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2018

Fall Class Catalog Classes Begin the Weeks of September 10 & October 15


Gallery | Classes | Studios

LILLSTREET ART CENTER

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4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, Il 60640 773.769.4226

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Class Listings

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First-Time Artists

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Workshops

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Class Calendar

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Ceramics

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AT LILLSTREET ART CENTER

Digital Arts & Photography

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Free open studio is offered to students currently enrolled in:

Drawing & Painting

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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Printmaking & Book Arts

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Textiles

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• Ceramics • Digital Arts & Photography • Drawing & Painting • Metalsmithing & Jewelry • Printmaking & Book Arts • Textiles

Kidstreet

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Lil’ Kidstreet

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OPEN STUDIO

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2 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15


First-Time Artists

Ceramics Page 6

First-Time Potter First-Time Handbuilding

Digital Arts & Photography Page 12

First-Time Digital Photography First-Time Photoshop First-Time Lightroom

Drawing & Painting Page 14

First-Time Drawing First-Time Painting

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Page 18

First-Time Metalsmithing First-Time Enameling First-Time Glass Beadmaking

Printmaking & Book Arts Page 22

First-Time Screen Printing on Paper First-Time Letterpress First-Time Etching First-Time Bookmaking

Textiles Page 24

First-Time Sewing First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric First-Time Embroidery First-Time Knitting First-Time Crochet First-Time Frame Loom Weaving

Get creative! Explore new materials and techniques while having fun in a supportive and friendly community. Whether registering with friends, family or doing it alone, these hands-on workshops are designed to not only teach you something new but to help spark creativity.

Ceramics

Textiles

Date Night: Throwdown Date Night: Cocktail Cups Fall Mugs Wildly Functional: Ceramic Leaf Dishes Wearable Ceramics with Julie Moon Building a Big Mac with Edward Cabral

Serger Basics Indigo Extravaganza Tassels, Poms and Fiber Forms Marbled Scarves Topics in Quilting: Binding Techniques

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Digital Art & Photography Page 13

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Visiting Artist Workshops Ceramics Page 10

Lightroom Basics GIF Animation Image Making Through Scanning

Wearable Ceramics with Julie Moon Building a Big Mac with Edward Cabral

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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Enameled Steel Earrings Fused Glass Platter Electroforming Copper: Folded Foil Cuffs and Rings Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Advanced Florals Ghosts and Goblins Glass Fusing Fun! Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Buttons

First-Time Artists & Workshops

Eager to try something new? Our First-Time programs are an excellent way to learn and create in a relaxed environment. These classes are designed for those who have never taken an art class or are looking to discover a new medium. With seven departments to choose from, you can learn to throw a pot in Ceramics or make jewelry in our Metalsmithing studios, just to name a few.

Workshops

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Silver Bezel Eternity Ring Making and Using Screens for Enameling Fused Glass Gingerbread Houses Faceted Stone Setting Theory and Applications: Round Stones

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

First-Time Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Sculptural Practices, 10am-1pm

Tile Making, 10am-1pm

Low Fire Surfaces, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1:30-4:30pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 2-5pm

First-Time Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Figure Sculpture, 2-5pm Form Focus: Cups, 2-5pm

First-Time Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm

Small Sculptures and Doll Making, 6:30-9:30pm

Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Slip Casting II, 6:30-9:30pm

Form Focus: Surfaces, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm A Potter’s Class, 10am-1pm Home and Garden, 1:30-4:30pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 2-5pm The Seated Figure, 6:30-9:30pm Advanced Topics in Atmosphere: Woodfiring, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 6:30-9:30pm

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 2-5pm

Digital Arts & Photography page 12

First-Time Photoshop, 10am-1pm

The Art of Still Life, 6:30-9:30pm

Exploring Composition, 10am-1pm

Storytelling Through Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography I, 6:30-9:30pm

Photoshop I: Next Steps, 10am-1pm

Drawing & Painting page 14

Studio Lighting II, 6:30-9:30pm

Acrylic Studio: Still-Life to Abstraction, 10am-1pm

First-Time Painting, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Oil Painting, 10am-1pm

First-Time Drawing, 10am-1pm

Figure Painting in Oils: Wet on Wet, 10am-1pm

Imagined Landscapes, 10am-1pm

Landscape Painting in the Studio, 10am-1pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Geometric Abstraction, 2-5pm

Abstract Expressionism: The New York School, 2-5pm

First-Time Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Drawing & Painting, 4:30-6pm

Acrylic Painting Techniques, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Painting Techniques, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Figure Painting in Acrylics, 6:30-9:30pm

Metalsmithing II, 10am-1pm

Metalsmithing I, 10am-1pm

Metalsmithing III, 2-5pm

First-Time Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Advanced Topics in Metal, 1-4pm

Metalsmithing I, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Metalsmithing II, 6:30-9:30pm

Metalsmithing I, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Glass Beadmaking, 6:30-9:30pm

Glass Fusing, 6:30-9:30pm

Wax Settings for Stones, 6:30-9:30pm

Glass Beadmaking II, 6:30-9:30pm

Soldering 101, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Acrylic Painting, 10am-1pm Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy, 10am-1pm Botanical Illustration, 2-5pm Political Cartooning, 2-5pm First-Time Painting, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm Pastel & Oil Portrait and Figure, 6:30-9:30pm Political Cartooning, 6:30-9:30pm Botanical Illustration, 6:30-9:30pm

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass page 18

Metalsmithing II, 6:30-9:30pm Metalsmithing III, 6:30-9:30pm

Printmaking & Book Arts page 22

Textiles page 24

First Time Letterpress, 2-5pm

First Time Screen Printing on Paper, 10am-1pm

Reduction Linocut, 2-5pm

First Time Bookmaking, 2-5pm

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 2-5pm

Water-based Monotypes, 2-5pm

First TIme Screen Printing on Paper, 6:30-9:30pm

Acrylic Resist Etching, 2-5pm

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Bookmaking, 2-5pm

First Time Letterpress, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Letterpress, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Bookmaking, 6:30-9:30pm

Independent Printmaking Projects, 6:30-9:30pm

Bookbinding II, 6:30-9:30pm

Quilting II: Log Cabin Blocks, 2-5pm

First Time Sewing, 10am-1pm

Independent Sewing Projects, 10am-1pm

Quilting II: Improvisational Piecing, 2-5pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 2-5pm

First Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm

Screen Printing with Dye, 6:30-9:30pm

Natural Dye, 6:30-9:30pm

Independent Sewing Projects, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Frame Loom Weaving, 6:30-9:30pm

Zippers and Buttons, 6:30-9:30pm Surface Design I: Dye and Surface Exploration, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Embroidery, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm


Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Low Fire I, 10am-1pm

Art of the Box, 10am-1pm

Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

The Skull, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Soda I, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheel, 10am-1pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Local Clay, 12-3pm

World Pottery, 10am-1pm New Approaches to Handbuilding, 1:30-4:30pm

Soda II: Surfaces, 2-5pm

Non-Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm Layered Surfaces, 2-5pm Soda I, 2-5pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Slip Casting I, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Potter, 5-8pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm First-Time Potter, 6:30-9:30pm Form Focus Cups, 7-10pm Form Focus High-Fires Surfaces, 7-10pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Topics in Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Retouching, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography II, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Photoshop, 2-5pm

First-Time Photoshop, 2-5pm

First-Time Lightroom, 2-5pm First-Time Digital Photography, 2-5pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm Beginning Oil Painting, 10am-1pm Independent Painting Projects, 10am-1pm First-Time Painting, 2-5pm

Introduction to Studio Lighting, 10am-1pm Portrait Photography, 2-5pm Portrait Photography, 10am-1pm

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio, 10am-1pm

Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Portrait and Costumed Figure, 10am-1pm

First-Time Painting, 10am-1pm

First-Time Painting, 2-5pm

Abstraction Oil Painting, 2-5pm

Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Beginning Acrylic Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Understanding Color, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Color Pencils, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Drawing, 2-5pm

Beginning Acrylic Painting, 10am-1pm Beginning Oil Painting, 2-5pm Project Based Painting, 2-5pm

Beginning Oil Pastels, 2-5pm Drawing and Painting Nude Figure, 2-5pm

Metalsmithing I, 10am-1pm

Metalsmithing II, 10am-1pm

Metalsmithing III, 10am-1pm

First-Time Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Steel Fabrication, 2-5pm

Teen Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Working with Wax & Casting, 2-5pm

Copper Electroforming, 6:30-9:30pm

Enameling Techniques, 2-5pm

Metalsmithing I, 5-8pm

First-Time Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm Enameling Techniques, 10am-1pm

Exploring Liquid Enamel on Copper and Steel, 2-5pm

Metalsmithing II, 2-5pm

Metalsmithing III, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Etching, 10am-1pm

First-Time Letterpress, 10am-1pm

First Time Etching, 10am-1pm

First-Time Screen Printing on Paper, 2-5pm

Letterpress II, 10am-1pm

First-Time Screen Printing on Paper, 2-5pm

Introduction to Relief Printmaking, 2-5pm

First Time Bookmaking, 2-5pm

Multi-Level Screen Printing, 6:30-9:30pm

Hand-Sewn Book Structures, 2-5pm

First-Time Bookmaking, 6:30-9:30pm Surface Design II: Resists and Recharge, 10am-1pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 10am-1pm

Katazome and Indigo Dye, 10am-1pm

T-Shirt Printing, 10am-1pm

Independent Printing Projects, 10am-1pm

Slowing Down with Textiles, 2-5pm

First Time Knitting, 10am-1pm

The Fine Art of Embroidery, 10am-1pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 10am-1pm

Boro Inspiration: Indigo and Sashiko Stitching, 10am-1pm

Draft Your Own Skirt Pattern, 6:30-9:30pm Sew Your Own Simple Skirt, 6:30-9:30pm Independent Quilting Projects, 6:30-9:30pm

Sew Your Own Underwear, 6:30-9:30pm Sew Your Own Bra, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Crochet, 10am-1pm

Embroidery II: Independent Projects & More, 10am-1pm Felt Hat Blocking: Sculptural Millinery, 1:30-4:30pm Zippers and Buttons, 1:30-4:30pm Quilting I, 1:30-4:30pm Zippers and Buttons, 5-8pm First Time Sewing, 5-8pm


Ceramics

Ceramics

LILLSTREET’S LONG-ESTABLISHED CERAMICS DEPARTMENT offers classes for all skill levels in wheelthrowing, handbuilding, sculpture and more. Advanced students can fine-tune their work or experiment with soda firing. Take advantage of over 200 glaze combinations, firings and state-ofthe-art equipment during our generous, free open studio hours.

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Beginning/ Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing 10 Weeks

First-Time Artist First-Time Potter 5 Weeks Dress for mess, and spin the wheel to shape clay into the basic forms of mugs and bowls. Work with various tools and later glaze your pottery. Learn a little handbuilding too, such as pinch pots, bowls and small serving trays. Plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

Wednesday 2-5pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Sunday 10am-1pm TBD Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 Sunday 5-8pm TBD Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $180, Members $175

First-Time Handbuilding 5 Weeks Learn handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coils and slabs that can be made into functional pottery, art objects or sculptures. Use molds, slab roller and extruder will be demonstrated. Plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

Monday 10am-1pm Marissa Neuman Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Monday 7-10pm Joe Kraft Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Wednesday 7-10pm Marissa Neuman Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $180, Members $175

Beginning students will develop fundamental throwing techniques while returning students refine their techniques to create more complex forms. Be inspired by those around you and challenged by your personal goals. Teacher demonstrations are designed for multilevel students. Class fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay.

Monday 10am-1pm TBD Starts September 10 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Jayson Lawfer Starts September 10 Tuesday 10am-1pm Susan Messer-McBride Starts September 11

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding 10 Weeks Whether your aim is functional or sculptural ceramics, learn the basic techniques of handbuilding as you work with slabs, coils and pinching to create virtually anything you can dream up. Use of tools such as molds, slab roller and extruder will be demonstrated. Class fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay.

Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm Lisa Harris Starts September 11 Tuesday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 11 Wednesday 10am-1pm TBD Starts September 12 Thursday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 13 Saturday 1-4pm Mary Drabik Starts September 15 $340, Members $330

Tuesday 7-10pm Gary Jackson Starts September 11

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel

Wednesday 7-10pm TBD Starts September 12

This beginner-friendly class is team taught with demonstrations alternating each week between hand building and wheel work. We will focus on cylinders, bowls and building fundamental skills for working with clay.

