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Fall Class Catalog Classes Begin the Weeks of September 11 & October 16

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

Class Listings First-Time Artists Workshops

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Eager to try something new? Our First-Time programs are an excellent way to learn and create in a relaxed environment. These classes are designed for those who have never taken an art class or are looking to discover a new medium. With seven departments to choose from, you can learn to throw a pot in Ceramics, 3D print in our Digital Lab or make jewelry in our Metalsmithing studios, just to name a few.

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First-Time Handbuilding

Class Calendar

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Ceramics

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Drawing & Painting Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Printmaking & Book Arts

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Digital Arts & Fabrication

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First-Time Photoshop

Printmaking & Book Arts

First-Time Illustrator

First-Time Screen Printing on Paper

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Photography First-Time Digital Photography page 14

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First-Time Glass Beadmaking First-Time Jeweler

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Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Metalsmithing & Glass

Drawing & Painting First-Time Drawing into Painting page 16

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First-Time Letterpress page 28

First-Time Etching page 28

First-Time Bookmaking page 28

Textiles First-Time Sewing page 30

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First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric

Kidstreet

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First-Time Knitting

Lil’Kidstreet

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Textiles

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Sterling Rolling Rings Friday, September 15

Nexus Necklace 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 hand’s-on workshops are designed to not only teach you something new but to help spark creativity.

Saturday, September 23 Sunday, October 22

Date Night Throwdown

Handmade Brushes Saturday, October 21

Friday, October 20

Eco Dye with Fresh Flowers

Saturday, November 4

Sunday, September 24

Textured Hoop Earrings Friday, September 29

Matcha Tea Mat

Saturday, September 23

Marbling on Silk & Paper

Tendril Embrace

Halloween Jack-O’-Lantern

Textured Silver Stacking Ring

3D Sugar Skull Votive Holders

The “Cigar” Band

Visiting Artist Workshops

Ghosts & Goblins

Metalsmithing & Glass

Enameled Earrings

Fusing, Fabricating & Granulating in Argentium

Sunday, September 24

Sunday, October 8

Sunday, October 15

Learn to 3D Print

3D Printer vs Desktop Mill

Fall Mugs

Indigo Extravaganza

Autumn Leaf Pressure Fit Boxes

Sunday, October 22 Sunday, November 5

Ceramics

Friday, September 22 Friday, November 3

Digital Arts & Fabrication

Textiles

Sunday, October 1

Friday, October 6

Friday, October 20

Friday, October 27

Friday, November 3

Saturday, October 7

It’s Got Pockets! Friday, September 29

Monday-Wednesday, September 25-27

Sunday, October 29

Harvest-Time in Glass

Post-Print Finishing for 3D Prints

Double Spiral Bracelet

Crash Course: Photoshop

European 4-in-1 Bracelet

Creative Surface Development

Racing Stripe Bracelet

Textiles

Sunday, November 12

Sunday, September 24

Crash Course: Illustrator Sunday, October 1

Character Design, Creatures & Costumes Friday, September 22

Perspective Drawing Made Easy: Tips & Tricks for Comics Backgrounds Friday, September 29

Digital Coloring for Comics & Illustration Saturday, September 30 Friday, October 6

Etsy 101: How to Set-up Shop & Start Selling Saturday, September 16

Social Media Marketing Saturday, October 7

Friday, November 10

Wednesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 25

Wednesday, November 8

Blown Glass Ornaments Sunday, October 29 Sunday, November 5 Sunday, November 12 Friday, November 17

Printmaking & Book Arts Crash Course: Monotype Printmaking Sunday, September 24 Sunday, October 15

Kitchen Table Monotype Sunday, October 8

Workshops

Workshops

Metalsmithing & Glass

It Ain’t Just a Drill: Getting the Most from Your Flex Shaft Machine Thursday, March 22

Friday-Sunday, March 23-25

The Art of Podcasting Saturday, October 7

Family Workshops Plushies Workshop Saturday, September 23

Pinch Pot Pumpkins Saturday, October 7

Ghost in the Graveyard Sunday, October 8

Thanksgiving Butter Dishes & Plates Saturday, November 4

Click Here to Register Today! Visit Lillstreet.com or Call 773.769.4226

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Fall Classes 2017

Classes begin the weeks of September 11 & October 16

Ceramics page 8

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Art of the Box, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Tile Making, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Earth, Glaze & Low Fire, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Home & Garden Pottery, 1:30-4:30pm

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

Advanced Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Dreams, Myths & Stories, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm

First-Time Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Glaze: From Chemistry to Application, 7-10pm

Small Sculptures, Figurines & Dolls, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Advanced Soda: Soda to Pop, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm Sets & Series, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

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First-Time Photoshop, 10am-1pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography I, 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Portrait Photography I, 10am-1pm

Survey of 3D Modeling Applications, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Digital Collage, 2-5pm

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

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

Photoshop: Digging Deeper, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Digital Photography III, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Oil Pastels, 10am-1pm

Understanding Color, 10am-1pm

Painting the Figure Alla Prima, 10am-1pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am-1pm

Traditional Calligraphy, 10am-1pm

Transfer It, 10am-1pm

Still Life to Abstract, 10am-1pm

Botanical Illustration Studio, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Drawing and Painting TEENS, 4:30-6:30pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 2-5pm

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

Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 2-5pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Project Based Oil Paint, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate/Advanced Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Children’s Book Illustration, 6:30-9:30pm Imagined Landscapes, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Figure Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Painting Techniques, 6:30-9:30pm Drawing II, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Pencil Drawing Portraits, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Drawing into Painting, 6:30-9:30pm Drawing II, 6:30-9:30

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Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Topics in Metals, 1-4pm

CloisonnĂŠ Enameling, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

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

Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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

Make it Move: Hinge Construction, 6:30-9:30pm

Working with Wax & Casting, 6:30-9:30pm Creative Setting: Setting By Any Means Necessary, 7-10pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Filigree, 6:30-9:30pm

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Colorful Murrine Glass Rods, 6:30-9:30pm


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Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Intermediate Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

First-Time Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Traditional Figure Sculpture, 10am-1pm

Simply Soda, 10am-1pm

Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

New Approaches to Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 11am-2pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Layered Surfaces, 2-5pm

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

Advanced Slip Casting, 2-5pm

Sculptural Narratives, 6:30-9:30pm

Surface for Soda, 2-5pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm Embellishments, 10am-1pm

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

Let’s Set the Table, 2-5pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm Simply Soda, 3-6pm First-Time Potter, 5-8pm

All About Cups, 7-10pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm iPhoneography, 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

History of Photography, 10am-1pm

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

The Constructed Image, 10am-1pm

Portrait Photography I, 10am-1pm

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Independent Projects, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Drawing II, 10am-1pm

Introduction to the Portrait and Figure, 10am-1pm

Learning from the Masters I: Crafting a Strong Voice, 10am-1pm

Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Learning from the Masters I: Bold Colors & Unique Styles, 10am-1pm

Quick Oil Portraits, 10am-1pm

First Time Drawing into Painting, 2-5pm

Landscape Painting from Photographs, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Oil Painting, 2-5pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography II, 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to 3D Modeling: Movers & Shapers, 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Oil Painting, 10am-1pm Oil Painting II, 10am-1pm Sumi-e ink, 2-5pm Drawing at the AIC, 5-8pm Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm Collage, Cut, Mix, Repeat, 6:30-9:30pm

Portrait and Costumed Figure, 10am-1pm

Create Your Own Comic, 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Watercolor, 6:30-9:30pm Your Life in Comics, 6:30-9:30pm

Drawing and Painting, 2-5pm

Drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago,

5-8pm

First-Time Jeweler, 10am-1pm

Pinbacks, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Beginning Enameling, 10am-1pm

Working with Liquid Enamels, 10am-1pm

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

Cloisonné Enameling, 10am-1pm

Etching Basics, 6:30-9:30pm

Teen Metals, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Resin Class, 6:30-9:30pm Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking, 6:30-9:30pm Hydraulic Press, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm It’s Torch & Go: Fundamentals of Metal Clay, 12-4pm Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm Working with Wax & Casting, 2-5pm

From Paper to Glass: Drawing on Enamels, 2-5pm Screen Printing on Enamel, 2-5pm

Chainmaille, 6:30-9:30pm Bracelets: Cuff, Bangles & Links, 6:30-9:30pm

Wax Carving for Stones, 2-5pm

Printmaking, Book Arts, Textiles, Kidstreet & Lil’Kidstreet Calendars continues on page 6 Click Here to Register Today! Visit Lillstreet.com or Call 773.769.4226

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Fall Classes 2017

Classes begin the weeks of September 11 & October 16

Printimaking & Book Arts page 28

Textiles page 30

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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

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

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

Developing a Journal & Sketchbook, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Relief Printmaking, 2-5pm

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

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 2-5pm

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

Monotypes & Collagraphs, 6:30-9:30pm

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

First Time Sewing, 10am-1pm

Zippers and Buttons, 10am-1pm

Improvisational Quilting Projects, 10am-1pm

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

First Time Screen Printing on Fabric, 2-5pm

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

Sew Your Own Zipped Bag, 10am-1pm

First Time Sewing, 2-5pm

Beginner Quilting, 6:30-9:30pm

Sew Your Own Lined Jacket, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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

