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2014

EARLY WINTER CATALOGUE C L A SS ES BEGI N T H E W EE K S O F NOV E MB E R 17 & NOV E MBE R 24

C E L E B R AT I N G O U R 4 0 TH Y E A R

Kidstreet

CERAMICS

GALLERY CREATIVE RETREATS

MAKING Metalsmithing & GLASS

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640 773.769.4226

We’re excited to tell you about some changes we’ve made to

www.lillstreet.com

our website to make your experience searching for classes and registering much easier. We’ve added tabs to help narrow down your selection whether it’s browsing by a specific class or day

CLASS LISTINGS

of the week. With over 125 classes and numerous workshops offered, our Early Winter programming has something for everyone. From family activities to our wildly popular blown

Ceramics Metalsmithing & Glass

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glass ornament workshops, we have the class for you. Let There Be Light, our 39th annual Holiday Show & Sale, runs November 21 - January 4, 2015 with a “kick off” reception on Friday, November 21 from 6-10pm. This festive time at Lillstreet

Drawing & Painting

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Textiles

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features an exhibition, jewelry trunk shows every weekend and a large selection of artisan gifts in our gallery shop. In addition, we’re proud to host our 3rd annual Holiday Art Fair November 21 & 22 featuring 60 artists selling ceramics, jewelry, hats & scarves, prints & notecards and much more.

Printmaking & Book Arts

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We look forward to you joining us this season whether it’s to take a class, shop in our gallery or grab coffee and pie from

Digital Arts & Photography

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the café. Come see why we’re almost 40 years strong and still growing.

Creative Retreats

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Kidstreet

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Eric Tschetter, Executive Director Pam Robinson, Education Director Valerie Bajorat, Marketing & Communications Director

Membership Benefits

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Marie Straquadine, Special Events Manager Samantha Hostert, Program Coordinator for Ignite Brian Malnassy, Sales Gallery Manager

Photos provided by: Joe Tighe & Lillstreet Media Interns: Jennifer Fagan , Laine Heuer, Alli Rooney, David Velasco and Zuri Washington Kidstreet & Artreach Illustrations by: Kris Easler kriseasler.com

Tracey Morrison, Exhibitions Manager Abi Gonzales, Custom Class Coordinator & Class Advisor Emily Culbert, Custom Class Coordinator & Class Advisor Emily Edwards, Class Advisor Adam Hitchell, Accounts Manager Andy Rohr, Graphic Designer Bartholomew J. Conklin, Man of All Work

2 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES

ARTISTS

NOT SURE WHERE TO START? Explore a new medium in a no pressure environment. Each of our adult departments

FIRST-TIME ARTISTS

FIRST-TIME

offers three to five week introductory classes for beginning students with no previous experience. Get comfortable with the basics before you decide on a full-length class. Some materials are included and you will have access to open studio during your class session.

FIRST-TIME POTTER ( 5 WEEKS )

FIRST-TIME DRAWING INTO PAINTING

FIRST-TIME DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

( 5 WEEKS )

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON FABRIC

Tuesday 10am-1pm Tuesday 7-10pm

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

( 4 WEEKS )

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Wednesday 10am-1pm

$175, Members $170

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

$20 Clay tool kit

$175, Members $170

Sunday 2-5pm

$160, Members $155

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$35 Beginning Painting Kit

$145, Members $140

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FIRST-TIME HANDBUILDING

( 4 WEEKS ) Saturday 10am-1pm

( 5 WEEKS )

Sunday 10am-1pm

Monday 7-10pm

$145, Members $140

Saturday 10am-1pm $175, Members $170 $20 Clay tool kit PAGE 6

INTRODUCTION TO METALSMITHING ( 4 WEEKS )

$35 Beginning Drawing & Painting Kit PAGE 14

FIRST-TIME SEWING ( 5 WEEKS ) Monday 10am-1pm Monday 6:30-9:30pm Tuesday 2-5pm

Monday 10am – 1pm

Sunday 2-5pm

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

$175, Members $170

Friday 10am-1pm

$10 Material fee

Sunday 2pm-5pm

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$30 Materials fee PAGE 18

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER ( 5 WEEKS ) Monday 6:30-9:30pm $175, Members $170 $25 Material fee PAGE 22

( 5 WEEKS )

