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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....

Tuesday Jul 9th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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DIY Soy Candles, Wine Bottle Cutting

at Chicago Candle Co - Pilsen 1100 W Cermak Rd 4th Fl, Ste D419, Chicago, Illinois 60608

A class that offers not only candle making but also the art of upcycling glass containers as the vessel for the candle! Choose from one of our upcycled wine bottles or bring your favorite wine/champagne bottle from home and we will show you how easy it is to repurpose it into something amazing! We will be covering introductory glass cutting and hand...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 6pm - 8pm


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Crafting Composition in Your Photography

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

Broaden your creative point of view and develop new ways of seeing. Learn the basic compositional rules to better understand the visual elements of photography. Explore how color, lines, perspective, and point of view impact the final image.

Tuesday Jul 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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...

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Paper Flower Creations

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

Learn how to make paper flowers that can be used as party decor, wall art or just as a gift! Each attendee will make at least one large flower to take home. Class is perfect for groups. All supplies will be provided as well as snacks and refreshments. BYOB welcome!

Wednesday Jun 26th, 7pm - 9pm

Soy Candle Making

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 2015 S. Laflin St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make your own candle from scratch. Create your own scent and pick a color. Curate Your Own Embedded Flower Garden. All materials included and you will take home a 12 oz candle (90 hours of burn time) Please note: Vouchers not allowed for this class Doors open 30 min prior to class start time We do not accept late arrivals Free Street Parking...

Monday Jul 1st, 6pm - 8pm

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​Plaster Cloth Animal Workshop

at Spring Bird - Dundee Township 18N600 Westhill Rd, Dundee Township, Illinois 60118

Create your own whimsical animal sculpture! Make a stand alone sculpture or animal mask to hang on your wall! Join us for a day of creating a whimsical animal sculpture, while being immersed in the woods of Spring Bird! You Will Learn: to design an animal to build an armature for your animal to sculpt with plaster cloth to build fine details...

Tuesday Jun 25th, 9am - 4pm

Bookbinding: The Longstitch

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

The long stitch bound book is characterized by its classic style and its ability to employ a range of visually dynamic sewing structures. A combination of long straight stitches and braided link stitches adorn the spine of the book, which can be made of leather, fabric, or paper.  Long stitch bound books are durable and lay flat when opened,...

Tuesday Jul 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

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Candle Making

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 with our 2 hr workshop on candle making! We teach you how to make your own candles in a fun non-formal environment. Using a wide array of fragrances and colours you can match it to your mood, décor or to give away as gifts.  You will make two candles at our studio in Chicago....

Saturday Jun 22nd, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Candle + Soap Making Workshop

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 1907 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Because we have been lucky enough to have beautiful souls supporting VIP Paints for 6 years now, we decided to step it up and recreate some of our specialty classes. Everyone will create and leave with one of kind products you will not find anywhere else. This class is taught by the Owner Delilah and is hosted next door in our sister company Vault...

Thursday Jun 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Any Age Abstract Designs On Paper

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

This easy and UNIQUE, any-age-friendly class to make your own abstract designs not only uses easy to find supplies but will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! If you're thinking of signing someone 17 or younger, an adult will need to be present. The youngest recommended age is 5 years old. We'll first get the basics down of how to...

Sunday Jun 30th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Organic Soap Making Workshop

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This handmade soap workshop shows you the simple ‘melt and pours’ process, perfect for beginners soap makers. Explore your creative side by designing your very own soap, completely tailored to your dermatological needs and aroma itches. During this session, you will: You will be using our freshly made in the studio melt and pour soap base, which...

Sunday Jun 23rd, 4:45pm - 6:15pm

Ex Libris: Relief Print Booklet (Ages 16+)

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

Design, cut, and print your own relief bookplate to personalize your book collection. Join the centuries-old tradition - Ex Libris!

Saturday Jun 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Indigo and Arashi Shibori Ages 16+

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

Create patterns on fabric with various shades of indigo blues using the Arashi Shibori technique. Arashi Shibori is a resist dye technique that yields diagonal patterns. We'll begin with basic Arashi wrapping on small PVC poles, then creating more complex variations of pattern including zig-zag and bo-maki shibori. Review the supply list online.

Sunday Jul 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Artist Materials/Techniques (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

There are so many options available to artists today, blending traditional and digital processes, public and private works, and individual and collaborative practices. This course is designed for students who want to explore some of these contemporary artist materials and techniques. Students are exposed to what is happening right now in the art world...

Monday Jul 8th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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