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Saplings (aka Children)

What To Expect[edit | edit source]

Sequoia Fabrica is an active workshop with hand and power tools, industrial machinery, and sensitive fabrication equipment. You may encounter loud or strange noises and bright lights in our facility. This environment can be dangerous for children left unattended.

Members are welcome to work together to engage children in crafts or activities while their parent or guardian is working on a separate project, but the parent/guardian must remain on-site. Sequoia Fabrica is not a childcare facility. Review our Guest Policy and this page.

Our space is small, so we ask that bikes and e-bikes park outside whenever possible.

Responsibility[edit | edit source]

Parents and guardians are responsible for the safety and supervision their children at all times. Sequoia Fabrica does not serve in loco parentis.

  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Children must be directly supervised by an adult (member or guardian) at all times while in the space. It is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian to ensure the child is being supervised. During a class or event, the event host(s) do not serve as a child attendee’s supervisor.

Workshops[edit | edit source]

Sequoia Fabrica organizes some workshops specifically designed for parents and children together. A few examples:

  • Decorating Fairy Houses
  • Parents and Kids Learn to Sew
  • Making Sock Snakes

If you have questions about age requirements for our workshops or something is unclear, please reach out to us by email.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Sequoia Fabrica resources for makers families with children:

  • Two play pens (one metal and folding, one soft and collapsible)
  • A changing table
  • One fixed baby gate (seals off the front area from the offices, woodshop and textile workshop)
  • Two small tables
  • Children's toys

Toys[edit | edit source]

  • Legos and bricks
  • Hot Wheels cars
  • A fake cell phone
  • Wooden trains
  • Toddler activity tree
  • Drill press play toy
  • Bespoke (sometimes interactive) childrens toys made by our members
  • A handful of childrens books
  • Art supplies
  • Doll house
  • Children's sewing machine

Spaces[edit | edit source]

The front area of our workshop and the mezzanine office are areas designed to support flexible programming.

Our front space is ideal for larger gatherings and has a fixed baby gate at the hallway entrance.

Our mezzanine office offers some respite from machines and the noise of the workshop.

Sequoia Fabrica is one block from Jackson Playground and two blocks from the Potrero Hill Library branch. The Mason apartment complex next door has a walkway for exploring.