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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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Class Calendar

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Ceramics

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Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

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

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.

Ceramics First-Time Potter See page 6

First-Time Handbuilding See page 6

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography First-Time Photoshop See page 10

First-Time Illustrator

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See page 10

First-Time Digital Photography

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass First-Time Jeweler See page 18

First-Time Enameling See page 18

First-Time Glass Beadmaking See page 18

Printmaking & Book Arts First-Time Screen Printing on Paper See page 22

See page 11

First-Time Letterpress

First-Time Lightroom

See page 22

See page 11

First-Time Etching See page 22

Drawing & Painting First-Time Drawing into Painting See page 14

First-Time Bookmaking See page 22

Textiles First-Time Sewing See page 24

First-Time Embroidery

Textiles

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First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric See page 24

Kidstreet

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Lil’ Kidstreet

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2 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

First-Time Block Printing See page 24


Workshops Ceramics

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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Spring Herb Planters

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April 8

Personalized Mother’s Day Mugs April 22

Visiting Artist: On The Surface of Things May 6 & 7

Enameled Gem Pendant May 7

Fear of Commitment: Glass Beadmaking March 31 & April 14

Spring Garden Beads April 21

Visiting Artist: Copper Repousse Box

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

March 24-26

Visiting Artist: From Design to Concept June 9-12

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Cutting Shapes for Custom Dies & Molds April 9 & June 3

Print Your Own Cookie Cutters & Shape Templates May 6

Make Your Own Press Plate Kit

Printmaking & Book Arts

Critical Dialog April 30 & May 21

Etsy 101: How to Set-up Shop & Start Selling April 29

Etsy 201: How to use Promoted Listings to Market Your Shop May 20

Each creative brunch starts with brunch catered by a favorite local caterer. Enjoy a mimosa as you prepare to embrace your creativity with a hands-on workshop.

Workshops in our Pop Up Events are designed for students of all skill levels and are led by an accomplished teaching artist.

*Workshops in our Brunch Series are designed for students of all skill levels and are led by an accomplished teaching artist. (Must be 21 + to be served mimosas.)

Sumi-e Painting 1 Day

All Levels Welcome

Textiles See page 24

Indigo Extravaganza!

Eco Dye with Fresh Flowers

April 8

Pop Up Events

Easter Eggs & Tea Towels

Crash Course: Monotype Printmaking

April 1 & April 2

Social Marketing 101

Creative Brunches

April 1

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May 21

April 30

the creative process at our inviting, private loft space.

Experience the meditative practice of traditional Asian ink painting. Fundamental brushstrokes will be reviewed and insights into the “way of the brush” will be discussed. Assistance will be provided for those who want to experiment with their own original work. Japanese washi paper, ink, and brushes are provided. Those who are more advanced are welcome to bring their own brushes and larger paper.

May 7 & May 21

Design & Print Your own Itagime Shibori Resist Tools for Textiles

Lillstreet invites you to spend a day immersing yourself in

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Design & Print Your own Itagime Shibori Resist Tools for Textiles April 30

Kidstreet See page 27

Family Workshops See page 28

Sunday, April 9 11am-4pm $125, Members $120

Lillstreet Loft Relaunch Party Friday, March 3, 7-9pm

May 6

Experience our newly redesigned private event space, Lillstreet Loft. Lillstreet’s event venue is a creative space perfect for private social events, weddings, corporate meetings and more. Join us for a fun night out with music, drinks and light refreshments.

Cookie Jars

Free and open to the public

Jewelry Boxes May 4

Spring Birdhouses April 8

Spring Showers Bring May Flowers

April 15

Workshops

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

Lillstreet Loft

BYOB welcome for guests ages 21+.

Made in Chicago: Screen Printing 1 Day From the Windy City to The Second City, Chicago is “Our Kind of Town”. Join us for a fun, creative experience to celebrate our city. Choose from a selection of images and learn to screen print on either a tote bag or tea towel. A local artist will guide you through the process and you’ll go home with your very own handprinted item. One tote bag or tea towel included. Additional items will be available for purchase.

Thursday, April 13 6:30-9:30pm $40, Members $35

Clay Coasters 1 Day Get in touch with your creative side and make drink coasters in clay. Learn techniques to cut out fun shapes and draw and paint designs to personalize your coasters. Complete a set of 4 that will be as unique as you are. Samples will be available for inspiration. Coasters will be available for pick up one week after the workshop.

Thursday, March 9 6:30-9:30pm $50, Members $45

Ceramic Tissue Box April 22

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

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

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

Tile Making, 10am-1pm

Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm

The Performative Body, 6:30-9:30pm

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

All About Cups, 6:30-9:30pm

Livin’ La Vida Low Fire, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Topics in Soda: Spring, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Topics, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

The Art of the Box, 10am-1pm Centering Yourself, 10am-1pm Home & Garden Pottery, 1:30-4:30pm First-Time Handbuilding, 6:30-9:30pm Dreams, Myths & Stories in Clay, 6:30-9:30pm Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Simply Soda: Beginning Soda, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Advanced Slip Casting, 7-10pm

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography page 10

First-Time Photoshop, 10am-1pm

First-time Lightroom, 6:30–9:30pm

Photoshop: Digging Deeper, 10am-1pm

Digital Illustration, 2-5pm

iPhoneography, 6:30–9:30pm

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

The Photographic Portrait, 6:30–9:30pm

Studio Lighting: Focus on Still Life Photography, 6:30-9:30pm Intermediate/Advanced Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Drawing & Painting page 14

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Oil Pastels, 10am-1pm

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

Imagined Landscapes, 10am-1pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 2-5pm

Paint Like a Kid Again, 10am-1pm

Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Painting the Figure Alla Prima, 10am-1pm

Collage: Cut, Mix, Repeat, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 2-5pm First-Time Drawing into Painting, 6:30–9:30pm

Beginning Figure Drawing, 2-5pm Comic Storytelling, 2-5pm First-Time Drawing into Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Pastel, Oil Painting Portrait & Figure Studio, 6:30–9:30pm

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

Drawing II, 6:30-9:30pm Painting with Gouache, 6:30-9:30pm Practical Anatomy, 6:30-9:30pm The Figure in Action, 6:30-9:30pm

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass page 18

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Topics in Metals, 1-4pm

Flatware & Functional Objects, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Champlevé Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Color & Metal, 6:30-9:30pm

Electro Etching, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Working with Wax & Casting, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Glass Beadmaking, 1-4pm

Beyond Beginner: Elements of Bead Design, 6:30-9:30pm Belt Buckles, 6:30-9:30pm

Printimaking & Book Arts page 22

Textiles page 24

Acrylic Resist Etching, 2-5pm

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

First-Time Letterpress, 2-5pm

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

Monotype, Collage & More, 2-5pm

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

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

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

Screen Printing Concepts: Multi-colors & resists, 2-5pm

Print + Sew: Pillows, 10am-1pm

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

First-Time Block Printing, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Sewing, 2-5pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Color, 6:30-9:30pm Sewing with Stretch, 6:30-9:30pm

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Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Simply Soda: Beginning Soda, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Advanced Slip Casting, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Covered Forms, 10am-1pm Best of Both, 12-3pm Sculpting a Bust, 2-5pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Traditional Figure Sculpture, 10am-1pm Advanced Wheelthrowing, 11am-2pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Glazing is for Chumps, 6:30-9:30pm

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 2-5pm

More Wine and Cheese, Please! 6:30-9:30pm

Watering Cans, 2-5pm

First-Time Potter, 7-10pm

First-Time Potter, 5-8pm

Simply Soda: Beginning Soda, 3-6pm

Sculptural Narratives in Clay, 7-10pm Beginning Slip Casting, 7-10pm Layering Information, 7-10pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography, 10am-1pm Next Steps in Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

First-Time Illustrator, 10am-1pm

Graphic Novel Studio, 10am-1pm

Photographing Your Artwork, 10am-1pm

Graphic Novel Studio, 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am–1pm

Photoshop for Photographers, 10am-1pm

The Constructed Image, 2-5pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm Digital Photography for the Advanced Beginner, 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Oil Painting, 10am-1pm

Birds & Botanicals, 10am-1pm

First-Time Drawing into Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Oil Painting II, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Portrait & Costumed Figure, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Children’s Book Illustration, 10am-1pm

