köstritzer Schwarzbier
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (paired with salted chocolate)
Samichlaus 2013
Hoegaarden Belgian wit
Saison Dupont Vieille Provision (paired with a creamy brie on a cracker)
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
Boon Oude Geuze (paired with a rich aged Gouda)
Lindemans Framboise (paired with a very dark chocolate)
Firestone Walker Easy Jack Summer Session IPA (paired with a mild cheddar)
Anchor Brewing Porter
Drake"s Denogginizer Imperial IPA

Teacher bio:
Chris Cohen is a Certified Cicerone, a Certified BJCP beer judge, the Founder, 2012-2014 President, and a current Board Member of the San Francisco Homebrewers Guild, and the author of the Beer Scholar Study Guide for the Certified Cicerone Exam. Chris is a former attorney turned beer expert, he"s currently working on opening a craft beer focused bar in the Mission-Bernal neighborhood of SF, called Old Devil Moon (being designed by Workshop"s Kelly Malone, designer of Speakeasy"s Taproom) slated to open in May 2015. You can find Chris online at http://chris-cohen.com/"

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
Thursday, January 22nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Hooch 101: Bay Area Booze $54
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We are so lucky to live in one of the greatest booze regions in North America, with more distilleries, wineries and bars than you can shake a muddler at. So let’s toast ourselves and our fabulous fortune shall we?

In this class, you will make 3 amazing drinks, all with locally distilled spirits--and not just from the big boys. We track down some of our favorite local small batch distilleries and make some tasty libations using the products of their craftsmanship.
 
The class starts with a warm up shot to break the ice. We will then make 3 cocktails and go into detail about tasting notes, balance and how to get the most from each bottle. A little background history about the booze trade in SF is also thrown in for good measure to impress those out of town friends.
 
You’ll learn the essential techniques to crafting great cocktails - how to mix, muddle, shake, and stir properly. You will also learn how to balance every flavor that goes into making the perfect drink.
 
The price of class includes everything, including some rare and expensive liquors. You will walk out with a recipe booklet, a list of Gillian’s favorite go to watering holes in the city and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time you entertain and know a lot more about some epic Bay Area booze options and what makes them so great.

Teacher bio:
Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008. One of our favorite teachers, Gill has been know to earn cult following from her classes, offer a mid class dance off and just moves with the speed of a cougar when she’s working at her bar. She really knows her booze and cocktail making, as well as a lot about the SF cocktail scene from dive bars to fancy cocktail spots. She is 100% fun and doesn’t have a lick of stuck up cocktail snob in her--though she can make them like a champ.
Friday, January 23rd, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $98
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true 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 eight 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 24th- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday February 11th- 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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

Teacher 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.

Important stuff: This class is 21 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
Saturday, January 24th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48
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Learn classic and experimental hand stitching techniques to create a sampler (aka visual dictionary) of embroidery stitches. We will learn how to successfully create several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own drawings in thread and take home a stitch instruction packet for later reference.
Saturday, January 24th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Beginners Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $64
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OK so this is one of those awesome classes we ve tried to pull off for about 4 years and we are so happy to offer this baby. In this super fun class, you ll learn all about SUCCULENTS! We ll combine some gardening, a little bit of hardware/ tool slinging and a lot of fun. You ll learn how to slay at vertical gardening with succulents which will get you started on no doubt, more of an addiction to these magical green guys. Class will start with you assembling your wooden box, which will come pre- prepped and cut. You will get to sling and hammer and drill while the class assembles this adorable little wooden box12 inches by 12inches. Then our mistress of flowers, Lorena, will delve into a boot camp on succulents and how to care for them, water, light and growth. You ll then fill up and garden your cute lil vertical box with mosses, succulents and get it sturdy. Since succulents take time to root, you will need to care for this puppy on a flat surface for 2-3 weeks before you can hang it. So you ll have time to bond with your plants, talk to them and make sure they grow nicely. This class will have a variety of succulents but in order to keep the class affordable, we will supplying about 10-14 smaller plants, which will grow- so if you want instant gratification, please feel free to bring some larger succulents or some with you. As well you can add more after. Since vertical gardening can be $expensive$ and so can succulents, we ve managed to build this baby ourselves and make it as affordable as possible. Hey, isnt that what DIY is all about? You ll walk out of class with your planted box, resources to continue your habit, I mean craft and about care/ succulents.

