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Mid-Century Modern: Style in the Age of Mad Men Curated by David Carter, proprietor of Pegboard Modern, Chicago November 17 through February 2, 2014 A tribute to Mid-Century icons such as Herman Miller, Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson and George Nakashima, among others. South Shore Arts Located at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster



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William Dawson’s room, photo by Ken Burkhart/ Russell Phillips. © 2013 South Shore Arts and its licensors. All rights reserved. Printing: Largus Printing Design: Judith Mayer / Keyword Design

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in Folk Art


William Dawson


This winter, South Shore Arts proudly presents the work of African-American folk artist William Dawson (1901-1990) in an exhibition organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama. Several dozen carved wood sculptures, totems and works on paper will be included in this extraordinary show of works created by a man raised on his grandfather’s farm in Huntsville, Alabama, who made his way north to Chicago and didn’t begin creating art until he was in his sixties. William Dawson grew up on his maternal grandfather Samuel Arnet’s 654-acre farm in Huntsville. Unlike most African-American men of that era, Arnet was not a sharecropper; he purchased the land bit by bit with money he saved while he was a slave. Like most children reared on a farm in the early 1900s, William Dawson rarely attended school. He was needed to help with the farm. Dawson barely completed the fifth grade; however, he also had no desire to become a farmer. In the summer of 1920, Dawson decided to follow his older brother Leroy to Chicago. He secured a job as an elevator operator at the Chicago Beach Hotel, but found working indoors confining. He returned to Alabama, where he met his wife Oceola, whom he married in 1923. The Dawsons then returned to Chicago with a newborn daughter. Mr. Dawson was a proud and independent man and took on any job that would provide for his family. For a time, he found work as an office cleaner with the E.E. Aron Company, a wholesale produce distributor, and rose through the ranks to become manager of operations. Dawson was one of the first black men to gain membership in the Teamsters Union. After 38 years and the sale of the E.E. Aron Company looming, Dawson retired and began drawing Social Security. To supplement his income, he took on various part-time jobs, including security desk guard at IBM. It was while he was at IBM that he began his career as an artist. Dawson would whittle as a way to fill the time during his shift. On his days off he took ceramics and painting classes at the local senior center. He enjoyed making art, but not the formal class setting. He found the teacher’s instruction constraining and the constant chatter of the women in his class distracting. Dawson was striving for originality, something new. Mr. Dawson and his wife lived in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. While walking through the alleys and scavenging through local furniture and Goodwill stores, Dawson found discarded table and chair legs that he began using to create figurative sculptures. He used a coping saw and a lathe made from his wife’s sewing machine, a wood file or rasp and a utility knife for detail work. His early work was austere in color, but later Dawson began embellishing the sculptures with bright colors, glitter, animal bones, human hair and stones. Inspired by his intuition, imagination and memories of his early years on the family farm, Dawson created a wideranging body of work. Best known are his totems. Without any prior knowledge of Native American totem poles, Dawson stacked his carved heads atop one another, often Left, Three Totems, Carved & painted wood with mixed media Opposite, Jumping Dogs, 1980, Acrylic on paper All artwork shown, The Arient Family Collection, Naperville, IL

resting them on a building or other architectural feature. Dawson also created three-dimensional carvings that reflect the imagery “revealed in his head.” They are not specific portraits, but composites of many people, including celebrities, politicians and the people he met throughout his life. Dawson stated that “things reveal to you in your mind what to do; you can see things, you can see what you are making.” As Mr. Dawson gained confidence in his work, he began experimenting with a less realistic, more Impressionistic approach. This change can be detected in his treatment of eyes. Early works have small, beady eyes. Later works have large embellished eyes. He also began defining his bright red lips with thick black lines providing outlines to his grinning mouths. Dawson worked simultaneously in sculpture and painting, always approaching both with the same passion. His early paintings incorporate both abstract and realistic elements. He was always open to experimenting with new or non-traditional materials, as well as styles, and even formed sculptural ships from leftover ham or turkey bones. In the mid-1980s, Dawson experienced several ministrokes. It became difficult to carve with the agility he had once displayed; however, he retained his agility with a paintbrush. Dawson began to look deeper into his imagination for new ideas. Subject matter such as flying homes, futuristic architectural buildings and landscapes

