Mark your calendars!!! Wednesday, June 27th 6:30-8:30pm our first ever Tea Mixology Workshop!
It’s summer and you are ready to enjoy the fantastic weather and taste some delicious cocktails.
We will learn three different kinds of cocktails, including methods for steeping tea that work best with cocktails.
Every student will leave with a takeaway recipe card, tea samples to make their own tea at home and endorphins on high.
What to bring: Your good vibes! A phone because you’ll want to snap pics of your cocktails. A full belly because there is no bigger party pooper than someone who can’t handle a cocktail. Maybe that apron that you never wear but you want a picture in. Bring whatever you want that’s going to make this workshop fun for you.
What you can expect: Make new friends. Learn how to use teas as an addition your mixology repertoire. Taste some quality wine. Tips and tools of the trade. How to formulate your own recipes.
Olé imports will provide wine for us.
Don't delay, purchase your ticket today!
Join us for our very first soap making workshop on Sunday, June 24th 4:30-6:30!
This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to better understand how soap is made using the cold-process method (from scratch), and learn what makes all natural products different from most commercial brands.
You will learn the art and science of soap making and leave with the ability to make your own soaps at home. Each student will choose a scent, or create their own custom blend, and make approximately one pound of soap to take.
Safety tips, as well as a beginner's soap recipe, will be provided.
Soaps take about four weeks to 'cure' so plan accordingly.
Small groups can offer a much more personal experience and are perfect for those just beginning to learn about soap making. The aim is to make students feel comfortable and questions are encouraged.
What to Bring
Each student will need to bring a towel & a paper/plastic/tote bag from home to take take soap in. The towel will cushion and insulate the soap on your way home and overnight.
Wear comfortable clothes you wouldn't mind getting dirty!
I will provide all materials including aprons, goggles & gloves. Just bring a towel & bag from home!
What You Can Expect
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Mark your calendars our next intro to brush calligraphy class is Wednesday, June 6th 6:30-8:30pm
This introduction to brush calligraphy course will teach you about the tools of brush calligraphy, basics in brushstrokes and technique, as well as cover a full alphabet. You'll leave class with all of your materials including a beautiful handwritten card to send to someone you love!
If you're brand new to brush calligraphy or just looking for more hands-on tips and techniques, this class is for you! The workshop is designed for both left and right-handed learners. We hope you can join us for a fun-filled evening!
- 16 page Course Material
- Tools: Brush Pen, Pencil
- Stationery and Envelopes
- Custom Tote Bag
- Demonstrations and guidance throughout the class
- Wine and cheese/light snacks
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Join us on Wednesday, June 13th 7:00-8:30pm we will be making a unique botanical masterpiece, your own living vertical garden you can hang in your office or home!
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn all about the popular Tillandsia (air plant). You’ll learn how to care for these remarkable plants (they need a little more love than just air alone!) and receive step-by-step guidance to create a vertical air plant garden to take home. The vertical garden mounted on cork bark is eye-catching and will turn any wall into your own tropical paradise.
This is a great class for anyone who wants to get started with gardening even if they have no outdoor space, or a more seasoned gardener interested in working vertically.
BYOB. All ages welcome, but must be over 21 to drink.
What You Can Expect
Watercolor Basics Workshop! Mark your calendars!! Sunday, August 5th 4-7pm
Learn the basics of watercolor, and put them into practice by painting a variety of cacti and succulents! Then you'll have time to paint on your own from photos that are provided. This is a great chance to practice and get immediate feedback.
Some of the watercolor basics we'll be covering is color theory, brushstrokes, and techniques such as wet-on-wet and layering.
Enjoy light refreshments and release your creativity. I can't wait to share this experience with you! Let's explore the wonder of watercolors together!
What's ProvidedAll materials will be provided for you, and they're for you to keep! Watercolor paper, brushes (round sizes 2 and 6), and watercolor paints.
