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Fall 2017 Workshops


Section 1: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2:30 – 4:30pm • Online registration
Section 2: Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 – 3:00pm • Online registration

Relax and paint your own masterpiece! Invite your friends, bring a favorite beverage and enjoy the lesson with an enthusiastic instructor. You’ll leave with a one of a kind creation and a new found talent. Perfect activity to do as a group, with friends or Valentine's Day!

Ages: 8 and up
Cost: SIU Students $15, Community Members $20

Greek Plaque (Fraternity and Sorority Wall Hanging)

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3 – 6:30pm • Online registration

Make a beautiful custom paddle from scratch. Learn to use the band saw, router and drill press. Sand to perfection, paint and add letters. Wood and basic materials are included.

Ages: 18 and up
Cost: SIU Students $16, Community Members $20

Sewing for Halloween*

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, 2 - 5pm • Online registration

Need help with a custom Halloween costume? Dracula to Deadmau5, we can help you out.

Ages: 11 and up

Cost: SIUC Students $10, Community Members $15

Ceramics (Wheel Throwing)*

Tuesdays, Oct. 17 – Nov. 7, 5:30 - 8pm • Online registration

This workshop 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.

Ages: 14 and up
Cost: SIU Students $40, Community Members $50 • Clay Extra


Wednesdays, Oct. 18 – Nov. 8, 5:30 - 7:30pm • 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. Includes a semester pass to the Wood Shop, a $20 value! Wood Shop hours outside the workshop are Tuesday – Friday, 2 – 6pm and Saturday, noon – 5pm.

Ages: 18 and up
Cost: SIU Students $40, Community Members $50
Materials Extra

Stained Glass - 4 Classes

Thursdays, Oct. 19 – Nov. 9, 5:30 - 8pm • Online registration

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 workshops may be required.

Ages: 14 and up
Cost: SIU Students $45, Community Members $55
Materials extra and can be purchased at the Craft Shop. Supplies needed will be discussed at the first class.

Bike Repair*

Friday, Oct. 20, 3 - 5pm • Online registration

Learn to fix your own bike brakes, oil the chain, fix flats, cables and tighten bearings and more. The bigger the class the more repair items we can learn. Bring your bike.

Ages: 10 and up
Cost: SIU Student $10, Community Members $15

Paper Making Workshop (Sustainable Workshop)*

Section 1: Friday, Oct. 27, 3 – 5:30pm • Online registration
Section 2: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 – 4:30pm • Online registration

Create paper pulp, design and pull sheets of creative handmade paper using our new Hollander Beater.  Use recycled and nature found materials to make one of a kind art paper. Great for special occasions, printing, stamping and other crafty endevours. Maximum one per section,

Ages: 10 and up
Cost: SIU Students $10, Community Members $20

Fused Glass

Saturday, November 4, 1 - 4p.m.  - Fall Art • 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. We will be making a fall scene full of texture and beautiful colors.

Ages: 14 and up
Cost: SIU Students $15, Community Members $20
Glass Materials Extra - $10 paid to Instructor day of workshop

Make a Silver Ring*

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 - 8pm • Online registration

Make a ring for a special occasion. Choose from a selection of pattern silver to cut, file, sand, buff and silver solder to fit you or another. Stamp a message into the band for a personal touch. Materials included for one ring.

Ages: 14 and up
Cost: SIU Student $25, Community Members $35

Glass Bead Making

Friday, Nov. 10, 3:30 – 6:30pm • Online registration

Participants will make beautiful one-of-a-kind beads. Work with a 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.

Ages: 14 & up
Cost: SIU Students $25, Community Members $35

More important info below!

  • (*)Can’t fit our workshop schedule? Call to book a private session.
  • 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

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