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Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Never picked up a needle or haven’t since you were young? Join us for Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners. Easy and fun, you will leave with a completed embroidery! Learn chain stitch, satin stitch, whipped back stitch, and French knots as well as basic skills such as how to trace a design onto fabric and thread the needle. Personalize your piece...

Tuesday Dec 18th, 6pm - 9pm

Mixed Media Painting

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn to combine water-based 2D media such as watercolor, acrylic, soft pastels and collage elements to create original work, incorporating individual skills and style. Required supplies for this program: This class involves creating artworks from a variety of materials. Artists acquire a great many supplies in their experiments with form and color....

Monday Jan 7th, 2pm - 5pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

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Wondrous Wax

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

This vibrant workshop includes techniques for working with hot wax. We combine multiple media techniques on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We begin with watercolor, ink, any dry media and collage, and then build with encaustic, maybe adding in oil and pigment sticks. Other media combinations might include, charcoal...

Friday Feb 8th, 10am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$275

3 sessions

Color Theory for Craftspeople

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Every craftsperson and artist uses color, even if instinctively! Refresh your craft practice by learning a more systematic approach to color.  Master the basic concepts of hue, value and saturation Explore ranges of true neutrals and chromatic greys Study color interactions with scale Proportion and optical mixing Experiment with traditional...

Sunday Feb 3rd, 10am - 3pm

Linoleum Block Printmaking

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Get started with linocut printmaking and learn techniques of carving and printing. We will begin designing our linocuts with a strong and tight drawing to get the best possible print. We will look at historical block printing such as posters and tarot cards for inspiration. Materials fee: $35.

Saturday Feb 9th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$100

2 sessions

Lidded Vessels: Functional to Conceptual

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Are you tired of your vessels having lids that are loose, awkward, or don't look good on the form? In this 2-part workshop we will explore a variety of ways of making lids, both thrown and handbuilt. We will work on constructing several lids and will review how other artists create through a slide presentation of their forms -- embracing the intricate,...

Sunday Feb 3rd, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$145

2 sessions

The Art of the Chapbook

at SF Creative Writing Institute - Tenderloin 25 Taylor St, San Francisco, California 94102

Chapbooks are an art and a craft. The format is increasingly popular in the indie lit world and a calling card for many respected poets. In this course we will learn the art of arranging well-written and cohesive short manuscripts for publication in chapbook form. Even if you feel you haven’t generated enough material to currently put a chap collection...

Saturday Feb 16th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$375

6 sessions

Monotype, Solar Etching and Collage

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Explore the unique mark-making qualities of Monotype and Solar Etching working with non-toxic water based Akua inks, Arches 88 paper and other printmaking papers. We will work with the basic techniques of Monotype that include the subtractive and additive methods in addition to the Transfer technique used by Matisse and work with the “ghost print”....

Saturday Mar 9th, 10am - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$275

4 sessions

Hammering, Stamping & Forging Workshop

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

In this two day intensive workshop, students will learn the basics of hammering and forging, transforming sheet and wire into any shape using a wide array of jewelry hammers.  From stamping to forming and shaping, this class will teach students all the basics to create a finished piece from brass or copper. Teens 16 and over welcome.  Required...

Saturday Mar 16th, 10am - 2pm

  (2 sessions)
$95

2 sessions

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Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Sumi-e, traditional Japanese brush painting with origins in Zen Buddhism, captures the spirit of the subject in ink. Course covers fundamental brush strokes and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures, demonstrations, and individual help in each class. Required supplies for this program: Bring for first class: some bamboo brushes...

Thursday Jan 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$255

10 sessions

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Wreath Making

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Make a fresh wreath or centerpiece from fresh greenery, natural elements and more with step-by-step instructions, The best part? Leave the mess here! Note: Materials fee of $10 due day of.

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

Community Nights: Art for All

at Living Your Wild Creativity

Each class is open to everyone from ages 16 to 96 where you will get to create and learn and have something to take home as well.  ALL LEVELS WELCOME. So, if you are new to the neighborhood, would like to create and share with others, this is a perfect place to be. Bring your curiosity, your joy, your willingness to try something new!  Materials...

No Upcoming Schedules
$25

Japanese Paper Arts: Mini-Tansu

at M M DESIGN

At M M Design, I offer small classes in my San Leandro home studio with hands-on lessons emphasizing individual attention. In the mini-tansu class, we will construct a small three-drawer chest from kits brought from Japan. We’ll then cover the chest with beautiful pre-cut Japanese chiyogami. There are several paper choices, but have a limited...

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$65

Flameworking Intro

at Public Glass - Bayview 1750 Armstrong Ave, San Francisco, California 94124

This weekend intensive offers an in-depth look at flameworking with molten borosilicate glass. Over the course of two 4 hour sessions, students in this class will be introduced to the foundations of flameworking and will create marbles, pendants and small sculptures.

No Upcoming Schedules
$255

2 sessions

Fusing and Slumping: Fused Picture Frame Workshop

at Public Glass - Bayview 1750 Armstrong Ave, San Francisco, California 94124

This 3-hour workshop will introduce students to the process of cutting, shaping and assembling sheet glass for the creation of a unique and colorful picture frame. Projects will be designed to fit within a 10”x10” space. This workshop is a great way to learn the basics of fusing in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.  Ages 10+ (under 14...

No Upcoming Schedules
$120
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