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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.

Friday, September 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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 will begin by selecting your bag leather color (black, brown or tan), as well as several pop colors for pockets and keychains. 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

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.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 12:00PM-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, September 22nd, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Sewing 102: Snap Front Shirt (Size And Gender Inclusive) $116
sewing

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. You will select your shirt fabric and size once you get here. The shirt options include four unisex patterns in black, denim, chambray, and a rotating seasonal print. And don’t worry: All of our fabrics are handpicked and selected for ease of sewing, so no silk or complicated fabrics!

The base patterns we use are Kwik Sew #k3422 and Kwik Sew #k3555. A few of the sizes offer a slimmer waist and shorter hem. We are offering the shirt in xs-xxl. If you’re at all concerned with not falling within that size range, let us know and we can custom pattern a shirt to fit your needs. This is a size inclusive class and no one will be 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, September 23rd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
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.
Monday, September 24th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp And Dye Leather Drink Coasters $42
Beginner

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, September 25th, 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.
Tuesday, September 25th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Embroidery 101: Hand Embroidery Basics $48
Embroidery

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.
Wednesday, September 26th, 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, September 27th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Tropical Closed Jar Terrariums $52
Tropical

In this new terrarium class, we delve into making a miniature ‘jungle in a jar’ using tropical plants! We will work with a variety of ferns, mosses, and smaller plants to fill your tropical terrarium. We will also go over correct use of charcoal and soil to properly structure your terrarium’s foundation, as well as proper care in terms of watering and light to keep your terrarium alive and kicking! Since tropical plants are moisture lovers, closed lid jars provide a perfect environment for these terrariums. And of course, no WorkshopSF terrarium would be complete without lego people, mini Star Wars figures, decorative rocks, and tiny wildlife creatures to creep around and add flair to your wee jungle world!! Each student will leave with one awesome, closed lid tropical terrarium, a handout of resources for getting supplies for future terrariums, and the know how to keep the new tropical terrarium building addiction fed and growing!!

PLEASE NOTE: This class focuses on plants that are different from those utilized in our Succulent & Glass Jar Terrariums class. So please feel free to take both classes in any order if you want!

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, September 27th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Probiotic Beverages: Learn To Make Kombucha, Kefir And Kvass $58
learn

In this fermentation class, Kelly McVicker, founder of San Francisco’s McVicker Pickles, will teach you how to make your own kombucha, water kefir, and 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 kefir flavors. 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. You’ll never pay $5 for a bottle of kombucha again!

Once you’ve mastered kombucha, you will move on to other probiotic drinks, including water kefir and beet kvass. If you like kombucha, you’re going to love these fizzy, funky cousins. And, as an added bonus, they’re arguably even easier to make.

Each participant will take home a jar of each recipe, as well as a kombucha SCOBY and water kefir grains 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.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Friday, September 28th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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, September 28th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
Sewing

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

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

Instructor Bio: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. A jack of all trades, Hayley enjoys backpacking as a means of seeing this great big world, free food, Dad jokes, and her lifelong ambition is to pet all of the dogs.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, September 29th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Print Making 101: Cyanotype Printing $48
Print

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

The first half of this class will go over history, examples, how-to instruction, and demonstrations of the printing process. The last half of class will be dedicated to working with the instructor to print images, test different subjects and exposure times, troubleshoot your designs, and get creative! You will leave with at least 6-8 prints, including fabric pieces and artist print paper, as well as instructions and know-how to re-create this process at home.

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

Supplies Needed: None. We supply all ink, paper, and supplies to print. Please wear clothing that can take a hit of ink or two. We will have aprons for you to wear. For cyanotype printing, we encourage you to bring objects from home, such as leaves or small, flat branches. You may bring a photo negative printed onto transparency paper. (A simple 8.5 X 11 sheet works, just make sure your image is printed black and white!) We also encourage you to bring paper or fabric (white tea towels, cloth napkins, etc.) to try out for printing. Please check our Pinterest board on Cyanotype for more ideas on objects to use for printing.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, September 29th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals And Botanicals  $54
watercolor

