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Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Magnetic Knife Holder - SOMA LOCATION $68
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PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. THEIR NUMBER IS (415) 512 7040 IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TIME SO THE GROUP CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in Soma, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Live Edge Magnetic Knife Holder: Join Christopher Steinrueck of Wood Thumb for an evening of woodworking instruction and go home with your own live edge magnetic knife holder! You will select your own wooden slab and use a chop saw and router to shape your wooden knife holder. You will then attach three super strong magnets to your holder to handle the "knife holding" duty. Lastly, you will sand down your wooden knife holder until it’s smooth to the touch, and finish it with a soft oil to bring out those beautiful wood grains.

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that don’t mind taking on a little sawdust.

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied one on the neck of Questlove... true story!)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Thursday, June 30th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, 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 several simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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, and then will make a tote bag. 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, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

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

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

Saturday, July 2nd, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Watercolor Painting And Mixed Media $48
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In WorkshopSF’s Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media class, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you no less than SEVEN different techniques utilizing watercolors and mixed media to build your artistic arsenal and juice your creative noggin! She will begin by teaching you how to paint with different watercolors; this will provide the foundation for the class and your new master work. Lana will provide short lessons on technique, brushes, and color to get you started. She will then lead you down the artistic rabbit hole, showing you how to create trippy effects by experimenting with dripping/splattering techniques, using stencils + Elmer’s glue to create embossing effects, working with colored pencils and wax crayons to add text and lettering, and much more... Once you have a basic command of these versatile techniques, you will be given plenty of time to try out several of these new techniques on your own. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide, answer questions, and reel you in should you stray too far! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting, flattening, and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

WARNING: This is NOT one of those lame SIP and PAINT classes where you drink Merlot, listen to Ed Sheeran, and group paint a serene, California sunset! There are plenty of art bars in Marin that can hook you up with that!! Come prepared to get a little splatter-happy and super creative in this class! (You may consider wearing old clothing that can take a hit of watercolor paint or two...)

supplies needed: None! We will take care of all supplies, including all paint, brushes, media, practice paper, and actual professional paper. However, please feel free to bring additional paper, scraps, or perhaps items with a soft surface that you would like to experiment on! In addition, if this class produces a new artistic addiction for you, we’ve devised a way for you to feed that creative monkey, and at a discount! Our friends at Artist & Craftsman have graciously offered a 20% discount off a special WorkshopSF watercolors & mixed media kit, curated by Lana specifically for students of this class. Further details will be given in class!

Instructor Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lana Kohn grew up among paints and pencils. Once she realized that art was her passion, Lana obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and printmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lana’s work has been shown in various galleries and art spaces around the Bay Area. She has also worked with other members of the art community including DSF, FactionArt and Wonderland Gallery, curating art exhibitions and pop up events. While working in many facets of the creative world, Lana continues to explore within her own artwork through painting, printmaking, photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

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

Tuesday, July 5th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56


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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 5th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Reclaimed Wooden Mirror - SOMA LOCATION $68
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PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TIME SO THE GROUP CAN START ON TIME.


ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in Soma, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Reclaimed Wooden Mirror: Join Christopher Steinrueck of Wood Thumb for an evening of woodworking instruction and go home with your own hanging mirror made from reclaimed wood! You will select your own weathered pieces of reclaimed wood, then use a router, chop saw, and nail gun to construct a wooden frame for a hanging mirror. This class uses a number of power tools and is easy enough for any first time wood worker. Actual size of the mirror is 17" X 17".

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and wear clothes that don’t mind taking on a little sawdust.

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied one on the neck of Questlove... true story!)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Wednesday, July 6th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 6th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, 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 several simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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, and then will make a tote bag. 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, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

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

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

Saturday, July 9th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallet $58


In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallets, learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp! (or prison...whatevs!) In this class, you will complete a slim leather wallet, perfect for a back pocket or to slip in your purse for a night out. Using quality vegetable tanned leather, you will cut your pattern, use alphabet stamps to monogram, learn how to properly finish raw edges, and complete using the saddle stitch, a strong and long lasting hand sewing technique. You will also learn the benefits of veg-tanned leather, and how to care for your new wallet!

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

Instructor Bio: Inspired by the beautiful leatherwork from Mexico, Jennifer Laursen went on a quest to teach herself this time-honored craft of leatherworking. Today, she creates handmade leather accessories for men, women, and home, selling in local shops, markets and online. Jennifer also teaches private lessons and group workshops for kids and adults, and delights in watching others discover the wonder of leathercraft!

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

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

Sunday, July 10th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Watercolor Painting And Mixed Media $48
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In WorkshopSF’s Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media class, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you no less than SEVEN different techniques utilizing watercolors and mixed media to build your artistic arsenal and juice your creative noggin! She will begin by teaching you how to paint with different watercolors; this will provide the foundation for the class and your new master work. Lana will provide short lessons on technique, brushes, and color to get you started. She will then lead you down the artistic rabbit hole, showing you how to create trippy effects by experimenting with dripping/splattering techniques, using stencils + Elmer’s glue to create embossing effects, working with colored pencils and wax crayons to add text and lettering, and much more... Once you have a basic command of these versatile techniques, you will be given plenty of time to try out several of these new techniques on your own. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide, answer questions, and reel you in should you stray too far! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting, flattening, and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

WARNING: This is NOT one of those lame SIP and PAINT classes where you drink Merlot, listen to Ed Sheeran, and group paint a serene, California sunset! There are plenty of art bars in Marin that can hook you up with that!! Come prepared to get a little splatter-happy and super creative in this class! (You may consider wearing old clothing that can take a hit of watercolor paint or two...)

supplies needed: None! We will take care of all supplies, including all paint, brushes, media, practice paper, and actual professional paper. However, please feel free to bring additional paper, scraps, or perhaps items with a soft surface that you would like to experiment on! In addition, if this class produces a new artistic addiction for you, we’ve devised a way for you to feed that creative monkey, and at a discount! Our friends at Artist & Craftsman have graciously offered a 20% discount off a special WorkshopSF watercolors & mixed media kit, curated by Lana specifically for students of this class. Further details will be given in class!

