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

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, 3D print in our Digital Lab or make jewelry in our Metalsmithing studios, just to name a few.

773.769.4226 LILLSTREET.COM

Class Listings First-Time Artists

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Workshops

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Class Calendar Ceramics Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Drawing & Painting

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Ceramics First-Time Potter page 6

First-Time Handbuilding page 6

Digital Arts & Fabrication

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Printmaking & Book Arts

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First-Time Jeweler page 22

First-Time Illustrator

First-Time Screen Printing on Paper

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Photography

First-Time Letterpress

First-Time Digital Photography

First-Time Etching

Drawing & Painting First-Time Drawing into Painting page 16

Textiles

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First-Time Photoshop

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

First-Time Glass Beadmaking

Printmaking & Book Arts

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Metalsmithing & Glass

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First-Time Bookmaking page 28

Textiles First-Time Sewing page 30

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric page 30

Kidstreet

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Lil’Kidstreet

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2 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

First-Time Embroidery page 30


Ceramics

Drawing & Painting

Printmaking

Long Stitch Sketchbook

Long Stitch Sketchbook

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Date Night: Valentine’s Day Couples Wheel Throwing Winter Mugs Date Night Throwdown All Fired Up

Digital Arts & Fabrication Page 11

Crash Course in 3D Scanning 3D Printed Chinese Lantern Crash Course: 3D Printing

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Page 24

Wire Wrapped Pendant Glass Bead Jewelry Celtic Visions Star Pendant Fun Night Out: Sterling Bracelet Fear of Commitment: Glass Beadmaking

3D Printed Bobblehead

Fused Glass... What’s that?

Crash Course: Illustrator for Fabrication

Intro to Pure Copper Clay

Family Workshop: 3D Printed Monster Family Workshop: Robot Buddies Etsy 101: How to Set-up Shop & Start Selling Social Media Marketing

Photography Page 14

Inkjet Printing Photographing Your Artwork Family Archives: Preserving & Retouching Photographs Scanography

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Kitchen Table Monotype

Textiles Page 33

Color Theory in Action Indigo Extravaganza Pro-Level Production Printing Starting a Crafts-Based Business Macrame Planters

Visiting Artists Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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A Hug in a Mug Snowman & Family Paper Hearts, Flowers & Garlands Coil Pot Planters Plushies Workshop Rainbow Bookends Bird Baths Spring Birdhouses Kids Night Out: Groundhog Day Plushie Kids Night Out: Year of the Dog Plushie

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Decadent Confection Bracelet

It Ain’t Just a Drill: Getting the Most from Your Flex Shaft Machine

Date Night: Hearts of Glass

Creative Surface Development

Intro to Fine Silver Clay

The Magic of Color Through the Eyes of a Metalsmith

Fun Night Out: Sterling Rolling Ring

Family Workshops

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.

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet Half-Persian 3-in-1 Bracelet Enameled Steel Bowls Metal Clay Creatures Interstellar Pendant Fine Silver Mandala Pendant

Studio Lighting Basics Lightroom Basics CLICK HERE to Register Today! Visit LILLSTREET.COM or Call 773.769.4226

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am–1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Tile Making, 10am-1pm

A Potter’s Class, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Handbuilding, 10am-1pm All Things Low Fire, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Home & Garden Pottery, 1:30–4:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 6:30–9:30pm Dreams, Myths & Stories, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Handbuilding, 6:30-9:30pm Glaze: From Chemistry to Application, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheel, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheel, 1-4pm

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

First Time Potter, 2-5pm Advanced Handbuilding, 6:30-9:30pm

Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm

Advanced Soda, 7-10pm

Small Sculpture & Doll Making, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheel, 6:30-9:30pm Advanced Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography page 10

First-Time Photoshop, 10am-1pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography II, 10am-1pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography I, 10am-1pm

Photoshop II, 2-5pm

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

History of Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

Photographing Your Muse, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Topics in Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

Illustrator II, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Portrait Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

Building Pictures: Architectural Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

Drawing & Painting page 16

Still-life to Abstract, 10am-1pm

Collage, 10am-1pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Paint Alla Prima, 10am-1pm

Traditional Calligraphy, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Pastels, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Drawing and Painting (Teens), 4:30-6pm

Daily Sketchbook, 10am-1pm

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

Introduction to Watercolor, 2-5pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Drawing II, 6:30-9:30pm

Pastel & Oil Paint Port and Figure, 6:30-9:30pm

Intro to Drawing and Painting Techniques, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm Bird World, 6:30-9:30pm Drop-in Figure Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm Children’s Book Illustration, 6:30-9:30pm Your Life in Comics, 6:30-9:30pm

Project Based Oils, 6:30-9:30pm

Create Your Own Comic, 6:30-9:30pm Pastels, 10am-1pm Adv. Beginner to Intermediate Watercolor, 2-5pm Drawing II, 6:30-9:30pm

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass page 22

First-Time Jeweler 6:30–9:30pm

Beginning Metalsmithing 10am–1pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing 2–5 pm

Beginning Metalsmithing 6:30–9:30pm

Advanced Topics in Metals 1–4pm

Weekly Challenge 2–5 pm

Working with Wax & Casting 6:30– 9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing 6:30–9:30pm

Beginning Metalsmithing 6:30–9:30pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing 6:30–9:30pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing 6:30–9:30pm Wire Wrapped Jewelry 6:30–9:30pm Make it Move: Hinge Construction 6:30–9:30pm

Printimaking & Book Arts page 28

Introduction to Relief, 2-5pm

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 10am-1pm

First Time Etching, 10am-1pm

Reduction Linocut, 2-5pm

First Time Letterpress, 10am-1pm

Word and Image: Relief & Letterpress, 2-5pm

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

Water-based Monotype Prints, 2-5pm

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

Acrylic Resist Etching, 2-5pm

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

Monotype and Collagraph, 6:30-9:30pm

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Carryalls and Shoulder Bags, 10am-1pm Independent Quilting Projects, 2-5pm Frame Loom Weaving, 6:30-9:30pm

Topics in Surface Design: Block Printing & Marbling, 10am1pm

Topics in Quilting: Advanced Piecing, 10m-1pm

First Time Sewing, 2-5pm

Second Time Printing on Fabric, 2-5pm

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

Zippers and Buttons, 2-5pm

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

Indigo and Natural Color, 6:30-9:30pm The Fine Art of Embroidery, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Natural Dyes II, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 2-5pm First Time Knitting, 6:30-9:30pm Sew Your Own Tailored Shirt, 6:30-9:30pm Socks for Beginners, 6:30-9:30pm


Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

First-Time Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Traditional Figure Sculpture, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Simply Soda, 10am-1pm

Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Developing Your Voice, 10am-1pm

Art of the Box, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheel, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Drawing on Pots, 2-5pm

New Approaches to Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Advanced Soda: Surface for Soda, 2-5pm

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

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm First-Time Potter, 5-8pm

Non-Figurative Sculpture, 7-10pm First-Time Potter, 6:30-9:30pm All About Cups, 7-10pm Challenges, Competition, and Fun, 7-10pm Studio Lighting, 10am-1pm

Digital Photography III, 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

iPhoneography, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Lightroom, 2-5pm

What Makes a Portrait, 2pm-5pm

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

Graphic Novel Studio, 10am-1pm

Constructed Images, 10am-1pm

Photographic Editing in Photoshop, 2-5pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Oils, 10am-1pm

Abstract Studio, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Learn from the Masters, 10am-1pm

Independent Painting Projects,10am-1pm

Portrait and Costumed Figure, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

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

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

Landscape Painting from Photographs, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting. 2-5pm

Children’s Book Illustration, 2-5pm

Introduction to Colored Pencil, 10am-1pm

Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm Imagined Landscapes, 6:30-9:30pm Oils II, 10am-1pm Sumi-e Ink Painting, 2-5pm

Draw and Paint the Nude Figure, 2-5pm

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

Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Oils, 2-5pm Drawing II, 10am-1pm

First-Time Jeweler 10am–1pm

Teen Metals: Etching 4-6pm

First-Time Glass Beadmaking 10am–1pm

Colorful Murrine Glass Rods 10am–1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Enameling 10am–1pm

Teen Metals: Enameling 4-6pm

Beginning Metalsmithing 10am–1pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing 10am–1pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing 10am–1pm

Gold Leaf & Foil 1–4pm

Teen Metals 10am–1pm

Working with Wax & Casting 2–5 pm

Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking 10am–1pm

First-Time Jeweler 5–8pm

Clever Combo: Wood & Metal Jewelry 6:30–9:30pm Gold Leaf & Foil 6:30–9:30pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing 2–5 pm

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

Cloisonné Enameling 2–5 pm

First Time Bookbinding, 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

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

Multi-Level Screen Printing, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Bookbinding, 6:30-9:30pm Play with Dye: Alternate Applications for Fabric, 10am-1pm

Knitting II: Knit Your Own Sweater, 10am-1pm

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

T-Shirt Bootcamp, 10am-1pm

Independent Sewing Projects, 10am-1pm

Fascinators & Festivities, 6:30-9:30pm

Fashion 101: Drafting from Measurements, 10am-1pm

Zippers and Buttons, 10am-1pm

Independent Printing Projects, 10am1pm First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm Print with Dye, 6:30-9:30pm Homemade Clothing for Children and Babies, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Print, 10am-1pm

First Time Sewing, 10am-1pm Repairs and Alterations, 1:30-4:30pm First Time Sewing, 1:30-4:30pm Independent Sewing Projects, 5-8pm


Ceramics

Ceramics

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.

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.

