Arts, Crafts, Classes and Repairs

“Ilah is friendly and knowledgeable.  Her relaxed, mellow attitude towards measurements and instruction made me feel comfortable about trying the recipes on my own.  My first batch that I created in my kitchen turned out beautifully and it was great fun to do.”-Annie Kenny

“I liked that I could ask questions that were not necessarily addressed in the books. I also liked the peaceful, creative setting.”-Rebecca Anaya

Private Classes

Students can meet with me privately at Black Squirrel, in their home or a location of your choice. A one-hour class is $50 or $70 for two students.

Group Classes in Berkeley and Albany

Holiday Crafts Fair At Black Squirrel Noon-4pm at Black Squirrel 651 Addison St Ste. B Berkeley CA 94710 (510) 561-3680

Do you want to sell or trade your hand made items? Wanna purchase holiday gifts made by your friends and local crafters? Black Squirrel will host a shop and swap Saturday November 17th 12-4pm. If you would like to sell or trade, contact Mim Weisburd at mimsyart@gmail.com to reserve a table ASAP. Space is limited, but we will try to fit in as many people as we can. We welcome casual shoppers as well, just show up and bring cash.

So far we will have jewelry, lotion, baked goods, ceramics, holiday ornaments and cute knit and crochet items! Perfect gifts for friends, family or yourself (heh heh)!

Fair Isle Class (Intermediate)12pm-2pm Sunday December 2nd at Black Squirrel 651 Addison St. Ste. B Berkeley CA 94710 Enrollment is $35
You too can decorate hats and fingerless gloves with adorable repeating patterns in contrasting colors! We will learn how to juggle two colors at once with smooth, even results. Students should know how to knit in the round with either cable or double pointed needles and 1×1 ribbing. Students should bring a very light and dark colored worsted or dk yarn, corresponding 16″ or double pointed needles, and a stitch marker. save 10% if they purchase materials at Black Squirrel.

BRIDGE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE

Join us at Bridge Storage and ArtSpace on Saturday, December 15th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 233-3348 and find us online at www.bridgestorage.com.

Enjoy food and drink and holiday shopping from local crafters and makers.

ABOUT BRIDGE

Bridge Storage and ArtSpace has recently launched Coworking. Your membership at Bridge offers the space to design, create, and build, with perks similar to those offered by more conventional co-working spaces. Art studio, Woodshop, and Sewing Lab are all part of the package. A professional film stage and 2200 square foot gallery space are also part of the compound. A commercial kitchen, ADA-accessible restrooms, private art studios, music rehearsal spaces are all in the works.

Beginning Watercolor Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm, February 1-March 8 (6 sessions) Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. Enrollment is $129/res, $139/non-res.

Discover how easy and beautiful watercolor can be. We will make delicate gradations, hard edges and surprising patterns with paint. Then we mix colors and create the illusion of shadow and light to create wonderful still life paintings. Drawing skills are not required for this class, and gentle instruction is provided as needed. A materials list is provided upon registration.

 

Watercolor Landscape March 15-April 19th

Watercolor Landscape Fridays 6:30-8:30 pm March 15-April 19 (6 sessions) Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Ave Albany, CA 94706 (510) 524-9283. Enrollment is $129 /res, $139/non-res.

Learn how to apply layered washes, basic drawing and perspective to create simple and beautiful landscape paintings. Students should have taken beginning watercolor  or an equivalent class. Drawing skills are not required and gentle instruction is provided as needed. A materials list is provided upon registration.