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education and appreciation by developing the promotion of fine arts in Batavia and neighboring communities. As an integral part of the community, the Batavia Artists Association at Water Street Studios strives to create a personal and diverse venue for creativity, collaboration, expression and education. advance

Batavia’s Art Center 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 630.761.9977 www.waterstreetstudios.com

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Letter from the Director of Education: Constant evolution. Here at the Studios we are busy working and changing the organization for the better. This evolution affects the School of Art as well. We’re pleased to offer quite a few fresh, new ways to connect with art as well as opportunities to challenge yourself creatively. New to the schedule are life drawing and beginning fiction writing workshops. We are also pleased to welcome back visiting artists Michael Chelsey Johnson and Jeannie McGuire who are back by popular demand. Their workshops are extremely popular so be sure to sign up early! The main gallery has also seen some changes over the past year. ‘illuminate’, our first themed show drew large crowds and many favorable reviews. Opening on Friday June 1st will be ‘Indulge’, a show dedicated to taking a closer look at one of our basic needs through the eyes of contemporary (perhaps starving) artists. In conjunction with the show I have created a summer camp for ages 7-12 that parallels the vision for ‘Indulge’ show. See you around the Studios!

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oin our community by becoming a JCorporate Partner or a Water Street Studios Member. If you would like to become a Member, or your company would like to become a Corporate Partner, contact Jim Kirkhoff, Water Street Studios Development Director for information 630.761.9977.

i n d i v i d ua l & fa m i ly m e m b e r s h i p s complete the registration form located Registration Toin theregister, center of this booklet and mail or deliver to: Water Street Studios, School of Art 160 S. Water St., Batavia, IL 60510 Please make checks payable to: Batavia Artists Association.

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The Water Street Studios Community Outreach Program has fully funded scholarships for art classes for 25 children since the Fall of 2010. Through these scholarships, students without financial means to pay have explored welding, photography, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media. In addition to these funded classes, Water Street Studios also offers Art Flow, our afterschool art program. Art Flow provides art activities to pre-K through 8th grade students at Batavia Apartments and reaches area high school students every Thursday afternoon at Water Street Studios. All of these programs exemplify our mission to bring art education and appreciation to all residents of the Fox Valley area. For more information about Community Outreach or if you are interested in helping to support the program, please contact Jim Kirkhoff, Development Director, 630.761.9977.

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Admire Amazing Art in the gallery. Be creative and spend quality time with the ones you love. □ Agenda: All about Art. Activities include: drawing, coloring, pasting & even painting. □ Assorted art supplies available at no charge. □ Atmosphere: Aspiring Artists Family program. □ All Ages: Best for ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult at all times. Teens welcome with parent permission. □ Admission: FREE □ Sundays: 1-3p

Looking for a Special Gift? gallery

Water Street’s retail store, adjacent to the fine art gallery, offers quality artistic items for your everyday shopping needs. Original art at gift giving prices! Open during gallery hours.

■ Looking for a Custom Class to fit your scheulde? Private classes can be arranged for most of the classes offered. Simply gather a minimum of 3 students and we will work with you to create a private class that fits into your schedule!


Teen and Adult Classes All Adult classes are ages 17 and up unless otherwise noted.

Clay

■ A Self-Portrait in Clay (Ages 16+) Come challenge yourself in a good way with this intensive workshop focusing on YOU as the subject! Traditional modeling techniques will be taught to create life-like ceramic portraits. Recreate the “real you” or combine reality with fantasy and create a new version of yourself. This class is for beginners to advanced students and includes 15# of clay, use of tools & firing. Additional clay is available for purchase. □ Instructor Patty Davoust □ Cost: M $185/NonMembers $205 □ Sat, Sun April 28, 29 ► 10a-3p CLY2201-A □ Sat, Sun July 28, 29 ► 10a-3p CLY2201-B ■ Beginning Ceramics On the Wheel (Ages 16+) Have you always wanted to work on the wheel, or are you ready to “get back into it”? Whatever the reason, this class is for you! During the six-week session we discuss, explore and practice basic wheel throwing techniques and create a collection of functional pottery. Exercise the right and left hemispheres of your brain and experience the joy of creating something from a simple mound of clay. Dress to get messy and consider bringing an apron or an old towel. Feel free to repeat this class to build skill level. Register early, class size limited to 3. □ Instructor Caroline Baty-Barr □ Session 1 Th May 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14 ► 6-8:30p CLY2202-A □ Session 2 Sat June 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21, 28 ►1-3:30p CLY2202-B □ Instructor Eddie Johnson □ Session 3 Tu July 17, 24, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21►7-9:30p CLY2202-C □ Cost: M $220/NonMembers $250 (includes 12.5# of clay, use of tools, firing and some glazes. Additional clay available for purchase. )

