Beginner | 15 min
Taught by Faith Hale
Use text-weight paper and a few simple folds to construct an entire galaxy. In this class paper-crafter Faith Hale demonstrates three different structures: a spaceship, a planet, and a small star you'll make handfuls of. Try it now and discover which one is inflatable! With Faith's enthusiastic guidance and clear instructions, you'll make enough stars for your own milky way.
Learn how to:
  • Make an origami star
  • Make an origami orb
  • Make an origami spaceship
What you'll get:
  • Detailed instruction on how to three origami shapes
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Faith Hale
  • The ability to leave comments, ask question and interact with other students

Astro Origami
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Bone folder
  • For star: strips ½" x 8½" or Daiso Origami Star Paper in 25cm x 1cm sheets
  • For spaceship: 7 ½” x 5 ½”
  • For planet: square at least 7 ½” x 7 ½”, printed planet images from
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July Lookbook // 2019
Paper-Pieced Quilts
Carolyn Friedlander
Explore the time-honored tradition of paper-pieced quilting with Carolyn Friedlander. In this two-part class, Carolyn guides you through her process of designing a paper-pieced quilt from beginning to end. Not only will you see how she turns sketches into schematics for paper piecing, but you’ll also learn Carolyn’s techniques for quilting using free-motion and straight-stitching techniques. This fresh take on paper piecing equips you with the knowledge you need to take your skills to the next level.
July Lookbook // 2019
Take a look at the classes we're releasing in the month of July, plus an additional assortment of classes to help you beat the summer heat.
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Crochet yourself a cuddly squid pal, perfect for dry land or ocean adventures (the bathtub works, too). Cute critter designer, Megan Kreiner, walks you through every step of the crochet process, from tentacle to eyeball. This class is perfect for intermediate stitchers or beginners who would like to up their crochet game. For best results, watch the video instructions alongside the downloadable PDF.
People Watching: A Daily Portrait Challenge
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Professional designer and self-taught illustrator George McCalman writes and illustrates a monthly column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Called “Observed,” the column features sketches and illustrations of the people and personalities he meets on his adventures around the city. Drawing from this experience, George leads you through a month of drawing people by layering colored pencil, pens and paint. Use your own source material and capture the essence of your model’s personality by focusing on gesture, texture, and personality while playfully over-emphasizing features. Be inspired by George’s relentless curiosity and joyful presence as he encourages you to illustrate friends, family, and strangers alike, and reveals his sources for unlikely models and where to find them.
Draft and Sew Wide Leg Pants
Cal Patch
Make a perfect pair of basic pants customized to your own measurements. Cal Patch brings decades of garment-industry experience to the home sewer, taking tricky concepts and breaking them down into simple steps. Learn how to take your own measurements, draft your pattern, and sew up a pair of elastic-waist pants, complete with essential pockets. Cal recommends sewing them up in a medium-weight woven fabric but further customization is up to you: stitch up in a cozy flannel for around-the-house lounging or make in linen for a dressier look.
Urban Sketching 101
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Urban sketching differs from studio drawing by strengthening your connection to the world around you. Artist and urban sketcher David Tenorio shares his love for drawing people and places in public spaces.  In this class he’ll demonstrate how to work with Micron pens to create shape, light and ground, and how to apply these principles to any sketch. He’ll cover the basics of the body including proportion, rhythm and identifiers. Then you’ll learn how to draw foliage and architecture, incorporating perspective, linearity and distance. Finally, he’ll take you to Alamo Square park in San Francisco to sketch what he sees there.  
Galaxy Slime
Faith Hale
There are many ways to make slime but pro-crafter Faith Hale shows you her very favorite method for making a sparkly, swirly version. Using liquid starch, clear glue, nontoxic pigment and fine glitter, we'll make three separate shades before swirling them all together. The slime comes together quickly and clean-up is a breeze.
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Astro Origami
Faith Hale
Use text-weight paper and a few simple folds to construct an entire galaxy. In this class paper-crafter Faith Hale demonstrates three different structures: a spaceship, a planet, and a small star you'll make handfuls of. Try it now and discover which one is inflatable! With Faith's enthusiastic guidance and clear instructions, you'll make enough stars for your own milky way.
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Screen Printing for Beginners
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If you’re brand new to screen printing, this three-part course is the perfect place to start. Screen-printing pro Hilary Williams shows you how to create stencils using tracing paper and use them to make simple prints on paper. Once you’ve gotten the feel for pulling consistent prints, she shows you the ins and outs of printing on fabric. At the end of this course, you’ll know how to set up a screen printing studio, clean and care for your tools, and create successful prints on paper and fabric using any artwork you please.
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Daily Art Challenge: 30 Flowers in 30 Days
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Become endlessly inspired with avid art journaler, painter, and artistic explorer, Pam Garrison. On this month-long journey into botanicals, Pam dances from one medium to another via daily prompts that will keep you on your toes. Working at different scales on a wide variety of surfaces, Pam explores the many technique one can use to express a flower. Along the way, Pam shares her passion for painting and drawing flowers, encouraging you to play with pens, markers, watercolor, acrylics and whatever you have on hand to create and capture magnificent blooms.

Be sure to share what you make in our class gallery and on Instagram #cbdrawaday
Embroidered Leather Cuffs
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