All about CRE8

about1CRE8 Workshop owner, Donna Price, has gone through many phases in her life. That is what makes life fun. From camp counselor to teacher to mother to Mad Scientist to theater producer, props master and set designer, Donna’s life has always involved creative adventures. With the opening of CRE8 Workshop in the summer of 2012, these creative adventures will be available to everyone.

CRE8 Workshop was designed for both the avid crafter as a craft room away from home and the novice who thinks they do not have any crafting ability. Way back when we were kids, everyone had the ability to be creative. We created imaginative forts and stores and cool gifts for our families without any inhibitions. Those days did not need to end as you entered adulthood. If you think those creative bones were left back in grade school, a visit to CRE8 Workshop will help you to look deep inside and find your inner crafter (We promise you it’s in there). So, relax, no worries, have a glass of wine and join us for a night of fun crafting.

Go to ourCRE8-tion calendar and sign uabout3p for a project that makes you happy or schedule a special CRE8 party, Fundraiser or Corporate Teambuilding Event for an out of the box adventure for your next event.

Hours (May vary due to special programs)

about2Please check the Calendar for the most current schedule.
Private parties  and drop in crafting available on any day – call to schedule or fill out our event request form
Monday- Closed
Tuesday – Open CRE8 Time 12:00-5:00
Wednesday – Open CRE8 Time 12:00-5:00
Thursday – Open CRE8 Time 12:00-5:00
Friday – Open CRE8 Time 12:00-5 :00
Saturday – Open CRE8 Time 10:00-4:00
Sunday – Available for Private Parties Only – Call to schedule
Schedule subject to change based on private bookings.

Check the CRE8-tion Calendar for workshops and special events.


405 Lake Cook Road, suite 205, Deerfield, IL 60015
CRE8 Workshop is located in Deerfield Park Plaza (formerly Lake Cook Plaza) on Lake Cook Road just west of Waukegan Rd on the south side of the street in Deerfield. Look for the Dunkin Donuts and Boston Blackies. We are at the top of the big stairs (elevator is behind the stairs if you prefer) just past the Secretary of State.There is plenty of free parking.
If you are on the Edens (94/41) exit at Lake Cook Road and travel 2.15 miles West.
If you are coming in on the 294 tollway, exit at Lake Cook Road and travel 1.7 milesEast.

Restaurants Nearby

In Deerfield Park Plaza, you will find Boston Blackies, Cookers Red Hots, Thai Thai and Abbruzo. Around the corner on Waukegan Road, you will find McDonalds, Panera Bread, Noodles and Company, Subway and Jewel Food Store. Feel free to order take out and bring your meal with you to CRE8 Workshop to enjoy during your workshop.
If you are bringing food for a group at a public workshop, give us a heads up before you come so we can set up a clean space for you to set up your goodies.

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Join the CRE8 workshop Staff

We are always looking for fun and creative people to be part of our staff of CRE8-ors. If you have a special craft or technique you want to teach or just want to be part of the fun, give us a call (847-272-2738), send us an email or stop by during Open CRE8-tion Time and we will be happy to provide you with an application.

Contact Us

Call us at 847-272-CRE8 (2738)
Email us at
Want to plan a party or event, fill out our event request form.