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Curlicue Lace Pendant/Earrings

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn to create your own earring frames and a “fabric” of wire lace that can be shaped to fill any space. Then attach the lace to the frames for a pendant or double hoop earrings that will steal any show.  Students will complete ONE piece during the class (to use as a pendant, or make another at home for fancy earrings)! Materials: Craft...

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$40

Make Your Own Wire Beads

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn to make your own elegant metal beads using nothing but wire, three basic hand tools and a little ingenuity! Materials: round dead soft wire: 18-, 20- and 26-gauge 50 beads: size 11/0 seed beads or 3mm beads ​Note: Tools are available for use during the class. Students can bring their own materials, but they are also available for purchase...

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$25

Decorative Spacer Bars & Connectors

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn to make two kinds of customizable spacer bars and a simple connector that will dress up your multi-strand bracelets and necklaces while keeping them lying flat and evenly spaced. Students will make only the components during class. Materials: 18-gauge dead-soft wire, Approx. 4.5 ft 20-gauge dead-soft wire, Approx. 13 ft. brass 24 or 26-gauge...

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$35

Mini Chandelier Earrings

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Make your own basic, customizable chandelier earring components and then dress them up with beads. It’s a great way to learn and practice basic wire wrapping skills.  Students will complete one pair of earrings during class. Materials for Mini-Chandelier Earrings Round, dead soft wire: 10 inches of 20-gauge 10 inches of  24-gauge 26...

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$25

Let’s Walk + Learn Foraging & Lunch

at The Resiliency Institute - Oak Park 1042 Pleasant St Oak Park, Illinois City, Illinois 60302

Forage wild edible ingredients and have Carnivore's Chef prepare them for lunch!   Enjoy a foraging walk led by professional forager, Dave Odd, to discover the abundance of edible wild plants growing within our communities, then head to Carnivore where the Chef will prepare your foraged harvest for lunch.  During this walk...

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$45

Adult Painting

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Never painted before?  No worries – he’ll guide you through techniques, using line and color.  Create your own composition or use one of his by adding your own style.  We think you’ll be impressed with your finished piece. We’ll provide you with canvas, brushes and paint, just bring your positive vibes and we’ll help you turn...

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$35

Summer Camp

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Join us for some serious creativity! We’ll be offering all day camp as well this summer, see details below. Please make sure to pack a nut-free lunch. Pick Your Days or Week – All Day Available! All Day camp will consist of our scheduled theme in the morning and an afternoon with opportunities to work on any medium they desire including ceramics...

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$335

5 sessions

NerdMoms - Circuit Lab

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

We depend on electricity just about every minute of the day. It's mysterious and magical force will be the lead for this exciting class. Students will model the flow of electrons in a circuit, draw diagrams, test conductivity and make their very own electric circuit to explore and play with for hours beyond this class.  Skills involved: • Electrical...

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$100

5 sessions

NerdMoms - Coding to Design a Mechanized Bot

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Remember Robby the Robot? Well your kids might not, but after this class they'll not only know him but understand how this mechanized robot is built. We'll dabble with making our own mini version that the kids can design with their own personal touches. Nothing forbidden in our planet Studio! Skills involved: • Mechanical and electrical engineering...

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$113

5 sessions

NerdMoms - Coding with Drones

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Learn to program drones while you develop computational thinking and problem-solving!  Over a week, students will experience the importance of testing instructions to achieve an objective. The drone flying element increases as student understanding increases, with the group choreographing a 'drone-show' at the end.  Skills students will practice:...

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$120

5 sessions

The Simple Person's Wire Wrap

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

You're not looking for fancy, you just want to turn a special stone or shell from your vacation into a wearable memory.  This workshop is for you!  We'll show you the simple technique for using wire to create a "cage" around your special item and make a loop so you can wear it as a pendant or dangle as a charms. 

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$10

NerdMoms - Design a Mechanized Bot

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Remember Robby the Robot? Well your kids might not, but after this class they'll not only know him but understand how this mechanized robot is built. We'll dabble with making our own mini version that the kids can design with their own personal touches. Nothing forbidden in our planet Studio! Skills involved: • Mechanical and electrical engineering...

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$91

4 sessions

NerdMoms - Intro to Coding

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Learning coding helps students develop computational and logical thinking abilities and improves problem-solving skills, while fostering autonomy, tenacity, and creativity.  Skills involved: • Computer science • Project design and planning • Team coordination and collaboration • Creating and testing algorithms • Debugging Our week-long...

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$100

5 sessions

Bead Stringing Quick Start: Crimp It

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

This class will focus exclusively on using the Crimping pliers with a variety of beading wires and crimps to learn or improve technique. This class is for you if:  You know how to use the Crimping pliers, but you just can't get it right  You don't have time for a whole class  You're not very patient and just want the basics ...

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$10

Third Friday Workshop: Caterpillar Bracelet

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Fast, fun and amazing!  You can really dress this bracelet up or keep it casual. Supplies: 7mm rolo chain, about 1/2 to 1 inch shorter than your wrist One button About 32 to 36 beads - 6mm to 8mm rounds or rondelles work well About 3 feet waxed linen 

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$10
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