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Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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Thursday, July 24th, -
Hooch 101: Bourbon Bootcamp $54
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“Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.”
― Compton Mackenzie

Come join us for an evening of bourbon by the bucket. Learn how to make the perfect bourbon cocktail however you enjoy it.

You will learn how to make these three classic drinks in this class on all things bourbon:

Manhattan
Old Fashioned
The Boulevardier

You will also get to sample some of the Bay Area’s finest brown liquor and pick up some neat tricks of the trade from resident bartender and co-owner of San Francisco’s best new bar (as voted by SF Weekly and the Guardian) Virgil’s Sea Room.

You will walk out with a recipe booklet and the know-how to dazzle your peeps next time your entertain and know a lot more about the liquid that was born and raised in the USA.

Teacher bio:
Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008.
Thursday, July 24th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!
supplies needed: none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

getting your own custom screen for class & home printing: for an additional $45, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets or one 11 X 14 sheet) AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. An email must be sent to images@workshopsf.org that includes images and the date of your class. Images must be submitted 72 hours or more prior to the class. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
http://www.workshopsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/screening-instructions.JPG (if link doesn’t work, please try copying and pasting it into your browser.)

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Thursday, July 24th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Friday, July 25th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Late Night Edition $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed: none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies, just as long as they are cotton & smooth (lycra & shiny things dont work) if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited tees, beer koozies, tote bags, wood blocks & items for sale that you can purchase to print in class. if you would like to order quantities of 12 or more of tees or a tote bag, email us for wholesale pricing atleast 7 days before class and we may be able to order for you.

getting your own custom screen for class & home printing: for an additional $46, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. screens can also be re-used over and over again, as well workshop can reclaim and reburn your screen at a later time for low cost. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. For images, please put any images onto one 11x17 sized images leaving space around the edges. Youre also welcome to create multiple sizes of your artwork on that one sheet (an idea- 4 X4 max in for a koozie and 4x5 ish for postcards, 8x 8ish for a tee shirt or hoodie- just an idea. An email must be sent to images@workshopsf.org that includes images and the date of your class. Images must be submitted by Monday of that week of  the class OR 72 hours before class. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
http://www.workshopsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/screening-instructions.JPG (if link doesn’t work, please try copying and pasting it into your browser.)
 

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Friday, July 25th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Patchwork Throw Pillows $58


Want to learn how to up-cycle those denim jeans and clothes into beautiful and amazing pillows for your home that will impress your friends—or at least be something that you can brag about during your dinner parties? In this class students with a basic knowledge of sewing will learn how to make a patchwork quilted throw pillow. The teacher will guide you through the process step-by-step, in a seamless session of patch-working. Students will take home their finished pillow as well as a pattern and a packet with instructions.

*PREREQUISITE: YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN A SEWING 101 CLASS AT WORKSHOP OR BE COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO USE A MACHINE & HAVE MADE A FEW PROJECTS. This is an intermediate class that requires level 1 sewing under your belt. We will be unable to teach you how to sew in class, so it is very important that you already know how sew and are comfortable with a machine. Sewing 101 is a great, affordable refresher and or starter class.
*All materials will be provided, and included in the class fee, but if you have a special fabric in mind, please bring it. Please keep in mind, though that we will only be using mid-weight cotton non-stretch fabric that they would like to use for making the pillow, but it must be pieces must be at least 11” x 11”. Also, students may also bring any old denim that they wish to up-cycle or to donate to our up-cycling denim bin!

Teacher bio: Ellie is an accomplished business owner and artist who loves getting shit done and making stuff with people. As a business owner of over 15 years in a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Baggage Inc., she has honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her how to master the craft of industrial sewing. Recently, she’s been teaching organic gardening, and has led countless workshops in the UC Berkeley student garden on subjects pertain
Saturday, July 26th, 11:00AM-2:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet & Arrangement Basics $42
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

Teacher bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe you’ll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green.

