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July 2014
$45

Hanging Air Plant Terrariums

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Erica Skone-Rees

Create a dreamy plant world that can hang in any urban home. If you live in the Bay Area you’ve seen them everywhere. Air plants (Tillandsia) have become popular because of their quirky personalities and easy to care for nature. They require no soil, very little water and only filtered light. We’ll provide the hanging glass globe, plants, and a variety of rocks, sand, crystals and moss with which to design your own whimsical terrarium. You’ll also leave with care instructions for your new green friend.
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$36

Just for Kids: Clay Monsters

July 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Sasha Coelho

They slink and crawl in your imagination… now bring them to life! In this workshop you’ll learn how to shape your mind’s monsters out of clay, creating creatures that can guard your bed or be gifted to other monster-friendly humans. You’ll glaze your creatures in class, and they’ll be kiln-fired off-site, ready to be picked up in about 2 weeks. Materials and firing fees included.
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$44

Hand-Built Clay Slab Mugs

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Sasha Coelho

Why not drink your morning beverage out of a whimsical mug you created yourself? In this class you’ll learn techniques for using clay slabs to build water-tight and functional vessels. You can embellish your mug with stamped impressions and other details, and glaze it in class. The pieces will be dried and kiln-fired off-site, ready to be picked up in about 2 weeks. All materials and firing fees included.
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August 2014
$44

Painting the Masters

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Sasha Coelho

Here’s a great way to hone your powers of observation and your painting skills at the same time. Choose the work of one of these three painting masters: Monet, Van Gogh or Kandinsky, and study their technique as you create your own painting “study” in acrylics. Learn the way the classical apprentices learned—by copying the greats. You’ll gain a greater appreciation for their work, and come away with your own interpretation. All materials included.
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$35

Wee Little Babes: Alphabet Initial Card Art

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Erica Skone-Rees

This class was designed for new moms and dads who want to add a personal touch to their baby’s nursery. HOWEVER, it is open to anyone who wants to get crafty with letters, names and words! Remember those old school flashcards used to teach the alphabet? (“A is for apple,” with an image of an apple?) Based on this idea, we’ll create flashcard art using your baby’s initial. Don’t fret about your drawing, lettering, or painting abilities, ‘cause we’re gonna use stamps, magazine cut outs, stencils, glue, glitter & more! Add personalized art to your baby’s room that they can cherish forever.
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$30

Metal Stamping Free-Play

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Erica Skone-Rees

You’ve taken a metal stamping class at Rare Bird or at another crafty joint, and you want time to create using our tools and materials without additional instruction. This is the “class” for you! We’ll provide the space, time, tools, and materials, so that your creative self can play and make sweet metal stamped jewelry to your heart’s content.
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$60

Create Your Own Website in 5 Simple Steps

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Lanell Dike

Want to have your own website but not sure where to start? Ready to get your art, photography, writing, product, or service on the web so you can have a larger audience and show or sell your work? In this workshop you will learn how to set up your own website using WordPress, a free, open source software. The workshop will cover: how to choose your site’s name, how to download and activate WordPress, and how to set up your website so that it looks and functions the way you want. You will leave with the tools you need to set up a customized website that you can manage yourself.
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$65

Whimsical Hanging Succulent Terrariums

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Erica Skone-Rees

Love the look of a hanging succulent garden? Create a mini plant world in a glass globe that can hang in your window, adding a whimsical design touch to your home. Assemble your own terrarium using rocks, moss, crystals, plants, chop sticks, and learn all the necessary tricks to keep your plant friends happy and healthy.
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