Skill Exchange is on hiatus and is no longer offering public workshops. Between 2011-2014, Skill Exchange hosted over 50 low-cost and/or free public workshops in San Francisco.
If you'd like to contact the founder, please email: Hello [at] katekoeppel [dot] com.
Building self-reliance through social skill exchange
Skill Exchange is a traveling workshop series which aims to inspire the community to use their hands and learn traditional, hand making and self-reliance skills in a fun, social setting. Our workshops and events are for curious skill-seekers of all ages.
We create opportunities to ask questions, think with our hands and deepen our understanding of how things are made. As handcrafting skills are too often undervalued and under practiced– Skill Exchange seeks to encourage self-reliance through social skill exchange by bringing together enthusiastic makers and teachers to share their passion and craft with our communities. Skill Exchange was founded by visual designer, Kate Koeppel in San Francisco, CA in 2011.
About the Founder
Kate Koeppel is a visual designer and product designer living and working in San Francisco, CA. Kate's hands-on approach to design is guided by a philosophy that is playful with purpose. Kate produces a collection of handcrafted typographic laser cut record dividers for organizing vinyl records, books and other media. Kate holds an MFA in Design from California College of the Arts and grew up outside of Seattle.
The 'o' in Koeppel is silent. (pronounced Kep-ul)