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring a small jar, vase or mason jar for your arrangement. As well feel free to bring your own gardening shears or scissors, or you can use a set of basic scissors from Workshop.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
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Saturday, July 26th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Succulent And Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $43
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In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

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

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, July 26th, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, July 26th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Hooch 101: 4 Basic Booze Groups + Crafting Cocktails $54
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In this class, you’ll learn the basics of crafting classic cocktails with one of our resident bartenders. You"ll learn how to mix, shake & stir the perfect cocktails while gaining the basics of four awesome cocktails within the four basic booze groups:
  • Whiskey- Old Fashioned
  • Vodka/ gin- Gimlet
  • Tequila- Margarita
  • Rum- Hemingway Daiquiri
You’ll sample each type of booze, learn about the history of distilling, and get insider tips on how to know what to buy. You’ll make four cocktails in this class. Be sure to take a cab or public transit home please, we can also call cabs for you.
Saturday, July 26th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45


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

Teacher bio: A native California girl, Danielle was brought up creating. After a carefree childhood of glitter, glue gunning, beads, and paint, she decided to step it up and get serious about her hobbies. Eight years of art school later, she found herself in San Francisco running a small textile design business known as The Recoverie. Danielle holds a double bachelors in illustration and interior design and is also a self taught graphic designer and printmaker. She spent many years as a children’s art instructor, but prefers to teach adults because she doesn’t like to give time-outs...(but don’t push her.)
Monday, July 28th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 102: Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $52


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

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

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.
Monday, July 28th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Tuesday, July 29th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Kickin’ It With Condiments: Make Your Own Mustard $40
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Dump out the French’s and say au revoir to your Grey Poupon! Who needs ‘em when you can make your own mustard from scratch? In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will guide you through the mustard-making process step-by-step using some amazing and unique flavor combinations such as honey-stout, basil-garlic, or chipotle-ginger that will transform your hot dogs, sandwiches and sausages from simple Pac Bell park staples to bona-fide, pinky-out delicacies!

You will start off by sampling an assortment of mustards including homemade and store-bought varieties to compare taste profiles and textures. Kelly will discuss flavor pairings that you can experiment with to make your own special blend. Each student will then get to mix their own mustard using fresh herbs and spices, vinegar, beer and wine. Your creation will need to steep for a couple days before being blended, but don’t worry - we’ll send you away with clear instructions for that simple last step.

Supplies needed: OPTIONAL: bring a bottle of your favorite beer to use as as base for your mustard (or go ahead and bring a whole 6-pack to enjoy during class--extra credit!) All other ingredients and jars for your mustard creations will be provided in class.

Teacher bio: Kelly McVicker is the owner and operator of McVicker Pickles. Born and raised in Kansas, Kelly learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas. In addition to unique pickle creations, she makes specialty mustards and jams, including her Red Wine & Rosemary Mustard that won first place in the 2012 Eat Real Festival’s DIY food contest. Kelly and her childhood friend Heidi Brown share their passion for food preservation via The Can Can Girls where they share canning tips and tricks!
Tuesday, July 29th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: OMG! Notecard Set $60


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

supplies needed: none

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

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, July 30th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Wednesday, July 30th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Plant Party: Terrariums And Herb-Based Farm Fresh Cocktails $72 ($132/pair)


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

We’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost. We supply the vessel, dirt, succulents, moss of various varieties and even little woodland creature cake toppers to inhabit your terrarium. You will learn to make living and moss terrariums and any combination in-between so you can make gorgeous living ones, ones that are easy to keep alive or ones that can NEVER DIE. So whether you are a green thumb or a black thumb, we got you! We’ll discuss succulents, air plants and living and preserved mosses (we will have both). For this class you’ll walk out with one awesome terrarium or you can make two small guys. You will also leave with a care guide and are welcome to purchase additional mosses to take home.

For the cocktail portion of this class, Oliver our resident charmer of all things cocktails will jedi you how to mix, muddle and shake up three amazing cocktails all made with fresh herbs. Though we alter our recipes based on what is most fresh and in season, you can bet on making one seasonally fresh Mojito, The Washhouse- our favorite old menu cocktail from Nopa that inspired us to master our own Basil Gimlet, staff favorite and one other surprise drink with whiskey that again always depends on what is most fresh. All three cocktails are fun, herb based and have a bit of fruit, so think classics with a farm fresh spin. Ideal for making at home for summer entertaining or your own garden parties.
Thursday, July 31st, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!
supplies needed: none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

getting your own custom screen for class & home printing: for an additional $45, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets or one 11 X 14 sheet) AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. An email must be sent to images@workshopsf.org that includes images and the date of your class. Images must be submitted 72 hours or more prior to the class. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
http://www.workshopsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/screening-instructions.JPG (if link doesn’t work, please try copying and pasting it into your browser.)

