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.

Apr 26 2018

Spring Floral Design

with Pamela Olson of Native Flower Company
  • $55
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Native Flower Company is the creative adventure of Pamela Olson. The daughter of a nurseryman, Pam developed a love of the botanical world at a young age. Pam will bring her impressive experience and enviable style to this workshop, in which participants will each design a floral masterpiece with seasonal blooms. Please note that this workshop will be held on the Gallivan Center Stage southwest of the ice rink. A map is available at http://www.thegallivancenter.com/rentals. All workshop participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.

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May 2 2018

SOLD OUT: Felt Animal Workshop

with Stacie van Arsdale of Little Teeth Marks
  • $35
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Charming characters and fanciful felting are the trademarks of artisan Stacie van Arsdale. The whimsical plush animals she offers through her business, Little Teeth Marks, have become DIY Festival favorites. In this workshop, Stacie will share her love of needle felting and help us engage our imaginations as we create darling felt sloths for magnets or brooches. Please note that this workshop will be held on the Gallivan Center Stage southwest of the ice rink. A map is available at http://www.thegallivancenter.com/rentals. All workshop participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.

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May 3 2018

SOLD OUT: Rose Jewelry Workshop

with Tiffany Blue
  • $35
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm

Tif Blue is the making maven behind Peach Treats, a local business specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry and bold statement pieces. Blue has always loved to create, exploring painting, ceramics, metalwork and poetry. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to mix and form polymer clay into elegant ombré rose jewelry pieces. Participants will walk away with beautiful handmade earrings, perfect for accessorizing an outfit or giving as a gift this Mother’s Day.


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May 7 2018

SOLD OUT: Custom Lipstick Workshop

with Natalie Parkin of Skinworks
  • $35
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  • Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare
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  • 6:30 pm
Craft your own custom lipstick in this hands-on workshop led by Craft Lake City advisory board member and 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.

May 9 2018

Craft Cocktail Workshop: Beehive Distilling

with Natalie Hamilton
  • $55
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  • The Gateway
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  • 6:30 pm
Craft Lake City and The Gateway are pleased to present the Spring 2018 Craft Cocktail Workshop Series! Join us for a spirited evening of tastings and education led by instructor Natalie Hamilton, a local bartender lauded for her bright and creative cocktails. In the May 9 workshop, we will be highlighting locally distilled barrel-aged gin from Beehive Distilling. Hamilton will demonstrate the recipe and process for crafting a delicious Spice Route cocktail featuring blackberry sage shrubs, handcrafted simple syrup, Bitters Lab bitters and more, mixed to perfection with Beehive's Barrel Reserve Gin. Small bites will be provided by Laziz Kitchen. Pre-registration required, must be 21 or older to participate. The craft cocktail workshops will be held at The Gateway in a space directly next to The Buckle store at 133 South Rio Grande Street, on the south end lower level of The Gateway. For parking options (not included in ticket price) please visit shopthegateway.com/visit-the-gateway/parking.

May 17 2018

Cake Donut Workshop

with Mary Elizabeth Hammond of Love Cake Bake
  • $45
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  • Harmons City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
Baking maven Mary Elizabeth Hammond of Love Cake Bake has been making sweet and savory treats professionally since she was a teenager. In this Craft Lake City workshop at Harmons City Creek, Hammond will teach participants how to mix, bake, and decorate a variety of delicious cake donuts sure to dazzle anyone who devours them. Attendees will leave with the recipes and skills to create churro-inspired donuts and delectable vanilla black raspberry donuts.

Jun 4 2018

Custom Lipstick

with Natalie Parkin of Skinworks
  • $35
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  • Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare
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  • 6:30 pm
Craft your own custom lipstick in this hands-on workshop led by Craft Lake City advisory board member and 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.

Jun 7 2018

Terrarium Workshop

with Karen Evans of Sporophyte
  • $40
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
In this hands-on workshop with DIY Festival alumna Karen Evans of Sporophyte, participants will learn how to build a mini ecosystem in a small glass vessel. Each attendee will discover tips and tricks about the best soil and plants to use, how to correctly build a strong foundation for your terrarium, and best practices for caring for your stylish living creation.

Jun 13 2018

Collagraph Prints

with Anna Hansen of The Hex Press
  • $30
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
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  • 6:30 pm
This NHMU Craft Workshop, presented by Craft Lake City, will be taught by local printmaker Anna Hansen of The Hex Press. Hansen will discuss the history of collagraphy and guide participants through the steps of making their own collagraph prints. Attendees will learn how to create different textures and patterns by adhering leaves, flowers, and other natural items to the surface of a block. Then, Hansen will assist participants in applying water-based ink and using a mobile press to create one-of-a-kind collagraph prints of their own design. Anna Hansen is the talented artisan behind The Hex Press, a small but mighty mobile printmaking endeavor. Her team travels with a mobile press and linoleum blocks, printing on demand at public events to create clothing, tote bags, journals, limited edition prints and more. Hansen enjoys teaching the art of printmaking through workshops and classes for curious makers of all ages.

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Workshop Waitlist and Cancellation Policies

 

 

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.