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First-Time Artists 4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, Il 60640 773.769.4226 LILLSTREET.COM

Class Listings First-Time Artists Workshops Class Calendar

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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.

Ceramics Page 8

First-Time Potter First-Time Handbuilding

Photography Page 12

Ceramics Digital Arts & Photography

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First-Time Digital Photography First-Time Photoshop

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Drawing & Painting Page 15

Drawing & Painting Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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Printmaking & Book Arts

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Textiles

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Kidstreet

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Lil’ Kidstreet

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First-Time Drawing into Painting

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Page 20

First-Time Metalsmithing First-Time Glass Beadmaking

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Printmaking & Book Arts Page 26

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

Textiles Page 28

First-Time Sewing First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric First-Time Screen Printing: T-Shirt Bootcamp First-Time Knitting First-Time Embroidery


Ceramics Page 11

Themed Slab Cup Set Date Night Throwdown! Windowsill Planters Mother’s Day Vases Spring Baskets in Clay Handmade Brushes

Drawing & Painting Page 19

Create an Adult Coloring Poster Photographing a Model for Drawing Reference

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Page 23

Printmaking & Book Arts

Visiting Artist Workshop

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Kitchen Table Monotype Long Stitch Sketchbook

Textiles Page 31

Marbled Scarves Eco Dye with Fresh Flowers Botanical Inspired Tote Bag DIY Derby Hats Topics in Quilting: Paper Piecing Indigo Dyeing Tips & Tricks Self Care Through Textiles

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Page 24

Making & Using Screens For Enameling The Magic of Color Through the Eyes of a Metalsmith Fields of light: Cloisonné Enameling Narratives in Jewelry: From Design to Object Silver Bezel Eternity Ring

Family Workshops Page 34

Bunnies in the Garden Fruit Plates Flower Plushies Tick-Tock Clay Clocks Mother’s Day Mugs & Plates Coil Pot Planter Birdbaths Ice Cream Bowls Fathers Day Mugs: #1 Dad!

First-Time Artists & Workshops

Workshops

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

Textiles Page 31

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Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Focus on Encasing Forged With a Twist Cuff Bracelet Steampunk Copper Cuff Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Focus on Florals Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet Mom’s Night Out: Intro to Glass Beadmaking Glass Fusing Fun! Fine Silver Paper Play Keum-boo Jewelry (24k gold foil on silver) Silver Steampunk Pendant Enameled Steel Bowls Gemstone Journey

CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Spring Classes 2018 Classes begin the weeks of April 2 & May 7

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Low-Fire Surfaces, 10am-1pm

How to Make a Low Fire, 10am-1pm

Tile Making, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheel, 10am-1pm

Plant Pots and Vases, 10am-1pm

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

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

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

First-Time Potter, 2-5pm

Dreams, Myths, and Stories, 6:30-9:30pm

Figure Sculpture, 2-5pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

Advanced Soda, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheel, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Home and Garden, 1:30-4:30pm Demystifying Glaze, 2-5pm

First-Time Handbuilder, 7-10pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 12-5pm

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

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Photoshop for Digital Painting & Drawing, 3:30-6pm (Teen Class)

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

Fundamentals of Digital Photography II, 10am-1pm

Lines in Motion, 3:30-6pm (Teen Class)

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

Art Enrichment: Photographic Excursions, 10am-1pm

Photographic Editing in Photoshop, 6:30-9:30pm

Talking Pictures, 6:30-9:30pm

Still Life to Abstract, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Abstraction in Oils, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Paint Alla Prima, 10am-1pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am-1pm

Sumi-e Ink Painting, 10am-1pm

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

Teen Introduction to Painting, 4:30pm-6pm

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Daily Sketchbook, 10am-1pm

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

Drop-in Figure Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Create Your Own Comic, 6:30-9:30pm

Your Life in Comics, 6:30-9:30pm

Building Pictures, 6:30-9:30pm Studio Lighting, 6:30-9:30pm The Art of Still Life, 6:30-9:30pm

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Introduction to Watercolor, 2-5pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor, 2-5pm Botanical Illustration, 2-5pm First Time Drawing into Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Drawing and Painting Techniques, 6:30-9:30pm Drawing II, 6:30-9:30pm Adult Coloring Book, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm Pastel, Oil Paint, Portrait and Figure, 6:30-9:30pm Political Cartooning, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning Oil Pastels, 6:30-9:30pm

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Early Registration Discount

Save up to $20 on classes when you register and pay in full by March 19

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Intermediate Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Art of the Box, 10am-1pm

First-Time Handbuilder, 10am-1pm

Sculpting from Life, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Simply Soda, 10am-1pm

Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Drawing on Clay, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 11am-2pm

New Approaches to Handbuilding, 1-4pm Non-Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Surface for Soda, 2-5pm

Sculpting a Bust, 3-6pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm Drawing on Pots, 2-5pm Simply Soda, 3-6pm First-Time Potter, 5-8pm

Beginning Slip Casting, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Potter, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm All About Cups/All About Vases, 7-10pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Webcomics, 3:30-6pm

History of Photography, 10am-1pm

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

First-Time Photoshop, 10am-1pm

Portrait Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 2-5pm

Advanced Topics in Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Oils, 10am-1pm

Abstract Studio, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Independent Painting Projects, 10am-1pm

Project Based Oils, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Drop-in Figure Drawing, 10:30am-1:30pm

Portrait and Costumed Figure, 10am-1pm

Drawing the Portrait and Figure II, 10am-1pm

Children’s Book Illustration, 10am-1pm

Landscape Painting from Photographs, 10am-1pm

Drawing II, 10am-1pm

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting, 2-5pm

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy, 10am-1pm Oil Painting II, 10am-1pm Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Practical Anatomy, 2-5pm Open Studio, 1:30-4:30pm

Imagined Landscapes, 6:30-9:30pm

Daily Sketchbook, 2-5pm

Understanding Color, 6:30-9:30pm

Draw and Paint the Nude Figure, 2-5pm

Abstraction in Oils, 6:30-9:30pm

Quick Oil Portraits, 2-5pm

Children’s Book Illustration, 10am-1pm Introduction to Oil Painting, 2-5pm

Figure in Action, 6:30-9:30pm

For Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass, Printimaking & Book Arts, or Textiles See Page 6 CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Spring Classes 2018 Classes begin the weeks of April 2 & May 7

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass page 20

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

First-Time Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Advanced Topics in Metal, 1-4pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Soldering 101, 6:30-9:30pm

Clever Combo: Wood & Metal Jewelry, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm Cold Connections, 6:30-9:30pm Working With Wax & Casting, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm Intermediate Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Pressure Fit Boxes, 6:30-9:30pm

Printimaking & Book Arts page 26

Introduction to Relief, 2-5pm

Monotypes and Collagraphs, 2-5pm

Word and Image: Relief and Letterpress, 10am-1pm

Reduction Linocut, 2-5pm

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

Book Arts and Decorative Papers, 2-5pm

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

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

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 2-5pm Water-based Monotypes, 6:30-9:30pm

Acrylic Resist Etching, 2-5pm

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

Reduction Linocut, 2-5pm

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

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

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Beyond Beginner: Bookbinding II, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 2-5pm

First Time Sewing, 10am-1pm

Textiles for the Table, 10am-1pm

Beginner Quilting, 2-5pm

Frame Loom Weaving, 2-5pm

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

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

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

Beginner Quilting, 6:30-9:30pm

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

I Like Big Blocks, 2-5pm Fabric Design and Print Exchange, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm

Screen Printing with Dye, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm

Zippers and Buttons, 6:30-9:30pm

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Early Registration Discount

Save up to $20 on classes when you register and pay in full by March 19

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

First-Time Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm & 6:30-9:30pm

Teen Metals: Etching, 4:30-6:30pm

First-Time Glass Beadmaking, 10am-1pm

Teen Metals: Enameling, 4:30-6:30pm

Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking, 10am-1pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Enameling, 10am-1pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm Working With Wax & Casting, 2-5pm

Teen Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Forging & Forming, 6:30-9:30pm

Exploring Silver Glass, 2-5pm Intro to Electroforming, 2-5pm

First-Time Etching, 10am-1pm

First-Time Letterpress, 10am-1pm

First-Time Etching, 10am-1pm

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

Beyond Beginner: Letterpress II, 10am-1pm

Screen Printing: Fabric to Paper, 2-5pm

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

Screen Printing for Bookmaking, 2-5pm

First-Time Bookmaking, 2-5pm

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

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

Pattern Design and Repeat Techniques, 10am-1pm

Patterns in Nature, 10am-1pm

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

First Time Sewing, 10am-1pm

Intro to Knitting Lace, 10am-1pm

Sew Your Own Jumpsuit, 10am-1pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 2-5pm

First-Time Screen Printing: T-Shirt, 10am-1pm

Independent Printing Projects, 10am-1pm Zippers and Buttons, 10am-1pm The Natural Spectrum, 6:30-9:30pm Draft and Sew Your Own PJ Pants, 6:30-9:30pm

Felting and Stitching in Creative Ways, 10am-1pm Independent Patterning Projects, 10am-1pm First Time Sewing, 1:30-4:30pm

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

Zippers and Buttons, 1:30-4:30pm

Hat Making: Sculptural Straw, 6:30-9:30pm

Zippers and Buttons, 5-8pm

Screen Printing: from Fabric to Paper, 2-5pm First Time Sewing, 5-8pm

Draft and Sew Your Own Yoga Pants, 6:30-9:30pm

For Ceramics, Digital Arts & Photography, or Drawing & Painting See Page 4

CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Lillstreet’s long-established clay department offers classes for all skill levels in wheelthrowing, handbuilding and sculpture. Advanced students can fine-tune their work or experiment with soda firing. Take advantage of over 200 glaze combinations, firings and state-of-the-art equipment during our generous open studio hours.

Ceramics

Ceramics

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Beginning/ Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing 10 Weeks

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

Wednesday 2-5pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9

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

Monday 7–10pm Joe Kraft Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 Saturday 10am-1pm Marissa Neuman Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $180, Members $175

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Jayson Lawfer Session I: Starts April 5

Sunday 5-8pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts April 8 Session II: Starts May 13

Monday 10am–1pm Les Orenstein Starts April 2 Monday 6:30–9:30pm TBD Starts April 2 Tuesday 7-10pm Gary Jackson Starts April 3 Wednesday 10am-1pm Susan McBride Starts April 4 Wednesday 7-10pm David & Sharon Hartshorne Starts April 4 Thursday 2-5pm Samantha Hostert Starts April 5 Thursday 7-10pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts April 5

Mary Drabik Session II: Starts May 10 Sunday 10am-1pm Levi Yastrow Session I: Starts April 8 Session II: Starts May 13

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

Sculpting a Bust SEE PAGE 10 FOR MO RE INF O.

