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Metal Furniture Studio

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

Students will learn how to design and create basic table top furnishings in metal using basic techniques of metal fabrication and brazing. Note: Repetition of this class will provide more advanced metal-working lessons.

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Oct 21st, 3pm

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Beginning Metal Sculpture

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

This class focuses on how to work sculptural concepts from the drawing board to the scale model stage of construction. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session. Students will learn basic metal fabrication technique.

$400

16 sessions

Wednesday Oct 25th, 10am

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Advanced Metal Sculpture

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

This class deals with fabrication of large scale metal sculpture from models or free-form. As with Beginning Metal Sculpture, students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session. Students will learn advanced metal fabrication technique, gas forging, Acetylene welding, and gas and arc welding...

$285

10 sessions

Wednesday Oct 25th, 10am

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Knife and Sword Making

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

Learn the sacred craft of forging functional blades out of steel.  In this class students will learn how to design and forge knives and swords as well as designing and making ornate hilts and scabbards. Skills learned in this class include forging technique, tempering, gas and coke forge operations, and surfacing techniques.

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Oct 21st, 3pm

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Glass and Metalsmithing

at Everlasting Fire Studio - Ravenswood
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Introducing a collaborative class between Everlasting Fire Studio and Tytin Jewelry!  We have worked together to create a class for beginners, and even those with a little experience in one or both of these mediums.  In just 2 days, 6 hours total, you’ll get to make 2 custom finished glass cabochon pendants.  Glass Studio Policy: ...

$150

2 sessions

Hammered Textured Necklace

at Gallery's Choice Art - Downers Grove
926 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

This jewelry class provides basics metalsmithing techniques. By cutting, shaping and texturing various materials, students begin to understand the basics of working with metal to form their own unique jewelry designs. Students will work with jewelry saws, rasps, diamond files, texture hammers, drills, polishers and hand tools. All tools are provided....

Friday Oct 20th, 11:30am

Printing for Poets: Chapbooks & Movable Type

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

Explore the wide world of independent publishing through this hands-on workshop that brings together writing, letterpress printing, and bookbinding. Working with the unique aesthetics of letterpress printing, as well as the constraints of this art form, students will be exposed to new ways to think about writing. As both a writing workshop as well...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 12pm

Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

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

Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which drawings and images are incised into a metal plate. Using a drawing needle, images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, their image is etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail. Working more spontaneously,...

$225

8 sessions

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am

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Basic Earring Design - Full Workshop

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park
145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Basic Earring Design is a great way to start working with wire. Learn how to make simple loops, wrapped loops, and dangles -- techniques that can be used in a wide variety of jewelry designs. You'll also get written instructions with diagrams to take home so you'll always have refresher information handy.  This class is for you if:  You've...

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Berwyn)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn
2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Students will get a serious, comprehensive introduction to the process of fusing glass during this 1 session class. Glass cutting will be taught, glass varieties and COE will be discussed, kiln use will be covered. Students will be shown how to build their own set of dichroic cabochons (1 pair for earrings and 1 larger for pendant) ready to begin firing...

Earrings In A Day

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
927 Noyes St Lower Level, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Using a metal folding technique called foldforming create a beautiful pair of leaf earrings! Use silver, brass or copper. Learn hammer texture techniques and how to use a torch. Working step by step with the instructor will guarantee satisfaction and a finished pair of earrings! Polish, patina and wear these one of a kind earrings. ...

$80

Beyond Steel: Creating with Alternate Metals

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

Learn the technical and artistic merits of aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, and bronze, and develop the fabrication skills necessary to create art objects with each. Each 2-week continuing-level class is designed for the students already comfortable working with wild steel, and will expose students to various cutting, forming and joining techniques...

$100

2 sessions

Flat-Pack Lighting

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

Explore some of the uses and techniques behind the equipment in our brand-new Maker Lab,  including Laser Engraving and 3D Printing. Integrate these techniques with traditional methods of fabrication to create your own flat pack light kit. This workshop will allow for time at the end to discuss projects, materials and techniques.

$110

Patina: Coloration Effects for Metal Surfaces

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

Learn to color steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, and bronze safely with simple and accessible patina processes! This hands-on workshop will teach students the fundamental steps required of every of surface coloration, and how to vary the coloration results within each step. Pre-mix chemical patinas, basic chemical patina recipes, pigments,...

$300

2 sessions

Sea Droplets Wire Work Necklace

at AVP Jewelry and Beads - Edgewater
1206 W Granville Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60660

In this class you will learn how to make a beautiful wire work necklace using two wire wrapping techniques and the beads of your choice. The end result is wonderful and you can never make mistakes with wire.   Note:  Materials are NOT included in the class fee but can be purchased in our store (prices for materials can range from $10-$20)...

$30
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