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Teen Bookmaking

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

Students will decide as a group what subject they would like to explore and make a group book by drawing two individual pages that they will contribute to the book. Copies of the pages will be made and distributed to each participant. On the second day, students will design their own unique covers and assemble the pages.

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$160

2 sessions

How To Create a Photo Tableau

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how photographer/artist Sarah Faust creates scenes with family members as actors. Learn what inspires her, how she directs her subjects, chooses locations, lighting, and objects to include in the scene. Participants in this workshop will create similar works in this workshop. Keep in mind contrasting surfaces (opaque/transparent) (textured/smooth)...

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$115

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Handturned Bottle Stoppers and Kitchen Tools

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

Discover the basics of spindle turning. End the day with a selection of finished bottle-stoppers, small kitchen tools or other spindle projects. Learn woodturning safety, safety equipment, turning tools and lathes, work holding, design, basic spindle turning, shaping on the lathe, and finishing. Spindle projects can include pizza cutters, screwdrivers,...

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$165

Suminagashi Workshop

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

Suminagashi, which means floating ink, is an ancient Japanese technique for decorating paper. Marble-like patterns are created by floating ink on water. The designs are then transferred to absorbent Japanese paper. Finished pieces may be framed or used in paper craft projects. A sketchpad will be included. Additional supplies required.

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$59

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Fiber Art Garden Pixie

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

A sweet little pixie with a tall hat, darling braids, and a big heart, plants love everywhere she goes. She stands about 5 inches tall and is made with soft colors, with many lovely colors to choose from. We’ll then adhere your creation to a birch base for stability. 

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$49

Fairy Garden Tea Cup

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

Make a tiny fairyland come alive inside a teacup in this fun workshop. Choose a winter or spring scene. Includes your choice of a charming teacup. Let your imagination run wild.

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$45

Holiday Willow Workshop: Holiday Tree

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

Join Bim Willow and create either a charming rustic reindeer or a holiday tree of willow!  The reindeer has an overall height of 4 to 5 feet from its hooves to the tips of its 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. ...

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$69

Plant to Paper: Handmade Paper from Plant Fibers

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

We will be taking plant material, whether it be from your garden or background, a field, or plant fiber that we order, and we will transform it into paper. We'll go through the process of turning plants into paper starting with harvesting and drying, cutting, cooking, rinsing, beating and finally pulling sheets of paper from the pulp. We willc reate...

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$110

2 sessions

Bang a Bangle

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

Experiment with various metals, thicknesses and styles. Students will hammer, texture, twist, form and solder three bangle bracelets from cooper and brass.

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$85

Creating Handmade Paper

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

Fun and easy for anyone to learn, using scrap paper, junk mail, old newspapers, etc.  Students will learn every step of the process, from making the pulp to pulling the sheets of paper to the best way to dry them. I will also explain how equipment can be made and prepared for making paper at home. They will learn how to color the paper, how to...

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$85

Quilt Week

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

You can get access to all the workshop listed below or pick and choose the one you want to go to. Nov 12th 10:00 -11:30 am Introduction to Quilting Quilt Sandwich? - No, it’s not lunch. Batting? - No, it’s not baseball. Strip Piecing? - No, it’s not a card game...oh my! Layer Cakes? - No, it’s not dessert. It's Quilting!  This...

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$15

Let’s Get Organized

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

Learn useful skills and techniques which enable you to make this project look professionally handmade, not homemade! Organize your sewing room, your kitchen, your family room, your life!

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$20

Create Box Enclosures for a Special Book

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

Ideal for those interested in learning how to make box enclosures for their handmade books or family heirloom books. Students will create one box with a lid with closure, book cloth or paper, and head home with their completed box for a cherished book. Supplies provided.

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$85

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

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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$56.02

Coloring Birds and Blooms in Mixed Media

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

Fulfill your need for coloring with beautifully illustrated line drawings of birds and blooms by botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim. Students may use colored pencils or choose a few of their favorite media from the list below.  The instructor will show simple ways to use the materials, or mix various materials to create unique artworks. This class...

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$169

3 sessions

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