( 4 WEEKS ) Saturday 2-5pm $160, Members $155 $10 Material fee PAGE 24

$175, Members $170

$175, Members $170

FIRST-TIME GLASS BEADMAKING

Thursday 10am-1pm $120, Members $115

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

$15 materials fee

( 5 WEEKS )

( 3 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

Saturday 10-1

FIRST-TIME QUILTING

FIRST-TIME LIGHTROOM

FIRST-TIME LETTERPRESS

$145, Members $140 PAGE 10

( 4 WEEKS )

$20 Material fee PAGE 22

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Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm $175, Members $170 PAGE 18

Wednesday 10am-1pm $180, Members $175 $40 materials fee PAGE 13

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EARLY WINTER CLASSES

CREAT RETRE IVE ATS See P ag e 26

EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17 & NOVEMBER 24

CERAMICS

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MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

The Low Fire Handbuilt Surface 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing 10am-1pm

Just Bowls 10am-1pm

Advanced Handbuilding 10am-1pm

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

Figurative Sculpture 2-5pm

Best of Both 12-3pm

Handbuilt Still Life 2:00-5:00pm

Small Sculptures, Figures and Dolls 6:30-9:30pm

Advanced Handbuilding 7-10pm

The Bottle Form 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Handbuilding 7-10pm

Beginning/Advanced Beg. Wheelthrowing 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Potter 7-10pm

Advanced Topics in Soda Firing: Altering the Thrown Form 7-10pm

Clay for the Longest Night 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing 7-10pm

First-Time Handbuilding 7-10pm Advanced Wheelthrowing 7-10pm

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DRAWING & PAINTING

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Intro to Metalsmithing 10am-1pm

Instructional Open Studio 1-4pm

1st Time Glass Bead 10am-1pm

Ring in the New Year 6:30-9:30pm

Intro to Metalsmithing 6:30-9:30pm

Soldered Jewelry 2-5pm

Baubles for the Arm 6:30-9:30pm

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

All About Earrings 6:30-9:30pm

Intro to Glass Bead 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Metals 6:30-9:30pm

Animal Illustration

First-Time Drawing into Painting 10am-1pm

Problem Solving For Oil Painters 10am-1pm

First-Time Drawing into Painting

Painting the Figure Alla Prima 10am-1pm

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

Beginning Drawing

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

Alla Prima Painting

Introduction to Watercolor 6:30-9:30pm

10am-1pm

6:30-9:30pm 6:30-9:30pm 6:30-9:30pm

TEXTILES

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PRINTMAKING & BOOK ARTS

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DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

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Intermediate Wheelthrowing 7-10pm

Figure in Context 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Sewing 10am-1pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Fabric 10am-1pm

Easy Garment Alterations 6:30-9:30pm

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

Easy Garment Alterations 10am-1pm

Intro to Dyes: Silk + Scarves 6:30-9:30pm

Cozy Knitting 10am-1pm

First-Time Sewing 2-5pm

Sewing 101: Elastic Skirt (Kidstreet) 4:30-6pm

Repeat Patterns 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Quilting 6:30-9:30pm

T-shirt Factory (Kidstreet) 4:30-6pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Fabric 6:30-9:30pm

Intaglio

Introduction to Collagraph & Found Object Printmaking

2-5pm

Monotype Notecards 2-5pm

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

Ways of Seeing: Journal and Sketchbook 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Photoshop 10am-1pm

Portrait Photography 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography 10am-1pm

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

Digital Printing and Bookmaking 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Illustrator 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Paper 6:30-9:30pm

2-5pm

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C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES KIDSTREET CLASSES See Page 28

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Bas Relief Tiles 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing 10am-1pm

First-Time Handbuilding

Traditional Figure Sculpture 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter

Intermediate Wheelthrowing 10am-1pm

Beginning Handbuilding 1-4pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing 11am-2pm

10am-1pm 10am-1pm

Beginning/Advanced Beginning WheelThrowing 2-5pm

Intermediate Metals 2-5pm

Intro to Metalsmithing 10am-1pm

Textures on Metal 10am-1pm

Advanced Beginning Metals 10am-1pm

Fusing & Reticulation 6:30-9:30pm

Hydraulic Press 2-5pm

*Workshops in Metals and Glass select dates

Torch Fired Enameling 10am-1pm

Linked Necklace 6:30-9:30pm

Intro to Metalsmithing 2-5pm Working with Wax & Casting 2-5pm *Workshops in Metals and Glass select dates

