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2017

Summer Class Catalog Classes Begin the Weeks of June 19 & July 24

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4401 N RAVENSWOOD

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L I L L ST R E E T.C O M


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

Class Listings First-Time Artists

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Workshops

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Class Calendar

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Ceramics Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Drawing & Painting Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

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

Ceramics First-Time Potter page 6

First-Time Handbuilding page 6

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography First-Time Photoshop

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First-Time Illustrator page 10

Printmaking & Book Arts

Textiles Lil’Kidstreet

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Kidstreet

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Summer Camps

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First-Time 3D Modeling page 10

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass First-Time Enameling page 18

First-Time Glass Beadmaking page 18

Printmaking & Book Arts First-Time Screen Printing on Paper page 23

First-Time Letterpress page 23

First-Time Bookmaking

First-Time Digital Photography

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Textiles

Drawing & Painting

First-Time Sewing

First-Time Drawing into Painting

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2 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

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First-Time Embroidery First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric page 25


Workshops Fun Nights Out

Ceramics See page 9

See page 21

July 23

Natural Dye: From Coffee to Marigold

Fear of Commitment: Glass Fusing

July 15

August 6

See page 17

July 1

Copper Garden Stakes

Fun Night Out: Silver Spinner Rings

Large Terra Cotta Planters

June 30

July 9th

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Fun Night Out: Textured Silver Bangles August 4

See page 21

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography See page 12

Summer Camps for Adults

July 17-21

Cutting Shapes for Custom Dies & Molds

Print Your Own Cookie Cutters & Shape Templates

See page 21

July 30

Summer Camp for Adults: Next Level Tie Dye

Design & Print Your Own Itagime Shibori Resist Tools for Textiles

July 31-August 4 See page 27

August 13

Summer Camp for Adults: Staycation Letterpress

Cyanotype: Blue Prints from the Sun

August 14-18 See page 24

Summer Camp for Adults: First-Time Sewing August 21-24 See page 27

June 27

June 17

Summertime Critters August 11

Using Your Flexshaft June 25

Indigo Extravaganza! July 29

Marbling on Silk and Paper August 12

Family Workshops See page 29

Stepping Stones July 15

Bird Baths

Wire Wrapped Pendant

July 22

July 9

Picture Frames August 5

July 15 & August 20

Summer Camp for Adults: Metalsmithing

Eco Dye with Fresh Flowers June 24

All American Beads

July 15

See page 27

Fear of Commitment: Glass Beadmaking

A Wild Hair: Brush Making for Expressive Applications

Fun Night Out: Face to Face

Textiles 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.

Metalsmithing & Glass

Printmaking & Book Arts See page 24

Crash Course: Monotype Printmaking July 16 & August 20

Kitchen Table Monotype July 30 & August 27

July 9

Character Design, Creatures & Costumes August 5

Etsy 101: How to Set-up Shop & Start Selling August 6

Digital Coloring for Comics & Illustration August 26

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Summer Classes 2017 Classes begin the weeks of June 19 & July 24

Ceramics page 6

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Breakfast, 10am-1pm

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

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Anthropomorphic Sculpture, 2-5pm Print on Clay, 2-5pm

Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm

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

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Out of the Round, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm

Home & Garden Pottery, 1:30-4:30 pm First-Time Handbuilding, 6:30-9:30pm The Art of Food: Chocolate, 6:30-9:30pm

Simply Soda: Beginning Soda, 7-10pm Advanced Slip Casting, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Low Fire, Summer in the City, 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Advanced Topics, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

Exploring Composition, 6:30-9:30pm

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Drawing & Painting page 14

Perspective Made Easy: Tips & Tricks for Comics Backgrounds, 6:30-9:30pm

Market Yourself: Social Media Boot Camp, 6:30-9:30pm

Storytelling Through Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

iPhoneography, 6:30-9:30pm

Chicago at Night, 6:30-9:30pm

Traveling Sketchbook, 10am-1pm

Painting the Figure Alla Prima, 10am-1pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am-1pm

The Figure in Context, 10am-1pm

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

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

Advanced Pencil Drawing Portraits, 10am-1pm Introduction to Pastels, 2-5pm First-Time Drawing into Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Watercolor Monotype, 2-5pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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

Drawing II, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Introduction to Painting Techniques, 6:30-9:30pm Beginning Oil Pastels, 6:30-9:30pm

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass page 18

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Geometric Forms in Wire, 2-5pm

First-Time Jeweler, 2-5pm

First-Time Glass Beadmaking, 2-5pm

Advanced Topics in Metals, 2-5pm

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

Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking, 2-5pm

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

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

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Bezels, Bezels & More Bezels, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

Wire Wrapped Pendants, 6:30-9:30pm Wire Wrapped Rings, 6:30-9:30pm Wood & Metal Jewelry, 6:30-9:30pm

Printimaking & Book Arts page 22

Textiles page 24

Acrylic Resist Etching, 2-5pm

First-Time Letterpress, 2-5pm

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

Watercolor Monotype, 6:30-9:30pm

Print on Clay, 2-5pm First-Time Letterpress, 6:30-9:30pm

Reduction Linocut, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Quilting: Start to Finish, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Indigo & Natural Dye, 6:30-9:30pm Frame Loom Weaving, 6:30-9:30pm

4 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

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


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Save up to $20 on classes when you register and pay in full by JUNE 5

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

Plate Series: Plate-a-Day (or so), 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Contemporary Figure Sculpture, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Best of Both, 12-3pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

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

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Introduction to Mold-making & Slip Casting, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Handbuilding, 10am-1pm Advanced Wheelthrowing, 11am-2pm Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm Plates & Platters, 2-5pm Simply Soda: Beginning Soda, 3-6pm First-Time Potter, 5-8pm

First-Time Potter, 7-10pm Sculptural Narratives in Clay, 7-10pm

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

First-Time Photoshop, 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

First-Time 3D Modeling, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Illustrator, 10am-1pm

The Photographic Portrait, 10am-1pm

Fundamentals of Digital Photography: Getting Off Auto, 6:30-9:30pm

Exploring Chicago, 2-5pm

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 10am-1pm Beginning Painting, 6:30-9:30pm Developing a Journal & Sketchbook, 6:30-9:30pm Understanding Color, 6:30-9:30pm

Birds & Botanicals, 10am-1pm Intermediate Portrait & Costumed Figure, 10am-1pm Introduction to Watercolor, 2-5pm

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

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

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

First-Time Drawing into Painting, 2-5pm

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 2-5pm

Cityscape Plein Air, 2-5pm

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

Create Your Own Comic, 6:30-9:30pm Imagined Landscapes, 6:30-9:30pm Drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

The Pin Back, 2-5pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Fine Silver Paper Play, 10am-1pm

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

Advanced CloisonnĂŠ Enameling, 10am-1pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

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

Teen Metals, 10am-1pm

Working with Wax & Casting, 2-5pm

Experimental Powder Coating, 6:30-9:30pm

CloisonnĂŠ Enameling for Beginners, 2-5pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

From Paper to Glass Drawing on Enamels, 6:30-9:30pm Forging & Forming, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Screen Printing on Paper, 2-5pm Developing a Journal & Sketchbook, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Letterpress, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Relief Printmaking, 10am-1pm

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

Introduction to Cyanotype, 10am-1pm First-Time Bookmaking, 2-5pm

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

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

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

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

First-Time Sewing, 10am-1pm

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

Sashiko Style Embroidery: Design & Trade, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Sewing Swimwear, 10am-1pm

Zippers & Buttons, 10am-1pm Screen Print with Dye, 10am-1pm Sewing with Commercial Patterns, 1:30-4:30pm First-Time Sewing, 5:30-8:30pm Building Surface: Fabric Collage as Art, 5:30-8:30pm

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Ceramics

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

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing 9 or 10 Weeks

First-Time Artist First-Time Potter 4 or 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. 4 Weeks

Tuesday 10am–1pm Susan McBride Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

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 Sean Clute Session I: Starts June 19

Lauren Faust Session II: Starts July 24 $180, Members $175

5 Weeks

Contemporary Figure Sculpture

Thursday 7–10pm Mary Drabik Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27

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Sunday 10am–1pm Maureen Duffy-Daugavietis Session I: Starts June 25 Session II: Starts July 30 Sunday 5–8pm Kyle Johns Session I: Starts June 25 Session II: Starts July 30 $180, Members $175

9 Weeks

Tuesday 2-5pm Sam Hostert Starts June 20 (No class July 4) Tuesday 7–10pm Gary Jackson Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $310, Members $300 10 Weeks

Monday 10am–1pm Les Orenstein Starts June 19 Wednesday 10am–1pm Susan McBride Starts June 21

$145, Members $140 Tuesday 10am–1pm Susan McBride Session II: Starts July 25

Beginners learn to develop fundamental throwing techniques while those returning 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.