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.
Saturday, September 29th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
DIY Textile Printing & Simple Upholstery: Hairpin Leg Bench Project $135
DIY

In this class, you will combine textile design and printing with simple upholstering techniques to produce a gorgeous, elegant hairpin leg bench! First, you’ll get a crash course on surface / textile design before we cut you loose on designing your own textile graphic / surface pattern. You will use block printing and/or stamping to print your design onto canvas fabric. Next, you will learn the basics of upholstering a bench, using a crown stapler, staple gun, and upholstery hammer to add foam and your custom canvas fabric to a 48" X 16" piece of heavy plywood. You will finish this bench project by trimming the upholstery of your bench for that high design look, and attaching hairpin legs. And voila! Instant seating!! Each student will leave class with one finished, upholstered hairpin leg bench, measuring approximately 48" L x 18" W x 16" H.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is meant to be a fun and informative introduction to both textile design and upholstering, but is by no means a master class on either subject. That said, you will certainly learn enough to get your hands dirty in both categories, and produce an amazing bench in the process!

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.
Sunday, September 30th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Chocolate Making: From Bean To Bar $48
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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.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Plant 101: How NOT To Kill Your Plants! $58
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Are you obsessed with becoming one of those ‘crazy plant people’, yet your forays into horticulture have left you in a graveyard of plant matter and a feeling that you’re the worst plant parent ever? Fear not! In Plant 101, we aim to uncomplicate the confusing world of plant care, and change your black thumb to a healthy green one! We’ll school you on how to properly care for a range of plant types, including tropicals, basic house plants, succulents, cactus plants, and air plants. We will also cover which plants will work best for your home, as well as soil basics, propagation methods, and healthy re-potting techniques. In addition, we will discuss how to use fertilization and organic rooting hormones to promote healthy plant growth.

Once we’ve filled your green mind with all of this plant knowledge, you’ll get your hands dirty with the following simple plant projects. First, using a wooden test tube holder and test tubes as your vessels, you will practice water-based propagation. Second, using a clay pot as your vessel, you will practice soil-based propagation. (NOTE: For all y’all who are new to the horticulture game, propagation is the process of creating new plants from seeds, cuttings, or other plant parts. Now you know!) Third, you will properly repot an existing plant into a medium size clay pot. You will have a variety of plant types from which to choose for your three projects. Each student will leave with three plant projects and an amazing plant care guide that covers all relevant class information. AND, if you have a plant that’s on its last leg (or last stem?), then feel free to snap some pictures and bring in for a little one-on-one plant revival advice!

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Tory Van Wey was first bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six, when her mother showed her how to make and tend a backyard vegetable patch. As an impatient kid, she learned how to make a mean fried green tomato. Her passion for gardening grew to encompass sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and mycology, with a recent turn towards sustainable urban gardening. Tory is also a freelance illustrator with a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University, whose work is heavily influenced by the natural world and her time in the garden. You can see her illustration work at www.toryvanwey.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, October 4th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
FIRST FRIDAYS: JACKET AND PATCH ART SHOW $FREE
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WorkshopSF is proud to announce the Jacket and Patch Art Show opening Friday October 5th, 7-11pm. Over twenty artists and makers will be showing off one-of-a-kind wearable art using various techniques including leatherworking, embroidery, chain stitching, painting, printmaking, modern quilting, and more. This is an homage to DIY’s rock and roll roots of handmade show posters, zines, punk shows, and epic DIY jackets with a modern twist and some granny craft roots thrown in. DIY is more than a trend, more than classic crafts, more than art- it’s a lifestyle about just gettin’ it done and building a community. Join us for art, DIY, live printing, food, and brews.

We’ll also be hosting artist-led workshops and programming all month. Show runs through November 30th, with select pieces on display at Treasure Island Music Festival, October 13-14th.

ARTISTS: We are accepting artist applications to participate. If you print, sew, embroider, work with leather, or paint, this show is for you! Application deadline is August 31st.

