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!
Buttercream Flowers for Spring! Cookie Decorating w/Wendy Gee
Thursday, February 27 , 2020, 7 - 9pm
Learn the delicious art of buttercream flowers for spring! Wendy Gee, of Sweet Gee Treats, will teach you a variety of piping techniques, using buttercream, to create these beautiful, edible, confections. Wendy will demonstrate how to make the perfect buttercream and discuss tips and tricks for successful sugar cookies. Each participant will have a dozen sugar cookies to work with and will also go home with a little goodie bag. No previous experience is required. Ages 14+ with an adult participant.
Textile Dyeing Series w/Heather Marano of The Merry Spinster
February 22, 29, and March 14, 21, 2020
Classes may be taken as a series or individually
Heather Marano is a Bay Area fiber artist and founder of the Merry Spinster, an online yarn and fiber arts store. Heather is excited to be teaching a series of Textile Dyeing Workshops at Craft+Work. Each workshop will explore a different aspect of textile dyeing with hands-on instruction and a finished product to take home. Click on the workshop name to learn more and to register. Ages 14+ with adult participant.
Class costs are per person: $80 for one, $150 for two, $210 for three, $290 for all four in the series using promo codes at checkout!
See class listings for more details.
Natural Dyes: February 22nd, 10am-1pm
Acid Dyes: February 29th, 11am-1pm
Shibori with Indigo: March 14th, 11am-1pm
Registration now open!
Knitting 101 w/Heather Marano
Saturday, February 29th, 2020 -2:30-4:30pm
Those who have always wanted to learn how to knit will love Knitting 101! In this class Heather Marano, of The Merry Spinster, will teach you the basics required to get started. Including: how to cast on, how to perform the knit stitch, how to perform the purl stitch, how to bind off, and how to read a pattern. This is a two-hour hands-on class which includes yarn, instruction booklet, and knitting needles to continue your practice at home. All ages welcome, under 16 requires and adult participant.
Beginner Sewing w/Dana Miller
Thursday, March 5th, 2020 - 6:30-9pm
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 - 6:30-9pm
Ready to get that sewing machine out of the box? Quilter Dana Miller will teach you how to sew! In this two and a half hour class, students may bring their machine, or use one of ours, and 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 envelope pillow cover! Beginners Class; no experience required.
Garment Sewing from a Pattern - Intermediate Sewing
Saturday, March 7th, 2020 - 10am-2pm
Do you know how to sew but have yet to make your first garment? If you’ve never sewn from a pattern before it can be intimidating! Let us show you what you need to know to get started sewing garments from a pattern. In this four hour, intermediate sewing class you will learn how to read, layout, mark, and cut your fabric and construct this finished top made for you, by you!
You must know how to sew and use a sewing machine to take this class. Not quite there yet? Beginner Sewing is a great place to start! Bring your own machine, or use one of ours. Adults only please.
Registration now open!
Beginner Quilting - Mini Quilt w/Dana Miller
Sunday, March 8th, 2020 - 10am-3pm
Join Dana Miller of Dana Miller Fiber Arts for an intro to quilting workshop! Students will learn how to piece, layer, baste, quilt and bind a mini quilt all in one class! Beginner Class: Students must know basic sewing and how to use a sewing machine. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours. Class space is extremely limited. Sign up today!
Tarot for the Equinox w/Rachel Sterling
Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - 7-9pm
Rachel Sterling is an experienced energy healer, tarot card reader, psychic medium, and teacher. We are pleased to welcome her to our studio for this special class.
Come celebrate the Spring Equinox with a night of Tarot! Who are you in the Tarot?
In this class we will focus on the souls life path in this incarnation. This gives great insight into what our soul came here to do and the triggers that can throw us out of alignment. No prior experience with the Tarot necessary.
Crochet Rope Basket w/Cara Corey
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:30-9pm
Join visiting instructor Cara Corey for a beginning crochet class, where you will learn how to construct a sturdy basket (perfect for storing craft supplies, toys or other household items) with soft cotton rope and your fingers rather than a crochet hook. Start by learning how to make increases to create a flat-bottomed round. Then you will use a different stitch to build the sides of the basket. Finally, you can attach leather handles to your basket with rivets. Students will also learn how to source materials and adjust the pattern to make baskets in different sizes and shapes. Bring a friend and save $10 ea!
Stamped Metal Jewelry - Chain Stitch Pendant
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 - 10am-1pm
Craft+Work is excited to welcome craftswoman, author, and local resident Taryn McCabe to our studio. Taryn brings over 30 years of jewelry making experience, as well as a background in shoemaking, glass, and woodworking! Taryn will be teaching you how to make her Chain Stitch Pendant which was featured in New Stamped Metal Jewelry, the book she co-authored. In her class you will learn the art of stamping on metal, one tool at a time. With a metal bench block, a brass hammer, and a collection of metal stamps you will use your muscle to create mandalas, words and other beautiful designs. We will then show you how to transform your stamping into jewelry.