Wednesday 7–10pm David Hartshorne & Sharon Hartshorne Starts June 21 Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts June 22 Friday 2-5pm Kyle Johns Starts June 23 Saturday 10am–1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts June 24 Sunday 2–5pm Levi Yastrow Starts June 25 $340, Members $330

6 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding 9 or 10 Weeks

Whether your aim is to create functional or sculptural ceramics, you’ll 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. 9 Weeks

Tuesday 1:30–4:30pm Lisa Harris Starts June 20 (No class July 4) Tuesday 7–10pm Nicole Paulina Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $310, Members $300 10 Weeks

Wednesday 10am–1pm Charity White Starts June 21 Saturday 1–4pm Mary Drabik Starts June 24 $340, Members $330


Multilevel

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.

Explore hand built, functional vessels and sculptural objects used and inspired by chocolate. We will center on rituals of everyday eating as they relate to this fine elixir. In addition, we will share perspectives and engage in discussion around chocolate while we create. One field trip. One guest speaker. The last class we feast on our theme, chocolate!

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

Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Robin Power Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $315, Members $305

Figurative Sculpture

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. All levels welcome

Tuesday 2–5pm Robin Power Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $315, Members $305 $63 Model fee

All levels welcome

Thursday 7-10pm Sean Clute Starts June 22 $350, Members $340

Contemporary Figure Sculpture 10 Weeks

In the 21st century, the human figure still occupies the center stage as an image of inspiration for artists. We will look at some of the more prominent artists of our times and explore your ideas and interpretation of the human form while learning and applying various clay techniques towards that end. All levels welcome

Saturday 10am–1pm Patrick Miceli Starts June 24 $350, Members $340 $70 Model fee

Anthropomorphic Sculpture

Low Fire, Summer in the City

10 Weeks

All levels welcome

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Cathi Schwalbe Starts June 19 $350, Members $340 $30 guest speaker fee.

Plates & Platters 10 Weeks

Build unique plates that can look great either on a wall or at the table. Develop forms on both the front and back of your plate with elegant, decorative elements and illustrated surfaces with a narrative element. All levels welcome

Sunday 2-5pm Nicole Paulina Starts June 25 $350, Members $340

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 David Trost Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

Learn to sculpt animal forms with human characteristics and features. Construction techniques, finishes and formal discussions will complement demonstrations of a variety of ways in which ceramic sculptures are made. All levels welcome

Wednesday 2-5pm Charity White Starts June 21 $350, Members $340

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 June 19 $375, Members $365

Simply Soda: Beginning Soda 10 Weeks

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

Intermediate/ Advanced Classes

Monday 7–10pm Gary Jackson Starts June 19

Print on Clay

Friday 10am-1pm Catherine Tweedie Starts June 23

10 Weeks

9 Weeks

Home & Garden Pottery

Ceramics

9 Weeks

$315, Members $305

The Art of Food: Chocolate

10 Weeks

Small Sculptures, Figurines & Dolls

9 Weeks

Sculptural Narratives in Clay

10 Weeks

Print repeatable images on leatherhard clay tiles, vessels and sculptural forms. Gain relief, screen printing and paper lithography techniques that can be applied directly and indirectly to greenware. Transfer images, textures and patterns to your clay pieces using slips, stains and special inks. Most techniques can be adapted for earthenware. All inks and one 25 lb bag of clay included in material fee. Prerequisite: One year of ceramics classes or instructor approval.

Wednesday 2–5pm Judy Zeddies Starts June 21 $375, Members $365 $35 Material fee

Sunday 3–6pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts June 25

$375, Members $365 $60 Soda Fee

Market Yourself: Social Media Boot Camp S E E PAG E 10 F O R M O R E I N F O.

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Intermediate Handbuilding

Intermediate Wheelthrowing

Become a better handbuilder while developing skills needed to create functional and sculptural objects. Through demonstrations and conversations, learn more involved techniques to manipulate clay and further develop your handbuilt work.

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

Ceramics

10 Weeks

9 or 10 Weeks

Prerequisite: 2 Sessions of Beginning Handbuilding.

Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing.

Sunday 10am–1pm Sean Clute Starts June 25

9 Weeks

$375, Members $365

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 Sean Clute Starts June 21

$375, Members $365

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Tuesday 10am–1pm Lisa Harris Starts June 20 (No class July 4) Tuesday 6:30–9:30pm Karen Avery Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $340, Members $330 10 Weeks

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Jayson Lawfer Starts June 19 Thursday 10am–1pm Patty Kochaver Starts June 22 Saturday 10am–1pm Les Orenstein Starts June 24 Sunday 10am–1pm David Trost Starts June 25 $375, Members $365

Advanced Wheelthrowing

Advanced Slip Casting

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.

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.

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing and Intermediate Wheelthrowing.

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: Beginning Slip Casting or Mold Making

Sunday 11am–2pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts June 25

Monday 7-10pm Kyle Johns Starts June 19

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365

Best of Both

Advanced Topics

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: Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Patty Kochaver Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

10 Weeks

Thursday 12-3pm Mary Drabik Starts June 22 $375, Members $365

Introduction to Moldmaking & Slip Casting 10 Weeks

Learn to make basic plaster molds from your own prototypes or from found objects. Then using these molds learn how to create copies of your original in clay using casting slip. Prerequisite: Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing experience

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm David Trost Starts June 22 $375, Members $365

9 or 10 Weeks

Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing. 9 Weeks

$340, Members $330 10 Weeks

Saturday 10am–1pm Lisa Harris Starts June 24 $375, Members $365

Breakfast 10 Weeks

Do you start your day with a cup of coffee, a bowl of cereal, or a bagel or muffin on your favorite plate? Take a fresh look at your favorite morning forms. Experiment with new shapes, slips and glazes to make something special that you can enjoy every morning.

Monday 10am–1pm David Bromley Starts June 19 $375, Members $365

8 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24


Plate Series: Plate-a-Day (or so) 10 Weeks

Explore working in a series that will morph plate by plate according to prompts, mood, decorative technique, inspired random moments, etc. We will work in a variety of clays from low-fire to high-fire and explore various surface treatments and alterations. Open to throwers and hand builders. Prerequisite: One year of Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing.

Thursday 10am-1pm Lisa Harris Starts June 22

Workshops

Workshops & Classes at Lillstreet Loft

A Wild Hair: Brush Making for Expressive Applications

Lillstreet invites you to immerse yourself in the creative process at our inviting, private loft space.

1 Day

Using bamboo and an assortment of different types of hair, we will make two different brushes for use on your creations. The brushes will be ready for use during the class, so bring a piece to glaze. All levels welcome

Saturday, July 1 1-4pm Nolan Baumgartner

$375, Members $365

Advanced Topics in Soda: Summer

$75 Members, $70

Explore the shapes and colors of summer by creating works that speak to the season of sun and fun! Utilizing Lillstreet’s Soda kiln, we will look to create both functional and sculptural works. Plan to participate in all stages of the process including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time.

1 Day

10 Weeks

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Simply Soda or instructor approval.

Large Terra Cotta Planters Learn coiling on a large scale and build a new home for that overgrown house plant. See how big you can get while learning about one of the oldest ways to build with clay. You will receive 15 pounds of terra cotta to build as big as you can. Decorate your planters with slips and coat with a clear glaze. All levels welcome

Wednesday 6:30–9:30pm Chris Chaney Starts June 21

Sunday, July 9th 2-4pm Mary Drabik

$375, Members $365 $60 Soda fee

$55 Members, $50

Out of the Round

Cutting Shapes for Custom Dies & Molds

10 Weeks

1 Day

Challenge yourself to create forms that are more than “right off the wheel.” This class will be an exploration of thrown, handbuilt, altered and assembled forms. This can include wine bottle caddies, gravy boats, butter dishes and more. Prerequisite: One year of ceramics experience

Monday 6:30–9:30pm Nolan Baumgartner Starts June 19 $375, Members $365

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. Basic computer experience prefered. Ages 14+ welcome.