■ Ceramics for the Garden - Gone to the Birds! Gorgeous gardens include ART as part of the design. In this class you will create your own beautiful garden accessories; birdhouses, birdbaths and fun bird decorations that you design and make yourself! Bring an apron or dress to get dirty. 12# of clay, use of tools, glazes, and firing time included in the cost. Additional clay is available for purchase. □ Instructor Patty Davoust □ Cost: M $75/NonMembers $85 □ Sun July 15 ► 10-3p CLY2203-A

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■ Private Lessons on the Wheel Oneon-one instruction based on availability of individual instructors $30 per hr (includes firing fee and some glazes). □ Contact Kari Kraus, Dir. of Education to arrange dates/ times. CLY2204-A

Drawing

■ Anybody Can Draw the Figure (Ages 18+) The goal of this short but intense class is to provide an introduction to visual/perceptual understanding of the figure. This will be a self-guided course with optional instruction on the many uses of line, value, and, if desired, wet media. Spending time with the figure will aid artistic confidence in drawing, which encourages and enables personal creative expression. Each class is concluded with a discussion of work in relation to the visual elements. Sign up for as many or few sessions as desired, although multiple classes are recommended for an in-depth understanding of the subject. If desired the instructor can also provide at home exercises to assist the continuation of your development. Supply list available online or upon request. □ Instructor August L. Vollbrecht □ Cost: M $40/NonMembers $50 ea. session □ Session 1 Sun May 13 ► 1-5p DRW2201-A □ Session 2 Sun June 10 ► 1-5p DRW2201-B □ Session 3 Sun July 8 ► 1-5p DRW2201-C □ Session 4 Sun Aug 12 ► 1-5p DRW2201-D ■ Drawing with Power (Ages 15+) This is a drawing studio designed for young adults who wish to learn and develop drawing skills - basic to advanced. Instructor will help facilitate discovery and development by using still life, or other images that may be inspiring - such as photography or drawings from favorite artists. Using traditional drawing mediums such as pencil, charcoal, conte or pastel, we will learn to interpret our subject into an individual expression. Basic principles of gesture capture, as well as line quality, composition, contour, and light and shadow will be explored. Please come to the studio with drawing materials, a favorite object for still life, photos or graphic references. Supply list available online or upon request. □ Instructor Michael Glascott □ Cost: M $125/NonMembers $145 □ M, W June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 ► 6-8p DRW2202-A

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Jewelry

■ Stamped Metal Pendant (Ages 16+) Create a one-of-a-kind copper pendant using words of inspiration or children’s names! The sky’s the limit! We will learn how to stamp on metal then after a bit of practice you will stamp your own personalized pendant. Would make a wonderful Mother’s day gift! No previous experience necessary. All tools provided for use during class. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M $40/NonMembers $50 □ Sun May 6 ► 1-3p JWL2201-A ■ Intro Lampwork Glass Beadmaking (Ages 16+ teens w/parent permission) Students will learn to make glass beads in this introductory “tour” of lampwork beadmaking using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools, and technique, followed by a demonstration. Students will then have time to explore their own creativity by manipulating the glass to create one-of-a-kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass and all the tools needed. Each student should bring note-taking supplies and wear close fitting cotton clothing and closed toe shoes. Long hair should be tied back. □ Instructor Victoria Belz □ Cost: M $65/NonMembers $75 □ Tu May 15 ► 6-9p JWL2202-A ■ Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication (Ages 16+) Design and create oneof-a-kind personalized jewelry. Explore jewelry fabrication using basic metalsmithing techniques. This four-week course will cover sawing, piercing, sanding, hand stamping, texturing, forming, and finishing. Each week you will create at least one unique piece of copper or sterling silver jewelry. Projects may include earrings, pendants, bracelets, or rings. Metal to complete at least four projects is included in the class fee. Students have access to studio tools and equipment. Additional tools and metal may be purchased from instructor. No previous experience necessary. Feel free to repeat class to build skill level. Maximum 4 students. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M $150/NonMembers $170 (incl. $25 for supplies) □ Wed June 6, 13, 20, 27 ► 6-9p JWL2203-A