What we’re looking for:

- Denim jackets that you have embroidered, weaved, patched, screen printed, block printed, painted, etc.
- Patches you have made (embroidered, leather, printed, weaved, etc.) that we can add to jackets we’ve collected
- Separate patches to sell
- One color designs for live printing patches on opening night
- Got an idea you don’t see here? Let us know! We’re open ;)

You can access the Jacket and Patch Art Show application form here: https://goo.gl/forms/AQR0HA3MqeHtyOZq1
Friday, October 5th, 7:00PM-11:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
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In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, use a simple pattern, perform a few different stitches, as well as the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished several simple projects including, drawstrings, pockets, buttonholes, buttons, hidden zippers, and finally, a tote bag (Perfect for that SF 10-cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you!) All of these are handy skills for basic garment construction. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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, October 6th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Intro To Hand Lettering $54
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In this course, lettering designer Chie Tamada of Sparkletters will get you started on learning the fundamentals of hand lettering! This introductory course will cover the purpose and method of classifying letters, identifying basic lettering terminology, and building a solid foundation to begin lettering. We will be using some of Chie’s favorite and essential lettering tools, and each student will work with a variety of markers and worksheets to practice lettering illustration. Chie will share with you some of her latest work and a live demo session during the course. Each student will take home a set of worksheets that include alphabet guides, practice sheets, and tips on finding and further developing your own lettering style. No prior experience (or nice handwriting) required!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: Chie Tamada is the lettering designer behind Sparkletters, living a busy life in San Jose. She"s easily fascinated by typography hidden in everyday objects, from cookie packaging, movie posters, book covers, to street signs. Wherever she goes, she always has a notebook and pencil in her bag, ready to doodle anything that catches her eye! When she is not designing chalkboards for local restaurants or starting up a new passion project, you"ll catch her living an active lifestyle outdoors, either hiking, climbing, or training for a triathlon. See more of Chie’s work online at http://www.sparkletters.com/ and on Instagram at: @sparkletters.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, October 7th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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 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.
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Sunday, October 7th, 3:00PM-6:00PM
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.
Monday, October 8th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $54
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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.

Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
DIY Textile Printing & Simple Upholstery: Hairpin Leg Bench Project $135
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In this class, you will combine textile design and printing with simple upholstering techniques to produce a gorgeous, elegant hairpin leg bench! First, you’ll get a crash course on surface / textile design before we cut you loose on designing your own textile graphic / surface pattern. You will use block printing and/or stamping to print your design onto canvas fabric. Next, you will learn the basics of upholstering a bench, using a crown stapler, staple gun, and upholstery hammer to add foam and your custom canvas fabric to a 48" X 16" piece of heavy plywood. You will finish this bench project by trimming the upholstery of your bench for that high design look, and attaching hairpin legs. And voila! Instant seating!! Each student will leave class with one finished, upholstered hairpin leg bench, measuring approximately 48" L x 18" W x 16" H.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is meant to be a fun and informative introduction to both textile design and upholstering, but is by no means a master class on either subject. That said, you will certainly learn enough to get your hands dirty in both categories, and produce an amazing bench in the process!

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, October 10th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Mixology: Limoncello, Atholl Brose, And Absinthe Infusions  $48
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How do you really expect to get anyone over to your place for pre-game when all you have to offer is a sixer of Keystone and half a pint of Sauza that was in the pantry when you moved in? Infusions! That’s how! In this latest DIY mixology class, learn how to make the following infusions: Limoncello, Atholl Brose (like a cream whiskey), and Absinthe. You will learn about the different types of distilled spirits and why you would use each. You will walk away with the ability to produce these infusions at home (and a half pint sample of each infusion in addition to the samples to try during the class), enough herbs and spices to make a quart of Absinthe, as well as an idea of how to create your very own infusions.

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bio: Instructor: Scott Mansfield is an award-winning winemaker, and brewer, writes about beer for 7x7 Magazine and other publications, and is the author of Strong Waters: A Simple Guide to Making Beer, Wine, Cider and Other Spirited Beverages at Home.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, October 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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!

