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.

SOLD OUT
Aug 1 2019

SOLD OUT: Expressive Floral Watercolors

with Kara Aina of Kara Aina Art
  • $40
  • |
  • West Elm City Creek
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn the basics of painting florals, foliage and fillers in this Craft Lake City workshop at West Elm! Artist and art educator Kara Aina will guide attendees through an exploration of various watercolor techniques and washes to create an expressive floral bouquet. Attendees will each create a painting by pairing newly learned watercolor skills with a color palette of their choice. Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.
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Aug 9 2019

TIE DYE WORKSHOP

with Candida Duran of Sunlight Vida
  • $40
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Create your own tie dye accessories in this hands-on workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®! Talented local artisan and DIY Festival participant Candida Duran of Sunlight Vida will teach participants of all skill levels how to use colorful dye to make fashion-forward socks and bandanas. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.
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Aug 9 2019

PAPER POPPIES WORKSHOP

with Lively Clementine
  • $45
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brighten your day with a summer-inspired paper poppies workshop! Lively Clementine’s mission is to spread love by creating beautiful flowers. In this workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, Lively Clementine owners Sarah Dawson and April Vandertoolen will teach attendees how to create vibrant Icelandic poppies from paper. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.  
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Aug 10 2019

MINI WALL HANGINGS

with Lindsey White of Urbann Nest
  • $45
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fiber artisan and DIY Festival participant Lindsey White of Urbann Nest explores color and texture through embroidered work and handmade pieces for the home. In this workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, White will walk attendees through the process of creating a small statement wall hanging using macrame and wrapping techniques. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.
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Aug 10 2019

COOKIE DECORATING

with Mary Elizabeth Hammond of Love Cake Bake
  • $40
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mary Elizabeth Hammond is the creative force behind Love Cake Bake, and she has been making scrumptious cakes and desserts professionally for more than a decade. In this workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, Hammond will teach attendees how to decorate adorable and scrumptious summer-themed cookies using royal icing techniques. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.
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Aug 10 2019

LLAMA SHRINKY DINK PINS

with Charlotte Brown of VIVA
  • $40
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
DIY Festival artisan Charlotte Brown of VIVA is a lifelong artist who makes embroidery, hand-drawn jewelry, and pop art.  In this workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, Brown will share her process for creating adorable llama pins from shrink plastic. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.
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Aug 10 2019

EMBROIDERED KEYCHAINS

with Rachel Erickson of Olive & Thread
  • $45
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Local artisan Rachel Erickson of Olive & Thread creates pins, buttons, and embroidery inspired by America’s landscapes. In this workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, Erickson will guide attendees through the basics of creating their very own embroidered keychain inspired by Joshua Tree National Park. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.
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Aug 11 2019

COFFEE TASTING WORKSHOP

with Brandon Despain of Caffe Ibis
  • $$40
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Start your day at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival® with an energizing coffee-tasting workshop! Over 800 different volatile aromatics can contribute to the flavor of coffee, and Brandon Despain from Caffe Ibis will help attendees decipher the tasting notes in their complex cup of joe. Participants will learn to clearly identify floral, fruity, and earthy flavors like a pro, and each attendee will leave with a bag of delicious Caffe Ibis coffee. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.

Aug 11 2019

COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING

with Olio Skin & Beard
  • $45
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Local makers and DIY Fest alumni 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 workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, the Williamsons will guide attendees through the basics of creating their very own handcrafted face and body soap infused with local brews. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.
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Aug 11 2019

DIY INCENSE WORKSHOP

with Josh Williams of Greenthread Herbs
  • $45
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  • DIY Festival at the Utah State Fairpark
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Explore the history, power, and magic of herbal incense in this workshop at the 11th Annual Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®! Herbalist Josh Williams of Greenthread Herbs will teach attendees how to craft their very own incense blends to cleanse, empower, and enliven their sacred space. Participants will learn about a variety of traditional incense herbs including frankincense, copal, palo santo, rose, and sandalwood, and will receive an eco-friendly incense charcoal and an ounce of their own handcrafted organic loose incense to take home. If purchased in advance, your workshop ticket will include single-day entry to the DIY Festival for use on the day of your workshop.  
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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.