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    Ceramic Pottery

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    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

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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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    8 positive reviews
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    Blown Pumpkin Class

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    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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    1 positive reviews
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    Furniture Techniques & Embellishments

    For those of you who want to take your furniture finishes to the next level, it's time to expand your horizons! In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to skillfully use a variety of paints and techniques to create unique and beautiful furniture finishes. You'll discover new products like Artisan Enhancement's Crackle Tex and Pearl Plaster, Wood Icing™, and General Finishes glazes as well as new techniques like metallic foiling. 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! Then, you can start using your skills to transform your own home. Sign up today!
    Furniture Techniques & Embellishments

    1419 Park St, Alameda

    • Enhance your decorative painting projects with new techniques products
    • Gain insider tips and tricks in how to properly use Artisan Enhancement's Crackle Tex and Pearl Plaster, metallic foils, glazing, and more
    • 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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