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Learn to tackle home improvement projects and unleash your creativity with DIY classes in Chicago, where you can master skills like woodworking, painting, and interior design.

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Stained Glass Workshop

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unlock your creativity and discover the timeless art of stained glass. Immerse yourself in the copper foil method as you learn how to cut, break, and assemble glass to create your stunning masterpiece. Join us at the Discovery Center and elevate your artistic skills in this captivating workshop.

(285) All levels 16 and older
$85
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Screen Printing Workshop: BYOT-Shirt

Remade in Chicago @ TBD. Will be provided after registration, Chicago, IL

Turn an old t-shirt into wearable art in this Chicago screen printing class! Learn the basics while creating a one-of-a-kind design with over 15 premade screens. No experience needed; just bring your tee and get ready for a fun, creative experience!

(1) All levels 10 and older
$50
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Design Your Own Stained Glass

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Unleash your creativity and master the art of stained glass, as you learn to cut and grind complex patterns, add exquisite jewels, and create your very own masterpiece. Prior experience or completion of the beginner class is required. There is a materials fee that applies to this course.

(285) Intermediate 16 and older
$85
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Basic Jewelry Techniques

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Discover the art of jewelry making and unleash your creativity in a hands-on workshop. Learn essential techniques such as soldering, wire wrapping, and stringing to craft unique pieces. All materials are provided, making it easy to dive into this enjoyable and rewarding hobby.

(129) Beginner 18 and older
$162

4 sessions

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Jewelry Making: Found Materials

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Unleash your creativity and transform cherished keepsakes into stunning pieces of jewelry. Join this hands-on course and learn techniques such as soldering, wire wrapping, and stringing to give new life to old treasures. Start collecting your unique materials now and let your imagination run wild.

(129) All levels 18 and older
$312

8 sessions

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Off the Wheel Projects: Tips & Tricks

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Unlock your creativity and immerse yourself in the art of pottery in a hands-on experience where you will learn to shape and mold clay into beautiful and unique masterpieces.

(84) All levels 18 and older
$200

3 sessions

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Wood Burn a Charcuterie Board

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn the art of pyrography and create a custom charcuterie board in this virtual wood-burning class. Add a unique touch to your next event or create a personalized gift with the skills you'll gain in this workshop. Get ready to unleash your creativity with fire!

(4) All levels 13 and older
$90
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+900 pts
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Organic Soy Wax Candle Workshop

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Discover the art of making scented organic soy candles from the comfort of your own home. Join this engaging virtual experience and learn how to create a customized candle with a DIY craft kit delivered directly to you. With step-by-step guidance and plenty of tips, you'll have a beautiful natural wax candle to fill your space with a delightful fragrance.

(4) All levels 13 and older
$65
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+650 pts
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Virtual Kintsugi

Kintsugi & Origami with Kat McDowell

Transform your broken ceramics into stunning art with Kintsugi, the Japanese practice of mending with gold. This online workshop offers a peaceful, reflective experience as you learn to embrace imperfections. With a complete craft kit and live instruction, you can enjoy this mindful and relaxing DIY project from the comfort of home.

All levels 10 and older
$219
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DIY Cocktail Candles + Wine Bottle Cutting

Chicago Candle Co @ 1100 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL

Classes are back! 10 students or less, hand washing station and sanitizer available. We ask all students to keep in compliance with face coverings, let's stay safe and have some fun together! A class that offers not only candle making but also the art of cutting a glass wine bottle for your vessel! Join Chicago Candle Company and choose from one of our upcycled wine bottles or bring your favorite bottle from home and we will show you how easy it...

(21) All levels 18 and older
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Willow Furniture Workshop

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Natural willow furniture is the ideal rustic accent when you need a seat for that perfect spot in your garden or porch. Join Bim Willow and learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture. You will select one project to complete during the workshop. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work gloves. No experience is necessary. Bring a sack lunch, if you wish.

(129) All levels 18 and older
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$245
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Soap Making Quick Starter (In Vegan Recipe) @ Berwyn

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, IL

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of Sopponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they work together creating one full base batch to be divided...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Soap Making Quick Starter (In Vegan Recipe) @ Westmont

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of Sopponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they work together creating one full base batch to be divided...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Soap Making Quick Starter (In Vegan Recipe) @ Berwyn

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, IL

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of saponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional saponification Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they work together creating one full base...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Goat Milk Soap Making

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Learn the art of creating unique skincare products in this hands-on workshop. Experiment with scents, colors, and textures to craft personalized soaps using responsibly sourced ingredients. Take home your creations and a bonus soap from Gretta's farm store.

(129) Beginner 18 and older
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Soap Making Quick Starter @ Westmont

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of Sopponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they work together creating one full base batch to be divided...

