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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, March 24th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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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 her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

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, March 25th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
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.

Saturday, March 25th, 4:00PM-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.

Sunday, March 26th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
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In this beginner metalsmith and jewelry making class, Chen Blume, a professional jewelry designer and owner of Chen Blume Studio, will teach you the basic skills required for creating your own metal jewelry! You will learn to shape and texture metals including brass and silver. You will also receive a demonstration of the basic tools necessary to saw, file, hammer, dap, and punch metal into your first jewelry pieces! After the initial instruction, Chen will work with you to design and produce a pair of hammered and shaped earrings, as well as a geometric stamped pendant necklace. You will leave with two elegant piece of handmade jewelry and a handout listing all of the tools and supplies needed to keep the metalsmith addiction going!

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: Chen Blume is an SF based designer and artist, via Tel Aviv and Boston. After working in the digital world for 10 years, she yearned for the messy, unpredictable process between body and hand. She fell in love with small metals and jewelry making, and launched Blume Studio Jewelry. Check out some of Chen’s jewelry design creations on her site at: http://www.jewelry.blumestudio.com/ and Instagram @blumestudiojewelry

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, March 26th, 12:00PM-3:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (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!

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
Sunday, March 26th, 3:00PM-5:30PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
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Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, March 26th, 4:00PM-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.

Tuesday, March 28th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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, March 28th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48
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New to sewing? Never touched a machine in your life? Wanna brush off the cobwebs from that Home Ec class you took back in middle school? Or just want more confidence in approaching your projects? Well come on down! Our sewing teacher Hayley will walk you through the basics of using a machine, cutting fabric, following simple patterns and welcomes any questions you can throw her way. You ll walk out of class having completed a few simple projects and more importantly, with the confidence to continue sewing on your own. This is a stand alone class, feel free to take either Sewing Bootcamp afterwards to continue honing your craft! 

Teacher Bio; Hayley has been sewing her entire life. She enjoys backpacking as a means of seeing this great big world, free food, Dad jokes, and her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs. 

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, March 29th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Intro To Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition $60
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We can’t help it... you mention "weaving", and we cut straight to 1972 Gary Wright caressing our ears with his yacht rock slow jam to end ALL slow jams. But fear not, dream weavers... we’re about to convert you into IRL weavers! In Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition, WorkshopSF instructor extraordinaire Jennie Lennick will teach you the basics of beginner’s weaving, including how to warp a loom, how to weave with a needle and shuttle, and how to add yarn. Using an 8.5" X 11" pop out loom and simple weaving tools, you will apply these skills by making your first woven tapestry! Each small tapestry will measure around 8" X 10.5". Along the way, you will learn decorative weaving techniques such as Rya (adding tassels) and Soumak (creating that braided look). You will leave class with your own woven tapestry, a small loom and weaving tools. You will also receive a class handout that includes weaving instructions, resources, and locations to find loom and weaving supplies. That should be enough to get you through the night...

Black Sheep Goods - Learn How to Weave Kit: For this weaving class, we are excited to partner with Black Sheep Goods, a Nashville-based business that produces beautiful woven goods as well as a fantastic starter kit for weaving! As part of this class, you will receive a Learn How to Weave kit that includes a pop out loom (8.5" X 11"), 10" wooden dowel, and five mini skeins of yarn that equal to 150 yards total (enough yarn to make roughly three woven wall hangings). For more information about Black Sheep Goods and photos of this kit, please visit: http://www.blacksheepgoods.com/weaving-kits/loomkit.

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply loom, tools, and yarn which you will take home with you.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

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

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

Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Mixology: Learn To Make Wine From A Kit $58
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Interested in learning more about the wine-making process, but not quite ready to mortgage the house for a yield of Sebastopol pinot grapes? Join award-wining winemaker and brewer Scott Mansfield as he introduces you to the process of wine-making from a kit! First, Scott will have samples of wine to taste in order to introduce you to wine that is produced from kits. Next, using the Stag’s Leap Merlot kit, Scott will guide you through the steps of fermentation and bottling. You will leave with two bottles from the Merlot kit batch, as well as the knowledge to make nearly any varietal using this process. And, you will relish in the glory of being able to reproduce a $35 bottle of wine for under five bucks! Score!

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Scott Mansfield is an award-winning winemaker, and brewer, writes about beer for 7x7 Magazine and other publications, and is the author of Strong Waters: A Simple Guide to Making Beer, Wine, Cider and Other Spirited Beverages 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, March 30th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
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Who doesn’t love flowers? In this floral design class you will get a glimpse into the world of a florist. Pick Lorena’s brain on how to choose the right flowers, keep to your floral budget, care for your stems, tips on getting around the SF Flower Mart, and overall tricks of the trade. You’ll use locally grown flowers to create both a hand-wrapped bouquet and vase arrangement. Leave class feeling like you got the skills to conquer any Bridezilla wedding or even your own kitchen table centerpiece.

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her lifelong love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner and two pups in 2013. Since then, they happily focus on weddings and events in the Bay Area. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, March 31st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Simple Ceramics: Sculpting With Air Dry Clay $52
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In Simple Ceramics: Sculpting with Air Dry Clay, ceramics designer Hannah Louise will teach you how to build beautiful, decorative, and functional clay objects using air dry clay! This simple ceramics class will focus on three main ceramics projects: a small figurine / totem sculpture, a lapel pin, and a small dish. First, you will learn techniques to prepare and hand sculpt your clay. Using simple tools such as sponges, toothpicks, and knives, as well as a small sculpting wheel, you will further mold and sculpt your air dry clay into its desired form. Once each clay object’s form is complete, you will learn how to dry them quickly so paints and shellac can be added, resulting in a super-shiny, fancy-looking piece. Each student will have time to decorate their work with the instructor’s guidance using acrylic paint and permanent felt tip pens, before adding the final glaze. Each student will leave with three finished air dry clay projects, as well as instructions on how to take care of your newly minted ceramic sculptures. You will also receive an equipment and supplies list so that you can recreate additional air dry clay sculptures at home!