Make Your Own Masterpieces, 4:30-6pm

First Impressionism, 2:30-3:30pm

Clay Time, 4:30-6pm

Drawing and Cartooning, 4:30-6pm

Young Illustrators, 4:30-5:30pm

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

Clay Time, 2-3:30pm

Frame Loom Weaving, 2-5pm Hat Forming: Wearable Sculpture, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm Sew Your Own Underwear, 6:30-9:30pm

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Lil’Kidstreet page 36

Lil’ Artists (1-4 years) 9-9:45am

Lil’ Studio (2-4 years) 9-9:45am

Lil’ Petite Ami (2-4 years) 10-10:45am

Lil’ Artists (2-4 years) 10-10:45am

Lil’ Artists (1-4 years) 10-10:45am

Lil’ Masters (2-4 years) 11-11:45am

Lil’ Artists (1-2 years) 11-11:45am

Lil’ Artists (1-4 years) 2-2:45pm

Lil’ Puppets (3-4 years) 2-2:45pm

Lil’ Music Jam, 12-12:45pm

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Early Registration Discount

Save up to $20 on classes when you register and pay in full by AUGUST 28

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

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

Friday

First Time Letterpress, 10am-1pm

First-Time Etching, 10am-1pm

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

Beyond Beginner: Letterpress II, 10am-1pm

First-Time Bookmaking, 2-5pm

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

Screen Printing: From Fabric to Paper, 1:30-4:30pm

Upholstery Basics: Chair Clinic, 10am-1pm

Draft and Sew Your Own PJ Pants, 10am-1pm

Spinning and Weaving for Kids, 10am-12pm

First Time Knitting, 10am-1pm

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

Zippers and Buttons, 10am-1pm

Draft and Sew Your Own Yoga Pants, 10am-1pm

Katazome and Indigo Dye, 10am-1pm

Screen Print with Dye, 10am-1pm

Sew Your Own Home Decor, 10am-1pm

Fiber Sculpture, 1:30-4:30pm

Screen Printing: From Fabric to Paper, 1:30-4:30pm

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginner Quilting, 10am-1pm Improvisational Quilting Basics, 10am-1pm Independent Printing Projects, 10am-1pm The Fine Art of Embroidery, 6:30-9:30pm First Time Knitting, 6:30-9:30pm

First Time Sewing, 1:30-4:30pm

Patches, Badges and Bling, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Intermediate Knitting, 6:30-9:30pm

Let’s Set the Table, 2-5pm Independent Sewing Projects, 5-8pm

Dream On, 2-3:30pm

Miniature Worlds, 4-5:30pm

Teen Metals, 10am-1pm

Spinning and Weaving for Kids, 10am-12pm

Lil’ Music Jam (all ages) 9-9:45am

Lil’ Studio (2-4 years) 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Artists (1-4 years) 9:30-10:15am

First Impressionism, 4:15-6pm

Lil’ Studio (2-4 years) 9-9:45am Lil’ Artists (1-2 years) 10-10:45am Lil’ Movers (6-12 months) 11-11:45am Lil’ Artists (1-4 years) 1-1:45pm Lil’ Makers (2-4 years) 4-4:45pm

Ceramics, Digital Arts & Photography, Drawing & Painting, Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Calendars continues on page 4

Click Here to Register Today! Visit Lillstreet.com or Call 773.769.4226

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

Ceramics 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 September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Mary Drabik Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19

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 September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Wednesday 7-10pm Marissa Neumann Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Saturday 10am-1pm Marissa Neumann Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $180, Members $175

Sunday 10am-1pm Levi Yastrow Session I: Starts September 17 Session II: Starts October 22 Sunday 5-8pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts September 17 Session II: Starts October 22 $180, Members $175

Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay S E E PAG E 9 FO R MO RE IN F O.

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

10 Weeks

Beginning/ Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing 10 Weeks Beginning students will develop fundamental throwing techniques while returning students refine their techniques to create more complex forms. Be inspired by those around you and challenged by your personal goals. Teacher demonstrations are designed for multilevel students. Class fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay.

Monday 10am-1pm Les Orenstein Starts September 11

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

Tuesday 1:30–4:30pm Lisa Harris Starts September 12 Tuesday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 12 Saturday 1-4pm Mary Drabik Starts September 16 $340, Members $330

Tuesday 7-10pm Gary Jackson Starts September 12

Multilevel

Wednesday 10am-1pm Susan McBride Starts September 13

Let’s Set the Table 10 Weeks Start in Ceramics to build two place settings out of terra cotta clay and decorate them with colorful underglazes. Then, head to Textiles to screen print matching placemats and napkins to complete your set! Want to bring your kids for a fun family project? Up to two children can accompany each adult for a reduced rate: families can make up to four settings.

Wednesday 7-10pm David Hartshorne & Sharon Hartshorne Starts September 13 Thursday 2-5pm Samantha Hostert Starts September 14 Thursday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 14

All levels welcome

Friday 2-5pm Jon Pacheco Starts September 15

Sunday 2-5pm Mary Drabik & Rachel Davis Starts September 17

Saturday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts September 16 Sunday 2–5pm Levi Yastrow Starts September 17

$350, Members $340 $200 Children (10-16yrs) $40 Material Fee Per Person

$340, Members $330

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Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay 10 Weeks

All levels welcome

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Corinne D. Peterson Starts September 11

All levels welcome

Wednesday 10am-1pm Michael Skiersch Starts September 13

10 Weeks

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Robin Power Starts September 12

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 September 12 $350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

$350, Members $340

The Art of the Box

Sculptural Narratives in Clay 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.

$350, Members $340

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 the clay then make a plaster mold from your tile to make multiples. Firing and glazing will be discussed.

Figurative Sculpture

Small Sculptures, Figurines & Dolls

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Charity White Starts September 14

$350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

All levels are welcome

10 Weeks

10 Weeks Examine various hand-building processes for constructing boxes. You will start by learning simple slab building techniques and progress to alternative methods, themes and traditional and alternative surface treatments.

New Approaches to Handbuilding 10 Weeks Elevate your ceramic vocabulary in this class learning a variety of traditional and nontraditional handbuilding techniques. Using the wheel for part of the class, we will explore making slump or hump bisque molds, throwing elements for handbuilt forms and experimenting with unique surface applications. There will also be demonstrations on coil building, pinching, extruding, soft and stiff slab construction. Prerequisite: One Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing class.

Thursday 1-4pm Mary Drabik Starts September 14 $350, Members $340

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

Thursday 7-10pm Sam Hostert Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

Earth, Glaze & Low Fire 10 Weeks Explore the rich history and bright color palette of low-fired ceramic surface decorations. Demonstrations and discussions will involve the use of terra sigilata, underglazes, slips and glazes on terra cotta. All levels welcome

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 September 12 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Karen Avery Starts September 12 Thursday 10am-1pm Patty Kochaver Starts September 14 Saturday 10am-1pm Les Orenstein Starts September 16 Sunday 10am-1pm David Trost Starts September 17 $375, Members $365

Advanced Wheelthrowing 10 Weeks

All levels welcome

Monday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Starts September 11

Intermediate/ Advanced Classes Ceramics

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

Tile Making

Let’s Set the Table S EE PAG E 8 F O R M O R E IN F O.

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

Sunday 11am-2pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts September 17 $375, Members $365

Tuesday 10am-1pm David Trost Starts September 12 $350, Members $340

Click Here to Register Today! Visit Lillstreet.com or Call 773.769.4226

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Home & Garden Pottery

Advanced Topics in Soda: From Soda to Pop

Ceramics

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

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

Find inspiration in making from the world of pop music! You will push it real good by making salt n’ pepper shakers, lady marmalade jars and little brown jugs as we explore the staples of pop music past and present in clay. Plan to participate in all stages of the soda process including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time.

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

Monday 1:30-4:30pm Karen Avery Starts September 11 $375, Members $365

Traditional Figure Sculpture 10 Weeks 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.

Sunday 10am–1pm Charity White Starts September 17 $375, Members $365 $70 Model fee

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

Friday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts September 15 Sunday 3-6pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts September 17 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

Surface for the Soda Kiln

Beginning Slip Casting

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

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.

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: Two simply soda classes or teacher approval or instructor approval.

Saturday 2-5pm Samantha Hostert Starts September 16 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

Intermediate Handbuilding 10 Weeks Become a better handbuilder 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.

Thursday 10am-1pm Charity White Starts September 14 $375, Members $365

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. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding.

Wednesday 7-10pm David Trost Starts September 13

Wednesday 7-10pm Chris Chaney Starts September 13 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

Layered Surfaces 10 Weeks

$375, Members $365

Build layers of surface information and add visual imagery to any ceramic form. Learn ways to apply unique patterns, textures and even drawings to your work. For both high and low fire clay lovers, wheel throwers and handbuilders, this class teaches everything you need to create rich and textured surfaces.

Advanced Slip Casting

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Michael Skiersch Starts September 14

10 Weeks Take your knowledge and experience to the next level in this advanced mold making and casting class. Through hands-on demonstrations, you will be able to make plaster models and multiple piece molds. Learn techniques for more precise execution of modeling and molding cast objects. Prerequisite: Beginning Slip Casting or Mold Making

Saturday 2-5pm Justin Hart Starts September 16 $375, Members $365

Advanced Handbuilding

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Simply Soda or instructor approval.

