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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....

$199

8 sessions

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...

$100

4 sessions

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Fall Gourd Cutting

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

Get ready for Thanksgiving and harvest-time with your own uniquely decorated gourd! Decorate a gourd for the fall using a woodburner and special transparent dyes. Bring leather gloves and protective eyewear, if possible. Other supplies, including gourds, will be provided.

$120

2 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Westmont)

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

Learn the art and craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) during this 2-hour workshop. Tammy will demystify the process of "saponification" (soap making) coaching students in the creation of wonderful herbal soaps.  Students work together to learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they create...

Thursday Sep 20th, 6:30pm

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Intermediate Stone Carving Workshop

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

In intermediate stone carving students will learn how to work with medium hardness stones like sandstones and lime stones. Students can carve small sculpture projects in a stone of medium hardness or can learn to carve larger project in soft stones. Please note: This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete...

$100

4 sessions

DIY Beeswax 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....

Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Berwyn)

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

Learn the art and craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) during this 2-hour workshop. Tammy will demystify the process of "saponification" (soap making) coaching students in the creation of wonderful herbal soaps.  Students work together to learn the entire process (from start to finish) as they create...

Sunday Sep 30th, 3:30pm

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Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago
19611 W Grass Lake Rd Lake Villa, Chicago, Illinois 60046

Shinrin-yoku, which means forest bathing in Japanese, refers to the practice of immersing or bathing all of your senses in the healing forest. Shinrin-yoku has been shown to reduce stress hormones and to increase immune functioning.  This is an opportunity to slow down in mind and body. Connect with the forest life around you through...

Spindles, Bottle Stoppers and Tool Handles

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

Learn the basics of spindle turning! End the day with a selection of finished bottle-stoppers, small kitchen tools or other spindle projects you have created. Other spindle projects may include pizza cutters, screwdrivers, ornaments, candleholders, tool handles, and more. Woodturning tools will include traditional gouges as well as the newer carbide...

Sunday Sep 23rd, 9:30am

Introduction to Making Goat Milk Soap

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

In this class, Gretta Winkelbauer will teach you how 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. You will take home a bar of this mild, moisturizing, chemical-free soap.

Holiday Willow Workshop: Rustic Reindeer

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

Join Bim Willow and create either a charming rustic reindeer or a holiday tree of willow!  The reindeer has an overall height of 4 to 5 feet from its hooves to the tips of its antlers. The holiday tree is 5 to 6 feet tall, and can be decorated with twinkly lights and more for the holidays, and then used as a vine support for the summer. ...

Saturday Nov 10th, 9am

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...

$245

6 sessions

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 9:30am

Printmaking Foundations

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

For anyone who wants to be creative through printmaking, our Foundations class introduces first time printers to the wide variety of resources and equipment. Students will experiment with three unique printmaking processes throughout the six weeks. With each printing process inducing its own aesthetic, this class offers abundant opportunities to elevate...

$190

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 13th, 10am

Explorations in Collage

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

This course will explore 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...

$215

6 sessions

Sunday Oct 28th, 9:30am

Easy Abstract Designs On Paper + Ways to Use it!

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

This easy class to make your own abstract designs on repurposed/scratch paper uses simple supplies and will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! Pictured example uses are: Nifty Gift Wrap (Please bring something you would like to wrap for this one!) Origami Paper Various ways to create greeting cards (Cards Provided)