Drawing and Painting the Nude

Abstract Painting Studio

First-Time Drawing into Paintin,

First-Time Drawing into Painting 10am-1pm

Abstract Collage

Portrait & Costume Figure

Introduction to Portrait and Figure

Beginning Drawing 10am-1pm

Beginning Painting

Intuitive Painting

Beginning Painting 2-5pm

Oil Painting

Drawing and Painting the Nude

Oil Painting 2-5pm

10am-1pm 10am-1pm

10am-1pm 10am-1pm

6:30-9:30pm

10am-1pm 10am-1pm 10am-1pm

6:30-9:30pm

2-5pm

Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor 2-5pm Crash Course in Embroidery 6:30-9:30pm

Copy That

Repeat Patterns

Burn Out 6:30-9:30pm

*Workshops in Textiles select dates

First-Time Sewing

10am-1pm

10am-1pm 2-5pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Fabric 2-5pm

Cozy Knitting 5:30-8:30pm

*Workshops in Textiles select dates

Relief & Screenprinting Combo

Multi-Level Screenprinting on Paper 6:30-9:30pm

3-6pm

Screenprinted Holiday Cards 5-8pm

First-Time Letterpress 10am-1pm

First-Time Lightroom 10am-1pm Animated GIFs (Kidstreet) 4:30-6:30pm

Holiday GIFs (adults) 10am-1pm

First-Time Digital Photography 10am-1pm

Crash Course classes 1-5pm

First-Time Lightroom 2-5pm

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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.

OPEN STUDIO Enjoy the quietest time in the studio to work on your projects. Students must have taken at least one ceramic class in 2014. Available by the week From November 17 December 28, 2014 Weeks run Monday-Sunday $40, Members $35

BEGINNER / ADVANCED BEGINNER FIRST-TIME POTTER ( 5 WEEKS ) Does working with clay look like fun? Dress for mess and come try your hand at spinning the wheel as you shape clay into the basic forms of mugs and bowls. You will work with various tools, and later glaze your pottery. Learn a little handbuilding too, such as pinch pot, bowls and small serving trays. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

FIRST-TIME HANDBUILDING

BEGINNING / ADVANCED BEGINNING WHEELTHROWING

BEGINNING / ADVANCED BEGINNING HANDBUILDING

Want to have fun shaping and building with clay? Learn the timeless handbuilding techniquesof attaching pinch pots, coils and slabs to make pottery, art objects, or sculptures. Use of tools such as molds, slab roller and extruder will bedemonstrated. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

( 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

Explore the mystery of the potter’s wheel. Beginning students develop fundamental throwing techniques while returning students refine their techniques to create more complex forms. Be inspired by those around you and be challenged by your personal goals. Teachers demonstrations for multi-levels. Class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

Monday 7-10pm

Monday 10am-1pm

Many people are drawn to the direct contact of handbuilding in clay. Whether your aim is functional or sculptural ceramics, learn the basic techniques of handbuilding with clay. Work with slabs, coils and pinching to create virtually anything you can dream up. You will also experience the use of larger tools, including molds, slab roller, and extruder to expand your ceramic vocabulary. Class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay.

( 5 WEEKS )

Susan McBride Starts November 17

Les Orenstein Starts November 17

Saturday 10am-1pm

Joe Kraft Starts November 22

Jayson Lawfer Starts November 17

$175, Members $170

Tuesday 7-10pm

$20 Clay tool kit

Mary Drabik Starts November 18 Wednesday 10am-1pm

Karen Avery Starts November 19 Sunday 2-5pm

David Trost Starts November 23 $185, Members $180

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Karen Avery Starts November 18

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

$20 Clay tool kit

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Tuesday 7-10pm

Robert Smith Starts November 18 Saturday 10am-1pm

Susan McBride Starts November 22 $175, Members $170 $20 Clay tool kit

6 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1

Tuesday 7-10pm

Marjorie Woodruff Starts November 18 Saturday 1-4pm

Mary Drabik Starts November 22 $185, Members $180 $20 Clay tool kit


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES JUST BOWLS

( 5 WEEKS )

Improve your skills while throwing elegant bowls to avoid the dreaded beginner’s hump. Open to advanced beginners and beyond.

