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Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $48


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

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Thursday, August 25th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Hooch 101: Crafting Cocktails With Bay Area Booze (HAIGHT ASHBURY LOCATION) $60
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT HQ (FORMERLY MARTIN MACK’S), AN IRISH PUB LOCATED AT 1568 HAIGHT STREET IN THE UPPER HAIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT HQ, WALK THROUGH THE MAIN BAR TO THE BACK BAR. THE CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE BACK BAR. DON’T WORRY, THERE WILL BE A SIGN TO SHOW YOU THE WAY!

ADDRESS: HQ - 1568 HAIGHT STREET, SF CA 94117

Though widely identified as a BOOM town since the 1840’s, San Francisco (and the Bay Area proper) has developed a strong reputation as a BOOZE town over the past two decades! Over thirty local distilleries have sprung up since the early 1990’s, offering everything from Absinthe and Sloe Gin, to infused vodkas and good old fashioned, put-hair-on-your-chest whiskey!

In Hooch 101: Crafting Cocktails with Bay Area Booze, barkeep Gillian Fitzgerald will give you a crash course on the booze trade in SF. She will introduce you and your gullet to some of the best locally made spirits that Bay Area distilleries have to offer! You will learn to make three amazing cocktails using our favorite locally distilled spirits, and of course tasting each spirit as you go! Gillian will show you proper muddling, shaking, and stirring techniques (with or without a colander), as well as some of the bartender tools of the trade. You will learn to batch your cocktail recipes, in the event that you need to intoxicate large groups of your friends and loved ones. Gillian will explain the importance of "balancing" a cocktail, and decipher some of the more complicated details of today’s cocktail menus. And lastly, you will receive a handy checklist of distilleries in the Bay Area and a recipe booklet outlining the cocktails you made, and others that are easy to replicate at home. The price of this class includes one drink ticket, good for a cocktail or beer of your choice at HQ (since the three you make during the class surely won’t be enough…)

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Gillian Fitzgerald has filled both the role of bar owner and cocktail maven. She grew up just outside of Dublin in Ireland before moving to San Francisco in 2008. Having spent many a night behind the bar concocting marvels of libation goodness, Gillian opened Virgil’s Sea Room in the Mission in July 2013. In late 2015, she and business partner Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles launched their own line of bloody mary mix, aptly named Proud Mary. Check out Proud Mary at www.drinkproud.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Thursday, August 25th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallet $58
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In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallets, learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp! (or prison...whatevs!) In this class, you will complete a slim leather wallet, perfect for a back pocket or to slip in your purse for a night out. Using quality vegetable tanned leather, you will cut your pattern, use alphabet stamps to monogram, learn how to properly finish raw edges, and complete using the saddle stitch, a strong and long lasting hand sewing technique. You will also learn the benefits of veg-tanned leather, and how to care for your new wallet!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Inspired by the beautiful leatherwork from Mexico, Jennifer Laursen went on a quest to teach herself this time-honored craft of leatherworking. Today, she creates handmade leather accessories for men, women, and home, selling in local shops, markets and online. Jennifer also teaches private lessons and group workshops for kids and adults, and delights in watching others discover the wonder of leathercraft!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
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Saturday, August 27th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 27th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Letterpress X Modern Calligraphy (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $90

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

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

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

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

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Saturday, August 27th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $48


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

PLEASE NOTE: This is a great starter class to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving alot of expensive (and easy to ruin) equipment. This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so don’t expect to come out with your own tee shirt line after the first time! But DO expect to have some fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

Supplies Needed: None, but 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.

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

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

Saturday, August 27th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying: Tote Bag Edition $74
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Do you want to enter the world of indigo dreams? Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs to make four rad napkins and a tote bag. Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use several different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future. (Feel free to get creative use your napkins for more - you can DIY them into pillows, pouches, and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’!)

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

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

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

Sunday, August 28th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Cheesemonger 101: Make And Stretch Your Own Mozzarella $52
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In Cheesemonger 101: Make and Stretch Your Own Mozzarella, instructor Alex Armstrong, one of the resident cheesemongers of Mission Cheese, schools you on those fist-sized balls of white goodness known as mozzarella! First, Alex will offer a short history and brief overview of cheese making, focusing primarily on pasta filata style cheeses. (For all of you non-cheese nerds, pasta filata refers to a technique used to manufacture stretched-curd, pulled-curd, and plastic-curd cheeses!) Next, you will learn how to make fresh mozzarella, stretch it, and form it into balls. You will learn safe methods for storing and curing freshly made mozzarella. Alex will also go over cheese recipe building and pairing tips. Of course, this process will be accompanied by a mozzarella sampling to keep you in the proper mozzarella mindset! You will leave class with a small ball of mozzarella as well as an understanding of beginner home cheese making and the knowledge to re-create this mozzarella-making process at home.

Supplies Needed: None. However, you may get dirty during this process, so please dress down for the class.

Instructor Bio: Alex Armstrong has been working with cheese for nearly four years. He started his career on a small goat dairy in rural Michigan before moving to Chicago to learn cheesemongering and cheese shop management. After becoming a finalist at the 2015 NYC Cheesemonger invitational, he decided to head out west to San Francisco to pursue his career in cheese. He now works as an event coordinator and monger at Mission Cheese. Learn more about Alex and his team at Mission Cheese by visiting their site at www.missioncheese.net, as well as sign up for a Mission Cheese event!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Tuesday, August 30th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48
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 a few simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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 and various 102 classes.

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

Supplies Needed: We supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome 2212 that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for around $150. Please don’t bring your own machine.

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

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

Wednesday, August 31st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $48


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

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Wednesday, August 31st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn To Cut And Sew A Box Top $58


In this new class, we continue your sewing education by delving into making your own clothes - whoot whoot! Work with the adorable Jennie Lennick, from Jenny Lemons, and make your own adorable boxy cut  top. Learn how to follow a basic pattern, cut out your garment, make fabric choices, and put it all together for the final sew and assembly. This class is ideal if you’ve taken our sewing 101 or sewing bootcamp and are ready to move on to bigger projects.

Pre-requisite: YOU MUST ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SEW OR HAVE BEEN TO A WORKSHOP SEWING 101 OR BOOTCAMP CLASS TO USE OUR MACHINES.

Supplies Needed:  None. We supply 1-yard of pre-shrunk denim chambray for your crop top plus additional fabric to finish the project. However, if you would like to bring your own fabric from a prior class or the fabric store, please feel free. You will be using our simple Janome 2122 machines, so please do not bring your own machine.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not fall under "standard sizing" Please let us know so we can supply a proper pattern.

