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Sewing 102: Next Level Shit- Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $48


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

prerequisite: Sewing 101, Rock & Roll Sewing or equivalent. (and by equivalent, we mean you already know how to use a sewing machine, wind thread around the bobbin, and complete simple sewing projects with a machine.
Thursday, March 26th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $52
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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 we"re 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. We"ll also toss in a special part of class where Jon, our resident teacher"s assistant and fried pickle dude, will show you how to make fried pickles using a simple $40 fryer and Workshop"s secret recipe that you can replicate at home. We"ll be sure to toss a few bourbon jalapenos and other goodies into the fryer too. Everyone will get an order with class. YUM!

You"ll 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.

teacher bio: Kelly launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Kelly is the house pickler at Pig & Pie in the Mission, where she also sells her jarred creations. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
Friday, March 27th, 8:00PM-10:30PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $98
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true that is. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least eight 22oz bottles of your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday, March 28thth- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday, April 15th - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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

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

Important stuff: This class is 21& over. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here. 
Saturday, March 28th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners - All Day Sewing Camp And Tote Bag Project $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. We supply the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, March 28th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. We supply the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Sunday, March 29th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Spring Break Edition $30

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SPECIAL SPRING BREAK DAYTIME CLASS SPECIAL- ONLY $30!

Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as tees, totes and koozies).  This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction/demo and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

Since screening can be complicated, with alot of equipment & screens are expensive ( as well as easy to ruin), we make this class a great starter class. It does not come with your own screens or artwork, however you can buy one with your ticker and have it ready for class for an extra fee. In class, you will be using our house screens which have multiple images and vary all the time. Again, this is a starter class and only 3 hours so expect to have some fun, print some fun postcards, art prints and more using our screens and get a great base. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so dont expect to come out with your own tee shirt line here. Its a great introduction to it and the fun part, that takes some practice- the printing. Graphic design and burning your own screen yourself are things you can find in multi week classes at other facilites. As in any printing, it is messy and involve cleaning your screens after you use them- so please skip any prada and dress comfty, at time you can get wet.

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. 
Tuesday, March 31st, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics - Spring Break Edition $32
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SPECIAL SPRING BREAK DAYTIME CLASS SPECIAL- ONLY $32!

Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

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

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!""
Tuesday, March 31st, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics - Spring Break Edition $38
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SPECIAL SPRING BREAK DAYTIME CLASS SPECIAL- ONLY $38! $10 OFF!

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

supplies needed: we supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Wednesday, April 1st, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as tees, totes and koozies).  This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction/demo and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

Since screening can be complicated, with alot of equipment & screens are expensive ( as well as easy to ruin), we make this class a great starter class. It does not come with your own screens or artwork, however you can buy one with your ticker and have it ready for class for an extra fee. In class, you will be using our house screens which have multiple images and vary all the time. Again, this is a starter class and only 3 hours so expect to have some fun, print some fun postcards, art prints and more using our screens and get a great base. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so dont expect to come out with your own tee shirt line here. Its a great introduction to it and the fun part, that takes some practice- the printing. Graphic design and burning your own screen yourself are things you can find in multi week classes at other facilites. As in any printing, it is messy and involve cleaning your screens after you use them- so please skip any prada and dress comfty, at time you can get wet.

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Wednesday, April 1st, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners - Spring Break Edition $78
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SPECIAL SPRING BREAK DAYTIME CLASS SPECIAL- ONLY $78! $20- OFF!

In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. WE SUPPLY THE SEWING MACHINE AND SUPPLIES. Youll be using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right! Please do not bring your own machine.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Thursday, April 2nd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch $54
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome aprons & all refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class)

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here. 
Thursday, April 2nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics  $45
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Thursday, April 2nd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beer Bootcamp: Beer Knowledge Through Flavors, Styles, And Pairings $56
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Ever felt like a complete novice when out at bars like Toranado or breweries? Not sure where to start? In such an epic beer city loaded with great beers and breweries- its hard to know what they heck it all means in an ever changing and evolving universe of beers. Beer expert Chris Cohen, certified beer Cicerone and author will take you around the world of beer styles and school you on brewing geography and history. Learn what the differences are between lagers, IPAs, sours and just about every style of beer you can imagine. Learn about a variety of styles and how they developed, identify subtle flavors and aromas, We’ll talk about pairing beer and food, all while tasting samples of 12 different world class craft brews. The tasting will include twelve 3 oz pours. By the time you leave youll have a much better grasp about beers, tastes and where they come from- so you too can become your own beer expert or just get more comfortable ordering and talking about beer & just stepping up your beer knowledge!