The Art of Self-Care - Art Journaling w/Michelle Holdt
Thursday, April 16th, 2020 - 6:30-9:30pm
Michelle Holdt is a new transformational leader in the world of self love. She is the Founding Executive Director of Arts Ed Matters. She is a passionate Goddess committed to living a joyful authentic life and supporting others to do the same. Her new workshop,
The Art of Self-Care, is an interactive creative workshop designed to nurture and restore your creative spirit. Through art-making, mindfulness, and gratitude activities, we'll spend the evening exploring your biggest goals and dreams. You'll leave with your own handmade art journal to continue your practice at work and at home.
Botanical Nature Printing w/Latifat Apatira
Saturday, April 18th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
We are pleased to welcome Latifat Apatira of Titilayola to Craft+Work. Latifat brings us Botanical Nature Printing. Botanical Nature Printing is a centuries-old printmaking technique that combines plant-pressing and hand coloring to create charming, hand-pressed compositions using fresh flowers, foliage, ink and paper. The process is unassuming and approachable, and no previous art experience is necessary to achieve rewarding results. Latifat’s work is currently on display at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, through March 2020.
Basic Metalworking - Stampled Silver Cuff Bracelet w/Sharon Z
Saturday, April 25th, 2020 - 2-5pm
Get ready to jump-start your creativity and learn something new! In this workshop, you’ll learn to make your own personalized stamped and textured sterling silver cuff bracelet! Using traditional metalworking tools, letter stamps, hammers and more, you’ll learn to form, shape, hammer, and texture your personalized bracelet. Instructor Sharon Zimmerman designs and makes jewelry with expressive force and badass execution. With more than 16 years of experience in jewelry and metalsmithing, she is the designer and maker behind Sharon Z Jewelry, based in San Francisco. Ages 16+ with adult participant
Two Day Natural Perfumery Blending and Distillation Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3, 2020 - 10am-3pm
Craft+Work is proud to host Jessica Hannah of J. Hannah co. for a Two Day Natural Perfumery Blending and Distillation Workshop led by natural perfumers Jessica Hannah and Jeffrey Paul. During the course students will formulate multiple natural perfumes and participate in a distillation demonstration of local botanicals.
Students will spend the weekend smelling material, blending formulas, and discussing classical and contemporary perfume structures, plant origins, and the historical context of materials. Our materials will include essential oils, absolutes, resins, and concrete waxes. We will create multiple iterations of an idea and share our work in a friendly feedback session. Our time will allow for for questions, problem solving, and sharing creative prompts for future blending.
The distillation demonstration will educate students in safely operate a still and share information on working with hydrosols and essential oils. We will review the various plants that are ideal for distillation, and how to utilize hydrosols in perfume, body-care products, food and drink, and herbalism.
Punch Needle Embroidery w/Kathy Barlow
Sunday, April 26th, 2020 - 11am-2pm
Punch Needle Embroidery--it's having a moment, and for good reason. This fiber art is creative, vibrant, textural and FAST! Plus, the yarn-obsessed find it an excellent stash-buster--beautifully using those inevitable leftovers. This class is the perfect entree into punch needle embroidery, and also a fun gathering for those who have punched before and want to learn new techniques. Ages 16+ with adult participant
Mini Basket Workshop w/Peeta Tinay
Saturday, May 16th, 2020 - 10am-6pm
Craft+Work is excited to welcome Basketry Artist Peeta Tinay to our studio! Peeta brings over 27 years of experience ranging from woven restoration work, custom woven garment accents for a NYC fashion designer, work with interior designers, and her own basket work. Peeta will be teaching her full-day Mini Basketry workshop at Craft+Work on May 16th. Click below to learn more and to register.
Class sizes are limited - Sign up early to reserve your spot
All classes take place at our studio
who we are
Roberta Rennie is a designer from Pacifica, CA. She has over 30 years of sewing experience having started sewing as a child making clothes for her Barbie dolls. Her love of sewing and fashion led to a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Her line of handmade tote bags, handbags, home goods, and small leather accessories is RENNIEgoods. Roberta designs and constructs all her products by hand at Craft+Work Studio, and they can be found at www.robertarennie.com and @r_rennie.
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 workshops 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 small-group with a qualified instructor to 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.!
(Best suited for groups 10 and smaller)
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.
Some classes have enrollment minimums. 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!
Classes that are canceled by Craft+Work, or our instructors due to low enrollment or personal emergency will result in a full-refund.
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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