This is a perfect class to get your feet wet with ceramics before you dive into a full blown ceramics course that involves multiple glazes and a kiln. Many students and ceramics enthusiasts have found that working initially with air dry clay helped them to understand the basic principles of shaping and forming, and gave them practice in decoration, before they moved on to the more complex processes of glazing and kiln firing.

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all materials including aprons, but please wear clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dusty!

Instructor Bio: Hannah Louise is the founder of Munbeibi Studio, a ceramic design brand focused on creating playful, handbuilt sculptures. She spends part of each year in northern Japan, learning new practices and gaining fresh inspiration. Hannah’s appreciation for shiny, feminine art has found an outlet in her own independent graphic and sculptural design work. Visit munbeibi.com or follow her Instagram @munbeibi to see some of her latest projects.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, March 31st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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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 her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

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, April 1st, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering With Markers $56
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In Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering with Markers, calligrapher Joyce Gutierrez of Write Pretty Things will get you started on developing your own brush lettering technique and style! During this two-hour workshop, you will learn basic guidelines for hand lettering, and practice strokes that are commonly used to form your letters. You will also learn about proper brush pen pressure and grip, as well as correct body / hand positioning for practicing your brush lettering. Joyce will share with you her tools of the trade, including favorite types of brush markers and paper. Each student will work with a variety of brush markers, and will receive a moleskine journal and 3-4 notecards to use for in-class projects. Each student will also take home a workbook that includes strokes, drills, one lowercase alphabet guides, and tips on finding and further developing a personal brush pen calligraphy style. Have fun learning a new hobby with good company! No prior experience (or nice regular handwriting) required!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Joyce Gutierrez is the modern calligrapher behind Write Pretty Things, and a longtime lover of beautiful lettering, paper, pens and stationery. Her love of black & white, clean lines, and just a little bit of rule breaking, extends to her calligraphy style of minimal flourishes and modern letterforms. When she s not designing sassy mugs or posting about tacos or dogs on Instagram, you ll likely catch Joyce planning her next trip, unintentionally killing succulents, or thinking about adopting another dog... See more of Joyce s work online at Write Pretty Things, and on Instagram here: @writeprettythings.

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, April 1st, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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.

Sunday, April 2nd, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
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In this beginner metalsmith and jewelry making class, Chen Blume, a professional jewelry designer and owner of Chen Blume Studio, will teach you the basic skills required for creating your own metal jewelry! You will learn to shape and texture metals including brass and silver. You will also receive a demonstration of the basic tools necessary to saw, file, hammer, dap, and punch metal into your first jewelry pieces! After the initial instruction, Chen will work with you to design and produce a pair of hammered and shaped earrings, as well as a geometric stamped pendant necklace. You will leave with two elegant piece of handmade jewelry and a handout listing all of the tools and supplies needed to keep the metalsmith addiction going!

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: Chen Blume is an SF based designer and artist, via Tel Aviv and Boston. After working in the digital world for 10 years, she yearned for the messy, unpredictable process between body and hand. She fell in love with small metals and jewelry making, and launched Blume Studio Jewelry. Check out some of Chen’s jewelry design creations on her site at: http://www.jewelry.blumestudio.com/ and Instagram @blumestudiojewelry

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, April 2nd, 12:00PM-3:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
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Who doesn’t love flowers? In this floral design class you will get a glimpse into the world of a florist. Pick Lorena’s brain on how to choose the right flowers, keep to your floral budget, care for your stems, tips on getting around the SF Flower Mart, and overall tricks of the trade. You’ll use locally grown flowers to create both a hand-wrapped bouquet and vase arrangement. Leave class feeling like you got the skills to conquer any Bridezilla wedding or even your own kitchen table centerpiece.

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her lifelong love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner and two pups in 2013. Since then, they happily focus on weddings and events in the Bay Area. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Monday, April 3rd, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66
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If you live in the Bay Area, chances are your options for big backyard gardens can be fairly limited! We have the perfect solution... In this class, led by professional gardener Tory Van Wey, you will learn how to BUILD and FILL your own vertical succulent garden! In the first part of class, you will get comfortable with simple tools (drill, screwdriver, and screws... just the basics) and assemble your wooden garden box from pre-cut wood pieces. Next, you will learn the proper method for filling your vertical garden with soil and succulents. Last, Tory will share her urban gardening wisdom so you can keep these mounted gardens alive and thriving! You will leave with one wooden vertical succulent garden that is ready to hang. Plus, we are big fans of revealing all of our tricks, so you will learn how to make more of these rad boxes of green magic on a budget.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Tory Van Wey was first bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six, when her mother showed her how to make and tend a backyard vegetable patch. As an impatient kid, she learned how to make a mean fried green tomato. Her passion for gardening grew to encompass sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and mycology, with a recent turn towards sustainable urban gardening. Tory is currently one of the fine gardeners of Gardenhood, a local SF gardening and garden design company that focuses on installing gardens that are diverse, reliable, and use Bay Friendly practices. In addition to being a professional gardener, Tory is also a freelance illustrator with a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University, whose work is heavily influenced by the natural world and her time in the garden. You can see her illustration work at www.toryvanwey.com.

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

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

Tuesday, April 4th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
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Who doesn’t love flowers? In this floral design class you will get a glimpse into the world of a florist. Pick Lorena’s brain on how to choose the right flowers, keep to your floral budget, care for your stems, tips on getting around the SF Flower Mart, and overall tricks of the trade. You’ll use locally grown flowers to create both a hand-wrapped bouquet and vase arrangement. Leave class feeling like you got the skills to conquer any Bridezilla wedding or even your own kitchen table centerpiece.

