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Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics

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

Learn the art and craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) during this 2-hour workshop. Tammy will demystify the process of "saponification" (soap making) coaching students in the creation of wonderful herbal soaps.  Students work together to learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they create...

Sunday Jun 4th, 3pm

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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. We can create wonderful new designs from vintage treasures....

$199

8 sessions

Tuesday Jul 11th, 7pm

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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. Note: This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis.

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Jun 3rd, 3pm

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Intermediate Stone Carving Workshop

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

In intermediate stone carving students will learn how to work with medium hardness stones like sandstones and lime stones. Students can carve small sculpture projects in a stone of medium hardness or can learn to carve larger project in soft stones. Note: This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis.

$400

16 sessions

Mixed Media Painting & Collage

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park
2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Mixed Media Painting & Collage gives you the opportunity to explore the art of the collage, in this relaxed, social environment. Using found papers, images, and paint learn to create a unique piece of art. Learn basics of composition to create intriguing backgrounds to transfer your found images. Recycled papers and personal mementos can take...

Saturday Jun 24th, 6:15am

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Dreamcatchers

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park
2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Learn the whimsical craft of making dreamcatchers! Learn how to weave the string design and then decorate your finished piece with ribbons, feathers, and beads. Perfect to decorate your home, or to give as gifts!

Sunday Jul 23rd, 1pm

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Fiber Arts Workshops

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

Come learn how to felt while hearing stories of a knitter, shepherd, and small business owner. Natasha Lewis of Esther’s Place Fiber Arts Studio in Big Rock, Illinois, will share her love of fiber arts and inspire you to create.  Felted Jewelry: Mixed Media Necklace: Create a 1- by 2-inch pendant with many different fiber art techniques, then...

Tuesday Jun 27th, 9:30am

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Chinese Paper-Cutting - Jian Zhi

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central Street, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

This course is designed for the beginning level learner who has no formal background in using scissors to cut a formal artwork. The course introduces students to Chinese paper-cutting art history and fundamental scissor-cutting methods to make art patterns.  Students will acquire useful skills and leave with great patterns and new creative artworks...

$210

6 sessions

Wednesday Jun 14th, 1pm

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Japanese Ink Painting

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

Sumi-e, the ancient art of Japanese ink painting, requires no previous painting experience. Individualized instruction will be provided for students of all levels. Beginners will learn to use Oriental painting equipment to paint classic nature subjects. Additional supplies required.

$189

5 sessions

Wednesday Jul 5th, 7pm

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Gift Cards

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central Street, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Students will use different techniques to add designs and color to gift cards. Students will apply cornstarch paste on fabric and draw designs into the paste, and will also use the process of suminagashi, a Japanese form of marbling with ink on paper. Students will also have the option of using watercolor to add designs to the front cover of the card. ...

Saturday Aug 5th, 11am

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Shaping Leather Masks

at Inside Out Art Studio - Portage Park
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave Suite #302, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Learn the Semmerling and Schaefer methods for shaping leather masks. You will make and finish three to four leather masks and leave with sources for materials and tools.

$300

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 15th, 1pm

Create your own 3D Dreamcatcher

at Wet Paint Chicago - Bridgeport
1200 West 35th St 4th Flr, Chicago, Illinois 60609

You will create your own abstract background with the help of an artist - you choose the colors of your masterpiece! We provide the ring, the rope, the beads, rhinestones, feathers - everything you need to add your 3D dreamcatcher to your painting! You get to pick out all of the materials you'd like to use. 

Sunday Jun 25th, 2pm

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Paper Marbling Japanese-Style

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

Suminagashi, which means floating ink, is an ancient Japanese technique for decorating paper. Marble-like patterns are created by floating ink on water. The designs are then transferred to absorbent Japanese paper. Finished pieces may be framed or used in paper craft projects.  A sketchpad will be included.  Additional supplies require...

Saturday Jul 15th, 1pm

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Creating Handmade Paper

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central Street, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Fun and easy for anyone to learn, using scrap paper, junk mail, old newspapers, etc.  Students will learn every step of the process, from making the pulp to pulling the sheets of paper to the best way to dry them. I will also explain how equipment can be made and prepared for making paper at home. They will learn how to color the paper, how to...

Saturday Jul 8th, 1pm

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Advanced Leather Masks

at Inside Out Art Studio - Portage Park
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave Suite #302, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Return to the studio and learn what’s next after the “Shaping Leather “ workshop. Sculpting, Skiving & New Sizing Methods will be taught. Feel free to bring projects you are working on. 

$300

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 22nd, 1pm

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