Sample a ton of beer, walk out with an amazing guide to help you, as well as an adorable screenprinted guide you can post in your house or just use for reference. After all, Workshops motto IS drink beer make stuff!

The beer list (may vary upon season and selection):
Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsbr
Köstritzer Schwarzbier
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (paired with salted chocolate)
Samichlaus 2013
Hoegaarden Belgian wit
Saison Dupont Vieille Provision (paired with a creamy brie on a cracker)
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
Boon Oude Geuze (paired with a rich aged Gouda)
Lindemans Framboise (paired with a very dark chocolate)
Firestone Walker Easy Jack Summer Session IPA (paired with a mild cheddar)
Anchor Brewing Porter
Drake"s Denogginizer Imperial IPA

Teacher bio:
Chris Cohen is a Certified Cicerone, a Certified BJCP beer judge, the Founder, 2012-2014 President, and a current Board Member of the San Francisco Homebrewers Guild, and the author of the Beer Scholar Study Guide for the Certified Cicerone Exam. Chris is a former attorney turned beer expert, he"s currently working on opening a craft beer focused bar in the Mission-Bernal neighborhood of SF, called Old Devil Moon (being designed by Workshop"s Kelly Malone, designer of Speakeasy"s Taproom) slated to open in May 2015. You can find Chris online at http://chris-cohen.com/"

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here. /
Friday, April 3rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Intro To Metalsmithing: Getting To Know Your Tools $68
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In Getting To Know Your Tools, students will begin learning about and using hand tools traditionally used by metalsmiths. This is a great intro class to learn some simple basics with affordable tools. Students will learn these basic skills by making their own pendants from a sheet of sterling silver.  They will draw a simple, minimalist shape (diamond, triangle, circle, crescent, etc… NO STARS OR OTHER COMPLEX SHAPES) within a square inch of sterling silver.  Then students will saw out their shape using a handsaw, file down the rough edges using jewelry files, and sand the metal until it is smooth with fine sandpaper.  Students will finish off their own pendant piece by poking a hole in the metal and attaching a jump ring to their pendant so it will easily attach to a chain or leather cord.

Students will leave class with a finished pendant that they designed and constructed from base materials as well as a ‘zine titled ‘What We Learned In Class’, for future reference if they choose to continue their practice in metal smithing.  They will also take a foundational understanding of metal smithing, jewelry making, and its history home with them. 

LONG HAIRED STUDENTS: HAIR SHOULD BE WORN TIED BACK, SHORTER HAIR SHOULD BE TUCKED BEHIND THE EAR OR SECURED WITH BOBBY PINS.

Supplies needed: None

Teacher Bio: Heather is a jeweler and metal smith living and working out of Oakland, CA by way of Columbia, South Carolina.  Her love of jewelry was passed down to her from her mama and grandmothers.  The matriarchs in Heather’s family taught her about stones, their symbolism, and to have an appreciation for good design and craftsmanship.  Her inspiration comes from the American South, the artisans and crafts people of the region, and the creative people in her life.  She primarily works with sterling silver and stones that she is drawn to.  The website for her up and coming jewelry line, Ida Mae Rising, is: www.idamaerising.com.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, April 4th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $42
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

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

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Saturday, April 4th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as tees, totes and koozies).  This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction/demo and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

Since screening can be complicated, with alot of equipment & screens are expensive ( as well as easy to ruin), we make this class a great starter class. It does not come with your own screens or artwork, however you can buy one with your ticker and have it ready for class for an extra fee. In class, you will be using our house screens which have multiple images and vary all the time. Again, this is a starter class and only 3 hours so expect to have some fun, print some fun postcards, art prints and more using our screens and get a great base. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so dont expect to come out with your own tee shirt line here. Its a great introduction to it and the fun part, that takes some practice- the printing. Graphic design and burning your own screen yourself are things you can find in multi week classes at other facilites. As in any printing, it is messy and involve cleaning your screens after you use them- so please skip any prada and dress comfty, at time you can get wet.

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer."
Saturday, April 4th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $98
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true that is. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least eight 22oz bottles of your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Sunday, April 6th- 11:00am-6:00pm(7 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday April 29th - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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

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

Important stuff: This class is 21& over. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here. 
Sunday, April 5th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $43
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In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

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

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Tuesday, April 7th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Beauty School Rebel: Hair Bootcamp - Braided Styles $56


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

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

Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.
Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48
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Learn classic and experimental hand stitching techniques to create a sampler (aka visual dictionary) of embroidery stitches. We will learn how to successfully create several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own drawings in thread and take home a stitch instruction packet for later reference.

