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*Please note: Workshops are subject to change. 

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Natural Perfume for Beginners

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jessica Hannah

Learn to blend natural perfumes while discussing distillation and history of the art form. We’ll sniff natural essences from around the world including Italian Bergamot, Bulgarian Rose, and Haitian Vetiver. You’ll pick your favorites, build a formula, and blend it into a .25 oz spray bottle.Jessica Hannah Natural Perfume for Beginners[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19writeabook”]

So You Want to Write a Book – Panel

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Rand, Adrienne Wiley, Anne Weil, Dawn DeVries Sokol, Jessica Marquez

In this session, we’ll discuss how to take your idea to the next step including, figuring out if your idea is a winning one, writing a proposal, finding an agent (if you want one), finding a publisher, what royalties are/what you can expect, the book publishing timeline, and what happens before and after publication.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”#cc19nolimitsmarketing”]

7 Questions, 7 Answers: How to plan a No Limits Marketing Strategy

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mélissa Peng

In this interactive session Melissa shares her simple methodology for planning a comprehensive marketing strategy. We start with a no limit approach, capture the most creative ideas, and then fine- tune your 12 month plan. You will leave armed with a set of tips and questions to help you develop a robust plan of your own.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19freemotionembroidery”]

Free Motion Embroidery and Reverse Applique Shawl

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rosalie Gale and Kelly Affleck

Learn the fun techniques of Free Motion Embroidery and Reverse Applique while making a gorgeous shawl to keep you cozy. No experience with either of these techniques is necessary. Basic sewing machine skills are preferred (but not required). Free Motion Embroidery is a very freeing, meditative stitching practice. Combined with reverse applique, you can create really complex LOOKING patterns with little expertise. Quite literally all your creations will look amazing. It’s like a dang magic trick.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-2 yards medium weight cotton jersey material (solids or pattern)

-1 yard printed cotton

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Fear Less & Take Action

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Monique Malcolm

Every single creative has had to battle fear and imposter syndrome at one time or the other. It’s natural and a part of the process. Unfortunately, there are times when our fear gets too loud and holds us back from truly living. In this interactive workshop, let’s talk about fear and what’s holding you back from building the creative business you dream of. You’ll also learn real strategies and exercises that you can use to quiet your fear enough to take your next step.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19ttcraftfairapp”]

Think Tank – Craft Fair Application

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Rand

In this Think Tank, we’ll review and workshop craft fair applications including, following the directions, artist statements, your photos, and how to not take rejection personally. You’ll walk away with specific advice and a to-do list of improvements specific to your application. Bring a sample application, along with the fair you want to/did apply to and any supporting material (physical product is okay), notebook, pen/pencil and/or computer for note taking/real-time edits.

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Clay Terrazzo Jewelry

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jennifer Perkins

From Countertops to Couture – Making Terrazzo Jewelry: Join Jennifer Perkins for an afternoon of talking about terrazzo. No longer just for counters and back splashes this trendy style of clay design is wearable with the help of air dry clay. Students will learn different techniques for making their own colorful terrazzo patterns that can be then made into one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Students will leave with at least one pair of statement earrings or a necklace. Clay will need to harden before assembly but there will be findings to take with you to assemble after 24 hours. Instructor Jennifer Perkins has had her jewelry designs featured in Nylon, Altered Couture, LA Weekly and more. Since there is drying time one of those workshops in the lobby the next day to assemble and glaze might be good if possible.

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DSLR Basics – Just Say No to Auto Mode!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Marlo Miyashiro

If you’ve purchased a fancy DSLR hoping to improve your product photos but still mostly shoot in auto mode, then chances are good that taking better photos is pretty high on your list of things you know need to do to improve your online shop. For the creative mind, figuring out and practicing the technical aspects of photography like “ISO, Aperture, F-stop, Shutter Speed” can be confusing and downright intimidating. Well, I’ve got good news and bad news: • The good news: This class will explain the ins and outs of your DSLR camera in a way that will help you visualize the results you need and give you the knowledge you need to take better photos right away! • The bad news: You won’t have any more reasons to put off taking great photos of your work! Bring your camera and owner’s manual to class (most makes and models have free manuals available for download online) so you can follow along and get to know your camera’s many different settings to start using it to its fullest creative potential![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19moneyisinthelist”]

The Money is in the List – Newsletter Marketing

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mallory Whitfield

Focusing only on social media marketing can lead to big problems when algorithms change or platforms go out of style. (Remember Myspace?) In this workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of the importance of building and utilizing your e-mail list. We’ll go over specific e-mail marketing platforms and some of their features. You’ll get ideas for opt-in offerings that you can use to grow your e-mail list, plus we’ll talk about working your e-mail marketing into your overall editorial calendar. You’ll come away from this workshop with knowledge of some metrics to measure your e-mail marketing success, including open rate and click-through rate. You’ll also see why it’s okay to dump those e-mail subscribers who just aren’t that into you.

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Advanced Embroidery- Learn Experimental Stitches

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jennie Lennick

In this workshop, we will learn advanced embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture to create a colorful sampler. This is an intermediate class- students must know how to thread a needle, tie a knot, and successfully execute a back stitch and a running stitch. We will learn 5 intricate embroidery stitches including: spider webs, cloud filling stitch, basic weaving stitch, laid work, and turkey work.

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Handle Criticism Like a Pro (Panel)

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rosalie Gale, Lisa Anderson Shaffer, Minaa B., Nicole Stevenson, Sarah Deragon

When you put your work into the world, you’re bound to get criticism. Some of us even avoid taking leaps so we don’t have to deal with the feedback. The fear of criticism can paralyze our creativity and potential. In this panel, our expert panelists share their stories of facing their harshest judges (often our own self!), how they push past actual and potential negativity, explore the positive sides of criticism and more.

“Attachment to praise and avoidance of criticism keeps us from doing innovative, controversial work and–more simply–from following the paths we feel called toward, whether or not those around us understand or approve.”
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Casual Craft: Button-Making

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rosalie Gale

Using fabric scraps and button makers you will hang out by the pool and create immediate souvenirs to take home. Button making is a mildly addicting process that will get your hooked ! Join in the fun for a laid back craft time.

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Wrapped Fabric Rope Bowl

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lucy Scinta

Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind wrapped fabric bowl with the fabric of your choice!


*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-1 yard printed or solid cotton fabric or scraps

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Break Through Your Business Blocks – Panel

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rosalie Gale, Lela Barker, Monique Malcolm, Amy Tan, Becky Helms, Marlo Miyashiro

Sponsored by: Darice

Can you think of at least one million reasons why you can’t start your dream business? Or, if you already have a business, are you stuck with some problem you just can’t seem to figure out? Join our think tank of experts and bring us your issues. We’ll use our years of experience to get you going in the right direction.

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Floral Watercolor

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Dianuh Gundersen

In this class, we will learn the basics of watercolor and will go onto painting fun floral designs! We will first go over tools that the instructor prefers to use then cover different watercolor techniques. Once we’ve gone through the material, students will practice making watercolor strokes and washes before going onto painting flowers and leaves. At the end of this class, you will be able to leave with your finished watercolor floral painting, own set of painting supplies and a fun new skill set that can be used for future projects! Each student will take home a pan set with curated watercolor paints (professional grade), round tip brush, cold press watercolor paper, and a 13-page Floral Watercolor worksheet.

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How to Craft a Creative Schedule that Feeds Your Soul, Your Creativity, and Your Business

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Charlie Gilkey

If your schedule doesn’t work for you, then you’re forever in a losing battle with time. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, as you can craft a schedule that feeds your soul, your creativity, and your business. At the end of this 90-minute workshop, you’ll walk away with a weekly blueprint that helps you prioritize, plan, and do what matters most.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19silkscarfpainting”]

Silk Scarf painting with Iron

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kenya Miles

Explore the unique printing process of using iron to create your own one-of-a-kind art designs on a silk scarf.

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Roller Stamping on Fabric

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jennie Lennick

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

A roller stamp is a textured cylinder which is covered in ink and rolled over fabric, creating an all-over pattern. It is one of the easiest ways to print large areas of fabric! In this workshop you will create your own rotary stamp and print a set of four cloth napkins. This technique also works great for wrapping paper!

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Think Tank: E-commerce and Online Marketing Strategy

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Arianne Foulks

Bring your current online shop and we’ll offer specific strategic advice for improving user experience in order to increase conversion rate, average order value, and customer retention.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19ColorscopePendantCollage”]

Colorscope Pendant Collage Workshop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rebecca Burick of Paper Source

Find out what your “colorscope” is and create a frame-able 8” x 10” pendant collage that tells your color story.

In this workshop, everyone will start off by selecting a color they identify with and learn what it says about their personality.  Then we will use watercolor pigments that are created from healing stones to paint our colorscopes on luxe cotton paper.  Then we will create a pendant collage using handmade fine papers from around the world and our watercolor paintings.  Along the way, you will have the opportunity to learn about fine papers and use one of my favorite tools: the aqua brush.

