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is to have a central location for artists

to rent affordable space and develop their craft all while having a network of support and inspiration from their neighboring artists. Add to this, the ability to interact with the

community

through

shows, classes, workshops, projects, events... the potential for a shared

creativity is

simply inspiring.”

Batavia’s Art Center 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 630.761.9977 www.waterstreetstudios.com Editing, design and production donated by Studio 8 dynamic duo Katherine Kratzer and Caroline Baty-Barr

Winter

“The shared dreamvision

2011

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C OMMUNITY

Letter from the Director of Education: Winter is here and the School of Art wants you to come in from the cold and be creative! Our Winter 2011 class booklet is like a collage – a collection of new classes and workshops that includes encaustic painting, printmaking, fiber dying, jewelry collage, and Drawing with Power - a teen-focused drawing course. We still have our popular favorites plus a new Spring Break Art Camp, featuring fun and artistic ways for your child to spend their week of down time.

Through generous support, Community Outreach provides financial assistance for students whose families can not afford the cost of class without assistance. Community Outreach can pay for part or all of the cost of the class depending on the demand. If you think that you qualify for assistance under Community Outreach or if you want to help others by donating to the program, or for more information, please contact Jim Kirkhoff, Development Director Water Street Studios, 630.761.9977.

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

Director of Education 630.761.9977 education@waterstreetstudios.com

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.

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Kari Kraus

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Join

As a special thank-you we are now offering special member ( M ) prices for our classes and workshops. WSS members will get discounts on all of our classes as well as receiving an advanced preview of the schedule. If you are not a member please join today to take advantage of all of the benefits of membership! WSS is pleased to announce a two- day workshop featuring award-winning artist Michael Chesley Johnson focusing on the fundamentals of painting outdoors. Johnson is an oil and pastel painter working primarily 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. Johnson is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter’s Brush: A Year on Campobello Island. The artist also writes regularly for The Pastel Journal and The Artist’s Magazine.

OUTREA C H

Water Street Studios is located at 160 S. Water Street by the corner of First and Water Streets in the heart of downtown Batavia, Illinois. We are less Elm St than one block south east of the Batavia Public Library. Please direct any questions to Kari Kraus, Union Ave Director of Education via education@waterstreetstudios.com. Main St

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Interested in teaching at Water Street Studios? Artists/teachers please visit us online www.waterstreetstudios.com to obtain a teacher application and a class proposal form. Note: please check our website for class submissions deadline for the next session.


Admire Amazing Art in the gallery. Be creative and spend quality time with the ones you love.

Winter 2011

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□ 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

Let’s put the

art in PartY!

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 so much more! □ Call 630.761.9977 or visit us at waterstreetstudios.com for more details.

Looking for a Special Gift? gallery

Water Street’s new 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 ■ Beginning Ceramics On the Wheel! (Ages 16+) Create pottery learning basic wheel throwing techniques. During this six-week class we will discuss, explore and practice basic wheel throwing techniques and see where it takes you! Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, Water Street Studios has electric wheels, bats and tools for class use. Follow your passion to work with clay! Class size is limited to 3. □ Instructor Caroline Baty-Barr □ Cost: M Members $220/NonMembers $250 (incl. 12.5# clay, firing, and glazes.) □ Session 1 Th Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 ► 7:00-9:30p □ Session 2 Sat Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16 ► 1:00-3:30p □ Tween Session Sat Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16 ► 10a-12:30p ■ Private, one-on-one instruction available based on instructor availability. Members $30 per hr/NonMembers $35 per hr + firing fee(s) ■ Figure Sculpture - Straight to the Model (Intermediate to Advanced) This is a great class for those wishing to further their understanding of the human form. In this 5-week class we start right away with a live model working from a single pose for the duration, with an emphasis on human anatomy and structure. Prior experience working with water-based clay recommended. Teens welcome with permission. Minimum 4 students. □ Instructor Patty Davoust □ Cost: M Members $255/NonMembers $285 (incl. 25# clay, firing and some glazes.) □ Mon Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 ► 6:30-9:30p

