I just got back from my first Create workshop in Chicago (well, they call it that, but it really is located in Lisle, Illinois). The only class I took was Jane LaFazio's Text on Textiles class. I enjoyed it very much as text on textiles is right up my alley. I'd like to steer you to Jane's blog and website. Check out what she says about the class I took on her website here. Jane's take on Chicago Create is here.
Here are some of the pictures I took during my class. This first one is a picture of Jane showing us how she adds some color to the small fiber collages we were working on. You can see her class samples on the table.
I have some ideas about how I might use some of the techniques in my own work. My class project will be a good way for me to remember the techniques I learned in the class. For me, a successful workshop is one where I learn something I can actually use in the work I do. How about you? What does it take for you to feel like you got your money's worth from a class or workshop?