Instructor Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lana Kohn grew up among paints and pencils. Once she realized that art was her passion, Lana obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and printmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lana’s work has been shown in various galleries and art spaces around the Bay Area. She has also worked with other members of the art community including DSF, FactionArt and Wonderland Gallery, curating art exhibitions and pop up events. While working in many facets of the creative world, Lana continues to explore within her own artwork through painting, printmaking, photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING
Monday, July 11th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $75


Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp... or prison! Only it’s better because we can drink beer while doing it here! In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork.You’ll how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps!), and assemble your own belt! You can even wear it out of class!

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

Instructor Bio: Brendan Heath is a Taos, New Mexico born son of two artists. Brendan has lived in San Francisco for the last several years, splitting time between bartending at the Thieves bars and working on his own leatherworking company called Terminus Est Leather.

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

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

Tuesday, July 12th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (Soma Location) $68


PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. THEIR NUMBER IS (415) 512 7040/(415) 512 7040. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new Woodworking classes, we partner with the ace woodworkers & fun peeps at Wood Thumb. Classes vary and are offered at their badass headquarters and woodworking studio in Soma. They’ve unleashed the secrets, showing you how to make some of their top products they sell so you walk out with a finished product and jedi with them on using basic woodworking tools, power and non. Each class we offer features a different project, so feel free to take one or take them all as we offer over 6 and more always coming.

Triangle Shelf Project: Looking to embrace your inner lumberjack? Join Christopher, of Wood Thumb in SOMA, for an evening of woodworking where we ll cover basic tools and techniques, and you’ll go home with a finished product of a Triangle Shelf for this class. Stop buying your gifts when you can learn to make them! Or proudly boast about the wooden creations you made around your house. We have seen these awesome shelves all over boho style stores and major retailers but with a price tag of $80 & up. They are adorable anywhere, ideal for crystals, jewelry, putting your trinkets and do dads that mean the world to you on display. Best part is after you take the class, you can make more at home and create an awesome design wall with several.

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron or we can supply one for you. (Did we ever mentioned sawdust makes one sexy cologne and makes a great dry hair shampoo...haha)

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied Questlove in one a few weeks ago).

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
Tuesday, July 12th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Letterpress: Woodtype Letterpress Cards (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $70
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VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the East Bay into an artist co-op, but don’t worry our workshops are just as awesome as ever. Bigger space, more sunshine, plenty of parking...what else could you ask for? MacArthur Bart is just over a mile up the road and there is a FREE Emery-go-round shuttle that runs every 10-15 minutes and will deliver you to our door, or pretty close at least. The Hollis Line drops you at 45th and Hollis or the Powell Line drops you at 40th and Hollis. We are now located at 1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608 in the big red garage roll up door! Please contact Western Editions directly at westerneditions@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

In Woodtype Letterpress Cards, 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 three different cards messages that you"ll work as a group to decide on and hand set in vintage woodtype. The options are endless; Happy Birthday, YAY, WOW, Thank You, Fuck Yeah, Oops...

Supplies: None

Instructor 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.

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


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Tuesday, July 12th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Urban Pitmaster: Learn To Slow Smoke Barbecue (MISSION LOCATION) $60
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT SOUTHPAW RESTAURANT, LOCATED AT 2170 MISSION STREET, BETWEEN 17TH STREET AND 18TH STREET IN THE MISSION. THE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THIS EVENING. JUST LOOK FOR THE WORKSHOP SIGN OUT FRONT.


ADDRESS: 2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Though its historical roots are planted across the Southern states, barbecue has been BOOMING on the west coast, and especially in the Bay Area!! After digging into brisket, shoulder, or ribs, it’s impossible to deny the delicious power of smoke, as well as the wonderful variety of regional flavors that come with it! Well friends, prepare to bring this tasty Southern tradition to your kitchen!

In Urban Pitmaster: Learn to Slow Smoke Barbecue, Ben Thorne, Chef of Southpaw BBQ, will share some of the secret sauce that goes into his own BBQ cooking magic. With emphasis on the styles and flavors of the Carolinas, Ben will guide you through the different ingredients that go into popular regional barbecue sauces, talk about the differences between wet rubs and dry rubs, and show you how to combine spices to produce your own dry rub too! For this class, you will focus on pork shoulder and beef brisket in the live demonstration, but also will learn tips for cooking other meats and vegetables. Ben will talk you through the operation of a commercial smoker, and how to slow smoke barbecue. He will give you tips on using smaller, store-bought smokers, since your shoebox of an apartment probably can’t house those industrial smoking monsters. After trying a few samples of the barbecue meats and sauces (as well as a complimentary draft brew from the Southpaw bar), you’ll leave with a sampler of Carolina BBQ sauce, your own dry rub, and a cheat sheet including all of the cooking tips, instructions, and ingredients for slow smoking at home. You’ll also receive a resource guide to tell you where to purchase a smaller smoker, which are best, and which local SF butcher shops can supply you with the best cuts of meat. California ’cue lovers, rejoice!

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor Bio: While touring with his band through North Carolina, Ben Thorne fell in love with the different varieties of BBQ from that region. Upon returning to San Francisco, he and a friend began perfecting their own BBQ cooking style, and in 2008, launched Sneaky’s BBQ to offer his homage to those time-honored Southern cooking traditions. In October 2015, Ben found a permanent home for Sneaky’s at local Mission-favorite Southpaw BBQ. After years of individual operation and mutual respect, owners and long-time friends Elizabeth Wells, Zack Smith, and Ben Thorne have banded together to offer his high-quality Carolina-style BBQ alongside Southpaw’s award winning, well-curated cocktails, house-brewed craft beer, and warm service. Southpaw offers catering services for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Learn more about Southpaw BBQ at http://www.southpawbbqsf.com.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Tuesday, July 12th, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Sewing 102: Totally Awesome Tops- Basic Garment Construction $58


In this new class, we continue your sewing education by delving into making your own clothes - whoot whoot! Work with the adorable Jenny Lennick, from Jenny Lemons, and make your own adorable boxy cut  top. Learn how to follow a basic pattern, cut out your garment, make fabric choices, and put it all together for the final sew and assembly. This class is ideal if you’ve taken our sewing 101 or sewing bootcamp and are ready to move on to bigger projects.

Pre-requisite: YOU MUST ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SEW OR HAVE BEEN TO A WORKSHOP SEWING 101 OR BOOTCAMP CLASS TO USE OUR MACHINES.

