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Succulent And Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $42
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Everyone has terrarium fever! We’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in mason jars. 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. Once you know how to make terrariums, you can make larger ones in apothecary jars, large vases or any glass containers. We supply the mason jars, dirt, plants and even little woodland creature cake toppers to inhabit your terrarium. You will learn to make living and moss terrariums and any combination in-between. We’ll discuss succulents, air plants and living and preserved mosses (we will have both). For this class you"ll walk out with one medium sized terrarium and one small mini preserved moss terrarium (aka- will never die). You will also leave with a care guide and are welcome to purchase additional mosses to take home.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, April 19th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
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.

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, April 19th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $40
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Who doesn’t love flowers? They make you feel like a million dollars when a flower delivery person plants a bundle of them in your hands! But have you ever wanted to learn the art of floral design for yourself? In this new class, we show you how to use locally grown flowers and succulents to create a unique and sustainable flower bouquet! You will learn the proper way to cut flowers, tricks of the bouquet-making trade, and floral design tips and techniques. You will also learn how to make a floral arrangement using a recycled vase that you can take home. After this class you’ll be able to take a bundle of flowers and make them into something gorgeous! It’s up to you if you want to share your new skills to help out your Bridezilla friends with their wedding flowers...

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

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
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Saturday, April 19th, 3:00PM-5:00PM
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.

WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, April 19th, 3:30PM-6:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Late Night Edition $42
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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!

For this special Late Night edition class, you can sign up with a date, bust out the wine and beer, sign up with friends, we blast the music a little louder . And if ya sneak off and makeout in the darkroom, we wont tell. Also perfect for friend dates and roommate hangout night - shake off your aggression of trash and dishes arguments.

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.

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 19th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
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.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Beauty School Rebel: Hair Bootcamp - Hair Teasing 101 $56
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Do you want that Bridget Bardot sexy messy textured big beach hair, of course you do! These styles scream summer and are perfect for the Bay Area climate where you never know when the wind or fog will come in and make your smooth locks a big mess, so we say go with it. Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Hair and Makeup will show you how to get all the texture you desire and how to keep it. We will go over 3 styles and how to achieve them; including teasing, building texture, keeping hold and accessorizing. Everyone will have hands on time to get your inner Bridget Bardot on and walk out with some wild sex kitten hair.

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

Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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.

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Freshman Letterpress: Print Your Own Monogrammed Stationary $60


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

supplies needed: none

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

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Hooch 101: The Four Basic Booze Groups & Crafting Cocktails $54
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In this class, you’ll learn the basics of crafting classic cocktails with one of our resident bartenders. You"ll learn how to mix, shake & stir the perfect cocktails while gaining the basics of 4 awesome cocktails within the 4 basic booze groups:
  • Whiskey- Old Fashioned
  • Vodka/ gin- Gimlet
  • Tequila- Margarita
  • Rum- Hemingway Daiquiri
You’ll sample each booze, learn about the different types, how to know what to buy, learn about the history of them, then make a cocktail from each booze. You’ll make 4 cocktails plus sample each booze. Be sure to take a cab or public transit home please, we can also call cabs for you.
Thursday, April 24th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Late Night Edition $42
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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 25th, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $42
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!
supplies needed: none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED.
Saturday, April 26th, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.
Saturday, April 26th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
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 cant 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. Then we"ll show you the secrets to tossing it and making a great crust. Next we move onto making a great sauce, ingredients, preparation and creating great recipes. You"ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on gas & charcoal grills. You"ll take home one dough for cooking at home, a small jar of sauce and a recipe foldout zine to take home AND you will make pies in class of course, which of course you get to eat (the best part of class is the pizza party at the end, we"ll have an ice cold beer for you too).  So this class includes dinner!

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)

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome salads & refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.
Saturday, April 26th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $42
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Everyone has terrarium fever! We’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in mason jars. 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. Once you know how to make terrariums, you can make larger ones in apothecary jars, large vases or any glass containers. We supply the mason jars, dirt, plants and even little woodland creature cake toppers to inhabit your terrarium. You will learn to make living and moss terrariums and any combination in-between. We’ll discuss succulents, air plants and living and preserved mosses (we will have both). For this class you"ll walk out with one medium sized terrarium and one small mini preserved moss terrarium (aka- will never die). You will also leave with a care guide and are welcome to purchase additional mosses to take home.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, April 26th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
DIY Hangover Cure: Bloody Mary + Pickled Garnishes $58


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

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

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

Update: each student will also leave with a shaker and a glass, courtesy of Finlandia Vodka!




