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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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    Ceramic Pottery

    Explore a hobby that will definitely let you get your hands dirty. In this fun introduction to throwing or hand building with clay you'll learn basic techniques as you craft your own personal coffee mug on the potter's wheel or, if you'd prefer, you can make a canister out of a slab. Come unleash your creativity in this fun, laid back class. The mesmerizing practice of throwing is a great escape from the daily grind, and your mug will be perfect for steaming cup of freshly ground brew.
    Ceramic Pottery

    1045 Sutter St, San Francisco

    • Come take a Claycation at SMAart Studio. Learn the fun, relaxing fundamentals of throwing on the potter's wheel,
    • Craft your own coffee cup on the potter's wheel or out of a slab
    • Forget life's stresses as you learn new hands on creative skills
    • Enjoy a fun, relaxing creative outlet
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    Clay and Coffee Play

    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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    Trash to Treasure Furniture Transformation

    You know what they say: one man's trash is your treasure! In this 3 ½-hour class, the rules are simple: you bring in a small piece of furniture (think a jewelry box or chair) that needs a little work (i.e., that you found buried in a thrift store or attic), and use all the tools of a professional studio to get it in tip-top shape! With the help of experienced professionals, you'll bring both your vision and your furniture to life with all the necessary paints, tools, and techniques used by industry insiders. The best part? You can be as messy of an artist as you want without having to clean up the studio! All you have to do is take home your new finished, fabulous furniture!
    Trash to Treasure Furniture Transformation

    1419 Park St, Alameda

    • Enjoy personally fixing up a piece of furniture from your own home or collection in a professional studio
    • Bring your artistic vision to life with professional guidance, as well as a wide collection of high-quality paints, tools, and techniques
    • Take home a fantastic piece of finished furniture that you'll want to brag to all your home guests about
    • Work in an open, supportive, and friendly studio environment where your creativity will be encouraged and inspired
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    Patina & Rust Workshop

    We all know that fine wine gets better with age, but this workshop will show you why the same is true for furniture -- and how to replicate that incredible aged look! In just 6 hours, you'll learn how to skillfully use copper, bronze, iron, and rust paints and patinas, as well as stencils and textures, to make give new pieces that uniquely beautiful, vintage look. You'll also get the chance to test out these new skills by creating your own weathered 5-letter word sign, which you can proudly display in your own home or give as a one-of-a-kind gift. This is the only class of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area-- so if you're interested, come check it out!
    Patina & Rust Workshop

    1419 Park St, Alameda

    • Learn the skills to easily create beautiful, weathered effects on furniture and decorations
    • Gain insider tips and tricks on using copper and bronze paints and patinas as you create your own one-of-a-kind five-letter sign
    • 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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