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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

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 Sep 23rd, 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.

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Sep 23rd, 3pm

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Plant to Paper: Handmade Paper from Plant Fibers

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

We will be taking plant material, whether it be from your garden or background, a field, or plant fiber that we order, and we will transform it into paper. We'll go through the process of turning plants into paper starting with harvesting and drying, cutting, cooking, rinsing, beating and finally pulling sheets of paper from the pulp. We willc reate...

$110

2 sessions

Saturday Sep 23rd, 9:30am

Paper Marbling

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

Marbling paper is a surface design method that dates back hundreds of years. By floating pigments, combing through colors and dipping your paper into the design. The swirling paptters will mesmerize you and make you want to marble for hours and hours. Marbled papers can beautify a shalf or small table top, be sent as a thank you or love note, enchance...

Sunday Oct 8th, 1pm

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...

Thursday Oct 5th, 6:30pm

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Bookbinding Basics

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square
4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

At the end of this class, the students will learn to do book bind the right way. This fun, hands-on workshop explores techniques of hand book-binding to produce a unique array of elegant books which can be used as a gift, journal, sketchbook or other artistic project. Students of all levels will learn the basics of bookbinding techniques using simple...

$130

2 sessions

Sunday Oct 8th, 10am

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...

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Bookbinding

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

Bookbinding is an art form that combines fine craftsmanship with a basic set of techniques, tools and materials. Once foundational skills are mastered, bookbinders can add creativity, content, and design to create unlimited variations of handmade books. In this class, students will create their own books from scratch, and will even be able to design...

$225

8 sessions

Tuesday Oct 24th, 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 11th, 9am

Open Studio! Bring in your Sewing & Craft Projects

at Trixy Xchange - Wicker Park
1579 N Milwaukee Ave Stu #232, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Do you have sewing death piles at home that you need help finishing? Come into our Open Studio! Trixy will help you finish your projects! You may also use our sewing machines during Open Studio as long as your having experience with one. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP in advance. We are currently not accepting...

$144

3 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 5:30pm

Origami Open House

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Origami is a fascinating, fun-filled creative activity for children as well as adults. With a minimum of folds and creases, you can transform a flat sheet of paper into a three-dimensional form like a swan, a boat, a flower or even a hat. So, if you're interested in creating animals, dinosaurs, flowers, decorative boxes and various other models, please...

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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. 

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...

$140

3 sessions

Friday Oct 20th, 1pm

Pop-Up Paper Cards Workshop: Fall

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

Celebrate spring with these pop-up paper blooms. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring waterlily, butterfly weed, and cattail—and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress.  Note: All tools and supplies will be ...

Saturday Oct 14th, 12pm

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