Saturday, July 15 2-5pm Rebecca Orth Sunday, August 20 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70

Workshop: Starting a Home Sewing Business 1 Day

Are you interested in selling your handmade goods online? This comprehensive workshop will cover topics such as choosing a selling platform, brand development, managing social media, pricing goods, time management, basic start-up needs, applying & selling at craft fairs, etc. Work with a successful crafts business owner who will help you approach your personal goals. No experience necessary. Lillstreet Loft – 4437 N Ravenswood (1/2 block north of the art center)

Sunday, July 30 1-5pm Claire Wolfe Bookmeier $95, Members $90

Creative Brunch: Reflection and Meditation through Journaling 1 Day

Artist/writer Philip Hartigan shows you how to make a simple handmade book, and then leads you in a visualisation activity designed to release your inner writer. Suitable for all levels, and for any form of writing you wish to explore. All levels welcome. Each creative brunch starts with a brunch catered by a favorite local caterer. Enjoy a mimosa as you prepare to embrace your creativity with a hands-on workshop. Must be 21 to be served mimosas.

First-Time Embroidery 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. Ages 13+ welcome.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts June 22 $180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

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.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session II: Starts July 27 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

Sunday, August 13 11am-4pm Phillip Hartigan Lillstreet Loft 4437 N Ravenswood (1/2 block north of the art center) $125, Members $120

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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

Multilevel

First-Time Photoshop

Perspective Made Easy: Tips & Tricks for Comics Backgrounds

5 Weeks

Master the essentials of Photoshop (crop, brushes and selection tools) needed for making simple image adjustments, understanding differences between file formats and saving images.

Saturday 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu Session I: Starts June 24 $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.

Saturday 10am-1pm Sheika Lugtu Session II: Starts July 29 $180, Members $175

4 Weeks

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

Fabrication First-Time 3D Modeling 5 Weeks

Learn the basics of 3D modeling software. Basic 2D and 3D commands using open source modeling software will be covered to aid in refining your designs. No experience necessary, however, basic computer skills will expedite the learning process. You will learn to upload your files to Lillstreet’s 3D Hubs for in house printing or Shapeways for printing with more exotic materials.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Madeline Madura Session I: Starts June 22 $180, Member $175

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Sheika Lugtu Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $155, Members $150

Market Yourself: Social Media Boot Camp 3 Weeks

An intensive 3 week class on how to build your brand, gain followers, implement strategies and interpret analytics. We will focus mainly on Instagram and Facebook, but will touch on other social media platforms. Please come prepared with an existing Instagram and Facebook account.

Wednesday 6:30pm-9:30pm Rachel Stoltz Session I: Starts June 21 Session II: Starts July 26 $120, Members $115

10 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24


Photography

Multilevel History of Photography

First-Time Artist

Fundamentals of Digital Photography: Getting Off Auto 5 Weeks

First-Time Digital Photography 5 Weeks

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

Sunday 10am-1pm Rebecca Memoli Session I: Starts June 25 Session II: Starts July 30

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Scott Session II: Starts July 27 $185, Members $180 $10 Print fee

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner

Exploring Composition 5 Weeks

Introduction to Lightroom 5 Weeks

Lightroom is powerful and affordable software for enhancing photographs, cataloging, printing and more. This overview will teach you to organize, develop and print your images. 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.

Composition can make an interesting subject uninteresting or make an ordinary subject extraordinary. Learn composition fundamentals such as balance and point of view, examine the importance of geometry, light and color in composition. Explore how composition can be improved with a variety of post-production techniques.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts June 19 Saturday 2-5pm TBD Session II: Starts July 29 $185, Members $180

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Chris Schneberger Session I: Starts June 22 $185, Members $180

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 Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 $190, Members $185

iPhoneography 4 or 5 Weeks

Examine the camera phone as a tool and method of picture making. You’ll review basic iPhone or Smartphone functions as well as explore applications used to manipulate and edit images. Engage in creative assignments and discussions of image sharing and sourcing to broaden our understanding of technology and photography. Bring a camera phone and USB cord / charger to class. 4 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Eileen Walsh Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $155, Members $150

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 or Fundamentals of Digital Photography or equivalent experience.

Sunday 10am-1pm Sarah Hiatt Session I: Starts June 25 $190, Members $185

Storytelling Through Photography 5 Weeks

Develop a photographic series as you document your everyday life with family or friends, visually describe your experiences where you live or work, construct your own meaningful narrative or record a once in a lifetime event like a birthday or travel. You will learn the fundamentals of shooting a photo essay from developing your story through presenting your final piece. Prerequisite: First-Time Digital Photography or Fundamentals of Digital Photography or equivalent experience.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Jeanne Donegan Session II: Starts July 24 $190, Members $185

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

$180, Members $175 $10 Print fee

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. This is a great way to reinforce what you learned in First-Time Digital Photography or can be taken on its own.

5 Weeks

The Photographic Portrait

5 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Eileen Walsh Session II: Starts July 25 $190, Members $185

First-Time 3D Modeling S E E PAG E 10 F O R MO RE I N F O.

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Intermediate/ Advanced

3D Model, Print And Fabrication Workshops

Chicago at Night

Think it… make it… use it.

5 Weeks

Chicago is a luminous subject for photography, especially at night. Take amazing photographs of the city using techniques such as long exposure and HDR. We’ll meet on location to capture the city from stunning and unusual vantage points including the street and the lake, above and below. Meeting places will be accessible by public transit or carpooling. DSLR camera preferred and tripods are recommended.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Christopher Schneberger Session I: Starts June 21

Digital Arts, Fabrication & Photography

$195, Members $190

Exploring Chicago 5 Weeks

Improve your travel photography while visiting different neighborhoods, learning their history and geography, photographing each place to capture their unique sights, sounds, people and even tastes. Each outing will finish with lunch at a unique restaurant. You should bring a digital camera (DSLR preferred). Cost of lunch is not included.

Saturday 2-5pm Christopher Schneberger Session I: Starts June 24 $195, Members $190

Cutting Shapes for Custom Dies & Molds 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.

1 Day

1 Day

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

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.

All levels welcome

Basic computer experience prefered. Ages 14+ welcome.

*Those currently registered in a dyeing class will receive 10% off this workshop.

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

Saturday, July 15 2-5pm Rebecca Orth

Sunday, August 13 2-5pm Rebecca Orth

Sunday, August 20 2-5pm Rebecca Orth

$75, Members $70

$75, Members $70

Print Your Own Cookie Cutters & Shape Templates

Digital Arts And Photography Workshops

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.

Market Yourself: Social Media Boot Camp

Design & Print Your Own Itagime Shibori Resist Tools for Textiles

Character Design, Creatures & Costumes

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

Cyanotype: Blue Prints from the Sun 1 Day

Cyanotypes are easy and fun. You get a blueprint by using the sun! Cyanotype is a non-silver photographic process that is easy to do and encourages experimentation and creativity. You’ll learn to make digital negatives, coat paper and expose and develop prints.

Sunday, July 9 10am-4pm Rebecca Memoli $135, Members $130

S EE PAGE 10 FOR M ORE IN F O.

Saturday, August 5 2-5pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

1 Day

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

Sunday, August 6 2-5pm Rachel Stoltz $75, Members $70

Digital Coloring for Comics & Illustration 1 Day

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

Saturday, August 26 2-5pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

12 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24


Summer Camps For Adults

L I L L STR EET ’S 3D PRINT L AB

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

Get out of the house or away from the office and join us for a week-long art making experience. Learn new techniques while having fun and meeting new friends. These camps are scheduled so you can drop off the kids and still have time to grab coffee. Most materials and open studio for the week are included in your camp tuition. All levels 18 years and older are welcome

Summer Camp For Adults: Metalsmithing

Summer Camp For Adults: Letterpress

Why should the kids have all the fun? Take the week off of work and get creative in this project focused camp. Whether it’s texturing and riveting brass to create a wall clock, saw-piercing and forming copper for tableware or soldering a handmade bezel cup onto a band ring, you’ll wish you had more than one week to play!

