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SPARC Up & Paint: Watercolor Techniques For Night Sky, Galaxy, And Deep Space Paintings (SOMA LOCATION) $36
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. CLASSES ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND AND MUST BRING A VALID ID.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

WorkshopSF and SPARC marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC UP & PAINT, a special watercolor class to spark your new interest in watercolor painting!! In this class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will teach you how to paint beautiful galaxies, night skies, planets, and deep space using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a short lesson on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will learn how to use color blending, gradients, and watercolor washes to render night skies, nebulas, and other celestial bodies. You’ll even have the chance to try out some special DIY techniques that use rock salt, acrylic ink, and even a toothbrush to create layers of stars to complete your dynamic deep space imagery. And don’t worry... Becca will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! Each student will leave with at least two completed paintings on cold-pressed archival watercolor paper. This a great opportunity for total beginners and folks with some watercolor experience to space out, get creative, and learn new techniques to produce these beautiful images.

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s watercolor Pinterest board for additional space, galaxy, and night sky examples and inspiration imagery similar to what you’ll produce in class.

Supplies Needed: None. All painting supplies will be provided in class.

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.

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, May 26th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
DIY Mounted Staghorn Ferns  $66
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Ah, those magical, mystical mounted staghorn ferns... described by some as "green taxidermy" since they do look like plants with antlers, these indoor wall dwellers are an outstanding addition to any living space. In this class, you will learn to properly build and mount a staghorn fern using moss, twine, pre-cut wood shapes, and either fishing wire or burlap. You’ll receive tips on proper angling and mounting so your fern will stand tall! You will also learn how to care for your new plant life and keep it alive. (I mean, the taxidermy comparison only goes so far... these babies wanna live!) Additionally, you will learn how to remount your staghorn fern, should it grow too big for its mount. You will leave with one medium-sized staghorn fern, a plant care guide, and resources on where to buy plants and hardware supplies should you desire to make more!

PLEASE NOTE: Each medium-sized wooden base measures around 12" X 15". AND, if there are enough plants & supplies (and enough class time), you can buy more plants and supplies from us to make more!

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s mounted staghorn fern Pinterest board for additional photos of the mounted staghorn ferns that you will make in class.

Supplies Needed: none.

Instructor Bio: Carmen Sanches obtained her BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas before spending the next 15+ years managing and directing visual teams at Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie SF flagship stores. Her focus was designing and creating their amazing in-store and window displays. While there, Carmen designed many of their large scale art installations. Maybe you remember the hanging Golden Gate Bridge made from over 1,000 Rice-a-Roni boxes? Or, the cork weeping willow, made from 20,000 recycled wine corks? That was Carmen! Currently, she instructs at WorkshopSF and works as an independent builder and designer, mainly assisting well known woodworkers / designers Katie Gong and Alekzandra Zee. In her spare time, Carmen has become a bonafide crazy plant lady, with over 30 staghorn ferns, air plants, succulent gardens, and more covering her walls and tables 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, May 28th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, May 29th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens $52
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This magical trend of plants and string-bound moss balls is pretty hard not to crush on. For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in sphagnum moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct. They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life! You will leave with two kokedama moss balls of your making, as well as a plant care guide and supplies list so that you can keep adding on to your hanging kokedama garden at home!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all plants, string, moss, and other materials for your kokedama 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.
Thursday, May 30th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
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A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other "DIY air vents", then join us for 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. Our instructor will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler. We will have a few simple designs on hand but, will have materials available if you would like to "go rogue" and create your own design. Once everyone has the technique down, the instructor 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, we strongly encourage you bring a pair of ripped jeans to repair!

Instructor Bio: Fueled by a long time desire to avoid jeans shopping at any cost, WorkshopSF sewing instructor and DIY Jack of All Trades Hayley learned the art of sashiko in order to keep her jeans in rotation for what some have called "too long". She now has become addicted to sashiko mending, and swears she owns at least one pair of jeans somewhere that lack rips or sashiko. Of course, no one has ever seen them...

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, May 30th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Build It Yourself: Wooden Ladder (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $58
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this class, professional installation artist Corinne DiTullio will teach you to measure, cut, assemble, and stain your own decorative wooden ladder! Perfect for holding blankets, hanging plant life, or just using for decoration in your apartment, these wooden ladders are perfect accents to any room in your home. Corinne will demonstrate how to properly use power drills and bits, measuring tools, saws, and jigs to perfectly cut and assemble your ladder. After assembly, you’ll finish by sanding and staining your ladder. You will have several color options for stain, and may choose either a 4’ or 5’ ladder. Each student will leave with one completed ladder and an understanding of basic woodworking skills and tools necessary to complete future building projects!

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- using hand saws and mitre blocks to cut wood
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- sanding, staining, and finishing the wood

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood and building materials for this project are included. Please do not wear open toe shoes or sandals (we suggest tennis shoes or boots). We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary. Feel free to bring in any objects that you would like to display, as this will help with deciding how to arrange your shelves and dowels.

Instructor Bio: Corinne DiTullio is a San Francisco based designer and installation artist who holds a bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre / Theatre Design and Technology from Cal Poly Pomona. After earning her degree, she discovered her passion for carpentry while building custom retail fixtures, and currently designs and constructs display art installations and window displays for Marine Layer.

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

Thursday, May 30th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Punch Needle 101 $78
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Punch needle is a fiber craft dateing back to the 1880’s, but is experiencing a big resurgence in popularity with more modern motifs and applications. Existing somewhere between rug hooking and embroidery, punch needle involves punching a needle through fabric in a repetitive motion to create amazing designs with loops of yarn. It’s a fun and relaxing craft that can be turned into wall art, cushions, pillows, rugs, purses… just about anything made with a textile! And with a great set of tools, even first timers can walk away with a beautiful piece. In this class, you will complete a punch needle project from start to finish, including material selection, frame set-up, working with stencils to create your own design, punch needle techniques, and options for finishing your piece!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class, each student will receive a full punch needle kit that includes one handmade 11x11 frame, monks cloth, yarn, a fun design pack, and an Oxford Punch Needle (the best out there...these are $35 retail) 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. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes with her 93 year old grandmother for advice on projects constantly. Becca teaches many of our fiber art workshops in addition to knit and crochet, such as macrame and punch needle.

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, May 31st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Wooden Triangle Planter Or Shelf (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $58
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this class, professional woodworker Katie Kilanowski will teach you how to build your own wooden triangle planter or shelf! First, you’ll gain a little insight into a woodworker’s twisted mind as Katie talks through some of the design decisions and woodworking concepts employed for this project. Next, she’ll help you get comfortable with some of the terms and processes you’ll be exposed to during the class (miter joints, grain direction, glue-ups, sanding, filling, and staining). Katie will guide you through prepping your wood and building your wooden planter or shelf in a step by step process. Last, she’ll offer tips for hanging your planter or shelf, should you want it to "float". And, if you find yourself obsessing over these geometric planters / shelves, and simply MUST make more of them, not to worry... we’ll hook you up with the specs, measurements, supply list, and tools list. You will leave with one wooden triangle planter or shelf, as well as a guide to the concepts, tools, and resources learned in class!

