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Simple Ceramics: Sculpting With Air Dry Clay  $52
Simple

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.
Wednesday, July 26th, 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, July 27th, 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 terra cotta pot and a cactus or succulent, 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.
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Thursday, July 27th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Hooch 101: Let’s Have A TIKI! (HAIGHT ASHBURY LOCATION) $60
Hooch

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT HQ (FORMERLY MARTIN MACK’S), AN IRISH PUB LOCATED AT 1568 HAIGHT STREET IN THE UPPER HAIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT HQ, WALK THROUGH THE MAIN BAR TO THE BACK BAR. THE CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE BACK BAR.

Over the last decade the phenomenon that is TIKI has slowly but surely wiggled its way back into the hearts and minds of both bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts alike! And SF is no exception. With bars including Trader Sam’s, Tonga Room, Smuggler’s Cove, Pagan Idol, and Trader Vic’s... the Bay Area is teeming with TIKI!! But whether its a new hot spot downtown, or a bamboo dive that’s decades old, these bars all share that common purpose of giving you one hell of a fun, boozy time!

So, to celebrate this glorious tiki resurgence, SF bartender extraordinaire Gillian Fitzgerald will take you through some of the history of tiki cocktails, the culture that surrounds them, and the booze that makes them just so damn tasty! You’ll learn to shake, muddle and stir using proper bar tools and techniques as Gillian guides you through the preparation of three classic and newly minted tiki cocktails. Each student will take home a handout that includes a tiki recipe list, a guide to the best tiki in the Bay, and helpful suggestions for stocking your home bar to re-create cocktails on the tiki circuit. The price of this class includes one drink ticket, good for a cocktail or beer of your choice at HQ (since the three you make during the class surely won’t be enough...)

So c’mon and let s have a TIKI together!!

Supplies Needed: None. But if show up in proper tiki attire, we may have an extra drink ticket for you. Flower leis, tropical prints, hula skirts, coconut bra...

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

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, July 27th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48
Sewing

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! Let us walk you through the basics of using a machine, cutting fabric, and following simple patterns. You’ll walk out of class having completed a few simple projects, and more importantly, possessing the confidence to continue sewing on your own. This is a stand alone class, so feel free to take either Sewing Bootcamp afterwards to continue honing your craft!

Supplies Needed: None. 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.

Friday, July 28th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
Sewing

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!

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: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. A jack of all trades, Hayley 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.

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, July 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, July 29th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
Beginner

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, July 30th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing $48
Print

In Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing, we will introduce you to the beautiful art of cyanotype printing! This photographic process is also known as sun printing because the sun can be utilized as the main light source for your exposures. Cyanotype printing is unique in that it allows you to use real life objects, stencils, drawings, and even photo negatives to produce beautiful Prussian blue prints on both artist paper and fabric. We will lead you through the cyanotype print making process from start to finish, beginning with a discussion of the specific tools and supplies involved, as well as options for prepping your cyanotype solution, paper, and fabric. You will then experiment with exposures by using different objects and image negatives to produce your unique prints. Lastly, you will learn to rinse and dry out your prints so they are complete and ready to show!

The first half of this class will go over history, examples, how-to instruction, and demonstrations of the printing process. The last half of class will be dedicated to working with the instructor to print images, test different subjects and exposure times, troubleshoot your designs, and get creative! You will leave with at least 6-8 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 WorkshopSF’s cyanotype Pinterest board for additional cyanotype examples, process shots, and past class photos.

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, we encourage you to bring objects from home, such as leaves or small, flat branches. 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!) Please check our Pinterest board on Cyanotype for more ideas on objects to use for printing.

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, July 30th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52
ScreenIn this beginner screen printing class, we’ll get you started on the road to achieving that screen printing glory by teaching you the fundamental processes that goes into producing screen print images. You’ll gain an understanding of how screens are made and how emulsion and exposure units are used to "burn" the images onto the screens. We will demonstrate how to use a press (table top and t-shirt presses) to pull silk screen images onto paper or fabric. You will also get a tutorial on the different inks available in screen printing, as well as the types of surfaces that work best. Once all of the demos are done, it’s printing time!! You will spend the last half of class printing with our house screens, which include rad images, fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics, and more. You will have a chance to dive into our wide range of colorful inks and artist / vintage paper to start experimenting with your new screen printing skills! And, our instructor will be there to assist should you hit any obstacles or have any questions while printing. You will leave class with a handful of silk screen prints, a working knowledge of the screen printing process, and some helpful insight on what to do next should you desire to keep further your screen printing acumen!

