Lillstreet Art Center

4401 N Ravenswood Ave

Chicago, IL 60640
773 769 4226

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MINDFUL METALSMITHING & SACRED OBJECTS (WORKSHOP)

Level: Workshop

Price: LAC Members $140 / Non-Members $145

Lab Fee: $10.00

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This workshop invites you to investigate what it means to create with intention. After a grounded meditation and gentle yoga session, we will arrive in our creative space to make hanging metal wall art and discuss what makes art sacred. You will have the opportunity to saw, pierce, and adorn a beautiful mandala pattern of your choice made of copper or brass. All levels welcome.

*Bring Your Own Yoga Mat*

Saturday, December 4, 2021

2p - 6p

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FIRST-TIME METALSMITHING & JEWELRY (5 WEEKS) FULL

Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner

Price: LAC Members $185/ Non-Members $190

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Explore fundamental metalworking techniques like shaping, sawing, doming, drilling, soldering, texturing, and stamping. Each week, you will create a new project ranging from band rings to bracelets. Each project is designed to be completed within that class.

A $15 material kit is required and can be purchased on the first day of class.

Mondays 6:30-9:30p

Tuesdays 6:30-9:30p

November 22 - Sunday, December 21, 2021

Lapis Scrap metal pendant

Scrap Metal Jewelry (Workshop)

Level: Workshop

Price: LAC Members $115 / Non-Members $120

Lab Fee: $20

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Discover how using your scrap metal as a design element can create a piece that is truly one-of-a-kind. This workshop will speak briefly to sustainability and ethics in jewelry and abstraction in art before we dig into our scrap metal and let the creative process take over. This workshop is a wonderful way to let loose in a medium that can demand quite a bit of rigidity. Our studio’s copper/brass scrap bins can be used for inspiration or bring along your pretty little silver scraps for a finer selection. All other fabrication materials are available for purchase if needed.

Prerequisite: First Time Metalsmithing

Friday, December 10, 2021

5p - 9p