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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. Please note: Repetition of this class will provide more advanced metal-working lessons.  Students should complete their classes within a year of purchase. Although the building has a Costner ave address,...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 20th, 10am

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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.   Please note:  Students should complete their...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 20th, 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...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 20th, 10am

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Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging

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

This 2 hour intro workshop offers a unique opportunity to laymen to experience the hot steel forging process first hand. In this introduction to knife making and forging, students will learn proper tool use and shop safety, as well as the principles of design and fabrication of the forged blade and other projects in steel. The class format is both...

Color on Metal

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

This class is intended for students with previous fabrication experience.  The techniques taught during this course will help you further your creativity and aesthetic judgment when creating your jewelry. Surface treatments explored throughout this session will include:  powder coating color pencil spray paint patinas alcohol...

$260

6 sessions

Thursday Jul 26th, 9:30am

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...

Earrings In A Day

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
927 Noyes St Lower Level, Evanston, 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

Flat-Pack Lighting

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

Beyond Steel: Creating with Alternate Metals

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

Patina: Coloration Effects for Metal Surfaces

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

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...

$60

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Westmont)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont
26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

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...

$60

Etching Tester & Refresher

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

Etching (a type of Intaglio printing) is printmaking process in which marks are scratched or etched into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle, artists can draw directly on plate through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, these marks are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail. Etchings...

$60

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Stamping with Mom and Dad

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

This workshop is intended for parents and children who are interested in working together to create a piece of jewelry.  Skills learned in this workshop will include stamping, adding color to metal and creating a corded necklace and/or bracelet.  This workshop is perfect for bonding through creativity, so let’s have some fun and stamp...

$95

Stone Setting Workshop

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

This hands on, two-day workshop will focus on the fundamentals of  stone setting. Bezel, tube, prong, reverse back setting and flush setting demonstrated. Gem identification and metal selection will be discussed as it relates to specific setting techniques.  Faceted CZs  & cabochon and non-precious metals will be provided...

$155

2 sessions

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