Spark Studio, woodworking and paper craft and ink teacher

Spark Studio

Spark Studio

location_on SF, San Francisco

5.0 (20)


I’m Carrie Leeb, an artist/designer/teacher/entrepreneur/Bay Area native, and I love making things. I feel most alive when I’m creating, and I want to impart this same passion for exploring, experimenting, and making to as many people as I can (like you!). Spark Studio’s a place where this happens.

As a teacher and a mentor, I’ve inspired and encouraged many adults and kids to tap into their creative side and experience the joy that goes along with creating. I believe the essence of making is learning to trust the unique inner voice that’s in each of us, combined with a lot of experimentation and play. I love hearing people say, “I didn’t think I was creative, but I had so much fun making this!” Connecting creatively to ourselves and making new discoveries is energizing - no wonder it’s fun! Spark Studio is a place where people of all ages are free to express themselves creatively. It’s a place to discover the masterpiece that each of us is.






Classes


Painting Class: Inspired by Nature

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Wood Burning Class: Cheeseboard

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $95 - $190

Paper Craft Class: Cherry Blossoms

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 16

label $80 - $160

Needle Felting Your Pet Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Wooden Clock Making Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 16

label $105 - $210

Design a Gold-leaf Bowl Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $80 - $160

Dictionary Paintings Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Intuitive Painting Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Wood Burning Class: Treasure Box

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $95 - $190

Tell Your Story with Collage Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $75 - $150

Painted Beach Stones Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Ceramic Wall Hanging Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Painting Class: Create an Intention Target

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Still Life Painting Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Make Land Art Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

1 to 20

label $95 - $190

Block Printed Bag Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 16

label $95 - $190

Abstract Collage Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 15

label $75 - $150

Vision Board Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $75 - $150

Stamp Making and Printing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $80 - $160

Needle Felting Stones Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $85 - $170

Needle Felting Mending Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 12

label $85 - $170

Needle Felting Succulent Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $90 - $180

Make a Relaxation Mask Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 16

label $95 - $190

Face Planter Art Class

7 to 13 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF

1 to 15

label $60 - $120

All Mixed Up Art Class

7 to 13 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $60 - $120

Unicorn Box Art Class

7 to 13 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $60 - $120

Treasure Box Painting Class

7 to 13 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $60 - $120

Kids Art Class: Self-portraits

7 to 13 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 10

label $250 - $500

Fun with Wood Burning Kids Course

9 to 13 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 10

label $250 - $500

Kids Needle Felting Class

7 to 13 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on SF / Mobile

1 to 16

label $250 - $500




Reviews

(20)


Kevin Nguyen Mar 2024


Carrie was a fantastic teacher! I do not have a lot of artistic experience but Carrie guided me through the whole process and it was very enjoyable. Also a lovely person to be around. I would 100% recommend her classes

Wooden Clock Making Class review by Kevin Nguyen - San Francisco

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for the great review, Kevin! I loved teaching and being with you and Jung Woo and loved seeing your creativity blossom. Come back anytime!

Jason Kwok Mar 2024


Carrie was extremely friendly and gave us a very casual lesson. She was flexible — she only gave guidance based on what we asked for/needed, and it made for a chill hangout.

The venue was small and cozy - perfect for a private lesson. Carrie had all of the materials we needed, so we just showed up and painted.

Teacher's response

Thanks so much for the thoughtful review, Jason! I loved teaching and guiding you and Kendy in the class. You’re right that I’m not a heavy handed/copy the painting I’m doing kind of teacher. I believe in showing techniques and then letting people experience the process of art making - a mix of experimentation and discovery. I loved seeing how quickly you picked up drawing techniques (keep going!) and watching Kendy do the surround portrait of you on the beach - so cool! You guys were so sweet and fun together, and such a pleasure to have in class. Your soon to be baby will be super lucky to have you two as parents! Thanks again for taking the class. Hope to see you again!

Kat Corzati Feb 2024


Working with Carrie was such an energizing and fun experience! She hosted 3 of us for a private team-building class where we each were to needle-felt one of our pets. We were greeted and invited into her cozy studio space at the base of Potrero Hill, tucked into the front of an upscale condo, which was very easy to use public transit to get to, and a short walk from a number of great coffee spots and restaurants. Carrie showed us a number of examples of what our projects could reflect, explaining we could lean into realism or venture to more simple and silly, and helped us reflect on color matching for all of our pets. We each had our own space and tools and she joined our table to demonstrate and observe our technique, coaching us on our efforts and helping us see things through an artistic lens to capture the likeness of our animals. She was encouraging and helpful the entire time, and made a wonderful experience for all of us, all new to needle felting. It was immersive and fun and the time passed quickly – but she kept us on track to be sure we left with a finished project that day. I would absolutely recommend her class and can see she'd be wonderful to work with at any age or artistic ability level because she really cares about her students' understanding and growth in skill.