Thursday 2-5pm Sam Hostert Starts September 13 Thursday 7-10pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts September 13 Friday 10-1pm David Trost Starts September 14 Saturday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts September 15 Sunday 2-5pm Levi Yastrow Starts September 16 $340, Members $330

6 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15

10 Weeks

No experience necessary

Wednesday 10am-1pm Susan Messer-McBride/ Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Starts September 12 $340, Members $330


Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay

Multilevel

10 Weeks

Form Focus: Cups 5 Weeks Learn the ins and outs of creating mugs, tumblers and cups of all shapes and sizes. We will cover techniques such as throwing off the hump as well as a variety of surface decorations.

10 Weeks

Form Focus: The Skull 10 Weeks

Explore a step-by-step approach to body proportions, construction problem solving and internal armature. You’ll learn about the planes of the figure, human expression and body gesture. There will be class discussions on surface treatment for sculpture. All levels welcome

A thing of legends and curses, the human skull is the foundation of a portrait. In the first five weeks of class, learn the fundamentals of sculpting a human skull. In the second five weeks, we’ll work from a live model to build a face around your existing work or sculpt a new portrait. Surface treatments and finishing techniques will be discussed.

All levels welcome

Tuesday 2-5pm Robin Power Starts September 11

Thursday 7-10pm Sam Hostert Session I: Starts September 13

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Corinne D. Peterson Starts September 10

$350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

Sunday 10am-1pm Debra Balchen Starts September 16

$190, Members $185

$350, Members $340

The Art of the Box

$350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

Form Focus: High-Fire Surfaces

Small Sculptures & Doll Making

All levels welcome

Ceramics

Explore personal stories, dreams and myths in hand-built clay forms. You will learn to form, texture and finish work — bringing your ideas to life. Each class includes time for you to share insights, inspirations or ask questions. In the final session, we will view and discuss everyone’s work in terms of the dreams, myths or stories expressed.

Figurative Sculpture

All levels welcome

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

5 Weeks

Imagination flows as you create abstract, realistic and anthropomorphic sculptures. You may choose to articulate your figures through the application of kinetic elements to create a doll.

Learn a variety of surface techniques to apply to your functional, high-fire wares. Demonstrations will include the use of wax, slips, carving, glazes and more. Explore techniques and participate in critiques to better understand how to best fit surface and form.

All levels welcome

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Robin Power Starts September 11

All levels welcome

Thursday 7-10pm Sam Hostert Session II: Starts October 18

$350, Members $340

Tile Making

$190, Members $185

10 Weeks

Sculpting the Seated Figure 10 Weeks While observing a live model, gain skills in depicting the human form through clay. With individual instruction, critiques and lively discussions, we will seek to bring new depth and clarity to your artwork. All levels welcome

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Debra Balchen Starts September 12 $350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

Looking for something unique to adorn your kitchen, bathroom or fireplace? Learn to make decorative tiles from a slab of clay. We’ll teach you how to build up and carve into clay, then make a plaster mold from your tile to make multiples. Firing and glazing will be discussed. All levels welcome

Wednesday 10am-1pm Michael Skiersch Starts September 12

Examine various hand-building processes for constructing boxes. You will start by learning simple slab building techniques. You’ll progress to alternative methods and themes as well as traditional and alternative surface treatments.

Low Fire Surfaces 10 Weeks Low fire surface treatments can give your work vibrant colors and options for narrative illustrations. Learn to use slips, underglazes and glazes to make your terra cotta forms come to life.

All levels welcome

All levels welcome

Friday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Starts September 14

Monday 10am-1pm Molly Bishop Starts September 10

$350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

Non-Figurative Sculpture in Clay 10 Weeks Use handbuilding techniques to develop your ideas into sculpture while engaging your creative thinking process. Classes will present a broader discussion of sculptural forms beyond the figure and how best to incorporate narrative elements. All levels welcome

Thursday 2-5pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts September 13 $350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

Date Night:

Intermediate/ Advanced Classes Local Clay 5 Weeks In this class, we’ll discover how to locally-source our own clay. Visiting local areas, we’ll collect clay and learn processing methods (including cleaning and sieving) to prepare it for use. Then we’ll use the clay to make small pots, test, and make slips/ stains/glazes. There will be discussion of clay origins, glaze technology, and a review of results. Prerequisite: One handbuilding or wheelthrowing class

Sunday 12-3pm Lisa Harris Starts September 10

Cocktail Cups

$195, Members $190

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Advanced Topics in Atmosphere: Woodfiring

Ceramics

10 Weeks Get ready for the big burn! In this class, you’ll create work specifically for a session-end firing in Justin Rothshank’s wood-fueled anagama kiln. This is a rare, hands-on opportunity to learn about, and participate in, one the world’s oldest continuing firing traditions. Students will be required to participate in at least one 6-hour firing shift in Goshen, IN during the firing in early November. A link to the list of student responsibilities are located on the website class description Prerequisite: Two sessions of Soda I or instructor approval

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Chris Chaney Starts September 12 $375, Members $365 $150 fee for woodfiring and regular soda firing access

Intermediate Wheelthrowing 10 Weeks You’ve mastered the basics, now challenge yourself to throw a better pot. Design pottery and develop a personal aesthetic while learning techniques to make complex forms. Weekly demonstrations and experimentation with new glaze combinations will help develop your signature look. Prerequisite: Beginning/Adv. Beginning Wheelthrowing

Tuesday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts September 11 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Karen Avery Starts September 11 Thursday 10am-1pm Patty Kochaver Starts September 13 Saturday 10am–1pm TBD Starts September 15 Sunday 10am-1pm Levi Yastrow Starts September 16 $375, Members $365

A Potter’s Class 10 Weeks Using Clary Illian’s classic text, A Potter’s Workbook, as a guide, we will study forms ranging from cylinders to teapots. Each week we will review a subject in her book then refine our skills with a short exercise. Exercises will last no more than an hour — allowing time to apply new ideas and fresh techniques to your favorite work. Prerequisite: One year of wheelthrowing

Monday 10am-1pm David Bromley Starts September 10 $375, Members $365

Intermediate Handbuilding 10 Weeks Become a better hand builder while developing skills needed to create functional and sculptural objects. Through demonstrations and conversations, learn more involved techniques to manipulate clay and further develop your handbuilt work. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Adv. Beginning Handbuilding

Advanced Wheelthrowing

Soda I: Beginning Soda Firing

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Take a step back to reflect upon your throwing technique. You’ll be guided through a number of exercises to help refine your methods at the wheel. Basic functional forms and glazing techniques will be addressed.

Experience flashes of color, textured surfaces and the excitement of unpredictable results utilizing the distinct atmospheric qualities of the soda kiln. Weekly demonstrations will encourage more complex forms. Using slips and glazes, the soda-firing process becomes accessible and understandable. You will participate in all stages of the process, including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time.

Prerequisite: Beginning/Adv. Beginning Wheelthrowing and Intermediate Wheelthrowing.

Monday 7-10pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts September 10 Sunday 10am-1pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts September 16 $375, Members $365

Home & Garden Pottery 10 Weeks This independently-driven class begins each week with a potluck and group discussion about ongoing projects. Instructor is on hand to guide you through your projects, problem solve and demonstrate as needed. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Adv. Beginning Wheel or Handbuilding & one intermediate ceramics class

Thursday 10am-1pm Molly Bishop Starts September 13

Monday 1:30-4:30pm Karen Avery Starts September 10

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

New Approaches to Handbuilding

Low Fire I

10 Weeks Elevate your ceramic vocabulary while learning a variety of traditional and non-traditional handbuilding techniques. Periodically, the wheel will be used to explore making slump or hump bisque molds, throwing elements for handbuilt forms and experimenting with unique surface applications. Demonstrations will include coil building, pinching, extruding, soft and stiff slab construction. Prerequisite: One handbuilding or wheelthrowing class

10 Weeks Explore the rich history and bright color palette of low-fired ceramic surface decorations. Demonstrations and discussions will involve the use of terra sigillata, underglazes, slips and glazes on terra cotta. Students will learn to mix glazes and slips from basic components. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Wheel/Handbuilding

Thursday 10am-1pm David Trost Starts September 13 $375, Members $365

Thursday 1:30-4:30pm Mary Drabik Starts September 13 $375, Members $365

Prerequisite: One year of experience working with clay or instructor approval

Friday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts September 14 Sunday 2-5pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts September 16 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda Fee

Soda II: Surfaces 10 Weeks Soda firing offers a dazzling variety of surfaces both planned and unplanned for the artist to explore. Demonstrations will include a broad variety of techniques to reveal how to achieve better results in the soda kiln. Participation in all stages of the process including loading and unloading outside of class time is expected of each student. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Soda I or instructor approval

Saturday 2-5pm Sam Hostert Starts September 15 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda Fee

Advanced Topics 10 Weeks This class is designed primarily to help you to develop specific ideas, refine techniques and pursue independent projects with individual guidance. Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing

Saturday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts September 15 $375, Members $365

8 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15


Slip Casting I

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Michael Skiersch Starts September 13

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 11

Slip Casting II 10 Weeks Learn to make more complex plaster molds of found objects or your own designs for slip casting. Use specially formulated, liquid clay in your molds to create multiples of the same object for functional or sculptural use. Prerequisite: Slip Casting I

$195, Members $190 $20 Material Fee

Form Focus: Sculptural Process Sculptural processes aren’t merely about creating an object. Rather, their purpose is to convey the conception of an idea from intangible to the physical. This class will help students push boundaries to further develop concepts and creations.

$375, Members $365

Advanced Handbuilding 10 Weeks Improve your skills for making handbuilt forms while building functional and sculptural objects. Weekly demonstrations will teach more complex techniques to manipulate clay and allow further development of your handbuilt work.

$375, Members $365

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 12

10 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Nelson Reyes Starts September 10

Wednesday 2-5pm David Trost Starts September 12

Print repeatable images on green or leather-hard clay tiles, vessels and sculptural forms. Use paper lithography techniques that can be applied directly to clay at many stages using special oil-based inks. Learn surface design techniques that can be adapted for wheel-thrown or hand-built forms, for low or high fire clay bodies. (Even keep your shelves in the ceramics department!) Prerequisite: One year of ceramics classes or instructor approval

$375, Members $365

Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding

Tuesday 10am-1pm Marissa Neuman Starts September 11 $375, Members $365

Form Focus: Surface 10 Weeks By working with slips, underglazes, stains, and oxides, we’ll explore a variety of surface techniques. Expand on methods of glazing that go beyond simple dips and brushing. We’ll also have the opportunity to learn photo lithography and sandblasting. Prerequisite: Two Sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding

10 Weeks Learn the fundamentals of making one of our favorite, fully-functional forms. Demonstrations and discussions will include different forming methods for mug cylinders and handles. The class will cover throwing, trimming and finishing. Come with your own ideas or a blank slate, and see where this class leads you! Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing

Tuesday 2-5pm Susan Messer-McBride Starts September 11 $375, Members $365

A World of Pottery 10 Weeks Study and examine historic pottery traditions from cultures around the world such as Chinese, Greek, pre- Columbian, and more. We will study styles, surface treatments and forming methods to use as inspiration for re-interpretation. Weekly demonstrations will provide a better understanding of how these works were created. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding

Thursday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts September 13 $375, Members $365

Layered Surfaces 10 Weeks Whether your interests are in functional pottery or sculptural objects, the use of slips and stencils can create rich surfaces full of layered images. Demonstrations include mono-printing, sgraffito, inlay and mishima techniques. Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing.

Sunday 2-5pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 16

Workshops Date Night: Throwdown Grab your sweetie, bestie or buddies for a Friday night “throwdown.” Join us for a fun evening of getting a little messy, and try your hands at wheelthrowing. Learn basic techniques, and throw as much clay as you can with the help of our skilled instructors. At night’s end, pick two pieces to have glazed. Each participant must register and pay the workshop fee. BYOB, Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Ceramics

Does making multiples of your favorite cup, vase or other sculptural or functional forms interest you? Learn to make two-part plaster molds of household objects to use for slip casting. This technique allows you to pour a specially formulated, liquid clay into your mold and create multiples of the same object.

