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Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $110
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In this new class, we combine the elements of Seiwng 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 youll move onto 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 that bad. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 45 minute lunch break- be show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $110- 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, October 25th, 11:00AM-7:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Handmade Necklaces & Earrings $48
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Earn your bragging rights by telling your friends YOU made those amazing jewelry pieces…. In this workshop learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork and come home with a stylin’ either a pair of earrings OR a rad geometric necklace. Class will cut out shapes, prepare the leather, use stamps to create intricate designs, learn dying techniques, and assemble the earrings. Jealous and want to make the other one- you can take this class again! Both are gorgeous.

Supplies needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes.

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
Saturday, October 25th, 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)
Saturday, October 25th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Farmers Market Detox: Juicing, Smoothies & Farm Fresh Cures For Your SF LIfestyle $48



It’s no secret that San Franciscans have crazy lifestyles. Day drinking in the park, quick getaways to wine country, working crazy hours, afternoons at a local brewery, chronic tindering, cocktails all evening, secret warehouse parties, metal shows in caves, and overloads of good food and takeout you order in a second on your phone. Well, we still live in the land of fruits, flakes and nuts after all, and health is important...so let us show how to get your nutrition and cleanse/ detox through juicing, blending, smoothies and seasonal produce to balance it all out for you.

We start class with a itty bitty juice cocktail just to loosen you up before we talk fruits and veggies all day, then a trip to the farmers market where you can buy any fruits and veggies you like for the class or after. Candice will walk you through what to look for, what s in season, and everything else you need to know to get your farm-fresh nutrition fix. You’ll all about the differences between juicing and blending, taste everything we make, and go home with recipes for delicious juices and smoothies. We also delve into whats safe and not as far as cleanses and ideas.

Whether you want to try a three day cleanse, or you’re simply looking to balance out the previous night’s indulgences with a green juice, this class is for you. The recipes and tricks you’ll learn here will help you pack more beautiful bay area produce into your banging body. We will also talk about good local juice places for when you"re too buy to shop yourself and what to look for and to avoid. Supplies needed: None. However, this is one of the few great excuses to wear an apron outside of your house, if you’re so inclined.

Teacher Bio: Candice loves all things food. It’s hard not to when you grow up in Chicago. In fact, she thinks food is magical. Soup for a cold, ginger to fight nausea, deep dish pizza for the soul, and a smoothie to cure your hangover. If for some reason you can’t find her in the kitchen, it’s probably because the sun is out, and she’s soaking it up at the park. Deciding to do what she loves, Candice became a nutritionist, known for putting duck fat on her carrots and likely trying to poison you with insane amounts of garlic in her cooking. Find her online at candicehowarth.com
Sunday, October 26th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand 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.
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Sunday, October 26th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
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 fun 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.)

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.
Sunday, October 26th, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45
 
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years! Despite this fact, 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.)
Monday, October 27th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.
Monday, October 27th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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 have 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 isn’t that what DIY is all about? You’ll walk out of class with your planted box and resources to continue your new habit!

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 YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Tuesday, October 28th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years! Despite this fact, 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.)
Tuesday, October 28th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Thats My Jam! How To Make Gourmet Jams For The Holidays $42
Guess what guys: our resident Pickle Queen also knows how to jam! In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will teach you how to turn fresh fruit into incredible jams to fill your pantry or pass on to your loved ones as handmade holiday gifts. 

You will learn how to produce a seasonal jam from start to finish, and you will learn how to safely use a water bath canning process at home. (Kelly has been canning since she was tall enough to reach the kitchen counter, and she can answer all your food preservation related questions and put any lingering fears to rest!) You will walk out with at least one jar of the jam that you canned in class, the recipe to produce the jam at home, and the knowledge to can your entire haul from the farmer’s market.

Since the holidays are fast approaching, we will batch everything in small jars perfect for gifting! 

supplies needed: none.
Wednesday, October 29th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
DIY Mixology: Learn To Brew Ginger Beer $42
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If the only summer drinks you know how to prepare consist of Arnold Palmer tea and lemonade’s, or perhaps a Zima with a Jolly Rancher tossed in for pizazz, then kickstart your drink-making mojo with our DIY Mixology: Learn to Brew Ginger Beer class!  Award-winning winemaker and brewer, Scott Mansfield will show you the necessary steps and ingredients to brew your own batch of ginger beer at home.  Get ready to peel some ginger, boil some wort, and prepare your first batch for fermentation.  And rather than making you sit at Workshop for a week while the fermentation process takes place, Scott will bring in a batch that has already been fermenting under his watchful eye for the previous week.  You will walk out with four 12-ounce bottles of ginger beer from the first batch.  Oh, and did I mention that you will be able to try a few samples from Scott’s batch too?  As an added bonus, you will also leave with a little baggy of natural psychoactive herbs for use in making your own batch of "gruited" beer.

supplies needed: none

teacher bio: Scott Mansfield is a writer, brewer, and award winning winemaker. He has recently completed the book Strong Waters: http://www.strongwaters.net. He’s been making fermented and infused beverages for 15 years.
Wednesday, October 29th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Personalized Pet Collars $52
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Spike and Fluffy have never looked so good….. Make your beloved pet his/her own leather collar and show them just how much you adore them! In this class you will learn some of the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork. You will cut your strap, embellish it with alphabet stamps and/or studs, dye your leather, and assemble the hardware.

