Virtual workshops are here! Register below, or email me for special arrangements ( I'll mail you a kit, and schedule a Zoom meeting, or if you'd prefer, send a link to a pre-recorded video. I'll email you a PDF handout with information about our topic--plus history, lore, and scientific background. Make a cool, magical creation from the comfort of wherever you're located. 



 Individualized lessons, $40/hour. Various lessons include sawing and piercing metal, soldering, hammering and forming metal, making hoop earrings, etching, and more. Email me at to work something out!

In December 2020, I'll teach eight online workshops through Blue Door Beads in Oakland.  Click here for the registration link

12/9 Deluxe Stamped Dog Tags
12/13 Soldered Silver Stack Rings 
12/13 Soldered Maple Leaf Stud Earrings
12/16 Die-Cut Hammered Hoops with Handmade Earring Wires
12/23 Feather Earrings
12/27 Soldered Brass Crescent Moon Studs
12/30 Beading Hoops with Chain
12/30 Soldered & Hammered Copper Rectangle Stud Earrings




Creative Writing Workshop: Love and Longing

This one-day creative writing blast focuses on the mythology of love and longing.  Get inspired by myths like Orpheus and Eurydice, have a chance to write in response to prompts, and share your writing with the group.  

1/27 W 6:30 - 8:30pm $25


Creative Writing Workshop: Myths for the Modern Writer 

Welcome to this workshop that delves into the heart of global myths, to inspire you as both a writer and a reader.  We'll take the resonance of varied myths as the inspiration for our own poetry and short stories. 

2/10 - 3/10    W 6:30 - 8:00pm $65 

4/14 - 5/19      W 6:30 - 8:00pm  $65 


Creative Writing Workshop: A Traveler on Horseback

Join our one-day creative writing blast focused on passages in A Traveler on Horseback in EasternTurkey and Iran by Christina Dodwell. We’ll explore her work and have time to write in response to it and to share.  Open to writers of all genres and experience.

2/6 S 10:00 - 12:00 $25


Creative Writing Workshop:  Riding the Rails

Woody Guthrie, Jack London, and Gypsy Moon all hopped freight trains in search of work or freedom. We’ll use our reading and discussion of passages in their work to prompt our own creativity and share what we write during class. 

4/3 S 10:00 - 12:00 $25


Creative Writing Workshop:  Writers with Wanderlust 

Have you ever felt the call to just pick and go? Let’s explore creative writing that focuses on setting, narration, and characters on a journey. We’ll take inspiration from writers with wanderlust to fuel our drive for crafting poetry and short stories.


2/10 - 3/10 W 9:30 - 11:00am $65

4/14 - 5/12 W 9:30 - 11:00am $65 




Meditation Bath Salts

$30 (kit & shipping included)

In this one hour workshop, you'll learn about natural ingredients for your own meditative bath salts. The kit includes enough materials (salts, herbs, and more) to make 2 baths or 4 foot-soaks. We’ll discuss the
use and lore of the herbs and explore our personal connection to some so that we craft mixtures with personal meaning. 

Herbal Dream Pillows

12/6/20 - $30 (kit & shipping incl.) 11 am-12 pm

You will learn the lore and remedial qualities of some herbs associated with  relaxation, prophetic dreaming, and intuition. We’ll discuss dreams and the importance of personal gnosis in discovering meaning.  Supply your own fabric, thread and needle. 




Check back soon!