$180, Members $175

Friday 2-5pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts April 6 Saturday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts April 7 Sunday 2–5pm Levi Yastrow Starts April 8 $340, Members $330

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

Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm Lisa Harris Starts April 3 Tuesday 10am-1pm Marissa Neuman Starts April 3 Tuesday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts April 3 Thursday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts April 5 Saturday 1-4pm Mary Drabik Starts April 7 $340, Members $330

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel 10 Weeks This beginner-friendly class is team taught with demonstrations alternating each week between hand building and wheel work. We will focus on cylinders, bowls, building fundamental skills for working with clay. No experience necessary

Tuesday 10am-1pm Susan Messer-McBride & Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Starts April 3 $340, Members $330


Multilevel All About Cups Learn the ins and outs of creating mugs, tumblers and cups of all shapes and sizes. We will cover techniques such as throwing off the hump as well as a variety of surface decorations. All levels welcome

Thursday 7-10pm Sam Hostert Session I: Starts April 5 $190, Members $185

All About Vases 5 Weeks Springtime is always more enjoyable with freshly picked flowers displayed in your own handmade vases. We will balance form and function with alterations as well as a variety of surface decorations. All levels welcome

Thursday 7-10pm Sam Hostert Session II: Starts May 10 $190, Members $185

Non-Figurative Sculpture in Clay

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

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

Learn handbuilding techniques to develop your ideas into clay sculpture while engaging your creative thinking process. Classes will present a broader discussion of sculptural forms beyond the figure and how best to incorporate narrative elements.

All levels welcome

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Robin Power Starts April 3 $350, Members $340

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Corinne D. Peterson Starts April 2 $350, Members $340

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

Tile Making 10 Weeks

Drawing on Clay

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

10 Weeks

All levels welcome

Wednesday 10am-1pm Michael Skiersch Starts April 4 $350, Members $340

Figurative Sculpture 10 Weeks

Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay

All levels welcome

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

Tuesday 2-5pm Robin Power Starts April 3 $350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

The Art of the Box 10 Weeks Examine various hand-building processes for constructing boxes. You will start by learning simple slab building techniques and progress to alternative methods, themes and traditional and alternative surface treatments. All levels welcome

Learn to use your functional pottery as a three dimensional drawing surface. Demonstrations will include use of underglazes, slips and glazes to create illustrated surfaces for either pattern or narrative elements. All levels welcome

Thursday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts April 5 $350, Members $340

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

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

Ceramics

5 Weeks

Small Sculptures & Doll Making

Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts April 3 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Karen Avery Starts April 3 Wednesday 10am-1pm Levi Yastrow Starts April 4 Thursday 10am-1pm Patty Kochaver Starts April 5 Saturday 10am-1pm Les Orenstein Starts April 7 Sunday 10am-1pm David Trost Starts April 8 $375, Members $365

Monday 10am-1pm Molly Bishop Starts April 2 $350, Members $340

Drawing on Pots

SEE PAGE 11 F OR MOR E INF O.

Friday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Starts April 6 $350, Members $340

CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Toner Litho Transfer on Clay

Ceramics

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts May 8 Wednesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts May 9 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

Advanced Wheelthrowing 10 Weeks Demonstrations of more complex forms will encourage you to expand your repertoire of pots and build confidence. Throw taller, bigger pieces with nuance. Try new and advanced glazing techniques to create pots of your own design and aesthetic. Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing and Intermediate Wheelthrowing.

Monday 7-10pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts April 2 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Patty Kochaver Starts April 3 Sunday 11am-2pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts April 8 $375, Members $365

Home & Garden Pottery

Surface for the Soda Kiln

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

This independently driven class begins each week with a potluck and group discussion about ongoing projects. Instructor is on hand to guide you through your projects, problem solve and demonstrate as needed.

Discover the ways that a variety of elements transform in the soda kiln. In addition to soda slips, we will work with cone 10 slips, terra sigillata and glazes. We’ll look at various ways to apply these things and test a variety of our own in class.

Prerequisite: Two Beginning Wheel/ Handbuilding & One Intermediate Ceramics Class

Prerequisite: Two Simply Soda classes or instructor approval.

Monday 1:30-4:30pm Karen Avery Starts April 2

Saturday 2-5pm Samantha Hostert Starts April 7

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

Sculpting the Portrait from Life

Simply Low Fire: Beginning Low Fire

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Working from a live model, learn to establish the composition and underlying anatomy of the human face through discussions, diagrams and demonstrations. Bring your work to a higher level of sophistication by following along on the techniques and ideas that are presented.

Explore the rich history and bright color palette of low-fired ceramic surface decorations. Demonstrations and discussions will involve the use of terra sigilata, underglazes, slips and glazes on terra cotta.

Prerequisite: Two Beginning Handbuilding classes

Sunday 10am-1pm Debra Balchen Starts April 8 $375, Members $365 $70 Model fee

Prerequisite: Two Sessions of Beginning Wheelthrowing or Beginning Handbuilding

Tuesday 10am-1pm David Trost Starts April 3 $375, Members $365

New Approaches to Handbuilding 10 Weeks

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

Friday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts April 6 Sunday 3-6pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts April 8 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

10 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

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

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

Tuesday 10am-1pm Charity White Starts April 5 $375, Members $365

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm David Trost Starts April 4 $375, Members $365

Sculpting a Bust 10 Weeks Working from solid clay, this class will focus on the creation of a 3/4 to life size bust. Each student will choose their own model and work from images. Prerequisite: Two handbuilding classes.

Thursday 3-6pm Charity White Starts April 5 $375, Members $365

Prerequisite: One Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing class.

Thursday 1-4pm Mary Drabik Starts April 5 $375, Members $365

Small Sculptures & Doll Making SEE PAGE 9 F OR MOR E IN FO.


Beginning Slip Casting 10 Weeks

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Michael Skiersch Starts April 5 $375, Members $365

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts April 7 $375, Members $365

Demystifying Glaze 10 Weeks Art and science come together in this class that’s all about glazes. Working in small batches, you’ll begin with simple tests, learn to mix materials and discover there truly is little mystery in what makes a glaze. Demonstrations and discussions will cover the material in easy-tounderstand terms. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing

Monday 2-5pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts April 2 $375, Members $365

Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay S E E PAG E 9 F OR M O RE I N FO.

10 Weeks Explore the critical steps necessary to create dynamic and inventive ceramic works utilizing varied hand building techniques such as hard and soft slabs, hump and slump molds and advanced coil building. Students will participate in all stages of the process including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Simply Soda or instructor approval.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Chris Chaney Starts April 4

Workshops Themed Slab Cup Set 1 Day Learn to make a set of matching porcelain cups using slabs and templates. Create 4 tall cups that can be decorated with your own unique themes, images or patterns. Each cup will have its own narrative and tell a different part of the story. Please bring ideas for your cups.

Windowsill Planters 1 Day Get ready for Spring by making your own planter for your windowsill. Using slabs of Terra Cotta clay, you will get to design, build your own rectangular planter and decorate it with a variety of different colors. No experience necessary

Saturday, April 14 2-5pm Nolan Baumgartner $75, Members $70

Prerequisite: Two wheelthrowing or handbuilding classes

Mother’s Day Vases

$375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

Sunday, May 20 2-6pm Mary Drabik

Pots for Plants

$95, Members $90

Give the gift of a vase created by you. Designing your own template, you will use slabs of Terra Cotta clay to create a simple vase that you will then carve and paint. Once finished, vases will be glazed and be ready for you to add a bouquet.

10 Weeks Using both the wheel and hand building techniques, we will explore a variety of forms for pots that hold plants. Discussions and demonstrations will include surfaces and function for decorative techniques that can be used on everything from simple forms to complex vases. Prerequisite: One year of Wheelthrowing.

Monday 10am-1pm David Bromley Starts April 2 $375, Members $365

Drawing on Pots 10 Weeks Pots can be more than blank expressions. Learn to apply narrative elements, patterns and more as demonstrations and discussions will focus on what’s on the surface. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Sunday 2-5pm Nicole Paulina Starts April 8 $375, Members $365

Date Night Throwdown! Grab your sweetie, bestie or buddies for a Friday night “throwdown”. Join us for a fun evening of getting a little messy and trying your hands at wheelthrowing. Learn basic techniques and throw as much clay as you can with the help of our skilled instructors. At the night’s end, pick 2 pieces to have glazed. BYOB

Friday, April 20 6:30-9:30pm Jonathan Pacheco $65, Members $60 Friday, May 4 6:30-9:30pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis $65, Members $60 Friday, May 18 6:30-9:30pm Jonathan Pacheco $65, Members $60 Friday, June 8 6:30-9:30pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis $65, Members $60

Ceramics

Does making multiples of your favorite cup, vase or other sculptural or functional forms interest you? Learn to make 2-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.

Advanced Soda: Handbuilding

1 Day

No experience necessary

Saturday, April 28 2-4pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis $65, Members $60

Spring Baskets in Clay 1 Day Learn to weave with clay to make a basket to celebrate the season. Using coils of Terra Cotta, you will learn to braid, twist and weave the clay to form your basket and handle. No experience necessary

Saturday, May 5 12-3pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis $75, Members $70

Handmade Brushes Make your own brushes to be used for more expressive applications of slip, glaze, stain, or underglaze. Using bamboo and an assortment of different types of hair, you will make two different functional brushes that are also art pieces themselves. The brushes will be ready for use during the class, so bring a piece to glaze. All levels welcome

Saturday, April 21 1-4pm Nolan Baumgartner $75, Members $70

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Digital Arts & Photography

Digital Arts & Photography

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner First-Time Digital Photography 5 Weeks With easy technical explanations, shooting exercises and a review of your images, you will learn how to find, compose and capture compelling photographs, while receiving a comprehensive introduction to ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Please bring a USB drive.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Robin Marchant Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8 Saturday 2-5pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts April 7 Sunday 10am-1pm Danielle Owensby Session II: Starts May 13 $180, Members $175

Striving to grow Chicago’s photographic community, Lillstreet’s photography program offers artist-taught classes that cover everything from basic technical instruction to advanced creative projects. We engage with conversations surrounding contemporary photography and facilitate students’ critical thinking skills when it comes to reading the photograph. 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 where everyone has access to a camera.

First-Time Photoshop 5 Weeks Master the essentials of Photoshop. Learn the basics tools needed for making simple image adjustments including cropping, brushes, selection tools, image adjustments and masks. You will also gain an understanding of different file formats and saving images.

Saturday 10am-1pm Aaron Brandt Session II: Starts May 13 Monday 10am-pm Randee Ladden Session I: April 2 Session II: May 7 $180, Members $175

Fundamentals of Digital Photography I 5 Weeks Explore the fundamentals of photography and working with a digital camera. You will develop the knowledge and confidence to use the important camera functions and shooting modes. You will gain an in-depth understanding of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and their effects and relationships. A camera with manual function is required, DSLR preferred. Not appropriate for cell phone cameras.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

Photographing Your Artwork

$185, Members $180

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Fundamentals of Digital Photography II

Photographic Editing in Photoshop

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Interested in taking your basic skills to the next level? Expand on the important fundamentals of photography and the relationships between aperture, ISO and shutter speed. Learn about advanced exposure techniques and important camera functions, such as metering modes and white balance. You will develop a personal portfolio through a combination of brief lectures, hands on fieldwork and critiques.

Photographic Editing offers an introduction to the basics of enhancing your photographs in Adobe Photoshop. The class will take you through the steps of using Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, and the intricacies of Photoshop from creating adjustment layers, to masking, proper file resizing/saving and printing.