* please measure your pet’s neck before coming to class. Use a seamstress (flexible) measuring tape or string and ruler. You should be able to fit two fingers underneath the measuring tape.
*class price includes basic embellishments, but bring a little extra cash if you want fancy adornments.

Supplies needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes.

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
Thursday, October 30th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
DIY Spa: How To Make A Body Scrub, Bath Soak, And Tub Tea $52
If you are interested in learning a little aromatic alchemy, let Alana Rivera, owner of Etta + Billie handcrafted natural bath and body products, show you how to create some of your own soothing, energizing or aphrodisiac bath products using ingredients you either have in your kitchen or could buy at the store. You will learn basic aromatherapy blending, properties of oil and botanicals and how to formulate your own products. You will leave with your very own scrub, bath soak and body spritz.

supplies needed: none.

teacher bio: Alana Rivera 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.
Thursday, October 30th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Not Your Grandma’s Quilting: Geometric Patchwork Throw Pillows $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.
Saturday, November 1st, 11:00AM-2:30PM
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, November 1st, 3:00PM-5:30PM
City Gardening 101: Container Herb Gardening $48
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Always dreamed of joining the back-to-the land movement, but live in a tiny SF dwelling? We got you boo. Gardening expert Ellie Lum teaches you some urban homesteading skills by showing how to garden in recyclable containers (whoot whoot for up cycling). Come maximize your apartment space AND learn the basics of planting in small containers, and go home with your own container herb garden. We"ll provide the tea, containers, plants, and our gardening knowledge. Spice up your cooking and medicine cabinet; fresh herbs not only taste incredible, they also make your kitchen smell great, are fantastic for cooking, make amazing cocktails (hello, have you tried our basil gimlets) clean your air, and have wonderful medicinal properties. You will never want to go back to McCormick spices again once you realize how easy it is to grow your own fresh herbs and use them in everything and anything.

You’ll go home with your own container herb garden with several cans & 3-5 herbs, depending on the size, etc. In addition to a hearty and cute little garden, you get a few seed starts that we set up in class to continue at home with more gardening!

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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Saturday, November 1st, 3:30PM-6:00PM
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.
Sunday, November 2nd, 12:00PM-6:00PM
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.)

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.
Sunday, November 2nd, 4:00PM-7:00PM
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.)

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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Monday, November 3rd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.)
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Tuesday, November 4th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Leatherworking: Creating Your Own Jewelry- Necklaces & Earrings $48
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Earn your bragging rights by telling your friends YOU made those amazing jewelry pieces…. In this workshop learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork and come home with a stylin’ either a pair of earrings OR a rad geometric necklace. Class will cut out shapes, prepare the leather, use stamps to create intricate designs, learn dying techniques, and assemble the earrings. Jealous and want to make the other one- you can take this class again! Both are gorgeous.

Supplies needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes.

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
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Wednesday, November 5th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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 isntperfected 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).
Wednesday, November 5th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Denim Studio Class: Alterations, Repairs, Hemming & More $52
Denim is  the staple of every wardrobe. You’ve got the pair that can make it safely through a mosh pit at an Anthrax show. You’ve got another pair that make your ass look like it belongs in Calvin Klein’s new campaign. And of course you’ve got the pair that forgives your stomach the morning after you’ve gone Shark Week on a late night Mr. Pizza Man order. But years of such close companionship can render your denim no longer ready for prime time. In this studio class, you will sharpen your sewing skills by learning techniques for altering, repairing, and "rehabilitating" your dearest denim as you go. Aaron will demo several techniques and you basically can use the class to repair, aliter or fix you own jeans. In this Workshop 12-step program, the options for repairs you can work on are:  jean hems, how to transform loose-fitting jeans into skinny jeans, how to patch holes or blow outs and how to repair the fabric that mysteriously disappears from the jean chafing zone. In addition, you will learn a few tips for distressing your denim to give it that worn-in look. Okay, all of that might take more than 12 steps. But if rehab was good enough for Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Slash, most of Aerosmith, all of Motley Crue, well...you get the drift.

