Not too long ago I had the privilege of attending the grand opening Minted Local, a new pop up shop from Minted in San Francisco, California. The night was full of wonderful people and beautiful things, a perfect embodiment of Minted’s brand and lifestyle feel. The shop features art, home goods, and stationery from Minted’s community of independent artists and designers. There is even a special area dedicated to California-based artists and offers original art and one-of-a-kind items (my favorite section!) Minted Local will also host workshops, artists-in-residence programs, styling services, as well as interactive crafts and complimentary mementos to keep children entertained while you’re shopping.
Some of their upcoming classes are:
The Lost Art of Illustrated Letters
June 23, 6-7PM. In this class you’ll learn how to create colorful, illustrated letters that can be used as monograms, for emphasis in an art project, or as framed art. You’ll walk away from the class with a basic typographical knowledge including the structure and anatomy of letters. You’ll also get a brief history of Illuminated letters including what they were originally used for and how they influence design and typography today. This class will use a variety of mediums including ink and colored pencil. Local artist and art educator Simone Monrad will teach this class. All levels of students are welcome.
Intro to Watercolor Painting
July 15, 6-7PM. In this workshop you’ll learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting including fun techniques like resists and washes. Local illustrator and graphic designer Liz Conley will lead this workshop. All levels of students welcome.
August 11, 6-7PM. Come learn the basics of floral design arranging! Learn how to care and prep your blooms and work with the seasons. You’ll leave with a beautiful centerpiece, plus the know-how to create more arrangements at home. The cost of this class includes a pair of floral shears to keep and your take-home arrangement/vase.This class is led by Heather Lee, an Oakland-based freelance florist and writer. All levels of students welcome. If you need a flower fix sooner, the store offers a flower bar every Thursday for customers to assemble bouquets for purchase (tempting!).
A portion of all sales will benefit Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer for mothers around the world.
Shop Minted Favorites:
222 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.