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Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

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

Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which marks are incised into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle and various other tools, drawings and images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, marks and images are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail....

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$250

8 sessions

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Painting Vibrant Flora & Landscapes in Oils

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

Render flowers and landscapes richly and beautifully in oil paints! Discover how to achieve vibrant, confident artworks that convey a sense of light, shadow, and sculptural form. Color mixing and brush stroke application will also be a major focus.  You will start with a paint-along demonstration, then work on your own choice of subject. Supply...

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$195

5 sessions

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Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. Required Materials: NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a few penholders; nibs; India ink; regular watercolors:primary...

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$160

4 sessions

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

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

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

Welding Workshop

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

In this class, students will learn basic techniques for welding steel. A standard vocational welding course takes 6 months to a year to complete. However, it is possible in a 3-hour class to gain enough information to safely operate simple welding equipment. Once armed with this knowledge, students are free to explore the subject on their own. Students...

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$40

Beginning Metal Sculpture

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This class focuses on how to work sculptural concepts from the drawing board to the scale model stage of construction. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session. Students will learn basic metal fabrication technique. Please note:  Students should complete their classes...

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$100

4 sessions

Advanced Metal Sculpture

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This class deals with fabrication of large scale metal sculpture from models or free-form. As with Beginning Metal Sculpture, students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session.  Students will learn advanced metal fabrication technique, gas forging, Acetylene welding, and gas and...

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$285

10 sessions

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Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This 2 hour intro workshop offers a unique opportunity to laymen to experience the hot steel forging process first hand. In this introduction to knife making and forging, students will learn proper tool use and shop safety, as well as the principles of design and fabrication of the forged blade and other projects in steel. The class format is both...

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$40

Metal Furniture Studio

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

Students will learn how to design and create basic table top furnishings in metal using basic techniques of metal fabrication and brazing. Please note: Repetition of this class will provide more advanced metal-working lessons.  Students should complete their classes within a year of purchase. Although the building has a Costner ave address,...

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$285

10 sessions

Metal Casting Workshop and DEMO

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

At this metal pouring demo, participants will have a rare chance to see old school Chicago metalworking at is finest. We will be melting either bronze or aluminum to cast student projects. During this exciting process, all aspects of metal casting will be explored in question and answer format. Participants will need to provide heavy cotton clothing...

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$20

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

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

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
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