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Gift Cards

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, 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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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.

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Jul 29th, 3pm

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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.

$400

16 sessions

Saturday Jul 29th, 3pm

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Boot Camp I

at Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather - Lakeview
3717 N Ravenswood Ave #113, Chicago, Illinois 60613

This hands-on fundamentals course is for people who want to learn how to make items and projects out of a variety of weights and types of leather. Whether you have done some leather work on your own, have already attended a workshop at the school or have never worked with leather before, this is the best class to refine your skills and move forward...

$320

4 sessions

Thursday Aug 3rd, 6:30pm

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Building, Stretching and Priming Your Own Canvas

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

There's nothing like having a canvas support built to your own specifications. This class will begin with a tutorial on making stretcher bars for assembling a strong stretcher. We will move on to stretching canvas or linen, and finish by sizing and priming our supports. We will discuss common mistakes made during stretching, the difference between...

$175

3 sessions

Friday Jul 28th, 1pm

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Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Westmont)

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

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...

Saturday Aug 19th, 3pm

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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. 

Thursday Aug 3rd, 7pm

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Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Berwyn)

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 Aug 20th, 3:30pm

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Pop-Up Paper Cards Workshop: Summer Wildflowers

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

Celebrate summer with these pop-up paper blooms. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring purple coneflower, prickly pear cactus, and pasture rose —and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress. All tools and supplies will be...

Sunday Aug 20th, 12pm

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Encaustics Workshop

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

This class will cover everything you need to know about painting with beeswax, an ancient form that has become more accessible to modern-day artists. Students will learn about its diversity and explore mixed media wax painting – from image transfers, collage, embedding objects in wax, to impressionistic painting techniques.  Supplies will...

Sunday Aug 27th, 1pm

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Frame Loom Weaving

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

In this class, we examine the many possibilities of creating woven forms using a simple frame loom. Students will experiment with the techniques of tapestry and plain-weave, and then explore ways of creating surface, image, and text within a woven form to create independent projects. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical artworks...

$499

10 sessions

Wednesday Sep 6th, 9am

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Stone Carving: Garden Sculpture Workshop

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

Enjoy a creative break and the opportunity to carve an heirloom garden sculpture from a block of Indiana limestone under the creative direction of sculptor DJ Garrity. Use simple hand tools to create works inspired by their botanical surroundings in the form of flowers, plants, or sculptures featuring the human face.  Garrity, who resides in...

$699

4 sessions

Thursday Sep 14th, 9am

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Wet Felting 101

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston
1123 Florence Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Come with little or no felt making experience and leave with a thorough understanding of wet felting and confidence to continue practising craft on your own.  Students learn basics, starting from wool rowing properties then we will explore and try different felting designs and end up with unique piece of felted art. Very informative, hands -on,...

Saturday Jul 29th, 3pm

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Knife and Sword Making

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

Learn the sacred craft of forging functional blades out of steel.  In this class students will learn how to design and forge knives and swords as well as designing and making ornate hilts and scabbards. Skills learned in this class include forging technique, tempering, gas and coke forge operations, and surfacing techniques.

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Jul 29th, 3pm

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Creative Fine Art Digital Photography for Beginners

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

Have you ever wondered how to capture the wow moments in nature with your new digital camera? Learn the basics of digital photography in this introductory course.  You will practice the tools of the digital camera and how to capture fine art images in nature. Students will learn to see, using the methods of the masters of fine art photography....

$379

8 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 9:30am

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