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT 50- SO YOU CAN HAVE A SMALL CLASS WITH FULL ATTENTION AND UP TO 4 HOURS OF STUDIO TIME, USE OF MACHINES, THREADS AND DENIM ON HAND TO PATCH OR REPAIR. IT IS A MORE PERSONALIZED CLASS WHERE YOU CAN COMPLETE AS MANY PROJECTS AS YOU LIKE IN 4 HOURS.

prerequisite: Sewing 101 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.)

supplies needed: YOU MUST BRING 2-3 pairs of jeans that you would like to work on in class.  We advise picking up a pair or two from Goodwill to use for practice before you try altering your good jeans. /Its also okay to bring some denim shirts or other items as well, or things you want to add patches to- its your studio time with a teacher to offer up advice and support.

Aaron Uriah:  Is a slayer of, a self taught sewing magician and one of our favorite man teachers. He is a real renaissance man who brings ladies flowers, cooks still has some romance in him and can also hem your jeans, make your pillows and can bro down at a metal show with the best of them. Aaron is a rad teacher, artist and all round talented guy. He works for Workshop in many capacities, as well as for Antlre Creative doing installations, sewing, building and man stuff. Ask to see his Mom tattoo, were pretty sure itll make you cry.

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, November 6th, 7:00PM-11:00PM
Farm Fresh Cocktails: From Garden To Glass $54
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In this class, Kelly McVicker, purveyor of all things pickled - from cucumbers to strawberries to carrots - combines forces with Gillian Fitzgerald from Virgil’s Sea Room (winner of best new bar in the city by SF Weekly and Bay Guardian) to teach you how to use seasonal fruit, herbs and veggies to create cocktails so fresh you’ll want to slap them.

These gals will teach you how to mix, muddle and mingle in this interactive workshop. Kelly will show you how three simple ingredients come together to create tart and tangy drinking vinegars, also known as shrubs, with endless possibilities for variation. Be ready to get messy mashing and macerating—yep, it’s as dirty as it sounds. You’ll also learn how to make pickled garnishes that feature booze right in the brine. Think bourbon-pickled jalapenos, whiskey-infused cucumbers and more.

Gillian will then take over to show you how just a spoonful of syrup makes the Jameson go down. She’ll guide you through the process of making fruit and herb-based syrups you can use in old timey pre-prohibition hooches, killer fast mojitos, and creative cocktails you’ve never even imagined. Finally, Kelly will throw in a few simple but fancy-looking garnishes to make your libations even more lovely.

You’ll make three cocktails in the class (plus sips from Gillian’s secret stash of elixirs). By the end of the class, you’ll be ready to make easy, elegant cocktails fresh from the farmers market or your CSA box.

Teacher bios:

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.

Kelly McVicker is the owner and operator of McVicker Pickles . When she can sneak away from the kitchen, she likes to hop on the J down to Virgil’s and play jukebox hero while sampling Gillian’s latest cocktail inventions.
Thursday, November 6th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand 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. Then, 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.
Saturday, November 8th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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
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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Sunday, November 9th, 12:00PM-6:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $68
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Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp... or prison! Only it’s better because we can drink beer while doing it. In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork.

In this class, you’ll how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps!), and assemble your own belt. Stop pulling up those pants (let’s face it; no one wants to see your crack) and be the envy of all your friends!

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

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
Sunday, November 9th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
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.
Monday, November 10th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.)

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.
Monday, November 10th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.)
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Tuesday, November 11th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
DIY Succulent Vertical Gardens $64

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.
Tuesday, November 11th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Leatherworking: Crafting Your Own Monogrammed Leather Wallet $58
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Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp... or prison! Only it’s better because we can drink beer while doing it. In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork.

Has your wallet finally bitten the dust? Ladies, want to give your man hands down the BEST gift ever!?? Sign up for this class right now... You ll learn the basics of highly addictive leather craft and come home with a monogrammed wallet featuring two inner pockets to store several cards and a wad of cash. In class you will cut your pattern from high quality leather, learn how to use the simple tools of the trade , dye your pieces , and assemble your wallet using the saddle stitch- a super strong hand stitching technique.

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

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
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Wednesday, November 12th, 6:30PM-10:30PM
Beauty School Rebel - Noir Makeup Mastery: False Lashes And Vampy Dark Lips $56


Want a new makeup look to turn you into an instant noir vixen? Join San Francisco based makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares some of her professional makeup tips. You will learn how to master placing false lashes so perfectly that they look real and how to pull off sultry dark lips. Shana will also go over 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 some essential lash goodies to recreate those perfect lashes at home. Our favorite local lipstick line, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, will be on site so we can find your perfect sultry noir lip color to take home for purchase if you desire. You will also receive a list of product recommendations that include the drugstore alternatives to those overpriced department store brands.

prerequisite: None. There are other Makeup Mastery classes focusing on "Cat Eyes and Bright Lips" and "Smokey Eyes and Nude Lips" looks, with no prerequisite for this class. Take them 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.
Wednesday, November 12th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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

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).
Wednesday, November 12th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Soapmaking 101 $48
In this class, Alana Rivera, owner of Etta + Billie handcrafted natural bath and body products, will teach you everything you will need to know to make soap from scratch and safely. Made-by-you soap is terrific for gift-giving, re-stocking your urban farmstead, or just for staying clean during the next collapse of civilization. you’ll learn the basics of working safely with lye, formulating your own soap recipe, adding scent and botanicals and get key resources so you can continue your soap journey. We’ll make one batch of soap in the class together, you’ll get to create your own batch to take home and a few extra bars of soap.