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

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

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

Thursday, September 1st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Watercolor Painting And Mixed Media $48
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In WorkshopSF’s Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media class, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you no less than SEVEN different techniques utilizing watercolors and mixed media to build your artistic arsenal and juice your creative noggin! She will begin by teaching you how to paint with different watercolors; this will provide the foundation for the class and your new master work. Lana will provide short lessons on technique, brushes, and color to get you started. She will then lead you down the artistic rabbit hole, showing you how to create trippy effects by experimenting with dripping/splattering techniques, using stencils + Elmer’s glue to create embossing effects, working with colored pencils and wax crayons to add text and lettering, and much more... Once you have a basic command of these versatile techniques, you will be given plenty of time to try out several of these new techniques on your own. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide, answer questions, and reel you in should you stray too far! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting, flattening, and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

WARNING: This is NOT one of those lame SIP and PAINT classes where you drink Merlot, listen to Ed Sheeran, and group paint a serene, California sunset! There are plenty of art bars in Marin that can hook you up with that!! Come prepared to get a little splatter-happy and super creative in this class! (You may consider wearing old clothing that can take a hit of watercolor paint or two...)

Supplies Needed: None! We will take care of all supplies, including all paint, brushes, media, practice paper, and actual professional paper. However, please feel free to bring additional paper, scraps, or perhaps items with a soft surface that you would like to experiment on!

Instructor Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lana Kohn grew up among paints and pencils. Once she realized that art was her passion, Lana obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and printmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lana’s work has been shown in various galleries and art spaces around the Bay Area. She has also worked with other members of the art community including DSF, FactionArt and Wonderland Gallery, curating art exhibitions and pop up events. While working in many facets of the creative world, Lana continues to explore within her own artwork through painting, printmaking, photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING
Friday, September 2nd, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Cheesemonger 101: Make And Stretch Your Own Mozzarella $52
mozzerella

In Cheesemonger 101: Make and Stretch Your Own Mozzarella, instructor Alex Armstrong, one of the resident cheesemongers of Mission Cheese, schools you on those fist-sized balls of white goodness known as mozzarella! First, Alex will offer a short history and brief overview of cheese making, focusing primarily on pasta filata style cheeses. (For all of you non-cheese nerds, pasta filata refers to a technique used to manufacture stretched-curd, pulled-curd, and plastic-curd cheeses!) Next, you will learn how to make fresh mozzarella, stretch it, and form it into balls. You will learn safe methods for storing and curing freshly made mozzarella. Alex will also go over cheese recipe building and pairing tips. Of course, this process will be accompanied by a mozzarella sampling to keep you in the proper mozzarella mindset! You will leave class with a small ball of mozzarella as well as an understanding of beginner home cheese making and the knowledge to re-create this mozzarella-making process at home.

Supplies Needed: None. However, you may get dirty during this process, so please dress down for the class.

Instructor Bio: Alex Armstrong has been working with cheese for nearly four years. He started his career on a small goat dairy in rural Michigan before moving to Chicago to learn cheesemongering and cheese shop management. After becoming a finalist at the 2015 NYC Cheesemonger invitational, he decided to head out west to San Francisco to pursue his career in cheese. He now works as an event coordinator and monger at Mission Cheese. Learn more about Alex and his team at Mission Cheese by visiting their site at www.missioncheese.net, as well as sign up for a Mission Cheese event!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Tuesday, September 6th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Knitting 101: For Beginners! $82


WINTER IS COMING.... and we have knitting classes to keep you and Jon Snow warm as can be. In this  beginner knitting class, we introduce you to the basics of how to knit over the course of two sessions. The first session shows you the basics, gets you started on how to create stitches using big needles. You will take these needles home to continue the work that you began in class. You will choose to make a cozy headband/ear warmer, an infinity cowl scarf, or a pair of boot socks.  After working on this project for a week, you will bring it into the second class to show the instructor and ask questions in case things went sideways during your knitting adventure. In this second session, you will also begin a more complex knitting project to take with you.

First session - Wednesday September 7th 7:00pm-10:00pm
Second session - Wednesday September 14th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply yarn and needles, which you will take home with you. If you have special yarn (chunky thick yarn is best) that you would like to bring in and test, please feel free!

Instructor Bio: Becca earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes with her 90 year old grandmother for advice on knitting projects constantly. She has made everything from knit shirts to hats to gloves to even a pair of booties I am wearing as I write her bio.

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

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

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


Do you have a black thumb? Be honest! Whether you know a good bit about succulents or nothing at all, this class will make you feel like you can grow anything! Plus, let face it, in SF not all of us have a huge backyard garden. This is the perfect solution! In this class, plant and flower aficionado Lorena Cortez and WorkshopSF wunderkind Nick Sass will teach you how to BUILD and FILL your own wooden vertical succulent box! In the first part of the class, you will get comfortable with simple tools and assemble the box from wood pieces. Next, you will learn the proper method for filling it with soil and succulents. Last, you’ll learn how to keep these mounted gardens alive and thriving! Plus, we are big fans of revealing all our tricks so you can learn to make these rad boxes of green magic on a budget.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

Instructor Bio: Nick Sass is a carpenter and builder from Redding, CA. Nick helped with The Speakeasy tasting room build out, builds his own furniture, and can sling beers and chainsaws interchangeably. (We’ve watched him do this...)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 8th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Macking Down On Macrame: Mini Wall Hanging Project $46


Take a trip back to 70s on the mystery machine and learn how to turn rope and twine into pretty magical wall art. You will learn the art of macrame, in all its retro glory- mastering basic knots including the double half hitch, the square knot and half square knots. You will create an adorable little wall hanging to get you warmed up for making bigger ones at home and just enough to get it down. We also will have a selection of sticks, twigs and dowels for your base and fun natural goodies, beads and more to embellish this babe out. Make your weird hippie Aunt proud guys.

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

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

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

Thursday, September 8th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Hooch 101: Crafting Cocktails With Bay Area Booze (HAIGHT ASHBURY LOCATION) $60
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT HQ (FORMERLY MARTIN MACK’S), AN IRISH PUB LOCATED AT 1568 HAIGHT STREET IN THE UPPER HAIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT HQ, WALK THROUGH THE MAIN BAR TO THE BACK BAR. THE CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE BACK BAR. DON’T WORRY, THERE WILL BE A SIGN TO SHOW YOU THE WAY!