Drawing ■ Drawing with Power (Ages 13-18) This is a drawing studio designed for young adults who wish to learn and develop drawing skills - basic to advance. The 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 and a favorite object to add to the still life. □ Instructor Deborah DiVita/Glascott □ Cost: M Members $125/NonMembers $145 (+ supplies list available on request) □ Mon Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 ► 6:00-8:00p

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■ Playing in the Mud Workshop for Kids (Ages 7-12) In this two-day workshop students will be introduced to the basics of hand-built ceramic techniques. We will learn pinch, coil, and slab construction and create three fabulous projects. Students will have the opportunity to try out the wheel and dig their hands into clay to see what they can create. The second day will be dedicated to painting and glazing the pieces. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $45/NonMembers $55 □ Sat Feb 5 ►10a-1p & Sat Feb 19 ► 10-11:30a ■ Teen/Tween Scarf Studio Scarves are one of the hottest fashion trends and now you can learn how to make your own. In this class we will discover some fun and easy techniques to put your personal stamp on two different scarves and create a dye bath to mix vibrant and quirky colors. Join us for this fun workshop and acquire the knowledge to make your own trendsetting pieces. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $32/NonMembers $42 □ Sat Mar 5 ► Ages 10-13 ► 10a-12p Ages 14-18 ► 12:30-2:30p ■ 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 a pace that fits him/her and receivable valuable individual instruction tailored to their interests. Private lessons are available for ceramics, drawing, painting, fiber, sculpture, and more. All supplies included. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $35 per hr/NonMembers $45 per hr

Workshops

■ Encaustic Painting: Explorations in Wax Beginners and advanced painters will enjoy exploring this versatile and uniquely organic hot wax painting medium, in use since ancient times. Students will learn about materials, studio set up and basic recipes and techniques. There will be ample time for the student to experiment and finish a project or two. Materials will be provided, however, the student is encouraged to bring photographs, fabric bits, or small items that can be imbedded in the wax to create a collage. Workshop size limited to four people. □ Instructor Gina Floro □ Cost: M Members $100/NonMembers $115 □ Sat Jan 29 ► 12-3:30p or Sat Mar 12 ► 12-3:30p

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■ Learn How To Draw Anything If you can write your signature, you can learn how to draw! Really! Drawing is a learnable skill, like riding a bicycle. Basic drawing techniques such as line quality, shading and placement, and advanced concepts such as proportion, composition and perspective are covered in this fun and comprehensive class. Bring an 11x17 drawing tablet, drawing pencil, and eraser to first class. Additional materials list given at first class. □ Instructor Patty Davoust □ Cost: M Members $210/NonMembers $240 □ Tu & Th Mar 22, 24, 29, 31, Apr 5, 7, 12, 14 ► 9:15a-11:30a

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If you are aware of any metal allergies ■ Modern Jewelry Collage (Ages 16+) or have any special ne eds, instructors This four-week class will focus on cold conmust know well in ad vance to make nections as design choices for fabricating ac om mo da tio ns . PL EASE NOTE: Neither jewelry. Students will learn to design and construct pieces using tabs, rivets and wire. the instructor nor Water Str eet Studios Create highly personalized pieces using can be held respons ible for any metal traditional and non-traditional materials. A wide allergies/aller gic reactions. If a spec ial array of items will be available but students metal is required (sterling silv er, niobium, are encouraged to bring their materials and 14k gold filled or 14k gold) additional objects for inclusion in their own meaningful assemblages. Students will complete two to cost may occur. Instructor must be confour pieces. Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for tacted prior to class to discuss possi ble alternatives. 630.761.99 Jewelry Fabrication. 77 ■ □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $150/NonMembers $170 □ Mon Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 ► 6-8:30p ■ 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 Members $30/NonMembers $35 □ Tu Jan 18 ► 6-8p ■ Introduction to Fused Glass (Ages 16+) In this class you will learn basic fused glass techniques to create a pendant, magnet or tie tack. Students choose which two projects they want to complete. You will learn the basics of glass fusing and jewelry making (no solder) during this HOT class. A basic glass assortment is included in the class fee. Specialty glass, findings and other components will be available for purchase from the instructor. Maximum 2 students. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Sat Jan 22 ► 3-5:30p & Jan 29 ►3-4p

