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    Beading Crash Course

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    Do you want to be able to constantly add to your jewelry box? Become a brilliant beader through Beads of Paradise's two hour beading crash course. You will be taught everything you need to know about making professional-looking jewelry. Learn about all the different findings and tools, stringing and ending methods, crimping, and pearl knotting techniques using a clamshell. You'll also get to show off your personal style and creativity by making your very own necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings to take home with you. Discover your newest hobby and unleash your inner arts & crafts self by beading your way to a great time!
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    Beading Crash Course

    16 E 17th St, New York

    • Learn basic beading techniques, including crimping and pearl knotting
    • Discover all the different findings and tools
    • Create a personal necklace, earrings and bracelet
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Intro to Contemporary Papermaking

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    Are you feeling crafty? Want to try something you've probably never thought of doing before? This Intro to Contemporary Papermaking class will provide you with an introduction to the papermaking process, a process that dates back to China 105 CE. You'll learn fundamental skills through making your own paper, including the correct way to pull sheets of paper along as well as various artistic techniques. A demonstration and analysis of Dieu Donne's own collection will help round out your knowledge. Experiment with something new and learn the papermaking process!
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    Intro to Contemporary Papermaking

    315 W 36th St, New York

    • Learn the basic techniques and principles of contemporary papermaking
    • Experiment with making your own paper
    • Participate in a demonstration and analysis of Dieu Donne's own archive
    • No experience necessary
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    Introductory Workshop to Custom Perfumery

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    Biologically speaking, we all have our own scent. However, it is time to evolve from our natural body odor and create a new scent, something fruity, woody, spicy, or even citrusy. In this one-of-a-kind workshop, you will create your own personal fragrance with a distinct scent that speaks, Me. You'll take a fragrance journey learning about the magic and mystery of scent. This workshop, hosted by fragrance expert Sue Phillips, will cover everything including the history and science behind iconic perfumes such as Tiffany, Burberry, and Trish McEvoy, and even the raw ingredients before the final fragrance. Perfect for both men and women, this is a scentsational experience you definitely don't want to miss.
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    Introductory Workshop to Custom Perfumery

    85 Franklin St, New York

    • Create your own personal, unique fragrance to take home
    • Learn the history and science behind fragrance
    • Explore the raw materials and ingredients that go into well-known perfumes
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    2 positive reviews
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    Simple Clothes Alterations

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    Everyone's needed a clothing alteration - ripped pants, hole in shirt, and the dreaded missing button on those button-fly jeans. Rather than paying a tailor $20-$150, learn how to make your own alterations. This class, by Make, promises to teach you tailoring basics such as hemming (by hand and machine) and simple handsewn replacements, including button replacement and fixing seams. Be sure to bring your own damaged garments because, in this class, your clothes will act as your hands-on demonstration. Now, doesn't this class seem like a good idea?
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    Simple Clothes Alterations

    256 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn tailoring basics such as hemming and sewing (by hand and machine)
    • Practice what you're taught on your own garments
    • No sewing experience necessary
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    16 positive reviews
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    Wire Wrapped Rings & Pendants

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    Tired of scouring jewelry counters for the perfect accessory? Stop looking and start creating! During this class, you'll learn how to make gorgeous wire wrapped rings and pendants using wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire, and loose stones! You'll take home all of your stunning creations and the skills to make many more. This is one class that's sure to have you wired!
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    Wire Wrapped Rings & Pendants

    145 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn how to make stunning wire wrapped rings and pendants
    • Use wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire, and loose stones to create beautiful pieces
    • Embrace your creative side with a DIY jewelry class
    • Create a neverending supply of personalized rings and pendants with your newfound skills!
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    12 positive reviews
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    Coil Wrapped Bracelet

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    Lost in the tangle of the jewelry making jungle? Sometimes, the best way to find your way out is to go around in circles. This workshop will have you doing just that, as you learn to make beautiful wrap bracelets in the style of designer Chan Luu. These elaborate accessories are designed to be wrapped around the wrist several times, and can go for hundreds of dollars in department stores. They also incorporate a variety of materials, including metal, glass, and gems, allowing you to express your creativity in a number of different ways. While you grasp the techniques of this art with hands-on practice, you'll enjoy the benefit of lots of personal attention, as class sizes are intentionally kept small. It's quite a lot to wrap your mind around, huh?
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    Coil Wrapped Bracelet

