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Fall Class Catalog Classes Begin the Weeks of September 9 & October 14

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Class Listings Workshops

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Class Calendar

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Ceramics

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Drawing & Painting

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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Photography

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Printmaking & Book Arts

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Textiles

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Kidstreet

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2 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14


Explore our classes built specially for new artists.

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.

See individual department pages for more information.

Did you know we offer new workshops each week?

First-Time Artists & Workshops

First-time Artist?

Get creative! Explore new materials and techniques while having fun in a supportive and friendly community.

Ceramics

Photography

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Kidstreet

Textiles

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Visiting Artist Workshop

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Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Intermediate Wheel, 10am–1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 10am–1pm

Low–Fire Surfaces, 10am–1pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 10am–1pm First Time Potter, 10am–1pm Home and Garden, 1:30–4:30pm Dreams, Myths, & Stories, 6:30–9:30 Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheel, 7–10pm Advanced Wheel, 7–10pm On the Wheel/Off the Wheel, 7–10pm First–Time Handbuilding, 7–10pm

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Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 10am–1pm Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1:30–4:30pm Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30–9:30pm Embellishing the Cone 10 Surface, 6:30–9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7–10pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7–10pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm Clay Journey, 10am–1pm Tile Making, 1–4pm Sculpting Critters, 2–5pm First–Time Potter, 2–5pm Slip Casting, 6:30–9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7–10pm Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 7–10pm Soda II: Tea and Soda, 6:30–9:30pm

Self–Portrait in Clay, 7–10pm

Still Life in Clay, 6:30–9:30pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am–1pm

First–Time Painting, 10am–1pm

First–Time Drawing, 10am–1pm

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

Intuitive Painting, 10am–1pm

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor: Tool and Techniques, 10am–1pm

Botanical Illustration, 10am–1pm

Travelling Sketchbook, 10am–1pm Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing, 6:30–9:30pm

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy, 10am–1pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 2–5pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am–1pm

First–Time Drawing, 6:30–9:30pm

First–Time Painting, 6:30–9:30pm

Abstract Expressionism, 2–5pm

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

Introduction to Gouache, 6:30–9:30pm

Beginning Oil Painting, 6:30–9:30pm

Portrait & Figure in Color, 6:30–9:30pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 6:30–9:30pm Independent Painting Studio, 6:30–9:30pm

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass page 15

First–Time Metalsmithing, 2–5pm

Metalsmithing I, 10am–1pm

Metalsmithing III, 2–5pm

Metalsmithing I, 6:30–9:30pm

Advanced Topics in Metal, 2–5pm

Etching, 6:30–9:30pm

Wax Carving and Casting, 6:30–9:30pm

First–Time Metalsmithing, 6:30–9:30pm

Soldering 101, 6:30–9:30pm

Beginning/Adv Beginning Fused Glass, 6:30–9:30pm

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Metalsmithing II, 6:30–9:30pm

Photoshop for Art, Design, & Social Media, 10am–1pm

First–Time Digital Photography, 10am–1pm

First–Time Digital, 6:30–9:30pm

Photoshop I, 6:30–9:30pm

Portrait Photography, 6:30–9:30pm

Working The Frame, 6:30–9:30pm

Retouching Portraits, 6:30–9:30pm

First–Time Photo Editing, 6:30–9:30pm The Art of Still Life, 6:30–9:30pm Introduction to Studio Lighting, 6:30–9:30pm

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First Time Letterpress, 10am–1pm

First Time Bookmaking, 2–5pm

Water–based Monotypes, 2–5pm

First Time Etching, 2–5pm

First Time Letterpress, 6:30–9:30pm

Independent Printmaking Projects, 2–5pm Relief, Collagraph and Found Object Monotypes, 6:30–9:30pm

Acrylic Resist Etching, 2–5pm First Time Screen Printing on Paper, 6:30–9:30pm First Time Bookmaking, 6:30–9:30pm

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First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 2–5pm

First Time Sewing, 10am–1pm

First Time Sewing, 10am–1pm

Hand Knotted Rugs, 6:30–9:30pm

Design and Print Repeat Patterns on Fabric, 6:30–9:30pm

Zippers and Buttons, 10am–1pm

Guided Quilting Projects, 6:30–9:30pm

Zippers and Buttons, 6:30–9:30pm Sew Your Own Underwear, 6:30–9:30pm

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First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 6:30–9:30pm Screen Print III: Print with Acid Dye, 6:30–9:30pm Guided Sewing Projects, 6:30–9:30pm

Lil’ Artists (1-3 years old), 9:30–10:15am

Lil’ Artists (1-3 years), 10:30–11:15am

Lil’ Artists (1-3 years old), 10:45-11:30am

Lil’Artist (1-3 years), 11:45-12:30pm

All Things Painting (6-8 years), 4:30-6pm

Plushies (6-8 years old), 4:30-6pm

Paint & Stories (3-5 years), 3-4pm

Advanced Drawing & Painting, (13-16 years)

Drawing & Cartooning (9-13 years), 4:30–6pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing (9-13 years), 4:30–6:30pm

4:30-6pm

4 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

Paint & Stories (3-5 years), 10-11am


Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Form Focus: Surface, 10am–1pm

Soda I: Simply Soda, 10am–1pm

Figure Sculpture, 10am–1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheel, 10am–1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheel, 10am–1pm Advanced Topics, 10am–1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm

Print on Clay, 10am–1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm

Intermediate Handbuilding, 1–4pm

First–Time Handbuilding, 10am–1pm

Non–figurative Sculpture, 2–5pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1–4pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 2–5pm Intro to Paper Clay, 6:30–9:30pm

Low Fire Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm First–Time Potter, 10am–1pm Drawing on Pots, 2–5pm Soda II: Surfaces, 2–5pm

Wood Fire And Soda, 2–5pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheel, 2–5pm

Intermediate Figure and Portrait, 10am–1pm

Beginning Acrylic, 10am–1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am–1pm

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio, 10am–1pm

Landscape Painting in the Studio, 10am–1pm

Drawing in Pen and Ink, 10am–1pm

Multilevel Figure, 10am–1pm

First–Time Painting, 10am–1pm

Beginning Figure & Portrait Drawing, 2–5pm

Beginning Oil Painting, 2–5pm

First–Time Drawing, 2–5pm

Botanical Sketchbook, 2–5pm

Beginning Oil Pastels, 2–5pm

Overcoming Artist’s Block, 2–5pm

Intermediate Handbuilding, 7–10pm Soda I: Surface, 7–10pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7–10pm First–Time Potter, 7–10pm

Beginning Oil Painting, 10am–1pm Introduction to Geometric Abstraction, 10am–1pm Independent Painting Projects, 10am–1pm First–Time Drawing, 2–5pm Beginning Drawing, 6:30–9:30pm

Understanding Color, 2–5pm

First–Time Painting, 6:30–9:30pm Contemporary Painting Techniques, 6:30–9:30pm Metalsmithing II, 10am–1pm Copper Electroforming, 6:30–9:30pm

Liquid Form Enamel on Steel, 10am–1pm

Metalsmithing Sampler, 10am–1pm

Torch–Fired Enamel, 10am–1pm

Metalsmithing III, 10am–1pm

Organic Forms in Silver, 12–4pm

Teen Metals, 10am–1pm

Working with Wax & Casting, 2–5pm

Metalsmithing II, 2–5pm The Bezel and Beyond, 2–5pm

Photo Compositing For Beginners, 6:30–9:30pm

Introduction to Studio Lighting, 10am–1pm

Photographic Book Making, 6:30–9:30pm

Advanced Guided Projects, 10am–1pm

Constructed Image, 10am–1pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography, 10am–1pm

First–Time Photo Editing, 10am–1pm

Walking as Photographic Practice, 2–5pm

Print on Clay, 10am–1pm First Time Screen Printing on Paper, 2–5pm Multi–Level Screen Printing on Paper, 6:30–9:30pm

First–Time Digital Photography, 2–5pm

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

Introduction to Relief Printmaking, 10am–1pm

First Time Letterpress, 2–5pm

First Time Bookmaking, 10am–1pm

Letterpress II, 2–5pm

First Time Etching, 2–5pm

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

Weaving II: Color and Structure, 10am–1pm

First Time Bookmaking, 6:30–9:30pm Bookbinding II, 6:30–9:30pm

Design and Print Repeat Patterns on Fabric, 10am–1pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 2–5pm