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Wednesday, April 8th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $64
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OK so this is one of those awesome classes we ve tried to pull off for about 4 years and we are so happy to offer this baby. In this super fun class, you ll learn all about SUCCULENTS! We ll combine some gardening, a little bit of hardware/ tool slinging and a lot of fun. You ll learn how to slay at vertical gardening with succulents which will get you started on no doubt, more of an addiction to these magical green guys. Class will start with you assembling your wooden box, which will come pre- prepped and cut. You will get to sling a hammer and drill while the class assembles this adorable little wooden box12 inches by 12 inches. Then our mistress of flowers, Lorena, will delve into a boot camp on succulents and how to care for them, water, light and growth. You ll then fill up and garden your cute lil vertical box with mosses, succulents and get it sturdy. Since succulents take time to root, you will need to care for this puppy on a flat surface for 2-3 weeks before you can hang it. So you ll have time to bond with your plants, talk to them and make sure they grow nicely. This class will have a variety of succulents but in order to keep the class affordable, we will supplying about 10-14 smaller plants, which will grow- so if you want instant gratification, please feel free to bring some larger succulents or some with you. As well you can add more after. Since vertical gardening can be $expensive$ and so can succulents, we ve managed to build this baby ourselves and make it as affordable as possible. Hey isnt that what DIY is all about. You ll walk out of class with your planted box, resources to continue your habit, I mean craft and about care/ succulents.

Teacher bio:
Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmothers garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe youll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green. Supplies needed: Feel free to bring succulents with you as well so its super full.

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
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Thursday, April 9th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics  $48
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Thursday, April 9th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Farm Fresh Cocktails: From Garden To Glass $54


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

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

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

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

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

Kelly McVicker 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.
Friday, April 10th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $43
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In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

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

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, April 11th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. We supply the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, April 11th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $64
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OK so this is one of those awesome classes we ve tried to pull off for about 4 years and we are so happy to offer this baby. In this super fun class, you ll learn all about SUCCULENTS! We ll combine some gardening, a little bit of hardware/ tool slinging and a lot of fun. You ll learn how to slay at vertical gardening with succulents which will get you started on no doubt, more of an addiction to these magical green guys. Class will start with you assembling your wooden box, which will come pre- prepped and cut. You will get to sling a hammer and drill while the class assembles this adorable little wooden box12 inches by 12 inches. Then our mistress of flowers, Lorena, will delve into a boot camp on succulents and how to care for them, water, light and growth. You ll then fill up and garden your cute lil vertical box with mosses, succulents and get it sturdy. Since succulents take time to root, you will need to care for this puppy on a flat surface for 2-3 weeks before you can hang it. So you ll have time to bond with your plants, talk to them and make sure they grow nicely. This class will have a variety of succulents but in order to keep the class affordable, we will supplying about 10-14 smaller plants, which will grow- so if you want instant gratification, please feel free to bring some larger succulents or some with you. As well you can add more after. Since vertical gardening can be $expensive$ and so can succulents, we ve managed to build this baby ourselves and make it as affordable as possible. Hey isnt that what DIY is all about. You ll walk out of class with your planted box, resources to continue your habit, I mean craft and about care/ succulents.

Teacher bio:
Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmothers garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe youll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green. Supplies needed: Feel free to bring succulents with you as well so its super full.

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, April 11th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing + Tote Bag Project $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. WE SUPPLY THE SEWING MACHINE AND SUPPLIES. Youll be using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right! Please do not bring your own machine.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Sunday, April 12th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Fermentation Nation! Sauerkraut, Kimchi And Pickles $42
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Fermentation, y’all! It’s that magical, microbial, mysterious process that transforms raw veggies into flavor-filled delights. Not only is lacto-fermentation an effective way to preserve the harvest, it’s also a time-honored method of increasing the nutritional value of food and adding digestive enzymes to your diet.

In this class you’ll learn the secrets behind lacto-fermentation as you try your hand at making your choice of spicy kimchi or tasty sauerkraut. We’ll also do a fermented pickle recipe using cucumbers or another seasonal veggie. We’ll have all the goods on hand to creative a variety of gourmet home-crafted options to tickle your palate. Take home your custom creation, keep an eye on your ’edible pet,’ and enjoy the flavor in a few weeks. In addition to your jar of tasty goodness, you’ll also leave with some specific recipes and the knowledge and skills to apply lacto-fermenting techniques to just about any fruit or vegetable.

Supplies needed: none

IMPORTANT: This class takes place at the teacher’s home studio in Lower Haight, not at Workshop. We’ll email you the exact address prior to the class.

