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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, August 23rd, 11:00AM-2:30PM
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).
Saturday, August 23rd, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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.
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Saturday, August 23rd, 3:00PM-5:00PM
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.
Saturday, August 23rd, 3:30PM-6:30PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch $52
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

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

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class)
Saturday, August 23rd, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables - 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, August 24th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Personalized Pet Collars $52


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.
Sunday, August 24th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Soapmaking 101 $48


In this class, you will learn everything you will need to know to make soap from scratch and safely. Awesome for gifts, to replace the terrible wolf bite old spice soap that’s been in your shower for 3 years, to supply your urban farmstead, or just to stay clean during the next collapse of civilization. We will cover safely handling lye, getting the right blend of oils for the right type of lather, mysterious soap jargon such as when to add scents and other goodies, and when to sit back and have a beer. You will make and walk out with a resource and how to, 2-3 full bars of soaps made in class. Woo-hoo! Now, lets get dirty.

Teacher bio: Errol Davis is a founding member of Metaphor Organic, a Bay Area soap company that has been featured by Daily Candy and others. When not bicycle-delivering soap to choice local gift shops, Errol is probably writing, foraging wild herbs, or hauling sacks of compost around his girlfriend’s awe-inspiring Oakland garden.
Monday, August 25th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $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.
Monday, August 25th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Camerashop: Demystifying Your DSLR $165

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

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

Session date / times for this class:

Session 1 - Tuesday, August 26th - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 2 - Tuesday, September 2nd- 7:30-10:00pm
Session 3 - Tuesday, September 9th - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 4 - Sunday, September 14th - 12:00-2:30pm


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

teacher bio: Bay area native Kurt Manley is a fine art and freelance photographer. He works in all mediums of photography from traditional printing in the darkroom to shooting and processing digitally.  His work has been featured in San Francisco Magazine, Refinery 29, and other publications, as well as having appeared in dozens of gallery shows and private collections.  See more at www.kurtmanley.com.

VERY IMPORTANT: The cancellation deadline for this class is 72 hours before the first class.  After that time you may not cancel this class for a refund OR transfer into a separate class. If you miss class sessions, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please be sure to check you can make all dates before you sign up. thanks! 
Session date / times for this class:
Tuesday, August 26th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
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.
Tuesday, August 26th, 8:00PM-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, August 27th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Next Level Shit - Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $48


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

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

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.
Thursday, August 28th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch $52
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

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

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class) ''
Tuesday, September 2nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $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.

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.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 102: Making Craftsman-Style Aprons $45
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As part of our next level sewing classes, we’re happy to kick off our new craftsman style apron class. In this class, you can choose from a waist-style apron or a bib-style apron, using denim, duck cloth or a fabric of your choice. You’ll learn how to use a simple pattern, customize pockets and different holders, put it all together and leave with a completed apron. You’ll be able to take home your pattern as well, so you can make more aprons if you like.

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. src=

supplies needed: You can bring your own fabric if you like, preferably light denim, duck cloth or canvas. We recommend Discount Fabrics on Mission near 17th (next to Thrift Town) they have a nice selection of denim and similar that are stylish, affordable and work great for class. We do have denim and different fabrics here though and include it in the class, so it is not necessary. For a waist apron- you"ll want 3/4 of a yard, for a full size apron- 1.25 yards. 

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(.com). 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.   Contact caitlin@blackmagus.com

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, September 3rd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.
Thursday, September 4th, 7:00PM-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.
Thursday, September 4th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Plant Party: Terrariums And Herb-Based Farm Fresh Cocktails $72 ($132)


BFFs Oliver Piazza & Kelly Malone team up for a greenery-inspired class mashup that makes it impossible not to have a blast. We combine terrarium making (or reviving your dead one at home you failed on) with learning to make three herb-based cocktails. We promise we won’t let you muddle any succulents into your drink. (PS- this class is ideal for dates, friend dates, roommate night/working out your shit with your crabby roommate. Check the ticketing link for our special deal for pairs!)

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 cake toppers to inhabit your terrarium. You will learn to make living and moss terrariums and any combination in-between so you can make gorgeous living ones, 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.