A couple of important points to note:

1- This is a fantastic starter class in order to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving a few expensive (and easy to ruin) pieces of equipment, and requiring a lot of practice to master. So, don’t expect to come out ready to launch your own t-shirt line after only one class! But DO expect to have some great fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

2- This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images, text, and themes. If you are interested in a custom screen, we can refer you to a business that can handle that request.

Supplies Needed: None. We supply the screens + ink, as well as several cool types of papers and patches. However, feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen WorkshopSF images onto them to take home. We also normally have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as blank tees, totes and 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, August 2nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn To Sketch What You See $42
Sparc

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE SEE NOTES BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Yeah... So this is happening. WorkshopSF and SPARC medical marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn to Sketch What You See. In this sketching and drawing class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will help you put your pencil to paper so you can develop your very own daily sketching habit! You will learn a variety of mark-making and rendering techniques, focusing on drawing methods that are fun, easy, accessible, and require NO previous fine art experience. And yes, there will be herbal refreshments...

In the first half of class, Becca will discuss how to sketch what you see in real life, offering instruction on line-contour drawing, perspective and shading, rendering specific shapes, and more. She will share with you her favorite sketching tools, as well as proper drawing positions. After practicing basic sketching techniques, the class will take a quick smoke break, during which SPARC will offer complimentary medication samples and access to its vape kits. (Yes... we weren’t kidding about the Smoke Weed, Make Stuff!) Once you get your mind right, you will practice your new found skills by sketching a still life tableau. Featuring an inspired set of objects and dramatic lighting to facilitate some dynamic results, this still life session will give you the opportunity to freely sketch what you see, while Becca offers individual advice on improving and expanding your technique! You will leave class with the knowledge, tools, and the "creative luminescence" to continue your sketching practice at home and beyond!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class you will receive a sketchbook and mechanical art pencil to take home.

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.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend this class, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you arrive without your medical card, you will be turned away with no refund. (Sorry to be so harsh, but laws are laws.) If you have a card, but you are not a member of SPARC dispensary, please arrive at least thirty minutes early to fill out paper work and become a member. Again, there are no exceptions on this rule. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card, please visit PRESTO DOCTOR, a SPARC partner & patient verification service provider.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Thursday, August 3rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
Sewing

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!

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: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. A jack of all trades, Hayley 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.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, August 5th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Beginner Metalsmithing And Jewelry Making: Earrings And Pendant Necklaces $75
Beginner

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, August 6th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn To Sketch What You See $42
Sparc

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE SEE NOTES BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Yeah... So this is happening. WorkshopSF and SPARC medical marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC Up & Sketch: Learn to Sketch What You See. In this sketching and drawing class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will help you put your pencil to paper so you can develop your very own daily sketching habit! You will learn a variety of mark-making and rendering techniques, focusing on drawing methods that are fun, easy, accessible, and require NO previous fine art experience. And yes, there will be herbal refreshments...

In the first half of class, Becca will discuss how to sketch what you see in real life, offering instruction on line-contour drawing, perspective and shading, rendering specific shapes, and more. She will share with you her favorite sketching tools, as well as proper drawing positions. After practicing basic sketching techniques, the class will take a quick smoke break, during which SPARC will offer complimentary medication samples and access to its vape kits. (Yes... we weren’t kidding about the Smoke Weed, Make Stuff!) Once you get your mind right, you will practice your new found skills by sketching a still life tableau. Featuring an inspired set of objects and dramatic lighting to facilitate some dynamic results, this still life session will give you the opportunity to freely sketch what you see, while Becca offers individual advice on improving and expanding your technique! You will leave class with the knowledge, tools, and the "creative luminescence" to continue your sketching practice at home and beyond!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class you will receive a sketchbook and mechanical art pencil to take home.

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.  She is a resident DIY rockstar, offering her talents across a number of WorkshopSF classes. She required no arm twisting when asked to teach this class...

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend this class, YOU MUST POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you arrive without your medical card, you will be turned away with no refund. (Sorry to be so harsh, but laws are laws.) If you have a card, but you are not a member of SPARC dispensary, please arrive at least thirty minutes early to fill out paper work and become a member. Again, there are no exceptions on this rule. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card, please visit PRESTO DOCTOR, a SPARC partner & patient verification service provider.