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 September 16 $375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

10 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 11 & OCTOBER 16

Sunday 2-5pm Nicole Paulina Starts September 17 $375, Members $365

Sets & Series 10 Weeks Learn tricks and techniques that save time easily execute multiples with consistency in form. Interested in focusing on a specific form but not concerned with making them identical? We’ll address the idea of making a series. Push a form’s concept while keeping original ideas at the core. Critique and class dialog will be an important component of this class. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Patty Kochaver Starts September 12 $375, Members $365


Embellishments

Workshops

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts September 14 $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 September 11 $375, Members $365

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. You even keep your shelves in the ceramics department! Prerequisite: One year of ceramics classes or instructor approval.

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 12 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

Fall Mugs 1 Day Get to create your own functional mug that will warm those fall nights with hot cocoa, hot cider or your favorite hot beverage. Working with stoneware slabs, you will get to construct your own mug and then texture, decorate and carve your mug to make it your own functional piece of art. You will get to pick your own glaze, that will be applied to the mug to finish your piece after its final firing.

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Ceramics

Create and embellish a variety of forms through the addition of handles, appliqués, stamps and sgraffito. Open to throwers and handbuilders. We will look at historical and contemporary examples.

WINNER Best Art Classes

Saturday, September 23 2-4pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Sunday, October 22 2-4pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis $55, Members $50

2017

Chicago Reader Best of Chicago Awards

Date Night Throwdown 1 Day 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, Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Friday, September 22 7-9pm Susan McBride

WINNER

Best Event Space

2017

Chicago Reader Best of Chicago Awards

Friday, November 3 7-9pm Susan McBride $55, Members $50

Handmade Brushes

WINNER

Best Established Gallery

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

2017

Chicago Reader Best of Chicago Awards

All levels welcome

Saturday, October 21 1-4pm Nolan Baumgartner

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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

Multilevel Digital Collage

First-Time Artist First-Time Photoshop

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

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 September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Jessi Meliza Session I: Starts September 18 $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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Jessi Meliza Session II: Starts October 18 $180, Members $175

Survey of 3D Modeling Applications 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. Each week has a guided project using one of these programs with time to discuss the strengths and limitations of each. Basic computer skills required. No modeling experience necessary.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Orth Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180

Introduction to 3D Modeling: Movers & Shapers 10 Weeks Create 3D printed works from conception to completion using accessible open source software. Learn the essential principles and digital toolset to complement your artistic practice with new technology. Together we will critically engage with the intersections between traditional and digital object making. This course focuses on fundamentals and is intended for the complete beginner.

5 Weeks Take your knowledge of Photoshop to a whole new level! Learn to create digital collages using personal photographs, found images, typography and Photoshop’s painting and drawing tools. Scan, draw, photograph, layer, paint and create. A working knowledge of Photoshop is required and First-time Photoshop is highly recommended. Prerequisite: First-time Photoshop or working knowledge or Photoshop

Monday 2-5pm Randee Ladden Session I: Start September 11 Session II: Start October 16 $190, Members $185

Photoshop: Digging Deeper 5 Weeks Looking to freshen up your Photoshop skills? Are you comfortable with layers and selection tools? Work on independently conceived Photoshop-based projects and receive personalized instruction. Appropriate for artists working in any media. Prerequisite: First-time Photoshop or working knowledge or Photoshop

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Jessi Meliza Session I: Start September 11 Session II: Start October 16 $190, Members $185

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Naava Weiner Starts September 14 $340, Members $330

12 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 11 & OCTOBER 16

Workshops: 3D Model & Fabrication All workshops in Digital Arts and Fabrication are open to students 14 years and up. All 3D printing will be completed in Lillstreet’s Digital Fabrication Lab.

Autumn Leaf Pressure Fit Boxes 1 Day Learn the basics of 3D modeling by creating an autumn-themed box using a menu of leaf shapes and Tinkercad. Dabble in design fundamentals by modeling a fitted lid. Computer experience required. No 3D modeling experience necessary.

Sunday, September 24 1-3:30pm Rebecca Orth $65, Members $60

Halloween Jack-O’- Lantern 1 Day Learn the basics of 3D modeling by creating a decorative jack-o’-lantern that can hang on a wall or window. Working in Tinkercad, you will be given a variety of decorative options and design all the parts to make one finished piece. Computer experience required. No 3D modeling experience necessary. Jack-o’-Lantern’s will be ready for pick up before Halloween.

Sunday, October 8 1-3pm Rebecca Orth $55, Members $50


Character Design, Creatures & Costumes 1 Day

Post-Print Finishing for 3D Prints

3D Sugar Skull Votive Holders

1 Day

1 Day Modeling in Tinkercad, design a votive holder and a decorative sugar skull to celebrate Day of the Dead. Choose from a variety of shapes and design pieces that will snap together. Computer experience required. No 3D modeling experience necessary. Sugar Skull Votive Holders will be ready in time to celebrate the Day of the Dead. LED votives included.

Sunday, October 15 1-3:30pm Rebecca Orth

Learn to 3D Print 1 Day 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.

Sunday, October 22 1-4pm Rebecca Orth Sunday, November 5 10am-1pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70

3D Printer vs Desktop Mill 1 Day Want to explore the difference between additive and subtractive fabrication? Using models and images supplied by Lillstreet’s 3D Print Lab, learn to print and cut files while exploring the differences between these machines and why one would use one over the other. You will leave with a basic understanding of fabrication and models and cuts to take home.

Sunday, October 29 1-3pm Rebecca Orth $55, Members $50

All levels welcome

Friday September 22 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

Sunday, November 12 1-4pm Rebecca Orth

Perspective Drawing for Comics Backgrounds

$75, Members $70

Perspective doesn’t have to be scary! Learn the basics of this technique for comics and animation as well as tips and tricks to make drawing backgrounds easier and faster. We will touch on basic digital techniques such as creating collage references and using Sketch-up.

Workshops: Digital Arts Crash Course: Photoshop 1 Day Learn the essentials of working with Photoshop workspace and tools including brushes, paint and flow. Edit imagery on screen with adjustments such as levels, curves, hue/saturation and selectively apply those adjustments. Composite different image elements together and conclude with a lesson on printing. You should bring a flash drive with 5-10 images to edit. Basic computer skills required.

Sunday, September 24 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

Crash Course: Illustrator 1 Day Illustrator is indispensable for graphics artists to create designs. This course will teach you about vectorbased graphics, create and edit paths, work with type, use live trace, paint and fill objects, and much more. Basic computer skills required.

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

Saturday, September 16 2-5pm Rachel Stoltz $75, Members $70

1 Day

Friday September 29 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

Digital Coloring for Comics & Illustration 1 Day

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, October 7 2-5pm Rachel Stork Stoltz $75, Members $70

Take your comics and drawings from paper to digital. We will start with scanned drawings to complete as digital illustrations. Using Illustrator and Photoshop, we will cover basic color theory, panel backgrounds, textures and special effects then saving your comics for the web. A digital drawing tablet is highly recommended but not required.

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

$65, Members $60

What can you do with a 3D print after it’s finished printing? Discover how the print can be just the starting point. Using prints supplied by Lillstreet’s 3D Print Lab, experiment with paint, epoxy, metal flakes and a variety of other mediums to embellish your creations. This workshop is perfect for those who want to see a different aspect of fabrication.

Drawing inspiration from comics, movies, animation and video games, you will learn about visual composition and storytelling through character design. Focus will be on creating diverse characters, basic anatomy and drawing figures from all angles, dynamic poses, facial expressions and beginner digital coloring. If you have a digital drawing tablet, bring it to class.

Workshops: Social Media

All levels welcome

Saturday September 30 2-5pm Sheika Lugtu Friday October 6 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu

iPhoneography S EE PAG E 1 4 F O R M O R E IN F O.

$75, Members $70

Sunday, October 1 2-5pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

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

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

With easy technical explanations, shooting exercises and a review of your images, you will learn how to find, compose and capture compelling photographs. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Please bring a USB drive.

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 lecture, hands on fieldwork and critiques.

Wednesday 10am-1pm Danielle Owensby Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts October 21

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19

$180, Members $175 $5 Print fee

$185, Members $180 $10 Print fee

Digital Photography III

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.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $10 Print fee

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. The course will also cover the fundamentals of image enhancement in the digital lab. Develop printing techniques and strategies for color correction. DSLR camera and USB drive required. Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography and Fundamentals of Digital Photography I & II or equivalent experience.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Starts September 13 $340, Members $330 $10 Print fee

Multilevel Introduction to Lightroom 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).

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jeanne Donegan Session I: Starts September 12 $190, Members $185 $5 Print fee

Introduction to Photojournalism 5 Weeks Use your photographs to convey a visual story and explore the relationship between text and image. Review a brief history of photojournalism by studying iconic works and learn to implement strategies employed into your own process. Self determined assignments will be guided through discussion and critique each week. Prerequisite: First-time Digital Photography and Fundamentals of Digital Photography I and II or equivalent experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jeanne Donegan Session II: Starts October 17 $190, Members $185

The Constructed Image iPhoneography

5 Week

5 Weeks

Constructed images are images 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.

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/charger to class.

Thursday 10am-1pm Kate Bek Session II: Starts October 19 $190, Members $185

14 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 11 & OCTOBER 16

Saturday 10am-1pm Danielle Owensby Session I: September 16 $190, Members $185


History of Photography 5 Weeks This condensed class will take you on a journey through 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 the photograph as a document to art.

