Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Textile Collage: Appliqué Method

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Experience the joy of collaging with fabric!  The result is a fun & beautiful fusion of techniques. We will have lots of colorful and patterned textiles to choose from as well as stencils, and tools for you to use to create a whimsical textured piece.  Everyone will have the option to hand sew or embroider to add strength and embellishments, but sewing is not necessary for this art form. Your finished textile collage can hang on a driftwood branch, be framed for the wall or can be sewn into a pillow, quilt or on a garment. 

Materials Included! 

Skill Level
all welcome

Age Group
12+  (Young adults must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Babies are welcome, please bring a baby carrier or sling. ) 

Guided By
Erica Skone-Rees

Dates & Times
Thursday June 21, 6:30 - 9:30pm

More info/registration/location: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/june-workshops/products/textile-collage-applique-method

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Giant Paper Flower Workshop at Sanchez Contemporary

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Instructor: Rocio Sofia Ordonez
Location: Sanchez Contemporary

In this class, you’ll learn how to make giant paper flowers, centers, leaves, how to make your own patterns and take home two flower patterns and a completed Giant Paper Flower of your own creation!

hese Giant Paper Flowers are an eye catcher for birthday parties, quinceañeras, weddings, baby and bridal showers, graduations, photo booths, baby nurseries and more!

Kids 12+ are welcome to sign up.
Location: 1951 Telegraph Ave

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/219067235491816/

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Jun
24
11:30 AM11:30

Fiber Jewelry: Rope Necklaces

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Join fiber artist Rajni Kavula to create beautiful statement necklaces from re-purposed materials like rope, plumbing hardware and yarn. Students will learn how to make tassels, hand wrap a rope and take home their own bold tassel necklace. This is a fun and easy project- if you’re anything like me, you’ll end up using your new learned skills to make necklaces for everyone you know!

All materials are included.
From cotton rope, yarn in a variety of colors, copper hardware, glue and needles- we’ll provide it all! We’ll also supply beverages for students, including beer, wine, or sparkling water.

Small class guaranteed.
Max enrollment is limited to 12 students per session, so register while there’s still room!

About our teacher:
Rajni Kavula is the artist and maker behind Adroit’s beautiful Indigo-dyed clothing and accessories, which you might have seen here at the shop. She has a degree in fine arts, and started her handmade journey with crochet, then later hand dyeing, though she is always learning and experimenting with new techniques. She mostly works with natural fabrics like linen, rayon, silk, and cotton yarn, as sustainable living is so very important in times like these. Rajni also teaches our Indigo and Batik classes- learning new techniques has been such a wonderful experience for her, and she hopes to pass on that joy to her students!

$65 Early Bird Registration  //  $75 Enrollment after June 17th 

*This class needs a minimum of five registered students to run. If class is canceled due to low enrollment, we’ll reach out with at least 24 hours notice and you’ll receive a full refund- unless you’d rather use the amount towards another class.

More info/location: http://shopmischief.com/product/fiber-jewelry/

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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Painting from Observation

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This is an introductory oil painting class that will emphasize color theory. Through a series of still lifes students will develop their observation skills by investigating the interaction of color. Students will learn how to properly mix colors and to apply paint. Students will also examine painters from art history.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Acrylic Painting

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: In this painting class we start with an introduction to the materials, brushes and the most common styles of Acrylic paints and mediums currently used. The pace and the complexity of the class projects will be based on the student’s individual experience with painting. Topics explored in this class are faces, figures, still life and/or abstract images. A variety of painting techniques will be covered. Materials list will be given out on the first day of class, please bring paper and or paint to first class. www.mokhtarimage.com
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Frame Loom Weaving

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Join tapestry weaver Ruby Beaupre for a beginning tapestry weaving workshop where you will learn the basics of frame loom weaving. In this workshop you will learn how to weave a unique wall hanging incorporating simple shapes and organic textures. Go home with a hand woven, one of a kind piece of fiber art to hang on your walls. 

All Materials Included! 

Skill Level
everyone welcome

Instructor
Ruby Beaupre

 

 

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00pm

More info/location/registration: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/june-workshops/products/intro-to-frame-loom-weaving-6-26

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

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Whether its your first figure drawing session, its been years since your last or you're a regular, all levels of experience are welcome!

$20 participation fee includes 20 sheets of newsprint, all participants must sign-up and prepay for each session.

ArtVale offers One-On-One art sessions, providing focused and directed lessons tailored to each students artistic interests and tendencies.