PLEASE NOTE: This class is BYOP... Bring Your Own Plants! So, if you would like to bring along some plants or succulents to fill your planter in class, feel free. We’ll even offer up some extra soil for ya from our own stash at no charge!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood necessary for this project is included. Be aware that you will have the option of building either a planter or a shelf.

Instructor Bio: Katie Kilanowski is a professional woodworker from New York. Katie discovered her love for woodworking while earning her BFA in Fine Arts. She continued her studies through workshops at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and numerous apprenticeships at SUNY Purchase (NY). Before leaving New York, she gained experience as an architectural millworker at Zepsa Studios where she was introduced to fine cabinetry. She currently works as a furniture maker at GO Build Studio in San Francisco, a three-person company producing high end furniture for the bay area. Katie is also the founder of Kila Co. Design, which promotes her own line of explorative furniture, sculpture, and cutting boards. You can find her work at kilacodesign.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
Friday, May 31st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Maywood Totepack - Two Bags In One! $225
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Make two bags in one during this workshop! The versatile & chic Maywood Totepack from Klum House Workshop sews up wonderfully and converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap. Intermediate stitchers (also suitable for advanced beginners) will take their sewing and maker skills to the next level while learning to sew a lined tote with a zipper closure and pockets (large enough to carry a 15" laptop). Learn to attach adjustable leather straps with tubular rivets, set a magnetic snap, and attach buckles. Get a thorough introduction to leather strap design, function, and attachment. Ellie Lum, founder of R.E. Load Bags and custom bag maker of 20 years, will guide you through the making process step-by-step, ensuring you build knowledge and confidence along the way. Discover sewing secrets and up your maker game. Leave with a functional, stylish bag that you made from start to finish with your own to hands!

Specific skills learned in this class:

- Sewing multiple layers of heavy duty fabric & leather
- Constructing a leather strap system that converts from tote bag to backpack
- Inserting a zipper
- Inserting a liner
- Boxing corners
- Various ways to set tubular rivets properly
- Inserting a magnetic snap rivet
- Conceptual elements of bag making

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 - The Maywood Totepack Maker Kit: For this class, we are excited to partner with Klum House Workshop, a Portland-based sewing workshop and bag pattern brand that produces sewing maker kits offering an assortment of beautiful bag designs. As part of this class, you will receive a Maywood Totepack Maker Kit that includes all necessary waxed canvas, leather, and hardware pieces to complete this project). The colors available are: Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Gray, Brush Brown, Navy, Slate Blue, Moss, Marigold, Natural, and Berry. For more information about Klum House and photos of this bag + kit, please visit: https://www.klumhouse.com/maker-kits/maywood-maker-kit. Students will have the ability to buy extra kits from Ellie at the discounted price of $100. Please email Ellie (info@klumhouse.com) to request your maker kit colors.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Ellie Lum is a maker, skill-building educator, and creative business mentor based out of Portland, OR. You can find her through her DIY workshop and handmade goods brand, Klum House (klumhouse.com). She is also a business owner with over 20 years of experience running a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Bags. At R.E. Load Bags, Ellie honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her on how to master the craft of industrial sewing as well as creative business management. Along with her passion for creating, she is deeply committed to sharing her skills with those who want to learn. Follow her on Instagram @klumhouse.

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, June 1st, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dyeing $78
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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: Kristin uses natural dyes and textile arts as a form of collage to make one-of-a-kind quilts. Among her favorite textile techniques is shibori! She has studied textiles everywhere from Oaxaca to North Carolina. She is a proud dog momma and loves to go camping whenever possible.

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, June 2nd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Build It Yourself: Wooden Ladder (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $58
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this class, professional installation artist Corinne DiTullio will teach you to measure, cut, assemble, and stain your own decorative wooden ladder! Perfect for holding blankets, hanging plant life, or just using for decoration in your apartment, these wooden ladders are perfect accents to any room in your home. Corinne will demonstrate how to properly use power drills and bits, measuring tools, saws, and jigs to perfectly cut and assemble your ladder. After assembly, you’ll finish by sanding and staining your ladder. You will have several color options for stain, and may choose either a 4’ or 5’ ladder. Each student will leave with one completed ladder and an understanding of basic woodworking skills and tools necessary to complete future building projects!

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- using hand saws and mitre blocks to cut wood
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- sanding, staining, and finishing the wood

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood and building materials for this project are included. Please do not wear open toe shoes or sandals (we suggest tennis shoes or boots). We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary. Feel free to bring in any objects that you would like to display, as this will help with deciding how to arrange your shelves and dowels.

Instructor Bio: Corinne DiTullio is a San Francisco based designer and installation artist who holds a bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre / Theatre Design and Technology from Cal Poly Pomona. After earning her degree, she discovered her passion for carpentry while building custom retail fixtures, and currently designs and constructs display art installations and window displays for Marine Layer.

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, June 2nd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Chocolate Making: From Bean To Bar (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $48
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this hands-on class, chocolate maker, winemaker, and fermentation specialist Sean Taylor will teach you the processes required to produce organic, single origin dark chocolate straight from cacao beans! Following ancient chocolate making techniques, while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, you will design your own dark chocolate bars using cacao, sea salt, coffee nibs, spices (ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and coconut will all be available), and other organic flavors. Along the way, Sean will dive into the science of chocolate, the art of chocolate making, and the cultural impact of the Cacao Plant from 2000 B.C. to now. You will have a chance to taste several different samples of chocolate, and you will receive a lesson on how to select and buy chocolate from a taste, health, environmental, and social perspective. You’ll also get to enjoy some traditional Cacao tea as you learn how to make the world’s best chocolate! Each student will leave with two dark chocolate bars, a small bag of cacao nibs, and the dark chocolate squares for hot chocolate.

Supplies Needed: None, but feel free to bring any additional spices from home that you would like to try out in your chocolate!

Instructor Bio: Bay Area local Sean Taylor began his journey into the chocolate world on an organic farm in the mountains of Costa Rica after graduating with a degree in winemaking from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After five years as a traveling winemaker (South Africa, Argentina, Australia) and part-time chocolate making teacher, Sean returned home to the Bay Area. Sean has biked through the mountains of Ecuador and Peru in search of the world’s best Cacao, and spends part of each year in Costa Rica, working with Two Little Monkeys Chocolate and teaching bean-to-bar chocolate making and fermentation. His greatest passions are tree-to-bar chocolate making, fermentation and sustainable agriculture. You can find more information on his website, FermentNomad.com, and Instagram at @ferment_nomad.

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, June 4th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $62
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In this workshop, you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork. You’ll learn how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps), and assemble your own belt!  You can even wear it out of class!

