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Kids Art Camp

Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to join us this summer for Art Camp! This special artist taught camp will be July 15th through the 18th, from 1 to 4pm. In this 4 day camp we will explore painting, print making, sculpture, fiber art, and much more. Campers will be introduced to famous artists and art e...

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 ...

Intro to Knitting

Knitting is the perfect winter hobby to keep busy and warm. If you've been interested in learning to knit but haven't quite figured out how to use those chop stick thingies, this class is for you, and those thingies are called knitting needles. We can also show how to add color in your work if you'r...

Wood Burning

Learn the art of wood burning and add designs to a set of wood slice coasters. You can get creative and go into lots of detail or keep it simple and create repeating patterns. You'll learn how to use the wood burning tools to create different effects to make your designs impactful. All materials pro...

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...

ART CAMP: Mini Screen Printing

Get crafty with us at this special Screen Printing Art Camp. We'll show you how to make a screen with a simple design of your choice that you can print and reuse over and over again. In this DIY style class, you'll learn the easy way to make a custom screen so you can make more at home. Use your scr...

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 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...

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.

Mixed Media Collage

Join us for an introductory workshop in collage. Using one vintage portrait, basic illustrations, glue, and gouache paint we will make statement modern art pieces. We will discuss symbolism and juxtaposition, and create our own modern color pallets. You can also create beautiful works inspired by Gu...

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 Party

We offer DIY parties for groups of all kinds. Just pick a date and time for your group. 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 by email to find out what project you chose. Popular Proje...

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...

ART CAMP: Ceramic Tea Pot

If making pottery on the wheel has you feeling a bit wibbly-wobbly, this beginner hand building class is great for you! We'll use patterns and slabs of clay to build this ceramic tea pot or planter. You can make it look like the TARDIS from Doctor Who, make it cottage core with mushroom molds, or u...

Runaway Garden Painting

In this workshop, join us as we make abstract floral paintings on 11x14 canvas. Learn how to create your own color pallets and leaf designs. Then paint each layer together, step by step. Ages 12+ to adult

Ceramic Mug

Create a custom mug by hand to make your morning coffee even better. No previous skills required and great for all ages. Class includes clay, instruction, glaze, and firing. These pieces will be ready for pick up in 10-14 days from the class date.

Leather Working

Learn the basics of leather working using a variety of tools to create a small project. Choose from a handful of simple beginner projects to make a take home the same day. You'll learn how to cut, sew, add rivets and finishing touches plus more. We'll have an assortment of leather for you to choose...

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...

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 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 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 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 ...

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...

Sushi Making

Michelle FitzGerald, owner of MAKE SOUTH BEND, is a big Japanese fan and took Japanese classes for 3 years 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 of making sushi. It all ...

Shibori Dyeing

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

Embroidery Basics

Learn the basics of embroidery so you can start embellishing your wardrobe. Or use your new skills to work on projects like patches, an embroidered hoop, or a tea towel. No experience or materials required. You can bring an item of clothing to embellish or work on the provided fabric in hoops here...

Mosaic Sun Catcher

Mosaic sun catchers are easy to create with our wide variety of colored glass and a simple frame. We'll show you the basics of making mosaics from cutting and nipping glass to tacking it down and finishing with grout or cement. You can get as creative as you like, going abstract or painting a pict...

Copper Wind Chimes

Make your own wind chimes in this class that teaches you to work with copper pipe, sheet metal and wood. We'll show you everything you need to know and help along the way. All materials included.

Pressed Flower Stained Glass

Pressed flowers are gorgeous to work with. In this class, we'll show you how to cut the glass, arrange your flowers, and solder it all together to create a one of kind piece of art. These look great in the window or on the wall. You'll get to choose your color of glass and flowers from our assortm...

Artist Reception: Thomas P. Fehlner

Come join us for an artist reception for Thomas P. Fehlner, one of our studio members and an amazing oil painter. Tom's portrait work is outstanding, playful in the use of colors and hidden messages, and some even feature use of 3D printing, sculpture and ceramics. His work is currently on display i...

ART CAMP: Shrinky Dink Sun Catchers

It's art camp time for the adults. Bring a picture of your favorite nostalgic cartoon character or another idea, and we'll help you turn it into a cool sun catcher. We'll be making faux stained glass with shrinky dink paper and more. And since it's art camp, we'll have your favorite drink pouches ...

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 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 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 Origami Stained Glass

If you're new to stained glass and want to get hands on for the whole process, this is the project for you. You'll be cutting your own glass to create versatile shapes that can be made into countless designs. Then pick your favorite and solder it up for a cool, custom sun catcher. This listing is ...

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...

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...

Upcycling Fabric Workshop

Scrap fabric is sometimes difficult to use up. We are going to do some fun upcycling projects to bust the stash. Don't worry if you don't have stacks of fabric laying around, there will be lots provided for the class. We can also trade among eachother. We will make braided coasters or rugs, bowls,...

ART CAMP: Perler Bead Art

Time for a throwback art camp for the adults who just wanna have fun. Come create some cool magnets, keychains or even jewelry using perler beads. You don't have to be an artist to make this retro craft. And since it's art camp, we'll have your favorite drink pouches and munchies to keep you happy ...

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 la...

Ceramic Beer Stein

A new ceramic project for the summer. Learn how to hand build a beer stein in this one night class. We will join slabs of clay, play with texture, and add 3-D effects with sprig molds. The stein will hold around 16 oz. perfect for a cold drink on a hot summer day or a trip to Octoberfest. All mate...

Alcohol + Ink Tile Coasters

Learn this simply beautiful technique using alcohol, ink, and ceramic tiles to create a flowing, watercolor effect. Grab some friends and sign up for a night of art. Make 4 coasters, each 4"x4". ‚Äč You'll love how easy and fun these are.

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...

Sari Silk Macrame

Create gorgeously vibrant macrame art using upcycled Sari silks. Each strip of fabric is packed with color and pattern to help you make your art stand out. Learn how to measure fiber for larger projects and make your own macrame wall hanging. Learn knots such as larks head, square knots, half knots...

Fused Glass

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

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! Unlike other painting classes, you'll be given creative fr...

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...

Macrame Hanger

In this workshop learn basic macramé knots to make your own macramé plant hangers. Choose from a selection of pots, plants, and even disco balls to put into your creation. You can choose these as add-ons at checkout.

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...

Stained Glass Cactus

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

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).

ART CAMP: Friendship Bracelets

You're never too old to have matching friendship bracelets with your bestie. But who has the time to craft at home? Come to art camp for some dedicated art time with all the supplies and instruction you need to make a set of friendship bracelets. You can choose from a variety of bracelet types like ...

Macrame Leaf Art

Learn to create these simple, stunning macrame leaves using a variety of colored cord. No experience needed and you'll be able to take home your completed custom wall hanging the same day. All materials provided.

Rebel Art Fest

Rebel Art Fest is a local music and art festival put on by MAKE SOUTH BEND that takes place at Potawatomi Park in South Bend, IN. This event is back for its 9th year on Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 12-8pm. Enjoy a full day of music by 15 bands, shop from over 100 artists and makers, eat and drink the a...

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...

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...

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. Class number is constricted by the number of ...

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...

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...

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.

Wheel Throwing

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 ceramic dishes. Learn to center, lift, shape and detail a mug or bowl in th...

Stamped Rings or Bracelet

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.

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...

Resin Art

Resin art is not only beautiful, but it's incredibly durable. Combining resin with paint, ink and mica creates intriguing results everyone will admire. This is a great date night experience to make something new that requires little talent. You'll be amazed at your results. You'll get to make a set...

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