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Wall Hanging Planters

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side
1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This workshop explores different methods for making wall mounted planters with hand building.  Participants will make 1-2 plant holders. All clay provided. Participants can glaze their pieces one week after the class.

Saturday Aug 18th, 6pm

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...

$400

16 sessions

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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....

$199

8 sessions

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. Please note: This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete...

$400

16 sessions

Beeswax Candle

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....

Painting Circle: Crafting Koi Fish

at Painting Circle LLC - Logan Square
2211 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Painting Circle hosts painting classes, painting events and painting parties at local bars, lounges and restaurants.  Our creative paint and sip classes are taught by an artist walking you step-by-step through the process of recreating a painting from scratch, and includes all the necessary art supplies for an easy going 2-hour session. Create...

Exploring Color

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park
3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Color can express so much: you can use it to quickly communicate signals, convey different emotions, and even influence our moods. Applicable to many creative pursuits, this hands-on workshop will include an introduction to color theory and its terminology. We will use yarn and paper to explore the characteristics of different colors, the relationship...

Sunday Sep 16th, 1pm

Bang a Bangle

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

Experiment with various metals, thicknesses and styles. Students will hammer, texture, twist, form and solder three bangle bracelets from cooper and brass.

Sunday Aug 26th, 9:30am

Easy Abstract Designs On Paper + Ways to Use it!

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

This easy class to make your own abstract designs on repurposed/scratch paper uses simple supplies and will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! Pictured example uses are: Nifty Gift Wrap (Please bring something you would like to wrap for this one!) Origami Paper Various ways to create greeting cards (Cards Provided)

Harvest Wreath Workshop

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

Celebrate the arrival of autumn by creating a beautiful seasonal wreath to grace your doorway. A grapevine base and a variety of natural materials for accents will be provided.

Wednesday Sep 26th, 1pm

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Fall Gourd Cutting

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

Get ready for Thanksgiving and harvest-time with your own uniquely decorated gourd! Decorate a gourd for the fall using a woodburner and special transparent dyes. Bring leather gloves and protective eyewear, if possible. Other supplies, including gourds, will be provided.

$120

2 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

Holiday Willow Workshop: Rustic Reindeer

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

Join Bim Willow and create either a charming rustic reindeer or a holiday tree of willow!  The reindeer has an overall height of 4 to 5 feet from its hooves to the tips of its antlers. The holiday tree is 5 to 6 feet tall, and can be decorated with twinkly lights and more for the holidays, and then used as a vine support for the summer. ...

Saturday Nov 10th, 9am

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing

at Chicago Botanic Garden

Shinrin-yoku, which means forest bathing in Japanese, refers to the practice of immersing or bathing all of your senses in the healing forest. Shinrin-yoku has been shown to reduce stress hormones and to increase immune functioning.  This is an opportunity to slow down in mind and body. Connect with the forest life around you through...

Introduction to Making Goat Milk Soap

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

In this class, Gretta Winkelbauer will teach you how to make small batch artisan goat milk soap. Learn the old-fashioned cold-process method, using farm fresh goat milk and organic, sustainable vegetable oil and essential oils. You will take home a bar of this mild, moisturizing, chemical-free soap.

Spindles, Bottle Stoppers and Tool Handles

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

Learn the basics of spindle turning! End the day with a selection of finished bottle-stoppers, small kitchen tools or other spindle projects you have created. Other spindle projects may include pizza cutters, screwdrivers, ornaments, candleholders, tool handles, and more. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as the newer carbide...

Sunday Sep 23rd, 9:30am

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