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Springtime Wreath Centerpiece

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Enjoy making this SHOWPIECE Centerpiece to brighten your springtime or Easter décor! The kits include the fabric and stabilizer to complete a wreath. This Fold‘n Stitch Wreath is a very popular project and decoration piece. You’ll be the talk of the party season! Great fun and easy!   Pattern, Kit, and supplies not included.

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Candle Maker: Make Scented Candles - (Candle It IV)

at Yaymaker - Wrigleyville 956 W Addison St, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Candle Maker: Craft your own artisanal candles Spend a zen-sational evening working with soy-based wax, scented oils, and unique decorative elements to craft custom candles. Our master crafter will guide you and your friends step-by-step through this 2-hour event to make a custom creation perfect for trading, gifting, or treating yourself. Yaymaker...

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Beginning Frame Loom Weaving

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

In this class we examine the many possibilities of creating woven forms using a simple frame loom. Students will experiment with the techniques of tapestry and plain-weave, then explore ways of creating surface, image, and text within a woven form to create independent projects. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical artworks...

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10 sessions

By Annie! Just In Case!

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Just In Case - you’ll GET ORGANIZED! Quick & fun to make, these handy folding organizers, in 2 sizes, feature 2 inner pockets made from mesh & vinyl for easy visibility of contents. Each pocket has a zipper closure - no need to worry about things falling out! An invisible magnetic snap closure keeps everything tight & contained....

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Lino Block Gift Wrap

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

Create beautiful handmade gift wrap for your gifts for family and friends. You will learn how to carve your image in linoleum and stamp a pattern of one or many colors on large sheets of paper. This is a fun way to personalize a gift. Basic supplies for the beginning project are provided.

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Lidded Vessel

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This class covers various methods wheel throwing to vessels with lids. 25 lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more clay (glaze included in the price) First come first serve access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class Classes non-refundable after the first class commences. Make-up classes negotiable, but not guaranteed....

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4 sessions

Pop-Up Paper Cards Workshop: Summer Wildflowers

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

Celebrate summer with these pop-up paper blooms. You'll create a dynamic and dimensional set of cards featuring purple coneflower, prickly pear cactus, and pasture rose —and learn a bit about paper engineering along the way. No experience is necessary, but bookbinding or paper craft skills will speed your progress. All tools and supplies will be...

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Decorate a Gingerbread House

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Calling all elves between the ages of 5 to 12! Kick off the holiday season and come decorate your very own gingerbread house. Each Santa's helper will receive a pre-assembled cookie house that's ready-to-go, so they can get straight to decorating. Each kit also includes two types of candies, ready-to-use icing and a decorating bag complete with a piping...

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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.

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Colored Pencil: A Mixed-Media Approach

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

New! You will learn how colored pencil can be mixed with various mediums—graphite, watercolor, pastel, and ink.  These techniques can speed up the process of colored pencil and create some unique looks.  Prerequisite:  Colored Pencil Workshop Colored Pencil Drawing Course or previous colored pencil coursework. The School’s...

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4 sessions

Masks and Physical Comedy

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - Portage Park 4041 North Milwaukee Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60641

Join us for a fun, action filled workshop in mask performance. Our featured performance artist, Jacob Mills, will showcase his collection of over 25 masks from around the world.  Through the mask, unleash and explore the comic vitality of physical comedy, Vaudeville, and Circus. For the skilled performer or interested novice, these skills will...

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Hands-on Serger Project:Placemats

at Linda Z's Sewing Center

Do you want to do more with your serger, but don't know where to start/ In this class learn how to create a custom placemat using your serger! Don't have a serger and want to see what you can accomplish with one, then come and use of ours. You'll wonder why you ever kept it in the closet! Note: Expect a supplies to be purchased during session.

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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...

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6 sessions

Pearl Stringing for Beginners

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

This workshop will cover the basics of pearl stringing, a technique that can be used on other stones as well as pearls. Students will learn how to string and knot pearls, how to use French wire, to attach a clasp and extender chain, as well as very basic wire wrapping and how to make their own head pins to finish the piece. We will also cover some...

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Soap Making : Start Here

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

Learn the craft of cold process soap making (from scratch not melt and pour) during this 2-hour workshop. Tammy (teaching soap making at TLD since 1999) will demystify the process of "saponification" (soap making) coaching students in the creation of wonderful herbal soaps. Students work together to learn the entire process (from start to finish) as...

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