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.

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Oct 17 2019

SOLD OUT: Resin Jewelry Workshop

with Bianca Velasquez of Tiny Messy
  • $40
  • |
  • Gallivan Center Stage
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Make bold statement jewelry with Tiny Messy in this Craft Lake City workshop at the Gallivan Center! Bianca Velasquez (aka Tiny Messy) is a local musician, editor and artisan who creates colorful jewelry and items for the home from resin. In this workshop, Velasquez will provide a basic introduction to making resin earrings, guiding attendees through the process of mixing and molding the material into wearable works of art. Participants can make spooky Halloween-inspired pieces or create geometric jewelry for year-round wear.
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Oct 24 2019

Concrete Plant Holder

with Kirsten Moore of FreckleFace
  • $35
  • |
  • The Monarch in Ogden's Nine Rails Creative District
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fall has arrived and you are invited to celebrate with Craft Lake City's second workshop at The Monarch in Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District! Local artisan Kirsten Moore of FreckleFace Collective makes eccentric, upcycled and handmade pieces to enliven your living space. In this Halloween-inspired class, Moore will walk attendees through the fun process of mixing, molding and pouring a pumpkin or skull-shaped concrete plant holder to take home.
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Nov 6 2019

Handbound Softcover Journals with Watercolor

with Claire Taylor
  • $35
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Discover the art of bookmaking in this beginner-focused NHMU Craft Workshop presented by Craft Lake City! Local creative Claire Taylor is ready to teach you how to adapt a simple bookmaking stitch into a more complex form. In this hands-on workshop, Taylor will guide workshop participants through the creation of two book forms as they build on their bookmaking skills using the pamphlet stitch. Workshop participants will also learn about bookmaking anatomy, nature drawing, watercolor techniques and scientific drawing practices. Each attendee will leave with a handbound, softcover book form that can be used as a notebook or journal, and each participant will have the option to add watercolor to the cover for a personal touch. Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.
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Nov 7 2019

Knit Beanie Workshop

with Kristin Baird of Kit's Crafts
  • $40
  • |
  • West Elm City Creek
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Local creative Kristin Baird of Kit’s Crafts has been knitting and crocheting for over two decades. In this Craft Lake City workshop at West Elm, Baird will introduce attendees to the basics of knitting. Participants will learn about the different yarns and tools used for the craft, and will practice two elemental knitting stitches. Various combinations of the two stitches will be provided so that participants can advance their skills, if desired, to create a plush beanie to wear or share for the holidays.
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Nov 14 2019

Metal Earrings Workshop

with Heather Leeflang of H Works Jewelry
  • $40
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  • The Monarch in Ogden's Nine Rails Creative District
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan Heather Leeflang’s jewelry is designed to present complex ideas reduced to their most minimal forms. In this fun Craft Lake City workshop held at The Monarch in Ogden's Nine Rails Creative District, Leeflang will teach us how to make beautiful earrings by forming linear shapes from copper and brass. Leeflang will torch the metal prior to the workshop, and each attendee will drill, bend, and pound the metal into a pair of unique, handmade earrings.
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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.