If You're Going to San Francisco... Check This Flower-Themed List of Fun Spring Classes!

March 18, 2018

You don't refer to yourself as an artist -- that would be pretentious. But you can safely say that it’s true; artists do view the world differently. However, sometimes the ‘artistic lens’ can be downright depressing.

So -- in the spirit of spring and in the spirit of San Francisco (the song and the city), ditch your dreary perspective, start looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, and make some art to match. Plus, with those sweet new spectacles and a pair of bell bottoms, you could bring the sixties back in a big way.

There’s nothing quite like San Francisco in the spring to shake you out of your funk and thaw those creative juices. These classes will make sure that your artistic talents blossom along with the flowers.

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    Practical Makeup Lesson

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    Ever wondered how celebrities get such flawless makeup? The obvious answer is that they have the money for makeup artists. But you can skip that stage and get flawless makeup yourself -- without breaking the bank. During this practical makeup lesson, you'll recreate a basic makeup look with the guidance of makeup artists. These experts will introduce you to the best products and the best colors to flatter your complexion and face structure. You'll also learn, through hands-on experience, techniques and strategies to flawless makeup application. The lesson includes design, application, and full explanation of each step. By the end of the day, your friends will be begging you to be their personal makeup artist!
    Practical Makeup Lesson

    111 Westmoreland Dr. , San Francisco

    • Learn to apply basic makeup with the help of experts
    • Discover tips and tricks to applying makeup in the most flattering, beauty-enhancing way
    • Get a chart of makeup tips to take home and help you recreate the look you learned
    • Leave with a better understanding of makeup and makeup application
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    4 positive reviews
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    Paint & Sip

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    Put on your finest beret, your favorite smock, and prepare your paints and palate -- Or throw on a pair of dirty jeans and just show up. Grab a complimentary glass of wine and follow along with your instructor as you recreate a masterpiece stroke-by-stroke. The reproduction will be of such a high quality you could send it off to the Louvre and they would be like, "Mon Dieu! How did we not notice this was missing!" Ok, probably not -- But this is a great way to get in some creative time, while also picking up some painting fundamentals. By the end of the night you will have created a thing of beauty, a real work of art. Who knows how it will look in the morning . . . Bottoms (and brushes!) up!
    Paint & Sip

    1888 S Norfolk St, San Mateo

    • Paint your very own masterpiece with the help of an experienced instructor
    • Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine to get the creative juices flowing
    • Learn to express your creative side in a fun and relaxed environment
    • Hang with your friends and make something to hang up at your apartment (maybe)
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    10 positive reviews
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    Express Makeup Lesson

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    No matter how hard you try, there's always that one little detail of makeup that's never quite right. Maybe it's how to blend foundation, or getting your lip liner less sketchy. Whatever your specific concern, your own expert instructor is there to help. In this 30 minute lesson, you'll get step-by-step guidance in how to round out your repertoire of application skills. Walk out with the confidence that you look darn good, from base to blush and lips to lashes.
    Express Makeup Lesson

    111 Westmoreland Dr. , San Francisco

    • Master priority makeup techniques unique to your look
    • Receive focused, one-on-one instruction from an expert in the field
    • Round out your repertoire of skills and gain more insight into cosmetics
    • Work with a patient, knowledgeable instructor
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    4 positive reviews
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    Restoration Hardware Painted Furniture Finishes

    Are you a savvy shopper who knows the value of a good deal? This workshop will show you how to make your own furniture look like expensive and elegant Restoration Hardware furniture -- for a fraction of the cost! Under the instruction of an experienced professional, you'll learn how to use specific paints, glazes, and topcoats to replicate five different Restoration Hardware furniture finishes: Reclaimed Oak, Zinc, Antiqued Black, Antique White (Taupe or Graphite), and Antiqued Coffee. You'll even have the chance to practice your skills on a complimentary reclaimed cabinet door, which you can then take home as a guide for your own projects! And don't worry, you can brag about your handiwork and faux-expensive creations--, we promise your DIY secret will be safe with us!
    Restoration Hardware Painted Furniture Finishes

    1419 Park St, Alameda

    • Get the tips and tricks to replicate five different finishes inspired by expensive Restoration Hardware furniture, including antique and distressing techniques
    • Enjoy learning from an experienced professional in a fun, supportive studio environment
    • Take your new skills home to start easily transforming your own furniture into envy-worthy pieces
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    Blacksmithing Basics: (Full Day)