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Yes, You Can Draw!

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Yes, You Can Draw! You can draw with confidence whether you are an adventurous beginner or a seasoned artist. All experience levels are welcome i this class. It offers both traditional and contemporary approaches to classical visual ideas about line, shading, value and perspective. A good drawing depends on a combination of good observation, a sense of play with materials, and personal invention. We explore these three elements by studying different techniques with a variety of black and white media and a variety of subjects. Weekly instructor demos and individual help. Materials list available online.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $246.00 

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Metal Jewelry Design

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This class emphasizes building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginning students will design their own jewelry and construct their design pieces using the fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demonstrations, and handouts will provide the basis of any technique needed. Intermediate students will progress through more advanced techniques (forging, cold connections, etching, etc). Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Brass, copper, and tools are provided. *New students need to attend the first class for a safety discussion and a materials list.

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Drawing

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This introductory drawing course is designed to provide students with fundamental drawing skills. Through observational drawing students will learn about mark making, line weight, perspective, value structure, space, proportion, and composition. Students will develop a vocabulary to discuss concerns relating to their drawings as well as others.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $246.00 

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Box Bots Build Party

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Come build your Box Bots for the 2017 Season! Not a member yet of the program? Join today at http://www.boxbots.org. This build party is where participants in the Box Bots 2017 season can come and build your awesome cardboard robot. Talk with other builders, swap ideas, get answers to questions about motors and batteries and radios. Cut cardboard and lay down hot glue. We will have a limited number of kits available for pickup at the event, join BoxBots today to reserve yours!

More information: https://www.acemonstertoys.org/calendar/

Ace Monster Toys, 6050 Lowell Street, Suite #214

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Art

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Come and explore your creativity through sketching, drawing, and painting from nature. We will be exploring the world around us and the changes taking place seasonally, while looking at what’s growing in and around us in our daily environment. We’ll make our own natural discoveries and connections while mixing and blending colors, making quick and more detailed sketches, and designing an accordion style book.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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Jun
30
11:30 AM11:30

Nui Shibori

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Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. In stitch-resist shibori, the patterning is created by lines using a running stitch made with 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 unique stitched pattern. Once your stitching is complete, you’ll dye your piece in indigo dye, then remove the stitches to reveal your one-of-a-kind results. Shibori dyeing is truly an amazing craft, as every piece you dye is a little bit of a surprise.

All materials are included.
From cotton rope, yarn in a variety of colors, copper hardware, glue and needles- we’ll provide it all! We’ll also supply beverages for students, including beer, wine, or sparkling water.

Register/More info: http://shopmischief.com/product/nui-shibori-june-30th/
Mischief, 3908 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

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Jul
7
9:30 AM09:30

Life Drawing

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 18+

Description: We will work from costumed and nude models, both male and female, using short and long poses. This tutorial will cover a variety of approaches and materials. The class will be structured for both beginners and continuing artists who love drawing the human form. Continual instructor demonstrations and individual help will be provided. Emphasis will be on movement and proportion. For the first class please bring a large drawing pad 18” X 24”, vine charcoal, a variety of pencils and tools of your choice. Materials list will be provided on the first day of class. No class 7/23


Resident Fee:  $181.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $165.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $217.00  

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Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Basket Weaving

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Make a basket that can hold some personal treasures! This workshop is an introductory coil basketry workshop using a traditional coil technique. Each weaver will learn to start a coil and shape it into their own unique vessel using a variety of fibers: twine, raffia, yarn, and threads. 

Students are encouraged to create their own designs or patterns while inspired by a selection of colors and textures. The possibilities are endless! All materials will be supplied for the workshop. Attendees are welcome to bring their own fibers that they imagine mingled into their weave. 

    Rare Bird, 3883 Piedmont Ave
    More information/registration: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops/products/basket-weaving-7-7

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    Jul
    7
    6:00 PM18:00

    Copy of Painting Party with Judy Chamberlin - Creative Framing & Gallery

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    Have you been thinking that you need to take some time for your own creativity lately? Need a break from everyday life? Come put paint to canvas and get your creative juices flowing with us!

    Judy Chamberlin will lead you through basic painting techniques. This class is great for beginners or advanced. You'll never be rushed and you will leave with a painting you can feel proud of. Come enjoy an evening of creativity and color with us! Class Painting will be posted in the 'Discussion' section soon.