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■ Circular Sensation Pendant Class (Ages 13+) Create a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing pendant using a colorful lampwork disc bead & sterling silver. You will design, texture and assemble your own masterpiece pendant. No previous experience required. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $35/NonMembers $45 □ Mon Feb 7 ► 6-8p ■ Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication (Ages 16+) Design and create one-of-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 prev. experience necessary. Maximum 4 students. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $150/NonMembers $170 □ Th Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3 ► 6-9p ■ Beyond Beginner Metalsmithing (Ages 16+) This four-week course will build upon the metalsmithing techniques you learned in the first metalsmithing class. Students will learn basic soldering, cold connections, and much more! Refining techniques will be encouraged. Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication. Maximum 4 students. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $150/NonMembers $170 □ Th Mar 10, 17, 24, 31 ► 6-9p ■ Textured Copper Riveted Rings (Ages 16+) Create a fantastic unique handcrafted ring for yourself or someone special. You start with a strip of copper, choose a texture or pattern, finalize with a rivet, and at the end you have a masterpiece! □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $35/NonMembers $45 □ Sat Mar 26 ► 4-6:30p ■ Beginners PMC Jewelry (Ages 16+) No prior knowledge and/or skills needed to work with this remarkable medium. Students will learn how to design, form, refine, fire and finish one pendant and one pair of dangle earrings using Precious Metal Clay. The class includes demonstrations and clay for at least two projects, firing of the projects and the use of studio tools. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Fri Apr 8 ► 6-9p

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■ Awesome Earrings For Beginners (Ages 13+) This is an excellent beginners class that will teach you the fundamental techniques to create awesome earrings. Once you master loop forming and a little bit of wire wrapping you can make countless pairs of earrings. These earrings are great for gift giving! In the class you will receive all supplies necessary for up to three pairs of pierced dangle earrings with sterling silver and various beads. All tools necessary are available to use during the class time. No previous experience necessary. Maximum 8 students. □ Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: M Members $35/NonMembers $45 □ Sat April 10 ► 1-3p

Mind, Body

Wellness

■ Tai chi Tai Ji Quan was developed during 13th Century China by a Taoist monk, Chang San-Feng, as a powerful martial art. Those who practiced this art found not only their martial skills, but their overall health was improving. Tai Ji Quan can assist in regulating blood pressure, anxiety, depression, balance, circulation, stress, and self esteem. Class consists of Qi Gong (energy work), Tai Ji 8 posture form, and applications. Any fitness level is accepted. □ Instructor Stephen Huebner □ Cost: M Members $50/NonMembers $60 
 □ Session 1 Mon Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 ► 7-8p □ Session 2 Mon Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18 ► 7-8p

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 Members $100/NonMembers $115 (+ supplies list available on request) □ Sat Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 ► 9-11:30a ■ 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 Members $115/NonMembers $130 (+ supplies list available on request) □ Tu Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 ► 6-8p

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■ 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 Members $100/NonMembers $115 (+ supplies list available on request) □ Sat Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12 ► 9-11:30a ■ Creating Murals (Ages 15+) Learn how to paint murals from the ground up! Starting with sketches, students will work collaboratively and create something really BIG, hand painted, right on the wall for everyone to see. If you’re afraid of paint and worried about painting big this is the class for you! If you’re curious as to how murals are put together and like to have fun this is the class for you! Some additional supplies may be necessary.* □ Instructor Michael Glascott □ Cost: M Members $100/NonMembers $115 (+ supplies*) □ Sat Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12 ► 9-11a

Photography

■ Photographic Fundamentals Ready to move past the snapshot? Have you ever asked yourself, “So I have this camera, what do I do now?” Do you want to take one of those images that capture the essence of a subject? In this class we will explore how to photographically discover the extraordinary in the ordinary world. Learn how to convey what your subject wants to say through your photographic image. Participants will need a camera (camera phone, point and shoot, DSLR or film camera) and access to the computer and Internet. Images for discussion will need to be uploaded to a private group on Flickr. □ Instructor John Granata □ Cost: M Members $85/NonMembers $100 □ Tu Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 ► 6-8p

