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Weekly
W O R K S H O P S

These are FREE, DROP-IN, weekly gatherings supervised by experienced crafters. Bring a project (bring a friend!), start a project, get help with a project or. . . learn a brand new skill. ALL levels are welcome. And that most definitely includes beginners. No need to rsvp. Just join us.

The one thing we do ask is that you be respectful of the age requirements we have listed for each workshop.
Thank you!
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Craft Gym
Put aside your to-do lists and spending some time… simply crafting. Rediscover the joys of pipe cleaners, découpage a tiny treasure box, experiment with washi tape, or string together a cheery little banner. A new craft activity will be presented every week for anyone looking for inspiration. Or if you prefer, bring something you've been working on and craft in good company. Get help, share your ideas and finally have all of those burning crafting questions answered (What IS quilling anyway?). Adults, teenagers and children ages 10+ accompanied by a parent or caregiver are welcome.

Every Tuesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Lauren Dyer
free

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Sewing Studio
Dust off your stash of fabric and make peace with that abandoned pile of patterns. Start from scratch, polish up your skills or take your sewing to a whole new level. It's up to you. Adults and teenagers ages 13+ are welcome.

Every Wednesday, 7 pm – 9 pm
Instructors: Susan Bertolli
free

To download a list of Susan's recommended sewing supplies, please CLICK HERE.
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Knit Night
No knitting (or crochet) issue is too big or too small for this weekly gathering of stitch enthusiasts. Stymied by socks? Knitting newbie? Or just looking for some crafty comrades? Come to Knit Night and we'll get it all untangled. Adults, teenagers and children ages 7+ accompanied by a parent or caregiver are welcome.

Every Thursday, 6 pm - 8 pm
Instructor: Anie Schafer
free

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Paper Party
Card-makers, collage enthusiasts, scrapbookers and anyone else who likes to play with paper: This workshop is for you! Every week we will get lost in glitter, glue, stamps and punches - all while creating fabulous works of art - on a small scale. Rose thoroughly prepares each week’s projects (always more than one) and she will have small kits of supplies available for sale ($5) if you wish. Adults only, please.

Every Friday, 10 am – 1 pm and/or Saturday
10 am – 1 pm
Instructor: Rose Cronin
free
Current
C L A S S E S

Some of our classes run for several-week sessions; others are a one-time offering on a Saturday afternoon. All are taught by talented teachers and artists from around the San Francisco Bay area and beyond.

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For the Love of Drawing
A two part, 12 week course dedicated to deepening the drawing experience with Carolyn Fee
When you draw, you are touching the world in an original way. Awaken to the extraordinary and transient nature of form. Experience relaxed, alert, awareness and the pleasurable, almost mystical activation of the mind. Drawing is a curious process, so intertwined with seeing that the two can hardly be separated. It is a mode of perception, and a shift in perception enables anyone who can write his or her name to draw. We will be working with a method of drawing that enables you, by conscious volition, to make that shift. The visual, spatial, and relational will come forth and you will engage in seeing more deeply. We will explore personal tactile expression and its impact upon the intimate act of drawing as various modes of mark making and materials are introduced. We will study the formal aspects of creating two-dimensional art as we explore the still life, the figure, and the landscape. We will work from life, from master’s drawings, and from photographs.

Beginners and non-beginners are welcome and individual attention will be given to all students.
Class size is limited to 8 people. A supply list will be emailed upon registration.
SESSION 1
6 Thursdays
January 14 – February 25
(No class February 18)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SESSION 2
6 Thursdays
March 3 – April 7
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Carolyn Fee
Fee: $240
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Carolyn directly: carolynfee@comcast.net
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Winter Sewing Classes • FOR KIDS with Redwood Thimble
A four week class
It’s raining out! Time to come inside and pull out your sewing machine! This class is open to students with no experience and as well as students with some basic skills.

We will be doing projects that are simple enough for new students to master but can be modified for those with more skill. We’ll help students learn how to operate their sewing machines, install a zipper, use rivets and learn some new sewing techniques. In the first class, we will provide students with some project options and come up with a list of materials that will be needed. 

What to bring: sewing machine (along with its manual) and some basic sewing supplies such as: scissors, thread, pins & a seam ripper.
February 8, 22, 29 & March 7
4 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructors: Jill Dimaio & Sarah Baker
Fee:
$200 (includes $20 materials fee)
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Jill & Sarah directly: redwoodthimblemv@gmail.com or 415.519.2768. 
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Valentines Workshop with Anna Corba
Spend a fun evening with collage artist and author Anna Corba, creating a bouquet of Valentines to be nestled inside handmade envelopes awaiting cupid's arrow. We'll explore the art of collage and learn how to apply beeswax as a final glaze. Embellish with glitter and ribbons to your heart's content! Anna will provide an array of materials to work with, including flea market ephemera, decorative papers, ribbons and notions. Please bring a glue stick, small scissors and any crafting accessories you may like to work with.
Monday, February 8
6 pm – 9 pm
Instructor: Anna Corba
$75
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Anna directly: foundcatstudio@msn.com
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Accent Pillow
Accent pillows tend to have very high price tags, so by learning to make your own, you'll not only have fun, but you'll end up spending a fraction of what an interior designer would charge you! All levels are welcome, but some sewing experience is necessary. By the end of class, you will have completed a throw pillow with piping (optional) and a zipper or with an envelope-style back. Please bring your choice of fabric, a pillow form, a zipper and piping (or make your own)... as well as your sewing machine in good working order with a zipper foot and the usual sewing accoutrements.
Saturday, February 13
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Pia Andersson
$80
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Pia directly:(415) 506 – 4044 OR
marinsewinglab@gmail.com
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Grainline Studio’s Lark Tee
In this class we will work with knit fabric to make a slim-fit tee that can be worn on its own or under a sweater or blazer. Learn the basics of sewing with stretchy fabrics and how to attach neck binding. Please bring your sewing machine in good working order, your choice of fabric and the usual sewing accoutrements.
Sunday, February 21
11 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Pia Andersson
$95
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Pia directly:(415) 506 – 4044 OR
marinsewinglab@gmail.com
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Leggings
With some tricks of the trade and a few fun hours of your time, you'll have a perfectly fitted pattern and a finished pair of leggings as a new staple to your wardrobe. Follow the fabric suggestion on your pattern (Christine Jonson pattern #622 or equivalent) and bring your sewing machine in good working order plus the usual sewing accoutrements. Get ready to roll up your sleeves with a great group of sewists.
2 Monday Evenings
February 22 & 29
6 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Pia Andersson
$90
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Pia directly:(415) 506 – 4044 OR
marinsewinglab@gmail.com
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Farmer’s Market Bag
Learn the ins and outs of how to construct a basic tote bag with a bottom and a pocket and you'll be ready to design your own variations in no time. Make the handles out of leather or cloth. Please bring your sewing machine in good working order, your choice of fabric and the usual sewing accoutrements. Instructions and pattern will be provided by Pia.
Saturday, March 5
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Pia Andersson
$60
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Pia directly:(415) 506 – 4044 OR
marinsewinglab@gmail.com