Tuesday 10am–1pm Susan McBride Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 Wednesday 2–5pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14

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 January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Wednesday 7–10pm Marissa Neuman Session II: Starts February 14 Saturday 10am–1pm Marissa Neuman Session II: Starts February 17 $180, Members $175

Sunday 5–8pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18

Monday 10am–1pm Les Orenstein Starts January 8 Monday 6:30–9:30pm Jayson Lawfer Starts January 8 Tuesday 7–10pm Gary Jackson Starts January 9 Wednesday 10am–1pm Susan McBride Starts January 10 Wednesday 7–10pm Nicole Paulina Starts January 10 Thursday 2–5pm Samantha Hostert Starts January 11

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Mary Drabik Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 Sunday 10am–1pm Levi Yastrow Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18

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.

Friday 10am–1pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts January 12

Winter Mugs SEE PAGE 9 FO R M O RE I N F O.

Saturday 10am–1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts January 13 Sunday 2–5pm Levi Yastrow Starts January 14 $340, Members $330

$180, Members $175

6 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

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 January 9

Tuesday 7–10pm Nicole Paulina Starts January 9

Thursday 10am–1pm Molly Anne Bishop Starts January 11

Saturday 1–4pm Mary Drabik Starts January 13 $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 Starts January 11 $190, Members $185

Surface Design for Functional Wares 5 Weeks A surface can define a ceramic piece as much as the shape. Discover the right marks, slips, stains and glazes that can enhance the look and feel of your work. All levels welcome

Thursday 7-10pm Sam Hostert Session II: Starts February 15 $190, Members $185

10 Weeks

The Art of the Box 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.

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

All levels welcome

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Robin Power Starts January 9

Friday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Starts January 12

$350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

Tile Making

Non-Figurative Sculpture in Clay

10 Weeks

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

10 Weeks 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.

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 or stories expressed. All levels welcome

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Corinne D. Peterson Starts January 8 $350, Members $340

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. Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing.

Tuesday 10am–1pm Lisa Harris Starts January 9

All levels welcome

All levels welcome

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Karen Avery Starts January 9

Wednesday 10am–1pm Michael Skiersch Starts January 10

Thursday 7–10pm Jonathan Pacheco Starts January 11

Wednesday 1–4pm Levi Yastrow Starts January 10

$350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

Thursday 10am–1pm Patty Kochaver Starts January 11

Saturday 10am–1pm Les Orenstein Starts January 13

Figurative Sculpture 10 Weeks

Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay

Intermediate/ Advanced Classes

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 January 9

$350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

Traditional Figure Sculpture S E E PAG E 8 FOR MOR E I N F O.

Ceramics

5 Weeks

Small Sculptures & Doll Making

Sunday 10am–1pm David Trost Starts January 14 $375, Members $365

Projects, Challenges, Competition & Fun! 10 Weeks It’s a throwdown! Quick-fire, weeklong and multi-week challenges are the focus of this competition-based class. The goal is to have fun and push you outside your comfort zone. Challenges can include speed, repetition, surface decoration and matched sets. Details and “rules” will be revealed on the first night of class. Judging each project will culminate to a big WIN on the final night. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced level wheelthrowing students

Thursday 7–10pm Gary Jackson Starts January 11 $375, Members $365

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

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Ceramics

Advanced Wheelthrowing

Simply Soda: Beginning Soda

New Approaches to Handbuilding

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

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.

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.

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

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

Prerequisite: One Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing class.

Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing and Intermediate Wheelthrowing.

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Patty Kochaver Starts January 9 Sunday 11am–2pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts January 14

Friday 10am–1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts January 12

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

$375, Members $365

Home & Garden Pottery 10 Weeks

Surface for the Soda Kiln

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.

10 Weeks

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

Monday 1:30–4:30pm Karen Avery Starts January 8 $375, Members $365

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 Simply Soda classes or teacher approval or instructor approval.

Saturday 2–5pm Samantha Hostert Starts January 13

Thursday 1-4pm Mary Drabik Starts January 11

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 January 9 $375, Members $365

$375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

Advanced Handbuilding

10 Weeks

All Things Low Fire

Working from a nude model, you will take a methodical approach to sculpting the figure. You may choose to sculpt a head, torso or full figure. Focus will be given to anatomy, body proportions, poses and gesture. Building techniques and observational skills will be emphasized. Special attention will be given to traditional and nontraditional finishing techniques for sculpture.

10 Weeks

Increase 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.

Traditional Figure Sculpture

Prerequisite: Two Beginning Handbuilding

Sunday 10am–1pm Charity White Starts January 14

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 Sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing

Tuesday 10am–1pm David Trost Starts January 9

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding.

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm David Trost Starts January 10 $375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365 $70 Model fee

8 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

Beginning Slip Casting 10 Weeks 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. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Michael Skiersch Starts January 11 $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 January 13 $375, Members $365

Glaze: From Chemistry to Application 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 7–10pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts January 8 $375, Members $365


Workshops

1 Day

Developing Your Voice 10 Weeks Back by popular demand! Creative exercises will be used to help students develop ideas and alternate approaches to working. Given prompts, students react spontaneously and very interesting pieces and discussions result. Surface, forming techniques and embellishments will be discussed. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 10am–1pm Lisa Harris Starts January 11 $375, Members $365

A Potter’s Class 10 Weeks Using Clary Illian’s classic text A Potter’s Workbook as a guide, we will study forms ranging from cylinders to teapots. Each week, we will discuss a chapter in her book and follow her exercises. Each will last no more than an hour, allowing you to apply new ideas and a fresh outlook to your favorite work in no time. Prerequisite: One year of Wheelthrowing.

Monday 10am–1pm David Bromley Starts January 8

Advanced Topics in Soda: Form and Surface 10 Weeks Learn to construct forms that utilize soda-fired effects and glaze enhancements for the application of a variety of surfaces. Elements of design, flashing slips and glaze application for the soda kiln will be discussed. Participation in all stages of the process, including kiln loading and unloading outside of class time is required. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Simply Soda or instructor approval.

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts January 10 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

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!)

$375, Members $365

Prerequisite: One year of ceramics classes or instructor approval.

Drawing on Pots

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

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.

Get your “Ghost” on and get dirty in public! Bring your inner Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore and join us for a night of learning to throw clay on the potter’s wheel. You will be able to get a hands-on experience of making magic happen. To set the mood, Unchained Melody will be playing in the background! Start your date night out right and make it a BYOB.

Friday, February 16 7–10pm Nicole Paulina

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

Ceramics

Date Night: Valentine’s Day Couples Wheel Throwing

Date Night Throwdown

Friday, January 19 6:30-9:30pm Jonathan Pacheco Friday, February 2 6:30-9:30pm Jonathan Pacheco Friday, March 2 6:30-9:30pm Jonathan Pacheco $65, Members $60

$65, Members $60

All Fired Up Winter Mugs

1 Day

1 Day

Ever wonder how a kiln is fired? In this all day workshop you will see all that goes into firing a glaze kiln. How we bring the heat up in the kiln, put the kiln into reduction, and reach the final temperature of 2300°. There will also be discussions on different types of kilns, what happens during reduction and more!

Whether it’s for coffee, tea, soup or hot cocoa, create your own clay mug to warm you up on those chilly days. Working with stoneware slabs, you will learn to construct, texture, decorate and carve into clay to make it your own functional piece of art. Choose a glaze that will be applied to your mug after its final firing. No experience necessary

Saturday, January 27 2–4pm Maureen Duffy-Daugevaitis Saturday, February 24 2–4pm Maureen Duffy-Daugevaitis $55, Members $50

Thursday, February 8 9am - 9pm Nolan Baumgartner $100, Members $90

First-Time Handbuilding

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Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts February 14 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

Sunday 2–5pm Nicole Paulina Starts January 14 $375, Members $365

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Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Construct a framework for creative exploration using a variety of technological tools and processes. Our current classes offer students the opportunity to refine their skills as a photographer, graphic artist, animator or explore 3D modeling and digital fabrication. Like digital media, our department is always changing as we innovate with this dynamic means of expression.

Digital Arts First-Time Artist

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

First-time Photoshop

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

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.

Monday 10am-1pm Randee Ladden Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Rachel Stork Stoltz Session I: Starts January 9 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Sheika Lugtu Session II: Starts February 13 $180, Members $175

First-time Illustrator 5 Weeks Turn analog sketches and ideas into stunning digital designs. You will utilize the fundamental Illustrator tools (fill, color, swatches, text, lines and brushes) to make complex patterns out of simple shapes, while exploring and customizing workspace to manage projects.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Sheika Lugtu Session II: Starts February 12 $180, Members $175

Photoshop II 5 Weeks Go beyond the basics of Photoshop and learn the techniques and skills to expand your digital horizons. This course will teach you how to manipulate and blend imagery with precise control using advanced tools like clipping paths, blending modes and much more.

Multilevel

Prerequisite: First-time Photoshop

Monday 2-5pm Randee Ladden Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 $185, Members $180

Illustrator II 5 Weeks This class builds on the skills and techniques covered in First-Time Illustrator. Use the path tool to create more complex graphics, take sketches and drawings to fully colored vector artwork, use special effect tools to create dynamic text, and create custom brushes and patterns. Access to Illustrator outside of class-time highly suggested.

Graphic Novel Studio 5 Weeks Develop your own unique worlds and stories then bring them to life on paper. You’ll practice writing narratives, drawing techniques and experiment with cartooning tools. Final projects may include printed comics and collaborative zines. Beginner artists are welcome and advanced cartoonists are encouraged to work on longer projects. 14 years and up welcome.

Saturday 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu Session II: Starts February 17 $190, Members $185

Prerequisite: First-time Illustrator

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Sheika Lugtu Session II: Starts February 14 $185, Members $180

10 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

Crash Course: 3D Printing SEE PAG E 1 1 FO R M O R E IN F O.


3D Printing, 3D Modeling, Electronics & Fabrication Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Introduction to Soft Electronics 5 Weeks

Material fee includes all electronic components necessary to complete projects.