with apocalyptical skies occupied his paintings. One of Dawson’s greatest sources of encouragement was the artist Roger Brown. Like Dawson, Brown had also relocated from Alabama. They became good friends, and Dawson claimed that Brown’s friendship and advice pushed him to be a better artist. Furthermore, Brown not only introduced Dawson’s work to many friends and collectors, but also brought Dawson’s work to the attention of gallery owner, Phyllis Kind. Many of Dawson’s patrons visited him in his modest two-bedroom apartment on a regular basis for the rest of his life. The attention Dawson received brought him great pleasure, but also amused him, as he wasn’t quite sure why people found interest in him or his work. Dawson was successful in Chicago, but it was not until his inclusion in the exhibition Black Folk Art in America, 1930-1980 held at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1982 that he found national prominence. He was a prolific artist who created more than 500 carvings and more than 150 drawings. Despite his significant accomplishments, Dawson did not consider himself to be an artist, believing instead that it was God creating the work through him. The exhibit will begin February 9 and continue through April 20, 2014. A reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 1-3pm.

Salon Show Celebrates 70th Year South Shore Arts celebrated the 70th anniversary of the annual Salon Show, September 15 through October 27, 2013. Exhibit juror Paul Klein awarded $10,000 in prizes, thanks to the generosity of many longtime donors, including Judy & Tom Surovek and Tracy & Marc Schwimmer. The exhibit was sponsored by Christenson Chevrolet, Mary & Bruce Leep, The JoAnn & Chuck Long Endowment Fund and Community Sponsors Kay & William Depel and Margo & Don Powers. Additional support was provided by the following South Shore Arts board members: Sherry & Tim Anderson Carol & Joseph Fraley Drs. Becca & Gus Galante Doyin & Ayo Gomih, M.D. Drs. Amy & Dennis Han Pamela A. & William J. Lowe, Ph.D. Maureen & Michael Luongo, M.D. Elizabeth & Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Julie & Michael Mintz, D.D.S. Karen & Cornel Raab Liz & Chris Valavanis Jenny & Bruce Yalowitz, M.D.

Rebecca Beck and Mary Ann Van Soest winner of the Susan Anderson Beck Memorial Award for Minnesota Prairie, Fiber

Board member Karen Maravilla with Billy Pozzo, winner of the Suzanne Cooley Award of Excellence, for Self-Portrait, Acrylic on Masonite

Board member Peter Mavrelis with James Deeb, winner of the Orval O. & Margaret C. Haag Memorial Award for Mask (No. 24), Oil on board

Prize donors Tom & Judy Surovek with Carolyn Cronin Hughes, winner of the Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award for Trees, Mixed media

CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Mid-Century Modern: Style in the Age of Mad Men Curated by David Carter Continuing through February 2, 2014 VIP Reception & Winetasting: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6-8pm William Dawson February 9 – April 20, 2014 Reception: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 1-3pm

William Dawson, Various figures, Carved & painted wood

ATRIUM GALLERY Fenders and Figures: Works by Sandi Kozlowski January 10 – March 2, 2014 Artist Reception: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 1-3pm Sarah Takahasji, Black & White Figure, Graphite & gouache on paper


Robert J. Johnson, Stream in the Woods, Acrylic

Intimate Works by Women Artists Continues through January 11, 2014 Ladies’ Night Out & Artist Reception: Friday, November 22, 5-8pm Discovering the Forest: Paintings by Robert J. Johnson January 24 – March 15, 2014 SUBSTATION NO. 9 Cult of Saints: The Pilgrimage Tour Continues through January 4, 2014 Money Tree—Encaustic Paintings by Deborah Landry January 24 – March 22, 2014 Charles & Ray Eames, Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman, 1956

