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    Wet Felting 101: Sample Making

    Take your DIY projects to the next level with this wet felting class! Wet felting is the process of compressing soapy-wet animal hair together to form one single piece of lightweight fabric, which can re-purposed into almost anything you can imagine. Express your creativity as you experiment with wet felting, nuno felting, and stitching techniques to create handmade felt samples to take home. And who knows? You may just end up leaving with a new favorite hobby!
    Wet Felting 101: Sample Making

    1123 Florence Ave, Evanston

    • Try out an utterly unique hobby as you learn the basics of wet felting during this art class
    • Create your own felt from scratch by compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm water
    • Make your very own felt samples to take home as a souvenir of your new skill
    • Broaden your crafting horizons and open the doorway to a whole new world of DIY projects
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    Leather Surface: Accessory Making 101

    If there’s one thing you need in your life, it’s another source of fashion accessories. This accessory making workshop for novice leatherworkers will introduce you to a fun, productive hobby. During the session, you’ll learn about many leatherworking practices from a veteran artisan. At the same time, you’ll be working on crafting accessories, so you’ll be getting the practical experience to take the skills you learn home with you. The one-of-a-kind pieces you’ll be able creating will make great gifts for family and friends, or even great trinkets to be sold online or at festivals. That is, if you can stop wearing them yourself.
    Leather Surface: Accessory Making 101

    1123 Florence Ave, Evanston

    • Learn to work with leather to make wearable fashion accessories
    • Learn all about the abilities and limitations of leather and practice important techniques for creating the shapes you want
    • Bring the accessories you make home with you or give them as a gift
    • Enjoy learning a new craft that will bring out your creative side
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    Leather Surface Design 101

    In need of some new material? Working on leather surfaces provides artisans with a myriad of imaginative possibilities. For example, you can use it as a canvas substitute for printing, image transfer, and painting. You can dye and create textures on it, or even mold it into sculptural art. During this class, you will learn the many techniques of plying leather to conform to your vision, including cutting, splitting, distressing, stamping, dying and burning. This is a hands-on sample making class, so you’ll be receiving practical experience under the guidance of a veteran leatherworker. Don’t hide your creative side in this class; let it shine!
    Leather Surface Design 101

    1123 Florence Ave, Evanston

    • Learn the fundamentals of using leather as an artistic medium
    • Discover the techniques that will help you work leather to match your creative vision
    • Receive hand-on experience under the guidance of a professional
    • Satisfy your creative side by learning a new skillset
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    Wet Felting: Make Slippers

    Take your DIY projects to the next level with this high impact wet felting workshop! Wet felting is the process of compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm soapy water to form one single piece of lightweight fabric, which can be repurposed into almost anything you can imagine. Express your creativity as you experiment with a variety of stitching and layering techniques to build up your felt into a wild variety of designs and textures to customize your own pair of slippers. And who knows? You may just end up leaving with a new favorite hobby!
    Wet Felting: Make Slippers

    1123 Florence Ave, Evanston

    • Try out an utterly unique hobby as you learn the basics of wet felting during this art class
    • Create your own felt from scratch by compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm water
    • Make a beautiful pair of felt slippers to take home as a souvenir of your new skill
    • Broaden your crafting horizons and open the doorway to a whole new world of DIY project
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    Printmaking and Photo Etching

    Looking to make an impression on the art world? Learn the fundamentals of printmaking using mixed media. You’ll be working with a range of materials in this workshop, including linoleum, woodblock, copper plate, and acrylic to explore the art of relief printmaking. You’ll also be able to experiment with photo etching onto both paper and fiber surfaces, including silk, leather, and felt. While getting hands-on practice with your printmaking technique, you’ll be getting expert advice and guidance on how to take your craft to the next level. After this workshop is done, you’ll be sure to leave your mark.
    Printmaking and Photo Etching

    1123 Florence Ave, Evanston

    • Learn the basic skills of printmaking and photo etching from a skilled instructor
    • Receive advice on how to get the most out of a variety of hard and soft mediums
    • Take the art pieces you make home with you to display for all to see
    • Explore your creativity by learning a new craft that you can continue to perfect on your own
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    Nuno Felting for Beginnners

    Take your DIY projects to the next level with this nuno felting class! Wet felting is the process of compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm soapy water to form one single piece of lightweight fabric, which can be repurposed into almost anything you can imagine. Express your creativity as you experiment with a variety of stitching and layering techniques to build up your felt into a wild variety of designs and textures. And who knows? You may just end up leaving with a new favorite hobby!
    Nuno Felting for Beginnners

    1123 Florence Ave, Evanston

    • Try out an utterly unique hobby as you learn the basics of wet felting during this art class
    • Create your own felt from scratch by compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm water
    • Practice layering and building up felt to create a variety of fun patterns and textures
    • Broaden your crafting horizons and open the doorway to a whole new world of DIY proj
    BOOK NOW ← Back

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