From foreign languages to yoga, a surprising number of San Francisco’s adult education classes have moved online with remarkable ease.
But the story isn’t so simple for local DIY and craft studios, who rely on tactile, in-person instruction to convey the finer points of sewing, painting, macramé and other decorative arts. The pandemic presents a cruel irony for these businesses, as cooped-up city-dwellers are more eager than ever to pick up new hobbies that can be enjoyed at home.
Still, all is not lost. With a little creativity and a lot of elbow grease, SF’s maker community has been able to create virtual courses with a tangible component.
“Folks have been so excited,” said David Knight, co-owner of NoPa DIY studio Workshop (1798 McAllister St.) “It just requires a little more prep work and coordination.”
Initially, Workshop was resistant to the online learning trend….