Sunday 10am-1pm Sarah Hiatt Session I: Starts September 17 $190, Members $185

Portrait Photography 5 Weeks

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

Monday 10am-1pm Kat Lui Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Sunday 10am-1pm Sarah Hiatt Session II: Starts October 22 $190, Members $185

Intermediate/Advanced 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, flash, long exposure, HDR, advanced digital editing, printing and book publishing. Class allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction without assignment constraints.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Jeanne Donegan Starts September 11 $375, Members $365 $10 Print fee

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Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

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

Intermediate/ Advanced

3D Print Lab.

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

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

Open Studio Drop-in 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. 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.

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

First-Time Artist First-Time Drawing into Painting 5 Weeks 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 September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Tuesday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 12 Saturday 10am-1pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 Sunday 2-5pm Randall Miller Session I: Starts September 17 Session II: Starts October 22 $180, Members $175
 $40 First-Time Drawing & Painting Kit

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner 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 September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts September 11 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts September 12 Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts September 17 $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.

Pre-registration for the drop-in open studio sessions is not required.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 14

Friday 1:30-4:30p

$340, Members $330 $70 Beginning Painting Kit

$10 per session

16 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 11 & OCTOBER 16

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. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or prior experience

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Cristina Lopeznieto Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $40 Model fee

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180


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

Thursday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts September 14

$185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

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

Wednesday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Wilson Session I: Starts September 13 $185, Members $180

Introduction to Watercolor

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

Thursday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts October 19 $185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

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. The Watercolor kit and additional materials are available for purchase.

Monday 2-5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts September 11 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session II: Starts October 19 Saturday 10am-1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts September 16

Drawing II 5 Weeks 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: Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

Monday 6:30-9:30p Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts October 16 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session II: Starts October 17 Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts October 22 $185, Members $180

 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

$185, Members $180 $95 Watercolor kit

Transfer It 5 Weeks Learn to source your own images to be used in various transferring methods, such as traditional gel medium transfers, non-traditional transfers, collage and mixed media. Artists like Andy Warhol, Sigmar Polke and Romare Bearden will be introduced as inspiration. There will be a complementary mix of transferring, drawing, painting and collage.

Multilevel Developing a Journal & Sketchbook 5 Weeks The journals and sketchbooks of Kafka, Goya, Faulkner and others have been inspired by the intersection of word and image. Open to those interested in writing and/or visual art, the class uses an interdisciplinary approach to help you better “see” your narrative work, considering your written and visual work fully through personal observation, imagination and memory.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $190, Members $185 $10 Material fee

Introduction to the Portrait & Figure 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: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

Saturday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts September 16

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Lisa Depinto-Parenteau Session II: Starts October 21 $190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

Project Based Oil Painting 5 Weeks

Drawing & Painting

Sunday 2-5pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts October 22

Beginning Oil Pastels

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Amalia Kouvalis Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $190, Members $185

$190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

Tuesday 10am-1pm Jaclyn Mednicov Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $15 Material fee

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Drawing & Painting

Collage: Cut, Mix, Repeat

Sumi-e (Ink-Painting)

5 Weeks

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.

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.

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience recommended.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts September 14 $190, Members $185 $15 Material fee

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

Monday 2-5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts October 16 Saturday 10am-1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts October 21 $190, Members $185 $95 Watercolor Kit

All levels welcome

Thursday 2-5pm Patricia Larkin Green Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $190, Members $185

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

Monday 10am-1pm Judith Mayer Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $190, Members $185

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

Monday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Wilson Session I: Starts September 11 $190, Members $185

Botanical Illustration Studio 5 Weeks Explore techniques necessary to accurately render botanical subjects using graphite and watercolor. You will keep a sketchbook to record details and test techniques, then apply those skills to more considered and developed personal projects. A visit to the local conservatory will help you practice your artistry in the field. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Drawing or previous Botanical Illustration experience.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Kimberly Pancoast Session II: Starts October 17 $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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Sophie Lucido Johnson Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 $190, Members $185

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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.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session I: Starts September 14 $190, Members $185

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session II: Starts October 19 $190, Members $185


Learning from the Masters I: Crafting a Strong Voice 5 Weeks

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

Sunday 10am-1pm Kendra Fuller Session I: Starts September 17

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Kendra Fuller Session II: Starts October 21 $190, Members $185

$190, Members $185

Learning from the Masters II: Bold Colors & Unique Styles 5 Weeks Learn from a different master painter each week: Elaine de Kooning, Gustav Klimt, Paul Gauguin and Rachel Ruysch. 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. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Beginning Painting or equivalent experience.

Sunday 10am-1pm Kendra Fuller Session II: Starts October 22 $190, Members $185

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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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Starts September 13 $350, Members $340

Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstraction 10 weeks Focusing on a new still life each session, emphasis will be on composition, color and the importance of equal attention to background and foreground. Within the group setting, there will be a focus on the level and interest of each individual. Through group discussion and evaluation, we will build common vocabulary and explore a variety of styles and methods.

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

Tuesday 10am-1pm Ken Minami Starts September 12 $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 September 11 Session II: Starts October 16

Advanced Pencil Drawing Portraits 5 Weeks Learn to further develop the skills necessary to create portraits drawing from photos. Using only pencil, focus will be on facial proportions, tonal relationships and details through demonstrations and individualized instruction. Please bring an 11x14 smooth bristol sketchbook and 3 sizes of mechanical pencils (ie. Draft Line) with a variety of refillable lead between HB-4B. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or equivalent experience.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts September 11 $195, Members $190

Independent Painting Projects

Drawing & Painting

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.

Landscape Painting from Photographs

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

Thursday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts September 14 $375, Members $365

$195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

Monday 10am-1pm Yvette Weijergang Starts September 11 $350, Members $340

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Drawing & Painting

Drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago 


Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Learn to draw from many different historical periods in art history discussing various artists. Areas of study may include the Old Masters, Greek and Roman sculpture, the modernists and contemporary works. Learn about composition, pictorial organization and subject matter. Class meets each week at the Art Institute of Chicago. Admission is free on Thursday (must present valid Illinois ID).

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.

Thursday 5-8pm Brenda Moore Session II: Starts October 19 $195, Members $190

Problem Solving for Oil Painters 10 Weeks Your ideas become the subject of individualized instruction as you expand your skills as a painter. If
 you choose, a still life setup will 
be available each week to further develop your skills in representational painting. This is a class for students with previous painting experience. Please come to the first class prepared to work in oils on a 16”x20” canvas. Prerequisite: Oil II or equivalent experience

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

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or instructor approval


Saturday 2-5pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $195, Members $190 $40 Model fee

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio 10 weeks

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

Friday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts September 15

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.

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.

Prerequisite: Beginning Painting, two sessions of drawing and painting classes, experience in abstraction or equivalent experience.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18

Friday 10am-1pm Cynthia Vaicunas Starts September 15

$120, Members $115 $15 Material Fee

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365 $70 model fee

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Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass Paid Open Studio

First-Time Artist

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

First-Time Glass Beadmaking

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

Glass Open Studio A punch card must be purchased at the front desk. Those currently enrolled in a class:

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

$85 for 5 sessions $17 per individual session

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. Ages 16 years and up welcome.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen Session I: Starts September 14 $180, Members $175 $40 First-Time Glass Kit

First-Time Jeweler 5 Weeks 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.

Thursday 10am-1pm Joshua Herman Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19

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.

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

Monday 10am-1pm Peter Antor Starts September 11 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts September 11

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing 10 Weeks Develop and achieve higher skill levels of design, soldering, stone setting and finishing. Explore patinas and other means of joining metals. This is the perfect class if you are looking to gain more confidence with metalsmithing fundamentals when taking a project from start to finish. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts September 13 Saturday 2-5pm Carla Nessa Starts September 16 Sunday 10am-1pm Neil Kraus Starts September 17 $340, Members $330

Wednesday 2-5pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts September 13

Creative Setting: Setting By Any Means Necessary

Saturday 10am-1pm Carla Nessa Starts September 16

Do you have stones, found objects or something that you’ve always wanted to set? Bring those items to class and incorporate them into a piece of jewelry. We’ll investigate multiple setting techniques to get them to stay in place. Demonstrations will include tab setting, prong setting, flush setting and others.