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio, 10am-1pm

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

First-Time Drawing into Painting, 2-5pm

Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 10am-1pm

Developing a Journal & Sketchbook, 2-5pm

Landscape Painting from Photographs, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Oil Painting, 2-5pm

Paper-cut Illustration, 10am-1pm Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 10am-1pm Sumi-e Ink Painting, 2-5pm

Beginning Figure Drawing, 2-5pm

Drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago, 5-8pm

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 2-5pm

Advanced Pencil Drawing Portraits, 2-5pm Drawing II, 10am-1pm

Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Watercolor, 6:30-9:30pm Ink & Watercolor, 6:30-9:30pm Understanding Color, 6:30-9:30pm Create Your Own Comic, 6:30-9:30pm Developing a Journal & Sketchbook, 6:30-9:30pm Watercolor Monotype, 6:30-9:30pm Intermediate Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

First-Time Enameling, 10am-1pm

First-Time Jeweler, 10am-1pm

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

First-Time Jeweler, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

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

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Teen Metals, 10am-1pm

Working with Wax & Casting, 2-5pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Cloisonné Enameling, 2-5pm

Watercolor Monotype, 10am-1pm

First-Time Letterpress, 10am-1pm

First-Time Etching, 10am-1pm

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

Beyond Beginner: Letterpress II, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Relief Printmaking, 10am-1pm

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

First-Time Bookmaking, 2–5pm

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

Developing a Journal & Sketchbook, 2–5pm Toner Litho Transfer on Clay, 2–5pm

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

Beginner Quilting, 10am-1pm

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

Improvisational Quilting Basics, 10am-1pm

Intro to Bra Making, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm Quilt Concepts: Foundation Paper Piecing, 6:30-9:30pm

Handmade Clothes for Children and Babies, 10am-1pm

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

Natural Dye & Nui Shibori, 10am-1pm

Screen Print with Dye, 10am-1pm

Stitching a Story, 10am-1pm

Fashion 101: Drafting from Measurements, 10am-1pm Zippers & Buttons, 1:30-4:30pm Repairs & Alterations, 1:30-4:30pm Frame Loom Weaving, 2-5pm First-Time Sewing, 5:30-8:30pm


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 March 28 Session II: Starts May 2

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.

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 6:30-9:30pm Lauren Faust Session I: Starts March 27 Session II: Starts May 1 Wednesday 7-10pm Sean Clute Session I: March 29 Session II: May 3 $180, Members $175

Sunday 5-8pm Kyle Johns Session I: starts April 2 Session II: starts May 7

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. 10 Weeks

Thursday 7-10pm Mary Drabik Session I: starts March 30 Session II: starts May 4 Sunday 10am-1pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: starts April 2 Session II: starts May 7

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

Monday 10am-1pm Les Orenstein Starts March 27

Spring Herb Planters Workshop S E E PAGE 9 FO R MO RE I N F O.

$180, Members $175

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

Monday 10am-1pm Charity White Starts March 27 Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm Lisa Harris Starts March 28 Tuesday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts March 28 Saturday 1-4pm Mary Drabik Starts April 1

Tuesday 7-10pm Gary Jackson Starts March 28

$340, Members $330

Wednesday 10am-1pm Susan McBride Starts March 29

Multilevel

Wednesday 7-10pm David Hartshorne & Sharon Hartshorne Starts March 29 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts March 30 Friday 2-5pm Kyle Johns Starts March 31 Saturday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts April 1 Sunday 2-5pm Levi Yastrow Starts April 2 $340, Members $330

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Corinne D. Peterson Starts March 27 $350, Members $340

6 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1


The Performative Body 5 Weeks

All levels welcome

Small Sculptures, Figurines & Dolls

Figurative Sculpture 10 Weeks

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

All levels welcome.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Robin Power Starts March 28

Tuesday 2-5pm Robin Power Starts March 28

$350, Members $340

Sculptural Narratives in Clay 10 Weeks What story do you have to tell? Learn handbuilding techniques to develop your ideas into clay sculpture while maturing your creative thinking process. By using research materials and asking appropriate questions, you will bring clarity to your story. This group shares ideas and process development with each other. All levels are welcome.

$350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

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

Wednesday 10am-1pm Michael Skiersch Starts March 29

All levels welcome

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Sam Hostert Session II: Starts May 3 $190, Members $185

5 Weeks

10 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.

Glazing is for Chumps

Livin’ La Vida Low Fire

Tile Making

5 Weeks

This class will focus on various handbuilding processes for constructing boxes. Instruction will begin with simple slab building techniques and progress to alternative methods, themes and traditional and alternative surface treatments.

$350, Members $340

$350, Members $340

All About Cups

10 Weeks

All levels welcome

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Molly Bishop Starts March 28 $350, Members $340

This class is the perfect excuse to enjoy the finer things in life. Learn a variety of slab building techniques to create wine cups and chalices, cheese plates and platters, olive dishes, spoons and knives. BYOB and BYOC are encouraged for each class. All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Charity White Session II: Starts May 4 $190, Members $185

$190, Members $185

The Art of the Box

Monday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Starts March 27

Thursday 7-10pm Sean Clute Starts March 30

10 Weeks

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. A model will be used as needed and fee collected in class.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Marissa Neumann Session II: Starts May 3

5 Weeks

Ceramics

Examining the performative nature of clay and its relationship with the body, expand the gestures with which you interact with ceramics. Learn to experiment and develop new ideas that consider the archival possibilities of material. We will look to examples of artists using the conceptual framework of the body as a perforative entity in art today.

More Wine and Cheese, Please!

We all know glazing your work can be the easiest and fastest way to destroy it. Explore a variety of cold-surfacing techniques including tool dips, paints, epoxies, washes, waxes and polishes. You are encouraged to come to the class with some finished bisqueware sculptures and to make test tiles and other sculptures. Purchase of additional materials will be necessary. All levels welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Charity White Session I: Starts March 30 $190, Members $185

Intermediate/ Advanced Classes Home & Garden Pottery 10 Weeks This independently driven class begins each week with a potluck and group discussion about ongoing projects. Instructor is on hand to guide you through your projects, problem solve and demonstrate as needed. Prerequisite: Two Beginning Wheel/ Handbuilding & One Intermediate Ceramics Class

Monday 1:30-4:30pm Karen Avery Starts March 27 $375, Members $365

Traditional Figure Sculpture 10 Weeks Working weekly 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 April 2 $340, Members $330 $70 Model fee

$350, Members $340

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Ceramics

Simply Soda: Beginning Soda

Intermediate Wheelthrowing

10 Weeks

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.

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

Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing. 10 Weeks

Best of Both

Advanced Topics

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

If you have basic throwing skills and want to learn about handbuilding, this is the class for you. Throw pots and embellish with handbuilt elements, throw forms and use sections of them in your handbuilt vessels. Coils, slabs and pinch pots can add another dimension to your thrown work.

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.

Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Patty Kochaver Starts March 28

Thursday 12-3pm Mary Drabik Starts March 30

Saturday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts April 1

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Jayson Lawfer Starts March 27

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

Beginning Slip Casting

Monday 7-10pm Gary Jackson Starts March 27

Tuesday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts March 28

10 Weeks

Toner Litho Transfer on Clay

Friday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts March 31

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Karen Avery Starts March 28

Sunday 3-6pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts April 2

Wednesday 2-5pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts March 29

$375, Members $365

Thursday 10am-1pm Patty Kochaver Starts March 30

10 Weeks

Advanced Handbuilding 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 March 29 Friday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Starts March 31 $375, Members $365

Saturday 10am-1pm Les Orenstein Starts April 1 Sunday 10am-1pm David Trost Starts April 2 $375, Members $365

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

Sculpting a Bust SE E PAGE 9 FOR M OR E IN FO.

Monday 7-10pm David Trost Starts March 27 Sunday 11am-2pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts April 2 $375, Members $365

8 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

Does making multiples of your favorite cup, vase or other sculptural or functional forms interest you? Learn to make 2-part plaster molds of household objects to use for slip casting. This technique allows you to pour a specially formulated, liquid clay into your mold and create multiples of the same object. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 7-10pm Michael Skiersch Starts March 30 $375, Members $365

Advanced Slip Casting 10 Weeks

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3

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.