Form Focus: Mugs

Friday, September 21 6:30-9:30pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Friday, October 5 6:30-9:30pm TBD Friday, October 19 6:30-9:30pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Friday, November 9 6:30-9:30pm TBD $65, Members $60

Date Night: Cocktail Cups Join us for a celebratory summer evening dedicated to the handcrafted happy hour. Roll up your sleeves and dress for mess! You’ll learn to hand build cocktail cups from terra cotta clay using slabs and templates. Create, decorate and embellish them in your own, unique style. Once fired, you’ll have two cups to toast with for years to come. BYOB, must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Friday, September 28 6:30-9:30pm Mary Drabik $65, Members $60

Form Focus:

$375, Members $365

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Patty Kochaver Starts September 11 $375, Members $365

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The Skull S E E PAG E 7 FO R M O RE I N FO.

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Ceramics

Fall Mugs Create your own functional mug to warm up those cool fall nights with your favorite hot beverage. Working with stoneware slabs, you will construct your own mug and then use texture, decoration and carving techniques to make it your own functional piece of art. You will get to pick your own color of glaze to finish the piece.

Ceramic Visiting Artist

WORKSHOPS

Saturday, September 29 1-4pm Maureen Duffy Daugavietis Sunday, October 21 12-3pm Mary Drabik $65, Members $60

Wildly Functional: Ceramic Leaf Dishes Create a tropical paradise in the palm of your hands! Choose two leave shapes, cut them out of terra cotta and use a form to create slightly curved dishes. Once your handbuilt leaves are formed, choose from a rainbow of glazes colors to decorate. Each dish will then get a clear glaze, and you’ll have a fully functional dish fit for the tropics. No experience necessary

Sunday, October 14 2-5pm Mary Drabik $65, Members $60

Wearable Ceramics with Julie Moon 2-Day Workshop Explore the art of ceramic jewelry making with Toronto-based ceramicist, Julie Moon. In this two-day workshop, Julie will teach you how to create a variety of ceramic beads and pendants using a midrange clay body . You will learn to assemble different forms of jewelry as well as how to make stilts for firing. Clay and glaze will be provided, and your work will be once fired to cone 6.

All levels welcome Saturday & Sunday October 6-7 10am-4pm Early bird price through August 5: $225 Price after August 6: $250

Sculpting Food with Edward Cabral 1-Day Workshop

Local Clay S EE PAG E 7 FO R M O R E IN F O.

Join Chicago-based ceramic artist, Edward Cabral, as he demonstrates and discusses how he builds his hyperrealistic food forms out of clay. In this one-day demo, Edward will build his version of the iconic Big Mac®, and you’ll learn how and why he creates these still life sculptures. There will also be discussions on decoration and firing of the sculptures to make them as realistic as possible. Big Mac is a trademark of McDonald’s, Corp.

Sunday November 11 10-4pm Early bird price through September 15: $95 Price after September 16: $115

10 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15


Free Open Studio at Lillstreet When you register for a Lillstreet class, you can practice in your medium all session long. Currently enrolled students can drop in during open studio hours to share our space, use our equipment and work independently alongside other students and community members.

Free open studio is offered to students currently enrolled in: ・Ceramics ・Digital Arts & Photography ・Drawing & Painting ・Metalsmithing & Jewelry ・Printmaking & Book Arts ・Textiles

Open Studio Policies Open studio hours vary within each department, and schedules change with each session. Paid open studio is offered to glass and enameling students. Lillstreet also offers a paid open studio option in our Metals studios, even if you're not enrolled in a class (see page 18 for details). Open studio is not available for teen classes, Kidstreet and Lil' Kidstreet classes.

For more information, call or email us at lillstreet@lillstreet.com.

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Digital Arts & Photography

Lillstreet’s Digital Arts & Photography program offers artisttaught classes that cover topics from basic technical introduction to advanced creative projects. We engage in conversations surrounding contemporary digital media and facilitate students’ critical thinking skills when it comes to reading the image. Equipped with Adobe software, Epson printers, and a large lighting studio, we’re here to help you master the tools and concepts necessary to create meaningful images that stand out in a culture in which everyone has access to a camera.

Digital Arts & Photography

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

First-Time Artist First-Time Digital Photography 5 Weeks This class is designed specifically for those who are brand new to digital photography. Get to know your DSLR with the help of an experienced instructor who will guide you through how your camera works and how to control its various exposure settings. Learn the functions of aperture, ISO and shutter speed while you explore the visual elements of image making. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Please bring a USB drive.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Robin Marchant Session II: Starts October 16 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts September 13 Saturday 10am-1pm Danielle Owensby Session I: Starts September 15 Saturday 2-5pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175

First-Time Photoshop

Fundamentals of Digital Photography I

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Master the essentials of Photoshop. Learn the basic tools needed for making simple image adjustments including cropping, brushes, selection tools, layer adjustments and masks. You’ll also gain an understanding of different file formats and proper image saving/storage.

Develop the knowledge and confidence to use important camera functions and shooting modes. In this class you will gain an in-depth understanding of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and their effects and relationships. Camera with manual settings is required, DSLR preferred. This course is not suitable for cell phone cameras.

Monday 10am-1pm Randee Ladden Session I: Starts September 10 Saturday 2-5pm Marissa Dembkoski Session I: Starts September 15

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180

Sunday 2-5pm Paal Williams Session II: Starts October 21

5 Weeks Lightroom is powerful and affordable software for enhancing photographs, cataloging, printing and more. This overview will teach you to organize, develop and print your images. Basic computer skills required. You should bring 20-30 high resolution images on an external hard drive (500GB or more).

5 Weeks Interested in taking your basic skills to the next level? Expand on the important fundamentals of photography and the relationships between aperture, ISO and shutter speed. Learn about advanced exposure techniques and important camera functions, such as metering modes and white balance. You will develop a personal portfolio through a combination of brief lectures, hands on fieldwork and critiques. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography or Fundamentals of Digital Photography I

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Paal Williams Session II: Starts October 18 $185, Members $180

Photoshop I: Next Steps 5 Weeks

$180, Members $175

First-Time Lightroom

Fundamentals of Digital Photography II

Image Making Through

Scanning S E E PAG E 1 3 FO R M O RE I N FO.

Saturday 2-5pm Aaron Brandt Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175

12 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level in this invigorating and fun class. This course will build off the Photoshop essentials learned in First-Time Photoshop. Master the use of tools, control panels, cloning, layer masks and adjustments. Discover new ways to implement basic Photoshop knowledge to make your photographs truly personal works of art. Prerequisite: First-Time Photoshop

Monday 10am-1pm Randee Ladden Session II: Starts October 15 $185, Members $180


Introduction to Studio Lighting

Storytelling Through Photography

5 Weeks

10 Weeks

This introductory course focuses on the technical aspects of studio equipment and the approach to photographing in the studio. Steady lights, speed-lights and reflectors will be discussed throughout this course; we’ll also study how to best utilize lighting for studio portraiture and still life photography . DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions required.

Become a visual storyteller! Students will explore the basic structures of storytelling while learning how to incorporate symbolism and metaphor in photographs. You will sequence images to create a narrative, edit a book layout, and create your own print and bound photography book by the end of this course.

Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography or Fundamentals of Digital Photography I

Prerequisite: First-Time Digital, Fundamentals of Digital Photography, or equivalent experience

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Kat Liu Starts: September 10

Sunday 10am-1pm Kat Liu Session I: Starts September 16

$340, Members $330

5 Weeks Build on your knowledge gained in Introduction to Studio Lighting with this in-depth course that will further guide you through the art of manipulating light. Learn how to use various light modifiers, gels,strobes and diffusers to control the way your subject looks. DSLR required.

The Art of Still Life 5 Weeks

Prerequisite: First-Time Digital, Fundamentals of Digital Photography or equivalent experience

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts September 11

Portrait Photography 5 Weeks Push your photographic portraiture beyond snapshot mode. In-class exercises, assignments and critiques will direct you through the exploration of composition, light, positioning and environment. Image-based lectures will introduce you to the work of various portrait artists. DSLR and tripod are highly recommended. Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography, Fundamentals of Digital Photography I or equivalent experience

$185, Members $180

Exploring Composition 5 Weeks Broaden your creative approach to photography with this class that will guide you through the many ways of seeing. Learn how to compose an image using concepts like the Rule of Thirds, the Golden Ratio, and how line, shape, color, and perspective impact our photographs.

Sunday 2-5pm Shawn Rowe Session I: Starts September 16 Sunday 10am-1pm Kat Liu Session II: Starts October 21 $195, Members $190

All levels welcome

Wednesday 10am-1pm Paal Williams Session I: Starts September 12

Fundamentals of Digital Photography I & II S E E PAG E 1 2 FO R M O R E I NFO.

Lightroom Basics 1 Day

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts October 16 $195, Members $190

All levels welcome

Introduction to Retouching

Sunday, September 16 2-6pm Jordan Scott

Prerequisite: Introduction to Studio Lighting

Retouching allows a photographer to control and manipulate the pixels of a digital image. From minor changes like removing a blemish to large changes like adding in elements from other images, this course will introduce the tools used to make effective and convincing edits to enhance digital images. Students are required to bring their own digital files and an external hard drive. Prerequisite: First-Time Photoshop, First-Time Lightroom, or equivalent experience

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts October 18 $195, Members $190

Advanced Topics in Digital Photography

$95, Members $90

GIF Animation 1 Day Interested in creating your own looping animation? Need a captivating animated graphic for your website? Join us as we teach you how to make GIFs using Photoshop while mixing in different mediums of your choice. Use your own photographs, material from the web or even your own illustrations. Learn how to construct and manipulate your GIF for web use and more. Prerequisite: First-Time Photoshop or equivalent experience

Sunday, September 30 2-6pm Aaron Brandt

Digital Arts & Photography

What does it take to make a still life come alive? Learn to expand your conceptions of what a still life can be. Create imaginative and sculptural installations to be photographed while learning techniques for lighting and composition that will transform your scenes. DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions required.

Intermediate/ Advanced

Workshops

Lightroom is powerful and affordable software for enhancing photographs, cataloging, printing and more. This intensive overview will teach you to organize, develop and print your images. Please bring 20-30 high resolution images (Raw files preferred) on an external drive (500GB or more). Basic computer skills are required.

5 Weeks

$185, Members $180

$185, Members $180

Studio Lighting II

$95, Members $90

10 Weeks Designed for the intermediate to advanced amateur or budding professional looking to refine their photographic skills. Come with project ideas you wish to develop for exhibition, publication or other goals. Topics will include portfolio development, gallery exhibition, creating a website, advanced digital editing, printing and book publishing. Class allows for plenty of one-onone instruction without assignment constraints. Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions preferred

Saturday 10am-1pm Danielle Owensby Starts September 15

Image Making Through Scanning 1 Day Create photographs without a camera! Learn the process of photo capture and manipulation using a flatbed scanner. Use the scanner’s unique ability to capture great detail at extremely high resolutions, and learn how to scan and collage in real time on the flatbed; then use Photoshop to combine works together on the computer. All levels welcome

Saturday, October 6 2-6pm Aaron Brandt $95, Members $90

$375, Members $365

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Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting

Explore pen and ink, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, oils or pastels. Drawing and Painting classes are divided into beginning, intermediate, multi-level or advanced classes. Use these designations and class descriptions to create a custom curriculum that best fits your interests.

Drop-In Figure Drawing

First-Time Artist

Drop-in figure drawing sessions offer an excellent opportunity for beginning to advanced students to practice their perception and drawing skills. We supply drawing benches, easels, tables, clips and backup support boards for pads. Please bring your own drawing materials. Instruction and critique are not included.

First-Time Drawing

Pre-registration for the drop-in figure sessions is not required. If you have any questions or want more information, please email lillstreet@lillstreet.com or call us at 773-769-4226.

Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm $20 per session or $180 for a 10 session package

5 Weeks Learn the use of value, line and proportion to create realistic drawings. This entry-level class is for those with little or no drawing experience. Purchase your First-Time Drawing kit on the first day of class.