Sunday 2-5pm Rachel Stork Stoltz Starts September 17 $340, Members $330 $30 Beginning Metals Kit

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 $180, Members $175 $15 First-Time Jeweler’s Kit

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10 Weeks

Prerequisite: One session of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Monday 7-10pm Mike Stromberg Starts September 11 $340, Members $330


Etching Basics

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing

5 Weeks Learn basic techniques for etching to create texture, patterns and images on metal. Experiment with a variety of resists such as paint pens, permanent ink stamp pads, PNP paper and adhesive film. We will discuss how to incorporate etched metal elements to add new interest to your designs. Prerequisite: One session of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Crystal Wells Session I: Starts September 14

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 required.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm LeJean Easley Session II: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180

$185, Members $180 $25 Material Fee

Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking

Resin Class

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: One session of First-Time Jeweler or Beginning Metalsmithing.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Carla Nessa Session II: Starts October 19 $185, Members $180 $25 Material Fee

Explore color combinations and experiment with composition and shaping while expanding your torch techniques. Learn methods for creating patterns with dots and stringers and spend plenty of time perfecting your encasing techniques. Bring your 104 COE glass and mandrels with you. Additional glass and mandrels will be available for purchase from instructor. Ages 16 yrs and up are welcome. Prerequisite: One Beginning Glass Bead class or instructor approval

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen Session II: Starts October 19 $185, Members $180 $40 Kit Fee

Hydraulic Press 5 Weeks Familiarize yourself with the workings of the hydraulic press. Learn embossing and debossing with pre-made patterns, wire and found objects. We will make our own lucite molds for pressing three-dimensional forms and discuss fold forming. Metal available for sale. $25 Hydraulic Press material fee payable to instructor includes lucite and steel patterns. Prerequisite: One session of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Session II: Starts October 19

Colorful Murrine Glass Rods 5 Weeks

5 Weeks Expand your enameling skill set by learning new techniques such as basse taille, working with foils or torch firing. Re-use and combine techniques learned from previous classes for further experimentations with enamels. Making a piece of jewelry will be encouraged during this workshop. Prerequisite: First time enameling or similar experience

Thursday 10am–1pm Aurélie Guillaume Session II: Starts October 19

Screen Printing on Enamel 5 Weeks Explore the use of screen printing techniques to create images on your enamels. You will learn how to burn your screens, mix your enamels and how to print an image layer by layer. A kit will be available for purchase. Prerequisite: First-Time enamel or similar experience

Saturday 2-5pm Aurélie Guillaume Session II: Starts October 21 $185, Members $180 $25 Material Fee

$185, Members $180 $20 Material Fee

From Paper to Glass: Drawing on Enamels

Multilevel

5 Weeks Draw on an enameled surface as if you were drawing on paper. Learn how to apply graphite on enamel, lusters, silver foil and experiment with a variety of visual effects through firing multiple layers. Drawing with pen and underglaze ink will be introduced to create unique graphic designs. Prerequisite: First time enameling or similar experience

Saturday 2-5pm Aurélie Guillaume Session I: Starts September 16 $185, Members $180 $40 Enamel Kit

Working with Liquid Enamels 5 Weeks

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.

You will learn to experiment with liquid enamels. Techniques like dripping, sgraffito, crackles, inlays and marbling will be explored to create unique painterly effects with enamel. Learn to prepare your own liquid enamels and tools. A kit as well as additional materials will be available for purchase.

Prerequisite: One Beginning Glass Bead class or instructor approval

Prerequisite: First-Time Jeweler or similar experience

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Dobrila Pintar Session II: Starts October 18

Saturday 10am - 1pm Aurélie Guillaume Session I: Starts September 16

$185, Members $180 $40 Kit Fee

$185, Members $180 $25 Material Fee

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 may be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee. All levels welcome

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Pam Robinson Starts September 11 Sunday 2–5pm Neil Kraus Starts September 17 $350, Members $340 $25 Material Fee

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Learn the basics of working with resins to add color and liven up your metal pieces. Experiment with form construction and mixing pigment using eye shadow, spices, pastels and simulating enameling with pre-colored resins. The use of photographs, papers and objects into the resin will be discussed.

$185, Members $180

5 Weeks

Beginning Enameling

Ghosts & Goblins S EE PAG E 2 5 F O R M O R E IN F O.

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Chainmaille 5 Weeks Learn various weaves such as Helm, Byzantine, Full-Persian, Japanese 12-in-2 and Jens Pind Linkage 3. You’ll see samples and explore how slight variations change the look of the weave. Material fee covers enough jump rings for 5 bracelets and full-color step-by-step tutorials. Aluminum, anodized aluminum rings and a variety of other metals will be used. Instructor will bring pliers for use in class.

5 Weeks Metal Clay is modern alchemy, creating stunning jewelry with material that feels, looks and acts like clay. We will cover the basics of working with silver and copper clays, from forming through firing. The best part is that each project we complete is torch-fireable - you can take what we learn in class and do it at home with minimal space or tools!

All levels welcome

All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Kat Wisniewski Session II: Starts October 19

Sunday 12-4pm Katie Baum Session II: Starts October 22

$190, Members $185 $45 Material fee paid to instructor

$245, Members $240 $80 Metal Clay Kit available for purchase from instructor

Cloisonné Enameling

Bracelets: Cuff, Bangles & Links

5 Weeks

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

It’s Torch & Go: Fundamentals of Metal Clay

Cloisonné enameling consists of separating brilliant and vibrant colors of enamel by using delicate fine silver wires. You will explore various applications and finishing techniques, experiment with opaque and transparent colors on silver or copper. An enamel kit will be available for purchase on first day of class. Additional metal & enamels available for purchase. All levels welcome

Wednesday 10am-1pm Aurelié Guillaume Session I: Starts September 13 Saturday 10am-1pm Aurélie Guillaume Session II: Starts October 21 $190, Members $185 $40 Enamel Kit

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5 Weeks Learn the basics of metalworking, saw, sand, form, solder and finishing, while concentrating on the bracelet. You will explore 3 different styles and construction of bracelets, made in either copper or brass. Sterling silver will be available for purchase. Open to beginners or those wishing to hone their skills. All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Session I: Starts September 14 $190, Members, $185 $25 Material fee

Wood & Metal Jewelry 5 Weeks Learn to incorporate wood with metal to create beautiful jewelry. Techniques covered would include inlay, carving, tab connections, sanding, drilling, and other skills that differ when incorporating wood. You will also learn important properties of wood and metal and how to pair them intelligently. Prerequisite: First-Time Jeweler

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Peter Antor Sessions I Starts September 12 Session II Starts October 17 $190, Members $185 $15 Material Fee

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

Monday 2-5pm Peter Antor Starts September 11 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Susan Franker Starts September 12 Saturday 10am-1pm Pam Robinson Starts September 16 $375, Members $365

Pinbacks 5 Weeks Commercial pin backs are not always suited to fit the aesthetic or dimensions of custom made jewelry. You will explore various ways of creating pin backs that will suit the design of your one-of-a-kind brooches. You are welcome to bring unfinished projects. Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing

Friday 2-5pm Aurélie Guillaume Session II Starts October 20 $195, Members $190 $10 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 September 12 $375, Members $365

24 FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 11 & OCTOBER 16

Wax Carving for Stones 10 Weeks Create settings for both faceted and cabochon stones in wax to be cast into metal. Proper measuring and layout will be discussed. Both hard carving waxes and soft waxes will be used. Two castings will be done in class or waxes may be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee. You will need to bring a round stone to the first class. Prerequisite: Two Wax/Casting sessions and at least one Beginning Metalsmithing

Saturday 2-5pm Pam Robinson Starts September 16 $375, Members $365 $25 Material fee

Filigree 5 Weeks Learn the basic techniques used to create filigree with the use of heat, manipulation and paste solder. In this class you will learn techniques such as rolling, twisting, and flattening wire to explore traditional shapes and create contemporary designs. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts September 11 $195, Members $190 $45 Material Fee

Make it Move: Hinge Construction 10 Weeks This class would explain, teach and demystify mechanical techniques that add movement to sculptural work and jewelry. The movements would range from hinging, pivoting, sliding, swinging and more. Learn proper hinge construction, and a variety of hinges including the pros and cons of each. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Peter Antor Starts September 13 $375, Members $365


Classes For Young Adults

Textured Hoop Earrings 1 Day

Teen Metals

Hoop earring are a classic that never go out of style. You will have the option to choose between two styles of earrings while learning basic texturing and soldering techniques.

5 Weeks

All levels welcome

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

Friday, September 29 7-9pm Carla Nessa

Ages 10-16

Saturday 10am-1pm Susan Franker Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $180, Members $175

Workshops

$55, Member $50 $15 Material Fee

Tendril Embrace 1 Day Fine silver and brilliant dichroic glass combine for an amazing, one-of-akind pendant. The shine of this classic metal is complimented by the colorful glass, which is held in place with ropes and coils of silver. Prior metal clay experience helpful

Sterling Rolling Rings 1 Day

Sunday, October 1 12-5pm Katie Baum $115, Member $110 $45 Material fee payable to instructor

All levels welcome

Impress your friends by creating a set of sterling silver stacking rings from start to finish. Learn to measure, texture, form and solder wire which you will then finish by oxidizing with a satin finish or high polish.

Friday, September 15 7–9pm Carla Nessa $55, Member $50 $15 Material fee

Textured Silver Stacking Ring 1 Day

All levels welcome

Nexus Necklace 1 Day A nexus is a connection, a link— and this necklace is created to emphasize how multiple pieces are linked together to form a completed piece of wearable art. The focal section of the necklace can hang either vertically or horizontally. One side of the reversible piece is finished to a high shine, while the other is antiqued for deep contrast.

Sunday, September 24 12-5pm Katie Baum $115, Member $110 $40 Material fee payable to instructor

Friday, October 6 7-9pm Carla Nessa $55, Member $50 $25 Material fee

Harvest-Time in Glass

1 Day

1 Day

Ever wonder why it’s called that? Join us and we’ll tell you why! Learn how to properly size wide metal to best fit your finger. Texturing, forming, soldering and surface finish will be demonstrated. Leave with a cool new bauble hand made by you.

Celebrate the fall harvest by creating glass bead shaped pumpkins, gourds, wheat, corn, pilgrims and turkeys in glass. Samples will be on-hand for inspiration. Basic sculptural techniques will be covered.