What You Can Expect
Join us Sunday, May 20th from 4:30-6pm and learn hands-on how to make your very own Beeswax Candles with Essential Oils with Shamus from real.Soaps!
You'll get to take your handmade candles home with you, along with a better understanding of natural ingredients vs synthetic ones & the ability to make your own candles at home!
Instructor will provide the wax, wicks, jars & essential oils for you to make 2 Beeswax Candles to take home! ($40 value!)
This Workshop is BYOB!
What You Can Expect
Learn how Beeswax cleans the air
Take a break just for you and join us for a special May Day Flower Crown Party! Floral designer and botanical artist Leelee of Leelee's Garden is popping up with us for a celebration of spring and flowers on May 1st 7-9pm. Come make, sip, and learn the art of the flower crown!
In this workshop, you’ll learn a little bit about May Day, then get to the basics of construction. You'll get to pick out flowers and greens to make a flower crown for yourself to wear all night long.
With your new skills, you can make a crown for a diy wedding, as a baby shower or wedding shower gift, for a crafty girls night in with friends, or just for fun anytime you need to wear a crown of flowers (it happens!). Whether you're looking to add to your #boho skillset or just want to learn something new, this will be a really fun night.
All flowers and materials included. You're welcome to BYOB. Bring some friends, family, or come solo! Everyone is welcome to this flower power party.
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Mark your calendars! Wednesday, May 9th 6:30-8:30pm
Make your own candle while sipping a cocktail and finish the evening up with a little shopping! (All participants will receive a special discount on anything purchased that evening)
Transform your favorite mug into an adorable soy wax candle in an interactive candle-making class. The class, led by Chicago candle-maker Jessica Snively, creator of Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles, teaches you everything you need to know to make a soy wax candle in a reused or vintage container.
She’s poured candles in nearly everything that can be described as a “container”—quirkier finds have included a glass cowboy boot, vintage egg cup, honey bear jar, and mug that says “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”—so feel free to go on a thrift-shopping spree before class.
Throughout the process, you’ll create your own signature fragrance from a blend of scented soy-based oils. Jess will supply a bunch of eclectic oils with options from floral (e.g., Lavender and Juniper) to natural (e.g., Cedar and Eucalyptus) and sweet (e.g., Buttercream and Fudge Brownie) to rugged (e.g., Leather).
All the supplies are provided, including wax and fragrance oils. You can bring your own container or purchase one on-site. You’ll get 1 lb. of wax, and depending on the size of your container(s), you’ll leave with 1–2 completed candles. (For reference, 16 oz. of wax will fill a container approximately the size of a standard can of veggies.)
To help fuel your creative process, the cocktails will be flowing freely!
Hurry spots fill up FAST!
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Mark your calendars! Wednesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm
You've been dying to learn macrame and now is your chance to create a beautiful, textured plant hanging alongside a professional artist, Amy Zwikel!
The class will begin with intros and wine. Next, Amy will teach you several knot techniques and help you practice and perfect each one. Using those knot designs, you will create your very own plant hanging design. She will help guide you with designing, knotting and the overall look of your piece. Once your design is complete, you will trim and fray the ends. Everyone will complete their unique plant hanging during class so it is ready to hang the minute you get home! Your finished piece is generously sized at approximately 3 feet long. This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting a fun, creative experience in a charming Chicago gem. Grab a friend and join the group!
Cross-stitch is cool again! Join us Wednesday, April 11th for our first cross-stitch for beginners workshop led by the talented Steph of stephxstitch. In this class, she will take you through the basics of cross stitch: reading the pattern, selecting materials, threading the needle, and of course, the stitching itself. Steph will provide all of the materials necessary for your first cross-stitch project and we will stitch it together. What you don't finish in class you can take home to complete in your own time. For more information and to register: https://stephxstitch.myshopify.com/collections/cross-stitch-classes/products/cross-stitch-for-beginners-byob
Let's get stitching!