Hey SFers, Want to Learn Mad DIY Skillz? Sign up for Brit + Co SF Classes Now!
Oohing and ahhing over all the 3D printed goodies you’re seeing on our site? Or adding lots of crazy laser cut acrylic pieces of jewelry to your “must figure out how to make” list? Perhaps you’ve got a weakness for puff pastry and just have to learn how to make it yourself? Or maybe you finally want to figure out how to create your own jewelry, from fixing that sparkly pair of J. Crew earrings to making your very own statement necklace?
Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got a class for you… right here in our Brit + Co SF! And guess what? Classes start… today! It’s time to get on it.
In case you haven’t heard, Brit + Co SF is a brand new retail experience that combines making and shopping under one roof. Every few weeks, the theme of the DIY projects, the decor, and the shoppable products change. In December, everything was ho-ho-ho crazy as we celebrated the holiday season. This time, it’s all about “Winter Love” and we’ve got so much snow that you’d think the Polar Vortex was back in town. Read more about what’s happening in the Brit + Co SF this season right here. Now, let’s get schooled! ;)
The best part about all of these classes is that no prior experience or knowledge is necessary, so they’re great for budding DIY-ers and seasoned makers alike. Here’s what’s on deck for Winter 2014:
Laser Cutting 101: Want to know the secret to creating your own beautifully carved wooden objects? Laser cutting, of course! Don’t worry it’s not nearly as difficult as it sounds. In just 60 minutes, Brit will teach you to use a laser cutter, AND you’ll walk away with customized cork coasters and etched Moleskine notebooks. How sweet is that? Each two-hour workshop is $50 and includes all the supplies you’ll need.
Laser Cutting 101 Schedule:
– Monday, January 27th, 6-8pm (sign up here)
– Wednesday, February 5th, 6-8pm (sign up here)
– Wednesday, February 26th, 6-8pm (sign up here)
3D Printing 101 by Honeybee3D: Always wanted to try your hand at 3D printing? Now’s your chance! Join us for 3D Printing 101. Taught by the Co-Founders of HoneyBee3D, Nick Kloski and Liza Wallach have developed the standard in 3D Printing education. A two-hour workshop that teaches all the basics of using a Makerbot Replicator 2. In this class you’ll learn: the best places to discover 3D designs; how to customize designs that you find; and how to print your favorite designs using PLA plastic. You’ll leave the workshop with your very own 3D printed Valentine’s gift. Each two-hour workshop is $50 and includes all the supplies you need to design and print.
3D Printing 101 Schedule:
– Tuesday, January 28th, 6-8pm (sign up here)
– Tuesday, February 4, 6-8pm (sign up here)
– Monday, February 17, 6-8pm (sign up here)
Quick Puff Pastry by Richard Festen: Equal parts butter and flour, quick puff pastry is the most luxurious dough in the kitchen. Each student will create their own batch of quick puff pastry to take home, learning how to incorporate butter and repeatedly fold the dough to make thousands of butter layers, as well as create a rustic French apple tart with a shiny glaze and light and airy cinnamon sugar crusted palmier cookies. We’ll have time to sample these freshly baked pastries in class and Richard will be available to answer all your baking related questions. This is beautiful food that will be the perfect ending to your next dinner party. Each two-hour workshop is $85 and includes all the supplies you’ll need.
Puff Pastry Schedule:
Puff Pastry Schedule:
– Thursday, February 6th, 6:30-8:30pm (sign up here)
Make Your Own Statement Necklace: You know there’s a jewelry artist inside of you. In our class on jewelry-making, we’ll take you from amateur to artist. You’ll learn the basics of jewelry making tools and supplies, experiment with common repair techniques, and, by the end of the class, leave sporting your very own statement necklace. Each two-hour workshop is $75 and includes everything you need to make your own statement necklace.
Statement Necklace Schedule:
– Thursday, January 30th, 6-8pm (sign up here)
– Tuesday, February 18th, 6-8pm (sign up here)
Now that’s a pretty sweet syllabus, if you ask us! Of course, you can always stop by Brit + Co SF to hit up one of our DIY stations (DIY touchscreen gloves? Yes please!) or customize your very own Brit Kit at our Brit Kits Bar. Or just come on through for the hot cocoa :)
550 Sutter Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)
Open from January 17th — February 28th
Monday — Saturday 11am to 8pm
Sundays 11am to 5pm