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

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Wooden Side Table With Hairpin Legs (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $115
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

This woodworking / building project will introduce you to some basic woodworking concepts, skills, and tools for constructing simple pieces of furniture. We will take you through the steps of measuring and cutting your wood, using jigs and power tools to assemble your pieces into a wooden case, and staining / sealing your wood to pretty it up and protect it from the elements. You will have a few design options for customizing your piece, such as case size (approx 20"-24" width, 6"-8" height), case color (natural, golden oak, or dark walnut), hairpin leg size (20" or 24"), and hairpin leg color (satin black or raw steel). Each student will leave with one completed wooden side table, one hairpin leg care kit that includes protective hardware to stabilize the legs and supplies to keep the legs cleaned up, and a basic understanding of the woodworking skills tools necessary should you want to build another one of these tables on your own!

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- identifying and selecting wood
- using jigs, stop blocks, and power saws to cut wood
- assembling wood pieces with clamps, jigs, and wood glue
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- using forstner bits and wooden dowels for decorative look
- sanding, staining, and finishing the wood

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. Each table comes with a set of four hairpin legs, which are sourced from DIY Hairpin Legs, and retail for around $60-$75 per 4pc set. All wood, hardware, stain, and polyurethane to complete this furniture piece is also included. In addition, you will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.

Instructor Bio: Iain Thatcher is a part-time woodworker and full-time native of San Francisco. In 2015, Iain launched Lone Mountain Supply Co., a brand focused on building beautiful, hand-crafted wooden items that make people happy, and will last a lifetime. He takes inspiration from 1960’s Handmade Houses in northern California as well as traditional Japanese joinery, and modern sustainable design. He works with both new and reclaimed materials in his wood shop near Golden Gate Park. Check out his work on his Instagram feed at: https://www.instagram.com/lonemountainsupply.

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

Wednesday, June 5th, 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, June 8th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Knitting Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Knitting Camp & Blanket Project  $125
Knitting

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! 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 a practice knitting project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your main knitting project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with your knitting project, 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 this and future knitting projects! Also, please note, you won’t finish this project in class, so be prepared to squeeze in some quality couch time and Netflix binging while you knit yourself to the end of this one!

We Are Knitters - Nick Blanket Project:  For this class, your main project will be the Nick Blanket from We Are Knitters (pictured above). This blanket measures 26" by 52.5". As part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters knitting kit! Each kit includes two 15mm knitting needles, four skeins of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh… ahhhhh…), a sewing needle, and blanket pattern. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: https://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kit/nick-blanket.

Supplies Needed: none. We will supply yarn and needles, which you will take home with you.

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, June 9th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals $54
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In Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals and Botanicals, working artist Becca Schillinger 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. Becca will teach you to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings using a floral and botanical still life and/or reference photos as your subject. And don’t worry... Becca will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks!

Supplies Needed: None. You will actually receive a small watercolor kit including 3 brushes, a pencil, a palette, 12 small tubes of paint, and handy carrying case to take home with you!

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...

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, June 11th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens $52
Kokedama:

This magical trend of plants and string-bound moss balls is pretty hard not to crush on. For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in sphagnum moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct. They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life! You will leave with two kokedama moss balls of your making, as well as a plant care guide and supplies list so that you can keep adding on to your hanging kokedama garden at home!

Supplies Needed: None. We will supply all plants, string, moss, and other materials for your kokedama 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, June 12th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $52
Screen

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.
Friday, June 14th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48
Sewing

New to sewing? Never touched a machine in your life? Wanna brush the cobwebs off that Home Economics 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.

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.
Friday, June 14th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Simple Ceramics: Intro To Handbuilding (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $68
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE CLAYROOM, A CERAMICS STUDIO LOCATED IN POTRERO HILL AT 1431 17TH STREET B/W ARKANSAS AND CONNECTICUT. YOU WILL SEE A SIGN FOR CLAYROOM, JUST KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND GO ON IN!

ADDRESS: 1431 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

WorkshopSF is excited to partner with The Clayroom to bring you this Friday night class that introduces you to the world of pottery and ceramics! Part technical instruction, and part creative / social hang, this class will get your hands good and dirty as professional ceramicist Sarah Duyer shows you how to transform a big ball of clay into fun (and functional) ceramic objects! Think cups, mugs, boxes, tiles, or even small plant holders! You’ll learn specific handbuilding techniques such as slab and coiling in order to shape and sculpt your clay. You will also learn to use slipping and scoring techniques, as well as a simple set of tools, to create texture and underglazes for your more decorative surfaces. Once complete, your clay masterpieces will be glazed, fired, finished, and ready for pick up at a later date. Each student will receive enough clay for two finished projects!

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

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.
Friday, June 14th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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, June 15th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $120
Brew

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

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wonder how that’s made? Take our Brew It Yourself class and you’ll learn everything you need to know to make great beer at home. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll walk away with at least a 6-pack of bomber bottles of beer YOU MADE! You and a couple of partners will brew a 5-gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then a week or two later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday June 15th 11am-5pm
Session 2: Thursday June 27th 7pm-8pm

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

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
Saturday, June 15th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $54
Soy

Some people are just candle people... You know them. They have fifty dollar candles scattered throughout the house with 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 Shoppe. 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 don’t expect to end up with Hawaiian Breeze 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. We will be using a variety wax candle dye chips to add color to one of your candles during the melted stage. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you’ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time! Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, June 15th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Start Choppin’ Woodworking: DIY Wooden Bench Project $145
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS, A WOODWORKING AND DESIGN STUDIO LOCATED IN THE TENDERLOIN. (YES, THE TENDERLOIN!) THE ADDRESS IS 276 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE B/W HYDE AND LEAVENWORTH, ACROSS THE STREET FROM GEORGE & LENNIE COFFEE SHOP. YOU WILL SEE A SIGN FOR GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS. IF THE DOOR ISN’T OPENED, THEN SIMPLY KNOCK AND THE INSTRUCTOR WILL COME GET YOU.

ADDRESS: 276 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Start Choppin’ Woodworking series is a class series designed to give beginners a place to start their exploration of the world of wood working. In each class, we focus on using hand tools and power tools that are accessible, affordable, and can (mostly) fit in your home. Each class will complete a project that allows you to use these tools, practice and improve your new woodworking skills, and return to your hacienda with a fantastic new furniture piece!

THE PROJECT: Wooden Bench Project
In this class, you will make a simple yet elegant indoor / outdoor bench, constructed from pine 2x4’s. You will have the option of staining the wood in class, or taking a small jar of stain home to do later. The bench measures approximately 4’ Width X 18" Height X 10.5" Depth, and weighs approximately 40-45 lbs. Each student will leave with one wooden bench, stain (if applicable) and a resource guide that covers the tools, concepts, and recommendations covered in the class.

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- identifying and selecting wood
- cutting with a compound miter saw
- assembling wood pieces with a nail gun
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- sanding with a power sander
- staining & sealing wood properly

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to feel accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. You will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Saturday, June 15th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sewing 102: Snap Front Shirt (Size And Gender Inclusive) $116
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Look, bodies are all different -- and it’s rare to take something off the rack and have it fit you perfectly. So, in this Sewing 102 class, you will build on the basic sewing skills learned in our Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp in order to make your very own, perfectly fitted work shirt, Kramer shirt, or even a puffy shirt!