Supplies needed: none.

teacher bio: Alana Rivera 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.
Wednesday, November 12th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand 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. Then, 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, November 13th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Late Night Edition $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing and get a great basics in 3 hours. We"ll review the basics of 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). We"ll talk about the things that will make screening easier for you as a newbie- since after all it is a bit of a complicated process. Though we will review most of the steps, we really simplify the class to focus on printing so you can get good at that while still learning all the steps. There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, our cruse screen, neighborhood screens, popular graphics and many to choose from. For this special late night screening class, we make it a bit more social, a bit more fun for groups & dates and you can BYO- make it fun.

We also offer up you can use our Workshop screens for the shirts we sell for an additional $5 (after all we do sell them and they are our signature designs). You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of simple 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 tees, totes and blanks for sale AT COST 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. SO PLEASE do not come to class with a huge project. This class is fun and for basics, not for printing 250 of you wedding invites. 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 $48, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets preferred or one 11 X 17 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 ONE WEEK before class or we can"t promise we can have it in time. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
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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.
Friday, November 14th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand 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. Then, 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.
Saturday, November 15th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
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).
Saturday, November 15th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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)
Saturday, November 15th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $52
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We’re taking pickling up a notch in this new class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We think it’s a damn shame that whiskey"s reputation has been tarnished by its association with the dreaded whiskey d*ck, so we"re here to defend its honor with...whiskey picks!

That"s right: In this class we will teach you how to make a nice & firm dill pickle, then we’ll booze it up a notch and show you how to incorporate booze into the brine, not only creating amazing flavors but keeping your spirits up and your cheeks warm as you go. Each class will differ based on what"s in season, but expect to learn recipes like Maple-Whiskey Pickles, Bourbon-Pickled Jalapenos (our favorite at workshop- we are ADDICTED) and smoky Porter Pickles using Speakeasy"s Payback Porter beer. Of course, we couldn"t just throw these elixirs into the brine without tasting them first, (RIGHT?) so we"ll sample a few whiskeys as we go and chase "em down with pickle backs. We"ll also toss in a special part of class where Jon, our resident teacher"s assistant and fried pickle dude, will show you how to make fried pickles using a simple $40 fryer and Workshop"s secret recipe that you can replicate at home. We"ll be sure to toss a few bourbon jalapenos and other goodies into the fryer too. Everyone will get an order with class. YUM!

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

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

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, November 15th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Farmers Market Detox: Juicing, Smoothies & Farm Fresh Cures For Your SF Lifestyle $48

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It’s no secret that San Franciscans have crazy lifestyles. Day drinking in the park, quick getaways to wine country, working crazy hours, afternoons at local brewerys, chronic tindering, cocktails all evening, secret warehouse parties, metal shows in caves, and overloads of good food and takeout that you can order in a second on your phone. Well, we still live in the land of fruits, flakes and nuts after all, and health is important...so let us show how to get your nutrition and cleanse/ detox through juicing, blending, smoothies and seasonal produce to balance it all out for you.

We start class with an itty bitty juice cocktail just to loosen you up before we talk fruits and veggies all day, then a trip to the farmers market where you can buy any fruits and veggies you like for the class or after. Candice will walk you through what to look for, what s in season, and everything else you need to know to get your farm-fresh nutrition fix. You’ll all about the differences between juicing and blending, taste everything we make, and go home with recipes for delicious juices and smoothies. We also delve into whats safe and not as far as cleanses and ideas.

Whether you want to try a three day cleanse, or you’re simply looking to balance out the previous night’s indulgences with a green juice, this class is for you. The recipes and tricks you’ll learn here will help you pack more beautiful bay area produce into your banging body. We will also talk about good local juice places for when you"re too buy to shop yourself and what to look for and to avoid. Supplies needed: None. However, this is one of the few great excuses to wear an apron outside of your house, if you’re so inclined.

Teacher Bio: Candice loves all things food. It’s hard not to when you grow up in Chicago. In fact, she thinks food is magical. Soup for a cold, ginger to fight nausea, deep dish pizza for the soul, and a smoothie to cure your hangover. If for some reason you can’t find her in the kitchen, it’s probably because the sun is out, and she’s soaking it up at the park. Deciding to do what she loves, Candice became a nutritionist, known for putting duck fat on her carrots and likely trying to poison you with insane amounts of garlic in her cooking. Find her online at candicehowarth.com
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Sunday, November 16th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables, Thanksgiving Edition $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 isntperfected 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. In this special class, well be pickling up some goodies for Thanksgiving and the fall- that will be ready just in time for Turkey Day so you can show off your skills!

