• Craving a creative outlet?

  • brass wall hangings
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • block printing
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • modern brush lettering
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • shibori indigo dyeing
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • watercolor
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • macrame
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • social media photography
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • jewelry making
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • spoon carving
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • weaving
  • Craving a creative outlet?

  • cake decorating

Craving a creative outlet?

brass wall hangings Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

block printing Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

modern brush lettering Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

shibori indigo dyeing Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

watercolor Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

macrame Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

social media photography Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

jewelry making Sign Up for a Workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

spoon carving Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

weaving Sign up for a workshop

Craving a creative outlet?

cake decorating Sign up for a workshop

Learn how to make all the things.

All Hands is both a community and a handcraft school in downtown Santa Cruz, California. If you've ever had the urge to design and create your own textiles, jewelry and home decor, but just needed some guidance and the commitment to follow through, you'll love our workshops! Our teachers are crazy talented and down-to-earth and all share a passion for skillful, handmade living. 

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Creative r&r to de-stress and refresh

In the same way you'd have a yoga or meditation practice, we want you to have a creative practice - a habit of making things by hand that allows you to press pause on the demands of being a full time parent or student or worker tied to a desk and computer screen. 

Which is why workshops at All Hands are like mini creative retreats - a time and space for you to slow way down and get absorbed in each stitch of a sewing project or stroke of the brush pen.

Even science is now proving what our grandparents knew intuitively: that regular creative handwork - up there with good sleep, clean eating and loving relationships - is part of a healthy lifestyle. 

What people are saying about All Hands

This got me back in touch with my maker side.

Beatriz F.

I leave here feeling so proud of myself for what I’ve made. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment.

Rebekah J.

I’ve been looking forward to this all week! It’s been tough at work, so I love coming here to get creative and zen out.

Vanessa S.

Every workshop I’ve taken here has been infinitely satisfying.

Karen B.

This is literally the wildest thing I’ve ever done. I feel so sexy and crazy.

Kerri

The creative energy was so good in here today.

Kaitlin B.

This has been missing in my life! 

Rachel L.

I actually stopped thinking about work for over an hour. That rarely happens.

Paul

Had a ton of fun taking a class here and plan on returning soon!

Sarah C.

This is so important for the community. I’m so grateful it’s here.

Tina S.