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.

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Mar 28 2019

SOLD OUT: Mountainscape Paintings

with Kara Aina of Kara Aina Art
  • $40
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Get artistic in this Craft Lake City workshop at The Gallivan Center! Talented local artist and educator Kara Aina will guide attendees through an exploration of various watercolor techniques, color palettes and basic printmaking skills. Participants will then use their new knowledge to create a stylized mountainscape painting to hang at home. Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.
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Apr 3 2019

SOLD OUT: Botanical Embroidery

with Danielle Susi
  • $30
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
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  • 6:30 pm
Learn the basics of embroidery with local fiber artist Danielle Susi! In this NHMU Craft Workshop, presented by Craft Lake City, Susi will walk you through the step-by-step process for creating an embroidered hoop inspired by the natural world. Materials will be provided and all skill levels are welcome. You will leave with an embroidered work of art to hang at home, as well as the skills and knowledge to create future fiber projects on your own.
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Apr 4 2019

SOLD OUT: Lithuanian Decorative Eggs

with Vija Lietuvninkas
  • $40
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
In this Craft Lake City workshop at West Elm, local creative Vija Lietuvninkas will teach attendees about traditional Lithuanian wax-resist egg dyeing. Participants will learn how to use beeswax, fiber reactive dyes, and creativity to make brightly colored, intricately decorated eggs.
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Apr 10 2019

SOLD OUT: Cake Decorating

with Megan Whittaker of Noisette
  • $45
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  • 3 Cups
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  • 6:00 pm
Talented baker Megan Whittaker started Noisette in 2011 after graduating from culinary school. In this delectable workshop at 3 Cups, Whittaker will share how to crumb coat and frost a cake like a professional, and attendees will learn how to master basic piping techniques.

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Apr 17 2019

SOLD OUT: Empanada Workshop

with Ana Valdemoros
  • $40
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  • Argentina's Best Empanadas
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  • 6:30 pm
Craft Lake City is pleased to present another fun and flavor-filled workshop with talented craft foodie Ana Valdemoros of Argentina's Best Empanadas! Valdemoros started selling freshly baked empanadas at the Downtown Farmers Market in 2006. Ten years later she opened the popular Argentina’s Best Empanadas storefront in downtown Salt Lake City. In this workshop, Ana will teach attendees how to handcraft Argentine-style empanadas in two mouthwatering flavors: savory traditional beef and sweet apple dulce de leche. Materials will be provided for each attendee to make and enjoy one dozen empanadas.

Apr 25 2019

Chainmaille Jewelry

with Tiffany Blue
  • $40
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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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. In this beginner-focused workshop, attendees will learn about the origins of the chainmaille technique of jewelry creation. Participants will practice how to use jewelry tools and jump rings, and then make their own pair of gold, silver or copper-colored earrings to wear or share.
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May 1 2019

Macrame Plant Hanger

with Marti Woolford of Marti Makes
  • $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 artisan Marti Woolford of marti makes. Woolford will introduce attendees to macramé, the art of making decorative and functional objects from knotted cord. Participants will learn about the history of the craft, practice techniques for tying knots, and evaluate patterns used in macramé textiles. Woolford will then teach attendees to apply their new knowledge and skills to make intricate, hand-knotted plant hangers to take home.
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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.