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

Upcoming Events At This Venue

October 26, 2014

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.

Space is limited, register online.

Date: October 26, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $35

Learn the art of candlemaking and take away the tools and knowledge to do it at home! The smell of Beeswax alone is supportive to the immune system, and burning Beeswax candles produces negative ions that clean our air of odors, pollens, smoke, viruses, mold, dust mites, dust and other allergens. With Beeswax from a local beekeeper, we will learn how to make both dipped and container candles. Students will take home candles they made in class plus tealight molds and wicks to make more on their own.

Space is limited, register online.

Date: October 26, 2014 1:00 pm
Cost: $40 +$15 materials fee

November 2, 2014

Preserve the harvest, 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. We’ll start with basic wild fermentation and move on to various methods of fermenting with a culture. Demos and tastings of sauerkraut, curtido, komucha, wine vinegar, fruit shrubs and more . Everyone will make a seasonal kimchi or kraut to ferment at home. Bring a knife and cutting board!

Instructor: Nishanga Bliss is a holistic doctor who lives in Berkeley where she grows, cooks, ferments, savors, teaches and writes about sustainable food, She is the author of Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy.

Space is limited, register online.

Date: November 2, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $35

Gouda is a delicious semi-firm cheese to be enjoyed from 3 months to 3 (or 30?) years of aging. The more it ages, the drier and more complex it gets. We will go over the basic principles and techniques to make this washed curd cheese. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can play with it by adding herbs, seeds and treating its rind development in different ways. It’s so gouda!!

Instructor: Shannon Todd (who worked on farms in France as a cheesemaker), and Stephanie Soleil (who is French and teaches home cheesemaking in San Francisco)

Space is limited, register online.

Date: November 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: $40 plus $15 materials fee

November 16, 2014

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.

Space is limited, register online.

Date: November 16, 2014 2:00 am
Cost: $35

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! Brought to you by the BioFuel Oasis

Instructor: Gilbert Guerrero is an Oakland homebrewing enthusiast. Note: original date posted as 9/21/14.

Space is limited, register online.

Date: November 16, 2014 10:00 am
Cost: $35 plus $5 materials fee