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Sunday, April 12th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Oysters 101: How To Shuck, Cook & Enjoy Oysters Like A Pro $80
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Oysters are a delicious Bay Area staple, with Hog Island right around the corner and epic Seafood places all around SF....but the lil devils can be tricky if you don"t how to cook them, let alone open them. So weve nabbed one of SFs and Hog Island"s best Oyster guys to jedi you on them. Anthony will walk you through how to properly shuck these bad boys, using a shucking knife (you can also pay $15 extra to take yours home with you) and safety so you don"t end up with an oyster stab wound. Then he walks you through buying them, where to pick them up, the best spots in SF for them, how to prepare them and of course cooking them and well, not cooking them and serving them raw of course. You"ll go through raw prepartation as well as grilling and deep frying them.

Each student will walk out with a ton of knowledge and of course, eating over a dozen (depending on market price) of the best oysters around. Of course raw oysters wouldn t be complete without some bubbles, so well have that too! So soon youll be flexing your oyster skills at Hog Island and backyard BBQs like a champ. Please note that since the price of Oysters can average $40- (way more with bubbles) or more at restaurants, the price of the class is slightly higher due to the high quality. As well shuckers can be purchased with your ticket for an additional $16- (at cost). Whether you like it raw or cooked, youre walk out of class with a ton of knowledge and know what you re doing with Oysters!

Supplies needed: Nothing needed but welcome to BYO refreshments.

Anthony Rizzi is an Oyster expert having worked with Hog Island Oysters, Bar Crudo and several amazing Bay Area seafood eateries he has become an Oyster master, even doing videos for Vice on it. Consistently curious and always on the lookout for a new flavor. If Rizzi was an oyster he"d most likely be grilled and doused in butter. Along with shucking, Rizzi thoroughly enjoys banh mi crawls, ping-pong, and tossing noodles around on his wok.
Monday, April 13th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $48
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a great modern way to create unique handmade designs on anything from your holiday cards to that sweet fanny pack you scored at the thrift store. In this class you will get down and dirty with learning the various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing onto fabric and paper. You will achieve a basic knowledge of tools, inks, process, insider tricks and tips, and will go home with your own uniquely carved block and a piece of your own printed fabric! All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case!

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Flower Crowns $38
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands...or on your head. We fell in love with flower crowns at all the music festivals and on the design blogs this year. They are just a beautiful touch to any wedding, night out, or just to know how to make for fun. Lorena, our resident floral expert, shows you how to create your own amazing ones by hand. You’ll walk out with a crown made with tons of fresh flowers and succulents. It’s an awesome class to kick it with your lady friends!

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

Supplies needed: None

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Tuesday, April 14th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Freshmen Letterpress: Not A Hallmark Card $60
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In Freshmen Letterpress: Not A Hallmark Card, you’ll work with instructors Taylor Reid and Erin Fong of Western Editions letterpress company to create a set of 10 assorted greeting cards (wayyy better than anything from Hallmark). The set will include four birthday cards, four thank you cards, and two "Oops" cards, for those moments when you accidentally ate your roommates leftover pizza or forgot your brothers birthday!!

You will use an antique Vandercook Proofing Press and print from vintage wood type. You will lea rn a bit about the history of letterpress printing and the basic set up of the press. You’ll then hand-crank your own set of cards-one by one-and customize each by lining the envelopes from as sorted paper (patterns, colors, old books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias). Do yourself a favor and buy some stamps before hand- you’ll be so happy with your printed goods you’ll want to send these out ASAP!

supplies needed: none

VERY IMPORTANT: 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.

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

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables $44
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Ah, pickling... the wonderful food preservation technique that transforms plain old veggies into tart little treasures. And what Sunday morning Bloody Mary isn’t perfected by a garnish of yummy pickled green beans? In this class, Kelly McVicker, founder of McVicker Pickles, guides you in the tasty art of pickling, covering both fermented and “quick” or vinegar-brined pickles. You will learn how to make your own pickles, steps to ensure safety, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. Each student will leave class with two types of pickled vegetables, plus a list of resources and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

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

teacher bio: Kelly launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Kelly is the house pickler at Pig & Pie in the Mission, where she also sells her jarred creations. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
Wednesday, April 15th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Pizzashop: Making The Perfect Dough & Grilled Pizzas From Scratch $52
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Wish you could create gourmet fresh pizzas like the pros? Jealous you can’t toss dough like those guys in the window of the pizza shop? Want to learn one of the most affordable dinner parties you can sling on a grill (or oven) that will have your friends ooohing and aaahhing? With this special dinner and a class combo- Oliver Piazza (yes it sounds way too much like pizza not to point out) will show you how to create the perfect pies from start to finish. We’ll start by showing you how to create fresh dough from scratch- knead it and whip it up at home for a quick turn around time. Then we’ll show you the secrets to tossing it or working out a great crust (no more thick bad crusts you goofed on with TJ’s dough at home). Next we move onto making a great sauce, prepping a slew of ingredients, preparation of the grills and creating great recipes. You’ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on charcoal grills so you can tote your skills to the park easy as pie. You’ll make one pizza per person, which of course you get to eat. The best part of class is the pizza party at the end, complete with some salads you whip up in class and we’ll even have an ice cold beer or a wine for you too. So this class includes dinner!