Sunday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts April 2

Prerequisite: Beginning Slip Casting or Mold Making

Spring is a time for new growth and inspiration. Take some time to focus on finding your own path to creating fresh shapes and surfaces. Guidance will be centered on improving consistency and expression in your creative routine.

Monday 7-10pm Kyle Johns Starts March 27 $375, Members $365

$195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

Centering Yourself 10 Weeks

Monday 10am-1pm David Bromley Starts March 27 $375, Members $365


Layering Information

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

Build your skills and make more complex forms. Learn to throw various styles of lids as we make jars, teapots, casseroles and more. Demonstrations will include proper glazing techniques that prevent lids from getting fused on.

Build layers of surface information by following the drying cycle of clay. For both high and low fire clay lovers, wheel throwers and hand builders, this class teaches everything you need to create rich and textured surfaces.

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts March 30

Thursday 7-10pm Nicole Paulina Starts April 2

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

Advanced Topics in Soda: Spring

Watering Cans

Workshops Spring Herb Planters 1 Day Shake off those winter blues by building a planter just in time for spring. Working with slabs of clay, you will construct the planter and drip tray in a variety of shapes of your choice. Decorate your planter with any color and they will be glazed with a clear glaze to make them suitable for your spring plantings. All levels welcome

10 Weeks Explore the shapes and colors of spring by creating works that speak to the season of rejuvenation. Utilizing Lillstreet’s Soda kiln, we will look to create both functional and sculptural works with a nod towards floral containment and form. You will participate in all stages of the process including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Simply Soda or instructor approval.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Chris Chaney Starts March 29 $375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

5 Weeks For intermediate hand builders or potters who want to improve skills, this class will teach you how to create one of a kind watering cans with coils, slabs and pinching methods.

Sunday 2-5pm Nicole Paulina Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $195, Members $190

Visiting Artist Workshops

Saturday, April 8 12-3pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis $75 Members, $70

Personalized Mother’s Day Mugs 1 Day Spend the day with your mom or make her gift by creating a personalized, handmade ceramic mug. A variety of handbuilding, stamping and texturing techniques will be demonstrated. Personalize your mug a name or special message. Each mug will be made from high fire stoneware and is dishwasher safe.

On the Surface: An Investigation into Underglaze Patterning and Decals 2 Days

Ceramics

Covered Forms

Join Illinois-based ceramicist Erin Furimsky as she demonstrates multiple surface techniques to achieve more complex surfaces. In this hands on workshop, you will work with underglazes and slips on leather-hard pieces to create layers of decoration for sculptures and/or functional wares. Erin will also discuss ceramic decals and with decals provided, you will decorate several of your pieces.

Saturday-Sunday, May 6 & 7 10am-4pm Erin Furimsky $250 $20 Material fee includes some materials and firing.

All levels welcome

Saturday, April 22 1-3pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis

Sculpting a Bust

$55, Members $50

10 Weeks Using a model of your choice, learn how to photograph and create a portrait sculpting range from 3/4thlife size. You will learn a variety portrait sculpting techniques through solid sculpting or coiling methods. Some glazing and cold surfacing techniques will be discussed. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding

Thursday 2-5pm Charity White Starts March 30 $375, Members $365

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Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

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

Digital Arts First-Time Artist First-Time Photoshop 4 or 5 Weeks Master the essentials of Photoshop needed for making simple image adjustments, understanding differences between file formats and saving images. Learn the basics including cropping, brushes, selection tools, image adjustments and masks. 4 Weeks

Monday 10am-1pm Randee Ladden Session II: Starts May 1 $145, Members $140 5 Weeks

Monday 10am-1pm Randee Ladden Session I: Starts March 27 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Jessi Meliza Session II: Starts May 5 $180, Members $175

First-Time Illustrator 5 Weeks Turn analog sketches and ideas into stunning digital designs. We 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. Perfect primer for Beginning Illustrator.

Friday 10am-1pm Jessi Meliza Session II: Starts May 5 $180, Members $175

Multilevel

Digital Illustration

Graphic Novel Studio

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Create amazing illustrations by combining photographs, graphic elements, type and your own drawing. This course will show you how easy it is to work with software like Photoshop and Illustrator to make original artwork for posters, books and more. Intermediate computer skills required.

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

Prerequisite: First-time Photoshop and First-time Illustrator or equivalent experience

Monday 2-5pm Randee Ladden Session I: Starts March 27 $190, Members $185 Monday 2-5pm Randee Ladden155 Session II: May 1 (4 weeks) $155, Members $150

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: Working knowledge of Photoshop

Wednesday 10am-1pm Jessi Meliza Session II: Starts May 3 $190, Members $185

10 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

101:

How to Set-up Shop & Start Selling S EE PAG E 1 3 F O R M O R E IN F O.

Open to students 14 years and older.

Friday 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu Session I: Starts March 31 Session II: Starts May 5 Saturday 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu Session II: Starts May 6 $190, Members $185


Photography First-Time Artist First-Time Digital Photography

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

4 or 5 Weeks With easy technical explanations, shooting exercises and a review of student images, you will learn how to find, compose and capture compelling photographs. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Please bring a USB drive. 4 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts May 1 Digital B

5 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts March 27 Saturday 10am-1pm Danielle Owensby Session I: Starts April 1

Explore the fundamentals of photography while working with functions and shooting modes on your digital camera. Learn about the variables that determine the exposure of a photograph and how to control and manipulate them to get the image you want to see. DSLR camera, memory card and owner’s manual for your camera required.

Thursday 10am-1pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts March 30 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Scott Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4 $185, Members $180 $10 Print fee

$180, Members $175 $10 Print fee

Next Steps in Digital Photography

First-time 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. This is a perfect follow up to First-Time Digital Photography or can be taken on its own. Basic computer skills required. You should bring highresolution JPGs on a USB drive to the first class.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jeanne Donegan Session I: Starts March 28 $180, Members $175 $10 Print fee

5 Weeks

5 Weeks We’ll start with a quick review of digital photography basics then expand to learn about light qualities, working with RAW images, editing and exporting in Lightroom. Basic knowledge of camera settings and the exposure triangle is required. DSLR camera, memory card and owner’s manual for your camera required. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Digital Photography or equivalent experience.

Thursday 10am-1pm Jordan Scott Session II: Starts May 4 $185, Members $180 $10 Print fee

10 Weeks Build your camera and postproduction skills by learning 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 or Beginning Digital Photography.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Starts March 30 $340, Members $330 $20 Print fee

Multilevel History of Photography 9 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 photo as document to photo as art.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Eileen Walsh Starts February March 27 $315, Members $305

iPhoneography 5 Weeks Examine the camera phone as a tool and method of picture making. You’ll review basic iPhone or Smartphone functions and explore applications used to manipulate and edit images. Engage in creative assignments and discussions of image sharing and sourcing to broaden our understanding of technology and photography. Bring a camera phone and USB cord or charger to class.

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jeanne Donegan Session II: Starts May 2 $190, Members $185

Studio Lighting: Focus on Still Life Photography 5 Weeks Focus on developing a basic understanding of lighting techniques for photographing three-dimensional work. Learn to select all of the elements of the photograph including the subject matter and the background paying special attention to lighting, a critical element in still life photography. DSLR and tripod are highly recommended. Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography / Fundamentals of Digital Photography or equivalent experience.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts March 29 $190, Members $185

The Constructed Image 5 Week

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

$145, Members $140 $10 Print fee

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Digital Photography for the Advanced Beginner

Constructed images are images that were created to be photographed, rather than just pointing and shooting a found scene. 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.

Saturday 2-5pm Danielle Owensby Session I: Starts April 1 $190, Members $185

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Eileen Walsh Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4 $190, Members $185

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Photographing Your Artwork 5 Weeks Focus on learning the skills needed to create effective photographs of your paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, etc. for websites, online stores and open call submissions. Bring your artwork, digital camera and a USB drive to learn various techniques for documenting your work and save your images.

Sunday 10am-1pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts April 2 $190, Members $185

Photoshop for Photographers

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

5 Weeks Dive further into image editing techniques harnessed by the professionals. Topics that will be covered are composite images, High Dynamic Range images, digital workflow and color palette selection for image retouching. This class will also have the flexibility to help with personal project goals.

