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 hands-on workshops on wide variety of creative subjects taught by some of the Bay Area's most knowledgeable 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!
Jewelry Basics - Make Your Own Hand stamped Necklace
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 12:00 noon - 3pm
Preeti Kelapure is the owner/maker of Element + Mineral jewelry which showcases raw, organic beauty against an elegantly subtle backdrop of minimalist design. Preeti will teach you jewelry making basics including: high-level intro to metals and tools, wire-wrapping basics (how to make an earwire, jump ring, etc.), metal sawing basics (how to trace a shape and cut out a shape), and hammering/forging basics. You will then design, make and take home your own hand-stamped necklace! No previous jewelry making experience required, all materials and tools will be provided. Ages 18+
Tea Dying with Iron Workshop
AND Texture & Prairie Underground Pop-Up Shop
Wednesday, April 10, 2-7 pm Pop-up Sale, 7-8:30pm Workshop
We are very excited to welcome straight from Craftcation 2019, Teresa Remple, Seattle-based textile artist and owner of Texture Clothing. On April 10th Teresa brings her Tea Dying with Iron workshop to our studio along with a pop-up sale of Texture and Prairie Underground Clothing!
Together we will witness the reaction that iron has when it comes into contact with the tannin in a simple cup of tea! We will look at some different techniques/designs of have the two come into contact.
All ages welcome. The pop-up sale is free and open to the public.
Shibori Dyeing with Indigo w/Rajni Kavula of Shop Adroit
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:30am-1:30pm
Learn the magic of indigo dye through Shibori techniques in this hands-on beginners workshop. Led by Rajni Kavula of Shop Adroit, in this workshop you will design, dye and take home a tote bag. Additionally you will create beautiful designs using a few Shibori techniques on cotton fabric which you can then take home and make projects of your own (placemats, pillow cover, napkins, etc.). This is a beginner's class, no experience is required. Ages 12+
Spring Floral Watercolor Workshop w/Calista Cooper
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00am-2pm
Watercolor artist Calista Cooper brings her Spring Watercolors workshop to our studio on May 4. You will start with the basics of watercolor and warm up with techniques for stems, leaves and three main floral styles. You will leave the class with the paintings you created. Then Calista will create a digital file of your painting for you to use in other applications such as creating your own Mother’s Day cards! No experience is necessary, all materials included. Ages 14+ with an adult participant
Registration now open!
Beginning Sewing w/Dana Miller
Sunday, May 5th OR June 2nd 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! Due to popular demand, we are offering two different dates! Beginners Class; no experience required.
This is a one-session workshop. Sign up for either day.
Registration now open.
Acrylic Paint Pouring! w/Casey Rasmussen White
Thursday, May 16th , 6:30-9:30pm
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 flowing color. In this class you will learn the "swipe", "flip cup" and "dirty pour" techniques (and some new surprises!) to create three, 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.
Registration now open!
Mindful Macramé: Wall Hanging Workshop w/Christine Munroe
Saturday, May 18th, 2019, 11am - 2pm
Join Christine Munroe of Language of Knots for a Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop, where you’ll make your own macramé masterpiece from start to finish. You’ll be learning the foundational knots of macramé, such as the Clove Hitch, Square Knot, Spiral Knot and more, while you construct a wall hanging that will become a staple piece of art in your home or be given as the perfect, handmade gift. This class is a great fit for beginners, plant hanger workshop students looking for the next step or those who want to freshen up on their skills. Ages 16+
Sterling Silver Stacking Rings w/Jenice Anderson
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12:00 noon - 3pm
We are very excited to announce Jenice Anderson of California Native Jewelry brings her Sterling Silver Stacking Rings workshop to our studio on June 1st! You will learn how to make and personalize your own set of three sterling silver stacking rings. Jenice will take you through the process of proper measurement, soldering, hammering and various finishing techniques. You will walk away with a finished set of three thin rings OR one thick + one thin ring to keep or give as a gift. No prior jewelry experience required, all materials will be provided. Ages 16+ with adult participant.
Registration now open!
Intro to Weaving w/Erin Garcia of Feed the Fish co.
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11:00am - 1pm
Learn weaving basics from the Queen of all things crafty, Erin Mañalac of Feed the Fish co.! Students will learn a handful of weaving techniques, including how to prepare a loom and add tassels. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind piece to take home. Plus, you can purchase a loom kit (made especially for class!) to continue creating. Finished weavings will be approximately 6 inches by 8 inches.
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 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 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. 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 so we are not open regular hours. But when we have a workshop or event our doors are open! To be notified of our workshops and pop-up sale events be sure to subscribe to our newsletter here.
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
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