Place Details

The Rare Bird

3883 Piedmont Ave
Oakland,  CA 94611

Phone: (510) 653-2473

The Rare Bird

Rare Bird boutique offers vintage clothing, features local artists, and DIY art classes for him, her, baby, and home. #Oakland, CA. Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/R

We offer a wide variety of in-store classes in our classroom space: mosaic, collage, jewelry, terrariums, dream weavers, sewing, book-binding, vertical gardens and more. Have an idea for a class you'd like to take? or teach? Contact us: info@therarebird.com

Visit our website for current classes being offered. www.therarebird.com





Our boutique offers vintage, features local artists, and DIY art classes for him, her, baby, and home. #Oakland, CA. Shop: etsy.com/shop/rarebirdoakland

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Business Info


Parking: Street

Categories: Art Gallery, Home Decor, Jewelry Store, Vintage Store

Hours

Mon: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Events

  • Joseph Cornell Style Found Object Cigar Box Collages
    12:00 PM - 02/26/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Create an intriguing visual story in the style of the shadow-box master Joseph Cornell. Using artifacts and images that you collect and bring to class, we will compose...

  • Women's Circle: New Moon Gatherings
    06:00 PM - 02/27/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    These gatherings will follow the magic and the medicine of the moon. With each new moon we are offered a new beginning -- the start of a new cycle. It's getting...

  • New Mama Relate & Create
    10:00 AM - 03/01/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 10am-12pm We will be playing with gelli plates creating mono prints with various found materials and stencils. A super fun, easy, addictive...

  • Beginners Embroidery- 6 hour Workshop
    06:00 PM - 03/02/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Learn basic embroidery stitches with a contemporary spin from experienced teaching artist Keeley McSherry! Each week, students will practice stitches such as the...

  • Doll Houses & Headquarters: diy cardboard buildings
    10:00 AM - 03/04/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Want an awesome, custom dollhouse or headquarters? Have some special features like trap doors or secret slides in mind? Come learn to craft your own unique doll-sized...

  • Candle Making Workshop
    11:00 AM - 03/05/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Come spend a couple of hours learning how to create beautiful and clean burning scented soy candles. You'll be able to create personal scents with a variety of fragrance...

  • Art Exploration For Young Adults
    03:30 PM - 03/06/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    This series is geared towards young adults who are eager to explore new and exciting arts and crafts mediums! In this five week class we will be exploring cynotype...

  • Encaustic Wax Open Studio & Happy Hour
    06:00 PM - 03/08/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Have you taken Intro to Encaustic Wax mixed media collage, and you caught the bug, but can't quite commit to buying all of the supplies? Then this open studio is...

  • Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop
    10:00 AM - 03/11/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Come learn about the art of natural perfumes in this beginner workshop! Create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver,...

  • Intro to Block Printing on Fabric
    02:00 PM - 03/11/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Join local artist Matlena Hourula as you learn about lino cut block printing on fabric. Lino cut block printing is a fun and simple way to create beautifully printed...

  • Sew Lab for Beginners
    06:00 PM - 03/14/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Bring your own beginners project of choice to this sew lab and create something in a fun and supportive environment. With the assistance of a knowledgable instructor...

  • Mandala & Sacred Art Workshop
    11:00 AM - 03/18/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Join us for an incredible 1-day Mandala Painting Workshop, as Gina guides you through the fundamentals of creating your own sacred work of art. The class will include...

  • Mom (or Dad) & Babe Fingerpainting Party
    12:30 PM - 03/22/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Are you a new mom and want to make the most of every precious moment AND document your babe as they grow? In this class, we will have some fun using your child's...

  • Kids Color Wheel Watercolor Painting
    04:00 PM - 03/22/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Do your kids LOVE a little color in their life? (Who doesn't?!) In this beginner painting class, they will learn how to mix all the colors in the color wheel from...

  • Beginning Knitting For Kids
    10:00 AM - 03/25/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Come learn to knit! Kiddos will learn to knit basic scarves for themselves (or their toys) and will develop the beginning skills needed to make any knit item. Kids...

  • Design 101: The Rectangle Dress
    02:00 PM - 03/25/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    This class is a series of two 3 hour classes and no sewing machine is required! Each student will learn how to sketch and design a custom dress based on the simple...

  • Spring Equinox Gathering
    12:00 PM - 03/26/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Spring Equinox Gathering Sunday, March 26th In this day of ritual we will celebrate the abundance of Spring. In the mythology of the old ways the Spring Equinox...

  • Chakra Art Journey
    06:00 PM - 04/04/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    A hands on opportunity to know thyself through guided meditation and collage. Who are you really? What wants to shift within you? The chakra system is a series...