    2 1/2 - 3 hours $35. Age 21+ (1 drink ticket included in class price). All inclusive: canvas, paint, paint brushes, table easels, aprons, palettes, water cups, and table coverings are provided. Also, light snacks and donation bar if you would like more then one glass of wine. Please don't show up earlier than 5:40pm as we need set up time and do get here by 6pm so we can start the class on time :)

    RSVP and prepay required as there is limited space available. Call us to sign up (510)482-1200 then please stop by during regular hours or mail in a check to: Judy Chamberlin c/o Creative Framing & Gallery, 2700 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606. Check and cash preferred.

    Gallery Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10-6 and Saturday Stroll: 11-5 (Mon & Wed: by appointment)

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    Jul
    11
    6:30 PM18:30

    Glass Fusing

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    Class Date(s): Series
    Age Group: 15+

    Description: Come to this hands on creative glass workshop and find your personal expression when playing with glass, powders, stringers, and confetti. You will learn how to cut and design glass to be fused (melted together in a kiln) and then slumped (sagged into a mold). Create several functional and non-functional works. Learn how to play with this magical material. Beginning and Intermediate students welcome! Most tools are available in the Glass Studio.
    Resident Fee:  $175.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $160  Non-Resident Fee:  $209 

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    Jul
    12
    6:00 PM18:00

    Clay Play

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    Clay Play every Thursday evening from 6-8:30 pm. Clay play is a drop in free form sculpting event (no wheel work).

    The $10 drop-in fee provides you with one pound of your choice of low-fire clay and covers the initial firing fee. Once fired, participants can utilize the underglazes and glazes available for use to finish their works, the participation fee provides access to glazes and secondary firing fees.

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    Jul
    12
    6:30 PM18:30

    Sashiko: The Art of Japanese Mending

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    Join Instructor Lynn Ursic as she guides you through this intro to Japanese decorative stitching class, the art of mending. Learn the basic patterns and patchwork of Sashiko stitch work. Traditionally this technique was used to piece together worn tattered fabric and to reinforce clothing. Geometric patterns were among the most popular for stitching designs. Typical designs and patterns  were  waves, mountains, bamboo, arrow feathers, pampas grass, overlapping diamonds, linked diamonds, persimmon flowers, and linked hexagons. You will have the opportunity to practice stitches on sample swatches and work on your own stitching project on a garment you bring to class. This class is perfect if you have clothing that you want to patch up in a decorative and interesting way!

    Registration, more information: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops/products/sashiko-japanese-stitching

    Rare Bird, 3883 Piedmont Avenue

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    Jul
    15
    3:00 PM15:00

    Ages 8 to 11: Creating Comics

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    Learn the basics of drawing, design and storytelling… basically everything you’ll need to know to create your own comic or graphic novel! Students will be introduced to character design, story structure, storyboarding, world building, style exploration and more. Fundamentals of solid drawing, dynamic action, page layout, and appealing design will guide students towards creating believable characters and compelling visual storytelling.

    Early Bird Special
    $120 Early Bird Registration  //  $130 Register after July 8th

    Buddy Discount
    Want to sign up with a friend? Use promo code COMICS10  to get $10 off per student when you register two or more people at at the same time!

    Small Class Size
    Enrollment is limited to 8 students at most per session, to allow for individualized attention.

    No experience Required
    This class is suitable for beginners.

    All In-Class Materials Included
    We’ll provide everything the students will need during class, and we’ll talk about optional materials in the first class. Don’t worry parents- we aim to make it easy to get started!

    Age Group
    This class is geared towards kids ages 8 – 11.
    PS: We’re offering a comics class series for ages 11-14 a little later in the summer!

    More info/location/registration: http://shopmischief.com/product/creating-comics-ages-8-11/

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    Jul
    19
    9:00 AM09:00

    Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) program

    FATHOM now offers its Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) programs. These regularly hosted full-day training events are made up of six sessions and have been scheduled throughout 2018—registration is open to the public (read press release). FATHOM will continue to offer private courses, as well as consultation services.

    Our experts have designed a technology agnostic curriculum on the practical application of additive technologies to achieve greater results throughout the entire product development process and into production. This established training program helps companies push the limits of manufacturing to drive industry-leading innovation.

    • Learn How to Effectively Approach Design & Manufacturing from an Additive Technology Perspective
    • Examine Freedom of Complexity to Increase Product Possibility by Way of Physics-Based Design
    • Review a Wide Range of Materials, Matured Technologies, & Industry-Specific Application Development

    These dynamic sessions focus on new realities in manufacturing such as part consolidation, lightweighting, organic geometries, high complexity, faster speeds, mass customization, risk mitigation, higher value problem-solving, lower tooling costs, and even tool-less production.

