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Sticky Art Lab
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1682 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94703, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

March 8, 2015

Strengthen your digestion and immunity and create intriguing flavors in your kitchen by learning the simple art of fermentation. This class is suitable for beginners and those who are already fermenting. For winter, we will focus our fermentation efforts on dairy and cover: crème fraiche, greek yogurt, cultured butter, and milk & water kefir. Everyone will make kefir to take home and continue fermenting.
Instructor: Nishanga Bliss is a licensed acupuncturist who has worked in the holistic health field for over 20 years. She lives in Berkeley where she grows, cooks, ferments, savors, teaches and writes about sustainable food.

Date: March 8, 2015 2:00 pm
Cost: $40

March 15, 2015

Where can you get the best beer in the world? In your kitchen! Learn how to brew a 1 gallon batch of all-grain beer on your stovetop. We’ll go through all the steps of brewing beer: mashing, sparging, boiling, cooling, pitching, fermenting, and bottling, and we’ll do it on a scale that’s easy for anyone with a kitchen stovetop and a stockpot. We’ll also learn about the history and chemistry of beer. There will be samples to taste, and everyone goes home with a few bottles of beer!

Instructor: Gilbert Guerrero is an Oakland homebrewing enthusiast.

Date: March 15, 2015 2:00 pm
Cost: $40

March 22, 2015

Have you wanted to learn how to build the boxes for your hive to save money and have the satisfaction of doing it yourself? Each student will assemble a box, assemble wood frames, and install beeswax foundation in the frames. This class is all hands-on and for people who already have bees or are getting bees this year. You will take home a super or deep box with frames. A super box is exactly what you need in March to add to an existing hive for swarm prevention. A deep box is what you need if you are starting a new hive. No experience in carpentry needed.


Date: March 22, 2015 10:00 am
Cost: $73/super box, $83/deep box

From honey to propolis, everything the bees make has healing qualities. In this class, you’ll learn how to make bee medicine: an herbal honey, a salve with beeswax, and propolis tincture. We’ll combine the bee products with common medicinal herbs you grow in your garden like rose petals, rose hips, lavender, and calendula. Everyone goes home with a salve and herbal honey!
Instructor: Jonah Aline Daniel is an Energetic Herbalist, Bodyworker, Beekeeper, Candlemaker, and Organizer currently based in North Sonoma County. They have been studying herbs and making candles since 2008 and are the founder of Narrow Bridge Candles and Passionflower Medicine.

Date: March 22, 2015 2:00 pm
Cost: $40 and $15 for class materials

April 12, 2015

This popular class fills up every time we offer it, so sign up early! Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination in your yard and therefore increase your yields from fruit trees and vegetables. You may also harvest honey (gallons per year), beeswax, pollen, and propolis from the hive. We’ll cover what you need to know to feel ready to have a Langstroth backyard beehive – how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, how to extract honey and upkeep the hive. There will be local honey to try.
Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 9 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. She is former vice-president of the Alameda Co Beekeeping Association.

Date: April 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Cost: $40

May 3, 2015

You are becoming a seasoned chicken keeper but you want to expand your knowledge and maybe your flock. In this class we’ll go over introducing new birds to your flock, health care from prevention to diagnosing problems, what to keep in your flock first aid kit for holistic and traditional care, nutrition and mixing your own feed and feed supplements, and the life cycle of chickens. We’ll also discuss dealing with predators, bio-security and behavioral issues and answer your most pressing chicken questions.
Instructor: When Rebecca Daun-Widner started chickening with her family in 2008 in Asheville, NC, she never imagined she’d eventually have an urban flock in Oakland. Enjoying the benefits of backyard chickens – eggs! shenanigans! poultry problem solving!- keeps her happy and grounded.

Date: May 3, 2015 10:00 am
Cost: $40

May 31, 2015

Interested in learning how honey gets from hive to jar? In this hands-on class, participants will uncap frames of honeycomb and hand spin them in an extractor to expel the honey. The instructor will explain and show a video of how she removed the frames of honeycomb from her hive. Taste three different backyard honeys and go home with a small sample of this delicious honey you help harvest. This class is for the honey-lover, the bee-curious, and the new-ish beekeeper!
Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 9 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. She is former vice-president of the Alameda Co Beekeeping Association.

Date: May 31, 2015 10:00 am
Cost: $35

This popular class fills up every time we offer it, so sign up early! Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination in your yard and therefore increase your yields from fruit trees and vegetables. You may also harvest honey (gallons per year), beeswax, pollen, and propolis from the hive. We’ll cover what you need to know to feel ready to have a Langstroth backyard beehive – how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, how to extract honey and upkeep the hive. There will be local honey to try.
Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 9 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. She is former vice-president of the Alameda Co Beekeeping Association.

Date: May 31, 2015 3:00 pm
Cost: $40