Upcoming Workshops


Succulent Wreath Making Workshop

November 5th, 2018 7-9pm  

Join RAD Night for our Succulent Wreath Workshop on Monday, November 5th.

Come learn how to make your own succulent wreath that will make your friends green with envy. Jill Ellis of Makeshift Studio will show us how to design and assemble 12” grapevine wreaths using succulents, fresh cuttings and foraged greenery. Take home some new skills and a stunner for your door or mantle.  We hope you'll join us for this special evening of crafting and community.

Only $15 - All materials and some yummy treats provided.

Wine is available for purchase. 

Location: Municipal Winemakers in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Come and enjoy an evening surrounded by amazing women, build a new community, or make a new friend. During the first hour you will get a chance to meet and mingle with RAD women. We will be serving yummy treats and wine will be available for purchase. During the second hour we will having fun & crafting. 

Purchase your spot today- limited spots available due to space and supplies!

The first hour is social hour. The second hour is the workshop. 


Coming soon…


"Crafts & Coffee" Wall Weaving Workshop

Date TBD 

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


Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

December 2018

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



Succulent Terrarium Workshop

Date TBD

Celebrate St. Patty's day in true GREEN spirit and 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 festive cocktails will be served.

Location: Makeshift Studio - outdoor GARDEN STUDIO

indigo dying workshop

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


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


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


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