First Time Embroidery, 6:30–9:30pm

Boro and Sashiko Stitching, 10am–1pm

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

Garment Repairs and Alterations, 6:30–9:30pm

Fashion I: Garment Construction, 10am–1pm

First Time Sewing, 10am–1pm

Indigo and Natural Dye, 6:30–9:30pm

Quilting I, 1:30–4:30pm

Zippers and Buttons, 10am–1pm

Quilting II: Improvisational Piecing, 1:30–4:30pm

First Time Crochet, 1:30–4:30pm

First Time Sewing, 6:30–9:30pm

First Time Needle Felting, 1:30–4:30pm Zippers and Buttons, 1:30–4:30pm First Time Sewing, 1:30–4:30pm

Lil’Artist (1-3 years), 10:30-11:15am

Lil’ Studio (1-3 years), 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Studio (1-3 years), 9:30–10:15am

Lil’ Studio (1-3 years), 9:30-10:15am

Mixed Media Explorations (3-5 years), 10-11am

Lil’ Studio (1-3 years), 10:45-11:30am

Cleaver Crochet (9-13 years), 1:30-3pm

All Things Clay (6-8 years), 10-11:30am

Painting Techniques & Materials (9-13 years), 4:30-6pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing (9-13 years), 2-4pm

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Ceramics

Ceramics

Lillstreet’s nationally-recognized Ceramics department offers classes that are appropriate for students of all skill levels. Students ranging from first-timers to advanced ceramicists can take advantage of our generous open studio hours while enrolled in classes such as wheelthrowing, handbuilding, sculpture, slip casting, and more. With hundreds of options for glaze combinations, a variety of firing options, and access to our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, students are afforded every opportunity to find their way with clay.

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

10 Weeks

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. Learn to work with ceramic tools and glaze your own pottery. Handbuilding will also be introduced; including pinch pots, bowls and small serving trays. Plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. The class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

Monday 10am–1pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14 Wednesday 2–5pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Thursday 6:30–9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Sunday 10am–1pm William Jamieson Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175

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

First-Time Handbuilding 5 Weeks Create your own functional pottery by learning the basic handbuilding techniques of pinch pots, coils and slabs. Tools such as use molds, slab rollers and extruders will all be demonstrated. You will also learn to glaze your pieces. Plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. The class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Jayson Lawfer Starts September 9 Tuesday 10am–1pm Susan Messer-McBride Starts September 10 Tuesday 7–10pm Gary Jackson Starts September 10

Monday 7–10pm Casey Weldon Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14 Saturday 10am–1pm

TBD

Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $180, Members $175

Saturday 10am–1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts September 14 Sunday 2–5pm William Jamieson Starts September 15 $340, Members $330

6 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

Tuesday 10am–1pm Shiyuan Xu Starts September 10 Tuesday 1:30–4:30pm Lisa Harris Starts September 10

Saturday 1–4pm Mary Drabik Starts September 14

$340, Members $330

Wednesday 7–10pm TBD Starts September 11

Friday 10am–1pm David Trost Starts September 13

Monday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Starts September 9

Tuesday 7–10pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 10

Wednesday 10am–1pm Shiyuan Xu Starts September 11

Thursday 7–10pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts September 12

Create functional or sculptural pottery by exploring the fundamental techniques of handbuilding. You will learn to use slabs, create coils, make pinch pots and glaze your work to create virtually anything you can dream up. The use of tools such as molds, slab rollers and extruders will be demonstrated. The class fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay.


Figurative Sculpture 10 Weeks

Multilevel

10 Weeks Bring your personal stories, dreams and myths to life with handbuilt clay forms. You will learn to form, texture and finish work. Each class includes time for you to share insights, inspirations, and ask questions. In the final session, we will view and discuss each other’s work in terms of dreams, myths, or stories expressed. All levels welcome

Tile Making 10 Weeks 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. We will also discuss firing and glazing. All levels welcome

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.

$350, Members $340

$350, Members $3 $70 Model fee

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. Demonstrations and discussions will include techniques for developing illustrated surfaces and narrative elements. All levels welcome

Monday 10am–1pm Molly Bishop Starts September 9 $350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

Thursday 2–5pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts September 12

Sunday 10am–1pm TBD Starts September 15

10 Weeks

$350, Members $340

All levels welcome

All levels welcome

Low Fire Surfaces

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

Wednesday 1–4pm Michael Skiersch Starts September 11

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.

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

Monday 10am–1pm Dylan Palmer Starts September 9

Tuesday 10am–1pm Lisa Harris Starts September 10

$375, Members $365

Prerequisite: Two beginning handbuilding classes

Thursday 1–4pm Mary Drabik Starts September 12 Thursday 7–10pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 12

10 Weeks

Improve your skills for making hand-built forms while building functional and sculptural objects. Weekly demonstrations will teach more sophisticated techniques to manipulate clay and allow further development of your handbuilt work. Demonstrations will be designed to meet the specific needs of the students. Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding

Thursday 10am–1pm Patty Kochaver Starts September 12

Sunday 10am–1pm Levi Yastrow Starts September 15

You’ve mastered the basics; now it’s time to improve your ceramic skills while building functional and sculptural objects. Weekly demonstrations will teach more complex techniques to manipulate clay and allow the further development of your handbuilt work. Discussions of contemporary approaches will help you find your voice in clay.

Advanced Handbuilding

Wednesday 7–10pm TBD Starts September 11

Saturday 10am–1pm Levi Yastrow Starts September 14

10 Weeks

$375, Members $365

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Karen Avery Starts September 10

Thursday 2–5pm Sam Hostert Starts September 12

Intermediate Handbuilding

Ceramics

Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay

Wednesday 10am–1pm David Trost Starts September 11

$375, Members $365

Advanced Wheelthrowing 10 Weeks Refine your methods at the wheel by taking a step back to reflect upon your throwing technique. You will be thoughtfully guided through several exercises to help advance your style and technique. Basic functional forms and glazing methods will be explored. Prerequisite: Beginning/Adv. Beginning Wheelthrowing and Intermediate Wheelthrowing.

Monday 7–10pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts September 9 $375, Members $365

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Self-Portrait: More Than Just a Likeness

Ceramics

5 Weeks In this fresh take on portraiture, you will focus not only on what you look like but on depicting who you are as a person. As physical appearances can be deceiving, your sculptural portraits will express the contradictions and complexities of your identity. Learn to develop metaphors or allegories to describe who you are with or without using your naturalistic-looking likeness. Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding

Tuesday 7-10pm William Jamieson Session I starts: September 10 Session II starts: October 15 $195, Members $190

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel 10 Weeks Focus on the idea of creating ceramic works that are somewhat out of the ordinary by merging handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. You will make unique sculptural and functional forms that walk the line between visual poetry and functional art. Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Aaron Becker Starts September 9

$375, Members $365

Low Fire I: Wheel Exploration 10 Weeks Explore terra cotta and focus on surface design by utilizing the unique benefits that low firing offers, including the low fire glaze palette. You will do simple glaze testing and start to build a vocabulary around the glaze finish, as the surface of the pot. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Wheelthrowing/ Handbuilding

Sunday 10am–1pm Aaron Becker Starts September 15 $375, Members $365

Clay Journey

Introduction to Paper Clay

Soda I: Learning Surfaces

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Chart your progress along your personal journey in clay. Take inventory of your skill set and create a path forward by recognizing the areas in need of development, working in a series and establishing personal goals for growth. Students will participate in a private, cone 10 reduction firing at the end of the session.

Learn to use paper clay and explore the many possibilities this material provides in the ceramics studio. This more forgiving material will give you hands-on experience in numerous handbuilding construction methods as well as decoration techniques to create exciting and unique pieces.

Soda firing offers the opportunity to infuse a bit of “chance” into the ceramic process. Each week different surface techniques will be demonstrated for use in the soda kiln. By using slips and glazes, sodafiring becomes accessible and more predictable. You will participate in all stages of the process, including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time.