Supplies Needed:  None. We supply 1-yard of pre-shrunk denim chambray for your crop top plus additional fabric to finish the project. However, if you would like to bring your own fabric from a prior class or the fabric store, please feel free. You will be using our simple Janome 2122 machines, so please do not bring your own machine.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not fall under "standard sizing" Please let us know so we can supply a proper pattern.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with minors in Photography and Art History from the University of Minnesota­ Duluth and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn"t in the studio Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, Workshop, and Root Division.

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

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

Wednesday, July 13th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $49

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 a few simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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 and various 102 classes. Sewing Bootcamp covers all the material from this class and Sewing 102.

Supplies Needed: We supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome 2212 that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for around $150. Please don’t bring your own machine.

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

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

Friday, July 15th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Beer Bootcamp: Beer Knowledge Through Flavors, Styles, And Pairings $60


Ever felt like a complete novice when out at bars like Toranado or Monk s Kettle? In such an epic beer city loaded with great breweries and tap houses, it can be hard to know where to start! In this class, certified beer Cicerone and author Chris Cohen will take you around the world of beer styles and school you on brewing geography and history. Learn the differences between lagers, IPAs, sours and just about every style of beer you can imagine. Learn to identify subtle flavors and aromas as Chris takes you through the history of each style of beer. You’ll learn 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, you’ll have sampled a ton of beer and hopefully discovered a few new favorites to try again next time your out! You will also leave with a handy beer guide to remind you about the different styles you tried. 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

Instructor 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, and he"s currently working on opening a craft beer focused bar in the Mission-Bernal neighborhood of SF called Old Devil Moon, slated to open later in 2016. You can find Chris online at http://chris-cohen.com.

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

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

Friday, July 15th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, 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 several simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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, and then will make a tote bag. 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, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

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

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

Saturday, July 16th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying: Fabric Edition $74


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 methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future. (Feel free to get creative use your napkins for more- you can DIY them into pillows, pouches, and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’!)

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

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

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

Saturday, July 16th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Watercolor Painting And Mixed Media $48
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In WorkshopSF’s Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media class, working artist Lana Kohn will teach you no less than SEVEN different techniques utilizing watercolors and mixed media to build your artistic arsenal and juice your creative noggin! She will begin by teaching you how to paint with different watercolors; this will provide the foundation for the class and your new master work. Lana will provide short lessons on technique, brushes, and color to get you started. She will then lead you down the artistic rabbit hole, showing you how to create trippy effects by experimenting with dripping/splattering techniques, using stencils + Elmer’s glue to create embossing effects, working with colored pencils and wax crayons to add text and lettering, and much more... Once you have a basic command of these versatile techniques, you will be given plenty of time to try out several of these new techniques on your own. And don’t worry... Lana will be there to guide, answer questions, and reel you in should you stray too far! This class will conclude with a lesson on mounting, flattening, and finishing your new, custom artwork, so that it may be preserved, prominently displayed, and ultimately gushed over by your friends and loved ones!

WARNING: This is NOT one of those lame SIP and PAINT classes where you drink Merlot, listen to Ed Sheeran, and group paint a serene, California sunset! There are plenty of art bars in Marin that can hook you up with that!! Come prepared to get a little splatter-happy and super creative in this class! (You may consider wearing old clothing that can take a hit of watercolor paint or two...)

supplies needed: None! We will take care of all supplies, including all paint, brushes, media, practice paper, and actual professional paper. However, please feel free to bring additional paper, scraps, or perhaps items with a soft surface that you would like to experiment on! In addition, if this class produces a new artistic addiction for you, we’ve devised a way for you to feed that creative monkey, and at a discount! Our friends at Artist & Craftsman have graciously offered a 20% discount off a special WorkshopSF watercolors & mixed media kit, curated by Lana specifically for students of this class. Further details will be given in class!

Instructor Bio: Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Lana Kohn grew up among paints and pencils. Once she realized that art was her passion, Lana obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and printmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lana’s work has been shown in various galleries and art spaces around the Bay Area. She has also worked with other members of the art community including DSF, FactionArt and Wonderland Gallery, curating art exhibitions and pop up events. While working in many facets of the creative world, Lana continues to explore within her own artwork through painting, printmaking, photography, modeling and creative design. You can find her work at http://www.lanakohn.com.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING
Saturday, July 16th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Pickling 101: Preserving The Perishables: Farmer’s Market Edition $58
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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.

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

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

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

Sunday, July 17th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board- SOMA LOCATION $68


PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new Woodworking classes, we partner with the ace woodworkers & fun peeps at Wood Thumb. Classes vary and are offered at their badass headquarters and woodworking studio in Soma. They’ve unleashed the secrets, showing you how to make some of their top products they sell so you walk out with a finished product and jedi with them on using basic woodworking tools, power and non. Each class we offer features a different project, so feel free to take one or take them all as we offer over 6 and more always coming.

Live edge wood Slab cutting board: Looking to embrace your inner lumberjack? Join Christopher, of Wood Thumb in SOMA, for an evening of woodworking where we ll cover basic tools and techniques, and you’ll go home with a finished product of a wood slab cutting board. cheese plate/  foodie display board or whatever! Its a gorgeous piece of hardwood with a live edge- you know the pretty exposed edge of the tree that’s all hot hot hot in design. You will learn how to cut, sand and prep these babies- then you can take it home and be like, I made this bitches! Or you can gift it. Awesome for entertaining and more. Pretty sweet!

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They"re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied Questlove in one a few weeks ago). 

Supplies Needed: None! This is an intro class, but we’ll be doing more advanced classes in the future. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron or we can supply one for you. (Did we ever mentioned sawdust makes one sexy cologne and makes a great dry hair shampoo...haha)

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

Tuesday, July 19th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Knitting 101: For Beginners! $82
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WINTER IS COMING.... and we have knitting classes to keep you and Jon Snow warm as can be. In this  beginner knitting class, we introduce you to the basics of how to knit over the course of two sessions. The first session shows you the basics, gets you started on how to create stitches using big needles. You will take these needles home to continue the work that you began in class. You will choose to make a cozy headband/ear warmer, an infinity cowl scarf, or a pair of boot socks.  After working on this project for a week, you will bring it into the second class to show the instructor and ask questions in case things went sideways during your knitting adventure. In this second session, you will also begin a more complex knitting project to take with you.

First session - Tuesday July 19th 7:00-10:00pm
Second session - Tuesday July 26th 7:00-10:00pm

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

Instructor Bio: Becca earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes with her 90 year old grandmother for advice on knitting projects constantly. She has made everything from knit shirts to hats to gloves to even a pair of booties I am wearing as I write her bio.