Wednesday 2-5pm Naava Weiner Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 $185, Members $180 $75 Material fee

Design Fundamentals: Snap & Fit 10 Weeks This course is all about designing objects that fit together. Using a variety of open-source software and Illustrator, create designs for vinyl cutters, desktop mills and 3D printers. Prototyping, parameters and revision will be discussed. We’ll start with guided projects with the opportunity to design original ideas. No modeling or Illustrator experience necessary but basic computer skills required.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Orth Starts January 10 $340, Members $330

5 Weeks Ever wonder what 3D modeling programs are out there and which are the best fit for you? Explore four open source programs: Tinkercad, SketchUp, Meshmixer and Sculptris. We will guide you through a project using one of these programs allowing time to discuss the strengths and limitations of each.

5 Weeks

Curious about how 3D printers work? We will discuss the printer’s components and the variety of software available to make them run. Using models supplied by Lillstreet’s 3D Print Lab, explore a variety of settings to get the best print and creative choices. You will leave with printing basics and a variety of prints highlighting what was discussed.

Saturday 10am-1pm Steve Amos Session I: Starts January 13

Sunday, February 11 10am-1pm Rebecca Orth

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Steve Amos Session II: Starts February 13 $185, Members $180

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Orth Session I: Starts January 11

Workshops: Design & 3D Printing

Fundamentals of 3D Printing 5 Weeks Discover the basics of 3D printing and how these printers work. We’ll learn about a variety of software, settings, pitfalls and proper modeling choices to get the very best print. No modeling experience required, but basic computer experience required.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Orth Session II: Starts February 15 $185, Members $180

Introduction to Fusion 360

Friday, March 2 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Orth $65, Members $60

3D Printed Bobblehead

Crash Course in 3D Scanning 1 Day

The basic workflow for capturing 3D scans, modifying meshes, and preparing files for 3D printing will be discussed and demonstrated. You will use a variety of scanners available in the lab to scan people and objects. No modeling experience required, but basic computer experience required.

Saturday, January 27 2-5pm Steve Amos $60, Members $55

5 Weeks Learn the fundamentals of sketching and sculpting inside of Fusion 360. We will provide an overview of the Fusion 360 interface to help you translate your ideas into fabrication ready designs. You will learn how to use the sketching tools to create 3D models, extrude 3D shapes, and sculpt organic shapes.

1 Day

This course will introduce you to creating generative art inside of Processing. Learn how to use computer programming to create your own series of patterns and designs for print. The fundamentals of the Processing language, how to create visual assets, and output files for digital printing will be discussed.

No modeling experience required, but basic computer experience required.

$185, Members $180

Crash Course: 3D Printing

3D Printed Chinese Lantern 1 Day Say goodbye to the Fire Rooster and hello to the Earth Dog! Dip your toe into modeling components that fit together by designing a lamp with a Chinese New Year theme. Lights for your lantern are included.

No modeling experience required, but basic computer experience required.

No modeling experience required, but basic computer experience required.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Steve Amos Session I: Starts January 9

Sunday, January 28 10am-1pm Rebecca Orth

Saturday 10am-1pm Steve Amos Session II: Starts February 17

$65, Members $60

1 Day Create your own personalized 3D printed bobblehead! In this workshop you will use a scanner to create a three dimensional scan of yourself that you will modify to create a 3D printed bobblehead design. No modeling experience required, but basic computer experience required.

Saturday, March 10 2-5pm Steve Amos $65, Members $60

Crash Course: Illustrator for Fabrication 1 Day Illustrator is a common program in fabrication but knowing how to use it and knowing how to use it for fabrication are entirely different things. Whether you know Illustrator or not, this workshop will give you tips on how to design images for vinyl cutters, cnc routers and 3D printers.

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Become part human/part machine with DIY wearable electronics. Learn to work with lightweight processors specially designed to be sewn onto fabric and integrated in clothing and soft sculpture. Learn the fundamentals of creating soft circuits with conductive thread, making switches, working with LEDs and sensors and more.

Survey of 3D Modeling Applications

Programming Graphics for Print

No modeling experience required, but basic computer experience required.

Friday, February 2 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Orth Sunday, February 25 10am-1pm Rebecca Orth $65, Members $60

$185, Members $180

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Photography First-Time Artist First-Time Digital Photography 5 Weeks

Family Workshops Workshops: Social Media Family Workshop: 3D Printed Monster

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

1 Day Using Tinkercad and 3D printers, create a fearsome, funny and unique monster. Learn how shapes fit together to design your own monster and add decorative elements for a personalized touch.

Etsy 101: How to Set-up Shop & Start Selling 1 Day

This workshop is open to children ages 10 years and up.

Ready to start selling your art but not sure where to start? This workshop will cover the basics of how to set up an online Etsy shop. Topics such as photographs, listing descriptions, seller policies, shipping and customer communication will be discussed as well as step-by-step instruction on how to list an item and publish your shop.

Sunday, February 18 10am-1pm Rebecca Orth

Saturday, January 20 2-5pm Rachel Stork Stoltz

$40, Members $35 Price is per participant

$75, Members $70

No modeling experience required but basic computer experience necessary.

Family Workshop: Robot Buddies 1 Day Learn to make your own little walking robot from everyday materials. In just a few simple steps, you too can have a tiny robotic pal with moving limbs. Once you make one, you might want to make a whole menagerie. No experience necessary.

Saturday, March 3 2-4pm Naava Weirner $40, Members $35 Price is per participant

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.

Sunday 10am–1pm Sarah Hiatt Session I: Starts January 14 Thursday 10am–1pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts February 15 Sunday 2-5pm Kat Liu Session II: Starts February 18 $180, Members $175

Social Media Marketing 1 Day Learn to increase your presence, gain followers and drive sales on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Learn the dos and don’ts of paying to promote posts, the secrets of hashtags, what makes a good photo and how to make the most of 140 characters. All levels welcome.

Saturday, February 17 2-5pm Rachel Stork Stoltz $75, Members $70

12 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner 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.

Wednesday 10am–1pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 $185, Members $180


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

Tuesday 10am–1pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 $185, Members $180 $5 Print fee

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

Saturday 2–5pm Aaron Brandt Session I: Starts January 13 $185, Members $180 $5 Print fee

Photographic Editing in Photoshop 5 Weeks 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.

Saturday 2–5pm Aaron Brandt Session II: Starts February 17 $185, Members $180 $5 Print fee

Photographing Your Muse 5 Weeks Muse, n.—a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. Through photography, you will explore a Muse in your life or discover someone or something that acts as your source of inspiration. Discussions include mini lectures on artists and their Muses, a viewing of Tierney Gearon’s film: the Mother Project and in depth discussions of student’s photographs.

Studio Lighting

Portrait Photography

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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, as well as light diffusers like umbrellas and softboxes. Practice a variety of lighting set-ups for portraiture, still life and more.

Push your photographic portraiture beyond snapshot mode. In-class exercises, assignments and critiques will direct you through the exploration of composition, light, positioning and environment. Image based lectures will introduce you to the work of various portrait artists. DSLR and tripod are highly recommended.

Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions required.

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

Thursday 10am–1pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts January 11 $190, Members $185

All levels welcome

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Stevie Raelynn Session I: Starts January 8 $190, Members $185

What Makes a Portrait? 5 Weeks Our focus will be on redefining the concept of portraiture and will be heavily based in studio lighting. You will begin by learning traditional techniques for portraits in the lighting studio and expand into understanding various methods of narrative, object and self-portraiture. Be ready to have thought provoking discussions on “What makes a portrait?” and produce a multitude of photos each week.

iPhoneography

Constructed Image

Examine the camera phone as a tool and method of picture making. You’ll review basic iPhone or Smartphone functions and explore applications used to manipulate and edit images. Engage in creative assignments and discussions of image sharing and sourcing to broaden our understanding of technology and photography. Bring a camera phone and USB cord or charger to class.

Constructed images are scenes that were created to be photographed, rather than just pointing and shooting found scenes. There are a plethora of ways to create a constructed image, all of which will be covered with exciting assignments and class discussions. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Please bring a USB drive.

All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Carissa Meier Session I: Starts January 11 $190, Members $185

Building Pictures: Architectural Photography

Sunday 2–5pm Kat Liu Session I: Starts January 14

5 Weeks

History of Photography 5 Weeks This condensed class will take you on a journey through the five significant periods in the history of photography. You will leave with a greater understanding of the fluidity of photography and its complex political, social and conceptual terrain by tracing the shifts in photographic history from photo as document to photo as art. All levels welcome

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Sarah Hiatt Session I: Starts January 10

$190, Members $185

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of basic camera functions required.

$190, Members $185

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Sarah Hiatt Session II: Starts February 14

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. Along with learning the fundamentals of architectural photography, we will also review the social contexts of architectural structures and how they are represented in contemporary photography.

5 Weeks

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

Sunday 10am–1pm Danielle Owensby Session II: February 18 $190, Members $185

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Introduction to Lightroom

Multilevel

Photographing Your Artwork S E E PAG E 19 F OR MOR E I N FO.

All levels welcome

Monday 6:30–9:30pm John Lusis Session II: Starts February 12 $190, Members $185

$190, Members $185

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Intermediate/ Advanced Digital Photography III 10 Weeks Build your camera and postproduction skills by understanding how your camera and printer can work together to produce professional results. Explore composition, subject choice and thematic ideas. Fundamentals of image enhancement in the digital lab, the development of printing techniques and strategies for color correction will be discussed. DSLR camera and USB drive required.

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography and Fundamentals of Digital Photography I & II or equivalent experience.