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.'''
Thursday, July 31st, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, August 2nd, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!
supplies needed: none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

getting your own custom screen for class & home printing: for an additional $45, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets or one 11 X 14 sheet) AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. An email must be sent to images@workshopsf.org that includes images and the date of your class. Images must be submitted 72 hours or more prior to the class. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
http://www.workshopsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/screening-instructions.JPG (if link doesn’t work, please try copying and pasting it into your browser.)

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Saturday, August 2nd, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Sewing 102: Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $48


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

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

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.
Saturday, August 2nd, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables: Farmer’s Market Edition $48
/Ah, pickling... the wonderful food preservation technique that transforms plain old veggies into tart little treasures. And what Sunday morning Bloody Mary isn’t perfected by a garnish of yummy pickled green beans? In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles guides you in the tasty art of pickling. You will learn how to pickle different types of vegetables at home, pickling safety tips, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. Each student will leave class with one jar of pickled cucumbers, a second jar of a pickled seasonal vegetable (changes based on what’s in season), and a list of resources, places to buy pickling supplies, pickling tips, and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

For this class, we’re offering something new! We’re going to take advantage of the fact that it’s Sunday and do an extended "From the Farm to the Jar" session with a field trip to the lovely Divisadero Farmers Market. We’ll meet at Workshop, then stroll down to the Market where we will choose some veggies to pickle in class. (You’re also encouraged to bring some cash and get some fresh goodies for yourself to take home.) We’ll go through what to look for when you’re buying fresh veggies, talk to some farmers, and it’ll be a fun start with some sunshine & shopping for this extended special version of our pickling class!

teacher bio:
teacher bio: Kelly launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Kelly is the house pickler at Pig & Pie in the Mission, where she also sells her jarred creations. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
Sunday, August 3rd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45


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

Teacher bio: A native California girl, Danielle was brought up creating. After a carefree childhood of glitter, glue gunning, beads, and paint, she decided to step it up and get serious about her hobbies. Eight years of art school later, she found herself in San Francisco running a small textile design business known as The Recoverie. Danielle holds a double bachelors in illustration and interior design and is also a self taught graphic designer and printmaker. She spent many years as a children’s art instructor, but prefers to teach adults because she doesn’t like to give time-outs...(but don’t push her.)
Sunday, August 3rd, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Beauty School Rebel: Hair Bootcamp - Braided Styles $56


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

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

Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.
Tuesday, August 5th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Tuesday, August 5th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Indie Business 101: How To Turn Your Hobby Or Part-Time Business Into A Full-Time Gig $48


This class is for all the dreamers, hobbyists, and folks who dream of owning their own business. It goes over the basics on taking your part time Etsy shop, food pop up, hobby or whatever it may be into a full time business. We’ll overview the basics including getting a business plan on paper, brainstorming ideas that work, alternative store options like pop ups and design fairs, the pros and cons of a brick & mortar space, paperwork of making your business offical, taxes (snooooooze), guerrilla PR and marketing, building your brand and creating a vision and much more. This class is a great starter to get you thinking about the areas youll need more help or more detailed classes & hopefully inspire you take it to the next level or just grow your budding part time business into a full time one. You’ll also leave with a big ole packet of info, outlines and ideas to help you after the class.

Teacher bio: Kelly Malone is the founder of Workshop SF & PHL, Indie Mart (a popular design fair in SF) and has launched over a dozen boutiques or small businesses in a consultant role as well as several of her own. She comes from a corporate background where she mastered sales, PR, marketing, opening new stores, HR, visual merchandising and store design. So, you’re getting a jill of all trades with a ton of experience in both worlds on how to get started and grow your business and make it official. She has founded four businesses in the most DIY ways possible with guerrilla marketing & PR as well as opening million dollar stores for companies like Gap, Starbucks and Ann Taylor.
Thursday, August 7th, 7:00PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Thursday, August 7th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Plant Party: Terrariums And Herb-Based Farm Fresh Cocktails $72 ($132/pair)


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

We’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost. We supply the vessel, dirt, succulents, moss of various varieties and even little woodland creature cake toppers to inhabit your terrarium. You will learn to make living and moss terrariums and any combination in-between so you can make gorgeous living ones, ones that are easy to keep alive or ones that can NEVER DIE. So whether you are a green thumb or a black thumb, we got you! We’ll discuss succulents, air plants and living and preserved mosses (we will have both). For this class you’ll walk out with one awesome terrarium or you can make two small guys. You will also leave with a care guide and are welcome to purchase additional mosses to take home.