Though basic sewing skills are required for this class, no prior knowledge of garment construction is necessary. You’ll learn to make all the necessary parts of the shirt, including a collar, shirt sleeves, front pocket, snaps, and French seams. We will show you how to do the entire garment construction process using a single needle basic machine and your bare hands! We’ll demo how to cut out a garment with a commercial pattern, but actual fabric for this project will be pre-cut prior to class. The fabric for this class will be dot chambray, as is shown in the photos, and is specially selected for ease of sewing to ensure that your shirt comes out looking great!

The base patterns we use are Kwik Sew #k3422 and Kwik Sew #k3555. The women’s version is going to have a slimmer waist and a shorter sleeve and body hem, where as the men’s pattern is a bit boxier. We are offering the shirt in xs-xxl. Sizes will be pre-selected before class to ensure everyone gets the size they prefer. When signing up, please go over the size chart to select your size (size charts are of body measurements and not of the finished garment). If you’re at all concerned with not falling within that size range, let us know before signing up so we can help you! This is a size inclusive class and no one will turned away!





Prerequisite: In order to attend this class, you MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF. (We’ll also take you if you’re already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine.) We’ll briefly go over the Janome 2212 at the beginning of class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Alex Lunt is a designer who has called San Francisco home for the past nine years. With a degree in technical fashion design, she used her sewing and patterning skills after graduation to start a clothing brand, Nettle Studios. You can usually find her sitting at a sewing machine listening to true crime podcasts on full volume. Check out more of her work at https://www.nettlestudios.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, June 16th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Start Choppin’ Woodworking: DIY Wooden Bench Project $145
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS, A WOODWORKING AND DESIGN STUDIO LOCATED IN THE TENDERLOIN. (YES, THE TENDERLOIN!) THE ADDRESS IS 276 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE B/W HYDE AND LEAVENWORTH, ACROSS THE STREET FROM GEORGE & LENNIE COFFEE SHOP. YOU WILL SEE A SIGN FOR GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS. IF THE DOOR ISN’T OPENED, THEN SIMPLY KNOCK AND THE INSTRUCTOR WILL COME GET YOU.

ADDRESS: 276 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Start Choppin’ Woodworking series is a class series designed to give beginners a place to start their exploration of the world of wood working. In each class, we focus on using hand tools and power tools that are accessible, affordable, and can (mostly) fit in your home. Each class will complete a project that allows you to use these tools, practice and improve your new woodworking skills, and return to your hacienda with a fantastic new furniture piece!

THE PROJECT: Wooden Bench Project
In this class, you will make a simple yet elegant indoor / outdoor bench, constructed from pine 2x4’s. You will have the option of staining the wood in class, or taking a small jar of stain home to do later. The bench measures approximately 4’ Width X 18" Height X 10.5" Depth, and weighs approximately 40-45 lbs. Each student will leave with one wooden bench, stain (if applicable) and a resource guide that covers the tools, concepts, and recommendations covered in the class.

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- identifying and selecting wood
- cutting with a compound miter saw
- assembling wood pieces with a nail gun
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- sanding with a power sander
- staining & sealing wood properly

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to feel accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. You will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.

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, June 16th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Chill Sketching: Learn To Sketch What You See $52
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In this class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will help you put your pencil to paper and develop your own chill sketching practice. 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. First, 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, you’ll have the opportunity to use them 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 spark to continue developing your sketching practice at home and beyond!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class, you will receive a sketchbook with 100 sheets of medium weight sketch paper and one 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.

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, June 18th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, June 18th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
Craft

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.
Wednesday, June 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Punch Needle 101 $78
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Punch needle is a fiber craft dateing back to the 1880’s, but is experiencing a big resurgence in popularity with more modern motifs and applications. Existing somewhere between rug hooking and embroidery, punch needle involves punching a needle through fabric in a repetitive motion to create amazing designs with loops of yarn. It’s a fun and relaxing craft that can be turned into wall art, cushions, pillows, rugs, purses… just about anything made with a textile! And with a great set of tools, even first timers can walk away with a beautiful piece. In this class, you will complete a punch needle project from start to finish, including material selection, frame set-up, working with stencils to create your own design, punch needle techniques, and options for finishing your piece!

Supplies Needed: None. As part of this class, each student will receive a full punch needle kit that includes one handmade 11x11 frame, monks cloth, yarn, a fun design pack, and an Oxford Punch Needle (the best out there...these are $35 retail) 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. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes with her 93 year old grandmother for advice on projects constantly. Becca teaches many of our fiber art workshops in addition to knit and crochet, such as macrame and punch needle.

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, June 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Build It Yourself: Modern Wooden Pegboard (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $80
modern

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this BUILD IT YOURSELF class, professional woodworker and artist Nicole Sweeney will help you transform pine boards, dowels, and a sheet of birch plywood into this beautiful wooden pegboard! First, Nicole will go over the power tools and building materials necessary for the build. After a demonstration of their proper usage and safety, you’ll practice and get comfy with each tool before we turn you loose on construction. You’ll have a chance to play around with the layout design to customize it for whatever fun items you’d like to display. Once the design is set, Nicole will guide you through the build and assembly. For those who plan to hang their pegboard, Nicole will also show you how to properly mount it to a wall.

Each square pegboard measures approximately 24" x 24", and students will decide in class how many shelves (up to three) and/or individual dowels they would like to use. If you have a few objects in mind that you’d like to display (you know... potted plants, your unread self-help books, tangled jewelry, or framed glamour shots of you and your loved one) then we highly encourage you to bring them in! Especially if you have framed glamour shots... Each student will leave with one completed pegboard and a working knowledge of tools and processes to complete more building projects at home!

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- using a power drill, drill bits, and spade bits
- using measuring tools and jigs for precision in construction
- using a nail gun and wood glue for assembly
- sanding and protecting your wood

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood and building materials for this project are included. Please do not wear open toe shoes or sandals (we suggest tennis shoes or boots). We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary. Feel free to bring in any objects that you would like to display, as this will help with deciding how to arrange your shelves and dowels.

Instructor Bio: Nicole Sweeney is a San Francisco based woodworker and artist. After spending several years as a professional display artist with Anthropologie, Nicole took the leap to pursue her passion for art and woodworking full-time. Her work and commissions have been featured in galleries and homes around the world, and in 2018, Nicole debuted as a contestant on NBC’s Making It, a friendly competition between artists hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. To learn more about Nicole’s work, visit her site at http://www.nicole-sweeney.com and follow her on Instagram at @nicole.sweeney_.

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

Wednesday, June 19th, 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, 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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, June 20th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
SPARC Up & Paint: Watercolor Techniques For Night Sky, Galaxy, And Deep Space Paintings (SOMA LOCATION) $36
SPARC


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. CLASSES ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND AND MUST BRING A VALID ID.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

WorkshopSF and SPARC marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC UP & PAINT, a special watercolor class to spark your new interest in watercolor painting!! In this class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will teach you how to paint beautiful galaxies, night skies, planets, and deep space using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a short lesson on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will learn how to use color blending, gradients, and watercolor washes to render night skies, nebulas, and other celestial bodies. You’ll even have the chance to try out some special DIY techniques that use rock salt, acrylic ink, and even a toothbrush to create layers of stars to complete your dynamic deep space imagery. And don’t worry... Becca will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! Each student will leave with at least two completed paintings on cold-pressed archival watercolor paper. This a great opportunity for total beginners and folks with some watercolor experience to space out, get creative, and learn new techniques to produce these beautiful images.

