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Soy Candle Making

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 1907 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make your own candle from scratch. Create your own scent and pick a color. 90 minutes class. All materials included and you will take home a 8 oz candle (= 48-50 hours of burn time) Free street parking available.  BYOB for 21 and over with government issued photo ID. Doors open 30 minutes prior to class start time No open alcohol is allowed...

Friday Mar 22nd, 6pm - 7:30pm

Beginning Stone Carving Workshop

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

In beginning stone carving students will learn the basic techniques for composing and carving small sculpture out of alabaster and other soft stones. Students will need to purchase carving tools and materials. Please note:  This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete their classes within a year...

Saturday Mar 23rd, 3pm - 6pm

  (16 sessions)

16 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 Mar 27th, 7pm - 9pm

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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 May 7th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)

8 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. Students will learn about folding, sewing and gluing to explore different types of stitches and structures to create several of their own sample books and learn how to adapt them for artists’ books with their own drawings and prints or to create sketchbooks or...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Candle Making

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

Forget the same old experience days and come and learn a new skill on our 2 hour workshop for some unique candle making ideas! We teach you how to make your own candles for pleasure or to sell, in a fun non-formal environment. Using a wide array of fragrances, colours and containers you can match it to your mood, décor or to give away as gifts....

Friday Mar 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

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 Apr 2nd, 2pm - 4pm

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 Apr 6th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Advanced Bookbinding: Artists’ Books

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

This class is designed for people with beginning to intermediate bookbinding experience to delve into more advanced techniques and integrate content into their books, and to investigate “Artists’ Books” as an art form. Projects and exercises will explore: Approaches to marrying technique, material, and content. Material exploration to expand...

Saturday Mar 30th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Learn How to Make Goat Milk Soap

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

Learn to make small-batch artisan goat milk soap. Learn the old-fashioned cold-process method, using farm-fresh goat milk and organic, sustainable vegetable oil and essential oils. Take home a bar of this mild, moisturizing, chemical-free soap.

Saturday Apr 6th, 1pm - 3pm

Easy Abstract Designs On Paper + Ways to Use it

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

This easy and UNIQUE method of making your own abstract designs on repurposed/scratch paper uses simple supplies and will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! And uses materials that won't stain your hands! Pictured example uses are: Nifty Gift Wrap (Please bring something you would like to wrap for this one!) Paper Gift Bags Origami...

Sunday Mar 24th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Intermediate Bookbinding

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 who...

Tuesday Apr 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Mixed Media: Flora & Landscape in Watercolor & Soft

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

Full Course Name: "Mixed Media: Flora and Landscape in Watercolor and Soft Pastel" Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)

9 sessions

Mixed-Media Independent Study

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

Interested in expanding your personal art practice, work on independent projects, and/or explore new material combinations with the support of an instructor? Come to the first class with a general idea of what you would like to work on, and well as materials they would like to work with. Best suited for students with experience in 2D arts practice...

Friday Apr 5th, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)

9 sessions

Laser Cut Photo Puzzle

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

Using a photo of your choice, we'll print them in the lab and create a custom puzzle pattern on the computer.  We'll mount the photo to a board and laser cut the pieces.

Saturday Apr 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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