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Spooky Craft Workshops

OCTOBER 2022

Fashion design major Brooke Adams led a Halloween-themed tote bag-making workshop Oct. 8, where participants got to pick out their fabric of choice and sew open-topped bags for themselves or loved ones. A couple weekends later, TAGS employees Bryan and Sam guided a jack-o-lantern making class where attendees got to carve faces or messages into pumpkins on Oct. 29.

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Open Studio 

AUGUST 2022

TAGS hosted its first ever Open Studio event. Participants had the opportunity to use our materials and workspace to create however they wanted. This was not a guided workshop so youth could freely create their own artistic pieces. We provided bracelet making materials and assistance if they needed any. But the art was all their own. We had an absolutely amazing turn out and had a great time! 

 

Stay tuned for more Open Studio Events coming very soon!  

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San Leandro
Makers Market

SEPTEMBER 2022

TAGS participated in ReDiscover Downtown’s Makers Market Sept. 17, where local businesses and creatives united and connected with event attendees. Our booth highlighted some of our hottest fits along with the incredible artwork created by local artists Bryan and Brooke. TAGS is extremely thankful to the Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District for this opportunity to connect with more members of our community!

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End of Summer Sale

AUGUST 2022

As we neared the end of the summer, TAGS had its biggest sale yet. 25% off of EVERYTHING in the store. We have so much awesome fall inventory, that we needed to clear room. This sale lasted from Aug 10th through the 14th. The community gained awesome clothes at incredible deals! 

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Boys & Girls Club - Rock the Block Event

AUGUST 2022

San Leandro's Boys & Girls Club celebrated the remodeling of their aquatics center with a community event. TAGS was invited to set up a booth and provide a workshop style activity for the event. We did one of our favorites, t-shirt painting. This event was so successful we actually ran out of shirts! TAGS is so happy to be a part of this community and we are looking forward to next year! 

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Patches and Pockets Sewing Workshop

JULY 2022

Brooke again came with her amazing self and hosting yet another amazing workshop. The skill of sewing patches and pockets onto your clothes! Participants customized their outfits with cool patches and fabric designs. Brooke assisted people with the sewing machines and helped them perfect their sewing skills.

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Tote Bag Sewing Workshop 

JUNE 2022

We had our wonderful local artist Brooke come in and host another sewing workshop! She shared her art of creating custom tote bags. This was one of our longer workshops, young adults got to follow the making process from start to finish. 

In the end participants got to walk away with their own custom bag! 

Thank you Brooke for sharing your art!

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SOLA Fundraiser Event

JUNE 7th 2022

Sons of Liberty Alehouse hosted a fundraiser for us on June 7th, 2022. 20% of all of proceeds from that day went to TAGS programs! The community got to come in, enjoy great food and drinks and help out this local nonprofit. 

 

A big shout out to Teresa Lawrie at Sons of Liberty Alehouse for hosting a fundraiser for TAGS. It was a super fun event and a huge success - we raised $2,420!

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Shirt Painting Workshops

MAY 2022

By popular demand, we brought another painting workshop to our community. Here, teens and young adults had total freedom to create their desired painted shirt. Some popular paintings were of colorful album covers, nature, and self-love visuals. Participants were given access to various painting tools, techniques, and stencils.

This workshop was led by Bryan, a local high school student.

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Denim Painting Workshops

MARCH 2022

This month, teens and young adults filled our workspace up to capacity to paint their ideas on denim and did an AMAZING job doing so! These participants had their own unique style, painting on both denim jackets and jeans and used a variety of techniques to do so.

This workshop was led by Amy Chovnick, a local San Leandro creative.

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Crystal Wrapping Workshops

APRIL 2022

This workshop was the first student-led workshop with Bryan! Because of his personal interests and taking the December Crystal Workshop, he wanted to share and teach his intricate crystal wrapping designs with others! We had an amazing turnout! Each teen/young adult showed their uniqueness and patience through this detailed workshop.

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Because of the popularity of crystals, we decided to hold a crystal-focused workshop. Teens and young adults were taught intricate wrapping techniques to wrap crystals and transform them to necklaces.

This workshop was led by Kaitlin Howell, a very talented local Bay Area artist.

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Crystal  Workshops

DECEMBER 2021

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*Sponsored by the City of San Leandro Climate Resiliency Fund

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Stamping and Pin Making  Workshops

NOVEMBER 2021

In the first week of this workshop, teens and young adults were able to decorate clothing and accessories items with stamps and paint.

In the second week of this workshop, local teens and young adults put their creative and technical skills to the test while designing and assembling pins.

Both workshops were led by Kaitlin Howell, a very talented local Bay Area artist.

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*Sponsored by the City of San Leandro Climate Resiliency Fund

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Halloween Headband Workshops

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*Sponsored by the City of San Leandro Climate Resiliency Fund

Local teens and young adults got super creative designing and constructing headbands in the Halloween Spirit.

This workshop was led by Kaitlin Howell, a very talented local Bay Area artist.

OCTOBER 2021

Pop-Up Clothing Drive

MAY 2021

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Clean Clothes

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our second Pop-Up Clothing Drive. All of our helpful teens and young adults who grabbed bags and boxes and organizing donations are so appreciating!
A special thanks to Felipa and Jordan Pallen of Pallen's Martial Arts for hosting this Pop-Up.

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First Pop-Up Clothing Drive

APRIL 2021

Thank you to our amazing community for making TAG's first Pop-Up Clothing Drive a great success! And a special thanks to our teens and young adults who worked super hard during the event, grabbing bags and boxes from cars and sorting donations. 
A special thanks to Laura Sanders and Jamie Duckworth of Access Elite for hosting our first Pop-Up. 

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