The following scouting activities are available to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.  These activities may be scheduled at either of our locations in Berwyn or Westmont, IL or at your meeting location (Additional Travel fee would apply) if suitable to host the activity.     These activities may also be scheduled for non-scouting groups, such as, home-schoolers and birthday parties.  girl sPle

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Testimonial:

Tammy and Patty!

We can't thank you enough for the wonderful experience our Girl Scouts had with your very professional program. Because of artists  like yourselves who are willing to share their talents, the Girl Scouts are able to offer these wonderful experiences to girls. We can't wait to schedule another event with you. The pictures were darling and thank you for posting them so quickly. I hope I am able take one of your classes also.

Thank you for the awesome experience,
Kim Argires / Girl Scout Troop 735

 

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Fiber Art / Sewing / Needle Art

Art Dolls : Sewing Skills

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The girls will create their own artistic doll from a prepared fabric form. They will learn about surface design by using markers, stamps and paint pens to decorate the doll body and hand sewing as they stuff and sew the bottom of the doll. They will then go on to embellish and personalize their doll with beads and fibers. High quality materials will be supplied.

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 Max. 10* ~ Ages 10 and up

Cost: $16 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 20 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements).

 

Prints/Graphics/Wearable Art

Block Print T-Shrits

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Girls will transform one t-shirt by block printing a variety of images using permanent textile inks. Each girl must bring their own white cotton t-shirt... all other equipment and inks will be provided.

1 session of 1 1/2 hours ~ Min. 4 Max. 10* ~ Ages 7 and up

Cost: $11 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls should schedule date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule Tammy and an assistant to come to your meeting. Must meet in a multi purpose room with access to water. A $40 travel fee applies. (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements).

 

Jewelry Arts

Bead Weaving : Beaded Bracelets

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Girls will learn how to set up and use the bead loom, as well as, how to follow a design chart as they make friendship bracelets. All materials are supplied and the girls get to keep the bead loom and extra beads for another project to be done at home.

1 session of 3 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 10 and up

Cost: $27 per girl (price includes beads/supplies for the activity and a complete bead loom kit for girls to keep. Girls who bring their own bead loom may deduct $6)

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls should schedule date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule Tammy and an assistant to come to your meeting. A $40 travel fee applies. (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber Arts & Crafts / 

Crochet Skills Beginners Basic

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Using our crochet hooks and yarn during the class time, girls will learn how to create a chain and learn how to link (slip stitch) the chain into a lattice pattern. With these skills, girls can go on to create a lacey scarf, shawl or even a decorative bedspread. Each girl will go home with enough of Tammy's hand-dyed cotton chenille yarn to create her own great looking scarf (see example on the photo page). Crochet hooks to take home must be purchased separately and are available in the Design Center.

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 9 and up

Cost: $13 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 5 to 10 interested girls should schedule date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule Tammy and an assistant to come to your meeting. A $40 travel fee applies. (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements).

 

Fiber Art / Jewelry Art 

Wooly Gems / Felt Bead Necklaces  and Bracelets

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Girls will learn how felt is made using the age old technique that turns loose wool fiber into colorful beads strung for a bracelet or necklace to keep. All material and equipment supplied.

1 session of 1 1/2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 9 and up

Cost: $11 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..  

 

Fiber Art / Fabric Design / Fashion Accessories

Felt Purse / Wet Felting  (not needle felt)

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Girls will learn to control the felting process as they design and make their own felted purse using the age old technique that turns loose wool fiber into fabric. All material and equipment supplied.

1 session of 3 1/2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 8* ~ Ages 9 and up

Cost: $20 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 8 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 9 to 20 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Must meet in a multi purpose room with access to hot water. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

 

 

 

Book Binding / Journal Arts / Recycling

Collaged Cover Journal /Book Making

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Girls will make their own collage journal/book from scratch during this two session activity. Session #1 girls will design and collage the front and back cover using new and recycled materials. Session #2 the girls will learn how to bind their journals and embellish them with beads, fibers and found objects. Materials will be supplied, but girls may bring photos or bits of ribbon, paper, dried leaves or personal (mostly flat) mementos that are OK to be converted permanently into their journal cover.

2 sessions of 1 1/2 hours ~ Min. 4 Max. 8* ~ Ages 10 and up

Cost: $17 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 8 interested girls should schedule date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 9 to 20 interested girls may schedule Tammy and an assistant to come to your meeting. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Textile Fiber Art & Fashion Design

Hand Knitting Beginner Basics #1

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Girls will learn basic knitting skills during this class. Using our knitting needles and yarn during the class time, girls will learn how to cast on, do the basic knit stitch and how to cast off. With these skills, girls can go on to knit a simple scarf, belt, purse (some sewing assembly required). Each girl will go home with enough yarn to knit a scarf in cotton chenille (hand dyed by Tammy) on size 11 needles. Needles to take home must be purchased separately for $4.50 pair.

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 9 and up

Cost: $16 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

 

Textile Fiber Art & Fashion Design

Hand Knitting Beginner Basics II

Girls will advance their basic knitting skills during this class. Using studio knitting needles and yarn we provide, girls will learn how to do the purl stitch and knit a sampler piece that combines knit and purl combinations. Girls will learn the stockinette stitch, seed stitch and ribbing... if time allows they will learn to how to make simple increases and decreases. Needles to take home must be purchased separately for $4.50 pair.

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 9 and up

Cost: $13 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Clay  Arts and Crafts

Polymer Clay Eraser Heads

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During this activity, girls will be introduced to oven-bake polymer clay with this fun whimsical project. Each girl will hand form one to two pieces from this special clay that is a real eraser once it's baked. Patty will guide them as they create an easy, sculpted "Eraser-Head" for their pencils. The pieces will be baked in an oven... and once they've cooled, girls can go home with their finished pieces.