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

Instructor Bio: Lorena grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her lifelong love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner and two pups in 2013. Since then, they happily focus on weddings and events in the Bay Area. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, April 5th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $62
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Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp! In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork. You’ll learn how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps!), and assemble your own belt! You can even wear it out of class!

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 5th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a great modern way to create unique handmade designs on anything from your holiday cards to that sweet fanny pack you scored at the thrift store. In this class you will get down and dirty with learning the various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing onto a tote bag or fabric and paper. You will achieve a basic knowledge of tools, inks, process, insider tricks and tips, and will go home with your own uniquely carved block and a piece of your own printed fabric and you can mark the world with now. All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case! Welcome to come armed with some design ideas for your graphic/ stamp as well.

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

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

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

Thursday, April 6th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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.

Thursday, April 6th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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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 her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

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, April 8th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
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In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft and Dye Your Own Leather Wallet, you will learn and apply leatherworking techniques to cut, dye, and assemble your own wallet from vegetable tanned leather! Jennifer Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, will teach you to follow a simple wallet pattern and cut out your leather strips. She will demonstrate how to mix dye to arrive at the color or stain you desire, then apply that dye to your leather. You will learn to hand stitch the leather pieces for assembly and apply a snap. Finally, you will burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. Jennifer will also discuss the benefits of using vegetable tanned leather, as well as how to take care of your new wallet! You will leave class with one wallet and a working knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to create more wallets at home!

Supplies Needed: None, but please do not wear your sunday best since you’ll be using dye in this class.

Instructor Bio: Jen Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, has been making leather accessories for women, men and home for the last 7 years. She also teaches leatherwork to kids and adults around the bay area. You can catch her work at local stores and artisan markets as well as online at http://www.tiltleather.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, April 8th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.

Sunday, April 9th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $74
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Do you want to enter the world of indigo dreams? Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs to dye four rad napkins and your choice of either tote bag or pillow case. Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future.

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

Instructor Bio: A San Francisco native who spent her formative years in Petaluma, Elizabeth Mikutowicz was first exposed to natural dying processes and shibori by her textile artist mother. But it was her participation in the very first Workshop indigo and shibori dying class that sealed her love of shibori A true WorkshopSF success story, Elizabeth left class and quickly went on to dye every textile in her house! Fast forward a couple years, and now Elizabeth has launched her own shibori line, Liz and Luna Design, and instructs the shibori and indigo dying class at Workshop. The student has truly become the teacher! This fall, Elizabeth she will travel to Oaxaca for a week long symposium on natural dye, indigo, and shibori put on by the World Shibori Network.

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, April 9th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board (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!

Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board: 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 wood slab cutting board. cheese plate/  foodie display board or whatever! Its a gorgeous piece of hardwood with a live edge- you know the pretty exposed edge of the tree that’s all hot hot hot in design. You will learn how to cut, sand and prep these babies- then you can take it home and be like, I made this bitches! Or you can gift it. Awesome for entertaining and more. Pretty sweet!

Supplies Needed: None! This is an intro class, but we’ll be doing more advanced classes in the future. 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.
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Sunday, April 9th, 3:00PM-5:30PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
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Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

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

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Monday, April 10th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
DIY Party Decor: Paper Flowers And Tassels $56
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No more trips to the party supply store to drop coin on flimsy, generic decorations... Transform your home into a festive, party hot spot with beautiful DIY decorations that YOU will create! In this session of DIY Party Décor, using simple tools you probably have at home, you will cut, fold, roll, and curl paper to create sculptural floral decorations and a paper tassel garland. You will also learn to personalize each paper flower with watercolors to create an ombré effect, and choose from different types of papers, from recycled, to thicker/thinner, to translucent, to metallic. You will leave class with TWO giant paper flowers, ONE 5-foot paper tassel garland, and the know-how to produce more for your next big soirée!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Crystal Hermann is an artist, fashion/costume designer, and teacher based in San Francisco. She graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from CCA, and has been a sewing and art teacher for school aged kids for the past ten years. Outside of the classroom, Crystal spends her time painting murals, drawing, biking, dancing and doing yoga in homemade leggings. She firmly believes that everyone can benefit from creative outlets in their lives, no matter their experience or skill level! Check out more of Crystal’s professional work at: http://www.crystalvielula.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Monday, April 10th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
CAMERASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR $185
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So you’ve ponied up for the fancy DSLR.  But with all of its buttons, settings, modes, and capabilities, this beast of a camera has you wondering if maybe that eight hundo you just dropped on it would have been better spent covering a year’s worth of bar tabs.  (Okay, not a year... two months max.)  FEAR NOT!  Workshop is excited to give you CAMERASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR, a Workshop Intensive class offering a more in-depth look at digital photography.  In this four week course, instructor Kurt Manley will help you navigate your camera’s settings, use manual modes, and learn what all of those camera buttons actually do!  Things like f-stops and shutter speeds start to make sense as you learn how to use aperture and shutter.  You will learn how to beautifully blur backgrounds, perfectly freeze motion, and bring your entire picture into focus. This class will also cover camera topics and techniques such as metering, composition, and how to improve shooting conditions.  Kurt will also explain some must-know technical details, such as determining file types, using histograms, setting white balance, choosing lenses, and post processing.

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

Session date / times for this class:

Session 1 - Tuesday, April 11th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 2 - Tuesday, April 18th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 3 - Tuesday, April 25th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 4 - Saturday, April 29th - 10:00am-12:30pm

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

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. Also, if you miss a class session, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please check ALL DATES and make sure that you can attend each session date before you sign up. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Tuesday, April 11th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Macrame Project: Macrame Plant Hangers $54
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In this macramé project class, you will learn the art of macramé in all of its retro glory as you make your own macramé plant hanger! Perfect for decorating your ever-growing jungalow, these plant hangers can hold pots, glass vessels, or other plant holders. You will learn fundamental macramé knots, including the half hitch, square, and overhand knot. You will also have the opportunity to embellish your hanger with fun beads and other natural goodies. You will leave with one finished macramé plant hanger that includes a small glass vessel and air plant, as well as the knowledge to make additional plant hangers of any size!