ADDRESS: HQ - 1568 HAIGHT STREET, SF CA 94117

Though widely identified as a BOOM town since the 1840’s, San Francisco (and the Bay Area proper) has developed a strong reputation as a BOOZE town over the past two decades! Over thirty local distilleries have sprung up since the early 1990’s, offering everything from Absinthe and Sloe Gin, to infused vodkas and good old fashioned, put-hair-on-your-chest whiskey!

In Hooch 101: Crafting Cocktails with Bay Area Booze, barkeep Gillian Fitzgerald will give you a crash course on the booze trade in SF. She will introduce you and your gullet to some of the best locally made spirits that Bay Area distilleries have to offer! You will learn to make three amazing cocktails using our favorite locally distilled spirits, and of course tasting each spirit as you go! Gillian will show you proper muddling, shaking, and stirring techniques (with or without a colander), as well as some of the bartender tools of the trade. You will learn to batch your cocktail recipes, in the event that you need to intoxicate large groups of your friends and loved ones. Gillian will explain the importance of "balancing" a cocktail, and decipher some of the more complicated details of today’s cocktail menus. And lastly, you will receive a handy checklist of distilleries in the Bay Area and a recipe booklet outlining the cocktails you made, and others that are easy to replicate at home. The price of this class includes one drink ticket, good for a cocktail or beer of your choice at HQ (since the three you make during the class surely won’t be enough…)

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Gillian Fitzgerald has filled both the role of bar owner and cocktail maven. She grew up just outside of Dublin in Ireland before moving to San Francisco in 2008. Having spent many a night behind the bar concocting marvels of libation goodness, Gillian opened Virgil’s Sea Room in the Mission in July 2013. In late 2015, she and business partner Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles launched their own line of bloody mary mix, aptly named Proud Mary. Check out Proud Mary at www.drinkproud.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
Thursday, September 8th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 10th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Craft Hacking 101: Agate & Geode Jewelry $58
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In our new Craft Hack classes, Katy Atchison, crafter at large, takes on popular DIY trends with an approachable, fun style keeping with Workshops lo-fi motto. She deconstructs often expensive crafts/ classes out there and offers a lo-fi fun starter version. These classes will be more project based over an intensive class. Ideal for just trying out a new craft before investing a ton of loot or time into classes or supplies. A long time Etsy fan/ seller and part of the community, Katy tackles new crafts all the time rotating her class offerings often- think craft class meets a fun etsy style craft night. You can even bring boxed wine and Oreos! We dont judge.

Agate & Geode Jewelry: Stop carting around a bag of crystals & learn how to bring elements of nature into your work and how to elevate found objects to create beautiful jewelry. I’ll teach you how to make gold & silver gilded agate rings & beginner wire wrapping so you can start sporting your bag o’ crystals as jewelry instead. You’ll get to choose an agate crystal and learn how to turn it into a beautiful ring with an exquisite dipped gold look! Then, later in the class we’ll break open geodes & learn how to wire wrap them into gorgeous pendents. YOU WILL WALK OUT WITH 3-4 AMAZING PIECES (SEE OUR INSTAGRAM FOR EXAMPLES)

Students will learn:
-Wire-Wrapping Techniques and tips for single pieces of wire & multiple pieces of wire
-How to break open a Geode without shooting your eye out
-Gilding vs Gold Dipping
-Where to obtain the best gems
-Gem History & Origin Nerd Talk

Supplies Needed: We supply everything here, supplies are simple and affordable to stick to our lo-fi motto. Since this a craft hack class we use more affordable resources and supplies so its easy for you to reproduce at home.

Instructor Bio: Born to a potter and a textile artist, Katy has a natural curiosity to explore everything DIY. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised surrounded by everything craft: weekends were for selling at craft shows, babysitting with Grandma Atchison was filled with painting, summers in Montana meant counted crossstitch with Grandmie Bonnettt & after homework was finished she was weaving, loading kilns and sponging pots for weekend craft show prep. She s taught several workshops in the Bay Area- including Handlettering, Scrubs & Soaps, Painting, Illustration & How to Make Your Own Mini-pie. She is an illustrator for her 9-5 job and does web design, for more about her adventures please visit: katyatchison.com

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

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

Saturday, September 10th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Sewing 102: Stretch Fabric Edition! Sew Your Own Leggings! $58


Now that you have a little experience on the machine by taking Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp, you can delve even deeper into magical land of sewing knits! This class will demystify the process of cutting out and sewing stretchy knit fabric to create a sexy pair of leggings for wearing to yoga, dance or under a cute dress! You will learn about knit grain lines, the difference between two-way and four-way stretch fabric, and how to sew knit in an easy, competent way. You will also create casings for an elastic waistband and do a simple hem. You will leave with your own leggings pattern so you can go home and keep creating your own custom leggings with all of the fun knits you can find! This is a great knit foundation class that can lead you into sewing knit skirts, dresses, and even bikinis!

Supplies Needed: None! But feel free to bring 1 1/3 yard of 4 way stretch knit fabric if you have a specific pattern/style you’d prefer!

Instructor Bio: Crystal Hermann has been sewing and art teacher for school aged kids throughout San Francisco for the past ten years.  She even taught middle school students to make skinny jeans and backpacks! With her young students she shares a love for glitter, rainbows and unicorns.  Outside of the classroom she spends her time painting murals, drawing, biking, dancing and doing yoga in homemade leggings.  She graduated from CCA’s fashion department in 2004 and has been sewing up a storm ever since.  She even won a live “project runway” style speed sewing competition called Fashion Feud.  She believes that sewing is a skill, not a talent and anyone can master it!

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

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

Monday, September 12th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56


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

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56


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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Urban Pitmaster: Learn To Slow Smoke Barbecue (MISSION LOCATION) $60
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SOUTHPAW RESTAURANT, LOCATED AT 2170 MISSION STREET, BETWEEN 17TH STREET AND 18TH STREET IN THE MISSION. THE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THIS EVENING. JUST LOOK FOR THE WORKSHOP SIGN OUT FRONT.


ADDRESS: 2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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

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

Supplies Needed: None.

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Reclaimed Wooden Mirror - SOMA LOCATION $68
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PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in SOMA, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Reclaimed Wooden Mirror: Join Christopher Steinrueck of Wood Thumb for an evening of woodworking instruction and go home with your own hanging mirror made from reclaimed wood! You will select your own weathered pieces of reclaimed wood, then use a router, chop saw, and nail gun to construct a wooden frame for a hanging mirror. This class uses a number of power tools and is easy enough for any first time wood worker. Actual size of the mirror is 17" X 17".

