Summer 2018

Monthly Community Making Events 

Join us monthly for free (and nearly free) crafting events at the Cerritos and Torrance Public Libraries. 

Every month, we lead an adult crafting/diy workshop at the Cerritos Library. Events are only $5/person to attend and we've had workshops with hands-on creative projects including modern embroidery, air plant hangers, paper flower making, and beginning macrame. Advanced registration is required. 

For southbay people, we are now leading a new monthly series of crafting workshops at the Torrance Civic Center Library.  Each month will feature a different modern craft project. Check out the library's monthly event calendar for specific dates and times and contact the library to register. 



Artisanal LA Fall Harvest Popup and DIY/Crafting at The Point 

We're collaborating with Artisanal LA to bring you a little Fall Harvest Crafting at The Point in El Segundo, CA! 

Artisanal LA showcases the best handmade and artisan goods, edibles, and hands-on programming and workshops within the greater Los Angeles area.  Their exciting popup shopping events make it easy for you to buy local and support LA's economy, discover new favorite makers and artisans, get a jump on holiday shopping, and join in community!

We will be leading the community DIY table, with day long crafting fun. Follow us on Instagram @communitymakingworkshops as we share more event details. 



NEW Fall Workshops Announced

Be a part of our creative community this fall. We are thrilled to announce our schedule of workshops for the month of October. 

Paper Marbling Sunday, October 16 at Chris + Mary an artisian shop in Santa Monica - A brand new workshop! Learn the wonders of ink, water, and surface tension in this paper marbling workshop. Marbling is a technique that has been used for centuries to decorate paper and stationery.  This workshop will provide students with a fundamental understanding of this beautiful and therapeutic art form.

We will use non-toxic pigment inks and Suminagashi techniques to create a set of six, one-of-a-kind,  marbled paper note cards and envelopes. Reserve your workshop spot HERE.

Modern Embroidery Workshop - Saturday, October 29 at the Rancho Santa Margarita Public Library. Email for a workshop space



Our Natural Dyeing Workshop has just been featured on South Bay Muse!

South Bay Muse, is a blog by Melissa Richardson Banks. about the Art of Living in the South Bay. South Bay Muse captures the essence of living by the beach with photographs and shares events, activities, and businesses unique to the South Bay. 


We are so excited to be collaborating with Local Home Girl to bring you a brand new workshop in the South Bay for summer 2016! Embrace your authenticity through a half-day retreat focused on learning a new skill focused on sustainability and creativity.

Originally based in San Diego, Local Home Girl offers hands-on learning retreats and pop-up events.  Founders Ana and Stephanie believe in instilling a sense of authenticity and overall pride in taking the time to create something special and unique for yourself with simple, raw materials and ingredients that fit your home and your lifestyle. 

We have planned a fun day of learning and experimentation with natural dyeing - a workshop never before offered in the South Bay. We welcome special guest teacher KC Cooper-Sears who will be leading the workshop. KC has a BFA in Fiber Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and says her favorite creative endeavor is leading workshops and DIY classes. 

For more information and to register for our Natural Dyeing Workshop, please visit HERE.



New Workshops Coming Soon...

Tell us what you are interested in making? 

Interested in possibly working with us on a collaboration or partnering with us for a creative event? 

Email us directly - CommunityMakingWorkshops[at]


January 20, 2016

New Year, New Workshop! 

Modern Embroidery Pendant

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1pm - 3pm 

We are so excited to announce our Modern Embroidery Pendant workshop collaboration with Gus Vintage Goods in the Rivera Village of Redondo Beach.

Gus is a lovely vintage shop. Owner Kim Stoneman is a former art teacher and lifetime vintage collector. Gus is always looking for great finds and unique goods to restore and bring to all of their customers. 

For more workshop details, please visit HERE. 


November 20, 2015

Make + Take - Modern Handmade Gift Tags

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1pm -3pm

Hosted by: MIXT Studio

We are partnering with the unique new shop, MIXT Studio in Hermosa Beach for this special free community event for Small Business Saturday. 

Create modern paper gift tags using stamps, decals, and inks. Elevate your holiday gifts with unique tags made by you!

All supplies/materials provided and all ages welcome. 

Plus MIXT Studio will be offering 15% off the entire store and free gift wrapping for all of your holiday shopping needs! MIXT Studio is a truly unique store featuring local makers, grab n go gifts, and lots of stocking stuffers. 

For more information and to register for this event, visit HERE. 

October 3, 2015

Modern Embroidery Wall Art Workshop

Thursday, October 22, 7pm - 9pm

Hosted by: Savory N Sweets

Brand new in Redondo Beach, CA, Savory N Sweets is a bakery/cafe serving fresh food with a vintage style. Their cozy location creates a vintage vibe with its comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. 

For more workshop details, please visit HERE. 


September 27, 2015

More Paper Flower Making

Saturday, November 21, 10am - 12noon

We're heading to the East Village Arts District in Long Beach to make paper flowers at Make Collectives. 

Make Collectives is a shop with a carefully curated collective of mens and womens clothing and accessories, vinyl records, home and local goods.  They create a compelling shopping experience that makes you feel inspired and connected. It's also a place to gather for creative workshops and events to share the love of the handmade, old records, soul soothing interiors, and vintage appreciation.

We'll be creating paper flowers just in time for decorating for the holidays and topping all of those holiday gifts. Won't you join us? 

As always, workshop spaces are limited. To purchase a workshop spot, please go directly to the Make Collectives website HERE.


September 1, 2015

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August 19, 2015

We're having our first workshop and we're so excited! It's going to be hosted by the wonderful ladies of Open House Modern Beach Design and Ayayay at their pop-up boutique in Redondo Beach. 

Come and create unique paper flowers. They can be used for tabletop decor and party decorations. Our workshops are for all skill levels and experience. 

The Details: 

Paper Flower Making

Thursday, August 27, 2015; 7pm - 9pm

1926 South PCH, Suite 112

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

We're looking forward to a super-fun evening and a chance to make and mingle with fellow creatives, makers, and community within the southbay. Hope to see you. Questions or want more information, email: communitymakingworkshops[at]


We want to collaborate with local businesses! 

Do you have a local business in the south bay/beach cities that is interested in hosting a community making workshop? 

We're also looking for local, independent businesses to collaborate with us in the areas of event styling, photography, and food to make our workshop events stellar. 

Please connect with us - we'd love to hear from you!