Sandi Kozlowski, Tanked, Mixed media

Deborah Landry, Foggy Morning, Encaustic

Art Project Teaches Pre-Schoolers That There is Only One You Only One You is the newest in a series of literacy-based art programs created by South Shore Arts. Based on the book written and illustrated by Linda Kranz, Only One You is appropriate for pre-school level classrooms. The story imparts classic pearls of wisdom such as “Know when to speak; know when to listen,” and “Blend in when you need to; stand out when you have the chance,” advice that is appropriate for all ages. The South Shore Arts project that accompanies a reading of the story involves each child creating a fish similar to those in the book. Children cut out colored fish and embellish them with paper shapes, stickers and crayons. Each fish has its own personality, but the end result is an entire school of fish for classroom display. The project demonstrates the positive aspects of individuality while showing how we all go together. The program was piloted this year in East Chicago pre-kindergarten classrooms with funding from the Foundations of East Chicago. South Shore Arts began a literacy-based art series ten years ago with Polar Express at Substation No. 9 in Hammond, where first-grade teachers were seeking an art experience for their students that would coincide with a unit on the Chris Van Allsburg book. The program has become a much-loved tradition. All South Shore Arts literacy-based art programs include a copy of the book for every classroom we visit. Teachers use the book during their language arts and social studies lessons before and after the South Shore Arts classroom visit.

The sequential, step-by-step directions given to students during the workshop are of great value to classroom teachers. “Students needed to use listening skills, which is so important in the classroom,” said Jade Navarre, second-grade teacher at Yost Elementary School in Chesterton, Indiana. “Following directions is also an important skill that was addressed during our workshop. I love the program!” To learn more about Only One You and other South Shore Arts everykid programs, contact the education department at 219/836-1839, ext 101.

Meet South Shore Arts’ Two Newest Staff Members!

Laura Cutler Director of Exhibitions

Jillian Van Volkenburgh Director of Education

Laura Cutler brings two decades of experience to the role of South Shore Arts Director of Exhibitions. An MFA graduate of the New York Academy of Art in painting and anatomy and BFA graduate of Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, in ceramic sculpture, Laura has been a practitioner of fine arts exhibition both as a visual artist and gallerist. Since 2004, Laura has played a major role in overseeing and organizing exhibits, events, lectures and private art instruction at Thaddeus C. Gallery in LaPorte, Indiana, which she co-owns with her husband. She has created many community arts projects there, including the ongoing 2nd Saturday Arts & Entertainment event, as well as live painting performances with the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra. She has served on the city’s Downtown Action Committee and the Redevelopment Committee. In the field of fashion, Laura held the position of National Sales Trainer for Hilfiger Corporation, servicing both the East and West coasts. She has taught art at Indiana University South Bend, organizing student groups to curate and install their own exhibitions in public spaces on campus. She has also taught art for the Lubeznik Center, Michigan City, and the Crossroads School for Art and Science, Santa Monica. As Director of Exhibitions, Laura will be responsible for working with the Exhibits Committee to schedule and oversee exhibitions in all four South Shore Arts locations, including the William J. Bachman, Atrium, Substation No. 9 and Crown Point galleries. Laura succeeds Mary McClelland who served as South Shore Arts Gallery Manager for ten years.

Jillian Van Volkenburgh has been a practicing artist for more than a dozen years, specializing in fine art photography, painting and freelance design. As a graphic artist, she designs logos, creates marketing collateral and provides design consultation for her clients. Jillian spent four years as Project Coordinator for the East Chicago Arts Initiative, coordinating and developing sustainable visual and performing arts projects and programs for East Chicago children under 14 and their families, as well as adults over 60. She conducted a market survey to determine the community’s arts interests and needs and developed coalitions with other community organizations. With Mir Appraisal Services and Gallery in Chicago, Jillian conducted extensive research of fine art and antiques to establish provenance and value. She planned and executed appraisal events and auctions, while also managing the retail operation. Jillian hold a BS in Education/Art from Calumet College of St. Joseph. A Highland resident, she is active with the town’s Main Street Committee. As Director of Education, Jillian will oversee all South Shore Arts classes in Munster, Hammond and Crown Point, the everykid educational outreach program, the Art in Focus art appreciation program and Northwest Indiana Symphony education programs. She will supervise a staff of four, as well as numerous art instructors. Jillian succeeds Linda Eyermann who served as South Shore Arts Director of Education for nine years.

