Learn crafting techniques to supplement and personalize your spiritual practice from me, Carin Huber, craft writer and editor for the AntiCraft and 42 Magazine. I have been a crafter since childhood, and a practicing pagan since 1992. Classes are open to everyone, but are geared toward neo-pagan and Wiccan practitioners.
If you prefer not to use Paypal, you can contact me for alternate forms of payment. I will accept cash payment the day of the workshop, but be aware that workshops with fewer than 5 pre-paid participants may be cancelled.
Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at the Impact Bay Area facility, at 1724 Mandela Parkway, Suite #1, Oakland, CA 94607 (10 blocks from West Oakland BART; close to some AC Transit routes).
This class provides the materials and inspiration to create a traveling altar from a cigar box using decoupage techniques. Images relating to money, love, and magic in general will be provided, along with paints, trims, and glues. You may want to bring printed images that you would like to decoupage onto your cigar box, such as your own photo, images of a patron deity or saint, or meaningful pieces of text. Altar will not be completed in the workshop, but finishing techniques will be discussed, so you can finish your altar at home.
Many pagan traditions stress the importance of keeping a "Book of Shadows," a journal of one's magical practice and inspirations. Make your own journal with the ages-old method of Coptic binding. This workshop will focus on the actual construction of the book, but we will also discuss designs and methods for decorating the covers. This workshop is available as part of the Basic Altar Tools series.
Create custom beeswax candles to fit any candle holder and any need, simply and easily. Discuss ways to add scent, herbs, and more, for your magical purpose. This workshop is available as part of the Basic Altar Tools series. No children under 16 years of age, due to the use of sharp tools.
Transform a simple glass goblet into a vessel worthy of the gods, without power tools! Some designs relating to the element of water and to paganism in general will be provided, but feel free to bring your own designs, no more than 2.5 inches high. This workshop is available as part of the Basic Altar Tools series. No children under 16 years of age, due to the use of sharp tools.
Paint an altar tile that reflects your personal path. Some designs relating to the element of earth and to paganism in general will be provided, but feel free to bring your own designs, no more than 5 inches high. This workshop is available as part of the Basic Altar Tools series.
Create your own magic wand from bamboo, beads, and crystals. Materials provided, but you may wish to bring any charms, feathers, or other items you'd like to include in your wand. This workshop is available as part of the Basic Altar Tools series.
Paint the hilt of a simple dagger to transform it into your personal ritual knife. Other decoration methods will be discussed, but not practiced. Dagger, paints, and glue provided; please bring any charms or stones you may wish to apply to your kife. This workshop is available as part of the Basic Altar Tools series. No children under 16 years of age, due to the nature of the project, and children under 18 must have a parent or guardian's consent to take this workshop.
Take all six workshops in the series and save! Includes Coptic Bound Journal, Rolled Beeswax Candles, Etched Glass Chalice, Painted Tile Pentacle, Bamboo Wand, and Painted Athame workshops. Six classes for the price of five, with pre-payment. When purchasing this series you do not need to add the individual workshops to your shopping cart. Sorry, no refund for missed workshops in this series.
Learn the Japanese pearl knotting technique while making a traditional witches' necklace of genuine amber and jet beads. Beads and stringing material provided; bring any pendants you might wish to include in your necklace. Necklace will be approximately 24 inches, and will be an endless loop, requiring no clasp.
Watch this space for more workshops in the future!
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