29
May
2017

ART CLASS DAY 22: SCREENPRINTING AT WORKSHOPSF

I adore WorkshopSF. It’s gritty and affordable. They always have fun classes and great instructors. It’s an easy way to learn a new DIY/Crafty skill and they also have beer. WHAT COULD BE BETTER? So, when I saw the screenprinting intro class, I knew I had to jump on it. I’d done a little bit […]

skillshare waterbrush love
06
April
2017

ART CLASS DAY 21: SKILLSHARE WATERBRUSH (ONLINE)

Another online class review for Waterbrush Lettering Essentials over on creative education site skillshare. The instructor is Teela Cunningham of the artsy/lifestyle blog every-tuesday.com – which has a ton of lettering freebies and tutorials. In preparation for the class, I picked up a few different water brushes, which are now the only thing I like […]

26
March
2017

ART CLASS DAY 20: PAINTING WITH ACRYLIC PENS

Finally got to take an art class with my super-artsy husband! He’s a way better painter than I am and I think the class was fun for him as well. We signed up for Root Division‘s one-night class Alternative Painting: Acrylic Pens and Gloss Gels, swinging by the art supply store on the way to […]

calligraphy
29
January
2017

ART CLASS DAY 19: BRIT & CO CALLIGRAPHY

Like many of us crafty types, I’m obsessed with the design aesthetic of Brit+Co, so when they opened up a retail shop in their offices in downtown San Francisco a few years back, I had to sign up to take a few classes as part of my 30 days of art class challenge. The first […]

10
July
2016

ART CLASS DAY 18: LETTERPRESS DAY 4 AT SFCB

The final day of the week-long letterpress intensive with the Mary was filled with hands-on experience on the letterpress (and made me wish the 4 day intensive was a little bit longer). Our final project was intense – we needed to design a 3-piece stationary set, using previously made photopolymer plates and run prints of […]

Rainbow-Roll-Poster-Letterpress
24
May
2016

ART CLASS DAY 17: LETTERPRESS DAY 3 AT SFCB

Day three of the 4-day Letterpress Intensive was probably my favorite. The assignment was to “make a poster” – and after hearing about something called a split fountain or “rainbow roll” (a process of using multiple colors of ink on the roll to allow for multiple colors in one printing) I knew I wanted to […]

22
May
2016

ART CLASS DAY 16: LETTERPRESS DAY 2 AT SFCB

Day 16 of my 30 days of art class was the second day of a 4 day intensive letterpress class at the ps”>San Francisco Center for the Book. After getting to know the letterpress shop the day before, I felt far more comfortable on day two. I sort of knew what I was doing! Our […]

21
April
2016

My Final Oil Painting Project

After my 30 days of art project, I was inspired to take my art instruction to the next level. That’s why for the last 12 weeks, I’ve been taking an adult education oil painting class at the San Francisco Art Institute (fancy). I’m pretty proud of my final oil painting project, a recreation of John […]

06
February
2016

ART CLASS DAY 15: LETTERPRESS DAY 1 AT SFCB

I already knew the San Francisco Center for the Book was badass. My bookbinding intensive was AMAZING. So when I signed up to take the 4 day letterpress intensive, I knew it was going to be, well, intensive. Day One The best part of these classes is that you just get RIGHT IN THERE and […]

08
December
2015

ART CLASS DAY 14: HUMANIST CALLIGRAPHY

There is a magical store in Berkeley, California called Castle in the Air. If you sneak past the beautiful imported paper, fancy fountain pens, quirky stampers and piles of journals and shimmy up the stairs, taking care not to knock into any of the Black Forest cuckoo clocks lining the stairway, you’ll come to a […]