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s watercolor Pinterest board for additional space, galaxy, and night sky examples and inspiration imagery similar to what you’ll produce in class.

Supplies Needed: None. All painting supplies will be provided in class.

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.

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, June 20th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Chocolate Making: From Bean To Bar (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $48
Chocolate

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this hands-on class, chocolate maker, winemaker, and fermentation specialist Sean Taylor will teach you the processes required to produce organic, single origin dark chocolate straight from cacao beans! Following ancient chocolate making techniques, while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, you will design your own dark chocolate bars using cacao, sea salt, coffee nibs, spices (ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and coconut will all be available), and other organic flavors. Along the way, Sean will dive into the science of chocolate, the art of chocolate making, and the cultural impact of the Cacao Plant from 2000 B.C. to now. You will have a chance to taste several different samples of chocolate, and you will receive a lesson on how to select and buy chocolate from a taste, health, environmental, and social perspective. You’ll also get to enjoy some traditional Cacao tea as you learn how to make the world’s best chocolate! Each student will leave with two dark chocolate bars, a small bag of cacao nibs, and the dark chocolate squares for hot chocolate.

Supplies Needed: None, but feel free to bring any additional spices from home that you would like to try out in your chocolate!

Instructor Bio: Bay Area local Sean Taylor began his journey into the chocolate world on an organic farm in the mountains of Costa Rica after graduating with a degree in winemaking from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After five years as a traveling winemaker (South Africa, Argentina, Australia) and part-time chocolate making teacher, Sean returned home to the Bay Area. Sean has biked through the mountains of Ecuador and Peru in search of the world’s best Cacao, and spends part of each year in Costa Rica, working with Two Little Monkeys Chocolate and teaching bean-to-bar chocolate making and fermentation. His greatest passions are tree-to-bar chocolate making, fermentation and sustainable agriculture. You can find more information on his website, FermentNomad.com, and Instagram at @ferment_nomad.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, June 20th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
DIY Mounted Staghorn Ferns  $66
DIY

Ah, those magical, mystical mounted staghorn ferns... described by some as "green taxidermy" since they do look like plants with antlers, these indoor wall dwellers are an outstanding addition to any living space. In this class, you will learn to properly build and mount a staghorn fern using moss, twine, pre-cut wood shapes, and either fishing wire or burlap. You’ll receive tips on proper angling and mounting so your fern will stand tall! You will also learn how to care for your new plant life and keep it alive. (I mean, the taxidermy comparison only goes so far... these babies wanna live!) Additionally, you will learn how to remount your staghorn fern, should it grow too big for its mount. You will leave with one medium-sized staghorn fern, a plant care guide, and resources on where to buy plants and hardware supplies should you desire to make more!

PLEASE NOTE: Each medium-sized wooden base measures around 12" X 15". AND, if there are enough plants & supplies (and enough class time), you can buy more plants and supplies from us to make more!

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s mounted staghorn fern Pinterest board for additional photos of the mounted staghorn ferns that you will make in class.

Supplies Needed: none.

Instructor Bio: Carmen Sanches obtained her BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas before spending the next 15+ years managing and directing visual teams at Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie SF flagship stores. Her focus was designing and creating their amazing in-store and window displays. While there, Carmen designed many of their large scale art installations. Maybe you remember the hanging Golden Gate Bridge made from over 1,000 Rice-a-Roni boxes? Or, the cork weeping willow, made from 20,000 recycled wine corks? That was Carmen! Currently, she instructs at WorkshopSF and works as an independent builder and designer, mainly assisting well known woodworkers / designers Katie Gong and Alekzandra Zee. In her spare time, Carmen has become a bonafide crazy plant lady, with over 30 staghorn ferns, air plants, succulent gardens, and more covering her walls and tables 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.
Friday, June 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Intro To Woodworking - Wooden Toolbox (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $68
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

Getting into the woodworking game is tough. It can be overwhelming just knowing where to start with the thousands of tools that are out there! In this class, Shane Peabody, professional woodworker and owner of Beyond Crate Designs, will introduce you to some of the most common tools that you’ll need to start building with wood! You will learn which types of wood are good for home use, tips for selecting the correct wood from the hardware store or lumber yard, and which tools you’ll need to cut, assemble, and finish your woodworking project. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice correct use of each hand & power tool included in class, as well as apply your new skills by constructing your own wooden toolbox! And even if you’re current arsenal of tools won’t quite fill up your toolbox, it can easily be repurposed to hold plants, magazines, or any other house hold items that need a home! Each student will leave with one completed, wooden toolbox, a working knowledge of the basic concepts and tools necessary to complete further building projects, and resource guide on where to source your wood and tools.

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- identifying and selecting wood
- measuring with measuring tape, sticks, and squares
- cutting with power saws, handsaws, and mitre boxes
- assembling wood pieces with clamps, jigs, and wood screws
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- sanding, staining, and finishing your wood pieces

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. You will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.

Instructor Bio: Shane Peabody is a self-taught craftsman with 10+ years of professional woodworking experience under his tool belt. He has experience working with a multitude of materials including wood, steel, copper, and concrete. To learn more about Shane and the work he produces, please visit: http://www.beyondcratedesigns.com/ or follow him on Instagram at @beyondcratedesignssf.

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

Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $54
Soy

Some people are just candle people... You know them. They have fifty dollar candles scattered throughout the house with 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 Shoppe. 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 don’t expect to end up with Hawaiian Breeze 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. We will be using a variety wax candle dye chips to add color to one of your candles during the melted stage. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you’ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time! Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Start Choppin’ Woodworking: DIY Wooden Coffee Table Project $225
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS, A WOODWORKING AND DESIGN STUDIO LOCATED IN THE TENDERLOIN. (YES, THE TENDERLOIN!) THE ADDRESS IS 276 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE B/W HYDE AND LEAVENWORTH, ACROSS THE STREET FROM GEORGE & LENNIE COFFEE SHOP. YOU WILL SEE A SIGN FOR GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS. IF THE DOOR ISN’T OPENED, THEN SIMPLY KNOCK AND THE INSTRUCTOR WILL COME GET YOU.

ADDRESS: 276 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Start Choppin’ Woodworking series is a class series designed to give beginners a place to start their exploration of the world of wood working. In each class, we focus on using hand tools and power tools that are accessible, affordable, and can (mostly) fit in your home. Each class will complete a project that allows you to use these tools, practice and improve your new woodworking skills, and return to your hacienda with a fantastic new furniture piece!

THE PROJECT: Coffee Table Project
In this class, you will make a beautiful two-tone coffee table, constructed of top quality maple wood for the table top and alder wood for the legs. You will have the option of staining the legs in class. Each table measures approximately 24" Width X 45" Length X 18" Height, and is medium weight. Each student will leave with one coffee table, stain (if applicable) and a resource guide that covers the tools, concepts, and recommendations covered in the class.

