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DIY Sushi Making

Sushi is the best. And it's even better when you can make it anytime you want. Once you learn how to make sushi at home, you can eat as much as your heart desires, and you can wow your friends with your impressive new culinary skills. So, get started in this beginner's class to learn how to make sus...

DIY Party

We offer DIY parties for groups of all kinds. Just pick a date and project to do. Then book with your $50 deposit to get your party started. Parties last an hour and a half to two hours and include instruction and materials to complete your projects. Once you book online, we'll follow up to find o...

Impressionist painting like Leonid Afremov

Want to try a new style of painting? Have you ever wondered how to paint with those palette knife things? In this class, we'll be looking at paintings by the artist Leonid Afremov, whose beautifully colorful and reflective works draw your eye immediately. You'll learn about his technique and be able...

Cross Stitch

So, cross stitch is kind of a big deal right now. The art of pixel painting with colored thread has been rediscovered. Now you can add a bit of tradition and class to any pop-culture reference or quote you want to make. Nothing says classy AF like some good ol' fashioned cross stitch art to decorate...

Needle Felting

In this class you will learn how to needle felt with colorful dyed wool. You will be able to turn a few handfuls of loose wool into neat little felted creatures. These little guys look fantastic on a bookshelf or on your desk or even as an ornament. Age requirement 12-up.

Woodworking 101

If you want to start working with the wood shop at MAKE SOUTH BEND, this class will introduce to the basic use of most of our wood shop tools and let you make a small project. After all, hands on practice is the best kind. After taking one of our 101 or Safety classes, you'll be able to work on your...

Van Gogh Style Painting

The fun of painting like Van Gogh is the ability to lay the paint on thick and not worry about making things look perfect. Van Gogh's style involves a lot of color and movement. You'll learn about his impasto technique and be able to make your own unique painting emulating his style. Impressionist p...

DIY Glass Terrarium

Love plants but wish you had more places to put them? Why not make your own glass terrarium trio planter? With this project, you'll be able to turn some sheet glass and copper into a trendy, cool stained glass terrarium. This listing is to purchase the virtual lesson to learn how to make this terr...

DIY Stained Glass Flamingo

Come on. Who doesn't love a cheery pink flamingo? Now you can make this amazing stained glass flamingo sun catcher that is so cute it will make your friends want one too. This listing is to purchase the virtual lesson to learn how to make this stained glass flamingo. That includes video instructi...

DIY Clay Turtle

Make a cool clay project at home with our virtual lessons. This lesson will show you how to create a fun ceramic turtle in air dry clay. This booking is for the virtual lesson alone, which includes video instruction, written instruction and a template to use. You will have the options during checkou...

DIY Stained Glass Succulent

This succulent project is one of our most popular classes and sells out regularly. So we wanted to make it available online so you can always find a spot in this class. Now you can make this cool succulent that won't die if it's ignored, unlike real plants. This listing is to purchase the virtual...

DIY Stained Glass Cactus

Bring the green into your house with this cool three dimensional cactus stained glass project. This listing is to purchase the virtual lesson to learn how to make this stained glass cactus project. That includes video instruction, written instruction and templates you'll need to make this project...

Wire Wrapped Bonsai

Learn the basics of wire wrapping, a beautiful and flexible art form. We'll show you how to simply turn a bit of wire into an incredible bonsai tree sculpture. With this project under your belt, you'll be able to transfer the techniques to larger or more complex wire projects. All materials included...

Wheel Throwing 101

*Each date has two time slots. Make sure you sign up for the right one. Want to tackle something new, practical and maybe messy? Then making ceramics on the potter's wheel is just what you need. This one time class will give you the all the necessary steps to get you on your way to making custom c...

Tech Lab 101

Come learn about all the equipment in our tech lab in one session. This includes the 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC machine, and vinyl cutter. You'll learn about how to run the machine itself, as well the software to go with it. Class limited to two students per session. This is a required prerequis...

Intro to Crochet

All you need is a ball of yarn and a crochet hook to start making scarves, blankets or small gifts. Learn the basics of crochet in this class as you get hands on practice with each step of the process. Perfect for beginners. Yarn and hook provided. Max 10

Bob Ross Style Oil Painting

Bob Ross was an American painter and a boss at painting landscapes. In the class you'll learn the basics of oil painting and try his wet-on-wet oil painting technique for painting happy trees and majestic mountains. You'll be glad you did!

Upcycling: Melting Glass Bottles

Learn to upcycle old wine bottles and other glass through a method called slumping. You can use these as cheese trays, cutting boards, spoon rests, bar decorations and more! You'll be learning about prepping glass for melting and the process of using a kiln to slump glass so you can make more whenev...

Calligraphy Intro

You know an art form is here to stay when it conforms and adapts to the stylings of new generations. Use your own handwriting to make beautiful letters. Learn to use a calligraphy pen and get the basics to start writing beautifully with modern and traditional calligraphy.

Screen Printing

Learn the basics of single-color screen printing for your own shirts and posters. Bring a black and white or one-color design on a transparency, sheet of paper, or USB device and a material to print on (T-shirt, tote bag, poster board, etc).

