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Basic Woodworking for Adults

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

A comprehensive review of tools and techniques for beginning woodworkers. Hand and power tools, joinery and finishes will be explored. You are encouraged to purchase and fabricate two woodworking projects during the term. Please Note: Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for projects.

Friday Apr 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$380

9 sessions

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Joy of Woodturning

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

Discover the joy of creating useful and artful objects of wood on the lathe. Learn and perfect the basics of woodturning while creating several small projects. Instructor-led demonstrations alternate with guided practice at the lathe, safety procedures, and time for creating at your own pace.  Tools and materials provided.  Returning students...

Monday Apr 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$380

9 sessions

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Intermediate Woodworking for Adults

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

Students will continue to work on current projects, and start new ones approved by the instructor. Understanding wood and wood movement, purchasing raw lumber, furniture joinery, and finishing techniques, and a thorough understanding of hand and power tools in today’s woodworking shops will be discussed throughout the term. Required Materials:...

Friday Apr 5th, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$380

9 sessions

Wood Inlay with Laser Cutter

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

Learn how to create custom wood inlay with a laser cutter. Each week we will create something different and then cut it out. Make a custom drink coaster, cuting board, and wall art out of hardwood.

Sunday Apr 7th, 1pm - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$170

4 sessions

Intermediate Woodturning for Adults

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

Develop skill in the use of traditional turning tools and complete a variety of projects that utilize specific skills. Instructor’s demonstrations alternate with guided practice at the lathe with you learning at your own pace. Essentials of safety will be emphasized. Returning students are welcome. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced Tools and materials...

Thursday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$380

9 sessions

Build a Birdhouse

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

Inviting birds into your garden is a great way to observe and learn about bird behavior, courtship, and nesting. Using a prepared kit, have fun building a birdhouse to take home and hang. Learn which birds in our area use birdhouses, different box shapes, sizes, placement, cleaning, and also habitat tips. All materials included.

Wednesday Apr 17th, 1pm - 3pm

Weaving the Chair in Cane

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

Do you have a vintage chair in need of new caning? Learn the basic, seven-step method of hand caning in this relaxed, hands-on class. Discussion focuses on weaving chair backs and seats with sustainable materials such as cane. Other weave designs, styles, and materials will be demonstrated. Fee includes all materials.

Tuesday Apr 9th, 1pm - 3pm

  (8 sessions)
$323.75

8 sessions

Handmade Wooden Bowls

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

Wooden bowls are very unique, practical, and fun to make. Come out and work on our lathes using carving tools to finish a bowl in one day.  Instruction and first attempts are in the morning, and then in the afternoon there will be time for guided practice and finishing. A 30-minute break for lunch.

Sunday May 19th, 10am - 3:30pm

Write On: Make a Turned Wood Pen

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

Turn two pens – one for you, and one to give away! We'll cover everything from choosing the materials and kit, preparing the wood, turning, finishes and assembly. The design is limited only by your imagination. Bring to class any turning tools you currently own. All other tools and materials will be provided for the class.

Saturday Apr 6th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Rocker's Delight Mezzotint Special

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Join Duffy O'Connor for a six-week course in the seductive intaglio technique of mezzotint. Learn to use the rocking tool, scraper and burnisher to produce beautiful, atmospheric prints! Commitment is required; all students must purchase their own mezzotint rocker. Students are encouraged to purchase one through Takach Press. Teens ages 15-17 may...

Thursday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$270

6 sessions

Mokuhanga Workshop

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Participants will learn the basics of Japanese woodblock printmaking (mokuhanga) in this 2-day workshop. At the onset we will make a two-color print from prepared blocks using; water-based pigments, kento registration, and pressing with a baren – all hallmarks of this Japanese woodblock printmaking process dating back to the 17th century....

Saturday Apr 13th, 9:30am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$305

2 sessions

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Handturned Bottle Stoppers and Kitchen Tools

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

Discover the basics of spindle turning. End the day with a selection of finished bottle-stoppers, small kitchen tools or other spindle projects. Learn woodturning safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic spindle turning, shaping on the lathe, and finishing. Spindle projects can include pizza cutters, screwdrivers,...

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$165

Workshop Express - Furniture Painting

at Avenue 122 - Geneva 12 E. State Main Rm, Chicago, Illinois 60134

Van Gogh Paintologist will teach a hands-on class that will introduce you to the unique qualities of Van Gogh Fossil Paint and Beeswax Finishes.  This is for the DIY-er out there who wants to take a tired piece of furniture and turn it into the star of the show. There is no sanding or prep work involved in Van Gogh, just wipe down your piece...

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$75

Woodturn a Christmas Ornament

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

Create your own hand-turned ornament as a holiday gift or for your own tree! Using various woodturning tools including lathes, you will learn how to safely turn your own ornament to take home at the end of the day!  No experience necessary.  All materials are included.

No Upcoming Schedules
$120

Willow Furniture Workshop: Chair

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

Natural willow furniture is the ideal rustic accent when you need a seat for that perfect spot in your garden or porch. Learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture. You will select one project to complete during the workshop. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them.  Requirements: Bring a hammer, hand pruners,...

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$329
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