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and wear clothes that don’t mind taking on a little sawdust.

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied one on the neck of Questlove... true story!)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Wednesday, September 14th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beauty School Rebel: Hair Curling 101 $68
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Want to learn how to curl your hair and get it to stay? Join Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup and Hair as she shows you multiple ways to curl your hair. The workshop will cover the basics of pin-curling, hot rollers, curling irons and more. We will go over multiple styles and how to achieve them. Everyone will have hands on time and walk out with some bouncy waved hair.

Come with your hair one day dirty and 100% dry. If you have a curling iron, hot rollers, hot sticks please bring them. And bring your favorite hairstyling products, such as mouse or thermal setting spray. You will receive a few superstar essentials for getting the perfect curls!

Prerequisite: There are other Beauty School Rebel classes at Workshop, but the classes are by no means a prerequisite for this class. Take all in any order!

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll (www.foxanddoll.com) 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 has worked with clients such as ModCloth and Benefit Cosmetics, and has her own product line of beauty products and jewelry. Shana assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, September 14th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Watercolor Painting And Mixed Media $48
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In WorkshopSF’s Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media class, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you no less than SEVEN different techniques utilizing watercolors and mixed media to build your artistic arsenal and juice your creative noggin! She will begin by teaching you how to paint with different watercolors; this will provide the foundation for the class and your new master work. Lana will provide short lessons on technique, brushes, and color to get you started. She will then lead you down the artistic rabbit hole, showing you how to create trippy effects by experimenting with dripping/splattering techniques, using stencils + Elmer’s glue to create embossing effects, working with colored pencils and wax crayons to add text and lettering, and much more... Once you have a basic command of these versatile techniques, you will be given plenty of time to try out several of these new techniques on your own. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide, answer questions, and reel you in should you stray too far! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting, flattening, and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

WARNING: This is NOT one of those lame SIP and PAINT classes where you drink Merlot, listen to Ed Sheeran, and group paint a serene, California sunset! There are plenty of art bars in Marin that can hook you up with that!! Come prepared to get a little splatter-happy and super creative in this class! (You may consider wearing old clothing that can take a hit of watercolor paint or two...)

Supplies Needed: None! We will take care of all supplies, including all paint, brushes, media, practice paper, and actual professional paper. However, please feel free to bring additional paper, scraps, or perhaps items with a soft surface that you would like to experiment on!

Instructor Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lana Kohn grew up among paints and pencils. Once she realized that art was her passion, Lana obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and printmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lana’s work has been shown in various galleries and art spaces around the Bay Area. She has also worked with other members of the art community including DSF, FactionArt and Wonderland Gallery, curating art exhibitions and pop up events. While working in many facets of the creative world, Lana continues to explore within her own artwork through painting, printmaking, photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

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

Thursday, September 15th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables  $55
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Ah, pickling... the wonderful food preservation technique that transforms plain old veggies into tart little treasures. And what Sunday morning Bloody Mary isn’t perfected by a garnish of yummy pickled green beans? In this class, Kelly McVicker, founder of McVicker Pickles, guides you in the tasty art of pickling, covering both fermented and “quick” or vinegar-brined pickles. You will learn how to make your own pickles, steps to ensure safety, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. Each student will leave class with two types of pickled vegetables, plus a list of resources and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 16th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Custom Leather Chokers, Cuffs, And Rings $58
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Learn to design and create lux leather jewelry and accessories! In this unisex class, you’ll make a custom fit leather neck piece (either a harness-style geometric choker or a fashionable leather bow-tie), as well as a matching cuff or ring. Live the 90’s dream (again) with your handmade O-ring choker, or experiment with leather rings, bangles and gauntlets to create a more ornate neck piece. In this class, you will cut out your custom pattern and leather straps, then set decorative closure fixtures using snaps, buckles, and rivets. You will finish your pieces by stamping, painting, and staining your leather neck piece. Once that masterpiece is complete, you will have the option to create a companion cuff or ring, since its always about accessorizing!

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

Supplies Needed: none

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

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

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

Friday, September 16th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallet $58
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In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallets, learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp! (or prison...whatevs!) In this class, you will complete a slim leather wallet, perfect for a back pocket or to slip in your purse for a night out. Using quality vegetable tanned leather, you will cut your pattern, use alphabet stamps to monogram, learn how to properly finish raw edges, and complete using the saddle stitch, a strong and long lasting hand sewing technique. You will also learn the benefits of veg-tanned leather, and how to care for your new wallet!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Inspired by the beautiful leatherwork from Mexico, Jennifer Laursen went on a quest to teach herself this time-honored craft of leatherworking. Today, she creates handmade leather accessories for men, women, and home, selling in local shops, markets and online. Jennifer also teaches private lessons and group workshops for kids and adults, and delights in watching others discover the wonder of leathercraft!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
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Saturday, September 17th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $100


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

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wish I could make that? Or said, I wish I could make something better?Take our Brew It Yourself: Intro to Homebrewing class and you’ll realize how truely possible that is! You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least 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 17th 11:00am-5:00pm
Session 2: Tuesday October 4th 7:00pm-9:00pm

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

Instructor Bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.com

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

Saturday, September 17th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Home Decor Projects $100
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In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced sewing skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! 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 learn how to load and operate a sewing machine, as well as how to install basic zippers using the machine. You will also have ample opportunity to practice your new sewing skills and troubleshoot any issues with the instructor’s guidance.

For this home decor edition of Sewing Bootcamp for Beginners, you will finish several simple projects including a koozie for a can, fabric napkins, a pot holder, and a pillow. For the pillow project, you will make a zipper style pillow case with a geometric patchwork pattern to master the basics of this traditional craft. You will leave with your pillow and a pillow insert that’s ready to decorate your home! This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, WorkshopSF, and Root Division, or is busy running Jenny Lemons, a clothing label she launched in 2015!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, September 17th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52


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

PLEASE NOTE: This is a great starter class to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving alot of expensive (and easy to ruin) equipment. This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so don’t expect to come out with your own tee shirt line after the first time! But DO expect to have some fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

Supplies Needed: None, but 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.

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

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

Saturday, September 17th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying: Fabric Edition $74


Do you want to enter the world of indigo dreams? Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs to make 4 rad napkins. Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future. (Feel free to get creative use your napkins for more- you can DIY them into pillows, pouches, and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’!)