Prerequisite: One year of wheelthrowing classes

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Wheelthrowing/ Handbuilding

Wednesday 10am–1pm Susan Messer-McBride Starts September 11

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Shiyuan Xu Starts September 12

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

Home & Garden Pottery

Soda I: Beginning Soda Firing

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

Monday 1:30–4:30pm Karen Avery Starts September 9 $375, Members $365

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

10 Weeks Experience flashes of color, textured surfaces and the excitement of unpredictable results found by utilizing the distinct atmospheric qualities of the soda kiln. Weekly demonstrations will encourage more complex forms. By using slips and glazes, soda-firing becomes accessible and more predictable. You will participate in all stages of the process, including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time. Prerequisite: One year of experience working with clay or instructor approval

Friday 10am–1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts September 13 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda Fee

8 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

Thursday 7–10pm Sam Hostert Starts September 12 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda Fee

Soda II: Tea and Soda 10 Weeks In this unique class, students will learn about the function and creation of unique teapots and tea-related accessories. We will travel around the world to explore both Eastern and Western vessels and the tea brewed with them. Additionally, students will utilize the soda firing process to enhance and enliven their tea-centric creations. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Soda I or instructor approval

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Chris Chaney Starts September 11 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda Fee


Slip Casting

Sculpting Critters

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Soda firing offers a dazzling variety of surfaces both planned and unplanned for the artist to explore. Demonstrations will include an array of more advanced techniques that reveal how to achieve more refined and intentional 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.

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.

Learn to use the core elements of hand building (pinching, coiling and slabs) to build hollow animals with lots of character. Demonstrations of construction of patterns for limbs, the use of paddling techniques and a variety of additive methods will take place weekly.

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Soda I or instructor approval

Sunday 2-5pm Levi Yastrow Starts September 15

Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Wheelthrowing/ Handbuilding

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Michael Skiersch Starts September 11

Wednesday 2-5pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 11

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

Form Focus: Still Life in Clay 10 Weeks

Advanced Topics in Atmosphere: Woodfiring 10 Weeks Get ready for the big burn! In this class, you’ll create work for a sessionend firing in Justin Rothshank’s wood-fueled anagama kiln. This class presents a rare, hands-on opportunity to learn about, and participate in, one of 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 is located on the website class description.

Learn to use various ceramic handbuilding techniques to recreate objects from a still life in clay. By observing simple objects and analyzing their forms, we will find ways to translate them into clay forms with personal expressions. Special attention will be given to forms, textures, surface and content as part of the exploration of process. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Handbuilding

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Shiyuan Xu Starts September 11

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Soda I or instructor approval

$375, Members $365

Saturday 2–5pm Levi Yastrow Starts September 14

Print on Clay

Expand on methods of glazing that go beyond simple dips and brushing. Students will learn techniques applicable at all stages of work such as image transfer, photolithography, paper resist, shellac resist, sgraffito, slip inlay, and a variety of glaze applications. Prerequisite: Two Sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Patty Kochaver Starts September 11

Form Focus: Surface 10 Weeks Explore options for surface treatments using a variety of methods such as mono-printing, slip-trailing, sgraffito, and sprigging. Demonstrations will also involve glaze layering methods and inlaying techniques. This class is for throwers and handbuilders that are interested in lively surfaces. Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing

Thursday 10am–1pm Lisa Harris Starts September 12 $375, Members $365

Drawing on Pots 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. Learn to use pattern and narrative elements to make the most out of your pots. Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing.

Sunday 2–5pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 15 $375, Members $365

10 Weeks Learn to silkscreen, toner-litho transfer, monoprint, and stencil on clay forms. You’ll create layered imagery for narrative or decorative purposes. Demonstrations will include printing processes and ceramic construction techniques as well as the creation of finished forms with surface depth for low or high-fire clay bodies. Ceramics students enrolled in the previous session can keep your shelves in the ceramics department!

$375, Members $365 $150 fee for woodfiring and regular soda firing access

Advanced Topics 10 Weeks This class is designed primarily to help you to develop specific ideas, refine your techniques and pursue independent projects with personalized guidance.

Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing

Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding or wheelthrowing

$375, Members $365

10 Weeks

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365 $60 Soda Fee

Saturday 10am–1pm Lisa Harris Starts September 14

Embellished Surfaces for High Fire

Ceramics

Soda II: Surfaces

Thursday 10am–1pm Judy Zeddies/David Trost Starts September 12 $375, Members $365

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Workshops Fall Mugs

Ceramics

1 Day Create a functional mug to warm up those cool fall nights with your favorite hot beverage. Working with stoneware slabs, you will construct your 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.

Sunday, September 22 12-3pm TBD Sunday, October 13 12-3pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis $65.00, Members $60

Date Night: Throwdown 1 Day Grab your sweetie, bestie or crew for a Friday night “throwdown.” Join us for a fun evening of getting a little messy and trying 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.

Friday, September 27 6:30–9:30pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Friday, October 11 6:30-9:30pm Amelia Bell Friday, November 15 6:30-9:30pm Shiyuan Xu

Family Clay-cation Workshop

Thanksgiving Serving Dishes

1 Day

1 Day

Want to have a fun day out without hiring a babysitter? You won’t have to leave the kids at home in our Family Clay-cation Workshop! We’ll prepare a multimedia activity for the little guys, so parents & guardians can create fearlessly—just down the hall. Parents will work with slabs of hire-fire clay to create functional mugs with a colorful glaze firing of their choosing. Kids will learn to roll slabs, decorate and paint with glazes to create a unique mug and plate.

Up your Thanksgiving game by creating two serving dishes for your table. You will get to choose up two of the following forms to make: a small serving bowl, an oval-shaped shallow dish and/or a cheese plate. The dishes will be made out of a high fire stoneware, and you will get to pick the color for your finished dishes to be glazed in. All pieces made will be ready for pick up by November 24th.

This unique workshop opportunity is for children ages 5+. Registration must include at least one child and an adult.

Sunday, November 10 12-3pm Mary Drabik $65, Members $60

Visiting Artist Workshop Home Ceramic Studio: 101 1 Day Have you ever thought about having your own home studio? This one day workshop will teach you everything you need to know about transitioning from a community ceramics studio to your own home studio. Discussions will include installing a kiln, choosing a wheel, electric versus gas-fired kilns, cone 6 versus cone 10 glazes, studio safety, and so much more. Neil Estrick is a distributor for L&L Kilns. He has been selling and servicing kilns since 2004, and has been firing them since 1992.

Saturday, October 19 10am-4pm Neil Estrick

Sunday, October 27 10am–12pm $35 per person

$105

Halloween Date Night 1 Day Start your Halloween weekend off right by trying something new. Join us for a fun evening of getting a little messy and trying 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.

Friday, November 1 6:30-9:30pm Amelia Bell

DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE FREE OPEN STUDIO?

$65, Members $60

Free open studio is offerend to students currently enrolled in:

Date Night: Cocktail Cups

• Ceramics

1 Day Join us for a celebratory 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 handmade cups to toast with for years to come. BYOB, must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Friday, October 4 6:30–9:30pm Mary Drabik

$65, Members $60

• Drawing & Painting • Metalsmithing & Jewelry • Photography • Printmaking & Book Arts • Textiles For more information call 773.769.4226 or email us at lillstreet@lillstreet.com

$65, Members $60

10 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14


Drawing & Painting

The drawing and painting department at Lillstreet is home to artists working in a wide range of media and disciplines. From traditional techniques of observation and representation to the expressive realms of non-objective abstraction, our courses examine the different modes of art-making that define drawing and painting as a contemporary practice. Whether you are a total beginner, a casual novice, or an advanced student, our drawing and painting studios provide a fantastic environment for you to create fearlessly. Drawing in Pen and Ink 5 Weeks

Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing or equivalent experience.

Sunday 10am–1pm Alex Boersma Session I: Starts September 15

Drawing & Painting

Learn how to draw in ink – from line-drawing and shading with pens to creating rich ink washes. You will discover different value-building techniques, such as cross-hatching and stippling, and discuss how to draw complex textures and patterns.

Session II: Starts October 20

First-Time Artist First-Time Drawing 5 Weeks This entry-level class is ideal for those with little or no drawing experience. Students will explore an array of traditional drawing approaches as they learn to create realistic drawings. Concepts of line, value, and proportion are covered. A First-Time Drawing kit is required and can be purchased on the first day of class.

Monday 6:30- 9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14 Wednesday 10am- 1pm John Fleck Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Thursday 2- 5pm TBD Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Saturday 2- 5pm Patrick Wilkins Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19

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. A First-Time Painting kit is required and can be purchased on the first day of class.

Tuesday 10am- 1pm TBD Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Anne York Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Sunday 10am- 1pm TBD Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175 $45 First-Time Painting Kit

$185, Members $180

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 in-depth class. The fundamentals of value, line, and proportion will be expanded upon, and you will be introduced to the concepts of linear perspective, composition, and use of color. You will learn the skills to draw what you see confidently.

Monday 10am- 1pm Philip Hartigan Starts September 9

Beginning Acrylic Painting 10 Weeks Learn to mix colors, determine ideal brush types, and explore techniques specific to working with acrylic paint. You will also discover how to control value and color, paint from still life, and complete a self-portrait. This class is perfect for those who have taken First-Time Painting or have previous experience and want to expand their skills in acrylics.