    619 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia

    • Learn the fundamentals of making wrap bracelets, the popular style inspired by Chan Luu
    • Work with an experienced jewelry maker in a small class setting, learning design basics
    • Enjoy picking up a brand new hobby with which to express your creative side
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    2 positive reviews
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    Paint Your Own Masterpiece (Promenade Bar & Grill)

    Think art classes are full of stuffy art teachers who don't know how to have fun? Let Painting Circle change all that! During this 2-hour social paint party, you'll indulge in a therapeutic evening of creativity, new friends, and booze from the bar! Get ready to paint a masterpiece based on the theme of the evening. Whether it's Cherry Sunset Blossom or Poppy Fields, you'll be encouraged to add your personal flair to your piece. Work with your favorite colors, follow your own stylistic interpretation, let your imagination run wild! Your instructor, a professional artist, will let you in on painting tips and tricks to make your work stand out. You're guaranteed to go home with a painting you're proud of. Have fun!
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    Paint Your Own Masterpiece (Promenade Bar & Grill)

    344 3rd Ave, New York

    • Indulge in a 2-hour social paint party held at a laidback, local bar or lounge
    • Purchase an alcoholic beverage of your choice to get the creative juices flowing
    • Pick up painting tips from a local artist to make your masterpiece stand out
    • Throw in your own personal flair by using colors you love or following your own artistic inspiration
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    Fresh Pasta Workshop

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    It's no wonder why Italians are world-famous for their pasta: whether it's light, ethereal egg noodles from northern Italy, rich, cheesy gnocchi from Tuscany, or rustic semolina creations from southern Italy -- fresh pasta made the traditional Italian way rarely ever disappoints. In this class, you'll learn to make three very different pastas from three different Italian regions, and pair each with their ideal sauce: From Liguria -- a silky tagliatelle in a light, wine-accented fish ragu. From Tuscany -- a light Ricotta gnocchi tossed with colorful roasted pepper and olive sauce. And from Basilicata, a handmade cavatelli with a chili-laced three cheese and sausage ragu sauce. Does all that savory have you craving something sweet? Round out your meal with a refreshing salad and some homemade biscotti. Bellissima!
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    Fresh Pasta Workshop

    40 W 39th St, New York

    • Discover the fundamental techniques of pasta making with this hands-on workshop
    • Learn how to make three types of pasta and pair them with different sauces
    • Chow down on your delicious creations throughout the class
    • Gain the experience necessary to recreate your favorite dishes at home
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    9 positive reviews
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    Classic Italian

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    Do you love to cook? Do you LOVE to eat? If you answered an enthused, "Yes!" to either question then this cooking class is perfect for you! Capped at around 12 students per session, this small and intimate cooking class is designed for anyone who wants to cook, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced home chef. Expand upon your skills and knowledge in a relaxed setting under the guidance of an expert chef, as you learn new hands-on techniques, and gain confidence in the kitchen. Working with fresh seasonal farmers' produce and other healthful ingredients, you will prepare a delicious gourmet meal of tomato basil bruschetta, stuffed tomatoes with rice and parmesan, gnocchi di Spinaci with ricotta, roasted stuffed pork tenderloin with dried fruit, polenta, and green peas. End your culinary experience with a sit down dinner and finish on a sweet note with homemade raspberry sorbet. You'll even receive a recipe packet and Miette canvas tote to bring home and recreate these delicious recipes over and over again. Bon appetit!
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    Classic Italian

    132 Mulberry St, New York

    • Expand upon your cooking skills and knowledge in a relaxed setting under the guidance of an expert chef
    • Prepare a gourmet meal from fresh seasonal farmers' produce and other healthful ingredients
    • Learn to make classics such as gnocchi di Spinaci with ricotta, roasted stuffed pork tenderloin, and Bruschetta
    • End with a sit down dinner and take home a recipe packet to recreate these dishes at home
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    9 positive reviews
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    Intro to Sewing Machine

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    Do your favorite pants need repairing? It's time to return to ninth grade home-economics and rekindle that DIY spirit. Intro to Sewing Machine begins by teaching you the fundamental parts and terms of the sewing machine, including stitches, tensions, and thread lengths. After familiarizing yourself with the machine, it's time to put your skills to the test as you learn how to create a fabric wallet! You will walk away from this class knowing everything you need to know to never have to go to the tailor again!
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    Intro to Sewing Machine

    256 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamental parts and terms of the sewing machine
    • Know what to look for when purchasing your own machine
    • Experiment with various tensions, stitches, thread lengths, and speeds
    • Create a simple fabric wallet
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    16 positive reviews

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