Facilitator: Patty Pulliam (Past President of the Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild)

1 session of 1.5 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 8 and up

Cost: $15 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Clay Arts & Crafts / Jewelry Designing

Polymer Clay Beads  Millifiori Cane Art

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During this class, girls will learn how to create their own beads cut from a previous troop's canes. While the beads are baking, girls will go on to create the canes that the next group of girls will use for their bead making class. They will be taught how to create a "bulls-eye" cane and how to manipulate that cane into a "flower" cane. Once their beads have come out of the oven and cooled, the girls will go on to string their beads, along with some spacer beads, and complete a bracelet they can wear home that day.

Facilitator: Patty Pulliam (Past President of the Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild)

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 8 and up

Cost: $14 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Clay Arts & Crafts

Polymer Clay Decorated Pen

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During this class, girls will learn how to create a simple cane and go on to cover a pen with slices from the canes. Girls will go home with their finished work.

Facilitator: Patty Pulliam (Past President of the Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild)

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 8 and up

Cost: $14 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Clay Arts & Crafts / Book Arts

Polymer Clay Accordion Art Book

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During this class, girls will learn how to build their own little fold out book complete with a polymer clay front and back cover they've created. Girls will design the cover pieces and may include stamped or shaped designs. While the covers are baking, girls will create the accordian folded pages. The covers come out of the oven and once cooled... girls will assemble their books to take home that day.

Facilitator: Patty Pulliam (Past President of the Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild)

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 9 and up

Cost: $14 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Fiber Art / Jewelry Art /Wearable Art & fashiion

Three Wishes Fiber Bead Necklaces

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Each girl will make three fiber art beads with their own secret wishes written on each one. They will embellish each bead with fibers, wire and beads. The girls will then string the beads into a finished wearable art necklace. All materials supplied.

1 session of 1 1/2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 7 and up

Cost: $14 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Fiber Art / Textile Design

Spinning Yarn for the First Time

Girls will learn about different fibers, how to comb them and spin them into a yarn suitable for knitting, weaving or crochet. Girls will keep the yarn they spin and will receive a simple spinning hook to take home. They will also learn how to use a drop spindle which may be purchased separately. Girls that pick-up the drop spindle action may even go on to try their hand on a spinning wheel.

1 session of 2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 8* ~ Ages 10 and up

Cost: $11 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 8 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 9 to 20 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Beading Art / Jewelry Design

Scalloped Peyote Stitch Beaded Bracelets

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A great introduction to one of the most popular and versatile beading stitches used today. This stitch originated as a Native American beading technique.  The girls will learn how to bead weave without a bead loom and the result will be a high quality bracelet for the girls to keep. All materials supplied.

1 session of 3 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 12 and up

Cost: $22 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 20 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Sewing / Fashion / Fiber Art / Recycling

Hand Sewn Hat Design Using Recycled Sweaters

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A great introduction to hand sewing skills that results in funky, fun hats for the girls to keep. Girls will learn how we recycle wool sweaters into new wearable designs. They will have their choice from 3 different hat patterns, cut the pieces and hand sew them together using their choice of fun fibers and yarns. Please bring 1 old sweater for every 2 girls attending the activity. The sweaters must have a 70% to 100% wool fiber content: lambswool, angora, shetland, and mohair are all acceptable fibers. Sweaters with a few holes and/or spots okay. Please understand that the girls will not be using the sweaters they bring to class... they will be using other recycled sweaters from our stash. The sweaters brought to class will be recycled for other classes to use in the future.

1 session of 2 1/2 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 8 and up

Cost: $14 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Textile Art & Design / Fashion Accessories / Fiber Skills

Needle Weaving  Phone Sleeve or Amulet Pouch / Hand Weaving

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A great introduction to the principles of weaving, but done on a smaller scale. Girls will be using a variety of designer and novelty yarns on a prepared cardboard loom, together with a weaving needle to create a small pouch style necklace. Girls will weave their piece, twist the strap and do some bead embellishment and finishing during the activity. They will leave with a finished piece. High quality materials will be supplied.

1 session of 3 hours ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 12 and up

Cost: $20 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 20 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Textile Design / Fiber Artist

Yarn Dyeing for Knitting and Needle Arts

Girls will learn how to hand apply dyes and create their own skein of colorful painted yarn... suitable for knitting, crocheting and other fiber art projects. Tammy will teach them about fiber reactive dyes which are widely used in the textile industry. Each girl will be provided with 3 oz of a natural colored cotton chenille yarn and use studio equipment and dyes. Girls will bring the yarn home in a plastic bag -- it will need to set for 24 hours, then can be rinsed and dried.

**Girls should wear old clothes and bring rubber gloves and a plastic grocery bag to the activity.

1 session of 1 hour ~ Min. 4 / Max. 10* ~ Ages 10 and up

Cost: $12 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 4 to 10 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 11 to 25 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will run the activity. A $40 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

Textile Fiber Art and Fashion Design

Hand Weaving Make A Scarf

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Looms will be set up ready for each girl to select coordinating weft yarn and weave her scarf. All materials will be supplied - girls will use our studio looms.

2 session of 2 1/2 hours each (give or take a little) ~ Min. 3 / Max. 6* ~ Ages 11 and up

Cost: $30 per girl

Location: TLD Design Center & Gallery 26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL (630) 963-9573

Troops with 3 to 6 interested girls can schedule a date & time with Tammy.

*Troops with 6 interested girls may schedule to have the activity brought to your location. Two TLD instructors will bring the looms and run the activity. A $50 travel fee applies (if greater than a 30 min drive, we may require travel reimbursements)..

 

 

 

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