harmonic convergence

Cirque de la Symphonie! Opening Concert Gala Raises Funds for Symphony Season

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra launched its 72nd season with Cirque de la Symphonie, an Opening Concert and Gala held at the Radisson Hotel and Star Plaza Theatre on Friday, September 20, 2013. Guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie delighted the 2,100-person crowd. Jugglers, contortionists and aerial artists performed gravity-defying feats in, around and above the orchestra. There were lots of oohs and aahs from the audience! Everything was perfectly choreographed, while the Symphony played classical and modern music favorites including Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture.

Indiana University Northwest was the evening’s Presenting Sponsor. The Gala raises money every year to benefit the music and education programs of the Symphony, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Symphony Chorus. Some 300 gala guests were treated to delicious food and excellent service by the Radisson Hotel’s chef and staff. A crew of staff led by Jackie Wickland created the most whimsical table decorations depicting acrobats, jugglers, and circus animals, all made from re-cycled silk flowers and other repurposed art materials. What imagination! They were free for the taking at the end of the evening, and there wasn’t a single one left! The raffle and silent auction were highlighted with dinner for eight donated by Gamba Ristorante and “on the glass” seats at a Blackhawks game with Maestro Muspratt. Winning bidders won a chance to sit on stage with the orchestra for the Holiday Pops concert on December 12th, and the February 14th Valentines Concert, Tosca. A post concert dessert and champagne reception capped off the evening with Maestro Muspratt, members of the orchestra and the Cirque de la Symphonie performers posing with guests for some keepsake pictures. Special thanks to the Gala committee, board, WANISS and the Symphony and South Shore Arts staff for a wonderful evening and a great start to the season. Mark you calendars for next year’s Opening Concert and Gala on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Hilda Gamba, Vladimir Tsarkov, Bennito Gamba and Alexandr Deev

Opening Concert Gala Sponsors PRESENTING SPONSOR – $20,000 Indiana University Northwest ENCORE SPONSORS – $5,000 Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza CRESCENDO SPONSORS – $2,500 Cindy & Gary Ault BMO Harris Community Healthcare System

Giragos Family Precision Control Systems Vidimos, Inc. ALLEGRO SPONSORS – $1,600 American Precision Services ArcelorMittal Linda A. Dickerson Carol & Joseph Fraley Maureen & Dr. Michael Luongo

McMahon & Associates CPAs MonoSol Melissa & Ralph Neff NIPSCO Post-Tribune Scott King Group The Family of Patricia Wigsmoen PATRONS Dr. Brenda Eriksen

Standing, Scott King, Yvonne Donald, Kirk Muspratt, Jeff Wagner, Eric Reaves, Judy Bielak, Russell Brown; seated, Irene Smith-King, Monica Rogina, David Buls

Violinist Kamen Vatchev, wife Guergana & son Victor with Elena Tsarkova & Vladimir Tsarkov

Standing, Deborah & Dr. Andrej Zajac, Renee Giragos, Tim, Don & Frankie Fesko; seated, Jeanette Giragos, Margo Powers, Mary Kocher

IUN Chancellor William Lowe and Vladimir Tsarkov

UNDERWRITERS Dessert & Champagne – Sue & Andy Arnold Centerpieces & Signage – Joanne & Rick Svetanoff Invitations – Frankie & Tim Fesko Staff Table & Postage – Cindy & Gary Ault Orchestra Reception – WANISS Programs – Mary & Dave Ryan Jill & Darrel Jones

SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE CONTRIBUTORS Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Sue & Andy Arnold Bon Femme Briar Ridge Country Club Adrienne Brummet Chicago Bulls El Taco Real Restaurant Gamba Ristorante Hilda & Benito Gamba Gibsons Indiana University Northwest

It’s Just Serendipity Chris Morrow Antoinette & George Nissan Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Elaine J. Oehmich Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sarkey’s Florist South Shore Arts Gift Shop Star Plaza Theatre Vanis Salon & Day Spa WANISS

Musicians Honored for Years of Service Three Northwest Indiana Symphony musicians were honored at this year’s gala for their decades of service to the Orchestra. Yvonne Donald has performed with the Orchestra for 49 years. Yvonne was a product of the Gary Public School System and Emerson High School. She auditioned and was accepted into the Symphony playing the cello as a high school sophomore in 1964. She took private lessons from Frances Monfort. As a member of the Orchestra, Yvonne has performed with stars such as Jose Iturbi, William Marshall, Dizzy Gillespie, Van Clyburn and the Moody Blues, just to name a few.

Yvonne Donald

Elaine Shumway

“I have tried to live my life as a tribute to my mother, a church organist, who sacrificed everything for me and taught me the rewards of the gift of music,” Yvonne said. Yvonne and her husband Larry have retired to Memphis, Tennessee, with their dog, Angel. Elaine Shumway has performed with the Orchestra for 47 years, having joined in 1966 (she took off two years to do post-graduate work for her Masters in French Literature and International Relations). Elaine has played with a number of groups around the area, including the Southwest Michigan Symphony for 35 years and the LaPorte Symphony for 25 years. Additionally she has played at Thornton Community College, Southshore Orchestra, Summer Rhapsody in Valparaiso and with quartets and church orchestras. “As my profession was being a high school French teacher, music was my avocation,” Elaine said. “Music has always been an important part of my life, and Lord willing, it always will be.” Denise Kirkland has performed with the Orchestra for 44 years. She is the principal clarinetist and an instructor of clarinet at Valparaiso University. Over the years, Denise has served on the Orchestra’s staff as interim executive director, personnel manager and librarian. With her passion for music education, Denise designed and implemented the symphony’s successful Toot ’n Doodle and Strings in Schools programs. A narration that she and her husband wrote for Saint-Seans’ The Carnival of Animals has been performed by major orchestras. Denise earned her Master of Music in clarinet and her Bachelor of Music Education from the Indiana University School of Music, where she was a student of Bernard Portnoy. She graduated with distinction and was awarded IU’s prestigious Performer’s Certificate. As a 7th grader, Denise was a charter member of the Hammond Area Youth Orchestra, now the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Denise Kirkland

state of the arts

Arts Providers Receive Public Arts Funding Through South Shore Arts In its role as Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission for Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties, South Shore Arts announced the FY2014 grants at the bi-monthly South Shore Arts Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Venue in Valparaiso on October 16, 2013. Over 50 people attended the luncheon and grants award ceremony. The following grant awards were announced: Arts Organization Support Level 1 (Applicants Requesting up to $10,000) Association of Artists and Craftsmen – $7,000 Beachfront Dance School – $6,000 Books Brushes and Bands for Education – $6,000 Carnegie Center – $7,000 Community Theatre Guild – $8,000 Dunes Art Foundation – $6,000 Indiana Ballet Theatre – $10,000 Arts Organization Support Level II (Applicants Requesting up to $20,000) LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra – $10,000 Lubeznik Center for the Arts – $13,000 Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra – $19,000 Ridgewood Arts Foundation – $19,000 Arts Projects Support (All APS Applicants received $4,421) Board of Munster Parks Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana Chorus Angelorum City of Portage Crown Point Community Theatre Discovery Charter School Friends of Emerson Frontline Foundations Gary Art Works – Miller Beach Arts & Creative District Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center Lakeshore Public Television Lutheran University Association Michigan City Chamber Music Festival Northwest Family Services Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation Opportunity Enterprises Purdue University Calumet Sociedad Cultural Civica South Shore Chamber Orchestra South Shore Performing Arts Taltree Arboretum

