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Rejuvenated Jewelry

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

Tuesday May 7th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Intermediate Bookbinding

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Utilizing skills garnered in the beginning bookbinding class, students will explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as taking time to develop content for their pieces. Some experience with bookbinding is helpful, though students who...

Tuesday Apr 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

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Beginning Stone Carving Workshop

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

In beginning stone carving students will learn the basic techniques for composing and carving small sculpture out of alabaster and other soft stones. Students will need to purchase carving tools and materials. Please note:  This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete their classes within a year...

Saturday Apr 27th, 3pm - 6pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

Paper Flower Creations

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Learn how to make paper flowers that can be used as party decor, wall art or just as a gift! Each attendee will make at least one large flower to take home. Class is perfect for groups. All supplies will be provided as well as snacks and refreshments. BYOB welcome!

Wednesday May 1st, 7pm - 9pm

Soy Candle Making

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 1907 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make your own candle from scratch. Create your own scent and pick a color. 90 minutes class. All materials included and you will take home a 8 oz candle (= 48-50 hours of burn time) Free street parking available.  BYOB for 21 and over with government issued photo ID. Doors open 30 minutes prior to class start time No open alcohol is allowed...

Monday Apr 29th, 1pm - 2:30pm

Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Berwyn)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of Sopponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the...

Sunday Apr 28th, 10am - 12pm

Candle Making

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Forget the same old experience days and come and learn a new skill on our 2 hour workshop for some unique candle making ideas! We teach you how to make your own candles for pleasure or to sell, in a fun non-formal environment. Using a wide array of fragrances, colours and containers you can match it to your mood, décor or to give away as gifts....

Saturday Apr 27th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Any Age Abstract Designs On Paper

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

This easy and UNIQUE, any-age-friendly class to make your own abstract designs not only uses easy to find supplies but will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! If you're thinking of signing someone 17 or younger, an adult will need to be present. The youngest recommended age is 5 years old. We'll first get the basics down of how to...

Sunday Apr 28th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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Explorations in Collage

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Examine different types of collage, altered art, and other forms of mixed-media utilized by Dada, Surrealist, and contemporary artists. The first few classes will focus on different types and approaches to collage, with the final weeks focusing on combining collage and other media.  Techniques and practices covered include Photomontage, Text...

Saturday May 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Westmont)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of Sopponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the...

Saturday May 11th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Organic Soap Making Workshop

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This handmade soap workshop shows you the simple ‘melt and pours’ process, perfect for beginners soap makers. Explore your creative side by designing your very own soap, completely tailored to your dermatological needs and aroma itches. During this session, you will: You will be using our freshly made in the studio melt and pour soap base, which...

Sunday May 12th, 4:45pm - 6:15pm

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Painted Wood Signs

at Shiny Squirrel Art Studio, Inc - Bolingbrook 639 E Boughton Rd Ste # 100, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440

Add some coolness to your space by learning the simple yet fun way of designing your own wood sign! No experience necessary. We will explain painting and stenciling techniques and tips. All supplies provided. We will have lots of stencil designs to choose from, as well as some designs that you can transfer and paint onto your sign. Each student...

Wednesday May 29th, 7pm - 9pm

Papermaking Explorations

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Papermaking can be used as a catalyst for bookmaking, printmaking and drawing, as well as an art form all in its own. Our introductory papermaking class walks students through the satisfying process of turning plant fiber into luscious handmade paper. Students will learn how to form basic sheets of paper with a mould and deckle, and then expand upon...

Tuesday May 14th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

Bookbinding: The Longstitch

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

The long stitch bound book is characterized by its classic style and its ability to employ a range of visually dynamic sewing structures. A combination of long straight stitches and braided link stitches adorn the spine of the book, which can be made of leather, fabric, or paper.  Long stitch bound books are durable and lay flat when opened,...

Tuesday Jul 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Mixed Media: Landscape in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

Sunday May 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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