For the cocktail portion of this class, Oliver our resident charmer of all things cocktails will jedi you how to mix, muddle and shake up three amazing cocktails all made with fresh herbs. Though we alter our recipes based on what is most fresh and in season, you can bet on making one seasonally fresh Mojito, The Washhouse- our favorite old menu cocktail from Nopa that inspired us to master our own Basil Gimlet, staff favorite and one other surprise drink with whiskey that again always depends on what is most fresh. All three cocktails are fun, herb based and have a bit of fruit, so think classics with a farm fresh spin. Ideal for making at home for summer entertaining or your own garden parties.
Friday, September 5th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Indie Business: Creating A Successful Pop-Up Shop Or Design Show Booth For Makers & Designers  $58


This class is for all the makers who live the roaming storefront lifestyle, indie designers with Etsy accounts, and the regular folks who make amazing stuff and want to get it out there via design & craft shows or pop-up shops. Design shows and pop-up shops are great ways to get started on a low overhead, but they can be a lot of work. Kelly Malone, 10-year veteran of the show circuit, event planner, pop-up consultant and founder of the SF based design show Indie Mart, is here to jedi you on your way to creating a functional, flourishing small business.

You will learn how to plan, promote, and market your shop, as well as what to bring and how to max sales. Kelly will cover setting up a good booth, merchandising tips, and how to make your booth fun and eye-catching so people want to be there. Shell explain the differences and advantages/disadvantages, between trade shows and design/craft shows, as well as small shows vs. big ones like Renegade Craft Fair. Well talk on using your shows to get wholesale accounts, as well as the difference between wholesale and retail, pricing, when you should discount, and how much. You’ll also walk out with an epic checklist for all shows so youre prepared, ask the right questions, and never forget anything!

We will end class with a small printing session where you can print some signs, tablecloths or a few simple items for your booth. You can send in ONE logo or you can pay extra for a full screen with 2-3 logos and then take it home to keep or to a screen printing class which we will offer you 30% off to support your new business and bad ass booth, so you re properly swagged out in your logo. To sign up for printing with the discount, just email us after signing up for this class.

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 AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. screens can also be re-used over and over again, as well workshop can reclaim and reburn your screen at a later time for low cost. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. For images, please put any images onto one 11x17 sized images leaving space around the edges. Youre also welcome to create multiple sizes of your artwork on that one sheet (an idea- 4 X4 max in for a koozie and 4x5 ish for postcards, 8x 8ish for a tee shirt or hoodie- just an idea. 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 YOUR 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.)

Teacher bio: Kelly Malone is the founder of Workshop SF & PHL, Indie Mart (a popular design fair in SF) and has launched over a dozen boutiques or small businesses in a consultant role as well as several of her own. She comes from a corporate background where she mastered sales, PR, marketing, opening new stores, HR, visual merchandising and store design. So, you’re getting a jill of all trades with a ton of experience in both worlds on how to get started and grow your business and make it official. She has founded four businesses in the most DIY ways possible with guerrilla marketing & PR as well as opening million dollar stores for companies like Gap, Starbucks and Ann Taylor.
Saturday, September 6th, 12:00PM-1:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At Machine & Hand Basics $45
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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.
Saturday, September 6th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey D*cks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $52
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We’re taking the art of pickling up a notch in this new pickling class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We all sadly know about those drunken moments of whisky d*ck. Well, not here my friend. Try whiskey picks! Pickles, that is. In this class, we will pickle entirely with beer and bourbon brines, not only creating amazing flavors but also fun to sample as you go. Each class will differ based on what’s in season, but expect to make some amazing pickles with beer or bourbon brine, delicious bourbon-brined jalapenos (our favorite at workshop - we are ADDICTED) and we’ll talk about & try different whiskeys with pickle backs. Of course, to taste test what you’re steeping your pickles in, right? RIGHT. Expect a super fun class that teaches you a ton about making boozy pickles and makes for a perfect night out with friends.

You’ll leave with two jars of goodies and plenty of sampling of whiskey, brines, pickle backs, beers and pickles in class. We’ll also toss in a special part of class where Jon, our resident Teachers Assistant and fried pickle dude, will fry up our own Workshop fried pickles and show you how on a simple $40 fryer from Target and give ya the secret recipe. We’ll be sure to toss a few bourbon jalepenos and other goodies into the fryer too. Everyone will get an order with class. YUM!

supplies needed: None needed, but feel free to BYO favorite fresh goodies to pickle if there is something specific you are dying to pickle, and we welcome all aprons and six packs and small bottles of your favorite whiskey.