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

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

Tuesday, July 19th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Embroidery Bootcamp $100


Ready to take your embroidery to a whole. Other. Level. We thought so! Thats what we are offering this 2 week course combining the always sold out embroidery 101 and embroidery 102 into this 6 hour, 2-week course! First class, 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. In your second class, we will expand on basic stitches to create intricately woven, embellished, and textured drawings with thread to create portraits. Learn creative stitches like whipped spider webs, turkey work, appliqué, and tiny woven stitches. Bring a picture or inspiration for your portrait. We will help you create that magical Hey Girl Ryan Gossling portrait, Baywatch babe, your cat, your boo or even a wrestler. All materials are provided and everyone will take home their project, some extra thread and needles, an embroidery hoop, and a stitch instruction packet for later reference. C&rsqup;mon guys! Wham bam boom! Two weeks and you are an embroidery expert!

Class #1 - Wednesday, July 20th 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Class #2 - Wednesday, July 27th 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Supplies Needed: None! Workshop will supply everything!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with minors in Photography and Art History from the University of Minnesota­ Duluth and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn"t in the studio Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, Workshop, and Root Division.

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

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

Wednesday, July 20th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48


In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny hanging or desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

We supply the vessel, dirt, succulents, 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 made from preserved moss- we prefer a little of both! So whether you are a green thumb or a black thumb, we got you! We’ll discuss succulents, 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 own succulents if you have any favorites, as well as you are welcome to bring your own air plants, which we talk about in class but do not include since they are a bit pricey.

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

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

Wednesday, July 20th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

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

Thursday, July 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Create Your Own Jewelry, Necklaces, And Earrings $60


Earn your leatherworking bragging rights by making some of these amazing jewelry pieces shown above! In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Create Your Own Jewelry, Necklaces, and Earings, you will learn the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork, then apply them to jewelry making projects. You will use prepare the leather, use stamps to create intricate designs, learn dying techniques, select cut out shapes, and assemble the earrings and necklace. Each student will leave with a stylin’ pair of earrings AND a rad geometric necklace. Want to make more? You can take this class again! Great for gifts or expanding your own jewelry collection!

Supplies Needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes.

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Thursday, July 21st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Home Decor Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced sewing skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! 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 learn how to load and operate a sewing machine, as well as how to install basic zippers using the machine. You will also have ample opportunity to practice your new sewing skills and troubleshoot any issues with the instructor’s guidance.

For this home decor edition of Sewing Bootcamp for Beginners, you will finish several simple projects including a koozie for a can, fabric napkins, a pot holder, and a pillow. For the pillow project, you will make a zipper style pillow case with a geometric patchwork pattern to master the basics of this traditional craft. You will leave with your pillow and a pillow insert that’s ready to decorate your home! This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, WorkshopSF, and Root Division, or is busy running Jenny Lemons, a clothing label she launched in 2015!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Sunday, July 24th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Succulent Still Life: Build Your Own Felt Container Garden $52


Terrible at keeping plants alive? This class is perfect for the nature lover with the brown thumb! In Succulent Still Life: Build Your Own Felt Container Garden, Fiber Florist Vivian Troung will teach you how to design and build your very own felt succulent container garden! Talk about sustainable, this far from garden variety craft project won’t require watering, sunlight, or eventual re-potting down the road! Using fresh cut succulents as design inspiration, Vivian will show how to hand cut, paint and assemble your felt succulent garden using eco-friendly felt made from wool, acrylic and bamboo. You will learn how to make "hen and chicks" succulents, zebra succulents and "Mother of millions" succulents. You will leave with a unique, potted felt succulent garden that will certainly ‘out live’ even the healthiest perennial in your apartment!

Supplies Needed: None. However, you can feel free to bring your own medium-sized pot or container, as well as fabric scissors. No worries if you don’t have them, we will provide all necessary materials!

Instructor Bio: Vivian Truong is an avid gardener, nature lover and all around textile fanatic. She studied textile art and photography at California College of the Arts, and was inspired by the nature found in the Bay Area to make aesthetically beautiful, as well as ecologically friendly art. She started Fiber Florist to produce eco-friendly fiber plant and floral arrangements for weddings, events, and home décor. Each fiber arrangement is hand cut, watercolored, and assembled in Oakland. To see more of her beautiful work, check out the Fiber Florist website at: http://www.fiberflorist.com and Instagram @fiberflorist.

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

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

Sunday, July 24th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Craft Hacking 101: Agate & Geode Jewelry $58
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In our new Craft Hack classes, Katy Atchison, crafter at large, takes on popular DIY trends with an approachable, fun style keeping with Workshops lo-fi motto. She deconstructs often expensive crafts/ classes out there and offers a lo-fi fun starter version. These classes will be more project based over an intensive class. Ideal for just trying out a new craft before investing a ton of loot or time into classes or supplies. A long time Etsy fan/ seller and part of the community, Katy tackles new crafts all the time rotating her class offerings often- think craft class meets a fun etsy style craft night. You can even bring boxed wine and Oreos! We dont judge.

Agate & Geode Jewelry: Stop carting around a bag of crystals & learn how to bring elements of nature into your work and how to elevate found objects to create beautiful jewelry. I’ll teach you how to make gold & silver gilded agate rings & beginner wire wrapping so you can start sporting your bag o’ crystals as jewelry instead. You’ll get to choose an agate crystal and learn how to turn it into a beautiful ring with an exquisite dipped gold look! Then, later in the class we’ll break open geodes & learn how to wire wrap them into gorgeous pendents. YOU WILL WALK OUT WITH 3-4 AMAZING PIECES (SEE OUR INSTAGRAM FOR EXAMPLES)

Students will learn:
-Wire-Wrapping Techniques and tips for single pieces of wire & multiple pieces of wire
-How to break open a Geode without shooting your eye out
-Gilding vs Gold Dipping
-Where to obtain the best gems
-Gem History & Origin Nerd Talk

Supplies Needed: We supply everything here, supplies are simple and affordable to stick to our lo-fi motto. Since this a craft hack class we use more affordable resources and supplies so its easy for you to reproduce at home.

