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Craft Workshops

In-Person Craft Workshops Have Returned! 

Craft Lake City workshops are back! After more than a year of hosting exclusively virtual workshops, our in-person art-making opportunities are returning to the community. Browse below for upcoming in-person workshops, and if you prefer to continue crafting from the comfort of home, our pre-recorded online classes or live virtual workshops are available for you to enjoy!

All of our in-person and online workshops are designed in support of our mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of Utah. Craft Lake City hosts DIY workshops all year long taught by some of Utah’s most skilled artisans. Workshop topics range 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! Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Upcoming Live Virtual Workshops:

Egyptian Lotus Clay Earrings

with Nicole Morris of Studio Ramiii

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $40 ($36 for NHMU members)

Virtual Class – Supply Box Pickup at Craft Lake City Office

Create your own contemporary statement earrings inspired by Ancient Egypt and learn the art of making polymer clay jewelry from local artisan Studio Ramiii. A master in her craft, instructor Nicole Morris will provide students with highly specialized tips on working with polymer clay to achieve consistent, high-quality results at home, while utilizing various clay-working techniques to create texture and bold shapes. Participants will also learn about the significance of the lotus flower in Egyptian culture, while gaining insight into the rich historical importance of jewelry in ancient times. This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the instructor in real time, gaining feedback and guidance as they create at home.

Beginners are welcome, and spaces are limited! Register here.

 

Upcoming In-Person Workshops:

Pet Portrait Embroidery

with Liz Vowles of Liz V. Embroidery

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $39

Valley Fair – 3601 S 2700 W, West Valley City, UT 84119

Delight your loved ones with custom-sewn portraits of their furry friends this holiday season! Learn the fundamental skills of translating a photo of a beloved pet into a keepsake embroidery, choosing between a dog or cat model for your sample piece. In this class, local fiber arts enthusiast Liz Vowles will teach you the secrets of manipulating your embroidery floss to achieve detail and texture even with just one thread color. She will show you step-by-step how to read your reference photo, outline your piece, go in with detailed stitchwork to make the piece really pop, and finish your hoop.

All materials for this class will be provided, along with extra supplies to prepare you to create your own custom piece at home. Attendees will each receive a bonus $10 gift card to one of the shops or restaurants at Valley Fair for their next visit!

Spaces are limited! Register here.

 

Hand-Lettered Holiday Ornaments

with Betsy Goodman of B Goods Lettering

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $39

Valley Fair – 3601 S 2700 W, West Valley City, UT 84119

Come join Betsy for an evening filled with lettering, ornament making and fun! In this workshop each attendee will learn how to do script lettering, draw block letters, draw holiday decorative elements, use a paint marker, and prep ornaments. Merging all these new skills together, attendees will create their own custom holiday ornaments!

Each attendee will receive a supply kit including 5 acrylic ornaments in various holiday shapes, ribbon & twine for all ornaments, a Sharpie paint marker and a pencil, holiday paint and paintbrush, tracing paper, and a lettering workbook with instructions and examples. All supplies are provided, and beginners are welcome! Participants will each receive a bonus $10 gift card for one of the shops or restaurants at Valley Fair for their next visit!

Spaces are limited! Register here.

 

Collage Journals

with Shelby Pence of Shelby ARTifacts

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm MST | $39

Valley Fair – 3601 S 2700 W, West Valley City, UT 84119

Who doesn’t love ringing in the New Year with fresh new notebooks & journals?? Join us for a fun evening of collage & bookbinding taught by Shelby Pence, a talented local mixed-media artisan! In this class, participants will learn how to make Shelby’s signature Collage Stash Journals: notebooks designed to write/draw in and store things like notes, ticket stubs & curios! The class will begin with a simple bookbinding practice to construct envelope journals. You will then learn different collage methods & tricks to adorn the covers with beautiful collage materials! Participants will choose from a wide array of curated vintage & repurposed papergoods for their collage, and will be able to incorporate watercolor, illustration, and more. The sky’s the limit! All supplies are provided, and beginners are welcome. Participants will each receive a bonus $10 gift card for one of the shops or restaurants at Valley Fair for their next visit!

Only a few spots left! Register here.

 

 

 

WORKSHOP POLICIES

*Please note that policies for NHMU workshops are available on the venue website and may differ from other Craft Lake City workshop policies. 


IN-PERSON WORKSHOP POLICIES:


Attendance

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. At this time, workshop attendees will be required to wear face masks during the workshop. Parking is not included in the workshop ticket.

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 transferable. 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. Please note that Craft Lake City reserves the right to cancel the workshop and refund the ticket buyer if the class size requirements are not met.

LIVE STREAMING VIDEO WORKSHOP POLICIES:

Before the workshop date, attendees will receive an email with instructions for how to join the workshop. Please note that all workshop participants are asked to join the virtual workshop 10 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. Please note that workshop tickets are non-refundable, and Craft Lake City is not responsible for poor internet connection or technological difficulties on behalf of the attendee. However, while we cannot offer refunds or exchanges, your ticket is transferable. 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 attending the workshop in your place. The workshop will be recorded and shared with attendees after the class. Please note that Craft Lake City reserves the right to cancel the workshop and refund the ticket buyer if the class size requirements are not met.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Do you have any questions about accessibility, or would you like to request accommodations? If so, please let us know in the space below, or contact us by emailing info@craftlakecity.com or calling 801-906-8521.
Please note that while Craft Lake City cannot guarantee that all requests can be met, our team is committed to making reasonable accommodations to ensure that attendees can successfully participate in our programs.