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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....

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Paper Making 101

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

This course aims to help students expand their creative expression by providing a wide range of artistic styles and adaptations of book and paper arts, including papermaking, bookbinding, and artist books. Students will learn how to form sheets of paper using the Western-style, basic hand papermaking techniques, and different ways to manipulate the...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

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Paper Flower Creations

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

Learn how to make paper flowers that can be used as party decor, wall art or just as a gift! Each attendee will make at least one large flower to take home. Class is perfect for groups. All supplies will be provided as well as snacks and refreshments. BYOB welcome!

Wednesday Aug 28th, 7pm - 9pm

Painted Wood Signs

at Shiny Squirrel Art Studio, Inc - Irving Park 4240 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Add some character to your home, garden, or even workspace by learning the simple yet fun way of designing your own wood sign through stenciling and other techniques! No experience needed and all supplies provided!  Each student gets to paint/stencil and take home an aprox. 12"x16" wood sign.

Wednesday Sep 18th, 7pm - 9pm

Soy Candle Making

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 2015 S. Laflin St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make your own candle from scratch. Create your own scent and pick a color. Curate Your Own Embedded Flower Garden. All materials included and you will take home a 12 oz candle (90 hours of burn time) Please note: Vouchers not allowed for this class Doors open 30 min prior to class start time We do not accept late arrivals Free Street Parking...

Thursday Aug 22nd, 6pm - 7pm

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Artist Books

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

Artist books are unique or limited edition works of art in book form. We will define artist books and learn different ways to deliver creative ideas. In this multi-level class, basic book making techniques will be introduced from non-binding books to Japanese-style binding, along a close observation of different types of materials.

Thursday Sep 12th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Learn How to Make Goat Milk Soap

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

Learn 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. Take home a bar of this mild, moisturizing, chemical-free soap.

Thursday Aug 29th, 1pm - 3pm

Beginning Bookbinding

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

This hands-on course introduces the basic skills and tools to create hand-crafted books. You will learn about folding, sewing and gluing to explore different types of stitches and structures to create several of their own sample books

Sunday Sep 15th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (5 sessions)
$155

5 sessions

Any Age Abstract Designs On Paper

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

This easy and UNIQUE, any-age-friendly class to make your own abstract designs not only uses easy to find supplies but will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! If you're thinking of signing someone 17 or younger, an adult will need to be present. The youngest recommended age is 5 years old. We'll first get the basics down of how to...

Sunday Aug 25th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Beeswax Candle

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 with our 2 hr workshop on candle making! We teach you how to make your own candles in a fun non-formal environment.Using a wide array of fragrances and colours you can match it to your mood, décor or to give away as gifts. You will make two candles at our studio in Chicago. This...

Saturday Aug 24th, 4pm - 6pm

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DIY Soy Candles, Wine Bottle Cutting

at Chicago Candle Co - Pilsen 1100 W Cermak Rd 4th Fl, Ste D419, Chicago, Illinois 60608

A class that offers not only candle making but also the art of upcycling glass containers as the vessel for the candle! Choose from one of our upcycled wine bottles or bring your favorite wine/champagne bottle from home and we will show you how easy it is to repurpose it into something amazing! We will be covering introductory glass cutting and hand...

Thursday Aug 29th, 6pm - 8pm

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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...

Sunday Oct 27th, 9:30am - 11:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Explorations in Collage

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

Examine 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 Photomontage, Text...

Sunday Sep 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

Adult Toy Making

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Use clay to build your own customized ceramic adult toy art!  A professional instructor will guide you step by step in a fun social setting while you giggle and sip on your favorite drink.  Cups, ice and bottle opener are provided  All art supplies, including aprons, are provided  Please bring a printed or digital receipt to...

Friday Aug 23rd, 7:45pm - 9:45pm

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