Take one fast-paced week to learn letterpress. Explore both classic letterpress techniques and contemporary practices on multiple 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.

5 Days

Most materials included. Silver is available for purchase from the instructor.

Week G: July 17-21 9:30am-12:30pm Susan Franker $205, Members $200

Summer Camp For Adults: Next Level Tie Dye 5 Days

Summer camp isn’t just for kids any more! Spend the week learning how this intricate and highly controlled form of traditional Japanese tie dye (Shibori) is created. Set up an indigo bath and experiment with layers of color to create patterns using stitches and ties. Dye fabric yardage for sewing projects or finished clothes, housewares or other fabric objects. No materials needed on the first day.

5 Days

Week K: August 14-18 9:30am-12:30pm Judy Zeddies $205, Members $200

Summer Camp For Adults: First-Time Sewing Summer camp isn’t just for kids any more! 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. No experience necessary. Ages 13+ welcome.

Week I: July 31-August 4 9:30am-12:30pm Shannon Thompson

Week L: August 21-24 9:30am-12:30pm TBA

$205, Members $200

$205, Members $20

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Drawing & Painting Drop-In Figure Drawing Drop-in figure drawing sessions offer an excellent opportunity for beginning to advanced students to practice their perception and drawing skills. We supply drawing benches, easels, tables, clips and backup support boards for pads. Please bring your own drawing materials. Instruction and critique are not included. Pre-registration for the drop-in figure sessions is not required. If you have any questions or want more information, please email lillstreet@lillstreet.com or call us at 773-769-4226. Drop-in figure drawing is located at our Drawing and Painting West Wing Studio, 4410 N. Ravenswood Avenue, on the other side of the train tracks from our main facility.

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

4 or 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. 4 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $145, Members $140 $40 First-Time Drawing & Painting Kit 5 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 Saturday 10am-1pm Annie York Session I: Starts June 24 Session II: Starts July 29 Sunday 2-5pm Randall Miller Session I: Starts June 25 Session II: Starts July 30 $180, Members $175
 $40 First-Time Drawing & Painting Kit

Beginning Drawing 4 or 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. 4 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $150, Members $145 $20 Beginning Drawing kit 5 Weeks

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 25 $185, Members $180 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

Children’s Book Illustration S EE PAG E 1 6 F O R M O R E IN F O.

14 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

Beginning Painting 10 Weeks

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Starts June 21 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Starts June 22 $340, Members $330 $70 Beginning Painting Kit

Beginning Figure Drawing 4 or 5 Weeks

No prior figure drawing experience necessary, this class is for beginners! 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 from short gestural sketches to full-scale poses. Historical artists will be referenced when applicable. Prerequisite: Drawing II or prior experience 4 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Cristina Lopeznieto Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $150, Members $145 $40 Model Fee 5 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Cristina Lopeznieto Session II: Starts July 25 $185, Members $180 $40 Model Fee


Introduction to Painting Techniques 
 5 Weeks

Develop and refine painting techniques as you build on basic skills. Explore brush and palette knife approaches, incorporate painting mediums and investigate the importance of a color plan. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting or prior experience.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Annie York Session II: Starts July 25

Drawing II 5 Weeks

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

$185, Members $180

Sunday 10am-1pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts July 30

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.

Sunday 2-5pm Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 25 $185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

$185, Members $180

 $20 Beginning Drawing kit

Introduction to Pastels 5 Weeks

Pastels, being both a painting and drawing medium, helps the you to begin working in color. Layering and blending techniques will help you understand how to mix colors directly on the paper. We will work with still life subjects. A supply list will be provided on the first day, but please bring a set of 24 prismacolor nupastels and a drawing surface to the first class.

Oil Painting II

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience recommended.

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.

Monday 2-5pm Jordan Lentz Session I: Starts June 19

Prerequisite: Introduction to Oil Painting or equivalent experience

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.

5 Weeks

Sunday 2-5pm Patrick Miceli Session II: Starts July 30 $185, Members $180 $90 Oil Painting Kit

$185, Members $180

Beginning Oil Pastels 5 Weeks

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Elizabeth Wilson Session II: Starts July 25 $185, Members $180

Introduction to the Portrait & Figure

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.

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.

5 Weeks

Friday 2-5pm John Paterson Session I: Starts June 23 $185, Members $180 $95 Watercolor kit

Multilevel Watercolor Monotype 4 Weeks

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. Plus, learn plate and paper prep. Plates, inks and some paper supplied; additional paper or plates may be purchased in class. All levels welcome

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $155, Members $150 $20 Material fee

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 II: Starts July 27 $190, Members $185 $10 Material fee


5 Weeks

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Session I: Starts June 24 Session II: Starts July 29 $190, Members $185 $40 Model fee

Drawing & Painting

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Jordan Lentz Session II: Starts July 25

Introduction to Watercolor

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Ken Minami Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 $190, Members $185 $40 model fee

Birds & Botanicals 10 Weeks

Learn to capture birds and plants in your drawings and paintings and study the anatomy of birds and draw from plant specimens. Begin by working with graphite and charcoal, then you’ll be introduced to various ink, watercolor and acrylic painting techniques. Weather permitting, we’ll take field trips to local museums, gardens and parks to sketch en plein aire.

Friday 10am-1pm Sarah Kaiser Starts June 23 $350, Members $340

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Understanding Color

Your Life in comics

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.

Inside everyone there is a personal story informed by unique life experiences, that is itching to get out. We will look at autobiographical comics and graphic novels as inspiration to cartoon our own personal narratives. Personalized stories become the focus of individualized instruction, in which you will build your unique outlooks, aesthetic and storytelling approaches.

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

Please bring an 8x10 or larger sketchbook, pencil, and 9x12 bristol board to the first class.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Elizabeth Wilson Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session II: Starts July 24

Drawing & Painting

5 Weeks

$190, Members $185

Children’s Book Illustration 5 Weeks

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session II: Starts July 26 $190, Members $185

Create Your Own Comic 5 Weeks

Learn to create your own comic books beginning with a simple strip and ending with a full-fledged short story. Inspiration can come from real life experiences, dreams or story ideas you’ve always wanted to create. Students of all levels with an interest in sequential art are welcome. Bring
 a sketchbook (8x10 or larger), pencil and eraser to the first class.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Mike Freiheit Session I: Starts June 22 $190, Members $185

5 Weeks

Intermediate/ Advanced Painting the Figure Alla Prima
 9 Weeks

Building an understanding of visual concepts enables you to paint
directly in color. The bravura strokes of a Velazquez or Sargent require
an intimate knowledge of how light travels across a form, how values shift, the interconnectedness of color and the varied quality of edges. This class is ideal for oil painters and pastel artists.

$190, Members $185

Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure and Portrait or equivalent experience

Traveling Sketchbook

Tuesday 10am-1pm Ken Minami Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

5 Weeks

The sketchbook is a site of brainstorming, experimentation and observation. We will utilize the sketchbook to its fullest potential by exploring all of these themes in various locations throughout the city as well as in the classroom. Using the sketchbook as your visual diary, you will draw directly from life, reference and your imagination in a variety of media.

Monday 10am-1pm Cristina Lopeznieto Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 $190, Members $185

Imagined Landscapes 5 Weeks

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

$340, Members $330 $63 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 Thursday (must present valid Illinois ID).