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Boris Ostrerov Starts September 9 Saturday 6:30–9:30pm Anne York Starts September 14 $340, Members $330

Thursday 6:30- 9:30pm Melanie Brown Starts September 12 Sunday 10am- 1pm Patrick Miceli Starts Septem ber 15 $340, Members $330

$180, Members $175 $25 First-Time Drawing Kit

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Introduction to Watercolor 10 Weeks Explore the art of watercolor painting and discover how to paint wet into wet for expressive painting. In this class, you will learn to define shapes with color, create a color plan, and establish value from color. We will also delve into exercises that will teach about composition, color mixing, brush style, shape and form, light and value, paint application, and layering.

Drawing & Painting

Monday 2–5pm Tom Dieschbourg Starts September 9

Beginning Oil Painting 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 your skills and provide a foundation for confident painting with oils. Prerequisite: First-time Drawing or Beginning Drawing is recommended

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Anne York Starts September 11 Thursday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Starts September 12 Sunday 2- 5pm Patrick Miceli Starts September 15 $340, Members $330

Introduction to Illustration

Beginning Figure & Portrait Drawing 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. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or prior figure experience

Tuesday 6:30- 9:30pm Ken Minami Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Saturday 2–5pm Erik Brown Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $185, Members $180 $40 Model Fee

5 Weeks Become a master of your illustrative process. From thumbnail sketches to finished paintings, you will learn illustration techniques including sketchbook use and ideation, color theory, drawing fundamentals and multimedia painting techniques. You will work to create your own book cover, movie poster, or album cover.

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

Introduction to Gouache 5 Weeks

Understanding Color 5 Weeks Learn to maximize your use of color to add vibrancy and depth to your work. Our focus will be on working with complementary colors, warm versus cool, color mixing, and blending. There will be demonstrations in both wet and dry media with various subject matters. Come prepared for 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

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Starts September 11

Saturday 2–5pm Elizabeth Wilson Session I: Starts September 14

$340, Members $330

$185, Members $180

Landscape Painting in the Studio

Beginning Oil Pastels

10 Weeks Create landscape paintings using photographs and your imagination. You will learn the best way to gather reference photos and how to modify your painting for success. Composition, value, and color principles will all be discussed as you bring together an effective landscape. We will also consider how light reveals form and how to accentuate that. This class will give you an understanding of the benefits and challenges of photo reference. Suitable for oils or acrylics. Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting, Beginning Oil Painting or prior experience

Saturday 10am–1pm John Fleck Starts September 14 $340, Members $330

Learn to create with gouache, also referred to as opaque watercolor. Gouache is an extremely versatile and forgiving medium, great for those looking to build on their watercolor skills. We will cover color mixing, brushwork, paint application, layering, and blending. We will also touch on more general principles such as composition, shape and form, light, and value. Prerequisite: basic skills in painting and drawing recommended

Tuesday 6:30- 9:30pm Alex Boersma Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 $185, Members $180

12 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

5 Weeks Oil pastels, with their bright colors and gooey texture, offer artists a visceral way to create vibrant works. You will employ various techniques including optical blending, layering and creating washes to take advantage of some of the unique properties of this medium. Please 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 II: Starts October 19 $185, Members $180


Multilevel Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstraction 9 Weeks Using a new still life set-up each class, we will have an emphasis on composition, color and the importance of equal attention to background and foreground. Through group discussion, we will build a common vocabulary and explore a variety of styles and methods.

Monday 10am–1pm Yvette Weijergang Starts September 16 $315, Members $305

Intuitive Painting 5 Weeks Develop your own language of mark making through a series of activities structured to develop your painterly instincts. Learn to trust your intuition while generating original ideas and expressing the unconscious. Exercises will include color studies and experimentation, the use of non-traditional paint brushes, using gravity or other natural forces to move paint, adding “chance” to your creative process, and finding inspiration in sound. Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or equivalent experience recommended.

Tuesday 10am–1pm Melanie Brown Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 $190, Members $185

5 Weeks The sketchbook is a place for brainstorming, experimentation and observation. Using the sketchbook as your visual diary, you will draw directly from life and your imagination in a variety of media. We will utilize the sketchbook to its fullest potential by exploring various locations throughout the city as well as working in the classroom. Please bring a sketchbook and drawing medium of your choice to the first class.

Contemporary Painting Techniques

Multilevel Figure

5 Weeks

Open to beginning and continuing students of figure drawing, each session begins with instructor demos followed by long poses for individual development. The instructor will work with you one-on-one, at your level. Students supply their own materials; charcoal, pastel, Conte, and oil paint are all welcome.

Experiment with acrylic and oil painting techniques that redefined painting in the mid to late twentieth century. Through material experimentation, we will explore movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Photorealism – all while learning the stories, techniques, and motivations of artists like Mark Rothko, Joan Mitchell, Chuck Close, Gerard Richter, and other prominent influencers. Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or prior experience

Tuesday 10am–1pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15

Wednesday 6:30- 9:30pm David Downs Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16

$190, Members $185

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy

$190, Members $185

5 Weeks Learn the fundamentals and history 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. You will learn a few styles, such as copperplate, blackletter, and italic.

Wednesday 10am- 1pm Judith Mayer Session II: Starts October 16

Abstract Expressionism 5 Weeks 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.

Wednesday 2–5pm David Downs Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $190, Members $185

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

$190, Members $185

Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or prior experience

Introduction to Geometric Abstraction

Thursday 10am- 1pm Steve Amos Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $190, Members $185

Guided Painting Studio 5 Weeks This class is ideal for an advanced beginner or 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

5 Weeks

Saturday 10am–1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $190, Members $185 $40 Model Fee

Botanical Sketchbook 5 Weeks In this course, you will use the sketchbook to draw and catalog flowers and botanicals at Chicago’s conservatories. You will learn to use pencil, watercolor, pen and ink to record your observations in a plein air atmosphere.

Drawing & Painting

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

The Traveling Sketchbook

Please bring a sketchbook and drawing medium of your choice to the first class.

Sunday 2- 5pm Emmett Baggett Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $190, Members $185

Overcoming Artist’s Block 5 Weeks Finally cleared time in your schedule to make art and found yourself staring at a blank page? This multi-level class will help you strengthen your artistic voice and banish artist’s block. Each week will include creative exercises designed to help you generate new ideas, class discussions of inprogress work, and individualized conversations about your artistic practice. You will experiment with a variety of different painting and drawing materials while improving your creative thinking and technical illustration skills.

Sunday 2- 5pm Alex Dahm Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $190, Members $185

Thursday 6:30- 9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $190, Members $185

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Intermediate/ Advanced Botanical Illustration

Drawing & Painting

10 Weeks Discover techniques used to illustrate botanical subjects such as pencil, ink, watercolor, and colored pencils. You will create realistic and scientific works as you draw from plant specimens in the studio and at Chicagoland botanical gardens. Your instructor will demonstrate techniques each week and guide you as you work on your own projects. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Introduction to Watercolor, Introduction to Colored Pencils or equivalent experience

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor: Tools and Textures 5 Weeks In this class, we will build upon our existing watercolor skills while also exploring more advanced watercolor techniques to build texture and create depth. Exercises will include using masking fluid, creating texture with salt, and adding gouache to our watercolor palette. Painting projects will be self-directed, and class discussions will allow the opportunity to discuss color choices and composition. Prerequisite: Introduction to Watercolors

Wednesday 10am–1pm Alex Boersma Session I: Starts September 11

Independent Painting Projects

Intermediate Figure and Portrait

10 Weeks

5 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 an emphasis on classical painting techniques used in representational painting.

Work from the nude model for a more in-depth portrait or figure study by focusing on long-pose sessions. There will be individualized instruction at the student’s level, and each model pose will last one or two weeks. Previous drawing experience helpful. Students work in the material of their choice.

Come to the first class prepared with your ideas, photos and painting supplies.

Prerequisite: Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing or equivalent experience

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

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

Friday 10am–1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts September 13

Prerequisite: Figure drawing and previous pastel, oil or acrylic painting experience recommended

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

Thursday 10am–1pm Bob Horn Starts September 12

Session II: Starts October 18

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Ken Minami Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14

Wednesday 10am–1pm Bob Horn Starts September 11

Monday, 10am–1pm Alex Boersma Starts September 9 $375, Members $365

Portrait & Figure in Color 5 Weeks Learn to focus on rendering the model directly in color in either soft pastel or an alla prima painting style with oil or acrylic paints. There will be a 2-week portrait pose and a 3-week figure pose. You will investigate color relationships, the importance of relative values, and lost and found edges.