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

Wednesday 10am-1pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $185, Members $180 $5 Print fee

Introduction to Lightroom

Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography or equivalent experience preferred.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts May 8 $185, Members $180 $5 Print fee

Multilevel

5 Weeks

Studio Lighting

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

Learn the ins and outs of the studio through this comprehensive lighting course. You will learn to use all of Lillstreet’s lighting equipment from steady lights to strobes, and light diffusers like umbrellas and softboxes. Practice a variety of lighting set-ups for portraiture, still life and more.

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography or equivalent experience preferred.

Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions required.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Aaron Brandt Session I: Starts April 3

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts April 2

$185, Members $180 $5 Print fee

$190, Members $185


The Art of Still Life 5 Weeks What does it take to make a stilllife come alive? Learn to expand your idea 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. Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions required.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185

Workshops Photographing Your Artwork 1 Day Open to our friends of any and all artistic mediums, this workshop will teach you simple tools and tricks to document your artwork and create digital files to use for online display, portfolio use etc. All levels welcome

Sunday, April 15 2-6pm Rebecca Memoli $95, Members $90

Building Pictures: Architectural Photography 5 Weeks

All levels welcome

Monday 6:30-9:30pm John Lusis Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185

Talking Pictures 5 Weeks Pictures are a way to connect with a memory and provide a close look at one’s life. Using a process called Ekphrasis, we’ll explore the relationship between text/image, and study our favorite pictures, looking beyond the glossy finish of a photograph. So dig out your favorite photos, old or new, for a writing course that explores who we are through “Talking Pictures.” All levels welcome

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Terry Ratner Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Stars May 9 $190, Members $185

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.

Intermediate/ Advanced Advanced Topics in Digital Photography 10 Weeks

$190, Members $185

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

History of Photography: 1839 to Present

Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions preferred.

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Sarah Hiatt Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

5 Weeks Ever wondered how this camera came to exist in your hands? We’ll dive into the past 180 years of the photographic medium - the scientists, the innovators, the artists, and the resulting archive of images. Step inside of a camera obscura, make images with only the sun, and leave with a better understanding of this popular and controversial medium.

Sunday 10am-1pm Danielle Owensby Starts April 8 $375, Members $365 $10 Print fee

Inkjet Printing 1 Day We will demystify the components of printing from file sizing, resolution and paper profiles, to the correct file settings in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Learn how to print your own works and we will discuss how to outsource your files for large format printing. All levels welcome

Sunday, April 22 2–5pm Jeanne Donegan $75, Members $70

Lightroom Basics

Digital Arts & Photography

This course will teach the technical, commercial and conceptual approaches for photographing architecture. Learn techniques to create photographs of buildings in residential neighborhoods and large city structures. We will also review the social contexts of architectural structures and how they are represented in contemporary photography.

Portrait Photography

1 Day Lightroom is powerful and affordable software for enhancing photographs, cataloging, printing and more. This 4 hour intensive overview will teach you to organize, develop and print your images. Basic computer skills required. You should bring 20-30 high resolution images (Raw files preferred) on an external drive (500GB or more). All levels welcome

Sunday, May 13 2-6pm Jeanne Donegan $95, Members $90

All levels welcome

Saturday 10am-1pm Sarah Hiatt Session I: Starts April 7 $190, Members $185

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Photographing a Model for Drawing Reference 1 Day This interactive workshop will teach you how to photograph a model for drawing reference. Instruction on portrait perspectives, lighting and digital editing will teach you to create the perfect reference photo. Print your best shot and sketch your model from the photo. This is a great opportunity to learn about proportion, gesture and likeness. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, First Time Digital Photography, or equivalent experience.

Saturday, May 19 1:30-5:30pm Cristi Lopez & Sarah Hiatt $95, Members $90 $15 Model fee

Digital Arts & Photography

Family Archives I: Preserving & Retouching Photographs 1 Day Join us for the first session of a 2-part workshop where we discuss and demonstrate the importance and practice of sustaining photographs. You will learn how to scan, edit and store negatives and/ or prints. Bringing in old negatives, photographs, and even writings or letters, along with at least a 2GB flash drive is highly recommended. All levels welcome

Sunday, May 27 1:30pm-5:30pm Sarah Hiatt $95, Members $90

Ages 14-18 Photoshop for Digital Painting & Drawing 5 Weeks From line art to painting, learn to use Photoshop to “ink” pencil drawings, color illustrations, use 3D effects, and experiment with brushes that mimic oil, watercolor and more to create full digital paintings. Drawing tablet highly recommended but not necessary. Basic computer skills required, software skills not necessary.

Monday 3:30-6pm Sheika Lugtu Session I: Starts April 2

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$160, Members $155

Webcomics: From Sketches to Publishing 10 Weeks Step by step guide from writing your first comic to publishing it online. We’ll go through the basics of writing a script, creating a character, drawing a comic, basic digital scanning and coloring using Photoshop and more. We’ll discuss different hosting platforms, design a website and learn to promote your comic online. Drawing tablets and traditional media welcome.

Thursday 3:30-6pm Sheika Lugtu Starts April 5 $320, Members $310

2017

Chicago Reader Best of Chicago Awards

WINNER

Best Event Space

2017

Chicago Reader Best of Chicago Awards

Lines in Motion 5 Weeks

Family Archives II: Preserving & Retouching Photographs 1 Day In this second session of our 2-part Family Archive workshop, we will discuss and demonstrate the importance and practice of sustaining photographs. Focus will be on the restoration and editing of your images. A flash drive with at least 2GB of storage is highly recommended.

Have you ever wanted to add motion to your drawings or designs? Starting with fun GIFs, moving text, adding simple movement to photographs, to short animated cycles and simple rotoscoping; learn the basics of animation in Photoshop.

Monday 3:30-6pm Sheika Lugtu Session II: Starts May 7 $160, Members $155

All levels welcome

WINNER

Best Established Gallery

2017

Chicago Reader Best of Chicago Awards

Sunday, June 3 1:30pm-5:30pm Sarah Hiatt $95, Members $90

14 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

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Drawing & Painting

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

First-Time Drawing into Painting 5 Weeks

Drop-In Figure Drawing

Open Studio Drop-in

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

Drop-in drawing and painting sessions offer an excellent opportunity for beginning to advanced students to practice and work independently. Please bring your own drawing materials. A monitor will be on hand but please note that Instruction, a model and critique are not included.

Pre-registration for the drop-in figure sessions is not required. Visit our website to view the drop-in calendar and upcoming events If you have any questions or want more information, please email lillstreet@lillstreet.com or call us at 773-769-4226. Dropin figure drawing is located at our Drawing and Painting West Wing Studio, 4410 N. Ravenswood Avenue, on the other side of the train tracks from our main facility.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm

Open Studio is located at our Drawing and Painting West Wing Studio, 4410 N. Ravenswood Avenue, on the other side of the train tracks from our main facility. Pre-registration for the dropin open studio sessions is not required.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

Beginning Drawing 5 Weeks If you are new to drawing or would like to refresh your drawing skills you will discover something useful in this entry-level class. The use of value, line and proportion will 
be demonstrated and provide the foundation of balanced compositions. A Beginning Drawing kit is available for purchase on the first day of class.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

Monday 10am-1pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts April 2

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts April 3

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

Saturday 10am-1pm Annie York Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts April 3

Sunday 2-5pm Randall Miller Session I: Starts April 8 Session II: Starts May 13 $180, Members $175
 $40 First-Time Drawing & Painting Kit

Drawing & Painting

Combine basic drawing with the fundamentals of painting in this introductory class. You will become acquainted with line, value and composition while learning to combine them into successful drawings. These fundamental elements will then be integrated into compositional strategies for creating acrylic paintings. The First-Time Drawing into Painting kit is available for purchase on the first day of class.

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 8 $185, Members $180 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

Friday 1:30-4:30pm Session I: Starts April 6 Friday 1:30-4:30pm Session II: Starts May 11

$10 per session if you are not currently signed up for a Drawing and Painting class.

$20 per session or $180 for a 10 session package.

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

Drawing & Painting

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Starts April 4 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Starts April 5 $340, Members $330 $70 Beginning Painting Kit

Beginning Figure Drawing 5 Weeks Venture beyond the still life and learn to analyze the human figure. Apply basic drawing skills to draw from a live model. Emphasis will focus on timed poses and each week’s lesson will build off of the last, from gestural sketches to full-scale poses. Historical artists will be referenced when applicable.

Introduction to Oil Painting 5 Weeks Learn the fundamentals of oil painting, a standard for professional painters since the 12th century. Experiment with color mixing and painting techniques that accumulate to enhance skill and provide a foundation for confident painting with oils. An oil painting kit is available for purchase on the first day of class.

Thursday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 5 Sunday 2-5pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 8 Session II: Starts May 13 $185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

Oil Painting II 5 Weeks Continue your study of oils as you expand your practice with advanced techniques and challenges. Projects include using complementary colors, copying a master and creating both a palette knife painting and an all white painting. Some oil painting experience is required.

Prerequisite: Drawing II or prior figure experience.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Oil Painting or equivalent experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Cristi Lopez Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

Thursday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts May 10

$185, Members $180 $40 Model fee

Introduction to Painting Techniques 


$185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

Drawing II 5 Weeks

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Elizabeth Wilson Session II: Starts May 7 $185, Members $180

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

Multilevel Drawing the Portrait & Figure II 
5 Weeks Explore the fundamentals of 
drawing portraits and figures while working from a nude model. Weekly demonstrations and structured exercises will emphasize observation, proportion, measuring, anatomy 
and seeing the figure and face as a combination of integrated shapes. You will work in charcoal and conté and must supply your own materials. A material list is available online. Prerequisite: Beginning Figure Drawing and Drawing II

Saturday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

Project Based Oil Painting

Develop and refine painting techniques as you build on basic skills. Explore brush and palette knife approaches, incorporate painting mediums and investigate the importance of a color plan.

Continue to develop your drawing skills as you are introduced to different media including pastel, conte and pen and ink. The topics of color, drawing glass, fabric and the rudiments of portraiture will be covered. Materials are available for purchase on the first day of class.

Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting or prior experience.

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session II: Starts May 8

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session II: Starts May 8

$185, Members $180

Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts May 13

Prerequisite: Introduction to Oil Painting, Oil Painting II or equivalent experience.

$185, Members $180

 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

Friday 10am-1pm Amalia Kouvalis Session I: Starts April 6

5 Weeks

Monday 2-5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts April 2 Saturday 10am-1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts April 7 $185, Members $180 $95 Watercolor kit

5 Weeks Ideal for the advanced beginner to intermediate oil painter. Each week will focus on painting from photographs, still-life, landscapes, rendering surface texture and more. Instructor demonstrations and individualized instruction will be an integral part of bridging the gap between beginner and advanced oil painting techniques. Supply list provided online.

$190, Members $185

16 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7


Landscape Painting from Photographs

Abstraction in Oil

Sumi-e (Ink-Painting)

Adult Coloring Book

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Explore works from abstract artists and create your own abstract paintings through various assignments. Whether you prefer abstraction or lean towards realism, the information shared will help you grow as an artist. Mark making, composition and value will be emphasized.

