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May 2019

Dark Chocolate Making

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Use all natural ingredients to make your own healthy, delicious and life-enhancing chocolate! Cost: $50.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/4/dark-chocolate-making In this workshop, we will: - learn about the rich history of cacao - try cacao from around the world - make our own chocolate The following supplies are included: - all chocolate making ingredients - tasty add-ons like fruit and nuts You will go home with: - a handcrafted premium chocolate bar - the know-how to…

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Watercolor Florals

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Paint a pretty watercolor floral bouquet with artist Jessica Pidcock. Enjoy some creative r&r while being guided step by step to paint a decorative floral arrangement with watercolors. This workshop is for all skill levels. No experience required. Cost: $50.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/5/watercolor-florals In this workshop, we will: - learn the basic strokes and shapes needed to paint various kinds of flowers and leaves - move from painting individual flowers to composing a painted bouquet…

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Punch Needle Embroidery

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Try your hand at this fun and satisfying ‘chunky’ embroidery done with a punch needle. Go home with your own custom designed market bag or patch! This workshop is geared toward beginners, but all levels are welcome. Cost: $65.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/5/punch-needle-embroidery In this workshop, we will: - learn how to thread yarn through a punch needle - learn how to ‘punch’ fabric with a punch needle - practice using a stitch gauge to achieve…

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Manzanita Baby Mobile

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Design and create a natural hanging mobile for your baby or older child. Cost: $60.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/9/manzanita-baby-mobile In this workshop, we will: - create a natural hanging mobile (a Love Branch) for your baby/child - participate in a 4-step reflective creative process with yourself and group members - plan and construct hanging ornaments which will “tell your story” about your birth and/or parenthood experiences - use simple design techniques such as painting, gluing with…

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Block Printing

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For beginners and dabblers, this block printing workshop will delight and surprise you when you create a unique handmade set of art prints and cards. Invite your mom, daughter, friend, sister or partner! Cost: $70.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/10/block-printing In this workshop, we will: - learn how to transfer a drawing onto a softkut rubber block - safely carve out the negative space (what will stay white) of a drawing - learn how to mix and…

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Brass Wall Hangings

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Create two stunning brass wall hangings to adorn your favorite living spaces! Design original "geo totems" by playing with different combinations of hand cut brass shapes. Cost: $65.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/11/brass-wall-hangings In this workshop, we will: - select and arrange various shapes of hand cut brass sheet metal - create custom shapes - connect the shapes with jump rings - attach the completed hanging to a ring, dowel or piece of driftwood The following supplies…

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Pen & Ink Drawing

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn and practice various pen and ink techniques. Create your own finished drawing in an uplifting and supportive environment. All levels are welcome.Cost: $50.00Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/11/pen-ink-drawingIn this workshop, we will:- learn basic inking techniques to create a variety of effects- apply our new skills to plan, sketch, and ink an original drawing- receive tips & supportive feedback throughout the process- enjoy an afternoon of making with fellow creatives!The following supplies are included:- Fineliner pen, pencil…

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Spring {Detox & Allergy} Acupuncture Clinic

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2019 at 5:30pm

Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Detox, filter, and balance the body by supporting the liver with our community-style seated acupuncture clinic. Offered third Thursdays in April & May, treatments are 20 minutes and end with a yummy stress-relieving elixir. Specific points are selected for those people who suffer with allergies. These treatments are safe and effective for everyone, including pregnant women, nursing mothers and children, and are a perfect way to step into Spring! Dates: April 18 & May 16 Times: Treatments available between 9:00…

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Handmade Journal

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to design and assemble a sweet little book and decorate it with your own hand-carved stamp! Use it as a journal or sketchbook or planner. Cost: $70.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/16/handmade-journal In this workshop, we will: - create and carve a custom stamp pattern - stamp the covers that will be used for their journal - assemble the pieces The following supplies are included: - a journal kit, with covers, book board, cloth spine and…