South Shore Arts held a panel review of arts organization and arts project applications at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster on May 4, 2013. Panelists for the organization review were Linda Dorman, arts manager; Katie Holderby, South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority; Chancellor William Lowe, Indiana University Northwest; Julie Stogsdill, Development Director, Hospice of the Calumet Area; and Tracy Rongers, artist. Panelists for the project category were Tim Anderson, CPA, Clifton Gunderson; Marcos Rodriquez, Ivy Tech; Nancy Schoon, Illinois Institute of Technology; John Wachala, Calumet Chamber Musicians; Nicole Schmied, Illinois Facilities Fund; and Lauren Bukovac, Carnegie Arts Center.

South Shore Arts Announces FY2015 Funding Opportunities In its role as Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission for Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties, South Shore Arts will present three grant application workshops in January for arts organization support and art project support for programs to be conducted between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Arts funding is available to nonprofit Indiana arts organizations, as well as non-arts organizations providing arts programming in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Workshops will be held at the following locations: Lubeznik Center for the Arts 101 W. 2nd Street, Michigan City, IN January 7, 2014, 4pm South Shore Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN January 11, 10am Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center 1420 Munson Road, Porter, IN January 15, 2014, noon Grantees will have the option to apply for Arts Organization Support I (AOS1) for arts organizations with operating income and expenses from $50,000 to $249,999 or Arts Project Support for non-arts organizations (APS). The grant applications are completed on-line and all applicants, whether new or returning, are encouraged to attend one of the training sessions. Completed proposals are due no later than 5pm (EST), on March 1, 2014. For additional information, please call Special Projects Director Donna Catalano at 219/836-1839, ext. 104, or e-mail

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JANUARY 11 - MARCH 7, 2014 Classes are 8 weeks unless otherwise noted. Early registration ends December 19th— save 10% on most classes!

South Shore Arts is pleased to offer quality art classes at three locations in a wide variety of disciplines and media. Classes are available for ages birth through adult. The gifted instructors at South Shore Arts are primarily working artists with degrees in their respective fields. In addition to the many classes offered at its headquarters in Munster’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts–– including calligraphy, drawing, painting, pottery, cartooning, and photography––South Shore Arts maintains two branch locations. Substation No. 9 in downtown Hammond offers classes in drawing, airbrushing, painting, homeschooler’s mixed media, Photoshop, Illustrator, and a senior art workshop. South Shore Arts’ Crown Point location just north of the historic courthouse square offers drawing, painting, pottery, a senior art workshop, and Japanese art, among others. A variety of workshops for children and adults are offered in Munster and Crown Point.

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9:30 9:30 9:15 9:30 10:00 5:00

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3:30 pm 12:30 pm 10:45 am 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm

January 18 January 21 January 25 January 28 February 1 February 6

M385 M398 M400 M417 M410a M380

$ $ $ $ $ $

60 25 18 25 35 15

MONDAYS Music Together in Munster (no discounts) Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Children’s Intro to Painting Adult Pottery Intermed. B/W Photography w/Dark Room *175 TUESDAYS Mommy & Me (with caregiver) Mommy & Me (with caregiver) Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Watercolor Painting Basic Drawing for Kids Step 1 Introduction to Cartooning Art Studio Beginning Drawing for Adults Colored Pencil WEDNESDAYS Intermediate/Adv. Drawing for Adults Beginning Drawing for Adults Intro to Manga Int./Adv. Mixed Media Skills Drawing & Painting Portraits 35mm Photo Techniques Intro B/W Photography w/Dark Room THURSDAYS Drawing For Kids Step 2 Drawing Art Studio Intermediate/Advanced Drawing for Adults Intro to Digital Camera Techniques FRIDAYS Homeschoolers Mixed Media SATURDAYS Children’s Intermediate/Advanced Drawing Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Children’s Beginning Drawing Gods & Goddesses Pottery Children’s Intermediate Drawing Introduction to Cartooning Advanced Cartooning & Superheroes WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Bookbinding (Sat.) Zentangles (Extreme Doodling) (Tues.) Artist Trading Card (Sat.) Advanced Zentangles (Tues.) Painting on Clay Tile (Sat.) Salt Dough Snowman (Thur.) *add $20 lab fee