Saturday 10am–1pm Danielle Owensby Starts January 13 $375, Members $365 $10 Print fee

Advanced Topics in Digital Photography 10 Weeks Designed for the intermediate, 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-on-one instruction without assignment constraints.

Workshops

Family Archives: Preserving & Retouching Photographs 1 Day

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

Friday, January 26 10am–1pm Jeanne Donegan Sunday, February 25 2–5pm Jeanne Donegan $75, Members $70

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

Friday, February 9 10am–2pm Rebecca Memoli

Join us as 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.

$375, Members $365 $10 Print fee

1 Day Get to know the ins and outs of the studio through this comprehensive lighting workshop. You will learn to use all of Lillstreet’s lighting equipment from steady lights to strobes and light diffusers such as umbrellas and softboxes. Learn quick and simple lighting set-ups to enhance your photographs.

All levels welcome

Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions required.

Sunday, February 18 2–6pm Sarah Hiatt

Sunday, March 11 2–6pm Rebecca Memoli

$95, Members $90

$95, Members $90

Scanography

Lightroom Basics

1 Day Learn how to create photographs without a camera! We will teach you the process of photo capture and manipulation using a flatbed scanner. Use the scanner’s unique ability to capture great detail at extremely high resolutions and learn how to scan and collage in real time on the flatbed as well as photoshopping your work together on the computer. All levels welcome

Sunday, March 4 2–6pm Aaron Brandt $95, Members $90

$95, Members $90

Prerequisite: DSLR and basic knowledge of camera functions preferred.

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Starts January 9

Studio Lighting Basics

History of Photography SEE PAG E 13 FO R M O RE I N F O.

14 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

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, March 18 2–6pm Jeanne Donegan $95, Members $90


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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.

Drawing & Painting

First-Time Artist First-Time Drawing into Painting

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

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.

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.

Friday 1:30-4:30pm $10 per session if you are not currently registered for a class in the Drawing & Painting department.

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.

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Tuesday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts February 13 Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts January 9 Saturday 10am–1pm Annie York Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 Sunday 2–5pm Randall Miller Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18 $180, Members $175
 $40 First-Time Drawing & Painting Kit

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Sunday 10:30am–1:30pm $20 per session or $180 for a 10 session package.

16 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

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.

Monday 10am–1pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts January 8 Monday 6:30–9:30pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts January 9 Sunday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts January 14 $185, Members $180 $20 Beginning Drawing kit


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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Session I: Starts January 10

$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.

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 January 11 Sunday 2–5pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18

A supply list will be provided on the first day, but please bring a set of 24 prismacolor nupastels and a drawing surface to the first class. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, First-Time Drawing into Painting or equivalent experience.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Cristi Lopeznieto Session I: Starts January 9

Oil Painting II

Introduction to Colored Pencil

5 Weeks

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.

Monday 2–5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts January 8 Monday 6:30–9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session II: Starts February 12 Saturday 10am–1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts January 13 $185, Members $180 $95 Watercolor kit

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.

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Cristi López Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

Thursday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts February 15

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

$185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

Sunday 10am–1pm Kendra Fuller Session II: Starts February 18

Drawing II

$185, Members $180



5 Weeks

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 February 13

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session II: Starts February 13

$185, Members $180

Sunday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts February 18

5 Weeks

Pastels, being both a painting and drawing medium, are a great way to explore color. Layering and blending techniques will help you understand how to mix colors directly on the paper. We will work with still life subjects.

$185, Members $180



Prerequisite: Introduction to Oil Painting or equivalent experience

Introduction to Painting Techniques 


5 Weeks

$185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

Prerequisite: Drawing II or prior figure experience recommended.

$185, Members $180 $40 Model fee

Introduction to Pastels

Drawing & Painting

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts January 11

Introduction to Oil Painting

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 January 13 Session II: Starts February 17

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio

$190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

SE E PAGE 2 0 FOR MOR E INFO.

$185, Members $180

 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

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Drawing & Painting

Project Based Oil Painting

Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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.

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.

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.

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

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Amalia Kouvalis Session II: Starts February 13 $190, Members $185

Collage: Cut, Mix, Repeat 5 Weeks Whether you’re a beginner or experienced collage artist looking for inspiration, join us and explore the process of generating imagery through collage. Learn new ways to compose space, work with found materials, think critically about material choices and develop abstract imagery from representational sources. Please bring scissors and a small selection of found materials for the first class. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience recommended.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts January 9 $190, Members $185 $15 Material fee

Prerequisite: Introduction to Watercolor or equivalent experience

Monday 2–5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts February 12 Saturday 10am–1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts February 17 $190, Members $185 $95 Watercolor Kit

Sumi-e (Ink-Painting) 5 Weeks 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. All levels welcome

Thursday 2–5pm Patricia Larkin Green Session II: Starts February 15 $190, Members $185

Monday 10am–1pm Judith Mayer Session I: Starts January 8 $190, Members $185

Pastel Drawing 5 Weeks Continue to develop your skills in chalk Pastels as you explore texture, value and color blending while working on class exercises and individual projects. You will receive individual critique and direction as you work from life and from photographs. Please come to the first class with a medium sized set of Prismacolor Nupastels and a drawing surface, 12x14 or larger. Prerequisite: Introduction to Pastels or equivalent experience.

Monday 10am–1pm Jordan Lentz Session II: Starts February 12 $190, Members $185

Children’s Book Illustration 5 Weeks Celebrate the whimsical worlds 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.

Saturday 2–5pm Sophie Lucido Johnson Session I: Starts January 13 $190, Members $185

Bird World 5 Weeks Birds have been the source of inspiration to many great artists from Audubon to old master Dutch painters. Try your hand at capturing this incredible species in wet or dry media. Learn to render basic bird anatomy, where to find birds to observe, and capture an ever moving target from studying specimens, photos and field journals. Please bring a blank field notebook, pencils and an eraser to the first class. A detailed supply list will be provided. Prerequisite: Drawing II, First-Time Drawing into Painting, or equivalent experience recommended.

Wednesday 6:30pm–9:30pm Cristi López Session I: Starts January 10 $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 López Session I: Starts January 8 $190, Members $185

Create Your Own Comic 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. Students of all levels with an interest in sequential art are welcome. Bring
 a sketchbook (8x10 or larger), pencil and eraser to the first class. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Drawing II or equivalent experience.

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session I: Starts January 8 $190, Members $185

18 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12


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

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 February 14 $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.

Learning from the Masters: Crafting a Strong Voice

$350, Members $340

5 Weeks

Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstraction

Explore a different master painter each week: Helen Frankenthaler, Keith Haring, Kehinde Wiley and Francis Bacon. Beginning with a brief historical lesson, we will then discuss the fundamentals of what made each master great. Exploration of different palettes, techniques and subject matters will help strengthen individual’s skills and understanding of painting. Creativity encouraged and all levels of painters are welcome.

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.

Sunday 10am–1pm Kendra Fuller Session I: Starts January 14 $190, Members $185

Landscape Painting from Photographs 5 Weeks 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.

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session II: Starts February 15

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

$190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

Saturday 10am–1pm Kendra Fuller Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17

10 weeks

All levels welcome.

Monday 10am–1pm Yvette Weijergang Starts January 8 $350, Members $340

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.

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

Tuesday 10am–1pm Ken Minami Starts January 9

Drawing & Painting

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Melanie Brown Starts January 11

Intermediate/ Advanced

$375, Members $365 $70 Model fee

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

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Ken Minami Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 $195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

All levels welcome

Tuesday 2–5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts January 9 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Introduction to Colored Pencil S E E PAG E 17 F OR MOR E I N FO.

$190, Members $185

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Independent Painting Projects

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure

10 Weeks

5 Weeks

Work one on one with your instructor to develop a project of personal interest, be it a portrait of a family member, pet, place you have visited, or any project which needs further development. This class meets the needs of oil painters with emphasis on classical painting techniques used in representational painting.

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.

Drawing & 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 January 11 $375, Members $365

Problem Solving for Oil Painters 10 Weeks

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or instructor approval


Saturday 2–5pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 $195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

Intermediate Portrait & Costumed Figure


Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio

5 Weeks

10 weeks

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

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

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

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or equivalent experience

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. Come prepared to paint on the first day of class.

Wednesday 10am–1pm Bob Horn Starts January 10

Friday 10am–1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16

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.

$375, Members $365

$195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

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

Friday 10am–1pm Cynthia Vaicunas Starts January 12 $375, Members $365

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

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Annie York Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 $120, Members $115 $15 Material Fee

Workshops Long Stitch Sketchbook 1 Day

Introduction to Watercolor S E E PAG E 17 F OR MOR E I N FO.

Make your own custom sketch book 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.

Saturday March 3 2–6pm Amanda Mulcahy $105, Members $100

20 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12


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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 Jeweler

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

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 6:30–9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12

Paid Open Studio

Glass Open Studio

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

A punch card must be purchased at the front desk.

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

$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.

$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

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

Thursday 10am–1pm Joshua Herman Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 Sunday 5–8pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18 $180, Members $175 $15 First-Time Jeweler’s Kit

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 recommended and available for purchase on the first day of class. Please inquire at the front desk when you check in. Ages 16 years and up welcome

Saturday 10am-1pm Cynthia McEwen Session I: Starts January 13 $180, Members $175 $40 Kit

22 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

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 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts January 8 Tuesday 10am–1pm Joshua Herman Starts January 9 Wednesday 6:30-9:30 Darlys Ewoldt Starts January 10 Saturday 10am–1pm Carla Nessa Starts January 13 $340, Members $330 $30 Beginning Metals Kit


Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing

5 Weeks

10 Weeks

You will become familiar 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, and a variety of scrap glass, frit and stringers. No experience necessary

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.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm LeJean Easley Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 $185, Members $180 $60 Material Fee

Colorful Murrine Glass Rods 4 Weeks

Wednesday 6:30-9:30 Neil Kraus Starts January 10 Saturday 2–5pm Carla Nessa Starts January 13 Sunday 10-1pm Neil Kraus Starts January 14 $340, Members $330

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Enameling 5 Weeks

Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking

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.