    Fathom, 620 3rd Street
    Registration, more information: https://studiofathom.com/rapid-prototyping/design-for-additive-manufacturing-program/

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    Jul
    23
    7:00 PM19:00

    3D Printer 101 and Hangout

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    ou're invited to come and hang out with the 3D printing crowd at Ace Monster Toys. We have a low-key gathering every two weeks.  Everyone from newcomer to expert is welcome.  AMT membership is not required. We start with 3D printer 101.  This training is now required for AMT members who want to use our printers.  It takes about 30 minutes or so.  You may leave after the training if you don't want to hang out, or you may skip the training and show up later. The remainder of the meeting is unstructured; we tend to do whatever the attendees feel like doing.  For example: Design for 3D printing can be daunting.  Sometimes we plug in the projector and demonstrate the basics of CAD for 3D printing.  Got a simple project in mind?  Maybe we can bring it to life! If you're having trouble with your printer, bring it along; we'll get you going! (Contact the steward if you think the issue is more extensive than can be handled at a hangout). Have a new project to show off?  We'd love to see it! Have you built your own printer?  Bring it for show-and-tell!  Did you _know_ you can build your own?  We'll show you what's involved. So grab your enthusiasm and your curiosity, and join us!

    Ace Monster Toys,  6050 Lowell Street, Suite #214

    More information: https://www.acemonstertoys.org/calendar/

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    Jul
    28
    4:00 PM16:00

    Fiber Jewelry: Rope Necklaces

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    Create fiber art jewelry with Rajni Kavula.
    This class is about using re-purposed materials like rope, plumbing hardware and yarn to make wrapped rope necklaces. Students will learn how to make tassels, hand wrap a rope and take home their own tassel necklace. All materials will be provided ( cotton rope, yarn in different colors, copper hardware, glue and needles) This is a fun ,easy and quick project and you will end up using your new learned skills to make a necklace for everyone you know! 

    Rare Bird, 3883 Piedmont Ave

    More information, registration: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops/products/amazing-fiber-craft-gift-toppers-pom-poms-tassels

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    Jul
    31
    6:00 PM18:00

    Figure Drawing

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    Whether its your first figure drawing session, its been years since your last or you're a regular, all levels of experience are welcome!

    $20 participation fee includes 20 sheets of newsprint, all participants must sign-up and prepay for each session.

    ArtVale offers One-On-One art sessions, providing focused and directed lessons tailored to each students artistic interests and tendencies.

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    Aug
    12
    3:00 PM15:00

    Ages 11 to 14: Creating Comics

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    Learn the basics of drawing, design and storytelling… basically everything you’ll need to know to create your own comic or graphic novel! Students will be introduced to character design, story structure, storyboarding, world building, style exploration and more. Fundamentals of solid drawing, dynamic action, page layout, and appealing design will guide students towards creating believable characters and compelling visual storytelling.

    Early Bird Special
    $120 Early Bird Registration  //  $130 Register after August 5th

    Buddy Discount
    Want to sign up with a friend? Use promo code COMICS10  to get $10 off per student when you register two or more people at at the same time!

    Small Class Size
    Enrollment is limited to 8 students at most per session, to allow for individualized attention.

    No experience Required
    This class is suitable for beginners.

    In-Class Materials Included
    We’ll talk about other optional materials in the first class. Don’t worry parents- we try to make it easy and affordable to get started!

    Age Group
    This class is geared towards students ages 11-14.
    PS: We’re offering another comics class series for ages 8-11 a little earlier in the summer!

    More info/location/registration: http://shopmischief.com/product/creating-comics-ages-11-14/

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    Aug
    18
    6:00 PM18:00

    Painting Party with Judy Chamberlin - Creative Framing & Gallery

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    Have you been thinking that you need to take some time for your own creativity lately? Need a break from everyday life? Come put paint to canvas and get your creative juices flowing with us!

    Judy Chamberlin will lead you through basic painting techniques. This class is great for beginners or advanced. You'll never be rushed and you will leave with a painting you can feel proud of. Come enjoy an evening of creativity and color with us! Class Painting will be posted in the 'Discussion' section soon.