Everyone will leave with a finished piece that is ready to hang on their gallery wall at home

papersource craftcation workshop

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Casual Craft: EZ Peazy Recycled Journal

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Dawn DeVries Sokol

Save up and bring those brown paper bags and cardboard boxes for a fun, fast, and eco-friendly journal-making method. We’ll construct our journals and then paint over the pages for a journal you can take with you and doodle, collage, and write in later![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19screenprintingtextiles”]

Screen Printing: Textiles

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jenny Kraten

During this class, you will learn the basics of screen printing from a DIY perspective. We will discuss the different techniques of setting up an image onto a screen and introduce you to all the tools you will need for success! Each student will construct their very own small scale silkscreen and use them to print repeated designs onto bandana scarves!

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Hashtag Hacks for Pinterest and Instagram

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jennifer Priest

Learn how to use hashtags on both Instagram and Pinterest to get attention from the right people and customers. We’ll discuss how the strategies on each platform are different and where they overlap. We’ll discuss using branded hashtags and whether that’s a good choice for your business. Plus, we will walk through how to use hashtags for research and positioning your content for success. Hashtags are more powerful than you might think! Bring your full charged wi-fi connected phone or laptop to the class to follow along during the seminar.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19metaletchedbracelet”]

Metal Etched Cuff Bracelet

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Emily Burton

Metal etching is a great introduction to metals and can be done with a minimal amount of tools! Using a non-toxic salt water etching method, etch your own custom design on brass that we will form into a cuff bracelet. Designs can be hand drawn, rubber stamped, or cut from contact paper – whatever sparks your creative vision! All levels welcome.

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How to Grow Your Business and Be a Good Boss to Yourself Panel

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Arianne Foulks, Mallory Whitfield, Mélissa Peng, Jennie Lennick

The bigger your business gets, the more uncomfortable it can feel. Especially the early stages when it might be just you and you alone taking care of every aspect of your business. In this class, I’ll share my steps to shaping up a growing creative business. We will talk about getting focused and organized, figuring out when and how to hire help, finding your ideal role in your company if you add to your team, implementing systems, and avoiding burnout. Let’s figure out how big you want to grow and make sure you can love your job throughout![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19dischargeprintingcitricacid”]

Discharge Printing with Citric Acid

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kenya Miles

Students will use a thickened citric acid paste on logwood and iron pre-dyed linen and cotton swatches to create designs and graphic imagery.

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Create a Stand Out Business on Social

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: The Adobe Team

Sponsored by: Adobe

A steady stream of beautiful content for your social media pages is one of the most important tools in a seller’s arsenal. But how do you build up a library, and more importantly, stand out in people’s feeds? Bring one of your products to this session to learn how to style, shoot, and create your best content with Adobe Spark, Capture, Lightroom, and Draw.

Please come with a mobile device (tablet or phone) and something you would like to photograph and make an Instagram ad for.

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Think Tank: Product Development and Packaging

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Isaac Watson and Sharon Fain

Do all of these great classes have you fired up to make changes in your business, but not sure where to start? Think Tank sessions offer practical and specific advice. If your latest project or product have you feeling stuck, confused or unsure– join us! Gain clarity and understanding through peer feedback and expert insights during these laser-focused roundtable discussions. You’ll walk away with constructive feedback and clear points of action for taking your next best steps.

Bring a sample product/packaging with you or a mockup for a new design to troubleshoot and improve what your product is and how it looks when a customer receives it.

Please note: These sessions are for physical product sellers only.

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Explore your Mobile Darkroom and Graphics Studio

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: The Adobe Team

Sponsored by: Adobe

Adobe’s mobile apps let you create wherever you are. Join us for a photo walk and learn how to use these powerful tools to release your inner artist. get tricks and tips for taking the best captures from the Adobe team. 

Snap the perfect photo with Lightroom’s mobile camera. Easily edit your photos for powerful impact. Ishare them with family and friends using Lightroom web galleries. Turn photos into beautiful repeating patterns, color themes, or vector shapes right on your phone with Adobe Capture. Learn how these apps work together to create beautiful photos and assets to use in your creative designs.

Bring your iOS or Android phone or tablet. Search for “Adobe Capture” and “Adobe Lightroom” on the iOS App Store or Google Play store to preinstall the applications beforehand.

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Essential Apron Workshop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Stevens

Interested in sewing garments, but not sure how to get started? This is the perfect class for you! You’ll stitch up a chic, functional full apron, the perfect hostess gift for a summer barbecue, all while learning the basics of garment sewing from a pattern, setting grommets, and professionally finishing your project. Use hard-wearing and on-trend denim and chambray fabrics for a piece that is equally fashionable and durable. The cut is unisex – perfect for guys and gals – and can easily be modified for fit.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-1 1/3 yards medium weight fabric per student (our sample uses a railroad stripe denim) 

-twill tape: 3 1/3 yards 3/4” or 1” wide twill tape per student – color to coordinate with the fabric is best 

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Brick Stitch Fringe Earrings

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Michelle Feileacan

Make a custom pair of fringed beaded earrings with your own design. In this class we will learn the basics of choosing the correct beads, complementary color choices, designing your earrings, and finally weaving and assembling your earrings. Learn this meditative and useful craft and leave with a super stylish custom pair of earrings. All levels welcomed!

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Planner Fun

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19plannerfun”]With: Amy Tan

Using your planner to document the past, organize the present, and plan for the future is a fantastic way to craft a life you love. Decorate your planner in the most fun, intentional, creative, and productive way. Please bring your paper planner if you have one.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19goalsmashrepeat”]

Goal. Smash. Repeat.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Monique Malcolm

Goal setting is something that everyone should be doing but few people do it well. Less than 90% of people that set a goal actually complete it. Let’s fix that! If you have goals that you’ve been struggling to achieve, this workshop will teach you how to set goals that you’ll be excited to accomplish. We’ll do a deep dive into setting S.M.A.R.T goals and how to create a quarterly plan to get them done.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19relaxedbeachskirt”]

Relaxed Beach Skirt

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Melissa Quaal

Show off your own skirt at the beach! Perfect for a relaxing stroll on the beach between classes or stretching yoga and meditation! This simple a-line skirt is super comfortable and made without the use of a serger. The fold-over waistband is extra comfortable and doesn’t use elastic to make it keep it extra comfy. So, feel free to eat all the tacos and margaritas you want before class! Come learn how to use your home machine to sew knit fabrics and expand what your machine can do for you.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-2 yards of 4-way stretch jersey knit such as Laguna Knits from Robert Kaufman.

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Handmade Watercolors from Earth Pigments – Postcard Project

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kenya Miles

In this workshop you’ll make your own watercolors from earth pigments and a binder. The you’ll use your watercolors to paint and design your own watercolor postcards!

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Latch Hook Statement Necklace

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Paige Kent

Learn the art of latch hook while creating a one-of-a-kind statement necklace! In this class you will learn the basic techniques of latch hook while exploring materials, color interactions, shapes, and how to finish a beautiful necklace. No prior experience required.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19dyingwithironwire”]

Dying with Iron Wire

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Teresa Remple

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

We will take undyed, white silk and make beautiful designs using iron wire. We will each create a couple of pieces to take away. If you want to do another, you are welcome to bring a small piece of fabric or garment to experiment with, as long as supplies last.

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Woven Rope Bowl

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Anne Weil

Make a beautiful woven rope bowl, learning a twining basket weaving technique at the same time. Anne will walk you through this easy and fun weaving technique in no time. Once you get started making these simple woven vessels, you’ll have a hard time stopping!

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How to Create Your Best Customers

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Charlie Gilkey

If you focus your efforts on selling to whomever will buy from you, you end up being scattered, uncertain about where to take your business, and making customers happy at the cost of your own happiness. You’ll walk away from this 90-minute workshop with insights, strategies, and plans to start creating more of your best customers who will increase your profit and save your sanity.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19stainedglasscactussucculent”]

Stained Glass Cactus & Succulent Workshop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Chelsea Brewer

Sponsored by: Delphi Glass

Join Chelsea Brewer of Brewer & Marr Glassworks for a morning (or an evening!) of making glass at Craftcation in Ventura! You’ll get to choose one of three cactus & succulent shaped sun catcher designs in your own color combo, and be guided through the basics of the copper foil stained glass method. Walk away with the knowledge & appreciation of the stained glass craft and your very own sun catcher to display in your home, car, etc.

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Crafting A New Story

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Minaa B.

Imagine a vision board party, but for this workshop, our main focus will be words rather than images. You are the author of your story, yet somehow, as we navigate through life it’s easy to get lost in the opinions of others. So this is a time for you to re-write your story, reclaim your truth and learn how to replace negative thinking with positive uplifting words to encourage and build your self-esteem. This workshop is not only therapeutic, but it will enhance your mental health and wellbeing. It’s also great for those who struggle with anxiety, depression and trauma.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19metaletchedearrings”]

Metal Etched Earrings

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Emily Burton and Jenice Anderson

Use salt water to etch your own custom design on brass to create a pair of earrings. Learn basic silversmithing techniques to cut your etched brass into a custom shape and embellish. Designs can be hand drawn, rubber stamped or cut from contact paper – whatever sparks your creative vision! All levels.

