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FALL 2021 WORKSHOPS at Craft Shop

Masks are required inside all SIUC campus buildings and social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the workshop. Due to the current state of the pandemic in our region and mitigation measures in place, the Craft Shop reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any workshop if needed.

All workshop registrations will close 2 days before the workshop. Register early, space is limited to 5 - 10 people per class. Please register online. 


Woodshop Safety Course

Session 1 - Saturday, August 28 • 1 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Session 2 - Saturday, September 11 • 1 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Interested in using our Wood Shop! Join us for an introduction to the tools and machines in the shop and learn how to use them safely. This workshop is free, please register due to limited space. After class the safety test can be taken.

Cost: Free

Instructor: Ross Speidel, Craft Shop Wood Tech


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Techniques in Tie Dye

Tuesday, August 31 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $12 students / $14 community, Dye materials included. Bring prewashed natural fiber items tie-dye.

Age: All ages

Enjoy a fun night of tie-dye, this workshop will focus on various dyeing techniques inspired by a Japanese dyeing technique called Shibori. Dye materials are included. Please bring prewashed natural fiber items to dye. Items such as tote bags, t-shirts, tapestries, pillowcases, and bandanas are available for purchase at Craft Shop Retail Shop and are ready to dye. 

Craft Shop Instructor: Stephanie Dukat 


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Wheel Thrown Pottery (4 weeks) - CANCELED LOW ENROLLMENT

Thursday, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 • 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of throwing clay on the potter's wheel. Each week will focus on how to make a different form on the wheel from cups, bowls, and plates. The final class will focus on glazing and finishing. A return visit will be needed to pick up the final work after the glaze firing. 

Cost: $75 students / $85 community. Clay is extra $12 for 10lbs.

Instructor: Sarah-Anne Winchester, Ceramics Graduate Assistant

Age: 16 +


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Lunch Hour Watercolor: Small Objects

Wednesday, September 1 • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Cost: $12 students / $14 community, All materials included.

Ages: All ages

Enjoy your lunch hour at the Craft Shop, Bring a small object or objects to paint, we will focus on how to capture fine details of our object with watercolors watercolor paper. 

Location: Craft Shop Paint Bar

Craft Shop Instructor: Stephanie Dukat 


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Glass Bead Making

Friday, September 17 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 students / $30 community, glass purchased separately.

Ages: 16 + 

Learn to create colorful glass beads by heating and shaping glass rods with a torch.

Craft Shop Instructor: TBD


Custom Greek Paddle

Saturday, September 18 • 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 student / $35 community, materials included

Ages: 18+

Learn the basics of woodworking to create a custom Greek paddle. This workshop included a woodshop safety course and a 2-week woodshop pass. Wood included is poplar, can 

Craft Shop Instructor: Ross Speidel, Wood Shop Tech & Studio Monitor


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Blockprint Tote Bag

Wednesday, September 22 • 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Design your own custom tote bag. This workshop will teach you how to design, cut, and print with linoleum block stamps. Younger students can use the foam print technique.

Cost: $25 students / $30 community, materials included.

Age: 14+ for linoleum, younger foam printing. 

Craft Shop Instructor: Cole Moore


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Soy Wax Batik Tapestry (2 weeks)

Tuesday, September 28 & October 6 • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

During this workshop, attendees will create a custom batik tapestry. Batik is a "resist" process for making designs on fabric, using soy wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving "blank" areas in the dyed fabric. We discuss painting and over-dyeing techniques. The tapestry size is 30” x 30”.

Cost: $65 students / $70 community, All materials included.

Age: 16+

Craft Shop Instructor: Stephanie Dukat


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Intro to Sewing

Friday, October 1 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 students / $25 community, Materials extra.

Age: 16+

This workshop is perfect for beginner sewers. You will learn how to use the sewing machine, layout a pattern, sew, and add a zipper. Purchase fabric from the Craft Shop fabric selection or bring your own. Feel free to bring your own sewing machine and learn how it works.

Craft Shop Instructor: Becca Brinton


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Intro to Quilting  (4 weeks)

Wednesday, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This workshop will cover the basics of designing a handmade throw-size quilt. You will learn how to layout, cut, sew, and add backing to your projects using the sewing machine and hand sewing techniques. Some knowledge of hand and machine sewing skills will be helpful. 

Cost: $100 students / $120 community, materials extra, a supply list will be emailed prior to the workshop.

Location: Craft Shop Paint Bar 

Age: 18+ 

Community Instructor: Kari Woolsey  (www.kariwoolsey.com)


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Knitting: Scarf (2 weeks) 

October 7 & 14 • 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

What to learn to knit, this class will teach you the basic knit and purl stitches to make a scarf.

Cost : $20 students / $25 community, materials extra.

