From cooking to gardening to creative crafts, you’re guaranteed to find something to feed your passions.

Our classes are intimate so you’ll be sure to get lots of hands-on time, answers to all of your questions, and a chance to meet other students. You’re guaranteed to head home with skills you can immediately apply to level up your life.


Kellie Phelan, FOUNDER

Kellie believes that lasting change starts at home. She worked for a decade in environmental consulting, first inspired by a “light bulb” moment at 6th grade camp about how glass in the environment never breaks down. Being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2005 shifted Kellie’s perspective about food - where it comes from, how it’s grown, and what we put into our bodies. After moving to Seattle in 2012, Kellie planted her first garden and has been passionately converting her lawn into edible crops ever since. A self-described ole’ timey grandma, Kellie spends her free time growing food, experimenting in the kitchen, and knitting blankets. A natural connector and a self-starter (I mean, who else teaches themselves how to knit from a library book during summer break in high school?!), Kellie is so grateful for this opportunity to lead The Works and be a part of this community.

Kellie Phelan, owner of The Works

Meet the Team

By partnering with local artists, makers, and farmers, we connect eager students with real world mentors. Read more about each of our talented team members here.