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Think Tank: Design & Branding

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Isaac Watson and Sharon Fain

Do all of these great classes have you fired up to make changes in your business, but not sure where to start? These sessions offer practical and specific advice. If your latest project or product have you feeling stuck, confused or unsure– join us! Gain clarity and understanding through peer feedback and expert insights during these laser-focused roundtable discussions. You’ll walk away with constructive feedback and clear points of action for taking your next best steps. Bring your existing materials (business cards, logo printouts, color palettes, etc.) or designs-in-progress (physical or digital) to hone in on how your branding can work harder for your business and communicate your story. Please note: These sessions are for physical product sellers only.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19sewinglab”]

Sewing Lab

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rebecca Saylor

Sewing lab offers a chance for you to finish projects from your Craftcation workshops. Sewing lab is drop in and first come, first serve. Expert sewist Rebecca will moderate and can offer instruction/advice if needed.

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Crepe Paper Flower Making – Peony

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mélissa Peng

In this detailed three-hour workshop you’ll learn how to create a crepe paper peony inspired by the coral sunset peony variety. Melissa will show you how to create the bloom, stamen, and leaves, as well as various coloring and texture techniques. You’ll also receive a full set of templates and instructions to help you continue on your flower making journey!

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Growing Your Instagram Organically

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Becky Helms

Learn how to organically grow your Instagram following by the thousands and cultivate a community of real, engaged people who love your brand![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19marbledleathercoasters”]

Marbled Leather Coasters

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Sadye Harvey

Sponsored by: Springfield Leather Co.

For beginning students – This workshop will introduce students to the wonder of marbling, an amazing, spontaneous art form that creates beautiful one-of-a-kind surfaces. We will use a traditional method of marbling in a thickened water bath, and have the opportunity to make a few practice prints as we get the hang of the process. Then, we will marble and assemble a set of cork-backed leather coasters, which we will hand finish for a beautiful artisanal effect. These eye-catching coasters will be a welcome addition to any cocktail party or end of summer barbecue, and you’ll be able to apply your new marbling skills to a number of other surfaces – you’ll be hooked!

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Think Tank: Editorial Calendar Planning

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Holly Marsh

Having a consistent social media strategy is key, but what are you even going to talk about? Sign up for this Think Tank and we’ll map out what types of content and create your very own editorial calendar for the coming month(s).[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19sewingbiasdress”]

Sewing a Bias Dress

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Nerine, Lucy and Carol of Baron’s Sewing Center

Take your machine sewing skills to the next level as you create a sleeveless bias cut dress with piping at the neck and arms.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-2 to 3 yards woven fabric for each dress

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Creating a Sewing Pattern from Vision to Final Product

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kimberly Payne

In this workshop I will be walking you through the process of taking your sewing pattern vision from sketch to final product. Whether your product is a garment, bag or even kids items the process of creating the pattern is the same. Not only will I be sharing the basic process but also the ways adding a sewing pattern to your collection can change the way you run your creative business. Through my 5 years creating women’s garment sewing patterns I have taken both a traditional and non-traditional approach to my business and I look forward to sharing that with you.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19ttwebsiteonlineshop”]

Think Tank: Website & Online Shop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Isaac Watson and Sharon Fain

Do all of these great classes have you fired up to make changes in your business, but not sure where to start? These sessions offer practical and specific advice. If your latest project or product have you feeling stuck, confused or unsure– join us! Gain clarity and understanding through peer feedback and expert insights during these laser-focused roundtable discussions. You’ll walk away with constructive feedback and clear points of action for taking your next best steps. Bring your current or work-in-progress website (wireframes and mockups are okay, too) and we’ll offer thoughts on overall design, user experience, and communication. Please note: These sessions are for physical product sellers only.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19brickstitchbeadednecklace”]

Brick Stitch Beaded Necklace

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Michelle Feileacan

Create a beaded pendant with seed beads! You will follow a set design and weave yourself a bold, unique pendant using the brick stitch technique. It’s tricky to get started but once you get it it feels like magic – Beginners welcome!

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ImpressArt Metal Stamping Workshop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rita Pannulla

Sponsored by: ImpressArt

Learn basic metal stamping techniques directly from the source. With dozens of letter sets, hundreds of design stamps, and even the opportunity to have your own custom stamps created, ImpressArt is the world leader when it comes to all things hand stamping. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to personalize wine charms and bottle openers while learning about different tools and techniques with ImpressArt’s own Design Director, Rita Pannulla!

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Pinterest Essentials – All Levels

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jennifer Priest

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll audit our Pinterest accounts and then optimize them for peak performance. Pinterest is one of the top traffic drivers for DIY traffic, with wreaths being the #1 DIY topic on Pinterest. Learn how to position your profile and your content to attract attention from people looking for your products and creative ideas. You should bring your fully charged laptop or tablet, connected to wi-fi and logged into your Pinterest account.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19silverstampedrings”]

Make Your Own Silver Ring

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jenice Anderson

You’ll learn the process of creating a sterling silver ring from measuring to soldering to hammering. You’ll be able to customize your ring using different hammers and finishing techniques. With an option of a thick or thin band it will be a great addition to a stack you already have or a ring you made last year. 

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Dear Self: A Letting Go Experience

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Minaa B.

This workshop was designed to help you focus on growth and resilience, but first, you must be willing to let go of the things that bring you shame in order for you to make a bold step toward living a vulnerable life. This class is going to heartwarming but will require a large amount of bravery and courage. We will write Dear Self letters, addressing who we want to be, affirming ourselves and declaring our truths. We will also unbox our grief, and confront the thing things that we must be willing to let go of in order to live as our best selves. We will then write Letting Go letters, which will be read aloud then crumpled up and thrown into the Letting Go Box. In the end, we will say goodbye to our fears and worries, and as a community, we will support and uplift one another as we move forward in our journeys.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19stainedglasssuncatcher”]

Minimalist Ornament Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Chelsea Brewer

Sponsored by: Delphi Glass

Join Chelsea Brewer of Brewer & Marr Glassworks and Millworks for a beautiful morning (or an evening!) of making glass at Craftcation in Ventura! You’ll get to choose a “Minimalist Ornament” sun catcher design & color combo, and be guided through the basics of the copper foil stained glass method. Walk away with the knowledge & appreciation of the stained glass craft and your very own sun catcher to display in your home, car, etc. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! We will be handling sharp objects, HOT irons liquefying solder, as well as various chemicals. For your protection aprons, oven mitts, latex gloves, & first aid kit will be provided.

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Think Tank: Newsletter Content Creation

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Holly Marsh

You know your email list is your most important (and potentially lucrative) asset when it comes to marketing your business, but if you’re having a hard time coming up with content consistently, this Think Tank will help! We’ll talk about which style of newsletter you prefer, frequency, and draft a list of content to use when emailing your list so you’ll be sending it regularly, and with confidence.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19marbledleatherkeychain”]

Marbled Leather Keychain

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Sadye Harvey

Sponsored by: Springfield Leather Co.

For beginning students – This workshop will introduce students to the wonder of marbling, an amazing, spontaneous art form that creates beautiful one-of-a-kind surfaces. We will use a traditional method of marbling in a thickened water bath, and have the opportunity to develop a color palette and make a few practice prints as we get the hang of the process. Then, we will marble and assemble a set of 4 leather keychains, which we will hand finish for a beautiful artisanal effect. We will use vegetable tanned leather, which is treated with plant derived tannins, a less toxic process than conventional chromium tanning. The final product will be a colorful addition to your key chain, or can be clipped onto your purse or tote as added decoration. You will leave will a newfound understanding of the marbling process, as well as some helpful tips for creating simple leather projects on your own!

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Botanical Bath Soaks

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lela Barker

Sponsored by: Bramble Berry

I’m laying out a buffet of bath goodness and you’re invited to belly up the bar and make your own custom botanical bath soak! There will be an array of exotic salts on hand, along with jasmine + cornflower + rose petals, coconut milk powder, and a curated selection of essential oils. Learn the differences between natural and synthetic oils, discover blending tricks, and start a new addiction creating holistic bodycare products. Attendees will design their own custom soak, then take home additional recipes, information on where to find the best supplies, and a vault of tutorials to feed their new obsession.