$195, Members $190 $40 Model Fee

$195, Members $190

Problem Solving for Oil Painters 10 Weeks Your ideas will guide your 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 class will build on and enhance your previous painting experience.

$195, Members $190 $40 Model Fee

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio 10 weeks Expand your vision in a lively, interactive environment using all forms of abstraction and nonobjective painting. Our 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 Acrylic Painting, experience in abstraction or equivalent experience

Friday 10am–1pm Cynthia Vaicunas Starts September 13 $375, Members $365

14 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14


Interested in making jewelry, wearable art or small sculpture?

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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 3 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.

Metalsmithing II 10 Weeks Focus on refining your approach to design, soldering, stone setting and finishing. 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 Metalsmithing I

First-Time Artist

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, Monday through Sunday.0

First-Time Metalsmithing

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

$50, Members $45 per week $20 per day For those who have not been registered in a class within the last year. Director approval is required.

$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.

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

5 Weeks This is a project-based introduction to basic metalworking skills. Each week, you will create a new project ranging from band rings to bracelets. Each project is designed to be completed within that class. A material kit is required and can be purchased on the first day of class.

Monday 2-5pm Gabriel Mo Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14 Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15

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 on refining these skills. A materials 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 9

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

Thursday 10am–1pm Joshua Herman Starts September 12 Saturday 2–5pm Carla Nessa Starts September 14 $340, Members $330

Metals Sampler 10 Weeks You will get a chance to dabble in most things metalsmithing like metal forming, bezel stone setting and enameling. Each week you will work on a project from beginning to end. Materials will be available for sale in class.

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Paid Open Studio

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts September 11

Saturday 10am–1pm Carla Nessa Starts September 14 $340, Members $330

Tuesday 10am–1pm Joshua Herman Starts September 10 $340, Members $330 $30 Beginning Metals Kit

$45 per class Enamel: $50 for 5 sessions $15 per individual session

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing 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, 3 pieces of base glass along with a variety of scrap glass, frit and stringers.

Monday 6:30–9:30pm LeJean Easley Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14 $185, Members $180 $60 Material Fee

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Liquid Form Enamel on Steel

Copper Electroforming

5 Weeks

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

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 your instructor.

Prerequisite: Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Cat Bowyer Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $45 Material Fee

5 Weeks

The Bezel and Beyond

Using low-carbon steel, explore liquid form enamel’s possibilities through color mixing, watercolor-like washes, sgraffito and spraying liquid enamels. Jewelry, sculpture and small panel paintings can be made by kiln-fusing color enamel glass to the steel surface. Simple soldering on steel, sandblasting and kiln firings enamels will be covered throughout these processes.

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: First-Time Metals or instructor approval

Prerequisite: One session of Metalsmithing I.

Friday 10am–1pm Cat Bowyer Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18

Saturday 2-5pm Pam Robinson Starts September 14

$185, Members $180 $40 Material Fee

Torch Fired Enameling 5 Weeks Let’s fire up that torch and melt powdered glass onto copper! This is a great way to add color in a spontaneous way to your designs. Fun, fast and exciting as we use, follow and break the rules of traditional enameling. Let’s experiment and see what can happen. Enamels and copper will be available for purchase. Prerequisite: One session Beginning Metalsmithing

Sunday 10am-1pm Neil Kraus Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $185, Members $180

Soldering 101

5 Weeks

Be more proficient at stone setting and soldering by focusing on bezel setting. Learn to create bezels more quickly, with ease, and improve skills learned in Metalsmithing I. Decorative bezels, step bezels and tube settings will also be demonstrated. Bring round cabochon stones to the first class. Materials may be purchased from the instructor.

$340, Members $330

Prerequisite: Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Rachel Stork Session II: Starts October 16 $185, Members $180

Organic Forms Silver 5 Weeks So often the term organic is misused to describe pieces that are rustic or unfinished. During this course, we focus on truly organic forms – meaning natural and occurring in nature. From leaves to hollow pods to oceanic structures, we explore creating pieces inspired by the biological world around us. Prerequisite: Metal clay experience is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.

Sunday 12–4pm Katie Baum Session I: Starts September 15 $250, Members $245 $100 Material Fee

Multilevel

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

Wednesday 2–5pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts September 11 Saturday 10am-1pm Pam Robinson Starts September 14 $375, Members $365

Advanced Topics in Metal 10 Weeks You will work independently on projects and receive personalized attention. This class focuses on the design and development of more advanced technical skills. Prerequisite: Advanced metalsmithing skills or instructor approval

Tuesday 1-4pm Pam Robinson Starts September 10 $375, Members $365

Etching 5 Weeks Create texture, patterns and images on to the surface of metal using various etching methods from chemical to electro. Resists such as PNP paper and vinyl will be demonstrated. Etched plates can be made into jewelry or as a texture plate for the rolling mill. Safety precautions for handling the chemicals and tricks to obtaining a good etch will be discussed. Metal and PNP paper and will be available for purchase from instructor Prerequisite: Metalsmithing I or instructor approval

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Rachel Stork Session I: Starts September 11 $185, Members $180 $25 Material Fee

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

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Pam Robinson Starts September 9

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 their own designs. Ages 10 and up.

Sunday 2–5pm Neil Kraus Starts September 15

Saturday 10am–1pm Cat Bowyer Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19

$350, Members $340 $25 Material Fee

$180, Members $175

16 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14


Mold & Cast

Workshops

1 Day

Friday Night Fun! 1 Day Looking for a fun night out with friends or that special someone? Spend an evening wielding a hammer or heating metal with a torch. You’ll learn to saw, texture, form and even solder to create a unique metal creation. At the end of the night, you’ll be able to take your handmade jewelry or objects home. Why not make it a party? You’re welcome to bring snacks and the beverage of your choice. All materials included.

$65, Members $60 The “Cigar” Band Ring Friday, September 13 6:30-9pm Carla Nessa

Sterling Cocktail Spoon Friday, October 25 6:30-9pm Pam Robinson

$15 Material Fee

$15 Material Fee

Textured Silver Bangles Friday, September 20 6:30-9pm Pam Robinson

Forged Sterling Bracelet Friday, November 1 6:30-9pm Carla Nessa

$25 Material Fee

$25 Material Fee

Sterling Rolling Rings Friday, October 4 6:30-9pm Pam Robinson $15 Material Fee

1 Day Why wait until the holidays to make beautiful glass ornaments? We’ll teach you how to blow your very own ball of colored glass. You choose the colors, heat them and inflate. It’s that easy! Pre-made glass points and colored glass frit are turned into beautiful, round ball ornaments. Take them with you at the end of the class. All materials included. Ages 14 years and up are welcome. No experience necessary.

Sterling Cocktail Picks (Set of 6) Friday, November 8 6:30-9pm Pam Robinson

Friday, November 1 6-7:30pm 8:30-10pm

$15 Material Fee

Friday, November 8 6-7:30pm 8:30-10pm

Synclastic Sterling Cuff Friday, November 15 6:30-9pm Carla Nessa $30 Material Fee

Spinner Rings Friday, October 18 6:30-9pm Carla Nessa

Blown Glass Ornaments

Visiting Artist Workshop Making Wearable, Sculptural Jewelry with Titanium 3 Days Create wearable pieces of jewelry made from layers of titanium sheet. Learn how to draw visual concepts on paper, then develop them into metal objects using the techniques of piercing, sawing and cold connecting with rivets. Coloring techniques of titanium will be explored.

Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, 2020 10am-5pm Douglas Wunder $550 if registered by October 31, 2019 $650 if registered by January 15, 2020 $750 if registered after January 15, 2020 $35 Kit fee payable to instructor

Sunday, November 3 10:30am-12pm

Sunday, November 10 10:30am-12pm Friday, November 15 6-7:30pm 8:30-10pm

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

$15 Material Fee

Friday, October 11 7-9:30pm Stephanie Brohman $65, Members $60 $20 Material Fee

All levels welcome

Enameled Earrings Friday, September 27 6:30-9pm Carla Nessa

Learn the basics of silicone mold making and plastic casting. We will create a onepart mold from a small found object of your choosing. This is a great way to try your hand at making multiples. You can expect to leave with one to two molds as well as one to two casts.

Sunday, November 17 10:30am-12pm $75 Members $70

$25 Material Fee

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Photography

Lillstreet’s Digital Photography program offers artist-taught classes covering a wide range of topics — from basic technical instruction 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.

