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Chicago Artists and Makers Series: Wood & Macrame Hanging Planter (BYOB)

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Rebuilding Exchange

1740 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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Join the Rebuilding Exchange and local macrame Artist, Kenyatta Forbes, for this amazing workshop collaboration to make a hanging planter! In the first part of this workshop, you will learn basic woodworking skills while constructing a planter box out of reclaimed wood. In the second half, Kenyatta will lead participants in creating a beautiful macrame hanger that will attach to the planter box. This is a BYOB, so feel free to bring a bottle of wine or beers to enjoy during the macrame portion of the workshop. Cups and wine/bottle opener provided. Participants bringing alcoholic beverages must be at least 21 years old.

About Kenyatta Forbes

As a self-taught macrame artist, Kenyatta Forbes of Urban Macrame Fibers finds inspiration in color to create original macrame wall art and wall hangings. By using all kinds of fibers and accessories, she makes her one-of-a-kind designs simple, yet striking. When she’s not designing Macrame in her home studio in Chicago, IL, she’s exploring the world traveling looking for inspiration.

Please review all details below, including the cancellation policies, before committing to a workshop.

No prior wood working experience is necessary. All of our woodworking workshops are 18+.

View all workshops: http://rebuildingexchange.eventbrite.com

For more information, email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org or call the warehouse at (773) 252-2234 ext. 5.

Rebuilding Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit and our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.

Workshop and Class Policies:

    • Please arrive to class on time- especially for an evening class. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late you will only be allowed to observe the remainder of the class. If you arrive more than an hour late, the instructor can choose if they want you to observe the class.
    • If you cannot make a class, then you MUST call or email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org at least 1 week prior to the start of the class to receive a full refund.
    • If you must cancel your registration less than a week prior to a class starting, as long as it is at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, you can transfer your ticket to another workshop.
    • If you drop a class after the deadline, then absolutely NO credit will be given (this includes credit in the form of another class).
    • If you become ill and seek medical attention, then you must provide Rebuilding Exchange with a physician’s note within one week of the class that you missed to receive a credit.
    • You must attend all of the classes in a 2 or four week series. If you must miss a class due to illness or unforseen circumstances, contact your instructor ASAP to make arrangments. You may be required to pay for an open shop class (at a discounted rate) to make up for the missed class.
    • If for any reason Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a class or workshop, you will be notified and refunded.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Final products may vary from the images that are shown.

    Other Important Information:

    OUR ADDRESS: 1740 W Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

    PARKING: Free parking is available in our parking lot in designated RX parking spots between 9am and 6pm on weekdays. On evenings after 6pm and on weekends, you are welcome to park anywhere in our lot. There is also street parking in front of the building on Webster.

    PUBLIC TRANSIT: Rebuilding Exchange is accessible by CTA bus and train, as well as by the Metra. For more information or to plan your trip, visit http://www.transitchicago.com.

    WHAT TO WEAR: Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Long hair must be tied back and no dangling jewelry or accessories should be worn. Facial hair should be trimmed and groomed. These rules are for your safety and must be followed. It is at the instructor's discretion to dismiss you from the workshop until proper attire is worn.

    WOODWORKING MATERIAL: All wood is part of the material fee included with the workshop. No outside material can be brought in to the workshop.

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    Chicago, IL 60614

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