Monday 10am-1pm Steve Amos Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts September 12 Saturday 2-5pm TBD Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175
 $25 First-Time Drawing Kit

First-Time Painting 5 Weeks This class will introduce you to the process of painting in acrylics. Starting with an introduction to the basic materials, students will learn how to use brushes and paint together to begin, develop and finish a painting so even a novice will find success in this direct and engaging class. Purchase your First-Time Painting kit on the first day of class.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Tuesday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 11 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session II: Starts October 17 Thursday 2-5pm TBD Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Saturday 10am-1pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Beginning Drawing 10 Weeks If you are new to drawing or would like to refresh your drawing skills you will discover something useful in this entry-level class. The use of value, line and proportion will 
be demonstrated and provide the foundation of balanced compositions. A Beginning Drawing kit is available for purchase on the first day of class.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Patrick Miceli Session Starts September 11 Thursday 10am-1pm John Fleck Session Starts September 13 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Session Starts September 13 Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session Starts September 16 $340, Members $330 $25 Beginning Drawing kit

Sunday 2-5pm Randall Miller Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $180, Members $175
 $45 First-Time Painting Kit

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14 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15


Beginning Acrylic Painting 10 Weeks Experience mixing colors, determine the best type of brush to use and learn techniques for working with paint. This class is ideal for those who have taken First-Time Drawing into Painting or have previous experience and want to expand their skills. The Beginning Painting kit is available for purchase on the first day of class.

Introduction to Color Pencils

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Venture beyond the still life and explore the fundamentals of 
drawing portraits and figures while working from a nude model. Weekly demonstrations and structured exercises will emphasize observation, proportion, measuring, anatomy 
and seeing the figure and face as a combination of integrated shapes. You will work in charcoal and conté and must supply your own materials. A material list is available online.

Learn the fundamentals of drawing with colored pencils to produce stunning works of art. Exercises in color blending, application techniques and portraying different subject matters, while taking advantage of the semi-transparent qualities of colored pencil, will help individuals master this diverse medium.

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or prior figure experience

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Tracy Frein Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Erik Brown Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16

$185, Members $180

Saturday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20

Understanding Color 5 Weeks

$185, Members $180 $40 Model fee

Beginning Oil Pastels 5 Weeks Oil pastels, with their buttery texture and bright color, offer artists a visceral and direct way to draw vibrant, painterly works. You will employ varying techniques including optical blending, layering and washes to take advantage of some of the unique properties of this medium. Bring a medium pastel drawing pad and a small set of artist-quality oil pastels to the first class. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing, Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

Saturday 2-5pm Elizabeth Wilson Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, or equivalent experience recommended

Learn to maximize your use of color to add vibrancy and depth to your work. Focus will be on working with complementary colors, warm versus cool, color mixing and blending. Demonstrations in both wet and dry media with various subject matters. Come prepared to the first class with a sketchpad and a set of nupastels (or equivalent). A supply list will be provided. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing, First-Time Painting, Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

Saturday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Wilson Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $185, Members $180

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Starts September 13 Sunday 10am-1pm TBD Starts September 16 $340, Members $330 $75 Beginning Painting Kit

Introduction to Painting Techniques 
 5 Weeks Develop and refine acrylic painting techniques as you build on basic skills. Explore brush and palette knife approaches, incorporate painting mediums and investigate the importance of a color plan. Prerequisite: First-Time Painting or prior experience

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session II: Starts October 16 $185, Members $180

Beginning Figure Painting in Acrylics

10 Weeks Learn the fundamentals of oil painting, a standard for professional painters since the 12th century. Experiment with color mixing and painting techniques that accumulate to enhance skill and provide a foundation for confident painting with oils. An oil painting kit is available for purchase on the first day of class.

Thursday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Starts September 13 Sunday 2-5pm Patrick Miceli Starts September 16 $340, Members $330 $90 Oil Painting Kit

Abstract Expressionism: The New York School 5 Weeks

Drawing & Painting

Beginning Figure & Portrait Drawing

Monday 10am-1pm Melanie Brown Starts September 10

Beginning Oil Painting

In this hands-on oil painting class, you will learn about the painting techniques used by artists in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Through an immersion in the artistic styles of Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Frankenthaler and others, you will discover alternative ways of using color and manipulating oil paint that you can apply to a variety of other painting styles. Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or prior experience

Wednesday 2-5pm David Downs Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180

5 Weeks In this class you will learn the fundamentals of acrylic figure painting while working from a live model. There will be weekly demonstrations and exercises that will emphasize observation, proportion, anatomy, color-mixing 
and seeing the figure as a combination of integrated shapes. Prerequisite: Beginning Figure Drawing, Beginning Acrylic Painting or prior figure experience

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Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $40 Model fee

$185, Members $180

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Landscape Painting in the Studio

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy

Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstraction

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

10 weeks

Create landscape paintings from photographs and your imagination, and you’ll gain an understanding of the benefits and challenges of photo reference. We will discuss the best way to gather reference photos, and how to modify your painting for success. Composition, value, and color principles will be discussed as we bring together an effective landscape. We’ll also consider how light reveals form and how to accentuate that.

Learn the history and fundamentals of traditional dip pen calligraphy. Using a variety of tools and materials, explore and practice several styles of alphabets and lettering and discover what works best for you. Styles such as copperplate, blackletter and italic are a few that will be discussed. Material list provided online.

Focusing on a new still life each session, emphasis will be on composition, color and the importance of equal attention to background and foreground. Within the group setting, there will be a focus on the level and interest of each individual. Through group discussion and evaluation, we will build common vocabulary and explore a variety of styles and methods.

Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or prior experience

Tuesday 10am-1pm John Fleck Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $185, Members $180

Imagined Landscapes 10 Weeks Explore the landscape in nontraditional ways while experimenting with mark making, materials and color. You will be introduced to a new artist each week and investigate different strategies for abstracting from the landscape. Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Painting or equivalent experience

Wednesday 10am-1pm Melanie Brown Starts September 12

All levels welcome.

Monday 10am-1pm Judith Mayer Session I: Starts September 10 $185, Members $180

Political Cartooning 5 Weeks Learn editorial portrait techniques through pencil, pen and ink drawing. Utilize photographic references of public figures, past and present, to create poignant and satirical portraits and drawings. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing or equivalent experience

Monday 2-5pm Emmett Baggett Session II: Starts October 15 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Emmett Baggett Session I: Starts September 10 $185, Members $180

Multilevel

$340, Members $330

Introduction to Watercolor 5 Weeks Learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Composition, color mixing, brush style, shape and form, light and value, paint application and layering will be explored. You should have basic skills in painting and drawing. A watercolor kit and additional materials are available for purchase.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Saturday 10am-1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts September 15 $185, Members $180 $95 Watercolor kit

Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor 5 Weeks Watercolor is a versatile
 medium that allows the artist a 
range of expression including representational, fluid sketches
 and improvisational abstracts.
 You will receive a comprehensive introduction to watercolor techniques such as blending and glazing. Representational techniques will be expanded upon as special effects with the medium are explored.
 Watercolor kit and additional materials are available for purchase. Prerequisite: Introduction to Watercolor or equivalent experience

Saturday 10am-1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts October 20 $190, Members $185 $95 Watercolor Kit

Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or equivalent experience recommended. All levels welcome.

Monday 10am-1pm Yvette Weijergang Starts September 10 $350, Members $340

Introduction to Geometric Abstraction 5 weeks In this acrylic painting class, learn how to create abstract artworks utilizing geometric forms. Emphasis will be on fundamental concepts such as form, composition, figure-ground relationships, and space. You will also experiment with color mixing and hard-edge painting techniques. Prerequisite: Beginning Acrylic Painting or equivalent experience recommended

Tuesday 2-5pm Steve Amos Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $190, Members $185

Abstract Oil Painting 10 Weeks This class will explore various ways to manipulate a classical medium to fit contemporary needs. You will discover a variety of methods used in post-war abstraction as well as contemporary work. Through experimentation, discussion and critique, you will find a working method that best suits your needs for both representational and nonobjective painting. Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or prior experience

Friday 2-5pm David Downs Session Starts September 14 $350, Members $340

16 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15

Project-Based Painting 5 Weeks This class is ideal for the advanced beginner to intermediate painter looking to establish a studio practice. You will work one on one with your instructor to develop projects of personal interest and to build your painting skills. Come to the first class prepared with your ideas, photos and painting supplies. Open to acrylic, oil and watercolor mediums. Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting, Introduction to Watercolor or prior painting experience

Sunday 2-5pm TBD Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $190, Members $185

Intermediate/ Advanced Botanical Illustration 5 Weeks Discover multiple techniques and develop the skills necessary to render botanicals. Draw from life both in the studio and at the local botanical gardens. Demonstrations include pencil, ink, watercolor and colored pencil to create realistic and scientific works of art. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Introduction to Watercolor, Introduction to Color Pencils or equivalent experience

Monday 2-5pm Emmett Baggett Session I: Starts September 10 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Emmett Baggett Session II: Starts October 15 $195, Members $190

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Intermediate Oil Painting 5 Weeks Continue your study of oils as you expand your practice and learn new techniques in both traditional and contemporary approaches to painting in oil. This class is ideal for students who have completed Beginning Oil Painting. A supply list will be provided. Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting or prior experience

Please come to the first class prepared to work in oils on a 16” x 20” canvas.

Wednesday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts September 12

Figure Painting in Oils: Wet on Wet 10 Weeks Building an understanding of visual concepts enables you to paint
 directly in color. The bravura strokes of a Velazquez or Sargent require
 an intimate knowledge of how light travels across a form, how values shift, the interconnectedness of color and the varied quality of edges. This class is ideal for oil painters and pastel artists. Prerequisite: Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing or equivalent experience

Tuesday 10am-1pm Ken Minami Starts September 11

$375, Members $365

Independent Painting Projects 10 Weeks Work one on one with your instructor to develop a project of personal interest, be it a portrait of a family member, pet, place you have visited, or any project which needs further development. This class meets the needs of oil painters with emphasis on classical painting techniques used in representational painting. Come to the first class prepared with your ideas, photos and painting supplies.

$375, Members $365 $70 Model fee

Prerequisite: Beginning Acrylic Painting, Beginning Oil Painting or equivalent experience.

Pastel & Oil Paint: Portrait & Figure 5 Weeks Learn to focus on rendering the model directly in color in either soft pastel or in an alla prima oil painting style. There will be a 2-week portrait pose and a 3-week figure pose. Color relationships, the importance of relative values and lost and found edges will be investigated. Prerequisite: Figure drawing and previous pastel or painting experience recommended

$195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

Your ideas become the subject of individualized instruction as you expand your skills as a painter. If
 you choose, a still life setup will 
be available each week to further develop your skills in representational painting. This is a class for students with previous painting experience.

Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting, Project Based Oil Painting or equivalent experience.

$195, Members $190

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Ken Minami Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15

10 Weeks

Thursday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts September 13 $375, Members $365

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Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio

5 Weeks

10 weeks

Individualized instruction helps you develop new skills and styles as you work from the nude model. Poses are extended through multiple sessions and provide extended opportunities for developing more considered drawings and/or paintings. Conventional materials including oils, pastels or other drawing media and are supplied by the student.

Expand your vision in a lively, interactive environment using all forms of abstraction and nonobjective painting. Focus will be on formal issues, exploring and encouraging skill development, techniques and materials. Individual needs will be addressed. Works of influential artists will be discussed and visits to galleries encouraged. This class will help you develop and refine your personal creative goals.

Prerequisite: Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing or instructor approval


Saturday 2-5pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

Drawing & Painting

Wednesday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17

Problem Solving for Oil Painters

Prerequisite: Beginning Acrylic Painting, experience in abstraction or equivalent experience

Friday 10am-1pm Cynthia Vaicunas Starts September 14 $375, Members $365

Portrait and Costumed Figure
 5 Weeks Those who would like to paint or draw from the clothed figure will benefit from working from the same pose over multiple sessions. You will have the option to work on portraits or full figure composition. Individualized instruction supports the development of personal skills and styles. Come to the first class prepared to work in your medium of choice. Prerequisite: Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing or equivalent experience

Friday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19

Ages 10-13 Introduction to Drawing & Painting 5 Weeks Experience basic drawing and painting methods in this fun introductory class. You will learn about composition, line, value and techniques in acrylic painting. All levels welcome.

Wednesday 4:30- 6pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $120, Members $115 $15 Material Fee

$195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Interested in making jewelry, wearable art or small sculpture? Our Metalsmithing, Jewelry and Glass department has a wide range of workshops, classes, tools and materials for all skill levels. Whether you’re a first-time creator or you have been working with metals for years, our teaching artists are here to help develop and nurture your growing skills. With 5 dedicated classrooms and a group studio for artists working in metal, there is sure to be a class and open studio time to fit your schedule.

First-Time Artist First-Time Metalsmithing

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

5 Weeks Designed for beginning jewelers who want to sample basic metal working skills. Each week, you will create a new project ranging from band rings to bracelets and are designed to be completed in that class. A material kit is required and can be purchased on the first day of class.