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, September 6th, 8:00PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At A Sewing & Machine Basics $45
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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.
Sunday, September 7th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Indie Business: Creating A Successful Pop-Up Shop Or Design Show Booth For Makers & Designers  $58


This class is for all the makers who live the roaming storefront lifestyle, indie designers with Etsy accounts, and the regular folks who make amazing stuff and want to get it out there via design & craft shows or pop-up shops. Design shows and pop-up shops are great ways to get started on a low overhead, but they can be a lot of work. Kelly Malone, 10-year veteran of the show circuit, event planner, pop-up consultant and founder of the SF based design show Indie Mart, is here to jedi you on your way to creating a functional, flourishing small business.

You will learn how to plan, promote, and market your shop, as well as what to bring and how to max sales. Kelly will cover setting up a good booth, merchandising tips, and how to make your booth fun and eye-catching so people want to be there. Shell explain the differences and advantages/disadvantages, between trade shows and design/craft shows, as well as small shows vs. big ones like Renegade Craft Fair. Well talk on using your shows to get wholesale accounts, as well as the difference between wholesale and retail, pricing, when you should discount, and how much. You’ll also walk out with an epic checklist for all shows so youre prepared, ask the right questions, and never forget anything!

We will end class with a small printing session where you can print some signs, tablecloths or a few simple items for your booth. You can send in ONE logo or you can pay extra for a full screen with 2-3 logos and then take it home to keep or to a screen printing class which we will offer you 30% off to support your new business and bad ass booth, so you re properly swagged out in your logo. To sign up for printing with the discount, just email us after signing up for this class.

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 AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. screens can also be re-used over and over again, as well workshop can reclaim and reburn your screen at a later time for low cost. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. For images, please put any images onto one 11x17 sized images leaving space around the edges. Youre also welcome to create multiple sizes of your artwork on that one sheet (an idea- 4 X4 max in for a koozie and 4x5 ish for postcards, 8x 8ish for a tee shirt or hoodie- just an idea. 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 YOUR 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.)

Teacher bio: Kelly Malone is the founder of Workshop SF & PHL, Indie Mart (a popular design fair in SF) and has launched over a dozen boutiques or small businesses in a consultant role as well as several of her own. She comes from a corporate background where she mastered sales, PR, marketing, opening new stores, HR, visual merchandising and store design. So, you’re getting a jill of all trades with a ton of experience in both worlds on how to get started and grow your business and make it official. She has founded four businesses in the most DIY ways possible with guerrilla marketing & PR as well as opening million dollar stores for companies like Gap, Starbucks and Ann Taylor.
Monday, September 8th, 7:00PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At Machine And Hand Basics $45
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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.
Monday, September 8th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $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.

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.
Tuesday, September 9th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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, September 10th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: OMG! Notecard Set $60


Sometimes, you just can’t find the perfect words to express yourself- thanks to these acronyms and the magic of letterpress, three letters say it all. You’ll work with instructors Taylor Reid and Erin Fong of Western Editions letterpress company to create a set of 10 assorted greeting cards from these acronyms, HBD, OMG, WTF, NBD. If any of these acronyms seem new to you- urban dictionary that shit! You will use an antique Vandercook Proofing Press and print from vintage wood type. You will learn a bit about the history of letterpress printing and the basic set up of the press. You’ll then hand-crank your own set of cards-one by one-and customize each by lining the envelopes from assorted paper (patterns, colors, old books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias). Do yourself a favor and buy some stamps before hand- you’ll be so happy with your printed goods you’ll want to send these out ASAP!

supplies needed: none

VERY IMPORTANT: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO LOCATED AT 505 BRODERICK STREET. THIS CLASS DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF! THERE WILL BE A SIGN AT 505 BRODERICK STREET FOR WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, September 10th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At Sewing Machine Basics $45
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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, September 10th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Handmade Leather Earrings $40


Earn your bragging rights by telling your friends YOU made those amazing earrings…. In this workshop learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork and come home with a stylin’ pair of earrings. Class will cut out shapes, prepare the leather, use stamps to create intricate designs, learn dying techniques, and assemble the earrings.

