You’ll start with a perfect little bonbon. While savoring those delicious flavors, the chocolate becomes your muse as you paint watercolors onto canvas to capture the feeling and taste of each bite. Not artistic, you say? No worries—especially after the wine and a whole bunch more chocolate comes around.
As your chocolate diva/guide Ruth leads you through a specially designed chocolate flavor map, you relax into the process and walk away with a mini-gallery of colorful canvases that capture everything from deep red berry notes to yellow-dotted pointillism inspired by passionfruit. Date night, girls night, solo creative me-time—this is the night to book.
Zero experience necessary either for painting or tasting chocolate! Just come and enjoy them both in an expressive new way. Guaranteed fun and inspiration. Each guest will leave with a very special gift.
***This class has an alternative vegan option! Please inform the studio if you would like that option.
Age Group: Adults (18 and over)
Level: All levels welcome
Date: Friday, January 19, 2024
These Hands Maker's Collective
13347 W. Washington Blvd., Unit A
Los Angeles, CA 90066
About the Artist:
If you truly love chocolate, here’s your match: Ruth Kennison is L.A.’s “bean-to-bar chocolate queen” and number-one chocolate educator according to KCRW’s Good Food, The New York Times and others. Her sold-out classes cover every aspect of the chocolate-making process, from sourcing cacao to sprinkling pixie dust on delectable bonbons. Ruth is resident chocolate diva and chocolate instructor at The Gourmandise School, and founder of the The Santa Monica Chocolate Society (yes, a real thing). She trained at The French Pastry School in Chicago and the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, and travels the world, tasting, speaking and learning about the best chocolate. She is a popular international speaker about all aspects of chocolate and a frequent judge for chocolate awards. She created The Chocolate Project to share her love of chocolate and to help people find their “chocolate palate” and become better chocolate consumers. Find her at www.chocolate-project.com @chocproject and @smchocsociety.
Our Terms: By signing up for a workshop or attending a function which we are hosting, you agree to the terms and conditions stated herein. You do hereby release THESE HANDS, LLC. or any person or persons acting on its behalf from liability for any bodily injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of any personal articles while on the premises or while participating in any activity sponsored by THESE HANDS, LLC. Furthermore, the undersigned agrees that in the event medical attention is required due to accident or illness, THESE HANDS, LLC. shall, without accepting fiscal responsibility, seek such medical services as it deems necessary and appropriate through EMs/911 and/or local hospitals.
Media Release: I hereby allow THESE HANDS, LLC. to take photographs, video, or audio of me and to use such materials for promotional and archival purposes only. If you wish to opt out, please make the instructor aware of that prior to the start of class.
Class / Workshop Etiquette: All scheduled classes and workshops start and end on time. Please be prompt in your arrival and departure, as we often have other classes starting after yours. Arriving 30 minutes late to a class counts as a no-show, and no make up class will be offered. Teachers are subject to change.
Refund policy: THESE HANDS, LLC. reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment or unforeseen teacher conflicts. If a class is cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule the session. If you are unable to attend, you will be issued a refund.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel a class for a full refund 21 days in advance of class/workshop start date. After that, the class is non-refundable. This applies to all regular workshops. We treat transfers the same as we do with cancellations. Transfers are only possible if you let us know 21 days in advance. The only exception that we make is if the class is sold out and has a waiting list. We can then try to fill your spot with a student from that list.
COVID policy: If you test positive for COVID, please do not attend your scheduled workshop. Instead please contact us and let us know that you cannot attend. If you would like to receive a credit towards a future workshop, please email us your Positive PCR results (it must be a valid test with your name included) or a doctor's note. No refunds will be issued.
Gift Cards: Gift certificates can be applied toward all workshops, labs or These Hands Makers Collective merchandise. Gift Cards can not be redeemed for cash. Gift Cards do not expire.
Parking: Please note parking signs and regulation to avoid getting a ticket!