Thursday 5-8pm Brenda Moore Session I: Starts June 22 $195, Members $190

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Melanie Brown Session II: Starts July 27 $190, Members $185

16 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

The Figure in Context 5 Weeks

This life drawing class aims to give the figure model a context, transcending the typical classroom environment. Exercises on different approaches to figure drawing will be explored, from figurative narratives to using the human form as a vehicle for abstraction. Materials are open to the student’s choice; the instructor will give demonstrations in a variety of materials. Prerequisite: Beginning Figure Drawing, Introduction to Figure and Portrait or equivalent experience

Tuesday 10am-1pm Brenda Moore Session II: Starts July 25 $195, Members $190 $40 model fee

Problem Solving for Oil Painters 10 Weeks

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

Wednesday 10am-1pm Bob Horn Starts June 21 $375, Members $365


Abstract Acrylic Painting Studio

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 June 22

10 Weeks

Get out of the traditional studio and explore the city! This class will be held primarily in a variety of prearranged Northside locations for Plein Air painting, weather permitting. Concentrating on well-constructed compositions, you will begin with a preliminary sketch, explore color, capturing light, technique and problem solving skills in oils. Examples of skillful and intriguing cityscapes will be examined. Prerequisite: Pastel, Oil Painting Portrait & Figure Studio, Landscape Painting from Photographs, or equivalent experience in oils.

Friday 2-5pm Lisa Parenteau-Depinto Starts June 23

Saturday 2-5pm Bob Horn Starts June 24

$375, Members $365

$375, Members $365 $70 model fee

Advanced Pencil Drawing Portraits

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 June 23

Cityscape Plein Air

10 Weeks

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

Character Design, Creatures & Costumes

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.

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

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

Sunday 10am-1pm Cynthia Vaicunas Session I: Starts June 25 $195, Members $190

1 Day

All levels welcome

Saturday, August 5 2-5pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

Digital Coloring for Comics & Illustration 1 Day

Workshops Fun Night Out: Face to Face 1 Day

Need a fun night out with your loved one, friend or coworker? Join us for an evening of interactive drawing. Learn the fundamentals of portraiture while drawing your partner. Individualized instruction is available to help you capture the likeness of your model. Don’t have a guest? No problem. We’ll set you up with a mirror and you can work on a self-portrait. We encourage you to bring your own art supplies (Charcoal, pencil, medium-large sketchbook - colored pencils, pastels, optional) or we will have materials available to use for a small fee. All levels welcome BYOB - This event is 21+ only.

Saturday, July 15 5:30-8:30pm Cristi Lopez

Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure

5 weeks

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

Saturday, August 26 2-5pm Sheika Lugtu $75, Members $70

Birds & Botanicals S EE PAG E 1 5 F O R M O R E IN F O.

$75, Members $70 $5 Material Fee

Monday 10am-1pm Jordan Lentz Starts June 19 $375, Members $365 $70 model fee

$375, Members $365 $70 model fee

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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

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.

Wednesday 2-5pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts June 21 Session II: Starts July 26 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27 $180, Members $175 $15 First-Time Jeweler’s Kit

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 Enameling 5 Weeks

Learn basic enameling 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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Aurélie Guillaume Session I: Starts June 21 Session II: Starts July 26 $180, Members $175 $20 First-Time enameling kit

First-Time Glass Beadmaking 5 Weeks

Learn basic torch techniques while creating simple, decorative bead shapes. Shaping, heat control, color, use of tools, classroom equipment and studio safety will be covered. Classes will involve demonstrations, discussions, practice time and individual instruction. An overview of how to finish your beads will be discussed. A kit is recommended and available for purchase on the first day of class. Ages 16 years and up welcome

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Beginning Metalsmithing 9 or 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. 9 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $310, Members $300 $30 Beginning Metals Kit 10 Weeks

Monday 10am-1pm Peter Antor Starts June 19 Monday 6:30-9:30pm Rachel Stolz Starts June 19 Saturday 10am-1pm Carla Nessa Starts June 24

Monday 2-5pm Cynthia McEwen Session I: Starts June 19

Sunday 2-5pm Darlys Ewoldt/Rachel Stolz Starts June 25

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Sarah Beth Tanner Session II: Starts July 25

$340, Members $330 $30 Beginning Metals Kit

$180, Members $175 $40 First-Time Glass kit

18 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24


Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing 10 Weeks

Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking

Bezels, Bezels & More Bezels

Explore color combinations and experiment with composition and shaping while expanding your torch techniques. Learn methods for creating patterns with dots and stringers and spend plenty of time perfecting your encasing techniques. Bring your 104 COE glass and mandrels with you. Additional glass and mandrels will be available for purchase from instructor.

Be more proficient at stone setting and soldering by focusing on bezel setting. Learn to create bezels more quickly, with ease and improve skills learned in beginning metals. Step bezels and decorative bezels will also be covered in this class. Bring cabochon stones to the first class. Materials may be purchased from the instructor.

5 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 June 21

Ages 16 yrs and up are welcome Prerequisite: First-Time Glass Beadmaking

Saturday 2-5pm Carla Nessa Starts June 24

Monday 2-5pm Cynthia McEwen Session II: Starts July 24

Sunday 10am-1pm Neil Kraus Starts June 25

$185, Members $180 $40 Kit fee

$340, Members $330

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Glass Fusing

Multilevel

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.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm LeJean Easley Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27

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 Neil Kraus Starts June 19

$185, Members $180 $60 Material fee

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

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Prerequisite: One session of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Susan Franker Starts June 21 $350, Members $340

Cloisonné Enameling for Beginners

5 Weeks

Learn to work with fine silver “paper”, a metal clay product that results in PURE silver. Each week we focus on a different technique: making bezels, weaving, punching and layering and quilling. Add detail and dimension to your artistic repertoire while learning something incredibly new and different. Metal clay experience is helpful but certainly not required.

Sunday, 10am-2pm Katie Baum Session I: Starts June 25 $245, Members $240 $50 includes first 2 packages of fine silver paper (payable to instructor)

Geometric Forms in Wire

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

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

Learn how to make small, sculptural, geometric forms in wire, 3D boxes and cylinders, multiple wire stone settings and explore options with chain links. Design and how to add volume to your jewelry vocabulary will be discussed. Exploration of small sculptural forms and signature accents to your unique designs.

Saturday 2-5pm Aurelie Guillaume Session II: Starts July 29

Tuesday 2–5pm Kelly Novak Session II: Starts July 25

$190, Members $185 $40 Enamel Kit

Experimental Powder Coating 5 Weeks

Explore basic through advanced powder coating techniques on fabricated and found metal. Techniques such as sifting, multiple fires, inhibitors and underglazing with transparents will be explored. Samples will be available for inspiration. Prerequisite: One session of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Kelly Novak Session II: Starts July 27 $190, Members $185 $30 Material Fee

Prerequisite: One session of Beginning Metalsmithing.

$190, Members $185 $30 Material Fee

From Paper to Glass Drawing on Enamels

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

5 Weeks

10 Weeks

Fine Silver Paper Play

5 Weeks

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

Thursday 6:30–9:30pm Aurélie Guillaume Session I: Starts June 22 $190, Members $185 $15 Material Fee

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Wire Wrapped Pendants 5 Weeks

Learn to set cabochons and other stones into beautiful sterling silver or copper wire wrapped pendants. Basic styles will be taught, along with various techniques to add variations and style, such as coils, weaves, swirls and beads. Bring cabochon stones you would like to use or the instructor will have some available to purchase. All levels welcome

Monday 6:30-9:30 pm Cassie Chamness Session I: Starts June 19

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

5 Weeks

Learn to use sterling silver or copper wire and stones to create beautiful wire wrapped rings. Using only hand tools and wire, several styles of rings and techniques such as coiling and weaving will be taught. Bring ring size stones (10x15mm min - 15x25mm max) otherwise there will be some available to purchase. All levels welcome

$190, Members $185 $25 Material Fee

Wood & Metal Jewelry 5 Weeks

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

$190, Members $185 $15 Material Fee

9 or 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.

9 Weeks

Wire Wrapped Rings

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Peter Antor Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24

Intermediate Metalsmithing

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval.

$190, Members $185 $25 Material Fee

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Cassie Chamness Session II: Starts July 24

Intermediate/ Advanced

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Susan Franker Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

Advanced Cloisonné Enameling

Pressure Fit Boxes 4 or 5 Weeks

10 Weeks

Refine your approach to cloisonné enameling by taking on an independent project. Advanced techniques such as making your own wire, working with gold and creating a custom made setting for the enamel will be explored. A kit is available for purchase.

