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Fall 2018 Workshops

Ceramics Pottery Wheel

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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.
Suggested age is 14 and up


Cost:
SIU Students $40
Community Members $50
Clay Extra 10 - 20 lbs available at the Craft Shop for $12 - $14/10lbs
Refunds will be given to those who submit a request 1 weeks prior to the start of the workshop.
For Questions or refund call 618/453-3636 or by email at craftshp@siu.edu.


Woodworking

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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 18 and up.
Regular wood shop hours outside of the workshop are from 2pm - 6pm Tuesday - Friday and Saturday 12pm - 5pm.

Refunds will given to those who submit a request 1 week prior to the start of the workshop.
You may request a refund at 618/453-3636 or by email at craftshp@siu.edu.


Introduction to Sewing

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Learn to use a sewing machine just in time for Halloween.
Basic sewing machine techniques such as winding a bobbin, threading the sewing machine, sewing a straight seam and more will be covered.
Make a simple pillow or phone case. Feel free to bring in your own sewing machine. Includes two week pass to the sewing machines.
Great way to make your own Halloween costume.
Materials Extra

Suggested age is 11 and up.

Refunds will given to those who submit a request 1 week prior to the start of the workshop.
You may request a refund at 618/453-3636 or by email at craftshp@siu.edu.


Painting Party

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

Refunds will given to those who submit a request 1 week prior to the start of the workshop.
Questions or for refunds call 618/453-3636 or by email at craftshp@siu.edu.


Glass Bead Making Torch Work

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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.
Age14 and up.
Materials included.
Refunds will given to those who submit a request 1 week prior to the start of the workshop.
You may request a refund at 618/453-3636 or by email at craftshp@siu.edu.


Silver Ring

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Make a silver ring using 1/2 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. Materials for one ring are included.
Age 14 and up.
Refunds will given to those who submit a request 1 week prior to the start of the workshop.
You may request a refund at 618/453-3636 or by email at craftshp@siu.edu.


T-Shirt Quilting

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Don't know what to do with your favorite old t-shirts?
Make your special event T-shirts into a memory quilt!
During this 2-day workshop Instructor Sherice will teach the basics of machine sewing and quilting.
Each attendee will create a 4"x 4" or larger block quilt with fleece backing at the Craft Shop!
Bring your own materials.
This workshop also includes a 2 day sewing pass!

Refund Policy:Refunds will given to those who submit a request 1 week prior to the start of the workshop.
You may request a refund at 618/453-3636 or by email at 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