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Papermaking Workshop: Native Milkweed

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

In this one-day workshop, students will learn about Milkweed: an abundant native plant with strong, long bast fiber. Participants will learn the properties of Milkweed fiber and how it compares to other papermaking fibers, best practices for harvesting and processing fiber, and will learn hands-on how to pull sheets of Milkweed paper using a Western-style...

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$50

Living Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

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

Dazzle your guests with a fall centerpiece featuring a pumpkin topped with succulents. Learn how to plant and care for a succulent pumpkin for your own take-home display. Please bring an apron, gloves, and hand pruners. Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years of age or older.

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$112

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By Annie Bag of the Month: Quick Zip Cases

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

Learn useful skills & techniques which enable you to make this project look professionally handmade, not homemade! Organize your travel, your trek, your commute, your adventures, your tos-and-fros, YOUR LIFE! Quick and easy to make, these handy little zippered cases are perfect to store & carry quilting supplies, art supplies, knitting...

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$10

Crafting Composition in Your Photography

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

Broaden your creative point of view and develop new ways of seeing. Learn the basic compositional rules to better understand the visual elements of photography. Explore how color, lines, perspective, and point of view impact the final image.

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$200

5 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.

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$139

Mixed-Media: Landscape in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

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$185

5 sessions

Mixed-Media: Flora in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

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$185

5 sessions

Zine Workshop: Tiny Stories

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

During this workshop student will use personal narratives and memory to create illustrative stories. Students will create content to excavate personal stories to put into their zine. After various group and individual exercises students will use pencils, ink, brushes, and collage to create an original zine. Location Instructions: We are located in...

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$25

Crafty Friends Fridays

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Join us for a night of creative exploration and crafting! Each month we'll dive into a new medium and way of making, from fiber arts to plants to millions of uses of paper. It's not your typical Friday night.  Come make some crafty new friends and leave with a craft of your very own. Brought to you by resident crafting expert, Jenny Frank. An...

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$20

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By Annie Bag of the Month: I'll Drink to That!

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

Learn useful skills & techniques which enable you to make this project look professionally handmade, not homemade! Organize your travel, your trek, your commute, your adventures, your tos-and-fros, YOUR LIFE! This tote is perfect for safely carrying a variety of beverages, glassware, & snacks.  It has two zippered front pockets...

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$10

Ornament Making

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

This class is for making hanging ornaments for any holiday you choose to celebrate. Participants will get a 20-30 minute demo for different ways of hand building ornaments with slab, pinched, and sgraffito techniques. Includes clay and underglaze.  participants will make about 3-5 underglazed ornaments.  pieces will be available for pick...

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$35

Exploring Color

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Color can express so much: you can use it to quickly communicate signals, convey different emotions, and even influence our moods. Applicable to many creative pursuits, this hands-on workshop will include an introduction to color theory and its terminology. We will use yarn and paper to explore the characteristics of different colors, the relationship...

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$35

Boxmaking for Books and Keepsakes

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

In boxmaking, learn to measure for and construct a box for storing books, or organizing small objects, like pencils, buttons and jewelry. A variety of types of boxes will be introduced and students will complete at least three custom made boxes.

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$255

6 sessions

Freaky Faces

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

Use clay slabs and whatever textured fabrics you have to bring to life a freaky face! Maybe even something you could wear for halloween? This two hour workshop will be led by Manal Kara, who recently had their own freaky faces on display at Tusk. 5lbs of clay and underglaze included. Pieces will be available for pick up two weeks after the class.

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$35

Silken Luminaries

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

Paint a silk canvas with dyes and your fingertips and then transform a simple glass vessel into a dazzling display of playful light, colorful shadows, and silken ambiance. This class is a fun way to learn about dyeing.

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$74
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