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, August 6th, 2:00PM-4:30PM
Urban Gardening: Learn To Build And Care For A Mounted Herb Garden $58
Urban

In Urban Gardening: Learn to Build and Care for a Mounted Herb Garden, professional gardener Tory Van Wey will teach you how to build, fill, and care for a living, breathing mounted herb garden! Great for urban settings such as patios, small outdoor porches, sunny kitchens, and even fire escapes, mounted herb gardens are wonderful for cultivating fresh herbs that can be used for cooking, seasoning, or cocktail making.

First, you will design the look and layout of your herb garden, choosing from a few different stain finishes and styles before getting handy with a drill to build your wooden base mount. After prepping and staining your wood mount, you’ll move from woodworker to gardener as Tory teaches you about the different herbs and plants that are "city friendly". You will plant up to three different herbs in terra cotta pots. Then, you will learn how to properly care for your plants, how to deal with common pests, and what to do if your garden goes belly up (ANSWER: Freak out, obnoxiously curse Tory’s name, then demand your money back PRONTO! Just kidding..... ish.) You will leave class with one mounted herb garden in tow, a handout covering garden care, a supplies list for building future vertical gardens, and Tory’s recommendations on the best local garden stores to buy plants and seeds.

PLEASE NOTE: Your herb garden will measure approximately 6" by 24", and will weigh approximately five (5) lbs. Keep in mind that you will need to have some means of transporting this garden back to your home. We recommend bringing a tote or grocery bag to carry your garden home.

Supplies Needed: None, but since you’ll be working with dirt and wood, you may want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. We’ll have aprons that you can use, just in case.

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 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.
Monday, August 7th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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.
Tuesday, August 8th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48


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

Supplies Needed: None! Workshop will supply everything!

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 9th, 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, August 9th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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
Thursday, August 10th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
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In Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals and Botanicals, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you how to paint beautiful botanical and floral images using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a series of short lessons on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will practice color blending, creating gradients, and watercolor washes. Next, you will use these techniques and more to paint one of the simple floral still life tableaus that will be set up in class. Lana will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using the floral and botanical still life as your subject. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

Supplies Needed: None. However, if you have specific botanical or floral imagery that you would like to try to use as your subject, please feel free to bring it and Lana can help give you some ideas and pointers for painting it!

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, and photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, August 10th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Brew It Yourself 102: Full Grain Brewing- POTRERO LOCATION $125
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IMPORTANT: Location is 726 15th St, SF CA 94103, off of Potrero. In the "British Grocery" building.

Are you ready to take your home-brewing to the next level? Brew It Yourself 102 will give you all the techniques you need to make great beer at home via the advanced full-grain brewing method. After the class, you’ll walk away with a case of beer that you helped make, and the confidence to tackle a full-grain batch of beer at home.

You’ll get to take the class in the Comrades Brewing secret beer laboratory. We’ll first create a yeast starter, which will really get your yeast ready to take on the big job ahead of them. Then we’ll brew a 10 gallon batch of beer via the full-grain brewing method. We’ll carbonate our beer both in the bottle, and via force carbonation in a keg. During the brew, we’ll cover all your options for equipment, and dive into the science behind the art.

Since we’ll be going through some advanced techniques, we assume you already have basic brewing knowledge for this class. It is required that you have brewed at home, extract or full grain, or taken our Brew It Yourself 101 class.

This is the only class in SF where you get to learn from a professional brewer, and take home beer that you made. The class is limited to just 8 people, so you’ll get lots of time to ask questions. Your instructor Jason has worked hard to bring the principles and techniques of professional brewing to the world of homebrewing. You’ll really get a unique perspective that will take your brewing to the next level.

Part one: Saturday, August 12th 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Part two: Wednesday, August 30th 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Teacher bio: Jason Beck is the owner and Brewmaster of Comrades Brewing Company. He was formerly the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company. He has taught over 400 people how to brew in 4 years of teaching, and has brewed over a million pints of beer in his 10 years as a brewer.

The rules/ important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy- this includes rebooks, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. At that point we lock in your space, supplies and pay teachers for your spot. We happily refund or move any classes before that 72 hr point. Please see more on our Q&A page for more. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. Classes are meant for small groups or single tickets- please email if you would like more than 6 tickets to any class and we can arrange a private event. If you want to bring your pet- just ask us. To use a gift certificate just email us to sign up. Hit us for any questions at info@workshopsf.org. Hooray!