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■ Cold Connections in Metalsmithing (Ages 16+) This four-week course will build upon the metalsmithing techniques you learned in the first metalsmithing class. Students will learn wire rivets, tube rivets, tab settings and more ways to connect without using a torch! Feel free to repeat class to build skill level. Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M $150/NonMembers $170 (incl. $25 in supplies) □ Wed July 18, 25 Aug 1, 8 ► 6-9p JWL2204-A ■ Quirky Cool Cocktail Ring (Ages 13+) Students will make one or two absolutely unique cool cocktail rings out of sterling silver wire and a focal bead of your choice. No prior experience required. All materials and tools are supplied during class time. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M $30/NonMembers $35 □ Mon July 23 ► 6-8p JWL2205-A If you are aware of any metal allergies or have any special need s, the instructor ■ Handcraft Own Hoops (Ages 13+) must know in adva nc e to make Create your own sterling silver hoop earrings. accommo dations. PLEASE NOTE: Neither Participants can create one or two pairs of the ins tructor nor Water Street Stu dios sterling silver and bead earrings. Once you can be held responsible for any metal master the simple technique you will have alle rgies/allergic reactions. If a special the skills to make oodles of hoops for yourmetal is required (sterlin g silver, niobium, self and friends! All supplies included for 14k gold filled or 14k gold) additional up to two pairs of earrings. All tools necescost may occur. Instructo r must be consary are available to use during the class tacted prior to class to discuss alternatime. No previous experience necessary. tives. 630.761.9977 ■ □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M $125/NonMembers $145 □ Th July 26 ► 6-8p JWL2206-A

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■ Circular Sensation Pendant (Ages 13+) Create a one of a kind mesmerizing pendant using a colorful lampwork disc bead and sterling silver. You will design, texture and assemble your own masterpiece pendant! No previous experience necessary. Feel free to repeat class to build skill level. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M $30/NonMembers $35 □ Tue Aug 14 ► 6-8p JWL2207-A

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■ Freeform Copper Cuff Class (Ages 13+) Create your own super spectacular freeform copper cuff using basic wire working techniques. Using copper wire and beads you will make a one-of-a-kind bracelet to treasure! No experience required! □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M $35/NonMembers $45 □ Th Aug 30 ► 6-8p JWL2208-A

Painting

■ Oil Painting (Ages 17+) For painters of all levels, skills and disciplines, the focus of this class is to nurture the individual creative process. Color mixing and basic oil painting techniques will be covered. Participants will explore traditional and alternative styles in oil painting while developing an understanding of basic drawing and composition skills. Emphasis is placed on discovering individual strengths and styles that will enable each to complete a final painting reflecting those characteristics. This class is structured for enjoyment in a relaxed format to allow creativity to surface naturally. □ Instructor Deborah DiVita/Glascott □ Cost: M $100/NonMembers $115 (+ supplies, list available online or upon request) □ Session 1: Sat May 12, 19, 26 June 2 ► 9-11:30a PNT2201-A □ Session 2: Sat July 21, 28 Aug 4, 11 ► 9-11:30a PNT2201-B ■ The Basics of Watercolor Painting (Ages 17+) This class is for beginners and those wanting to expand their interest in watercolor painting. We will make watercolor fun and exciting - not difficult. Students will concentrate on the basics of producing a good painting starting with sketching skills, perspective, composition, values and techniques. Students will explore various directions from still life to landscape.Still life materials will be available or you may paint your favorite landscape. □ Instructor George Bruce □ Cost: M Cost: M $115/NonMembers $130 (+ supplies, list available online or upon request) □ Th July 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 ► 6-8p PNT2202-A ■ Oil Painting Techniques For anyone who wishes to brush up on basic oil painting techniques, we will focus on producing “mini-works” that demonstrate different techniques. These may include glazing, impasto, dry brush, and simple blending and shading techniques. We will work from a single object or shape to easily visualize the different effects that can be achieved simply by changing the application. Color mixing and brush use will also be covered. □ Instructor Deborah DiVita/Glascott □ Cost: M $100/NonMembers $115 (+ supplies, list available online or upon request) □ Sat June 9, 16, 23, 30 ► 9-11:30a PNT2203-A