About the teachers:

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

Kelly McVicker is the owner and operator of McVicker Pickles . When she can sneak away from the kitchen, she likes to hop on the J down to Virgil’s and play jukebox hero while sampling Gillian’s latest cocktail inventions.
Sunday, April 27th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
Host Your Next Birthday, Engagement, Office Off-site, Bachlorette Party Or Event At Workshop!
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Nothing drives us crazier than a boring office team building activity in a hotel conference room. Or yet another bachelorette party with penis straws and deviled eggs. Or yet another birthday debating over how to split the check up 18 ways. Or a baby shower that is so girly the guys want to stab thier eyes out. We understand! Thats why we throw events! Everything you can think of including:

  • Awesome corporate off sites with private classes turned into a party- think screenprinting, mixology, cooking, terrariums (look sweet back at the office on your desk) At Workshop or your office!

  • Screen printing baby showers that are co-ed and hella fun, and you walk away with a wardrobe customized by your friends! Uh, awesome,

  • Bachelor or Bachelorette parties with a DIY spin, even make things for your wedding at the party- like screen printed totes or goodies for your guests, terrariums or floral centerpieces or mixology classes to plan drinks for your wedding or just take the edge off the stress

  • Birthday parties with a DIY flair or just straight up parties

  • We have access to food pop ups, bartenders, DJs and much more.
Bonus, if you refer us and we book your next office party, we will give you a free class on us. For more info, ideas or pricing, just email us at info@workshopsf.org. Party on!

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Monday, April 28th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
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.
Tuesday, April 29th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Camerashop: Demystifying Your DSLR $165

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

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

Session date / times for this class:

Session 1 - Tuesday, April 29th - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 2 - Tuesday, May 6th- 7:30-10:00pm
Session 3 - Tuesday, May 13th - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 4 - Sunday, May 18th - 12:00-2:30pm

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

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

VERY IMPORTANT: The cancellation deadline for this class is April 3rd.  After that date you may not cancel this class for a refund OR transfer into a separate class. If you miss class sessions, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please be sure to check you can make all dates before you sign up. thanks! 
Tuesday, April 29th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: Not A Hallmark Card $60


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 learn a bit about the history of letterpress printing and the basic set up of the press. You’ll then hand-crank your own set of cards-one by one-and customize each by lining the envelopes from 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: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO LOCATED AT 505 BRODERICK STREET. THIS CLASS DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF! THERE WILL BE A SIGN AT 505 BRODERICK STREET FOR WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, April 30th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Hooch 101: Artisanal Cocktails With Bay Area Booze $48
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In this class, one of our hardest classes (very difficult..haha), you will make 3 amazing drinks, all with locally distilled spirits (some rare). 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. You will get a warm up shot to break the ice and make a classic Martini, a proper Old Fashioned, and a Ti-Punch, using locally distilled spirits such as bourbon (St. George or Anchor Steam Old Potrero), gin (St. George or Distillery 209), and very limited edition agricole rhums (made from sugar cane vs molasses). The price of class includes everything and since we will be using some rather expensive liquors  the price reflects that. You will walk out with a recipe booklet and the know how to dazzle your peeps next time your entertain and know a lot more about Bay Area booze options.

Teacher bio:
Gillian Fitzgerald is part owner and full badass bartender at Virgil’s Sea Room. She learned the basics of booze as a wee lass in Ireland, and has been perfecting her skills on the San Francisco bar scene since 2008.
Thursday, May 1st, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.
Friday, May 2nd, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies - Late Night Edition $42
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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, May 2nd, 8:00PM-11:00PM
DIY Holistic Nutrition: Juicing And Blending $46


It’s no secret that San Franciscans love to drink. Day drinking in the park, quick getaways to wine country, afternoons at a local brewery, cocktails all evening, and a green juice to balance it all out the next morning.