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: One First-Time Jeweler

Prerequisite: One Beginning Glass Bead class or instructor approval.

Sunday 10am-1pm Dobrila Pintar Session I: Starts February 4 $150, Members $145

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.

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 Starts January 11 Darlys Ewoldt $185, Members $180

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

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts January 11 $190, Members $185 $15 Material fee

Cloisonné Enameling 5 Weeks

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 January 8

Thursday 10am–1pm Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15

Sunday 2–5 pm Neil Kraus Starts January 14

$185, Members $180 $20 Enameling kit

$350, Members $340 $25 Material Fee

Cloissoné is a technique of enameling in which ground glass is fused to metal in a kiln. Brilliant colors, separated by fine silver wires that appear as delicate silver lines on the finished piece. This process can be done on copper or silver. You will learn to form and manipulate wires to create beautiful contemporary designs while learning a traditional technique. All levels welcome

Saturday 2–5pm Lynn Floriano Session I: Starts January 13 $190, Members $185 $25 Kit fee

Gold Leaf & Foil 5 Weeks

Ages 16 yrs and up welcome

Explore the uses and applications of 24k Gold foil and Gold leaf. We will learn the process of Keum-boo which is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver. We will also learn how to apply gold leaf to a variety of surfaces from metal to wood. These processes are a great way to add gold to your work without breaking the bank.

Prerequisite: One Beginning Glass Beadmaking class or instructor approval

Sunday, 1–4pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts January 14

Saturdays 10am-1pm Cynthia McEwen Session II: Starts February 17

Thursday, 6:30–9:30pm Peter Antor Session II: Starts February 15

$185, Members $180 $40 Kit

$190, Members $185 $25 Kit fee

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Learn to design and make colored patterns or images in a glass rod. How to layer the glass, pull the cane and slice the rod into small, usable pieces will be demonstrated. Circular, square or even miniature scenes can be created. Special tips and tricks to simplify this process will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Forging & Forming

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Wire Wrapped Jewelry 10 Weeks Learn to use sterling silver or copper wire with stones to create beautiful pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets. No heat or power tools needed so you can use your new skills at home. At a minimum, you can expect to complete one pendant, one ring, one pair of earrings and one bracelet. Bring a variety of cabochon stones to the first class. The instructor will also have some available for purchase.

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Cassie Chamness Starts January 10 $350, Members $340 $25 Material fee

Advanced Topics in Metals 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 January 9 $375, Members $365

Make it Move: Hinge Construction 10 Weeks

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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.

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Susan Franker Starts January 9 Wednesday 2–5pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts January 10 Saturday, 10am–1pm Pam Robinson Starts January 13 $375, Members $365

Explore the mechanical techniques that add movement to sculpture and jewelry. Learn proper hinge construction and a variety of hinge samples will be available for inspiration. Demonstrations and discussions will cover movements such as pivoting, sliding, swinging and the use of precision tools that are critical when making mechanical work. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning or instructor approval.

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Peter Antor Starts January 10 $375, Members $365

Classes For Young Adults: Ages 10-16 Teen Metals: Etching 5 Weeks Explore higher skill level topics in metalwork like electro-saltwater etching. We will cover fundamental metalwork techniques such as sawing, piercing, forming, soldering and finishing to complement more advanced topics in metals. Create more individualized jewelry or sculptural work while exploring image and illustrative strengths with non-toxic etching methods on copper and brass.

1 Day Learn to make a sterling silver wire wrapped pendant with a stone in one day, and the skills to make more at home. We will use only wire and a few hand tools, no power tools or heat are necessary. One sterling silver pendant will be completed with materials provided. Stones will be available for sale from the instructor, or bring your own.

Sunday, January 14 1–4pm Cassie Chamness

Friday 4–6pm Cat Bowyer Session I: Starts January 12

$90, Members $85

$120, Members $115

1 Day

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

Saturday 10am–1pm Susan Franker Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 $180, Members $175

5 Weeks

Teen Metals: Enameling

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 technique, type of material, design, concept/inspiration and production will be discussed.

5 Weeks

Wednesday 2–5pm Susanne Henry Session I: Starts January 10

All levels welcome unless otherwise noted

Wire Wrapped Pendant

Weekly Challenge

Prerequisite: One session Intermediate Metalsmithing, or instructor approval

Workshops

Explore higher skill level topics in metalwork like torch-fired enameling. This class uses fundamental metalwork techniques such as sawing, piercing, forming, soldering and finishing to complement more advanced topics in metals. Create more individualized jewelry or sculptural work while exploring the world of color and metal.

Friday 4–6pm Cat Bowyer Session II: Starts February 16 $120, Members $115 $10 Material Fee

$195, Members $190

24 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

Glass Bead Jewelry Learn to make glass beads for a pendant, bracelet or matching pairs for earrings. Handling the torch, wrapping molten glass around a mandrel, applying decoration and attaching the findings will be demonstrated. Samples will be available for inspiration. Ages 16 yrs and up welcome Prior glass beadmaking experience helpful but not required.

Monday, January 15 6–9pm Cynthia McEwen $80, Members $75

Celtic Visions Star Pendant 1 Day This pendant takes on very different personalities depending on the metals and colors you use. You can choose from a variety of color options to combine with aluminum rings. Samples will be on hand for inspiration. Pendant chain not included. Full-color instructions are included. Prerequisite: At least one chainmaille class

Tuesday, January 16 6:30–9pm Kat Wisniewski $65, Members $60 $7 Material fee payable to instructor


Fun Night Out: Sterling Bracelet

Introduction to Pure Copper Clay

1 Day

1 Day

Join us for a fun night to create a forged bracelet that can be the perfect place for your favorite inspirational quote or to commemorate a special date. Learn how to size, form, solder, texture and personalize your bracelet.

Learn how to work with copper metal clay to design and create your own earrings, bracelet or pendant. Copper is trendy, sturdy and easy to work with.

Friday, January 19 7-9pm Carla Nessa

Sunday, January 28 12–5pm Katie Baum

Fear of Commitment: Glass Beadmaking

Decadent Confection Bracelet

1 Day

1 Day

Take a crash course in glass beadmaking. We’ll cover basic techniques and surface designs including dots and stripes. Leave with finished beads to create a zipper pull, key chain or simple pendant. No experience required.

Are you interested in trying chainmaille but not sure where to start? Learn how to correctly open & close jump rings seamlessly and basic chainmaille weaving. Explore the shaggy loops pattern, which is a very popular weave for its fullness and fun fringe. Add glass rings and beads for color. Choose from aluminum, copper or jewelry brass rings.

Ages 16 yrs and up welcome

Monday, January 22 6–9pm Cynthia McEwen $80, Members $75

Fused Glass... What’s that? 1 Day Join us for an evening to explore what glass fusing is all about. Learn how to cut and assemble 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

Friday, January 26 6:30–9:30pm LeJean Easley $100, Members $95

Instructor will bring pliers to use in class.

Half-Persian 3-in-1 Bracelet

1 Day

1 Day

Create your own pure silver pendant and earrings, designing each to perfectly suit your style. Learn the basics of manipulating fine silver clay as you shape, texture, refine and fire your pieces. Enhance your piece with a fireable gem and antique finish.

This intermediate level weave will take some time to learn, but the results are absolutely stunning! Two colors of aluminum and anodized aluminum will be used to create jewelry suitable for both men and women.

Sunday, February 4 12–5pm Katie Baum

Prerequisite: At least 3 chainmaille classes.

$115, Members $110 $40 Material fee paid to instructor

Wednesday, January 31 6:30–9pm Kat Wisniewski

Fun Night Out: Sterling Rolling Ring

$65, Members $60 $10 Kit available from instructor

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Join us and create a classic rolling ring made out of three interlocking rings, also known as Russian wedding rings. Learn to form, size and solder a personalized ring made for you!

Date Night: Hearts of Glass 1 Day Bring your sweetie and join us in creating Valentine-inspired beads for yourself or that special someone. Using traditional lampworking techniques, learn shaping, heat control and how to apply decorative elements to create heart shaped beads or hearts encased inside a bead. Make glass beads for a pendant or bracelet or pairs for earrings. Finishing findings will be available. Ages 16 yrs and up welcome. Prior glass experience is recommended but not required.

Metal Clay Creatures

Introduction to Fine Silver Clay

Friday, February 2 6:30–9:30pm Cynthia McEwen $80, Members $75

1 Day

Friday, February 9 7-9pm Carla Nessa $80, Members $75

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet 1 Day 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.

Saturday, February 17 2–5pm Kat Wisniewski $75, Members $70 $9 Material fee paid to instructor

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.

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

$75, Members $70

$115, Members $110 $15 Material fee payable to instructor

No experience necessary

Saturday, February 24 2–6pm Cat Bowyer $105, Member $100 $20 Material Fee

Sunday, February 11 1–4pm Debbie Solomon $10, Members $95

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Visiting Artists It Ain’t Just a Drill: Getting the Most from Your Flex Shaft Machine 1 Day The Flexible Shaft may be our most versatile tool, yet for many it remains underutilized and poorly understood. Gain a deeper understanding of this marvelous tool and expand your vocabulary of flexible shaft applications. This oneday, demonstration only, workshop covers the machine itself and the use of burs, bits, grinding, shaping and finishing aids. Expect some innovative tricks as well.

Metal Clay Creatures

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

1 Day Learn to sculpt in metal! Use copper clay to create beautiful birds or daring dragons, forming your creatures completely by hand. Not only will these have the details of their species, such as feathers or scales, but they will also have the expression you want on their little faces. Prerequisite: Previous metal clay classes strongly recommended.

