Monday, December 9 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm

Sweet Cane, Sugar—Workshop!
A Foundations Class

This class will be held at the Wicked Grounds Annex, just next door to Wicked Grounds at 293 8th street. If you have any trouble finding it, please ask a Foundations member at Wicked Grounds or ask one of the friendly baristas.

If you are new to Foundations:

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Cost: Suggested donation of $10-$15

Dress code: Whatever makes you feel comfortable. Street wear before entering.

Please be early or on time. Doors open at 6:30, class starts promptly at 7:00. Doors are closed to entry with the start of class.

Class Description:
Whether picking up a cane for the first time or an old hand at Bastinado, this exciting and informative class, will introduce you to the fine art of caning; from its history in various cultures, to all sorts of interesting ways and places to cane - many of which will be demonstrated. You will also be provided plenty of time to work hands-on with direct instruction. This is a Foundations class and differs from the usual class in that the goal is to instruct you not only on the use, care and handling of a cane, but to give you the toolset to be able to walk into a public dungeon or private party and create a hot and satisfying scene from negotiation to scene management to aftercare. Whether you are just starting to explore an interest in canes or are already a dedicated fan, this class will probably teach you something you didn't know…and maybe, if time allows, you can practice your skills!

This week we’ll have a hands-on workshop as well, so bring your canes, crops, and similar toys to try out in class.

Please note that all attendees who wish to participate in hands-on practice must sign a WGA liability waiver.

Presenter Bio:
James Sposato hails from New England where he and a close-knit group of friends explored their kink and wound up building a DIY scene from the ground up. After moving to SF, he stumbled upon a Foundations Munch and excited by this glimpse of the Bay Area’s vibrant kink and Leather community, embraced it wholeheartedly.

He has explored Leather history and traditions as a student of the Journey and Leather Quest programs, graduating in December 2014. He served as Junior Headmaster and Headmaster for Foundations for over two years. After serving as Junior Headmaster for the recently graduated Journey class, he is currently the Junior Headmaster for the NorCal Leather Quest class of 2020, making him the first person in S.F. to guide a group of students through all three levels of the education program. During this time, he has served as mentor and adviser to members of the community, provided support to community events and been an active proponent of kink and Leather as a life and a lifestyle.

A passionate educator, he has taught numerous classes on topics including biting, food play, protocols and negotiation. While a fan of all sorts impact and tactile play whether using traditional tools, improv pervertables or his own hands, he is dedicated to the art of caning.

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Upcoming Events:
Leatherman's Story Hour: Book reading, stories and demo: December 16th
No Class: December 23rd
*events are subject to change

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You must be over 18 and present a valid photo ID to attend class.

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