Instructor Bio: Sarah Duyer has been working in ceramics for nearly a decade and continues to experiment and learn more about the medium. Since earning her BFA in Studio art from the University of Delaware, Sarah has worked in all types of studios from community spaces and summer camps to high volume production. She currently splits her time as studio lead for MMclay and working in her own studio making fun, functional, and sculptural ceramics that she sells at local stores and events around the Bay Area. For more information on Sarah and her work, please visit http://www.sarahduyer.com. For more information on The Clayroom, please visit their site at https://www.clayroomsf.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, October 12th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Start Choppin’ Woodworking: DIY Wooden Utility / Bar Cart Project $185
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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 Utility / Bar Cart Project
In this day-long class, you will build your own wooden utility cart!! This cart can be your bar cart for stashing your booze, a utility cart for humping around your tools, or even a kitchen cart for creating additional counter space in your tiny apartment! Its got two shelves for storage, a flat top for surface space, and two wheels so you can move it from room to room! The bar cart measures 18" Width X 36" Height X 30" Depth, and weighs approximately 15 lbs. Each student will leave with one wooden bar cart and a resource guide that covers the tools, concepts, and recommendations covered in the class.

We aim to stain and/or seal each cart in class. However, depending on time, you may need to complete this step at home. We will go over sealing, staining, and painting your bar cart so you will know how to do this before you leave. Lastly, this is a more intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so please show up alert and leave the hangovers at home!

TOOLS & SKILLS
- general safety procedures
- understanding a "cut list"
- cutting with a compound miter saw
- using simple hand tools (screw driver, tape measure, sanding block, and handsaw)
- measuring vs. constructing jigs and templates
- using a power drill and identifying different drill bits
- 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.

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.

Saturday, October 13th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
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.
Monday, October 15th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66
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If you live in the Bay Area, chances are your options for big backyard gardens can be fairly limited! We have the perfect solution... In this class, led by professional gardener Tory Van Wey, you will learn how to BUILD and FILL your own vertical succulent garden! In the first part of class, you will get comfortable with simple tools (drill, screwdriver, and screws... just the basics) and assemble your wooden garden box from pre-cut wood pieces. Next, you will learn the proper method for filling your vertical garden with soil and succulents. Last, Tory will share her urban gardening wisdom so you can keep these mounted gardens alive and thriving! You will leave with one wooden vertical succulent garden that is ready to hang. Plus, we are big fans of revealing all of our tricks, so you will learn how to make more of these rad boxes of green magic on a budget.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Tory Van Wey was first bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six, when her mother showed her how to make and tend a backyard vegetable patch. As an impatient kid, she learned how to make a mean fried green tomato. Her passion for gardening grew to encompass sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and mycology, with a recent turn towards sustainable urban gardening. Tory is also a freelance illustrator with a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University, whose work is heavily influenced by the natural world and her time in the garden. You can see her illustration work at www.toryvanwey.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."
Tuesday, October 16th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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, October 16th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft And Dye Your Own Leather Wallet $58
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In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft and Dye Your Own Leather Wallet, you will learn and apply leatherworking techniques to cut, dye, and assemble your own wallet from vegetable tanned leather! Jennifer Laursen, owner and designer of Tilt Leather, will teach you to follow a simple wallet pattern and cut out your leather strips. She will demonstrate how to mix dye to arrive at the color or stain you desire, then apply that dye to your leather. You will learn to hand stitch the leather pieces for assembly and apply a snap. Finally, you will burnish the wallet edges to finish the project. Jennifer will also discuss the benefits of using vegetable tanned leather, as well as how to take care of your new wallet! You will leave class with one wallet and a working knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to create more wallets at home!

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

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $60
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We’re taking pickling up a notch in this new class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We think it’s a damn shame that whiskey’s reputation has been tarnished by its association with the dreaded whiskey d*ck, so were here to defend its honor with...whiskey picks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Wooden Triangle Planter Or Shelf $58
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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, October 18th, 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.
Thursday, October 18th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Chocolate Making: From Bean To Bar $48
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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.
Friday, October 19th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Start Choppin’ Woodworking: DIY Wooden Bench Project $135
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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 12 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.