Supplies Needed: None. We provide all supplies, as well as one small glass vessel and air plant. You are welcome to bring additional pots or glass vessels to use instead of the vessel that we provide.

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 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, WorkshopSF, 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, April 11th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, April 12th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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.

Thursday, April 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn To Sew A Waxed Canvas And Leather Tote Bag $95
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In this Sewing 102 class, you will put your sewing skills to work and sew up a beautiful waxed canvas + leather tote bag! This rugged, stylish, and versatile tote will be made of waxed canvas, and offer the capacity to handle carrying your laptop, books, and other daily essentials. Not only will you go home with a tote that you made from start-to-finish, you will also learn indispensable bag sewing techniques for handling heavy-weight fabric on a home sewing machine. You will also learn how to attach leather handles with quick-set brads. We will have field tan, burgundy, and gray colors available for waxed canvas top colors. All totes will have black bottoms.

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF, or you are already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine, in order to attend this class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.

Klum House - Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit: For this class, we are excited to partner with Klum House, a Portland-based DIY workshop and handmade goods brand that produces sewing maker kits offering an assortment of beautiful bag designs. As part of this class, you will receive a Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit that includes 8.25 oz. waxed canvas (cut & ready to sew), 28" X 3/4" leather straps (pre hole-punched), antique brass brads, Klum House label, and illustrated PDF instructions. For more information about Klum House and photos of this kit, please visit: https://www.klumhouse.com/maker-kits/portsmith-waxed-canvas-tote-maker-kit.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor 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!)

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, April 14th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $60
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We’re taking pickling up a notch in this new class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We think it’s a damn shame that whiskey’s reputation has been tarnished by its association with the dreaded whiskey d*ck, so were here to defend its honor with...whiskey picks!

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

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

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

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, April 14th, 8:00PM-10:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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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 her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

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, April 15th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Sewing 102: Stretch Fabric Edition! Sew Your Own Leggings! $58
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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, April 17th, 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.

Monday, April 17th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
IPhone Photography: Gaining The Tools To Take Better Photos $48
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You can thank the iPhone for single-handedly extinguishing the need to ever utter the phrase "I wish I had my camera right now!!" It’s allowed us to capture stunning natural scenery, extravagant spreads of food and libations, amazing concert stills, and of course, the selfie in the bathroom mirror. But if you’ve done the regular ol’ iPhone camera point-and-shoot to death, then let’s ratchet up your image capturing acumen with some next level iPhone photography skills! In this class, professional photographer Sarah Deragon will teach you how to combine basic principles of good photography with a select grouping of camera phone apps to create some truly amazing photos!​

First, you will learn some basics of good photography, including lighting and composition, and how they are utilized to produce a solid photograph. Second, you’ll learn best practices for photographing your friends, be they the two-legged or the four-legged variety! After that, Sarah will run a friendly little photo portrait challenge so you can pair up with another student, practice shooting portraits, and get some instant feedback on your work. Last, you will dive into a few camera apps such as Instagram and AfterLight to learn how to further improve your images. Sarah will offer insights on her own general workflow for getting photos processed, posted, and stored. She even has some stellar tips for developing your photos into actual, physical, yes-you-can-touch-it prints! She will close the session with an open Q&A so you can ask about anything that needs a little extra detail.

Supplies Needed: Make sure that your phone is fully charged, and that have both Instagram and AfterLight apps installed. You do NOT need to own an iPhone specifically... Androids or other recently released camera smart phones should work. (But don’t bring in that busted flip phone from last decade thinking you’ll walk outta here the next Diane Arbus...)

Instructor Bio: Sarah Deragon is a freelance professional photographer living in Sonoma, CA. She has spent the last ten years in San Francisco running a successful photography business entitled Portraits To The People. Her work has been featured in Oprah, Refinery29, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, and many more. Learn more about Sarah and her work at: http://www.sarahderagonphotography.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, April 18th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (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!

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
Wednesday, April 19th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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.

Wednesday, April 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Custom Leather Accessories $58
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Learn to design and create lux leather jewelry and accessories! In this unisex class, you’ll make the custom leather piece of your dreams! Live the 90’s dream (again) with your handmade O-ring choker, or experiment with leather rings, bangles and gauntlets to create a more ornate neck piece. In this class, you will cut out your custom pattern and leather straps, then set decorative closure fixtures using snaps, buckles, and rivets. You will finish your pieces by stamping, painting, and staining your leather neck piece. Once that masterpiece is complete, you will have the option to create a companion cuff or ring, since its always about accessorizing!

If you’re feeling REALLY frisky, you can opt to skip the accessories and devote class time to designing and constructing a full-on leather harness! Hey, they’re not just for Goths anymore!!

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

Supplies Needed: None

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, April 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Intro To Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition $60
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We can’t help it... you mention "weaving", and we cut straight to 1972 Gary Wright caressing our ears with his yacht rock slow jam to end ALL slow jams. But fear not, dream weavers... we’re about to convert you into IRL weavers! In Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition, WorkshopSF instructor extraordinaire Jennie Lennick will teach you the basics of beginner’s weaving, including how to warp a loom, how to weave with a needle and shuttle, and how to add yarn. Using an 8.5" X 11" pop out loom and simple weaving tools, you will apply these skills by making your first woven tapestry! Each small tapestry will measure around 8" X 10.5". Along the way, you will learn decorative weaving techniques such as Rya (adding tassels) and Soumak (creating that braided look). You will leave class with your own woven tapestry, a small loom and weaving tools. You will also receive a class handout that includes weaving instructions, resources, and locations to find loom and weaving supplies. That should be enough to get you through the night...

