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Below is a list of some of our most popular activities for corporate events, private parties, and teambuilding offsites. Click on any link below to check out a brief description and photos of each activity. To see more, please visit our Pinterest page and/or follow us on Instagram.

ART & PRINTMAKING
* Block Printing
* Paper Marbling
* Sketching in a Sketchbook
* Watercolor Painting: Botanical & Plants
* Watercolor Painting: Night Sky, Galaxy, and Deep Space

LEATHERWORKING
* Leatherworking: Belts
* Leatherworking: Drink Coasters
* Leatherworking: Travel Journal
* Leatherworking: Wallets

PLANT
* Glass Jar Succulent and Moss Terrariums
* Kokedama Hanging Plant + Moss Gardens

TEXTILE & CRAFT
* Macrame Plant Holders
* Macrame Wall Hangings
* Soy Candle Making

ART & PRINTMAKING

Block Printing

Get down and dirty with various methods of linoleum and rubber block printing. Achieve basic knowledge of the tools, inks, printing processes, and insider tips involved, and leave with your own uniquely carved block and printed tote, fabric piece, and/or paper.
Time Length: 2.5 hrs

Paper Marbling

Water marbling is an ancient technique of lightly applying pigments onto the surface of thickened water in order to create beautiful, swirling designs. Using different DIY tools and marbling colors, you will create mesmerizing, psychedelic color patterns on leather, wood coasters, silk, and paper. Each participant will leave with four (4) marbled leather OR wood coasters, one (1) marbled silk pocket square, and various marbled papers. Time Length: 2.5 hrs

Sketching in a Sketchbook

Learn a variety of mark-making and rendering techniques, focusing on drawing methods that are fun, easy, accessible, and require NO previous fine art experience. Receive instruction on line-contour drawing, perspective and shading, rendering specific shapes, and more. After practicing basic sketching techniques, you’ll have the opportunity to use them by sketching a still life tableau. Each participant will receive a sketchbook with 100 sheets of medium weight paper and one mechanical art pencil to take home. Time Length: 3 hrs

Watercolor Painting: Botanical & Plants

Learn to paint beautiful botanical and floral images using watercolor techniques. You will begin with a series of short lessons on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques. Then, you will learn to lay down your composition, determine your color palette, and finally, knock out a few fantastic watercolor paintings. Time Length: 3hrs

Watercolor Painting: Night Sky, Galaxy, and Deep Space

Learn how to paint beautiful galaxies, night skies, planets, and deep space using watercolor techniques. You will receive a short lesson on color, brushes, painting supplies, and basic painting techniques, then you will learn how to use color blending, gradients, and watercolor washes to render night skies, nebulas, and other celestial bodies. Each participant will leave with atleast two completed paintings on cold-pressed archival watercolor paper. Time Length: 3hrs

LEATHERWORKING

Leatherworking: Belts

Learn how to dye and prep leather, measure and cut a strap, stamp a simple design (even personalize it with alphabet stamps), and assemble a belt! Time Length: 3 hrs

Leatherworking: Drink Coasters

Learn how to use tools such as mallets, rotary punches, rivet setters, and strap cutters to produce four leather drink coasters and a leather caddy that can hold them all together when not in use. Time Length: 3 hrs

Leatherworking: Travel Journal

Learn to create your own leather travel journal cover. You will use design stamps and alphabet stamps to create your own custom pattern on leather, punch holes for hand-stitching, assemble your leather pieces, and apply hardware to complete your journal cover. You will even receive a blank moleskine journal so your cover will have a home! Time length: 3hrs

Leatherworking: Wallets

Learn to follow a simple wallet pattern and cut out leather strips, mix dye to create a stain, then dye your leather. You will learn to hand stitch the leather pieces for assembly and apply a snap to complete your wallet.

Plant

Glass Jar Succulent and Moss Terrariums

Create a miniature desktop or hanging gardens from succulents, plants, moss, and miniature plastic toppers inside an ornate glass vessel. You’ll also learn proper plant care to keep your terrarium happy and lively. Time Length: 2 hrs

Kokedama Hanging Plant + Moss Gardens

Create a kokedama plant using sphagnum moss, twine, and your choice of house plant. Receive a care guide for keeping happy and alive once home. Time Length: 2 hrs

TEXTILE & CRAFT

Macrame Plant Holders

Learn fundamental macramé knots, including the half hitch, square, and overhand knot, while you create your own macrame plant holder. Embellish your macrame plant holder with fun beads and other natural goodies. Time Length: 3 hrs

Macrame Wall Hanging

Learn the art of macrame, mastering foundational knots including the double half hitch, the square knot, alternating square knot, and half square knot. You will complete one fancy, mid-sized wall hanging.

Soy Candle Making

Make two naturally scented soy candles in small jars using a variety of scented oils (think bergamot, vanilla or spruce), as well as an array of fruits, florals, fresh scents and plenty of others! Learn your way around a wick, how to use soy waxes, and how best to let the candles set. Time Length: 2 hrs


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Address:
1310 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
General Email & Class Info:
info@workshopsf.org
Event Info:
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Phone:
(415) 926-8078
 
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1310 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
ph: 415-926-8078
info@workshopsf.org