Sunday 10am-1pm Rebecca Memoli Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185

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Workshops In 3D Design, Printing & Fabrication

Intermediate/ Advanced

Think it… make it… use it.

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.

Cutting Shapes for Custom Dies & Molds

Make Your Own Press Plate Kit

1 Day

1 Day

Make your own template to use in the hydraulic press in metals, make your own extruder die to use in the clay extruder or cut a template to use for prototype mold making. You’ll learn to go from a simple line drawing done by hand to useful tools you cut from masonite, acrylic or Delrin on the CNC router.

Make all the parts you need to quickly turn out an impressive assortment of hand crafted press plates out of clay. Create digital models of all the parts and print them on the 3D printers. Samples of completed projects will be available to help spark your imagination.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Jeanne Donegan Starts March 29

Basic computer experience prefered. Ages 14+ welcome.

$375, Members $365

One-On-One Independent Projects in Photography Want to make prints from your paintings, share your work online, apply to shows or simply keep a record of your projects before you sell them? Book a two-hour session with one of our photography faculty and receive individualized instruction to achieve your personal and professional goals. Registration not available online, please call to book your session.

$150 per 2-hour session

Photography Studio Rental Studio rental available for students who have taken How to Photograph Artwork or another studio lighting classes. Registration not available online, please call to book your session.

Sunday, April 9 2-5pm Saturday,June 3 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70

Print Your Own Cookie Cutters & Shape Templates 1 Day Learn how to model in Tinkercad and draw in Cookie Caster to go from zero to WOW in an afternoon. Create digital models then 3D print your own simple shapes you can use to create custom embellishments or cutting tools for your ceramic projects. Basic computer experience prefered. Ages 14+ welcome.

Saturday, May 6 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70

$60 per hour $75 per hour includes instructor assistance

12 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

Basic computer experience prefered. Ages 14+ welcome.

Sunday, May 21 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70

Design & Print Your own Itagime Shibori Resist Tools for Textiles 1 Day Create your own resist tools for Itagime Shibori using open source modeling software and our 3D printers. Your custom made tool will clamp pleats and folds in place while you dye your fabric to create a repeat pattern. *Those currently registered in a dyeing class will receive 10% off this workshop.

Sunday, April 30 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70


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

Workshops

1 Day

Critical Dialog 1 Day Learn to communicate themes and ideas through your images. This class will focus on how we can make our images stronger through in-depth discussion and critique. Learn critical vocabulary, presentation methods, receptiveness to feedback, constructive criticism and active questioning. Bring printed work in progress or complete, videos or other multimedia work to present and discuss. Prerequisite: First-time Digital Photography or Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Sunday, April 30 10am-1pm

$95, Members $90

Social Marketing 101 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.

$75, Members $70

Saturday, April 29 2-5pm Rachel Stoltz $75, Members $70

Etsy 201: How to use Promoted Listings to Market Your Shop 1 Day Take your Etsy shop sales to the next level. This workshop will dive into the mysteries of promoted listings, daily budgets, bid management, search term analytics and the usefulness of shop updates.

Sunday, May 21 10am-1pm Jeanne Donegan

Saturday, April 8 2-5pm Rachel Stoltz

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, May 20 2-5pm Rachel Stoltz

LILLSTREET ’S 3D PRINT L AB

CUSTOM FABRICATION Services IN OUR 3 D P R I N T L AB

$75, Members $70

Take your ideas,

artwork and business to a new level with custom services available in our 3D Print Lab.

Contact us at: digital@lillstreet.com Click Here to Register Today! Visit Lillstreet.com or Call 773.769.4226

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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. All classes with a nude model require parental permission for those under 18 years of age. 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.

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

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

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

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 March 27 Session II: Starts May 1 Tuesday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts March 28 Session II: Starts May 2 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts March 28 Saturday 10am-1pm Annie York Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 Sunday 2-5pm Randall Miller Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

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

Monday 10am-1pm Jaclyn Mednicov Session I: Starts March 27 Session II: Starts May 1 Monday 6:30–9:30pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts March 27 Session II: Starts May 1 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts March 28 Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: April 2 $185, Members $180 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Starts March 29 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Starts March 30 $340, Members $330 $70 Beginning Painting Kit

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

Tuesday 2-5pm TBD Session I: Starts March 28 Friday 2-5pm TBD Session II: Starts May 5

$180, Members $175
 $40 First-Time Drawing and Painting Kit

$185, Members $180 $40 Model Fee

Drawing II S EE PAG E 1 5 F O R M O R E IN F O.

14 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

Beginning Painting


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 May 2

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

Monday 2-5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session I: Starts March 27

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 March 30 Sunday 2-5pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

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

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

$185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

Thursday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts May 4

Beginning Oil Pastels

$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 March 29 Session II: Starts May 3 $185, Members $180

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.

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 April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 $190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

Pastel, Oil Painting Portrait & Figure Studio 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.

Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts May 7 $185, Members $180

 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

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.

Monday 10am-1pm Yvette Weijergang Starts March 27 $350, Members $340

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

Monday 2-5pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts May 1

Prerequisite: Figure drawing and previous pastel or painting experience recommended.

Saturday 10am-1pm Tom Dieschbourg Session II: Starts May 6

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Ken Minami Session I: Starts March 27 Session II: Starts May 1

$190, Members $185 $95 Watercolor Kit

$190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

5 weeks

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session II: Starts May 2

10 weeks

Problem Solving for Oil Painters S EE PAG E 1 7 F O R M O R E IN F O.

Drawing & Painting

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts March 30

$185, Members $180

Multilevel

Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstraction

Ink & Watercolor Expand your knowledge of watercolor techniques by introducing ink pen and brush into your work. Learn how these two mediums can work together to create more complex and thoughtful compositions. A great continuation to Introduction to Watercolor. Prerequisite: Introduction to Watercolor or equivalent experience

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session II: Starts May 4 $190, Members $185

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Drawing & Painting

Sumi-e Ink Painting

Birds & Botanicals

Understanding Color

Comic Storytelling

5 weeks

5 weeks

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

Learn to capture birds and plants in your drawings and paintings. You will study the anatomy of birds and draw from plant specimens. If weather permits, we will take field trips to local museums, gardens and parks to sketch en plein aire. You will begin by working with graphite and charcoal, and will then be introduced to various ink, watercolor, and acrylic painting techniques.

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 will involve various media, using both still-life and the human form. Come prepared to the first class with a large sketch-pad (18x24) and set of prismacolor nupastels.

Designed to help you take your comic book to the next level. This class is perfect for those who already have a small body of work and would like to continue to develop their own body of work and create longer, 
more elaborate stories.

Friday 10am-1pm Sarah Kaiser Session I: Starts March 31 Session II: Starts May 5

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

Thursday 2-5pm Patricia Larkin Green Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4 $190, Members $185

Painting with Gouache 5 weeks Gouache is a terrific medium for all levels of painters. Think of it as opaque, matte watercolor. Easily painted over, gouache lends itself well to small-scale still life and abstraction. This multi-level class will emphasis on experimenting with brush shapes, sizes and textures, color theory, the picture plane, composition and critique.

$190, Members $185

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Elizabeth Wilson Session II: Starts May 4

Collage: Cut, Mix, Repeat

$190, Members $185

5 weeks Explore the process of generating imagery through collage. We will look at new ways to compose space, work with found materials and develop abstract imagery from representational sources. This class is great for beginning collage artists as well as experienced artists who want to find a fresh approach to their work. Bring scissors and a small selection of found materials for the first class.

Children’s Book Illustration 5 Weeks

Prerequisite: Create Your Own Comic

Tuesday 2-5pm Mike Freiheit Session II: Starts May 2 $190, Members $185

Practical Anatomy 5 Weeks Delve deeper into rendering human anatomy. Each week will start by drawing from a live model, focusing on specific parts of the body. This class is great for the illustrator or cartoonist interested in building skills and learning how to simplify the human form. For the first class bring an 18”x24” pad of paper and 4B-6B drawing pencils.

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience recommended.

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.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm John Paterson Session I: Starts March 28 Session II: Starts May 2

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3

Sunday 10am-1pm Scott Shellhammer Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

$190, Members $185 $40 Model Fee

$190, Members $185

$190, Members $185 $15 Materials Fee

$190, Members $185

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting, Introduction to Watercolor or equivalent experience recommended.