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- cutting with a compound miter saw
- using wood glue and clamps to do a "glue-up"
- assembling wood pieces with a nail gun and jigs
- using a power drill with countersink bits
- sanding using sandpaper and a power sander
- staining and sealing wood properly

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to feel accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. You will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.

Instructor Bio: Katie Kilanowski is a professional woodworker from New York. Katie discovered her love for woodworking while earning her BFA in Fine Arts. She continued her studies through workshops at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and numerous apprenticeships at SUNY Purchase (NY). She currently works as a furniture maker at GO Build Studio in San Francisco. Katie is also the founder of Kila Co. Design, which promotes her own line of explorative furniture, sculpture, and cutting boards. You can find her work at kilacodesign.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Sewing 102: Learn Zippers, Bag Linings, And Pockets With The Overlook Tote $110
Sewing

During this all-day intensive workshop, intermediate stitchers (also suitable for advanced beginners) become bag-sewing experts and leave with a sleek, utilitarian, cross-body tote with zipper closure. Students will learn to construct a rugged waxed canvas tote bag that includes setting zippers and sewing a pocket into this lined bag! As a finishing touch, you’ll choose your own leather straps color and hardware colors to use for your completed Overlook Tote bag. This bag will be available in black, gray, brush brown, and burgundy red.

Some specific skills learned in this class include:
- Sewing liners
- Sewing zippers
- Attaching hardware (D-rings, etc.)
- Sewing pockets
- Working with waxed canvas and leather

PLEASE NOTE: This class is not the same class as Sewing 102: Learn To Sew A Waxed Canvas And Leather Tote Bag, which includes construction of the "Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote". This class focuses on construction of "The Overlook Tote", which has a liner, cross-body strap, and inside pocket, as well as waxed canvas and leather material. This class also offers more in-depth, advanced "bag-making" instruction.

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 - Overlook 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 Overlook Waxed Canvas Tote Maker Kit that includes 8.25 oz. waxed canvas (cut & ready to sew), leather straps (pre hole-punched), hardware, Klum House label, and zipper. For more information about Klum House and photos of this bag + kit, please visit: https://www.klumhouse.com/event-calendar/design-sew-custom-tote-overlook.

Supplies Needed: None

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, June 22nd, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Start Choppin’ Woodworking: Floating Shelves Project $145
Floating

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS, A WOODWORKING AND DESIGN STUDIO LOCATED IN THE TENDERLOIN. (YES, THE TENDERLOIN!) THE ADDRESS IS 276 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE B/W HYDE AND LEAVENWORTH, ACROSS THE STREET FROM GEORGE & LENNIE COFFEE SHOP. YOU WILL SEE A SIGN FOR GET HIGH ON MOUNTAINS. IF THE DOOR ISN’T OPENED, THEN SIMPLY KNOCK AND THE INSTRUCTOR WILL COME GET YOU.

ADDRESS: 276 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Start Choppin’ Woodworking series is a class series designed to give beginners a place to start their exploration of the world of wood working. In each class, we focus on using hand tools and power tools that are accessible, affordable, and can (mostly) fit in your home. Each class will complete a project that allows you to use these tools, practice and improve your new woodworking skills, and return to your hacienda with a fantastic new furniture piece!

THE PROJECT: Floating Shelves Project
In this class, you will build your own set of floating shelves! These shelves will mount to your walls, and are great for displaying frames, books, vases, and more. You will build both the mount and the frame for each shelf. Once you have cut your wood and assembled your shelves, you will sand, stain, and finish them in class to complete the look that you want! There will also be a short lesson on how to mount your shelves once you get home. Similar floating shelves of this quality sell for as much as $65-$95 per shelf! Each shelf is made from high quality poplar wood, measures approximately 24" width X 7.25" depth X 3.25" height, and weighs 3.5 lbs. Each student will leave with two floating shelves + mounts, as well as a handout that covers the tools, concepts, and recommendations covered in class.

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- understanding a "cut list"
- cutting with a compound miter saw
- using a nail gun and wood glue
- using a pocket jig, power drill, and drill bits
- sanding, staining, and finishing techniques
- using a level and dry wall anchors for mounting

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to feel accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. You will be working in an environment with sawdust and wood stain, so please dress accordingly. Do not wear open toe shoes or sandals. Boots or tennis shoes are recommended. We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary.

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, June 23rd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Build It Yourself: Modern Wooden Pegboard (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $80
modern

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this BUILD IT YOURSELF class, professional woodworker and artist Nicole Sweeney will help you transform pine boards, dowels, and a sheet of birch plywood into this beautiful wooden pegboard! First, Nicole will go over the power tools and building materials necessary for the build. After a demonstration of their proper usage and safety, you’ll practice and get comfy with each tool before we turn you loose on construction. You’ll have a chance to play around with the layout design to customize it for whatever fun items you’d like to display. Once the design is set, Nicole will guide you through the build and assembly. For those who plan to hang their pegboard, Nicole will also show you how to properly mount it to a wall.

Each square pegboard measures approximately 24" x 24", and students will decide in class how many shelves (up to three) and/or individual dowels they would like to use. If you have a few objects in mind that you’d like to display (you know... potted plants, your unread self-help books, tangled jewelry, or framed glamour shots of you and your loved one) then we highly encourage you to bring them in! Especially if you have framed glamour shots... Each student will leave with one completed pegboard and a working knowledge of tools and processes to complete more building projects at home!

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- using a power drill, drill bits, and spade bits
- using measuring tools and jigs for precision in construction
- using a nail gun and wood glue for assembly
- sanding and protecting your wood

PLEASE NOTE: This class is great for total beginners with zero woodworking experience, as well as intermediates who simply like the project and/or feel a little rusty and want to get back into the craft. Our classes are more lo-fi and intended to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and desire to learn!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood and building materials for this project are included. Please do not wear open toe shoes or sandals (we suggest tennis shoes or boots). We will supply gloves, goggles, dust masks, and aprons as necessary. Feel free to bring in any objects that you would like to display, as this will help with deciding how to arrange your shelves and dowels.

Instructor Bio: Nicole Sweeney is a San Francisco based woodworker and artist. After spending several years as a professional display artist with Anthropologie, Nicole took the leap to pursue her passion for art and woodworking full-time. Her work and commissions have been featured in galleries and homes around the world, and in 2018, Nicole debuted as a contestant on NBC’s Making It, a friendly competition between artists hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. To learn more about Nicole’s work, visit her site at http://www.nicole-sweeney.com and follow her on Instagram at @nicole.sweeney_.

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, June 23rd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Weaving Bootcamp For Beginners: Weaving With Chunky Yarn And Wool Roving $125
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In this weaving bootcamp, you will learn the basics of weaving using thick, luxurious yarns and wool roving (it’s that magical fluffy stuff that looks like clouds of yarn!!) You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, head weave with roving, and how to make a decorative fringe. To hone your new skills, you will work on completing one chunky wool wall hanging, which measures 12" X 22" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel or copper pipe to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, one wooden weaving loom, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects on their loom at home!