Teacher bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmothers garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe youll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green. Supplies needed: Feel free to bring succulents with you as well so its super full.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Saturday, January 24th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Modern Geometric Quilting: The Basics- Pillow Project $58
/Want to learn how to up-cycle those denim jeans and clothes into beautiful and amazing pillows for your home that will impress your friends—or at least be something that you can brag about during your dinner parties? In this class, students with a basic knowledge of sewing will learn how to make a patchwork quilted throw pillow. The teacher will guide you through the process step-by-step, in a seamless session of patch-working. Students will take home their finished pillow as well as a pattern and a packet with instructions.

*PREREQUISITE: You must have taken sewing 101 or an equivalent, or have basic working knowledge of a sewing machine, as this is an intermediate class
*All materials will be provided, and included in the class fee, but if you have a special fabric in mind, please bring it. Please keep in mind, though that we will only be using mid-weight cotton non-stretch fabric that they would like to use for making the pillow, but it must be pieces must be at least 11” x 11”. Also, students may also bring any old denim that they wish to up-cycle or to donate to our up-cycling denim bin!

Teacher bio: Ellie is an accomplished business owner and artist who loves getting shit done and making stuff with people. As a business owner of over 15 years in a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Baggage Inc., she has honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her how to master the craft of industrial sewing. Recently, she’s been teaching organic gardening, and has led countless workshops in the UC Berkeley student garden on subjects pertaining to urban agriculture. Ellie’s passion lies in the intersection of education, art, and environmental justice
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Sunday, January 25th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer."
Sunday, January 25th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45
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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 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! All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case!

Teacher 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.
Sunday, January 25th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $43
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In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

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

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

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Monday, January 26th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $64
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OK so this is one of those awesome classes we ve tried to pull off for about 4 years and we are so happy to offer this baby. In this super fun class, you ll learn all about SUCCULENTS! We ll combine some gardening, a little bit of hardware/ tool slinging and a lot of fun. You ll learn how to slay at vertical gardening with succulents which will get you started on no doubt, more of an addiction to these magical green guys. Class will start with you assembling your wooden box, which will come pre- prepped and cut. You will get to sling a hammer and drill while the class assembles this adorable little wooden box12 inches by 12 inches. Then our mistress of flowers, Lorena, will delve into a boot camp on succulents and how to care for them, water, light and growth. You ll then fill up and garden your cute lil vertical box with mosses, succulents and get it sturdy. Since succulents take time to root, you will need to care for this puppy on a flat surface for 2-3 weeks before you can hang it. So you ll have time to bond with your plants, talk to them and make sure they grow nicely. This class will have a variety of succulents but in order to keep the class affordable, we will supplying about 10-14 smaller plants, which will grow- so if you want instant gratification, please feel free to bring some larger succulents or some with you. As well you can add more after. Since vertical gardening can be $expensive$ and so can succulents, we ve managed to build this baby ourselves and make it as affordable as possible. Hey isnt that what DIY is all about. You ll walk out of class with your planted box, resources to continue your habit, I mean craft and about care/ succulents.