Black Sheep Goods - Learn How to Weave Kit: For this weaving class, we are excited to partner with Black Sheep Goods, a Nashville-based business that produces beautiful woven goods as well as a fantastic starter kit for weaving! As part of this class, you will receive a Learn How to Weave kit that includes a pop out loom (8.5" X 11"), 10" wooden dowel, and five mini skeins of yarn that equal to 150 yards total (enough yarn to make roughly three woven wall hangings). For more information about Black Sheep Goods and photos of this kit, please visit: http://www.blacksheepgoods.com/weaving-kits/loomkit.

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply loom, tools, and yarn which you will take home with you.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

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

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

Friday, April 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, April 22nd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Letterpress Bootcamp: Modern Calligraphy & Custom Letterpress Cards (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $150
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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.

Over the course of two weekends, you’ll receive an introduction to modern calligraphy, create your own calligraphy design, and then have your design digitized for your custom letterpress printing! In the first session, you will work with Queeny Lu, the Traveling Calligrapher, to learn modern calligraphy techniques with a quill and ink. After a thorough practice sesh developing your calligraphy style and letters, you will select one word or phrase for your personalized stationery. Using your new calligraphy technique, you will write out this word or phrase, and then see how it is turned into a digital file that can be letterpress printed in the next session.

In the second session, you will work with Taylor and Erin from Western Editions to learn a bit of letterpress history and the basic set up for printing on an 800 pound Vandercook Proofing Press. You’ll hand crank a set of stationery from your own personal handstyle. You will leave with ten (10) customized letterpress notecards and all the supplies to continue with your calligraphy practice (paper, ink and quill). Not to mention super inspired!

Session 1: Saturday, April 22nd - 12-2pm
Session 2: Saturday, April 29th - 12-2pm

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor 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.
Saturday, April 22nd, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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, April 22nd, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables: Farmer’s Market Edition $60
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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.
Sunday, April 23rd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a great modern way to create unique handmade designs on anything from your holiday cards to that sweet fanny pack you scored at the thrift store. In this class you will get down and dirty with learning the various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing onto a tote bag or fabric and paper. You will achieve a basic knowledge of tools, inks, process, insider tricks and tips, and will go home with your own uniquely carved block and a piece of your own printed fabric and you can mark the world with now. All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case! Welcome to come armed with some design ideas for your graphic/ stamp as well.

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

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

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

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Sunday, April 23rd, 12:00PM-2:30PM
IPhone Photography: Gaining The Tools To Take Better Photos $48
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You can thank the iPhone for single-handedly extinguishing the need to ever utter the phrase "I wish I had my camera right now!!" It’s allowed us to capture stunning natural scenery, extravagant spreads of food and libations, amazing concert stills, and of course, the selfie in the bathroom mirror. But if you’ve done the regular ol’ iPhone camera point-and-shoot to death, then let’s ratchet up your image capturing acumen with some next level iPhone photography skills! In this class, professional photographer Sarah Deragon will teach you how to combine basic principles of good photography with a select grouping of camera phone apps to create some truly amazing photos!​

First, you will learn some basics of good photography, including lighting and composition, and how they are utilized to produce a solid photograph. Second, you’ll learn best practices for photographing your friends, be they the two-legged or the four-legged variety! After that, Sarah will run a friendly little photo portrait challenge so you can pair up with another student, practice shooting portraits, and get some instant feedback on your work. Last, you will dive into a few camera apps such as Instagram and AfterLight to learn how to further improve your images. Sarah will offer insights on her own general workflow for getting photos processed, posted, and stored. She even has some stellar tips for developing your photos into actual, physical, yes-you-can-touch-it prints! She will close the session with an open Q&A so you can ask about anything that needs a little extra detail.

Supplies Needed: Make sure that your phone is fully charged, and that have both Instagram and AfterLight apps installed. You do NOT need to own an iPhone specifically... Androids or other recently released camera smart phones should work. (But don’t bring in that busted flip phone from last decade thinking you’ll walk outta here the next Diane Arbus...)

Instructor Bio: Sarah Deragon is a freelance professional photographer living in Sonoma, CA. She has spent the last ten years in San Francisco running a successful photography business entitled Portraits To The People. Her work has been featured in Oprah, Refinery29, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, and many more. Learn more about Sarah and her work at: http://www.sarahderagonphotography.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, April 23rd, 3:30PM-6:30PM
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.

Monday, April 24th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Macrame Project: Macrame Wall Hanging $48
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Take a trip back through the 70’s in the Mystery Machine as you learn how to transform rope and twine into magical wall art goodness! You will learn the art of macrame, mastering foundational knots including the double half hitch, the square knot, alternating square knot, and half square knot. You will complete a fancy, mid-sized wall hanging from heavy cotton rope and a brass hanging rod OR foraged stick (size of wall hanging will be approximately 12" width X 20" height). Make all the OG boho peeps around the houseboat docks jelly by embellishing your funky macrame art with our selection of natural goodies, beads, and more! You will leave with one finished macrame wall hanging, an instructional handout, and the ability to keep knotting at home so you can complete additional macrame projects!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

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

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

Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board (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!

Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board: 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 wood slab cutting board. cheese plate/  foodie display board or whatever! Its a gorgeous piece of hardwood with a live edge- you know the pretty exposed edge of the tree that’s all hot hot hot in design. You will learn how to cut, sand and prep these babies- then you can take it home and be like, I made this bitches! Or you can gift it. Awesome for entertaining and more. Pretty sweet!

