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Learn the art of pottery, woodworking, and jewelry making in Chicago and discover your creative side through hands-on classes led by experienced instructors. Master the techniques of painting, drawing, and printmaking in Chicago's vibrant arts community, and cultivate your artistic skills under the guidance of talented local artists.

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Ukiyo-e "Japanese Woodblock Printing"

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of Ukiyo-e woodblock printing in this intensive workshop. Discover the intricate process of carving linoleum blocks and mastering the unique coloring techniques. Explore the historical significance and contemporary applications of this dynamic art form under expert guidance.

(83) All levels 18 and older
$220

2 sessions

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Turn a Bowl in a Day

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Discover the art of woodturning as you craft a beautiful bowl in just one day. This beginner-friendly workshop offers hands-on instruction, allowing you to create a stunning piece without prior woodworking experience. Unleash your creativity and take home a unique masterpiece to cherish.

(83) Beginner 18 and older

Stained Glass Workshop

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unlock your creativity and discover the timeless art of stained glass. Immerse yourself in the copper foil method as you learn how to cut, break, and assemble glass to create your stunning masterpiece. Join us at the Discovery Center and elevate your artistic skills in this captivating workshop.

(279) All levels 16 and older
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ART for Tots/Preschoolers

The Paintbrush @ 2446 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Introduce your little ones to the world of art through hands-on lessons at The Paintbrush. Join us for a creative adventure where toddlers and preschoolers can explore various artistic techniques like drawing, painting, and collaging. Don't miss out on the fun in our art-themed playroom!

(4) All levels 2 - 5 years old
$225

7 sessions

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Design Your Own Stained Glass

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and master the art of stained glass, as you learn to cut and grind complex patterns, add exquisite jewels, and create your very own masterpiece. Prior experience or completion of the beginner class is required. There is a materials fee that applies to this course.

(279) Intermediate 16 and older

Coiling & Wrapping Rope Bowls: Beginning Basics

Linda Z's Sewing Center @ 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, IL

Coiling & Wrapping Rope Bowls: Beginning Basics Join us and take the first step to making coiled & wrapped rope baskets. In this class learn the basics of rope coiling and wrapping & create a basic basket. These techniques will be the foundation to other wrapped & coiled projects. Start here first and move up to "Bowl Me Over" Intermediate Project Classes as you master the basics. Fabric & supplies purchased at the store

(8) Beginner 18 and older
$49.95

2 sessions

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Mixed Media Art

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and explore a world of endless artistic possibilities as you learn to create captivating compositions using a diverse range of materials and techniques. Let your imagination soar in this dynamic art course that focuses on conceptual practice and personal process.

(279) All levels 16 and older
$110

4 sessions

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Jewelry Making: Found Materials

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and transform cherished keepsakes into stunning pieces of jewelry. Join this hands-on course and learn techniques such as soldering, wire wrapping, and stringing to give new life to old treasures. Start collecting your unique materials now and let your imagination run wild.

(125) All levels 18 and older
$312

8 sessions

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Bookbinding: Basics & Beyond

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Discover the art of bookbinding and create beautiful handmade books. From folded books to more complex techniques, you'll learn the skills and create eight or more journals and gifts. Perfect for beginners and repeaters looking to enhance their craft.

(83) Beginner 16 and older
$230

5 sessions

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Stone Carving Workshop

Jyl Bonaguro @ 4200 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and master the art of sculpting with stone in this hands-on workshop led by a professional sculptor. Explore the techniques of blocking, detailing, and finishing as you create a stunning masterpiece. No experience is necessary!

(30) All levels 16 and older

Mosaic Workshop

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Discover the ancient art of pique assiette at a renowned botanical institution. Unleash your creativity as you transform broken china and heirlooms into stunning mosaic masterpieces. Start collecting now for a unique and sustainable art experience.

(125) All levels 18 and older
$312

8 sessions

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Nihonga: Japanese Painting with Mineral Pigments

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Embark on a journey into the ancient art of Nihonga painting! Discover the intricate techniques of pigment-making, color application, and gold leafing on Japanese Kozo paper. Gain insights into traditional and contemporary Nihonga methods, empowering you to explore future concepts and ideas with reverence for nature and tradition.

(83) All levels 18 and older

Leaf Printing: Natural Patterns & Colors

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, IL

Discover the art of eco-dyeing and leaf printing to craft stunning papers infused with natural beauty. Dive into various printing techniques, from creating simple print plates with leaves to crafting direct monoprints. Explore the fusion of these methods, leaving with a stack of versatile papers ready for your creative projects.