Teacher bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmothers garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe youll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green. Supplies needed: Feel free to bring succulents with you as well so its super full.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
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Tuesday, January 27th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables $44
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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, as well we welcome all aprons and six packs.

teacher 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 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, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
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Wednesday, January 28th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Epic DIY Pizza Party: Screening, Grilled Pizza, & Pizza Crafts $62
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Everyone loves pizza. Pizza graphics are the new put a bird on it. Takeout pizzas run $28- now. Pizza is everywhere and our stoner friends who work at Arinells get more tail than a mousetrap. We just love pizza around here, so we decided to do an all pizza themed class where we mash up 2 classes and add in some fun DIY pizza projects, ideal for weekend night fun times.Here is what ya get in this magical pizza addicts class:

1. SCREENING: We set up screenprinting, more casual and fun then a normal class with just printing and some demos. We put out our amazing new pizza screen made by epic artist (and screening teacher) Harley Lafe Eaves. You can make pizza tees, koozies, aprons or even some Workshop swag in a drippy cheese pizza font. Its pretty bad ass. We"ll have other images out too. Class comes with numerous postcards, mini posters, a koozei, a tote and one tee shirt you can make. You can always buy more too for extra. SO WE ARM YOU WITH $20 OF BLANKS TO PRINT INCLUDED.

2. PIZZA CLASS: Our pizza master of ceremonies, Olive Piazza, sets up a DIY pizza station through the whole party where you can learn to make your own dough and make your own mini pizza. With out TA Jon (Teachers Ass"t) manning the grills- you get to learn a bit about slanging pizzas on the grill and eat dinner too, score! One small pizza per person over class.

3. PIZZA PINS & BANNERS: Old school guys, felt, glue and fun. You can make several pizza pins, hair clips, bowties, banners...anything you can do with felt and our pizza cut outs- you can make. People dig these. Epic gifts of goofy craftiness here. Check out our samples. You can make up to 3 pins or small lil ditties here and one small or large banner. If ya wanna make more, cool- just drop us a few bucks.

So this EPIC DIY PARTY includes tons of stuff guys and dinner. Pretty fun. Trust us, its a good time and much more casual than a real class. We"ll have 5 staffers helping you out and super fun gift making for you and your friends. Dont expect to come out of this Martha Stewart but do expect a bag of pizza swag, gifts galore (even if for you) and a full belly with some recipes to make it all at home. All hail the pizza gods.

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here. 
Friday, January 30th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Teacher bio: Ellie is an accomplished business owner and artist who loves getting shit done and making stuff with people. As a business owner of over 15 years in a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Baggage Inc., she has honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her how to master the craft of industrial sewing. Recently, she’s been teaching organic gardening, and has led countless workshops in the UC Berkeley student garden on subjects pertaining to urban agriculture. Ellie’s passion lies in the intersection of education, art, and environmental justice
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Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here. 
Saturday, January 31st, 11:00AM-6:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, January 31st, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch $52
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome aprons & all refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class)

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here. 
Saturday, January 31st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics  $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Thursday, February 5th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home BEER WEEK EDITION $98
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true 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 eight 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 February 7th- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday February 25th - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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

Teacher 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.

Important stuff: This class is 21 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Saturday, February 7th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45
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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 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! All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case!

Teacher 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.)
Sunday, February 8th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48
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Learn classic and experimental hand stitching techniques to create a sampler (aka visual dictionary) of embroidery stitches. We will learn how to successfully create several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own drawings in thread and take home a stitch instruction packet for later reference.
Monday, February 9th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beauty School Rebel- Makeup Mastery: Classic Cat Eyes + Bright Lips Valentines Sex Kitten Edition $56
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Want to learn new techniques and insider tricks for doing your makeup and becoming an instant sex kitten, but don’t feel like ponying up the $200+ for a day at a professional beauty school?  Join veteran makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares some of her professional makeup tips.  You will learn how to achieve the look of perfect skin, produce that glamorous cat eye effect with liquid liner and amazing lashes, and create sexy, rockin’ bright lips!  Shana will also review her regimen for glowing skin that needs no cover and looks great in photos.  You will take home a Beauty School Rebel Cheat Sheet and $25 worth of sweet goodies to recreate that perfect eye and lip look at home.  Our favorite local lipstick line, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, will be onsite to help match you with your perfect hot lipcolor to take home for purchase if you so desire.  You will also receive a list of product recommendations that include the drugstore alternative to those overpriced department store brands.
 
prerequisite: none. There is are other Makeup Mastery classes  focusing on Smoky Eyes & Nude Lips and Noir Eyes & Dark Lips looks, but the classes are by no means a prerequisite for this class.  Take all in any order!

supplies needed:  None, but we encourage you to bring your own makeup bag, concealer, nude colored shadow, lash curler and black mascara.
 
Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Wednesday, February 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45
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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 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! All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case!

Teacher 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.)
Friday, February 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home BEER WEEK EDITION $98
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true 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 eight 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 .Feb 14th- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Tue Mar. 3rd - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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

Teacher 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.

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 (this one 21) & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Saturday, February 14th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Project $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Instructors rotate for this class between Aaron, Caitlin and Brieann

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, February 14th, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch VALENTINES EDITION $52
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome aprons & all refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class)

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Saturday, February 14th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Next Level Shit- Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $48


In this class, we will up your rank to 2nd-Level Sewing Sorcerer with a handful of crucial, technical sewing skills, giving you the confidence and vocabulary needed to take on simple garment construction. Using a combination of demonstrations and sample sewing, instructor Caitlin Mattisson teaches you the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will complete a pouch with a zipper opening that is the perfect size for everyday items or  or drawing supplies.  However, this class is more technical in order to increase your comfort with the sewing machine, and add a new set of technical skills to your growing sewing arsenal.

prerequisite: Sewing 101, Rock & Roll Sewing or equivalent. (and by equivalent, we mean you already know how to use a sewing machine, wind thread around the bobbin, and complete simple sewing projects with a machine.

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.
Thursday, February 19th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch $52
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome aprons & all refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class)

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Thursday, February 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Hooch 101: Bay Area Booze $54
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We are so lucky to live in one of the greatest booze regions in North America, with more distilleries, wineries and bars than you can shake a muddler at. So let’s toast ourselves and our fabulous fortune shall we?

In this class, you will make 3 amazing drinks, all with locally distilled spirits--and not just from the big boys. We track down some of our favorite local small batch distilleries and make some tasty libations using the products of their craftsmanship.
 
The class starts with a warm up shot to break the ice. We will then make 3 cocktails and go into detail about tasting notes, balance and how to get the most from each bottle. A little background history about the booze trade in SF is also thrown in for good measure to impress those out of town friends.
 
You’ll learn the essential techniques to crafting great cocktails - how to mix, muddle, shake, and stir properly. You will also learn how to balance every flavor that goes into making the perfect drink.
 
The price of class includes everything, including some rare and expensive liquors. You will walk out with a recipe booklet, a list of Gillian’s favorite go to watering holes in the city and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time you entertain and know a lot more about some epic Bay Area booze options and what makes them so great.

Teacher bio:
Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008. One of our favorite teachers, Gill has been know to earn cult following from her classes, offer a mid class dance off and just moves with the speed of a cougar when she’s working at her bar. She really knows her booze and cocktail making, as well as a lot about the SF cocktail scene from dive bars to fancy cocktail spots. She is 100% fun and doesn’t have a lick of stuck up cocktail snob in her--though she can make them like a champ.
Thursday, February 26th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric.

Instructors rotate for this class between Aaron, Caitlin and Brieann

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here.
Saturday, February 28th, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics $42
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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Saturday, May 10th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

getting your own custom screen for class & home printing: for an additional $45, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets or one 11 X 14 sheet) AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. An email must be sent to images@workshopsf.org that includes images and the date of your class. Images must be submitted 72 hours or more prior to the class. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
http://www.workshopsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/screening-instructions.JPG (if link doesn’t work, please try copying and pasting it into your browser.)
Saturday, November 8th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
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Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $43
Saturday, December 20th, 11:00AM-1:00PM

Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Project $98
Saturday, December 20th, 11:00AM-7:00PM

Sewing Bootcamp for Beginners: All day sewing camp & tote bag projects $98
Sunday, December 21st, 11:00AM-7:00PM

DIY Home Spa: Homemade Organic Lip Balms and Lip Tints $42
Sunday, December 21st, 12:00PM-2:00PM

 
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