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Using Tarot to Envision your Creative Project

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Even Howard

The tradition of Tarot provides rich visual symbolism that we will use to map a large scale creative project. This workshop is ideal for expanding an idea, launching a new line, creating a project of the year plan, building out written copy around products, or getting out of a creative rut. We will use a custom spread of cards to explore questions of why we personally create, sharing our true voice, purpose and audience, media and materials, artistic approach, colors and symbolism, message and goals. Tarot can offer suggestions and inspiration as well as help one find language to express inner ideas. Attendees will enjoy exploring multiple tarot decks and complete the workshop with a custom map for a new project. Feel free to bring a favorite deck if you have one.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19dailypractice”]

How to Approach and Personalize a Daily Practice

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lisa Anderson Shaffer

Lisa will offer a conversation and workshop with an introduction to the These Three Things Project – a nearly 2-year daily practice of recording three things she has learned every day; along with a discussion of how committing to a daily practice enlivens curiosity, deepens devotion, and increases self-acceptance. Break out groups will take place with some introductory ideas into how to begin your own daily practice, along with a Q+A.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19fiberreactivedye”]

Introduction to Fiber Reactive Dye

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Anna Joyce

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

Please join me for my first ever Introduction to Fiber Reactive Dyeing Workshop! This workshop is an introduction to the basics of hand dyeing in brilliant color using fiber reactive dyes. In this workshop we will explore the the basics of fiber reactive dyeing, how to create beautiful hand patterns, mixing colors and problem solving. This workshop is the perfect partner to learn the technique in my book HAND DYED. We will also cover – *How to Identifying fibers that are suitable for dyeing *How to prepare your textiles for dyeing by scouring and mordanting *How to choose the right textile and dye for your project *The basics of color theory when working with dyes *Mixing your own custom colors *Using folded, tied and clamped resists to create beautiful patterns *Curing, washing and caring for your hand dyed items

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The Vision Board Journal

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Minaa B.

This work shop is great for managing mental health and is a great self-care tool. We will create a vision board but within a journal. In our journals, we will also leave room for writing prompts that will focus on self-development and self-discovery. We will write out our goals, what we are thankful for, ways we want to improve ourselves, confront the things we are afraid of and more. If you are interested in creative tools for inner healing, this workshop is definitely for you![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19chalklettering”]

Chalk Lettering for Beginners

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Angie Chua

Don’t have good penmanship? Not artistic? Guess what? Not a problem! Chalk art is all the rage right now, and you don’t have to spend your hard earned money at craft stores to buy pre-made, cheesy chalkboards for your home. Chalk art pieces are perfect for the holidays, school, home decor, weddings, your business etc. They are great anywhere and for anything! In Chalk Art Lettering for Beginners, you’ll learn the basics to working with chalk to create beautiful pieces full of depth, as well as trade tips and tricks that professional chalk artists use to create finished pieces that will WOW your friends.

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Creating a Cohesive and Polished Retail or Unboxing Experience For Your Brand

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Arianne Foulks

Sponsored by: Vistaprint

Retail shop owners have shared with me that often, the packaging that the product comes in is more important than the product itself! Once you get over that unpleasant shock, please join me to discover what is important when packaging your products both to stock store shelves, and to send in the mail to your ecommerce customers. We will discuss how to get an on-brand, professional look that fits with your budget and impresses retail and wholesale customers alike. I’ll include examples as well as printing resources and technical tips.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19itajimeshiboritote”]

Itajime Shibori-Dyeing Tote Bags

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Chelsey Andrews and Lindsay Ponta

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

We’ll learn about itajime, a shibori technique using shapes to create a dye resist for unique patterns. Make your own tote bag, and take home a set of acrylic shapes to dye your own textiles at home.

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Intro to Shopify

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Holly Marsh

With changes happening on Etsy and other similar sites, have you ever thought what you would do if those sites closed tomorrow? If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of having your own e-commerce site, Shopify is definitely one of the more robust platforms on the market. Holly will introduce you to the platform and cover how to get started, plus tips, tricks, and a checklist to help you launch your site and drive traffic to a site that you own.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19embroiderandsewlinentote”]

Embroider and Sew a Linen Tote

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Heidi Kaczenski and Nancy Lenehan

Sponsored by: Sewing Bird Quilts

With our sewing bird kits you will learn how to do basic embroidery stitches on a pre-printed linen panel then put it together on the sewing machine. You will be embroidering a cute corgi on one side with a polkadot pocket on the other. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. At the end of this class you will walk away with a cute linen tote to tuck your knitting or favorite book and snack in.

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Generating Buzz for You Business on a Shoestring

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Sharon Fain

We’ll discuss the magic of PR and social media to help you generate buzz for your business without spending a ton of money.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19icedyeing”]

The Magical World of Ice Dyeing Revealed

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rebecca Saylor

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

What we will learn: • the types dyes and chemicals needed • safe dye practices, how to set up your dyeing area at home (or studio space) • equipment such as measuring cups, colanders and more • prepping the fabric for dyeing • tips for guiding the finished result of the ice dye process (it’s an art!) • dye colour choices and a bit of color theory • setting up the fabric, the ice and the dye • putting color to fabric • rinsing and washing your fabrics

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7 Questions, 7 Answers: How to Plan a No Limits Marketing Strategy

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mélissa Peng

In this interactive session Melissa shares her simple methodology for planning a comprehensive marketing strategy. We start with a no limit approach, capture the most creative ideas, and then fine- tune your 12 month plan. You will leave armed with a set of tips and questions to help you develop a robust plan of your own.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19liverecordingandpodcasting”]

Pimp Your Brilliance Live Recording & Podcasting Workshop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Monique Malcolm

The podcasting industry is exploding right now. All of your faves are launching podcasts and you want to get in on it too. The only problem is that you don’t know how to get started. Attend this live workshop to learn the basics of starting and launching your own podcast. We will cover tech requirements, the equipment you need and a simple way to keep everything organized. Then, stay to watch Monique do a live interview recording with one of Craftcation’s amazing speakers.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19enamelpins101″]

Producing Enamel Pins 101

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Becky Helms

Enamel Pins 101 is a pingame crash course. Learn how to translate your designs into pins, work with a middle person or directly with a manufacturer, package, promote and sell your pins! I’ll go into detail in how I turned my side hustle into a full-time business while working less than 10 hours a week.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19gettingpressforyourbiz”]

Getting Press for Your Business

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Rand

As a former writer and editor for popular blogs, my email inbox would be flooded with off-topic pitches addressed to Kyle. In this session, you’ll learn how to make a media list that is relevant to your press needs and learn the dos and don’ts of pitching and how to craft a killer press release that won’t waste yours or a writer’s time.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19iphoneography101″]

iPhoneography 101

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Sarah Deragon

Sponsored by: FUJIFILM

Learn basic iPhoneography skills and put what you learn to work through a photo challenge. Sarah will cover what to do before you shoot, how to edit photos and which apps to use, cropping, lighting, composition, styling tips and how to silence your inner critic.

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Setting Up Systems for Success

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Isaac Watson

Think systems, be systems! To many creatives, systems mean rules and rules are either scary or made to be broken. But systems have the power to enable productivity and free you up to be even more creative. Not all bad, eh? We’ll talk about developing a systems mindset, look at all the different ways you can embrace systems in your maker business, cover some of the digital and analog tools that a lot of makers employ, learn how to actually identify when a system is working (or not working) for you, and work with fellow classmates to sketch out a system that could be applied to an actual challenge or hurdle in your business.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19marbledleatherhairbarrette”]

Marbled Leather Hair Barrette

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Sadye Harvey

Sponsored by: Springfield Leather Co.

For Beginning Students – This workshop will introduce students to the wonder of marbling, an amazing, sponaneous art form that creates beautiful one-of-a-kind surfaces. We will use a traditional method of marbling in a thickened water bath, and have the opportunity to develop a color palette and make a few practice prints as we get the hang of the process. Then, we will marble and assemble a set of 4 leather hair barrettes, which we will hand finish for a beautiful artisanal effect. We will use vegetable tanned leather, which is treated with plant derived tannins, a less toxic process than conventional chromium tanning. The final product will be a colorful accessory to jazz up your hair style. You will leave will a newfound understanding of the marbling process, as well as some helpful tips for creating simple leather projects on your own!

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Watercolor Brush Lettering

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Amy Tan

Ever want to try your hand at lettering and modern brush script? Join Amy Tangerine as she takes you through the basics of hand lettering and brush calligraphy using watercolors. In this class, you’ll learn how to gain confidence with Amy’s favorite water brush while creating and defining a style that’s all your own. We will go over lettering techniques for forming letters with tools that will help you find your lettering style. At the end of class, you’ll be able to create your own custom lettered print and a skill set that can be applied to future projects. With a little bit of practice and the tools and kit you’ll be given in class to take home, you’ll learn that lettering is therapeutic, fun and a even a little addictive!

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Quickie Crochet Cowl

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Paige Kent

Sponsored by: Fair Isle Yarn / INQ Brands

Learn the basics of crochet including choosing the right hook and yarn for your project, how to chain stitch, how to single and double crochet, crocheting in the round, and finishing your project. In this workshop, we’ll start and finish a trendy neck cowl, perfect to pair with just about any outfit. Warning: All of your friends and family will want you to make them one too, so be prepared! 

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Action Planning for Business Success

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Meghann Halfmoon

You’ve got big, beautiful ideas and have learned all sorts of new tips and tricks for your business. You’re full of inspiration! But within all these fabulous ideas, what is your clear goal? And where do you even start!? How will you know you’re on the right path, or when you’ve reached your goal, without getting overwhelmed or completely burnt out?[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19DischargeDyeingGalaxyBandana”]

Discharge Dyeing: Galaxy Bandana

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Erin Wilder

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

Explore discharge dyeing which allows you to dye dark fabrics after you remove the pigment using bleach. Once the color is removed, we’ll experiment with a variety of application techniques to add color to the discharged areas. Students will end up with a celestially inspired galaxy bandana.