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Fundamentals of Digital Photography 10 Weeks

Photography

This class will get you comfortable with your camera, guide you through the basics, and hone your creative eye. You’ll learn to navigate ISO, shutter speed and aperture to create the perfect exposure, while also covering topics like white balance, focal length, metering modes and more. All Levels Welcome

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. USB drive and camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred.

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Levi Shand Session I: Starts September 11 Tuesday 10am–1pm Rachel Schafer Session II: Starts October 15

First-Time Photo Editing 5 Weeks What do we do with our digital images once they’re shot? This introductory class will guide you through the basics of digital workflow, file organization, image enhancements, and printing using various editing tools across Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of these two programs and how you can effectively integrate them to meet all your photo editing needs. This class is not designed for images made using smartphone cameras.

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Kat Liu Session I: Starts September 9 Sunday 10am–1pm Kat Liu Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175

Saturday 10am–1pm Rachel Schafer Starts September 14 $340, Members $330

Working The Frame: New Ways of Seeing 5 Weeks Learn to work the frame and understand the visual elements of photography. Broaden your creative approach as you explore the many ways of seeing. Learn how to compose an image using concepts like the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio; and understand how line, shape, color, and perspective impact our photographs. No matter what kind of camera you’re working with, this class will expand your visual vocabulary. All levels welcome.

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Levi Shand Session II: Starts October 16 $185, Members $180

Sunday 2–5pm Danielle Owensby Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175

18 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

Photoshop for Art, Design, & Social Media 5 Weeks In this new and informative class, learn to master the basics of Photoshop to create images for art, graphic design and social media platforms. Learn how to retouch photographs, use layers and layer masks, work with colors, make image adjustments, combine images and text, apply special effects and filters. This class is ideal for those new to Photoshop or those looking to advance their skills. All levels welcome

Monday 10am–1pm Randee Ladden Session I: Starts September 9 Monday 10am–1pm Randee Ladden Session II: Starts October 14 $185, Members $180

Introduction to Studio Lighting 5 Weeks This introductory course focuses on the technical aspects of studio equipment and different approaches to photographing in the studio. Steady lights, speedlights, strobes and reflectors are used 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. Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography or Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Friday 10am–1pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts September 13 Monday 6:30–9:30pm Kat Liu Session II: Starts October 14 $185, Members $180


Photoshop I 5 Weeks Take your Photoshop skills to the next level in this invigorating and informative class. This course will build on the Photoshop essentials learned in FirstTime Photo Editing. 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 Photo Editing or equivalent experience

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts October 14 $185, Members $180

Walking as Photographic Practice 10 Weeks

All photographic devices are welcome, from cell phones to analog cameras. Suggested: A reliable and comfortable pair of shoes, sunblock, and/or a hat.

Saturday 2–5pm Levi Shand Starts September 14 $340, Members $330 $10 Material Fee

Photo Compositing for Beginners 5 Weeks Digital compositing is used to combine multiple images into one; readily used in advertising and editorials. This class will show you how to bring your photos to the next level by introducing several advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop. We will cover panoramas, HDR shooting and processing, layer masks, and advanced selection tools. In-class exercises will be used to introduce techniques, leading to independent projects. Prerequisite: First-Time Photoshop, First-Time Lightroom or equivalent knowledge required

5 Weeks

Intermediate/ Advanced

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 are required.

Advanced Guided Projects in Photography 10 Weeks Contemplating a photographic project or looking for help initiating a new idea? This independently driven course gives you the freedom to work on your photos without assignment constraints — giving you access to Lillstreet’s facilities, guidance from an experienced instructor, and helpful feedback from peers.

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

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: September 9

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

$195, Members $190

Saturday 10am–1pm Shawn Rowe Starts September 14

5 Weeks

Photographic Book Making

$375, Members $365

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

5 Weeks

Retouching Portraits 5 Weeks Retouching allows a photographer to control and manipulate the pixels of a digital image. From minor changes like removing a blemish to large changes such as blending multiple images into one, this course will introduce the tools used to make effective and convincing edits to enhance your portraits. Students are required to bring their own digital files and an external hard drive.

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts October 15

$185, Members $180

$195, Members $190

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Shawn Rowe Session II: Starts October 17

The Constructed Image

$195, Members $190

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts September 12

Prerequisite: First-Time Photo Editing, Photoshop I or Lightroom I

$195, Members $190 $15 Material Fee

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Shawn Rowe Session I: Starts September 10

Prerequisite: First-Time Photo Editing, Photoshop I, or equivalent experience

Ready to turn your photographs and photo blogs into handcrafted, tangible objects? In this class, we work on bringing your ongoing photography projects to completion through creating photographic books, giving your digital images a physical form. We explore mixed media, creative writing, sequencing and layout. Hands-on exercises will include book-binding and inkjet printing demonstrations.

Workshops Mastering Manual Mode Workshop 1 Day Join us for this one day workshop at Garfield Park Conservatory to master your DSLR’s manual mode. Through on-site demos, we’ll learn to balance exposures using ISO, shutter speed, and aperture and discover the visual effects controlled by each function; such as depth of field, motion, and light sensitivity. You’ll walk away with gorgeous botanical photos and a whole new set of skills.

Friday, September 20 10am–2pm Rachel Schafer Friday, November 1 10am–2pm Rachel Schafer $95, Members $90

Photographing Your Artwork 1 Day Open to our friends working in all art forms; this workshop will teach you simple tools and tricks to document your artwork. In a few short hours, learn to create digital files to use for online display, portfolio use and more. All levels welcome

Friday, October 25 6–10pm Rebecca Memoli

Photography

This practice-based survey course centers on the storied relationship between walking and photography. Classes will frequently meet on location at local museums/galleries as starting points for guided photo walks through various parts of the city, as well as convening in the classroom for discussion and group feedback sessions. The course will culminate in the sequencing and printing of a collaborative zine featuring student work.

The Art of Still Life

Friday, November 15 10am–2pm Rebecca Memoli $95, Members $90

The constructed image is one of photography’s most creative genres. Rather than pointing your camera at what you find in the world, learn to construct your own reality. Constructed images are scenes that were created to be photographed. There are many ways to construct a photo, all of which will be covered with exciting assignments and class discussions. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography, First-Time Photoshop or First-Time Lightroom

Sunday 10am–1pm Danielle Owensby Session I: Starts September 15 $195, Members $190

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Printmaking & Book Arts

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 Artist First-Time Screen Printing on Paper 5 Weeks

Printmaking & Book Arts

Craft colorful prints of your own designs to hang on your walls or turn into handmade notecards. We’ll learn the photo-emulsion process, so you can 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 9 Session II: Starts October 14 Thursday 2–5pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Saturday 10am–1pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

First-Time Letterpress

First-Time Etching

First-Time Bookmaking

5 Weeks

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. The 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.

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 10am–1pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 9

All levels welcome

Monday 2–5pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 9

Raychel Steinbach Session II: Starts October 14

Sunday 2–5pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 15

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15

Melody Vaughan Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

Saturday 2–5pm Alyse Benenson Session I: Starts September 14 $180, Members $175 $20 Material Fee

20 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14 Tuesday 2–5pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 12 Sunday 10am–1pm Millicent Kennedy Nora Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175 $20 Material Fee


Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Bookbinding II 5 Weeks Using stitches learned in First-Time Bookmaking, expand your knowledge to include more complex binding patterns. We will explore compound 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.

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session II: October 17 $185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee

Acrylic Resist Etching

Introduction to Relief Printmaking 5 Weeks Learn to make relief prints by carving and inking linoleum blocks. This class includes detailed instruction on tools, techniques, and the translation of ideas. We will explore single and multiple block approaches, collage techniques, and have the opportunity to incorporate monoprint techniques for even greater creativity. Works can be printed with the press or by hand. Some materials are included, additional supplies may be purchased from instructor. All levels welcome

Sunday 10am–1pm Hannah McMaster Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee

Multilevel

5 Weeks

All levels welcome

Monday 2–5pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts October 14 $185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee

Letterpress II 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. We will 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 2–5pm Alyse Benenson Session II: Starts October 19 $185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee

Relief, Collagraph and Found Object Monotypes 10 Weeks Learn to cut linoleum blocks for printing multiples, then combine them with collagraphs— plates made by collaging materials together—to create background textures and direct compositions. Students will also experiment with inking found objects to add to their composition. Additional creative monotype techniques will be explored. Plates, inks and some paper are available for student use. All levels welcome.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Starts September 11 $350, Members $340 $35 Material Fee

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 I: Starts September 11 $190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper 10 Weeks This class is for 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 12 $350, Members $340 $35 Material Fee

Intermediate/ Advanced Print on Clay

10 Weeks Learn to silkscreen on ceramics! We’ll use toner-litho transfers, monoprints, and stencils on clay forms to create layered imagery for narrative or decorative purposes. Demonstrations will include printing processes and ceramic construction techniques as well as how to create finished forms with surface depth for low or high fire clay bodies. Ceramics students enrolled in the previous session can keep your shelves in the ceramics department. Prerequisite: One year of handbuilding/wheelthrowing

Thursday 10am–1pm Judy Zeddies and David Trost Starts September 12 $375, Members $365

Guided Printmaking Projects

Printmaking & Book Arts

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.