Create Your Own Comic

Landscape Painting from Photographs

Paper-cut Illustration

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Learn to create dynamic and striking landscape paintings from photographs. Together we will explore the foundations of landscape painting including perspective, composition, light source and color. Creativity is especially welcome in this class so any combination of media is acceptable. All levels of painters are welcome. For the first class, please bring painting supplies and at least one painting surface.

Explore the beauty of symmetry through paper-cutting. A variety of traditional and modern paper cutting techniques will be discussed. Learn to design, fold, cut and complete unique paper illustrations crafted by hand. Explore some historic and current paper artists, while creating your very own paper masterpiece. A supply list will be provided on the first day of class.

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Kendra Fuller Session I: Starts April 1 $190, Members $185

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Drawing II or equivalent experience.

Thursday 10am-1pm Andrea Grusin Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4

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.

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

$190, Members $185

16 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting or equivalent experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session I: Starts March 28

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session II: Starts May 2 $190, Members $185 $40 Model Fee


Imagined Landscapes

Watercolor Monotype

5 Weeks

5 weeks

Explore the landscape in nontraditional ways while experimenting with mark making, materials and color. You will be introduced to a new artist each week and investigate a variety of strategies for abstracting from the landscape.

Use your own sketches or photos to explore the beauty of painterly, non-toxic monotype. Use expressive colors or delicate black & white drawing. Apply color to plastic plates using brushes, pencils, crayons or sponges before printing to paper. Learn plate and paper prep also. Plates, inks and some paper supplied. Additional paper or plates may be purchased in class.

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

Tuesday 10am-1pm Melanie Brown Session I: Starts March 28

Paint Like a Kid Again

Advanced Pencil Drawing Portraits

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

All levels welcome.

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.

Learn to further develop the skills necessary to create portraits using live models and 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.

Thursday 10am-1pm Juliane von Kunhardt Session II: Starts May 4

Wednesday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts March 29

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or equivalent experience.

$375, Members $365

Sunday 2-5pm Jordan Lentz Starts April 2

$190, Members $185

5 Weeks Lose yourself in the process of making through a series of playful activities structured to develop your painterly instincts. Learn to trust your intuition while generating original ideas and expressing the unconscious. A development of color, compositions and themes will be explored.

Intermediate/ Advanced

Prerequisite: Beginning Painting, Introduction to Painting Techniques, Acrylic Studio: Still Life to Abstraction or equivalent experience.

10 Weeks

Tuesday 10am-1pm Melanie Brown Session II: Starts May 2 $190, Members $185

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.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4 Sunday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185 $10 Material fee

Painting the Figure Alla Prima
 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 March 28 $375, Members $365 $70 model fee

Drawing at The Art Institute of Chicago 
 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 Thursdays (must present valid Illinois ID).

Thursday 5-8pm Brenda Moore Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4 $195, Members $190

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure 10 Weeks Individualized instruction helps you develop new skills and styles as you work from the nude model. Poses are extended through multiple sessions and provide extended opportunities for developing more considered drawings and/or paintings. Conventional materials including oils, pastels or other drawing media and are supplied by the student. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure or instructor approval


Thursday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts March 30 Saturday 2-5pm Bob Horn Starts April 1 $375, Members $365 $70 model fee

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 March 31 $375, Members $365 $70 model fee

$375, Members $365 $70 model fee

Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio 5 weeks Expand your vision in a lively, interactive environment using all forms of abstraction and nonobjective painting. Focus will be on formal issues, exploring and encouraging skill development, techniques and materials. Individual needs will be addressed. Works of influential artists will be discussed and visits to galleries encouraged. This class will help you develop and refine your personal creative goals. Prerequisite: Beginning Painting, two sessions of drawing and painting classes, experience in abstraction or equivalent experience.

Friday 10am-1pm Cynthia Vaicunas Session I: Starts March 31 Session II: Starts May 5 $195, Members $190

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

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Annie York Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3 $120, Members $115 $15 Material Fee

Drawing & Painting

$190, Members $185

Problem Solving for Oil Painters


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

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

First-Time Artist First-Time Jeweler 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.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts March 28 Session II: Starts May 2 Friday 2-5pm Rachel Stork Stoltz Metals B Session I: Starts March 31 Session II: Starts May 5 Sunday 10am-1pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $180, Members $175 $15 First-Time Jeweler’s Kit

First-Time Enameling 5 Weeks Learn basic enamelling techniques by kiln-firing colorful powdered glass enamels on copper. Various techniques such as sifting, sgraffito, stenciling and basse taille will be covered and you will acquire a range of skills to create unique colorful and vibrant designs of their own. An enamel kit as well as additional materials will be available for purchase.

Saturday 10am-1pm Aurélie Guillaume Session II: Starts May 6 $180, Members $175 $20 First-Time enamelling kit

First-Time Glass Beadmaking 4 & 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, individual instruction and practice time. 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. 4 Weeks

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen Session I: Starts April 5 $145, Members $140 $40 First-Time Glass kit 5 Weeks

Tuesday 1-4pm Sarah Beth Tanner Session I: Starts March 28 Session II: Starts May 2 $180, Members $175 $40 First-Time Glass kit

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

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing

Beyond Beginner: Elements of Bead Design

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

You will become familiar with the tools, materials and basic techniques for fusing glass. Learn to properly cut, design and lay out glass to create jewelry, accessories or small trays. Material fee includes kiln firings, clear, white and black glass, and a variety of scrap glass, frit and stringers. No experience required.

We will start by reviewing basic torch techniques and continue with a focus on heat control, consistency and confidence. Explore color combinations and experiment with composition and shaping. Learn methods for creating patterns with dots and stringers and spend plenty of time perfecting your encasing techniques. Mandrels and glass available for purchase from instructor.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm LeJean Easley Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4 $185, Members $180

Champlevé Enameling

Monday 10am-1pm Jessica Armstrong Starts March 27

5 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts March 27

Saturday 10am-1pm Jessica Armstrong Starts April 1

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing class

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Aurélie Guillaume & Janna Weddle Session II: Starts May 1

Sunday 2-5pm Carla Nessa Starts April 2 $340, Members $330 $30 Beginning Metals Kit

$185, Members $180 $15 Enamel & Etching Kit

Electro-Etching 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 for those students not yet comfortable enough to move into an intermediate level class. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Neil Kraus Starts March 29 Saturday 2-5pm Jessica Armstrong Starts April 1 Sunday 10am-1pm Neil Kraus Starts April 2

5 Weeks Learn about the electrolytic process to etch metal using solutions such as salt water, copper sulfate and cupric nitrate to etch copper, brass and sterling silver. Experiment with techniques to achieve a variety of etchings. Use PnP transfer images, vinyl stencils or marker drawings as your resist. Kit, PnP and metal available for purchase. Bring 2 medium size Ball jars to class Prerequisite: One session of Beginning Metalsmithing

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Rachel Stoltz Session I: Starts March 28 Session II: Starts May 2 $185, Members $180 $35 Material fee

Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen Session II: Starts May 3 $185, Members $180

Color & Metal 5 Weeks Achieve rich and exciting colors on copper and brass. Each class will explore a new color process by experimenting with resin, powder coating, prismacolor pencils and torch fired enameling. You will walk away with both quick studies and finished pieces. Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing class

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Jessica Armstrong Session I: Starts March 27 Session II: Starts May 1

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 March 27 Sunday 2-5 pm Neil Kraus Starts April 2 $350, Members $340 $25 Material Fee

Cloisonné Enameling 5 Weeks Cloissoné is a technique of enameling in which brilliant colors are separated by fine silver wires, fired in a kiln and appear as delicate lines on the finished piece. Learn to form and manipulate wires to create beautiful contemporary designs while using traditional techniques.

$185, Members $180 $25 Kit Fee

A Cloissoné kit is available for purchase. Additional Enamels and metals available for purchase from instructor.

Belt Buckles

All levels welcome.

5 Weeks

Saturday 2-5pm Aurélie Guillaume Session II: Starts May 6

Design and create a one-of-a-kind belt buckle using silver, copper and/ or brass. Piercing, sweat soldering and riveting are a few techniques that can be used to create the front side of your belt buckle. How to attach the hardware on back will be demonstrated. Examples will be available for inspiration.

