2017 Holiday Classes and Workshops

crafts workshops2017 Holiday Classes and Workshops

NOVEMBER

 

 

Nov. 27 Christmas Ornament Class for adults and tweens at KPop Pop Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. Participants will make a variety of Christmas ornaments. Materials for 6 different ornaments will be provided. $20. Registration information on the Facebook event page.

Nov. 27 Zig Zag Cowl advanced crochet red, green and white scarf class for adults- crochet the ripple pattern and work in back loops. $40. 5:30-8:30 pm. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #156705999: joann.com  

Nov. 27 Hang Ups by Jan At this class you’ll create an aDOORable, fun (large) Christmas tree! 6 pm at VFW Lafore Lock Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Rd, Springfield. Facebook event post.

Nov. 27 Christmas Ornament Class – Make a variety of Christmas ornaments. Materials for 6 different ornaments will be provided. Come and make some personalized ornaments for your Christmas tree. (Adults and tweens are welcome.) Fee is $20. At I-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. Facebook post.

Nov. 28 Snowman Decorated Cookies Class for adults at Michael’s, 3119 S. Veterans Pkwy, Springfield. 6:30-8:30 pm. You’ll melt for these snowmen! Decorate snowman-shaped cookies with fun buttercream designs. Supplies are not included and may cost up to $15. See website for details and to register

Nov. 28 Candy Cottage Construction Workshop – holiday fun where youth will build and design a candy cottage. This workshop is open to all ages 8-18. Cost is $5 which includes all the delicious building materials. 6-8 pm at the Sangamon County Extension Office located at 700 S. Airport Drive in Springfield. Register online.Register by texting or calling 217/416-2355. Payment is due by 11/17 (Cash or Check). Pay Pal available for a $3 fee. 

Nov. 29 Stamped Candle Class In this lunch time class you’ll create fun and beautiful candies, perfect for decorating or for giving as a gift. Spend your lunch hour creating 3 candles and enjoying lunch with our creative community. (Adults only) registration is limited to 15. Fee is $15 You can come anytime between noon and 2 and complete 

the project. It should take about 45 minutes. At K-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. Bring your lunch. Facebook event.

DECEMBER

Dec. 1 Knit Ornament Class – advanced knitting class for adults. Knit a two-color row, use double-pointed needles and work in the round. $40. 5:30-8:30 pm. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #15705981: joann.com  

Dec. 2 Gingerbread Parent and Me Class at LLCC. Build a gingerbread house with royal icing and decorate with candles. Together, you will take home your completed gingerbread house! Limit of 2 children per adult. Event post.

Dec. 2 Holiday Candy for Adults at Lincoln Land. Spend the morning making all the holiday favorites, caramels, brittle, toffee and several types of fudge. Each participant will take home a box containing some of each of the candies made in class. $45. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at LLCC’s Workforce Careers Center, room 1121. More information on the class event page.

Dec. 2 Arctic Explorers Zoo Class – Zooper Edventure Class at Henson Robinson Zoo for kids ages 5-6 from 1-3 pm. Games, crafts, a zoo discovery walk and more. Must pre-register. $13 for Springfield Park District residents; $15 for non-residents. Call 585-1821 to sign up or for more information.

Dec. 2 Fresh Evergreen Wreath Making Workshops at Washington Park Botanical Garden’s Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield. Workshops are 9 am to noon and 1:30-4:30 pm. Bring your own pruning shears and custom decorations for a wreath. Pre-register/ pre-payment is required. $30 members; $35 non-members. 546-4116.

Dec. 2 Kids’ Pom Pom Ornament Class 1:30-4:30 pm. Beginner class – use a pom pom maker and paint with acrylic paint. For ages 5+. $35. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #15663610: joann.com  

Dec. 2 Snowman Sign Making Class. For ages 6-adult. Using treated pieces of wood, stencils and special paints instructor Stefanie Rohman will teach how to create your own charming snowman sign. This would be perfect to hang on the wall for Christmas or all winter season. It would also make a perfect Christmas gift! All materials provided. 10:30 am-12:30 pm at Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water Street, Decatur. 423-3189. 
Fee: Member $25/Non Member $30 decaturarts.org

Dec. 2 Let it Snow, Man Paint Nite at Boone’s Saloon, 301 W. Edwards, Springfield. Paint and sip on your choice of wine, beer, or cocktail available for purchase  No experience necessary! Just follow the step-by-step guidance to create your own version of the painting in about two hours. $45. Facebook event page.

