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Macramé Plant Hangers

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

Not your 1970s macramé! Create a beautiful, textured plant hanging alongside a professional artist. Learning knot techniques with guidance, and you will create your own unique plant hanging design. Your finished piece will be generously sized at 3 feet long.  All materials are included in the price, including a terracotta pot.

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Fairy Garden

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

Celebrate Earth Day by creating your own fairy garden. We will mix soil, learn care and handling of plants, work with moss and rocks, and place figurines to create your own tabletop garden.  Note: Bring garden gloves.  Age 8 to Adult (Children aged 6 and 7 may attend with adult).

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Mason Jar Candles

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park 2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Light up your home with handmade mason jar candles. Blend your own scents with essential oils to create your favorite fragrance and add colors to wax to make your own unique candle. Become a top-notch gift-giver or spice up any room of your house with our mason jar candle class!

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Piñata Making + BYOB

at Eriewood Collective - Wicker Park 1579 N Milwaukee Ave Rm 226, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Join us to learn a simple and quick approach to making your own piñata. We will provide all the materials needed, including geometric shaped piñata templates. Various colors of tissue paper will be available to personalize your creation, and we will also provide fun goodies, including confetti and candy, to stuff in your piñata. A piñata is a...

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Japanese Ink Painting

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

Sumi-e, the ancient art of Japanese ink painting, requires no previous painting experience. Individualized instruction will be provided for students of all levels. Beginners will learn to use Oriental painting equipment to paint classic nature subjects. Additional supplies required.

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Classic Mitered Napkins

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Create beautiful classic dinner napkins! Use print fabric with a coordinating trim, or tone-on-tone. Whatever your fabric choice you'll be the talk of the town at your dinner parties.Throw out those paper napkins and use your hand-made creations-in the kitchen, in the dining room, even camping or at a picnic! Note:The fabric and supplies purchased...

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Classic Structured Handbag

at Linda Z's Sewing Center

Forget jimmy Choo, Dolce Gabbana, Michael Kors! Make your own designer handbag in class with our own designer, Cliff! You'll be taking on the theater scene, gala openings and PTA in style! And this arm-candy is always gorgeous and useful! Note: The fabric and supplies should be purchased here. 

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Colored Pencil: A Mixed-Media Approach

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

New! You will learn how colored pencil can be mixed with various mediums—graphite, watercolor, pastel, and ink.  These techniques can speed up the process of colored pencil and create some unique looks.  Prerequisite:  Colored Pencil Workshop Colored Pencil Drawing Course or previous colored pencil coursework. The School’s...

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Fiber Art Garden Pixie

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

A sweet little pixie with a tall hat, darling braids, and a big heart, plants love everywhere she goes. She stands about 5 inches tall and is made with soft colors, with many lovely colors to choose from. We’ll then adhere your creation to a birch base for stability. 

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Quilt Week

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

You can get access to all the workshop listed below or pick and choose the one you want to go to. Nov 12th 10:00 -11:30 am Introduction to Quilting Quilt Sandwich? - No, it’s not lunch. Batting? - No, it’s not baseball. Strip Piecing? - No, it’s not a card game...oh my! Layer Cakes? - No, it’s not dessert. It's Quilting!  This...

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Teen Bookmaking

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

Students will decide as a group what subject they would like to explore and make a group book by drawing two individual pages that they will contribute to the book. Copies of the pages will be made and distributed to each participant. On the second day, students will design their own unique covers and assemble the pages.

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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.

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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....

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Suminagashi Workshop

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

Suminagashi, which means floating ink, is an ancient Japanese technique for decorating paper. Marble-like patterns are created by floating ink on water. The designs are then transferred to absorbent Japanese paper. Finished pieces may be framed or used in paper craft projects. A sketchpad will be included. Additional supplies required.

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How To Create a Photo Tableau

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how photographer/artist Sarah Faust creates scenes with family members as actors. Learn what inspires her, how she directs her subjects, chooses locations, lighting, and objects to include in the scene. Participants in this workshop will create similar works in this workshop. Keep in mind contrasting surfaces (opaque/transparent) (textured/smooth)...

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