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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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    Metalsmithing 101 - Beginners Workshop

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    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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    Drop in Clay

    If you think you might enjoy getting your fingers into a nice block of earthy clay, but you're not ready to take the leap and commit to a full session, then this is the perfect experience for you! When you drop in for a lesson, you will learn the basics of throwing clay on a potter's wheel and how to use underglazes to make your pieces pop with color. You'll get lots of one-on-one guidance from your instructor, geared towards your personal skill level and experience. This just might be the start of a lifelong love affair with pottery.
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    Drop in Clay

    187 Eddy St, San Francisco

    • Learn the basics of sculpting with clay with this all-levels class
    • Unleash your creativity as you craft and color pots and vases on the potter's wheel
    • Explore the world of pottery in a fun, low-pressure environment
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Mirrored Mosaic Mirror

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most creative of them all? (Hint: it's you!) In this class, you'll enjoy the opportunity to create your own unique, 8 by 11 inch mirror using hand-cut mirror pieces, which you'll arrange in your own mosaic design. With the help of experienced professionals, you'll bring your elegant mirror to life with all the necessary paints, tools, and techniques used by industry insiders. The best part? You'll get to take home your creation with you. You can display it proudly in your own home or give it to someone very special as a truly unique gift. Sign up today!
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    Mirrored Mosaic Mirror

    1910a Encinal Ave, Alameda

    • Enjoy personally creating a one-of-a-kind mosaic mirror in a professional studio
    • Bring your artistic vision to life with professional guidance as well as a wide collection of mirror pieces, tools, and techniques
    • Work in an open, supportive, and friendly studio environment where your creativity will be encouraged and inspired
    • Take home a fantastic piece of finished furniture that you'll want to brag to all your home guests about
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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!
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    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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    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!
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    Furniture Techniques & Embellishments

    1910a Encinal Ave, 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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    Furniture Fridays

    Looking for a Friday fix? This furniture class will give you just that! It's simple: you bring in a small piece of furniture (think jewelry box or chair) that needs a little work. Then, you use all the tools of a professional studio to get your piece in tip-top shape! With the help of experienced professionals, you'll bring your vision 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 newly finished, fabulous piece of furniture. It's time to turn your Friday into a Fri-yay!
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    Furniture Fridays

    1910a Encinal Ave, Alameda

    • Enjoy personally fixing up a small piece of furniture, from your own home, 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
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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.
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    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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    1-on-1 Surf Board Shaping Lesson

    You already put your heart and soul into surfing, might as well throw in a little elbow grease and craft your own custom board! Under the guidance of an expert shaper, you'll sand and fine tune your board to make sure that your turns are smooth and tight, without compromising the board's structural integrity. After all, you'll be working with high quality materials. You will have your choice of a variety of woods, plywood, pvc, and colored foam inserts. This is your chance to go beyond generic, store bought boards and create something that is the perfect fit for your body and riding style. Not to mention your personal style.
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    1-on-1 Surf Board Shaping Lesson

    3896 Noriega St, San Francisco

    • Shape your own custom surfboard in a one-on-one lesson
    • Carve and sand away to create a board that is smooth, strong, and light
    • Customize your board to fit your body and style
    • Create your own masterpiece for your nautical adventures
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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.
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    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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