All levels welcome

Friday, October 20 7-9pm Carla Nessa $55, Member $50 $15 Material Fee

Ghosts & Goblins

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

Friday, November 10 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen $75, Members $70

Double Spiral Bracelet

1 Day

1 Day

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

Double Spiral is a classic rope-like design--simple yet elegant. All rings are doubled for strength and to help the weave stay properly twisted. This weave is a great introduction to chainmaille. Full-color instructions are included.

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

Friday, October 27 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen $75, Members $70

All levels welcome

Wednesday, October 11 6:30-9:30pm Kat Wisniewski

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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!

The “Cigar” Band

$75, Member $70 $7 Material fee payable to instructor

European 4-in-1 Bracelet 1 Day

Enameled Earrings 1 Day Enamel is powdered glass fired on metal and is a great way to add a pop of color to metal. Using pre-cut metal shapes, you’ll learn about sifting, stenciling and layering enamel to create a pair of earrings that is as unique as you are! All levels welcome

Friday, November 3 7-9pm Carla Nessa $55, Member $50 $15 Material fee

Learn a classic chainmaille weave used in medieval armor, European 4-in-1 (aka Mesh) and use it to create a variety of modern jewelry pieces. You can choose from aluminum, copper or jewelry brass to complete their project. Full-color instructions are included. All levels welcome

Wednesday, October 25 6:30-9:30pm Kat Wisniewski $75, Member $70 $8 Material fee payable to instructor

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Racing Stripe Bracelet 1 Day Vroom, Vroom, go! This Racing Stripe bracelet definitely resembles the center stripes on a classic race car. For this striped glass chainmaille design, you may choose from aluminum, copper or jewelry brass as the base and accent it with glass rings and seed beads. Prerequisite: At least 2 chainmaille classes or knowledge of 2 weaves, one of which must be European 4-in-1.

Wednesday, November 8 6:30-9pm Kat Wisniewski $65, Member $60 $9 Material fee payable to instructor

Blown Glass Ornaments

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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

Sunday, October 29 11am-12:30pm Sunday, October 29 1:30-3pm Sunday, November 5 11am-12:30pm Sunday, November 5 1:30-3pm Sunday, November 12 11am-12:30pm Sunday, November 12 1:30-3pm Friday, November 17 6-7:30pm Friday, November 17 8:30-10pm

Visiting Artist Workshops Fusing, Fabricating & Granulating in Argentium 3 Days

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

Creative Surface Development 3 Days

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 one-day, demonstration only, workshop covers the machine itself and the use of burs, bits, grinding, shaping and finishing aids. Expect some innovative tricks as well.

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: Two Beginning Metalsmithing classes or equivalent experience

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing class or instructor approval

Prerequisite: 2 Beginning Metalsmithing classes or instructor approval

Monday-Wednesday September 25-27 9am-5pm Ronda Coryell

Thursday, March 22 9am-5pm Andy Cooperman

Friday-Sunday March 23-25 9am-5pm Andy Cooperman

$550 $100 Kit fee payable to instructor

May 8-September 10, 2017

$25

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September 11-December 1, 2017

$650

Explore the technology and techniques required to work with Argentium Sterling Silver. Master goldsmith and Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Ronda Coryell, will provide expert instruction and close-up demonstrations. She will teach you the process of fusing both flat and threedimensional forms, followed by hands-on experience to create and finish four projects: earrings, two rings and a pendant with a stone.

1 Day

$150

May 8-September 10, 2017

$250 December 1, 2017 – February 1, 2018

$700 September 11-December 1, 2017

$750 December 1, 2017 – February 1, 2018

$75 Members $70

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Printmaking & Book Arts

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

First-Time Bookmaking 5 Weeks

Printmaking & Book Arts

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts September 13

First-Time Letterpress

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 Tuesday 10am-1pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 12 Session II: Starts October 17 Thursday 2-5pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 Saturday 2-5pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 16 Session II: Starts October 21 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18 Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session I: Starts September 16 $180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

First-Time Etching

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Millicent Kennedy Session II: Starts October 19 Sunday 2-5pm Millicent Kennedy Session I: Starts September 17 Session II: Starts October 22 $180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session II: Starts October 18

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Relief & Letterpress S EE PAG E 2 9 F O R M O R E IN F O.

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

Sunday 10am-1pm Amalia Kouvalis Session I: Starts September 17 Session II: Starts October 22 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session II: Starts October 21 $185, Members $180 $20 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.

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts October 17 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

Multilevel Developing a Journal & Sketchbook 5 Weeks The journals and sketchbooks of Kafka, Goya, Faulkner and others have been inspired by the intersection of word and image. Open to those interested in writing and/or visual art, the class uses an interdisciplinary approach to help you better “see” your narrative work, considering your written and visual work fully through personal observation, imagination and memory. All levels welcome

Monotypes & Collagraphs 10 Weeks

All levels welcome

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Starts September 12 $340, Members $330 $35 Material fee

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

$190, Members $185 $10 Material fee

Word & Image: Relief & Letterpress 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 multiple presses for adding text. Explore monoprint processes, pressure prints and stencils. Some materials included. Additional paper and linoleum can be purchased in class.

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Starts September 14 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

Intermediate

All levels welcome

Wednesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Starts September 13 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

No experience necessary

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Tabor Shiles Starts September 17 $340, Members $330 $25 Materials fee

10 Weeks

First-Time Bookmaking S E E PAG E 28 FO R MO RE I N FO.

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

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts September 12

Workshops Crash Course: Monotype Printmaking 1 Day Create one-of-a-kind prints or notecards using plastic plates as a printing surface. Paint, roll and stencil onto plates before transferring to paper. Mark making, found object plates and a variety of other techniques will be covered. Perfect for artists and non-artists. Materials are included in fee. You should bring sketches or photographs as source material.

Sunday, September 24 2-6pm Hannah McMaster

Printmaking & Book Arts

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper

Sunday, October 15 2-6pm Sanya Glisic $105, Members $100

Kitchen Table Monotype 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.

Sunday, October 8 2-6pm Philip Hartigan $105, Members $100

$195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

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Textiles First-Time Artists First-Time Sewing

Textiles

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.

The Textiles Department welcomes students of all levels whether you sew, print, dye or collect fabric. Our student population is diverse—from professional artists who sell at artisan fairs, online shops and consignment, to those who enjoy working with their hands and want to explore something new. Our instructors will guide you as you turn your project ideas into one-of-a-kind completed works of functional, decorative or fine art. First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric 5 Weeks Whether you are interested in onesies, yardage or band T-shirts, this class shows how easy it can be to put designs onto fabric. Our studio is equipped with a UV exposure unit, aluminum screens and large print tables. Projects can include tote bags, gifts or fabric for sewing and quilting. Material fee includes some ink and general printing supplies. Students provide fabric. Ages 13+ welcome

Ages 13+ welcome

Monday 10am-1pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts October 16

Monday 10am-1pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session I: Starts September 11

Tuesday 2-5pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts September 12

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts September 11

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts October 17

Tuesday 2-5pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session II: Starts October 17

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 13

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Claire Wolfe Boockmeier Session II: Starts October 18

Saturday 10am-1pm Amy Taylor Session II: Starts October 21

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Nico Gardner Session I: Starts September 17

$180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

$180, Members $175 $5 Material fee

First-Time Knitting

Zippers & Buttons

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

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.

Open to students 14 years and up

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Kate Hampel Session I: Starts September 17 Friday 10am-1pm Lisa Whiting Session II: Starts October 20 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Screen Printing: From Fabric to Paper 10 Weeks Screen printing can be done on both fabric and paper—think t-shirts and tote bags vs posters and prints. You’ll learn how to transfer your designs onto a screen and explore the differences in printing on a variety of media. No experience necessary

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts September 17 $340, Members $330 $25 Material fee

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

Tuesday 10am-1pm Mel Phillips Session I: Starts September 12 Sunday 10am-1pm Mel Phillips Session I: Starts September 17 Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Nico Gardner Session II: Starts October 22 $185, Members $180 $10 Material fee

Sew Your Own Zipped Bag 5 Weeks Build off of your First-Time Sewing skills or expand your zipper know how by making a zippered, flat-bottomed carry-all bag and a small shoulder bag with a buckled strap. You’ll leave with enough understanding of bag construction to design your own for future projects. It’ll be totes cool! Prerequisite: First Time Sewing or equivalent experience. Ages 13+ welcome.

Monday 10am-1pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts September 11 Session II: Starts October 16 $185, Members $180 $10 Material fee

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Beginner Quilting 5 Weeks Is quilting something that you want to try, but embarking on a large project seems intimidating? Become acquainted with quilting basics, covering six block patterns, to create a small quilted project giving you the confidence to start larger projects. No materials needed on the first day. You are invited to bring in sample fabrics and ideas. Material fee includes some thread and notions. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience. Ages 13+ welcome.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordana Robinson Session I: Starts September 13 $185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

Fiber Sculpture

5 Weeks

10 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.

Create beautiful images with Katazome (rice paste resist printing) on fabric with various shades of blue. Make an indigo dye pot, cook the rice paste with traditional Japanese recipes, then cut stencil with your own simple designs. You’ll return home with experimental Katazome pieces as guide to more creative projects in the future.

Explore textile based sculptures, objects and design through alternative materials and traditional craft techniques. Experiment with techniques such as off-loom basket weaving, knitting, crocheting and netting to create structural forms and vessels as either functional pieces or decorative sculptures.

Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing

All levels, ages 16+ welcome

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts October 18 Saturday 10am-1pm Allison Rose Session I: Starts September 16 $185, Members $180 $35 Material fee

Multilevel

Improvisational Quilting Basics 5 Weeks Set your rulers aside and learn expressive, intuitive ways of piecing patchwork to create a unique quilt. Improv versions of traditional blocks, crazy piecing, as well as strip and curved piecing will be demonstrated. The instructor will be available for guidance and direction. Some materials provided. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing experience.

Thursday 10am-1pm Tricia Royal Session I: Starts September 14 $185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

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 & 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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts September 14

Sew Your Own Home Decor

$190, Members $185 $10 Material fee

5 Weeks

Sunday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session II: Starts October 22 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing

Sunday 10am-1pm Mel Phillips Session II: Starts October 22

Patches, Badges & Bling 5 Weeks Not your grandmother’s sampler! Use new or well-honed embroidery skills to create the perfect accessory to your bag or denim jacket. Create small designs and use a variety of techniques to finish your patches: screen printing, embroidery, puff paint and beads. All levels welcome

All levels welcome

Saturday 1:30-4:30pm Dee Clements Session I: Starts September 16 $350, Members $340 $25 Material fee

Frame Loom Weaving

Upholstery Basics: Chair Clinic

5 Weeks

5 Week

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.

Walk away from this class with all the skills needed to keep your sagging, washed-out dining chairs off the curb. Lose yourself in the project as you strip the chair of all its old layers while discussing fabric, construction and reuse. You provide a chair to reupholster and appropriate fabric after the first day of class.

All levels welcome

Monday 2-5pm Tori Fried Session II: Starts October 16 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

All levels welcome

Friday, 10am-1pm Barbara Kniphorst Session I: Starts September 15 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Hat Forming: Wearable Sculpture

Let’s Set the Table

10 Weeks

10 weeks

Step outside the (hat) box and get creative with felt hat blocking. Learn how to carve a form and create a one-of-a-kind headpiece. Basic hand sewing skills and finishing techniques will be discussed. You will leave with a sculptural, wearable felt hat and a custom block, along with the skill set to continue creating on your own.

Start in Ceramics to build two place settings out of terra cotta clay and decorate them with colorful underglazes. Then, head to Textiles to screen print matching placemats and napkins to complete your set. Want to bring your kids for a fun family project? Up to two children can accompany each adult for a reduced rate: families can make up to four settings. You must register children in person or by phone to receive the discounted rate.

All levels welcome

Eat your heart out, Pinterest. Define your living space with handcrafted pieces made by you. Learn basic sewing techniques to create personalized home decor like pillows, duvets, curtains and a cozy throw blankets. You’ll work independently to achieve personal goals with the help of an instructor.

$185, Members $180 $5 Material fee

Katazome & Indigo Dye

5 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm DJ DeGayner Session I: Starts September 11 $350, Members $340 $70 Material fee

Textiles

Thursday 10am-1pm Tricia Royal Session II: Starts October 19

Screen Print with Dye

All levels welcome

Sunday 2-5pm Mary Drabik & Rachel Davis Session I: Starts September 17 $350, Members $340 $200 Children (10-16yrs) $40 Material fee

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts October 19 $190, Members $185 $15 Material fee

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Intermediate/ Advanced Independent Printing Projects 10 Weeks

Textiles

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 I: Starts September 14 $375, Members $365 $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.

Sunday 5-8pm Nico Gardner Session I: Starts September 17 $375, Members $365 $5 Material fee

Improvisational Quilt Projects

Draft and Sew Your Own PJ Pants

10 Weeks

5 Weeks

Here’s your chance to take all those improvisational quilting techniques you’ve learned and turn them into a whole quilt, from start to finish. Design, piecing large sections together, quilting options and finishing and binding techniques will be discussed.

Draft a pattern from measurements and learn to sew pajama pants. The same method can apply to boxer shorts, if you prefer. In addition to a simple pants pattern, you will learn to sew a (zipperless) fly front, pockets and make a waistband using elastic and/or a drawstring. A valuable basic for any wardrobe!

Prerequisites: Improvisational Quilting Basics or similar experience.

Wednesday 10am-1pm Tricia Royal Session I: Starts September 13 $375, Members $365 $5 Material fee

Sew Your Own Lined Jacket 10 Weeks Ready for the challenge of making a lined jacket or coat? Choose from a selection of patterns and test-fit your design before sewing it in your chosen fabric. Learn how to reinforce hems and collars with the correct interlining, make functioning closures that look professional and bag a lining for a refined finish.

Prerequisite: First Time Sewing or similar experience.

Saturday 10am-1pm Holly Greenhagen Session I: Starts September 16

Intermediate Knitting 5 Weeks Expand your knitting skills to include texture and colorwork to add creative embellishment to your designs. Techniques such as cables and fair isle or two-stranded knitting will be used. This is a great class to take after First-Time Knitting or to build on your existing knitting skills. Prerequisite: First Time Knitting or similar experience.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Kate Hampel Session II: Starts October 19 $195, Members $190 $5 Materials fee

$195, Members $190 $5 Material fee

Draft and Sew Your Own Yoga Pants 5 Weeks Whether creating a pair of yoga, running or lounging pants, you’ll learn to draft and create a pattern from measurements. Once you have that, you’ll learn the basics of using a serger, tips for sewing stretch fabrics on a regular machine and how to construct a no-roll elastic waistband.

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar experience.

Prerequisite: First Time Sewing or similar experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Session I: Starts September 12

Saturday 10am-1pm Holly Greenhagen Session II: Starts October 21

$375, Members $365 $15 Material fee

$195, Members $190 $5 Material fee

Sew Your Own Underwear 5 Weeks Whether you’ve run out of clean laundry or you just can’t find anything that fits right, join us and learn how to make your own underwear. It’s easier than you think. You’ll use 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 October 16 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

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Kids

Ages 10–14 Spinning & Weaving for Kids 5 Weeks Learn to build a drop spindle and spin your own yarn. You’ll get to explore various types of wool while learning about this historical craft. Then transform your yarn into fabric by building your very own loom, a tool used to weave yarn into a variety of projects. Leave with cool projects and the tools to make more at home. No experience necessary

Sunday 10am-12pm Meg Boyle Session I: Starts September 17 $140, Members $135 $10 Material fee


Marbling on Silk & Paper

Workshops

1 Day

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. BYOB, Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Learn the basics of marbling by floating inks on a liquid base and using tools draw patterns and create a unique set of coasters and a silk hankie. You’ll also learn how to create marbling tools to use for projects at home. Four coasters and one silk hankie will be provided. Additional silk will be available for purchase. No experience necessary.

Saturday, October 7 2-6pm Shannon Thompson $95, Members $90 $20 Material fee

PRESENTS

ART O E F TH 1 Day

It’s Got Pockets!

Friday, October 20 6-10pm Amy Taylor

1 Day

$125, Members $120

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

It’s your favorite skirt except...no pockets! Using a household sewing machine and a serger for professional finishing, we’ll solve that problem by learning how to sew pockets into the side seam of any skirt or dress without causing damage to the garment. Bring one skirt or dress to class. BYOB, Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Prerequisite: First Time Sewing or similar experience.

Friday, September 29 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart $75,Members $70 $5 Material fee

Saturday, November 4 2-5pm Amy Taylor $125, Members $120

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Matcha Tea Mat 1 Day KOBUKUSA is a small mat used for Matcha tea ceremonies and is a symbol of respect and hospitality. Hand stitch your own 6”x6” KOBUKUSA and then let’s have a cup of tea. You will practice how to make froth with bamboo whisk in the tea ceremony manner. Bring your own cereal bowl. Other materials will be provided. No experience necessary

Saturday, September 23 2-5pm Akemi Cohn $75, Members $70 $10 Material fee

Visiting Artist Workshop

Zippers & Buttons S E E PAGE 30 F O R MO RE I N F O.

Textiles

No experience necessary

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No experience necessary. Light fare will be provided.

Saturday, October 7 10am-2pm

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Kidstreet

Young artist 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 4-6 Children enjoy these classes on their own, however parents may stay for the first class. Classes are limited to 12 children.

Clay Time 5 Weeks Clay Time is a chance for little ones to get to know ceramics in its many forms. Your child will have the opportunity to work with press molds, coil building and slab-built structures to create playful sculpture and functional wares. This will help sharpen their motor skills as they use their hands as a primary tool.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Kris Buckley Session I: Starts September 13 Session II:Starts October 18 Tuesday 2-3:30pm Kris Buckley Session I: Starts September 12 Session II:Starts October 17 $120, Members $115

Dream On

Kidstreet

5 Weeks Dreams and imagination have been the cornerstone of Surrealism. Students will use both clay and multimedia to realize their artist inspired projects. Referenced artists will be: Chagall, Dali, Magritte and Giacometti. Projects will include sculpture, collage and clay.

Thursday 2-3:30pm Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts September 14 Session II:Starts October 19 $120, Members $115

Young Illustrators 5 Weeks Get inspired while using well known children’s stories to enter the creative world of art. Learning from illustrators’ ideas and techniques, children will express their unique ideas in a wide range of media. Let’s get inventive while exploring the fundamentals of artistic techniques.