Instructor Bio: Born to a potter and a textile artist, Katy has a natural curiosity to explore everything DIY. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised surrounded by everything craft: weekends were for selling at craft shows, babysitting with Grandma Atchison was filled with painting, summers in Montana meant counted crossstitch with Grandmie Bonnettt & after homework was finished she was weaving, loading kilns and sponging pots for weekend craft show prep. She s taught several workshops in the Bay Area- including Handlettering, Scrubs & Soaps, Painting, Illustration & How to Make Your Own Mini-pie. She is an illustrator for her 9-5 job and does web design, for more about her adventures please visit: katyatchison.com

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

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

Monday, July 25th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $48
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Who doesn’t love flowers? In this floral design class you will get a glimpse into the world of a florist. Pick Lorena’s brain on how to choose the right flowers, keep to your floral budget, care for your stems, tips on getting around the SF Flower Mart, and overall tricks of the trade. You’ll use locally grown flowers to create both a hand-wrapped bouquet and vase arrangement. Leave class feeling like you got the skills to conquer any Bridezilla wedding or even your own kitchen table centerpiece.

Supplies needed: None! But, feel free to bring a medium-sized vase & shears if you have a pair handy. If not, no problem! We will provide all the goods.

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Tuesday, July 26th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $49

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 a few simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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 and various 102 classes. Sewing Bootcamp covers all the material from this class and Sewing 102.

Supplies Needed: We supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome 2212 that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for around $150. Please don’t bring your own machine.

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

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

Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
That’s My Jam! How To Make Gourmet Jams- LOWER HAIGHT STUDIO $65
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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!

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.

The rules/ important stuff: The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org. ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING."""
Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Macking Down On Macrame With Jenny Lemons: Mini Wall Hanging Project $46


Take a trip back to 70s on the mystery machine and learn how to turn rope and twine into pretty magical wall art. You will learn the art of macrame, in all its retro glory- mastering basic knots including the double half hitch, the square knot and half square knots. You will create an adorable little wallhanging to get you warmed up for making bigger ones at home and just enough to get it down. We also will have a selection of sticks, twigs and dowels for your base and fun natural goodies, beads and more to embellish this babe out. Make your weird hippie Aunt proud guys.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with minors in Photography and Art History from the University of Minnesota­ Duluth and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn"t in the studio Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, Workshop, and Root Division.

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

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

Thursday, July 28th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Magnetic Knife Holder - SOMA LOCATION $68
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PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. THEIR NUMBER IS (415) 512 7040 IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TIME SO THE GROUP CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in Soma, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Live Edge Magnetic Knife Holder: Join Christopher Steinrueck of Wood Thumb for an evening of woodworking instruction and go home with your own live edge magnetic knife holder! You will select your own wooden slab and use a chop saw and router to shape your wooden knife holder. You will then attach three super strong magnets to your holder to handle the "knife holding" duty. Lastly, you will sand down your wooden knife holder until it’s smooth to the touch, and finish it with a soft oil to bring out those beautiful wood grains.

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that don’t mind taking on a little sawdust.

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied one on the neck of Questlove... true story!)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Thursday, July 28th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallet $58


In Beginner’s Leatherworking: Craft Your Own Monogrammed Wallets, learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp! (or prison...whatevs!) In this class, you will complete a slim leather wallet, perfect for a back pocket or to slip in your purse for a night out. Using quality vegetable tanned leather, you will cut your pattern, use alphabet stamps to monogram, learn how to properly finish raw edges, and complete using the saddle stitch, a strong and long lasting hand sewing technique. You will also learn the benefits of veg-tanned leather, and how to care for your new wallet!

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

Instructor Bio: Inspired by the beautiful leatherwork from Mexico, Jennifer Laursen went on a quest to teach herself this time-honored craft of leatherworking. Today, she creates handmade leather accessories for men, women, and home, selling in local shops, markets and online. Jennifer also teaches private lessons and group workshops for kids and adults, and delights in watching others discover the wonder of leathercraft!

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

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

Thursday, July 28th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $48


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 and burn an image onto it using a vacuum exposure unit. You will also learn how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press) to transfer images. 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 others to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing, as well as an understanding of how to print at home 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!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a great starter class to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving alot of expensive (and easy to ruin) equipment. This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so don’t expect to come out with your own tee shirt line after the first time! But DO expect to have some fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

Supplies Needed: None, but 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.

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

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

Friday, July 29th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48


In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny hanging or desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

We supply the vessel, dirt, succulents, 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 made from preserved moss- we prefer a little of both! So whether you are a green thumb or a black thumb, we got you! We’ll discuss succulents, 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 own succulents if you have any favorites, as well as you are welcome to bring your own air plants, which we talk about in class but do not include since they are a bit pricey.

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

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

Saturday, July 30th, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, 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 several simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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, and then will make a tote bag. 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, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

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

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

Saturday, July 30th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Letterpress X Modern Calligraphy (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $90


VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the East Bay into an artist co-op, but don’t worry our workshops are just as awesome as ever. Bigger space, more sunshine, plenty of parking...what else could you ask for? MacArthur Bart is just over a mile up the road and there is a FREE Emery-go-round shuttle that runs every 10-15 minutes and will deliver you to our door, or pretty close at least. The Hollis Line drops you at 45th and Hollis or the Powell Line drops you at 40th and Hollis. We are now located at 1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608 in the big red garage roll up door! Please contact Western Editions directly at westerneditions@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

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

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

Queeny Lu’s Bio:
Queeny Lu is the traveler behind the calligraphy and with her passion for travel and calligraphy, she aspires to create custom calligraphed pieces of the highest quality in hand calligraphy. Having started learning Arabic Calligraphy for a couple of years while studying Arabic, she naturally transitioned over to pointed-pen calligraphy and is a co-organizer for a Meetup.com group called San Francisco Modern Calligraphy. If you need hand calligraphy to make a one-of-a-kind wedding, fun prints for your home, or chalkboard art for your business, Queeny has developed skills of pointed pen calligraphy, different language scripts, watercolor, illustration and chalkboard art.

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

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Saturday, July 30th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying: Fabric Edition $74


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 methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future. (Feel free to get creative use your napkins for more- you can DIY them into pillows, pouches, and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’!)

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

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

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

Sunday, July 31st, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sewing 102: Totally Awesome Tops- Basic Garment Construction $58


In this new class, we continue your sewing education by delving into making your own clothes - whoot whoot! Work with the adorable Jenny Lennick, from Jenny Lemons, and make your own adorable boxy cut  top. Learn how to follow a basic pattern, cut out your garment, make fabric choices, and put it all together for the final sew and assembly. This class is ideal if you’ve taken our sewing 101 or sewing bootcamp and are ready to move on to bigger projects.