Experience the meditative practice of traditional Japanese ink painting, sumi-e, the art of painting using a brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin, absorbent “rice-paper” (washi). Fundamental brushstrokes will be reviewed and insights into the “way of the brush” will be discussed, while you experiment with your original work.

Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. Let us teach you how to create your very own for fun and stress-relief. Use shapes and repeat patterns of various subjects such as floral, geometric, psychedelic and other detailed ink illustrations by hand to create your one-of-a-kind coloring book.

Working from photographs, learn to create dynamic and striking landscape paintings. Together we will explore foundations such as perspective, composition, light source and color. Any combination of media is acceptable for more advanced artists, but all levels of painters are welcome. Please bring a landscape photo that includes trees, painting supplies and at least one painting surface to the first class.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Oils, Oils II, or equivalent experience recommended.

Wednesday 10am-1pm Cristi Lopez Session I: Starts April 4

Saturday 10am-1pm Kendra Fuller Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Cristi Lopez Session II: Starts May 10

$190, Members $185

Imagined Landscapes 5 Weeks Explore the landscape in nontraditional ways while experimenting with mark making, materials and color. You will be introduced to a new artist each week and investigate different strategies for abstracting from the landscape. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Painting or equivalent experience.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Session I: Starts April 5 $190, Members $185

Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstraction 10 weeks Focusing on a new still life each session, emphasis will be on composition, color and the importance of equal attention to background and foreground. Within the group setting, there will be a focus on the level and interest of each individual. Through group discussion and evaluation, we will build common vocabulary and explore a variety of styles and methods. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Painting or equivalent experience recommended. All levels welcome.

Monday 10am-1pm Yvette Weijergang Starts April 2

$190, Members $185

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

Monday 2-5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts May 7 Saturday 10am-1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts May 12 $190, Members $185 $95 Watercolor Kit

Monday 10am-1pm Patricia Larkin Green Session I: Starts April 2 $190, Members $185

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Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Emmett Baggett Session II: Starts May 8 $190, Members $185

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy 5 Weeks Learn the history and fundamentals of traditional dip pen calligraphy. Using a variety of tools and materials, explore and practice several styles of alphabets and lettering and discover what works best for you. Styles such as copperplate, blackletter and italic are a few that will be discussed. Material list provided online.

Thursday 10am-1pm Judith Mayer Session I: Starts April 5 Monday 10am-1pm Judith Mayer Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185

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

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio

Prerequisite: Drawing II, Introduction to Watercolor, Introduction to colored pencil or equivalent experience.

Understanding Color 5 Weeks Learn to maximize your use of color to add vibrancy and depth to your work. Focus will be on working with complementary colors, warm versus cool, color mixing and blending. Demonstrations in both wet and dry media with various subject matters. Come prepared to the first class with a sketchpad and a set of nupastels (or equivalent). A supply list will be provided on the first day of class.

Drawing & Painting

Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Painting or equivalent experience.

All levels welcome

Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Elizabeth Wilson Session I: Starts April 5 $190, Members $185

Quick Oil Portraits 5 Weeks Working from a live model, you will learn a quick and organized approach to painting a portrait. Focus on tone, facial measurements and light to create form. With a swift application of paint and use of rich colors, you can’t help but to express freely while striving to capture his or her unique character. Demonstrations and individual assistance available.

Monday 2-5pm Emmett Baggett Session II: Starts May 7

Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

$190, Members $185

Saturday 2-5pm Lisa Depinto-Parenteau Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

$350, Members $340

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Children’s Book Illustration 5 Weeks

Drawing & Painting

Celebrate the whimsical world of children’s literature as you translate written word into visual language through creative illustration. Explore different approaches to interpreting and illustrating children’s stories. Create unique and memorable character designs while bringing depth and personality to your favorite story environments and developing your own style. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Drawing II or equivalent experience.

Sunday 10am-1pm Sophie Lucido Johnson Session I: Starts April 8 Session II: Starts May 13 $190, Members $185

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Emmett Baggett Session I: Starts April 2 $190, Members $185

The Daily Sketchbook 5 Weeks The sketchbook is a site of brainstorming, experimentation and observation. Using the sketchbook as your visual diary, you will draw directly from life, reference and your imagination in a variety of media. Whether you take your sketchbook to work, on vacation or use it for quick studies, we will help you develop a productive sketchbook habit suited to your individual needs. Please bring a sketchbook and drawing medium of your choice to the first class.

Monday 10am-1pm Cristi Lopez Session II: Starts May 7 Saturday 2-5pm Cristi Lopez Session I: Starts April 7 $190, Members $185

Create Your Own Comic 5 Weeks

Practical Anatomy 5 Weeks

Learn to create your own comic books beginning with a simple strip and ending with a full-fledged short story. Inspiration can come from real life experiences, dreams or story ideas you’ve always wanted to create. All levels with an interest in sequential art are welcome.

Delve deeper into rendering human anatomy. Each week the class will begin with drawing from a live model, focusing on different parts of the body. This class is designed for the illustrator or cartoonist interested in building skills and learning how to simplify the human form.

Bring
 a sketchbook (8x10 or larger), pencil and eraser to the first class.

You should bring an 18”x24” pad of paper and 4B-6B drawing pencils to the first class.

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Drawing II or equivalent experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session I: Starts April 3 $190, Members $185

Your Life in Comics 5 Weeks Inside everyone there is a personal story informed by unique life experiences just itching to get out. We will look at autobiographical comics and graphic novels as inspiration to cartoon our own personal narratives. Personalized stories become the focus of individualized instruction, in which you will build your unique outlooks, aesthetic and storytelling approaches. Please bring an 8x10 or larger sketchbook, pencil and 9x12 bristol board to the first class. Prerequisite: Create Your Own Comic, Drawing II or equivalent experience.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session II: Starts May 9 $190, Members $185

The Figure in Action 5 Weeks Working from live models, you will achieve a sense of life, power, strength and overall movement in your figure drawings. This class will focus on the tensions, musculature, cohesiveness and individuality each model brings. You should bring an 18”x24” pad of paper and 4B-6B drawing pencils to the first class. Prerequisite: Beginning Figure Drawing, Drawing II, or equivalent experience recommended.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session II: Starts May 10 $190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

18 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

Prerequisite: Beginning Figure Drawing, Drawing II, or equivalent experience recommended.

Friday 2-5pm Mike Freiheit Session I: Starts April 6 $190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

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

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Ken Minami Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

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

Thursday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts April 5 $375, Members $365

Tuesday 10am-1pm Ken Minami Starts April 3 $375, Members $365 $70 Model fee

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Problem Solving for Oil Painters

Intermediate Portrait & Costumed Figure


10 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

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

Please come to the first class prepared to work in oils on a 16”x20” canvas.

Wednesday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts April 4 $375, Members $365

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure 5 Weeks Individualized instruction helps you develop new skills and styles as you work from the nude model. Poses are extended through multiple sessions and provide extended opportunities for developing more considered drawings and/or paintings. Conventional materials including oils, pastels or other drawing media and are supplied by the student.

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or equivalent experience

Friday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts April 6 Session II: Starts May 11

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

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Annie York Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $120, Members $115 $15 Material Fee

$195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

Saturday 2-5pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12

Prerequisite: Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstract, Beginning Painting, experience in abstraction or equivalent experience.

$195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

Friday 10am-1pm Cynthia Vaicunas Starts April 6

1 Day Create and take home a poster to color for future fun and stress relief. Students will create repeat patterns of various subjects (floral, geometric, psychedelic) by hand and transfer to poster board for a complete illustrative poster. Materials included. All Levels Welcome.

Sunday, April 15 2-6pm Emmett Baggett $95, members $90 $10 material fee

1 Day

10 weeks

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or instructor approval


Create an Adult Coloring Poster

Photographing a Model for Drawing Reference

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

Workshops

Drawing & Painting

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

Kids: Ages 10-13

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In this interactive workshop, learn how to photograph a model for drawing reference. Instruction on portrait perspectives, lighting, and digital editing will teach you to create the perfect reference photo. Once you print your best shot, head over to the Drawing and Painting department to work on sketching your model from the photo, learning about proportion, gesture, and likeness. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, First Time Digital Photography, or equivalent experience.

Saturday, May 19 1:30-5:30pm Sarah Hiatt & Cristi Lopez $95, Members $90 $15 model fee

$375, Members $365

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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

First-Time Artist First-Time Metalsmithing 5 Weeks

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Designed for beginning jewelers who want to sample basic skills. Saw piercing, texturing, cold connections and a soldered band ring will be covered. A material kit is required and can be purchased on the first day of class.

Monday 2-5pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

Paid Open Studio

Glass Open Studio

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

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

A punch card must be purchased at the front desk.

Thursday 10am-1pm Joshua Herman Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

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 required.

Those currently enrolled in a class:

$60 for 5 sessions $14 per individual session Those not currently enrolled in a session:

Glass Bead: $85 for 5 sessions $17 per individual session Enamel: $40 for 5 sessions $10 per individual session

$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.

$45 per class

20 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Cynthia McEwen Session I: Starts April 7 $180, Members $175 $40 Glass Bead Kit

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Rachel Stork Stoltz Session II: Starts May 10 $180, Members $175 $15 First-Time Metalsmithing Kit

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Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Beginning Metalsmithing 10 Weeks Design and create jewelry and small sculpture in silver, copper and brass. Learn basic skills such as sawing, texturing, soldering and polishing. You will also learn simple forming techniques and how to bezel-set stones. A material kit is recommended and available for purchase on the first day of class.

Monday 6:30-9:30 pm Neil Kraus Starts April 2 Tuesday 10am-1pm Joshua Herman Starts April 3

Saturday 10am-1pm Carla Nessa Starts April 7 Sunday 2-5pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 8

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Expand your beadwork with exploring the magic and possibilities of making beads with silver glass. We will discuss a variety of glass compatibility, encasing and incorporate the use of stringers, frit, enamels and surface decorations such as silver foils. Prerequisite: First-Time Glass Beadmaking

Saturday 2-5pm Dobrila Pintar Session I: Starts April 7 $185, Members $180 $45 Material fee

Soldering 101 5 Weeks 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 set-ups will be demonstrated. Most materials will be available for purchase from instructor. Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Rachel Stork Stoltz Session I: Starts April 3 $185, Members $180

$340, Members $330 $30 Beginning Metals Kit

Cold Connections

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing

Learn creative ways to join metal and set stones through cold connections. No torch required! We’ll start with basic metalworking and how to incorporate rivets to hold pieces together securely or allow pieces to move. A variety of techniques of connecting metal and setting cabochon stones and found objects without heat will be discussed.