    2 1/2 - 3 hours $35. Age 21+ (1 drink ticket included in class price). All inclusive: canvas, paint, paint brushes, table easels, aprons, palettes, water cups, and table coverings are provided. Also, light snacks and donation bar if you would like more then one glass of wine. Please don't show up earlier than 5:40pm as we need set up time and do get here by 6pm so we can start the class on time :)

    RSVP and prepay required as there is limited space available. Call us to sign up (510)482-1200 then please stop by during regular hours or mail in a check to: Judy Chamberlin c/o Creative Framing & Gallery, 2700 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606. Check and cash preferred.

    Gallery Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10-6 and Saturday Stroll: 11-5 (Mon & Wed: by appointment)

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    Aug
    27
    10:00 AM10:00

    Woodworking I

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    Learn how to use power tools, as well as traditional and modern hand tools, safely and effectively. Class assignments introduce basic concepts and techniques, to give you the skills needed for many woodworking projects, such as mill board flattening and straightening, creating strong joints for connecting wood, and gluing boards together to make a panel. Students leave with a strong foundation for more advanced wood classes and a small end table. All tools for learning are provided.

    Crucible, 1260 7th Street
    More information, registration: https://thecrucible.org/product/woodworking-i-4/

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    Aug
    27
    2:00 PM14:00

    MIG Welding

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    MIG (metal inert gas) is the most common type of modern welding. It is a process by which a welding machine focuses electricity along a moving metal wire that is fed through a hose to a handheld torch. Student welders manipulate this torch as the electricity melts the wire and creates a weld. You will learn about the fundamentals of MIG welding, such as metallurgy, preparation, joints, technique, and safety. We will also cover plasma torch cutting. The class begins with a basic, technical welding exercise, then transitions into a small creative project. Come with ideas for a simple project.

    Crucible, 1260 7th Street

    More information/location: https://thecrucible.org/product/mig-welding-16/

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    Oct
    25
    9:00 AM09:00

    Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) program

    FATHOM now offers its Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) programs. These regularly hosted full-day training events are made up of six sessions and have been scheduled throughout 2018—registration is open to the public (read press release). FATHOM will continue to offer private courses, as well as consultation services.

    Our experts have designed a technology agnostic curriculum on the practical application of additive technologies to achieve greater results throughout the entire product development process and into production. This established training program helps companies push the limits of manufacturing to drive industry-leading innovation.

    • Learn How to Effectively Approach Design & Manufacturing from an Additive Technology Perspective
    • Examine Freedom of Complexity to Increase Product Possibility by Way of Physics-Based Design
    • Review a Wide Range of Materials, Matured Technologies, & Industry-Specific Application Development

    These dynamic sessions focus on new realities in manufacturing such as part consolidation, lightweighting, organic geometries, high complexity, faster speeds, mass customization, risk mitigation, higher value problem-solving, lower tooling costs, and even tool-less production.

    Fathom, 620 3rd Street
    Registration, more information: https://studiofathom.com/rapid-prototyping/design-for-additive-manufacturing-program/

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    Jun
    18
    1:00 PM13:00

    Youth Kinetics & Electronics

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    Build a simple remote-controlled robot. From the wheels up, you will create your robot’s shape and personality from salvaged components, mechanisms, and electrical components. Learn soldering, mechanical construction techniques, and how to remove and repurpose these items. Multiple days. [More]

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    Jun
    16
    10:00 AM10:00

    Glass Blowing I

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    Learn the basic skills and techniques to create a personalized hand-blown glasswork. With supportive instruction in a team environment, you will learn to safely work with molten glass, gather glass from the furnace, apply colors, and shape and sculpt molten glass. Be prepared to work in the heat!

    Crucible, 1260 7th Street
    Registration, information: https://thecrucible.org/product/glass-blowing-i-11/

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    Jun
    12
    6:15 PM18:15

    Intro to Digital Photography

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    Class Date(s): Series
    Age Group: 15+

    Description: Having trouble getting your digital camera to give you the results you want? Learn all the features and controls of your digital camera. We’ll discuss making better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement` and flash. Basic image editing software will be discussed. Bring your camera manual and questions to class for individual help. The Instructor will tailor advice on editing software to the software the students already use. You’ll also learn to add images to both and how to maintain your site. If you have a laptop or if you prefer to learn on your own laptop please bring to class. Our lab is a Macintosh Lab.

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    Jun
    10
    10:00 AM10:00

    Taste of Industrial Arts Experience

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    Take a tour of the metal arts! For those eager for knowledge and creativity, The Crucible offers exciting, multi-disciplined classes focused on Blacksmithing, MIG Welding, and Aluminum Casting. All required safety gear and materials will be provided. This heavy-duty trio will have you using tools to forge and shape metal in our Blacksmithing shop, fusing steel together in our MIG Welding shop, and pouring molten aluminum into your own custom form in Foundry. Pizza and soda will be served for lunch.

