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Handmade Wooden Bowls

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

Wooden bowls are unique, practical and fun to make. Work on lathes using woodworking tools to finish a bowl in a day. Instruction and first attempts are in the the morning; in the afternoon there will be time for guided practice and finishing.

Sunday Feb 2nd, 10am - 3:30pm

Laser Cutting for Woodworking

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

Explore basic techniques in Adobe Illustrator to create templates and jigs and it’s benefits for woodworking and furniture making. Learning how to engrave patterns, logos, or names directly onto the material will also be discussed. A terrific addition for any woodworking student! Required Material: Bring along an external hard driver or zip disk....

Saturday Feb 1st, 1pm - 4pm

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Laser Cutting Artwork Basics

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 develop a new project in Adobe Illustrator, and then cut it out using hardwood. Create a custom drink coaster, cutting board, and your own wall art! Please bring the following to the first class: Two pieces of wood, eac of different species, each at least 5 inches wide...

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$205

5 sessions

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 and make a chair or a bench. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work gloves. No experience is necessary. Register...

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$337

Holiday Willow Workshop: Tree

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

Create either a charming rustic reindeer or a holiday tree of willow. The reindeer is 4 to 5 feet from hooves to the tips of 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. Please bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work gloves. No experience...

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$74

Splint Weave Workshop

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

One of America’s favorite historical weaving techniques is the splint reed or flat reed, weave often found in Shaker-style furniture. This beautiful traditional weave and material works for almost any chair or footstool. See a demonstration of the splint weave process and then create a footstool with a woven top to take home.

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$187

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Twirling with a Twist

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

Use the magic of multi-axis turning to create seemingly impossible to turn shapes. This is lathe work on a whole new level. We’ll make boxes and goblets, napkin rings, tea-light and more! All materials and supplies are included.

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$165

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.

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$500

12 sessions

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:...

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$500

12 sessions

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...

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$500

12 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.

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$75

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...

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$500

12 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.

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$170

4 sessions

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.

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$323.75

8 sessions

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.

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$175
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