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm LeJean Easley Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 $185, Members $180 $60 Material fee

Weekly Challenge

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: One first-time Beginning Metalsmithing or Beginning Metalsmithing

Do you love a good challenge? This class is for those who are reasonably comfortable with their technique and are ready to apply their skills and ideas to producing new work. The session will comprise primarily of weekly challenges and group discussions. Design and making of works based on skill level, type of material, design, concept/inspiration and production will be discussed. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval

Tuesday 10am-1pm Susanne Henry Session I: Starts April 3 Thursday 2-5pm Susanne Henry Session II: Starts May 10 $185, Members $180

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Enameling 5 Weeks Learn enameling techniques by kiln-firing colorful powdered glass enamels on copper and fine silver. Sgraffito, stenciling, basse taille, grisaille and working with foils and liquid enamels will be covered. Combine these techniques for further experimentations and acquire a range of skills to create unique, colorful and vibrant designs of your own. Materials are available for purchase from instructor. Prerequisite: One First-Time Metalsmithing

Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm Pam Robinson Session I: Starts April 3 Thursday 10am-1pm Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Cynthia McEwen Session II: Starts May 12 $185, Members $180

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing 10 Weeks Develop and achieve higher skill levels of 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 metalsmithing fundamentals when taking a project from start to finish. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts April 4 Saturday 2-5pm Carla Nessa Starts April 7

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 4

Exploring Silver Glass

Sunday 10am-1pm Neil Kraus Starts April 8 $340, Members $330

$185, Members $180 $20 Enameling Kit

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Rachel Stork Stoltz Session I: Starts April 2 $185, Members $180

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Forging & Forming 10 Weeks Experience the magic of wielding a hammer to coax metal into flowing lines and sensuous forms. Learn to create shapes for your work not easily achieved by other techniques. Forge wire or rod into linear earrings, rings or flatware. Fold form metal to create organic textures and threedimensional forms. Transform metal sheet into bracelets or even a teapot. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 5 $340, Members $330

Clever Combo: Wood & Metal Jewelry 5 Weeks Learn to combine wood and metal to create unique pendants, earring, broaches and rings. Techniques covered will include metal inlay on wood, carving, using the bandsaw, sanding, drilling and more. The properties of wood and metal and how to couple them intelligently will be discussed. Prerequisite: First-Time Metalsmithing

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Intro to Electroforming

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Pam Robinson Starts April 2 Sunday 2-5pm Neil Kraus Starts April 8

5 Weeks Chemistry meets metalsmithing! Create jewelry and small sculpture by depositing copper on to copper foil and wax models. As the copper builds on your original form, it creates a complex, durable surface without much extra weight. You can expect to create one to two electroformed copper pieces and explore finishing techniques, like patinas, metal sealants, and possibly enameling your pieces. Prerequisite: First-Time Metalsmithing

Saturday 2-5pm Cat Bowyer Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $190, Members $185 $25 Material fee

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

Monday 10am-1pm Peter Antor Starts April 2 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Susan Franker Starts April 3 Wednesday 2-5pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 4 Saturday 10am-1pm Pam Robinson Starts April 7 $375, Members $365

Pressure Fit Boxes 5 Weeks Hone your soldering, fabrication, and surface-finishing skills while creating hollow-constructed, pressure fit containers. Learn a variety of construction methods, techniques, tips and tricks and can expect to complete at least 1-2 boxes. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval.

$350, Members $340 $25 Material fee

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

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$195, Members $190

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

Tuesday 1-4pm Pam Robinson Starts April 3 $375, Members $365

Ages 10-16 Teen Metalsmithing: Etching 5 Weeks Electro-saltwater etching is a process where exposed areas of the metal is ”cut” away to create highs and lows. The look can be similar to an engraved surface. Fundamental metalworking techniques such as sawing, piercing, forming, soldering and finishing will be covered to help create individualized jewelry or sculptural work while exploring image and illustrative strengths with non-toxic etching methods on copper and brass.

Friday 4:30-6:30pm Cat Bowyer Session I: Starts April 6 $140, Members $135

Teen Metalsmithing: Enameling 5 Weeks Using powdered glass, you’ll learn enameling techniques by torch and kiln firing on copper. Sgraffito, stenciling and basse taille will be covered. Fundamental metalwork techniques such as sawing, piercing, forming, soldering and finishing will be covered to create individualized jewelry or sculptural work while exploring the world of color and metal.

Friday 4:30-6:30pm Cat Bowyer Session II: Starts May 11 $140, Members $135

22 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7


Teen Metalsmithing

Steampunk Copper Cuff

5 Weeks

1 Day

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Susan Franker Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $180, Members $175

Workshops Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Focus on Encasing 1 Day

Prerequisite: Beginning Glass Beadmaking or Instructor Approval

Sunday, April 15 10am-4:30pm Cynthia McEwen

Sunday, April 29 10am-4pm Katie Baum $135, Members $130 $40 Material fee paid to instructor

Beadmaking Skills Bootcamp: Focus on Florals 1 Day

Prerequisite: Beginning Glass Beadmaking or Instructor Approval

Sunday, May 6 10am-4:30pm Cynthia McEwen $140, Members $135 $10 Material fee

1 Day

Friday, April 20 7-9:30pm Darlys Ewoldt

No experience necessary

Sunday, May 6 1-4pm Debbie Solomon $75, Members $70 $25 Material fee

Mom’s Night Out: Introduction to Glass Beadmaking Join us for an evening working with hot glass. Learn how to melt colorful glass rods on a table-mounted torch. Make basic shapes, apply simple designs such as dots and swirls and leave with a handful of beautiful glass beads. Join mom for the fun or give as a Mother’s Day gift. All materials included.

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1 Day Try a new medium and create fun objects using fine silver “paper”, a metal clay product that results in pure silver. Learn to quill, fold and punch your way to lightweight, small objects or jewelry.

Sunday, May 13 9am-5pm Katie Baum $150, Members $145 $50 Material fee paid to instructor includes all fine silver, gems, pearls, findings and use of specialty tools.

Keum-boo Jewelry 1 Day Discover the ancient technique of Keum-boo; the process of bonding 24k gold foil to silver. You will learn the step-by-step process of applying the gold foil to silver and the best way to finish your pieces. Prerequisite: One First-Time Metalsmithing

Saturday, May 19 10am-3pm Peter Antor

No experience necessary Ages 16 yrs and up welcome.

$115, Members $110 $30 Material fee

Monday, May 7 6-9pm Cynthia McEwen

Silver Steampunk Pendant

$75, Members $70

Working with silver metal clay, create tiny silver bits, bobs, gears and cogs and use them to form your one-of-akind, steampunk inspired pendant. After firing them, learn to employ a variety of finishing techniques from super shiny to antiquing.

Glass Fusing Fun! 1 Day

Forged with a Twist Cuff Bracelet

No experience necessary

Make a unique and personalized charm bracelet for yourself or to give as a gift. Design and create charms in sterling silver, copper and brass using hammered textures, stamps and sawing techniques. 2 silver charms and up to 4 additional charms in copper or brass can be completed.

1 Day

This intensive class will focus on techniques for creating both surface and encased floral designs. We’ll create multicolor cane for leaves, petals and murrini flower centers that are the secret to realistic floral beads. Bring your 104 COE glass, mandrels and any tools you prefer to work with. Additional colored glass is available for sale.

$140, Members $135 $5 Material fee

Grab a friend and join us for a fun evening of making a simple, yet elegant cuff bracelet. Using thick silver wire, you’ll bend, twist, form, hammer and finish your bracelet. You’ll leave wearing your new piece of jewelry and the excitement that it was made by you!

1 Day

Fine Silver Paper Play

Explore what glass fusing is all about. Learn how to cut and assemble colored glass to create small pendants, keychains and small trays. Fired pieces will be available for pick up approximately two weeks after workshop. All materials and firings included. No experience necessary

Saturday, May 12 5-8pm LeJean Easley

1 Day

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Spend the day focusing how to best encase or enclose your colorful designs under clear or transparent glass. A variety of techniques, methods and troubleshooting issues like smearing, haze, bubbles, scum and more will be discussed. Bring your 104 COE glass, mandrels and any tools you prefer to work with. Additional colored glass is available for sale.

There are two distinct parts of this workshop: building and making your one-of-a-kind steampunk-style mold, then using that mold to make your unique copper cuff bracelet. No two bracelets will be alike. This project is steampunk themed, but the techniques you’ll learn can be applied to any design.

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet Workshop

Prior metal clay experience recommended

Sunday, May 20 10am-4pm Katie Baum $135, Members $130 $40 Material fee paid to instructor

$75, Members $70 $25 Material fee

$65, Members $60 $30 Material fee

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Enameled Steel Bowls 1 Day Explore the possibilities of liquid form enamel on stainless steel bowls. You will learn techniques like spraying liquid enamel on complex surfaces, creating watercolor-like washes with liquid enamel and using sgraffito decorative elements. Starting with a ready-made bowl, we will jump right into decorative applications using liquid form enamel.

Saturday, May 26 2-6pm Cat Bowyer $95, Member $90 $20 Material fee

Gemstone Journey 1 Day

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Create a unique silver necklace with colorful gemstones. You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of stone colors and sizes. Combining your design, gem size and gem colors, your necklace will showcase your very own personalized message. Metal clay experience helpful

Sunday, June 3 10am-2pm Katie Baum $95, Members $90 $40 Material fee paid to instructor. Includes fine silver and gemstones.

Visiting Artists Workshops Making & Using Screens For Enameling 2 Day Explore the use of screen printing techniques to add imagery on your enamels. We will cover Riso and Stencil Pro, and explore screening on decals. You will learn how to burn your screens, mix your enamels and how to print an image layer by layer. You are welcome to bring images to use on a flash drive, but instructor will have plenty of copyright free imagery available for use.

Argentium: 3 Projects in 3 Days

Narratives in Jewelry: From Design to Object

Whether it’s your first time working with this magical material or you’re a seasoned Argentium pro, Master goldsmith and Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Ronda Coryell will teach you the process of fusing both flat and three-dimensional forms. Gain handson experience needed to create and finish three projects: Keum Boo earrings with 24k gold, stack, smack & whack ring & an oval hollow bead.

3 Day

Prerequisite: Two Beginning Metalsmithing classes or equivalent experience

Sunday-Tuesday, July 8-10 9am-5pm Ronda Coryell

Prerequisite: First-Time or Beginning Enameling

$650 $100 Kit fee payable to instructor

Saturday, April 21– Sunday, April 22 9:30am-4:30pm Leslie Perrino

Fields of Light: Cloisonné Enameling

$250 $25 Material fee

The Magic of Color Through the Eyes of a Metalsmith Give your metal creations a full range of bold, colorful surfaces and designs by building layers of patinas & dyes that range from opaque and powerful to translucent and delicate. The spectrum of color possibilities is endless! Use this process on jewelry, hollowware or sculpture. These colors are permanent and can be mixed and matched to produce exact hues and shades. Prerequisite: 2 Beginning Metalsmithing classes or instructor approval

Cloisonné enameling is a process in which thin silver wires are formed to create small compartments to inlay and fuse particles of colored glass. Learn techniques such as how to apply stamps and metallic foil, wet packing enamel, and grinding and polishing the surface. Color theory, layering, blending and tips & tricks will be discussed. All levels welcome

Friday-Sunday, August 31-September 2 9am-5pm Ashley Gilreath $500 $10 Material fee

Silver Bezel Eternity Ring 3 Day This classical ring has bezel set stones all around the band. Design, shape, color and fabrication techniques will be discussed. Jill will demonstrate making the ring in fine silver, then discuss creating it in 22k gold. Fusing will be covered in great detail. Skills covered are bezel making, soldering, fusing and stone setting.

