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Winter 2019 Mini Workshops

Register for Mini Workshops this winter!

Learn to Knit Mini Workshop

Instructor: Anne Howard

  • Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm, February 23
    • Fee: $16

Pick up a meditative and creative new hobby in just three hours! February is a great time to make yourself a warm new scarf. Learn the basics of knitting and develop a pattern for your first project. Please note you will need one pair of straight needles (US size 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11) and one skein of yarn. Inexpensive acrylic yarn in a bright or pastel color is recommended; it should be labeled worsted weight, medium weight, or 4. A yarn store such as CloseKnit in Evanston can help you choose.  

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 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.