Workshops

Artisan | New American Series | STEM

Craft Lake City is proud to host around fifty artisan workshops each year. Craft Lake City partners with local venues to provide these in-person crafting opportunities in a variety of fun and atmospheric settings. Take a workshop to perfect a skill, kick-start a new hobby, meet like-minded people and support the local maker movement!

Upcoming Workshops

Glass on Glass Mosaics Workshop

with Katie Jarman Gates of Clever Cucumber

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $36 for Members, $40 for Non-Members

Natural History Museum of Utah | 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Join us to learn the basics of the dazzling art form known as Glass on Glass Mosaics at this hands-on, beginner-friendly craft workshop instructed by local artist Kate Jarman Gates, owner of Clever Cucumber, and her team of mosaic artists! In this workshop, you’ll be guided through the process and techniques of piecing together abstract shapes to create stunning designs out of stained glass. By the end of the class, you will leave with your own luminous, sun-catching masterpiece enhanced by light and the knowledge to continue your mosaic-making journey! 

Feel free to bring your own reference photo to work from or use one of our easy patterns of native Utah flora and fauna for the design of your project. All materials provided and beginners welcome.

Gelli Plate Printmaking Workshop (21+)

with Shelby Pence of ShelbyARTifacts

Monday, March 11, 2024 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $42

Alibi Bar & Place | 369 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Embark on a thrilling adventure into the world of gelli printing with local artist Shelby Pence of ShelbyARTifacts! In this workshop, Shelby will teach you the trendy process of monotype printmaking using gelli plates, acrylic paint & other fun materials! You’ll learn about texture, color, stencils, and layering, then get the chance to experiment and create one-of-a-kind prints to hang in your house, cut up for a collage, bind into a journal or gift to a love one!

All materials are provided & beginners are welcome. Included in the purchase price of the workshop ticket, attendees will have the option to enjoy a signature cocktail sponsored by Angel’s Envy (or non-alcoholic mocktail!) at Alibi Bar & Place, handcrafted with care by Alibi’s talented bartenders. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to purchase additional beverages during the class if they so choose. This workshop is a 21+ event so make sure to bring a valid government-issued ID.

Woven Wall Hanging Workshop 

with Linda Bergstrom of Bergstrom Farms

Thursday, March 14, 2024 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $42

PBS Utah News Studio | 101 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Join us for an evening of weaving with local artist and fiber farmer Linda Bergstrom of Bergstrom Farms! In this workshop, you will create your own stunning piece of wall art using ethically-sourced and recycled fibers. You’ll learn the versatile still of loom weaving, how to build your own loom from cardboard and the importance of sustainable material sourcing. Linda will share her experience with farming sustainable fibers, such as alpaca wool and flax linen, teach you how to support local fiber sheds and give tips on how to incorporate these principles into your artistic practices.

By the end of the course, you will leave with a finished 9″x13″ woven wall hanging & the knowledge you need to create fiber arts sustainably! No experience necessary and all supplies provided.

Homemade Empanadas Workshop

with Ana Valdemoros, Owner of Argentina’s Best Empanadas

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $42

Square Kitchen | 751 West 800 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Fill & fold (then eat!) delicious empanadas at this hands-on cooking class! Ana will teach attendees how to handcraft Argentine-style empanadas in two mouthwatering flavors: savory traditional beef and sweet strawberries & cream. Materials will be provided for each attendee to make and enjoy one dozen empanadas. No experience is needed — all beginners are welcome!

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. 

Accessibility

Do you have any questions about accessibility, or would you like to request accommodations? If so, please let us know on the workshop ticket registration page, fill our the accessibility form or contact us by emailing info@craftlakecity.com or calling 801-906-8521. Note: While Craft Lake City cannot guarantee that all requests can be met, our team is committed to making reasonable accommodations to ensure that attendees can successfully participate in our programs.

Interested in Teaching a Craft Lake City Workshop?

Click below to submit your request to teach with us or send your ideas to artisancoordinator@craftlakecity.com

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About the New American Workshop Series: With support from the Salt Lake City Arts Council, this workshop series consists of 6 craft classes taught by New American makers from around the world who have made Utah their home.  Whether they be refugees, immigrants or children of immigrants, these instructors will share and teach the process behind their art form while attendees learn of the craft’s cultural significance.

About Craft Lake City STEM Labs: If you’ve been to Craft Lake City’s Annual DIY Fest, you’ve no doubt seen the high-tech offerings in the Google Fiber STEM Building. Now we’re bringing that same energy to year-round workshop programming with STEM Labs! Join us for this series of curiosity-oriented makers workshops aimed at connecting science, technology, engineering & math to our established arts & crafts based programming. STEM Labs are designed to make STEM topics approachable, accessible & empowering to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.