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, September 11th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Hooch 101: Bay Area Booze, Anchor & St. George Spirits Edition $54
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In this class, one of our hardest classes (very difficult..haha), you will make 4 amazing drinks, all with Anchor Steam s amazing locally distilled spirits as well St.George s tasty distills. 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, September 11th, 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:
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, September 12th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $95
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true that is. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least eight 22oz bottles of your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday, September 13th- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday, October 1st - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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



Teacher bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.com.
Saturday, September 13th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Not Your Grandma’s Quilting: 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, September 13th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
Host Your Next Birthday, Engagement, Office Off-site, Bachlorette Party Or Event At Workshop!
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Nothing drives us crazier than a boring office team building activity in a hotel conference room. Or yet another bachelorette party with penis straws and deviled eggs. Or yet another birthday debating over how to split the check up 18 ways. Or a baby shower that is so girly the guys want to stab thier eyes out. We understand! Thats why we throw events! Everything you can think of including:

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 14th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
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).
Monday, September 15th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Indie Business: Starting A Tee Shirt Business $48


This class is for every person out there who has that epic tee shirt idea. Guess what: it probably isn’t going to make you rich but it is a fun business. In this class, Kelly Malone, owner of Workshop and screen printing addict talks about how to really start your own tee shirt line. What you’ll need, costs, options, doing it DIY or outsourcing, printing methods, platforms to sell, basics on whats really involved to print and more. You’ll walk out with a real life overview of what it takes, since its more than just an epic tee shirt idea. Although we can all think of a few tees that have gone beyond viral. You’ll walk out with a great guide book, a list of resources, printers to help you and well even do a simple demo at the end of class where yall print your own tote bag or a set of two beer koozies, just to see how its done. You can take our printing class to learn more about actual printing, this will just be more of an overview and intensive on the behind the scenes, business side for any level. We’ll have plenty of samples and some real world advice so you know what we’re talking about.

Teacher bio: Kelly Malone is the founder of Workshop SF & PHL, and Indie Mart (a popular design fair in SF), and has launched over a dozen boutiques or small businesses in a consultant role as well as several of her own. She also comes from a corporate background where she mastered sales, PR, marketing, opening new stores, HR and did visual merchandising and store design. So, youre getting a jack of all trades with a ton of experience in both worlds on how to get started and grow your business and make it official. She is a long time printer and designs, prints and concepts all of Workshop s screening classes and merchandise.
Tuesday, September 16th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.
Tuesday, September 16th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
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, September 17th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: NOT A Hallmark Card $60


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

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

supplies needed: none

VERY IMPORTANT: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO LOCATED AT 505 BRODERICK STREET. THIS CLASS DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF! THERE WILL BE A SIGN AT 505 BRODERICK STREET FOR WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, September 17th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
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 and fun 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 pretty 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 ll 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!
Wednesday, September 17th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Machine & Hand Basics $45
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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.
Thursday, September 18th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Hooch 101: Four Basic Booze Groups & Crafting Cocktails $54
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In this class, you’ll learn the basics of crafting classic cocktails with some of the city s best bartenders. If you re overwhelmed by craft cocktails or what the f*ck you re drinking when you go to high end cocktail bars- this is a great class to give you the basics. No vodka tonics and whiskey gingers here. You"ll learn how to mix, shake & stir the perfect cocktails, how to use a muddler, straining & different styles, when to shake and when to stir and getting comfty with cocktail tools. You ll also get a great base on the major 4 basic booze groups, how to taste them, when to go fancy when it doesn t matter. Learn a bit of history of where they are all from and about while you make 4 different cocktails and get pro at making your own drinks.:
  • Whiskey- Old Fashioned
  • Vodka/ gin- Gimlet
  • Tequila- Margarita
  • Rum- Hemingway Daiquiri
You’ll sample each type of booze, learn about the history of distilling, and get insider tips on how to know what to buy. You’ll make four cocktails in this class. Be sure to take a cab or public transit home please, we can also call cabs for you.
Friday, September 19th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $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:
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.
Saturday, September 20th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.
Saturday, September 20th, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At A Sewing & Machine Basics $45
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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.
Saturday, September 20th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
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 tinder or internet dating, 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 are the land of fruits, flakes and nuts after all and health is important...so let us show hot to add nutrition and cleanse/ detox through juicing, blending, smoothies and just using the farmers market 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 and Candice will walk you through what to look for, buy and whats what. Learn how to easily boost your veggie count with a class covering all the basics. You’ll learn the benefits and differences between juicing and blending, taste everything we make, and go home with recipes for both juicing and blending. 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, September 21st, 11:00AM-1:30AM
DIY Hangover Cure: Bloody Mary + Pickled Garnishes $58


Sure, technically all it takes to make a Bloody Mary is a can of mix, some cheap vodka and a stick of celery. But that’s like getting the Grand Slam at Denny’s and calling it “brunch.” You can do better than that.