    Pretty sure you missed your calling as a burly blacksmith type? It's never too late to hammer things out! During this day-long introduction to the art of blacksmithing, you'll train in fundamental techniques with an experienced artisan, getting hands-on, practical experience at the forge. Tapering, drawing, scrolling, twisting, and splitting are just a few of the metalworking skills you become familiar with. You'll also learn forge etiquette, safety, and proper stance and hammer work, while starting with a classic S-hook project, and advancing from there. Fired up yet? Note: All necessary equipment provided.
    Blacksmithing Basics: (Full Day)

    3049 Adeline St, Berkeley

    • Pick up some introductory blacksmithing skills during a day-long class
    • Work at the forge as you learn various metalworking and hammering techniques
    • Learn about safety concerns and proper etiquette around the forge
    • Take the first steps towards mastering a fascinating craft that will set you apart
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    Candlemaking

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    Candles are dainty, elegant ways to spruce up any home! Instead of spending tons of money buying candles from that posh furniture store down the street, why not make your own? This class will start with the basics and teach you how to create a professional looking candle. Customize your color and design, as well as try different fragrances and waxes. Throughout the class you'll learn about molds, wicks, and scents -- three components necessary in the process of candle creation. You'll even discuss candle safety! At the end of the class, you will have made a fragrant soy container candle, gel candle and pillar candle. Brighten your home and add a great fragrance to any room.
    Candlemaking

    897 Independence Ave, Mountain View

    • Learn to create beautiful candles in a fun introductory class
    • Choose your own colors and designs for your candle
    • Try different fragrances and waxes to find your favorites
    • Take home your candle and proudly display it in your home
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    1 positive reviews
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    Perfume Making

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    You don't have to be a celebrity to create your own personal fragrance! During this class, you will enjoy a consultation with an experienced perfume guide as you begin to understand the design and construction of a fragrance. Once you've learned the basics, begin designing your own scent, mixing your choice of quality essential and fragrance oils and aroma blends, and including as many elements as you desire. Choose a label, give your fragrance a name, and leave the class smelling like a million bucks, as your perfume will be made up right then and there!
    Perfume Making

    897 Independence Ave, Mountain View

    • Learn how to custom make your own personal fragrance during this perfume making class
    • Enjoy a consultation with an experienced perfume guide to learn basic fragrance design and construction
    • Design your own scent, mixing your choice of quality essential and fragrance oils and aroma blends
    • Choose a label, give your fragrance a name, and leave the class smelling like a million bucks
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    1 positive reviews
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    Cold Process Soap Making Class

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    Learn how to make the wonderful, natural soaps you see at specialty stores and farmer's markets from scratch! Using only vegetable oil, lye, and essential oil and botanicals for scent, create beautiful, creamy lathering soaps that are actually good for your skin. As you begin to understand the cold process, you will become familiar with the equipment involved, and learn about different oils, safety techniques for working with lye (or sodium hydroxide), and how to create your own custom formula. After completing at least one batch, your soap will need to cure for 4-6 weeks, but you certainly won't be leaving empty handed -- take home 3 already cured cold process soap samples to hold you over until your custom-made product is ready to use!
    Cold Process Soap Making Class

    897 Independence Ave, Mountain View

    • Learn how to make the natural soaps you see at specialty stores and farmer's markets from scratch
    • Create creamy lathering soaps that are actually good for your skin using only vegetable oil and lye
    • Become familiar with the cold process, including equipment involved and proper safety techniques
    • Take home precured cold process soap samples to last until your custom-made product is ready to use
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    1 positive reviews
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    Painting Workshop

    Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the world around you that beauty and joy just seemed to disappear in the fog of daily chaos? Experience an incredible one day painting workshop that will help you reawaken your creative voice while settling inner stresses. All materials will be supplied, so you can dive right in and bring your creation to life without having to worry about bringing the right paintbrush. With both a morning and afternoon session, you'll learn how to use painting to deal with grief and daily challenges as well as how to connect with other through artistic outlets. Enjoy a lunch break midday or simply continue painting if you'd prefer. This workshop is all about what feels right and learning to be present with yourself in the moment.
    Painting Workshop

    300 Chenery St, San Francisco

    • Paint the day away as you connect to your inner artist in a supportive environment
    • Escape the stress of everyday life as you center in on your creativity
    • Enjoy the company of fellow students as you connect throughout the day
    • Reconnect with yourself through the power of painting
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