Upcoming Workshops

 
 

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"Crafts & Coffee" Wall Weaving Workshop

November 11th, 2017 9am-12pm 

OUR WEAVING WORKSHOP IS BACK!! And we're doing this one in the morning because "crafts & coffee" just go together.  (So do "crafts + mimosas" but that doesn't sound as cute).  MAKESHIFT will provide everything you need to make your own wall-hanging. You will learn how to set up your own loom, basic weaving techniques including plain weave, fringe, shag, soumak, Egyptian knots, interlocking, slits, creating basic shapes, free weave, and finishing techniques. Join the latest craze. Your walls will thank you.

No experience necessary. 

Coffee, breakfast bites, and mimosas will be served.

Location: Makeshift Studio


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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, December 3rd, 9:30am-noon

Monday, December 4th, 6-8:30pm

It's time to deck your halls! Join MAKESHIFT STUDIO for a festive time of crafting and merriment! Learn how to create a natural holiday wreath with fresh pine, cedar, eycaluptus along with foraged greenery and other seasonal trimmings. All materials and instruction will be provided so that each student can take their finished wreath home and hang it right on their front door.  First order of holiday decorating- check! 

Snacks and festive cocktails will be provided. 

Christmas carols will be playing, lights will be twinkling, and the smell of evergreen will be everywhere. We hope you'll come celebrate with us!

Location: Makeshift Studio

 

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Succulent Terrarium Workshop

January 2018, TBD

Impress your friends with your green-ish thumb. Learn how to build a terrarium using locally-grown succulents in a modern geometric glass vessel.  We'll cover helpful tips on plant selection, proper building techniques, design and composition, picking the right container and maintenance.  You’ll leave with your creation, care instructions and all the knowledge you’ll need to recreate this project.

All materials (plants, geometric glass orb terrarium ($22 value), terrarium ingredients and added toppings) will be provided for this class.  Please note, if you have a special memento that you’d like to use for this project, feel free to bring it with you!

You will be making a 7 inch geometric glass terrarium , able to plant 3-5 succulents within.

No experience necessary. Lite bites and mimosas will be served.

Location: Makeshift Studio


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Indigo Dying Workshop

2018, TBD

Learn the traditional craft of dying with indigo, a natural, plant-derived dye that creates vibrant shades of blue.  Participants will learn how to mix an indigo vat and the fundamentals of Japanese Shibori sytle pattern making.   A silky rayon scarf, two tea towels and all dye materials will be provided. Feel free to bring up to two of your own items to dye as well!

No experience necessary. Lite bites and refreshments will be served.

Location: Makeshift Studio


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Block Printing on Fabric Workshop

2018, TBD

Learn to block print textiles by hand.  Students will carve their own blocks to take home and will learn how to create simple and graphic patterns.   Learn about ink, supplies and heat setting your fabric.  We’ll be printing on tea towels and tote bags for you to take home. No experience necessary. Lite bites and refreshments will be served.

Location: Makeshift Studio


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Jewelry Making Workshop

2018, TBD

Tassels and gold chain and beads, OH MY!  Join us at MAKESHIFT and we will provide you with all the goodies to walk away bedazzled in the latest jewelry trends. Learn how and make your own long pendent necklace with beautiful stone bead & gold plated chain, gold plated charms, natural stones, and tassels. Learn how to hand-stamp gold metal pendants and charms to make delicate, personalized necklaces and bracelets. Create a personalized charm bracelet and more.  And learn the craft of soldering metal so your hard work stays together. No experience necessary. Light bites and refreshments will also be served. 

Location: Makeshift Studio


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Moms Do Math + Makeshift Studio Patterns Workshop

***Our first workshop was such a success, we'll be adding a second date soon! Subscribe to our emails or follow us on Instagram to learn about new dates.**

We are excited to collaborate with Moms Do Math for a workshop you don't want to miss. An invitation for moms and daughters to bond over math and creativity, we'll explore patterns and create a variety of projects applying our new learning. Moms and daughters over the age of 4 are welcome to join us.  

We'll provide all the supplies, plus snacks and drinks.  

$50/mother + daughter ($10 for each additional daughter) 

Location: Santa Barbara