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April 2014

Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Get You Noticed (in a good way) 4/16 6:30-8:30

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Looking to change jobs? Re-entering the world of working for someone else after years of freelancing? Or, want to have an updated resume, just in case? In this informative, fun (and funny) class.

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Pitch Perfect! DIY Public Relations 4/22 6:30-8:30

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

You don’t need to hire a PR person, write press releases or spend a fortune to gain media attention. This must-take class teaches a simple set of rules so that you can confidently gain great PR skills and grow your business. In this intensive workshop you’ll learn how to digest the media to decide which placement is best for you, how to write a pitch, who the exact people are to send your pitches and more!

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Building The Brand: Basalt Magazine + Tiny Atlas Quarterly 4/23 6:30-8:30

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Building the Brand: Physical Meets Digital is a bimonthly event series where you can glean advice from creative professionals (designers, photographers and architects) who have created a physical product line.

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Book Launch Party: Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way 4/24 6:30-8:30pm

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

About Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way (New World Library, 2014): If you’ve started a business, you know that the journey toward success can be both…

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Final Friday Mixer 4/25

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Join your fellow members at Makeshift Society for a Friday evening of drinks and socializing. If you have a friend who might be interested in joining and wants to come along, just let us know!

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21st Century Calligraphy 4/26 1:00-4:00

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

When was the last time you wrote a letter using a wooden pen dipped into ink? Learn to write heartfelt notes with something other than your two thumbs. This is a 3-hour workshop designed for beginners. You will learn the basics of contemporary calligraphy from A to Z. Using a pointed pen and nib dipped into ink, the course covers letterform anatomy, writing techniques, and practical applications.

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Lunch Bunch 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Brown bag it with us! Close the laptop, eat and get to know your fellow members. There are plenty of food options in the neighborhood, or bring something from home.

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May 2014

Weaving 101 5/5 & 5/12 6:30-9:00

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

In this 2-part class you will learn basic frame weaving, including how to warp a loom, plain weave, fringe, how to create negative space, weave with objects, and other techniques to create a small (approximately 10″ x 14″), woven piece of wall art.

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Office Hours with Nicole Delger 5/6

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Need some brand love? Look no further than Nicole Delger. These open office hours are an opportunity to ask Nicole questions about branding and marketing.

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Natural Makeup for Everyday: What to use and how to use it 5/13 6:30-8:30

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Join Shana Astrachan of Fox & Doll Hair & Makeup and Kelly Crispen of Elizabeth Street Cosmetics in exploring the world of natural makeup. This workshop will cover achieving a natural look with makeup through the use of products that are good for your skin.

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PAPER DAHLIA HEADPIECE WORKSHOP 5/15 6:30-9:00

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Learn how to make an impressive, large paper dahlia headpiece, perfect for spring and summer celebrations. Tiffanie will teach you how to cut, stretch and assemble an oversized dahlia head from gorgeous floral crepe paper. You will create a durable, show-stopper of a headpiece that is sure to impress.

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COOL AS A CUCUMBER: HOW TO MASTER PUBLIC SPEAKING 5/21 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Cool As a Cucumber is a hands-on workshop for makers, doers and creative entrepreneurs with a genuine desire to improve as speakers and communicators. During our 2.5 hour session, you’ll learn how to to share content, pitch ideas and tell stories that create a space for audiences to relate, engage and act.

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Lisa Congdon in NYC 5/21

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Makeshift Society Brooklyn,
55 Hope Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

Are you interested in breaking into the world of professional illustration, but don’t know exactly what it looks like or what steps you should take to get there?
Come spend two hours with illustrator Lisa Congdon and learn about the business side of illustration, including the life & work of the freelance illustrator, different illustration markets, and tips on how to successfully promote your work to garner consistent, fun, paying illustration & licensing work.

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Ceramic Spoon Making 5/22 & 5/29 6:30-9:00

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

We’ve been having lots of fun clay making in our classes; come on out & try your hand at this next class: SPOONS!

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June 2014

Professional Illustration with Lisa Congdon 6/4 6:30-9:00

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Makeshift Society,
235 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Are you interested in breaking into the world of professional illustration, but don’t know exactly what it looks like or what steps you should take to get there? Come spend time with local illustrator Lisa Congdon and learn about the world of illustration, including the life & work of the freelance illustrator, different illustration markets, and tips on how to successfully promote your work to garner consistent, fun, paying illustration & licensing work.

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