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■ Private Photography Lessons Water Street Studios resident artist John Granata has twenty years experience in photography. Need some photographic help? Want to learn something specific? One of the other classes offered doesn’t fit into your schedule? Purchase any of the following classes through Water Street Studios for yourself or as a gift: (1) Digital Camera Set Up (2) Photoshop “How To” (3) Action Photography (4) Nature & Landscape Photography (5) Composition (6) Low Key Lighting. Flexible class times are available. □ Instructor John Granata □ Cost: M Members $30/hr or $100 for 4 hr pkg/ NonMembers $35/hr or $115 for 4 hr pkg

Variety

■ 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. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, Water Street Studios has been able to purchase welding equipment for class use. □ Instructor Steven Lockwood □ Cost: M Members $35 per hr/NonMembers $45 per hr (some materials provided, additional supplies available for purchase.) □ Contact Kari Kraus, Director of Education for available dates and times. ■ Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? (Ages 13+) We will be creating wonderfully imaginative wire and polymer clay sculptures in this class. Students will start out with a concept and transfer it to paper. The process then continues with creating a wire form, adding tinfoil to exaggerate features, applying multi-layers of clay and baking the creation in the oven. Finishing techniques will also be explored. □ Instructor Sharon Sychta □ Cost: M Members $120/NonMembers $135 □ Th Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 ► 4-5:30p ■ Photoshop: Imaging for Print Photoshop Basics. Image adjusting and retouching for print or web. This class provides more of an open question workshop environment rather than traditional classroom setting. Bring in your own images! Will customize instruction to fit your goals and interests. To include: basic image adjustment using curves and levels; selecting and outlining; special effects with layers. Prerequisite: basic skills and a laptop with Adobe CS. □ Instructor Dan Kazmer □ Cost: M Members $85/NonMembers $100 □ Th Mar 17, 24 ► 7-9p

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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 is rolled onto the block, paper is placed upon it and pressure is applied to transfer ink from block to paper. This 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 Members $145/hr/NonMembers $165 □ Tu & Th Apr 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 ► 7-8:30p ■ The Language of Light - Opening Up Your Vision through Digital Photography This workshop is less about camera mechanics and more about finding depth and meaning in your photography by reexamining the creative process. This is a hands-on casual class that will explore the different styles and methods of creating photographs through demonstrations, examples, shooting exercises and assignments. Participants will learn to use light, exposure and compositional techniques as ways of connecting with their subject and creating a strong visual statement. Since fine light is the main ingredient of photography, field experiences to shoot in low or angled light and to search for patterns, motion, abstractions, reflections, will be offered. An important goal of this class is to develop a strong personal style, deepen your vision and find new paths and creative outlets not only for your photographs but whatever your medium of choice. □ Instructor Kathleen Fischer □ Cost: M Members $45/NonMembers $55 □ Sat Apr 16 ► 12-3p

Children’s Classes

■ Spring Fling Art Camp (Ages 7-11) Looking for something fun to do on Spring Break? Swing by WSS for an all-out art attack! We will create a variety of projects each day ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, to facility mixed media. We will take a tour of the facility and gallery and learn the history of WSS. Lessons will be drawn from the current The Community Outr each Program gallery show and students will develop art appre- prov ides financial assis tan ce for students ciation skills. Visiting guest artists will enhance whose families can not aff ord the cost of the understating of materials students will be us- class wi thout assistance. Co mmunity Outing to create new projects. Don’t forget to bring a reach can pay for part or all of the cost sack lunch daily! □ Instructor Kari Kraus of the class depend ing on the deman d. If □ Cost: M Members $135/ you think that yo u qualify for assis tance NonMembers $155 under Community Outreach or if you want □ Tu W Th March 29, 30, 31 ► 10:00a-3:00p to help others by do nating to the prog ram, hoff (630) 761-99 77

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Young Ones: Ages 4+

■ Mini Matisse (Ages 4-6) T his is an exciting class where 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 maste pieces. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Sat Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 ► 9:30-10:30a ■ Wee Ones Paint and Paste (Ages 3-5) Play, paint, and paste with a parent. Each class will offer one hour of fun and artistic activities geared towards movement, color and art. □ Instructor Sharon Sychta □ Cost: M Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Session 1 Wed Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 6 ► 10-11a or Session 2 Wed April 6, 13, 20, 27► 10-11a

