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Freaky Faces

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

Use clay slabs and whatever textured fabrics you have to bring to life a freaky face! Maybe even something you could wear for halloween? This two hour workshop will be led by Manal Kara, who recently had their own freaky faces on display at Tusk. 5lbs of clay and underglaze included. Pieces will be available for pick up two weeks after the class.

Friday Oct 19th, 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...

$100

4 sessions

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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.

Wednesday Oct 24th, 6pm

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...

$245

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 9:30am

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...

Sunday Oct 21st, 3:30pm

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...

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm

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

$100

4 sessions

Explorations in Collage

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

This course will explore 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...

$215

6 sessions

Sunday Oct 28th, 9:30am

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.

Thursday Oct 25th, 1pm

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Holiday Willow Workshop: 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

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 Nov 11th, 1:15pm

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 Nov 7th, 6:30pm

Lidded Vessel

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

This class covers various methods wheel throwing to vessels with lids. 25 lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more clay (glaze included in the price) First come first serve access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class Classes non-refundable after the first class commences. Make-up classes negotiable, but not guaranteed....

$135

4 sessions

Saturday Oct 20th, 4pm

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)

Decorated Trays

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

Make a Tray! This workshop uses clay slab building to construct decorative trays, great for serving at parties. Feel free to bring fun textures to impress in your trays. Timed for Thanksgiving! Participants will make 1-2 trays about 8” - 14” in diameter. Clay provided Participants can come back to glaze their pieces a week later. No experience...

Friday Nov 2nd, 6pm

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