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts March 29

Inlaying powdered glass into an etched surface is known as champlevé enameling. You will experiment with PnP transfer images, vinyl stencils and marker drawings as your resist, then learn to fill the recesses with enamel. Kit, PnP and metal available for purchase.

Prerequisite: First-Time Glass Beadmaking.

Multilevel

$190, Members $185 $40 Cloisonné kit

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing class

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 4 $185, Members $180

Teen Metals S EE PAG E 2 0 F O R M O R E IN F O.

$340, Members $330

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Susan Franker Starts March 28

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Thursday 2-5pm Susan Franker Starts March 30 Saturday 10am-1pm Pam Robinson Starts April 1 Sunday 2-5pm Peter Antor Starts April 2 $375, Members $365

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 March 28 $375, Members $365

Make it Move: Hinge Construction 10 Weeks This class will explain, teach and demystify mechanical techniques that add movement to sculpture and jewelry. Learn proper hinge construction and a variety of hinge samples will be available for inspiration. Demonstrations and discussions will cover movements such as pivoting, sliding, swinging and the use of precision tools that are critical when making mechanical work. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing and one Intermediate Metalsmithing or instructor approval.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Peter Antor Starts March 30

Classes For Young Adults Ages 10 and up

$375, Members $365

Teen Metals Flatware & Functional Objects 5 Weeks Hone your hammering techniques (forming, forging and fold-forming). Refine your fitting and soldering skills. A combination of these will result in the creation of flatware, serving pieces and unique functional objects for the tabletop. Think spoons, salad servers, napkin rings, vessels that pour or a pie server—endless possibilities! We will focus on creating finished projects—from design, technical procedures, to completed objects. Materials available for purchase from the instructor Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing

Wednesday 2-5pm Darlys Ewoldt Session II: Starts May 3 $195, Members $190

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.

Saturday 10am-1pm Susan Franker Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 $180 Members $175

Workshops

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1 Day Join us for a one-day, toe-in-the-water experience exploring the world of hot glass. Learn how to melt colorful glass rods in a table-mounted torch flame. Make basic shapes, apply simple design techniques and leave with a handful of beautiful glass beads. This workshop is an excellent introduction to the glass department. All materials included. No experience necessary.

Friday, March 31 6:30-9:30pm Sarah Beth Tanner Friday, April 14 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen $100, Members $95

Spring Garden Beads Enameled Gem Pendant 1 Day Transparent enamels on fine silver surfaces can create gemlike cabochons that reveal the silver underneath while layers of glass create depth and color gradation. In one day, you’ll learn to shape silver into domes, apply the enamel, make a bezel, solder it to sheet and turn your creation into a pendant. All materials included.

Belt Buckles

Fear of Commitment: Glass Beadmaking

Prerequisite: One Beginning Metalsmithing class

Sunday, May 7 10am-5pm Aurélie Guillaume $150, Members $145

20 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

1 Day Take a walk in the garden of beadin’. Learn how to make beautiful floral beads in glass with iris, daisies, roses and more accented with leaves and vines. Learn how multi-color stringers and cane are the secret to realistic floral beads. Prerequisite: One 5 week glass beadmaking class or instructor approval. All materials included. Ages 16 yrs and up welcome.

Friday, April 21 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen $100, Members $95


Visiting Artist Workshops Copper Repoussé Box in the “Arts & Crafts Style” 3 Days Repoussé or “to push back” is the art of shapes and decorations with patterns raised in relief made by hammering and pressing on the reverse side used especially on metal. Through discussion, demonstration and a little history, you will be able to create an Arts & Crafts style repousse box with lid measuring 4”X4”X3-1/2”. Prerequisite: Two beginning metalsmithing classes

Friday-Sunday, March 24-26 9am-4pm Frank Glapa

From Design to Concept 4 Days Take a creative journey in the process of design; you’ll learn to originate and evolve seed ideas with a system of 2D and 3D sketching and modeling exercises. Michael’s individual consultation guides you with reliable tools and proven methods that help you develop your ideas into design concepts to create a cohesive series of work and express your artistic identity. 50% deposit is non-refundable after April 15 No refunds after May 9

Friday, June 9 - Monday, June 12 10am-6pm Michael David Sturlin $650 if registered and paid in full by April 1, 2017 $700 April 2 - May 1, 2017 $800 May 2 - May 26, 2017

$395 $150 Material fee includes: copper metal, rubber mats, mallets, hammers, steel bench block, punches, fabricating metal brake and patina solution. Ear protection, design copies and additional information handouts are also included. *Tools provided remain the property of the instructor. Optional items for students to bring: magnification, eyewear, extra lighting, apron

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Printmaking & Book Arts 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 March 27 Session II: Starts May 1 Tuesday 10am­-1pm Sanya Glisic Session I: Starts March 28 Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts May 2 Thursday 2-5pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4 Saturday 2-5pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 $180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

Explore printmaking and handmade books in our fully-equipped studio. Letterpress and bookbinding complement techniques such as etching, relief and screenprinting. 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 students of all skill levels. Additional materials and paper are available for sale from instructors and monitors. Open Studio is included with tuition.

First-Time Letterpress

First-Time Bookmaking

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts March 28 Session II: Starts May 2 Wednesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3 Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session I: Starts April 1 $180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

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

Sunday 10am-1pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts May 7 $145, Members $140 $25 Material fee

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3 Sunday 2-5pm Amanda Mulcahy Session I: Starts April 2 $180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

Beginning/ Advanced Beginning 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.

Sunday 10am-1pm Tabor Shiles Session I: Starts April 2 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

22 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

Beyond Beginner: Letterpress II 5 Weeks Explore classic letterpress techniques and contemporary monotype practices on three types of presses. Projects will showcase hand-set type, color and the printed form, including monotype and pressure printing of color fields. You will be encouraged to explore more in-depth, complex and larger-scale works. Material fee includes some paper and most printing supplies, additional paper may be purchased in class. Prerequisite: First-Time Letterpress or instructor approval.

Saturday 10am-1pm Alyse Benenson Session II: Starts May 6 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

Multilevel Acrylic Resist Etching 10 Weeks Explore the latest discoveries in how to make hard ground, soft ground and drypoint intaglio prints without using any of the toxic materials associated with traditional etching. All resists, inks and cleaning agents are completely non-toxic. You can make beautiful intaglio prints and simultaneously help to save the planet.

Monday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Starts March 27 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee


Monotype, Collage & More

Developing a Journal & Sketchbook

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

Combine various contemporary painting and printmaking processes with monotype and collage to create unique, mixed media prints. The notion of the “artist as the inventor” will be stressed as you experiment with collage, stamping and stenciling in their work. Plates, all inks and some paper will be supplied, additional paper may be purchased in class.

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.

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts March 28 Session II: Starts May 2 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Watercolor Monotype 5 Weeks

All levels welcome.

Thursday 10am-1pm Juliane von Kunhardt Session II: Starts May 4

Sunday 2-5pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185 $10 Material fee

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

5 Weeks

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3

First-Time Bookmaking

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, May 7 2-6pm Sanya Glisic Sunday, May 21 2-6pm Tabor Shiles $105, Members $100

Sunday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts April 2 $195, Members $190 $20 Material fee

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Printmaking & Book Arts

Use your own sketches or photos to explore the beauty of painterly, non-toxic monotype. Use expressive colors or delicate black & white drawing. Apply color to plastic plates using brushes, pencils, crayons or sponges before printing to paper. Learn plate and paper prep also. Plates, inks and some paper supplied. Additional paper or plates may be purchased in class.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts March 30 Session II: Starts May 4

Intermediate

$190, Members $185

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper 10 Weeks This class caters 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 March 30 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

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

Tuesday 2-5pm Holly Greenhagen Session I: Starts March 28 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Tori Fried Session I: Starts March 29 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Holly Greenhagen Session II: Starts May 4 Sunday 5:30-8:30pm Nico Gardner Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $180, Members $175 $5 Material Fee

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

First-Time Embroidery

First-Time Block Printing

Repairs & Alterations

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

Block printing is a centuries-old method of creating beautiful fabric. In this class you’ll learn how to carve into linoleum blocks and print your image onto fabric. Explore color and pattern and leave with beautiful t-shirts, scarves, tea-towels or yardage to use in sewing projects.