Sunday, February 25 11am–5pm Katie Baum $135, Members $130 $15 Material fee paid to instructor

Fine Silver Mandala Pendant 1 Day Design your own mandala using silver clay, forming your unique design using a particular formula of silver clay. Learn how to fashion a hidden bail, so your mandala stays balanced. Color your design as desired using patina inks for a bold aesthetic.

Sunday, March 11 12–5pm Katie Baum $115, Members $110 $30 Material fee paid to instructor

Interstellar Pendant 1 Day From, New Connections book by Kat Wisniewski, here comes the glassaccented, star-shaped Interstellar Pendant! This 3-D pendant measures about 1.25” wide and almost 1/2” deep. you will work in softened (annealed) stainless steel and red bronze. Materials include full-color instructions along with the metal rings, a steel clasp, steel necklace chain, and a variety of glass ring colors in order to make a 20” pendant.

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Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing class or instructor approval

Thursday, March 22 9am-5pm Andy Cooperman $250

Creative Surface Development 3 Days Next to form, surface can define an object and give it depth and character. Uncover new ways to consider surfaces with heated, rolled, hammered and abraded finishes. Through play and experimentation, we’ll develop samples, accompanied by detailed notes. Using some of the surfaces discovered, you will build a brooch or pendant. Bring an open mind and a sharp pencil--there will be lots of tips and tricks. Prerequisite: 2 Beginning Metalsmithing classes or instructor approval

Friday-Sunday, March 23-25 9am-5pm Andy Cooperman $750 $25 Material fee payable to instructor

Prerequisite: You must know at least 4 chainmaille weaves and be comfortable closing rings in tight areas.

Saturday, March 10 2–5pm Kat Wisniewski $75, Members $70 $13 Material fee paid to instructor

26 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

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

Friday-Sunday, June 15-17 10am-5pm Carol Warner $650 $40 Material fee includes all coloration, undercoating, sealants, and miscellaneous supplies needed


Rooftop Gallery

Proposals Now Open!

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018 Lillstreet’s Rooftop Gallery is seeking proposals for it’s 2018 season! Artists are invited to propose work to be installed onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck and garden. Flags as well as alternative installation proposals will be considered. Work can be seen from the CTA Montrose Brown Line elevated tracks and Metra Train tracks, as well as Montrose and Ravenswood Avenues. Installations rotate approximately every six weeks. Six artists will be chosen and each artist will be paid $110 for their participation. Photo documentation will be provided by Lillstreet, as well as opening receptions and opportunities to sell work in Lillstreet's gallery shop. All work will be featured and archived on the Lillstreet gallery website and advertised in the gallery shop for the duration of the installation. Deadline: January 15th. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by Textiles Department Director Nora Renick Rinehart and a curatorial team of Lillstreet administrators.

Lillstreet’s Rooftop Gallery presents a unique opportunity to exhibit fine art outside of the four-white-walls paradigm. However, the logistics of the space offer as many challenges as exciting possibilities. In an attempt to help prepare artists as much as possible, the curatorial team has put together The Rooftop Gallery Guide 2018*: a pdf document with FAQs, material recommendations, logistical specifications and, new this year, a whole section devoted to “Crafting a Successful Proposal.” We encourage you to read through this guide before submitting your application.

To apply visit:

lillstreet.slideroom.com Artist Schedule: Deadline to apply: January 15, 2018 Artists will be notified by: February 1, 2018

LILLSTREET ART CENTER | 4401 N RAVENSWOOD | CHICAGO | LILLSTREET.COM


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. All levels welcome

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Thursday 2–5pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 Sunday 2–5pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18 $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.

Tuesday 10am–1pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts February 13 Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts January 10 Saturday 10am–1pm Alyse Benenson Session I: Starts January 13 $180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

Thursday 10am-1pm Rachel Davis Session I: Starts January 11 Session II:’Starts February 15

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.

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 Sunday 2–5pm Millicent Kennedy Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18 $180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

Prerequisite: First-Time Letterpress or instructor approval.

Saturday 10am–1pm Alyse Benenson Session II: Starts February 17

5 Weeks

Wednesday 10am–1pm Amalia Kouvalis Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14

Beyond Beginner: Letterpress II 5 Weeks

First-Time Etching 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.

Beginner / Advanced Beginner

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$185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

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Relief & Letterpress S E E PAG E 2 9 F OR MOR E I N FO.

Sunday 10am–1pm Amalia Kouvalis Session I: Starts January 14 Session II: Starts February 18 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

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

Monday 2–5pm Hannah McMaster Session I: Starts January 8 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

28 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12


Monotypes & Collagraphs 10 Weeks 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. All levels welcome

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Starts January 9 $340, Members $330 $35 Material fee

Multilevel

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

Tuesday 2–5pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts February 13 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

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

Monday 2–5pm Hannah McMaster Session II: Starts February 12 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

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

Tuesday 2–5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts January 9 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Word and Image: Relief & Letterpress

Intermediate

Workshops

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay

Kitchen Table Monotype

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 2–5 pm Judy Zeddies Starts January 10 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper 10 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. All levels welcome.

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Starts January 11 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

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 10am–1pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts January 9 Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts February 14 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

1 Day 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.

Saturday, February 24 2–6pm Philip Hartigan

Printmaking & Book Arts

Acrylic Resist Etching

Water-based Monotype Prints

$105, Members $100

Long Stitch Sketchbook 1 Day Make your own custom sketch book 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.

Saturday, March 3 2–6pm Amanda Mulcahy $105, Members $100

First-Time Bookmaking S E E PAG E 2 8 F OR MOR E I N FO.

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Textiles

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

First-Time Knitting 5 Weeks

Textiles

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. All ages 13 yrs and up welcome

First-Time Artists 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. All ages 13 yrs and up welcome

Tuesday 2-5pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session I: Starts January 9 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Session I: Starts January 11 Sunday 10am-1pm Mel Phillips Session I: Starts January 14 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Tori Fried Session II: Starts February 13

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric 5 Weeks 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. All ages 13 yrs. and up welcome

Wednesday 2-5pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts January 10 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts January 11 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts February 12

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Lisa Whiting Session I: Starts January 10 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

T-Shirt Bootcamp

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Zippers & Buttons 5 Weeks Reinforce the basics while learning new skills. Take home a set of coordinating pillows, a zip pouch and 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

All ages 13 yrs and up welcome

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.

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience.

No experience necessary

Sunday 10am-1pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts January 14

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts January 8 Tuesday 2-5pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts February 13 Sunday 10am-1pm Mel Phillips Session II: Starts February 18 $185, Members $180 $10 Material fee

$180, Members $175

Saturday 10am-1pm Amy Taylor Session II: Starts February 17 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Nico Gardner Session II: Starts February 18 $180, Members $175 $5 Material fee

30 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

Starting a

Crafts-Based SEE PAGE 33 FOR MORE INFO.


Carryalls & Shoulder Bags 5 Weeks Expand your sewing know-how and your wardrobe by making a flatbottomed zippered carry-all and a small shoulder bag with an adjustable strap. You’ll have the opportunity to customize the patterns and learn how to make your own designs. Perfect if you just finishing First-Time Sewing or Zippers & Buttons. It’ll be totes cool! All ages 13 yrs and up welcome Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience.

Monday 10am–1pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts February 12

Repairs & Alterations

5 Weeks Challenge yourself to take your piecing skills to the next level. We will explore the ins and outs of piecing complex traditional blocks such as New York Beauty, Dresden Plate and Lone Star while considering ways to apply the tricks we learn to our own designs. Prerequisite: First-Time Quilting or similar quilting experience.

Wednesday 10am-1pm Sarah Nishiura Session II: Starts February 14 $185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

5 Week

Save a few dollars by making your own clothing alterations. Learn to take shirts in, jeans up, mend holes, fix hems and sew on buttons. Come to class the first day with your uncompleted mending and alterations projects. We’ll complete them together with necessary demonstrations.

Getting your screen burned and your image printed is just the beginning. An experienced instructor will help you meet your personal project goals, accomplish complicated multi-color prints, learn to create and print repeat patterns and play around with mono-printing.

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing experience.

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Nico Gardner Session I: Starts January 14 $185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

Homemade Clothes for Children & Babies 5 Weeks Are you interested in making clothing for little ones? Learn the essential skills of sewing garments for children including fabric selection, pattern reading, basic sewing skills and finishing techniques. The instructor will work with you to create a simple heirloom project such as a bonnet, bloomer or tunic (newborn to 8 years). Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing experience.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session II: Starts February 15 $185, Members $180 $10 Material fee

Fascinators & Festivities

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Learn to knit two styles of socks using double pointed and circular needles. We’ll sew one (left or right) in class, then you make the matching sock at home. This is an intermediate class so knowing the basics of knitting is a must. Please bring needles sizes 0-4 to the first class. Some materials included.

Come for the drinks, stay for the hats! Unwind and enjoy a cocktail as we teach you a variety of millinery techniques relevant to creating a one-of-a-kind cocktail hat/fascinator. Everyone will leave with at least one, complete with feathers, veiling, beads, sparkle, etc., and the skills to continue after the class is over.

Prerequisite: First-Time Knitting or Similar Experience. Students must know how to knit and purl.

