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Drawing Cast Shadows

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

Cast shadows (shadows cast by your subject onto a surface) can ground a subject and create beautiful design elements. Employing artful lighting, you will explore techniques that really make a cast shadow work for you and create dramatic images.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Saturday Nov 2nd, 1pm - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$224

3 sessions

Intermediate Mask Making

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Start with casting your own face for two mask making matrices, then learn sculpting and casting your own creations in paper mache'. Note: You should take beginner mask making before this class. Session price includes materials.

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$240

8 sessions

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Saturday Novice Knitting (Ages 7 +)

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit? Bring a friend, child, grandchild, niece or nephew, and learn the art of knitting together. Novice knitters will learn to knit a scarf with bamboo needles and your choice of yarn. In addition we guarantee you a fabulous bonding experience! Child is welcome alone. New Knitters will learn: casting on basic...

Saturday Nov 9th, 10:30am - 12pm

  (3 sessions)
$100

3 sessions

Novice Knitting

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Sister-Arts Studio, Inc. invites you to join us for weekly beginning knitting classes! Learn to cast-on, knit & purl, create garter, stockinette, rib, basket weave & seed stitch patterns then bind off and weave in edges. This class includes needles, practice yarn and one skein of worsted weight yarn of your choice. Discounted price is $100,...

Sunday Oct 20th, 12pm - 2pm

  (3 sessions)
$100

3 sessions

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Plaster Slip Casting (Two Part Molds)

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

This class explores techniques for slip casting one and two part molds. Students will go through the process of mold making with plaster, and use slip to make up to 5 casted forms.  Supplies provided:  25lbs of slip cast plaster,  one box of standard white slip,  and tools (boards, buckets, and clamps).  Please email...

No Upcoming Schedules
$150

4 sessions

Lost Wax Casting and More

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

Designed for individuals who are interested in lost wax casting and advance students who are proficient in fabrication skills such as soldering, sawing and finishing. Topics covered include wax carving, casting, bezel making, working in gold or silver, fabrication techniques, and oxidation. Cast at least once during the term.

No Upcoming Schedules
$475

12 sessions

Mold and Cast

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

Throughout this workshop, students will learn the basics of silicone mold making. We will create a one-part mold and a two-part mold taken from either a found or created object. After the mold-making process, students will then cast plastic into their mold, which can then be hand-painted or manipulated further as the student sees fit. Molds created...

No Upcoming Schedules
$115

2 sessions

Metal Casting Workshop and DEMO

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

At this metal pouring demo, participants will have a rare chance to see old school Chicago metalworking at is finest. We will be melting either bronze or aluminum to cast student projects. During this exciting process, all aspects of metal casting will be explored in question and answer format. Participants will need to provide heavy cotton clothing...

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$20

Bronze Casting & Mold Making

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This class is designed to familiarize students with the basics of lost wax casting process. Depending on the project students will learn wax casting and working technique, gating and venting, ceramic shell and investment molding techniques. Students will be required to complete at least 3 finished projects. Repetition of this class will provide more...

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$100

4 sessions

Cast On Conundrum

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Rumor has it that there are over 50 different cast-on methods! We'll cover a few of our favorites and the meritsof each. This is an invaluable class that will change the way you start every new  project. 

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$20

Cast On, Bind Off Workshop!

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Valerie will be sharing her favorite Cast On and Bind Off techniques. Basic, stretchy, decorative? How to do them, why we do them, eye opening results.  Bring needles and scrap yarn.

No Upcoming Schedules
$30

Knitting Basics

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

Learn the basics to jump start your new knitting hobby: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, and binding off - by knitting small swatches with these techniques. Discover how to unknit to fix simple mistakes.  A beginner kit will be included with the class - one ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and a tapestry needle for working in ends....

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$100

Beginning Knitting: Knit a Scarf

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Learn the basics of cast-on, knit, and bind-off in this beginner class. For this class, we will work on a seasonally appropriate purse or scarf that will teach you all the basics. No previous experience is necessary.

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$38

2 sessions

Studio: Surface, Space, Time

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

This course will introduce students to a variety of SAIC resources (e.g., the Advanced Output Center, John M. Flaxman Library, and Service Bureau) as they explore two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional media. Students will produce work that explores personal research and interests as they investigate new modes of creative production,...

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$585

10 sessions

Moldmaking 101 (Ages 16+)

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making, creating 1-part molds and 2-part molds from a variety of different silicones and rubbers. Cast plastic or wax into your mold, and manipulate it further through carving, heat, or paint, which can then be hand-painted.  Mold making is a key technique for those interested in production. All molds created...

No Upcoming Schedules
$250

6 sessions

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