classes + workshops

After-School Classes

Classes for ages 5-12 offer super-flexible scheduling and are drop-off 430pm-6pm weekdays. Projects and activities are scaled to ability, learning goals, number of planned visits or just for fun. Register for a single class or use a class pack: class packs span both semesters so you really can pick and choose and never worry about missing a day, scheduling a make-up or changing minds.

  • Come once per week for the same class (then switch anytime if there’s space).

  • Come once per week and try different classes each week.

  • Come multiple times in a week to try various classes.

  • Join anytime--start and pause whenever works for you.

  • Skip a week or three...let it be stress fee and easy.

That’s convenient dabbling! Just pre-register for the date to ensure a spot. [These same funordinary activities are part of our Crafter-School after-school program. Want to learn more?]

drop-in Crafternoons.

5-Visit No Plan, No Problem Drop-In Crafternoon Pass
Choose your own adventiure! This pass can be used to drop-in for single visits to School-Year Crafternoons 4pm-6pm, and those offered throughout the summer season, 330pm-6pm.

Brownie and Girl Scout Troop Badge Central

Brownies and Girl Scouts looking for an outing or an opportunity to learn and earn (a new badge, that is)? Contact the workshop to plan your troop’s creative adventure.

Private and Small-Group Lessons

Do you know someone with a sewing machine who doesn’t know how to use it? Just need a 30-minute refresher on how to cast-on? Or someone who would love to start and complete a project with a little help and support?  Prices start at $45.

Stitched Together | A Year of Making

2-hour art and craft workshops on the weekends to support Chicago families making and playing together. Recommended for ages 7+ but please do register if you believe your child to be ready.

  • October 27, 2018 Hand-painted zipper pouches with tassels and charms

  • November 17, 2018 Hand-sewn microwavable pocket-hand-warmers before it gets too cold

  • December 15, 2018 Embroidered travel-tissue holders (don't leave home without it)

  • January 12, 2019 Repairing jeans and embellishing sweaters with sashiko and duplicate-stitch techniques (bring your own jeans and/or sweater, or learn the technique on our samples)

  • February 9, 2019 Reusable fabric envelopes and embroidered merit badges/awards

  • March 16, 2019 Mixed-textile portraits (don't let the simple description fool you!)

  • April 6, 2019 Bird, twig and pom decor for Spring

  • May 4, 2019 Applique slogan shirts (bring your own t-shirt, sweatshirt, button-up, or learn the technique on our samples)

  • June 8, 2019 Hand-sewn fabric "yo yo" jewelry

  • July 13, 2019 Add a pocket to your clothes (bring your own dress, skirt, shorts, shirt, etc., or learn the technique on our samples)

  • August 17, 2019 Mono-print/stamped fabric clutches or wallets

  • September 21, 2019 Funky-cute little sewing-kit-needle-books

(All imagery pictured along with our event listings is copyright its original maker and is included for inspiration only-- please contact us if you'd like the image credit details or to learn where to buy an item if it is for sale. We are not affiliated with any of the artists behind the images, other than those we created ourselves. We very much respect the difference between imitation and inspiration and endorse only the latter.)