Dec. 4 Candy Cottage Construction Workshop – holiday fun where youth will build and design a candy cottage. This workshop is open to all ages 8-18. Cost is $5 which includes all the delicious building materials. 6-8 pm at the Menard County Extension Office located at 420 S. 7th St. in Petersburg, IL . Register online.

Dec. 5 Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating at Boone’s Saloon, 301 W. Edwards St., Springfield. Decorate large ugly sweater cookies for yourself or friends. No bake, No mess! Color icings, demonstrations and container is provided. 5 cookies for $20. Facebook event page 

 

Dec. 5 Merry Christmas Pick-Up Truck Paint Night at It’s All About Wine at 6 pm. Hosted by Picasso on the Prairie. Absolutely no previous painting experience or expertise neede

d. It will be an easy step by step process. For pricing and more information, call (217) 971-3907. Register Online

Dec. 6 Canning Jar Christmas Class at 6:30 pm. Canning jars are versatile. They’re great for storage, for decorating, and for gifts. Several jars will be on display. You can choose any 6 to create and take home to use or to share. At K-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. (Adults and tweens are welcome.) Registration is limited to 12. Register via Facebook event page.

Dec. 8 Kids Gingerbread House Decorating Class at 6:30 pm at K-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. A fun, family event. We will be decorating pre-built gingerbread houses. Candy, cookies, and cereal will be available to choose from. Families can work together to complete one house or purchase a separate house for each person. Holiday music and treats for all. Adults must be present with their child. Registration is limited to 15 houses. $30 per house. Register via 

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Dec. 9 Holiday Candy for Adults at Lincoln Land. Spend the morning making all the holiday favorites, caramels, brittle, toffee and several types of fudge. Each participant will take home a box containing some of each of the candies made in class. $45. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at LLCC’s Workforce Careers Center, room 1121. More information on the class event page.

Dec. 9 Kids’ Christmas Kiss Cookies Class 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Beginner foodcrafting class – learn simple piping techniques, and personalize with springles and sugars. Ages 5+. $35. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #15647407: joann.com  

Dec 9 Make-It Take-It Holiday Craft at Chatham Library Looking for a fun, FREE holiday craft activity to enjoy with your kids or grandkids? Bring them to the Chatham Library for a chance to create a special holiday-themed craft project together. 10:00 a.m. – noon.  The library’s activity room will be stocked with craft samples and supplies for you and your child to create a cute, easy holiday craft.

Dec. 9 Kids’ Hand-Sewn Mini-Stocking Class beginner sewing class for ages 5+. Follow a basic pattern and hand sew. 1:30-4:30 pm. $35.  At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #15663628: joann.com  

Dec. 11 Christmas Cookie Class at Specialty Cakes, 1560 Wabash Ave., Springfield 6:00 pm for ages 13 & up.  $25.00 and all supplies are provided – you just need to show up and have fun! Each person will go home with 1 dozen cut out sugar cookies made with love by you! Call the bakery at 698-6399 to pay for the class or stop by.

Dec. 11 Home Decor Pillow Sewing Class 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Intermediate sewing class for adults. Follow a pattern, and make and apply cording to make a holiday-themed pillow. $40. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #15663594: joann.com  

Dec. 11 Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating at Boone’s Saloon, 301 W. Edwards St., Springfield. Decorate large ugly sweater cookies for yourself or friends. No bake, No mess! Color icings, demonstrations and container is provided. 5 cookies for $20. Facebook event page 

Dec. 11 Pet Gift Class at K-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. Have a special dog or cat in your life? We will be making fun gifts for cats and dogs. Dog gifts will include a leash holder, bandana, treat holder, and stamped name tag. Cat gifts will include a wand toy, bandana, treat holder, and a stamped name tag. Four projects of your choice are included. A few extra kits will be available for sale at the workshop. (Adults and tweens welcome.) Registration is limited to 12. Fee is $25. Register on Facebook page.