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).
Sunday, November 16th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Succulent And 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.

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.
Sunday, November 16th, 3:00PM-5:00PM
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 fun 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.)

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, November 18th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Plant Taxidermy: Mounted Staghorn Ferns On Recycled Wood $44
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Wow, the name alone evokes leggy plants in compromising positions... but no, that is not the case!  In DIY Mounted Staghorn Ferns, Kelly Malone teaches you how to mount a shade-loving epiphytic (means: grows without dirt) plant atop a taxidermy style wood base, which are handmade at Workshop. You"ll be able to choose a size and color of wood stain, then learn how to mount your staghorn onto it to hang on your wall and dazzle your friends. These magical beauties are more art than plant, evoking a pair of antlers....plant taxidermy anyone!?!  You will leave with one mounted staghorn fern on wood AND a booklet on how to care for it.

supplies needed: None, unless you have a very special piece of driftwood or wood that’s been telling you it needs a plant attached to it.

teacher bios:
Kelly Malone is co-owner of Workshop and an avid lover of all things plants and wood. She recently designed the Speakeasy Taproom, which took over 17 carloads of wood. Her apartment is loaded with staghorns and terrariums as she heads into year 4 of Workshop and her plant addiction.
Tuesday, November 18th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At Sewing & Machine Basics, HAPPY HOUR EDITION $40
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FOR THESE SPECIAL EDITION HAPPY HOUR CLASSES, WE OFFER NORMAL CLASSES MID DAY WITH A NICE DISCOUNT OR BONUS! So sneak out of work for your "dentist appointment" and get your hands dirty. Always wanted to learn how to sew? Been wanting to dust off that sewing machine buried in your closet or wish you know how to use one every time you pass by them up in Citi Target? Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern and all about different stitches in this VERY CO-ED fun sewing class. We will get you comfy with using a bottom loader, simple new machine. (We recommend new machines as they are about $100 bucks and set you up for success but not having anything working against you or maintenance issues). You will start out by making a simple beer kookie (also great for water, phones, cameras, smokes, etc). Then we will delve a bit more into how to do a proper hem and more info about fabric and we leave a final project up to teacher/class choice where you can make some cool denim pouches or a sock monster. In the end, you will leave feeling like you can start slaying at a sewing machine and doing some simple projects like hemming jeans, making curtains or sewing up a quick tote bag.

As well you can then take any sewing class at Workshop and are certified to slay here. No supplies needed but you are welcome to bring a patch and jacket if you"d like to end class by sewing a patch on. You cannot bring your own machine to class but we promise we teach you on simple rad machines (Janome 2212) that you can then purchase yourself or transfer knowledge to almost any machine.

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.
Wednesday, November 19th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Pershishables - Happy Hour Hookie Edition $34
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For this special Happy Hour Hookie edition, we offer special deals or prices for an earlier Happy Hour class, feel free to brown bag and sneak out of work a little early for your "dentist appointment" and learn something while you have fun.

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)
Wednesday, November 19th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Beauty School Rebel: Makeup Mastery - Smoky Eyes And Nude Lips  $56

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Ever wanted to rock that sexy smoky eye but every time you try it, you end up looking like you went a few rounds in the ring with Rocky? Makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup will show you the pro tricks that will give you a smoldering eye minus the shiner. You will learn the art of prepping your eyes (including concealer, primer and brows), applying a smoky shadow and liner, and pampering your pucker. You will also learn how to simplify the look for a day at the office that will fill your co-workers with makeup envy. To top it off Shana will help you pair your new rockin’ smoky eye look with kissable lips.

Shana will offer up a list of product recommendations that include the natural and drugstore alternatives to those overpriced department store brands. She will also offer specific advice on your personal make-up bag, showing you how to get the most bang for your buck working with the makeup you already own, and advising you on what needs to go. You will leave with an amazing new look to wear out, a Beauty School Rebel Cheat Sheet, and a makeup goodie bag worth over $20.

prerequisite: none. There is another Makeup Mastery class focusing on Classic Cat Eye and Red Lip looks, but that class is by no means a prerequisite for this class.  Take both in any order!

supplies needed:
A black eye pencil, black mascara, a lash curler, and at least 2 eyeshadow brushes. One all over soft shadow brush and one smaller, firmer brush for smudging. Some suggestions are the Sonia Kashuk from Target, the Studio 35 collection from Walgreens or the house brand brushes from Sephora.