You must be 21 and over to register

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Lisa Whiting Session II: Starts February 14 $185, Members $180 $10 Material fee

Second Time Screen Printing on Fabric

5 Week

All ages 13 yrs and up welcome

Socks for Beginners

Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Print on Fabric

Wednesday 2-5pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts February 14 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts February 15 $185, Members $180 $35 Material fee

All levels welcome

Friday 6:30-9:30pm DJ DeGayner Session I: Starts January 12

$190, Members $185 $40 Material fee

Indigo & Natural Color 5 Weeks

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts January 9 $190, Members $185 $10 Material fee

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

Textiles

$185, Members $180 $10 Material fee

Topics in Quilting: Advanced Piecing

Investigate how to apply beautiful, rich color to various fabrics while exploring the foundations of natural dyes and their relevance in contemporary practice. Experience this incredible process through various methods of dyeing and resist techniques. Material fee includes all dyes and sample fabric. You provide additional fabrics after the first week. All levels welcome

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts January 9

$190, Members $185 $30 Material fee

Play with Dye: Alternate Applications for Fabric 5 Weeks Dyes can be applied to fabric in a myriad of ways yielding beautiful, painterly hues and loose motifs. You will learn to rub, stamp, roll and paint dyes onto cloth, and investigate weton-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Layer and combine these skills to create unique functional textiles and works of art. Please bring 1 - 2 yards of pre-washed natural fabric. All levels welcome

Thursday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Kumor Session I: Starts January 11

$190, Members $185 $18 Material fee

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Tori Fried Session I: Starts January 8 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

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Boro Inspiration: Indigo & Sashiko Stitching 5 Week BORO is a rag or scraps of cloth that are sewn together. Inspired by this Japanese technique, you will develop your own visual expressions through exercises such as stitching, cutting, mending, patching and assembling fabric. Dye fabric with indigo and apply Sashiko (running) stitches to these small pieces of cloth and assemble them to form a small Japanese style quilt. All levels welcome

Textiles

Saturday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session I: Starts January 13 $190, Members $185 $30 Material fee

Topics in Surface Design: Block Printing & Marbling 5 Weeks Why be limited by store-bought fabric? Create your own using color with immersion dye then embellish your fabric with textures and patterns. Carve linoleum blocks and print them to create repeat patterns. Explore marbling and build custom tools for an abstract effect. Most supplies provided with material fee. All levels welcome

Tuesday 10am-1pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts February 13 $190, Members $185 $30 Material fee

T-Shirt Bootcamp SEE PAGE 30 FOR MORE IN F O.

Intermediate/ Advanced Independent Printing Projects 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 February 15 $195, Members $190 $5 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. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience.

Independent Quilting Projects

Fashion 101: Drafting From Measurements

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Begin a quilting project or bring your unfinished work. This class allows students to work individually and feed off the creative energy of your classmates. Focus on developing designs for large scale quilts. Incorporate quilting techniques into your art practice and conquer the range of technical issues that arise as you take your ideas from concept to quilt.

Want to make tops that fit your shape? Make a bodice sloper from your own measurements and learn how to use that sloper to make design adjustments such as neckline changes, shirring and darts. Individual attention will be given to each student to make a pattern for a simple original design from your sloper.

Prerequisite: First-Time Quilting or similar quilting experience.

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience.

Monday 2-5pm Sarah Nishiura Starts January 8

Saturday 10am-1pm Holly Greenhagen Starts January 13

$375, Members $365 $5 Material fee

$375, Members $365 $15 Material fee

Sew Your Own Underwear

Knitting II: Knit Your Own Sweater

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

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Amy Taylor Session II: Starts February 12 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

Thursday 10am-1pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Starts January 11

Sew Your Own Tailored Shirt

Sunday 5-8pm Nico Gardner Starts January 14

Personalize your work or party wardrobe by making your own tailored shirts. Learn construction methods such as flat-felled seams, sleeve plackets, yokes, collars and cuffs to give your shirt a professional look. You’ll choose from a selection of patterns/styles and test-fit your shirt before cutting it in your chosen fabric.

$375, Members $365 $5 Material fee

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar sewing experience.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Starts January 10 $375, Members $365 $15 Material fee

All ages 13 yrs. and up welcome.

10 Weeks Stay warm this winter by learning to knit your own sweater. It’s easier than you think! Starting with yarn and needle selection, you’ll learn to change colors, make cables and read a pattern to create a basic and comfortable raglan sweater. This class is a great follow up to First-Time Knitting. Prerequisite: First-Time Knitting or similar knitting experience.

Friday 10am-1pm Lisa Whiting Starts January 12 $375, Members $365 $15 Material fee

Natural Dyes II: The Next Level 5 Weeks Explore the next steps in applying vibrant colors to your textiles using natural dyes such as cutch (red/ brown), madder (reds) and weld (yellow). We’ll review the indigo bath and experiment with alternate mordants and tannins to get new hues and strong, saturated colors onto cotton. Prerequisite: At least one department natural dye class or equivalent experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session II: Starts February 13 $195, Members $190 $35 Material fee

32 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12


Workshops Color Theory in Action 1 Day Color is a part of our life but understanding how one color relates to another can seem intimidating. Through mono-printing solid color layers, we’ll investigate color relationships and learn about color theory in action. You’ll learn to mix bright hues and subtle shades and leave with printed fabric samples for easy reference. All ages 13 yrs and up welcome.

$55, Members $50

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

Sunday, February 4 1-5pm Amy Taylor $95, Members $90

1 Day Learn how to professionally set up your printings to create perfectly placed images on a variety of products. Once your screen is burned, printing a large quantity of items can be a fast and efficient process. You’ll also get trained to use the department’s new heat-curing, conveyor belt machine which can cut production time in half. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric or similar printing experience.

Sunday, February 25 2-5pm Nora Renick Rinehart

Textiles

Saturday, January 20 2-5pm Rachel Davis

Pro-Level Production Printing

$75, Members $70

Starting a Crafts-Based Business 1 Day Ready to bring your craft to the marketplace? We will cover topics such as working with stores, choosing a direct selling platform, brand development, managing social media, pricing goods, time management, basic start-up needs, applying and selling at craft fairs and much more. Work with a successful crafts business owner who will teach you the secrets to her success.

Saturday, March 3 1:30-5:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier $95, Members $90

Workshops Ages 9-11

Visiting Artist Workshop

Kids Print: T-Shirts

Macrame Planters

1 Day

1 Day

Do you have a drawing or design you want to wear on a t-shirt? Come with an idea or draw one on the spot and learn the basics of how to screen print on fabric. One white shirt will be provided. You’re welcome to bring extras to print for your whole crew.

Once a hallmark of 1970’s handicraft, macrame is back and better than ever! Join Joslyn Villalpando of J. Villa Workshop to design and make your own macrame plant holder with a contemporary twist. A natural-colored rope, a basic terra cotta pot, soil and a plant will be provided. A variety of decorative pots by Lillstreet artists will be available for purchase.

No experience necessary

Saturday, February 10 2-5pm Rachel Davis $40, Members $35

No experience necessary Light fare will be provided.

Saturday, January 27 11am-3pm Joslyn Villalpando $160

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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.

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.

Tuesday 1:30–3pm Kris Buckley Session l: Starts January 9 Session ll: Starts February 13 $120, Members $115

Muppets and Puppets

Kidstreet

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!

Miniature Worlds 5 Weeks 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 4–5:30pm Mikey Anderson Session l: Starts January 12 Session ll: Starts February 16

Monster Making & Creature Plushies 5 Weeks

Ages 6-8

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.

Make Your Own Masterpieces

Tuesday 5–6:30pm Sampson Marks Session l: Starts January 9 Session ll: Starts February 13

$120, Members $115

5 Weeks This class explores all things messy when it comes to art. Through an enriched art-making experience, we will experiment with clay, paint, prints and paper to create our own masterpieces and learn about some of the many masters in art history.

Monday 4:30–6pm Kris Buckley Session l: Starts January 8 Session ll: Starts February 12

Wednesdays 4:30–6pm Kris Buckley Session l: Starts January 10 Session ll: Starts February 14

$120, Members $115

$120, Members $115

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!

Puppets & Puppeteering 5 Weeks

Thursday 4:30–6pm Nicole Nienow Session l: Starts January 11 Session ll: Starts February 15

Drawing & Cartooning 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.

Tuesday 4:30–6pm Anne York Session l: Starts January 9 Session ll: Starts February 13 $120, Members $115

$120, Members $115

Introduction to Sculptures

Ages 9-13 Mapping Real & Imagined Places 5 Weeks 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 5–6:30pm Gabriel Andres Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 Friday 4–5:30pm Gabriel Andres Session l: Starts January 12 Session ll: Starts February 16 $120, Members $115

$120, Members $115

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.

Thursday 5–6:30pm Sampson Marks Session l: Starts January 11 Session ll: Starts February 15 $120, Members $115

Handbuilding with Terracotta 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.

Thursday 4:30–6pm Molly Eisenberg Session l: Starts January 11 Session ll: Starts February 15 $120, Members $115

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Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 5 Weeks This class is a 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.

Wednesday 4:30–6:30pm Kristin August Session l: Starts January 10 Session ll: Starts February 14 Saturday 2-4pm Amelia Bell Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 $140, Members $135

Ages 14-16 Drawing & Cartooning 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.

Art and Academic Enrichment Lillstreet’s Art Enrichment Program is designed with homeschool students in mind. Our goal is to provide all communities the benefits of creating at a working art center and learning from talented, professional teaching artists. This program welcomes students of all creative backgrounds — whether they are beginners or have existing skills. Lillstreet learners are encouraged to explore their artistic voices while developing fundamentals skills that help them grow as an artist — artistically, academically and interpersonally.

Ages 6-8

Ages 9-13

Introduction to Painting

Exploration in Drawing into Painting 5 Weeks

5 Weeks Explore the creative process thru paint. Children will be introduced to a variety of painting styles, techniques and mediums such as Watercolor, Tempera and Acrylics. Color mixing will be explored. Many stories and adventures of famous artists throughout history and their work will provide inspiration for young painters to create their own masterpieces. Please send a nut free snack or lunch.