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

Ages 13+ welcome.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Timothea Canny Session I: Starts March 29 $180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts March 28 Wednesday 2-5pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3 Sunday 10am-1pm Allison Rose Session II: Starts May 7 $180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

Ages 13+ welcome.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts March 27 $180, Members $175 Materials Fee $10

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Zippers & Buttons 5 Weeks Reinforce the basics while learning new skills. Take home a set of coordinating pillows, a zip pouch, and a bunch of other small, skill-building projects. Self-taught stitchers with basic knowledge are welcome to take this class for formal instruction. Material fee includes thread and some notions. No materials needed on the first day. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience. Ages 13+ welcome.

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Nico Gardner Session I: Starts April 2 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Nico Gardner Session II: Starts May 3 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

24 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

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

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Nico Gardner Session II: Starts May 7 $185, Members $180 $5 Material Fee

Beginner Quilting 5 Weeks Is quilting something that you want to try, but embarking on a large project seems intimidating? This class introduces 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.

Thursday 10am-1pm Tricia Royal Session I: Starts March 30 $185, Members $180 $5 Material Fee


Improvisational Quilting Basics 5 Weeks Set your rulers aside and learn expressive, intuitive ways of piecing patchwork! We’ll cover improv versions of traditional blocks, crazy piecing, as well as strip and curved piecing. Work with the Textiles Department’s Artist in Residence! Some materials provided. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing experience.

Thursday 10am-1pm Tricia Royal Session II: Starts May 4

Second Time Embroidery 5 Weeks Go beyond the basics in this embroidery class focusing on three dimensional stitching. Each week, practice techniques such as turkey work, couching, stumpwork and beading. Build layers of thread onto your cloth, leaving with a finished sampler to show off your skills. Material fee includes all supplies. Prerequisite: First-Time Embroidery. Ages 13+ welcome.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Timothea Canny Session II: Starts May 3 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

Quilt Concepts: Foundation Paper Piecing 5 Weeks Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing to enhance your quilting skills. These techniques are great for intricate patchwork (e.g. hexagrams and tumbling blocks) and are perfect for utilizing those small scraps of fabric. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing experience.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Jordana Robinson Session I: Starts March 30

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

$185, Members $180 $5 Material Fee

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Tabor Shiles Session II: Starts May 2

Handmade Clothes for Children and Babies

Sunday 10am-1pm Allison Rose Session I: Starts April 2

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

$185, Members $180 $35 Material Fee

Screen Printing Concepts: Multi-colors & Resists 5 Week Expand your screen printing skills and learn to quickly create multi-color, multi-layer designs. Add bold color with dye through immersion baths and direct application (printing). Mask off areas using resists and stenciling to create rich and challenging fabric projects such as scarves, tea towels and clothing. All levels welcome.

Use a simple Japanese straight stitch to create narratives with needles and thread on cloth. Explore BORO: rags, scraps or remnants of cloth which represents an essential principal of rural ethics and esthetics, as reference. Then patch, stitch, shred and assemble fabrics into a new form of their visual expression. Your pieces can become precious gift wrapping cloth, wall coverings or art pieces. All levels. Ages 16+ welcome.

Saturday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session II: May 6

Monday 2-5pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts May 1

$190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

$190, Members $185 $35 Material Fee

Frame Loom Weaving

Natural Color 5 Weeks Investigate how to apply beautiful, rich color to various fabrics while exploring the foundations of natural dyes and their relevance in contemporary practice. Experience this incredible process through various methods of dyeing and resist techniques. You provide fabrics after the first week of class. Material fee includes all dyes and fabric on the first day. All levels welcome.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session II: Starts May 1

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

Sunday 2-5pm Tori Fried Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

$190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

Print + Sew: Pillows 5 Weeks

Natural Dye & Nui Shibori 5 Weeks

Saturday 10am-1pm Claire Wolfe Bookmeier Session I: Starts April 1

What better way to add that personal touch to your home than by designing and making your own pillow. We will start in the print studio and both transfer and screen print your designs onto fabric. Next, we move to the sewing studio where you will be introduced to basic sewing techniques and transform your fabulous fabric into envelope-backed pillow covers.

$185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric.

All levels. Ages 16+ welcome.

Tuesday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Kumor Session I: Starts March 28

Saturday 10am-1pm Akemi Cohn Session I: Starts April 1

$185, Members $180 Material Fee: $35

$190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar sewing experience.

5 Weeks

Textiles

$185, Members $180 $5 Material Fee

Multilevel

Stitching a Story

This class focuses on creating harmonious colors and beautiful imagery applying natural dyes and Nui (stitching) Shibori on silk. Lovely patterns appear quite magically. Whether you are new to dyes or want to expand your range of fiber techniques, you will achieve rich, painterly shades on your fabric with this over dyeing technique.

Eco Dye with Fresh Flowers S EE PAG E 2 6 F O R M O R E IN F O.

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Intermediate/ Advanced Independent Printing Projects

Textiles

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

Thursday 10am-1pm Elizabeth Kumor Starts March 30 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

Fabric Design & Print Exchange 10 Weeks Expand your quilting/sewing practice by printing your own patterns onto fabric. Learn design basics and work on assignments to develop skills through practice. Final project includes a print exchange; each student prints enough yardage to share and will leave with a stash of “fat quarters” to make a project of their choosing. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Starts March 30 $375, Members $365 $15 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.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Nico Gardner Starts March 28 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

Sewing with Stretch 10 Weeks Sewing with stretchy fabrics can seem intimidating but it’s easier than you think. Tweak your everyday tools like home sewing machines and rotary blades for professional results. You’ll also learn how to use the departments sergers and leave with comfy and well-fitting garments. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience. Ages 13+ welcome.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Starts March 27 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

Fashion 101: Drafting from Measurements

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Easter Eggs & Tea Towels

5 Weeks

1 Day

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.

Learn to use natural, vegetable-based dyes to create vibrant, colorful easter eggs. We’ll then print a tea towel with a spring design using our images or your own designs. One tea towel will be provided. You’re welcome to bring additional items on which to print. Dress for mess.

Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar sewing experience.

Friday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts March 31 $195, Members $190 $20 Material Fee

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

Friday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts May 5 $195, Members $190 $10 Material Fee

10 Weeks Want to make tops that fit your shape? Make a bodice sloper from your own measurements and learn how to use that sloper to make design adjustments such as neckline changes, shirring and darts. Individual attention will be given to each student to make a pattern for a simple original design from your sloper. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience. Ages 13+ welcome.

Repairs & Alterations

Sew Your Own Underwear

Sunday 10am-1pm Holly Greenhagen Starts April 2 $375, Members $365 $15 Material Fee

No experience necessary. Ages 10+ welcome

Friday, April 1 10-1pm Shannon Thompson Saturday, April 2 2-5pm Shannon Thompson $80, Members $75

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.

Saturday, May 13 2-5pm Amy Taylor $125, Members $120

Design & Print Your own Itagime Shibori Resist Tools for Textiles 1 Day

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

Saturday, April 1 2-6pm Amy Taylor $125, Members $120

26 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

Create your own resist tools for Itagime Shibori using open source modeling software and our 3D printers. Your custom made tool will clamp pleats and folds in place while you dye your fabric to create a repeat pattern. *Those currently registered in a dyeing class will receive 10% off this workshop.

Sunday, April 30 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70


Kidstreet

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

Plushie Pal Making

Ages 4-6

5 Weeks 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. Each week you will create a different character to play in your story.

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

Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Mikey Anderson Session I: March 30 Session II: May 4

Clay Time 5 Weeks Clay Time is a chance for little ones to get to know ceramics in its many forms. They 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.

Monday 4:30-6pm TBD Session I: March 27 Session II: May 1 Thursday 2-3:30pm Mikey Anderson Session I: March 30 Session II: May 4

$100, Members $95

Painting a Rainbow Art Sprouts 5 Weeks Celebrate spring as you create art that is all about the natural world. Create pots for growing sprouts that can hang outside and catch the breeze or decorate your own garden or porch. We will use clay and other materials to create garden stones, nature mobiles, wind chimes and more.

Tuesday 2-3pm Susan Tecktiel Session I: March 28 Session II: May 2

Friday 2-3:30pm Mikey Anderson Session I: March 31 Session II: May 5

$100, Members $95

$120, Members $115

5 Weeks

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.