Wait - not on board the juicing and blending craze yet? Learn how to easily boost your veggie count with a class covering all the basics. You’ll learn the benefits and differences between the two, taste everything we make, and go home with recipes for both juicing and blending.

This new Workshop offering (because where else can you get a beer with your juice?) will teach you everything you need to know about juicing and blending. Learn which is the better fit for you. Maybe you want to throw back all the nutrition you can as fast as possible (this is a good fit for the reluctant shot taker types) or maybe you want to savor each sip of your satiating smoothie, like that of a splendid scotch.

Whether you want to try a three day cleanse, or you’re simply looking to balance out the previous night’s indulgences with a green juice, this class is for you. The recipes and tricks you’ll learn here will help you pack more beautiful bay area produce into your banging body. Supplies needed: None. However, this is one of the few great excuses to wear an apron outside of your house, if you’re so inclined.

Teacher Bio: Candice loves all things food. It’s hard not to when you grow up in Chicago. In fact, she thinks food is magical. Soup for a cold, ginger to fight nausea, deep dish pizza for the soul, and a smoothie to cure your hangover. If for some reason you can’t find her in the kitchen, it’s probably because the sun is out, and she’s soaking it up at the park. Deciding to do what she loves, Candice became a nutritionist, known for putting duck fat on her carrots and likely trying to poison you with insane amounts of garlic in her cooking. Find her online at candicehowarth.com
Saturday, May 3rd, 12:00PM-3:00PM
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.

WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Saturday, May 3rd, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Old School Booze 101: Mad Men Cocktails $48
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Okay, so maybe you can’t smoke in your office (like Don Draper), pound martinis during your two hour lunch break (like Don Draper), and seduce every single solitary female who walks across the tv screen (like...you know). But you can learn to mix a drink like Don Draper! In this oldie but goodie Workshop mixology class, Oliver Piazza, our resident Whiskey God, bartender extraordinaire from several of the citys top cocktail bars, teaches you the difference between a Manhattan and a Negroni, proper proportions and muddling techniques for a Mint Julep! Add in an old school proper Old Fashioned, some tricks with citrus and smoked oranges. He will cocktail jedi you in everything you need to know to make perfect old school drinks with a fancy flair, you will walk out ready to impress your friends with your skills and be able to dazzle dates with stellar drinks. We will also have a few of our badass Workshop screen printed cocktail rolls made from denim for sale, complete with the basic tools you will need and a shaker.

supplies needed: none. However, if you have your own cocktail mixing supplies, please bring them: a muddler, shaker & strainer.

WORKSHOP OFFERS A 48-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY AND WILL REFUND 100% OF YOUR CLASS FEE IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL. YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR SPOT AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO CLASS TIME IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE REFUND OR RECEIVE A CREDIT TO TRANSFER INTO ANOTHER CLASS.
Saturday, May 3rd, 8:00PM-11:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Handcrafted Leather Beer Koozies $30
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Never again mistakenly drink someone else’s beer! In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork and make your own beer koozie. Class will focus on cutting and preparing the leather, using alphabet and design stamps, dying/ coloring techniques, and lacing. Koozies fit a standard 12oz can, not intended for bottles.

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

Teacher Bio: Living in the Bay Area, Jennifer has dabbled in many creative adventures including (but not limited to) starting a clothing line, making custom bridal fascinators, and making costumes and shimmying on stage as part of the burlesque duo The Scenic Sisters. She gave it all up when she found leatherwork, and for the past several years she has been honing her skills dying, carving and stitching leather. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she has been selling her handcrafted leather accessories online, in stores, and at local street fairs.
Sunday, May 4th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
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.
Tuesday, May 6th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Freshman Letterpress: Print Your Own Monogrammed Stationary - Mother’s Day Edition  $60


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

*Wanna surprise mom with a personalized gift? Bring an extra $15 cash to class and print an extra set of five note cards with your mom’s initials.

supplies needed: none


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

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, May 7th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
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.