Paid Open Studio

Glass Open Studio

This is a great option if you have experience working in a metals studio but can’t find a class that fits your schedule, or you just need to finish up a project. There are approximately 55 hours of monitored open studio hours available each week at varying times and runs Monday-Sunday.

A punch card must be purchased at the front desk.

For those who have registered in a class within the last year. No approval needed.

Students must have previous experience or Director approval

Glass Bead: $75 for 5 sessions $20 per individual session Enamel: $50 for 5 sessions $15 per individual session

$50, Members $45 per week $20 per day

$45 per class

Sifting, stenciling, and sgraffito are just a few enameling methods you’ll learn in this project-focused class. You’ll use both a kiln and a torch to fire your colorful powdered glass enamels on copper or fine silver. Combine these techniques and have fun experimenting to create unique, colorful jewelry or small sculpture. Metalsmithing experience helpful but not required. Additional copper and enamel are available for purchase from instructor.

Monday, 6:30-9:30pm Danni Xu Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16

$180, Members $175 $20 First-Time Enameling Kit

Thursday 10am-1pm Joshua Herman Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Sunday 10am-1pm Younha Jung Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21

$75, Members $70 per week $30 per day For those not able to register for a 10-week class but need instructor guidance during a scheduled class time. Intermediate to advanced levels only. Director approval required.

5 Weeks

Monday 2-5pm Danni Xu Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15

$180, Members $175 $15 First-Time Metalsmithing Kit

For those who have not been registered in a class within the last year. Director approval required.

First-Time Enameling

First-Time Glass Beadmaking 5 Weeks Learn basic torch techniques while creating simple, decorative bead shapes. Shaping, heat control, color, use of tools, classroom equipment and studio safety will be covered. Classes will involve demonstrations, discussions, practice time and individual instruction. An overview of how to finish your beads will be discussed. A kit is required if you haven’t taken this class before and available for purchase on the first day of class. Ages 16 years and up welcome.

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18 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen Session I: Starts September 11 $180, Members $175 $40 Glass Bead Kit


Steel Fabrication

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

5 Weeks Steel is a lightweight, alternative material to use for making jewelry and small sculpture. Fabrication techniques such as soldering and joining steel to other light metals, hollow construction, shallow forming, chain making and various patinas and finishing techniques will be discussed.

Metalsmithing I 10 Weeks Design and create jewelry and small sculptures in silver, copper and brass. Learn basic skills such as sawing, texturing, soldering and polishing. Simple forming techniques and bezel-setting stones will also be demonstrated. Returning students will work to refine these skills. A material kit is recommended and available for purchase on the first day of class for first-time students.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts September 10

Liquid form enamel is painting with glass. Together, we will explore the possibilities of using liquid form enamels, through color mixing, watercolor-like washes, sgraffito and spraying techniques. Both copper and steel will be used to create jewelry, small enamel paintings, and enameled steel bowls. Enamel experience helpful but not necessary. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing, Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

$185, Members $180 $ 20 Material fee includes enough steel for class projects

Friday 2-5pm Cat Bowyer Session I: Starts September 14

Soldering 101

$185, Members $180 $60 Material Fee

5 Weeks Explore color combinations and experiment with composition and shaping while expanding your torch techniques. Learn methods for creating more developed patterns with dots and stringers and expand your knowledge of tools and other materials used in glass beadmaking. Bring your 104 COE glass and mandrels with you. Additional glass and mandrels will be available for purchase from instructor. Ages 16 yrs and up are welcome. Prerequisite: First-Time Glass Beadmaking class or instructor approval

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen Session II: Starts October 16 $185, Members $180

Saturday 10am-1pm Carla Nessa Starts September 15

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing, Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

Sunday 5-8pm Younha Jung Starts September 16

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Rachel Stork Stoltz Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17

$340, Members $330 $30 Beginning Metals Kit

$185, Members $180

Glass Fusing

Copper Electroforming

5 Weeks Develop familiarity with the tools, materials and basic techniques for fusing glass. Learn to properly cut, design and layout glass to create jewelry, accessories or small trays. Material fee includes kiln firings, clear, white and black glass along with a variety of scrap glass, frit and stringers.

5 Weeks Electroforming is a metal plating process that slowly deposits copper on to the surface of your work to create more density and support. We’ll start by exploring a variety of processes of plating on copper foils, waxes and plastics. We’ll then move to more complex processes that relate to particular interests, like jewelry making and sculpture.

Enameling Techniques 5 Weeks

Metalsmithing II 10 Weeks

Learn enameling techniques by kiln-firing colorful powdered glass enamels on copper and fine silver. Sgraffito, stenciling, Basse-taille, grisaille and working with foils and liquid enamels will be covered. Combine these techniques for further experimentations and acquire a range of skills to create unique, colorful and vibrant designs of your own. Materials are available for purchase from instructor. Prerequisite: First-Time Metalsmithing

Thursday 10am-1pm Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Saturday 2-5pm Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler Session I: Starts September 15 $185, Members $180 $20 Enameling Kit

Focus on refining your approach to design, soldering, stone setting and finishing. Further explore patinas and other means of joining metals. This is the perfect class if you are looking to gain more confidence with the fundamentals and design thinking when taking a project from start to finish. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or Metalsmithing I

Monday 10am-1pm Joshua Herman Starts September 10 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts September 12

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Looking to improve your soldering skills? This class will help you feel confident using sheet, wire and paste solder. Multiple soldering techniques, basic jigs, and more advanced setups will be demonstrated. Most materials will be available for purchase from instructor.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts September 12

$185, Members $180 $60 Material Fee

Thursday 2-5pm Younha Jung Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18

5 Weeks

Glass Beadmaking II

5 Weeks

Tuesday 10am-1pm Joshua Herman Starts September 11

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm LeJean Easley Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing, Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

Exploring Liquid Enamel on Copper and Steel

Sunday 10am-1pm Neil Kraus Starts September 16 $340, Members $330

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing, Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm Cat Bowyer Session II: October 18 $185, Members $180 $45 Material Fee

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Multilevel Working with Wax & Casting 10 Weeks Explore the three-dimensional possibilities of hard waxes for carving and soft waxes for modeling. You can expect to complete two small pieces, such as rings, charms, or miniature sculptures. Two castings will be done in class or waxes can be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee. All levels welcome

Sunday 2-5 pm Neil Kraus Starts September 16 $350, Members $340 $25 Material Fee

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Intermediate/ Advanced Metalsmithing III 10 Weeks Develop your ability to solder, create three-dimensional forms and set stones. Design, craftsmanship and refining techniques will be discussed. This class is for those who are ready to expand and hone their skills. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, Metalsmithing II or instructor approval

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Susan Franker Starts September 11 Wednesday 2-5pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts September 12 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts September 13 Saturday 10am-1pm Pam Robinson Starts September 15 $375, Members $365

Advanced Topics in Metal 10 Weeks You will work independently on projects and receive individualized attention. This class focuses on design and development of more advanced technical skills. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing and one Intermediate Metalsmithing, or instructor approval

Tuesday 1-4pm Pam Robinson Starts September 11 $375, Members $365

Wax Settings for Stones 10 Weeks Create settings for both faceted and cabochon stones in wax to be cast into metal. Proper measuring and layout will be discussed. Both hard carving waxes and soft waxes will be used. Two castings will be done in class or waxes may be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee. Silver and bronze available for sale. Students should bring a variety of stones to the first class. Prerequisite: Two Wax/Casting classes and Metalsmithing I

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Pam Robinson Starts September 10 $375, Members $365 $25 Material Fee

Ages 10-16 Teen Metalsmithing 5 Weeks Create cool metal jewelry or small sculpture out of brass and copper sheet & wire. You will learn various skills such as piercing, forming, texturing and soldering, leading to the creation of your own designs.

Saturday 10am-1pm Susan Franker Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20

Workshops

Electroforming Copper: Folded Foil Cuffs and Rings 2 Days

Enameled Steel Earrings 1 Day Create a lightweight pair of colorful enameled earrings on pre-enameled steel plates. Steel is lightweight and strong, so you can make a big statement without them being too heavy. Explore color with liquid form enamels and dry sifted enamel using stencils. You can expect to leave with one to two pairs of earrings. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing, Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

Sunday, September 16 2-6pm Cat Bowyer

Electroforming is a metal plating process that deposits copper on to the surface of your work to create more density and support. Learn to create copper cuffs and rings by manipulating copper foils with a variety of tools. Our jewelry will be plated overnight, and day 2 we will prep, patina, polish and seal our freshly formed work. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing, Metalsmithing I class or instructor approval

Saturday-Sunday, October 6-7 2-5pm Cat Bowyer

Friday, November 2 6-10pm Cat Bowyer

Saturday-Sunday, November 10 & 11 2-5pm Cat Bowyer

$95, Members $90 $20 Material Fee

$150, Members $140 $15 Material Fee

Fused Glass Platter

Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Advanced Florals

1 Day Learn to create a colorful, fused glass platter that has the look of stained glass and is food and dishwasher safe. Design, cutting techniques and assembling your glass pieces will be demonstrated. After the workshop, projects will be kiln fired and slumped into a mold to create the shape. A sample will be available for inspiration. An email will be sent when your platter is ready for pick up: approximately 2 weeks after workshop. Glass cutting experience helpful, but not required.

Thursday, October 4 6:30-9:30pm Nonnie Lyketsos Sunday, November 4 2-5pm Nonnie Lyketsos $75, Members $70 $25 Material fee includes glass and firings

$180, Members $175

20 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15

1 Day Spend the day focusing on techniques for creating both surface and encased floral designs. We’ll create multicolor cane for leaves, petals and murrini flower centers that are the secret to realistic floral beads. Bring your 104 glass, mandrels and a sack lunch. Additional glass and mandrels are available for sale from instructor. Prerequisite: Beginning Glass Beadmaking or instructor approval

Sunday, October 14 10am-4:30pm Cynthia McEwen $140, Members $135 $5 Material Fee


Ghosts and Goblins

Visiting Artists Workshops

1 Day Witches, pumpkins and ghosts, oh my! It’s time to make some fun glass art to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve. Working on a Hot Head torch, learn to make candy corn, a witch’s hat, scull or even a ghost or goblin. Samples will be on-hand for inspiration. Basic sculptural techniques will be covered.

Silver Bezel Eternity Ring 3 Days

Ages 16 years and up welcome. No prior glass experience needed but helpful.

Sunday, October 28 1pm-4pm Cynthia McEwen

This classical ring has bezel set stones all around the band. Design, shape, color and fabrication techniques will be discussed. Jill will demonstrate making the ring in fine silver, then discuss creating it in 22k gold. Fusing will be covered in great detail. Skills covered are bezel making, soldering, fusing and stone setting. Prerequisite: Two Beginning Metalsmithing classes or instructor approval. Basic stone setting skills and soldering skills required.

$75, Members $70 $5 Material Fee

Glass Fusing Fun! 1 Day

$575 $55 Material Fee payable to instructor. Stones available for $12-20 to complete ring

No experience necessary

Making and Using Screens for Enameling

Friday, November 2 6:30pm-9:30pm LeJean Easley

2 Days

$75, Members $70 $25 Material fee includes glass and firings

Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Buttons 1 Day Spend the day focusing on techniques for creating beautiful glass buttons. We’ll explore traditional holed and shank-style buttons. Bring your 104 glass, mandrels and a sack lunch. Additional glass and mandrels will be available for purchase from instructor. Prerequisite: Beginning Glass Beadmaking or instructor approval

Sunday, November 18 10am-4:30pm Cynthia McEwen $140, Members $135 $15 Material fee includes one button mandrel and shanks

Explore the use of screen printing techniques to add imagery on your enamels. Water- based screen making and using screens on enamels and decals will be explored. Learn how to burn your screens, mix your enamels and print an image layer by layer. You are welcome to bring images to use on a flash drive, but instructor will have plenty of copyright free imagery available for use. Copper, enamel and and additional screens will be available for sale. Prerequisite: First-Time Enamel or similar experience

Saturday-Sunday, September 29 & 30 10am-5pm Leslie Perrino $250 $10 Material Fee

2 Days Get a jump on your holiday decorating and learn to construct a Gingerbread house made with glass. You’ll start with design, cutting techniques and decorations, to prepare for firing. After the magic happens in the kiln, you’ll assemble your creations and embellish with the trimmings of your choice. Light your house for extra flair! No experience necessary, but previous cake decorating or glass cutting experience helpful. One gingerbread house per registration. This workshop is open to adult and child pairs (e.g. parent/child, grandparent/grandchild). A registered adult may bring one child (age 10+), and together they can complete a shared gingerbread house. It is not necessary for the child to register separately but must be noted at time of registration.