For the cocktail portion of this class, Oliver our resident charmer of all things cocktails will jedi you how to mix, muddle and shake up three amazing cocktails all made with fresh herbs. Though we alter our recipes based on what is most fresh and in season, you can bet on making one seasonally fresh Mojito, The Washhouse- our favorite old menu cocktail from Nopa that inspired us to master our own Basil Gimlet, staff favorite and one other surprise drink with whiskey that again always depends on what is most fresh. All three cocktails are fun, herb based and have a bit of fruit, so think classics with a farm fresh spin. Ideal for making at home for summer entertaining or your own garden parties.
Friday, August 8th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $95
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true that is. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least eight 22oz bottles of your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday, August 9th- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday, August 27th - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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



Teacher bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.com.
Saturday, August 9th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Hooch 101: 4 Basic Booze Groups + Crafting Cocktails $54
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In this class, you’ll learn the basics of crafting classic cocktails with one of our resident bartenders. You"ll learn how to mix, shake & stir the perfect cocktails while gaining the basics of four awesome cocktails within the four basic booze groups:
  • Whiskey- Old Fashioned
  • Vodka/ gin- Gimlet
  • Tequila- Margarita
  • Rum- Hemingway Daiquiri
You’ll sample each type of booze, learn about the history of distilling, and get insider tips on how to know what to buy. You’ll make four cocktails in this class. Be sure to take a cab or public transit home please, we can also call cabs for you.
Saturday, August 9th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Indie Business: Creating A Successful Pop-Up Shop Or Design Show Booth For Makers & Designers  $48


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

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

Teacher bio: Kelly Malone is the founder of Workshop SF & PHL, Indie Mart (a popular design fair in SF) and has launched over a dozen boutiques or small businesses in a consultant role as well as several of her own. She comes from a corporate background where she mastered sales, PR, marketing, opening new stores, HR, visual merchandising and store design. So, you’re getting a jill of all trades with a ton of experience in both worlds on how to get started and grow your business and make it official. She has founded four businesses in the most DIY ways possible with guerrilla marketing & PR as well as opening million dollar stores for companies like Gap, Starbucks and Ann Taylor.
Monday, August 11th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Succulent And Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $43
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In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

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

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Monday, August 11th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables $44
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Ah, pickling... the wonderful food preservation technique that transforms plain old veggies into tart little treasures. And what Sunday morning Bloody Mary isn’t perfected by a garnish of yummy pickled green beans? In this class, Kelly McVicker, founder of McVicker Pickles, guides you in the tasty art of pickling, covering both fermented and “quick” or vinegar-brined pickles. You will learn how to make your own pickles, steps to ensure safety, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. Each student will leave class with two types of pickled vegetables, plus a list of resources and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

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

teacher bio: Kelly launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Kelly is the house pickler at Pig & Pie in the Mission, where she also sells her jarred creations. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
Tuesday, August 12th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet & Arrangement Basics $42
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

Teacher bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe you’ll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green.

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring a small jar, vase or mason jar for your arrangement. As well feel free to bring your own gardening shears or scissors, or you can use a set of basic scissors from Workshop.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: Print Your Own Monogrammed Stationary $60


Monogrammed stationery. It’s the perfect way to add some class to your communication, celebrate that you can still do the written thing, and of course, prove to friends that you actually do know your own initials.  In Freshman Letterpress: How to Make Monogrammed Stationery, instructors Taylor Reid and Erin Fong, owners of the newly minted Western Editions letterpress company, will show you how to create your own personalized letterpress notecards.  You will use a vintage Vandercook Proofing Press and in house letter designs to letterpress your initials onto a thick 110 pound card stock. You will learn how to place a photopolymer plate onto a printing base and crank out your own set of cards. You will also cut envelope liners from vintage paper stock to customize to your liking. You will take home 10 personalized note cards, brown bag envelopes included. (Brown bags for your beers during class, not included.)

