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Create A Ring Dish (Ages 16+)

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

Are you constantly trying to find a safe place to put your rings when doing household chores? Learning the basic of sawing, forming, sanding, filing, and texturing, we’ll create a unique dish for your rings or a great gift. Brass and copper with be available for purchase from the instructor; all other materials will be provided.

Friday Jan 24th, 1pm - 4pm

Basic Earring Design

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

Basic Earring Design is a great way to start working with wire. Learn how to make simple loops, wrapped loops, and dangles -- techniques that can be used in a wide variety of jewelry designs. You'll also get written instructions with diagrams to take home so you'll always have refresher information handy. Students will learn:  The elements...

Friday Feb 7th, 3pm - 5pm

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Creative Uses for Inks

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

Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner

Friday Feb 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Drawing in Carbon Dust

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

Carbon dust is a beautiful, versatile, and little-known medium that lends itself to both broad, painterly expression and to extremely fine detail. It is appropriate to all botanical subjects as well as to landscapes and still lifes. Working on various paper with a variety of black pigments (applied with both brushes and pencils, we will focus on botanicals...

Sunday Feb 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Earring Design: Beyond the Basics

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

Need a little more spice to your earring designs? Here goes! This class will give a refresher in wire-wrapped loops, then teach different techniques for making earrings using scraps of leather, creating your own hammered headpins, and making a pair of wire & bead cluster earrings.  ​You'll also get written instructions with diagrams...

Friday Feb 21st, 3pm - 5pm

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....

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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Fold Forming Workshop

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

Fold forming is a rapid and direct way of achieving 3D forms from a single piece of metal. Watch amazing shapes emerge as you fold, hammer, roll, and unfold metal! Expect to try several fold forming techniques, with resulting forms that can be easily transformed into beautiful earrings, pins, and pendants. Numerous possibilities will be introduced,...

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Color on Metal

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

This class is intended for students with previous fabrication experience.  The techniques taught during this course will help you further your creativity and aesthetic judgment when creating your jewelry. Surface treatments explored throughout this session will include:  Powder coating Color pencil Spray paint Patinas Alcohol...

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6 sessions

Metal Coloration - Patina Processes

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

Enhance your jewelry and objects by learning to achieve rich and diverse colorations on metal.  In this hands-on workshop, create a series of color studies on copper and brass using both hot and cold patina processes.  Buried, wrapped, fumed, sprayed, and brushed application methods will be demonstrated. In addition to traditional...

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Teen Metalsmithing (Ages 12-16)

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

Perfect for the novice and inspiring metalsmith. We will explore the field of contemporary jewelry, and how to create unique, one of kind and/or conceptual pieces. Students will be learning basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing, soldering, riveting, basic forming and color on metal techniques. ...

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12 sessions

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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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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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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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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12 sessions

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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2 sessions

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