Art for the Homeschooler

■ Mini Matisse (Ages 4-6) T his is an exciting class where 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 Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Th Jan 13, 20, 27 Feb 3 ► 10-11a ■ Kandinsky Kids (Ages 7-11) The same popular version for Homeschoolers! In this class students will create using a wide range of media including but not limited to all types of paint, clay, fabric, sculpture, printmaking, etc. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Wed Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 ► 10-11a

Star Wars Themed Classes

■ Star Wars: 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 is returning due to popular demand. This is a really fun and entertaining class that 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 Members $80/NonMembers $95 □ Tu Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19 ► 6-7:30p

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■ May The Force Be With You (Ages 6-10) All that is loved about Star Wars: An Art Experience is now condensed into one glorious day! We will make lightsabers, design our own droids, and paint our own ship creations. Don’t forget to bring a dark colored tee as we will use “the force” to decorate it. Snacks of yoda soda and wookie cookies provided. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $40/NonMembers $50 □ Sat Feb 26 ► 12-4p

Older Ones: Ages 7+

■ Alice in Water Street Wonderland (Ages 7-12) This class is a topsy-turvy mix of fine arts projects, delicious snacks, and Rabbit Hole activities. Join us in the adventure of using clay to create our own teacups and teapots, illustrating unique big/small drawings, and building beautiful miniature shadow boxes. We will also work on Artist Trading Cards that will rival the Queen’s guards. In the last class we will watch Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland while enjoying a Mad Hatter-style tea party. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $75/NonMembers $85 □ Tu Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8^ ► 6-7:30p ^Note: Last class 2/8 is ► 6-8p ■ 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 Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Sat Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9 ► 11a-Noon ■ Muggles Making Art (Ages 7-12) Come join us at Water Street Studios as we hop the train to Hogwarts. This exciting class gives the true Harry Potter experience. We will split into the different houses and follow along with the different courses offered at Hogwarts. There will be a “potions and herbology” lesson along with transfiguration, defense against the dark arts, and care of magical creatures’ courses. We will create fabulous art while playing games such as Hoo’s Hedwig and eating chocolate “frog” snacks. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $65/NonMembers $75 □ Th Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10 ► 6-7:30p

■ Fairies, Elves and Sprites (Ages 7-12) We will explore the fantasy world in this exciting art class. Using wire as our primary material, students will create mobiles, bracelets, and sculptures that are light and airy and invoke the charming, mischievous world of these small creatures. □ Instructor Katherine Kratzer □ Cost: M Members $90/NonMembers $105 □ Wed Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 ► 6-7:15p

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■ Playing in the Mud Workshop for Kids (Ages 7-12) In this two-day workshop students will be introduced to the basics of hand-built ceramic techniques. We will learn pinch, coil, and slab construction and create three fabulous projects. Students will have the opportunity to try out the wheel and dig their hands into clay to see what they can create. The second day will be dedicated to painting and glazing the pieces. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $45/NonMembers $55 □ Sat Feb 5 ►10a-1p & Sat Feb 19 ► 10-11:30a ■ Teen/Tween Scarf Studio Scarves are one of the hottest fashion trends and now you can learn how to make your own. In this class we will discover some fun and easy techniques to put your personal stamp on two different scarves and create a dye bath to mix vibrant and quirky colors. Join us for this fun workshop and acquire the knowledge to make your own trendsetting pieces. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $32/NonMembers $42 □ Sat Mar 5 ► Ages 10-13 ► 10a-12p Ages 14-18 ► 12:30-2:30p ■ 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 a pace that fits him/her and receivable valuable individual instruction tailored to their interests. Private lessons are available for ceramics, drawing, painting, fiber, sculpture, and more. All supplies included. □ Instructor Kari Kraus □ Cost: M Members $35 per hr/NonMembers $45 per hr

Workshops

■ Encaustic Painting: Explorations in Wax Beginners and advanced painters will enjoy exploring this versatile and uniquely organic hot wax painting medium, in use since ancient times. Students will learn about materials, studio set up and basic recipes and techniques. There will be ample time for the student to experiment and finish a project or two. Materials will be provided, however, the student is encouraged to bring photographs, fabric bits, or small items that can be imbedded in the wax to create a collage. Workshop size limited to four people. □ Instructor Gina Floro □ Cost: M Members $100/NonMembers $115 □ Sat Jan 29 ► 12-3:30p or Sat Mar 12 ► 12-3:30p

