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 small-class-size, hands-on workshops on wide variety of creative subjects taught by some of the Bay Area's most knowledgeable artists and craftspeople. 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
Remember, class sizes are limited to ensure a quality experience,
however we do have to meet our registration minimum in order to hold the workshop.
So register early to reserve your spot and ensure the class is held!
Beginner Quilting with Dana Miller
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9am - 6pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt? Take your sewing skills to the next level and join Dana Miller for full day of quilting fun. Students will learn how to piece, add borders, layer, baste, quilt and bind a table runner quilt all in one day! You must know how to sew and use your machine in order to attend this class. (Our Beginning Sewing class is a great place to start!) Students will bring their own supplies from a list provided. Materials include pre-cut quilting fabric in seasonal prints! Space is extremely limited. Ages 16+ with adult participant and sewing proficiency.
Weaving Basics with Erin of Feed the Fish Co.!
Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 10am - 1pm
Learn weaving basics with Erin of Feed the Fish Co.! In this three hour workshop, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind piece to take home, including how to prepare a loom and add tassels.. Finished weavings will be up to 6 inches by 8 inches in size, not including tassels. No experience necessary, all materials will be provided. Ages 14+ with adult participant
Creating a Green Home Series: All-Natural Cleaning Products
Sunday, October 27th, 2019, 11am - 1pm
Are you trying to reduce our environmental impact? Wouldn't it be great to use less chemicals and plastic in your home? Join Craft+Work's co-founder, Abby Dale, to learn several recipes for all natural, effective, non-toxic, and great smelling cleaning products for your home! With Abby's instruction, you will mix and create your own cleaning products using readily available natural ingredients. Everyone will leave with two reusable glass spray bottles of natural cleaner and a tin of furniture polish, freshly made and ready to shine!
Ages 14+ with an adult participant
Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece w/Coastside Succulents
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 11:00am - 1pm
Learn how to create this beautiful succulent pumpkin centerpiece!
Christina Zuffinetti of Coastside Succulents is back with her extensive knowledge of succulents and how to care for them. Learn how to make this perfect hostess gift or centerpiece for your holiday dining table. This piece will last up to 6 months if properly cared for. Once the pumpkin starts to show it's age you can cut the top portion off and plant it in the garden (or pot). All materials included, no experience is necessary, just show up!
Registration now open!
Paint Pouring with Casey Rasmussen White
Thursday, November 7th, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Add color and flow to your life with hypnotic acrylic paint pouring. Casey is a regular instructor at C+W and her paint pouring classes are very popular! Each time Casey teaches a class she brings a new element to the craft. That is why we have so many repeat students! In this workshop, you'll learn how to use paint in a "Let It Flow" abstract manner, resulting in beautiful marbleized flowing color, you will learn the "swipe", "flip cup" and "dirty pour" techniques to create three, possibly four, small-scale paintings. It's a great way to loosen up and absolutely no experience is needed.
All materials provided. Bring an apron or wear painting clothes, this will get fun and messy! Ages 14+ with adult participant
Beginning Sewing with Dana Miller
Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2019, 1-5pm
Ready to get that sewing machine out of the box? Quilter Dana Miller brings you Beginning Sewing. In this four 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; absolutely no sewing experience required.
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12p,-5pm
This is a one-session workshop.
Creating a Green Home Series: Make your own Beeswax Food Wraps
Thursday, November 14th, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Reduce your plastic use and join us to make Reusable Beeswax Food wraps! You'll choose from an assortment of organic cotton fabrics in different sizes and learn how to turn them into food wraps you can use again and again. Beeswax is food-safe and naturally antimicrobial making these an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wraps. Each student will make at least 5 different food wraps in various sizes including two waxed drawstring bags! All materials are included and no experience is necessary. Ages 14+ with adult participant
Giant Knit Blanket with Cara Corey
Sunday, December 15th, 2019, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Back for winter! Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a “table knitting” technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. Choose from undyed natural, or dyed wool. Only 8 spots are available for this class. It is sure to sell out, so reserve your space soon!
Class sizes are limited - Sign up early to reserve your spot
who we are
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 15-year 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 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.
Craft+Work is a working art studio! When we aren't holding a workshop both Roberta and Abby can be found designing and creating at the studio.
what we do
Looking for a place to hold your private event? Let us match your group with a qualified instructor and hold your event 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.!
We now offer specially tailored workshops that are perfect for kid's birthday parties (ages 5+). Use the contact form below to get started.
Let's craft+work together!
Commonly asked questions about our classes and studio
What if I need to cancel?
All class registrations are final. We require a 72 hour advance cancellation notice in order to receive credit for a future workshop. Because our instructors supply materials for each participant in advance, cancellations less than 72 hour in advance will not result in a class credit, but you can gift your spot to a friend and have them go in your place. No refunds will be given.
Every effort will be made to meet enrollment minimums and make sure the class is held. However there may be instances when a class does not meet minimum enrollment and has to be cancelled (see below). In these cases we will notify you at least 48 hours in advance and a full refund will be issued.
Is there an age limit for classes?
Unless otherwise indicated, our workshops are designed for adults and older teens as they may require the use of sharp tools and detailed instruction. Children 12-16 years old require the presence of an adult parent or guardian participant. At this time, unless a workshop is specified as such, children under 12 are not permitted.
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.
What are your open hours?
Our open hours are during craft classes and events and by appointment. We are not a retail store with regular open hours. But when we have a workshop or event our doors are open for you to come in, take a look around and ask questions! To be notified of our workshops and pop-up sale events be sure to subscribe to our newsletter here.
Wait, I saw a class listed and now I can't find it. Where'd it go?
This is the bummer part... Sometimes classes do not meet their enrollment minimum (usually 2-4 students), or we do not have any sign ups at all! It's a total drag when this happens, but because our instructors have to purchase and prepare materials and allow for travel time, we must make the call whether or not to hold the class a few days prior. For this reason we highly suggest signing up for a class earlier rather than later to ensure the class will be held!
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