StoreFrontLab welcomes Curiosity Atlas!

After a quiet summer we are pleased to reopen StoreFrontLab with an intriguing series of workshops curated by Curiosity Atlas. The "How to Survive" collection brings together an eclectic series of survival-themed workshops covering a range of essential skills, from disaster preparedness to making a utility belt. 

The fall series takes place at venues throughout the city. Workshops at StoreFrontLab begin this Thursday and run through November 14. 

Curiosity Atlas is dedicated to sparking curiosity through unique, hands-on experiences. They curate and produce a diverse range of hands-on workshops and events in partnership with local experts, artists and artisans. To learn more or sign up for a workshop check out the links below or visit You also can download the complete fall schedule to post and share.

Curiosity Atlas @ StoreFrontLab

Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Unlock the mystery of locks with Michael Fitzhugh. In a hands-on session Michael will teach the importance of locks in everyday use, the fundamentals of how locks work, and why (and how) many locks can be picked. You'll get your own lockpicking toolkit and a chance to test your skills. $50

Saturday, November 2, 2013
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Get ready for the annual Dia de los Muertos procession with Samantha Joslyn. Samantha will teach you how to paint your face in the iconic “elegant skull” style as depicted in Posada’s 1913 zinc etching. $50

Thursday, November 7, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Jennifer Laursen will share the basic techniques of leather craft including leather preparation, stamping, dyeing, and assembly. You will learn the tools of the trade and leave with your perfect belt. $100

Monday, November 11, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Produce your own handmade herbal apothecary with Riyana Rebecca Sang. This workshop will cover the core types of herbal medicines (tinctures, teas, decoctions, infusions, syrups), their benefits and applications, and how to use them. With this new knowledge you will prepare a tincture, a syrup, and a hand-blended tea to take home. $65

Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Get the basics of becoming self-sufficient during a major disaster from the woman who knows best: SFFD's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Project coordinator, Lt. Erica Arteseros. You will draft a personal disaster plan as well as put together a kit of supplies you’ll need to survive several days on your own. $20