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

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

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

Sunday, September 18th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Watercolor Painting And Mixed Media $48
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In WorkshopSF’s Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media class, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you no less than SEVEN different techniques utilizing watercolors and mixed media to build your artistic arsenal and juice your creative noggin! She will begin by teaching you how to paint with different watercolors; this will provide the foundation for the class and your new master work. Lana will provide short lessons on technique, brushes, and color to get you started. She will then lead you down the artistic rabbit hole, showing you how to create trippy effects by experimenting with dripping/splattering techniques, using stencils + Elmer’s glue to create embossing effects, working with colored pencils and wax crayons to add text and lettering, and much more... Once you have a basic command of these versatile techniques, you will be given plenty of time to try out several of these new techniques on your own. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide, answer questions, and reel you in should you stray too far! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting, flattening, and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

WARNING: This is NOT one of those lame SIP and PAINT classes where you drink Merlot, listen to Ed Sheeran, and group paint a serene, California sunset! There are plenty of art bars in Marin that can hook you up with that!! Come prepared to get a little splatter-happy and super creative in this class! (You may consider wearing old clothing that can take a hit of watercolor paint or two...)

Supplies Needed: None! We will take care of all supplies, including all paint, brushes, media, practice paper, and actual professional paper. However, please feel free to bring additional paper, scraps, or perhaps items with a soft surface that you would like to experiment on!

Instructor Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lana Kohn grew up among paints and pencils. Once she realized that art was her passion, Lana obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and printmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lana’s work has been shown in various galleries and art spaces around the Bay Area. She has also worked with other members of the art community including DSF, FactionArt and Wonderland Gallery, curating art exhibitions and pop up events. While working in many facets of the creative world, Lana continues to explore within her own artwork through painting, printmaking, photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

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

Sunday, September 18th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
That’s My Jam! How To Make Gourmet Jams - LOWER HAIGHT STUDIO $65


IMPORTANT: This class takes place at the instructor’s private kitchen studio located at 541-A Page Street

Guess what guys: our resident Pickle Queen also knows how to jam! In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will teach you how to turn fresh fruit into incredible jams to fill your pantry or pass on to your loved ones as handmade gifts.

Working in a relaxed home kitchen environment, you will produce two batches of seasonal preserves from start to finish, and learn how to safely use the water bath canning process at home. You will walk out with at least two jars of the jam or jelly that you canned in class, the recipe to produce the jams at home, and the knowledge to can your entire haul from the farmer’s market. In addition, each student will receive a Basic Canning Kit, so that you can easily continue canning jams, jellies and more at home! Now, in addition to proclaiming ’That’s My Jam!’ every time A Tribe Called Quest blasts from your radio, you can also give that shout out every time you open your pantry!

Supplies Needed: None

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

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

Sunday, September 18th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Embroidery Bootcamp $96


Ready to take your embroidery to a whole. Other. Level. We thought so! Thats what we are offering this 2 week course combining the always sold out embroidery 101 and embroidery 102 into this 6 hour, 2-week course! First class, learn classic and experimental hand stitching techniques to create a sampler (aka visual dictionary) of embroidery stitches. We will learn how to successfully create several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. In your second class, we will expand on basic stitches to create intricately woven, embellished, and textured drawings with thread to create portraits. Learn creative stitches like whipped spider webs, turkey work, appliqué, and tiny woven stitches. Bring a picture or inspiration for your portrait. We will help you create that magical Hey Girl Ryan Gossling portrait, Baywatch babe, your cat, your boo or even a wrestler. All materials are provided and everyone will take home their project, some extra thread and needles, an embroidery hoop, and a stitch instruction packet for later reference. C&rsqup;mon guys! Wham bam boom! Two weeks and you are an embroidery expert!

Class #1 - Tuesday, September 20th 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Class #2 - Tuesday, September 27th 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Supplies Needed: None! Workshop will supply everything!

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (SOMA LOCATION) $68


PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in SOMA, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Triangle Shelf Project: Looking to embrace your inner lumberjack? Join Christopher, of Wood Thumb in SOMA, for an evening of woodworking where we ll cover basic tools and techniques, and you’ll go home with a finished product of a Triangle Shelf for this class. Stop buying your gifts when you can learn to make them! Or proudly boast about the wooden creations you made around your house. We have seen these awesome shelves all over boho style stores and major retailers but with a price tag of $80 & up. They are adorable anywhere, ideal for crystals, jewelry, putting your trinkets and do dads that mean the world to you on display. Best part is after you take the class, you can make more at home and create an awesome design wall with several.

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron or we can supply one for you. (Did we ever mentioned sawdust makes one sexy cologne and makes a great dry hair shampoo...haha)

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied Questlove in one a few weeks ago).

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

Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48


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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Hooch 101: Crafting Cocktails With Bay Area Booze (HAIGHT ASHBURY LOCATION) $60
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT HQ (FORMERLY MARTIN MACK’S), AN IRISH PUB LOCATED AT 1568 HAIGHT STREET IN THE UPPER HAIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT HQ, WALK THROUGH THE MAIN BAR TO THE BACK BAR. THE CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE BACK BAR. DON’T WORRY, THERE WILL BE A SIGN TO SHOW YOU THE WAY!

ADDRESS: HQ - 1568 HAIGHT STREET, SF CA 94117

Though widely identified as a BOOM town since the 1840’s, San Francisco (and the Bay Area proper) has developed a strong reputation as a BOOZE town over the past two decades! Over thirty local distilleries have sprung up since the early 1990’s, offering everything from Absinthe and Sloe Gin, to infused vodkas and good old fashioned, put-hair-on-your-chest whiskey!