Water-Based Monotype Prints

5 Weeks You’ve got the basics down in letterpress, screen printing, monotype or etching, now 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

Wednesday 2–5pm Judy Zeddies

Session II: Starts October 16 $195, Members $190 $20 Material Fee

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Textiles

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 Embroidery 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.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Victoria Kolbuck Session I: Starts September 12 $180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

First-Time Artists Printmaking & Book Arts

First-Time Sewing

Textiles

5 Weeks This class is the perfect intro to the basics. If you’re intimidated by threading a machine or straying from the straight stitch, join our club. 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.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Amanda Rabito Session II: Starts October 15 Wednesday 10am-1pm Amanda Rabito Session I: Starts September 11 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Nicole Rinde Session II: Starts October 17 Sunday 10am-1pm Jenny Hanna Session I: Starts September 15 Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175 $5 Material Fee

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.

Monday 2-5pm Henry Voellmecke Session I: Starts September 9 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 11 Friday 2-5pm Henry Voellmecke Session II: Starts October 18 Saturday 10am-1pm Allison Rose Session I: Starts September 14 Sunday 10am-1pm Allison Rose Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

First-Time Crochet 5 Weeks 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.

Sunday 1:30-4:30PM Rivven Prink Session I: Starts September 15 $180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

First Time Needle Felting 5 Weeks Ever felt like stabbing a craft project before? You’re in luck! Sculptural needle felting is simply stabbing loose wool with a needle repeatedly which, effectively, knots the fibers together into a semi-solid state. You can form shapes for animals, flowers, people, landscapes and more! Learn three dimensional and flat piece additive needle felting in this class using wool roving. Come stab with us constructively!

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Rivven Prink Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

22 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Zippers & Buttons 5 Weeks 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. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Nicole Rinde Session I: Starts September 10 Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts September 15 Wednesday 10am-1pm Shannon Thompson Session II: October 16 Sunday 10am-1pm Jenny Hanna Session II: Starts October 20 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee


Garment Repairs and Alterations 5 Weeks Whether you’re repairing an old favorite or tailoring a new garment to your body, this class fits perfectly! Learn to take shirts in and jeans up; mend holes, fix hems, and sew on buttons. Come to class the first day with your uncompleted mending and alterations projects. We’ll complete them together with necessary demonstrations. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience

Boro and Sashiko Stitching 5 Weeks BORO is the sewing together of rags or scraps of cloth. Inspired by this Japanese technique, you will develop your own visual expression through exercises such as stitching, cutting, mending, patching, and assembling fabric. Dye fabric with indigo and apply Sashiko (running) stitches to these small pieces of cloth and assemble them to form a small Japanese style quilt. All levels welcome.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Nicole Rinde Session I: Starts September 12

Saturday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session II: Starts October 19

$185, Members $180 $5 Material Fee

$185, Members $180 $30 Material Fee

Quilting I

Hand Knotted Rugs

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. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience.

Saturday 1:30-4:30pm Sarah Evans Session I: Starts September 14

8 Weeks Introduce yourself to weaving through hand-knotting rugs. Learn the same techniques used to make Persian carpets and apply them to your own bright, fluffy rugs. In this eight-week class, make a mini carpet from start to finish; leave with the skills to make textiles and rugs of any size. Most materials provided. No experience necessary.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Abbey Muza Starts September 9 (No class on October 14 & November 11)

$185, Members $180 $5 Material Fee

$275, Members $265 $25 Material Fee

Indigo and Natural Dye

Weaving II: Color and Structure

5 Weeks

All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $30 Material Fee

5 Weeks Learn how to use simple combinations of color and woven structures to create unique effects in your weavings. Make a ‘color and weave’ sample each week using techniques like shadow weave and color mixing with yarn. Decode weave patterns and discover contemporary woven art and makers while expanding the breadth of your weaving skills.

Quilting II: Improvisational Piecing 5 Weeks Flex your artistic muscles and create unique pieced quilt tops using improvisational techniques. Break all the rules and get more creative in your piecing of curves, strips, and other shapes. Explore mixing elements and styles to finding your aesthetic. Students can use fabric found in the textile studio or bring scraps and yardage to class.

Prerequisite: One frame-loom weaving class or similar experience.

Prerequisite: First Time Quilting or similar experience

Sunday 10am-1pm Abbey Muza Session I: Starts September 15

Saturday 1:30-4:30pm Sarah Evans Session II: Starts October 19

$185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

$195, Members $190 Material Fee $5

Fashion I: Garment Construction 10 Weeks Make clothing that fits your body and personality perfectly! Put your basic sewing skills to work as you investigate commercial sewing patterns and explore different kinds of fabric. The option to alter patterns for style and fit is encouraged in this more independent environment. An instructor will teach methods for professional finishes that will make you proud to wear what you’ve made.

Textiles

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, cochineal, 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.

Intermediate/ Advanced

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience

Saturday 10am-1pm Amanda Rabito Starts September 14 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Guided Sewing Projects 10 Weeks You’ve got the sewing basics down, now take the next step to complete your one-of-a-kind sewing projects. An experienced instructor will help you select an appropriate project and walk you through the steps to complete it. Demonstrations will be determined by class projects but may include serger instruction and sewing machine feet attachments. Material fee covers thread/notions use in class. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Starts September 11 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

5 Weeks Printing with dye allows fabrics to retain their soft feeling: no ink sitting on the surface! Acid dye is necessary to print on animal fibers such as silk and wool. Learn to apply acid dyes to fabric with screen printing. You’ll also learn how to prepare your fabrics properly and use the bullet steamer to set colors. So professional! Prerequisite: Two department screen printing classes

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts October 16 $195, Members $190 Material Fee $35

Workshops Pom Pom Bomb 1 Day Want to add some flair to your backpack, bag, key chain, or clothes? Pom poms are a quick and fun way to accessorize or decorate your home. Use several techniques to make different sizes and even patterns of pom poms. Walk out with at least three new poofs to add to any outfit or wall in your house. No experience necessary.

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.

Develop and master the art of designing patterns for fabric yardage. Translate your designs into seamless patterns through straight repeats, half drops, and toss patterns. Learn the importance of scale, balance, and color through several experimental repeat techniques. Students provide most materials. Come prepared to print with inks or dyes in the first class.

Who doesn’t need an extra basket? Learn to make one yourself out of fabric in just one afternoon. With the use of interfacing, these baskets have stiff sides, and the pattern can be used to make multiple baskets in the future. These baskets are perfect for gift-giving or organizing your sewing stash. Students will provide fabric; a materials list will be provided.

Guided Quilting Projects 8 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 and instructor. 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.

Thursday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Kumor Starts September 12

Friday October 18 6:30-9:30pm Nicole Rinde

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 pre-washed natural fibers you’d like to dye. Dress for mess.

Quilted Fabric Baskets

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordana Robinson Starts September 10

No experience necessary

Indigo Extravaganza

10 Weeks

$195, Members $190 Material Fee $20

Just in time for Halloween! Using conductive thread & LED’s, hand sew lights directly into anything: no soldering, coding, or electronic skills are needed. Make a flashing light up bracelet in class and leave with resources to continue crafting. Become the glowing Cinderella of your dreams or create a look that would be at home in Tron.

$75, Members $70

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: First Time Screen Printing on Fabric or similar experience

1 Day

$75, Members $70 Material Fee $15

Sew Your Own Underwear

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Amy Taylor Session II: Starts October 15

Easy Sew Wearable Lights

Saturday September 14 6-9pm Rivven Prink

Design and Print Repeat Patterns on Fabric

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience

Textiles

Screen Print III: Print with Acid Dye

1 Day

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing experience.