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, October 20th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing (POTRERO HILL LOCATION) $100
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PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE INSTRUCTOR’S BREWING FACILITY AT 726 15TH STREET IN POTRERO HILL.

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I 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 October 20th 11am-5pm
Session 2: Thursday November 1th 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, October 20th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
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.
Saturday, October 20th, 11:30AM-4:30PM
Knitting Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Knitting Camp & Sweater Project $98
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In this all day knitting bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of knitting and gets you started on creating stitches using those big knitting needles! No previous knitting experience required! Becca will teach you skills including: reading and altering a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh...), purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, assembly, picking up stitches, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by the first knitting practice piece in which you’ll practice all the techniques needed for the classic sweater project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your sweater. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with the beginning of a sweater to be completed at home, a set of wooden knitting needles, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple knitting patterns in order to inspire and complete future knitting projects!

We Are Knitters - Classic Sweater Project: For this class, your final project will be the Classic Sweater from We Are Knitters (pictured above). This is a slightly oversized sweater, but you will have option to alter the pattern to your desired size. As part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters knitting kit! Each kit includes two 8mm knitting needles, six skeins of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh… ahhhhh…), a sewing needle, and sweater pattern. You will choose from an assortment of available colors. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: https://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kit/classic-sweater.

PLEASE NOTE: You probably won’t finish this entire knitting 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!

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

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, October 20th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
Letterpress X Modern Calligraphy (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $100
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VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the East Bay into an artist co-op, but don’t worry our workshops are just as awesome as ever. Bigger space, more sunshine, plenty of parking...what else could you ask for? MacArthur Bart is just over a mile up the road and there is a FREE Emery-go-round shuttle that runs every 10-15 minutes and will deliver you to our door, or pretty close at least. The Hollis Line drops you at 45th and Hollis or the Powell Line drops you at 40th and Hollis. We are now located at 1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608 in the big red garage roll up door! Please contact Western Editions directly at westerneditions@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

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

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

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

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
Saturday, October 20th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
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. You will select your shirt fabric and size once you get here. The shirt options include four unisex patterns in black, denim, chambray, and a rotating seasonal print. And don’t worry: All of our fabrics are handpicked and selected for ease of sewing, so no silk or complicated fabrics!

The base patterns we use are Kwik Sew #k3422 and Kwik Sew #k3555. A few of the sizes offer a slimmer waist and shorter hem. We are offering the shirt in xs-xxl. If you’re at all concerned with not falling within that size range, let us know and we can custom pattern a shirt to fit your needs. This is a size inclusive class and no one will be 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, October 21st, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Leatherworking Bootcamp: Cut & Sew Your Own Leather Tote Bag $164
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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.
Sunday, October 21st, 12:00PM-6:00PM
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.
Monday, October 22nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Embroidery 101: Hand Embroidery Basics $48
Embroidery

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.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Custom Leather Accessories $58
Beginner

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

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56
Print

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

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

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $56
Floral

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

Supplies needed: None! But, feel free to bring a medium-sized vase & shears if you have a pair handy. If not, no problem! We will provide all the goods.Instructor Bio: Lorena grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her lifelong love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner and two pups in 2013. Since then, they happily focus on weddings and events in the Bay Area. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Stamp And Dye Leather Drink Coasters $42
Beginner

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.

Thursday, October 25th, 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, October 25th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 102: Custom Work Aprons $64
Sewing

Can we just agree that there are not enough pockets on things? Where are you supposed to keep your measuring tape, phone, flask, and googly eyes when your hands are busy with a project? Well, worry no longer! In this Sewing 102 class, you’ll make your very own custom work apron, perfectly suited for holding your various contraband. And when we say custom, we mean custom. You’ll have your choice of style (cross back, full body, or half apron); soft cotton straps that you’ll cut to size, in a few different colors; a choice of two to five pockets; and a variety of canvases, denims, and other fabrics. We’ll also have samples in class that you can try on to determine whether you need to adjust the size of the base pattern, because these aprons are size inclusive and fit any size from an XS to a 4XL. Once your apron is sewn up, you’ll be ready to take on all of your projects with your pocketed contraband close at hand!