    Crucible, 1260 7th Street

    Registration, more information: https://thecrucible.org/product/taste-of-industrial-arts-experience/

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    Jun
    9
    6:00 PM18:00

    Painting Party with Judy Chamberlin - Creative Framing & Gallery

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    Have you been thinking that you need to take some time for your own creativity lately? Need a break from everyday life? Come put paint to canvas and get your creative juices flowing with us!

    Judy Chamberlin will lead you through basic painting techniques. This class is great for beginners or advanced. You'll never be rushed and you will leave with a painting you can feel proud of. Come enjoy an evening of creativity and color with us! Class Painting will be posted in the 'Discussion' section soon.

    2 1/2 - 3 hours $35. Age 21+ (1 drink ticket included in class price). All inclusive: canvas, paint, paint brushes, table easels, aprons, palettes, water cups, and table coverings are provided. Also, light snacks and donation bar if you would like more then one glass of wine. Please don't show up earlier than 5:40pm as we need set up time and do get here by 6pm so we can start the class on time :)

    RSVP and prepay required as there is limited space available. Call us to sign up (510)482-1200 then please stop by during regular hours or mail in a check to: Judy Chamberlin c/o Creative Framing & Gallery, 2700 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606. Check and cash preferred.

    Gallery Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10-6 and Saturday Stroll: 11-5 (Mon & Wed: by appointment)

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    Jun
    9
    3:00 PM15:00

    Natural Perfume Workshop at Mischief

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    Learn how to create your own signature perfume or cologne! Students will have access to a large variety of essential oils from around the world, as well as a selection of fragrance oils. Make a roll-on OR spray-on perfume: the choice is yours! Students will walk away with their new signature fragrance, as well as a take home perfume-making guide with the formula for their new fragrance.

    Want to gift this class? We can make that happen!

    Where:
    Mischief
    3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

    When:
    Saturday, June 9th
    3-5pm

    All Materials Included
    Students will have access to everything they need to complete their very own signature fragrance.

    Refreshments are on us!
    We’ll be offering a variety of beverages, including both alcoholic (21+) and non-alcoholic drinks, because classes are just more fun that way! Choose from a selection of wine, beer, LaCroix, and more.

    One-on-One Attention
    Class enrollment is limited to eight students at most!

    Ages 14+

    More info/location/registration: http://shopmischief.com/product/perfume-workshop-june/

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    Jun
    9
    1:00 PM13:00

    Putting Paint to Paper: Intro to Watercolor, presented by TRY Studio

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    Learn about watercolor paint, paper, brushes, and color through hands-on activities demonstrating why paint behaves as it does and how to control it. Understand the materials; practice washes, glazing, and other techniques; then dive into color theory and mixing. Everything you need to know to start painting!

    Local artist Amanda Hinton will be leading this class. Amanda makes paint by hand and her process has given her a deep understanding of color, pigment history and properties, and the materials that shape how watercolor works.

    Class Fee: $150 (includes all materials)

    Click here to sign-up for this class.

    Flax, 1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way @ 15th, Oakland

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    Jun
    9
    12:30 PM12:30

    China Painting

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    This introductory class focuses on how to mix powdered china paint with a water-based medium, basic brushing technique, and layering of the paint. China painting is a traditional technique, appreciated for its dimensional images and delicate expression on a porcelain base. You will create your own design on a large porcelain plate.

    Crucible, 1260 7th Street
    More information/location: https://thecrucible.org/product/china-painting-2/

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    Jun
    9
    12:00 PM12:00

    Sewing Workshop: High Waisted Panties

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    Tired of paying premium cash for tiny bits of fabric? IT's time to Do It Yourself! Make these flattering, comfy, adorable high waisted panties in a skills-based workshop. You'll learn three elastic techniques for lingerie making, and leave with skills you can apply to any knit project: bodysuits, loungewear, t shirts and more, plus a custom, just-for-you panty. 

    Bring yourself and your machine (or use one of ours) and leave with skills you can use on any knit project including activewear and t shirts. Basic experience required-must know how to thread your machine and change needles. Total beginners please take “Meet Your Sewing Machine”as prerequisite. Bring a friend! 

    Materials list:
    Bring your sewing machine (or use ours), and a pack of needles.

