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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.

CANCELED
Mar 24 2020

CANCELED: Feminist Embroidery Workshop (21+)

with Shelby Clark of The Cheeky Chica
  • $39
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  • Alibi Bar & Place
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  • 6:30 pm
In an effort to protect the health of our creative community, this event has been canceled in line with COVID-19 recommendations. Attendees will be refunded in full. For questions, please email artisancoordinator@craftlakecity.com. Create your own embroidered hoop in this Craft Lake City workshop sponsored by Angel's Envy and hosted by Alibi Bar & Place! Local artisan Shelby Clark discovered hand embroidery in 2017, and has since been creating vibrant pieces of hand-stitched art ever since. Her hoops feature bold florals, empowering messages and the occasional cheeky curse word. In this beginner-friendly workshop, Clark will walk attendees through the process of making an embroidered hoop using three individual stitching techniques. In Craft Lake City workshops sponsored by Angel's Envy and hosted by Alibi Bar & Place, attendees must be 21 years or older, and will have the opportunity to purchase specialty cocktails to sip while crafting. One specialty cocktail is included with workshop ticket price.
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CANCELED
Mar 25 2020

CANCELED: Constellation Necklace

with Heather Leeflang of H Works Jewelry
  • $35
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
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  • 6:30 pm

In an effort to protect the health of our creative community, this event has been canceled in line with COVID-19 recommendations. Attendees will be refunded in full. For questions, please email artisancoordinator@craftlakecity.com. In this NHMU Craft Workshop presented by Craft Lake City, local artisan Heather Leeflang of H Works Jewelry will introduce attendees to metal scribing. Attendees will inscribe constellations onto copper and brass discs, and then hand score the patterns to create personalized charms. After the constellation designs are complete, the charms will be attached to a silver chain to create a necklace to wear or share. Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

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CANCELED
Mar 26 2020

CANCELED: Lithuanian Decorative Eggs

with Vija Lietuvninkas
  • $45
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
In an effort to protect the health of our creative community, this event has been canceled in line with COVID-19 recommendations. Attendees will be refunded in full. For questions, please email artisancoordinator@craftlakecity.com. In this Craft Lake City workshop at Gallivan Center, local creative Vija Lietuvninkas will teach attendees about traditional Lithuanian wax-resist egg dyeing. Participants will learn how to use beeswax, acid dyes, and creativity to make brightly colored, intricately decorated eggs. Each attendee will be provided with three eggs to design during the workshop.
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CANCELED
Apr 2 2020

CANCELED: Brush Lettering

with Betsy Goodman
  • $39
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
In an effort to protect the health of our creative community, this event has been canceled in line with COVID-19 recommendations. Attendees will be refunded in full. For questions, please email artisancoordinator@craftlakecity.com. Local designer Betsy Goodman has been practicing hand lettering since she was a teenager, and she now uses lettering as a tool to navigate daily stressors and provide encouragement to others. In this Craft Lake City workshop at West Elm, students will learn the fundamentals of brush lettering, including how to create letters and words that are legible and consistent, and how to add decorative elements and flourishes. Betsy will provide individual feedback and guidance to each attendee throughout the lettering process. Each participant will go home with a brush lettering workbook, a brush pen and the framed lettered art print with a phrase of their choosing. Attendees of all skill levels are welcome.
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SOLD OUT
Apr 8 2020

SOLD OUT: Beaded Jewelry

with Catherine Widner of Honeysuckle Handmade Studio
  • $40
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  • The Stockist
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  • 6:00 pm
Local jewelry maker and art teacher Catherine Widner of Honeysuckle Handmade Studio has been weaving beads since childhood, and enjoys sharing her knowledge of creating handmade items with others. In this Craft Lake City workshop at The Stockist, Widner will teach attendees how to use the brick stitch to weave glass seed bead earrings, bead by bead. Participants will learn how to sew, from start to finish, their very own seed bead earrings, exploring the use of color blocking and line. Attendees will likely create one earring during the workshop and then use their new knowledge and tools to complete the second earring at home.

Apr 14 2020

French Vanilla Macarons

with Wendy Hofheins
  • $45
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  • Harmons City Creek
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  • 6:00 pm
DIY Festival alumn Wendy Hofheins is the creative force behind For the Sweet, a local company that specializes in making delectable sweets and treats from the finest ingredients. In this Craft Lake City workshop, Hofheins will walk attendees through her process for making perfect French vanilla macarons. Participants will share stations and tools in the beautiful Harmons City Creek kitchen to practice mixing, piping and baking their own delicate macaron shells. Once baked, participants will finish their macarons with delicious filling premade by Hofheins. Participants will leave with their tasty handmade macarons, as well as recipes and knowledge to make them at home. Thank you to Harmons for generously providing a portion of the ingredients for our macarons!
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Apr 21 2020

Cake Decorating (21+)

with Megan Whittaker of Noisette
  • $45
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  • Alibi Bar & Place
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  • 6:30 pm
Learn to decorate a cake like a pro in this Craft Lake City workshop sponsored by Angel's Envy and hosted by Alibi Bar & Place! Talented baker Megan Whittaker started Noisette in 2011 after graduating from culinary school. In this delectable workshop, Whittaker will teach participants how to crumb coat and frost a cake, and attendees will practice basic piping techniques. Each attendee will leave with a small, DIY decorated cake to enjoy at home. In Craft Lake City workshops sponsored by Angel's Envy and hosted by Alibi Bar & Place, attendees must be 21 years or older, and will have the opportunity to purchase specialty cocktails to sip while crafting. One specialty cocktail is included with workshop ticket price.
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CANCELED
May 2 2020

CANCELED: Crochet Triceratops

with Kristin Baird of Kit's Crafts
  • $35
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
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  • 11:00 am
In an effort to protect the health of our creative community, this event has been canceled in line with COVID-19 recommendations. Attendees will be refunded in full. For questions, please email artisancoordinator@craftlakecity.com. Crochet is one of the oldest fiber crafts, dating back to the 16th century. In this NHMU workshop presented by Craft Lake City, local fiber artist Kristin Baird of Kit’s Crafts will teach attendees the basics of crochet, including differences between yarns and crochet tools. Through variations of the most basic crochet stitch, participants will have the opportunity to learn the process for creating a small triceratops. All participants will gain the materials, knowledge and pattern to make a crochet dinosaur at the workshop or finish the project at home. No experience is necessary.
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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.