$340, Members $330

Prerequisite: Cloisonné enameling/ based on experience

10 Weeks

Saturday 10am-1pm Aurelie Guillaume Starts June 24

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Peter Antor Starts June 21 Thursday 2-5pm Susan Franker Starts June 22 Saturday 10am-1pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts June 24 $375, Members $365

Advanced Topics in Metals 9 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.

$375, Members $365 $40 Kit Fee

Forging & Forming 5 Weeks

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Darlys Ewoldt Session I: Starts June 22 $195, Members $190

You will learn to hone their soldering, fabrication and surface-finishing skills to hollow-construct pressure fit containers. Throughout the five weeks you will learn to create pressure fit boxes using different construction methods. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning/Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval. 4 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $160, Members $155 5 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Meghann Sottile Session II: Starts July 25

$340, Members $330

The Pin Back 5 Weeks

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

$195, Members $190 $15 Material Fee

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20 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

$195, Members $190

Thursday 2-5pm Aurélie Guillaume Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27

Tuesday 2-5pm Darlys Ewoldt Starts June 20 (No class July 4)


Classes For Young Adults Ages 10 and up

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.

Saturday 10am-1pm TBD Session I: Starts June 24 Session II: Starts July 29

Fear of Commitment: Glass Beadmaking 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. All levels welcome

Sunday, July 23 10am-1pm Sarah Beth Tanner $75, Members $70

$180 Members $175

Fear of Commitment: Glass Fusing 1 Day

Workshops Fun Night Out: Silver Spinner Rings

All levels welcome

Friday, June 30 7-9pm Carla Nessa $55, Members $50 $15 Material Fee

Fun Night Out: Textured Silver Bangles Create your own set of sterling silver bangles from start to finish. Learn to measure, texture, form and solder wire which you will then finish by oxidizing with a satin finish or applying a high polish. You will leave with three sterling silver bangles that are a custom fit for your wrist. All levels welcome

Friday, August 4 7-9pm Carla Nessa $55, Members $50 $25 Material Fee

Wire Wrapped Pendant

Make your own copper garden stake to decorate your garden or flower pot. Students will design, saw and stamp metal, which will be soldered to a copper post, ready to put into the dirt. Metal to make one garden stake supplied. Additional metal may be purchased from the instructor.

Learn to make a sterling silver wire wrapped pendant with a stone in one day, and the skills to make more at home. We will use only wire and a few hand tools, no power tools or heat are necessary. Enough sterling silver wire to complete 1 pendant will be provided with a $15 material fee. Stones will be available for sale from the instructor, or bring your own.

1 Day

All levels welcome

Saturday June 17 1:30-5:30pm Debbie Solomon $95, Members $90

Summertime Critters 1 Day

Improve your sculptural bead skills by making fun critters such as caterpillar, ladybug, turtle or frog. You never know what will crawl home with you! Bring your 104 COE glass and mandrels with you. Additionally, mandrels and glass available for purchase from instructor.

1 Day

All levels welcome

Sunday, July 9 2-6pm Cassie Chamness $95, Members $90 $15 Material Fee

Summer Camp For Adults: Metalsmithing 5 Days

Why should the kids have all the fun? Take the week off of work and get creative in this project focused camp. Whether it’s texturing and riveting brass to create a wall clock, saw-piercing and forming copper for tableware or soldering a handmade bezel cup onto a band ring, you’ll wish you had more than one week to play!

All levels welcome

Previous glass experience not required but helpful.

Sunday, August 6 10am-1pm Sarah Beth Tanner

Friday, August 11 2-5pm Cynthia McEwen

$75, Members $70

$75, Members $70

All American Beads

Using Your Flexshaft

1 Day

1 Day

Week G: July 17-21

Independence Day is coming and you might like to create one-of-a-kind red, white and blue beads forte occasion. Designs are based on 4th of July imagery—flags, stars, fireworks and more. All materials included.

Learn how to become more confident and use one of the best tools the studio has to offer. There is an array of equipment that can help eliminate hand filing or sanding, help buff smaller pieces, set stones or eliminate metal faster.

9:30am-12:30pm Susan Franker

Sunday, June 25 10am-1pm Jessica Armstrong

1 Day

Glass experience not required but helpful

Tuesday, June 27 6:30-9:30pm Cynthia McEwen $75, Members $70

$75, Members $70

Most materials included. Silver is available for purchase from the instructor.

$205, Members $200

Cutting Shapes for Custom Dies & Molds

Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass

Looking for a fun night out with friends? Stamp, texture and create your very own spinner ring, also known as a worry ring. You will have the opportunity to make 1-3 spinners for the exterior of your sterling silver ring. Great for beginners and for those that want to improve their soldering & fabrication skills.

Join us for a one-day crash course in kiln-fusing flat glass. You will become familiar with tools, materials, and basic techniques and finish having created two small fused pieces.

Copper Garden Stakes

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. Basic computer experience prefered | Ages 14+ welcome

Saturday, July 15 2-5pm Rebecca Orth Sunday, August 20 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70

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Christmas In July— Blown Glass Ornaments 1 Day

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

Sunday, July 2, 2-4:30pm Sunday, July 2, 5:30-7pm Friday July 7, 6-7:30pm Friday July 7, 8:30-10pm Saturday July 15, 6-7:30pm Saturday July 15, 8:30-10pm Sunday, July 16, 3-4:30pm Sunday, July 16, 5:30-7pm Friday July 21, 6-7:30pm Friday July 21, 8:30-10pm Saturday July 29, 6-7:30pm Saturday July 29, 8:30-10pm Sunday, July 30, 10-11:30am Sunday, July 30, 12:30-2pm $75 Members $70

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Visiting Artist Workshops Make Your Own Sunglasses 4 Days

Can’t find that perfect pair of summer shades? Learn to design and create a one-of-a-kind pair of sunglasses. Basic techniques like sawing, piercing and filing will be explored, as well as more advanced skills such as hinges, precise soldering, riveting and assembling pieces to for an exact fit. Prerequisite: Two Beginning Metalsmithing class or instructor approval

It Ain’t Just a Drill: Getting the Most from Your Flex Shaft Machine 1 Day

The Flexible Shaft may be our most versatile tool, yet for many it remains underutilized and poorly understood. Gain a deeper understanding of this marvelous tool and expand your vocabulary of flexible shaft applications. This one-day, demonstration only, workshop covers the machine itself and the use of burs, bits, grinding, shaping and finishing aids. Expect some innovative tricks as well Prerequisite: Two Beginning Metalsmithing classes or equivalent experience.

Thursday, March 22

Friday-Monday, June 9-12 10am-5pm Aurélie Guillaume

9am-5pm Andy Cooperman

$350 $50 Material fee (includes all materials for one pair of glasses)

May 8-September 10, 2017

Fusing, Fabricating & Granulating in Argentium 3 Days

$150 $200

September 11-December 1, 2017

$250

December 1, 2017February 1, 2018

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

Monday-Wednesday, September 25-27 9am-5pm Ronda Coryell $550 $100 Kit fee payable to instructor

22 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

Creative Surface Development 3 Days

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

Friday-Sunday, March 23-25 9am-5pm Andy Cooperman $25 Material fee payable to instructor $650

May 8-September 10, 2017

$700

September 11-December 1, 2017

$750

December 1, 2017February 1, 2018


Printmaking & Book Arts First-Time Artist First-Time Screen Printing on Paper 5 Weeks

First-Time Letterpress 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.

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts July 25 *Ages 16+ welcome to enroll in this class

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts June 21

Thursday 2-5pm Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27

Saturday 10am-1pm TBD Session I: Starts June 24

*Ages 16+ welcome to enroll in this class

Saturday 2-5pm Sanya Glisic Session I: Starts June 24 Session II: Starts July 29

$180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

First-Time Bookmaking 5 Weeks

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.

$180, Members $175 $25 Material fee

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Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session I: Starts June 21 Session II: Starts July 26 Sunday 2-5pm Liz Nielsen Session I: Starts June 25 Millicent Kennedy Session II: Starts July 30

Beyond Beginner: Letterpress II

Introduction to Cyanotype

Explore classic letterpress techniques and contemporary practices including setting type on angle, curves and circles. Projects will showcase handset type, color and the printed form, including monotype and pressure printing of color fields. Explore more in-depth, complex and larger-scale works. Material fee includes some paper and most printing supplies. Additional paper may be purchased in class.