Craft Shop Instructor: Sarah-Anne Winchester

Age: 16+


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Slab Built Coffee Mugs

Saturday, October 9 •  12:30 - 3:00 p.m

Cost: $25 student / $30 community, Material includes 2 1/2 lbs of clay and all slips and glazes.

Age: All ages welcome, children under 14 must be with a parent. 

Learn to make a custom ceramic mug using hand-building techniques of slab building with decorative surfaces.  Materials include 2 ½ lbs. of clay, slips, and glazes. Let us know what color to glaze or come back to glaze it yourself.

Instructor: Sarah-Anne Winchester, Ceramics Grad Assistant


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Intro to Stained Glass 

Tuesday & Thursday nights, October 19, 21, 26 & 28 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $100 students / $120 community, Materials extra. Supplies can be purchase at Craft Shop's front desk.

Age:18+

Location; Craft Shop Paint Bar

Community Instructor: Tina Price 

Students will be taught the basic skills of stained glass to complete an 11 x 14” panel. The class will cover design a pattern, cutting, grinding, copper foiling, soldering, and finishing. Beginning to immediate skills levels welcomed. Closed-toed shoes are required. Materials are extra, a large selection of stained glass is available.


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Wheel Thrown Pottery (4 weeks) - Session Two

Tuesday, October 19, 26 & November 2, 9 • 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of throwing clay on the potter's wheel. Each week will focus on how to make a different form on the wheel from cups, bowls, and plates. The final class will focus on glazing and finishing. A return visit will be needed to pick up the final work after the glaze firing. 

Cost: $75 students / $85 community. Clay is extra $12 for 10lbs.

Craft Shop Instructor: Stephanie Dukat

Age: 16 +


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Lunch Hour Painting: Fall Foliage 

Wednesday, October 20 • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Cost: $12 students / $14 community, All materials included.

Ages: All ages

Enjoy your lunch hour on the South Patio campus woods area of the Student Center. We will paint the outdoors using a compact watercolor kit and watercolor. 

Location: Craft Shop South Patio

Craft Shop Instructor: Stephanie Dukat 


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Metalsmithing: Cuff Bracelet

Saturday, October 23 • 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn to form metal to create a copper or brass cuff with hammered textured.  You will learn to cut, file, and sand for a beautiful finish piece. Materials are included. Closed-toed shoes are required.

Cost: $30 students/ $35 community, materials included.

Age: 16 +

Instructor : TBD 


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Intro to Woodworking

Saturday, October 23, 30 & November 6 • 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $65 student / $70 community, materials extra.

Location: Craft Shop Woodshop

Age: 18 + 

Enhance your woodworking skills and learn to use The Wood Shop safety during this beginning woodworking workshop. Attendees will learn how to create a simple wood project learning both hand tools and machines in the woodshop safety. This course includes a semester woodshop pass. Materials are extra. 


Polymer Clay Sculptures 

Friday, October 22 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 student / $35 community, materials included.

Ages: All ages

Create colorful and fun polymer clay sculptures and figurines.

Craft Shop Instructor: Becca Brinton


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Handbuilt Pottery  (3 weeks) 

Thursday, October 21, 28, & November 4 • 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Learn the building blocks of ceramics during this hand-building workshop! Hand-building is a great way to make pottery without the learning curve of the potter's wheel! Each week will focus on how to make a different form such as cups, bowls, plates, and trays using pinch and coiling techniques. We will use bright and colorful underglazes to decorate. The final class will focus on glazing and finishing. A return visit will be needed to pick up the final work  2 weeks after the glaze firing.

Cost: $55 students / $60 community. Clay is extra $12 for 10lbs.

Craft Shop Instructor: Sarah-Anne Winchester

Age: 16 +


Lunch Hour Pen & Ink: Small Objects

Wednesday, November 3 • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Cost: $12 students / $14 community, All materials included.

Ages: All ages

Enjoy your lunch hour at the Craft Shop, Bring a small object or objects to draw using pen and ink, we will focus on how to use line and cross-hatching to capture the object in a graphic style

Location: Craft Shop Paint Bar

Craft Shop Instructor: Stephanie Dukat 


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Dye & Sew: Pillow Case (2 weeks)

Saturday, November 6 & 13 • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Make custom dyed fabric and then using it to make your own pillowcase. First Session you will dye your fabrics and the following week you will use a sewing pattern to make a pillow. All materials are included for a finished pillow. Great project for sewing beginners! 

Cost: $45 students / $50 community, materials included.

Age: 14 +

Craft Shop Instructor: Becca Brinton 


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Printmaking: Holiday Cards (2 weeks) 

Wednesday, November 10 & 24 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Make your own custom holiday cards, using a Linoleum plate. In week one you will learn to design and transfer your design and carve into your printing plate. Week two will focus on printing and register the plates. This is a great class to share a handmade item will everyone on your holiday mailing list.  

