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Handmade Wooden Bowls

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

Wooden bowls are unique, practical, and fun to make. Work on our lathes using woodturning tools to finish a bowl in one day. Instruction and first attempts are in the morning; in the afternoon, there will be time for guided practice and finishing.

Sunday Jul 14th, 10am - 3:30pm

Wood Sign Workshop

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

Wood sign making class for everyone! Bachelorette parties, birthdays, neighborhood gatherings, corporate events, fundraisers or any other fun reason to get a group together. Relax, unwind, and tap into your inner creative genius as you make new memories A sign paint party is a twist on the traditional paint night where you choose your design from...

Thursday Jun 20th, 7:30pm - 10pm

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Laser Cutting for Woodworking

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

Explore the basic techniques for creating templates and jigs for their woodworking classes. Raster and Vector engraving will also be explored. A terrific addition for any woodworking student! Required Material: Bring along an external hard driver or zip disk.

Saturday Jul 20th, 1pm - 4pm

Twirling with a Twist

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

Use the magic of multi-axis turning to create seemingly impossible to turn shapes. This is lathe work on a whole new level. We’ll make boxes and goblets, napkin rings, tea-light and more! All materials and supplies are included.

Saturday Jul 27th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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Basic Woodworking for Adults

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

A comprehensive review of tools and techniques for beginning woodworkers. Hand and power tools, joinery and finishes will be explored. You are encouraged to purchase and fabricate two woodworking projects during the term. Please Note: Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for projects.

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12 sessions

Intermediate Woodworking for Adults

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

Students will continue to work on current projects, and start new ones approved by the instructor. Understanding wood and wood movement, purchasing raw lumber, furniture joinery, and finishing techniques, and a thorough understanding of hand and power tools in today’s woodworking shops will be discussed throughout the term. Required Materials:...

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12 sessions

Joy of Woodturning

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

Discover the joy of creating useful and artful objects of wood on the lathe. Learn and perfect the basics of woodturning while creating several small projects. Instructor-led demonstrations alternate with guided practice at the lathe, safety procedures, and time for creating at your own pace.  Tools and materials provided.  Returning students...

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Intermediate Woodturning for Adults

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

Develop skill in the use of traditional turning tools and complete a variety of projects that utilize specific skills. Instructor’s demonstrations alternate with guided practice at the lathe with you learning at your own pace. Essentials of safety will be emphasized. Returning students are welcome. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced Tools and materials...

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12 sessions

Woodcraft Workshop: DIY Reclaimed Birdhouse

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Make an attractive, one-of-a-kind bird house using mid-century lumber reclaimed from Chicago buildings. In this hands-on workshop, you will: Learn how materials are reclaimed from demolition sites and the positive impact that sustainable demolition has on our resources and environment. Understand which species of woods are best for woodworking,...

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Write On: Make a Turned Wood Pen

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

Turn two pens – one for you, and one to give away! We'll cover everything from choosing the materials and kit, preparing the wood, turning, finishes and assembly. The design is limited only by your imagination. Bring to class any turning tools you currently own.  All other tools and materials will be provided for the class.

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Build a Birdhouse

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

Inviting birds into your garden is a great way to observe and learn about bird behavior, courtship, and nesting. Using a prepared kit, have fun building a birdhouse to take home and hang. Learn which birds in our area use birdhouses, different box shapes, sizes, placement, cleaning, and also habitat tips. All materials included.

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Wood Inlay with Laser Cutter

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

Learn how to create custom wood inlay with a laser cutter. Each week we will create something different and then cut it out. Make a custom drink coaster, cuting board, and wall art out of hardwood.

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Weaving the Chair in Cane

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

Do you have a vintage chair in need of new caning? Learn the basic, seven-step method of hand caning in this relaxed, hands-on class. Discussion focuses on weaving chair backs and seats with sustainable materials such as cane. Other weave designs, styles, and materials will be demonstrated. Fee includes all materials.

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Workshop Express - Furniture Painting

at Avenue 122 - Geneva 12 E. State Main Rm, Chicago, Illinois 60134

Van Gogh Paintologist will teach a hands-on class that will introduce you to the unique qualities of Van Gogh Fossil Paint and Beeswax Finishes.  This is for the DIY-er out there who wants to take a tired piece of furniture and turn it into the star of the show. There is no sanding or prep work involved in Van Gogh, just wipe down your piece...

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Rocker's Delight Mezzotint Special

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Join Duffy O'Connor for a six-week course in the seductive intaglio technique of mezzotint. Learn to use the rocking tool, scraper and burnisher to produce beautiful, atmospheric prints! Commitment is required; all students must purchase their own mezzotint rocker. Students are encouraged to purchase one through Takach Press. Teens ages 15-17 may...

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