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Come take a class taught by Monkey + Seal or one of our friends! Sign up today!

Monkey is the workshop coordinator for Big Umbrella Studios. Our goal is to teach people new mediums, share resources, and assist in people realizing their artistic dreams. Perfect for beginners just starting to explore art to established artists that want to learn something new, there's something for everyone!

All classes are taught at Big Umbrella Studios, located at 906 1/2 Divisadero St. (at McAllister), San Francisco, Ca 94115.

NOTE: If the minimum number of students to run a class is not found within 48 hours of the class, the class will be cancelled and full refunds will be given.

Current List of Classes

Please see all of our workshops over at Thanks!

Cancellations and Refunds - Please notify us at: if you cannot make your workshop. Seats will be refunded if notification is delivered 48 hours in advance. After that, no refunds will be given. Sorry!

Please note that if we do not get a minimum number of sign-ups (usually 3 or 4) within 48 hours of the class, we reserve the right to cancel the class and you will be refunded.

Want Private Classes For Yourself and/or Your Friends?

Monkey + Seal also offers workshops, presentations, private lessons, and general help with your crafting and artistic needs. Rick and Eve are available to instruct individuals or small groups!

Workshops are a great way to team-build, learn something new, or have a creative and fun evening with friends and family! You provide the venue, and we'll provide the fun!

We are available to teach:

Basic No-Glue Bookbinding Gouache Painting
Basic Case Binding Oil Painting
Coptic Stitch Acrylic Painting
Color Theory and Composition Rubber Stamping and Heat Embossing
Editorial Illustration DIY Wedding Invitations
Card Making/Scrapbooking Basics Image Transfer Basics
Drawing in Perspective Drawing in Anime/Manga styles
Still Life Drawing/Painting Landscape Painting
Sketching for Beginners How to Make a Zine
Watercolor Painting Coloring Drawings in Photoshop
Maquette Sculpting Stop Motion Puppet Making

Please email us at: for questions on course content, pricing, space requirements, and availability!

When contacting us, please let us know:

-how many people will be in the workshops/lesson/presentation?

-what you are looking to learn?

-do you have a venue to host us at, and where is it?


Thanks so much and we hope to create with you soon!