In Hooch 101: Crafting Cocktails with Bay Area Booze, barkeep Gillian Fitzgerald will give you a crash course on the booze trade in SF. She will introduce you and your gullet to some of the best locally made spirits that Bay Area distilleries have to offer! You will learn to make three amazing cocktails using our favorite locally distilled spirits, and of course tasting each spirit as you go! Gillian will show you proper muddling, shaking, and stirring techniques (with or without a colander), as well as some of the bartender tools of the trade. You will learn to batch your cocktail recipes, in the event that you need to intoxicate large groups of your friends and loved ones. Gillian will explain the importance of "balancing" a cocktail, and decipher some of the more complicated details of today’s cocktail menus. And lastly, you will receive a handy checklist of distilleries in the Bay Area and a recipe booklet outlining the cocktails you made, and others that are easy to replicate at home. The price of this class includes one drink ticket, good for a cocktail or beer of your choice at HQ (since the three you make during the class surely won’t be enough…)

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Gillian Fitzgerald has filled both the role of bar owner and cocktail maven. She grew up just outside of Dublin in Ireland before moving to San Francisco in 2008. Having spent many a night behind the bar concocting marvels of libation goodness, Gillian opened Virgil’s Sea Room in the Mission in July 2013. In late 2015, she and business partner Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles launched their own line of bloody mary mix, aptly named Proud Mary. Check out Proud Mary at www.drinkproud.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Thursday, September 22nd, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 24th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (SOMA LOCATION) $68


PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in SOMA, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Triangle Shelf Project: Looking to embrace your inner lumberjack? Join Christopher, of Wood Thumb in SOMA, for an evening of woodworking where we ll cover basic tools and techniques, and you’ll go home with a finished product of a Triangle Shelf for this class. Stop buying your gifts when you can learn to make them! Or proudly boast about the wooden creations you made around your house. We have seen these awesome shelves all over boho style stores and major retailers but with a price tag of $80 & up. They are adorable anywhere, ideal for crystals, jewelry, putting your trinkets and do dads that mean the world to you on display. Best part is after you take the class, you can make more at home and create an awesome design wall with several.

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron or we can supply one for you. (Did we ever mentioned sawdust makes one sexy cologne and makes a great dry hair shampoo...haha)

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied Questlove in one a few weeks ago).

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

Saturday, September 24th, 3:00PM-5:30PM
Cheesemonger 101: Make And Stretch Your Own Mozzarella $52
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In Cheesemonger 101: Make and Stretch Your Own Mozzarella, instructor Alex Armstrong, one of the resident cheesemongers of Mission Cheese, schools you on those fist-sized balls of white goodness known as mozzarella! First, Alex will offer a short history and brief overview of cheese making, focusing primarily on pasta filata style cheeses. (For all of you non-cheese nerds, pasta filata refers to a technique used to manufacture stretched-curd, pulled-curd, and plastic-curd cheeses!) Next, you will learn how to make fresh mozzarella, stretch it, and form it into balls. You will learn safe methods for storing and curing freshly made mozzarella. Alex will also go over cheese recipe building and pairing tips. Of course, this process will be accompanied by a mozzarella sampling to keep you in the proper mozzarella mindset! You will leave class with a small ball of mozzarella as well as an understanding of beginner home cheese making and the knowledge to re-create this mozzarella-making process at home.

Supplies Needed: None. However, you may get dirty during this process, so please dress down for the class.

Instructor Bio: Alex Armstrong has been working with cheese for nearly four years. He started his career on a small goat dairy in rural Michigan before moving to Chicago to learn cheesemongering and cheese shop management. After becoming a finalist at the 2015 NYC Cheesemonger invitational, he decided to head out west to San Francisco to pursue his career in cheese. He now works as an event coordinator and monger at Mission Cheese. Learn more about Alex and his team at Mission Cheese by visiting their site at www.missioncheese.net, as well as sign up for a Mission Cheese event!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, September 24th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Letterpress X Modern Calligraphy (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $90

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

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

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

Queeny Lu’s Bio:
Queeny Lu is the traveler behind the calligraphy and with her passion for travel and calligraphy, she aspires to create custom calligraphed pieces of the highest quality in hand calligraphy. Having started learning Arabic Calligraphy for a couple of years while studying Arabic, she naturally transitioned over to pointed-pen calligraphy and is a co-organizer for a Meetup.com group called San Francisco Modern Calligraphy. If you need hand calligraphy to make a one-of-a-kind wedding, fun prints for your home, or chalkboard art for your business, Queeny has developed skills of pointed pen calligraphy, different language scripts, watercolor, illustration and chalkboard art.

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Sunday, September 25th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56


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

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

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

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

Sunday, September 25th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
Sewing 102: Stretch Fabric Edition! Sew Your Own Leggings! $58


Now that you have a little experience on the machine by taking Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp, you can delve even deeper into magical land of sewing knits! This class will demystify the process of cutting out and sewing stretchy knit fabric to create a sexy pair of leggings for wearing to yoga, dance or under a cute dress! You will learn about knit grain lines, the difference between two-way and four-way stretch fabric, and how to sew knit in an easy, competent way. You will also create casings for an elastic waistband and do a simple hem. You will leave with your own leggings pattern so you can go home and keep creating your own custom leggings with all of the fun knits you can find! This is a great knit foundation class that can lead you into sewing knit skirts, dresses, and even bikinis!

Supplies Needed: None! But feel free to bring 1 1/3 yard of 4 way stretch knit fabric if you have a specific pattern/style you’d prefer!

Instructor Bio: Crystal Hermann has been sewing and art teacher for school aged kids throughout San Francisco for the past ten years.  She even taught middle school students to make skinny jeans and backpacks! With her young students she shares a love for glitter, rainbows and unicorns.  Outside of the classroom she spends her time painting murals, drawing, biking, dancing and doing yoga in homemade leggings.  She graduated from CCA’s fashion department in 2004 and has been sewing up a storm ever since.  She even won a live “project runway” style speed sewing competition called Fashion Feud.  She believes that sewing is a skill, not a talent and anyone can master it!

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

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

Sunday, September 25th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52


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

PLEASE NOTE: This is a great starter class to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving alot of expensive (and easy to ruin) equipment. This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so don’t expect to come out with your own tee shirt line after the first time! But DO expect to have some fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

Supplies Needed: None, but 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.

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

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

Wednesday, September 28th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56


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

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Thursday, September 29th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Watercolor Painting And Mixed Media $48
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In WorkshopSF’s Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media class, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you no less than SEVEN different techniques utilizing watercolors and mixed media to build your artistic arsenal and juice your creative noggin! She will begin by teaching you how to paint with different watercolors; this will provide the foundation for the class and your new master work. Lana will provide short lessons on technique, brushes, and color to get you started. She will then lead you down the artistic rabbit hole, showing you how to create trippy effects by experimenting with dripping/splattering techniques, using stencils + Elmer’s glue to create embossing effects, working with colored pencils and wax crayons to add text and lettering, and much more... Once you have a basic command of these versatile techniques, you will be given plenty of time to try out several of these new techniques on your own. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide, answer questions, and reel you in should you stray too far! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting, flattening, and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

WARNING: This is NOT one of those lame SIP and PAINT classes where you drink Merlot, listen to Ed Sheeran, and group paint a serene, California sunset! There are plenty of art bars in Marin that can hook you up with that!! Come prepared to get a little splatter-happy and super creative in this class! (You may consider wearing old clothing that can take a hit of watercolor paint or two...)