Dec. 11 Peace, Love Joy Paint Night at Omar’s Latin Fusion Cuisine, 6901 Preston Drive, Springfield. 7 pm.  Make a painting of ornaments, personalized any way you want. Ashley Blake will walk you through this one of a kind painting. $45. Register via the Facebook event page.

Dec. 13 Gift Tags Class at K-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. Noon to 2 pm. Spend your lunch time creating gift tags, whether your style is traditional, modern, or whimsical. Everything you need will be provided. (Adults only.) Registration is limited to 15. Fee is $15 Lunch time KPops are open from 12-2. You can come any time during that time frame. It should take about 45 minutes to complete. Bring your lunch or snack here. Register as “Going” on the event’s Facebook page.

Dec. 14 Felt Ornaments Drop-In Craft Night at Sherman Library Drop in any time between 6:00-7:30 p.m. and make a felt ornament at the Sherman Public Library. There will be gingerbread, reindeer, mitten, and dove templates for you to pick from. This event is free and open to the public. Great family craft activity!

Dec. 16 Kids’ Pillowcase Class – sew a holiday-themed pillow. Beginner sewing class – cut and pin fabric, stitch seams, machine sew finished product.  9:30 am – 12:30 pm. $35. Ages 8+. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #9096561: joann.com  

Dec. 16 Penguin Party Zoo Class – Zooper Edventure Class at Henson Robinson Zoo for kids ages 7-9 from 1-3 pm. Games, crafts, a zoo discovery walk and more. Must pre-register. $13 for Springfield Park District residents; $15 for non-residents. Call 585-1821 to sign up or for more information.

Dec. 18 Christmas Cookie Class at Specialty Cakes, 1560 Wabash Ave., Springfield 6:00 pm for ages 13 & up.  $25.00 and all supplies are provided – you just need to show up and have fun! Each person will go home with 1 dozen cut out sugar cookies made with love by you! Call the bakery at 698-6399 to pay for the class or stop by.

Dec. 19 Christmas and Holiday Tags class at Chatham Area Public Library. 6 pm  – Free. A limited number of seats area available. Call the library at 483-2713 to reserve your spot. This program is geared toward adults and is open to anyone in High School or older. https://chathamlibrary.wordpress.com/library-programs/craft-thing/

Dec. 20 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers Class at K-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. 6:30 pm. You might be looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers, neighbor gifts, or just a little something for co-workers or staff. You will make several items and enjoy holiday treats. (Adults only) registration is limited to 12. $25 fee. Register on Facebook event page.

Dec. 20 Christmas Party Paint Night 7 pm at La Fiesta, 2830 Stevenson, Springfield. Gather your co-workers, date, family or come by yourself and make new friends! It’s Paint Nite Party time! Wear your favorite holiday sweater (ugly or not) and let’s celebrate the holiday’s! $27 with promo code Ashley27  See Facebook event for details

Dec. 22-23 Gingerbread Workshop at Children’s Museum of Illinois – 2 sessions daily – 10-noon and 1-3. This version of the holiday tradition is without the gingerbread baking! $15 per house for Museum Members; $20 per house for Non-Members. (3 people per house – houses are quite large). Cost includes admission to the Museum. Must be pre-registered and pre-paid; limited spots available. Register online  

Dec. 28 Kids’ Comfy Pants Sewing Class 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Intermediate sewing class where kids will follow a simple pattern, sew curved seams, add hem and an elastic waistband on holiday-themed fabric to make comfy pants. $45. Ages 8+. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #11786167: joann.com  

 

Past 2017 Events:

