Mini Workshops

sewing pillows

Sewing

party pinatas

PiƱata Making

soup making

Soup Making

Fall 2019 Mini Workshops

Register for Mini Workshops this fall!

Basic Sewing - Pillows

Instructor: Adam Lazar

  • Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm, October 5
    • Fee: $16

Create a pillow for your home while learning how to sew on a machine! Develop important skills such as threading the machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed pillow and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.

* All supplies are included

 

Basic Sewing - Drawstring Backpacks

Instructor: Adam Lazar

  • Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm, October 19
    • Fee: $16

Stash your stuff in style with a drawstring backpack that you sew yourself! Develop important skills such as threading the sewing machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed backpack and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.

* All supplies are included

 

Basic Sewing - Cutlery Rolls

Instructor: Adam Lazar

  • Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm, November 2
    • Fee: $16

Take your forks, chopsticks and reusable straws everywhere you go with a cutlery roll that you make yourself! You’ll create this project on a sewing machine while developing important skills such as threading the machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed cutlery roll and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.

* All supplies are included

 

Learn to Knit - Basic Knitting 1

Instructor: Anne Howard

  • Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm, November 2
    • Fee: $16

Pick up a meditative and creative hobby in just three hours! Fall is a great time to make yourself a warm new scarf. Learn the basics of knitting and develop a pattern for your first project.

*All supplies are included (knitting needles and a skein of yarn)

 

Learn to Knit - Basic Knitting 2

Instructor: Anne Howard

  • Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm, November 9
    • Fee: $16

After reviewing knitting basics, learn how to combine knitting and purling to follow patterns and complete projects.

*All supplies are included (knitting needles and a skein of yarn)

 

Halloween Photo Art Workshop

Instructor: Debra Blade

  • Tuesday: 6 pm - 8:30 pm, October 29
    • Fee: $16

Learn creative, creepy darkroom techniques using photo paper and scary objects. No darkroom experience necessary. Come and have fun!

*All supplies are included.

 

Workshop Event Packages

Make it a party and buy a Mini Workshop! Privately held group workshops are now available for purchase. Whether it's a birthday, after-work bonding, or departmental team building, you can make it your own. Please contact the Mini Courses staff at minicourses@u.northwestern.edu to schedule any of the following workshops or to request others! We will work to put together a workshop that fits your needs. Please note that at least six individuals must attend the workshop. 

Smartphone Photography
Want to make the most out of your cell phone camera? Want to become the next Instagram star? Learn how to take great portraits, landscapes, and action shots using your smartphone camera. 

Cuisine Workshop
Buy a Cuisine Workshop instructed by Northwestern Dining Staff! Learn how to make truffles, soups, and many more spring-themed creations or suggest your own topic. 

My Enchanted Teapot
Be our guest for this special workshop and learn glazing techniques to personalize your very own teapot. Cost includes the teapot, glaze, and firing. 

One Night Masterpiece
Relax and recreate your own special painting from one of the greatest masterpieces. 16x20 canvas and paints are provided.