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Winter Norris Mini Workshops (Various Dates)

Norris Mini Courses
Norris University Center

Mini Workshops


Mini Workshops are one-day sessions.  $20.00 per person unless otherwise specified. 

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED unless otherwise specified. 

NO REFUNDS are given for workshops.


Cartoon Storytelling
Instructor: Steven Fischer

Saturday, January 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ARTica Classroom

Introduce yourself to the power of personal storytelling in cartoons. Emmy-winning filmmaker and cartoonist Steven Fischer takes participants through the creative process, demonstrating how we position ourselves to generate ideas that have impact and meaning. You will experience a range of writing and drawing exercises as you develop characters, locations, environments and themes. Along the way, explore the philosophy and psychology of inspiration, cartoon art, creativity and storytelling. No drawing experience is necessary!





Basic Sewing - Pillows

Instructor: Adam Lazar

Saturday, February 1, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ARTica Classroom

Create a pillow for your home while learning how to sew on a machine! Develop important skills such as threading the machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed pillow and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.





Basic Sewing - Drawstring Backpacks

Instructor: Adam Lazar

Saturday, February 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ARTica Classroom


Stash your stuff in style with a drawstring backpack that you sew yourself! Develop important skills such as threading the sewing machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed backpack and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.




Basic Sewing - Zippered Pouch
Instructor: Adam Lazar

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ARTica Classroom


Keep your pencils, power cords, snacks, jewelry or makeup secure and in style with a zippered pouch! You’ll create this project on a sewing machine while developing important skills such as threading the machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed pouch and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently. All supplies are included.



Learn to Knit - Basic Knitting 1

Instructor: Anne Howard

Saturday, January 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago Room



Pick up a meditative and creative hobby in just three hours! Fall is a great time to make yourself a warm new scarf. Learn the basics of knitting and develop a pattern for your first project.





Learn to Knit - Basic Knitting 2

Instructor: Anne Howard

Saturday, February 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago Room


After reviewing knitting basics, learn how to combine knitting and purling to follow patterns and complete projects.




Cozy Teapots 

Instructor: Christina Hernandez

Saturday, January 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ARTica Classroom


This workshop will teach decorative glaze techniques and cover a brief history of Teapots. Participants will each have an English Teapot to decorate and glaze.




Screen Printing Hearts on Cards

Instructor: Debra Blade 

Thursday, February 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: ARTica Classroom

This workshop will cover basic screen printing techniques. Participants will create images to print and personalize special greeting cards in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Cartoon Storytelling — Jan. 18

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00

Basic Sewing - Pillows — Feb. 1

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00

Basic Sewing - Drawstring Backpacks — Feb. 8

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00

Basic Sewing - Zippered Pouch — Feb. 15

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00

Learn to Knit — Basic Knitting 1 Jan. 25

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00

Learn to Knit — Basic Knitting 2 Feb. 8

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00

Cozy Teapots — Jan. 25

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00

Screen Printing Hearts on Cards

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
General Public
$20.00
First Year
$20.00
Sophomore
$20.00
Junior
$20.00
Senior
$20.00
Graduate Student
$20.00
NU Employee
$20.00
NU Affiliate
$20.00
Non-Degree Student
$20.00
Kellogg Student
$20.00
Medical Student
$20.00
Law Student
$20.00
Garrett
$20.00
Seabury
$20.00
New NU
$20.00