Some specific skills learned in this class include:
- Adjusting a simple pattern
- Sewing pockets
- Using a hand held grometer
- Working with canvas, denim & thicker fabrics

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: Hayley has been sewing since the tender age of three. Past work includes bags, animals, clothing, pillows, art rolls, more patches than you can imagine, and tool rolls for motorcycles. Feel free to pick her brain on all things sewing-related or WorkshopSF-related! If she doesn’t have the answer you’re looking for, she’ll work with you to figure out what that answer may be!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, October 25th, 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, October 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
TERRORiums! Special Halloween Edition! $48
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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.

FOR THIS SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION WE CREEP THINGS OUT A BIT! We ll ahve all kinds of critters, action figures and spooky Halloween toppers. We ll also have fake blood and diy tombstones and all the creepy magic you can imagine to make your cute lil terrariums into creepy TERRORARIUMS that will DEF make your halloween party or halloween fun.

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.

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, October 26th, 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, October 27th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
DIY Textile Printing & Simple Upholstery: Hairpin Leg Bench Project $135
DIY

In this class, you will combine textile design and printing with simple upholstering techniques to produce a gorgeous, elegant hairpin leg bench! First, you’ll get a crash course on surface / textile design before we cut you loose on designing your own textile graphic / surface pattern. You will use block printing and/or stamping to print your design onto canvas fabric. Next, you will learn the basics of upholstering a bench, using a crown stapler, staple gun, and upholstery hammer to add foam and your custom canvas fabric to a 48" X 16" piece of heavy plywood. You will finish this bench project by trimming the upholstery of your bench for that high design look, and attaching hairpin legs. And voila! Instant seating!! Each student will leave class with one finished, upholstered hairpin leg bench, measuring approximately 48" L x 18" W x 16" H.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is meant to be a fun and informative introduction to both textile design and upholstering, but is by no means a master class on either subject. That said, you will certainly learn enough to get your hands dirty in both categories, and produce an amazing bench in the process!

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, October 27th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.
Sunday, October 28th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
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.

Sunday, October 28th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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
Sunday, October 28th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
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.
Monday, October 29th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Chill Sketching: Learn To Sketch What You See $52
Chill

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, October 30th, 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.
Tuesday, October 30th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 102: Roll-Top Backpack Using Waxed Canvas And Leather (Two-Day Intensive) $265
sewing

During this two-day intensive workshop, intermediate stitchers (also suitable for advanced beginners) will take their sewing and maker skills to the next level and create this gorgeous waxed canvas & leather roll-top backpack. Perfect for commuters with style who want a comfortable, long-lasting backpack for planes, trains, automobiles... plus buses and bikes! 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 backpack that you made from start to finish with your own to hands!

Some specific skills learned in this class include:
- Sewing multiple layers of heavy duty fabric and leather
- Sewing leather on a home sewing machine
- Inserting a zipper pocket
- How to construct leather backpack straps with hardware attachment
- Inserting a liner
- Boxing corners
- Attaching leather with quick-set rivets
- Installing magnetic snap rivets

This is a two-day class:

Day 1: Saturday - November 24th 12pm-5pm
Day 2: Sunday - November 25th 12pm-5pm

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF AND have made a few projects on your own. 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 - Slabtown Backpack 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 Slabtown Backpack Maker Kit that includes all necessary waxed canvas, leather, and hardware pieces to complete this project. The colors available are: Black, Dark Brown, 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/event-calendar/sew-slabtown-backpack.

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, November 24th, 12:00PM-5:00PM
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Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $54
Friday, September 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Leatherworking Bootcamp: Cut & Sew Your Own Leather Tote Bag $164
Saturday, September 22nd, 12:00PM-6:00PM

Sewing 102: Learn Zippers, Bag Linings, And Pockets With The Overlook Tote $110
Saturday, September 22nd, 12:00PM-5:00PM

Sewing 102: Snap Front Shirt (Size and Gender Inclusive) $116
Sunday, September 23rd, 11:00AM-6:00PM

 
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