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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
Dedicated to deepening the drawing experience with Carolyn Fee

Last 6 week session before summer break!

Wednesday and Thursday morning classes
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.
WEDNESDAY class
April 20 – May 25
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

THURSDAY class
April 21 – May 26
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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ECO HOME: SEWING REPAIRS
In this series of 5 ECO HOME sewing classes, teacher Pia Andersson invites you to keep greening your home - step by step. These project are all easy to make and great for beginners.

Sign up for all 5 for $210, or pick out a few for $50-$60 each.
Bring your projects and Pia will teach some rewarding techniques to keep you reusing and recycling. Mending is an underestimated activity... do it in a group and it becomes both fun and fulfilling!
Monday, May 2
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Teacher: Pia Andersson
Fee: $50
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For the Love of Drawing: SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Drawing as a Path of Meditation and Mindfulness

1 Day and 2 Day Workshops with Carolyn Fee

Beginners and non-beginners are welcome
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.
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1
Sunday, May 22
10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop 2
Sunday, June 26
10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop 3
Sunday, July 24
10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Carolyn Fee
Fee: $165

NEW TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

Drawing becomes contemplation as we engage in the methods which create meditative and mindful experiences. We will delve further into the practice, enjoying a spaciousness, from which access to intuition is increased. Though intuition we experience the world as a whole. Increased familiarity with this quality of mind deepens our sense of interconnectedness and increases our powers of observation.

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Wednesday & Thursday
June 22 & 23
10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Carolyn Fee
Fee: $295
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Carolyn directly: carolynfee@comcast.net
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SUMMER SEWING CAMPS!
Maker Space at Once Around
with Pia Andersson
If you love to make things, come join a fun and creative bunch of young sewists in a week-long camp this summer!

You may choose between several projects and there will be time to make 2-3 different items over the course of the week.

Pia will help you pick out fabrics from Once Around’s great selection, if you like, and she has patterns and many samples projects to choose from. Your personal touches and ideas are always encouraged!

Bring your sewing machine in good working condition or rent one of Pia's ($25 for the week).

*Pre-requisite: Intro to Machine Sewing or equivalent

Small class size - limited to 4 students

WEEK 1
June 27 – June 30
Monday – Thursday
10 am – 1:15 pm
Fee: $285
WEEK 2
July 5 – July 8
Tuesday – Thursday
10 am – 1:15 pm
and Friday
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Fee: $285
WEEK 3
July 11 – July 15
Monday – Thursday
10 am – 1:15 pm
and Friday
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Fee: $345
WEEK 4
July 25 – July 29
Monday – Thursday
10 am – 1:15 pm
and Friday
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Fee: $345

*If your child is new to machine sewing, please consider taking Pia's 4.5 hour long Introduction to Machine Sewing Class which is scheduled several times during the spring. Summer camp is so much more fun when your child knows some of the basics!

Please go to Pia's website for more details: Marin Sewing Lab
For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Pia directly:(415) 506 – 4044 OR
marinsewinglab@gmail.com