Nov. 4 Learn to Knit Class for Kids – learn now then practice over winter break! Learn the basics, cast on and bind off, and make and take a beanbag. Free class supplies, while they last. 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. $35. Ages 8+. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #96793036: joann.com  

Nov. 4 Learn to Crochet Class for Kids – learn now then practice over winter break! Learn the basics, make a slip knot and chain, and make and take a beanbag. Free class supplies, while they last. 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. $35. Ages 8+. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #13635479: joann.com  

Nov. 4 Holiday Painted Rocks Class at Michael’s, 3119 S. Veterans Pkwy, Springfield. 10 am to noon. Making stuff with kids rocks. Bring your little ones to paint rocks with us. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. $2 per person; for children ages 3 and up. Register online.

Nov. 4 Holiday Painting Class 9 am at the Auburn Public Library with Lonnie Cain $45/ participant.  https://auburnpubliclibraryil.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

Nov. 4 Spa Gifts Class for adults and tweens. Looking for a great holiday gifts? Participants will make several homemade toiletries – lip gloss, scrubs, bath bombs, and more. A handout with recipes will be included, so that you can recreate your favorites for family and friends. 

At KPop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield. $20. Read more on the Facebook event.

Nov. 4-5 Holiday Home Decor Seminars at Scheels – Saturday 10 am and 2 pm; Sunday 11 am and 3 pm. From trees and mantels to tables and shelving, learn about the latest décor trends at this FREE seminar. Enjoy decorating  tips, treats and register to win great prizes. Registration is required! Please call the SCHEELS Event Office to reserve your spot. Seminar is repeated for all sessions. 

Nov. 7 Winter Wreath Class at Melting Glass Studio, 808 E. Stanford, Springfield. $35. All supplies included. Registration information on the Facebook Event.

Nov. 8 Joy Yard Sign class with Kathi Kelly & Me, location TBD; 7-9 pm. $35. Register online 

Nov. 8 Holiday Paint Class at Melting Glass Studio, 808 E. Stanford, Springfield. You are provided the wooden cut out and all supplies to paint your creation. $25. All supplies included. Registration information on the Facebook Event.

Nov. 9 Home Decor Pillow Sewing Class 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Intermediate sewing class for adults. Follow a pattern, and make and apply cording to make a holiday-themed pillow. $40. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #15663594: joann.com

Nov. 11 Holiday Cookies Class for Adults at Lincoln Land Community College in the Workforce Careers Center, room 1121. One of LLCC’s most popular classes, featuring several dozen cookie varieties. Bake in groups to share with the class. Each participant will leave with several of each cookie made in class. 9:30 am – noon. $45. Register for class CEW 500-77. For ages 19 and over. To register, call 786-2355. More information online.

Nov. 11 Kids’ Comfy Pants Sewing Class 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Intermediate sewing class where kids will follow a simple pattern, sew curved seams, add hem and an elastic waistband on holiday-themed fabric to make comfy pants. $45. Ages 8+. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #11786167: joann.com  

Nov. 11 Kids’ Craft Stick Ornament Class 10 am to noon. At Michael’s, 3119 S. Veterans Pkwy, SpringfieldBring the kids to make handmade ornaments. AKA: the cutest keepsakes ever. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. $2/person, for ages 3 and up. 

Nov. 14 Cards With Mary – holiday card making – make 3 Christmas/winter cards. $15. 1-3 pm. At the Paper Boutique, 1029 Wabash Ave, Springfield. Register online. paper-boutique.com

Nov. 14 Pub Projects with Urban Sassafras at Celtic Mist, 117 S. 7th St., Springfield. Artist Dani Sakach will be on hand as you create something new! Supplies and instructions will be available for a number of projects including terrariums, wall weavings, string art, jewelery, christmas gifts, and more! Kits range from $18-$26. All participants will receive a 50% off coupon for a set of handmade earrings, and will enter a raffle for a $50 Urban Sassafras gift card! 7 pm – 10 pm. Facebook event post

Nov. 15 Snowman Yard Sign class 7 pm – 9 pm at Brickhouse Grill & Pub, 3136 W Iles Ave, Springfield. Decorate your house for the winter by painting this awesome snowman 4 ft yard Sign. $35. Facebook event – register online.

