The Capturing Childhood Workshop with Icarian Photography
Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

The Capturing Childhood Workshop with Icarian Photography

Description

The Capturing Childhood Workshop was designed for women who want to capture the fleeting, everyday moments of the children in their lives – and do so with vision and confidence. 

This will be a comprehensive beginner-to-intermediate workshop; the goal will be not only to get you as excited about your camera as you were the day you first got it but, also, to give you as much information as needed for you to be able to reproduce everything you have learned on your own! You will gain the technical and compositional knowledge, coupled with the support and encouragement necessary to develop your craft well into the future.

If you like Icarian Photography's style and technique, Melissa intends to show you everything you need to know to do it yourself. She will help answer any questions that you may have regarding unlocking the potential of your camera. In sharing your experience, as well as with the extensive workshop curriculum and Facebook group forum, we will learn from one another, and it will raise the level of knowledge-base for the entire group.

About the Instructor

Melissa Schmidt is a family gal and documentary family photographer at East Bay-based Icarian Photography, and she is insanely passionate (geek level) about photography.

After many years of shooting for friends and family, Melissa eventually founded her photography business in January of 2015. Since that time, she has been asked by several aspiring photographers countless questions about how to take a photograph that actually satiates the vision they have in their mind's eye. For that reason, Melissa designed the Capturing Childhood Workshop. 


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Bookbinding with Rochelle Youk
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Bookbinding with Rochelle Youk

BOOKBINDING BASICS

The art of bookbinding is a rich and varied world of technique and artistry that can seem intimidating when first beginning. This class aims to remove the mystery from this centuries old craft tradition and make it accessible to the beginning binder. This hands on workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to create your own hand bound books. You will learn the hows and whys of basic bookbinding while creating your own samples to take home.

We will begin by orienting ourselves with a little background and book terminology as well as proper paper handling, and then learn a simple pamphlet stitch, useful for many different adaptations. Then we will spend the bulk of our time making a larger book using multiple signature sewing techniques. For this book, we will learn how to cover boards and apply them to our sewn block to create an elegant hardcover book with an exposed spine.

All materials will be provided. Although students are welcome to supplement with any personal materials (like decorative papers) or tools. Attendees will receive essential bookbinding tools to keep (including a bone folder), but it will be helpful to bring your own rulers, pencils, scissors, etc. 

There will be opportunity for sharing and connecting before and after the worskhop over small bites and drinks.


ARTIST BIO

Rochelle Youk is a local visual artist who has had the pleasure of binding books for a living for the past 8 years. In 2012 she completed an apprenticeship at The Arion Press, a local fine edition, letterpress book publisher, where she has continued to work ever since. In addition to bookbinding, she also maintains a studio with the Dogpatch Collective, primarily painting and drawing. Both her studio practice and her work as a craftsperson rely on her belief that the act and processes of making are as important as the finished objects themselves. She was first introduced to the wonderful world of bookbinding and artist books at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned an MFA in 2010. Her work has been shown at the Kearny Street Workshop, Root Division, and the Performance Art Institute, and can currently be seen at the Berkeley Art Center.

Website: www.rochelleyouk.com  |   Instagram: @roachyface

Take advantage of the early bird rate until the end of January!

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(SOLD OUT) Tea Meditation + Sound Bath
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

(SOLD OUT) Tea Meditation + Sound Bath

We invite you for an afternoon of mindfulness and community through ceremonial tea and sound meditation. At the end of the session there will be time for reflection and sharing. Light bites and drinks will be provided. Please take note that this is a women ONLY event.

Ceremonial Tea Meditation, like all ceremonies, is a time-honored container, an occasion to celebrate yourself, your community and Nature. Rituals are held to recognize the preciousness of life, in a conscious act of reverence, and to give thanks. When tea medicine meets us, we are transported into harmonious presence, our senses are fully awaked and our mind becomes clearer. The leaves wash away our Ego, teaches us patience, and bring us into a state of communion and oneness, with all of the Elements of Nature. Tea meditation is a beautiful and nourishing practice that brings a greater sense of peace and gratitude. Traditionally, a tea ritual is carried out in silence, in the form of a guided meditation. High vibrational teas will be served, to encourage grounding, balance, expansion and calm. Sound healing is a beautiful way of entering into a soothing, meditative state of being. Rachel will use her voice and a selection of sacred instruments to create a vibration of love and healing that will open your body and melt your heart.

