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Hotel Santa Barbara

Downtown hotel on State Street in Santa Barbara near beaches & walking distance to Stearns Wharf, shopping, restaurants and night life.
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23 Jan

Hotel Santa Barbara’s Makers Workshop Series

Hotel Santa Barbara is pleased to announce our Makers Workshop Series. We are inviting local artisans to lead classes sharing their craft. Each workshop will be unique like the instructor who leads it.

All classes are open to the public and beginner-friendly. Hotel Santa Barbara guests receive a discounted rate.

Get in touch with your creative side, learn new skills, make new friends, and have a great time!

Makers Workshop Series Schedule

*COMPLETED* Diftwood Wall Hanging Workshop

driftwood wreath hanging on wall

Wednesday, January 29 @ 5:30 pm
$45 per person
RSVP at bit.ly/HSBWorkshop1

Hotel Santa Barbara guests will receive a discount of 20% off. Please inquire with Front Desk.

Wild Buffalo Workshop’s artist Alana Clumeck will guide you through creating a driftwood wall hanging or wreath using aged Santa Barbara driftwood, sea glass, shells, and rope. She will provide all supplies, and light refreshments will be provided.

Alana Clumeck is an artist, author and tinkerer. She offers paint parties and creative workshops throughout Santa Barbara County. You can find her art on display at the Seaside Makers store in the Funk Zone. Her artwork has also been featured in Cowgirl Magazine and Santa Barbara Magazine. View her portfolio here: alanaclumeck.com/

*COMPLETED* Henna Workshop

Thursday, February 13 @ 5:30 pm
$45 per person
RSVP at bit.ly/HSBWorkshop3

Hotel Santa Barbara guests will receive a 10% discount. For discount code, please inquire with Front Desk.

Join us for a beginner-friendly, interactive art workshop exploring the romantic traditions of henna! Wanderlust Wildcraft’s Rachel Meeker will show you how to use henna to decorate paper, fabric, wood, and skin. Rachel will provide all the supplies necessary for the workshop including 100% natural henna paste, applicators, and gift options for participants to decorate.

Rachel has been a henna artist since 2003 and an educator for over a decade. She is the owner & operator of Wanderlust Wildcraft, a local business dedicated to the revitalization of folk skills. Collaborating with local partners including California Folk School, ExploreEcology, Dare 2 Dream Farms, and Valley Wellness Collective, Rachel offers workshops for beginners throughout the Central California area on traditional folk skills. In addition to teaching, she also handcrafts her own line of natural skin care products. For more information on Wanderlust Wildcraft products & services or to view Rachel’s henna portfolio, visit: wanderlustwildcraft.com/henna

Brass Earring Workshop

brass earrings

Saturday, February 22
Two time slots available:
10 am – 12:30 pm OR 1:30 – 4 pm
$65 per person
RSVP via email: redtail.jewelry@gmail.com
Pay via Venmo: @alice-matiosian

Hotel guests will receive a 10% discount when they RSVP and provide their confirmation number.

Red Tail Jewelry’s Alice Matiosian will teach you the basics of texturing metal shapes to create a unique pair of brass earrings. Come select brass shapes of your choice and stamp, hammer and patina to create a unique wearable design! Class includes all materials needed. Please come with hair tied back and close toed shoes.

Alice Matiosian is a silversmith from Santa Barbara. She currently lives in LA where she works out of her studio creating jewelry for her brand Red Tail Jewelry. Alice loves the endless possibilities that come with working with metals and that you get to wear your art afterwards! Shop Red Tail Jewelry here: etsy.com/shop/RedTailJewelry

Block Carving + Printing Workshop

carved linoleum block with flower design for printing

Thursday, March 5 @ 5:30 pm
$55 per person
RSVP at bit.ly/HSBWorkshop2

Hotel Santa Barbara guests will receive a discount of 10% off. Please inquire with Front Desk.

Join artist Chelsea Willett for a block carving & printing workshop. Chelsea will teach you how to carve your own linoleum block so that you can print it onto cards and paper. All supplies will be provided, and you will get to keep your block to print again in the future! Light refreshments will be provided.

Chelsea Willett is a local graphic designer. Her mediums include branding, printmaking, photography, website design and illustration. Check out her work here: chelseawillettdesigns.com/portfolio

Dream Catcher Workshop

Wednesday, March 11 @ 5:30 pm
$60 per person
RSVP via text: (805) 680-8933
Payment via Venmo: @Samdog-Care

Hotel Santa Barbara guests will receive a discount of $10 off. Please inquire with Front Desk.

Samantha Powdrell of SB Dreaming will guide you through the technique of weaving a dream catcher. All supplies are included. Expect to walk away with a beautifully unique dream catcher!

Check out Sam’s work here: etsy.com/shop/SBDreaming

Nautical Driftwood Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, April 15 @ 5:30 pm
$45 per person
RSVP at bit.ly/HSBWorkshop4

Hotel Santa Barbara guests will receive a 20% discount. Please inquire with Front Desk.

The first workshop was so popular, that we’re bringing it back! Wild Buffalo Workshop’s Alana Clumeck will teach you how to use aged Santa Barbara driftwood to create a Nautical Driftwood Wreath. Alana will provide all supplies, including aged Santa Barbara driftwood, wreath form, rope, sea glass and shells, etc. Light refreshments will be provided. No experience needed.

Alana Clumeck is an artist, author and tinkerer. She offers paint parties and creative workshops throughout Santa Barbara County. You can find her art on display at the Seaside Makers store in the Funk Zone. Her artwork has also been featured in Cowgirl Magazine and Santa Barbara Magazine. View her portfolio here: alanaclumeck.com/

Stay tuned for more additions to our Makers Workshop Series coming soon.

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