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    Pottery Workshop

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    Not all pottery classes are all they're cracked up to be...but this one is the real deal! In this all-skill-levels class, you'll be taught how to make beautiful, handcrafted pieces using an authentic pottery wheel. Adding to the appeal, you'll work in a small class setting of no more than six fellow students, meaning you'll get lots of personalized attention tailored to your skill level to really hone your craft. In less words, this is a perfect way to learn the fundamentals of this soothing, creative outlet! It's gonna be 'wheel' fun!
    Pottery Workshop

    7523 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito

    • Learn to work a pottery wheel like a pro and create beautiful, handcrafted clay pieces
    • Get individualized attention from a professional teacher in an intimate studio setting
    • Enjoy crafting complete creations from mounds of clay, with the option to possibly take them home later
    • Feel the joy of spinning and shaping cool, wet clay to bring your creative vision to life
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    Clay and Coffee Play

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    Start your weekend off right with a hot cup of coffee and a cool hunk of clay. Enjoy the cup in your hand while you learn to make a new one. You'll learn basic throwing techniques as you craft your own personal coffee mug on the potter's wheel. Or, if you'd prefer, you can make one from a slab. Come unleash your creativity in this fun, laid back class. The mesmerizing practice of sculpting is a great escape from the daily grind, and the fresh ground pot of coffee doesn't hurt either.
    Clay and Coffee Play

    1045 Sutter St, San Francisco

    • Learn the fun, relaxing fundamentals of throwing on the potter's wheel
    • Craft your own coffee mug as you enjoy a freshly brewed cup yourself
    • Forget the week's stresses as you learn new creative skills
    • Enjoy a fun, relaxing way to start off the weekend
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    Metalsmithing 101 - Beginners Workshop

    This 3 hour introductory workshop is the perfect place to begin your journey into the world of metalsmithing. With the help of a professional artist, you'll learn the technical and creative concepts behind making beautiful metal jewelry. Solder metals and see how heat and force impact your creation. Discover new design ideas and begin to develop some of your own. Feel the creative energy radiate around you as you take your class at Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, the largest artists colony in the country. What better environment is there to bring your inner artist to life?
    Metalsmithing 101 - Beginners Workshop

    379 Hunters Point Blvd, San Francisco

    • Learn to manipulate metals into beautiful works of wearable art
    • Try your hand at soldering as you play with various design concepts
    • Experience a timeless art in the largest artists colony in the country
    • Build foundational skills to perfect your jewelry making technique
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    Painted Furniture Finishes

    With this introductory furniture painting class, you'll stop asking "D.I.-why?", and start saying "D.I.-oh my!" In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to skillfully use a variety of paints and techniques to create at least four unique and beautiful furniture finishes. With the help of an experienced professional, you'll learn insider tips and tricks into the simple processes involved in making your furniture look amazing. The best part? You can be as messy of an artist as you want without having to clean up the studio or bring any supplies yourself. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!
    Painted Furniture Finishes

    1419 Park St, Alameda

    • Learn the skills to easily create a variety of beautiful effects on furniture and decorations
    • Gain insider tips and tricks on just how "user friendly"General Finishes Milk Paint can be
    • Enjoy learning from an experienced professional in a fun, supportive studio environment with provided snacks and drinks
    • Take your new skills home to start easily transforming your own furniture into envy-worthy pieces
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    Machine Sewing

    Afraid of the sewing machine's bite? Then come on down to this introductory sewing class, and learn to work the machine from a professional! You'll start with the machine's various needs and functions, including machine threading, bobbin winding, setting tension, and maintenance. You'll also get plenty of handy theory, including differences in needle and thread types, before learning firsthand to sew perfect seams, corners, backstitches, and finishes. The simple introductory class will fill you with the knowledge and confidence to open the doors to countless other projects. Leave your nightmares of overly complicated sewing machines behind, and learn to conquer the mechanical beast!
    Machine Sewing

    40th St & Broadway , Oakland

    • Master the fundamentals of using a machine to create flawless stitches
    • Learn about the mechanical aspects of preparing and maintaining a sewing machine
    • Open the doors to multiple future projects down the road by learning to sew
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