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.
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!
Drop-in Sewing Lab
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30-8:30
Do you have a sewing project that you need a little help to finish? How about that skirt you love that needs to be hemmed? Or your favorite top that ripped at the seam? Bring it to our sewing lab! We'll have a couple machines set up for you to use or bring your own. We'll be here to answer questions, show you mending options, give you sewing guidance and get your problem solved the best we can. No pre-registration required, $20 drop-in fee at the door. RSVP here!
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! with Sharon Z
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
Contemporary Embroidery 101 with Fiber Punk Studio
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!
Beginning Sewing with Dana Miller
Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2019, 1-5pm
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, Oct. 5 OR Saturday, Nov. 9
This is a one-session workshop. Sign up for either day.
Principles of Shibori with Indigo and Acid Dyes with Heather Marano
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.
Introduction to Linocut Printing with Pufferfish Press
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
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
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
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. All materials are included and no experience is necessary. Ages 14+ with adult participant
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
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