January 21st, 2010

The Social Way to DIY

The Workshop in Western Addition

If you want it done right, then, say it with me, you got to do it yourself! And I’m not talking about planning a nice little Saturday, you know, at Home Depot, maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond.

pet-bed-workshopsf-western-addition.jpgThe Workshop, nestled in the Western Addition, is the 7th period elective class for grown ups. Rouse your hibernating talents and sign up for one of their quirky DIY classes… including Suitcase Pet Beds, Sunday Hangover Mixology, Rock’n'Roll Sewing for Dudes, Zip Tie Chandelier, and Pimp My Ikea: Lack Table. This ain’t your grandma’s sewing circle, although she might love a handmade gift from the DIY Valentine class. How thoughtful! Make the leap from simply ordering a sophisticated cocktail to concocting one by experiencing the Farm Fresh Cocktails or a Friday night Mad Men Cocktails. There’s even a P.E. offering (physical education, not private equity), Heavy Metal Aerobics.

sewing-102-the-workshopsf.jpgWith such great diversity, the Workshop might have the largest symbolic welcome mat of any local business. The only folks who you won’t see there? Procrastinators because spots fill quickly. Classes are added regularly to keep things fresher than the Whole Foods produce section. Have an idea for a new class? Drop an email to Kelly Malone, the creativity and moxie behind the Workshop. Oh, and it better be cool because, in her words, “there are enough boring girlie craft schools.”


The Details:
The Workshop
1798 McAllister Street @ Baker
(415) 874-9186

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