Amateur crafters, like penguin stenographers, find ways to overcome fused fingers. Superglue under supervision with today's deal: for $40, you get one class at The Crafter’s Studio (up to a $95 value), a beautifully outfitted workspace located downtown.
Artists of all skill and experience levels are invited to The Crafter's Studio to cultivate their creativity and learn new techniques in a warm, encouraging environment. Each of the studio's offered workshops runs approximately three to four hours long, spanning sundry subject matter and art-making methods. Learn to read patterns and construct a good-looking companion for your Sunday slippers in a beginning sewing pajama-pants class (a $55 value). Or, complement a pair of soiree slippers with a handcrafted piece of enamel jewelry (a $65 value) made from fused glass, metal, and hard-to-find fairy-godmother saliva. Domestic divas can make soap from scratch (a $55 value) under the close supervision of well-qualified instructors or work toward revamping their home library in a beginning book-binding class (a $65 value) set to a subliminal Shakespearean soundtrack. Aspiring screen printers (a $95 value) can transplant sketches, photos, or clip art onto t-shirts, posters, and squirming baby foreheads.
To complement the on-site sewing space, The Crafter’s Studio recently added a fabric boutique to its spacious, 2000-square-foot abode. Though most required materials are included in the cost of each class (check online class descriptions for specifics), take advantage of the fully stocked textile shop after your workshop if you need to pick up a few bolts of calico to answer your theatrical calling to stage the world's best Little House on the Prairie retrospectacular.
Call to reserve your spot in class. Some workshops require students to bring their own materials; check the website for details.
Ten Yelpers award The Crafter's Studio a perfect five-star average.
- The store itself is stunning, comfortable, and got me really excited about being creative. Over the summer I treated myself to a pajama pants class, and the whole thing was an amazing experience. – Lizzy E.
- The great thing about the Crafters Studio is all the supplies and instruction are together in one place. I don't have to hunt down the supplies, store them at my house, or spend hours becoming an expert myself. I can go to a single location and actually enjoy my time crafting. – Reachel B.
Downtown Santa Cruz
504 B Front St.
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