Saturday, August 12th, 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, August 12th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Knitting Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Knitting Camp & Snood And Headband Projects $88
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In this all day knitting bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of knitting and gets you started on creating stitches using those big knitting needles! No previous knitting experience required! Leading you through two main knitting projects, Becca will teach you skills including: reading and understanding a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh…), purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, ribbing, finishing work with blocking, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by the first knitting project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your second project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with your two projects, a set of wooden knitting needles, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple knitting patterns in order to inspire and complete future knitting projects!

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 12th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp And Dye Leather Drink Coasters $42
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Does it really make sense to own a personalized set of leather drink coasters, made from the finest of USA certified cowhides, when all they’ll do is ensure your Tecate cans and bourbon glasses don’t leave moisture stains on your cheap chipboard coffee table? Does that sound like overkill...? Well, we at WorkshopSF happen to LOVE us some Overkill, and think customized leather coasters would be a FINE addition to your living room accessories stash!

In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp and Dye Leather Drink Coasters, Jennifer Laursen, a professional leatherworker and owner / designer for Tilt Leather, will teach you to use common leatherworking tools to produce your own set of leather coasters! You will learn how to use tools such as mallets, rotary punches, rivet setters, and strap cutters to produce four coasters and a fancy, button enclosed strap that can hold them all together when not in use. Jennifer will show you how to use alphabet letter stamps and design stamps to create intricate, decorative patterns on your coasters. You will also use antique stain to add some color. Jennifer will explain the benefits of using vegetable tanned leather, as well as offer a guide on good leather care. Everyone will leave class with their own set of four coasters, a button-enclosed leather strap holder, and working knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to stamp and create more leather goods at home!

Supplies Needed: None, but don’t wear your Sunday best since we will be working with stains.

Instructor Bio: Jennifer Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, has been making leather accessories for women, men and home for over seven years. She also teaches leatherwork to kids and adults all around the Bay area. Check out more of her work 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, August 12th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
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. 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, August 13th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
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.
Tuesday, August 15th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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 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, August 15th, 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.
Wednesday, August 16th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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! Let us walk you through the basics of using a machine, cutting fabric, and following simple patterns. You’ll walk out of class having completed a few simple projects, and more importantly, possessing the confidence to continue sewing on your own. This is a stand alone class, so feel free to take either Sewing Bootcamp afterwards to continue honing your craft!

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome 2212 that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for around $150. Please don’t bring your own machine.

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

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

Thursday, August 17th, 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.
Thursday, August 17th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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."
Saturday, August 19th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
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!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, August 20th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
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.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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
Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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.

Wednesday, August 23rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $48
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In Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals and Botanicals, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you how to paint beautiful botanical and floral images using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a series of short lessons on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will practice color blending, creating gradients, and watercolor washes. Next, you will use these techniques and more to paint one of the simple floral still life tableaus that will be set up in class. Lana will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using the floral and botanical still life as your subject. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

Supplies Needed: None. However, if you have specific botanical or floral imagery that you would like to try to use as your subject, please feel free to bring it and Lana can help give you some ideas and pointers for painting it!

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, and 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.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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.
Thursday, August 24th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Friday, August 25th, 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.

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, August 25th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52
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In this beginner screen printing class, we’ll get you started on the road to achieving that screen printing glory by teaching you the fundamental processes that goes into producing screen print images. You’ll gain an understanding of how screens are made and how emulsion and exposure units are used to "burn" the images onto the screens. We will demonstrate how to use a press (table top and t-shirt presses) to pull silk screen images onto paper or fabric. You will also get a tutorial on the different inks available in screen printing, as well as the types of surfaces that work best. Once all of the demos are done, it’s printing time!! You will spend the last half of class printing with our house screens, which include rad images, fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics, and more. You will have a chance to dive into our wide range of colorful inks and artist / vintage paper to start experimenting with your new screen printing skills! And, our instructor will be there to assist should you hit any obstacles or have any questions while printing. You will leave class with a handful of silk screen prints, a working knowledge of the screen printing process, and some helpful insight on what to do next should you desire to keep further your screen printing acumen!

