If you are near Sherman Oaks, CA, you may want to take a visit to Tinker (4337 Woodman Avenue between Ventura Blvd and the 101, Sherman Oaks. (818) 784-7991) a new kind of craft workshop + lab + performance space + gallery. There are lots of cool workshops and clases you can take. Or take advantage of the open studio space and use all the materials available for only $5/ hour. Link.