Attend the first Craft Lake City workshop at Alibi, Clay Jewelry with Bianca Velasquez of Tiny Messy, on January 21st!

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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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Jan 18 2020

SOLD OUT: Red Rock Embroidered Hoop

with Rachel Erickson of Olive & Thread
  • $35
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
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  • 11:00 am

Create your own embroidered landscape in an NHMU Craft Workshop presented by Craft Lake City! Local fiber artist Rachel Erickson of Olive + Thread will teach attendees the basics of embroidery using three fundamental stitches. Participants will go through the step-by-step process of making an embroidered hoop inspired by Utah's Arches National Park, and will leave with the skills and knowledge to create future fiber projects of their own. Materials will be provided. This is a beginner-focused workshop and no experience is necessary.

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Jan 21 2020

Clay Jewelry Workshop (ages 21+)

with Bianca Velasquez of Tiny Messy
  • $40
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  • Alibi Bar & Place
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  • 6:30 pm
Create your own clay jewelry in this Craft Lake City workshop at Alibi! Bianca Velasquez (aka Tiny Messy) is a local musician, writer and artisan who creates bold jewelry and items for the home. In this workshop, Velasquez will provide a basic introduction to making jewelry from polymer clay, guiding attendees through the process of shaping and baking the material into statement earrings. Participants can make Valentine's Day–inspired conversation hearts or create geometric jewelry for year-round wear. This workshop is the first in a series of crafting opportunities at Alibi Bar & Place in SLC. Please note that attendees at this workshop must be 21 years or older, and are invited to purchase specialty cocktails to sip while crafting.

Jan 23 2020

Macrame Plant Hanger

with Marti Woolford of marti makes
  • $49
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Local maker Marti Woolford is ready to show you the ropes of macramé in this hands-on workshop at Gallivan Center! Macramé is the art of making decorative and functional objects from knotted cord. Attendees will learn basic macramé principles and techniques, and then apply their new knowledge to create an intricate, hand-knotted plant hanger to take home. Please note that the plant and pot provided in the workshop may differ from photo.
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Feb 6 2020

SOLD OUT: Glass Candle Holder

with Sarinda Jones
  • $45
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
This workshop was so popular, we added a second! Create your own tea light candle holder in this introductory glass art workshop at West Elm! Local artist and educator Sarinda Jones will discuss fundamental concepts of glass fusing and slumping, as well as demonstrate the process for properly cutting glass. Students of all skill levels will then assemble glass pieces into functional sculptures in the color pattern of their choice. Sarinda will take the assembled glass objects back to her Salt Lake City studio for firing in her kiln, and the handmade candle holders will be ready for pickup with a tea light two weeks later. Please note that this class involves sharp glass, super glue and tools.
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Feb 12 2020

SOLD OUT: Tri Color Gnocchi 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 flavor-filled workshop with talented craft foodie Ana Valdemoros of Argentina's Best Empanadas. Join us as we explore Argentina’s tasty Italian import, gnocchi pasta. Participants will learn three vegetarian-friendly recipes for the pillowy pasta dumplings, using potatoes, beets, and spinach to create three vibrant varieties. Workshop attendees will then master new techniques as they mix, cut, fold, and cook the gnocchi. The workshop will conclude by attendees enjoying their culinary creations with delicious sauce prepared by Valdemoros. You'll want to serve gnocchi with every dish after this class!

Feb 18 2020

DIY Leather Journals

with Amanda Parramoure of My Leather Legacy
  • $49
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  • Alibi Bar & Place
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  • 6:30 pm
Join us for a fun evening of sewing and crafting leather journals at Alibi Bar & Place! Local artisan Amanda Parramoure of My Leather Legacy has been binding books for more than a decade, and she began teaching journal workshops in 2016 to share her love of bookmaking with the community. In this Craft Lake City workshop, Parramoure will teach attendees how to fold, punch, and long stitch acid-free paper into pre-punched genuine leather covers. Participants will choose between blank, lined or bullet journal paper, and will carefully tear the edges of all 192 pages for a deckled-style edge. Parramoure maintains an uncompromising commitment to quality in her workshop materials, and she will provide a variety of leather colors to help attendees customize their reusable and refillable 4.5”x7" journals. Attendees at Alibi Bar & Place workshops must be 21 years or older, and will have the opportunity to purchase specialty cocktails to sip while crafting.

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.