Friday-Sunday, August 24-26 9am-5pm Ashley Gilreath

Prerequisite: Two Beginning Metalsmithing classes or instructor approval. Basic stone setting skills and soldering skills required.

$500 $15 Material fee

Friday-Sunday, September 7-9 10am-5pm Jill Hurant $575 $55 Material fee payable to instructor.

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24 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing class or instructor approval

3 Day

Friday-Sunday, June 15-17 10am-5pm Carol Warner $650

The invisible histories and our relationships with everyday objects will be the focus of this weekend experience. Recalling the landscape of your memories or a transformative moment in your life, learn how to capture and visually express those stories. Design, fabrication and a variety of techniques will be discussed. Specimens from nature or a family heirloom will be incorporated.

Stones available for $12-20 to complete ring


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

Printmaking & Book Arts

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 Thursday 2-5pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 Saturday 2-5pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts May 12 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

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

First-Time Letterpress

First-Time Bookmaking

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts April 4

Create original screen printed works on paper and fabric and use these to produce your own artist books and custom sketchbook covers. Learn to make bookcloth and folded and stitched book structures. Book board, fabric and some paper will be supplied, additional paper may be purchased in class.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts April 3

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Millicent Kennedy Session II: Starts May 10

Saturday 2-5pm Millicent Kennedy Session I: Starts April 7

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts May 9

Sunday 2-5pm Millicent Kennedy Session I: Starts April 8 Session II: Starts May 13

$185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session I: Starts April 7 $180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

First-Time Etching 5 Weeks 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. All levels welcome.

Beyond Beginner: Bookbinding II SE E PAG E 2 7 F O R M O R E I NFO.

Thursday 10am-1pm Amalia Kouvalis Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 Sunday 10am-1pm Amalia Kouvalis Session I: Starts April 8 Session II: Starts May 13 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

26 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

$180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

Beginner / Advanced Beginner Book Arts & Decorative Papers 5 Weeks Explore hand-sewn book binding techniques and how to use book board to create portfolios and book covers. Projects will include accordion, pamphlet and Coptic stitch to make books. Learn marbling, paste paper and relief methods to create decorative papers to use as end sheets and book covers.

Wednesday 2-5pm Rachel Davis & Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts April 4

Screen Printing for Book Making 5 Weeks

Beyond Beginner: 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. Explore more in-depth, complex and larger-scale works. Material fee includes some paper and most printing supplies. Additional paper may be purchased in class. Prerequisite: First-Time Letterpress or instructor approval.

Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session II: Starts May 12 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee


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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts May 9 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

Monotypes & Collagraphs 10 Weeks

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Starts April 3 $340, Members $330 $35 Material fee

Screen Printing: From Fabric to Paper 10 Weeks Screen printing can be done on both fabric and paper: think t-shirts and tote bags vs posters and prints. Working on both mediums, you’ll learn how to transfer your designs onto a screen and explore the differences in printing on a variety of media.

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Tabor Shiles Starts April 8 $340, Members $330 $25 Materials Fee

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

Monday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts April 2 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

10 Weeks Carve linoleum blocks to make relief prints and combine them with hand-set type to create unique fine art prints and/or beautiful notecards. Tools, cutting techniques and the translation of ideas into print will be covered. Use different presses for adding text. Explore monoprint processes, pressure prints and stencils. Some materials included, additional paper and linoleum can be purchased in class. All levels welcome

Wednesday 10am-1pm Judy Zeddies Starts April 4 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper

Reduction Linocut

10 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

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

Monday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Starts April 5 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

Water-Based Monotype Prints 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 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts April 4 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts May 8 Wednesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts May 9 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

Workshops Kitchen Table Monotype 1 Day

Printmaking & Book Arts

Combine contemporary painting and printmaking techniques to create unique, mixed media monotypes. Expand them with collagraphs— plates made by collaging materials together–to achieve visual depth. Experiment with collage, stamping, stenciling and layering colors. Plates, all inks and some paper will be supplied, additional paper may be purchased in class.

Multilevel

Word and Image: Relief & Letterpress

Spend a day creating one-of-a-kind prints using equipment and materials that you can use at home, without requiring specialized printmaking equipment. This workshop is suitable for beginners who want to explore monotype printmaking, as well as experienced printmakers who want to vary their techniques.

Sunday, April 15 2-6pm Philip Hartigan

First-TIme Letterpress S EE PAGE 2 6 FO R MO R E I N FO.

$105, Members $100

Long Stitch Sketchbook 1 Day Make your own custom sketchbook or journal with this exposed binding method. We’ll introduce you to the long stitch binding method and multiple variations of this no-glue technique. Both new and experienced bookbinders are welcome.

Sunday, April 22 2-6pm Amanda Mulcahy $105, Members $100

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Textiles First-Time Artists

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

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric

Textiles

5 Weeks

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session I: Starts April 2

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

Monday 2-5pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts April 2 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts April 3

Tuesday 10am-1pm Tori Fried Session II: Starts May 8

Friday 2-5pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts May 11

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts May 8

Saturday 10am-1pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts April 7

Thursday 10am-1pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts April 5

$180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Melissa Phillips Session I: Starts April 8 Sunday 5-8pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session II: Starts May 13 $180, Members $175 $5 Material fee

First-Time Screen Printing: T-Shirt 5 Weeks Transform your personalized designs into professionally printed t-shirts. Starting with a crash course in printing basics, this class will focus on efficiently printing runs or batches and the use of our new heat curing machine. Perfect for handmade gear for your family/friends, small business production or the adventurous artist. One t-shirt will be provided on the first day.

Saturday 10am-1pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts May 12 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

28 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

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

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Zippers & Buttons 5 Weeks

First-Time Embroidery

Reinforce the basics while learning new skills. Take home a set of coordinating pillows, a zip pouch and a bunch of other small, 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.

5 Weeks

Ages 13 and up welcome

Meet new friends while learning embroidery with a contemporary spin. Each week practice stitches such as the chain stitch, bullion knot and turkey work onto 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.

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience.

Ages 13 and up welcome

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Melissa Phillips Session II: Start May 13

Ages 13 and up welcome

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Lisa Whiting Session II: Starts May 9 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Meg Boyle Session I: Starts April 4 $180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session II: Start May 7 Thursday 10am-1pm TBD Session II: Starts May 10

Sunday 5-8pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts April 8 $185, Members $180 $10 Material fee


I Like Big Blocks

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

Excited to quilt but daunted by the thought of all that fussy cutting and piecing? You’ll construct a quick and simple quilt top using oversized patterns. Techniques will be demonstrated to help you adjust the size of your quilt blocks for future projects. Ideal for beginning quilters and intermediate quilters looking to branch out.

Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing

Prerequisite: First-Time Quilting or similar quilting experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts May 8

Monday 2-5pm Heather Kinion Session II: Starts May 7

$185, Members $180 $35 Material fee

$185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

Beginner Quilting 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 giving you 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. Ages 13 and up welcome Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience.

Monday 2-5pm Heather Kinion Session I: Starts April 2

Fabric Design & Print Exchange 10 Weeks

Multilevel Frame Loom Weaving 5 Weeks Weaving can be easier than you think! Learn how to build a basic frame loom you can use over and over again. Explore countless materials with simple and complex patterning. Make a potholder, rug, wall-hanging or even a tote bag using this basic technique. Most materials provided. All levels welcome

Expand your quilting/sewing practice by printing your own patterns onto fabric. Learn design basics and work on assignments to develop skills through practice. Final project includes a print exchange; each student prints enough yardage to share and will leave with a stash of “fat quarters” to make a project of their choosing. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric suggested but not required.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Starts April 2

Tuesday 2-5pm Tori Fried Session II: May 8

$350, Members $340 $15 Material Fee

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts April 3

$190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Screen Printing: From Fabric To Paper

$185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

Hat Making: Sculptural Straw

10 Weeks

5 Weeks

Sew Your Own

Underwear SE E PAG E 30 F O R MO R E IN F O.

Sculpture and fashion combine to create a one of a kind, wearable piece of art. You’ll Work with traditional materials in a non-traditional way and learn the basics of millinery stitching, materials needed and how to prepare them to create a hat of your own. All levels welcome

Friday, 6:30-9:30pm DJ DeGayner Session II: Starts May 11 $190, $185 $50 Material fee

Screen printing can be done on both fabric and paper—think t-shirts and tote bags vs posters and prints. You’ll learn how to transfer your designs onto a screen and explore the differences in printing on a variety of media. No experience necessary

Sunday 2-5pm Tabor Shiles Starts April 8 $350, Members $340 $25 Material fee

Textiles for the Table 5 Weeks Personalize your table with a matching set of napkins, placemats and tea towels designed and printed by you. The first two weeks will cover the screen printing process and developing imagery. Then print to your heart’s content! A perfect companion to handmade ceramic dishes. One full set of linens included with fee. You are welcome to bring additional linens to print.

Textiles

Screen Print with Dye

All levels welcome

Wednesday 10am-1pm Rachel Davis Session I: Starts April 4 $190, Members $185 $30 Material fee

Creative Ways to Felt & Stitch 5 Weeks Get creative and learn to make unique, three-dimensional felted objects. Whether functional or sculptural, we’ll teach you how simple felting can be. All you need is hot water, soap and a little imagination! Each week we’ll alternate between making felt to use as your base and stitches to embellish. Basic wet felting using colored Merino wool roving and simple stitching will be covered. No experience necessary

Sunday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session I: Starts April 8 $190, Members $185 $30 Material fee

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Intermediate/ Advanced Independent Printing Projects

Textiles

5 Weeks While reinforcing the basics we’ll introduce you to some new techniques including a comparison of inks versus thickened dyes, which yield different results depending on fabric types. Utilize equipment and open studio time to perfect the process and knock out projects. Material fee includes some dyes in class. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing.

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

Pattern Design & Repeat Techniques 5 Weeks Can’t find that perfect fabric for your project? Translate your designs into patterns by mastering registration, repeats and composition. Learn the importance of scale and color, and several experimental repeat techniques to create beautiful, unique yardage. Come prepared to print with inks or dyes on the first night of class. Some materials provided. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing

Thursday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Kumor Session I: Starts April 5 $195, Members $190 $5 Material fee

The Natural Spectrum

Sew Your Own Underwear

Sew Your Own Jumpsuit

10 Weeks

5 Weeks

10 Weeks

Practice a wide range of natural dye techniques, exploring various colors, tannins and mordants on a variety of fabrics. You’ll obtain a strong understanding of how mordant is used and the strength of color from dyes such as indigo, cochineal, logwood and madder. In addition, you’ll also practice various shibori methods and techniques.

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 both the sergers and the home-sewing machines to create custom underwear in a variety of styles. Materials provided on the first day.

The jumpsuit is back and better than ever! They’re comfortable, utilitarian and super stylish. Choose from a selection of styles and work closely with an experienced fashion designer/ stitcher to sew an outfit that fits you perfectly. After making a mock up, your instructor will help you select the best fabric for your jumpsuit.

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar sewing experience.

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar sewing experience. Some experience with commercial patterns is suggested but not required.