Pre-requisite: None. This class is ideal for total beginners with no experience. If you have taken our Intro to Weaving: Woven Tapestry Edition class, please note that that this bootcamp class teaches a different style of weaving, uses a different loom, and utilizes thicker yarns for the final wall hanging. This bootcamp is a fantastic compliment to the skills taught in the Intro to Weaving class, but by no means requires any prior weaving experience.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, roving, and a simple wooden loom. You will receive a loom that measures 17" X 23", and is simple to disassemble for easy storage. These wooden looms usually run around $30 retail. Various yarn colorways will be offered as well.

Instructor Bio:At a young age Keyaira’s grandmother taught her how to sew. In 2012 she used this skill to open her Etsy Shop, featuring handmade bags. Due to her love of home design she also taught herself how to weave. In 2016 she transitioned her shop into customizable leather work & began selling her weavings. In 2017 she began doing more complex weavings & completedher first installation piece. She currently splits her time between teaching and running her own business as a maker, marketer and distributor; and
creating commissioned pieces. You can learn more about her andpurchase her work at www.keyaiira.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, June 23rd, 11:30AM-4:30PM
SPARC Up & Paint: Watercolor Techniques For Night Sky, Galaxy, And Deep Space Paintings (SOMA LOCATION) $36
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SPARC DISPENSARY LOCATED IN SOMA AT 1256 MISSION STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH STREET. CLASSES ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, BUT MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND AND MUST BRING A VALID ID.

ADDRESS: 1256 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

WorkshopSF and SPARC marijuana dispensary are excited to present SPARC UP & PAINT, a special watercolor class to spark your new interest in watercolor painting!! In this class, fine artist Becca Schillinger will teach you how to paint beautiful galaxies, night skies, planets, and deep space using some of her favorite watercolor techniques. You will begin class with a short lesson on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. You will learn how to use color blending, gradients, and watercolor washes to render night skies, nebulas, and other celestial bodies. You’ll even have the chance to try out some special DIY techniques that use rock salt, acrylic ink, and even a toothbrush to create layers of stars to complete your dynamic deep space imagery. And don’t worry... Becca will be there to guide you, answer questions, and help you paint around any creative road blocks! Each student will leave with at least two completed paintings on cold-pressed archival watercolor paper. This a great opportunity for total beginners and folks with some watercolor experience to space out, get creative, and learn new techniques to produce these beautiful images.

WANNA SEE MORE EXAMPLES? Please check out WorkshopSF’s watercolor Pinterest board for additional space, galaxy, and night sky examples and inspiration imagery similar to what you’ll produce in class.

Supplies Needed: None. All painting supplies will be provided in class.

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.

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, June 23rd, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Embroidery 101: Hand Embroidery Basics $48
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In this beginning embroidery class, you’ll learn basic techniques for hand embroidery, including four different stitches (satin stitch, split stitch, stem stitch, back stitch), how to transfer a pattern, prep your hoop and different finishing techniques. We’ll also dispel the myth that embroidery is scary and hard and talk a little about embroidery traditions from around the world, with examples.

By the end of class, you’ll have a small sampler (examples of stitches), a contemporary, original pattern created by the instructor Emma McGowan, and an in-progress embroidery piece that you can finish at home. You will receive a reference guide of the stitches learned in class. You’ll also have the confidence to take on your own embroidery projects, like a new tote for the farmer’s market or a sweet design to spruce up an old denim jacket!

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Emma McGowan comes from a family of craftswomen and has been fascinated by needlework for years, but she didn’t actually learn how to do it herself until she traveled to Guatemala and was blown away by the handiwork done by Mayan women. So she bought a hoop, some thread, a needle, and taught herself how to make her own beautiful designs. When Emma is not embroidering, you can find her writing about feminist issues, reading (a lot), sewing outlandish clothing, and experimenting with new crafts 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.
Monday, June 24th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Intro To Water Marbling: Create Swirling Color Patterns On Paper, Leather, And Silk $48
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Water marbling is an ancient technique of lightly applying pigments onto the surface of thickened water in order to create beautiful, swirling designs that may be transferred onto a range of different surfaces such as paper, leather, fabric, and more! In our Intro to Water Marbling class, you will learn about the origins of marbling art and how it was applied in different cultures. You will learn about how to prepare a marbling bath from water and a special marbling solution, and using different DIY tools and marbling colors, you will create mesmerizing, psychedelic color patterns on the surface of the bath. Once you’re happy with your kaleidoscope-like design, we’ll show you how to properly dip paper, leather, wood, and fabric into the bath in order to perfectly transfer your trippy patterns onto each different object! This class is perfect for anyone who sometimes feels intimidated by arts and crafts, because the process requires no previous art experience and it is relatively easy to create impressive, unique, and beautiful designs! Each student will leave with four (4) marbled leather OR wood coasters, one (1) marbled silk pocket square, various marbled papers, as well as the know-how to repeat this mesmerizing art practice at home!

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Becca Schillinger has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from CCAC. At WorkshopSF, she’s a Jill-of-all trades, teaching fine arts, fiber arts, leatherworking, and more. She perfected her water marbling techniques as an esthetician transferring psychedelic swirling patterns onto the fingernails of her clients!

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, June 24th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
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, and rivet setters to produce four coasters and a leather caddy 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 leather caddy, 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.
Tuesday, June 25th, 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.
Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Custom Leather Accessories $58


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

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

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

Supplies Needed: None

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, June 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48
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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, and reindeer moss 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, moss, and how to keep your new project alive and thriving. For this class, you’ll walk out with one awesome Terrarium and the knowledge and skills to make one again and again, (it s super addictive, trust us!)

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, June 26th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Probiotic Beverages: Learn To Make Kombucha And Beet Kvass (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $58
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this fermentation class, Kelly McVicker, founder of San Francisco’s McVicker Pickles, will teach you how to make your own kombucha and beet kvass. These tart and tangy concoctions may look a little freaky — and involve a bit of science — but they’re packed with healthy probiotics that your gut will love. (Even if your roommate isn’t so sure about the science experiment brewing in your kitchen.) During class, Kelly will talk about the awesome health benefits of fermented foods, as well as why homemade is better than commercially made (and often pasteurized) products.

To give you some flavor inspiration, the class will begin with a tasting of different kombucha and kvass flavors. Kelly will then walk you through each step of making your first batch of kombucha, from brewing your first tea to flavoring it with fruit, fresh herbs, and creative spice pairings. You’ll learn how to take care of your kombucha SCOBY (acronym: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) so that it will keep producing a new batch of kombucha every week. Never pay $5 for a bottle of kombucha again! Once you’ve mastered the steps for making kombucha, you will make a jar of beet kvass. If you like kombucha, you’re going to love this fizzy, funky cousin. And, as an added bonus, it's even easier to make! Each participant will take home a jar of each recipe, as well as a kombucha SCOBY to keep the process going at home for many more batches.

Supplies Needed: None.

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.

