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Clay and Mosaics

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

On day one, explore basic clay hand-building techniques, such as pinch, slab and coil, to create colorful simple clay shapes and tiles. Decorate your shapes with textures and underglazes/ glazes.  On day two, incorporate your shapes with commercial ceramic tiles and glass to create a 8" x 8" design on a wooden substrate. The finished step of...

Sunday Feb 9th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$160

2 sessions

Intermediate Mask Making

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Start with casting your own face for two mask making matrices, then learn sculpting and casting your own creations in paper mache'. Note: You should take beginner mask making before this class. Session price includes materials.

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$240

8 sessions

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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 Mar 10th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

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Intermediate Bookbinding (Ages 16+)

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 Feb 16th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

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! This is the perfect girls' night, date night or...

Thursday Jan 30th, 6pm - 8pm

What is Laser Cutting and Engraving?

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

Bring your inventive ideas to life using our laser cutting and engraving machine. Learn how to design graphics on Adobe Illustrator, engrave on wood with your custom designed patterns, pictures taken from your phone or letters. Make a bookmark, keychain, or coaster. Students will leave with a functional, as well as decorative, addition to your home...

Saturday Feb 8th, 1pm - 4pm

Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Berwyn)

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

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of Sopponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the...

Sunday Feb 9th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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...

Saturday Feb 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

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 Jan 29th, 7pm - 9pm

Glass-on-Glass Mosaic

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

Learn about the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. Complete a beautiful transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. Bring in rough sketches and ideas to the first class. Smaller substrates, approximately 10” x 14” are included. Please...

Tuesday Feb 11th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$295

5 sessions

Melt & Pour Soap Making Workshop

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

This Class Will Include:  Three Bars of Natural Soap Create Your Own Scent From Scratch  Curate Your Own Embedded Flower Garden Note: Doors open 30 min prior.  Free street parking available.  BYOB for 21 and over.

Sunday Feb 2nd, 1pm - 2pm

Paper Dye for Any Age

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 Feb 2nd, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Mixed Media Mold Making

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making. Create one- and two-part molds from a variety silicones and rubbers, either taken from a created or found object. A variety of materials can be used alongside our molds, including wax, plastic, clay, plaster, and concrete. Designed to help you with production and will allow you to make multiples quicker, whether...

Thursday Feb 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

Soap Making Quick Starter Beginner Basics (Westmont)

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

SOAP MAKING Quick Starter Basics in Cold Process Vegan Recipe Suitable Class for groups of 5 or less Science & Safety of Sopponification demystified Class For occasional maker through Indie professional Learn the Art & Craft of cold process soap making (from scratch... not melt and pour) This is a 2 hour class where students learn the...

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Beginning Mask Making

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Students learn fundamental mask construction, making masks in cardboard, Venetian Style papier mache', found objects and plaster gauze. Please note: Most materials are included.

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$200

8 sessions

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