Workshops 2023


Inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.

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  • Sunday, December 3, 1 PM

    Friendship Bracelets with Maya Djiji

    Offering a variety of fun, colorful beads and string, this class honors one of the most important aspects of life—friendship—and inspires us to create spirited gifts for each other as we enter the final month of 2023.

  • Sunday, November 5, 1 PM

    Bandana Making with Maya Noga Djiji

    Join local artist Maya Noga Djiji in a fun-filled, creative class where we make our own bandanas. Let loose and play around with fabric paint, stamps, sewing, and printing on fabric. You could take inspiration from more traditional bandanas to create a pattern or delve deep into the beauty of abstraction and have fun with the materials at hand.

  • Sunday, September 17, 1 PM

    Native American Medicine Wheel: Color Symbolism with Ocean Escalanti

    How do we relate to the brilliance of color around us? What association of color is rooted within our ancestral cultures? How do these ideas connect with the modern world of design and technology? Join Indigenous artist Ocean Escalanti for an interactive presentation of color as slow and deliberate creation, in relation to these questions and knowledge from the world of plant foraging and natural dyeing.

  • Sunday, August 20, 1 PM

    Weave Party! with Travis Meinolf

    Textile artist and founder of San Anselmo’s Meinolf Weaving School Travis Meinolf invites us to come together to watch a weaving demonstration, strap into a simple back-strap loom, and weave.

  • Sunday, July 30, 1 PM

    Cyanotype Workshop with Jenny Rosenberg

    Join local artist and educator Jenny Rosenberg to make cyanotype postcards. Simple chemicals, paper, sunshine, and water are all that is needed to create the photographic blueprints known as cyanotypes.

  • Saturday, June 24, 1 PM

    Poetry Comics with Mara Ramirez

    Interdisciplinary artist, educator, and cofounder of Freak Comics Collective Mara Ramirez leads a workshop exploring how intuitive ways to express ourselves exist within the world of comics making.

  • Sunday, June 4, 1 PM

    Risograph Workshop with Colpa Press

    Colpa Press shares examples of its risograph publishing work and demonstrates a four-color process to achieve full-color printing. Based in San Francisco, it produces limited editions with local artists and archival projects focused on local history and cultural ephemera.

    Space is limited; please RSVP

  • Saturday, May 13, 4 PM

    Fabric Marker Jam and Upcycling with Fae World

    Bring a garment to draw on or upcycle using our fabric marker collection, scissors, fabric scraps, and hot glue to explore the expressive potential of your style. A runway show of creations made during the workshop will commence at 6:00.

  • Sunday, April 9, 1 PM

    Perfume Workshop II: Inquiry and Composition

    Design a personal perfume that explores the versatility and play of the materials while honing a practice of constraint to guide creation. Led by Leonora Zoninsein.

    This workshop is full.

  • Sunday, April 2, 1 PM

    Animation Crafts

    Join artist Caro Yagjian and Bay Area illustrator and animator Saoirse Alesanddo in a fun, hands-on animation craft for all ages. 

  • Sunday, March 19, 1 PM

    Perfume Workshop I: Gathering and Distilling

    This workshop approaches the construction of scent through walking, sensing, and reflecting prompts, circulated by artist Leonora Zoninsein.

    This workshop is full.

  • Sunday, March 5, 1 PM

    Intro to Riso Printing with Max Stadnik of Tiny Splendor Press

    Come and learn the basics of risograph printing with Max Stadnik of Tiny Splendor Press and Max’s Garage. Take inspiration from a selection of Tiny Splendor print work, and create a two-color poster image of your own design. Bring either a digital image saved as a PDF or any original artwork on paper to work with. No experience required; the workshop is first come, first served.

  • Saturday, February 18, 1 PM

    Finger Puppets with Maya Noga Djiji

    Make finger puppets with guest artist Maya Noga Djiji. In this workshop, we will use fabric, yarn, buttons, needles, and thread to create little finger characters that can be simple or intricate depending on the student’s level.

  • Sunday, January 29, 1 PM

    NEW DATE: Risograph Print Workshop with Floss Editions

    Come take inspiration from a selection of works from the Floss Editions archive, and create your own single-page, eight-fold zine to be printed on-site using the Art Lab’s risograph machine.