• welcome to craft+work

    A place for artists to share and learn

     

    Craft classes, art and event studio

  • what we are

    We are excited to be Pacifica's newest working art studio and craft class space. Let us de-mystify the world of diy! We offer hands-on workshops on wide variety of creative subjects taught by some of the Bay Area's most knowledgable artists. Whether it's paint, textiles, home decor or jewelry (and more!), we have a unique experience just waiting for you. Most classes require no prior knowledge and all materials are always provided.
     

    At Craft+Work we believe everyone is the creative type.

  • Upcoming Classes & Events

    Class sizes are limited. See what’s coming and plan ahead!

    New Class!

    Learn to sew! with Dana Miller - Saturday, Nov. 10th 1pm-4pm

    Ready to get that sewing machine out of the box? In this three hour class, students will bring their machine (or arrange to borrow one of ours) and gather some basic tools to begin learning all about their sewing machine and how to use it. We will practice on some templates and scraps and then sew your very own reversible tote bag!
    Beginners Class; no experience required.
    Registration now open!
     

     

    Back by popular demand!

    Acrylic Paint Pouring w/Casey Rasmussen White

    Thursday, Nov. 15th, 6pm-9pm

    Add color and flow to your life with hypnotic acrylic paint pouring. Learn how to use paint in a "Let It Flow" abstract manner, resulting in beautiful marbleized color. In this class you will learn the "swipe", "flip cup" and "dirty pour" techniques to create four, small-scale paintings. It's a great way to loosen up and absolutely no experience is needed.

    Registration now open!

    Left Coast Sea Glass Necklace Workshop and Trunk Show!

    Sunday, Nov. 18th, 11a-1pm and 1pm-4pm

    Gail Benjamin of Left Coast Sea Glass is back with a sea glass and brass bead necklace workshop! In this class you will make an 24” necklace with clasp. You will learn the rudiments of stringing and design as well as how to assemble your own necklace! Then following her workshop Gail will host a trunk show of all her ocean treasures! Just in time for the holidays, shop her collection from 1pm-4pm in the studio.
    Registration now open for the workshop. Trunk show is free and open to the public.

    Handmade Holiday Celebration Card Making Workshop for Kids

    Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 10am-11:30am or 1pm-2:30pm

    Handmade holiday or any celebration cards by your child. Local accredited arts educator, Julie Ulmer, will host this print and mixed media card making workshop for kids ages 8+. Your child will enjoy this age-appropriate art workshop and go home with 10 cards and envelopes as well as their own Styrofoam “print block” to make more cards at home for family and friends. Perfect for any occasion! Two sessions offered.

    Registration now open!

    Keepsake Christmas Ornament Workshop w/Adjowah from The Weekend Store

    Thursday, Dec. 6th, 6:30pm-9pm

    Perfect for the holidays, create keepsake Christmas ornaments using cherished photos to give as gifts or use in your home decor. Adjowah Keilman of the Weekend Store is back to guide you as you use her technique to preserve your own cherished photos under glass on an ornament. Each student will have the opportunity to create up to 3 keepsake Christmas ornaments.
    Registration now open!

    Introduction to Linocut Printing

    Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1pm-5pm

    We couldn't pass up an opportunity to host another pop-up! Come to our Holiday Pop-up Market on Sunday, 12/9 from 11am-5pm. Shop handmade goods from Bay Area artisans, including apparel, ceramics, knitwear, jewelry, home decor, greeting cards, and more! We're especially proud of this lineup! Vendors include: C+M Knits, Calista Prints, Cori Crooks, Catherine Reece Pottery, Decadent Minis, Element+Mineral Jewelry, Sugarcane Apparel, Woodcut Maps, and Yay! Mail

    Introduction to Linocut Printing

    Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1pm-5pm

    New to our studio! Pacifica's own Kristina Ayala of Pufferfish Press brings her printmaking talents to Craft+Work. In this workshop you will be introduced to the process of developing and printing relief prints using linoleum specifically designed for artists. We will explore block preparation, designing and transferring your image, carving techniques, paper handling and printing without the use of a press. No experience necessary, all materials will be provided.
    Registration now open!

  • Class Registration

    Class sizes are limited - Sign up early to reserve your spot

  • About craft+work

    who we are

    Roberta Rennie

    Roberta Rennie is a designer from Pacifica, CA. Roberta graduated from FIDM with a degree in fashion design and a BS in Microbiology from Humboldt State University. After a decade-plus long career in biotech, she returned to her background in design. In 2015 RENNIE goods, a line of tote bags and accessories, was born.

    Roberta designs and constructs all products by hand in her Pacifica studio. The bags and accessories are modern with a minimal silhouette and aesthetic for a clean and structured look yet are durable and made to withstand the rigors of everyday use. Please visit her website at www.robertarennie.com

     

    Abby Dale

    Abby Dale is a designer in Pacifica, CA. Originally from Colorado, Abby has been in the Bay Area since 2006. She has a BFA from the University of Kansas, and through her extensive travels has developed her unique aesthetic - a juxtaposition of old and new.

    Abby takes pride in breathing new life into objects that have lost their luster. Making something you have thought about getting rid of, something you will love.

    what we do

    Looking for a place to hold your private event? Let us match your group with a qualified instructor and hold your off-site in our studio! Whatever your group's interest is, learning a new craft is a great way to connect. We'll find the workshop that interests your group and provide the space for your event. Great for bridal showers, birthday parties, corporate team building, etc.! Use the contact form below to get started.

     

    craft+work is always looking for instructors to hold workshops and classes in our space. We are also interested in hosting your retail pop-up shop or trunk show.

     

    Please use the contact form below and let's craft+work together!

  • Shop Talk

    Commonly asked tidbits about our classes and studio

    What if I need to cancel?

    We require a 72 hour advance cancellation notice for all workshops in order to receive a refund or class credit. Cancellations less than 72 hour in advance will not result in a refund or class credit. In the event the studio has to cancel a class, a full refund or class credit will be issued.
    There may be instances when a class does not meet minimum enrollment and has to be cancelled. In these cases a full refund will be issued.

    Is there an age limit for classes?

    Most of our classes are designed for adults and older teens as they may require the use of sharp tools and detailed instruction. Children 14 and under require the presence of an adult parent or guardian.

    Where will I park?

    We have an on-site parking lot that we share with the cafe, tattoo shop and taqueria.

    Will there be snacks?

    We serve soft beverages, wine and light nibbles at each workshop/class. For longer workshops and classes you may choose to bring a bagged lunch (we have a refrigerator and microwave oven for your use). There is also a taqueria, coffee shop, and Gorilla BBQ next door.

    Have a question not answered here?

    Please send us an email and we will get back to you right away!

  • contact us

    interested in teaching a workshop or holding an event? or do you just want to know more about craft+work? send us a message using the form below

    Craft+Work Studio 158 Reina del Mar, pacifica, ca 94044
    Hours Vary
    Open during craft classes and by appointment
    650.557.4783