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. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



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 They will make a wide variety of whimsical and useful projects.

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Wednesday Fashionista
3:30-5pm Ages: 10+ (9+ w/ previous sewing classes)

This sewing class will focus on creating garments from a pattern. Instructors will teach the tips and tricks of fitting, putting in zippers, snaps, buttons and everything it takes to make a garment look good. Students will be proud to wear what they make!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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

Ages: ENTERING 1ST-NEW 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

September FULL (Oct-Dec will open in 3 wks)

Ages: (returning 3RD) 4th - 6TH 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.

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.




Saturday Sewing 9:30am - 11:30am

And Private Lessons

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

We welcome Parents to sew with their children! Just register for 2 and a discount will be applied.

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.

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Saturday Knitting Club STARTS 10/7

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.

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Saturday Crochet Club STARTS 10/7

Continues throughout the school year

Beginners & Experienced   9:30 - 11:30,

Registration is by the month

$5 materials fee per registration

This workshop is for beginners and experienced crocheters. We’ll focus on AMIGURUMI, a Japanese style of crocheting adorable three dimensional animals and happy, smiling objects. 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+

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!





 

Registration is OPEN! Classes will begin September 5.


NEW THIS FALL: Monday Sewing

Monday Sewing will be for ages 6 and up. The first project will be to create The Princess & the Pea: building a bed, sewing a doll & mattresses and felting a pea!


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 - 6th Grade September FULL

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


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 projects. Here are just a few: quilts, pillows, cottages, marbled paper, stationery, needle felted animals, toys, ornaments, totes, mittens, slippers, jewelry.... the list is rather endless....

NEW THIS FALL: Crochet Club: Amigurumi Saturdays

This workshop is for beginners and experienced crocheters. We’ll focus on AMIGURUMI, a Japanese style of crocheting adorable three dimensional animals.

 

We’ll kick off our

NEW Monday Sewing Workshop
with The Princess & the Pea.
Students will start with building
the bed, then sewing the Princess
and ALL her mattresses...then the
felted pea. Allow 4-5 wks to complete