Cost: $30 students / $35 community, Materials included.

Ages: 12+ 

Craft Shop Instructor: Cole Moore 


Fused Glass Ornaments 

Friday, November 12 • 6 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m.  

Cost: $12 student / $15 community, materials extra.

Age: 16+

Learn the basics of cut, layer, and melt fused glass to create colorful ornaments. A return visit is required to pick up the finished product.

Craft Shop Instructor: Becca Brinton


Glass Bead Making (session two)

Tuesday, November 16 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 students / $30 community, glass purchased separately.

Ages: 16 + 

Learn to create colorful glass beads by heating and shaping glass rods with a torch.

Craft Shop Instructor: TBD


Silver Rings 

Tuesday, November 23 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

Cost: $35 student / $40 community, materials included.

Age: 16+

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.

Craft Shop Instructor: TBD


Celebrate a birthday or group gathering at the Craft Shop! Let us know and we can make any of our workshops into a group party for you. Email the Craft Shop at craftshop@siu.edu the dates and times that work best for you.

Virtual Fall 2021 Workshops

Private Lesson & Group Zoom Parties

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All lessons are scheduled on an individual basis based on the student(s) and Craft Shop instructor schedule.  Email craftshop@siu.edu or call 618.453.3636. for availability. 

Sign up two weeks in advance to allow for staff scheduling. Pay by credit card over the phone to reserves your spot.

Refund requests must be submitted one week before the start of the workshop, after that no refunds will be granted. To request a refund call 618-453-3636 or by email craftshop@siu.edu.

              Lesson Fee:

$15 for one per hour lesson

$12 each for 2 to 5 per hour lesson

$10 each 6 – 10 people per hour lesson

$8 each 11 – 20 per hour lesson

Supplies are extra. Shop yourself with our workshop supply list or pick up the supply kit at the Craft Shop.

All lessons are based on student’s skill level beginner and intermediate levels available, all ages welcomed.


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Portrait Painting with Acrylic / 2 hour Lesson

This class will focus on how to plan and paint a self-portrait from the computer screen. We will learn how to break down the proportions of the face. We will work to capture the mood and emotion and incorporate a background that helps to tell a story.

Shop for supplies or pick up at Craft Shop. Kit $25


Hand building with Clay / 1-hour Lesson

Learn how to hand-build with clay from the comfort of your own home. These classes will focus on the basic building blocks of ceramics - coil, pinch, and slab. Each one hour lesson can cover one topic. All ages.

Topics: mug, bowl, small tray, vase, planter, small plate, a sculpture of your choice.

Supplies from Craft Shop: $6 per 5 lbs. of clay, $12 per 10 lbs. including glaze and firing costs, bring items to Craft Shop for bisque firings and return visit for glazing and second firing.


Small Studies in Watercolor / 1-hour lesson

Find an object or objects that are special to you, look closely to fine details, draw, and bring them to life with watercolors. Combine multiple objects to make a collage. Items can include leaves, matchbooks, and jewelry, hot wheels, stuff animals, you decide. All ages.

Shop for supplies or pick up at Craft Shop Kit $20.


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Clay Animal Sculptures / 1 hour Lesson

Learn to make and paint animals with air-dry clay. The lesson will focus on how to make a wire skeleton and model the animal of your choice. Clay needs to dry overnight and paint when you’re ready. All ages.

Shop for supplies or pick up at Craft Shop. Kit:  $7 clay only, with paint and brushes $20 each


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Paint Party / 1 – 2 hours

Have a relaxing night of painting by yourself or with your friends virtually. Find a painting you would like to paint or let us know a theme. We will show you how to layout your painting step by step. Time-based on painting difficulty. All ages.

Shop for supplies or pick up at Craft Shop Kit: $20


Loved an in-person workshop offered this semester but it is full or you would rather do it on Zoom? Let us know and we may be able to adapt it for a virtual Zoom lesson for you or all your friends for a party.


Volunteer Programs

SIU STUDENTS ONLY

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DIY Reusable Face Masks / Volunteer Program

By appointment call 618.453.3636 or email craftshop@siu.edu

Call ahead to make an appointment to learn to use the machines. Feel free to use the Craft Shops machines and supplies or bring your own.

All masks created will be given to students and will be available at the Craft Shop, SIU Saluki Food Pantry, and SIU Wellness when available.

 

WAIVERS  

Email completed waiver to craftshop@siu.edu before class or fill it out when you arrive.

Adult Liability Waiver

Child Liability Waiver

 Workshops at the Craft Shop Brochure 

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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 craftshop@siu.edu