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■ Illustrator Logo Workshop or “How to get a logo without a big white box around it” For the ‘do it yourselfer’ that needs a little help to clean up or finish that vector logo or graphic in Adobe Illustrator. If you’re not clear on what this means, all your questions will be answered. You will be coached on preparing a perfect scalable master graphic for any printer. Our sessions will provide more of an open question workshop environment rather than traditional classroom setting. Skills covered: Basic drawing and shape tools, Choosing and modifying fonts, colors and gradients, and essential print production knowledge. Prerequisite: basic skills and a laptop with Adobe CS. □ Instructor Dan Kazmer □ Cost: M Members $85/NonMembers $100 □ Th Jan 20, 27 ► 7-9p ■ 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 lbs of clay, use of tools, glazes, and firing time included in the cost. Additional clay is available for purchase. □ Instructor Patty Davoust □ Cost: M Members $55/NonMembers $65 □ Sat Mar 5 ► 10a -2p ■ Creative Ladies Night Out Schedule a night with five or more of your girl friends for a Creative Ladies Night out. We will make two small art projects while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. Project ideas include: Handmade envelopes, postcard plaques, decoupage bottles, wired hanging bottles/bud vases, photo frames, silverware charms, small accordion books, or recycled wool flower pins. Projects to be determined at class registration. Refreshments include water and non-alcoholic beverages. Appetizers will be an assortment of chips, dips and sweets. □ Instructor Sharon P. Sychta □ Cost: M Members $30/NonMembers $45 □ Date ► to be mutually agreed upon at time of registration. ■ 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 available on his website at www.michaelchesleyjohnson.com. □ Instructor Michael Chesley Johnson □ Cost: M Members $200/NonMembers $230 □ Fri May 6 & Sat May 7 ► 9a -4p (Students should bring a bag lunch)

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C OMMUNITY

Letter from the Director of Education: Winter is here and the School of Art wants you to come in from the cold and be creative! Our Winter 2011 class booklet is like a collage – a collection of new classes and workshops that includes encaustic painting, printmaking, fiber dying, jewelry collage, and Drawing with Power - a teen-focused drawing course. We still have our popular favorites plus a new Spring Break Art Camp, featuring fun and artistic ways for your child to spend their week of down time.

Through generous support, Community Outreach provides financial assistance for students whose families can not afford the cost of class without assistance. Community Outreach can pay for part or all of the cost of the class depending on the demand. If you think that you qualify for assistance under Community Outreach or if you want to help others by donating to the program, or for more information, please contact Jim Kirkhoff, Development Director Water Street Studios, 630.761.9977.

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our community by becoming a Corporate Partner or a Water Street Studios Member M .

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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.

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As a special thank-you we are now offering special member ( M ) prices for our classes and workshops. WSS members will get discounts on all of our classes as well as receiving an advanced preview of the schedule. If you are not a member please join today to take advantage of all of the benefits of membership! WSS is pleased to announce a two- day workshop featuring award-winning artist Michael Chesley Johnson focusing on the fundamentals of painting outdoors. Johnson is an oil and pastel painter working primarily 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. Johnson is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter’s Brush: A Year on Campobello Island. The artist also writes regularly for The Pastel Journal and The Artist’s Magazine.

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Water Street Studios is located at 160 S. Water Street by the corner of First and Water Streets in the heart of downtown Batavia, Illinois. We are less Elm St than one block south east of the Batavia Public Library. Please direct any questions to Kari Kraus, Union Ave Director of Education via education@waterstreetstudios.com. Main St

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Interested in teaching at Water Street Studios? Artists/teachers please visit us online www.waterstreetstudios.com to obtain a teacher application and a class proposal form. Note: please check our website for class submissions deadline for the next session.


is to have a central location for artists

to rent affordable space and develop their craft all while having a network of support and inspiration from their neighboring artists. Add to this, the ability to interact with the

community

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shows, classes, workshops, projects, events... the potential for a shared

creativity is

simply inspiring.”

Batavia’s Art Center 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 630.761.9977 www.waterstreetstudios.com Editing, design and production donated by Studio 8 dynamic duo Katherine Kratzer and Caroline Baty-Barr

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