Take a weekend adventure for amazing wine, gorgeous shots of the bay, and an inspiring mosaic workshop.
Head to Wine Country for the 22nd Annual Winter WINEland. The two-day festival is a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines and explore all of Wine Country. More than 100 wineries will be participating in this special event and every single one of them will be having a sale for the entire weekend, so there's no excuse not to take something home with you. Some wineries will even offer food pairings or tours. Ticket price includes wine tasting at all of the participating wineries, click here for the full list. 1/18-1/19 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $60 for the weekend, $45 Sunday only, $10 for designated drivers. Get tickets at the door of any winery.
Panoramic Point Reyes
Explore Point Reyes with a very specific photographic perspective. You’ll spend the day learning about techniques for finding and creating compelling panoramic images with distinctive Point Reyes flavor. Emphasis will be split between in-field compositional choices using a variety subjects, both natural and man-made, and discussion of workflow and post-production techniques. The day will start with a classroom presentation, then you'll spend the remainder of the day in the field concentrating on finding great panoramic subjects to photograph. The class continues to shoot through sunset into the early evening light. All skill levels welcome. 1/18, 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., $100. Get tickets here. Point Reyes Station.
Mosaic Workshop at Heath Ceramics
Brighten up your home with this mosaic class for beginners. During the two day, 10-hour workshop, you'll learn the basics of creating a beautiful mosaic and leave with a piece of art for your home or garden. The class will cover basic cutting and breaking techniques, setting styles, adhesives choices, suitable bases and grouting. No previous art or mosaic experience needed! Just remember to wear a work shirt you can get dirty in and bring a brown bag lunch. 1/18 - 1/19. $125. 400 Gate Five Road, Sausalito. For reservations call (415) 332-3732 x13.