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Rejuvenated Jewelry

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

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

Tuesday Jan 14th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Beginning Mask Making

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

Students learn fundamental mask construction, making masks in cardboard, Venetian Style papier mache', found objects and plaster gauze. Please note: Most materials are included.

Wednesday Dec 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$200

8 sessions

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Paper Flower Creations

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Learn how to make paper flowers that can be used as party decor, wall art or just as a gift! Each attendee will make at least one large flower to take home. Class is perfect for groups. All supplies will be provided as well as snacks and refreshments. BYOB welcome!

Wednesday Dec 18th, 7pm - 9pm

DIY Soy Candles, Wine Bottle Cutting

at Chicago Candle Co - Pilsen 1100 W Cermak Rd 4th Fl, Ste D419, Chicago, Illinois 60608

A class that offers not only candle making but also the art of upcycling glass containers as the vessel for the candle! Choose from one of our upcycled wine bottles or bring your favorite wine/champagne bottle from home and we will show you how easy it is to repurpose it into something amazing! This is the perfect girls' night, date night or...

Wednesday Dec 11th, 6pm - 8pm

Advanced Mask Making

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

More experienced mask makers get involved with more expensive materials, develop their own tool kit and pursue projects of their own with guidance from our resident master Jeff Semmerling. Note:  You should already took intermediate course. Price does not include the materials fee.

Wednesday Dec 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Artist Books

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

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} Designed to introduce the world of artists' books. Learn the definition of artists' books and explore different ways to deliver your creative ideas through this unique medium.  In this multi-level class, basic book making techniques from non-binding (folding)...

Thursday Jan 9th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$230

6 sessions

Beginning Bookbinding

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

This hands-on course introduces the basic skills and tools to create hand-crafted books. You will learn about folding, sewing and gluing to explore different types of stitches and structures to create several of their own sample books

Sunday Jan 12th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (5 sessions)
$170

5 sessions

Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Berwyn)

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

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...

Tuesday Dec 31st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Soy Candle Making

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 2015 S. Laflin St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make your own candle from scratch. Create your own scent and pick a color. Curate Your Own Embedded Flower Garden. All materials included and you will take home a 12 oz candle (90 hours of burn time) Please note: Vouchers not allowed for this class Doors open 30 min prior to class start time We do not accept late arrivals Free Street Parking...

Thursday Dec 12th, 6pm - 7pm

Any Age Abstract Designs On Paper

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

This easy and UNIQUE, any-age-friendly class to make your own abstract designs not only uses easy to find supplies but will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! If you're thinking of signing someone 17 or younger, an adult will need to be present. The youngest recommended age is 5 years old. We'll first get the basics down of how to...

Sunday Dec 15th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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 Dec 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$240

8 sessions

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Explorations in Collage

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

Examine different types of collage, altered art, and other forms of mixed-media utilized by Dada, Surrealist, and contemporary artists. The first few classes will focus on different types and approaches to collage, with the final weeks focusing on combining collage and other media.  Techniques and practices covered include Photomontage, Text...

Saturday Jan 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Intermediate Bookbinding (Ages 16+)

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

Utilizing skills garnered in the beginning bookbinding class, students will explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as taking time to develop content for their pieces.  Some experience with bookbinding is helpful, though students...

Sunday Feb 16th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Paper Marbling Workshop

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

Paper Marbling is a design technique that has been used by paper artists since the 12th century. Pigments are floated on a viscous water-based solution and carefully transferred to paper to produce mesmerizing patterning, similar to smooth marble. Marbled paper is art on its own, but it can also be used as book covers, end papers, and as a base for...

Saturday Jan 11th, 10am - 12:30pm

Glass-on-Glass Mosaic

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

Learn about the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. Complete a beautiful transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. Bring in rough sketches and ideas to the first class. Smaller substrates, approximately 10” x 14” are included. Please...

Tuesday Jan 7th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$295

5 sessions

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