Prerequisite: Any natural dye based class within the last year, or equivalent experience

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Starts April 5 $375, Members $365 $40 Material Fee

Independent Sewing Projects 10 Weeks You’ve got the sewing basics down; take the next step to complete oneof-a-kind sewing projects. You will discuss serger instruction, sewing machine feet attachments, buttonhole stitches and additional topics as they relate to individual student projects. Material fee covers thread and notion use in class and open studio.

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

Saturdays 10am-1pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Starts April 7

Draft & Sew Your Own Pajama Pants

$375, Members $365 $15 Material fee

5 Weeks Draft a pattern from measurements and learn to sew pajama pants. If you prefer, the same method can apply to boxer shorts. Learn to sew a (zipperless) fly front, pockets and make a waistband using elastic and/ or a drawstring. A valuable basic for any wardrobe! Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Session I: Starts April 5

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Starts April 4

$195, Members $190 $5 Material fee

$375, Members $365 $5 Material fee

Draft & Sew Your Own Yoga Pants 5 Weeks

Independent Pattern Making Projects 10 Weeks You’ve made a sloper and have some basic pattern making skills; now you want to work on a more complex project and advance your skills. Topics covered can include collar and sleeve variations, asymmetric patterns, lining patterns and additional topics as they relate to individual student projects. Material fee covers pattern paper. Prerequisite: One pattern making class or similar experience.

Sundays 10am-1pm Holly Greenhagen Starts April 8 $375, Members $365 $5 Material fee

30 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

Whether creating a pair of yoga, running or lounging pants, you’ll learn to draft and create a pattern from measurements. Once you have that, you’ll learn the basics of using a serger, tips for sewing stretch fabrics on a regular machine and how to construct a no-roll elastic waistband.

Introduction to Knitting Lace 10 Weeks Learn to make a lovely lace shawl perfect for cool summer evenings. Through demonstrations and discussions, make a set pattern of holes balanced with creatively increased and decreased stitches. The process for making delicate and intricate-looking fabric is easier than you think! A pattern and some materials will be included: you’ll purchase additional materials with the instructor’s guidance. Ages 13 and up welcome Prerequisite: First-Time Knitting or similar experience. Students must know how to knit and purl.

Friday 10am-1pm Lisa Whiting Starts April 6 $375, Members $365 $15 Material fee

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Session II: Starts May 10 $195, Members $190 $5 Material fee

First-Time Screen Printing: T-Shirt SE E PAG E 28 FOR M ORE I N F O.


Workshops Marbled Scarves 1 Day Marbling is a beautiful technique that can create bold and intricate patterns on fabric and paper. Learn to manipulate the dyes and make personalized tools to create a variety of effects. One silk scarf will be provided but you’re welcome to bring extra fabric and papers to marble. All levels welcome

1 Day Get inspired and draw from a botanical still-life and museum specimens from a local herbarium. Transfer your drawings onto a tote bag using simple screen printing techniques. Whether you favor realism or abstraction, you’ll leave with your art on a tote bag designed by you. BYOB All levels welcome

Saturday, May 5 2-6pm Rachel Davis

1 Day Naturally dye material using the “bundle dye” technique applying flowers and plants directly onto fabric. Leave with a unique scarf and stepby-step guide to repeat the process at home. A silk scarf will be provided. Please bring some additional, prewashed, natural (cotton, rayon and silk) fibers you’d like to dye. Dress for mess. BYOB - Must be over 21 to consume alcohol. No experience necessary

Saturday, April 21 5-8pm Amy Taylor $125, Members $120 Material Fee: $10

Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing or machine stitching fabric onto paper to enhance your quilting skills. This technique is a great solution for intricate patchwork, challenging images and perfect for utilizing your small scraps of fabric. Some fabric provided but please bring any scraps you may have. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing or quilting experience.

Saturday, May 12 1-5pm Jordana Robinson $95, Members $90

$95, Members $90

$75, Members $70

Eco Dye with Fresh Flowers

Topics in Quilting: Paper Piecing

DIY Derby Hats

Indigo Dyeing Tips & Tricks

1 Day

1 Day

Make a fun and festive hat to celebrate the Kentucky Derby! Big and floppy, small and sleek, floral and over the top, or feathers to the sky... no matter what, you’ll make a big impression! Perfect for beginners or a chance to let your sewing skills shine.

Experiment with beautiful shades of blues by applying Shibori resist techniques and submerging your fabric into an indigo dye vat. Starting with a plain bandana, experiment with pleating, clamping, folding and binding to create increasingly intricate designs. Plenty of visual samples and resources will be shown.

BYOB - Must be over 21 to consume alcohol. All levels welcome

Saturday, May 5 2-5pm DJ DeGayner $65, Members $60 $30 Material fee

Saturday, May 19 2-6pm Akemi Cohn $95, Members $90

Self Care Through Textiles

Visiting Artist Workshop Say it LOUD! 1 Day Create your own fabric protest banner by layering and piecing together a combination of letters and your own stylized images. Explore hand stitching and machine sewing for finishing options. Plenty of materials will be provided but you are encouraged to bring your own scrap fabric and embellishments like fringe or poms. Some sewing experience is helpful but not necessary.

Saturday, June 9 12-4pm Danielle McCoy

Textiles

Friday, April 13 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson

Botanical Inspired Tote Bag

$150)

Screen Printing: From Fabric To Paper S EE PAGE 2 9 FO R MO R E I N FO.

1 Day Mindfulness, repetition and focus are key elements in meditation: a practice that has been proven to help manage stress. They are also inherent to textiles processes. Spend the day learning new techniques with fibers including basic spinning, embroidery and felting skills as a means to build new tools for your self care routine. Relax, build community and make art!

Saturday, June 2 1-5pm Meg Boyle $95, Members $90

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

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

Muppets & Puppets 5 Weeks Let’s set the stage and explore the many materials and techniques used in puppet making. We will make our puppets both 2D & 3D and in a variety of shapes and sizes. In our last class, we’ll use our handmade sets and put on a show.

Friday 3:30-4:30pm Kris Buckley Session I: Starts April 6 Session II: Starts May 11 $100, Members $95

Clay Time Creations 5 Weeks If your child likes playdough they will love having the opportunity to work with real clay. Pinch pots, press molds, coil building and slab-building techniques will be used to create playful pieces and functional wares. An added benefit is that it helps develop fine motor skills as they use their hands as a primary tool.

Monday 3:30-4:30pm Molly Eisenberg Session l: Starts April 2 Session ll: Starts May 7 Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Molly Eisenberg Session l: Starts April 4 Session ll: Starts May 9 $100, Members $95

Miniature Worlds 5 Weeks

Kidstreet

Create and explore hidden and mythical worlds by using clay and mixed-media. Throw slabs and build upon them by handbuilding an imaginary landscape. Each week we will learn about architecture, environment, agriculture and civilization.

Friday 3:30-4:30pm Mikey Anderson Session l: Starts April 6 Session ll: Starts May 11 $100, Members $95

Ages 6-8 Puppets & Puppeteering 5 Weeks Let’s set the stage and explore the many materials and techniques used in puppet making. We will make our puppets both 2D & 3D and in a variety of shapes and sizes. In our last class, we’ll use our handmade sets and put on a show!

Thursday 4:30-6pm Nicole Nienow Session l: Starts April 5 Session ll: Starts May 10 $120, Members $115

Monster Making & Creature Plushie 5 Weeks Use your imagination and bring your make-believe friend to “life”. We will design and build our creations using clay, plaster, paint, fabric and hand sew our very own creature.

5 Weeks Ready to get messy? Learn a variety of handbuilding techniques while exploring color, shape and texture to create sculptural and functional pieces or a combination of the two.

Wednesday 4-5pm Amelia Bell Session l: Starts April 4 Session ll: Starts May 9 $100, Members $95

Plushies 5 Weeks Design and hand sew your very own plush creature. We will create a 3D perfect world for your new friend and a comic book outlining its adventure.

Monday 5-6:30pm Mikey Anderson Session l: Starts April 2 Session ll: Starts May 7 $120, Members $115

Tuesday 5-6:30pm Sampson Marks Session l: Starts April 3 Session ll: Starts May 8 $120, Members $115

All Things Painting 5 Weeks Whether you like to paint or would like to learn how to paint, this is the class for you. We will teach you how to use a variety of painting materials and practice multiple techniques such as composition and value. Bring in images that you’ve always wanted to paint like pets, favorite animal, family or friends. We’ll also provide images like landscapes, animals, architecture, sports and still lifes.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm TBD Session I: Starts April 4 $120, Members $115

32 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 2 & MAY 7

Introduction to Handbuilding

Mapping Real & Imagined Places S EE PAG E 3 3 FO R MO R E INF O.


Ages 9-13

Ages 13-18

Drawing & Cartooning

Drawing & Cartooning

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Explore the world of cartooning. We will cover our favorite TV and comic book friends and animals. You’ll get to develop your own individual characters, incorporating drawing and cartooning techniques.

Explore the world of cartooning. We will cover our favorite TV and comic book friends and animals. You’ll get to develop your own individual characters, incorporating drawing and cartooning techniques.

Tuesday 4:30-6pm Anne York Session l: Starts April 3 Session ll: Starts May 8

Monday 4:30-6pm Anne York Session l: Starts April 2 Session ll: Starts May 7

$120, Members $115

$120, Members $115

Monster Making & Creature Plushies

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

5 Weeks Use your imagination and bring your very own make-believe friend to “life”. We will design and build our creations using clay, plaster, paint, fabric and hand sew our very own creature.

Friday 5-6:30pm Mikey Anderson Session I: Starts April 6 Session II: Starts May 11 $120, Members $115

All Things Painting 5 Weeks

Wednesday 6:30-8pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: Starts April 4 $120, Members $115

Mapping Real & Imagined Places

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

This class is great opportunity to try your hand at clay. We will spend time learning the basic techniques of handbuilding then move onto the wheel, make great pots and unique sculptures.

Think big! Study various mapping techniques and discover the diversity of places. Explore different ways to represent your world through drawing, painting and sculpture to create large scale pieces on a variety of surfaces.

Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm Kristin August Session l: Starts April 4 Session ll: Starts May 9 $140, Members $135 Saturday, 2-4pm Amelia Bell Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $140, Members $135

Dream Painting & Sculptures 5 Weeks Learn about all forms of painting to interpret your dreams and imagination like realism, abstract expressionism and surrealism. We will use an assortment of different painting mediums like acrylic, watercolor, tempera, oil pastel and sculptural materials like plaster cloth and clay. We’ll learn about and appropriate artists such as Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Chuck Close.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Gabriel Andres Session l: Starts April 4 Session ll: Starts May 9 $120, Members $115

Tuesday 6:30-8pm Gabriel Andres Session l: Starts April 3 Session ll: Starts May 8 $120, Members $115

Introduction to Sculptures 5 Weeks

5 Weeks Develop your drawing skills and learn about line, value and composition. We will work on visual character design, graphing, drawing from life and images. Learn color mixing fundamentals and techniques for producing more refined paintings and collages.