Supplies Needed: None! We will take care of all supplies, including all paint, brushes, media, practice paper, and actual professional paper. However, please feel free to bring additional paper, scraps, or perhaps items with a soft surface that you would like to experiment on!

Instructor Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lana Kohn grew up among paints and pencils. Once she realized that art was her passion, Lana obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and printmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lana’s work has been shown in various galleries and art spaces around the Bay Area. She has also worked with other members of the art community including DSF, FactionArt and Wonderland Gallery, curating art exhibitions and pop up events. While working in many facets of the creative world, Lana continues to explore within her own artwork through painting, printmaking, photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

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

Friday, September 30th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Home Decor Projects $100
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In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced sewing skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! 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 learn how to load and operate a sewing machine, as well as how to install basic zippers using the machine. You will also have ample opportunity to practice your new sewing skills and troubleshoot any issues with the instructor’s guidance.

For this home decor edition of Sewing Bootcamp for Beginners, you will finish several simple projects including a koozie for a can, fabric napkins, a pot holder, and a pillow. For the pillow project, you will make a zipper style pillow case with a geometric patchwork pattern to master the basics of this traditional craft. You will leave with your pillow and a pillow insert that’s ready to decorate your home! This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, WorkshopSF, and Root Division, or is busy running Jenny Lemons, a clothing label she launched in 2015!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, October 2nd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66


Do you have a black thumb? Be honest! Whether you know a good bit about succulents or nothing at all, this class will make you feel like you can grow anything! Plus, let face it, in SF not all of us have a huge backyard garden. This is the perfect solution! In this class, plant and flower aficionado Lorena Cortez and WorkshopSF wunderkind Nick Sass will teach you how to BUILD and FILL your own wooden vertical succulent box! In the first part of the class, you will get comfortable with simple tools and assemble the box from wood pieces. Next, you will learn the proper method for filling it with soil and succulents. Last, you’ll learn how to keep these mounted gardens alive and thriving! Plus, we are big fans of revealing all our tricks so you can learn to make these rad boxes of green magic on a budget.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

Instructor Bio: Nick Sass is a carpenter and builder from Redding, CA. Nick helped with The Speakeasy tasting room build out, builds his own furniture, and can sling beers and chainsaws interchangeably. (We’ve watched him do this...)

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

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

Monday, October 3rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $62


Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp... or prison! Only it’s better because we can drink beer while doing it here! In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork. You’ll learn how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps!), and assemble your own belt! You can even wear it out of class!

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

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

Instructor Bio: Brendan Heath is a Taos, New Mexico born son of two artists. Brendan has lived in San Francisco for the last several years, splitting time between bartending at the Thieves bars and working on his own leatherworking company called Terminus Est Leather.

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

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

Tuesday, October 4th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Craft Hacking 101: Agate & Geode Jewelry $58
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In our new Craft Hack classes, Katy Atchison, crafter at large, takes on popular DIY trends with an approachable, fun style keeping with Workshops lo-fi motto. She deconstructs often expensive crafts/ classes out there and offers a lo-fi fun starter version. These classes will be more project based over an intensive class. Ideal for just trying out a new craft before investing a ton of loot or time into classes or supplies. A long time Etsy fan/ seller and part of the community, Katy tackles new crafts all the time rotating her class offerings often- think craft class meets a fun etsy style craft night. You can even bring boxed wine and Oreos! We dont judge.

Agate & Geode Jewelry: Stop carting around a bag of crystals & learn how to bring elements of nature into your work and how to elevate found objects to create beautiful jewelry. I’ll teach you how to make gold & silver gilded agate rings & beginner wire wrapping so you can start sporting your bag o’ crystals as jewelry instead. You’ll get to choose an agate crystal and learn how to turn it into a beautiful ring with an exquisite dipped gold look! Then, later in the class we’ll break open geodes & learn how to wire wrap them into gorgeous pendents. YOU WILL WALK OUT WITH 3-4 AMAZING PIECES (SEE OUR INSTAGRAM FOR EXAMPLES)

Students will learn:
-Wire-Wrapping Techniques and tips for single pieces of wire & multiple pieces of wire
-How to break open a Geode without shooting your eye out
-Gilding vs Gold Dipping
-Where to obtain the best gems
-Gem History & Origin Nerd Talk

Supplies Needed: We supply everything here, supplies are simple and affordable to stick to our lo-fi motto. Since this a craft hack class we use more affordable resources and supplies so its easy for you to reproduce at home.

Instructor Bio: Born to a potter and a textile artist, Katy has a natural curiosity to explore everything DIY. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised surrounded by everything craft: weekends were for selling at craft shows, babysitting with Grandma Atchison was filled with painting, summers in Montana meant counted crossstitch with Grandmie Bonnettt & after homework was finished she was weaving, loading kilns and sponging pots for weekend craft show prep. She s taught several workshops in the Bay Area- including Handlettering, Scrubs & Soaps, Painting, Illustration & How to Make Your Own Mini-pie. She is an illustrator for her 9-5 job and does web design, for more about her adventures please visit: katyatchison.com

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

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

Tuesday, October 4th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 5th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn To Cut And Sew A Box Top $58


In this new class, we continue your sewing education by delving into making your own clothes - whoot whoot! Work with the adorable Jennie Lennick, from Jenny Lemons, and make your own adorable boxy cut  top. Learn how to follow a basic pattern, cut out your garment, make fabric choices, and put it all together for the final sew and assembly. This class is ideal if you’ve taken our sewing 101 or sewing bootcamp and are ready to move on to bigger projects.

Pre-requisite: YOU MUST ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SEW OR HAVE BEEN TO A WORKSHOP SEWING 101 OR BOOTCAMP CLASS TO USE OUR MACHINES.

Supplies Needed:  None. We supply 1-yard of pre-shrunk denim chambray for your crop top plus additional fabric to finish the project. However, if you would like to bring your own fabric from a prior class or the fabric store, please feel free. You will be using our simple Janome 2122 machines, so please do not bring your own machine.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not fall under "standard sizing" Please let us know so we can supply a proper pattern.

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 5th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Mixology: Limoncello, Atholl Brose, And Absinthe Infusions $48


How do you really expect to get anyone over to your place for pre-game when all you have to offer is a sixer of Keystone and half a pint of Sauza that was in the pantry when you moved in? Infusions! That’s how! In this latest DIY mixology class, learn how to make the following infusions: Limoncello, Atholl Brose (like a cream whiskey), and Absinthe. You will learn about the different types of distilled spirits and why you would use each. You will walk away with the ability to produce these infusions at home (and a half pint sample of each infusion in addition to the samples to try during the class), enough herbs and spices to make a quart of Absinthe, as well as an idea of how to create your very own infusions.