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Roundtable Brand Reviews

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lela Barker

In this hybrid business workshop/office hours, branding expert Lela Barker will lead a group review and critique of a few selected business’ branding who will join her onstage in hot seats. We’ll project the hot seat participants’ websites and online presence on the big screen as Lela and the audience offer live feedback on aesthetics, messaging, price points, photography etc. with an eye towards hosting a constructive discussion and offering specific strategies that everyone (not just the hot seat subjects) can learn from.

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Modern Stenciled Art

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mark Montano

Sponsored by: Deco Art & Walnut Hollow

Get colorful with Designer, TV Host and Best-Selling Author, Mark Montano as he inspires you to create gorgeous modern floral art using an array of stencils and paint from DecoArt and sleek basswood canvases from Walnut Hollow. Walk away with a piece of art ready to compliment any room in your home!

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Reinventing and Keeping Things Fresh

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Adrienne Wiley

Making sure people stay interested in what your business is making and/or doing is a big part of where most entrepreneurs spend lots of time. It can feel like you’re constantly racing between social media, coming up with new products/offerings, and staying on top of your website. In this session you’ll learn how to identify when it’s time for a business refresh. We’ll also talk about creative ways to re-invent your business without breaking the bank. Learning how to quickly and efficiently refresh things can be an invaluable tool help keep your business growing, despite increasing competition and a rapidly changing marketplace. Takeaways include: A brainstorming worksheet to help you come up with ideas for your business refresh, and a planning calendar for scheduling and implementing new things.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19jumpsuitjoy”]

Jumpsuit Joy

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Even Howard

Sponsored by: Missouri Quilt Co.

The thing about jumpsuits is you feel joyful wearing one! Sew your own with custom fit choices and finishing details. Skills you can build include creating your own bias tape, on seam pockets, elastic casing, hand finishing, and making fit adjustments. The local fabric shop Superbuzzy carries thicker linen fabric or pick a print from the Craftcation fabric wall.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-If you are purchasing fabric, please buy 3 yards of no stretch woven material. Essex linen and quilting cottons are great choices.

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Get Legit – Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Janet LeBlanc

This workshop will review of how to set up your financial foundation correctly and get all your ducks in a row. We will walk through my get legit checklist – steps include setting up your bookkeeping system, getting a business bank account, figuring out sales tax & state/local licenses, reviewing your income tax requirements, etc. By the end of the class, you’ll feel confident that you aren’t forgetting any important steps to getting legit.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19getoutofthatfunk”]

Get Out of that Funk and Spark Your Creativity – Panel

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jessica Hannah, Amy Tan, Marie LeBaron, Jennifer Perkins

Sponsored by: Darice

Burned out? Losing Motivation? This panel is for you. Hear the behind the scenes stories of business owners working through their slumps. Learn valuable tools to help get back on track so that burn out doesn’t take you out.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19laserfocusedbranding”]

Laser-Focused Branding

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lela Barker

As the marketplace becomes increasingly dense, the ability to quickly and elegantly communicate our brand values to consumers is more important than ever. Yet too many of us are letting our creativity romp untamed, to the detriment of our ability to succeed as a business. We’re launching too many products, trying to stand for too many things, and trying to appeal to too many people. In this action-packed workshop, we’ll be dissecting three successful brands to analyze how laser-focus keeps them on track and connected with their target audience. From product collection and price points to photography and unboxing, we’ll discover what makes these brands tick and learn how we can connect these same dots for our own brands.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19pricingpitfalls”]

Pricing Pitfalls

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lela Barker

Sponsored by: Darice

Pricing expert Lela Barker offers a new spin on her much-loved pricing workshops with Pricing Pitfalls. Lela will share the mistakes and pitfalls she sees makers do time and time again and offer alternatives so you can create a structure for your pricing beyond simply how to price your products which includes things like how to smartly run sales and  promotions so that they don’t erode brand value, how to navigate the rollout of a price increase, how to price products for future expansion into a business with a home base that isn’t your actual home and more!

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Felt Flower Wall Hangings

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Erin Garcia

In this workshop, learn to make felt flowers and design an inspirational wall hanging. Try your hand at a die cutter tool to create a custom mantra, too!

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Legal Planning for Legacy and Estate for Creatives

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Allysia Holland and Jill Bates-Moore

A thing that’s always real when you’re in business whether you’re at it solo or with a partner/team is what happens if something happens to you? So how do you plan for some of the simple things like taking a vacation, or the bigger things like maternity leave or an unexpected absence due to illness or incapacity? And, what do you want for the legacy of your business when you pass away? There are ways to plan for all those things so that the people you care about know what you want and are empowered to make it happen. And for those that aren’t in business but have rich creative lives that might be filled with supplies, works in progress, and/or finished work, there is a legacy in that creative life that is worth planning for.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19paintpouredart”]

Paint Poured Art

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mark Montano

Sponsored by: Deco Art & Walnut Hollow

Let your favorite colors flow with Designer, TV Host, and Best-Selling Author, Mark Montano, as he inspires you to create magical, paint-poured art using a rainbow of paints from DecoArt and trendy boho surfaces from Walnut Hollow. Get fearless with color and create a bold & beautiful piece of art for your home!

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Getting to Know Your Schedule C

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Janet LeBlanc

Similar to the class I presented last year – A thorough walk through of your Schedule C, the income tax form most of us file each year for taxes. There are so many questions surrounding this form, and we will take it section by section. We’ll discuss what needs to be reported where, how you know where to get the numbers, common business deductions, how your business affects your personal tax situation, self-employment taxes, and more. By the end of this course, you’ll breathe easier knowing what to expect at tax time instead of being scared or surprised![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19TargetConsumer”]

Finding Your Target Consumer: Understanding your customer and Who SHOULD be Your Customer

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mélissa Peng

Have a product and struggling to find your customer? Have a target but not sure how to reach them? In this session we’ll help you define your target customer, refine your customer if you already have one, and give you the building blocks to help you start a consumer centric marketing plan. In addition to an in-class work session, you’ll also leave with a list of thought starters and exercises to help you dive deeper on your journey of customer understanding![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19blockprinting”]

Block Printing

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Teresa Remple

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

Learn how to design, draw and carve your own block and then print onto fabric and journals. You’ll get to use multiple colors, create your own blocks and repeat patterns. Come with something in mind to carve or think of something on the fly…everyone is welcome!

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Website Content That Sells and Drives Traffic

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Arianne Foulks

Your website content can be used to interest, tempt, and inform your customers. If created strategically, it can also bring traffic to your site from Google. Learn more about some basic and advanced Search Engine Optimization tips while we discuss what kind of content is important on your website, and how to optimize your site for both sales and traffic. We will talk about leveraging your informational text, blog posts, product reviews and testimonials, as well as your FAQ and how to pages.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19ccddoodledaze”]

Casual Craft: Doodle Daze

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Dawn DeVries Sokol

Whether you think can draw or not, everyone can doodle! Doodling is a relaxing, meditative form of creating and we will work from several prompts to get your lines on the page. Bring a sketchbook and favorite pen, if you have one. We’ll supply different marking tools for experimenting. No matter what form of craft or creating you love, doodling can benefit your art.

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Introduction to Sashiko

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jessica Marquez

Students will receive a 4″ sashiko sampler of their choice with a pre-printed design so that they can start stitching immediately – no pattern transfer necessary! Students will learn about the history of sashiko, the basics of stitching sashiko, all while enjoying a fun, easy to make sampler. This class is open to all levels.

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Know Your Numbers – Beyond the Basics

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Janet LeBlanc

Sponsored by: Darice

In this workshop, we’ll dig deep into your numbers & financials to tab into the health of your business. We’ll dive into interpreting your income statement and discuss concepts like profit margin, conversion rates, product mix and more. By diving into this data, we will discover how you can run your business more effectively and efficiently.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19leatherjewelrypainting”]

Abstract Leather Jewelry Painting

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jennifer Perkins

Sponsored by: Springfield Leather Co.

Just like pattern creation in a sketch book or canvas those same abstract design ideas can be applied to leather and made wearable. Students will learn about creating small abstract patterns, color combinations and leather cutting ideas to make one of a kind jewelry pieces. Instructor Jennifer Perkins has had her jewelry designs featured in Elle Accessories, Teen Vogue, The New York Times and more.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19travelersnotebook”]

Traveler’s Notebook

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Amy Tan

Sponsored by: FUJIFILM

Customize your own Traveler’s Notebook with watercolors, stickers, stamps and more. You’ll learn great techniques to preserving your memories in this fun and portable travel journal. It will be a modern day version of a scrapbook. You can even make it to hold notes and mementos from Craftcation Conference!

