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    Wine Glass Painting

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    Tired of drinking from wine glasses that just aren't as fun as you? During this wine-glass painting workshop, you'll learn to hand paint paint dishwasher-resistant designs to turn plain wineware into original, one-of-a-kind pieces. The techniques you learn in this class will allow you to create beautiful designer glasses for your own collection without breaking the bank, or thoughtful gifts for the wine-lovers in your life. Best of all, when you run out of things to say at your next dinner party, you can steer the conversation to your fabulous new creations. Why join this workshop? Wine art (get it)?
    Wine Glass Painting

    2015 s. Laflin, Chicago

    • Hand paint wine glasses to make your own custom pieces
    • Learn glass painting techniques that won't wash off in the dishwasher
    • Display your creative side at your next party with your original works
    • Nourish your artistic side with a new hobby
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    23 positive reviews
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    BYOB Painting ($35)

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    Uncork more than just your creativity at this fun and informative painting class! You'll experience a more eventful and memorable alternative than "just a typical night out" as you relax in a cool atmosphere with music and friends. And don't forget to bring your own booze or favorite beverage to enjoy while you create your masterpiece. After your artwork is complete, take it home with you to hang on your wall. Never painted before? No problem. One of many talented artists will be more than happy to assist you on your creative journey. Bottoms (and brushes) up!
    BYOB Painting ($35)

    1200 W 35th St, Chicago

    • Work on your artistic masterpiece in a painting class with a social setting
    • Enjoy expressing yourself through painting in an environment conducive to unfiltered art
    • Bring your own wine or favorite beverage to help get your creative juices flowing
    • Take home your masterpiece to showcase your talent however you'd like
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    12 positive reviews
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    Novice Knitting

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    Maybe you're the type of person who's cold all the time, or maybe you want to be able to stitch together some handmade gifts for a loved one. Either way, this Novice Knitting Class is the place to get started. You'll learn the basic stitches and handy tips from handpicked, specialized instructors. Get away the stress of the day for a few hours in Sisters Arts' "Creative Sanctuary" with other like-minded individuals. The size 10.5 needles and your choice of yarn are complimentary!
    Novice Knitting

    721 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the basics of knitting from handpicked, specialized instructors
    • Enjoy one of the most relaxing pastimes in a peaceful, friendly atmosphere
    • Includes size 10.5 needles and your choice of yarn
    • Get one step closer to making the perfect cowl
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    13 positive reviews
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    Electronics and Soldering Workshop

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    If something electronic breaks in your house, who ya gonna call? NO ONE, because you've already learned how to fix it for yourself! Gain electrical independence and learn to make your own repairs, whether it's a computer, building pedals for a live music event or just stuff around the house that needs fixing. This class is perfect for those without prior knowledge of soldering and electronic components. Not only will you learn specific knowledge concerning the individual components involved in building a circuit, like resistors, capacitors, and diodes, but you will also learn how to properly solder these components together. In addition, you will learn various techniques and helpful tips as you construct your very own LED blinker kit!
    Electronics and Soldering Workshop

    3226 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago

    • Learn specific knowledge concerning the individual components involved in building a circuit
    • Gain hands on experience soldering different parts of a circuit together and make your own LED blinker kit
    • Feel confident repairing electrical devices around your home after an electronics workshop
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    19 positive reviews
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    Sandal Making

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    Sandals: the perfect comfort footwear for almost every occasion. With the right sandals, you can look equally stunning running around the city or frolicking at the beach. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to hand-craft your very own pair of sandals from scratch, using a variety of soling and strap designs. Choosing from a wide selection of hardware and leathers, you'll create and install straps, attach buckles, and decorate your sandals with the findings and hardware available. The best part is that you'll be able to show off your creation on the walk home. After mastering this valuable skill, you'll never want to buy another pair of shoes from the store again!
    Sandal Making

    3717 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

    • Learn about the tools, materials, and process used to make leather sandals
    • Design, cut, build, sew, and decorate a custom pair from scratch
    • Learn about various leathers, straps, and buckles
    • Hand-craft your own pair of custom sandals to take home
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    21 positive reviews
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    Chan Luu Bracelet

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    Are you a fan of the popular and stylish Chan Luu bracelet? If yes, would you like to own one without spending hundreds of dollars? You're in luck! Take this jewelry-making class and learn the basics to creating your very own. No more window shopping or drained bank accounts for you -- not with the techniques you'll master in this class. With Ayala's Originals, practice quintessential techniques such as the cross-weaving bead work and soft supple leather cording. You will combine these two integral techniques to create your very own Chan Luu bracelet! While being instructed by a professional, design and create your own Chan Luu bracelet in the style that best suits you. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to customizing your own bracelet here.
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    Chan Luu Bracelet

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Create your own Chan Luu bracelet, in either a casual or elegant style
    • Practice cross-weaving bead work techniques and cording techniques with soft supple leather
    • Design and create your own knotted bracelet
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Nuno Felting for Beginnners

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    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!
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    Nuno Felting for Beginnners

    1205 Crain St,, 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
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    2 positive reviews
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    Soap Making

    These days, there's no telling what's in the soap you buy in stores. In some cases, you might not want to know. DIY soap is the best way to eliminate that mystery. During this introductory soapmaking class, you'll be using goat's milk as the base to make a natural, gentle soap. A veteran soaper will first give you an introduction into the world of soap making techniques, then you'll be immersed in hands-on exercises that will lead to you producing your very own soap. At the end of the class, you'll even get to take two bars home with you. Of course, you might be too busy showing them off to friends to ever use them.
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    Soap Making

    1547 Rockton Rd, Caledonia

    • Learn to make homemade soap on an organic farm
    • Get tips and tricks from a veteran soaper
    • Bring home two bars of soap that you made yourself
    • Delight in the simple pleasure of being able to make an everyday product yourself
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    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

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    Tiffany & Co.? More like "Tiffany & No thank you!" Wait, how -- why -- what -- you ask? Well, it's because now you can learn the basics to creating your own jewelry. No more window shopping for you, not with the techniques you'll learn in this class. Here, you will acquire basic wire-wrapping skills essential to creating your very jewelry. After mastering the fundamentals, practice these techniques on your own work of art. Then, while being instructed by a professional, you'll design and create your own customized set of earrings. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to creating your own jewelry.
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    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Learn basic wire wrapping and create your very own unique jewelry
    • Discover using one of the most simple and straightforward techniques to create individual works of art
    • Design and create your own customized earrings
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    BYOB Women's DIY Fashion Thursdays

    Girl's night just got a lot more creative! That's right, at this BYOB Women's DIY Fashion night, you can combine a fun night out with the girls with a imaginative, crafty session making your next statement piece. Create trendy neck-wear, handbags, and other great fashion items. Think about all the fun you'll have before, and after, the class. This class focuses on creativity, fashion design, and sewing -- oh! and wine and punch! You'll be able to show off your new swag to your friends, and bring the techniques that you learn home to continue making fashionable items. Who needs Gucci and Prada when you got some girlfriends, affordable, unique fashion, and wine?
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    BYOB Women's DIY Fashion Thursdays

    1200 W 35th St, Chicago

    • Create trendy neck-wear, handbags, and other fashion items
    • Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine as you create and imagine
    • Work on fashionable projects and make new friends
    • No experience necessary
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