Teacher bio:
Caitlin Mattisson: sewing and printmaking teacher, illustrator, artist, designer, heavy metal mermaid. Born in SF, Caitlin graduated with honors from CCAC with a BFA in fashion design and illustration. After doing color consulting, design and graphics for a bevy of professional clientele between the Bay Area and LA, she co-started an online magazine and brand called Black Magus. She also was the winner of the SFCB s wildcard entry for the 2012 Roadworks festival. When she isn t drinking beer and helping people make rad stuff at Workshop, she is usually drawing pictures of hot babes or running wild with her Trebuchet. You can reach Caitlin at caitlin@blackmagus.com.
Wednesday, May 7th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $42
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Everyone has terrarium fever! We’ll teach you how to make tiny desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in mason jars. 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. Once you know how to make terrariums, you can make larger ones in apothecary jars, large vases or any glass containers. We supply the mason jars, dirt, plants and even little woodland creature cake toppers to inhabit your terrarium. You will learn to make living and moss terrariums and any combination in-between. We’ll discuss succulents, air plants and living and preserved mosses (we will have both). For this class you"ll walk out with one medium sized terrarium and one small mini preserved moss terrarium (aka- will never die). You will also leave with a care guide and are welcome to purchase additional mosses to take home.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Wednesday, May 7th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
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.
Thursday, May 8th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Old School Booze 101: Mad Men Cocktails $48
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Okay, so maybe you can’t smoke in your office (like Don Draper), pound martinis during your two hour lunch break (like Don Draper), and seduce every single solitary female who walks across the tv screen (like...you know). But you can learn to mix a drink like Don Draper! In this oldie but goodie Workshop mixology class, Oliver Piazza, our resident Whiskey God, bartender extraordinaire from several of the citys top cocktail bars, teaches you the difference between a Manhattan and a Negroni, proper proportions and muddling techniques for a Mint Julep! Add in an old school proper Old Fashioned, some tricks with citrus and smoked oranges. He will cocktail jedi you in everything you need to know to make perfect old school drinks with a fancy flair, you will walk out ready to impress your friends with your skills and be able to dazzle dates with stellar drinks. We will also have a few of our badass Workshop screen printed cocktail rolls made from denim for sale, complete with the basic tools you will need and a shaker.

supplies needed: none. However, if you have your own cocktail mixing supplies, please bring them: a muddler, shaker & strainer.

WORKSHOP OFFERS A 48-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY AND WILL REFUND 100% OF YOUR CLASS FEE IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL. YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR SPOT AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO CLASS TIME IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE REFUND OR RECEIVE A CREDIT TO TRANSFER INTO ANOTHER CLASS.
Thursday, May 8th, 7:30PM-10:30PM
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.
Saturday, May 10th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables - Farmer’s Market Field Trip 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 11th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
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 cant 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. Then we"ll show you the secrets to tossing it and making a great crust. Next we move onto making a great sauce, ingredients, preparation and creating great recipes. You"ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on gas & charcoal grills. You"ll take home one dough for cooking at home, a small jar of sauce and a recipe foldout zine to take home AND you will make pies in class of course, which of course you get to eat (the best part of class is the pizza party at the end, we"ll have an ice cold beer for you too).  So this class includes dinner!

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)

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome salads & refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.
Sunday, May 11th, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Freshman Letterpress: Not A Hallmark Card $60


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 learn a bit about the history of letterpress printing and the basic set up of the press. You’ll then hand-crank your own set of cards-one by one-and customize each by lining the envelopes from 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: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO LOCATED AT 505 BRODERICK STREET. THIS CLASS DOES NOT TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOPSF! THERE WILL BE A SIGN AT 505 BRODERICK STREET FOR WESTERN EDITIONS STUDIO.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOURE INTERESTED
Wednesday, May 14th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables $42
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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, May 14th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Kickin’ It With Condiments: Make Your Own Mustard $40
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Dump out the French’s and say au revoir to your Grey Poupon! Who needs ‘em when you can make your own mustard from scratch? In this class, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will guide you through the mustard-making process step-by-step using some amazing and unique flavor combinations such as honey-stout, basil-garlic, or chipotle-ginger that will transform your hot dogs, sandwiches and sausages from simple Pac Bell park staples to bona-fide, pinky-out delicacies!

