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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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    2 positive reviews
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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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    Chocolate Workshop

    Have you ever wanted to make beautiful chocolates inside a real chocolate factory? Here's your golden ticket! Come inside a real chocolate factory to experience a hands-on workshop where you'll make your very own delicious American and French chocolates with acclaimed Chocolatier Rachel Dunn. Using noble fresh ingredients and premium chocolate couvertures, you'll create much'loved classic and modern confections as you benefit from the master chocolatier's decades of experience and passion for the art of chocolate. Your eyes, hands and sense of smell will be fully engaged while you dip and decorate a generous and delicious assortment of confections to take home to share...or just keep for yourself!
    Chocolate Workshop

    1021 Detroit Ave, Concord

    • Fully experience the chocolate making process during this hands-on workshop
    • Create American classics and traditional European confections under the guidance of a professional
    • Benefit from the master chocolatier's decades of experience and passion for the art of chocolate
    • Fully engage your eyes, hands, and sense of smell as you dip and decorate your own assortment
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    Paint & Sip

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    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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    1 positive reviews
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    Painting Class (BYOB)

    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 (BYOB)

    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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    Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (East Bay)

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    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, Oakland

    • 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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    1 positive reviews
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    Self Defense Class

    Learn to defend yourself against any opponent or attacker with this comprehensive lesson in self-defense. Under the guidance of your expert instructor, you will start with a strong posture and stance. With a strong and secure base, you'll be ready to learn how to kick, punch, and strike with power and precision. This class will give you an amazing opportunity to build your strength and resources, but it will also help you to increase your confidence in your own abilities, reduce anxieties, and release stress in a safe environment, making it a perfect resource for your physical and mental health.
    Self Defense Class

    2424 Lombard St, San Francisco

    • Experience an empowering, effective self-defense class
    • Learn proper, powerful posture and fighting stances
    • Strike, punch, and kick with power and precision
    • Build physical strength and confidence in your own abilities
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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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    Intro to Kempo

    Kempo is more than a martial art form, it's a way of cultivating a stronger you with confidence, courage, vigor, and compassion. This class will cover the fundamentals of Kempo starting with basic blocks, kicks, and strikes and build towards more complex moves. There will be an emphasis on self-defense and application of Shorinji Kempo in real world situations to allow you to gain skills for anything you might encounter outside of the classroom. This serious full-body workout will start you on your journey towards full-body mastery.
    Intro to Kempo

    1691 Laguna St, San Francisco

    • Learn the fundamentals of Kempo under the guidance of a trained instructor
    • Practice various blocks, kicks, and strikes and build up to more complex moves
    • Get in a great full body workout increasing your strength, speed, and agility
    • Acquire self-defense skills you can apply in real world situations
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    Kickboxing

    Love to kick? But also love to punch? Sounds like a conundrum...but we've got a solution! At 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, you can wrap your hands up, slide on those gloves and begin your kickboxing journey today. A great coach will teach you proper techniques and guide you through the best drills and trainings. You'll focus on combinations of punches, kicks, knees and elbows - the whole gamut! Prepare for high-intensity bodyweight and plyometric exercises that will improve your conditioning and agility. "Kickboxing. It's the sport of the future" - John Cusack
    Kickboxing

    325 N Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek

    • Learn classical kickboxing skills and training techniques
    • Enjoy a high-intensity workout that will improve your conditioning, explosiveness, agility, and flexibility
    • Build your strength and stamina
    • Focus on combos of punches, kicks, knees, and elbows
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