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 Emily Goldin Session I: Starts September 12 Session II:Starts October 17 $100, Members $95

First Impressionism 5 Weeks The impressionists didn’t just put dots of paint on a canvas. It was about light, movement and unique angles. From Monet to Degas, Van Gogh to Cassatt, your budding artist will create masterpieces each week inspired by these artists. Pointillism, impasto painting and collage will be used to create paintings and sculptures in clay.

Thursday 4:30-6pm Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts September 14 Session II: Starts October 19 $120, Members $115

Ages 8-10 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 I: Starts September 12 Session II:Starts October 17 $120, Members $115

Ages 5-7

Miniature Worlds 5 Weeks

Make Your Own Masterpieces 5 Weeks This class explores all things messy when it comes to art. Through an enriched art-making time, we will experiment with clay, paint, prints and paper to create our own masterpieces.

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Monday 4:30-6pm Kris Buckley Session I: Starts September 11 Session II:Starts October 16 $120, Members $115

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Create and explore hidden and mythical worlds by using clay and mix-media. You will learn to throw slabs and build upon it by handbuilding an imaginary landscape. During this 5 week class, we will learn about architecture, environment, agriculture and civilization.

Friday 4-5:30pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: Starts September 15 Session II: Starts October 20 $120, Members $115


Family Workshops 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

Ghost in the Graveyard 1 Day Set the scene for Halloween with ghosts, goblins, pumpkins and witches. We’ll make a spooky graveyard in clay to decorate your table or porch or a candleholder to help light the way through your haunted house.

Sunday, October 8 10am-12pm TBD $30, Members $25

Thanksgiving Butter Dishes & Plates 1 Day

Ages 10-13

Ages 10-16

Introduction to Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Cartooning

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.

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.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Annie York Session I: Starts September 13 Session II: Starts October 18

Monday 4:30-6pm Anne York Session I: Starts September 11 Session II:Starts October 16

$120, Members $115 $15 Material Fee

$120, Members $115

Plushies Workshop 1 Day

5 Weeks

Teen Metals 5 Weeks

Ages 10-14 Spinning & Weaving for Kids Learn to build a drop spindle and spin your own yarn. You’ll get to explore various types of wool while learning about this historical craft. Then transform your yarn into fabric by building your very own loom, a tool used to weave yarn into a variety of projects. Leave with cool projects and the tools to make more at home.

Saturday 10am–1pm Susan Franker Session I Starts September 16 Session II Starts October 21 $180, Members $175

Saturday, September 23 10am–12pm Mikey Anderson

Saturday, November 4 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg $30, Members $25

$30, Members $25

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

Saturday, October 7 2-4pm Molly Eisenberg $30, Members $25

Ages 5-7 School’s Out Camp: Columbus Day 1 Day No school? No problem! Join us for a fun-filled day of making sculptures and playing with plaster, clay and paint. You’ll get to create your very own creature and a mythical world for it to live in.

Monday, October 9 9am-3:30pm Kris Buckley $85, Members $80

Kidstreet

5 Weeks

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

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.

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

No experience necessary

Sunday 10am–12pm Meg Boyle Session I: Starts September 17 $140, Members $135 $10 Material Fee

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Lil’Kidstreet 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.

Ages 6–12 months

Ages 2-4 years Lil’ Puppets

Lil’ Movers

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Students will focus on the silly, spooky and, strange! Students will create puppet creatures and engage in fun puppet play with their creations.

This class focuses on music and rhythm through original songs, new activities and shaker instruments. There will also be fun and safe art activities for your baby. Begin building a creative foundation captivated by the world of music and art.

Thursday 11:00-11:45am Anna Soltys Starts September 14

$160, Members $155

Lil’ Studio 10 Weeks

Ages 1-2 years

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.

Lil’ Artists

Tuesday 9:00-9:45am Emily Goldin Starts September 12

$160, Members $155

10 Weeks

Lil’Kidstreet

Monday 2:00-2:45pm Stephanie Lupu Starts September 11

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.

Thursday 9:00-9:45am Stephanie Lupu Starts September 14

Lil’ Masters

Lil’ Petite Ami

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Art making and history collide is this process based course. Each week, students will examine the artwork of a different artist and learn about their process. Students will then emulate the masters to create their own lil’ masterpiece. A caregiver participates with the child in these classes.

Bonjour! Come and share a fun experience with a native Parisian and learn the French language through songs, round dances, nursery rhymes, books and art activities. Kids and parents will explore basic French words, phrases and culture.

Wednesday 11:00-11:45am Jess Leonard Starts September 13

Wednesday 10:00-10:45am Julie Meckler Starts September 13 $160, Members $155

$160, Members $155

Lil’ Artists 10 Weeks

Lil’ Makers 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.

A process forward class for young artists. Classes will be play focused, with new materials and methods. Intentional guided exercises in experimentation, rather than step by step projects, lead young artists toward a more direct relationship with art making, a tool to express and understand the world around them as they grow.

Monday 10:00-10:45am KC Dix Starts September 11

Thursday 4:00-4:45pm Efren Adkins Starts September 14

$160, Members $155

$160, Members $155

Saturday 9:30–10:15am Jess Leonard Starts September 16 $160, Members $155

Monday 11:00-11:45am KC Dix Starts September 11 Thursday 10:00-10:45am Jessica Robbins & Anna Soltys Starts September 14 $160, Members $155

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Ages 1-4

All Ages

Lil’ Artists

Lil’ Music Jam

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

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

For all Lil’ Kids! Join us for a 45 minute jam session. There will be songs and a variety of instruments for your little ones.

Monday 9:00-9:45am KC Dix Starts September 11

Wednesday 12:00-12:45pm Mike Altergott Starts September 13

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Wednesday 2:00-2:45pm KC Dix Starts September 13

Lil’ Petite Ami

Sunday 9:30–10:15am KC Dix Starts September 17

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Tuesday 10:00-10:45am Jessica Robbins & Jess Leonard Starts September 12

Thursday 1:00-1:45pm KC Dix Starts September 14

WORD SEARCH Word List Artist Ceramics Clay Painting Creative Printmaking Drawing Explore Instruments Kidstreet Music

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$160, Members $155

2017 Fall Class Calendar Monday

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Lil’ Music Jam 9-9:45am

Lil’ Music Jam 12-12:45pm

6-12 month olds

Friday

Lil’Kidstreet

Open to all 0-4 year olds

Wednesday

Lil’ Movers 11-11:45am

1-2 year olds

Lil’ Artists 11-11:45am

1-4 year olds

Lil’ Artists 9-9:45am

2-4 year olds

Lil’ Artists 10-10:45am

3-4 year olds

Lil’ Puppets 2-2:45pm

Lil’ Artists 10-10:45pm

Lil’ Artists 10-10:45am

Lil’ Studio 9-9:45am

Lil’ Artists 2-2:45pm

Lil’ Artists 1-1:45pm

Lil’ Petite Ami 10-10:45am

Lil’ Studio 9-9:45am

Lil’ Masters 11-11:45am

Lil’ Makers 4-4:45pm

Lil’ Artists 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Studio 9:30-10:15am

Click Here to Register Today! Visit Lillstreet.com or Call 773.769.4226

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Proposals for Lillstreet Rooftop Gallery's 2018 season will open on November 1st, 2017. Visit our website for current installations, project archives and announcements. lillstreetgallery.com/exhibitions

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Support the community while enjoying delicious pie and other tasty treats. Every purchase helps fund outreach efforts, serving nearly 4,000 meals each month to Chicago’s hungry. firstslice.org

ArtReach brings the Lillstreet programs you love to over sixty different underserved educational, residential, and social service communities throughout Chicago. Support our work with a 100% tax-deductible donation. artreachchicago.org

Lillstreet Studios is a unique community of 40+ artists working side by side throughout the 2nd and 3rd floors of Lillstreet Art Center. lillstreet.com/studios

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Membership Benefits

Policies & Procedures

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

Office & Gallery Summer Hours:

Artist Membership: $40/year • Discounts on classes and workshops • VIP membership card • Discounts at participating art supply stores and other community services • 10% off of gallery purchases

Monday-Thursday: 10am-7:30pm Friday: 10am-6pm 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.

Holidays & Missed Classes: For classes that fall on holidays, it is Family Membership: $75/year (for 2 people) Receive all the benefits of an Artist Membership plus:

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.

• Attend an available workshop and receive a 2-for-1 offer (One per year, some restrictions apply)

Class Age Restrictions: All classes are for ages 16 years and older

• 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:

Tools & Materials: Students may be required to purchase a tool kit

• 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.

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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.

FALL SESSION Adult/Child Classes

Dropped on or before 9/3/17 Refund minus $40 or full class credit

Dropped between 9/4/17-9/10/17 No refund – class credit only

Dropped between 9/11/17-8/17/17

Dropped after 9/18/17

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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L I L L S T R E E T. C O M Fall Classes Begin the Weeks of SEPTEMBER 11 & OCTOBER 16

SAVE UP TO $20 ON CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY AUGUST 28

Create. Meet. Celebrate.

Lillstreet Loft 4437 N Ravenswood | Chicago

Experience our newly redesigned event space, Lillstreet Loft. This 2,000 sq. ft. private venue is located in the heart of Ravenswood. Perfect for corporate meetings, social events and private celebrations. This intimate venue is designed to easily accommodate a variety of events – be they simple, functional or elegant.

For availability and rates, please contact us at events@lillstreet.com or 773.895.7025.

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