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.
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Wednesday, November 19th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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).
Wednesday, November 19th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Hooch 101: Artisanal Cocktails With Bay Area Booze $54
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In this class, one of our hardest classes (very difficult..haha), you will make 4 amazing drinks, all with locally distilled spirits (some very rare). SF is one of the best cities for bars and distilling in the world, so in this class Gillian, our cocktail pro, will jedi you on all kinds of knowledge about SF distilleries, their products and she always manages to dig up some really interesting hooch you surely have NOT heard of that is made here. 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. We kick things off with warm up shot to break the ice and make an ever changing list of 3 cocktails- all like a fine restaurant- we alter the menu based off whats in season and what amazing hooch we get our hands on. Drinks made will be using locally distilled spirits such as bourbon (St. George or Anchor Steam Old Potrero), gin (St. George or Distillery 209), and very limited edition agricole rhums (made from sugar cane vs molasses). The price of class includes everything and since we will be using some rather expensive liquors  the price reflects that. You will walk out with a recipe booklet and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time your entertain and know a lot more about Bay Area booze options.

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.
Thursday, November 20th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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 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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Saturday, November 22nd, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Leatherworking: Crafting Your Own Monogrammed Leather Wallet $58
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Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp... or prison! Only it’s better because we can drink beer while doing it. In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork.

Has your wallet finally bitten the dust? Ladies, want to give your man hands down the BEST gift ever!?? Sign up for this class right now... You"ll learn the basics of highly addictive leather craft and come home with a monogrammed wallet featuring two inner pockets to store several cards and a wad of cash. In class you will cut your pattern from high quality leather, learn how to use the simple tools of the trade , dye your pieces , and assemble your wallet using the saddle stitch- a super strong hand stitching technique.

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

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs."
Saturday, November 22nd, 2:00PM-6:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Pershishables - Farmer’s Market Edition $48
/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 of McVicker Pickles guides you in the tasty art of pickling. You will learn how to pickle different types of vegetables at home, pickling safety tips, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. Each student will leave class with one jar of pickled cucumbers, a second jar of a pickled seasonal vegetable (changes based on what’s in season), and a list of resources, places to buy pickling supplies, pickling tips, and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

For this class, we’re offering something new! We’re going to take advantage of the fact that it’s Sunday and do an extended "From the Farm to the Jar" session with a field trip to the lovely Divisadero Farmers Market. We’ll meet at Workshop, then stroll down to the Market where we will choose some veggies to pickle in class. (You’re also encouraged to bring some cash and get some fresh goodies for yourself to take home.) We’ll go through what to look for when you’re buying fresh veggies, talk to some farmers, and it’ll be a fun start with some sunshine & shopping for this extended special version of our pickling class!

teacher bio:
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).
Sunday, November 23rd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
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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Sunday, November 23rd, 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.
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Saturday, November 29th, 12:00PM-6:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand 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.
Sunday, November 30th, 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.)
Monday, December 1st, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Kickin’ It With Condiments: Make Your Own Mustard $42
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Dump out the French’s and say au revoir to your Grey Poupon! Who needs ‘em, when you can make your own mustard from scratch? In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will guide you through the mustard-making process step-by-step using some amazing and unique flavor combinations such as Honey Stout, Basil Garlic, or Chipotle Ginger that will transform your hot dogs, sandwiches and sausages from simple Pac Bell park staples to bona fide, pinky-out delicacies!

You will start off by sampling an assortment of mustards, including homemade and store-bought varieties, to compare taste profiles and textures. Kelly will discuss flavor pairings that you can experiment with to make your own special blend. Each student will then get to mix their own mustard using fresh herbs and spices, vinegar, beer and wine. Your creation will need to steep for a couple days before being blended, but don’t worry - we’ll send you away with clear instructions for that simple last step.

IMPORTANT: This class is in the lovely pickling palace that is Kelly McVickers home studio. Class is hosted in her big, fun kitchen and you can even sneak outside and have a beer around the pond in the yard. Please note home studio classes are extra bad ass, as they are in the makers actual working home studio,...pretty cool, eh?! So expect her cute dog Yoshi and all kinds of fun. Located on the 500 block of Page Street between Fillmore & Webster, please buzz the gate downstairs and we will have signage as well. We will email you the exact address the week of the class, so please check your email!

Supplies needed: OPTIONAL: bring a bottle of your favorite beer to use as as base for your mustard (or go ahead and bring a whole 6-pack to enjoy during class--extra credit!) All other ingredients and jars for your mustard creations will be provided in class.

Teacher bio: Kelly McVicker is the owner and operator of McVicker Pickles. Born and raised in Kansas, Kelly learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas. In addition to unique pickle creations, she makes specialty mustards and jams, including her Red Wine & Rosemary Mustard that won first place in the 2012 Eat Real Festival’s DIY food contest. Kelly and her childhood friend Heidi Brown share their passion for food preservation via The Can Can Girls where they share canning tips and tricks!
Tuesday, December 2nd, 8:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Holiday Wreaths $42
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Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make a small wreath that can be used as a unique table centerpiece, as well as large wreath that can be hung on your door. Very inviting and great for a DIY gift for your loved ones. Lorena, co-founder of Home Sweet Flowers, will be your teacher for this special class. You’ll head home with wreath-making know-how, two wreaths, and an instruction sheet to refresh your memory. Fresh, fun, and festive!