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Photography

■ Photo Basics (Ages 16+) Over the course of a 5-week period, students will learn the basic elements of photography such as aperture, shutter speed, framing, and how they all tie together. In the fifth week we will conduct a small critique group where students will show and evaluate his/her work amongst their peers. This class requires a digital SLR camera. □ Instructor Ben Frola □ Cost: M $65/Nonmember $75 □ Tu May 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19 ► 7-8:30p PHO2201-A

Variety

■ Tabula Rasa: Beginning Fiction Writing (Ages 18+) Admit it! You may doodle even if you are not a painter, sing even if you can’t carry a tune, or dance even if you don’t know toe shoes from tap shoes, but you wouldn’t THINK of writing fiction because you are not a “Writer”. If the sight of an 8 ½ X 11, lined sheet of white paper with three little holes along the left-hand side has always scared you, come show it who is in charge. If, instead, that sight fills you with private little thrills, come experience new ways to enter this page, this opening. You will leave with new tools and an expanded experience of the creator you truly are. Waterline Writers invites students to join them on the third Sunday of the session to share their stories or just be a part of the experience. □ Instructor Anne Veague □ Cost: M $60/Nonmember $70 □ Session 1 Sun May 6, 13, 27 ► 7-9p VRY2201-A □ Session 2 Sun July 1, 8, 22 ► 7-9p VRY2201-B

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■ Relief Printmaking (Ages 13+) Relief printing is a form of expression in which the surface of a block yields the image and the areas that do not print are cut away. It is the oldest form of printmaking and is used to communicate ideas through symbols, imagery and printed words. Ink isrolled onto the block, paper is placed upon it and pressure is applied to transfer ink from block to paper. The class will focus on woodcut relief print techniques to create engaging imagery. Required materials: 5 piece Mikisyo Power Grip woodcarving tool set. Recommended materials: sketchbook, pencil, fine and extra fine point Sharpie marker, and soft rubber brayer. □ Instructor Kimberly Fredricks □ Cost: M $145/NonMembers $165 □ M-Th July 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 Aug 1, 2 ► 7-8:30p VRY2202-A ■ Controlling the Spark (Ages 18+) In this class you will learn the fundamental skills of sculptural metal fabrication.This can be a class for beginners who have never worked with metal, or experienced artists who want to brush up on their skills. Students will present their sculpture ideas, learn how to advance their concept into a 3-D form and complete a finished product. In this class students will learn to use the tools associated with metal working such as a Mig welder, angle grinder, chop saw, and jig saw to develop their artistic design. You can learn how to weld in one hour or continue the class and create your own sculpture with one-on-one instruction. □ Instructor Steven Lockwood □ Cost: M $55 per hr □ Contact Kari Kraus, Director of Education to arrange dates and times. VRY2203-A

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Children’s Classes Terriffic Twos

■ Talented 2s (Age 2) A fun time for your creative bambinos to explore art, use paint and be messy, all away from home. Bring a painting smock. □ Instructor Sharon Sychta □ Cost: M $65/NonMembers $75 □ Tu June 5, 12 ► 9-10a KID2201-A

