Workshops

In support of our mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art, Craft Lake City holds DIY workshops all year long taught by some of Utah’s most skilled artisans. Workshop topics run the gamut from gourmet food to floral arranging to fiber arts. Take a workshop to perfect a skill, kick-start a new hobby, meet like-minded people and support the local maker movement.

Register early as our most popular workshop topics sell out quickly! Sign up for our newsletter to be among the first to know when workshops are listed. Interested in teaching a Craft Lake City workshop? Please complete this workshop proposal form.

This project is supported in part by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nov 21 2019

Peppermint Soap Workshop

with Olio Skin & Beard
  • $40
  • |
  • Gallivan Center Stage
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Local makers Jennifer and Derek Williamson are the owners of Olio Skin & Beard, a company committed to creating natural, plant-derived skin, beard and shaving products. In this hands-on workshop at the Gallivan Center, the Williamsons will guide attendees through the basics of creating their very own peppermint-scented face and body soap. Workshop participants will learn about cold process soap-making, including how to safely work with lye (students are encouraged to wear long sleeves). Attendees will handcraft festive soap during the workshop and then take it home to cure for 4 weeks, making it ready for gift-giving just in time for the holidays!
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Dec 4 2019

Wildflower Ink Line Prints

with Kara Aina of Kara Aina Art
  • $35
  • |
  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In this NHMU Craft Workshop presented by Craft Lake City, artist and art-educator Kara Aina will guide attendees through an exploration of basic printmaking skills, various watercolor techniques, and washes to create a whimsical wildflower painting. Participants will learn an innovative process created by pop-artist Andy Warhol, and will each create an artwork in a color palette of their choice. Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary; however participants are encouraged to bring a smock due to the permanent (but non-toxic) nature of some of the supplies we will be using.
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SOLD OUT
Dec 5 2019

SOLD OUT: Holiday Wreath Workshop

with Pamela Olson of Native Flower Company
  • $49
  • |
  • West Elm City Creek
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Deck the halls this season with your own handmade wreath! Pamela Olson is the owner of Native Flower Company, a local, full-service florist that offers high quality, uniquely designed and custom flower arrangements in Salt Lake City. In this workshop at West Elm, Pamela Olson will teach participants how to create a festive holiday wreath from fragrant seasonal boughs and materials.
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Dec 9 2019

Custom Lipstick Workshop

with Natalie Parkin of Skinworks
  • $40
  • |
  • Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Craft your own custom lipstick in this hands-on workshop led by beauty expert Natalie Parkin! Since 2005, Natalie has been the owner of Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare, where aspiring estheticians receive rigorous training to succeed in the spa treatment and skincare industry. In this Craft Lake City workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to create two signature lipsticks in the shade and fragrance of their choice.

Dec 12 2019

Holiday Cookie Decorating

with Mary Elizabeth Hammond of Love Cake Bake
  • $40
  • |
  • Gallivan Center Stage
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mary Elizabeth Hammond is the creative force behind Love Cake Bake, and she has been making scrumptious desserts professionally for more than a decade. In this beginner-level workshop at the Gallivan Center, Hammond will teach attendees how to decorate adorable holiday-themed cookies. Hammond will bake delectable gingerbread and sugar cookies at her shop beforehand, and workshop participants will create festive designs on the cookies using Royal Icing and buttercream frosting.
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Workshop Waitlist and Cancellation Policies

For NHMU workshop policies, please visit 

https://nhmu.utah.edu/museum-programs-refund-transfer-policy.

 

Attendance Policy

Please note that all workshop participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time. Upon arrival, attendees will check in with a Craft Lake City representative, gather necessary supplies from the instructor, and select a seat. All workshop attendees must be in their preferred seats no later than five minutes prior to the workshop start time. Craft Lake City strives to provide high-quality making experiences in every workshop, and this policy is designed to give you adequate time to learn, create, and enjoy your craft.

 

Waitlist Policy

Due to the popularity of Craft Lake City’s workshops, our programs often sell out. However, spots occasionally become available if participants are unable to attend, and those spots are filled by individuals on our waitlist. If you wish to be added to our waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop and check in with a Craft Lake City representative. You will be added to the waitlist in priority order based on the time you arrive (first come first served). Five minutes prior to the workshop start time, Craft Lake City will begin to invite waitlisted individuals to purchase workshop tickets on site and take the place of absent participants. Please note that Craft Lake City cannot guarantee a spot to those on the waitlist.

 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

While we cannot offer refunds or exchanges, your ticket is transferrable. If for any reason you are unable to attend a workshop for which you have purchased a ticket, we encourage you to transfer your ticket to a friend, family member, or another individual interested in the workshop. The individual attending in your place must arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time and present proof of purchase in the form of a printed or electronic ticket and the name of the ticket holder to a Craft Lake City representative on site.