Learn the historical process of printing photographs with the sun! You will make both photograms and contact prints rendered in cyanotype’s iconic Prussian blue. Application of chemistry, proper exposure times and toned prints will be covered.

5 Weeks

Prerequisite: First-Time Letterpress or instructor approval.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session II: Starts July 26 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

Introduction to Relief Printmaking 5 Weeks

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

5 Weeks

Sunday 10am-1pm Hannah McMaster Session II: Starts July 30 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

Monotype, Collage & More 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.

Printmaking & Book Arts

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.

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.

All levels welcome.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts June 20 Session II: Starts July 25 $190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

Sunday 10am-1pm Hannah McMaster Session I: Starts June 25 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

$180, Members $175 $20 Material fee

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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 June 19 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

Watercolor Monotype

Printmaking & Book Arts

4 Weeks

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. All levels welcome.

Tuesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $155, Members $150 $20 Material fee

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 II: Starts July 27 $190, Members $185 $10 Material fee

Multilevel Screen Printing on Paper 10 Weeks

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

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Matthew Ginsberg Starts June 22 $350, Members $340 $35 Material fee

Reduction Linocut 5 Weeks

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

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Philip Hartigan Session II: Starts July 25

Intermediate/ Advanced

Workshops

Print on Clay

Crash Course: Monotype Printmaking

10 Weeks

1 Day

Print repeatable images on leatherhard clay tiles, vessels and sculptural forms. Gain relief, screen printing and paper lithography techniques that can be applied directly and indirectly to greenware. Transfer images, textures and patterns to your clay pieces using slips, stains and special inks. Most techniques can be adapted for earthenware. All inks and one 25 lb bag of clay included in material fee.

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.

Prerequisite: One year of ceramics classes or instructor approval.

Sunday, July 16 2-6pm Philip Hartigan

Wednesday 2-5pm Judy Zeddies Starts June 21 $375, Members $365 $35 Material fee

Sunday, August 20 2-6pm Philip Hartigan $105, Members $100

Kitchen Table Monotype

Summer Camp For Adults Summer Camp for Adults: Staycation Letterpress 5 Days

Take one fast-paced week to learn letterpress. Explore both classic letterpress techniques and contemporary practices on multiple 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.

Week K: August 14-18 9:30am-12:30pm Judy Zeddies $205, Members $200 $20 Material fee

$190, Members $185 $20 Material fee

24 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

1 Day

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

Sunday, July 30 2-6pm Philip Hartigan Sunday, August 27 2-6pm Philip Hartigan $105, Members $100


Textiles First-Time Artists First-Time Sewing 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.

First-Time Embroidery 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. Ages 13+ welcome

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session I: Starts June 22

Ages 13+ welcome

$180, Members $175 $10 Material Fee

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session II: Starts July 24

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric 4 or 5 Weeks

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts June 22

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.

Sunday 10am-1pm Nico Gardner Session I: Starts June 25 Sunday 5:30-8:30pm Tori Fried Session II: Starts July 30 $180, Members $175 $5 Material Fee

Ages 13+ welcome 4 Weeks

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $145, Members $140 $25 Material Fee

Eco Dye with Fresh Flowers S E E PAGE 2 7 F O R M OR E I NFO.

5 Weeks

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts July 27 Saturday 10am-1pm Allison Rose Session II: Starts July 29 $180, Members $175 $25 Material Fee

Building Surface: Fabric Collage as Art 5 Weeks

Collage has been around for centuries and still makes its way into crafts today in the form of scrapbooking, fiber art and printmaking. Learn the basic techniques of heat press, stitching and small-scale print. These techniques can be used in tandem or independently across a surface. Come ready to experiment and leave with one-of-a-kind works of art. Ages 13+ welcome

Sunday 5:30-8:30pm Tori Fried Session I: Starts June 25 $180, Members $175 $20 Material Fee

Sashiko Style Embroidery: Design & Trade 5 Weeks

Learn how to create simple geometric embroidery patterns inspired by Sashiko - a traditional style of Japanese embroidery using a running stitch. Then screen print your own designs that can be used as embroidery patterns. Everyone in the class will create a pattern to share with the rest of the class. Ages 13+ welcome

Sunday 10am-1pm Shannon Thompson Session II: Starts July 30 $180, Members $175 $20 Material Fee

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Zippers & Buttons 5 Weeks

Textiles

5 Weeks

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.

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

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts June 19 Sunday 10am-1pm Nico Gardner Session II: Starts July 30 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

Handmade Clothes for Children & Babies 5 Weeks

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

Saturday 10am-1pm Claire Wolfe Bookmeier Session II: Starts July 29 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

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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

Textiles

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm TBD Session II: Starts July 27 $185, Members $180 $10 Material Fee

Screen Print with Dye 5 Weeks

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

Sunday 10am-1pm Shannon Thompson Session I: Starts June 25

Multilevel Indigo & Natural Dye 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. Material fee includes all dyes and sample fabric. You provide additional fabrics after the first week. All levels welcome

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts June 19

This is a great opportunity to develop new ideas or finish a project that hasn’t been completed. Time in class is dedicated to you and your particular project needs. Reinforce basic screen printing skills while being introduced to new techniques for printing on fabric with both inks and dyes. Prerequisite: First-Time Screen Printing.

Frame Loom Weaving

$375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

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

Quilting: Start to Finish

$190, Members $185 $20 Material Fee

Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience.

10 Weeks

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Elizabeth Kumor Starts June 21

Monday 6:30-9:30pm Tori Fried Session II: Starts July 24

The ultimate beginner quilt class! Whether you’ve experimented with quilting on your own or just gazed at quilts on Pinterest, we’ll teach you how to make a simple, yet functional lap quilt. Give it your own flair by experimenting with color, pattern and geometry. You’ll work through designing, piecing and finishing processes. No materials needed on the first day.

Independent Printing Projects

$190, Members $185 $30 Material Fee

$185, Members $180 $35 Material Fee

9 Weeks

Intermediate/ Advanced

Sewing with Commercial Patterns 10 Weeks

Trying to read a commercial sewing pattern for the first time can be both daunting and frustrating. With the help of an experienced instructor, you’ll quickly learn to master both the language of sewing and the techniques required to complete a project of your choice. Come with ideas. Resources will be provided on the first day. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or similar experience.

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm Nico Gardner Starts June 25 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

Building Surface: Fabric Collage as Art S E E PAG E 2 5 F O R MO RE IN F O.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Nora Renick Rinehart Starts June 20 (No class July 4) $310, Members $300 $5 Material Fee

Independent Sewing Projects 10 Weeks

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

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Nico Gardner Starts June 21 $375, Members $365 $5 Material Fee

Sew Your Own Underwear 5 Weeks

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

Friday 6:30-9:30pm Amy Taylor Session I: Starts June 23 $195, Members $190 $20 Material Fee

Introduction to Sewing Swimwear 5 Weeks

Summer is finally here! Get back to the beach in a custom swimsuit created by you. You’ll learn how to personalize and tailor fit your swimwear, select the right fabric, adjust a pattern to fit your body and style and use the sergers and household machines to complete your projects. Materials provided on the first day. Prerequisite: Two department sewing classes or similar sewing experience. Sewing with Stretch or Sew Your Own Underwear graduates prefered.

Saturday 10am-1pm Nora Renick Rinehart Session I: Starts June 24 $195, Members $190 $20 Material Fee

26 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24


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, July 29 2-6pm Amy Taylor $125, Members $120

1 Day

Are you interested in selling your handmade goods online? This comprehensive workshop will cover topics such as choosing a selling platform, brand development, managing social media, pricing goods, time management, basic startup needs, applying & selling at craft fairs, etc. Work with a successful crafts business owner who will help you approach your personal goals. No experience necessary

Sunday, July 30 1-5pm Claire Wolfe Bookmeier $95, Members $90

1 Day

Summer Camps for Adults Summer Camp for Adults: Next Level Tie Dye 5 Days Summer camp isn’t just for kids any more! Spend the week learning how this intricate and highly controlled form of traditional Japanese tie dye (Shibori) is created. Set up an indigo bath and experiment with layers of color to create patterns using stitches and ties. Dye fabric yardage for sewing projects or finished clothes, housewares or other fabric objects. No materials needed on the first day.