supplies needed: none

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

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, August 13th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Farm Fresh Cocktails: From Garden To Glass $54


In this class, Kelly McVicker, purveyor of all things pickled - from cucumbers to strawberries to carrots - combines forces with Gillian Fitzgerald from Virgil’s Sea Room (winner of best new bar in the city by SF Weekly and Bay Guardian) to teach you how to use seasonal fruit, herbs and veggies to create cocktails so fresh you’ll want to slap them.

These gals will teach you how to mix, muddle and mingle in this interactive workshop. Kelly will show you how three simple ingredients come together to create tart and tangy drinking vinegars, also known as shrubs, with endless possibilities for variation. Be ready to get messy mashing and macerating—yep, it’s as dirty as it sounds. You’ll also learn how to make pickled garnishes that feature booze right in the brine. Think bourbon-pickled jalapenos, whiskey-infused cucumbers and more.

Gillian will then take over to show you how just a spoonful of syrup makes the Jameson go down. She’ll guide you through the process of making fruit and herb-based syrups you can use in old timey pre-prohibition hooches, killer fast mojitos, and creative cocktails you’ve never even imagined. Finally, Kelly will throw in a few simple but fancy-looking garnishes to make your libations even more lovely.

You’ll make three cocktails in the class (plus sips from Gillian’s secret stash of elixirs). By the end of the class, you’ll be ready to make easy, elegant cocktails fresh from the farmers market or your CSA box.

Teacher bios:

Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008.

Kelly McVicker is the owner and operator of McVicker Pickles . When she can sneak away from the kitchen, she likes to hop on the J down to Virgil’s and play jukebox hero while sampling Gillian’s latest cocktail inventions.
Wednesday, August 13th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, August 16th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing Basics $45


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

Teacher bio: A native California girl, Danielle was brought up creating. After a carefree childhood of glitter, glue gunning, beads, and paint, she decided to step it up and get serious about her hobbies. Eight years of art school later, she found herself in San Francisco running a small textile design business known as The Recoverie. Danielle holds a double bachelors in illustration and interior design and is also a self taught graphic designer and printmaker. She spent many years as a children’s art instructor, but prefers to teach adults because she doesn’t like to give time-outs...(but don’t push her.)
Saturday, August 16th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Indie Business: Starting A Tee Shirt Business $48


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

Teacher bio: Kelly Malone is the founder of Workshop SF & PHL, and Indie Mart (a popular design fair in SF), and has launched over a dozen boutiques or small businesses in a consultant role as well as several of her own. She also comes from a corporate background where she mastered sales, PR, marketing, opening new stores, HR and did visual merchandising and store design. So, youre getting a jack of all trades with a ton of experience in both worlds on how to get started and grow your business and make it official. She is a long time printer and designs, prints and concepts all of Workshop s screening classes and merchandise.
Tuesday, August 19th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Tuesday, August 19th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beauty School Rebel: Hair Bootcamp - Hair Teasing 101 $56
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Do you want that Bridget Bardot sexy messy textured big beach hair, of course you do! These styles scream summer and are perfect for the Bay Area climate where you never know when the wind or fog will come in and make your smooth locks a big mess, so we say go with it. Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Hair and Makeup will show you how to get all the texture you desire and how to keep it. We will go over 3 styles and how to achieve them; including teasing, building texture, keeping hold and accessorizing. Everyone will have hands on time to get your inner Bridget Bardot on and walk out with some wild sex kitten hair.

Come with your hair one day dirty. If you have a favorite hairspray bring it. You will receive a mini teasing kit with some super star essentials.

Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.
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Wednesday, August 20th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Patchwork Throw Pillows $64


Want to learn how to up-cycle those denim jeans and clothes into beautiful and amazing pillows for your home that will impress your friends—or at least be something that you can brag about during your dinner parties? In this class students with a basic knowledge of sewing will learn how to make a patchwork quilted throw pillow. The teacher will guide you through the process step-by-step, in a seamless session of patch-working. Students will take home their finished pillow as well as a pattern and a packet with instructions.