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

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March March March March March March March March March

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

CROWN POINT MONDAYS Exploring Japanese Art Intro to Manga Fantasy Drawing TUESDAYS Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Pottery Painting for Adults Adult Pottery WEDNESDAYS Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Homeschooler’s Mixed Media Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Children’s Intro to Painting Beginning Handbuilding Pottery THURSDAYS Senior Art Workshop Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Drawing (all levels) Drawing for Adults (all levels) SUNDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques CAMP (no discounts) Cocoa & Snow Mini Art Camp (Fri.) WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Winter Babies (with caregiver) (Fri.) Mother/Daughter Painting (Sat.) Artist Trading Card (Sat.) Wine, Women & Song (Painting) (Fri.) Salt Dough Snowman (Thur.) Book Restoration (Sat.) Ladies Valentine Workshop (Fri.) Painting on Clay Tile (Sat.) Couples, Cabernet & Canvas (Sat.) Valentine Workshop (Sun.)

HAMMOND MONDAYS Creative Fingers Creative Fingers TUESDAYS Mommy & Me Book To Art (with caregiver) Mommy & Me Book To Art (with caregiver) Intro to Manga Advanced Manga Adobe Photoshop I WEDNESDAYS Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Adobe Illustrator I THURSDAYS Beginning Drawing for Adults Senior Art Workshop Homeschooler’s Mixed Media Beg. Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Intro to Drawing & Painting SATURDAYS Continuing Airbrushing Beginning Airbrushing






ages 12–adult ages 12–adult ages 12–adult

4:00 5:00 7:00

– 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jan. 13 – March 3 Jan. 13 – March 3 Jan. 13 – March 3

CP324 CP312 CP323

$ 80 $ 120 $ 80

ages ages ages ages ages

5–6 5–6 11–15 16–adult 16–adult

4:30 4:30 4:30 6:45 6:00

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5:30 5:30 6:00 9:45 9:00

pm pm pm pm pm

Jan. 14 – Feb. 4 Feb. 11 – March 4 Jan. 14 – March 4 Jan. 14 – March 4 Jan. 14 – March 4

CP149a CP149b CP111 CP117 CP112

$ 45 $ 45 $ 115 $ 160 $ 180

ages ages ages ages ages ages

3–4 3–4 7–12 5–8 9–15 9–12

9:30 9:30 10:45 5:00 5:15 6:30

– – – – – –

10:30 am 10:30 am 12:15 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 pm 8:00 pm

Jan. 15 – Feb. 5 Feb. 12 – March 5 Jan. 15 – March 5 Jan. 15 – March 5 Jan. 15 – March 5 Jan. 15 – March 5

CP183a CP183b CP352 CP139a CP138 CP139b

$ $ $ $ $ $

ages ages ages ages ages

55 and up 55 and up 6–8 9–15 16–adult

1:00 3:00 5:00 6:00 7:30

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3:00 5:00 6:00 7:30 9:00

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

CP133 CP133a CP308 CP164 CP219

$ 85 $ 85 $ 80 $ 100 $ 100

ages 16–adult


– 3:00 pm

Jan. 12 – Feb. 16



ages 5–9


– 2:00 pm

Dec. 27


$ 30

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

2:30 4:00 9:30 6:00 11:00 9:30 7:00 10:00 6:00 3:00

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Dec. 27 Jan. 4 Jan. 11 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 9