    Skill Level
    Intermediate Beginners

    Instructor
    Rebecca Graham

    Registration, location, information: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/june-workshops/products/sewing-panties-workshop-6-9

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    Jun
    7
    7:00 PM19:00

    Electronics Night

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    Open to the public, Join us and work on your microcontroller, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi project or learn with other folks. This is an Open Lab for you to bring your hardware, meet fellow makers and talk about what you are working on and ask questions about how to get there from here. We supply AC power and workspace for you to work on whatever you bring and show off to others. We have multimeters, soldering irons and spare components for you to work on that fantastic project. We also have a limited selection of electronics hardware members can buy onsite. (Teensy, RPie, etc) Feel free to come and just hang out and see our awesome space (and consider becoming a member).

    Ace Monster Toys
    6050 Lowell Street, Suite #214
    https://www.acemonstertoys.org/calendar/

     

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    Jun
    7
    6:00 PM18:00

    Clay Play

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    Clay Play every Thursday evening from 6-8:30 pm. Clay play is a drop in free form sculpting event (no wheel work).

    The $10 drop-in fee provides you with one pound of your choice of low-fire clay and covers the initial firing fee. Once fired, participants can utilize the underglazes and glazes available for use to finish their works, the participation fee provides access to glazes and secondary firing fees.

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    Jun
    3
    2:00 PM14:00

    Beginner Embroidery at Mischief

    Learn to embroider in this beginner workshop! You’ll master embroidery basics and learn a variety of stitches as you complete an adorable stitch sampler hoop!

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    This class will cover:

    • How to transfer a printed image to fabric
    • Learn a variety of stitches to create different effects
    • What types of fabric, embroidery floss, needles and other tools are required
    • How to do a basic outlining stitch to complete your embroidered image
    • How to finish & “frame” your finished piece in an embroidery hoop

    You’ll leave with a finished hoop, goodie bag with mini project, and the know-how to tackle more embroidery projects on your own! All materials will be provided. You even get to take your new tools home to continue embroidering anything and everything on your own!

    Age Minimum.
    Must be 18 years or older.

    All materials are provided.
    You even get to take your new tools home to continue embroidering anything and everything on your own! We’ll also supply a variety of beverages- from sparkling water, to beer and wine for those of age.

    More info/location/register: http://shopmischief.com/product/beginner-embroidery/

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    Jun
    2
    11:30 AM11:30

    Weaving Landscapes: Intro to Modern Tapestry

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    Abstract Landscapes: An Introduction to Modern Tapestry Weaving.  Learn to create an abstract landscape tapestry weaving on a frame loom with Ruby Beaupre, local tapestry artist and Rare Bird team member. Ruby will guide you through the the basics of frame loom weaving, from designing and planning to color blending, and an introduction to creating shapes. You will take home your very own loom, along with a wooden tapestry bobbin and warp thread for your next project. 

    All Materials Included! 

    Skill Level
    everyone welcome

    Age Group
    15+

    Instructor
    Ruby Beaupre

     

     

    Date & Time
    Saturday June 2, 11:30pm - 3:30pm

    More information/location/registration: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/june-workshops/products/weaving-landscapes-intro-to-modern-tapestry-9-30

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    Jun
    2
    10:00 AM10:00

    Mechanical Sculpture

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    Learn how to make your creations move! This course introduces simple and complex mechanisms including gears, cams, pulleys, and linkages. You will learn how to create, convert, and control movement, along with combining these elements to get the complex motion you desire. Hands-on lab time using foam board, plastic, and wood deepen your understanding of these concepts, which you can apply to other materials. Personal projects and interests are welcomed and encouraged.

    June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
    Saturday, Sunday, 10am - 5pm
    Crucible: 1260 7th Street

    Registration, more information: https://thecrucible.org/product/mechanical-sculpture-5/

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    Jun
    2
    10:00 AM10:00

    Neon I

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    Light up your life with neon! In this class you will learn the skills needed to complete a project in neon and an illuminated project. In addition to hands-on instruction in tools and techniques, this class includes discussion of design and aesthetic considerations. Transformers are provided.

    Crucible, 1260 7th Street
    More information, registration: https://thecrucible.org/product/neon-i/

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    May
    31
    9:00 AM09:00

    Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) program

    FATHOM now offers its Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) programs. These regularly hosted full-day training events are made up of six sessions and have been scheduled throughout 2018—registration is open to the public (read press release). FATHOM will continue to offer private courses, as well as consultation services.