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome aprons & all refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.

Teacher bio: Oliver Piazza is a long time pizza fanatic, gourmet cook and can bust some major movies to any oldies and Motown. Oliver grew up working in high end restaurants in Philadelphia and relocated to SF six years ago working at awesome spots like Delfina Pizzeria, Quince and is now part owner of Dear Mom. Oliver is one of our most loved teachers, is a ton of fun and well, makes a mean drink as well. (Feel free to bring some wine or cocktails to class)

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.
Thursday, April 16th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics  $48
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Thursday, April 16th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics $48
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Friday, April 17th, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Late Night Edition $45
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Friday, April 17th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing + Tote Bag Project $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS BEING A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. WE SUPPLY THE SEWING MACHINE AND SUPPLIES. Youll be using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right! Please do not bring your own machine.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, April 18th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $64
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OK so this is one of those awesome classes we ve tried to pull off for about 4 years and we are so happy to offer this baby. In this super fun class, you ll learn all about SUCCULENTS! We ll combine some gardening, a little bit of hardware/ tool slinging and a lot of fun. You ll learn how to slay at vertical gardening with succulents which will get you started on no doubt, more of an addiction to these magical green guys. Class will start with you assembling your wooden box, which will come pre- prepped and cut. You will get to sling a hammer and drill while the class assembles this adorable little wooden box12 inches by 12 inches. Then our mistress of flowers, Lorena, will delve into a boot camp on succulents and how to care for them, water, light and growth. You ll then fill up and garden your cute lil vertical box with mosses, succulents and get it sturdy. Since succulents take time to root, you will need to care for this puppy on a flat surface for 2-3 weeks before you can hang it. So you ll have time to bond with your plants, talk to them and make sure they grow nicely. This class will have a variety of succulents but in order to keep the class affordable, we will supplying about 10-14 smaller plants, which will grow- so if you want instant gratification, please feel free to bring some larger succulents or some with you. As well you can add more after. Since vertical gardening can be $expensive$ and so can succulents, we ve managed to build this baby ourselves and make it as affordable as possible. Hey isnt that what DIY is all about. You ll walk out of class with your planted box, resources to continue your habit, I mean craft and about care/ succulents.

Teacher bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmothers garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe youll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green. Supplies needed: Feel free to bring succulents with you as well so its super full.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Saturday, April 18th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $98
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true that is. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least eight 22oz bottles of your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Sunday, April 19th- 11:00am-6:00pm(7 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday May 13th - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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

IMPORTANT: This class does not take place at Workshop; it will be held at a local brewery. We’ll email you the exact location prior to class.

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

Other Important stuff: This class is 21& over. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! Detail on policies here. 
Sunday, April 19th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $56


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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 make 4 rad napkins.  Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and mehtods.  You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces of work.  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 including a pillow class. (Feel free to get creative and not just use your napkins for napkins- you can DIY them into pillows, pouches and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’! )


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


Teacher Bio:  Simone has always loved crafting and creating beautiful things.  She is a Kindergarten teacher by day and a crafter by night.  She stumbled upon the world of dyeing and Shibori accidentally and was instantly drawn to its beauty and unpredictability.  She has spent her weekends over the last year teaching herself how to create the unique patterns and developing the techniques used in Shibori and indigo dyeing.  


PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.

Sunday, April 19th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
That’s My Jam! How To Make Gourmet Jams $42
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Guess what guys: our resident Pickle Queen also knows how to jam! In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will teach you how to turn fresh fruit into incredible jams to fill your pantry or pass on to your loved ones as handmade holiday gifts. Kelly  will use fresh fruit to show you how to make your own jams! You will learn how to produce one batch of seasonal jam from start to finish, and you will learn how to safely use a water bath canning process at home. You will walk out with at least one jar of the jam that you canned in class, the recipe to produce the jam at home, and the knowledge to can your entire haul from the farmer’s market. Now, in addition to proclaiming ’That’s My Jam!’ every time A Tribe Called Quest blasts from your radio, you can also give that shout out every time you open your pantry!

IMPORTANT: This class takes place at the teacher’s home studio in Lower Haight, not at Workshop. We"ll email you the exact address prior to the class.