Supplies Needed: None. But you can bring any little bits of decoration you have around the house - bows, butterflies, pinecones, bird figurines, and so on. Some adorable decorations will also be on hand.

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.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $68
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Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp... or prison! Only it’s better because we can drink beer while doing it. In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork.

In this class, you’ll how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps!), and assemble your own belt. Stop pulling up those pants (let’s face it; no one wants to see your crack) and be the envy of all your friends!

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

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs."
Wednesday, December 3rd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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, December 3rd, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Hooch 101: Bay Area Booze With Anchor Distliing, 209, St Georges And More $54
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In this class, one of our hardest classes (very difficult..haha), you will make 3 amazing drinks, all with Anchor Steam s amazing locally distilled spirits as well St.George s tasty distills, 209 and some more surprises. 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. You will get a warm up shot to break the ice and we ll make 4 different cocktails and really talk about why the spirits are different, how they are made and a bit of local SF history about where they are made. The price of class includes everything and since we will be using some rather expensive liquors  the price reflects that. You will walk out with a recipe booklet and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time your 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, December 4th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Personalized Pet Collars $52
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Spike and Fluffy have never looked so good….. Make your beloved pet his/her own leather collar and show them just how much you adore them! In this class you will learn some of the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork. You will cut your strap, embellish it with alphabet stamps and/or studs, dye your leather, and assemble the hardware.

* please measure your pet’s neck before coming to class. Use a seamstress (flexible) measuring tape or string and ruler. You should be able to fit two fingers underneath the measuring tape.
*class price includes basic embellishments, but bring a little extra cash if you want fancy adornments.

Supplies needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes.

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
Thursday, December 4th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Screenprinting For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing and get a great basics in 3 hours. We"ll review the basics of 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). We"ll talk about the things that will make screening easier for you as a newbie- since after all it is a bit of a complicated process. Though we will review most of the steps, we really simplify the class to focus on printing so you can get good at that while still learning all the steps. There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, our cruse screen, neighborhood screens, popular graphics and many to choose from. For this special late night screening class, we make it a bit more social, a bit more fun for groups & dates and you can BYO- make it fun.

We also offer up you can use our Workshop screens for the shirts we sell for an additional $5 (after all we do sell them and they are our signature designs). You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of simple 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 tees, totes and blanks for sale AT COST 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. SO PLEASE do not come to class with a huge project. This class is fun and for basics, not for printing 250 of you wedding invites. 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 $48, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets preferred or one 11 X 17 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 ONE WEEK before class or we can"t promise we can have it in time. 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.)

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.
Friday, December 5th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Not Your Grandma’s Quilting: Geometric Patchwork Throw Pillows $58
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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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Saturday, December 6th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
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, December 6th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
DIY Holiday Wreaths $42
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Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make a small wreath that can be used as a unique table centerpiece, as well as large wreath that can be hung on your door. Very inviting and great for a DIY gift for your loved ones. Lorena, co-founder of Home Sweet Flowers, will be your teacher for this special class. You’ll head home with wreath-making know-how, two wreaths, and an instruction sheet to refresh your memory. Fresh, fun, and festive!

Supplies Needed: None. But you can bring any little bits of decoration you have around the house - bows, butterflies, pinecones, bird figurines, and so on. Some adorable decorations will also be on hand.

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.
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Saturday, December 6th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
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)
Saturday, December 6th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Leatherworking: Creating Your Own Jewelry- Necklaces & Earrings $48
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Earn your bragging rights by telling your friends YOU made those amazing jewelry pieces…. In this workshop learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork and come home with a stylin’ either a pair of earrings OR a rad geometric necklace. Class will cut out shapes, prepare the leather, use stamps to create intricate designs, learn dying techniques, and assemble the earrings. Jealous and want to make the other one- you can take this class again! Both are gorgeous.

Supplies needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes.

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
Sunday, December 7th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.

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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Sunday, December 7th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
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 $46, 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.)

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.
Monday, December 8th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beauty School Rebel - Makeup Mastery: Classic Cat Eyes + Bright Lips $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.
Wednesday, December 10th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Pershishables - Happy Hour Hookie Edition $34
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For this special Happy Hour Hookie edition, we offer special deals or prices for an earlier Happy Hour class, feel free to brown bag and sneak out of work a little early for your "dentist appointment" and learn something while you have fun.

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)
Thursday, December 11th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
City Gardening 101: Container Herb Gardening $48
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Always dreamed of joining the back-to-the land movement, but live in a tiny SF dwelling? We got you boo. Gardening expert Ellie Lum teaches you some urban homesteading skills by showing how to garden in recyclable containers (whoot whoot for up cycling). Come maximize your apartment space AND learn the basics of planting in small containers, and go home with your own container herb garden. We"ll provide the tea, containers, plants, and our gardening knowledge. Spice up your cooking and medicine cabinet; fresh herbs not only taste incredible, they also make your kitchen smell great, are fantastic for cooking, make amazing cocktails (hello, have you tried our basil gimlets) clean your air, and have wonderful medicinal properties. You will never want to go back to McCormick spices again once you realize how easy it is to grow your own fresh herbs and use them in everything and anything.

