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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

    • Learn the fun, relaxing fundamentals of throwing on the potter's wheel
    • Craft your own coffee mug 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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    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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    Blown Pumpkin Class

    Nothing says “autumn” like pumpkins. During this glassblowing class, you will learn how to shape your very own customized glass pumpkin to take home as a keepsake! Under the guidance of an expert instructor, you will learn the basics of glassblowing and decorating. After a group overview of the process, you will work one on one with your instructor to create the body of the pumpkin. Practice gathering hot molten glass from the furnace, coloring the glass, and ultimately molding and blowing it into your own lovely fall inspired creation. An assistant will add the stem for you. Your pumpkin will cool in an annealer overnight, and then there's nothing to do but show it off to your friends and family. Praise the gourd!
    Blown Pumpkin Class

    12341 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay

    • Shape your very own customized glass pumpkin
    • Learn the fundamentals of glassblowing with one on one guidance from your instructor
    • Practice gathering hot molten glass from the furnace, coloring the glass, and molding and blowing it
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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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    Ceramics Techniques and Sculpture (2Hr)

    Looking to get back to basics with your creative aspirations? Learn to use the earth to create beautiful pieces during this sculpture class! You'll be working in an inspirational and professional studio environment that puts an emphasis on using advanced hand-building techniques to turn ordinary clay into extraordinary works of art. You'll also be learning essential refining skills for working with clay-based sculptures, including glazing and firing, and in the process get kiln experience that will become incredibly valuable to your artistic aspirations. To encourage your creative side, you'll be motivated to develop your own unique pieces while also developing your individualism -- rather than following a set project. So, no run-of-the-mill ashtrays and paperweights … unless that’s what your creative vision is calling for!
    Ceramics Techniques and Sculpture (2Hr)

    28 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo

    • Develop your sculpting skills under the guidance of a professional ceramics artist
    • Learn to work with various clays using a variety of hand-molding techniques
    • Get experience working with glaze and a kiln to fire and refine and your work
    • Nourish your creativity with a teaching approach that encourages individuality and will inspire you
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