Young Ones: Ages 3+

■ Wee Ones Paint and Paste (Ages 3-5) The little ones will love this creative time as they play, paint and paste. Each class will offer one hour of fun and activities geared towards movement, color and art. □ Instructor Sharon Sychta □ Cost: M $65/NonMembers $75 □ Tu June 5, 12 ► 10:30a-11:30a KID2202-A ■ Mini Matisse (Ages 4-6) This is an exciting class in which students can explore a variety of media ranging from watercolors, clay, masks, puppets, portraiture and more. Each session has different projects so this class can be taken again and again with no repeat masterpieces. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $55/NonMembers $65 □ Sat June 2, 9, 16, 23 ► 12-1p KID2203-A □ Sat Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 ► 12-1p KID2203-B

Star Wars Themed

■ Star Wars Camp: An Art Experience (Ages 6-11) A long time ago in a galaxy not that far away Star Wars came to Water Street Studios and returns once again due to popular demand. This is a fun and entertaining camp which combines art projects with games, as well as food activities. We will drink sith soda and eat clone trooper cupcakes as well as create portraits of our favorite characters and Tatooine torn paper collages. Students will also design and build their own droids and to top it all off participate in a jedi training session with lightsabers we make ourselves. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $75/NonMembers $85 □ M-Th July 23, 24, 25, 26 ► 10-11:30a KID2204-A

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Older Ones: Ages 7+

■ Drawing Foundations (Ages 7-11) Drawing is the foundation to creating great artworks. We will work on exploring a variety of drawing materials from pastels to pencils and pens. Students will do exercises in drawing from observation to learn perspective, shading, and more. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $55/Nonmember $65 □ Mon May 7, 14, 21 (No class Memorial Day) June 4 ► 6-7p KID2205-A

■ Comics Workshop A fun and entertaining class that will explore anything from comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, storyboards and animated characters. Students are encouraged to incorporate their creative ideas into their work and then watch how their own characters and stories come to life! Please bring paper, pens, sharpies, and a sack lunch. □ Instructor Michael Glascott □ Cost: M $40/Nonmember $50 □ Sat May 19 ► 10a-2p KID2206-A ■ Kandinsky Kids (Ages 7-11) In this popular class, students will create using a wide range of media including but not limited to all types of paint, clay, fabric, sculpture, printmaking, etc. Similar to our Mini Matisse class in that no projects are repeated so you can retake this class often. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $55/NonMembers $65 □ Sat June 2, 9, 16, 23 ► 10:30-11:30a KID2207-A □ Sat Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 ► 10:30-11:30a KID2207-B ■ Polymer Clay Workshop (Ages 8-12) Two-dimensional images will transform into three-dimensional creations in this polymer clay workshop. Explore, design and sculpt your favorite animals, monsters, people, miniatures or beads. Bring your imagination and plenty of ideas. Supplies include the clay and tools for use in class. Register early: Maximum 6 students. □ Instructor Sharon Sychta □ Cost: M $60/Nonmember $70 □ Tue June 26 ► 12-3p KID2208-A

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■ Pop Art Camp (Ages 7-12) In this art camp students will explore the work of pop artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and others. Pop Art challenged traditions in art by the use of mass-produced aspects of popular culture (television, movies, comics and everyday objects) and students will get to do the same. Pop Art is also attributed to changing people’s perception of fine art. Come join the fun! □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $75/Nonmember $85 □ M-Th Jun 11, 12, 13, 14 ► 10a-12p KID2209-A ■ Beginning Pottery On the Wheel for Small Hands (Ages 7-12) Young potters, come try your hand working with clay on an electric wheel. Instructors will assist small hands as they open a centered piece of clay on the wheel, and then guide them through pulling the clay into a tall form. This small class will allow instructors to work closely with small hands and be available to assist students during this experience. If your child is curious about working on the wheel, this is the perfect class. (For curious adults, Water Street offers a variety of adult clay classes, listings begin on page 2). The final session will be spent glazing pieces and a pickup date will be determined for small hands to return for their finished pieces. Maximum 3 students. □ Instructors Kari Kraus and Caroline Baty-Barr □ Cost: M $95/NonMembers $110 (incl. clay, firing and some glazes) □ Session 1: W, Th June 6, 7 glaze date Th June 28 ► 10-11:30a KID2210-A □ Session 2: Tu, Th July 10, 12 glaze date Tu July 31 ► 10-11:30a KID2210-B