  • Textile Collage: Appliqué Method
    03:00 PM - 04/15/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Experience the joy of collaging with fabric! The result is a fun & beautiful fusion of techniques. We will have lots of colorful and patterned textiles to choose...

  • Mama Makers ~ Loom Weaving
    12:00 PM - 04/17/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    All moms and babies are welcome to weave with us! Learn to weave on a wooden loom. We'll provide the looms and lots of beautiful yarn, fiber and wool to create...

Past Events

  • Intro to Mixed Media Encaustic Wax
    10:30 AM - 02/25/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Take your mixed media collage artwork to the next level in this encaustic wax class. Join local artist Matlena Hourula for this three hour class where you'll learn...

  • Handmade Journal or Sketchbook
    06:00 PM - 02/24/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    In this 3 hour book binding workshop students will learn how to make a book start to finish using the Coptic stitch. One of the oldest known book binding techniques...

  • Watercolor Skyscapes
    06:00 PM - 02/23/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Are you inspired by glowing horizons and wispy clouds, and want to try your hand at capturing those beautiful shapes and colors? Whether you’ve been painting for...

  • Kids Rothko-Inspired Abstract Paintings
    03:30 PM - 02/23/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Mark Rothko was one of the most famous Abstract Expressionist painters and is considered a pioneer of color theory and modern art—and the kids love him! Your child...

  • Intro to Loom Beadweaving (Brass cuff)
    10:00 AM - 02/19/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    In this introductory beading class, students will learn how to warp, weave, and finish the basics of on loom bead weaving. All tools, materials, printed and written...

  • Indigo & Shibori Dyeing
    05:00 PM - 02/17/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Learn the beautiful magic of indigo dyeing and shibori! Join local artist Matlena Hourula as you learn the basic techniques of indigo dying, and shibori, a Japanese...

  • Mama Makers DIY
    11:00 AM - 02/17/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    For all moms! Come join us for a few hours of crafts in the studio. This is a non guided 3 hour do it yourself play date. We'll provide the art supplies and you...

  • Oracle Guided Meditation with Spirit Speak's Vessel
    06:00 PM - 02/13/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Holding space for yourself and accessing tools to healing are two important aspects in self-care. There is no better way to honor self-love and self-care in a new...

  • Self-Love Sunday: Be your own Valentine
    11:00 AM - 02/12/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Create a collage-based Valentine from You to You giving form to all your strengths and accomplishments. What are you proud of? What fills your heart with joy and...

  • Valentines Making for Kids!
    03:00 PM - 02/11/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Drop-in at the Rare Bird Makers' Studio to make one of a kind and home made Valentines with your kids. This activity is great if your child wants to make custom...

  • Mixed Media Screen Printing
    10:00 AM - 02/11/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Join us for a fun unique way to work with screen printing. Beginners to intermediate screen printers will enjoy this workshop. Students will be creating multiple...

  • New Mama Relate & Create
    10:00 AM - 02/08/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 10am-12pm New mamas and mamas to be! Come create a beautiful heart and arrow mobile for your babe's room, just in time for Valentine's...

  • Meet Your sewing Machine-Beginners sewing class
    10:00 AM - 02/05/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Get to know that mysterious and magical machine that’s been collecting dust in your house. Learn how to thread, set tension, and choose the right fabric for a...

  • Ring in The New Year - Hammered Ring Workshop
    04:00 PM - 02/04/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    In this beginner ring making workshop students will learn the basics of filing, soldering, and sawing while making themselves simple hammered bands! Rings are one...

  • Candle Making Workshop
    11:00 AM - 02/04/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Come spend a couple of hours learning how to create beautiful and clean burning scented soy candles. You'll be able to create personal scents with a variety of fragrance...

  • Leather Key Fob Workshop
    02:00 PM - 01/29/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Explore leather crafting and create gift-able accessories! We will create 2 simple leather key chain accessories, per student – one with a tassel and one for a...

  • Sacred Knots Workshop : Creating Temple Cords
    01:00 PM - 01/28/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Knotting connects us to the past and grounds us in the present, using hand and mind in skillful play like an active meditation. The limitless possibilities of a...

  • Chakra Art Journey For The New Year
    07:00 PM - 01/24/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    A hands on opportunity to know thyself through guided meditation and collage. Who are you really? What wants to shift within you? The chakra system is a series...

  • Multi Color Screen Printing With Cut Stencils
    10:00 AM - 01/22/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    In this class participants will learn all the basics of screen printing from how to create and cut out a stencil, how to pull a successful print, and how to layer...

  • Art Opening with Hilary Williams and Rachel Znerold
    06:00 PM - 01/19/2017

    At The Rare Bird

    Join Rare Bird and Artits Hilary Williams and Rachel Znerold for their Opening night! The Show will go on from January-March. We will be serving wine and refrshments,...

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