Workshops 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

Week I: July 31-August 4 9:30am-12:30pm

Saturday, June 24 1:30-4:30pm Amy Taylor

$205, Members $200

$125, Members $120

Summer Camp for Adults: First-Time Sewing

Natural Dye: From Coffee to Marigold

Summer camp isn’t just for kids any more! 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. No experience necessary Ages 13+ welcome

Week L: August 21-24 9:30am-12:30pm TBA

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

Saturday, August 12 2-5pm Shannon Thompson $75, Members $70 $30 Materials Fee

Design & Print Your Own Itagime Shibori Resist Tools for Textiles

Textiles

Marbling on Silk and Paper

Starting a Home Sewing Business

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, August 13 2-5pm Rebecca Orth $75, Members $70

1 Day

Around us, there are various flowers, tree barks, and fruits that can be used as natural dyes. Learn the basics of the natural dyeing process creating color that stays and doesn’t fade away. Mordant process, Shibori and over dyeing technique will be demonstrated. Silk and cotton will be provided. No experience necessary All materials provided

Saturday, July 15 10am-5pm Akemi Cohn $155, Members $150

$205, Members $20

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

Lil’ Kidstreet inspires your child’s natural delight for song, rhythm, color and texture. We combine visual art and music to encourage developmentally appropriate learning through original songs, musical instruments, rhythm-based activities, paint, clay and collage. These classes are the first steps in the foundation of exploration, creativity and enthusiasm for art and music. Each class is 45 minutes. A caregiver participates with the child in these classes.

Ages 6-12 months Ages 2-4 years Lil’ Movers

Lil’ Studio

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.

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.

10 Weeks

Thursday 11-11:45am Anna Soltys Starts June 22 $160, Members $155

Ages 1-2 years Lil’ Artists

Lil’Kidstreet

10 Weeks

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

Monday 11:30am-12:15pm KC Dix Starts June 19 Thursday 10-10:45am Jessica Robbins and Anna Soltys Starts June 22 $160, Members $155

9 or 10 Weeks

9 Weeks

Tuesday 9:30-10:15am TBD Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

Lil’ Petite Ami 10 Weeks

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

Wednesday 10-10:45am Julie Meckler Starts June 21 $160, Members $155

Lil’ Makers

Ages 1-4 Lil’ Artists 10 Weeks

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

9 Weeks

9 Weeks

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

Tuesday 10:30-11:15am Jessica Robbins & Anna Soltys Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

$160, Members $155

Tuesday 4-4:45pm Efren Adkins Starts June 20 (No class July 4)

Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm KC Dix Starts June 21

Lil’ Artists

$145, Members $140

$145, Members $140 10 Weeks

Wednesday 11-11:45am Jess Leonard Starts June 21 Saturday 9:30-10:15am Jess Leonard Starts June 24

10 Weeks

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

Monday 10:30-11:15am KC Dix & Jessica Robbins Starts June 19 $160, Members $155

All Ages Lil’ Music Jam 10 Weeks

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

Friday 9:30-10:15am JD Kostyk Starts June 23 Friday 10:30-11:15am JD Kostyk Starts June 23 $160, Members $155

28 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 19 & JULY 24

$145, Members $140 10 Weeks

Monday 9:30-10:15am KC Dix Starts June 19

Thursday 12-12:45pm KC Dix Starts June 22 Sunday 9:30-10:15am KC Dix Starts June 25 $160, Members $155


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.

Family Workshops These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to work together on theme projects and bring laughter, smiles and art into your life. All workshops are 2 hours long and meant for children ages 5+, accompanied by a paying adult. At least one child and one adult must register. Children under the age of 1 year are free with a paying adult.

$30, Members $25

Bird Baths 1 Day

Treat the birds to a nice summer bath. Create a bird bath made out of clay and glazed with a variety of bright colors. You will learn the basics of coil building and pinch pots. By the end of summer the birds will look fresh and clean.

Saturday, July 22 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg $30, Members $25

Picture Frames

Stepping Stones

1 Day

1 Day

Decorate the garden and yard with handmade stepping stones. Using a variety of tiles, stamps and ceramic pieces, you will create an exciting feature to your garden. Together, we will create the perfect stepping stone for summer that will last a lifetime.

Saturday, July 15 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg

Learn handbuilding techniques using terra-cotta clay and design a oneof-a-kind frame to paint and collage another. After your two frames are finished, you can hang up your frame or set it on a table for family and friends to admire.

Saturday, August 5 10am-12pm Molly Eisenberg $30, Members $25

$30, Members $25

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6-12 month olds

Saturday

Sunday

Lil’ Music Jam 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Music Jam 12-12:45pm

Open to all 0-4 year olds

Friday

Kidstreet

2017 Summer Class Calendar

Lil’ Music Jam 10:30-11:15am

Lil’ Movers 11-11:45am

1-2 year olds

Lil’ Artists 11:30am12:15pm

1-4 year olds

Lil' Artists 9:30-10:15am

2-4 year olds

Lil' Artists 10:30-11:15am

Lil’ Artists 10-10:45am

Lil’ Artists 10:30-11:15am

Lil’ Artists 4-4:45pm

Lil’ Studio 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Studio 11-11:45am

Lil’ Makers 4-4:45pm

Lil’ Petite Ami 10-10:45am

Lil’ Artists 12-12:45pm

Lil’ Artists 9:30-10:15am

Lil’ Studio 9:30-10:15am

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

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Make Friends

Lillstreet Summer Camps bring together kids from across Chicagoland and beyond to have fun and create art alongside their peers. With over 100 camps to choose from, there’s an opportunity for every child, from age 3 ½ to 18, to meet friends who share their interests and enthusiasm for art!

Make Memories

Each day of camp introduces new skills, inspires ideas and offers unforgettable experiences and discoveries. Throughout the week, each camper will create something unique and special—whether a cereal bowl forged from clay, an original design screenprinted on a T-shirt, a painting of the cityscape, or an original movie— to take home, share and keep for a lifetime.

Make Art

With 18 classrooms devoted to summer camps throughout Lillstreet’s facilities, campers gain hands-on experience with the same state-of-the-art equipment and tools used by professional artists. Our expert teachers and counselors-in-training provide unparalleled instruction and individualized attention, encouraging and celebrating the talents and creativity of your young artist.

EXPLORE OUR COMPLETE CAMP OFFERINGS & CALENDAR ONLINE AT

lillstreet.com/department/camps

4401 N RAVENSWOOD | CHICAGO | 773.769.4226 | lillstreet.com


Membership Benefits

Policies & Procedures

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

Office & Gallery Summer Hours:

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

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. • Private classes can be set up in any of our departments. • Your lesson includes open studio time on the day of your lesson only; it does not include open studio for the week.

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

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

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

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

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-7:30pm Friday: 8:30am-6pm Saturday-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. Refund Policy For Dropped Classes And Workshops: Tuition is refundable for all classes and workshops dropped more than one week prior to the session start date, minus a $40 processing fee. Classes dropped during the week prior to the start of the class session are eligible for a studio credit only (no refunds). Classes dropped during the first week of the session are eligible for a 50% studio credit (no refund). Classes dropped after the first week of the session are not eligible for a credit or refund except in cases of documented medical emergency with physician’s note. Students are responsible for notifying the lillstreet staff that they wish to drop a class or workshop. Not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal or cancellation of tuition or fees. Creative retreats, visiting artist workshops, and summer camps have separate cancellation policies. Please see each class for their individual policies. See complete policy information at lillstreet.com.

SUMMER SESSION Adult/Child Classes

Dropped on or before 6/11/17 Refund minus $40 or full class credit

Dropped between 6/12/17-6/18/17 No refund – class credit only

Dropped between 6/19/17-6/25/17

Dropped after 6/26/17

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 Summer Classes Begin the Weeks of June 19 & July 24

SAVE UP TO $20 ON CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY June 5

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For availability and rates, please contact Nicolle Wood at events@lillstreet.com or 773.769.4226.

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