Friday October 4 6-9pm Sarah Evans $75, Members $70 Material Fee: $10 (This will include interfacing)

$375, Members $365

Prerequisite: Quilting I or similar quilting experience

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Sarah Evans Starts September 9 (No classes October 14 & November 1) $285, Members $275 $5 Material Fee

24 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 9 & OCTOBER 14

1 Day

No experience necessary

Saturday November 9 2–6pm Amy Taylor $95, Members $90 Material Fee $20


Young artists become explorers as they learn to create fearlessly while investigating 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 highly skilled teaching artists.

Ages 1-3 Smocks are available, but dress for mess! A caregiver participates with the child in these classes. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, kindly refrain from bringing non-registered children to class.

Lil’ Artists 10 Weeks Music and art collide in this fun, creative combination class for our youngest artists. We’ll begin with songs, instruments, and dance before moving to the art table to explore paint, collage, and clay. These multimedia, sensory art classes are specially-designed to nurture your little one’s creativity, build, and develop investigative fine motor skills. Projects emphasize social skills and visual thinking through an inspiring and art-filled time.

Monday 9:30-10:15am Mallory Linehan Starts September 9

Tuesday 10:30–11:15am Mallory Linehan Starts September 10 Tuesday 11:45am-12:30pm Mallory Linehan Starts September 10 Thursday 10:30–11:15am Mallory Linehan Starts September 10

10 Weeks 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.

Friday 9:30-10:15am Melanie Brown Starts September 13 Friday 10:45-11:30am Melanie Brown Starts September 13 Saturday 9:30–10:15am Candice Latimer Starts September 14 Sunday 9:30-10:15am Haley McCormick Starts September 15 $170, Members $165

Drop-in Interested in learning what classes for ages 1-3 are all about? We offer the opportunity to drop in at a fee of $25 per class. To register for a drop-in experience, call (773-769-4226) or email (lillstreet@lillstreet.com) 24 hours in advance to confirm availability as spaces are limited.

Ages 6-8

Mixed Media Explorations

Plushies

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

In this skill-building class, kids will be introduced to new art materials, tools, and the work of a new artist each week. Students will learn at least three specific ways to use tools to alter and manipulate material; we’ll then use their new skills to follow their imaginations in creating their own unique artwork. Students will use clay, paint, paper, fabric, and other media.

The world of stuffed animals come alive in this bright and colorful, skill-building class! Kids learn how to imagine, design, and hand sew their very own plushies. In this fun intro to design and tactile creativity, we’ll develop our fine motor skills while making small and large plushies using a variety of materials.

Thursday 10-11am Melanie Brown Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $105, Members $100

Paint and Stories 5 Weeks Award-winning stories will be used as inspiration for works of art this Fall. An emphasis will be on the story illustrations to guide our own colorful paintings, textured collages, and 3D works of art.

Tuesday 3-4pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 Wednesday 10-11am TBD Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $105, Members $100

Monday 4:30-6pm Kelly Mulligan Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14 $120, Members $115

All Things Painting 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.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $120, Members $115

All Things Clay 5 Weeks In this fun introduction to the possibilities of clay, students will learn a variety of techniques. We explore color, shape and texture to create sculptural and functional work.

Kidstreet

Monday 10:45-11:30am Mallory Linehan Starts September 9

Lil’ Studio

Ages 3-5

Sunday 10-11:30am TBD Session I: Starts September 15 $120, Members $115

$170, Members $165

Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Clever Crochet

Ages 9-13 Drawing & Cartooning 5 Weeks Come explore the world of cartooning with us! Students will learn the process of writing and drawing a complete short story and find inspiration in popular culture and comics. Inspirations can be based on real life experiences, dreams, or an idea they’ve always wanted to put into words and images.

Tuesday 4:30–6pm Sara Payne Session l: Starts September 10 Session II: Starts October 15 $120, Members $115

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 5 Weeks This class is an excellent opportunity to try your hand 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 kids to make great pots and unique sculptures.

Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm Amelia Bell Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Saturday 2-4pm Amelia Bell Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $140, Members $135

5 Weeks In this class, students will learn the basics of crocheting techniques, beginning with rectangles and circles and ending with stuffed animals, Amigurumi, and other small creations. Students will be given the tools and techniques to have more freedom in their future projects. They will learn to read patterns, and will leave the class able to create anything they put their mind to!

Kidstreet

Thursday 4:30-6pm Alex Dahm Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $120, Members $115

These workshops are a fun, enjoyable opportunity to work together on themed projects that bring laughter, smiles, and art into your life. All workshops are two hours long, and a paying adult must accompany children.

$35 per person, Members $30

$120, Members $115

Apple & Honey Platter

Ages 13-16 Advanced Drawing & Painting 5 weeks Strengthen your individual voice and take your art to the next level in this advanced multi-disciplinary class! Using a variety of art-making materials, students will improve their technical skills with lessons focused on figure drawing, perspective, and composition. Students will also develop new ways of expressing their thoughts, feelings, and creative ideas!

Monday 4:30-6pm Alex Dahm Session I: Starts September 9 Session II: Starts October 14

Painting Techniques & Materials Learn how to paint with a variety of media such as pastels, inks, watercolors, tempera, and acrylics. We’ll also explore different application methods such as color mixing and paint layering.

Ages 5 and up

Saturday 1:30-3pm Kelly Mulligan Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19

$120, Members $115

5 Weeks

Family Workshops

School’s Out Camp Why stay at home when you can have fun with at Lillstreet making art? Campers will spend the day painting, drawing, printing, learning to build with clay, and sculpting colorful works of art. Ages 6-10

Indiginous People’s Day Monday, October 14 9am-3:30pm $85, Members $80

At least one child and one adult must register

Create your own apple and honey platter set just in time for Rosh Hashanah. Using clay, you will learn how to make one large plate and a small bowl in the center. You’ll have the perfect platter for serving and snacking.

Saturday, September 21 10am-12pm Julia Smith

Pinch Pot Pumpkins 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, October 5 10am-12pm Julia Smith

LEGO Head Planters Everything is awesome when you’re handbuilding your very own clay planter. You will learn how to make coils, roll slabs, decorate and glaze your LEGO with a variety of colors. Once your LEGO head is ready for pick up, you can plant the perfect hair for it.

Family Clay-cation Workshop Want to have a fun day out without hiring a babysitter? You won’t have to leave the kids at home in our Family Clay-cation Workshop! We’ll prepare a multimedia activity for the little guys, so parents & guardians can create fearlessly—just down the hall. Parents will work with slabs of hire-fire clay to create functional mugs with a colorful glaze firing of their choosing. Kids will learn to roll slabs, decorate and paint with glazes to create a unique mug and plate. This unique workshop opportunity is for children ages 5+. Registration must include at least one child and an adult.

Sunday, October 27 10am–12pm $35 per person

Thanksgiving Butterdishes & Plates 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 9 10am-12pm Carol Stitzer

Mini Menorahs Put on your yamaka; it’s time for Hanukkah! Learn simple handbuilding techniques using terracotta clay to design and create a beautiful and unique heirloom this holiday.

Saturday, November 23 10am-12pm Julia Smith

Kid’s Night Out: Frankenstein Plushies

Saturday, October 12 10am-12pm Julia Smith

Join us as we transform the kid’s room into a spooky and creative experience! Come dressed in your favorite costume and learn to create your own Frankenstein plushie.

Autumn Mugs

Ages 6-16

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

Saturday, October 19 10am-12pm Julia Smith

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Wednesday, October 30th 6-8pm Mikey Anderson


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 Hours:

• Discounts on classes and camp workshops

Monday-Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm Friday & Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 10am - 5pm 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. Workshops must be paid in full at time of registration. Balance is due on the first day of class. Lillstreet accepts payments by Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover. Checks should be made payable to Lillstreet Art Center.

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

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

HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP

40

$

YEAR

for 1 person

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.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

75 110 $

YEAR

for 2 people

$

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. • 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

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 any classes, workshops or gallery items and are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Refund Policy For Dropped Classes And Workshops: 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.

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.

FALL SESSION Adult/Child Classes

Dropped on or before 9/1/19 Refund minus $40 or full class credit

Dropped between 9/2/19 - 9/8/19 No refund – class credit only

Dropped between 9/9/19 - 9/15/19 No refund – half class credit

Refund Policy For Dropped Workshops: • If dropped one full week prior to start date, refund minus $40 or full class credit.

Car:

• If dropped 3-6 days before start date, no refunds – class credit only.

We are three blocks west of Ashland and four blocks east of Damen. On-street parking is available. Complete directions at lillstreet.com/directions.

• If dropped less than 3 days before start of workshop, no refund or class credit.

Dropped after 9/15/19 No refund or class credit


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