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Earrings In A Day

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 927 Noyes St Lower Level, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Using a metal folding technique called foldforming create a beautiful pair of leaf earrings! Use silver, brass or copper. Learn hammer texture techniques and how to use a torch. Working step by step with the instructor will guarantee satisfaction and a finished pair of earrings! Polish, patina and wear these one of a kind earrings. ...

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$80

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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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$110

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Metalsmithing and Enameling II

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

Create and design new work combining metals techniques taught in weekly demonstrations. Use silver, copper and brass in projects that are suggested to challenge and inspire creativity. Research, examine and discuss in class the work of various metal artists. Continue to learn soldering, forging and enameling techniques incorporating new acquired skills....

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$475

12 sessions

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Berwyn)

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

Students will get a serious, comprehensive introduction to the process of fusing glass during this 1 session class. Glass cutting will be taught, glass varieties and COE will be discussed, kiln use will be covered. Students will be shown how to build their own set of dichroic cabochons (1 pair for earrings and 1 larger for pendant) ready to begin firing...

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$60

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

Stone Setting Workshop

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

This hands on, two-day workshop will focus on the fundamentals of  stone setting. Bezel, tube, prong, reverse back setting and flush setting demonstrated. Gem identification and metal selection will be discussed as it relates to specific setting techniques.  Faceted CZs  & cabochon and non-precious metals will be provided...

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$155

2 sessions

Beginners Jewelry Metalsmithing

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

You will continue learning the foundations for professional silversmith jewelry making. You will learn the proper use of tools and supply, how to drill, pierce, solder and polish silver and copper. You will work with sheet metal as well as wires. You may be able to complete couple of projects depending on your abilities. Supply fee is $30 due at the...

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$339

8 sessions

Glass Fusing: Intro with Kiln Operation (Westmont)

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

Students will get a serious, comprehensive introduction to the process of fusing glass during this 1 session class. Glass cutting will be taught, glass varieties and COE will be discussed, kiln use will be covered. Students will be shown how to build their own set of dichroic cabochons (1 pair for earrings and 1 larger for pendant) ready to begin firing...

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$60

Stamping with Mom and Dad

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

This workshop is intended for parents and children who are interested in working together to create a piece of jewelry.  Skills learned in this workshop will include stamping, adding color to metal and creating a corded necklace and/or bracelet.  This workshop is perfect for bonding through creativity, so let’s have some fun and stamp...

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$95

Natural Dyes

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

Learn the basics of the natural dyeing process on fabric. Looking at the world around us - flowers, tree bark, and plants, etc. - we will create natural dyes. Apply the dyes with simple resist including Shibori (Japanese stitching, pleating, twisting), over dyeing, and mordant to create a wide range of colors. Experiment on small fabric pieces as samples...

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$130

Designer Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

This class teaches you how to decoratively encase a cabochon using a square wire. You will learn how to bend and shape the wire against a flat backed stone with no drill holes to permanently set it and create a beautiful pendant. This is a 4-5 hours class. Basic wire working techniques knowledge preferred. Note: Base metal is $15 and sterling silver...

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$135

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Basketweave Bangle Bracelet Wire Weaving

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

Learn this incredible wire wrapped bangle which is reminiscent of an old time basket. Learn how to work with square and half-round wire. You will also learn how to make your own wire clasp to finish the bracelet off. Pre-requisites: Some previous wire work preferred. Gold-Fill and Silver - $75  Argentium Silver (non tarnished)- $65 ...

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$308

Wire Wrapped Natural Stone Cabochon Pendant

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

This class teaches you how to decoratively encase a cabochon using a square wire. You will learn how to bend and shape the wire against a flat backed stone with no drill holes to permanently set it and create a beautiful pendant. This is a 4-5 hours class. Basic wire working techniques knowledge preferred. Base metal is $15. Stones could be purchased...

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$85

Multi-Level Jewelry Metalsmithing

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

While beginning students will be introduces to the basics, intermediate and advance students will continue to develop their skills while working on projects of their choice. Instruction will be geared toward the individual needs of the student. Note: Materials already included on tuition ($25 includes base metal and supply need). Some additional supply...

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$374

8 sessions

Rings for Teens I

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 927 Noyes St Lower Level, Evanston, Illinois 60201

This workshop is geared toward teens, but certainly open to all who are interested in ring making. Make a hammered silver band with an 18k gold setting and a sparkling faceted stone! This ring is a wonderful project for even the novice metalsmith because it is a great deal easier to make than it looks, plus the hammering on the band makes it easy...

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$115

2 sessions

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