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Chicago Incense Making Workshop at Rebuilding Exchange


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Chicago Incense Making Workshop at Rebuilding Exchange

  • rebuilding Exchange 1740 West Webster Avenue Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Looking for something fun and unique to do on a Sunday afternoon? There are a few slots left for this workshop on March 31st! Join artist Mike Paré for this BYOB hands-on, sensory introduction to the ancient art of Incense making and natural incense materials.

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The Workshop consists of 3 parts:

Part 1: Incense Burning
Participants will learn historical and cultural aspects of incense. They will get acquainted with incense materials by burning them with a charcoal and censer. Creative and interactive exercises will involve incense burning and smelling ingredients, while learning the philosophy and techniques around formulating an incense blend.

Part 2: Formulation
Participants choose from a selection of prepared incense materials, including Frankincense, myrrh, lavender, sage, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and more. Then, formulate, assemble, and mix their blends.

Part 3: Hand Rolling Incense
Participants form their blend into a burnable form by hand rolling cones or joss sticks. Each participant will finish the workshop with 12-20 pieces of incense. Drying and storage of incense will be discussed.

NOTE: Rolled incense takes up to 48 hours to dry completely. Participants are encouraged to bring a small, airtight plastic container or tube to transport your finished incense.

All materials for making 12-20 incense pieces are included in the cost of the class. Additional incense materials will be available for purchase.

Please note this is a BYOB event. Bring the good stuff and share a bottle or two. You may leave with great art and a new friend. Participants enjoying alcoholic beverages must be 21.