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■ Science of Clay (Ages 10-15) Which came first...the Artist or the Scientist? The correlation between art and science is well documented! Math scores increase with 3D art skills-so come learn the “fundamentals” with clay! We will expand the mind and spirit with spatial relationships, texture, color, science and imagination through fun clay projects! Explore centrifugal force with the pottery wheel and chemical reactions through glazes! Chemical formulas and pyrometrics meet manual manipulation and creativity to create functional and non-functional works of art. □ Instructor Patty Davoust □ Cost: M $165/NonMembers $185 □ M, Tu, W, Th July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 ► 10-11:45a KID2211-A ■ All About Art Camp (Ages 7-12) Want to explore the world of art on your summer vacation? Swing by WSS for an all-out art attack! We will create a variety of projects each day while exploring painting, drawing, printmaking, clay and mixed media. Students will take a tour of the studios and gallery and learn the history of WSS. Lessons will be drawn from the current gallery show and students will develop art appreciation skills. Visiting guest artists will enhance the understanding of materials students will be using to create new projects. Don’t forget to bring a sack lunch each day! □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $175/NonMembers $195 □ M-Th July 16,17,18,19 ► 9a-3p KID2212-A ■ ‘Indulge’ Art Camp (Ages 7-12) Imagine hot dogs, funnel cakes, gummy bears, cupcakes and pizza. Are you hungry now? This camp will go hand-in-hand with the summer gallery show, also titled ‘Indulge’, which takes a closer look at one of our basic needs through the eyes of contemporary (perhaps starving) artists. Students will work to create a portfolio using all types of art mediums all about food. We will even work with food as an art medium - this camp will be tasty and fun! Don’t forget to bring a sack lunch each day! □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $155/NonMembers $175 □ M-Th Aug 6, 7, 8, 9 ► 10a-3p KID2213-A

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■ Kids Photo Workshop (Ages 9-12) This one-day class is designed to help children generate an interest in digital photography. Students will obtain basic skills to help them create a good photograph. Weather permitting, class time will include a walk through historic downtown Batavia, as well as the Riverwalk - parents are welcome to join.
Requirements: Digital camera. □ Instructor Ben Frola □ Cost: M $30/Nonmember $35 □ Sat Aug 11 ► 10a-12p KID2214-A ■ Private Lessons Looking to expand your child’s artistic talent? Private lessons are a fantastic way to do so. With one-on-one attention your child can grow at their own pace while receiving valuable individual instruction. Private lessons are available for hand built ceramics, drawing, painting, fiber, sculpture, and more. All supplies included. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M $35 per hr KID2215-A

Guest Artists

■ Painting En Plein Air (Ages 18+) Join award-winning artist Michael Chesley Johnson for two days of painting outdoors in beautiful Batavia. Johnson will focus on fundamentals for painting outdoors - how to begin, how to proceed and how to finish. The workshop will include demonstrations in oil and pastel, plenty of time for student work, plus critiques. Johnson gives personal attention at the easel, complete with helpful tips and suggestions. In the event of bad weather, students will paint in the studio. Michael Chesley Johnson is an oil and pastel painter working in the American Southwest and the Canadian Maritimes. Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America. He is the author of “Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter’s Brush: A Year on Campobello Island.” More information online www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com. □ Instructor Michael Chesley Johnson □Cost: M $200/NonMembers $230 (supply list available online or upon request) □ Fri & Sat May 4, 5 ► 9a-4p (Please bring a bag lunch) WRK2201-A

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■ Emotion and Movement - Figurative Watercolor Workshop Jeannie McGuire developed her unique approach to the figure by exploring a freer application of paint and pushing her style to the limits of expression. Her narrative-type paintings are referenced from photos or sketches that spark her interest, followed by drawing a strong design structure which sets the stage for the painting process to develop, change and unfold into a story or persona. Workshop instruction focuses on creating paintings of people as works of art versus formal portraits and on developing backgrounds that encourage a story, feeling or purpose to emerge. Each day begins with a demo pertaining to the day’s project such as: explore eyes and faces in an unconventional way, focus on a single figure with an obscure background, and intertwine a group of people with their background elements. Artists receive plenty of personal attention and painting time. A group critique is reserved for the last afternoon. □ Instructor Jeannie McGuire □ Cost: M $385/NonMembers $415 (supply list available online or upon request) □ Fri, Sat, Sun Sept 14-16 ► 9:30a-4p (Please bring a bag lunch) WRK2202-A