Friday 4:30-5:30pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: March 31 Session II: May 5 $100, Members $95

Experiment with a variety of materials and techniques while painting on a non-traditional surface. A variety of materials such as fabric, puffy paint, yarn, wool, tempera and oil pastels will be used.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Molly Eisenberg Session I: March 29 Session II: May 3 $120, Members $115

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 sculpture in clay.

Tuesday 4:30-6pm Susan Tecktiel Session I: March 28 Session II: May 2 $120, Members $115

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 Annie York Session I: March 28 Session II: May 2

With a warm welcome to spring, explore nature through fun plantbased activities and hands-on investigations. By pinching, coiling and pounding a lump of clay, we’ll create our own ceramic growing pot before planting a take-home garden.

Thursday 4:30-6pm TBD Session I: March 30 Session II: May 4 $120, Members $115

Ages 8-13 Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 5 Weeks

Kidstreet

Painting on Felt

Ages 8-10

5 Weeks

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

Thursday 4:15-6:15pm Kristin August Session I: March 30 Session II: May 4 $140, Members $135

$120, Members $115

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Ages 10-13 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 develope your own individual characters, incorporating drawing and cartooning techniques.

Monday 4:30-6pm Annie York Session I: March 27 Session II: May 1

School’s Out Camps Ages 5-7 Spring Break Kick off the school shoes and put on your art shoes for this one day multimedia camp. Campers will build with clay, paint, draw, print and sculpt colorful works of art before heading off on their spring break vacation.

$120, Members $115

Friday, April 7 9am-3:30pm Alexandria Albert

Introduction to Drawing & Painting

$85, Members $80

5 weeks Experience basic drawing and painting methods in this fun introductory class. You will learn about composition, line, value and techniques in acrylic painting.

Wednesday 4:30-6pm Annie York Session I: Starts March 29 Session II: Starts May 3 $120, Members $115 $15 Material Fee

Teen Metals 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.

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Family Workshops These workshops are a fun way to work together on themed projects and bring laughter, smiles and art into your life. All workshops are meant for children accompanied by a paying adult.

Jewelry Boxes 1 Day Using clay, we will make a decorative pendant and a small jewelry box to hold your treasure. Artists will take home wire and beads to add to your pendant once it’s fired. Makes a perfect gift for yourself or for Mom on Mother’s Day.

Spring Showers Bring May Flowers 1 Day Spring has sprung! Start off the season by handbuilding your forever flower in clay. These flowers require no water, are allergy free and will brighten your day, even during the cold winter months.

Saturday, May 6 10am-12pm TBD $30 per registered participant

Cookie Jars 1 Day Don’t let the cookie monster eat all your cookies! Design and build your own cookie jar in clay to keep your favorite cookies in a safe place and to enjoy at a later time.

Thursday, May 4 3-4:30pm Susan Tecktiel

Saturday, April 15 10am–12pm Molly Eisenberg

$25 per registered participant

$30 per registered participant

Spring Birdhouses

Ceramic Tissue Box

1 Day

1 Day

Chirp! Give a bird a colorful new home made out of clay. In this popular family workshop, we’ll make the perfect dwelling to hang from a tree or on a porch.

Ahchoo! Don’t let your allergies bring you down. Design and hand build your own tissue container in clay. Decorate with colorful glazes to make it bright and cheery.

Saturday, April 8 10am-12pm TBD

Saturday, April 22 10am–12pm Molly Eisenberg

$30 per registered participant

$30 per registered participant

Saturday 10am-1pm Susan Franker Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 $180 Members $175

28 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1


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. A caregiver participates with the child in these classes.

Ages 6-12 months Lil’ Movers 10 Weeks

Thursday 11-11:45am Anna Soltys Starts March 30 $160, Members $155

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Ages 2-4 years

Lil’ Artists

Lil’ Bookmakers

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.

Bring your child to this class and learn about the journey of language in a creative setting. Each week focuses on a different theme, infused with stories, rhyme, song and fingerplay to encourage the love of language and literacy. Families will also create pages to a unique story to read and enjoy with your child as a keepsake.

Thursday 10-10:45am Jessica Robbins & Anna Soltys Starts March 30

Wednesday 10-10:45am Amy Fatall Starts March 29

$160, Members $155

$160, Members $155

Lil’ Explorers

Lil’ Artists

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

This arts-based movement class will work with little ones mastery of standing strong and tall, telling and singing stories, exploring movement, and employing the skills to go after, arrange, and break-down objects. Building on these skills, in this course, artist and mama Danielle Klinenberg will lead children and their caregivers to explore and enjoy art media, with painting, collage, assemblage, sculpture and printmaking as our foundation. Each young artist and caregiver will gain familiarity and comfort with a fun range of art materials.

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.

Lil’ Studio 10 Weeks This arts-based class nurtures creativity while introducing your child to clay, collage, paint and print with developmentally appropriate experiences and projects exploring various mediums and techniques.

Tuesday 9-9:45am TBD Starts March 28 Wednesday 11-11:45am TBD Starts March 29 Friday 10-10:45am Paulina Lopez Starts March 31

Lil’Kidstreet

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.

Ages 1-2 years

Saturday 9:30-10:15am Alexandra Albert Starts April 1 $160, Members $155

Monday 10-10:45am Mikey Anderson & Jessica Robbins Starts March 27 $160, Members $155

Monday 11-11:45am Danielle Klinenberg Starts March 27 $160, Members $155

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Ages 1-4 years

Ages 0-4 years

Lil’ Artists

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 45 min. Jam session every Wednesday at noon! There will be songs and a variety of instruments for your little ones

Monday 9-9:45am TBD Starts March 27

Thursday 9-9:45am JD Kostyk Starts March 30

Sunday 9:30-10:15am Alexandria Albert & TBD Starts April 2

Open Art Play for Lil’ Kids! Ages 0-4 years

Join a 10-week Lil’Kidstreet class, and you can drop in to any of our open studio sessions for FREE!

Wednesday 12-12:45pm Mike Altergott Starts March 29

No pre-registration necessary.

• Activities • Sensory Experiences • Arts-based Learning

$100

$160, Members $155

2017 Spring Class Calendar Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Music Jam 12-12:45pm

Open to all 0-4 year olds 6-12 month olds

Thursday

Friday

Music Jam 9-9:45pm Open Art Play 12-2pm

Open Art Play 11am-1pm

Saturday

Sunday

Lil' Movers 11-11:45am

Lil’Kidstreet

1-2 year olds

Lil' Explorers 11-11:45am

1-4 year olds

Lil' Artists 9-9:45am

2-4 year olds

Lil' Artists 10-10:45am

Lil' Artists 10-10:45am

Lil' Artists 9:30-10:15am

Lil' Studios 9-9:45am

Lil' Bookmakers 9-9:45am Lil' Studios 11-11:45am

30 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 & MAY 1

Lil' Studios 10-10:45am

Lil' Studios 9:30-10:15am


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 Spring 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

Family Membership: $75/year (for 2 people) Receive all the benefits of an Artist Membership plus: • Attend an available workshop and receive a 2-for-1 offer (One per year, some restrictions apply) • Members’ price on children’s camps (for 2 people) Family Membership: $110/year (for 3 or more people) Receive all of the benefits above plus: • One free family workshop per year, some restrictions apply

Private Lessons Would you prefer individualized instruction over a classroom situation? Is there a specific technique you’ve always wanted to learn but don’t have the time to commit to a 10 week class? If this is what you’ve been looking for we have some options for you to choose from. • A two-hour minimum commitment is required. • Your customized lesson can be for one person, two or three. • No previous experience necessary.

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

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

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

Cancellations & Refunds (Please Read Carefully)

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

• Private classes can be set up in any of our departments.

Refund Policy For Dropped Classes And Workshops:

• Your lesson includes open studio time on the day of your

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.

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.

SPRING SESSION Adult/Child Classes

Dropped on or before 3/19/17 Refund minus $40 or full class credit

Dropped between 3/20/17-3/26/17 No refund – class credit only

Dropped between 3/27/17-4/2/17

Dropped after 4/3/17

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 Spring Classes Begin the Weeks of March 27 & May 1

SAVE UP TO $20 ON CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 13

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 Jade Taylor at events@lillstreet.com or 773.769.4226.

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