In this workshop, Gillian Fitzgerald from Virgil’s Sea Room and Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles help you pickle your veggies AND your liver—all in one class! During the first hour, Gillian will take you behind the bar to show you step-by-step how to make a classic Bloody Mary, and how to put your own twist on it using different types of alcohol and secret ingredients to make it shine. Kelly will then teach you how to pickle veggies like green beans, Brussels sprouts and carrots to use as creative garnishes (with the added benefit of soaking up some of that booze from last night.) You’ll end the class by tasting your creations and toasting yourselves for making your next brunch at home so much better.

Each student will leave class with a jar of pickled treats, a jar of Bloody Mary mix, and recipes and tips to make sure you don’t forget all you just learned.

About the teachers:

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.
Sunday, September 21st, 12:00PM-3:00PM
City Gardening 101: Container Herb Gardening $48


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 shows you how to kick of your urban homesteading skills by learning how to garden in recyclable containers (whoot whoot for up cycling). Come maximize your apartment space AND learn the basics of making a container garden 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 amazing, they also make your kitchen smell great, are amazing 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 and etc. You will leave with a hearty cute little garden as well as a few seed starts 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.
Sunday, September 21st, 3:00PM-5:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At A Sewing & Machine Basics $45
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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.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 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.
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Mixology: Learn To Make WIne From A Kit $42
/Interested in learning more about the wine-making process, but not quite ready to mortgage the house for a yield of Sebastopol pinot grapes? Join award-wining winemaker and brewer Scott Mansfield as he introduces you to the process of wine-making from a kit.  First, Scott will have samples of wine to taste in order to introduce you to wine from a kit.  Next, using the Stag’s Leap Merlot kit, Scott will guide you through the steps of fermentation and bottling.  You will leave with two bottles from the Merlot kit batch, as well as the knowledge to make nearly any varietal using this process.  And, you will relish in the glory of being able to reproduce a $35 bottle of wine for under five bucks! Score!

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.  Scott currently writes about local brewing for 7X7 in the Eat + Drink section.
Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Next Level Shit - Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $48


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

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

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.
Thursday, September 25th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At A Sewing Machine Basics $45
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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.
Friday, September 26th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Workshop Beer & Brine Party: Comrades Brewing Happy Hour #0016 Featuring McVicker Pickles, Food & More $Free!
Join us for our monthly pop up where we offer all things Beer & Brine. No classes, no tickets, no DIY just bad ass beers from our brewing teachers, Comrades- who serve up 3-4 beers with awesome flavors (one is always gluten free). Then add in our mistress of Pickling, Kelly McVicker, with pickled goodies, fried pickles and all of her yummy treats like Bacon Jam for sale. Then add in rotating food pop ups & food trucks. It s an epic night to sneak out of work early, hang in an amazing space and avoid the busy bars in town. We got food, fun and beer- so you re set! Starts at 5pm until 10pm (or sell out) at Workshop
Friday, September 26th, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45


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.)
Saturday, September 27th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Farm Fresh Cocktails: From Garden To Glass $54


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.
Saturday, September 27th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At A Sewing & Machine Basics $45
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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.
Sunday, September 28th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.
Sunday, September 28th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $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:
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, September 30th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At A Sewing & Machine Basics $45
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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, October 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.

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!
Wednesday, October 1st, 8:00PM-10:00PM
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)
Thursday, October 2nd, 7:00PM-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, October 4th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
Sewing 101: Learning To Slay At A Sewing & Machine Basics $45
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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.
Monday, October 6th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Host Your Next Birthday, Engagement, Office Off-site, Bachlorette Party Or Event At Workshop!


Nothing drives us crazier than a boring office team building activity in a hotel conference room. Or yet another bachelorette party with penis straws and deviled eggs. Or yet another birthday debating over how to split the check up 18 ways. Or a baby shower that is so girly the guys want to stab thier eyes out. We understand! Thats why we throw events! Everything you can think of including:

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 7th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze  $52
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We’re taking the art of pickling up a notch in this new pickling class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We all sadly know about those drunken moments of whisky d*ck. Well, not here my friend. Try whiskey picks! Pickles, that is. In this class, we will pickle entirely with beer and bourbon brines, not only creating amazing flavors but also fun to sample as you go. Each class will differ based on what’s in season, but expect to make some amazing pickles with beer or bourbon brine, delicious bourbon-brined jalapenos (our favorite at workshop - we are ADDICTED) and we’ll talk about & try different whiskeys with pickle backs. Of course, to taste test what you’re steeping your pickles in, right? RIGHT. Expect a super fun class that teaches you a ton about making boozy pickles and makes for a perfect night out with friends.