You’ll go home with your own container herb garden with several cans & 3-5 herbs, depending on the size, etc. In addition to a hearty and cute little garden, you get a few seed starts that we set up in class to continue at home with more gardening!

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.
Saturday, December 13th, 11:00AM-1:30PM
Plant Taxidermy: Mounted Staghorn Ferns On Recycled Wood $42
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Wow, the name alone evokes leggy plants in compromising positions... but no, that is not the case!  In DIY Mounted Staghorn Ferns, Kelly Malone teaches you how to mount a shade-loving epiphytic (means: grows without dirt) plant atop a taxidermy style wood base, which are handmade at Workshop. You"ll be able to choose a size and color of wood stain, then learn how to mount your staghorn onto it to hang on your wall and dazzle your friends. These magical beauties are more art than plant, evoking a pair of antlers....plant taxidermy anyone!?!  You will leave with one mounted staghorn fern on wood AND a booklet on how to care for it.

supplies needed: None, unless you have a very special piece of driftwood or wood that’s been telling you it needs a plant attached to it.

teacher bios:
Kelly Malone is co-owner of Workshop and an avid lover of all things plants and wood. She recently designed the Speakeasy Taproom, which took over 17 carloads of wood. Her apartment is loaded with staghorns and terrariums as she heads into year 4 of Workshop and her plant addiction.
Saturday, December 13th, 12:00PM-12:00AM
DIY Holiday Wreaths $42
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Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make a small wreath that can be used as a unique table centerpiece, as well as large wreath that can be hung on your door. Very inviting and great for a DIY gift for your loved ones. Lorena, co-founder of Home Sweet Flowers, will be your teacher for this special class. You’ll head home with wreath-making know-how, two wreaths, and an instruction sheet to refresh your memory. Fresh, fun, and festive!

Supplies Needed: None. But you can bring any little bits of decoration you have around the house - bows, butterflies, pinecones, bird figurines, and so on. Some adorable decorations will also be on hand.

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.
Saturday, December 13th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Late Night Edition $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing and get a great basics in 3 hours. We ll review the basics of 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). We ll talk about the things that will make screening easier for you as a newbie- since after all it is a bit of a complicated process. Though we will review most of the steps, we really simplify the class to focus on printing so you can get good at that while still learning all the steps. There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, our cruse screen, neighborhood screens, popular graphics and many to choose from. For this special late night screening class, we make it a bit more social, a bit more fun for groups & dates and you can BYO- make it fun.

We also offer up you can use our Workshop screens for the shirts we sell for an additional $5 (after all we do sell them and they are our signature designs). You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of simple 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 tees, totes and blanks for sale AT COST 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. SO PLEASE do not come to class with a huge project. This class is fun and for basics, not for printing 250 of you wedding invites. 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 $48, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets preferred or one 11 X 17 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 ONE WEEK before class or we can t promise we can have it in time. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
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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, December 13th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand 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.
Sunday, December 14th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Leatherworking: Creating Your Own Jewelry- Necklaces & Earrings $48
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Earn your bragging rights by telling your friends YOU made those amazing jewelry pieces…. In this workshop learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork and come home with a stylin’ either a pair of earrings OR a rad geometric necklace. Class will cut out shapes, prepare the leather, use stamps to create intricate designs, learn dying techniques, and assemble the earrings. Jealous and want to make the other one- you can take this class again! Both are gorgeous.

Supplies needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes.

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs."
Sunday, December 14th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand 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.
Monday, December 15th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.)
Tuesday, December 16th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet & 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, December 16th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Handcrafted Leather Koozies - Happy Hour Edition $35
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Never again mistakenly drink someone else’s beer! In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork and make your own beer koozie. Class will focus on cutting and preparing the leather, using alphabet and design stamps, dying/ coloring techniques, and lacing. Koozies fit a standard 12oz can, not intended for bottles.

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

*In this special happy hour edition, you’ll get free beer to kick off your Friday night!

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
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Friday, December 19th, 5:00PM-8:00PM
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.

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, December 20th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
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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Sewing Bootcamp for Beginners: All day sewing camp & tote bag projects $110
Saturday, October 25th, 11:00AM-7:30PM

Beginner’s Leatherwork: Handmade Necklaces & Earrings $48
Saturday, October 25th, 12:00PM-3:00PM

Pizzashop: Making the perfect dough & grilled pizzas from scratch $52
Saturday, October 25th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Farmers Market Detox: Juicing, Smoothies & farm fresh cures for your SF LIfestyle $48
Sunday, October 26th, 11:00AM-2:00PM

 
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