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...

Intro to Vinyl Cutter + Heat Press

With the super duo of the vinyl cutter and heat press, you can start making custom tees, bags and more. Learn how to use the vinyl cutter and the heat press in this intro class. You can learn to turn almost any design into a file for cutting using our Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutting machine. It has a...

Stained Glass Candle Holder

Learn all the skills needed to make a Tiffany style stained glass candle holder, including cutting and grinding class, using copper foil tape and soldering it all together. Great for beginners and includes everything. Sign up before space runs out. Only 12 spots available.

Intro to Woodturning

Do you love wood turned art? Take your first step towards making beautiful pieces like in our picture. Local woodworker Tim Marling will teach how to use the wood lathe. Everyone will learn to start and finish a project, but you may not finish an entire project in this class. Use this class to move ...

Stained Glass Flamingo

Are you loving the comeback that flamingos are having?! We are! With this stained glass Flamingo, you can bring home this exotic animal. Make a stunning flamingo with us as you learn the basics of stained glass work from glass cutting, to taping to soldering. We will add in the use of alcohol inks t...

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).

Stained Glass Feather

Start your stained glass journey with a simple feather sun catcher. There's no right or wrong way to make your piece, and it's only three steps. Sign up soon as space is limited.

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...

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!

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.

Woodshop Safety + Basic Use

If you want to start working with the wood shop at MAKE SOUTH BEND, this is a prerequisite course. In the class, you'll be introduced to the different wood working tools and equipment in our shop and how to use them safely. Then, you'll be all set to start your own projects using our table saw, scro...

Intro to Character Design

Learn how to draw characters from imagination. We will cover all stages of drawing an imaginary character from idea to concept to drawing to coloring. Come ready with ideas! Perfect for any beginners, kids or adults. Everything is included. Just sign up and show up.

How to Draw a Pokémon

Learn how to analyze the anatomy of a Pokémon and reconstruct it with your own freehand rendering. After learning the general strategy, we will complete one Pokémon drawing together as a class. Bring an image of your favorite Pokémon to start in the time remaining. Perfect for any beginners, kids or...

Upcycling: Melting Glass Bottles

Learn to upcycle old wine bottles and other glass by melting it down. 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 we use to do this. Bring an empty glass bottle of your own to prep as w...

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. This is a required prerequisite class if you'd like to use the tech lab...

Stained Glass Sun Catcher Llama

What better way to start your stained glass making journey than with a llama sun catcher? Perfect for summertime, this little fella 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 ...

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.

Watercolor Painting

Get an introduction to painting with watercolors, learning varied techniques to add texture, gradients and more. We'll be focused on still life painting with fall leaves in the fall dates. Great for any beginners or those who want to try more realistic painting with watercolors. All materials pro...

Kids' Wheel Throwing

*There are two time slots available for each date. Be sure to pick the right one. Geared towards kids 6 and up, this one time class will teach all the basic skills to make pottery on the wheel. Students will create a mug or bowl in this class. Clay, glaze and firing are included with the cost of t...

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 to 12 students, so sign up today! Each person will make a few small bars soap ...

Metal + Ink Jewelry @ Iron Shoe Distillery

Make your own set of matching metal + ink earrings and necklace in this class. Learn to cut, shape and color metal to create your own custom pendants for a necklace and earring set that matches your personality. No prior experience needed. This is a super fun and easy project, great for a girls nig...

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 ...

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 12

Stained Glass Feather Mobile

Step up your stained glass project level by making a few small feathers into a hanging mobile. We'll keep the design simple so you can customize with color and complete the project in one night. Sign up before space runs out. Only 12 spots available.

Draw in Floating 3D

Learn how to create a 3D drawing that appears to float above the page. After a general intro to this technique, we will complete and color a 3D fish together as a class. Perfect for any beginners, kids or adults. Everything is included. Just sign up and show up.

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...

Shoji Style Lamp

Create a Japanese Shoji style lamp with paper and wood that will add warmth and style to any room. We'll show you how to design your panel motif and craft it into your lamp. Class includes a light for the inside too! Max 12

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 marble...

Wire Wrapping Basics

Learn the basics of wire wrapping, a beautiful and flexible art form. With wire wrapping basics under your belt, you can make anything from rings to pendants, findings, sculptures, and more. Learn to work with wire of different types and gauges. You'll make a few sample pieces and begin to get comfo...

Ceramic Leaf Bowl

Learn to use some basic hand building techniques to make a fall-inspired ceramic leaf bowl. We'll use real leaves for the design, which you can then glaze and we will fire.

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...

Stamped Statement Rings

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

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...

Alcohol Ink Coasters @ Iron Shoe Distillery

Make your own set of 4 custom coasters in this class. Learn to use alcohol ink to decorate tile coasters in easy abstract or impressionist styles. This is a super fun and easy project, great for a girls night. We'll be taking this project on the road to the new Iron Shoe Distillery in Niles, MI, 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...

Portrait Painting like Frida Kahlo

Try something different and make a self portrait, Frida Kahlo style, with intriguing backgrounds and bold colors. We'll help you get the portrait done with some simple tricks, and then we'll be adding imaginative backgrounds and accessories to reflect your personality and style. You'll leave with yo...


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