Presents Craft Lake City Workshops

Get into the DIY spirit by taking a 45-minute workshop on-site at the Festival! Take home a finished product as well as the know-how to do it yourself again and again. Also look out for free demonstrations happening throughout the weekend on the west side of Gallivan Plaza.

Brush Lettering

with Danelle Cheney of the Salt Lake Lettering Club

West Elm Workshop Area 
(includes cost of Festival entry)

Friday, August 11 at 6:00pm and 8:30pm

Fall in love with lettering in this beginning brush calligraphy workshop. Attendees will learn the basic techniques, tools, and foundations of brush calligraphy, and will apply their new skills to create personalized lettered pieces. Danelle Cheney is the organizer of the Salt Lake Lettering Club, which hosts workshops and meetups for local letterers.

Gold Leafing

with Lisa Lewis of Light and Ink

West Elm Workshop Area
$30 (includes cost of Festival entry)

Saturday, August 12 at 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, and 8:00pm

A constant creator, Lisa Lewis began Light & Ink as a way to bring nature’s beauty into everyday homes using gold-leafed objects and prints made from wood cross sections. Join us for one of Craft Lake City’s most popular workshops as we learn the basics of gold leafing and embellish a wooden plant holder to take home.


with Marti Woolford of Marti Makes

West Elm Workshop Area
$30 (includes cost of Festival entry)

Sunday, August 13 at 12:30pm, 3:00pm, and 5:30pm

Local maker Marti Woolford is ready to show you the ropes of macramé! Discover basic principles, patterns, and techniques, and then create your own one-of-a-kind knotted object. Woolford is drawn to the rhythmic and meditative flow of tying knots and established Marti Makes to share her love of the modern macramé craft.

Free Demonstrations

Salt Lake Lettering Club

Friday, August 11 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm

Join members of the Salt Lake Lettering Club as they showcase their skills in large form chalk drawing and sign painting demonstrations.

Luis Calderon of Puruha Arts

Saturday, August 12 at 12:15pm and 1:30pm

Calderon learned the craft of woodworking from his father as a child in Ecuador. Watch as he creates charming wooden toys and objects by hand.

University of Utah Book Arts Program

Saturday, August 12 at 3:30pm and 4:45pm

Print your own personal bookmark, make a small folded book, and chat with artisans from the University of Utah Book Arts Program.

Deanna Baugh of Deanna’s Handweaving and Fiber Arts

Saturday, August 12 at 6:45pm and 8:00pm

Discover the beautiful art of weaving in this demonstration by artisan Deanna Baugh, who has been working in the medium for over 30 years.

Sean Cudney of S.C. Creative Studios

Sunday, August 13 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm

Watch as artisan Sean Cudney transforms a large wooden stump into an intricate work of art.