Faceted Stone Setting Theory and Applications: Round Stones 2 Day Seattle-based stone setter, Kirk Lang, will teach you how to set round faceted gemstones safely, securely and with confidence. Prong, flush, and heavy-walled bezel setting will be demonstrated. In addition, you will learn the theory behind stone-setting, gemstone characteristics, how to make setting tools and design. Prefabricated rings will be provided or you may bring a setting of your own. Prerequisite: Two Beginning Metalsmithing or Metalsmithing I classes, or instructor approval

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24 10am-5pm Kirk Lang $450 $95 Material fee payable to the instructor

Saturday, November 3 & 10 10am-3pm Nonnie Lyketsos $350 $60 Material fee includes glass, firings, cutting boards, caulk, glitter, lights with cords, and decorating equipment.

Glass Beadmaking Tips, Tricks and Techniques 2 Day

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Expand your flameworking skills and pick up some new tips and tricks. Demonstrations will include sculpting and texturing, blown beads, surface decoration, and tips for maximizing heat control on the Hot Head torch. Day two will include plenty of practice time, and techniques for finishing glass beads into jewelry. Bring your favorite tools, glass and plenty of 3/32” mandrels.

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Explore what glass fusing is all about. Learn how to cut and assemble colored glass to create small pendants, keychains and small trays. Fired pieces will be available for pick up approximately two weeks after workshop. All materials and firings included.

Friday-Sunday, September 7-9 10am-5pm Jill Hurant

Fused Glass Gingerbread Houses

Prerequisite: Some experience required, and makers of all skill levels will learn techniques to advance their practice.

Saturday-Sunday, December 8–9 10am-4pm Amy Lemaire $395

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Printmaking & Book Arts First-Time Artist First-Time Screen Printing on Paper

Printmaking & Book Arts

5 Weeks Learn to craft colorful prints of your own designs to hang on your walls or turn into handmade notecards. Learn the photo-emulsion process to print from your own drawings or digital files. Material fee includes ink, newsprint and some paper.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Tuesday 10am-1pm Rachelle Hill Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Thursday 2-5pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Sunday 2-5pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 16 Rachelle Hill Session II: Starts October 21 $180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

Explore printmaking and handmade books in our fully-equipped studio. Letterpress and bookbinding complement techniques such as etching, relief and screen printing. Get creative with traditional, contemporary and experimental approaches to printmaking. With generous open studio time and non-toxic inks and solvents, printmaking has something for all skill levels. Additional materials and paper are available for sale from instructors and monitors. Open studio is included with tuition.

First-Time Letterpress

First-Time Etching

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Explore both classic letterpress techniques and contemporary practices on different types of presses. This technique uses movable type to create an impression on the paper when printed. Projects are designed to showcase type, color and the printed form. Material fee includes ink, newsprint and a sampling of specialty paper.

Explore contemporary and traditional methods of intaglio printmaking including line etching, aquatint and drypoint on copper plates to create an edition. Utilize etching’s distinctive qualities to produce multiples, creating beautiful handmade prints in single or multiple colors.

Monday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 10 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 11 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts October 17 Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session I: Starts September 15 $180, Members $175 $20 Material Fee

All levels welcome

Thursday 10am-1pm TBD Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Sunday 10am-1pm TBD Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

First-Time Bookmaking 5 Weeks Learn the basic skills, tools and vocabulary of bookbinding and book arts. You will create simple folded books, pamphlets, Japanese stab bindings, accordion and Coptic books.

Monday 2–5pm Katie Chung Session II: Starts October 15 Tuesday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts September 11 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Emily Culbert Session I: Starts September 12 Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session II: Starts October 18 Sunday 2-5pm Nicolette Ross Session I: Starts September 16 $180, Members $175 $20 Material Fee

22 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15

Beginner / Advanced Beginner Introduction to Relief Printmaking 5 Weeks Learn to make relief prints by carving and inking linoleum blocks. Detailed instruction on tools, techniques, and the translation of ideas. Explore single and multiple block approaches, collage techniques, plus the opportunity to incorporate monoprint techniques for even greater creativity. Works can be printed with the press or by hand. Some materials included, additional supplies may be purchased from instructor.

Saturday 2-5pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee

Bookbinding II 5 Weeks Using stitches learned in First-Time Bookmaking, expand your knowledge to more complex binding patterns. This includes dos-à-dos books, flag books and long stitch with its variants. Material fee includes all necessary materials, but students may bring additional decorative papers to further personalize their books. Expect to finish 3-4 books. Prerequisite: First-Time Bookmaking or equivalent experience

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee


Letterpress II

Water-Based Monotype Prints

5 Weeks Explore classic letterpress techniques and contemporary practices including setting type on angle, curves and circles. Projects will showcase handset type, color and the printed form, including monotype and pressure printing of color fields. Explore more in-depth, complex and larger-scale works. Material fee includes some paper and most printing supplies. Additional paper may be purchased in class. Prerequisite: First-Time Letterpress or instructor approval

Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session II: Starts October 20

5 Weeks Explore the beauty of painterly, non-toxic monotype using your own sketches, photos or abstract compositions allowing you to develop expressive colors, bold black & whites or combinations of both. Learn how to prep your plate and paper to apply color using safe, water-based media before printing. Plates, inks and some paper supplied; additional paper or plates may be purchased in class. All levels welcome

Wednesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts October 17 $190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

$185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper 10 Weeks

Multilevel

5 Weeks Explore the latest discoveries in how to make hard ground, soft ground and drypoint intaglio prints without using any of the toxic materials associated with traditional etching. All resists, inks and cleaning agents are completely non-toxic. You can make beautiful intaglio prints and simultaneously help to save the planet. All levels welcome

Catering to those who have screen printed before or those interested in refining their skills. You will learn new tricks such as color fades and watercolor monoprinting while focusing on projects such as poster runs, handmade cards and fine art editions. All inks and some paper included in material fee. All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Starts September 13 $350, Members $340 $35 Material Fee

Tuesday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts October 16

Hand-Sewn Book Structures

$190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

Learn to create impressive book structures in this sewing-focused book binding class. Projects will include coptic, long stitch and exposed binding variations, and the creation of decorative paste papers to be used as end sheets and book covers. You will go home with several lovely, structurally sound books ideal for journaling and sketching.

5 Weeks

Reduction Linocut 5 Weeks Create a print in multiple colors from just one block of linoleum. This technique, invented by Picasso, involves successively cutting away pieces of the block after printing each color, resulting in vibrant, multicolored prints.

Wednesday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 12

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay 5 Weeks Print repeatable images on green or leather-hard clay tiles, vessels and sculptural forms. Use paper lithography techniques that can be applied directly to clay at many stages using special oil-based inks. Learn surface design techniques that can be adapted for wheel-thrown or hand-built forms, for low or high fire clay bodies. (Even keep your shelves in the ceramics department!) Prerequisite: One year of ceramics classes or instructor approval

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 11 Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 12

Independent Printmaking Projects 5 Weeks You’ve got the basics down in letterpress, screen printing, monotype or etching. Take the next step and explore color combinations, transparency and layering as you refine your personal vision in print. Demonstrations focus on studentspecific print challenges but allow plenty of studio work time to help you turn your next printmaking dream project into reality. Prerequisite: 10 weeks of printmaking classes or instructor approval

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts October 16

Printmaking & Book Arts

Acrylic Resist Etching

All levels welcome

Intermediate

$195, Members $190 $20 Material Fee

Hand-Sewn Book Structures

$195, Members $190 $20 Material Fee

All levels welcome

S E E PAG E 2 3 FO R M O RE I N FO.

Sunday 2-5pm Nicolette Ross Session II: Starts October 21 $190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

$190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

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Textiles First-Time Artist

Textiles

First-Time Sewing 5 Weeks This class is perfect for someone who doesn’t know how to thread a machine or stray from the straight stitch. Formal instruction includes operating a sewing machine, cutting patterns and expanding your sewing vocabulary. Everyone leaves with an apron and a lined grocery tote in their favorite fabrics. No materials needed on the first day. Material fee includes thread and some notions. Ages 13+ welcome

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts September 10 Tuesday 10am-1pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Tori Fried Session II: Starts October 17

The Textiles Department welcomes students of all levels whether you sew, print, dye or collect fabric. Our student population is diverse — from professional artists who sell at artisan fairs, online shops and consignment, to those who enjoy working with their hands and want to explore something new. Our instructors will guide you as you turn your project ideas into one-of-a-kind completed works of functional, decorative or fine art.

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric 5 Weeks Whether you are interested in onesies, custom yardage or band t-shirts, this class shows how easy it can be to put your designs onto fabric. Our studio is equipped with a UV exposure unit, aluminum screens and large print tables. Projects can include tote bags, gifts or fabric for sewing and quilting. Material fee includes some ink and general printing supplies. Students provide fabric. Ages 13+ welcome

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 11 Wednesday 2-5pm Rachel Davis Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Friday 10am-1pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts September 14

First-Time Knitting 5 Weeks Cast on, knit and purl are a few basic techniques that are taught in this class. A new technique is demonstrated each week. You’ll be able to create a scarf and hat and build the skills needed for future projects. Material fee includes two sets of needles and some yarn. Students provide additional materials. Ages 13+ welcome

Saturday 10am-1pm Allison Rose Session II: Starts October 20

Sunday 5-8pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session I: Starts September 16

Saturday 10am-1pm Lisa Whiting Session I: Starts September 15

$180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

$180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

$180, Members $175 $5 Material Fee

First-Time Embroidery

First-Time Crochet

Sew Your Own

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5 Weeks Make new friends while learning embroidery with a contemporary spin. Each week we’ll practice stitches such as the chain stitch, bullion knot and turkey work on a custom sampler designed and printed by the teaching artist. Build layers of thread onto your cloth, leaving with a finished sampler to show off your skills. Material fee includes all supplies.

5 Weeks

Ages 13+ welcome

All it takes is a hook and a ball of yarn, and soon you’ll be crocheting your way to scarves, blankets and other cozy projects! Learn how to hold your hook and make a basic stitch. Using new skills like increasing, decreasing and stitching in the round, leave with at least one finished project to wear or gift. One hook and yarn for your first day will be provided.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Marcy Thomas Session I: Starts September 12

Saturday 10am-1pm Rivven Prink Session II: Starts October 20

$180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

$180, Members $175 $10 Material fee

24 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 10 & OCTOBER 15

First-Time Frame Loom Weaving 5 Weeks Develop the skills to make your own wall hangings and beyond by learning the basics of needle weaving. Start by building your own traditional — and not so traditional — looms. Each week, practice popular techniques like plain weave, twill, soumak, circular weaving and more. We will also discuss weaving history, terminology, tools, and finishing. You’ll leave with skills and samples to be proud of. Ages 13+ welcome

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Marcy Thomas Session II: Starts October 17 $180, Members $175 $15 Material fee


T-Shirt Printing

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

5 Weeks

Zippers & Buttons 5 Weeks

Explore a range of dye methods including immersion, painting and resists to create color and patterns. Develop a foundational understanding of various dye chemistry, types of fiber, and techniques. You’ll leave with beautiful samples and larger fabrics to take into your sewing and other textile practices. Fabric for experimentation will be provided on the first day.

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Jenny Hanna Session I: Starts September 16 Sunday 5-8pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session II: Starts October 21 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

All levels welcome. Ages 13+

Quilting I 5 Weeks Is quilting something that you want to try, but embarking on a large project seems intimidating? Become acquainted with quilting basics, covering six block patterns to create a small quilted project. You’ll gain the confidence to start larger projects. No materials needed on the first day. You are invited to bring in sample fabrics and ideas. Material fee includes some thread and notions.