Use clay to explore the meaning of the year’s longest night, when, in the northern hemisphere, increasing darkness changes to increasing light. Consider how people around the world have marked the significance of the winter solstice and shape a special object for personal use. We will use these objects in our own celebration during the final class. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

MULTI LEVEL / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED THE LOW FIRE HANDBUILT SURFACE ( 5 WEEKS ) Use handbuilding techniques to make functional work that tells a story. Learn new surface techniques such as mishima, sgraffito, monoprinting and transfers. Explore the pot’s ability to transcend function and become a canvas for your ideas. Work with low fire terra cotta and terra sigillata. Using historical and modern pots as a reference, each student will make cups, bowls and plates that share his or her own narrative. Monday 10am-1pm

Molly Bishop Starts November 17 $195, Members $190

HANDBUILT STILL LIFE ( 5 WEEKS ) How objects or forms exist together is as important as how each was individually crafted. Creating a scenario or scene with multiples can give each object its own personality. We will examine how ceramic forms interact with one another and create our own still lifes. Our focus is the play on shape and form rather than function.

Corinne Peterson Starts November 17

BEST OF BOTH

$195, Members $190

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

THE BOTTLE FORM ( 5 WEEKS )

Mary Drabik Starts November 19

The bottle form captures the eye and the imagination. It can be masculine or feminine in nature, functional or decorative and can appear to float or stand firm. The challenge in making the bottle form is to gain height, finesse proportion and create a beautiful silhouette. This class will push your throwing skills and train your eye on every detail, instilling technique that will carry over to any other wheel-thrown form.

$200, Members $195

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday 12-3pm

$20 Clay tool kit

Patty Kochaver Starts November 17

HOME AND GARDEN POTTERY

$195, Members $190

( 5 WEEKS )

SMALL SCULPTURES, FIGURINES AND DOLLS

Work independently and in collaboration with the instructor and classmates on home and garden projects. Monday 1:30-4:30pm

Karen Avery Starts November 17 $195, Members $190

( 5 WEEKS ) Imagination flows as students create abstract, realistic, and anthropomorphic or animal sculptures. Students may choose to articulate their figures, through the application of kinetic elements, to create a doll. All levels welcome. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Robin Power Starts November 18

( 5 WEEKS )

CERAMICS

CLAY FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Lisa Harris Starts November 18 $195, Members $190

BAS-RELIEF TILES ( 3 WEEKS ) We will explore a variety of approaches such as drawing on clay, using slips, sgrafitto and brush work to ornament bas-relief tiles. We will look at architectural embellishment for inspiration. Thursday 10am-1pm

Lisa Harris Starts December 4 $125, Members $120

INTERMEDIATE WHEELTHROWING ( 5 WEEKS ) You have mastered the basics, now challenge yourself to throw a better pot. Design pottery and develop a personal aesthetic while learning techniques to make complex forms. Weekly demonstrations and experimentation with new glaze combinations will help develop your signature look. Tuesday 7-10pm

Kyle Hendrix Starts November 18 Friday 10am-1pm

Les Orenstein Starts November 21 Sunday 10am-1pm

David Trost Starts November 23 $195, Members $190

$195, Members $190

Monday 2-5pm

Joe Kraft Starts November 17 $195, Members $190

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ADVANCED WHEELTHROWING

CERAMICS

( 5 WEEKS ) Demonstrations of more complex forms will encourage you to expand your repertoire of pots and build confidence. Throw taller, bigger pieces with nuance. Try new and advanced glazing techniques to create pots of your own design and aesthetic. Monday 7-10pm

David Trost Starts November 17 Sunday 11am-2pm

Patty Kochaver Starts November 23 $195, Members $190

ADVANCED HANDBUILDING ( 5 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. Wednesday 10am-1pm

Molly Bishop Starts November 19 Wednesday 7-10pm

David Trost Starts November 19 $195, Members $190

ADVANCED TOPICS IN SODA FIRING: ALTERING THE THROWN FORM ( 5 WEEKS ) Focus on developing skills in ceramic work to be finished in a soda fired kiln. A range of techniques will be demonstrated, from altering wheel thrown forms to constructing with slabs. Discussions and exploration of soda fired surfaces, including the use of soda specific slips and glazes will aid in our discovery. Students will participate in all stages of the process including required kiln loading and unloading outside of class time. Open to intermediate and advanced students who have completed two sessions of Simply Soda, or by instructor’s permission. Wednesday 7-10pm