Wednesday, June 26th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
DIY Wooden Triangle Planter Or Shelf (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $58
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF’S SECOND LOCATION IN UPPER HAIGHT AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET b/w CENTRAL AND MASONIC.

In this class, professional woodworker Katie Kilanowski will teach you how to build your own wooden triangle planter or shelf! First, you’ll gain a little insight into a woodworker’s twisted mind as Katie talks through some of the design decisions and woodworking concepts employed for this project. Next, she’ll help you get comfortable with some of the terms and processes you’ll be exposed to during the class (miter joints, grain direction, glue-ups, sanding, filling, and staining). Katie will guide you through prepping your wood and building your wooden planter or shelf in a step by step process. Last, she’ll offer tips for hanging your planter or shelf, should you want it to "float". And, if you find yourself obsessing over these geometric planters / shelves, and simply MUST make more of them, not to worry... we’ll hook you up with the specs, measurements, supply list, and tools list. You will leave with one wooden triangle planter or shelf, as well as a guide to the concepts, tools, and resources learned in class!

PLEASE NOTE: This class is BYOP... Bring Your Own Plants! So, if you would like to bring along some plants or succulents to fill your planter in class, feel free. We’ll even offer up some extra soil for ya from our own stash at no charge!

Supplies Needed: None. All wood necessary for this project is included. Be aware that you will have the option of building either a planter or a shelf.

Instructor Bio: Katie Kilanowski is a professional woodworker from New York. Katie discovered her love for woodworking while earning her BFA in Fine Arts. She continued her studies through workshops at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and numerous apprenticeships at SUNY Purchase (NY). Before leaving New York, she gained experience as an architectural millworker at Zepsa Studios where she was introduced to fine cabinetry. She currently works as a furniture maker at GO Build Studio in San Francisco, a three-person company producing high end furniture for the bay area. Katie is also the founder of Kila Co. Design, which promotes her own line of explorative furniture, sculpture, and cutting boards. You can find her work at kilacodesign.com.

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

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, June 28th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
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A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other "DIY air vents", then join us for 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. Our instructor will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler. We will have a few simple designs on hand but, will have materials available if you would like to "go rogue" and create your own design. Once everyone has the technique down, the instructor 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, we strongly encourage you bring a pair of ripped jeans to repair!

Instructor Bio: Fueled by a long time desire to avoid jeans shopping at any cost, WorkshopSF sewing instructor and DIY Jack of All Trades Hayley learned the art of sashiko in order to keep her jeans in rotation for what some have called "too long". She now has become addicted to sashiko mending, and swears she owns at least one pair of jeans somewhere that lack rips or sashiko. Of course, no one has ever seen them...

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, June 28th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sewing 102: Little Black Caftan Dress $125
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In this Sewing 102 class, you will build on the basic sewing skills learned in our Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp in order to make your very own little black caftan dress!! This is one of our favorite dress shapes, because it flatters so many bodies! With the draped nature of the linen, the ruched bodice, tie belt, and the flattering cut of the sleeve, this dress is the perfect start to your growing me-made wardrobe! We handpicked this linen because it’s easy to sew, and because linen wears and washes so nicely over time! This class will cover all necessary skills to create this dress, including how to sew a neck facing, ruching, french seams, side seam pockets, and how to use interfacing. Other skills covered include proper ironing, as well as small alterations like hemming, which will make your garment fit perfectly! No prior garment construction knowledge is necessary, but basic sewing skills are required to take this class. Also, fabric material will be pre-cut ahead of class so we can focus on construction, but we will demonstrate how to cut a commercial pattern in the beginning of class.

We use the Closet Case Pattern "The Charlie Caftan", and sizes will be pre-selected before class to ensure everyone gets the size they prefer. When signing up, please go over the size chart and select the size based on bust size. The waist and bodice is looser because of the ruching and waist belt, so bust is the only part we need to ensure fits perfectly. If you are between sizes, just size up as there is a good amount of ease. Email us with any size questions, or if you feel you don’t fit within the size range, and we can help you out!

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Prerequisite: In order to attend this class, you MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF. (We’ll also take you if you’re already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine.) We’ll briefly go over the Janome 2212 at the beginning of class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Alex Lunt is a designer who has called San Francisco home for the past nine years. With a degree in technical fashion design, she used her sewing and patterning skills after graduation to start a clothing brand, Nettle Studios. You can usually find her sitting at a sewing machine listening to true crime podcasts on full volume. Check out more of her work at https://www.nettlestudios.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, June 29th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Brew It Yourself 102: Full Grain Brewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $150
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE INSTRUCTOR’S BREWING FACILITY LOCATED AT 726 15TH STREET IN POTRERO HILL.

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 Mercurius 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 two 5-gallon batches of beer via the full-grain brewing method. We’ll also cover oxygenating the wort and fermentation temperature control, techniques that will really take your fermentation to the next level, whether you do extract or full-grain brewing. When the beer is done fermenting, we’ll carbonate our beer both in the bottle, and via force carbonation in a keg. Then you’ll use a counter-pressure bottle filler to fill bottles from the keg, so you have ready-to-drink carbonated beer. 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, June 29th - 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Part Two: Thursday, July 18th - 7:00PM - 9:00PM


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

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

Saturday, June 29th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Leatherworking Bootcamp: Cut & Sew Your Own Leather Tote Bag $164
Leatherworking

In this leatherworking bootcamp, resident master of leather and Tilt Leather owner Jennifer Laursen will teach you how to create your own high-end, unisex, leather tote bag! The finished project is a leather tote measuring 13" X 11", with an inside pocket and keychain. It’s the perfect bag for keeping track of all of you doodads, whatsits, and thingamajigs!

You’ll build, sew, and rivet every part of this high end bag yourself. You’ll learn to work with a pattern, how to cut out your bag from the hide, and how and when to use leather adhesives. You’ll also learn how to punch holes, hand stitching techniques, and how to create a box corner. Lastly, you’ll cut your choice of straps and rivet them onto your bag. This class includes several hours of handwork and stitching, so a prior leather class or sewing class is always helpful, but not necessary. Bring those hands well rested and ready to work!

Supplies Needed: None. Please note that we are offering black, brown, and tan leather colorways for your bag. You will choose this color when buying your class ticket.

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, June 29th, 12:00PM-6:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $120
Brew

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

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wonder how that’s made? Take our Brew It Yourself class and you’ll learn everything you need to know to make great beer at home. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll walk away with at least a 6-pack of bomber bottles of beer YOU MADE! You and a couple of partners will brew a 5-gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then a week or two later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday, July 13th - 11a-5p
Session 2: Thursday, July 25th - 7pm-8pm

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

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
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SPARC Up & Paint: Watercolor Techniques For Night Sky, Galaxy, And Deep Space Paintings (SOMA LOCATION) $36
Sunday, May 26th, 2:00PM-4:00PM

DIY Mounted Staghorn Ferns  $66
Tuesday, May 28th, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Macrame Project: Macrame Wall Hanging $48
Wednesday, May 29th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens $52
Thursday, May 30th, 7:00PM-9:00PM

 
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