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

Important stuff: Workshop classes are 18 & over and we are an adult oriented space, thats a bit rock and roll.. We have a 48hr cancellation or rebook policy, which is when we lock in with teachers. Classes start no later than 15 minutes after class. Walk ins are not encouraged unless you email the day of, we often are sold out in advance so please buy tickets ahead of time- thanks! For parties of 10 or more, please email us about scheduling a private event. Detail on policies here.

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Sunday, April 19th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies: 4.20 Edition $48

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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as tees, totes and koozies).  This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction/demo and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

FOR THIS SPECIAL 4.20 EDITION, we honor the magical plant that inspires so much creativity by making some fun special screens with custom weed art and our SMOKE WEED MAKE STUFF graphics (usually only for sale) in class for all to use. We"ll also throw in one tee shirt (green or grey), two beer koozies and a beer for yall. We"ll crank all the stoner jams we can and feel free to BYO muchies and refreshments. Just a fun day of making rad stuff & learning to print. Our resident stoners on staff will be there as well.

Since screening can be complicated, with alot of equipment & screens are expensive ( as well as easy to ruin), we make this class a great starter class. It does not come with your own screens or artwork, however you can buy one with your ticker and have it ready for class for an extra fee. In class, you will be using our house screens which have multiple images and vary all the time. Again, this is a starter class and only 3 hours so expect to have some fun, print some fun postcards, art prints and more using our screens and get a great base. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so dont expect to come out with your own tee shirt line here. Its a great introduction to it and the fun part, that takes some practice- the printing. Graphic design and burning your own screen yourself are things you can find in multi week classes at other facilites. As in any printing, it is messy and involve cleaning your screens after you use them- so please skip any prada and dress comfty, at time you can get wet.

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. 
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Monday, April 20th, 12:00AM-6:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $48
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a great modern way to create unique handmade designs on anything from your holiday cards to that sweet fanny pack you scored at the thrift store. In this class you will get down and dirty with learning the various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing onto fabric and paper. You will achieve a basic knowledge of tools, inks, process, insider tricks and tips, and will go home with your own uniquely carved block and a piece of your own printed fabric! All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case!

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48
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Learn classic and experimental hand stitching techniques to create a sampler (aka visual dictionary) of embroidery stitches. We will learn how to successfully create several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to create their own drawings in thread and take home a stitch instruction packet for later reference.

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 21st, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $42
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

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

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 21st, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Next Level Shit- Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $48


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

prerequisite: Sewing 101, Rock & Roll Sewing or equivalent. (and by equivalent, we mean you already know how to use a sewing machine, wind thread around the bobbin, and complete simple sewing projects with a machine.
Thursday, April 23rd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. We supply the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, April 25th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $56


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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 make 4 rad napkins.  Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and mehtods.  You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces of work.  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 including a pillow class. (Feel free to get creative and not just use your napkins for napkins- you can DIY them into pillows, pouches and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’! )


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


Teacher Bio:  Simone has always loved crafting and creating beautiful things.  She is a Kindergarten teacher by day and a crafter by night.  She stumbled upon the world of dyeing and Shibori accidentally and was instantly drawn to its beauty and unpredictability.  She has spent her weekends over the last year teaching herself how to create the unique patterns and developing the techniques used in Shibori and indigo dyeing.  


PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.

Sunday, April 26th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Hooch 101: Artisanal Cocktails With Bay Area Booze $54


We are so lucky to live in one of the greatest booze regions in North America, with more distilleries, wineries and bars than you can shake a muddler at. So let’s toast ourselves and our fabulous fortune shall we?

In this class, you will make 3 amazing drinks, all with locally distilled spirits--and not just from the big boys. We track down some of our favorite local small batch distilleries and make some tasty libations using the products of their craftsmanship.
 
The class starts with a warm up shot to break the ice. We will then make 3 cocktails and go into detail about tasting notes, balance and how to get the most from each bottle. A little background history about the booze trade in SF is also thrown in for good measure to impress those out of town friends.
 
You’ll learn the essential techniques to crafting great cocktails - how to mix, muddle, shake, and stir properly. You will also learn how to balance every flavor that goes into making the perfect drink.
 
The price of class includes everything, including some rare and expensive liquors. You will walk out with a recipe booklet, a list of Gillian’s favorite go to watering holes in the city and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time you entertain and know a lot more about some epic Bay Area booze options and what makes them so great.

Teacher bio:
Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008. One of our favorite teachers, Gill has been know to earn cult following from her classes, offer a mid class dance off and just moves with the speed of a cougar when she’s working at her bar. She really knows her booze and cocktail making, as well as a lot about the SF cocktail scene from dive bars to fancy cocktail spots. She is 100% fun and doesn’t have a lick of stuck up cocktail snob in her--though she can make them like a champ.
Sunday, April 26th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Hooch 101: Artisanal Cocktails With Bay Area Booze $54


We are so lucky to live in one of the greatest booze regions in North America, with more distilleries, wineries and bars than you can shake a muddler at. So let’s toast ourselves and our fabulous fortune shall we?

