Join us Alice's Table at Local Chicago and try your hand at a fun new skill. Unleash your creative side by learning the art of flower arranging and make a stunning bouquet to spruce up your home! Alice's Table class participants will enjoy a free wine tasting and 10% off purchases of bottles of wine!
Hope you can join us for some fun.
Only room for 10
What To Expect
The flower arranging can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the complexity and format of the arrangement. Alice’s Table provides aprons for you to wear for the duration of the event. Working with flowers can be messy, so make sure to wear something you won’t mind getting a little dirty.
What Should I Bring?
You don’t need to bring anything out of the ordinary with you - we provide the flowers, vases, and tools you will need to create your arrangement.
June 19th - 1PM to 3PM in front of 5422 W. Devon
Learn how to make pom poms and help us decorate the tree in front of our new location. All Ages.
Stop by on June 19th between 1 and 3pm we will supply everything you need to make red pom poms. We will show you a couple of different ways to make them. We hope that you will make a few to leave with us so that we can decorate the tree in front of our new location. We are planning on installing the pom poms and another fiber piece on June 24th.
So here's your chance to have some fun on Father's Day, learn something new, and make something beautiful.
Pom Pom making only takes 15 minutes or so, drop in anytime from 1 to 3.
Small children should be accompanied by an adult.
Local Goods Chicago is moving to 5422 W. Devon and we plan on opening in the new location on June 14th!
See you there.
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Darlene of Sun Sea Sky Designs will be demonstrating wire wrapping, a jewelry making technique. Her handmade jewelry designs, include earrings, bracelets and necklaces using glass, pearls and semi-precious gemstones and metals.
Meet Kimberly Polka the artist behind The Glass Station, maker of jewelry, night lights, wine stoppers and more
Here's her story:
I first took a jewelry design course in high school and became infatuated with creating beautiful unique items to wear that i could say i made. sadly, after high school there was not really a place for me to create and real life began – working to pay bills and having little to no time to create.
Fortunately, i have energy unlike most and have always worked more then one job (sometimes as many as 5-6) which unfortunately, left me with very little time to be creative in any way. As far as making jewelry, there was not only the lack of time, but the lack of money and space for the expensive equipment and materials. Until one day some coworkers came into the office wearing the cutest beaded necklaces proclaiming “i made it” when i took notice. They had taken a stringing class at a local bead store – immediately i was in love and the epiphany that i did not need a ‘studio’ to create was realized. Well, a decade later and I have a studio where I lampwork (melt glass in a torch), fuse (warm glass in a kiln) and do silversmithing. I continue to take classes to increase my skills and strive to come up with new exciting designs.
I am very close with my family and friends and without them would not be where i am today (literally since some of them are my best customers!) additionally, i have the most supportive husband a girl could ask for. He told me my creations were amazing and oogled over my glasswork long before it was anything to be too proud of and he often makes life bearable when i feel like i am coming apart at the seams. We have two cats, two dogs and a lizard – although, sometimes i wonder if they have us. Being home is like being on the discovery channel some days.
I left my job of nearly twelve years in may 2012 to do what i love. Hopefully you find my creations a necessity affording me the ability to continue doing what i love to make a modest living!
To celebrate Chicago Artists Month we are offering 7 demos featuring artists from Local Goods Chicago. Most of the demos are less than an hour and many offer a hands on activity.
Two session 11AM or 12Noon unless otherwise noted.
Only $5 to reserve your space and the day of the demo you receive $5 off of any purchase.
Oct 3rd - Glass Demo with The Glass Station - Lampwork with a torch! (one session only)
Oct 10th - Terrarium making or Hand-Cast cement planters
Oct 17th - Fabric Painting with Cat from Made by Cat Painter
Oct 24th - Make a leather bowl from recycled leather clothing - with Tracey Dobson
Oct 31st - Mixed Media demo with Kathleen's Kollections
Nov 1st - Paper Bead Making from old maps with KaLaLu
Nov 14th - Graffiti Lettering with Joe Mills
Our make & take Kids' Craft Series sessions brings out the creator in your child, they will make items that will be used and enjoyed for years to come!
Each week will focus on a new craft and skills.
This is a 3 week session: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26
Saturdays 10:30 to 12
Ages: 7 and up
Minimum of 3 students required to run this class.
Sign up here!
Questions, email Denise@localgoodschicago.com