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.

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SOLD OUT
Feb 22 2018

SOLD OUT: Modern Calligraphy

with Sarah Beth Timmons
  • $35
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Artist Sarah Beth Timmons became enamored with lettering and calligraphy when learning cursive in the second grade. Today she creates and sells exquisite lettered and embroidered pieces. At this workshop, participants will learn how to use simple writing utensils to create modern calligraphy and then make their very own hand lettered sign. Please note that this workshop will be held on the Gallivan Center Stage southwest of the ice rink. A map is available at http://www.thegallivancenter.com/rentals. All workshop participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.
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Mar 1 2018

Gold Leaf Flower Pot

with with Lisa Lewis of Light & Ink
  • $35
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
A constant creator, Lisa Lewis began Light & Ink to bring nature’s beauty into everyday homes. Her gold-leafed objects and prints have become favorites among the DIY Festival crowds. Join us for one of Craft Lake City’s most popular workshops as we learn the basics of working with the delicate medium of gold leafing and embellish a beautiful stone flower pot to adorn your living space. Craft Lake City would like to thank Cactus & Tropicals for generously providing beautiful blooms for this workshop. A variety of flower plants will be available during this event, and therefore may not reflect the exact plant pictured. Please note that all workshop participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time
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Mar 8 2018

Journal Making

with Allison Milham
  • $35
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  • The Stockist
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  • 6:30 pm
In this workshop presented by the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah and Craft Lake City, bookmaking expert Allison Milham will guide attendees through the process of making a personal handbound journal. Participants will learn the buttonhole long-stitch technique, which is a multi-signature, non-adhesive binding. The buttonhole long-stitch is relatively quick and simple to bind; yet once the basics are learned, limitless creative interpretations are possible. This binding features an exposed, decorative sewing on the spine and opens completely flat, making it ideal for a sketchbook, journal or photo album. Workshop students will gain basic skills in hand bookbinding while learning this versatile and accessible book structure!
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Mar 22 2018

Metal Hairpin Workshop

with Malinda Fisher
  • $35
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Self-taught metalsmith and DIY Festival favorite Malinda Fisher is the creative force behind Desert Rose Jewelry, a company she created in 2010. Fisher is known for her delicate designs that capture the spirit of Utah’s desert landscape. In this workshop, attendees will learn to cut, drill, file and form sheet metal into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind hairpin. Please note that this workshop will be held on the Gallivan Center Stage southwest of the ice rink. A map is available at http://www.thegallivancenter.com/rentals. All workshop participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.
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SOLD OUT
Apr 5 2018

SOLD OUT: Felt Animal Workshop

with Stacie van Arsdale of Little Teeth Marks
  • $35
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  • West Elm City Creek
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  • 6:30 pm
Charming characters and fanciful felting are the trademarks of artisan Stacie van Arsdale. The whimsical plush animals she offers through her business, Little Teeth Marks, have become DIY Festival favorites. In this West Elm workshop, Stacie will share her love of needle felting and help us engage our imaginations as we create darling felt sloths for magnets or brooches. Please note that all workshop participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.
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Apr 11 2018

Macramé Plant Holder

with Marti Woolford of Marti Makes
  • $30
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  • The Natural History Museum of Utah
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  • 6:30 pm
This NHMU Craft Workshop, presented by Craft Lake City, will be taught by artisan Marti Woolford of Marti Makes. Woolford will introduce attendees to macramé, the art of making decorative and functional objects from knotted cord. Participants will learn about the history of the craft, practice techniques for tying knots, and evaluate patterns used in macramé textiles. Woolford will then teach attendees to apply their new knowledge and skills to make intricate, hand-knotted plant hangers to take home. Marti Woolford is a Salt Lake City-based macramé artisan specializing in wall hangings, plant holders, and woven items for the home. Woolford finds comfort in the rhythmic flow of tying knots, and established her company, Marti Makes, to share her love of modern macramé.  
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Apr 18 2018

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 Ava Valdemoros of Argentinas 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!
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Apr 26 2018

Spring Floral Design

with Pamela Olson of Native Flower Company
  • $55
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Native Flower Company is the creative adventure of Pamela Olson. The daughter of a nurseryman, Pam developed a love of the botanical world at a young age. Pam will bring her impressive experience and enviable style to this workshop, in which participants will each design a floral masterpiece with seasonal blooms. Please note that this workshop will be held on the Gallivan Center Stage southwest of the ice rink. A map is available at http://www.thegallivancenter.com/rentals. All workshop participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.
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May 2 2018

Felt Animal Workshop

with Stacie van Arsdale of Little Teeth Marks
  • $35
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  • Gallivan Center Stage
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  • 6:30 pm
Charming characters and fanciful felting are the trademarks of artisan Stacie van Arsdale. The whimsical plush animals she offers through her business, Little Teeth Marks, have become DIY Festival favorites. In this workshop, Stacie will share her love of needle felting and help us engage our imaginations as we create darling felt sloths for magnets or brooches. Please note that this workshop will be held on the Gallivan Center Stage southwest of the ice rink. A map is available at http://www.thegallivancenter.com/rentals. All workshop participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.
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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.