*PREREQUISITE: You must have taken sewing 101 or an equivalent, or have basic working knowledge of a sewing machine, as this is an intermediate class
*All materials will be provided, and included in the class fee, but if you have a special fabric in mind, please bring it. Please keep in mind, though that we will only be using mid-weight cotton non-stretch fabric that they would like to use for making the pillow, but it must be pieces must be at least 11” x 11”. Also, students may also bring any old denim that they wish to up-cycle or to donate to our up-cycling denim bin!

Teacher bio: Ellie is an accomplished business owner and artist who loves getting shit done and making stuff with people. As a business owner of over 15 years in a craftsman-based business, R.E. Load Baggage Inc., she has honed her skills as a leader and teacher instructing those who worked with her how to master the craft of industrial sewing. Recently, she’s been teaching organic gardening, and has led countless workshops in the UC Berkeley student garden on subjects pertaining to urban agriculture. Ellie’s passion lies in the intersection of education, art, and environmental justice.
Saturday, August 23rd, 11:00AM-2:30PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables $44
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Ah, pickling... the wonderful food preservation technique that transforms plain old veggies into tart little treasures. And what Sunday morning Bloody Mary isn’t perfected by a garnish of yummy pickled green beans? In this class, Kelly McVicker, founder of McVicker Pickles, guides you in the tasty art of pickling, covering both fermented and “quick” or vinegar-brined pickles. You will learn how to make your own pickles, steps to ensure safety, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. Each student will leave class with two types of pickled vegetables, plus a list of resources and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

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

teacher bio: Kelly launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Kelly is the house pickler at Pig & Pie in the Mission, where she also sells her jarred creations. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
Saturday, August 23rd, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Camerashop: Demystifying Your DSLR $165

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

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

Session date / times for this class:

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


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

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

VERY IMPORTANT: The cancellation deadline for this class is 72 hours before the first class.  After that time you may not cancel this class for a refund OR transfer into a separate class. If you miss class sessions, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please be sure to check you can make all dates before you sign up. thanks! 
Session date / times for this class:
Tuesday, August 26th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
DIY Hangover Cure: Bloody Mary + Pickled Garnishes $58


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

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

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

About the teachers:

Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008.

Kelly McVicker is the owner and operator of McVicker Pickles . When she can sneak away from the kitchen, she likes to hop on the J down to Virgil’s and play jukebox hero while sampling Gillian’s latest cocktail inventions.
Sunday, August 31st, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Beauty School Rebel: Makeup Mastery - Classic Cat Eyes + Bright Lips $56
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Want to learn new techniques and insider tricks for doing your makeup and becoming an instant sex kitten, but don’t feel like ponying up the $200+ for a day at a professional beauty school?  Join veteran makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares some of her professional makeup tips.  You will learn how to achieve the look of perfect skin, produce that glamorous cat eye effect with liquid liner and amazing lashes, and create sexy, rockin’ bright lips!  Shana will also review her regimen for glowing skin that needs no cover and looks great in photos.  You will take home a Beauty School Rebel Cheat Sheet and $25 worth of sweet goodies to recreate that perfect eye and lip look at home.  Our favorite local lipstick line, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, will be onsite to help match you with your perfect hot lipcolor to take home for purchase if you so desire.  You will also receive a list of product recommendations that include the drugstore alternative to those overpriced department store brands.
 
prerequisite: none. There is are other Makeup Mastery classes  focusing on Smoky Eyes & Nude Lips and Noir Eyes & Dark Lips looks, but the classes are by no means a prerequisite for this class.  Take all in any order!

supplies needed:  None, but we encourage you to bring your own makeup bag, concealer, nude colored shadow, lash curler and black mascara.
 
Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.
Wednesday, September 17th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics $42
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: bring a pair of fun medium to large socks (NOT your gym socks) for the sock monster project.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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Hooch 101: Bourbon Bootcamp $54
Thursday, July 24th, 7:30PM-10:30PM

Screen Printing for Newbies $44
Thursday, July 24th, 7:30PM-10:30PM

Sewing 101: Machine & Hand Basics $45
Friday, July 25th, 1:00PM-4:00PM

 
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