What you'll do
Come spend a few hours at the Rebuilding Exchange in the popular Bucktown neighborhood with me, a local woodworker and maker, and local macrame artist, Kenyatta Forbes, to make a beautiful reclaimed wood and macrame hanging planter. First, I'll teach you basic woodworking skills while constructing a planter box out of reclaimed wood in our woodshop. Then, Kenyatta will instruct you on the art of knotting to create the macrame hanger for the planter. Everyone will leave with a beautiful finished piece. Workshop will be followed by a short walk over the river to have a refreshing drink, food, and good conversation at Chicago's favorite whisky bar. First drink provided by Distilled Chicago.
free drink coupon Distilled Chicago will provide each participant with a free drink coupon for after the workshop.
use of woodworking tools students will learn to use a miter saw/chop saw and brad nailer gun
I’m the Education Manager and Woodworking Instructor at RX. Where others see trash, I see possibility! I have been refinishing furniture for over 23 years and a woodworker and furniture maker for 3 years. My professional background is in education. I love making furniture and art out of reclaimed materials.
About the organization
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.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Rebuilding Exchange.
Where you'll be
RX is located in the popular Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago, right on the Chicago River. The warehouse that now houses RX was a sheep sheering facility back in the day. After the workshop, participants will take a short stroll across the river to enjoy a drink at Chicago's favorite bourbon bar.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty/dusty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Long hair must be tied back and no dangling jewelry/accessories should be worn.
Chicago Artists & Makers
$80 per personNew experience
$80 per person