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at CourseHorse Art Experiences

Looking for a team-building event or a fun way to entertain clients? Looking for a fun birthday activity or an evening with your friends? Check out our huge selection of art classes which span the full range of group creative options, whether you're looking for a no-pressure paint and sip or want to get competitive and see who can build the best porcelain mug (Recommended if you are booking for a group of 6 or more people). From $25 and up per person.

Technique Tasters

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Try out different embroidery techniques in our Technique Taster Series! Each three hour class covers a different technique: crewelwork, needlepainting, goldwork, stumpwork, blackwork, whitework, needlepoint, and appliqué. You will have a choice of two different designs within each technique. This class is a great follow up to our Bite-size Embroidery...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 6pm - 9pm

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Design for Embroidery

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This class covers the basics in recognizing and recording inspiration, drawing exercises, composition, perspective, presentation, proportion, balance, harmony, creating a stitch plan and more. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied but a notebook is recommended in case you wish to take notes.

Sunday Mar 1st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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Color Theory

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This class covers the basics in inspiration, hue, tone, primary colors, secondary colors, complementary and contrasting, warm and cool colors, tint, shade, contrast, understanding thread shade cards, and more. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied, but a notebook is recommended in case you wish to take notes.

Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Never picked up a needle or haven’t since you were young? Join us for Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners. Easy and fun, you will leave with a completed embroidery! Learn chain stitch, satin stitch, whipped back stitch, and French knots as well as basic skills such as how to trace a design onto fabric and thread the needle. Personalize your piece...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 6pm - 9pm

Goldwork Fuschia

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

In this class, you will complete a goldwork fuschia.  Techniques include felt padding, couching of non-tarnish passing thread, couching pearl purl and bright check chipwork. Equipment Needed:All materials are supplied. You may bring your own sewing kit if you like. Skill Level: All levels welcome

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 2pm

Stitch Clinic: Long and Short Stitch

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Long and short stitch is a technique used in needlepainting. Needlepainting is commonly used to create life-like floral imagery or animals and can also be used to fill any large shape with an even layer of stitching as seen in crewelwork. In this class we will work on mastering long and short stitch. This will include exercises that will help you to...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Bojagi – Jogakbo, Abundance of Colors

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This patchwork design jogakbo is made of many different colors of fabrics. Using one of bojagi technique, Gamchimjil, you will learn ho w to construct this colorful free style bojagi. This bojagi involves relaxing hand stitching while working on it, wish for the happiness of recipient of this bojagi. Kit Contents: Fabrics, Threads and Instructions...

Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Leather Valet Tray

at TIMMY MAYS - Alameda 1910 Encinal Ave, Alameda, California 94501

Make your own personalized leather valet tray + catch all that you can use in the home, office or abroad. Learn leather craft basics and how to construct a dimensional and functional piece, using just your hands and manual tools. Guests can choose to make one large tray or 2-3 nesting trays. At the end of the workshop, you'll leave with a completely...

Saturday Feb 29th, 2pm - 5:30pm

Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the magic of indigo dye through Shibori techniques in this hands-on beginners workshop. You will design, dye and take home a tote bag. You will also get to create beautiful designs using a few Shibori techniques with cotton fabric to take home and make projects of your own (placemats, pillow cover, napkins, etc.).  Join a group of students...

Saturday Feb 29th, 2pm - 5pm

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Introduction to Embroidery: Geometric Design

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This class is part of our 6-part Introduction to Embroidery Series. The subject of this class is a “Geometric Design.” You will have the choice of stitching an Art Deco inspired design or contemporary triangle design. This class will cover the following stitches: trellis woven wheel heavy chain stitch herringbone stitch Portuguese knotted...

Thursday Mar 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Stitch-Resist Shibori Workshop

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

In stitch-resist shibori, beautiful patterns are created by using a running stitch using a needle and thread -- the stitches resist the dye, creating beautiful patterns and color variations. In this workshop, you'll learn stitching methods to create amazing shibori results. You will learn different stitching techniques as you plan and sew your own...

Saturday Mar 14th, 10am - 1pm

Beginning and Advanced Sewing for Adults and Children

at Desideratum - Richmond 3009 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Adults as well as Children are welcome in this class. An additional option for this class is for an adult to register with a child and they can work together on a project, although adults and children can enroll as an individual students.  This is a class for beginners or more experienced sewists that want to tackle a more demanding project....

Sunday Mar 8th, 2:30pm - 6pm

  (4 sessions)
$190

4 sessions

Finishing and Mounting: Soft Mounting

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

In this class we will cover techniques used to create wall hangings and banners such as how to line and back a textile; how to create and use tabs; variations on pockets/slots to be used with rods for hanging; as well as a discussion on using Velcro or magnets for displaying textiles.  Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may...

Sunday Mar 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Finishing and Mounting: Mounting on Board

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

In this class you will learn how to prepare an embroidery in an archival manner for framing or display. We will discuss problem solving techniques (i.e. how to deal with thick or bulky items) and you will create a small mounting sample to take home to help with future projects. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may bring your...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Leather Earrings + Key Fobs

at TIMMY MAYS - Alameda 1910 Encinal Ave, Alameda, California 94501

Looking for a casual crafting night out? Come in for a mini workshop and create some fun, unique pieces of your own. Guests will choose from the list of projects below. I will provide guidance, tips and design inspiration along the way. You'll have a wide assortment of materials and options to work with. Leave with two fabulous pieces that you made...

Saturday Feb 29th, 11am - 1pm

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