Intermediate Sewing

If you've got a handle on the basics of sewing but want to try something a little more challenging, this class is for you. Learn to sew a project with a zipper and attached belt as you create a trendy belt bag or fanny pack. We'll have a variety of materials to complete the project including the l...

Block Printing

Learn the basics of block printing in this fun beginner class. We'll show you how to design, carve and stamp your own rubber blocks for printing. You can then stamp a few cards or a tea towel. Max 9

Stained Glass Sun Catcher

What better way to start your stained glass making journey than with a cool sun catcher? This art is perfect for winter as it will brighten any room or window you place it in. Learn all the skills needed to make Tiffany style stained glass, including cutting and grinding glass, using copper tape a...

Cement Planter + Stand

Concrete is extremely simple to work with, and great for beginners or anyone who appreciates its textured, minimalist look. Learn to make this cool, simple plant stand and planter out of concrete and few dowel rods. We'll show you how to mix the concrete, create molds, set everything in place, and f...

4 Week Pottery Course

Join this 4 week pottery class to learn all you need to know about making pottery on a wheel. $120 for the whole 4 week session, materials included. Dates listed are the start dates. Take this class to learn not only how to throw on the wheel, but also how to wedge and prep the clay, create differ...

Rainbow Ceramic Planter

Learn to make this fun ceramic planter/desk organizer. It can be decorated in a bright rainbow, a tasty taco, a sleeping dino, or anything else you can imagine that fits well on a half circle shape. This slab built clay project is a great beginner clay project. No previous skills required and great ...

DIY Watercolor Landscape

Painting with watercolors doesn't have to be a mystery or struggle any longer. Join our beginner's watercolor class online to create a breath taking nighttime landscape. We'll start you off with some easy practice exercises to get used to how the paints move and flow, and then we'll walk you though...

Kintsugi Pottery

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of pottery repair where the broken piece is made more beautiful than the original. In this class, you'll learn how to repair broken pottery with the kintsugi method that highlights the cracked and broken places with gold. We will provide everything you need, including a ...

DIY Mini Succulent Hanger

Who wouldn't love a little plant in their car? With this mini macrame succulent hanger, you can add some green to your daily drive, right on your rear view mirror. Or hang it anywhere you need just a little bit of something green. This listing is to purchase the virtual lesson to learn how to make...

Yarn Art

One can never have too many rainbows around. With this classic yarn and rope art project, you'll have your walls feeling light and cheery. This craft is great for all ages, and everything is included.

Cement + Resin Jewelry

Everyone is pouring cement and resin these days. And maybe you've wondered how you could start. Well, here's your chance to learn how to use and combine both mediums to make some cool jewelry. Everything you need is included in the class. Just bring your imagination.

Fused Glass Pendants

Fused glass is easy to learn as we'll just cut and set the glass and let the kiln do the rest. Make 3 small pendants in this class, great for gifts. Max 9

DIY Soap Making

Soap making does not have to be difficult. In fact, there are multiple methods you can use to make your own custom soap, and in this class, you'll learn all about the easiest and fastest method using melt and pour soaps. This online class will show you how to get started crafting your own soaps at h...

DIY Stained Glass Rainbow

Wish you could paint with all the colors of the wind? Well, with this rainbow stained glass project, you'll be getting pretty close. Hang this beautiful rainbow prism pyramid stained glass in any room to instantly bring a pop of color and joy. This listing is to purchase the virtual lesson to lear...

DIY Stained Glass Llama

This lovely little llama project is a great intro into stained glass sun catchers. Now you can make your own personal llama friend to brighten any window at home. This listing is to purchase the virtual lesson to learn how to make this stained glass llama. That includes video instruction, written ...

DIY Stained Glass Tropical Leaf

Bring the green into your house with this cool tropical leaf stained glass project. This listing is to purchase the virtual lesson to learn how to make this stained glass leaf project. That includes video instruction, written instruction and templates you'll need to make this project. You will ha...

DIY Clay Mug

Make a cool clay project at home with our virtual lessons. This listing will let you purchase the digital lesson to learn how to make a clay mug by hand. That includes video instruction, written instruction and templates you'll need to make this project. You will have the option at check out to pur...

DIY Hand Lettering

Hand lettering allows you to add character to any written text. It's most recognized as the cool lettering on cafe menu boards or even on the main wall at MAKE SOUTH BEND. Join Michelle FitzGerald as she walks you through some tips and tricks to start lettering like the pros. You'll be excited to st...

Sushi Making with Michelle

Michelle FitzGerald, owner of MAKE SOUTH BEND, is a big Japanese fan and took Japanese classes for 3 years way back in high school and got to travel through Japan for a few weeks as well, though all she can say is "I like sushi." Lucky for her, one of the skills she learned and retained was the art ...

Watercolor Painting

Get an introduction to painting with watercolors, learning varied techniques to add texture, gradients and more. Great for any beginners or those who want to try more than just pastel painting with watercolors. All materials provided for use in class include brushes, paints, watercolor paper, bla...

Intro to Soap Making

*Registration for this class closes 3 days prior to the event. Join us to learn how to make and customize your own soap, perfect for gift giving or finally making the soap you always wish existed. Class size is limited, so sign up today! Each person will make a few small bars soap and will be abl...

