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Spring 2018 Workshops


Crocheting

Friday, February 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Online Registration

Learn how to crochet. Basic techniques will propel you to a lifelong hobby that is sure to warm all your friends as you make scarves, hats and more. Participants can call to set up an appointment for a return troubleshooting visit with the instructor.

Cost: SIU Student: $20.00/Community: $25.00  • Materials extra.


Fused Glass

Section 1: Saturday, February 3, 2 - 5 p.m. (Winter Bird) • Online Registration
Section 2: Friday, March 2, 5:30 - 8 p.m. (Tic Tac Toe) • Online Registration
Section 3: Friday, April 6, 5:30 - 8 p.m. (The Lighthouse) • Online Registration

This fused glass class allows you to create beautiful works of art by layering cold glass; then when heated it to its melting point, the pieces become fused together.


Age: Must be 14 years or older to participate.
Cost: SIU Students: $15.00/Community: $20.00  • $10 for materials paid to instructor day of workshop.


Painting

Friday, February 9, 5 - 7:30 p.m. • Online Registration

Relax and paint your own masterpiece!
Invite your friends, bring your favorite beverage or food (like Starbucks or Steak 'n Shake) and enjoy our lesson with enthusiastic instructor Margaret Lebeau. You will leave with a one of a kind creation and a new found talent. Perfect activity to do as a group!

Cost: SIU Students: $15.00/Community: $20.00 • Materials included.


Silver Ring

Section 1: Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 - 8 p.m. • Online Registration
Section 2: Friday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Online Registration

Make a silver ring using ½ round material, cutting, file, solder, sand and buff. Fit it to your size or as that special gift for a special someone. Stamp a message into the band for a personal touch.

Age: Suggested age is 14 and up.
Cost: SIU Students: $25.00/Community: $35.00 • Materials included.


Ceramics Pottery Wheel

Section 1: Saturdays, February 10 - March 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Online Registration
Section 2: Tuesdays, March 20 - April 10, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Online Registration

Wheel throwing workshop that is perfect for beginners!
Make pottery from start to finish using the pottery wheel and learning new techniques each week. Learn to make functional and sculptural works of art as well as trimming and glazing techniques. Glazes and firings are included in the price for you to create finished handmade works during this fun introductory class.

Age: Suggested age is 14 and up.
Cost:* SIU Students: $40/Community: $50 • Materials extra.


Woodworking

Thursdays, February 15 - March 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Online Registration

This class will advance your woodworking skills by leaps and bounds and is perfect for beginners! Learn to use the tools in the Wood Shop safely so you can build a project of your choice! Gain experience with hand tools and stationary tools: table saw, jointer, drill press, radial arm saw, band saw and more.
This class includes a semester pass to the Wood Shop, a $35 value!

Age: Suggested age is 18 and up.
Cost: SIU Students: $40.00/Community: $50.00 • Materials extra.


Glass Bead Making Torch Work

Section 1: Friday, February 16, 7 - 9 p.m. • Online Registration
Section 2: Friday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Online Registration

Participants will make beautiful one-of-a-kind beads. Work with a live flame, colorful glass rods and a little skill make this a fun and exciting craft. Beads can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry.

Age: Suggested age is 14 and up.
Cost: SIU Students: $25.00/Community: $35.00 • Materials included.


Stained Glass

Tuesdays, February 20 - March 27, 5:30 - 8 p.m. • Online Registration
(No Class March 13)

Learn the steps in making a stained glass project. Designing, glass cutting, grinding, copper foiling, soldering, and finishing will be covered. Depending on project size time outside the workshop might be required. Glass cutter (preferably carbide tipped), stained glass, solder, flux, permanent marker, copper foil are the main supplied needed for this workshop.

Age: Suggested age is 16 and up.
Cost: SIU Students: $45.00/Community: $55.00 • Materials extra and may be purchased at the Craft Shop.


Sewing

Fridays, February 23 - March 23, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, 4 sessions • Online Registration
(No class on March 16)

Enjoy and master a few techniques in sewing.
Basic sewing machine techniques will be covered such as winding a bobbin, threading the sewing machine, sewing a straight seam and more. Make a simple pillow or phone case. Feel free to bring your own sewing machine. Includes a two week pass to the sewing machines.

Age: Suggested age is 11 and up.
Cost: SIU Students: $25.00/Community: $35.00 • Materials extra or bring your own.


Sushi

Friday April 6, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Online Registration
Location: Old Main Room in the SIU Student Center.

Cost: SIU Students: $17.00/Community: $22.00 • All supplies are included.


Fused Glass Wind Chimes

Friday, April 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Wind Chimes) • Online Registration

Age: Must be 14 years or older to participate.
Cost: SIU Students: $25.00/Community: $30.00  • Materials included.



More important info below!
  • (*)Can’t fit our workshop schedule? Call to book a private session.
  • Clay Extra 10 - 20 lbs available at the Craft Shop for $12/10lbs
  • Advance registration is required for the workshops.
  • Sign-up at the Craft Shop 618-453-3636 or by online registration links (coming soon)
  • Refunds will only be given to those who submit a request one (1) week prior to the start of the workshop.
  • For questions call 618/453-3636 or email the craftshp@siu.edu

Did you know the Craft Shop has walk-in and group activities?

Already have skills but want to utilize our facility? You can do that!

For questions call 618/453-3636 or email the craftshp@siu.edu