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

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

Teacher bio: Kelly McVicker is the owner and operator of McVicker Pickles. Born and raised in Kansas, Kelly learned all about pickling and canning from her grandmas. In addition to unique pickle creations, she makes specialty mustards and jams, including her Red Wine & Rosemary Mustard that won first place in the 2012 Eat Real Festival’s DIY food contest. Kelly and her childhood friend Heidi Brown share their passion for food preservation via The Can Can Girls where they share canning tips and tricks!
Thursday, May 15th, 8:00PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $42
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Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen, burn it using a vacuum exposure unit and how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press). There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens which include fun images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and many to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing. You will have the knowledge to print at home, at Workshop for additional screen printing classes, or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on. This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!
supplies needed: none, but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. we do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print.

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, May 16th, 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.
Saturday, May 17th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
DIY Paper Dahlia Headpiece $50


Learn how to make an impressive, large paper dahlia headpiece, perfect for spring and summer celebrations. Tiffanie will teach you how to cut, stretch and assemble an oversized dahlia head from gorgeous floral crepe paper. You will create a durable, show-stopper of a headpiece that is sure to impress. There will be a wide variety of paper colors to choose from, but if you have a certain color in mind, let us know ahead of time so she is sure to bring it.

All levels welcome. This is a glue gun project, so be comfortable working with hot glue (extra points for bringing your own glue gun). Please bring a pair of scissors if you ve got them.

Teacher bio: Tiffanie is an architect, artist, performer and homemaker, and is the person behind the blossoming paper art of papel SF. Outside of worshop, Tiffanie has also taught classes for Martha Stewart Living, at Makeshift Society, Handcraft Studio School in Emeryville, and online for creativeLIVE. Her work is sold through One Kings Lane and her papel SF Etsy shop, and a solo show of her work entitled Heads will open May 9, 2014 at Rare Device in San Francisco. She documents almost everything she makes and does at corner blog . Find her on Instagram at @sfcornerblog.
Monday, May 19th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Host Your Next Birthday, Engagement, Office Off-site, Bachlorette Party Or Event At Workshop!
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Nothing drives us crazier than a boring office team building activity in a hotel conference room. Or yet another bachelorette party with penis straws and deviled eggs. Or yet another birthday debating over how to split the check up 18 ways. Or a baby shower that is so girly the guys want to stab thier eyes out. We understand! Thats why we throw events! Everything you can think of including:

  • Awesome corporate off sites with private classes turned into a party- think screenprinting, mixology, cooking, terrariums (look sweet back at the office on your desk) At Workshop or your office!

  • Screen printing baby showers that are co-ed and hella fun, and you walk away with a wardrobe customized by your friends! Uh, awesome,

  • Bachelor or Bachelorette parties with a DIY spin, even make things for your wedding at the party- like screen printed totes or goodies for your guests, terrariums or floral centerpieces or mixology classes to plan drinks for your wedding or just take the edge off the stress

  • Birthday parties with a DIY flair or just straight up parties

  • We have access to food pop ups, bartenders, DJs and much more.
Bonus, if you refer us and we book your next office party, we will give you a free class on us. For more info, ideas or pricing, just email us at info@workshopsf.org. Party on!

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Tuesday, May 20th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beauty School Rebel: Makeup Mastery - Classic Cat Eyes + Bright Lips $56
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Want to learn new techniques and insider tricks for doing your makeup and becoming an instant sex kitten, but don’t feel like ponying up the $200+ for a day at a professional beauty school?  Join veteran makeup artist Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Makeup & Hair as she shares some of her professional makeup tips.  You will learn how to achieve the look of perfect skin, produce that glamorous cat eye effect with liquid liner and amazing lashes, and create sexy, rockin’ bright lips!  Shana will also review her regimen for glowing skin that needs no cover and looks great in photos.  You will take home a Beauty School Rebel Cheat Sheet and $25 worth of sweet goodies to recreate that perfect eye and lip look at home.  Our favorite local lipstick line, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, will be onsite to help match you with your perfect hot lipcolor to take home for purchase if you so desire.  You will also receive a list of product recommendations that include the drugstore alternative to those overpriced department store brands.
 
prerequisite: none. There is are other Makeup Mastery classes  focusing on Smoky Eyes & Nude Lips and Noir Eyes & Dark Lips looks, but the classes are by no means a prerequisite for this class.  Take all in any order!

supplies needed:  None, but we encourage you to bring your own makeup bag, concealer, nude colored shadow, lash curler and black mascara.
 
