Workshops for Kids  & Adults

 

Kids’ Workshops




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Afterschool Workshop Gallery


NEW Fall 2017:: Monday Afterschool Sewing     

3:30-5pm Ages: 6+

Students 6-7 will begin by learning hand sewing.

Students 8+ will master the use of a simple needle & thread as well as learn how to run a machine. Various hand stitches are taught along with machine techniques to develop well-rounded sewing students.


Tuesday Afterschool Sewing     

3:30-5pm Ages: 6+

Students 6-7 will begin by learning hand sewing.

Students 8+ will master the use of a simple needle & thread as well as learn how to run a machine. Various hand stitches are taught along with machine techniques to develop well-rounded sewing students.


Wednesday Afterschool Sewing 3:30-5pm

Ages: 6+

Students will master the use of a simple needle & thread as well as learn how to run a machine. Various hand stitches are taught along with machine techniques to develop well-rounded sewing students.


NEW Fall 2017:: Thursday Workshops 3:15-4:45

Ages: ENTERING 1ST-3RD GRADE     

Friday Afterschool Workshop projects are designed to be age appropriate for 1st-3rd graders. We teach a wide variety of skills such as sewing, paper & fiber arts, knitting, building with small hand tools and art appreciation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Friday Afterschool Workshops 3:15-4:45

Ages: 3RD (returning) - 5TH GRADE     

Friday Afterschool Workshop projects are designed to be age appropriate for 3RD-5TH graders. We teach a wide variety of skills such as sewing, paper & fiber arts, knitting, building with small hand tools and art appreciation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PLEASE NOTE: Our Friday workshop will follow the District 90 schedule. Watch email for schedule details when there is early dismissal or a Friday off.


Afterschool Workshops in Oak Park

Tuesday: Hatch

Wednesday: Irving

Thursday: Lincoln

Contact your PTO to register.




Our fall Afterschool Workshop Program was learning about 20th Century artists, Paul Klee, Georgia O’Keef & Marc Chagall, painting in their styles in a journal and on cloth that becomes a quilt....here’s the very first finished quilt.



Saturday Sewing 9:30am - 11:30am

And Private Lessons

Ages: 8+ Cost  $150 for 4-week session

Get going with the basics! Even if you’ve never sewn before, you’ll have success right from the start. At the first session, beginners learn hand sewing and then progress to learning to thread and operate a sewing machine! This class teaches traditional sewing skills (consistent seams, stitching curves, reading and cutting out patterns, and making buttonholes). Projects vary according to season and ages of students.




Saturday Knitting Club

Knitting Club continues throughout the school year until the end of May.

Beginners & Experienced   9:30 - 11:30,

Registration is by the month

$5 materials fee per registration

Knitting Club is designed for beginners and experienced knitters. Those with previous experience will be able to choose from a range of projects according to skill level and interests. Family and friends registering together will receive a reduced fee.

Click here to register






 

Extreme Knitting

Adult Workshops




Get a group of friends together to do a workshop..sewing, jewelry, art journals...you pick! And BYOW!

Plan on a 3 hour workshop to have time to just have fun, catch up with friends, escape the routine and create. Group workshops are $250 for up to 10 participants.






Saturday Knitting Club is kids and adults!

We recommend knitting for students 7-adult

Knitting Club continues throughout the school year until the end of May.

Beginners & Experienced   9:30 - 11:30

Knitters with previous experience will be able to choose from a range of projects according to skill level.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER






Adults and Kids LOVE making The Little Bits Cottage together. Plan a parent/child workshop with family or friends. It’s SOOOO much fun!





 

We have decided to offer Summer Saturday Sewing!

June 10-July 22 with no class on July 1, 9:30-11:30am

(Click HERE to register for Summer Saturday Sewing)

Registration for all other weekly school year workshops will open on August 1 and classes will begin September 5.


NEW THIS FALL: Monday Sewing

Monday Sewing will be for ages 6 and up. Projects will be differentiated according to ability. All new students will begin with hand sewing and progress to using a sewing machine.


NEW THIS FALL: Thursday Afterschool Workshop

We will offer a similar program as our beloved Friday Afterschool Workshop on THURSDAYS for ages 1st - 3rd graders (3rd graders who are new to the workshop).


FALL FRIDAYS will be for returning 3rd Graders - 5th Grade

Our Friday Afterschool Workshops often fill up in September because most of our students register for the entire school year. To secure a spot, we have opened registration for SEPTEMBER ONLY. For those who register for September, we will notify you first when registration opens for the rest of the school year. This year, we will offer Friday Afterschool Workshops by the session:

        •September

        •October-December

        •January-February

        •March -May

Click HERE to register for Fridays.

All our projects take more than one week to create and are designed to teach kids a wide variety of skills: fiber & paper, yarn, sewing, building.... Our goal is to teach kids to create useful  or sentimental projects. Here are a few: quilts, pillows, cottages, marbled paper, stationery, needle felted animals, toys, ornaments, totes, mittens, slippers, jewelry.... the list is rather endless....