Pre-requisite: YOU MUST ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SEW OR HAVE BEEN TO A WORKSHOP SEWING 101 OR BOOTCAMP CLASS TO USE OUR MACHINES.

Supplies Needed:  None. We supply 1-yard of pre-shrunk denim chambray for your crop top plus additional fabric to finish the project. However, if you would like to bring your own fabric from a prior class or the fabric store, please feel free. You will be using our simple Janome 2122 machines, so please do not bring your own machine.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not fall under "standard sizing" Please let us know so we can supply a proper pattern.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with minors in Photography and Art History from the University of Minnesota­ Duluth and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn"t in the studio Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, Workshop, and Root Division.

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

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

Monday, August 1st, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Reclaimed Wooden Mirror - SOMA LOCATION $68
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PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TIME SO THE GROUP CAN START ON TIME.


ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in Soma, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Reclaimed Wooden Mirror: Join Christopher Steinrueck of Wood Thumb for an evening of woodworking instruction and go home with your own hanging mirror made from reclaimed wood! You will select your own weathered pieces of reclaimed wood, then use a router, chop saw, and nail gun to construct a wooden frame for a hanging mirror. This class uses a number of power tools and is easy enough for any first time wood worker. Actual size of the mirror is 17" X 17".

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and wear clothes that don’t mind taking on a little sawdust.

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied one on the neck of Questlove... true story!)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Vertical Succulent Garden: DIY Wood Boxes Of Green Magic $66


Do you have a black thumb? Be honest! Whether you know a good bit about succulents or nothing at all, this class will make you feel like you can grow anything! Plus, let face it, in SF not all of us have a huge backyard garden. This is the perfect solution! In this class, plant and flower aficionado Lorena Cortez and WorkshopSF wunderkind Nick Sass will teach you how to BUILD and FILL your own wooden vertical succulent box! In the first part of the class, you will get comfortable with simple tools and assemble the box from wood pieces. Next, you will learn the proper method for filling it with soil and succulents. Last, you’ll learn how to keep these mounted gardens alive and thriving! Plus, we are big fans of revealing all our tricks so you can learn to make these rad boxes of green magic on a budget.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

Instructor Bio: Nick Sass is a carpenter and builder from Redding, CA. Nick helped with The Speakeasy tasting room build out, builds his own furniture, and can sling beers and chainsaws interchangeably. (We’ve watched him do this...)

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

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

Tuesday, August 2nd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Print Making 101: Block Printing $56


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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 2nd, 7:30PM-10:00PM
Beauty School Rebel: Hair Braiding  $68


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 and 100% dry. If you have a favorite hairspray bring it. You will receive a few styling super star essentials to take home.

Prerequisite: There are other Hair 101 classes focusing on teasing and curling, but the classes are by no means a prerequisite for this class. Take all in any order!

Instructor 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 has worked with clients such as ModCloth and Benefit Cosmetics, and has her own product line of beauty products and jewelry. Shana assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style.

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

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

Wednesday, August 3rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Handcrafted Leather Beer Koozies $49

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 or bottle, we reccommend bringing your favorite beer so you can make you koozie fit it perfectly!

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

Cancellation Policy: Workshop offers a 72-hour cancellation policy and will refund 100% of your class fee or rebook you to another class. You must cancel, move or change your spot at least 72 hours prior to class time- no exceptions. We lock in with our teachers at that point & purchase all supplies. In case of a later cancellation past the 72 hr mark, contact info@workshopsf.org and we will attempt to get your spot filled and rebook you into another class (no refunds) or give you credit if someone takes your spot. We do everyting we can to fill your spot. You can also feel free to gift your class to a friend any time!

The rules/ important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy-this includes rebooks, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. At that point we lock in your space, supplies and pay teachers for your spot. We happily refund or move any classes before that 72 hr point. Please see more on our Q&A page for more. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. Classes are meant for small groups or single tickets- please email if you would like more than 6 tickets to any class and we can arrange a private event. If you want to bring your pet- just ask us. To get a spot in sold out class- follow our Instagram @workshopsf- we announce spots there. To use a gift certificate just email us to sign up. Hit us for any questions at info@workshopsf.org. Hooray!

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING
Wednesday, August 3rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, 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 several simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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, and then will make a tote bag. 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, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

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

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

Saturday, August 6th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 9th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Embroidery 101 $48


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.

Supplies Needed: None! Workshop will supply everything!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with minors in Photography and Art History from the University of Minnesota­ Duluth and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn"t in the studio Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, Workshop, and Root Division.

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

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

Tuesday, August 9th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Triangle Apothecary Shelves Project (Soma Location) $68


PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. THEIR NUMBER IS (415) 512 7040/(415) 512 7040. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new Woodworking classes, we partner with the ace woodworkers & fun peeps at Wood Thumb. Classes vary and are offered at their badass headquarters and woodworking studio in Soma. They’ve unleashed the secrets, showing you how to make some of their top products they sell so you walk out with a finished product and jedi with them on using basic woodworking tools, power and non. Each class we offer features a different project, so feel free to take one or take them all as we offer over 6 and more always coming.

Triangle Shelf Project: Looking to embrace your inner lumberjack? Join Christopher, of Wood Thumb in SOMA, for an evening of woodworking where we ll cover basic tools and techniques, and you’ll go home with a finished product of a Triangle Shelf for this class. Stop buying your gifts when you can learn to make them! Or proudly boast about the wooden creations you made around your house. We have seen these awesome shelves all over boho style stores and major retailers but with a price tag of $80 & up. They are adorable anywhere, ideal for crystals, jewelry, putting your trinkets and do dads that mean the world to you on display. Best part is after you take the class, you can make more at home and create an awesome design wall with several.

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron or we can supply one for you. (Did we ever mentioned sawdust makes one sexy cologne and makes a great dry hair shampoo...haha)

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied Questlove in one a few weeks ago).

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
Wednesday, August 10th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $48


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

Supplies needed: None! But, feel free to bring a medium-sized vase & shears if you have a pair handy. If not, no problem! We will provide all the goods.

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Thursday, August 11th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sewing 101: Machine Basics $49


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 a few simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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 and various 102 classes. Sewing Bootcamp covers all the material from this class and Sewing 102.

