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 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!
Beginner Natural Perfume w/Jessica Hannah
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11am-1pm
One of Craft+Work's favorite instructors and award winning perfumer, Jessica Hannah brings her two hour, beginner natural perfume workshop back to our studio! You will learn about the history and art of natural perfumes while creating a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to engage in lively discussion surrounding scents you think you know. You will leave the class with your own custom blended perfume and a new appreciation for natural scents and perfumery.
Registration now open!
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!
Giant Knit Blanket w/Cara Corey
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1pm-3:30pm
Cara Corey is back to teach you how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket. And this time we're offering vegan friendly acrylic yarn in addition to wool roving. You'll also learn tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! You'll go home with your very own cozy completed blanket.
Beautiful Natural Dyes From Kitchen Scraps
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11am-1pm
Use the scraps/compost from your kitchen to create beautiful natural dyes for fabrics or yarns! In this class Heather Marano will show you how to use avocado pits, onion skins, walnut hulls and more to dye your fabrics. Bring along a few undyed items you'd like to dye. Each participant will go home with a silk scarf, which they've dyed themselves in class, and a booklet with instructions so you can do it again at home.
Beginning Sewing w/Dana Miller
Sunday, March 3, 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.
Modern Calligraphy Workshop w/Rachel Jacques of The Brightline Studio
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:30am-1pm
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. This workshop is sure to sell out. Sign up early to reserve your spot.
Felt Succulent Wall Gardens w/Erin of Feed the Fish co.
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 11am-1pm
The Queen of Felt and all things crafty, Erin Mañalac of Feed the Fish co. brings us her Felt Succulent Wall Garden Workshop. In this workshop, you will learn to create three types of felt succulents in a vertical wall garden. This class is perfect for all levels of craftiness and gardening skills. You will create one 5” x 7” garden filled with beautiful brown thumb-friendly, drought-tolerant, water-saving felt succulents. Use your new ‘gardening’ skills to create tablescapes, festival crowns, and more. Ages 14+.
Mindful Macramé: Wall Hanging Workshop w/Christine Munroe
Saturday, March 23, 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.
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.
Please use the contact form below and let's craft+work together!
Commonly asked tidbits 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. 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 10-14 years old require the presence of an adult parent or guardian. At this time, unless a workshop is specified as such, children under 10 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.
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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