Wednesday 6:30-8pm Gabriel Andres Session l: Starts April 4 Session ll: Starts May 9 $120, Members $115

Ceramic Plates, Bowls & Cups 5 Weeks

Get inspired and create sculptures like the masters. From Picasso to DuBuffet, we will explore a variety of art mediums to create fun sculptures and colorful masterpieces using paint, clay, plaster and fiber.

With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to start thinking about bowls for ice cream, plates for watermelon and cups to hold lemonade, to name a few! Using Terra Cotta clay, you’ll use molds, create coils and throw slabs to make your one-of-a-kind pieces.

Thursday 5-6:30pm Sampson Marks Session l: Starts April 5 Session ll: Starts May 10

Thursday 6:30-8pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

$120, Members $115

$120, Members $115

Kidstreet

Whether you like to paint or would like to learn how to paint, this is the class for you. We will teach you how to use a variety of painting materials and practice multiple techniques. Bring in images that you’ve always wanted to paint like pets, favorite animal, family or friends. We’ll also provide images like landscapes, animals, architecture, sports and still lifes.

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing

Plushies 5 Weeks Design and hand sew your very own plush creatures. We will create a 3D perfect world for your new friend and a comic book outlining its adventure.

Wednesday 5-6:30pm Molly Eisenberg Session l: Starts April 4 Session ll: Starts May 9 $120, Members $115

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Birdbaths

School’s Out Camps

Get ready for the birds to migrate back to Chicago by making them a bird bath made out of clay. You’ll learn the basics of coil building and slab techniques. A variety of bright colors will be available to glaze your creations.

Why stay at home when you can have fun with us making art! Campers will learn to build with clay, paint, draw, print and sculpt colorful works of art guaranteed to make them want to come back for more!

Saturday, May 19 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

Monday, May 28 9am-3:30pm Memorial Day

Ice Cream Bowls

Flower Plushies

Family Workshops Ages 5 and up These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to work together on theme projects and bring laughter, smiles and art into your life. All workshops are 2 hours long and meant for children ages 5-18 years, accompanied by a paying adult.

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

Bunnies in the Garden

Kidstreet

Hop into Spring and make your own accessories and sculptures for your garden or outdoor patio. You will learn how to handbuild using clay to make small and large bunnies and rabbits.

Saturday, April 7 10am-12pm Julia Smith

Fruit Plates Why use paper when you can have a handmade, ceramic plate to eat all those yummy seasonal fruits off of! Join us as we create a plate form and decorate the surface with patterns, textures and glazes.

Sunday, April 22 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

Design and hand sew your very own plush flower. Doodle a perfect environment for your new plant. No wilting or watering needed and you’ll enjoy your flower for years to come.

Saturday, April 21 10am-12pm Mikey Anderson

Tick-Tock Clay Clocks Keep track of time with a clock made by you. We’ll make slabs with Terra Cotta clay and decorate the surfaces with patterns, textures and glazes.

Friday, April 13 9am-3:30pm CPS School Improvement Day

Saturday, May 26 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

March 26-30 9am-3:30pm Spring Break

Coil Pot Planter Hand build and design a planter for your favorite flower or succulent. Learn basic coil building techniques and glaze your planter a fun, bright color to celebrate the season..

Saturday, May 12 10am-12pm Julia Smith

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$85, Members $80

$360, Members $355

Father’s Day Mugs: #1 Dad! Father’s Day is right around the corner. Your dad deserves a special mug made by you! Learn how to roll slabs, decorate the surfaces with patterns, textures and paint with glazes to create a unique mug for your favorite guy.

Saturday, June 2 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

Ages 9-13 March 26-30 9am-3:30pm Spring Break $360, Members $355 Friday, April 13 9am-3:30pm CPS School Improvement Day $85, Members $80 Monday, May 28 9am-3:30pm Memorial Day

Mother’s Day Mugs & Plates

Saturday, May 5 10am-12pm Julia Smith

$85, Members $80

Whether you make a small bowl for a single scoop or a large bowl to hold a big sundae, we’ll talk about design and teach you coil techniques using Terra Cotta clay to make your very own ice cream bowl.

Saturday, April 28 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

Handbuild mom a homemade mug and plate. Decorate the surfaces with patterns, textures and glazes. On Mother’s Day, celebrate your mom by bringing her coffee in her new mug and breakfast on a plate created by you. She will cherish it forever!

Ages 5-8

$85, Members $80

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2018 Spring Class Calendar Monday

3-5 year-olds

6-8 year-olds

Tuesday

Monster Making & Creature Plushie, 5-6:30pm

Drawing & Cartooning, 4:30-6pm

9-13 year-olds

Mapping Real & Imagined Places, 6:30-8pm

13-18 year-olds

Drawing & Cartooning, 4:30-6pm

Thursday

All Things Painting, 4:30-6pm Introduction to Handbuilding, 4-5pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Muppets & Puppets, 3:30-4:30pm

Clay Time Creation, 3:30-4:30pm

Clay Time Creation, 3:30-4:30pm

Plushies, 5-6:30pm

Wednesday

Miniature Worlds, 3:30-4:30pm

Puppets & Puppeteering, 4:30-6pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing, 4:30-6:30pm Dream Painting & Sculptures, 4:30-6pm

Introduction to Sculptures, 5-6:30pm

Monster Making & Creature Plushie, 5-6:30pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing, 2-4pm

All Things Painting, 6:30-8pm

Fundamentals of Drawing into Painting, 6:30-8pm

Ceramic Plates, Bowls and Cups, 6:30-8pm

Kidstreet

Art irthday B ! y t r a P

FROM TODDLERS TO TEENAGERS, your child and their friends will have a wonderful time exploring the world of art! LILLSTREET.COM/BIRTHDAY-PARTIES CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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A creative community for our youngest members: 6 months-4 years old

Ages 6–12 months

A creative community for our youngest members: 0-4 years old. Lil’ Kidstreet inspires your child’s natural delight for song, rhythm, color and texture. We combine visual art and music to encourage developmentally appropriate learning through original songs, musical instruments, rhythm-based activities, paint, clay and collage. These classes are the first steps in the foundation of exploration, creativity and enthusiasm for art and music. Each class is 45 minutes and includes both music and art. A caregiver participates with the child in these classes. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, we ask that you refrain from bringing other children to class.

Ages 1-2 years

Ages 1-3 years

Ages 2-4 years

Lil’ Artists

Lil’ Artists

Lil’ Artists

Lil’ Movers

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

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

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

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

Monday 11:30am–12:15pm K.C. Dix Starts April 2

Monday 9:30-10:15am K.C. Dix Starts April 2

Monday 10:30-11:15am K.C. Dix Starts April 2

Thursday 10:30-11:15am Anna Soltys Starts April 5

Friday 9:30-10:15am K.C. Dix Starts April 6

Friday 10:30-11:15am K.C. Dix Starts April 6

Friday 11:30am-12:15pm K.C. Dix Starts April 6

Sunday 9:30-10:15am Laura Molinar Starts April 8

$170, Members $165

$170, Members $165

$170, Members $165

10 Weeks

This class focuses on music and rhythm through original and traditional songs, fingerplays and shaker instruments. There will also be fun and safe sensory art activities inspired by color and texture. Begin building a creative foundation captivated by the world of music and sensory experiences.

Thursday 11:30am-12:15pm Anna Soltys Starts April 5 $170, Members $165

ART Lil’Kidstreet

Independence

For Ages 3-5 SE E PAG E 3 7 F O R MO R E I NFO.

Lil’ Studio This arts-based class nurtures creativity while introducing your child to clay, collage, paint and print with developmentally appropriate experiences and projects exploring various mediums and techniques.

Tuesday 9:30-10:15am Emily Pick Starts April 3 Thursday 9:30–10:15am Anna Soltys Starts April 5 Saturday 9:30–10:15am Jess Leonard Starts April 7 $170, Members $165

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Ages 3-5 years Art Independence 10 Weeks Watch me grow! This drop-off class is designed to help ease the transition from Lil’ Kidstreet to Kidstreet classes. Children will gain a sense of self and build confidence through independent art experiences. New materials and tools will be introduced as we explore our creativity through developmentally appropriate art projects.

Tuesday 10:30–11:15am TBD Starts April 3 Tuesday 4-4:45pm TBD Starts April 3

Want to see what Lil’Kidstreet Classes are all about? Drop-in for ages 6 months-4 years We offer the opportunity to drop in at a fee of $25 per class. You will need to call 773-769-4226 or email lillstreet@lillstreet.com 24 hours in advance to confirm availability as spaces are limited.

$170, Members $165

2018 Spring Class Calendar Monday

Tuesday

6-12 month-olds

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Lil’ Movers, 11:30am-12:15pm Lil’ Artists, 11:30am-12:15pm

1-3 year-olds

Lil’ Artists, 9:30-10:15am

2-4 year-olds

Lil’ Artists, 10:30-11:15am

3-5 year-olds

Thursday

Lil’ Artists, 10:30-11:15am

Lil’ Artists, 11:30am-12:15pm

Lil’ Artists, 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Artists, 9:30-10:15am Lil’ Studio, 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Studio, 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Artists, 10:30-11:15am

Lil’Kidstreet

1-2 year-olds

Wednesday

Lil’ Studio, 9:30-10:15am

Art Independence, 10:30-11:15am Art Independence, 4-4:45pm

CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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M O R F N U R S P M A C G N O L 1 WEEK 3 t s u g u A o June 11 t Make Friends

With over 200 camps to choose from, kids ages 3-18 years have plenty of opportunities to make new friends and create alongside those who share their interests and enthusiasm for art.

Make Memories

Make Art

Each day of camp brings new skills, inspired ideas & unforgettable discoveries. Your camper will learn to create unique and special works of art. It’s an experience they take home, share and remember for a lifetime.

Our expert teachers provide unparalleled instruction and individualized attention to each camper. With studios, tools and equipment used by professional artists, we offer resources and opportunities that support the creativity of your young artist.

lillstreet.com/department/camps


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

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

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

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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

SPRING SESSION

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

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

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

Adult/Child Classes

Dropped on or before 3/25/18 Refund minus $40 or full class credit

Dropped between 3/26/18-4/1/18 No refund – class credit only

Dropped between 4/2/18-4/8/18 No refund – half class credit

Dropped after 4/9/18 No refund or class credit

Refund Policy For Dropped Workshops: • If dropped one full week prior to start date, refund minus $40 or full class credit. • If dropped 3-6 days before start date, no refunds – class credit only. • If dropped less than 3 days before start of workshop, no refund or class credit.

CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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GALLERY | CL ASSES | STUDIOS

4 4 0 1 N . R AV E N S W O O D CHICAGO, IL 60640 773 .76 9.4226

LILLSTREET.COM SAVE UP TO $20 ON CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 19

SPRING ART

Classes Begin the Weeks of April 2 & May 7

2018 Take Classes in: Ceramics • Digital Arts • Photography Drawing & Painting • Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Printmaking & Book Arts • Textiles • Kids Classes GOT QUESTIONS? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS. CONTACT US AT LILLSTREET@LILLSTREET.COM

Lillstreet Spring Catalog 2018  

Lillstreet Spring Classes begin the weeks of April 2 & May 7.

Lillstreet Spring Catalog 2018  

Lillstreet Spring Classes begin the weeks of April 2 & May 7.