    Our experts have designed a technology agnostic curriculum on the practical application of additive technologies to achieve greater results throughout the entire product development process and into production. This established training program helps companies push the limits of manufacturing to drive industry-leading innovation.

    • Learn How to Effectively Approach Design & Manufacturing from an Additive Technology Perspective
    • Examine Freedom of Complexity to Increase Product Possibility by Way of Physics-Based Design
    • Review a Wide Range of Materials, Matured Technologies, & Industry-Specific Application Development

    These dynamic sessions focus on new realities in manufacturing such as part consolidation, lightweighting, organic geometries, high complexity, faster speeds, mass customization, risk mitigation, higher value problem-solving, lower tooling costs, and even tool-less production.

    Fathom, 620 3rd Street
    Registration, more information: https://studiofathom.com/rapid-prototyping/design-for-additive-manufacturing-program/

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    May
    30
    3:00 PM15:00

    More Knitting with Marilyn

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    The second of two-part series of learning the basics of knitting. In this week's workshop you'll learn the purl stitch and other knitting tricks and by the end of the this session you'll have created a reusable dish washing cloth, bringing you one step closer to zero waste.

    Ages 10+

    Location: 4695 Telegraph Avenue
    More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1825796354382965/

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    May
    30
    2:15 PM14:15

    Weekly Art Class: 6 to 9 yrs & 10+ at Creative Framing & Gallery

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    Weekly Art Class for 6-9 years from 2:15-3:15, followed by our hour and a half class for ages 10+ from 3:45-5:15 and a final hour class for 6-9 years from 5:35-6:35.

    Come learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting in an encouraging, supportive, and non-competitive small group setting with individualized guidance. Students learn how to see like an artist using simple step-by-step instructions, which in time will lead the student from simple two dimensional line drawings to more realistic three dimensional images. Classes will start with a variety of drawing mediums, and with time and progress students will be thoroughly instructed in the use of several painting mediums, including color-mixing, painting techniques, and the proper use and care of materials.

    Classes are designed as weekly ongoing instruction, where each child works on his or her own pace at their own level. There are weekly one hour classes for children ages six to nine, and one and a half hour classes for students ten and up. All necessary materials are included in the monthly class tuition. Students are encouraged to take their time and thus learn from and enjoy the art making process. Therefore, pieces will not be finished at every class.

    More info/location: https://www.facebook.com/events/372815559796802/

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    May
    29
    7:00 PM19:00

    Beginning Drawing Class

    Think you can only draw a stick figure? Think again! Learn to draw at Bay-Made! 

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    In this two-hour introduction to drawing class led by Bay-Made owner and Oakland illustrator Sarahjane Bernhisel, students will gain confidence, observation skills, and an understanding of what it takes to become better at drawing. All supplies will be provided. Just bring yourself! Students will leave with a sketchbook and drawing supplies to continue in their practice. Complimentary beverages will be provided.

    Class sizes are small and ideal for beginners--there is no judgement whatsoever on your skill level, and there will be plenty of time to help each artist learn. The best way to become better at drawing is practicing, and we aim to have each student spend the majority of the two hours spent drawing.

    NOTE: This class is for adult beginners. If you are comfortable drawing in any capacity or have older kids that are interested in drawing, Bay-Made will have other classes available soon that will suit you far better. Thanks for understanding!

    Bay-Made, 3295 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, California 94610

    Registration and more info: https://www.bay-made.com/classes/beginning-drawing-1

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    May
    29
    6:00 PM18:00

    Figure Drawing

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    Whether its your first figure drawing session, its been years since your last or you're a regular, all levels of experience are welcome!

    $20 participation fee includes 20 sheets of newsprint, all participants must sign-up and prepay for each session.

    ArtVale offers One-On-One art sessions, providing focused and directed lessons tailored to each students artistic interests and tendencies.

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    May
    26
    1:00 PM13:00

    Sennelier Acrylique Seminar

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    Joie de Acrylique! 

    Oh là là, the best of France will be at FLAX. Join us for an afternoon with Sennelier and learn why these paints are the go-to acrylics for the discerning artist.

    Sennelier has been synonymous with quality, artist-driven innovation and the commitment to the advancement of art and art materials since 1887.  Join us along with Camille LaPointe-Lyons while she demonstrates these smooth, intense colors and you will be hooked on these French, extra-fine acrylics!

    Bring your Beret!

    Downtown at 1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way @ 15th
    Phone 510-867-2324

    Seats are always limited so please sign-up for this free seminar. More info: https://flaxart.com/stores/workshops-events/

     

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