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Sashiko Mending

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Bring your old jeans and give them a new life! Mend your favorite denim garment using the traditional Japanese Sashiko embroidery technique. Cost: $50.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/17/sashiko-mending In this workshop, we will: - learn and practice the basics of Sashiko embroidery and its application to visible mending - select some fabrics patches to add to your garment to give it some new lines, texture, interest, and most importantly, a new life! The following supplies are…

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Tea Blending

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to use your intuition to blend an herbal tea that is 100% unique to you. Cost: $60.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/18/tea-blending In this workshop, we will: - ground ourselves and prepare for intentional work - use our intuition and listen to our body's messages - learn about the medicinal and magical properties of the herbs you chose - select and blend together herbs - end with tea and discussion The following supplies are included:…

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Succulent Kokedama

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Join artist Cecelia of Succulent Tea to make your own succulent kokedama for your home or garden. These living sculptures are made of an individual succulent artfully wrapped with twine to create a pot-less plant known as a kokedama. Cost: $75.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/18/succulent-kokedama In this workshop, we will: - learn a brief history about kokedama, a Japanese form of bonsai - watch a demo by the instructor making a kokedama step-by-step - go over…

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Play it Forward Santa Cruz

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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A One of A Kind Playshop Festival! Play it Forward Santa Cruz is an all-ages festival of creative playshops, feel-good music and fun experiences demonstrating how play can transform lives and strengthen communities. Brought to you by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation. Play It Forward features a series of “playshops” led by local community organizations such as the Santa Cruz Warriors, the MAH Museum Santa Cruz, Sweaty Sheep Santa Cruz, CASA of…

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Encaustic Collage

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to create vibrate collage artwork using beeswax and tissue paper! Cost: $65.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/19/encaustic-collage In this workshop, we will: - learn a brief history of the encaustic medium and the wax sourcing from beeswax - cut out organic shapes from tissue paper - understand the basics of painting with the wax medium - compose a vibrant 10 in x 10 in encaustic collage that is ready to hang - socialize while being…

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Modern Brush Lettering

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy the delightful and meditative practice of creating beautiful letters and words in this beginner level Modern Brush Lettering workshop with All Hands owner Kendra Dosenbach. You do not need to have good handwriting to excel in brush lettering! All that is needed is a little patience and playfulness. Cost: $50.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/19/modern-brush-lettering In this workshop, we will: - learn how to hold and write with a brush pen - practice basic strokes, letters…

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Avacado Dyeing

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Enter into the magical world of natural and botanical dyeing with local maker, Kaitlin Bonifacio, in this dyeing with avocado workshop. Learn the basics of extracting pigment from fresh and dried avocado stones and skins, and brew a vat of blush pink dye as a group. Three Habotai silk square scarves (21.5 inches) will be yours to experiment with, manipulating the pattern and intensity of color through methods of fabric preparation, folding, and after dye treatment. Cost: $60.00 Registration: Must…

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Luma Prenatal Happy Hour: 2nd/4th Wednesday each Month!

May 22 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on May 22, 2019 at 7:00pm

Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Twice each month Luma hosts curated talks with local professionals teaching on all things prenatal! The Luma Prenatal Happy Hour offers a wide range of topics, from pre-birth fitness to acupuncture, from information on homebirths to writing birth plans! Open to all expectant couples, these sessions are a great way to connect with other growing families and add to your pre-birth toolkit. Come with questions and leave feeling relaxed and prepared for the journey to come. Price: $18 Partners welcome…

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Hammered Brass and Tassel Earrings

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn how to make hammered brass hoops and tassels from start to finish in this two hour jewelry making workshop! Cost: $60.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/25/hammered-brass-and-tassel-earrings In this workshop, we will: - design and form hoops or other fun shapes - hammer and harden the brass - create a hoop closure - attach an ear wire - learn to make wire wrapped tassels - wire wrap tassels to earrings The following supplies are included: - handmade…

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