BIO

Jade Dexter is a certified Meditation Instructor, Health Coach and Tea Curator. Since 2010, she has been traveling the world to explore and share the wisdom and medicine of the plant Camellia sinensis, a sacred tree and spirit teacher that has inspired the Taoists for health and meditation. She has founded the project WAO TEA in 2016, to shed light on the importance of rituals. Her practice is about creating space to celebrate life, to honor inward presence and the intimate connection that we all share with Nature. With heart and earth infused medicine, she hosts ceremonial tea meditations with the intention to soothe minds, bodies and souls, through the art of cultivating stillness and mindful presence sipping cups of the tea leaves that she has consciously selected and curated in vibrant tea plantations of Asia. All of the selection of her boutique tea line, WAO TEA, are available online.

Rachel Rossitto supports women in connecting with their divine feminine through ancient wisdom, daily sacred rituals, and embodiment practices. She is a certified holistic health coach, yoga teacher and birth doula. She grew up with two yogi parents and from a very early age learned the power of food and mindfulness as tools to heal the body and awaken the spirit. Rachel distills her 15+ years of study in Eastern philosophy, meditation, and integrative nutrition to teach others how to invite more beauty and abundance into their every day. She offers sacred feminine 1-on-1 coaching, tea meditation, sound baths and retreats.

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Clove + Whole Pop Up Market with Housework, Jewelle and Millroad Studio
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Clove + Whole Pop Up Market with Housework, Jewelle and Millroad Studio

Our friends Housework, Jewelle and Millroad Studio will be in the studio offering thoughtfully curated and handmade goods for your home and closet alongside our vintage goods. Round up some friends, hang out with us and do some holiday shopping!

GIVEAWAY // When you RSVP for this event, you will automatically be eligible to win a curated giftbox with handpicked items from Housework, Jewelle and Millroad Studio and a $50 gift card to the Clove + Whole shop. The winner will be announced at 5pm on December 15th. Follow @cloveandwhole for pop-up market updates!

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(SOLD OUT) The Portrait Project with Priscilla Gragg
Nov
30
to Dec 2

(SOLD OUT) The Portrait Project with Priscilla Gragg

The Portrait Project is a photo session that gives back. For each session booked, five new toys are donated to children in need during the holidays. This special event happens only once a year in the Bay Area during Fall.

This year, we’re dedicating an entire Friday to babies and toddlers 6 months to 3-years-old in addition to the Saturday and Sunday sessions. There will also be a handful of vendors for some early holiday shopping. Learn more and book your session using the links below!

About Priscilla

Born and raised in Brazil, Priscilla has over 20 years experience with kids and over 10 years as a children's commercial photographer. Some of her clients include Milk Magazine, Parents Magazine, Harpers Bazaar Kids, Lucky Brand, GAP Kids, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Tea Collection and more. 

For more about her work, please visit her website here.


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Return to Creative Waters: Paper Marbling and Reflecting Workshop with Kelly Laughlin
Nov
29
4:00 PM16:00

Return to Creative Waters: Paper Marbling and Reflecting Workshop with Kelly Laughlin

DESCRIPTION

Creativity and inspiration are all around us; each person is capable of incredible, creative things. In this class, we’ll explore discover (or return to) your creative core as we practice the centuries-old process of suminagashi, or Japanese paper marbling.

Drawing from the creative waters, we’ll work with water and ink, and relinquish our sense of control as we go with the flow. Translated loosely as spilled ink, suminagashi is characterized by delicate tendrils of colorful inks and swirling patterns which sit on top of the water's surface. Breath, brush, or tool are used to move the ink. Paper is set onto the water, resulting in carefully crafted organic designs. Steady your breath with your making, come into presence with your surroundings as inspiration, and discover a sense of calm and ease.

We’ll begin class with a grounding exercise, introduction, and discussion as we get to know each other in the space. We’ll explore the history and context of the process, review materials, and provide ample free time for exploring with colors and shapes. As papers dry, we’ll reflect on your time and what insights may have been revealed, building community through conversation.

For anyone who feels as though artistic practices are out of reach, this class is for you. For anyone who is an artist, designer, or creator, for anyone who wants to connect with others over conversation and learning a new skill, this class is for you, too. For anyone who is a person in the world exploring a more creatively infused life, this class is perfect for you. Through ink, breath, and movement, we’ll make beautiful paper, engage in meaningful dialogue, and reflect on the courage it takes to allow ourselves to play.