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Made to Measure Yoga Pants/Leggings

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Allysia Holland and Jill Bates-Moore

Sponsored by: Girl Charlee Fabrics

In this workshop we will start with taking a proper set of body measurements. We’ll use those measurements to draft a pattern to make a pair of made-to-measure and perfectly fitted yoga pants/leggings, complete with crotch gusset and your choice on waistband size. You will leave with a pattern that you can use over and over plus a set of lower body measurements you’ll be able to translate for future sewing. (*This is an intermediate level sewing class. Participants should have sewing experience and basic garment construction experience.)

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

2 yards of knit fabric- needs to be at least 75% 4-way stretch athletic or performance type fabric. If 75% stretch fabric isn’t available, then 50% should do. Most important is that it’s athletic or performance-type fabric, not sweater-type or scuba knit. It needs to have some “snap back” for leggings.  54-60-inch width preferred so that all body types can be accommodated.

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DSLR Product Photography for Creative Minds

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Marlo Miyashiro

If you would love to once and for all understand your DSLR camera and learn how ISO, Aperture, F-stop, and Shutter Speed, all work together to create great photos, this is the class for you! Written for the creative mind, this class will teach you the ins and outs of your camera in a way that will help you visualize the results you need and give you the knowledge you need to take better photos right away! Bring your camera and owners manual to class (most makes and models have free manuals available for download online) so you can follow along and get to know your camera’s many different settings to start using it to its fullest creative potential![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19sewyourownunderpants”]

Sew Your Own Underpants!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Meghann Halfmoon

Sponsored by: Spoonflower

Have you always wanted to make your own underwear? It can be a great way to use up scraps of fabric after sewing t-shirts or tank tops. And it’s also just fun! We’ll use my basic underpants pattern to make your own custom undies. You’ll leave this class being able to use the “burrito method” and dancing around in your fancy (under) pants!

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-1 yard of stretch cotton or bamboo fabric, with approx. 5% Lycra. Make sure it’s a 4-way stretch!

-1/4 yard 100% cotton knit fabric (solid color)

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Think Tank: SEO, Blogging & Content Marketing

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mallory Whitfield

Questions about SEO (search engine optimization), blogging, or content marketing? Bring ’em on! Come with specific questions, and we’ll brainstorm ways to increase your website traffic.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19sewingbabytowel”]

Machine Embroidery & Sew a Hooded Baby Towel

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lucy Scinta

Let us help you embroider a cute chick or turtle on a bath towel using Bernina embroidery machines and then you’ll create a hooded towel perfect for babies and toddlers. This is a gift you’ll be proud to give any new parent.

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Walking Photo Tour

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Sarah Dergaon

Location: Meet on the front steps of The Tavern

Explore the nooks and crannies of downtown Ventura while getting expert photography tips to get the most out of your iPhone or DSLR camera. Sarah will guide you through taking stellar photos on-the-go as well as help you determine how to take your best photos by picking what to shoot, editing, lighting, composition, cropping and styling tips.

*Please bring your phone with camera and/or another camera.

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Woven Necklace

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Anne Weil

Make a beautiful woven statement necklace with a couple yards of chunky rope and fun novelty yarn. Anne Weil walks us through how to use the rope as a loom, teaches basic and soumak weaving techniques, as well as ghiordes knots, to make this gorgeous necklace.

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Making “Money Moves” in Your Business

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Adrienne Wiley

In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, entrepreneurs are having to get creative about ways to generate revenue. In this session, we’ll discuss ways to best leverage your current streams of income, and also how to “think out of the box” with new ways to make money from what you’re currently doing. The name of the game is maximizing revenue without spreading yourself too thin.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19graphicpillowsewing”]

Graphic Pillow Sewing Workshop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rebecca Saylor with Jenny Lemons

Sponsored by: Spoonflower

Students will have the opportunity to select a favorite Jenny lemon’s image and then in class we will learn to cut, sew and stuff (using the stuffing bear!) & finish the pillow and make a hand embroidered tag.

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Casual Crafting: Acrylic Pouring

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Affleck

You’ve seen it, its mesmerizing! Come pour some paint and watch it flow! We will be pouring on some wood pieces that can be turned into magnets or create a miniature masterpiece on a  canvas.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19imagetransfertechniques”]

Mastering Three Image Transfer Techniques

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Chelsey Andrews and Lindsay Ponta

Sponsored by: FUJIFILM

We’ll learn three different techniques to transfer printed images onto wood, glass, and ceramic, including art using your personal photos. Make three unique gifts to take home and the supplies to create even more.

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Collaboration 101

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Adrienne Wiley

One of the biggest trends in business right now is collaborations. They are happening across all industries and can do amazing things for everyone involved. In this session you’ll learn about innovative ways to collaborate, how to structure the partnership financially, identifying the right brand/business for a mutually beneficial collaboration, and how to pitch a potential collaborator. Takeaways include: Identify collaborations that are beneficial for your business, Quick Guide on how to pitch potential collaborators, list of collaboration resources.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19bathscrubbie”]

Crochet Bath Scrubbie

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Marie LeBaron

Join me for a casual crochet craft – a super simple Crochet Bath Scrubbie you can do in a flash! If you’ve been crocheting for a little while now, you could probably crochet one of these scrubbies in the time it takes to fill up the bath, they’re that quick! Or if you’re new to crochet, I’ll guide you through the beginning steps to make a crochet bath scrubbie of your own! 

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Line Sheets and Catalogs for Wholesale Success

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Marlo Miyashiro

Once you’ve decided to pursue wholesale accounts, you’ll want to make sure your marketing materials are set up to encourage your wholesale buyers to commit to an order. Learn best practices from Marlo Miyashiro, owner of The Handmade Showroom in Seattle, WA and find out what it takes to create effective line sheets, print and online catalogs and wholesale order forms that will encourage your buyers to place bigger orders more often. We’ll also cover some helpful tips on setting your wholesale terms and prices that work with today’s industry standards. All participants are encouraged to bring a current line sheet and/or catalog for a chance at an in-class review.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19CcSpirographPennant”]

Casual Craft: Spirograph Pendant

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Darice

Get only good vibes with this 70s inspired craft that can be used as a necklace or decorative hanging. Get groovy and explore color, composition and needles arts creating an oversized Spirograph pendant using a plastic canvas and wood backer and waxed cotton cording.

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Casual Craft: Macramé Keychain

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Darice

Explore macramé and basic beading when you create this 70s inspired keychain. You’ll learn classic macramé knots that you can build on to create hangings of all sizes as you work with cotton cording, love beads and a key ring. 

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A Mini Punch Needle Project

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Christie Beniston

In this workshop, you’ll be using a #14 Oxford mini punch needle to make a small wall hanging or mug rug (a.k.a. a fancy coaster!). You’ll learn how to use a punch needle, how to create the correct size stitch with the needle, and how to hem your finished projects. The Oxford #14 Mini Punch Needle creates a short, 1/8″ loop that mimics needlepoint and is delightfully fast and easy! The “mini” can be used with 3-ply tapestry yarn, worsted weight knitting yarn, sock yarn and many other yarns of similar sizes. This class is a great way to use up leftover knitting yarns! And because the #14 Oxford Mini Punch Needle makes a smaller loop it allows you to punch into vintage wool and other fabrics, allowing for endless future projects! You will have several designs to choose from and you can let us know your choice when you register. No previous experience necessary! Your class kit includes 100% wool rug yarn, a Morgan No-Slip hoop and monks cloth with pre-printed pattern. An Oxford punch needle with handbook, stitch gauge, and box ($32 unboxed/$39 boxed) can be borrowed during class and purchased after class if desired.

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Sewing a Wardrobe Staple: The Classic Cardigan

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kimberly Payne

Have you mastered the basics of sewing with knits and want to try something a little more advanced, than this class is for you. Every wardrobe needs classic pieces that mix and match with other pieces in your wardrobe either handmade or store bought. In this class we will be sewing a classic cardigan while stretching your knit sewing skills by learning about adding buttons and buttonholes to a knit garment. You will leave this workshop with not only a new wardrobe staple but the confidence to continue to expand your knit sewing skills. We will be sewing my Phinney Ridge cardi pattern which is the perfect intermediate knit project.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-1 3/4 yards Cotton Lycra, Sweater knit, French Terry or Jersey

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Indigo Dying 101

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Anna Joyce

Sponsored by: Dharma Trading Co.

In this workshop students will learn to set up and care for an indigo vat and learn basic tie dye and shibori techniques. We will concentrate on folded, tied and clamped resists to create beautiful patterns on a natural fiber textiles. Students will leave with beautiful stylish textiles for wardrobe and home to gift to friends and family, if you can stand to give them away!

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Casual Crafts: Felt Succulent Mini Gardens

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Erin Garcia

In this drop in make and take mini class, learn to make felt succulents and plant a miniature faux succulent garden. Adorn your garden with decorative rocks and tiny creatures. Warning: this craft is addictive!

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Think Tank: Refining your Target Market

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mélissa Peng

In this small group session we will work together to refine your target market using a series of tried-and-true exercises.

