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Wood Inlay with Laser Cutter

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

Learn how to create custom wood inlay with a laser cutter. Each week we will create something different and then cut it out. Make a custom drink coaster, cuting board, and wall art out of hardwood.

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$170

4 sessions

Write On: Make a Turned Wood Pen

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

Turn two pens – one for you, and one to give away! We'll cover everything from choosing the materials and kit, preparing the wood, turning, finishes and assembly. The design is limited only by your imagination. Bring to class any turning tools you currently own.  All other tools and materials will be provided for the class.

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$175

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Weaving the Chair in Cane

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

Do you have a vintage chair in need of new caning? Learn the basic, seven-step method of hand caning in this relaxed, hands-on class. Discussion focuses on weaving chair backs and seats with sustainable materials such as cane. Other weave designs, styles, and materials will be demonstrated. Fee includes all materials.

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$323.75

8 sessions

Woodturn a Christmas Ornament

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

Create your own hand-turned ornament as a holiday gift or for your own tree! Using various woodturning tools including lathes, you will learn how to safely turn your own ornament to take home at the end of the day!  No experience necessary.  All materials are included.

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$120

Woodworking Sampler

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

This is a unique opportunity to sign up for a single day art class. This is designed for potential students who want to gain basic-level exposure to the visual arts at the Evanston Art Center. We want this to be a low stress, low commitment way to experience EAC offerings. One-day workshops in other disciplines are also available.

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$85

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Introduction to Woodworking for Adults

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

Introduction to Woodworking is a comprehensive review of tools and techniques for beginning woodworkers. Topics covered will be: Hand + Power Tools, Joinery, Finishes, and Digital Slide Shows demonstrating these topics. Students will be expected to purchase a few items for weekly assignments.

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$65

2 sessions

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

Willow Workshop: Plant Stand

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

Celebrate the summer solstice with Bim Willow to craft and create rustic accents and furniture for your home, garden, or porch. Learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture. You will select one project to complete during the workshop. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work...

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$99

Willow Workshop: Chair

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

Celebrate the summer solstice with Bim Willow to craft and create rustic accents and furniture for your home, garden, or porch. Learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture. You will select one project to complete during the workshop. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work...

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$329

Using Stained Glass in Woodworking

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

Interested in incorporating stained glass into your next woodworking project?  Join us as we review a brief history of the use of stained glass in works of art, religious ornamentation and contemporary art, and then learn how to select, cut and incorporate glass into your woodworking. Students will purchase and fabricate a project of their...

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$245

6 sessions

Oversized Woodcut Intensive

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Jumpstart your summer carving endeavors! Whether or not you’re preparing to participate in CPC’s upcoming Roller Derby Steamroller event in July, this two-day workshop will provide students with skills on how to approach creating large-scale images by utilizing mark-making specific to the woodcut medium. Participants will be given instruction...

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$150

2 sessions

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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$270

6 sessions

Mokuhanga Workshop

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Participants will learn the basics of Japanese woodblock printmaking (mokuhanga) in this 2-day workshop. At the onset we will make a two-color print from prepared blocks using; water-based pigments, kento registration, and pressing with a baren – all hallmarks of this Japanese woodblock printmaking process dating back to the 17th century....

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$305

2 sessions

Willow Workshop: Birdhouse Bench

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

Celebrate the summer solstice with Bim Willow to craft and create rustic accents and furniture for your home, garden, or porch. Learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture. You will select one project to complete during the workshop. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and...

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$174

Willow Workshop: Potting Bench/Bakers Rack

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

Celebrate the summer solstice with Bim Willow to craft and create rustic accents and furniture for your home, garden, or porch. Learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture. You will select one project to complete during the workshop. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work...

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$289
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