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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 Nov 21st, 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 Nov 21st, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

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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,...

Saturday Nov 17th, 3pm - 6pm

  (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 Dec 2nd, 4pm - 6pm

Basic Earring Design - Full Workshop

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...

Sunday Dec 9th, 2pm - 4pm

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...

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

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

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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

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

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.

No Upcoming Schedules
$110

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

Natural Dyes

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

Learn the basics of the natural dyeing process on fabric. Looking at the world around us - flowers, tree bark, and plants, etc. - we will create natural dyes. Apply the dyes with simple resist including Shibori (Japanese stitching, pleating, twisting), over dyeing, and mordant to create a wide range of colors. Experiment on small fabric pieces as samples...

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$115

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

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Westmont)

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

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

Stamping with Mom and Dad

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

This workshop is intended for parents and children who are interested in working together to create a piece of jewelry.  Skills learned in this workshop will include stamping, adding color to metal and creating a corded necklace and/or bracelet.  This workshop is perfect for bonding through creativity, so let’s have some fun and stamp...

No Upcoming Schedules
$95
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