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Himmeli, PomTass, Felt Air Plants – Oh, My!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Erin Garcia

Sponsored by: Clover

In this three-fer workshop learn to make geometric art with paper straws, pom-tass (a pom pom and tassle wonderchild!), and a felt (yes, felt!) air plant! Assemble your creations to create one mighty fancy piece of art, perfect for home or office and to wow all your friends.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19enameljewelry”]

Enamel Jewelry

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Sarah Meranda

Enamel is fun and expressive way to add color and awesomeness to your jewelry. In this workshop you will be creating stencils to use for surface design, as well as various mark making. We will be learning the different properties of enamel, vitreous vs liquid and basic jewelry assembly. Using copper as a base metal to make pendants and earrings, we will explore techniques such as sgrafitto, millefiori , stencils, graphite, ink and decals.

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Linen Brush Lettering + Mini Banner

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Dianuh Gundersen

In this class, Dianuh of Chasing Linen will teach you the art of brush lettering on linen banners. With step-by-step instructions, students will receive hands-on practice on how to brush letter on paper before moving onto lettering on fabric. Students will leave with 2 linen banners they lettered to hang in their home or to use as a signage or backdrop for special events such as bridal showers or weddings. We will supply all the materials including a brush lettering packet created by Dianuh, a brush marker, and supplies to create 2 linen banners for students to keep. Let’s get creative together, join us for our #CLworkshop!

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Buttonholes 101 – Embellished Wristlet Class

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lucy Scinta

Learn how to create the perfect buttonhole while making your own one-of-a-kind embellished with trims and fabrics. There will be a wide variety of fabrics and trims to chose from so you can create a cuff that reflects your style.

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Macramé Wall Hanging

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jennie Lennick

Sponsored by: Joone Creative

All you need to learn the art of macramé is two hands and some rope. In this workshop, you will create a wall hanging that utilizes the most important knots in macramé- the half hitch, square knot, larks heads knots, overhand knots, and half square knots. Once you learn these skills, you will be able to create large and more intricate pieces on your own. Each student will leave with a completed retro-chic wall hanging, ready to adorn their walls. Wall hangings measure at least 8″ x 12.

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Circular Woven Cotton Trivet

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Anne Weil

Anne Weil shows us how to add some handmade charm to your entertaining style with these gorgeous, woven cotton trivets. No loom necessary! Use the same technique and different embroidery hoop sizes to create a whole matching set for your next gathering. Or, frankly, they’re pretty enough to hang on the wall!

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Modern Clay Jewelry

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Erin Wilder

Learn the basics of working with polymer clay in this hands on workshop. You’ll learn about color, composition and basic jewelry making skills as you create modern clay shapes that you’ll construct into earrings.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

How to Convert a Great Idea into a Doable Project

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Charlie Gilkey

To be a creative person is to be a wellspring of ideas, but too many ideas can lead to creative constipation. Here’s the thing, though: you don’t *do* ideas — you do projects. During this workshop, we’ll take a fuzzy idea and coax it into a doable project; along the way, we’ll address some common roadblocks and derailers so you can bake overcoming them into your plan.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19screenprintingforthehome”]

Screen Printing: Art for the Home

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Jenny Kraten

During this class, you will learn the basics of Screen Printing from a DIY perspective. We will discuss the different techniques of setting up an image onto a screen and introduce you to all the tools you will need for success! Each student can choose to screen print from a variety of pre-made screen images.

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Creative Ways to Drive Online Traffic

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Work smarter, not harder, as you discover how to hack your existing blog posts and website content to create epic, evergreen content to grow your website traffic. We’ll explore creative ways to drive traffic to your online content, sharing our knowledge of blogging, social media marketing, and SEO. Learn how to use Google Analytics to identify your best-performing content and optimize it to convert browsers into buyers. Discover how creating Pinterest-friendly images for your content can skyrocket its visibility, and see how your best-performing content can be converted into revenue-generating products. You’ll come away from this session with actionable ideas for how to drive more traffic to your website and grow your brand online.

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Woven Fiber Necklace/Belt

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Lisa Anderson Shaffer

Spend the morning with fiber artist Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose as she teaches us how to make one of her best selling designs, the Joshua Necklace/Belt. In this class you will learn Lisa’s own methods for hand weaving and cord wrapping this versatile fiber design that can be worn a multitude of ways as a necklace and a belt. We will start with instruction and weaving and cord wrapping practices and end with examples of knotting techniques to style the necklace and belt in a variety of different ways. You will have an opportunity to create your own Joshua Necklace/Belt along with create your own design using Lisa’s weaving and wrapping techniques. Each student will be given cotton & hemp cord (enough to make a Joshua Necklace/Belt and to play and create their own design), cotton storing bag, needle and needle book, and printed knot and styling technique info sheet/book.

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Fast, Easy and Fun! Rug Hooking Using a Punch Needle

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Christie Beniston

In this class you will learn how to use a punch needle, how to create the correct size stitch with the needle, and how to hem your finished project. These basic skills will allow you to complete your coaster and move on to larger projects such as pillows and rugs with confidence! Your class kit includes 100% wool rug yarn, a No-Slip Hoop and monks cloth with pre-printed pattern. An Oxford punch needle with handbook, stitch gauge, and box ($32 unboxed/$39 boxed) can be borrowed during class and purchased after class if desired.

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Sewing a Wardrobe Staple: The Classic Tee

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kimberly Payne

Every wardrobe needs a classic tee, and making one that actually fits your body is even better. If you have been interested in learning how to sew garments or consider yourself a garment pro who has been intimidated by working with knit fabrics, this is the class for you. In this class I will walk you through the basics of sewing with knits as well as some of the common fitting adjustments to know when sewing your own garments. You will leave this class not only with a new tee but also the confidence to sew more garments or even just a closet full of these. We will be sewing my Montlake Tee pattern which is a great beginner knit pattern.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-1 3/4 yards Cotton Lycra, Lycra Spandex, ITY, Sweater knit, French Terry or Jersey

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DIY Shoes : Make Your Own Espadrilles

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Melissa Quaal

Curious about making your own shoes? Why not make a pair of adorable espadrilles to walk home in! They are great for the on-again / off-again at the airport OR they make an awesome gift! In this workshop, we will use espadrille shoe soles and yarn along with fabulous fabric to make our own pair of comfortable shoes. Join us and begin your love of shoe-making. You can, of course, make them for yourself but there are also kid sizes if you want to surprise a little person.

*We will have fabric for all sewing workshops but please bring your own if you want a special fabric/to ensure you’ll have something you love.

FABRIC YARDAGE (per student):

-1/2 yard of Canvas

-1/3 yard of regular Cotton fabric

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Casual Craft: Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Joan Goodspeed

These wraps are easy to make and replace plastic wrap in your kitchen. Beeswax is antifungal and studies suggest it is also antimicrobial. Use them to pack your snacks or sandwiches and cover or wrap your leftovers. The upkeep and cleaning of your wraps is very straightforward. Use them until they no longer work and then compost them.

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Think Tank – Product Critique

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Rand

Bring your physical product woes and together we’ll find a way forward. Please bring samples of your work and be ready to share your goals for your product along with your retail or wholesale website to help with your product evaluation.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19traveljournaling”]

Travel Journaling

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Dawn DeVries Sokol

Does art journaling seem daunting to you? Learn my 3-step process and all the pieces will fall into place. We’ll start with stage 1 for the first half of the class and then learn stages 2 and 3 when we head down to the beach to document our time in Ventura. Be ready to paint, collage, and doodle/write. If you have any favorite mark-making tools, please feel free to bring them. For collage, please bring a quart-size Ziploc bag full of bits and pieces to use. (Think old photos, ribbons, wrappers, pattern paper, ticket stubs, anything flat.) We’ll discuss different ways to attach these items. Other goodies will be supplied.

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Casual Crafting: Embroidered Merit Badges

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Affleck

Using felt and basic embroidery stitching each attendee can make themselves a merit badge to celebrate their newly concurred skill or knowledge. Badges can be proudly displayed on their lanyard or even gifted to those earning them from others.

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Casual Crafting: Cement Casting

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Kelly Affleck

Dabble in cement casting while not only mixing your own cement but dyeing a variety of colors to create your own marbled masterpiece! It’s quick, satisfying and gorgeous!

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Break Through Your Fear and Paint: Stop Freaking Out, Just Let Go and Make Something!


With: Jennifer Perkins

Fine art is overrated, embrace your creative side and just paint. In this class you will create small piece of art with instructor Jennifer Perkins all the while discussing why there is no right or wrong way to create art that makes your heart happy. Many people find painting intimidating as if they need to have taken lessons, gone to college for it or know how to paint a realistic bowl of fruit. Jen will help you quit freaking out and overthinking it and just break through your fear and paint.

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Craftcation Check-In


When you arrive at Craftcation, meet us in the hotel lobby to check in and get your gift bag, badge and program on Wednesday 12:00-3:00 and Thursday 9:00-2:00. *If you arrive at Craftcation when check-in isn’t open, head to the pop-up shop in the Zuma room at the Marriott and staff will assist you. 