In this class, you will make 3 amazing drinks, all with locally distilled spirits--and not just from the big boys. We track down some of our favorite local small batch distilleries and make some tasty libations using the products of their craftsmanship.
 
The class starts with a warm up shot to break the ice. We will then make 3 cocktails and go into detail about tasting notes, balance and how to get the most from each bottle. A little background history about the booze trade in SF is also thrown in for good measure to impress those out of town friends.
 
You’ll learn the essential techniques to crafting great cocktails - how to mix, muddle, shake, and stir properly. You will also learn how to balance every flavor that goes into making the perfect drink.
 
The price of class includes everything, including some rare and expensive liquors. You will walk out with a recipe booklet, a list of Gillian’s favorite go to watering holes in the city and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time you entertain and know a lot more about some epic Bay Area booze options and what makes them so great.

Teacher bio:
Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008. One of our favorite teachers, Gill has been know to earn cult following from her classes, offer a mid class dance off and just moves with the speed of a cougar when she’s working at her bar. She really knows her booze and cocktail making, as well as a lot about the SF cocktail scene from dive bars to fancy cocktail spots. She is 100% fun and doesn’t have a lick of stuck up cocktail snob in her--though she can make them like a champ.
Sunday, April 26th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $64
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OK so this is one of those awesome classes we ve tried to pull off for about 4 years and we are so happy to offer this baby. In this super fun class, you ll learn all about SUCCULENTS! We ll combine some gardening, a little bit of hardware/ tool slinging and a lot of fun. You ll learn how to slay at vertical gardening with succulents which will get you started on no doubt, more of an addiction to these magical green guys. Class will start with you assembling your wooden box, which will come pre- prepped and cut. You will get to sling a hammer and drill while the class assembles this adorable little wooden box12 inches by 12 inches. Then our mistress of flowers, Lorena, will delve into a boot camp on succulents and how to care for them, water, light and growth. You ll then fill up and garden your cute lil vertical box with mosses, succulents and get it sturdy. Since succulents take time to root, you will need to care for this puppy on a flat surface for 2-3 weeks before you can hang it. So you ll have time to bond with your plants, talk to them and make sure they grow nicely. This class will have a variety of succulents but in order to keep the class affordable, we will supplying about 10-14 smaller plants, which will grow- so if you want instant gratification, please feel free to bring some larger succulents or some with you. As well you can add more after. Since vertical gardening can be $expensive$ and so can succulents, we ve managed to build this baby ourselves and make it as affordable as possible. Hey isnt that what DIY is all about. You ll walk out of class with your planted box, resources to continue your habit, I mean craft and about care/ succulents.

Teacher bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmothers garden and has had a life long love of flowers that continued until eventually she and her husband opened a local flower delivery service named Home.Sweet.Flowers here in San Francisco using only California grown flowers, recycled supplies, and delivering via bicycle. Maybe youll see one of her couriers riding by with flowers in their basket as you wait for the light to turn green. Supplies needed: Feel free to bring succulents with you as well so its super full.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $42
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

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

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 28th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: Print Your Own Monogrammed Stationary $60
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Monogrammed stationery. It’s the perfect way to add some class to your communication, celebrate that you can still do the written thing, and of course, prove to friends that you actually do know your own initials.  In Freshman Letterpress: How to Make Monogrammed Stationery, instructors Taylor Reid and Erin Fong, owners of the newly minted Western Editions letterpress company, will show you how to create your own personalized letterpress notecards.  You will use a vintage Vandercook Proofing Press and in house letter designs to letterpress your initials onto a thick 110 pound card stock. You will learn how to place a photopolymer plate onto a printing base and crank out your own set of cards. You will also cut envelope liners from vintage paper stock to customize to your liking. You will take home 10 personalized note cards, brown bag envelopes included. (Brown bags for your beers during class, not included.)

supplies needed: none

VERY IMPORTANT: 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.

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

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. 
Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables - Farmer’s Market Edition $48
/Ah, pickling... the wonderful food preservation technique that transforms plain old veggies into tart little treasures. And what Sunday morning Bloody Mary isn’t perfected by a garnish of yummy pickled green beans? In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles guides you in the tasty art of pickling. You will learn how to pickle different types of vegetables at home, pickling safety tips, and tricks for creating the best flavors in your pickled goodies. Each student will leave class with one jar of pickled cucumbers, a second jar of a pickled seasonal vegetable (changes based on what’s in season), and a list of resources, places to buy pickling supplies, pickling tips, and recipes to ensure that you can repeat this process at home.