Supplies Needed: We supply all fabric and the machines, using a simple Janome 2212 that transfers knowledge easily and can be purchased from retailers for around $150. Please don’t bring your own machine.

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

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

Thursday, August 11th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Whiskey Picks Not Whiskey Dicks: Pickling With Beer And Booze $58


We’re taking pickling up a notch in this new class with our pickling maven, Kelly McVicker. We think it’s a damn shame that whiskey’s reputation has been tarnished by its association with the dreaded whiskey d*ck, so were here to defend its honor with...whiskey picks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 12th, 8:00PM-10:30PM
Intro To Indigo & Shibori Dying: Fabric Edition $74


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 methods. You will use folded, tied, and bound resist techniques to create your beautiful indigo pieces. This class will be a great starter class to get you going, as well we will expand to offer more shibori projects classes in the future. (Feel free to get creative use your napkins for more- you can DIY them into pillows, pouches, and more with our sewing classes, just sayin’!)

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

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

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

Saturday, August 13th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Brew It Yourself: Intro To Homebrewing POTRERO HILL LOCATION $100


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

Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wish I could make that? Or said, I wish I could make something better?Take our Brew It Yourself: Intro to Homebrewing class and you’ll realize how truely possible that is! You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll actually walk away with a case of beer that you brewed. You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then two weeks later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. You will leave with at least eight 22oz bottles of your beer.

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

Check out more photos from the class here!

This class is taught over two sessions.

Session 1: Saturday August 13th 11:00am-5:00pm
Session 2: Tuesday August 30th 7:00pm-9:00pm

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

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

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

Saturday, August 13th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, 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 several simple projects including a koozie for a can. 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, and then will make a tote bag. 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, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

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

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

Saturday, August 13th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Craft A Custom Leather Belt $75


Learn the art of leatherwork, just like at camp... or prison! Only it’s better because we can drink beer while doing it here! In this workshop you will complete your own leather belt and come away with basic knowledge of the age old craft of leatherwork.You’ll how to dye and prepare your leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps!), and assemble your own belt! You can even wear it out of class!

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

Instructor Bio: Brendan Heath is a Taos, New Mexico born son of two artists. Brendan has lived in San Francisco for the last several years, splitting time between bartending at the Thieves bars and working on his own leatherworking company called Terminus Est Leather.

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

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

Tuesday, August 16th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Letterpress: Anatomy 101 (EMERYVILLE LOCATION) $70

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.

Let’s get physical, physical! Have you ever had a burning the desire to express your love or disgust with someone?? Well, we’ve got the class for you! Join letterpress printers Erin Fong and Taylor Reid of Western Editions to create a set of 10 anatomy cards. Sentiments include “You’re the tits” and “Sorry I was a dick”. (Drawings included!) In this class, you will use an antique Vandercook Proofing Press, learn a bit about the history of letterpress printing and the basic set-up of the press. You’ll then hand-crank your own set of cards one-by-one and customize each by lining the envelopes from assorted papers (patterns, colors, dictionaries, and of course anatomy books.)

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 17th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Wood Slab Cutting Board- SOMA LOCATION $68


PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new Woodworking classes, we partner with the ace woodworkers & fun peeps at Wood Thumb. Classes vary and are offered at their badass headquarters and woodworking studio in Soma. They’ve unleashed the secrets, showing you how to make some of their top products they sell so you walk out with a finished product and jedi with them on using basic woodworking tools, power and non. Each class we offer features a different project, so feel free to take one or take them all as we offer over 6 and more always coming.

Live edge wood Slab cutting board: Looking to embrace your inner lumberjack? Join Christopher, of Wood Thumb in SOMA, for an evening of woodworking where we ll cover basic tools and techniques, and you’ll go home with a finished product of a wood slab cutting board. cheese plate/  foodie display board or whatever! Its a gorgeous piece of hardwood with a live edge- you know the pretty exposed edge of the tree that’s all hot hot hot in design. You will learn how to cut, sand and prep these babies- then you can take it home and be like, I made this bitches! Or you can gift it. Awesome for entertaining and more. Pretty sweet!

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They"re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied Questlove in one a few weeks ago). 

Supplies Needed: None! This is an intro class, but we’ll be doing more advanced classes in the future. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring an apron or we can supply one for you. (Did we ever mentioned sawdust makes one sexy cologne and makes a great dry hair shampoo...haha)

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

Thursday, August 18th, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Macking Down On Macrame With Jenny Lemons: Mini Wall Hanging Project $46


Take a trip back to 70s on the mystery machine and learn how to turn rope and twine into pretty magical wall art. You will learn the art of macrame, in all its retro glory- mastering basic knots including the double half hitch, the square knot and half square knots. You will create an adorable little wallhanging to get you warmed up for making bigger ones at home and just enough to get it down. We also will have a selection of sticks, twigs and dowels for your base and fun natural goodies, beads and more to embellish this babe out. Make your weird hippie Aunt proud guys.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with minors in Photography and Art History from the University of Minnesota­ Duluth and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn"t in the studio Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, Workshop, and Root Division.

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

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

Thursday, August 18th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Screen Printing For Newbies $48


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 and burn an image onto it using a vacuum exposure unit. You will also learn how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press) to transfer images. 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 others to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing, as well as an understanding of how to print at home 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!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a great starter class to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving alot of expensive (and easy to ruin) equipment. This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so don’t expect to come out with your own tee shirt line after the first time! But DO expect to have some fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

Supplies Needed: None, but 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.

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

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

Thursday, August 18th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Home Decor Projects $100


In our most popular sewing class, we cover all elements of Sewing 101, add in some advanced sewing skills, and include a few fun projects to help you get some practice! 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 learn how to load and operate a sewing machine, as well as how to install basic zippers using the machine. You will also have ample opportunity to practice your new sewing skills and troubleshoot any issues with the instructor’s guidance.

For this home decor edition of Sewing Bootcamp for Beginners, you will finish several simple projects including a koozie for a can, fabric napkins, a pot holder, and a pillow. For the pillow project, you will make a zipper style pillow case with a geometric patchwork pattern to master the basics of this traditional craft. You will leave with your pillow and a pillow insert that’s ready to decorate your home! This is an intensive class that will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break, so show up alert and leave the hangovers at home. After all, this is bootcamp guys!