CP371 CP372 CP348 CP368 CP331 CP373 CP343 CP374 CP368 CP212

$ 10 $ 30 $ 18 $ 45 $ 15 $ *50 $ 25 $ 35 $ 90 $ 12



1–4 7 and up 7–11 21 and up 6–12 15 and up 21 and up 16–adult 21 and up 5-12

pm pm pm pm pm

3:30 pm 6:00 pm 11:00 am 9:00 pm 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 9:00 pm 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 4:00 pm

16 16 16 16 16

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March March March March March

6 6 6 6 6

45 45 100 115 100 115





ages 5–6 ages 5–6

4:30 4:30

Jan. 13 – Feb. 3 H155 Feb. 10 – March 3 H155a

ages ages ages ages ages

2–4 2–4 12–adult 12–adult 16–adult

11:15 – 12:15 pm 11:15 – 12:15 am 4:30 – 6:30 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Jan. 14 – Feb. 4 Feb. 11 – March 4 Jan. 14 – March 4 Jan. 14 – March 4 Jan. 14 – March 4

H102a $ 45 H102b $ 45 H213 $ 120 H212 $ 80 H129 $ 120

ages 3–4 ages 3–4 ages 16–adult

11:15 – 12:15 pm 11:15 – 12:15 pm 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Jan. 15 – Feb. 5 Feb. 12 – March 5 Jan. 15 – March 5

H159 $ 45 H159a $ 45 H128 $ 120

ages ages ages ages ages

10:45 1:00 1:45 4:00 5:15

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

H182 H121 H220 H217 H207

$ 120 $ 85 $ 100 $ 80 $ 100

H172 H109a

$ 175 $ 175

16–adult 55 and up 7–12 6–8 9–15

ages 14–adult ages 14–adult

– 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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12:45 pm 3:00 pm 3:15 pm 5:00 pm 6:45 pm

9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm

16 16 16 16 16

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March March March March March

6 6 6 6 6

Jan. 11– Feb. 22 Jan. 11– Feb. 22

$ 45 $ 45

* $5 additional to be paid directly to teacher

*DISCOUNT FOR HAMMOND RESIDENTS Through special funding from the City of Hammond, Hammond residents taking classes at Substation No. 9, South Shore Arts branch location in downtown Hammond, pay only half price! This discount is not applicable on workshops or at other South Shore Arts locations or in conjunction with other discounts. Proof of residency is required upon registration.

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Moose $16.50 – $34.00 Platinum Metal Petal Trees $10/$15/$25

Enjoy the Benefits of Membership! Individual $45 • Free admission to exhibitions with an admission fee • Complimentary invitations to exhibition openings • 10% discount on classes • 10% discount on items purchased in the Gift Shop • Advance notice about programs, exhibitions and special events • Complimentary subscription to the monthly e-newsletter • Complimentary subscription to the quarterly Convergence magazine • Complimentary invitations to lectures • Access to art lending library Family/Dual $65 BEST DEAL!! Enjoy all of the benefits of Individual membership for two to four family members Patron $125-$249 Enjoy all of the benefits of Family/Dual membership, plus: • A special South Shore Arts gift • Invitation to exclusive monthly ”Member’s Appreciation Day” with 20% discount on items purchased in the Gift Shop • Complimentary invitation to an annual thank you event for Patron members • 10% discount on one purchase of exhibited artwork • Special discounts on workshops, performances and tours

Sponsor $250-$499 Enjoy all of the benefits of Patron membership, plus: • Complimentary South Shore Poster: “Hats Off to the Arts” Benefactor $500-$999 Enjoy all of the benefits of Sponsor membership, plus: • One complimentary art class • 25% discount on one purchase of exhibited artwork • 50% discount on one purchase in the Gift Shop Life Member $1,000 Enjoy all of the benefits of Benefactor membership, plus: • Recognition in printed materials and in the Gallery Artist $40 Enjoy all of the benefits of Individual membership with a reduced membership fee. Student $25 Enjoy all of the benefits of Individual membership with a reduced membership fee. Please enclose copy of student I.D.

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