Supplies Needed: None! This is an intro class, but we’ll be doing more advanced classes in the future. 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.
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Tuesday, April 25th, 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, April 26th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66
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If you live in the Bay Area, chances are your options for big backyard gardens can be fairly limited! We have the perfect solution... In this class, led by professional gardener Tory Van Wey, you will learn how to BUILD and FILL your own vertical succulent garden! In the first part of class, you will get comfortable with simple tools (drill, screwdriver, and screws... just the basics) and assemble your wooden garden box from pre-cut wood pieces. Next, you will learn the proper method for filling your vertical garden with soil and succulents. Last, Tory will share her urban gardening wisdom so you can keep these mounted gardens alive and thriving! You will leave with one wooden vertical succulent garden that is ready to hang. Plus, we are big fans of revealing all of our tricks, so you will learn how to make more of these rad boxes of green magic on a budget.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Tory Van Wey was first bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six, when her mother showed her how to make and tend a backyard vegetable patch. As an impatient kid, she learned how to make a mean fried green tomato. Her passion for gardening grew to encompass sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and mycology, with a recent turn towards sustainable urban gardening. Tory is currently one of the fine gardeners of Gardenhood, a local SF gardening and garden design company that focuses on installing gardens that are diverse, reliable, and use Bay Friendly practices. In addition to being a professional gardener, Tory is also a freelance illustrator with a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University, whose work is heavily influenced by the natural world and her time in the garden. You can see her illustration work at www.toryvanwey.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, April 28th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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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 her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

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, April 29th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering With Markers $56
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In Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering with Markers, calligrapher Joyce Gutierrez of Write Pretty Things will get you started on developing your own brush lettering technique and style! During this two-hour workshop, you will learn basic guidelines for hand lettering, and practice strokes that are commonly used to form your letters. You will also learn about proper brush pen pressure and grip, as well as correct body / hand positioning for practicing your brush lettering. Joyce will share with you her tools of the trade, including favorite types of brush markers and paper. Each student will work with a variety of brush markers, and will receive a moleskine journal and 3-4 notecards to use for in-class projects. Each student will also take home a workbook that includes strokes, drills, one lowercase alphabet guides, and tips on finding and further developing a personal brush pen calligraphy style. Have fun learning a new hobby with good company! No prior experience (or nice regular handwriting) required!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Joyce Gutierrez is the modern calligrapher behind Write Pretty Things, and a longtime lover of beautiful lettering, paper, pens and stationery. Her love of black & white, clean lines, and just a little bit of rule breaking, extends to her calligraphy style of minimal flourishes and modern letterforms. When she s not designing sassy mugs or posting about tacos or dogs on Instagram, you ll likely catch Joyce planning her next trip, unintentionally killing succulents, or thinking about adopting another dog... See more of Joyce s work online at Write Pretty Things, and on Instagram here: @writeprettythings.

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, April 29th, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
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In this beginner metalsmith and jewelry making class, Chen Blume, a professional jewelry designer and owner of Chen Blume Studio, will teach you the basic skills required for creating your own metal jewelry! You will learn to shape and texture metals including brass and silver. You will also receive a demonstration of the basic tools necessary to saw, file, hammer, dap, and punch metal into your first jewelry pieces! After the initial instruction, Chen will work with you to design and produce a pair of hammered and shaped earrings, as well as a geometric stamped pendant necklace. You will leave with two elegant piece of handmade jewelry and a handout listing all of the tools and supplies needed to keep the metalsmith addiction going!

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: Chen Blume is an SF based designer and artist, via Tel Aviv and Boston. After working in the digital world for 10 years, she yearned for the messy, unpredictable process between body and hand. She fell in love with small metals and jewelry making, and launched Blume Studio Jewelry. Check out some of Chen’s jewelry design creations on her site at: http://www.jewelry.blumestudio.com/ and Instagram @blumestudiojewelry

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, April 30th, 12:00PM-3:30PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
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Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, April 30th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $74
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Do you want to enter the world of indigo dreams? Come and learn the beautiful and ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique known as Shibori. In this class you will learn the basics of creating an indigo dye-bath using pre-reduced indigo crystals and Shibori techniques to generate unique patterns and designs to dye four rad napkins and your choice of either tote bag or pillow case. Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future.

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

Instructor Bio: A San Francisco native who spent her formative years in Petaluma, Elizabeth Mikutowicz was first exposed to natural dying processes and shibori by her textile artist mother. But it was her participation in the very first Workshop indigo and shibori dying class that sealed her love of shibori A true WorkshopSF success story, Elizabeth left class and quickly went on to dye every textile in her house! Fast forward a couple years, and now Elizabeth has launched her own shibori line, Liz and Luna Design, and instructs the shibori and indigo dying class at Workshop. The student has truly become the teacher! This fall, Elizabeth she will travel to Oaxaca for a week long symposium on natural dye, indigo, and shibori put on by the World Shibori Network.

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, April 30th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Intro To Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition $60
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We can’t help it... you mention "weaving", and we cut straight to 1972 Gary Wright caressing our ears with his yacht rock slow jam to end ALL slow jams. But fear not, dream weavers... we’re about to convert you into IRL weavers! In Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition, WorkshopSF instructor extraordinaire Jennie Lennick will teach you the basics of beginner’s weaving, including how to warp a loom, how to weave with a needle and shuttle, and how to add yarn. Using an 8.5" X 11" pop out loom and simple weaving tools, you will apply these skills by making your first woven tapestry! Each small tapestry will measure around 8" X 10.5". Along the way, you will learn decorative weaving techniques such as Rya (adding tassels) and Soumak (creating that braided look). You will leave class with your own woven tapestry, a small loom and weaving tools. You will also receive a class handout that includes weaving instructions, resources, and locations to find loom and weaving supplies. That should be enough to get you through the night...

Black Sheep Goods - Learn How to Weave Kit: For this weaving class, we are excited to partner with Black Sheep Goods, a Nashville-based business that produces beautiful woven goods as well as a fantastic starter kit for weaving! As part of this class, you will receive a Learn How to Weave kit that includes a pop out loom (8.5" X 11"), 10" wooden dowel, and five mini skeins of yarn that equal to 150 yards total (enough yarn to make roughly three woven wall hangings). For more information about Black Sheep Goods and photos of this kit, please visit: http://www.blacksheepgoods.com/weaving-kits/loomkit.