$185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

$185, Members $180 $25 Material fee

5 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts October 15

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm TBD Session II: Starts October 21

Sunday 10am-1pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 16

Surface Design I: Dye and Surface Exploration

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience. Ages 13+

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience. Ages 13+

All levels welcome. Ages 13+

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Marcy Thomas Session II: Starts October 15 $185, Members $180 $30 Material fee

Screen Print with Dye 5 Weeks You’ve learned the basics of printing with inks, now you’re ready to move to the next level. Printing with dyes is like printing with super saturated, gorgeous watercolors; full of endless, creative opportunities. In this class, you will get a crash course in printing with dyes, layering colors, dyeing fabric, creating resists and monoprints. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts October 16 $185, Members $180 $35 Material Fee

5 Weeks Step outside the (hat) box and get creative with felt hat blocking. Learn how to carve your own hat form and create a one-of-a-kind headpiece. You will also learn basic hand sewing skills and finishing techniques. Every student will leave with a sculptural, wearable felt hat and a custom block, along with the skill set to continue making more on their own. All levels welcome. Ages 13+

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm DJ DeGayner Session I: Starts September 16 $185, Members $180 $70 Material fee

Katazome and Indigo Dye 5 Weeks Create beautiful images with Katazome (rice paste resist printing) on fabric with various shades of blue. Make an indigo dye pot, cook the rice paste with traditional Japanese recipes, then cut stencil with your own simple designs. You’ll return home with experimental Katazome pieces as guides to more creative projects in the future. All levels welcome. Ages 16+

Saturday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session I: Starts September 15 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

Boro Inspiration: Indigo & Sashiko Stitching

The Fine Art of Embroidery

5 Week

5 Weeks Approach embroidery like any other form of artistic expression. Starting with the basics, we’ll explore mark making and color and composition while looking at embroidery and art history. Think outside the hoop: play with colored pencils, markers and paint as well as a variety of textiles like denim, felt and yarn. Leave with small experiments and a new way of thinking. All levels welcome. Ages 13+

Sunday 10am-1pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts September 16 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

Boro, a utilitarian material, is traditionally scraps of cloth mended or patched together. Inspired by this Japanese technique, you will develop your own visual expressions through exercises such as stitching, cutting, mending, patching and assembling fabric. Dye fabric with indigo and apply Sashiko (running) stitches to assemble and form a small Japanesestyle quilt. All levels welcome

Sunday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session II: Starts October 21 $185, Members $180 $30 Material fee

Natural Dye

Slowing Down with Textiles

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

All around us certain flowers, tree barks, and fruits can be used as natural dyes. Experience this incredible process through various methods of natural dyeing including indigo, marigold and other materials. We’ll experiment with Shibori (including stitching, pleating, twisting), over-dyeing techniques and mordants to create a spectrum of colors. You provide fabrics after the first week.

It’s an ever-changing, mass-produced world, and textile practices can help us slow down and focus on handwork and sustainable methods. In this class, students will gain a better material and social consciousness by learning the basics of spinning, stitching, mending, weaving and more. A calm class environment will help you slow down, if just a little, for a bit of reprieve from our fast-moving society.

All levels welcome

All levels welcome. Ages 13+

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts September 12

Friday 2-5pm Marcy Thomas Session II: Starts October 19

$185, Members $180 $30 Material fee

$185, Members $180 Material Fee $25

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Textiles

Reinforce the basics while learning new skills. Take home a set of coordinating pillows, a zip pouch and additional smaller, skill-building projects. Self-taught stitchers with basic knowledge are welcome to take this class for formal instruction. Material fee includes thread and some notions. No materials needed on the first day.

Design and print your own collection of tees! After discussing design, you’ll learn to use the UV exposure light table, aluminum screens and heat curing unit to create professional prints to wear or sell. You’ll also discuss multiple print methods and how to register multiple color layers. Material fee includes some inks and one t-shirt on the first day.

Felt Hat Blocking: Sculptural Millinery

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Intermediate/ Advanced Independent Sewing Projects 10 Weeks

Textiles

You’ve got the sewing basics down; take the next step to complete your one-of-a-kind sewing projects. Discussions include serger instruction, sewing machine feet attachments, buttonhole stitches and additional topics as they relate to individual student projects. Material fee covers thread and notion use in class. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Starts September 11 Wednesday 10am-1pm Holly Greenhagen Starts September 12 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

Quilting II: Log Cabin Blocks 5 Weeks The versatile log cabin traditional block becomes a jumping off point for exploring line in a quilting project. With guidance from your instructor, you’ll work on different interpretations of the log cabin block. This class is perfect for the new quilter looking for next steps or experienced quilters wanting to explore. Fabric for experimentation will be provided on the first day. Prerequisite: Quilting I or similar experience

Monday 2-5pm Heather Kinion Session I: Starts September 10 $195, Members $190 Material Fee $5

Quilting II: Improvisational Piecing

Sew Your Own Simple Skirt

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Is precision quilting giving you headaches? Improv piecing may be just the thing for you. In this 5-week class, create quilting shapes and unconventional patterns without using rulers or measuring. After working through several foundational exercises, start your own project and unlock your creative potential. Fabric for experimentation will be provided on the first day.

Work from a self-drafted or simple commercial pattern to make your own skirt! An instructor will guide you through each step of the process and also give demonstrations on fundamental techniques like lapped and invisible zippers, various waistline finishes, hemming options, pockets, and darts/gathers. Please bring a pattern and project fabric on the first day.

Prerequisite: Quilting I or similar experience

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience

Monday 2-5pm Heather Kinion Session II: Starts October 15

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Session II: Starts October 18

$195, Members $190 Material fee $5

$195, Members $190

Independent Quilting Projects 5 Weeks Begin a quilting project or revisit your unfinished work. This class allows you to work individually while tapping into the creative energy of your classmates. Incorporate quilting techniques into your art practice and conquer the range of technical issues that arise as you take your ideas from concept to quilt. Prerequisite: Quilting I or similar quilting experience

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Starts September 13 $195, Members $190 $5 Material fee

Draft Your Own Skirt Pattern 5 Weeks Drafting patterns from your own measurements is a great way to build a well-fitting wardrobe and skirts are a great place to start! In this class you’ll draft a pencil skirt and two a-line skirts (a fuller version and a more tailored version), complete with waistband, facing, or yoke. You’ll also learn to add pockets! No materials needed on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Session I: Starts September 13 $195, Members $190 $10 Material fee

Sew Your Own Underwear 5 Weeks Whether you’ve run out of clean laundry or you just can’t find anything that fits right, join us and learn how to make your own underwear. It’s easier than you think! You’ll use sergers and the home sewing machines to create custom underwear in a variety of styles. Materials provided on the first day. Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience

Friday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts September 14 $195, Members $190 Material fee $20

Sew Your Own Bra 5 Weeks Learn to construct your very own bra. Work with the instructor to find your proper measurements and choose from a variety of styles and commercial patterns to make the bra that will be a perfect fit. Fabric selection and notions like underwires will be discussed and resources will be provided. Students provide materials. Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience. Sew Your Own Underwear class graduates preferred.

Friday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts October 19 $195, Members $190 Material fee $10

Embroidery II: Independent Projects and More 5 Weeks You’ve got the basic stitches down, and now you’re ready to start on a larger project. In this class, an instructor will help you realize your individual goals while also providing demonstrations in new techniques including screen printing, fabric collage, stumpwork and beading. Whether you’re working on a premade sampler or a totally unique project, this class is for you! Prerequisite: One department embroidery class, or similar experience

Sunday 10am-1pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts October 21 $195, Members $190 $10 Material fee

Surface Design II: Resists and Discharge 5 Weeks Eager for the next level of surface design? Resists (areas of fabric blocked from dye) and discharge (removing color) can add depth and dimension to your fabrics. Students will work with water soluble resists applied to fabric at various stages of printing. Then we’ll move on to strategically remove color from dyed fabric. Some materials provided. Prerequisite: Screen Printing with Dye

Thursday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Kumor Session I: Starts September 13 $195, Members $190 Material fee $25

Independent Printing Projects 5 Weeks While reinforcing the basics, we’ll introduce you to new techniques including a comparison of inks versus thickened dyes, which yield different results depending on fabric types. Utilize equipment and open studio time to perfect the process and knock out projects. If students wish to access studio dyes for projects, an additional material fee can be paid in class. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric

Thursday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Kumor Session II: Starts October 18 $195, Members $190 Material fee $5

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Tassels, Poms and Fiber Forms

Workshops

1 Day

Serger Basics 1 Day

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience

Saturday, September 22 2-5pm Nora Renick Rinehart

BYOB - Must be over 21 to consume alcohol.

Saturday, October 13 6-9pm Marcy Thomas $75, Members $70 Material fee $10

Marbled Scarves 1 Day

$75, Members $70

Indigo Extravaganza 1 Day Explore the history and techniques of indigo dye. We will apply shibori resist techniques to silk and cotton, learn how to build an indigo bath, and see visual resources and samples of this exceptional dye. Some sample fabric will be provided, but please bring any natural fibers you’d like to dye. Dress for mess. No experience necessary

No experience necessary

Learn the basics of marbling to create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf. By floating inks on a liquid base, you can personalize your design with color and pattern. You’ll also learn how to create marbling tools to use for projects in class and at home. One silk scarf will be provided; students are encouraged to bring fabric and paper to experiment. No experience necessary BYOB - Must be over 21 to consume alcohol.

Friday, October 18 6-9pm Shannon Thompson

BYOB - Must be over 21 to consume alcohol.

$75, Members $70 Material fee $25

Saturday, September 29 5-9pm Amy Taylor

Textiles A, Max Students: 10

$95, Members $90 Material fee $20

Quilting I

Topics in Quilting: Binding Techniques 1 Day Need an introduction to or a refresher on how to bind your quilt? In this 3-hour workshop, learn to machine sew binding strips, attach the binding to your quilt and the stitches you’ll need to hand finish it. Learn tips to give your quilts a beautiful finish. Please provide your own quilted project and binding material. Prerequisite: Quilting I or similar experience

SEE PAG E 25 F OR MO RE INFO.

Saturday, November 3 2-5pm Heather Kinion $75, Members $70

MEET THE NEW n i S T S I T AR E C N E D I RES 2018 / 2019

Aaron J. Becker

Textiles

A serger is not only used to professionally finish your seam allowances, it’s also necessary for sewing with stretch fabrics. In order to tackle projects like loungewear, athletic-wear and swimwear, you’ll need to learn the intricacies of this complicated machine. Machine threading, manipulating and troubleshooting will be discussed. This is a great option for independent students hoping to expand their practice.

Turn the linear quality of yarn into three-dimensional forms by wrapping, looping, cutting and trimming. Learn the intuitive basics of tassels, pom poms, and cording that you can turn into jewelry, home decor and ornamentation on future projects. They also make great cat toys!

C erami c s

Alex Boersma

D raw i n g & Pai n t i n g

Rachelle Hill

P ri n t m aki n g & Book Art s

Younha Jung

Me tals mi t h i n g & Jew elry

PWMD

( Ma r i s s a D e mb kos k i & Pa a l W i l l i a ms )

D i g i tal Art s & P h ot og raph y

Vanessa Viruet T ext i les

Danni Xu

Me tals mi t h i n g & Jew elry

Shiyuan Xu C erami c s

Learn more at lillstreet.com/artist-in-residence

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

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Young artists become explorers as they investigate a variety of media and creative processes. We present opportunities for students to develop critical thinking skills, enhance creativity and build confidence. Students are encouraged to discover their own artistic interests while refining technical abilities. Our classes are kept small and taught by talented teaching artists.

Ages 3-5 Children enjoy these classes on their own, however parents may stay for the first class. Classes are limited to 12 children. Students must be potty trained and currently in Pre-school.

Mixed Media Exploration 5 Weeks In this skill-building class students will be introduced to new art materials, tools, and the work of an artist each week. Students will learn at least three specific ways to use the tools to alter and manipulate the material, and then use their new skills to follow their imaginations by creating their own unique artwork. Students will use clay, paint, paper, and fabric, and other media.

Tuesdays 1-2:30pm Melanie Brown Session l: Starts September 11 Session ll: Starts October 16 $120, Members $115

Clay Sculptures: Small to Big

Kidstreet

5 Weeks For kids who love play dough, here’s the chance to make with real clay. Pinch pots, press molds, coil building and slab-building techniques will be used to create small playful pieces and bigger, functional wares. An added benefit is that it helps develop fine motor skills as they use their hands as a primary tool.

Wednesday, 1-2:30pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $120, Members $115

Ages 6-8 All Things Painting

Ages 9-13 Drawing & Cartooning

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Whether you like to paint or would like to learn how, this is the class for you. We will teach you how to use a variety of painting materials and practice fundamental techniques like composition and value. Bring in images that you’ve always wanted to paint! Photographs of your pets, favorite places, family or friends are welcome. We’ll also provide images to spark your creativity.

