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 program is made possible in part by the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

SOLD OUT
Jun 1 2019

SOLD OUT: Sun-Printed Cyanotypes

with Chris Blackburn of Blackburn Studio
  • $30
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
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  • 11:00 am
Experienced local artist Chris Blackburn of Blackburn Studio uses vintage processes to create striking cyanotype prints and tintype photographs. Cyanotypes are cyan-blue prints created through an alternative photographic process invented by astronomer John Frederick William Herschel in 1842. In this NHMU Craft Workshop presented by Craft Lake City, Blackburn will teach participants how to create stunning sun-printed cyanotypes on paper and fabric using foliage and foraged materials.
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Jun 13 2019

Herb-Infused Balms Workshop

with Josh Williams of Greenthread Herbs
  • $40
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
Join herbalist Josh Williams of Greenthread Herbs for a DIY adventure into the world of herbal balms! In this workshop at West Elm, attendees will learn about a variety of medicinal herbs and their benefits, try several herb-infused oils and balms, then create their own local beeswax-based balm using pre-made oils and dried flowers. Participants will learn how to create herb-infused oils at home and will build confidence in choosing herbs to work with for making balms.
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Jul 11 2019

Glass Pendant Workshop

with Sarinda Jones
  • $45
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
Create your own glass pendant in this workshop at West Elm with local glass artist and educator Sarinda Jones! Students of all experience levels will be introduced to fundamental concepts of kiln formed glass and jewelry making. Sarinda will demonstrate the process for properly cutting glass, and then students will assemble glass pieces into wearable sculptures. Sarinda will take the assembled pendants back to her Salt Lake City studio for firing, and they will be ready for pickup within one week. Please note that this class involves sharp glass, super glue and tools.
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Aug 1 2019

Expressive Floral Watercolors

with Kara Aina of Kara Aina Art
  • $40
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 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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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.