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply loom, tools, and yarn which you will take home with you.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

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

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

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Thursday, May 4th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $100
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PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE INSTRUCTOR"S BREWING FACILITY AT 726 15TH STREET IN POTRERO HILL.

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

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday May 6th 11:00am-5:00pm
Session 2: Wednesday May 24th 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.
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Saturday, May 6th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
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In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft and Dye Your Own Leather Wallet, you will learn and apply leatherworking techniques to cut, dye, and assemble your own wallet from vegetable tanned leather! Jennifer Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, will teach you to follow a simple wallet pattern and cut out your leather strips. She will demonstrate how to mix dye to arrive at the color or stain you desire, then apply that dye to your leather. You will learn to hand stitch the leather pieces for assembly and apply a snap. Finally, you will burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. Jennifer will also discuss the benefits of using vegetable tanned leather, as well as how to take care of your new wallet! You will leave class with one wallet and a working knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to create more wallets at home!

Supplies Needed: None, but please do not wear your sunday best since you’ll be using dye in this class.

Instructor Bio: Jen Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, has been making leather accessories for women, men and home for the last 7 years. She also teaches leatherwork to kids and adults around the bay area. You can catch her work at local stores and artisan markets as well as online at http://www.tiltleather.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, May 6th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
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In this beginner metalsmith and jewelry making class, Chen Blume, a professional jewelry designer and owner of Chen Blume Studio, will teach you the basic skills required for creating your own metal jewelry! You will learn to shape and texture metals including brass and silver. You will also receive a demonstration of the basic tools necessary to saw, file, hammer, dap, and punch metal into your first jewelry pieces! After the initial instruction, Chen will work with you to design and produce a pair of hammered and shaped earrings, as well as a geometric stamped pendant necklace. You will leave with two elegant piece of handmade jewelry and a handout listing all of the tools and supplies needed to keep the metalsmith addiction going!

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: Chen Blume is an SF based designer and artist, via Tel Aviv and Boston. After working in the digital world for 10 years, she yearned for the messy, unpredictable process between body and hand. She fell in love with small metals and jewelry making, and launched Blume Studio Jewelry. Check out some of Chen’s jewelry design creations on her site at: http://www.jewelry.blumestudio.com/ and Instagram @blumestudiojewelry

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, May 7th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
Mothers Day DIY Party Decor: Paper Flowers And Tassels $56
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No more trips to the party supply store to drop coin on flimsy, generic decorations... Transform your home into a festive, party hot spot with beautiful DIY decorations that YOU will create! In this session of DIY Party Décor, using simple tools you probably have at home, you will cut, fold, roll, and curl paper to create sculptural floral decorations and a paper tassel garland. You will also learn to personalize each paper flower with watercolors to create an ombré effect, and choose from different types of papers, from recycled, to thicker/thinner, to translucent, to metallic. You will leave class with TWO giant paper flowers, ONE 5-foot paper tassel garland, and the know-how to produce more for your next big soirée!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Crystal Hermann is an artist, fashion/costume designer, and teacher based in San Francisco. She graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from CCA, and has been a sewing and art teacher for school aged kids for the past ten years. Outside of the classroom, Crystal spends her time painting murals, drawing, biking, dancing and doing yoga in homemade leggings. She firmly believes that everyone can benefit from creative outlets in their lives, no matter their experience or skill level! Check out more of Crystal’s professional work at: http://www.crystalvielula.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."
Sunday, May 7th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
IPhone Photography: Gaining The Tools To Take Better Photos $48
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You can thank the iPhone for single-handedly extinguishing the need to ever utter the phrase "I wish I had my camera right now!!" It’s allowed us to capture stunning natural scenery, extravagant spreads of food and libations, amazing concert stills, and of course, the selfie in the bathroom mirror. But if you’ve done the regular ol’ iPhone camera point-and-shoot to death, then let’s ratchet up your image capturing acumen with some next level iPhone photography skills! In this class, professional photographer Sarah Deragon will teach you how to combine basic principles of good photography with a select grouping of camera phone apps to create some truly amazing photos!​

First, you will learn some basics of good photography, including lighting and composition, and how they are utilized to produce a solid photograph. Second, you’ll learn best practices for photographing your friends, be they the two-legged or the four-legged variety! After that, Sarah will run a friendly little photo portrait challenge so you can pair up with another student, practice shooting portraits, and get some instant feedback on your work. Last, you will dive into a few camera apps such as Instagram and AfterLight to learn how to further improve your images. Sarah will offer insights on her own general workflow for getting photos processed, posted, and stored. She even has some stellar tips for developing your photos into actual, physical, yes-you-can-touch-it prints! She will close the session with an open Q&A so you can ask about anything that needs a little extra detail.

Supplies Needed: Make sure that your phone is fully charged, and that have both Instagram and AfterLight apps installed. You do NOT need to own an iPhone specifically... Androids or other recently released camera smart phones should work. (But don’t bring in that busted flip phone from last decade thinking you’ll walk outta here the next Diane Arbus...)

Instructor Bio: Sarah Deragon is a freelance professional photographer living in Sonoma, CA. She has spent the last ten years in San Francisco running a successful photography business entitled Portraits To The People. Her work has been featured in Oprah, Refinery29, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, and many more. Learn more about Sarah and her work at: http://www.sarahderagonphotography.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, May 7th, 4:00PM-6:30PM
Beauty School Rebel: Hair Braiding  $68


Want to learn how to braid your hair into edgy textured styles you keep seeing in all the magazines and on runways? Join Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares her tips and tricks for styling your hair with braids. You will learn how to do multiple styles and obtain the tricks for getting them to hold while looking cool and casual. Everyone will have hands on instructional time so you will be sure to walk out with runway ready hair.

Come with your hair one to two days dirty and 100% dry. If you have a favorite hairspray bring it. You will receive a few styling super star essentials to take home.