A couple of important points to note:

1- This is a fantastic starter class in order to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving a few expensive (and easy to ruin) pieces of equipment, and requiring a lot of practice to master. So, don’t expect to come out ready to launch your own t-shirt line after only one class! But DO expect to have some great fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

2- This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images, text, and themes. If you are interested in a custom screen, we can refer you to a business that can handle that request.

Supplies Needed: None. We supply the screens + ink, as well as several cool types of papers and patches. However, feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen WorkshopSF images onto them to take home. We also normally have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as blank tees, totes and 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.

Saturday, August 26th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing $48
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In Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing, we will introduce you to the beautiful art of cyanotype printing! This photographic process is also known as sun printing because the sun can be utilized as the main light source for your exposures. Cyanotype printing is unique in that it allows you to use real life objects, stencils, drawings, and even photo negatives to produce beautiful Prussian blue prints on both artist paper and fabric. We will lead you through the cyanotype print making process from start to finish, beginning with a discussion of the specific tools and supplies involved, as well as options for prepping your cyanotype solution, paper, and fabric. You will then experiment with exposures by using different objects and image negatives to produce your unique prints. Lastly, you will learn to rinse and dry out your prints so they are complete and ready to show!

The first half of this class will go over history, examples, how-to instruction, and demonstrations of the printing process. The last half of class will be dedicated to working with the instructor to print images, test different subjects and exposure times, troubleshoot your designs, and get creative! You will leave with at least 6-8 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 WorkshopSF’s cyanotype Pinterest board for additional cyanotype examples, process shots, and past class photos.

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, we encourage you to bring objects from home, such as leaves or small, flat branches. 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!) Please check our Pinterest board on Cyanotype for more ideas on objects to use for printing.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, August 27th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Marimo Aqua Terrariums $48
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In this class, Gwynessa Aetherwyn, a professional artist and seasoned aqua garden designer, will show you how to design, build, and care for your own marimo aqua terrarium! For you botany dropouts, marimo are living, balls of freshwater algae, and are often referred to as "Japanese moss balls". Marimo are often used to spice up home aquariums and miniature aqua gardens. You will have the opportunity to design and build a cylindrical marimo aqua terrarium, using natural elements such as sand, rocks, clay, coral, and of course, water, and good to hold at least 1-2 spherical marimo. You will also learn how to care for and clean your terrariums. In addition, you will learn about sea creatures that can live harmoniously alongside marimo, as well as local spots to source the best aqua terrarium supplies so you can keep your new aqua gardening obsession going!

Once you have mastered your marimo aqua terrarium practice, you will have the opportunity to construct a miniature enclosed aqua terrarium. These smaller, decorative terrariums are will hold a single marimo ball. You will leave with two marimo terrariums, as well as the know-how to build more intricate and artistic aqua terrariums at home. Oh, and if you’re worried about your black thumb getting the way, don’t sweat it... Marimo are about as low maintenance as they come!

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s marimo aqua terrarium Pinterest board for additional marimo terrarium examples, process shots, and past class photos.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Gwynessa Aetherwyn is a local professional artist with her Masters in Fine Arts from Mills College in Oakland. One of her specialties is sculpture, and when a unique glass vessel from an SF thrift store met an air-plant from Sebastopol, a new series of living art was born. Now the shelves in her studio fill with her small, enclosed fantasy worlds of land and sea. Check them out in her Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyLifeArtistic and check out more of Gwynessa’s fine art and sculpture work at http://www.gwynessa.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, August 27th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Simple Ceramics: Sculpting With Air Dry Clay  $42
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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.
Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Urban Pitmaster: Learn To Slow Smoke Barbecue (MISSION LOCATION) $60
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SOUTHPAW RESTAURANT, LOCATED AT 2170 MISSION STREET, BETWEEN 17TH STREET AND 18TH STREET IN THE MISSION. THE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THIS EVENING. JUST LOOK FOR THE WORKSHOP SIGN OUT FRONT.

ADDRESS: 2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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

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

Supplies Needed: None.

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
Floral

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.
Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
Sashiko

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.

Wednesday, August 30th, 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, August 30th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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Simple Ceramics: Sculpting With Air Dry Clay  $52
Wednesday, July 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Print Making 101: Block Printing $56
Thursday, July 27th, 7:00PM-9:30PM

Macrame Project: Macrame Plant Hangers $54
Thursday, July 27th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Hooch 101: Let’s Have A TIKI! (HAIGHT ASHBURY LOCATION) $60
Thursday, July 27th, 7:30PM-10:00PM

 
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