• welcome to craft+work

    A craft class space & working studio

     

    Craft classes, art and events

  • 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.

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  • 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!

    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. Ages 14+ with adult participant.

    Registration now open!

    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. Ages 14+ with adult participant
    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

    Registration now open!

    Natural Perfume Two Day Blending Intensive

    - 3:00pm

    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

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    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. Ages 14+ with adult participant

    Registration now open!

    Contemporary Embroidery 101

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019, 11am - 1:30pm

    We are pleased to welcome Lee DeGraw of Fiber Punk Studio. Lee brings us a contemporary approach to embroidery using a hands-on method of teaching in an intimate class environment. Students will learn several basic stitches as well as a few intermediate stitches and take home a sampler they completed in class as well as materials and instruction to continue their embroidery practice on their own. Ages 14+ with adult participant.
    Registration now open!

    Principles of Shibori with Indigo and Acid Dyes

    Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11am - 1pm

    Shibori dyeing is an ancient Japanese set of dyeing techniques which is experiencing a resurgence in popularity! The shibori family of techniques includes numerous resist processes practiced throughout the world. In this two hour workshop, you'll learn about the six types of shibori techniques: Kanoko, Miura, Kumo, Nui, Arashi, and Itajime. You'll get to try your hand at indigo and acid dyes using these techniques! No experience is necessary, all materials are included. Ages 12+ with adult participant.

    Registration now open!

    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 now open!

    Modern Calligraphy w/Rachel Jacques of The Brightline Studio

    Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10am - 12:30pm

    Rachel Jacques is the owner of the Bright Line Studio, a boutique design and calligraphy studio based in San Francisco. Join her 2.5 hour beginner workshop as she guides you through the elegance of modern calligraphy. All the necessary materials you need for the class and at home practice will be provided. Ages 16+ with adult participant

    Registration now open!

    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.

    Registration now open!

    Weaving Basics

    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

    Registration now open!

    Questions?

    Please read our FAQs below for important class and studio information.

  • Class Registration

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

    Beginner Quilting! w/Dana Miller - October 20
    $175.00
    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. Students will be required to bring supplies from the list below. Your materials fee includes cut fabric for quilting. See below for additional important information.
    Sunday, October 20, 2019
    9am - 6pm (with breaks)
    4 students maximum
    Class fee: $175/student
    A $35 materials fee is payable directly to Dana on the day of class
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    Principles of Shibori with Indigo & Acid Dyes - Oct 12
    $110.00
    In this two hour workshop, you'll learn about the six types of shibori techniques: Kanoko, Miura, Kumo, Nui, Arashi, and Itajime. You'll get to try your hand at indigo AND acid dyes using these techniques. After some practice on cotton squares you will then dye your own cotton bandana and silk scarf in the techniques that speak to you. In addition to your finished and practice pieces, you'll also get a set of handouts with instructions so that you can continue your shibori exploration at home.
    Saturday, October 12, 11am - 1pm
    Class fee: $110 includes all materials
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    Modern Calligraphy - Oct 19
    $75.00
    This 2.5 hour class is for beginners who are eager to learn modern calligraphy! We will go over the basic strokes before heading into the lowercase and uppercase alphabet. All the necessary materials you need for the class and at home practice will be provided. You will get a complete alphabet and resources workbook for beginners, worksheets, oblique calligraphy pen, 2 nibs, black ink, and extra paper. At the end of the class you will create a hand lettered quote that you can take home!
    Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-12:30p
    Class cost: $75
    Supply fee: $15 payable directly to Rachel (cash or Venmo)
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    Contemporary Embroidery 101 - Sept 29
    $85.00
    Join us for a contemporary approach to embroidery using a hands-on method of teaching in an intimate class environment. This 2.5 hour workshop will cover the basics of beginning a new embroidery project including essential materials, how to start a hoop, threading your needle, embroidering a sampler, and stitching tips and tricks. No experience required, all materials are included.
    Ages 14+ with adult participant
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019
    11am - 1:30pm
    Class cost: $85 including materials
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    Weaving Basics - Oct 26
    $68.00
    Learn weaving basics, including how to prepare a loom and add tassels. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind piece to take home. Finished weavings will be up to 6 inches by 8 inches in size, not including tassels.
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019
    10am - 1pm
    Class cost: $68
    Materials fee: $10 payable directly to Erin on the day of class
    Loom kits available for purchase,
    $42 basic kit (3-piece set) / $58 complete kit (7-piece set). Materials fee waived if you purchase a complete kit!
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    Introduction to Linocut Print Making - Oct 13
    $90.00
    Pacifica's own Kristina Ayala of Pufferfish Press brings her printmaking talents to Craft+Work. In this four hour 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.
    Sunday, October 13th 2019
    12 noon - 4pm
    Class cost: $90
    $20 materials fee payable directly to Kristina on the day of class
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    Basic Metalworking in Sterling Silver - No torch required!
    $95.00
    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.
    Ages 14+ with an adult participant
    Sat. Sept. 28th 2019
    12 noon - 3pm
    Class fee: $95
    Materials fee $35 for sterling silver, $25 for bronze payable directly to Sharon on the day of class
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    Intro to Basic Leatherwork - Monogrammed Key Fob!
    $65.00
    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. We will use veg tan leather, and your choice of nickel or brass hardware. 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

    Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, 11am-1pm
    Class cost is $65 and includes all materials and use of tools
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    Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps!
    $50.00
    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 anti-microbial making these an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wraps. Each student will make at least 3 different food wraps in various sizes. All materials are included and no experience is necessary. Ages 14+ with adult participant
    Sunday, August 18th, 11am-1pm
    Class cost: $50
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    Learn to Sew w/Dana Miller Aug 25
    $80.00
    Ready to get that sewing machine out of the box? 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.
    Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1-5 pm
    Class cost: $80
    Students will buy and/or bring their own supplies from the list included below.
    Class size is limited to 6 students
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    Craft+Work Studio Gift Certificate
    $10.00 - $100.00
    Give the gift of handcraft! Gift certificates for our workshops are now available in $10 increment amounts. These make a wonderful housewarming, birthday, or thank you gift for the art or craft lover in your life.

    Paper gift certificates will arrive via USPS first class mail to the person and address you specify during check out. Please include any special instructions as well as "To" and "From" in the comments section.
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  • 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 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

    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!

  • Shop Talk

    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!

    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