Prerequisite: There are other Hair 101 classes focusing on teasing and curling, but the classes are by no means a prerequisite for this class. Take all in any order!

Instructor bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She 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, May 10th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (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!

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
Thursday, May 11th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering With Markers $56
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In Hand Lettering Basics: Brush Lettering with Markers, calligrapher Joyce Gutierrez of Write Pretty Things will get you started on developing your own brush lettering technique and style! During this two-hour workshop, you will learn basic guidelines for hand lettering, and practice strokes that are commonly used to form your letters. You will also learn about proper brush pen pressure and grip, as well as correct body / hand positioning for practicing your brush lettering. Joyce will share with you her tools of the trade, including favorite types of brush markers and paper. Each student will work with a variety of brush markers, and will receive a moleskine journal and 3-4 notecards to use for in-class projects. Each student will also take home a workbook that includes strokes, drills, one lowercase alphabet guides, and tips on finding and further developing a personal brush pen calligraphy style. Have fun learning a new hobby with good company! No prior experience (or nice regular handwriting) required!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Joyce Gutierrez is the modern calligrapher behind Write Pretty Things, and a longtime lover of beautiful lettering, paper, pens and stationery. Her love of black & white, clean lines, and just a little bit of rule breaking, extends to her calligraphy style of minimal flourishes and modern letterforms. When she s not designing sassy mugs or posting about tacos or dogs on Instagram, you ll likely catch Joyce planning her next trip, unintentionally killing succulents, or thinking about adopting another dog... See more of Joyce s work online at Write Pretty Things, and on Instagram here: @writeprettythings.

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, May 13th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
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.

Saturday, May 13th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48
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Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, May 14th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
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.

Sunday, May 14th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
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A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other "DIY air vents", then join apparel designer Jennie Lennick for a class on sashiko mending! Learn about this beautiful, ancient Japanese embroidery technique which was originally developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos, and lengthen the life of textiles. Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs", traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric. A single running stitch is used to create lovely geometric patterns that can be used to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute this running stitch, and transfer geometric designs onto indigo dyed linen. You will also learn the different meanings behind popular, traditional sashiko patterns. Jennie will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler, including a repetitive wave and a spiral square pattern. Once everyone has the technique down, she will discuss how to apply this sashiko technique to your thrashed jeans so they can live to fight another day!

Supplies Needed: None! All fabric, thread, and sashiko needles are provided for you to keep. For extra credit, bring a pair of thrashed jeans to repair!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, May 18th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing $56
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In Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing, Portland-based artist and textile designer Ellen Julia Brown will introduce you to the beautiful art of cyanotype printing! This photographic process, also known as sun printing, allows you to use real life objects, stencils, drawings, and even photo negatives to produce unique, Prussian blue prints on both artist paper and fabric. Ellen will lead you through the print making process from start to finish, beginning with a discussion of the specific tools involved, as well as options for prepping your chemicals, paper, and fabric. You will then experiment with exposures, using different objects and negatives, to produce prints on paper and fabric. Lastly, you will learn to rinse and dry out your prints so they are complete and ready to show! Ellen will discuss options for further exploration, including general troubleshooting tips, and using toner to manipulate the color of your prints.

This class will include about two hours of instruction, demonstration, and group printing exercises. The last hour will be dedicated to working with the instructor to print images, explore, and get creative! You will leave with at least 4-6 prints, including a tea towel, fabric pieces, and artist print paper, as well as instructions and know-how to re-create this process at home.

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out Ellen’s cyanotype Pinterest boards for additional cyanotype examples as well as photos of the cyanotype printing process from a prior printing class.

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all ink, paper, and supplies to print. Please wear clothing that can take a hit of ink or two. We will have aprons for you to wear. For cyanotype printing, you may bring a photo negative printed onto transparency paper. (A simple 8.5 X 11 sheet works, just make sure your image is printed black and white!)

Instructor Bio: Ellen Julia Brown is a visual artist, textile designer, and maker living in Portland, Oregon. She shares her love of cyanotype and surface pattern design through workshops, and will be launching her first collection of handmade accessories, Light & Line, in Spring 2017. Check out Ellen’s textile and photography work on Instagram @ellenjuliabrown.

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, May 20th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (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!

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, May 20th, 3:00PM-5:30PM
Sewing 102: Stretch Fabric Edition! Sew Your Own Leggings! $58
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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, May 22nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board (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!

Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board: 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 wood slab cutting board. cheese plate/  foodie display board or whatever! Its a gorgeous piece of hardwood with a live edge- you know the pretty exposed edge of the tree that’s all hot hot hot in design. You will learn how to cut, sand and prep these babies- then you can take it home and be like, I made this bitches! Or you can gift it. Awesome for entertaining and more. Pretty sweet!

Supplies Needed: None! This is an intro class, but we’ll be doing more advanced classes in the future. 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.
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Thursday, May 25th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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, May 30th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
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A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other "DIY air vents", then join apparel designer Jennie Lennick for a class on sashiko mending! Learn about this beautiful, ancient Japanese embroidery technique which was originally developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos, and lengthen the life of textiles. Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs", traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric. A single running stitch is used to create lovely geometric patterns that can be used to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute this running stitch, and transfer geometric designs onto indigo dyed linen. You will also learn the different meanings behind popular, traditional sashiko patterns. Jennie will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler, including a repetitive wave and a spiral square pattern. Once everyone has the technique down, she will discuss how to apply this sashiko technique to your thrashed jeans so they can live to fight another day!

Supplies Needed: None! All fabric, thread, and sashiko needles are provided for you to keep. For extra credit, bring a pair of thrashed jeans to repair!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, June 1st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media $48
Friday, March 24th, 7:00PM-9:30PM

Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
Saturday, March 25th, 11:00AM-6:00PM

Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48
Saturday, March 25th, 4:00PM-6:00PM

Screen Printing For Newbies $52
Sunday, March 26th, 12:00PM-3:00PM

 
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