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Pre-Craftcation Plan

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rebecca Saylor

Don’t get overwhelmed by all the good stuff happening at Craftcation! Get laser-focused on making the most of your short time with us and navigate the firehose of information that’s about to be unleashed. We’ll help you create a game plan to build relationships with presenters, sponsors and attendees, learn new business and craft skills, plus create space for self-care. If you’re a first-timer, we highly encourage you take this class.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19meetandgreet”]

Meet + Greet for First Time Attendees + Introverts

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Rosalie Gale and Kelly Affleck

Sponsored by: Vistaprint

Hate networking? Dislike talking to strangers but know you’ll have to do it at this conference? Dreading it? Wanna force yourself to jump right in so you don’t chicken out? Yeah. Me too. Join us on Wednesday evening while we practice our small talk skills on each other and probably accidentally make friends with some other introverts in the process. You won’t hate it. You’ll see.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19precraftcationparty”]

Craftcation Kick-off Party


Location: Fluid State Beer Garden 692 E. Main Street / Ventura, CA 93001

Sponsored by: Paper Source

Join us for special pricing on food and drinks and a paper flowers make and take with Paper Source, metal stamping with ImpressArt and a StickerYou/Notorious Tattoos “tattoo” parlor, too![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19ThursdayNightOpeningDinner”]

Thursday Night Opening Dinner

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Sponsored by: Darice

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds and Events Center – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Join us at the Craftcation Opening Dinner for DIY crafting including a Grow Your Creativity Activity with Marie LeBaron & Darice, Felt Flair with Erin Garcia, a leather crafting make and take with Antonio Valadez of Cuero 1376, Button Making with Rosalie Gale, Make and Takes with Walnut Hollow, DecoArtClover and ImpressArt, meeting and mingling with fellow attendees, author book signings, drinks provided by Day Owl Rosé and Harken Wines, Kombucha provided by Health-Ade, our friends at AuraDome will be taking aura photos and of course….Dinner!

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Embrace Your Weird Judgement Free Dance Party

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Mallory Whitfield

Shake your groove thang at this judgement-free, body-positive, booze-optional, sequins-always-encouraged dance party.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19cityhalllunch”]

Lunch (Friday and Saturday)

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]FRIDAY LUNCH:

The Tavern – 211 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93001

Join us for lunch in The Tavern! Feel free to grab your lunch to go or enjoy in the restaurant. This lunch is included in your Craftcation ticket & you can purchase discounted drinks if you want a cocktail, craft beer or glass of wine.


Location: San Buenaventura State Park & Beach 911 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001 (Across the street from the Marriott hotel)

Join us for our first ever lunch at the lovely state park across the street from the Marriott! We’ll have a selection of local food trucks with discounted special menus for Craftcation attendees. Grab your lunch to go and sit in the park, head a block down to the beach or back to the hotel.

Here are the trucks joining us with lunch options (meals will range from $8-15ish):
– Cousins Maine Lobster and Baby’s Badass Burgers

Also joining us with treats, coffees, extras will be:
– Desserts To Die For and Mister Softee of Southern California

* Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.

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Wanderings: A Self-Guided Art Walk


Craftcation and Rosalie Gale are excited to present Wanderings, A Self-Guided Art Walk that will take place during Craftcation at the Marriott Ventura (aka: “Craftcation Central”) on Friday, April 5th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Grab a “passport” and a map and start wandering through the hotel to different experiences created by attendees. Stay tuned for more information on the experiences.


If you’re an attendee or presenter and you want to join Wanderings and create your own experience:

• Applications will be available in a link here starting 1.10.19 and will close 2.20.19. There is no fee to participate.

All Wanderings room hosts and anyone who collects stamps from every room will be entered into a drawing for a free ticket to Craftcation 2020.

*Other prizes will be awarded for experience creators and those prizes will be announced closer to the event.


Stop by the Wanderings info table (upstairs at the Marriott) and pick up a map and passport when you arrive at Craftcation or anytime before Wanderings begins.

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Happy Hour & Iron Craft Contest


With: The Craftcation Team + Holly Marsh

Sponsored by: Darice and Day Owl Rosé 

Join us for happy hour in the Marriott Hotel bar. Day Owl Rosé is providing a complimentary wine bar, the Marriott Bar will have special discounts on drinks and food for Craftcation attendees and we’ll have our Iron Craft America Contest.

It’s back! Year Two: Ready….CRAFT! Iron Craft America where Craftcation attendees can go head-to-head against another maker to vie for the Master Crafter prizes is back and your defending champion will be there to try and hold her title of Master Crafter. Competitors will be given a basic set of craft supplies and will need to make a super rad creation in minutes…but there’s a catch: competitors will need to include the Secret Supply Item, which will be revealed just as the timer starts! Come watch or better yet, participate in this fast-paced, creative, yet fun event at Happy Hour!

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Craft Supply Swap-O-Rama!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Joan Goodspeed

Ready to get rid of your craft clutter? Bring your gently used craft supplies that you no longer need to Craftcation’s Craft Supply Swap-O-Rama and gift them along to a fellow attendee. Please drop off your items between 3:30-4:30 on Friday night. Come back for the Swap-O-Rama from 6:00-7:30 and score some new craft supplies.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19satnightparty”]

Badass Women Throughout History Saturday Night Party


Location: The Tavern – 211 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA

Join us “off-campus” at The Tavern in downtown Ventura for our themed party celebrating the women who have shaped our lives and the world. Dress up to honor a real or fictional woman that has inspired you.

Maybe it’s Michelle Obama, Pat Benatar, Ellen Ripley (aka Sigourney Weaver in Alien), Sojourner Truth, Dolly Parton, Nina Simone, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Yuri Kochiyama, Erin Brockovich, Betty White or maybe even your mom or your 4th grade English Lit teacher.

The Tavern will have a special discounted drink and snack menu for Craftcation attendees plus we’ll have dancing, a photo booth, trivia games, a badass “tattoo” parlor and AuraDome will be taking aura photos!

If you don’t feel like dressing up, don’t worry, just bring your awesome self!

P.S. – Thanks to Craftcation presenter Jenice Anderson for this awesome theme idea!

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Make & Take: Fabric Dye Coloring Pages


With: Rebecca Saylor

Join Rebecca for this make and take that’s a fresh take on coloring books. Instead of paper, you’ll color on fabric and instead of pencils, you’ll use fabric paint to create unique designs on these fabric coloring book pages. Feel free to grab a cocktail, cup of tea or snack from the bar and join us for this quick and fun craft. 

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CommuKnity Movie Screening


A tale of women, rebels, and a whole lotta yarn. 

Once a year, tens of thousands of knitters, crocheters, spinners and dyers, flood the streets of Portland, Oregon to experience the biggest and weirdest yarn crawl in the world! COMMUKNITY takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and inspiring look into the unexpected, yet endearing, community of thread fanatics, fashion designers, and yarn businesses that keep these passionate, quirky, fiber fiends wound up.

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Closing Ceremony & Keynote


With: The Craftcation Team and Amy Tan

Join us for our closing ceremony, announcements of contest winners and closing keynote presentation from creative and entrepreneurial powerhouse Amy Tan who will celebrate her 8th time teaching at Craftcation (YEP, she’s taught at every Craftcation since our very first one!) by getting all of us empowered and inspired as we say goodbye to Craftcation 2019.

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Good Morning Yoga

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Heather Montoya

50 minute yoga class all levels Hatha Flow class- emphasis on grounding and energizing yoga poses. All levels. No experience needed. Morning yoga is a great way to get your brain ready for the busy day ahead. Take your Yoga off the mat and into your day with a greater sense of ease and focus. Studies have shown that practicing Yoga can promote Creative Expression and rewire your Brain for Innovative Thinking.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

It’s Happening! Yoga Pop-In

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With: Heather Montoya

Welcome to your conference… Its finally here and excitement level at check in is OUTRAGEOUS. We are all so pumped when we arrive, so after check in is accomplished head over to Yoga Pop IN..give yourself 15 minutes to get grounded, learn a few simple go anywhere and everywhere yoga poses, and put some go to breathing techniques into your swag bag. Craftcation has A LOT to offer why not take 15 minutes to set your intentions, take some deep breaths, and stretch it out. Me time- condensed version. We’ve called this Yoga Stretch , Yoga Pop UP in the past I called it Yoga Stretch Pop In just to make it feel easy to join -participate- and go.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19surfsideyoga”]

Surfside Yoga

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Meet in the lobby and walk down together (to avoid the guesswork of where is the yoga at) Surfside Yoga expedition heads out at 5 min after the hour and walks down to the beautiful shore. Walking before yoga helps to amplify the results of your poses and is a great way to clear the mind and loosen up before we spread out our towels and salute the sun.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Yoga for People Who are Creative and Like to Make Stuff

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One night yoga class to focus and celebrate creativity. Yoga flows and music to let go and flow. Mental Flexibility is equally as important as physical flexibility, and we CAN HAVE IT ALL!!![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502044554621{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text el_id=”cc19slowrunnersrunclub”]

Slow Runners Run Club

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Even if you’ve only been planning on running from zombies, all are welcome as we start the day with a brief jaunt down Pierpoint Blvd down to Marina Park (a 2.2 mile loop). Walkers, new runners, and experienced runners are welcome![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row]