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

teacher bio:
teacher bio: Kelly launched McVicker Pickles in 2012 to bring her love for pickling and food preservation to the masses. Born and raised in Kansas, she learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas Margarett and Harriet. Kelly brought those traditions with her to San Francisco where she soon found herself haggling over boxes of cucumbers at the farmers market, and loving it. Kelly is the house pickler at Pig & Pie in the Mission, where she also sells her jarred creations. Check out McVicker Pickles on Facebook for the latest news on pop-ups and events, and don’t miss the monthly Beer & Brine Happy Hour at Workshop (3rd Friday of every month, 5-9pm).
Sunday, May 3rd, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $42
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

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

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Tuesday, May 5th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $48
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Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a great modern way to create unique handmade designs on anything from your holiday cards to that sweet fanny pack you scored at the thrift store. In this class you will get down and dirty with learning the various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing onto fabric and paper. You will achieve a basic knowledge of tools, inks, process, insider tricks and tips, and will go home with your own uniquely carved block and a piece of your own printed fabric! All materials will be provided, but be sure to bring an apron or clothes you don’t care about just in case!

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

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Thursday, May 7th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $98
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In this new class, we combine the elements of SewIng 101, Sewing 102 and a fun project. Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. Then you can move on to learning about the ins and outs of fabric and fabric grain, proper cutting techniques, how to create and sew buttonholes using the sewing machine buttonhole feature, how to install basic zippers, and other handy skills for basic garment construction. You will use a store pattern which is included in the class costs and then will make a tote bag with a small zipper pouch inside. Perfect for that SF 10 cent bag ordinance and a great simple first project that wont terrify you. This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30 minute lunch break-  show up alert and leave the hangovers at home- after all this is bootcamp guys!

THIS CLASS IS PRICED AT $98- AS IT INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES & PATTERNS AS WELL AS A MORE INTENSIVE CLASS WITH LESS PEOPLE SO YOU HAVE MORE ROOM TO WORK AND ATTENTION.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric including denim or a thick duck fabric that is stylish and rad. This class includes all $26- of supplies from pattern to zippers and fabric. We supply the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If you"d like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.
Saturday, May 9th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying $56


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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 make 4 rad napkins.  Each piece will be unique and unexpected and use four different patterns/ styles, so you’ll learn several styles and mehtods.  You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces of work.  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 including a pillow class. (Feel free to get creative and not just use your napkins for napkins- you can DIY them into pillows, pouches and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’! )


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


Teacher Bio:  Simone has always loved crafting and creating beautiful things.  She is a Kindergarten teacher by day and a crafter by night.  She stumbled upon the world of dyeing and Shibori accidentally and was instantly drawn to its beauty and unpredictability.  She has spent her weekends over the last year teaching herself how to create the unique patterns and developing the techniques used in Shibori and indigo dyeing.  


PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/ REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer.

Sunday, May 10th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $48
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

supplies needed: we supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for under $150- and will come new and hassle free to set you up right!

Important Stuff: PLEASE NOTE OUR 48 HOUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOK POLICY. All classes are for adults 18 and over. Though we love kids- we design our space to be for adults only and have a lot of things around Workshop that are inappropropriate for kids/ teens. If youd like to bring your child or teen to class with you we do occasionally make special exceptions but please email us or keep an eye out for our occasional teen/ kids classes we do offer. Please be sure to buy a ticket as classes sell out in advance and waiting list spots are rarely open. Walk ins are not encouraged. Thanks!
Thursday, May 14th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics $42
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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Saturday, May 10th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $44
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!

supplies needed:
none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

getting your own custom screen for class & home printing: for an additional $45, you can send in your own custom images to be burned onto a screen (whatever can fit onto two 8.5 X 11 sheets or one 11 X 14 sheet) AND take your screen to print at home or at a studio. All screens use brand new 110 - 230 mesh count silk screen fabric stretched over recycled frames. An email must be sent to images@workshopsf.org that includes images and the date of your class. Images must be submitted 72 hours or more prior to the class. Please download this sheet for image instructions:
http://www.workshopsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/screening-instructions.JPG (if link doesn’t work, please try copying and pasting it into your browser.)
Saturday, November 8th, 4:00PM-7:00PM
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Sewing 102: Next Level Shit- Simple Construction, Zippers & Buttonholes $48
Thursday, March 26th, 7:30PM-10:30PM

Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $52
Friday, March 27th, 8:00PM-10:30PM

Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $98
Saturday, March 28th, 11:00AM-5:00PM

Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners - All Day Sewing Camp And Tote Bag Project $98
Saturday, March 28th, 11:00AM-6:00PM

 
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