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"Drink beer, make stuff" is the slogan for Workshop PHL, a new DIY school that's opening as a pop-up (with potential to become permanent) in Fishtown next week. Founded by DelCo native Kelly Malone, the adults-only school seeks to attract crafty gals and guys with hands-on workshops that are equal parts affordable ($40 or less) and non-committal (no membership required). The fully stocked beer fridge doesn't deter, either.
Local crafters/foodies/DIYers helm the casual, social workshops, which run the gamut from mixology, pickling, and screen printing to gardening, photography, and homebrewing. Previous experience isn't required, and one-off ticketing means you can experiment with a variety of crafts before finding your perfect match. "We'll kind of be the gateway drug to DIY," Malone tells the Inquirer.
Before officially opening in all its splendor on April 4, Workshop PHL will hold a two-week preview from March 5 through March 19, when a sampling of classes will be offered. If you want to scope out the space before enrolling, you can stop by the school's Preview Party on Friday March 7.
· Workshop PHL brings laidback craft movement to Fishtown [Philly.com]
· Workshop PHL [Official Site]
· Workshop PHL [Facebook]