Nov. 16 Winter Sign on Wood Class for ages 21+. Using treated pieces of wood, stencils and special paints, learn to create your own charming wintery sign. This would be perfect to hang on the wall for Christmas or all winter season. Makes a perfect Christmas gift! 6-8 pm. Fee: Members $25/Non Members $30. This is part of the Cocktails & Creations series at Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water Street, Decatur. 423-3189   decaturarts.org

November 18 Holiday Leftover Cooking Class for Adults at Lincoln Land Community College in the Workforce Careers Center, room 1107. 9:30-11 am. Find creative was to re-purpose holiday leftovers with a healthy twist. Get hands-on creating exciting paninis, wraps, a fall salad and much more. $45.  Learn more on event post.

Nov. 18 Holiday Cookies Class for Adults at Lincoln Land Community College in the Workforce Careers Center, room 1121. One of LLCC’s most popular classes, featuring several dozen cookie varieties. Bake in groups to share with the class. Each participant will leave with several of each cookie made in class. 9:30 am – noon. $45. Register for class CEW 500-81. For ages 19 and over. To register, call 786-2355. More information online.

Nov. 18 Kids’ Pattern Pillow Sewing Class 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Intermediate sewing class for kids – follow a pattern and make a star-shaped pillow, sewing curved seams. $35 Ages 8+. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #909656   joann.com  

Nov. 18 Holiday Banner Class at Michael’s, 3119 S. Veterans Pkwy, Springfield. 10 am to noon. Little makers will love to create a fun holiday banner. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. $2/person; for ages 3 and up. 

Nov. 18 Holiday Wreaths at Michael’s, 3119 S. Veterans Pkwy, Springfield. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Dazzle your guests with a gorgeous winter wreath. Buy the wreath base, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. Kids can make a free craft stick reindeer. Cost: Buy the wreath base, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. Read more online.

Nov. 18 Holiday Houses Class. For ages 6-adult. Use a variety of papers, sturdy card stock, cardboard and much more to create a series of charming houses. Add windows, building fronts and other elements to create your own little village. These would make a great decoration for the winter and holidays. All materials provided. (Parent add $10) 10:30 am-12:30 pm. at Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water Street, Decatur. 423-3189. Members $15/ Non Members $17 decaturarts.org

Nov. 18 Holiday Art-Making Family Class Make decorative holiday art to take home! Come as a family and make memories together! Free. All ages may participate. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 1-3 pm at Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water Street, Decatur. 423-3189. decaturarts.org

Nov. 19 Personalized OrnamentMore information on website 1-3 pm at Michael’s. Join us for a MAKEbreak this Sunday to make a one-of-a-kind treasure. Buy the ornament and the rest of the supplies will be provided. Age 3 and up welcome. Pre-registration is not required, first come, first served, please arrive in enough time to complete project prior to 3 pm. 

Nov. 20 Crochet Angel Ornament  5:30-8:30 pm. Intermediate crochet class for adults to create a magical ring, following and finishing a lace pattern and crocheting in the round. $40. At Joann Fabrics, 3051 W. Wabash, Springfield. Register online or in store for class #156584210: joann.com  

Nov. 21 Fox Felt Coffee Sleeve Class for high school and adults at Chatham Area Public Library – make a cute felt coffee sleeve to look like a fox. Keep this for yourself or use it as a cute holiday gift for a friend. Free.  Register to attend by calling 483-2713. chathamlibrary.wordpress.com 

Nov. 21 Advent Calendar Class Have you always wanted to create one of those cute advent calendars, but been overwhelmed? Want something more than just a piece of chocolate? Have more than one child? You will be able to choose from three different types of calendars. Extra kits will be available for sale at the session if you have more than one child. Lots of ideas for fillers, including activity ideas for each day. (Adults only) . Register on Facebook event by the morning of  Nov. 21. Fee is $20. At K-Pop Pop-Up Workshops, 531 Williams, Springfield.

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