Learn skills such as line, composition and value and how they combine to create a successful drawing. Color mixing fundamentals, shading and perspective will be explored to produce a variety of work over the weeks. Choose a famous artist’s work and create your own painting inspired by a master. Please send a nut free snack or lunch.

Wednesday 10am–1pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14

Monday 4:30–6pm Anne York Session l: Starts January 8 Session ll: Starts February 12

Wednesday 10am–1pm Jessica Wagner Session I: Starts January 10

$120, Members $115

Session II: Starts February 14

Ages 14–18

$180, Members $175

History of Culture Through Art

Ages 9-13

10 Weeks

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Explore both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay. Learn slab, pinch, coil and hand building techniques. In addition, you will also learn how to center and throw on a wheel. Trimming and glazing will be taught so you can finish and add color to your work. Designed for everyone from beginners to those with previous experience working with clay.

Wednesday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session l: January 10 Session ll: February 14

Using the evolution and development of art as a platform, the values, economics and politics of European cultures from antiquity to modernity will be discussed. Class time focuses on art, cultural history and group discussions. Learn to strengthen drawing and painting skills to create your own artistic works. Some weeks we will meet at The Art Institute of Chicago for inspiration. Please bring a nut free snack or lunch.

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 accompanied by a paying adult. At least one child and one adult must register. Children under the age of 1 year are free with a paying adult.

$30, Members $25

A Hug in a Mug 1 Day Cold weather is the perfect time to appreciate the warmth of clay. Make mugs, soup bowls and other objects to wrap your hands around on a cold winter day

Saturday, January 13 10am-12pm TBD

Snowman & Family 1 Day Keep your hands warm this winter by making snowmen out of clay instead of snow. We’ll create a variety of characters to build a family of many shapes and sizes. Don’t forget to give each character a name and they may just come to life!

Saturday, January 20 10am-12pm Carol Stitzer

Kids Night Out: Groundhog Day Plushie 1 Day In celebration of this furry animal, we will design and hand sew our very own groundhog plushie. Hopefully, your groundhog won’t see his shadow and the warm weather will be here soon.

Kidstreet

5 Weeks

$180, Members $175

Family Workshops

Friday, February 2 6–8pm Mikey Anderson $30, Members $25

Wednesday 10am–1pm Sheika Lugtu Starts January 10 $340, Members $330

$180, Members $175

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

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Paper Hearts, Flowers & Garlands

Coil Pot Planters 1 Day

Join us as we make fun decorations to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Cut a paper heart, paint a few flowers and paste lots of shapes together to make garlands, create cards and gifts for your Valentine.

Hand build and design your next planter for your favorite flower or succulent. You will learn basic techniques of coil building and glazing.

Saturday, February 3 10am-12pm Julia Smith Saturday, February 10 10am-12pm Julia Smith

Kids Night Out: Year of the Dog Plushie 1 Day

1 Day

Saturday, February 17 10am-12pm Sampson Marks

1 Day Design and hand sew your very own plush creature. Doodle a perfect world for your new friend and create a silly comic book outlining its adventures.

Saturday, February 24 10am-12pm Mikey Anderson

Friday, February 16 6–8pm Mikey Anderson

1 Day

The weather outside is still chilly but spring is right around the corner. Get ready for the birds 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 creation.

Saturday, March 10 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

Plushies Workshop

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by celebrating the year of the dog! Join us as we design and hand sew our very own comfy and cuddly dog plushie.

$30, Members $25

Ages 8-13

Bird Baths

1 Day

Rainbow Bookends Create your very own custom rainbow bookends to hold your favorite short stories and novels. We’ll use techniques such as handbuilding, coils and slab rolling to build bookends and then paint them with glazes all the colors of the rainbow.

School’s Out Camps 1 Day 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 chase the gray skies away.

Monday January 15 9am–3:30pm MLK Day TBD

Spring Birdhouses 1 Day Give a bird a new home made out of clay and glaze it with a variety of bright spring colors. By the time the ice melts and green returns to the trees, you’ll be ready to hang your birdhouse and roll out the welcome mat.

Monday February 19 9am–3:30pm President’s Day TBD $85, Members $80

Saturday, March 17 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

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Saturday, March 3 10am-12pm Kris Buckley

2018 Winter Class Calendar

Kidstreet

Monday 3-5 year-old

Make Your Own Masterpieces, 4:30-6pm

6-8 year-old

Tuesday

Wednesday

Clay Time Creation, 1:30-3pm

Muppets and puppets, 4:30-6pm

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

Introduction to Painting, 10am-1pm

Puppets & Puppeteering, 4:30-6pm

Mapping Real & Imagined Places, 5-6:30pm

Introduction to Sculptures, 5-6:30pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing, 4:30-6:30pm

Handbuilding with Terracotta, 4:30-6pm

8-13 year-old

9-13 year-old 13-16 year-old 14-18 year-old

Drawing & Cartooning, 4:30-6pm

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Miniature Worlds, 4-5:30pm, Ages 3-5

Exploration in Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Drawing & Cartooning, 4:30-6pm History of Culture Through Art, 10am-1pm

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Mapping Real & Imagined Places, 4-5:30pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing, 2-4pm

Sunday


A creative community for our youngest members: 0-4 years old

Ages 6–12 months Lil’ Movers 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 11:30–12:15pm Anna Soltys Starts January 11

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 1-3 Lil’ Artists 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.

Monday 9:30–10:15am K.C. Dix Starts January 8

$170, Members $165

Friday 9:30–10:15am K.C. Dix Starts January 12

Ages 1-2 years

Sunday 9:30–10:15am K.C. Dix Starts January 14

Want to see what Lil’Kidstreet Classes are all about? Drop-in for ages 0-4 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

Lil’ Artists 10 Weeks

Monday 11:30–12:15am K.C. Dix Starts January 8

ART Independence

For Ages 3-5

Lil’Kidstreet

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.

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Thursday 10:30–11:15am Anna Soltys Starts January 11 Friday 11:30–12:15am K.C. Dix Starts January 12 $170, Members $165

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

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Ages 2–4 years Lil’ Artists 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.

Monday 10:30–11:15am K.C. Dix Starts January 8

Lil’ Studio 10 Weeks 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 K.C. Dix Starts January 9 Thursday 9:30–10:15am Anna Soltys Starts January 11 Saturday 9:30–10:15am Jess Leonard Starts January 13 $170, Members $165

Friday 10:30–11:15am K.C. Dix Starts January 12

Ages 3-5 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 Kris Buckley Starts January 9 Tuesday 4–4:45pm Kris Buckley Starts January 9

$170, Members $165

$170, Members $165

2018 Winter Class Calendar Monday

Tuesday

Lil’Kidstreet

6-12 month-olds

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Lil’Feelers, 11:30am

1-2 year-olds

Lil’Artists, 11:30am

1-3 year-olds

Lil’Artists, 9:30am

Lil’Artists, 10:30am

Lil’Artists, 11:30am

Lil’Artists, 9:30am

1-4 year-olds 2-4 year-olds

3-5 year-olds

Sunday

Lil’Artists, 9:30am Lil’Artists, 10:30am

Lil’Studio, 9:30am

Lil’Studio, 9:30am

Art Independence, 10:30am Art Independence, 4pm

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Lil’Artists, 10:30am

Lil’Studio, 9:30am


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 listed below:

Office & Gallery Hours:

Artist Membership: $40/year • Discounts on classes and workshops • VIP membership card • Discounts at participating art supply stores and other community services

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.

• 10% off of gallery purchases

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

Family Membership: $75/year (for 2 people)

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.

Receive all the benefits of an Artist Membership plus: • Attend an available workshop and receive a 2-for-1 offer (One per year, some restrictions apply) • Members’ price on children’s camps (for 2 people) Family Membership: $110/year (for 3 or more people) Receive all of the benefits above plus: • One free family workshop per year, some restrictions apply

Private Lessons Would you prefer individualized instruction over a classroom situation? Is there a specific technique you’ve always wanted to learn but don’t have the time to commit to a 10 week class? If this is what you’ve been looking for we have some options for you to choose from. • A two-hour minimum commitment is required. • Your customized lesson can be for one person, two or three. • No previous experience necessary. • Private classes can be set up in any of our departments. • Your lesson includes open studio time on the day of your lesson only; it does not include open studio for the week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancellations & Refunds (Please Read Carefully)

Cancellations: Classes are canceled when enrollment minimums are not reached. Students will be notified if classes are canceled and will be eligible for a full refund or class credit. Tuition credits are good indefinitely toward any classes, workshops or gallery items and are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Refund Policy For Dropped Classes And Workshops: Tuition is refundable for all classes and workshops dropped more than one week prior to the session start date, minus a $40 processing fee. Classes dropped during the week prior to the start of the class session are eligible for a studio credit only (no refunds). Classes dropped during the first week of the session are eligible for a 50% studio credit (no refund). Classes dropped after the first week of the session are not eligible for a credit or refund except in cases of documented medical emergency with physician’s note. Students are responsible for notifying the lillstreet staff that they wish to drop a class or workshop. Not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal or cancellation of tuition or fees. Creative retreats, visiting artist workshops, and summer camps have separate cancellation policies. Please see each class for their individual policies. See complete policy information at lillstreet.com.

WINTER SESSION

Dropped on or before 12/31/17

Adult/Child Classes

Refund minus $40 or full class credit

Dropped between 1/1/18 - 1/7/18 No refund – class credit only

Dropped between 1/8/18 - 1/14/18

Dropped after 1/15/18

No refund – half class credit

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.


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Lillstreet Winter Catalog 2018  

Classes Begin The Weeks of JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12

Lillstreet Winter Catalog 2018  

Classes Begin The Weeks of JANUARY 8 & FEBRUARY 12