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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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    Pottery Workshop

    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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    Drop-In Improv Workshop

    Join a community of peers, where jokers run wild! If you have comic aspirations, the art of improv performance is a rite of passage you’ll not want to miss out on. This workshop will teach you the fine points of on-the-fly wit, including how to riff off of simple ideas, read the intentions of your stage partners and support them, make effective use of silence, and what to do when you have no idea what to say. You’ll work in small class sizes for personalized attention. Each week, instructors rotate into the class, ensuring lessons in hilarity that are fresh and offer unique perspectives. Whether you’re looking to get into the comedy arena for the first time, fine tune your abilities, or add to your repertoire, this class will provide the punch line you’re looking for!
    Drop-In Improv Workshop

    446 Valencia St, San Francisco

    • Enjoy in a workshop on improv under the guidance of an experienced improviser
    • Learn to work with others on stage to create compelling and hilarious scenes
    • Build your confidence in performing in front of others and sharpen your wit
    • Develop new talents while exploring the outrageous limits of your sense of humor
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    Paint & Sip

    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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    Fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Hit the mat with traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)! This fundamentals-focused class is welcome to those of all ages, from complete beginners to accomplished martial arts competitors. Your professional instructors will lead you through Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals like ground fighting, takedowns, confidence-building, flexibility, strength, foundational techniques, partner training drills and sparring. You will accomplish your own individual goals, whether you’re set on just getting into great shape, learning to defend yourself, or launching an incredible BJJ career. Be trained by real professionals in the martial arts field, and see what you’re truly capable of!
    Fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    1313 Mason St, San Francisco

    • Learn the fundamental techniques of the very versatile Jiu-Jitsu style
    • Experience instruction from master Jiu-Jitsu practitioners
    • Become stronger in mind and body with mental and physical exercises
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (East Bay)

    Looking to embrace your feminine side? Learn to fight like Ronda Rousey with the largest women’s jiu jitsu program in Northern California! The Sweaty Betties is a Rocha Jiu-Jitsu club with a focus on developing and encouraging the community of women jiu jitsu fighters. During this trial offering, you’ll be able to see what these ladies are all about, as well as begin picking up the fundamentals of what has come be recognized as not only one of the most popular combat sport styles in the world, but one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense. Capitalizing on the fact that most fights end up on the ground, BJJ specifically champions techniques like grappling and submission that will help you win when you get there. It also teaches that size and strength are secondary to proper positioning, technique, and leverage. BJJ is not only an effective self-defense technique, it’s a great way to get fit, and with continued practice you’ll find yourself developing increased strength, stamina, and flexibility. While the Betties participate in both local and national tournaments, and are serious about their stuff, all levels of ability and fitness are welcome to join this exciting club. No boys allowed.
    Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (East Bay)

    3645 Grand Ave, Piedmont

    • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the Sweaty Betties, an all-female club
    • Master a potent style, and develop reaction time and strategic hand-to-hand combat thinking
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout that will also help you develop muscle and body tone
    • Discover a martial art that will push you to your limits and develop your confidence
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    Painting Class

    Dab, sip, stroke. Repeat, til masterpiece status is reached. At Canvas and Cabernet, you’ll combine 2 of life’s pleasures: Painting and wine. With the help of an expert instructor, you’ll emulate the night’s painting of choice, while still putting your own unique spin on your work. As the night progresses, both in terms of your developing technique and the wine you’ve been consuming, don’t be surprised if your painting starts to look pretty good. The next morning though? Who knows.
    Painting Class

    1421 Locust St, Walnut Creek

    • Learn to paint by creating a facsimile of a beautiful work, all the while drinking fine wine
    • Let the alcohol loosen up your creative muscles, and see what your art skills look like while uninhibited
    • Take home an artistic masterpiece that bares your distinct style
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    Boxing

    Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world, and its popularity isn’t waning. Under the guidance of your expert instructor, you will learn about essential punches like fast jabs, right crosses, and powerful hooks. You will also learn about proper stance, quick footwork, and how to move your head to avoid being hit. This class is an incredible cardio workout, guaranteed to have you sweating and even burning through calories. You will also gain strength, speed, and impressive endurance; so much so, you’ll have your opponent up against the ropes in no time.
    Boxing

    1150 Sutter St, San Francisco

    • Discover the age-old sport of boxing with an introductory class
    • Learn to execute fundamental punches like jabs, crosses, and hooks
    • Gain incredible strength and speed with engaging drills
    • No experience necessary
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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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    Kickboxing (East Bay)

    Looking to revamp your workout routine with some martial arts training? Don’t kick yourself for missing out on this opportunity! You’ll be learning under the guidance of professionals trained in the disciplines of Muay Thai and Sanshou kickboxing, while getting a full-body workout that will take your fitness level to an entirely new level. It all begins with a some light stretches and cardio to prime your body, before you dive into drills designed to teach form and power. Learn the devastating hand, foot, knee and elbow strikes that Muay Thai is renowned for as you hit the heavy bags, and develop a fighter’s instincts through controlled sparring. Before you know it, you’ll be drenched in sweat and burning through calories, but you’ll be having so much fun kicking butt, you might not realize it.
    Kickboxing (East Bay)

    3645 Grand Ave, Piedmont

    • Learn the fundamentals of kickboxing under the guidance of a trained instructor
    • Tone and strengthen your body with a martial arts technique proven to promote physical fitness
    • Discover a sport that doubles as a great form of self-defense for real-world situations
    • Develop mental focus and confidence that will benefit other areas of your life outside of the gym
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