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Welding Workshop

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

In this class, students will learn basic techniques for welding steel. A standard vocational welding course takes 6 months to a year to complete. However, it is possible in a 3-hour class to gain enough information to safely operate simple welding equipment. Once armed with this knowledge, students are free to explore the subject on their own. Students...

Tuesday Jan 29th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Beginning Metal Sculpture

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

This class focuses on how to work sculptural concepts from the drawing board to the scale model stage of construction. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session. Students will learn basic metal fabrication technique.   Please note:  Students should complete their...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

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Advanced Metal Sculpture

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

This class deals with fabrication of large scale metal sculpture from models or free-form. As with Beginning Metal Sculpture, students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session.  Students will learn advanced metal fabrication technique, gas forging, Acetylene welding, and gas and...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

Metal Furniture Studio

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

Students will learn how to design and create basic table top furnishings in metal using basic techniques of metal fabrication and brazing. Please note: Repetition of this class will provide more advanced metal-working lessons.  Students should complete their classes within a year of purchase. Although the building has a Costner ave address,...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging

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

This 2 hour intro workshop offers a unique opportunity to laymen to experience the hot steel forging process first hand. In this introduction to knife making and forging, students will learn proper tool use and shop safety, as well as the principles of design and fabrication of the forged blade and other projects in steel. The class format is both...

Sunday Feb 3rd, 4pm - 6pm

Metal Casting Workshop and DEMO

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

At this metal pouring demo, participants will have a rare chance to see old school Chicago metalworking at is finest. We will be melting either bronze or aluminum to cast student projects. During this exciting process, all aspects of metal casting will be explored in question and answer format. Participants will need to provide heavy cotton clothing...

Saturday Feb 9th, 4pm - 6pm

Basic Earring Design

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Basic Earring Design is a great way to start working with wire. Learn how to make simple loops, wrapped loops, and dangles -- techniques that can be used in a wide variety of jewelry designs. You'll also get written instructions with diagrams to take home so you'll always have refresher information handy. This class is for you if:  You've...

Friday Feb 8th, 3pm - 5pm

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Automotive Fluids

at Gearhead Workspace - Armour Square 305 W 31st St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Want to know a secret? It’s about your blinker fluids…* In this class we will learn about all of the various fluids that are necessary to keep your car running like a champ. We will talk about why each fluid is important including your coolant, power steering fluid, and brake fluid. We will talk about when to change each of them and what will...

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$25

Color on Metal

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

This class is intended for students with previous fabrication experience.  The techniques taught during this course will help you further your creativity and aesthetic judgment when creating your jewelry. Surface treatments explored throughout this session will include:  Powder coating Color pencil Spray paint Patinas Alcohol...

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$245

6 sessions

Earrings In A Day

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 927 Noyes St Lower Level, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Using a metal folding technique called foldforming create a beautiful pair of leaf earrings! Use silver, brass or copper. Learn hammer texture techniques and how to use a torch. Working step by step with the instructor will guarantee satisfaction and a finished pair of earrings! Polish, patina and wear these one of a kind earrings. ...

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$80

Flat-Pack Lighting

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

Explore some of the uses and techniques behind the equipment in our brand-new Maker Lab,  including Laser Engraving and 3D Printing. Integrate these techniques with traditional methods of fabrication to create your own flat pack light kit. This workshop will allow for time at the end to discuss projects, materials and techniques.

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$110

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Patina: Coloration Effects for Metal Surfaces

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn to color steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, and bronze safely with simple and accessible patina processes! This hands-on workshop will teach students the fundamental steps required of every of surface coloration, and how to vary the coloration results within each step. Pre-mix chemical patinas, basic chemical patina recipes, pigments,...

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$300

2 sessions

Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

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

Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which marks are incised into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle and various other tools, drawings and images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, marks and images are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail....

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$250

8 sessions

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Berwyn)

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

Students will get a serious, comprehensive introduction to the process of fusing glass during this 1 session class. Glass cutting will be taught, glass varieties and COE will be discussed, kiln use will be covered. Students will be shown how to build their own set of dichroic cabochons (1 pair for earrings and 1 larger for pendant) ready to begin firing...

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$60

Pen & Ink & Watercolor

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

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. Material list NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a few penholders; nibs; India ink; regular watercolors: primary colors...

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$215

6 sessions

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