(24) All levels 18 and older
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Basic & Intermediate Woodworking for Adults

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Discover the art of woodworking with a comprehensive course designed for both beginners and intermediate woodworkers. Learn essential techniques using hand and power tools, explore various joinery methods, and master finishing touches. Beginners can fabricate their first project, while advanced students can refine their skills on new or ongoing projects. Purchase your own materials to create personalized pieces under expert guidance.

(84) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$590

12 sessions

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Basic Woodworking for Adults

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Unlock the world of woodworking with a thorough introduction to essential tools and techniques. From hand tools to joinery, explore the fundamentals under expert guidance. Craft your own woodworking project while gaining hands-on experience and mastery in this engaging adult class.

(84) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$590

12 sessions

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Handmade Wooden Bowls

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

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

(84) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$180
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Soap Making 101: Cold Process Goat Milk Soap

The Resiliency Institute @ 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL

Learn the history of soap making, how modern soap making is different, and how to create your own soap recipes.  Every step of cold-process soap making from start to finish will be demonstrated using goat milk which makes the most luxurious and moisturizing soap. Each participant will receive handouts, including a list of references for future use, and a slice of freshly made soap.

(2) All levels 16 and older
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Reviews for DIY Classes in Chicago

DIY Classes in Chicago are rated 4.4 stars based on 550 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Simon A. on 2/26/2024
    It was very good indeed. The instructor knew their stuff well, and wasn't afraid to tell us this. We all walked out with great quality stained glass pieces that we can all be proud of.
  • Wood Burn a Charcuterie Board

    Anonymous review on 1/24/2024
    This was GREAT! Wasn't sure how this would work as a virtual class but it was terrific. Instructions were clear, materials easy to use, the 'pinning' feature on Zoom allowed us to see detailed demonstration better than if in-person, and a group of us were able to take this class together in spite of being apart.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Katlyn T. on 4/24/2023
    First, if you're interested in doing your own design in this class, it's not going to happen. The description says you can but it would take up too much class time and this is just an intro class. HOWEVER, the pattern they do provide you is really pretty and the choice of glass they provide to make your masterpiece is awesome. The instructor I had, Isabel, was super knowledgeable and she was really approachable. Some teachers are intimidating and you're too scared of them to ask questions but Isabel was really sweet and kind. Last thing: you pay for the class up front and you pay for the materials day-of. If you want your stained glass creation framed and hung by a chain, it'll cost extra. That's not a complaint, it's just good to know if you're looking at the price of the class/creation.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 4/24/2023
    Overall very informative. The teacher was great at answering questions. She was direct, to the point, and could articulate what you needed to know within 4 sentences. This is not a negative, she knew her craft so well that she understood the best way to phrase things to beginners. Before taking this class the idea of cutting glass or soldering were intimidating. Now I've done both and trying again doesn't seem scary at all. I actually look forward to it. My only critique would be that I'd have liked a bit more ventilation in the workspace itself, but it was cold outside that day so I can understand why the windows stayed closed. The folks at the center itself were very nice. I arrived early and they let me wait inside where it was warm. I would definitely recommend this class to other people thinking about taking up stained glass. It's a good condensed class for beginners to get a feel for the process and skills involved.
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 9/19/2022
    Class was great! I really enjoyed it!
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Reviewed by Yohannes A. on 9/14/2022
    The class was very good. The instructors were knowledgeable and communicated very well. The location and length of the class was also good. Recommendations: thanks f the class has a couple of more intermediate and advanced levels that will be great.
  • DIY Cocktail Candles + Wine Bottle Cutting

    Anonymous review on 9/7/2022
    This class was cool! I didn't know what to expect with the wine bottle cutting but it was a pleasant and cool experience! Just make sure you pick a wine bottle with a flat bottom. I didn't and it kind of made it difficult for the candle process but my candle still turned out good! I took my mom and her friend for her birthday and they also had a fun time. Everyone should experience this class. I'll be back!
  • Stained Glass Workshop

    Anonymous review on 6/13/2022
    Isabelle is an excellent instructor! She gave lots of tips and demonstrations throughout the class. As beginners, we learned to hold the cutting and soldering tools properly. She had lots of beautiful glass. We enjoyed the class so much.
  • Soap Making Quick Starter (In Vegan Recipe) @ Berwyn

    Reviewed by Demetria A. on 6/8/2022
    Instructor was very knowledgeable and this is truly a hands on class.
  • Soap Making Quick Starter (In Vegan Recipe) @ Berwyn

    Reviewed by Crystal D. on 3/7/2022
    Very informative and a great class. I highly recommend any class from here. I can guarantee you will know more than when you walked in.
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