Teacher bio: Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll brings you vintage inspired hair and makeup with a focus on flawless skin, classic makeup, and amazing hair. From brides and special events, to commercials and films, she loves creating unique looks for her clients. Shana is a licensed esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.
Wednesday, May 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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 cant 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. Then we"ll show you the secrets to tossing it and making a great crust. Next we move onto making a great sauce, ingredients, preparation and creating great recipes. You"ll toss those puppies on the BBQ and learn how to properly cook pizza on gas & charcoal grills. You"ll take home one dough for cooking at home, a small jar of sauce and a recipe foldout zine to take home AND you will make pies in class of course, which of course you get to eat (the best part of class is the pizza party at the end, we"ll have an ice cold beer for you too).  So this class includes dinner!

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)

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome salads & refreshments for the very difficult pizza party portion of class.
Thursday, May 22nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Wesburger Burger Bootcamp $48


Do you like Burgers (uh who doesn’t)? Wanna step up your burger making game? Wes Rowe is proprietor of WesBurger, winner of the SF burger Brawl, and regular BurgerySlayer at Mojo Bicycle Cafe’s popular pop up on Wednesdays. Wes is an all around burger aficionado and he is here to help you make burgers as good (or better) than he does. Wes will teach you how to make the best burger with whatever set-up you may have at home, and teach you why certain types of burger will work better for your home or BBQ. Topics include: meat selection, grinding your own meat, cooking styles, seasoning, to stuff or not to stuff, toppings, buns and of course... cheese!

We will teach you what you need to know to make the perfect burger on a home stove or BBQ, as well as instructions on how to make a juicy broiled burger.  Come hungry as we will be sampling burgers as we go as well as ending class with a burger party where you get to make your own on the grill - putting what you’ve learned to the test. We will have several toppings on hand as well as some of Wes’s favorite condiments, but feel free to bring your favorites and he can help you with pairing them with others to make the ultimate burger.

Supplies needed: Feel free to bring an apron and we welcome toppings & BYOB for the very difficult burger party portion of class.


WORKSHOP OFFERS A 48-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY AND WILL REFUND 100% OF YOUR CLASS FEE IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL/REEBOOK. YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR SPOT AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO CLASS TIME IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE REFUND.
Saturday, May 24th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Beer Making At Home $95
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Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I could probably make that? Or said, I could probably make something better? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll realize how true that is. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least eight 22oz bottles of your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday, May 31st- 11:00am-5:00pm(6 hours total)
Session 2: Wednesday, June 18th - 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours total)

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



Teacher bio: Jason Beck likes to brew beer that breaks the rules, but recognizes that a solid base in the fundamentals is key. He currently owns his own brewery, Comrades Brewing. He started as a homebrewer, was the Head Brewer at the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company for 4 years, and consults for the Mayfield Brewing Company. He figures he has brewed over 1,000,000 pints of beer and is therefore responsible for about 250,000 drunken nights. Check him out at http://www.comradesbrewing.com.
Saturday, May 31st, 11:00AM-5:00PM
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, June 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine And Hand Basics $42
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Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine. You will walk out having finished at least three simple projects including a koozie for a can or bottle. And, you’ll start a sock monkey and finish it as homework. with all of these projects, you will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch. after taking this class, you have the option to take additional sewing classes.

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

ALL WORKSHOP CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 18 & OVER, WE OCCASIONALLY MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A CLASS HAS APPROPRIATE CONTENT, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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Saturday, May 10th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
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Succulent and Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $42
Saturday, April 19th, 12:00PM-2:00PM

Sewing 101: Machine and Hand Basics $42
Saturday, April 19th, 12:00PM-3:00PM

Floral Design: Bouquet and Arrangement Basics $40
Saturday, April 19th, 3:00PM-5:00PM

Sewing 101: Machine and Hand Basics $42
Saturday, April 19th, 3:30PM-6:30PM

 
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