Donna Drago Feb 2024


I learned how to water color in a stress free and friendly environment. It wa a quick two hours!

Mollie Rowe Jan 2024


The class was very fun! Carrie was very flexible with my groups schedule. I booked this as a gift for my family as a small group and it was a really excellent way to celebrate together.

Ashley Owens Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Carrie was amazing. She was very helpful while still letting everyone be creative. She definitely set the mood and took some amazing pictures for us so we could just experience the event! Thanks again, Carrie for a peaceful and enjoyable experience!

Paper Craft Class: Cherry Blossoms review by Ashley Owens - San Francisco

Tyler Sack Jul 2023


Carrie was great. We had widely different skill levels and she managed to keep us both engaged. I learned some exciting new techniques.

Courtney Bankhead May 2023


Such a sweet and personal class and knowledgeable teacher! I’ll remember this experience for a long time.

Bj Soriano May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved the class and loved the instructor. She was fabulous. Classroom is very spacious and conducive to craft work

Bash Beard Apr 2023


My boss and I attended Carrie's "Needle Felting Your Pet" class as a (tiny) team building exercise and had a fabulous time. Carrie's kind, fun to chat with and very patient with first time felters like me. Her studio is airy and large enough for a team of maybe 8-10 to have plenty of room, yet didn't feel too big for just 2 students.

Carrie supplied all the materials, with high quality wool and tools, as well as helpful tips for shaping and detailing our pets. And we had the sweet company of her handsome terrier, Georgie, who happily greeted us as we arrived, then settled down for a nap when the class began. He's the very definition of a good boi!

During my ride home, I hopped online and ordered a needle felting kit so I can continue poking wool into amazing shapes!

Thanks for a great class, Carrie!

5/5 stars; would recommend :)

Our best,
Bash and boss Lauren

Ami Fox Apr 2023


We had a great time, and Carrie is a wonderful teacher. She made the class very fun, and she was very personable and knowledgeable about the process. The studio is really cute, and you can tell that a lot of creativity and positivity happen there!

Rachael Swenson Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We had a great time in our woodburning class! Carrie was fun and approachable and helped guide us through each step of the way, while also encouraging us to feel confident in our artistic side. Drawing and woodburning was a fun and therapeutic activity, with a great campfire smell going. We all walked away happy with our creations!

Carrie was also easy to work with for scheduling and setup upfront. Would definitely work with her again for another class!

Veronica Brill Feb 2023


Very interesting experience. Very relaxing. Quite knowledgeable of the field.
Provided good overview and examples of techniques.

Jacob Perkins Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Very friendly & fun class, we had a great time and learned a lot. Will be back

Sarah Lisker Dec 2022


We attended a paper cherry blossoms class with Carrie and absolutely loved it. Carrie was a thoughtful instructor and welcoming host. I also appreciated her communication before, during, and after the class. The cherry blossoms are beautiful and we feel inspired to make more!

Ann Togasaki Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great team building activity. We learned about ea other and ourselves. Everyone has a different and beautiful aesthetic. It was nice to experience and enjoy each other. Carrie set a wonderful environment to bring out the best in everyone.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Ann Togasaki - San Francisco

Sarah Garcia Nov 2022


Our small group enjoyed the cozy studio space, class, and tools. It was a great team building activity.

Textiles class review by Sarah Garcia - San Francisco

Hamilton Nguyen Oct 2022


We had an awesome time at the clock making class with Carrie and Spark Studio! Carrie was an excellent host who really encouraged us to explore our creativity. The materials provided were high quality and everyone was happy with what they got to take home. I would definitely bring my team back for another event at Spark Studio.

Woodworking class review by Hamilton Nguyen - San Francisco

Dalyce Franks Jun 2022


My grandson and I took this class and had a fabulous time. Carrie was prepared and instructed us through every step. She was so much fun to visit with too! We were both pleased with our artwork and would highly recommend the class.

Machiko Thomson Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Best and most fun 2.5hrs spent! Carrie was fantastic teacher. She taught us how to use equipments, gave great advices, and gave us plenty of time to work on our projects. Highly recommend it for anyone looking to do small group outing/event. Hoping to take another unique classes she offers in the future.

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