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
Class sizes are limited. See what’s coming and plan ahead!
Acrylic Paint Pouring! w/Casey Rasmussen-White
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm
Add color and flow to your life with hypnotic acrylic paint pouring. Casey will teach you how to use paint in a "Let It Flow" abstract manner, resulting in beautiful marbleized flowing color. In this class 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.
Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps!
Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11am - 1pm
Reduce your plastic use and join us to make Reusable Beeswax Food wraps! You'll choose from an assortment of organic cotton fabrics in various sizes and learn how to turn them into food wraps you can use again and again.
Beginning Sewing w/Dana Miller
Sunday, August 25, 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; no experience required.
Registration now open.
Intro to Basic Leatherworking - Monogrammed Key Fob
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 11am-1pm
Roberta Rennie of RENNIEgoods will show you the basics of leatherworking as you learn how to make this classic leather accessory in a fun and encouraging environment. From cutting and hole-punching, to riveting and stamping you will make your own monogrammed leather key fob. All materials are provided and no prior experience is necessary. Class size is limited to 8 students to ensure a quality experience. Ages 18+ only please
Natural Perfume Two Day Blending Intensive
Get the inside scoop on creating natural perfumes at this hands-on, two-day perfumery workshop, where you will learn the art of formulating with natural essences and discover best practices to utilize when blending.
Led by award-winning natural perfumer Jessica Hannah, we’ll spend the weekend smelling the materials, creating formulas, and discussing classical and contemporary perfume structures, plant origins, and the historical context of materials. Students will learn by blending and re-blending formulas, while increasing crucial vocabulary, concepts and olfactory recognition.
Through friendly and focused group critique, we will discuss where a blend is successfully achieving the student’s intentions (and where adjustments can be made to the formula).
September 21-22, 10-3pm
Basic Metalworking in Sterling Silver - No torch required!
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12-3pm
Come and learn how much fun it is to work with sterling silver! Learn the essentials of how to form, hammer, and texture sterling silver wire to create your own unique pair of silver dangle earrings. Instructor Sharon Zimmerman designs and makes jewelry with expressive force and badass execution. With more than 15 years of experience in jewelry and metalsmithing, she is the designer and maker behind Sharon Z Jewelry, based in San Francisco. See her work here. Class registration coming soon!
Introduction to Linocut Printing
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12 noon - 4pm
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 coming 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 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.!
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.
There may be instances when a class does not meet minimum enrollment and has to be cancelled (see below). In these cases 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