(125) All levels 18 and older

High School: College Portfolio

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Explore artistic techniques and concepts to create a compelling body of work that reflects your unique artistic voice. Elevate your portfolio with guidance from experienced instructors in a supportive and inspiring environment.

(83) All levels 14 - 18 years old

Digital Comics and Cartoons (Ages 9-11)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Dive into the realm of comic books, manga, and illustrations, mastering techniques used by professional cartoonists. From character design to panel layout, unleash your creativity and storytelling prowess with expert guidance. Utilize iPads provided by the Evanston Art Center to bring your visions to life in this exciting exploration of visual storytelling.

(83) All levels 9 - 11 years old

Bookbinding & Printmaking (Ages 9-11)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Dive into the vibrant world of bookmaking and printmaking with expert guidance and unleash your child's artistic potential in a dynamic and engaging environment.

(83) All levels 9 - 11 years old

Introduction to Flower Design

American School of Flower Design @ 452 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

Discover the art of flower design and learn 10 different styles in this hands-on course from the American School of Flower Design. From American to European to bridal, you'll gain the skills to create beautiful designs for your home or office. Join us and unleash your creativity with flowers.

(115) Beginner 18 and older
$495

2 sessions

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Little Art Explorers

The Paintbrush @ 2446 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Unleash your child's creativity and imagination through an exciting journey into the world of art at The Paintbrush. Join our Little Art Explorers class and watch as your child develops important skills, learns about colors and shapes, and discovers the joy of self-expression. Don't miss out on this enriching experience for both child and caregiver.

(4) Beginner 1 - 2 years old
$240

7 sessions

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Inventor's Designs (Ages 9-11)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Dive into the realms of art and invention as young minds explore futuristic gadgets and whimsical contraptions. From concept to prototype, students will unleash their creativity using craft materials to bring their imaginative designs to life. Join us for a 'Shark Tank'-inspired presentation where families and friends witness the brilliance of young inventors on the last day of camp.

(83) All levels 9 - 11 years old

Flower Design Star: 1 Week Comprehensive

American School of Flower Design @ 452 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

Transform your passion for flowers into a professional skillset with this intensive floral design course. Learn 24 different design styles, tips for marketing and selling, and even create your mock wedding. Join us and become a design star!

(115) All levels 18 and older
$1,850

6 sessions

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Reviews for Craft Classes in Chicago

Craft Classes in Chicago are rated 4.4 stars based on 644 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Bookbinding: Basics & Beyond

    Reviewed by Caterina M. on 3/14/2024
    Jamie is a great teacher. Enjoyed the class and learned a lot.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Simon A. on 2/26/2024
    It was very good indeed. The instructor knew their stuff well, and wasn't afraid to tell us this. We all walked out with great quality stained glass pieces that we can all be proud of.
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by David A. on 2/18/2024
    Had a great day in class with Jyl. She kept us all on track with great instruction and tips. Highly recommend this class.
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by Diana A. on 2/17/2024
    Absolutely phenomenal class! I've developed a whole new level of appreciation for the art. Highly recommend it for anyone looking to explore their creative side and delve deeper into this captivating art form! Teacher is amazing and truly passionate. I will be back.
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by Jarrett S. on 2/4/2024
    Jyl is amazing! I had so much fun learning to sculpt at this class. Really liked the small class size very intimate and you get a lot of 1:1 assistance as you create your masterpiece. Highly recommend.
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by Pranav P. on 1/14/2024
    I had an absolutely great time. Jyl is an amazing teacher, and thanks to her I've made great progress in just a matter of one day. She really understood what I was trying to build, and helped me throughout the day to get there. I highly recommend the course.
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by Alexa C. on 1/14/2024
    Loved this class! Jyl is a fantastic teacher who knows her craft extensively, and pays close attention to all of her students. I found her class structure to be great, and she knew how to help all of us achieve our goals in a limited time. Her stone carving workshop is physical and I left with a little sculpture I am quite happy with, and a newfound love for sculpting. Highly recommend to those who have an interest in learning the craft and want to focus on sharpening their skills in only a day!
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by Paul M. on 12/13/2023
    This class was a lot of fun. I knew nothing about it before starting and ending up leaving with a carving I am pretty proud of. Definitely sparked my interest in carving other things!
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by Stephen H. on 11/13/2023
    This was a fantastic class! As someone that’s wanted to do stone carving with proper tools for a very long time, it felt like a dream come true to do so under the guidance of such a kind and skilled artist.
  • Stone Carving Workshop

    Reviewed by Joe M. on 10/24/2023
    Got to learn all the tools & steps of stone carving and ask every question I had with ample one on one instruction time!

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