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

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, WorkshopSF, and Root Division, or is busy running Jenny Lemons, a clothing label she launched in 2015!

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

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.
Saturday, August 20th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Succulent & Moss Glass Jar Terrariums $48


In this class, we’ll teach you how to make tiny hanging or desktop gardens from succulents, plants and moss in glass jars (feel free to bring your own too). It’s like your own miniature oasis that can travel with you, and it’s easier to care for than your pet rock. Well, almost.

We supply the vessel, dirt, succulents, 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 made from preserved moss- we prefer a little of both! So whether you are a green thumb or a black thumb, we got you! We’ll discuss succulents, 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 own succulents if you have any favorites, as well as you are welcome to bring your own air plants, which we talk about in class but do not include since they are a bit pricey.

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

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

Saturday, August 20th, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Macrame Project: Macrame Plant Hangers $48
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In this macramé project class, you will learn the art of macramé in all of its retro glory as you make your own macramé plant hanger! Perfect for decorating your ever-growing jungalow, these plant hangers can hold pots, glass vessels, or other plant holders. You will learn fundamental macramé knots, including the half hitch, square, and overhand knot. You will also have the opportunity to embellish your hanger with fun beads and other natural goodies. You will leave with one finished macramé plant hanger that includes a small glass vessel and air plant, as well as the knowledge to make additional plant hangers of any size!

Supplies Needed: None. We provide all supplies, as well as one small glass vessel and air plant. You are welcome to bring additional pots or glass vessels to use instead of the vessel that we provide.

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco­ based artist who reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into drawings, sculpture, fiber, and functional items that investigate the relationship between high art and kitsch. Her playful work oftentimes feature mid-century recipes and repetitive food motifs. Jennie holds a BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, WorkshopSF, and Root Division.

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

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

Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Magnetic Knife Holder - SOMA LOCATION $68
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PLEASE NOTE ALL CLASSES FOR WOOD THUMB ARE LOCATED IN SOMA AT 354 5TH STREET, NEAR FOLSOM. THEIR NUMBER IS (415) 512 7040 IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TIME SO THE GROUP CAN START ON TIME.

ADDRESS: 354 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

In our new series of woodworking classes, we’ve partnered with the ace woodworkers & all-around fun peeps of Wood Thumb! Offering these classes out of their woodworking studio in Soma, Wood Thumb will teach you basic woodworking techniques as well as offer a primer on common woodworking tools, both power and non-power. Each class features a different project with overlapping tools and techniques, so feel free to take them all!

Live Edge Magnetic Knife Holder: Join Christopher Steinrueck of Wood Thumb for an evening of woodworking instruction and go home with your own live edge magnetic knife holder! You will select your own wooden slab and use a chop saw and router to shape your wooden knife holder. You will then attach three super strong magnets to your holder to handle the "knife holding" duty. Lastly, you will sand down your wooden knife holder until it’s smooth to the touch, and finish it with a soft oil to bring out those beautiful wood grains.

Supplies Needed: None! Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that don’t mind taking on a little sawdust.

Instructor Bio: Wood Thumb was started by two brothers, Christopher and David, who set out to make a living by building beautifully designed products that embody sustainability, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. For the holidays growing up, their gifts always needed to be handmade which led to the creative, maker lifestyle they lead today. They’re self-taught woodworkers who have really mastered the craft from the years of custom work and running Wood Thumb. We have enjoyed their awesome wooden fold up booth at Renegade Craft Fair for years and amazing wooden bow ties (we even spied one on the neck of Questlove... true story!)

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:00PM-9:30PM
Beginner’s Leatherwork: Personalized Pet Collars $58


Spike and Fluffy have never looked so good….. Make your beloved pet his/her own leather collar and show them just how much you adore them! In this class you will learn some of the basic techniques and tools of leatherwork. You will cut your strap, embellish it with alphabet stamps, dye your leather, and assemble the hardware. 

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lease measure your pet’s neck before coming to class. Use a seamstress (flexible) measuring tape or string and ruler. You should be able to fit two fingers underneath the measuring tape.

Supplies needed: none, but don’t come in your Sunday best since we’ll be working with dyes. Also, feel free to bring rinestones or studs to add to your pet"s collar!

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

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

Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Soy Candle Making: Create Your Own Natural Custom Scented Candles $48


Some people are just candle people- you know the ones. They have $48 candles scattered throughout the house and a few secret Glade (Glaaaahday) candles in the bathroom. Making your own is fun and easy, not to mention you can make custom scents that make you happy. Learn the basics of candle making with Joy Kwon from the Lighten Up Shop. You will be making two natural scented candles in mason jars (sometimes we have some cool vintage small jars too). We jedi you in creating your own personal scents by mixing and matching a variety of different scented oils and essential oils, think bergamont vanilla or spruce- we have an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of dude scents too guys. So dont expect to end up with Hawiiaan Breezes stick ups or that Yankee Candle your mom gives you every Christmas. Learn the basics of using soy waxes, proper and safe ways to melt them and how to let them best set and wick basics. After learning the basics of soy candle making through this class, you"ll be whipping up your own awesome candles at home in no time!  Helllloooo epic Holiday gifts- whoot whoot.

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 24th, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Floral Design: Bouquet And Arrangement Basics $48


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

Supplies needed: None! But, feel free to bring a medium-sized vase & shears if you have a pair handy. If not, no problem! We will provide all the goods.

Instructor Bio: Lorena Cortez grew up in her grandmother’s garden in Santa Barbara. It was only natural that she would continue her life long love of flowers when she moved to San Francisco. She started Home Sweet Flowers with her partner & two pups in 2013. Home Sweet Flowers focuses on weddings, events, creating custom flower crowns, and floral deliveries. HSF uses local stems and digs that "just picked from the garden" feel. Check out Home Sweet Flowers at: http://www.homesweetflowers.com/

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

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

Wednesday, August 31st, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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Wood Thumb Woodworking: Live Edge Magnetic Knife Holder - SOMA LOCATION $68
Thursday, June 30th, 7:00PM-9:30PM

Sewing Bootcamp For Beginners: All Day Sewing Camp & Tote Bag Projects $100
Saturday, July 2nd, 11:00AM-6:00PM

Watercolor Painting and Mixed Media $48
Tuesday, July 5th, 7:00PM-9:30PM

Print Making 101: Block Printing $56
Tuesday, July 5th, 7:30PM-10:00PM

 
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