Come explore the world of cartooning with us! We will find inspiration in popular culture and comics — referencing many of our favorite popular characters. Using those drawing and cartooning techniques, you’ll develop your own individual characters.

Thursday, 5-6:30pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 $120, Members $115

Terra Cotta Sculptures 5 Weeks Learn a variety of handbuilding techniques while exploring color, shape and texture to create sculptural and functional pieces. Students will be mastering different forms such as pinch pot monsters, coil and slab cups and bowls, handbuilding our favorite characters and more!

Wednesday, 4:30-6pm Amelia Bell Session I: Starts September 12 Session ll: Starts October 17 $120, Members $115

Plushies 5 Weeks In this class, you’ll learn how to imagine, design and hand sew your very own plush creature. From there, we’ll create the perfect 3D world for your new friend, along with a comic book outlining your plushie’s adventure.

Tuesday 4:30-6pm Anne York Session l: Starts September 11 Session ll: Starts October 16 $120, Members $115

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing

Puppet Extravaganza 5 Week Working together, this class will create a giant, themed spectacle to parade around Lillstreet and the neighborhood. We’ll learn how to make individual puppets and noisemakers as well as a collaborative, multi-person puppet. Friends and family are invited to join in the parade!

Thursday, 4:30-6pm Neva Sills Session ll: Starts October 18 $120, Members $115

Ages 10-16 Teen Metalsmithing

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

This class is a great opportunity to try your hands at clay. We’ll spend time learning the basic techniques of handbuilding, then practice making pottery on the wheel. The combination of techniques will prepare you to make great pots and unique sculptures.

Create cool metal jewelry or small sculpture out of brass and copper sheet & wire. You will learn various skills such as piercing, forming, texturing and soldering, leading to the creation of your own designs.

Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm Kristin August Session l: Starts September 12 Session ll: Starts October 17 $140, Members $135 Saturday, 2-4pm Amelia Bell Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $140, Members $135

Monday, 5-6:30pm Mikey Anderson Session l: Starts September 10 Session ll: Starts October 15 $120, Members $115

Saturday 10am-1pm Susan Franker Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175

Ages 13-18 Drawing & Cartooning 5 Weeks Come explore the world of cartooning with us! We will find inspiration in popular culture and comics — referencing many of our favorite popular characters. Using those drawing and cartooning techniques, you’ll develop your own individual characters.

Monday 4:30–6pm Anne York Session l: Starts September 10 Session ll: Starts October 15 $120, Members $115

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School’s Out Camp

Family Workshops

1 Day Why stay at home when you can have fun with us making art? Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, and commemorate our shared history and culture creating artful tributes in our kid’s studios. Campers will spend the day painting, drawing, printing, learn to build with clay, and sculpting colorful works of art.

Ages 5-18 These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to work together on themed projects designed to bring laughter, smiles and art into your life. All workshops are two hours long, and children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

$30 per person, Members $25 At least one child and one adult must register

Pizza Plushie 1 Day It’s comfort food at its best! Learn to design and hand sew your very own plushie pizza — made to order. Choose your favorite toppings and sauce, and together we’ll design and embellish our adorably fun-loving, stuffed pizza slice.

Coil Pot Planter

1 Day

Ages 5-8

Make your plants a cozy home for the cooler months! Learn to hand build a terra cotta planter for your favorite flower, plant or succulent. Gain skills in basic coil building techniques, then glaze your planter in bright autumn colors and designs to celebrate the season.

Learn to roll clay slabs, decorate the surface with patterns and textures and finish it off with colorful glazes to create a unique mug. Once it’s fired, you can put your favorite warm drink in just in time for the cold weather!

Monday, October 8 9am-3:30pm Indigenous People’s Day TBD

Saturday, October 6 10am-12pm Julia Smith

Tick-Tock Clay Clocks 1 Day

Saturday, September 22 10am-12pm Mikey Anderson

Keep track of time with a clock made by you. We’ll make slabs with terra cotta clay and decorate the surfaces with patterns, textures and glazes.

Pinch Pot Pumpkins 1 Day Whether ghoulish or goofy, you’ll get to make your own pumpkin out of low fire clay and decorate it with a variety of paint colors. We’ll coat your pumpkin with a clear glaze, and your keepsake will be ready for pick up in time for Halloween.

Saturday, September 29 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

Slab Mugs

1 Day

Saturday, October 13 10am–12pm Julia Smith

Pumpkin Plushie 1 Day Instead of carving, we’ll be hand sewing in this family fun workshop. You cut out and design your pumpkin in different shapes, colors and expressions.

Saturday, October 20 10am-12pm Mikey Anderson

Saturday, October 27 10am–12pm Julia Smith

$85, Members $80

Ages 9-13

Thanksgiving Butter Dishes and Plates

Monday, October 8 9am–3:30pm Indigenous People’s Day TBD $85, Members $80

1 Day Set the table with handmade dishes for your family and relatives to admire. Create plates using molds and cookie cutters and paint to decorate. After it’s fired, these foodsafe items will be ready to serve your Thanksgiving feast!

Saturday, November 3 10am-12pm Julia Smith

Plushies S E E PAG E 2 8 F O R M O R E I NF O.

Mini Menorahs 1 Day Hanukkah starts early this year! Learn simple handbuilding techniques to design and create a beautiful and unique heirloom this holiday.

Kidstreet

Saturday, November 17 10am–12pm Julia Smith

2018 Fall Class Calendar Monday 3-5 year-old 6-8 year-old

Mixed Media Explorations 1-2:30pm Plushies 5-6:30pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Clay Sculptures 1-2:30pm

Terracotta Sculptures 4:30-6pm

Drawing & Cartooning 4:30-6pm

9-13 year-old 13-18 year-old

Tuesday

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 4:30-6:30pm

All Things Painting 5-6:30pm

Puppet Extravaganza 4:30-6pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 2-4pm

Drawing & Cartooning 4:30-6pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

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A creative community for our youngest members: 1-4 years old

Each class is 45 minutes and includes both music and art. A caregiver participates with the child in these classes. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, we ask that you refrain from bringing other children to class.

Lil’ Artists

Lil’ Studio

Music and art collide in this fun, creative combination class. We’ll begin with songs, instruments and dance before moving to the art table to explore paint, collage and clay. Encourage motor development, social skills and visual thinking through an inspiring and art-filled time.

Explore various mediums and techniques in developmentallyappropriate experiences and projects. This arts-based class nurtures creativity while introducing your child to clay, collage, paint and print.

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Ages 1-2 years

Ages 1-3 years

Monday 11:30am-12:15pm K.C. Dix Starts September 10

Monday 9:30–10:15am K.C. Dix Starts September 10

Tuesday 10:30am-11:15am TBD Starts September 11

Tuesday 11:30-12:15pm TBD Starts September 11

Thursday 10:30–11:15am TBD Starts September 13

Thursday 11:30-12:15pm TBD Starts September 13

Friday 11:30am-12:15pm K.C. Dix Starts September 14

Friday 9:30-10:15am K.C. Dix Starts September 14

$170, Members $165

Lil’Kidstreet

A creative community for our youngest members. Lil’ Kidstreet inspires your child’s natural delight for song, rhythm, color and texture. We combine visual art and music to encourage developmentally appropriate learning through original songs, musical instruments, rhythm-based activities, paint, clay and collage. These classes are the first steps in the foundation of exploration, creativity and enthusiasm for art and music.

Sunday 9:30-10:15am Laura Molinar Starts September 16 $170, Members $165

Ages 2–4 years Monday 10:30–11:15am K.C. Dix Starts September 10 Friday 10:30–11:15am K.C. Dix Starts September 14 $170, Members $165

Ages 2–4 years Tuesday 9:30-10:15am Emily Pick Starts September 11 Thursday 9:30–10:15am Emily Pick Starts September 13 Saturday 9:30–10:15am K.C. Dix Starts September 15 $170, Members $165

Come see what Lil’Kidstreet classes are all about! Drop-in For Ages 1-4 Years

We offer the opportunity to drop in at a fee of $25 per class. To register, call 773-769-4226 or email lillstreet@lillstreet.com 24 hours in advance to confirm availability as spaces are limited.

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Membership Benefits

Policies & Procedures

Be a part of the Lillstreet Community by becoming a member today. You will join a supportive and friendly art community and have access to all the great benefits:

Office & Gallery Fall Hours:

• Discounts on classes and camp workshops • VIP membership card

Register Early! Classes fill quickly. We strongly encourage you to preregister to ensure a space in class. Registration is accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis with a 50% deposit required. Balance is due on the first day of class. Workshops must be paid in full at time of registration. Lillstreet accepts payments by Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover. Checks should be made payable to Lillstreet Art Center.

• Discounts at participating art supply stores and other community services • 10% off of Gallery shop purchases

ARTIST MEMBERSHIP

HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP

40

$

YEAR

for 1 person

Holidays & Missed Classes: For classes that fall on holidays, it is

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

75 110 $

YEAR

for 2 people

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 10am - 5pm

$

YEAR

for 3 or more people

Private Lessons Would you prefer individualized instruction over a classroom situation? Is there a specific technique you’ve always wanted to learn but don’t have the time to commit to a 10 week class? If this is what you’ve been looking for we have some options for you to choose from. • A two-hour minimum commitment is required.

up to individual teachers and students to decide whether to hold the class or to schedule a make up class later in the session. Missed classes may only be made up within the same class session.

Class Age Restrictions: All classes are for ages 16 years and older unless otherwise noted.

Tools & Materials: Students may be required to purchase a tool kit from Lillstreet, or other materials in order to complete class work. Unless otherwise specified, materials will be provided for the first class session and students will receive a supply list for purchase.

Cancellations & Refunds (Please Read Carefully)

Cancellations: Classes are canceled when enrollment minimums are not reached. Students will be notified if classes are canceled and will be eligible for a full refund or class credit. Tuition credits are good indefinitely toward classes and workshops. Credits are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances.

• Your customized lesson can be for one person, two or three. • No previous experience necessary. • Private classes can be set up in any of our departments. • Your lesson includes open studio time on the day of your lesson only; it does not include open studio for the week.

Pricing structure: $75 per hour for one-on-one instruction $60 per hour, per student for two $50 per hour, per student for three Contact us for more information: customclasses@lillstreet.com

Getting To Lillstreet We are located on the northeast corner of Montrose and Ravenswood.

Public Transportation: Take the CTA Brown Line to Montrose, or use Montrose Bus #78. The Metra Union Pacific North line Ravenswood stop is located four blocks north of Lillstreet.

Car: We are three blocks west of Ashland and four blocks east of Damen. On-street parking is available.

Refund Policy For Dropped Classes: Tuition is refundable for all classes and workshops dropped more than one week prior to the session start date, minus a $40 processing fee. Classes dropped during the week prior to the start of the class session are eligible for a studio credit only (no refunds). Classes dropped during the first week of the session are eligible for a 50% studio credit (no refund). Classes dropped after the first week of the session are not eligible for a credit or refund except in cases of documented medical emergency with physician’s note. Students are responsible for notifying the lillstreet staff that they wish to drop a class or workshop. Not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal or cancellation of tuition or fees. Visiting artist workshops and summer camps have separate cancellation policies. See complete policy information at lillstreet.com.

FALL SESSION Adult/Child Classes

Dropped on or before 9/2/18 Refund minus $40 or full class credit

Dropped between 9/3/18-9/9/18 No refund – class credit only

Dropped between 9/10/18-9/16/18 No refund – half class credit

Refund Policy For Dropped Workshops: • If dropped at least two weeks prior to start date, refund minus $40 or full class credit. • If dropped 7-14 days prior to start date, no refunds – class credit only. • If dropped within 6 days prior to start date, no refund or class credit.

Dropped after 9/17/18 No refund or class credit


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Fall Open House 2018

D U R I N G R AV E N S W O O D A RT WA L K

Saturday, September 15 12pm - 4pm

Visit us during Ravenswood ArtWalk! Lillstreet is a proud sponsor of Ravenswood ArtWalk, one of our favorite festivals of the year. Stop in during your tour of Ravenswood for hands-on demos and free workshops for the whole family. Plus, don't miss ArtWalk studio sales with independent studio artists on the 2nd & 3rd floors.

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Lillstreet Fall Class Catalog 2018  

Fall Classes begin the weeks of September 10 & October 15

Lillstreet Fall Class Catalog 2018  

Fall Classes begin the weeks of September 10 & October 15