All class materials will be provided. You’ll receive a variety of papers and a folder to carry papers home in. You’ll also receive a one of a kind, hand marbled, mini notebook for notetaking and reflecting. Light snacks, beverages, and refreshments will be served.

 

ABOUT KELLY

Kelly Laughlin is a multidisciplinary artist and educator from Baltimore, MD, who works primarily in paper marbling and bookbinding. She believes that within each and every person there is inherent creative potential and that through practices of movement, mindfulness, making, and reflection, each person can learn to access these innate gifts. Through her work as artist and yoga teacher, she seeks to infuse a sense of play, support, and confidence into each of her classes. Kelly is also the founder of Odette Press, a studio that focuses on lovingly crafted specialty papers, books, and stationery, created with the intention to support self discovery and healing through the act of writing.

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Connection in Community by Being Human Collective
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Connection in Community by Being Human Collective

Being Human Collective presents Connection in Community: A gathering for women to explore what it means to be human, to share experiences in community, to use writing and experiential exercises as modes of expression, and to connect with others in our humanness. Leesha and Lisa will guide you through practices, experiences, and exercises aimed at supporting your connection to yourself and your community, as well as provide nourishing tools and resources to take with you as you navigate what it means to be human in daily life. 

We recognize the need to connect with others in the community in spaces created to nourish, support, and ease us as we experience our day-to-day lives, and it is our hope that the space created in our workshops will remind you that you are never alone, that being seen is healing, and that your voice and story matters.

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Clove + Whole November Pop Up Market
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Clove + Whole November Pop Up Market

Come to our monthly pop up market Sunday, November 4th! Shop our vintage furniture, clothing and home goods as well as goodies from our friends CHUCK & SAM, Goldfeather, Jewelle, Maek Ceramics, Moon Spices and enjoy a warm cup of coffee by Motivate Coffee Roasters.

This is a FREE event, but because it is a gated studio, we would ask that you RSVP so we know you’re coming! Hope to see you all there!


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Fall Wreath Workshop with Freckled Floral
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Wreath Workshop with Freckled Floral

Description

It’s our favorite time of year, wreath season! Come learn how to make a whimsical wreath using the best dried goods fall has to offer while enjoying some delicious bites and good company. You will be instructed on how to design a wreath while having the freedom to create something of your own! No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided for you to take home your own autumn creation! We can’t wait to have you!

About the Instructor

My name is Tara and I am the owner of Freckled Floral, a floral design company serving all those who love blooms. I’ve always felt connected to art and nature, which is what inspires me to create with floral, keeping my designs organic and natural. Getting to know my clients, then designing something I know they’ll love, brings me so much joy, knowing that my art can serve others! Living in the bay area with my husband and pup, floral design has connected me with some wonderful people. When I’m not designing for brides or special events, workshops are where I want to be! They are the core to what I love, which is to share my creativity and passion with others in the hopes that they will be inspired to create themselves! What I love most about floral design is that I think it brings people a lot joy and gives them a moment of seeing beauty in something. I mean, you can’t look at a poppy and not smile!

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(SOLD OUT) Natural Dye Workshop with Millroad Studio
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

(SOLD OUT) Natural Dye Workshop with Millroad Studio

Description

Experience the fun and creativity of playing with dyes made from nature and walk away with a beautiful fabric only you could have created. But, to be fair, our workshops are so much more than the final product. The magic happens within the process because when you give yourself time to play, you’ll tap into something deep inside you. Throughout the session, you’ll connect with others and get your hands dirty. You’ll experiment with Shibori folds and witness how the dye reacts with different fabrics. And you’ll learn to look at your neighborhood with new eyes by extracting color from local trees and plants. All students will receive sample swatches and two silk handkerchiefs. There will be an opportunity to purchase additional materials if you want to make more. Quantities are limited so reserve them in advance.


About the Artist

I’m a Marin County-based interior designer who fell in love with the world of natural dyes and recently launched my own line of hand-crafted home goods. Natural dye is something I've been dabbling with, both alone and with friends, and it's affected me in ways I could never imagine. It’s fun, interesting and peaceful, and I've been finding new ways to showcase my creations. And that's why I've turned this passion project of mind into creative workshops that I can share with women of all ages, specifically to those who don't have the time or allow themselves to play. When you dye these fabrics alone, its meditative. When done with others, it's uplifting. The more you play, the cooler the results. Failure doesn't exist. Every piece I've seen has been beautiful, and there's so many more to make.

- Lisa Tornello, Millroad Studio

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