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: 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.

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

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

Thursday, October 6th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48


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 a few simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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 and various 102 classes. Sewing Bootcamp covers all the material from this class and Sewing 102.

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

Supplies Needed: We supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome 2212 that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for around $150. Please don’t bring your own machine.

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

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

Thursday, October 6th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 8th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Knitting Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Knitting Camp & Snood And Headband Projects $88
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In this all day knitting bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of knitting and gets you started on creating stitches using those big knitting needles! No previous knitting experience required! Leading you through two main knitting projects, Becca will teach you skills including: reading and understanding a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh…), purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, ribbing, finishing work with blocking, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by the first knitting project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your second project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with your two projects, a set of wooden knitting needles, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple knitting patterns in order to inspire and complete future knitting projects!

We Are Knitters - Blueberry Muffin Snood and Headband Project: For your two projects, you will work on a matching headband and snood / cowl from We Are Knitters (pictured above). And as part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters knitting kit! Each kit includes two 15mm knitting needles, one skein of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh… ahhhhh…), a sewing needle, and a pattern for the snood and headband project. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: http://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kits/snoods/blueberry-muffin-snood-and-headband.

Supplies Needed: none. We will supply yarn and needles, which you will take home with you. If you have special yarn (chunky thick yarn is best) that you would like to bring in and test, please feel free!

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes constantly with her 90 year old grandmother for advice on knitting projects constantly. She is an expert at making everything from knit shirts to hats to gloves to scarves to booties! You name it, she’s knit it!

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

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

Saturday, October 8th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Letterpress: Woodtype Letterpress Cards (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $70
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VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the East Bay into an artist co-op, but don’t worry our workshops are just as awesome as ever. Bigger space, more sunshine, plenty of parking...what else could you ask for? MacArthur Bart is just over a mile up the road and there is a FREE Emery-go-round shuttle that runs every 10-15 minutes and will deliver you to our door, or pretty close at least. The Hollis Line drops you at 45th and Hollis or the Powell Line drops you at 40th and Hollis. We are now located at 1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608 in the big red garage roll up door! Please contact Western Editions directly at westerneditions@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

In Woodtype Letterpress Cards, 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 three different cards messages that you ll work as a group to decide on and hand set in vintage woodtype. The options are endless; Happy Birthday, YAY, WOW, Thank You, Fuck Yeah, Oops...

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

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

Sunday, October 9th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Sewing 102: Stretch Fabric Edition! Sew Your Own Leggings! $58


Now that you have a little experience on the machine by taking Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp, you can delve even deeper into magical land of sewing knits! This class will demystify the process of cutting out and sewing stretchy knit fabric to create a sexy pair of leggings for wearing to yoga, dance or under a cute dress! You will learn about knit grain lines, the difference between two-way and four-way stretch fabric, and how to sew knit in an easy, competent way. You will also create casings for an elastic waistband and do a simple hem. You will leave with your own leggings pattern so you can go home and keep creating your own custom leggings with all of the fun knits you can find! This is a great knit foundation class that can lead you into sewing knit skirts, dresses, and even bikinis!

Supplies Needed: None! But feel free to bring 1 1/3 yard of 4 way stretch knit fabric if you have a specific pattern/style you’d prefer!

Instructor Bio: Crystal Hermann has been sewing and art teacher for school aged kids throughout San Francisco for the past ten years.  She even taught middle school students to make skinny jeans and backpacks! With her young students she shares a love for glitter, rainbows and unicorns.  Outside of the classroom she spends her time painting murals, drawing, biking, dancing and doing yoga in homemade leggings.  She graduated from CCA’s fashion department in 2004 and has been sewing up a storm ever since.  She even won a live “project runway” style speed sewing competition called Fashion Feud.  She believes that sewing is a skill, not a talent and anyone can master it!

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

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

Monday, October 10th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56


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

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48


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

Supplies Needed: None! Workshop will supply everything!

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies HAPPY HOUR! $42


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

PLEASE NOTE: This is a great starter class to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving alot of expensive (and easy to ruin) equipment. This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so don’t expect to come out with your own tee shirt line after the first time! But DO expect to have some fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

Supplies Needed: None, but 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.

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

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

Wednesday, October 12th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 12th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beauty School Rebel - Makeup Mastery: Classic Cat Eyes + Bright Lips $68
Join makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares some of her insider tricks for doing your makeup and becoming an instant sex kitten. You will learn how to achieve that glamorous cat eye effect with liquid liner and amazing lashes, plus create sexy bright lips with a perfectly matched bright lip color. You will take home a Beauty School Rebel Cheat Sheet, list of product recommendations that include the alternatives to those overpriced department store brands and some sweet goodies to recreate that perfect eye and lip look at home. Shana will also have a small selection of beauty products from her Fox & Doll line available onsite to take home for purchase if you desire.

prerequisite: None. There are other Makeup Mastery classes focusing on Smokey Eyes, False Lashes and a Brow perfecting workshop, but the classes are by no means a prerequisite for this class. Take all in any order!

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.

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

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

Wednesday, October 12th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $100


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

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wish I could make that? Or said, I wish I could make something better?Take our Brew It Yourself: Intro to Homebrewing class and you’ll realize how truely possible that is! You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least 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 October 15th 11:00am-5:00pm
Session 2: Wednesday November 2nd 7:00pm-9:00pm

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

Instructor Bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.com

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

Saturday, October 15th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Urban Pitmaster: Learn To Slow Smoke Barbecue (MISSION LOCATION) $60
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SOUTHPAW RESTAURANT, LOCATED AT 2170 MISSION STREET, BETWEEN 17TH STREET AND 18TH STREET IN THE MISSION. THE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THIS EVENING. JUST LOOK FOR THE WORKSHOP SIGN OUT FRONT.


ADDRESS: 2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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

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

Supplies Needed: None.

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Tuesday, October 18th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
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Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $48
Thursday, August 25th, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Hooch 101: Crafting Cocktails with Bay Area Booze (HAIGHT ASHBURY LOCATION) $60
Thursday, August 25th, 7:30PM-10:00PM

Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallet $58
Saturday, August 27th, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
Saturday, August 27th, 11:00AM-6:00PM

 
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