Still Looking

■ for something that fits your schedule...? After all of these classes and workshop listings, are our schedules still not compatible? If that is the case, just give us a call. Private classes can be arranged for most of the classes offered. Simply gather a minimum of 3 students and we will work with you to create a private class that fits into your schedule!

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Education

Community Outreach

Art Flow

Scholarships

Support the Arts More information about the Community Outreach program can be found on the inside back cover and on the membership application in the center of this booklet.


Let’s put the Host your next birthday at Water Street Studios. We have a variety of art projects that will really make your birthday party something special. Parties for both kids and adults alike! Projects include but are not limited to clay, printmaking, jewelry, themed kids parties such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, and much more! □ Call 630.761.9977 or visit waterstreetstudios.com and complete our Party Booking Form found in ‘Put the Art in Party’ under ‘School of Art’.

“My son Jack just had a Harry Potter themed birthday party here with 10 of his friends, mostly 8-9 in age. They made Magic Model HP characters, got to tour the entire studio, and met a couple artists - one was a welder boys dug that one of course as they all got to try on the welding face helmet. They had a ton of fun - thank you Kari Kraus for organizing and hosting the party. The kids had a blast and I had little to do but watch and enjoy!”

“Abbey’s 11th birthday party was at WSS. She and about 10 of her friends (plus some grown-up friends and family) had a great time. The girls made paper beads, then strung beautiful bracelets. They were given a tour of the art studios where they were very excited to meet some real artists. It was cool for the guests and their parents to walk through and see the gallery as they came for the party. It was easy working with Kari to plan the party. She was very flexible and accommodating. A great success!”


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Letter from the Director of Education: Constant evolution. Here at the Studios we are busy working and changing the organization for the better. This evolution affects the School of Art as well. We’re pleased to offer quite a few fresh, new ways to connect with art as well as opportunities to challenge yourself creatively. New to the schedule are life drawing and beginning fiction writing workshops. We are also pleased to welcome back visiting artists Michael Chelsey Johnson and Jeannie McGuire who are back by popular demand. Their workshops are extremely popular so be sure to sign up early! The main gallery has also seen some changes over the past year. ‘illuminate’, our first themed show drew large crowds and many favorable reviews. Opening on Friday June 1st will be ‘Indulge’, a show dedicated to taking a closer look at one of our basic needs through the eyes of contemporary (perhaps starving) artists. In conjunction with the show I have created a summer camp for ages 7-12 that parallels the vision for ‘Indulge’ show. See you around the Studios!

Kari Kraus

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oin our community by becoming a JCorporate Partner or a Water Street Studios Member. If you would like to become a Member, or your company would like to become a Corporate Partner, contact Jim Kirkhoff, Water Street Studios Development Director for information 630.761.9977.

i n d i v i d ua l & fa m i ly m e m b e r s h i p s complete the registration form located Registration Toin theregister, center of this booklet and mail or deliver to: Water Street Studios, School of Art 160 S. Water St., Batavia, IL 60510 Please make checks payable to: Batavia Artists Association.

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The Water Street Studios Community Outreach Program has fully funded scholarships for art classes for 25 children since the Fall of 2010. Through these scholarships, students without financial means to pay have explored welding, photography, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media. In addition to these funded classes, Water Street Studios also offers Art Flow, our afterschool art program. Art Flow provides art activities to pre-K through 8th grade students at Batavia Apartments and reaches area high school students every Thursday afternoon at Water Street Studios. All of these programs exemplify our mission to bring art education and appreciation to all residents of the Fox Valley area. For more information about Community Outreach or if you are interested in helping to support the program, please contact Jim Kirkhoff, Development Director, 630.761.9977.

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