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A day at the Color Factory pop-up

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My 3-year-old son and I were lucky enough to visit the pop-up interactive art experience at the Color Factory earlier this week. We had a really great time. And as you can see, my darling boy is rather obsessed with his newest costume acquisition – spaceman! Which turned out to be the perfect outfit for […]

August 31, 2017 / By / / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 22: SCREENPRINTING AT WORKSHOPSF

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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 […]

May 29, 2017 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 21: SKILLSHARE WATERBRUSH (ONLINE)

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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 […]

April 6, 2017 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 20: PAINTING WITH ACRYLIC PENS

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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 […]

March 26, 2017 / By / / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 19: BRIT & CO CALLIGRAPHY

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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 […]

January 29, 2017 / By / / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 18: LETTERPRESS DAY 4 AT SFCB

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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 […]

July 10, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 17: LETTERPRESS DAY 3 AT SFCB

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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 […]

May 24, 2016 / By / Post a Comment
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ART CLASS DAY 16: LETTERPRESS DAY 2 AT SFCB

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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 […]

May 22, 2016 / By / 1 Comment