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!
We are so thrilled to announce we will be hosting our very first Brush Calligraphy Workshop with the talented Good Day Design. Workshop takes place on Wednesday, March 7th 6:30-8:30, Spots are limited and filling up quickly so be sure to register TODAY! Registration and more info go to http://www.brainnaschmall.com/introduction-into-modern-calligraphy/shop1021
Mark your calendars! We are so honored to be partnering with Welcome Home for a pop up event on Sunday, Feb 11th from 10-4pm. Welcome Home is a hand printed t-shirt brand. All T's are hand splattered and screen printed right here in Chicago. $2 of each shirt sold is donated to CAWC-a domestic violence shelter located right here in Chicago. For each T-shirt purchased on Feb 11th we will send a Valentine's Day card to a domestic violence survivor at CAWC. A free craft table will be set up for children (or adults!) to create their own valentine's day card to send to a child at the shelter. Please join us in Sending Love! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more details!
We got you, Bro. Your people like to shop here, so gift them what they want. Knock of your holiday shopping to-do list with one late-night of awesome gifts. complete with.....Beers, Brats, Booze and Bling. Highland Park Whisky will be here pouring, PBR's will be on ice, Brats will be boiling and jewelry designer Christina of Bella Colletta will be showing you some bling! As always we will be complimentary gift wrapping!
Holiday Hours! We've got some extended hours and late nights so head in after work to get your shopping done. We will have wine and beer on hand! You can sip or chug while we gift wrap. We will make this so easy and I promise there will be no stress involved! Note we have an evening for the guys planned for Thursday, Dec 21st. Details coming soon but I will say that whiskey tasting will be involved!! Happy Holidays!!!