16
November
2015

ART CLASS DAY 13: ADVANCED WIRE WRAPPING JEWELRY

I had so much fun in Katy Atchinson's wire wrapping jewelry class at WorkshopSF, that I signed up for her advanced class. Which was an AMAZING idea! Katy's classes are always fun and I learned a ton in a few short hours. Rings First up, we made a pair of quick rings using two different [...]
03
November
2015

ART CLASS DAY 11: SILKSCREEN MARILYN, WARHOL-ESQUE

I've never been comfortable painting, my past attempts have primarily resulted in a messy canvas, a frustrated Jeska and more than one Manhattan cocktail. But, I have a soft spot for pop art, Warhol in particular. There's something sublime in the mundane. I'm also super interested in how pop art reflects the obsession with celebrity [...]
22
October
2015

ART CLASS DAY 10: SOY CANDLE MAKING

During the course of this project, I've found that art & craft classes have a habit of being cancelled at the last minute for a few different reasons - usually due to low turn out (yes, even in San Francisco), but also sometimes because the instructor is sick, etc. A few weeks back, Brit & [...]
19
October
2015

ART CLASS DAY 9: DROP-IN POTTERY CLASS

My BFF and I took a drop-in pottery class a few weeks ago and I finally was able to pick up the finished pots! This was the first time I ever worked with a potters wheel and my pots were, um, less than perfect. But, I think with a few more classes, I might be [...]
14
October
2015

ART CLASS DAY 8: HALLOWEEN CARDS FROM STUDIO CALICO

Last year, I was lucky enough to spend a few days learning about scrapbooking with Nicole Samuels while working at CreativeLive. She taught a class about how to scrapbook your baby's first year. It was pretty cool and I really liked the fun supplies that Studio Calico provided for us (referral link). I signed up [...]
30
September
2015

ART CLASS DAY 7: WOODBURNING

The Brit +Co maker space. I'm up to day 7 into my 30 day project - day seven of art class was "DIY Cheeseboard Wood Burning Class" at Brit + Co's company headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Brit + Co is a curious company - they're sort of a millennial Martha Stewart. They post tutorials, [...]
25
September
2015

ART CLASS DAY 6: AGATE & GEODE JEWELRY

My sixth day of art class was at WorkshopSF, one of my favorite crafty places in San Francisco. Craft Hacking 101 Agate & Geode Jewelry was taught by the creative powerhouse Katy Atchison and was comfortably intimate (only two other students + Katy). We selected a bunch of cool crystals, polished gemstones and raw geodes [...]
17
September
2015

ART CLASS DAYS 1-5 – BOOKBINDING

My first five days of art class were at the San Francisco Center for the Book two weeks ago. I took the intensive workshop to get a certificate in bookbinding. The best part of this class is that it allows me to use their bindery and all of the amazing machines/tools inside. Over the course [...]
26
August
2015

30 DAYS OF ART CLASSES – AN INTRODUCTION

I’ve had the idea of adult art classes bouncing around in my head for some time now. With the seemingly never-ending ways to learn online these days (from Skillshare to YouTube to Coursera and on and on), it seems like it’d be easy to pick up new creative skills. Maybe it’s nostalgia, but I miss […]