Mosaics

Mosaics are a great way to not only use up all the best colorful bits of broken glass and pottery that might be around, but to also create cheery, practical art. We'll show you the basics of making mosaics from cutting and nipping glass to tacking it down and finishing with grout or cement. In the...

Shibori Dyeing

Shibori is a traditional styleof fabric dyeing withindigo, which createsbeautifully simple patterns.You'll learn some basicmethods and make yourown set of shibori dyed kitchen towels.

Intro to Hand Lettering

Hand lettering allows you to add character to any written text. It's most recognized as the cool lettering on cafe menu boards or even on the main wall at MAKE SOUTH BEND. Join Michelle FitzGerald as she walks you through some tips and tricks to start lettering like the pros. You'll be excited to st...

Intro to Laser Cutting

Laser engraving is a simple way to add a custom touch to items in wood, like a cutting board, or in glass and plastic, like a plaque. This is a safety and basic use class so you can use the laser cutter for your own projects.

Paper Plants

There's no such thing as too many plants. But occasionally, it's nice to have some that requires no care at all. Enter paper house plants! Learn to craft real looking house plants out of paper and few simple tricks. This is a really cool project, and quite possible the gateway to your next favorite ...

Soldered Glass Terrarium

Want to add a little life to your living space in a simple way? These modern glass terrariums are perfect for holding succulents or air plants, both easy care plants. Learn to cut, prepare and solder the glass sides together to make this terrarium for your home. This class lasts approximately two ho...

Metal + Ink Jewelry

Listen, you can make some pretty killer jewelry out of metal without any complicated tools. Come learn the easiest way to cut, shape and color sheet metal to create a necklace and earrings that show your flair! No prior experience needed. Just come prepared to get creative.

DIY Clay Hand Dish

Make a cool clay project at home with our virtual lessons. This lesson will show you how to create a cool set of hand dishes in air dry clay. This booking is for the virtual lesson alone, which includes video instruction, written instruction and a template to use. You will have the options during ch...

DIY Pour Painting

There's nothing that feels as good as creating beautiful art on your own, and having fun while making a mess too. In this class, you'll learn how to get started with acrylic pour painting so you can make your own custom art anytime you like. It's so easy and addicting, you won't want to stop. This...

Glass Bead Making

Join us in a small class setting to learn the basics of glass bead making with a torch, also called lamp working. You'll create a small set of beads utilizing a few different techniques. Max 6

Machine Sewing 101

Would you love to make your own clothes but are intimidated by threading a bobbin? This beginner class will teach you the ins and outs of machine sewing and get you on your way to opening your own tailor business, or at least making a few pillow covers.

Stamped Bracelet or Rings

Make your own custom stamped jewelry in this class. Learn to cut, hammer, stamp, saw and shape a bit of metal to make a set of 3 rings or a cuff bracelet. Class size limited, so sign up soon.

Candlemaking 101

Learn the basics of making great candles. In this class you will learn to use the basic equipment and supplies used for making candles. We will cover the use of dyes, fragrances, wicks, and different types of wax. And you'll get a little of the science behind how candles work. You will create your o...

Stained Glass Succulents

Do you love plants but wish they would just take care of themselves? Me too. With this stained glass succulent, you can make even the hardiest of plants invincible. Make a three dimensional stained glass succulent with us as you learn the basics of stained glass work from glass cutting, to taping to...

Modern Weaving

Weft, warp, heddle, shuttle, shed. These weaving terms certainly sound like they've been around forever, but we're giving the art a modern twist. Learn the basics of weaving and a little macrame to create a unique piece of woven wall art. Everything is included.

Wood + Leather Shelf

Don't settle for boring store bought shelves when you could make one out of leather and wood in this timeless design. Learn to create a this simple, classic shelf to hold small trinkets, houseplants and more. All materials provided in the class fee. Just sign up and show up ready to learn.

Silver Stacking Rings

*Registration for this class closes 3 days prior to the event. Start with sterling silver wire and learn to cut, shape, solder and texture it to create simply beautiful stacking rings. We'll also show how to clean and polish your rings for a more stunning finish. This beginner silver smithing class...

Pour Painting

Pouring paint creates beautifully marbled works that flow, move, swirl, and look like a surreal watery scene. This is a great date night experience to make something new that requires little talent. You'll be amazed at your results. Make two small matching canvases or one canvas and a set of marbled...

DIY Sourdough Bread

If you've been dying to make your own sourdough bread but don't know where or how to start, this class is for you. You'll get step by step video instruction on how to use a starter to create the perfect sourdough loaf. Soon, you'll be making your own naturally leavened sour dough on the regular and ...

Copper Wind Chimes

Make your own wind chimes in this class that teaches you to work with sheet metal and wood. Max 12

String Art

It's time to make some string art. This comeback craft is ready to pop some color into your home. Some learn how to create colorful art with string and nails. We'll provide everything you need, including a variety of patterns, lots of colors of string, and the rest. Fun for all ages.

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  • 2228 Mishawaka Ave South Bend, IN 46615
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