You’ll leave with two jars of goodies and plenty of sampling of whiskey, brines, pickle backs, beers and pickles in class. We’ll also toss in a special part of class where Jon, our resident Teachers Assistant and fried pickle dude, will fry up our own Workshop fried pickles and show you how on a simple $40 fryer from Target and give ya the secret recipe. We’ll be sure to toss a few bourbon jalepenos and other goodies into the fryer too. Everyone will get an order with class. YUM!

supplies needed: None needed, but feel free to BYO favorite fresh goodies to pickle if there is something specific you are dying to pickle, and we welcome all aprons and six packs and small bottles of your favorite whiskey.

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).
Friday, October 10th, 8:00PM-10:30PM
Workshop Beer & Brine Party: Comrades Brewing Happy Hour #0017 Treasure Island Music Festival Edition Featuring McVicker Pickles, Food & Fresh Flower Crowns  $FREE!
' Join us for our monthly pop up where we offer all things Beer & Brine. No classes, no tickets, no DIY just bad ass beers from our brewing teachers, Comrades- who serve up 3-4 beers with awesome flavors (one is always gluten free). Then add in our mistress of Pickling, Kelly McVicker, with pickled goodies, fried pickles and all of her yummy treats like Bacon Jam for sale. Then add in rotating food pop ups & food trucks. It\'s an epic night to sneak out of work early, hang in an amazing space and avoid the busy bars in town. We got food, fun and beer- so you\'re set! Since this is the day before our big Camp DIY at Treasure Island well be playing all TIMF bands to get ya ready and we\'ll have amazing fresh Flower Crowns for sale for the weekend and plenty of listings of all our awesome activities so you can get first dibs! Starts at 5pm until 10pm (or sell out) at Workshop
Friday, October 17th, 8:00PM-10:30PM
Farmers Market Detox: Juicing, Smoothies & Farm Fresh Cures For Your SF LIfestyle $48


It’s no secret that San Franciscans love have crazy lifestyles. Day drinking in the park, quick getaways to wine country, working crazy hours, afternoons at a local brewery, chronic tinder or internet dating, 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 are the land of fruits, flakes and nuts after all and health is important...so let us show hot to add nutrition and cleanse/ detox through juicing, blending, smoothies and just using the farmers market 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 and Candice will walk you through what to look for, buy and whats what. Learn how to easily boost your veggie count with a class covering all the basics. You’ll learn the benefits and differences between juicing and blending, taste everything we make, and go home with recipes for both juicing and blending. 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
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Bourbon And Booze & Fried Pickle Party $52
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We\'re taking pickling up a notch in this new pickling class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We all sadly know about whiskey those drunken moments of whisky d*ck, well not here my friend, try whiskey picks, pickles that is. In this class we will pickle entirely with beer and bourbon brines, not only creating amazing flavors but also not so bad to sample as you go. Each class will differ based off whats in season but expect to make some amazing pickles with beer or bourbon brine, amazing bourbon brined jalapenos (our favorite at workshop- we are ADDICTED) and well talk about & try different whiskeys with pickle backs. Of course to taste test what you\'re steeping your pickles in, right? RIGHT. Expect a super fun class that teaches you a lot of about pickling with these fine spirits and makes for a perfect night out with friends.

You\'ll leave with two jars of goodies and plenty of sampling of whiskey, brines, pickle backs, beers and pickles in class. We\'ll also toss in a special part of class where John, our resident Teachers Asssitant and fried pickle dude, will fry up our own Workshop fried pickles and show you how on a simple $40 fryer from Target and give ya the secret recipe. Well be sure to toss a few bourbon jalepenos and other goodies into the frier too. Everyone will get an order with class. YUM!

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 and small bottles of your favorite whiskey.

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 1st, 8:00PM-10:30PM
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
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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Not Your Grandma’s Quilting: Geometric Patchwork Throw Pillows $58
Saturday, August 23rd, 11:00AM-2:30PM

Pickling 101: Preserving the Perishables $44
Saturday, August 23rd, 12:00PM-2:00PM

Floral Design: Bouquet & Arrangement Basics $42
Saturday, August 23rd, 3:00PM-5:00PM

Sewing 101: Machine and Hand Basics $45
Saturday, August 23rd, 3:30PM-6:30PM

 
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