Kyle Hendrix Starts November 19 $195, Members $190

SODA FEE with Open Studio

SCULPTURAL NARRATIVES IN CLAY

TRADITIONAL FIGURE SCULPTURE

$40 soda firing fee

( 3 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

A narrative is open to expressing oneself through a story or an event. This class will help you be able to reflect yourself or elements you observe in your life and begin to incorporate it in your clay sculpture. By gathering your observations through writing, translate your artist’s journal to create your vision of how you see yourself and your world. As a narrative artist, I will break down my process and show successful examples that different forms narratives can take. All levels are welcome. Technical skills will not be a factor in class.

Working weekly from a nude model, students will take a methodical and anatomical approach to sculpting the figure realistically. Students may choose to sculpt a head, torso or full figure. Focus will be given to anatomy, skeletal structure, body proportions and gesture. Building techniques, problem solving, observational skills and internal armature will be emphasized. A model will be used as needed and fee collected in class.

$40 soda firing fee

FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE ( 5 WEEKS ) Students will explore a stepby-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 November 18 $195, Members $190

Thursday 1-4pm

Sean Clute Starts December 4 $125, Members $120

8 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1

Sunday, 10am–1pm

Robin Power Starts November 23 $195, Members $190


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES

Early Winter 2014 L I L L S T R E E T G A L L E RY

H O L I D AY A RT F A I R November 21, 6-10pm November 22, 10am - 4pm

21 & 22 r e b m Nove

Sixty local artists will transform Lillstreet’s classrooms into a vibrant marketplace filled with one-of-a-kind gifts. Don’t miss this 3rd annual handmade shopping event!

LET THERE BE LIGHT 39th Annual Holiday Show and Sale Opening Reception: November 21, 6-10pm November 21 – December 31 Featuring new work for the holidays by more than thirty ceramic artist from across the country, including: Nicole Aquillano, Bret t Freund, Stuart Gair, Mike Helke, Clay Leonard, Megan Mitchell, Stacy Snyder, Kyla Strid, and Kensuke Yamada.

W E E K E N D J E W E L RY TRUNK SHOWS November December December December

29-30 Lynn Floriano 6-7 Jennifer Merchant 13-14 Lis a Slodki 20-21 Pam Robinson

Four Midwestern jewelry artists will be showing their new creations for the holiday season.

By : J e n n ife r M e rc h a n t

G A L L E RY A N N E X

W H E N T H I N G S F A L L A PA RT

G A L L E RY 1 6 3 3

Stacia Yeapanis

Montana Morrison

November 7 – December 7

December 12 – January 11

L I L L S T R E E T G A L L E RY. C O M


METALSMITHING

JEWELRY & GLASS

MAKE WEARABLE PIECES OF ART and learn to create unique designs in our fully equipped classrooms. Closed-toe shoes are required in both the Metals & Glass studios. Metals, Enamels, Glass & Mandrels are available for sale during class time and open studio hours from the instructor or monitor. Please note that the monitor will be on hand to answer questions but not instruct. Given fluctuating metals prices, all material costs are approximate and subject to change. We use COE 104 for beadmaking and COE 90 for fusing.

OPEN STUDIO November 17-December 28 This session is an opportunity for you to finish up those “pending” projects or start new ones. Monitors are present for safety and are not there for instruction or cleanup. Please be respectful of their time and presence. Available to students enrolled in fall classes or by instructor approval. Please note that students pay by the week only and weeks run Monday through Sunday. $40, Members $35/week

BEGINNER / ADVANCED BEGINNER INTRODUCTION TO METALSMITHING ( 4 WEEKS ) This class is an introduction to the fundamental skills of metalworking for jewelry making. Learn saw piercing, filing, texturing, soldering and polishing. The techniques covered in this class can be used to make earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets. No previous metals experience needed. Silver and additional materials may be purchased from the instructor.

ADVANCED BEGINNER METALSMITHING ( 4 WEEKS ) This advanced beginner class will help students develop and achieve higher skill levels of design, soldering, stone setting and finishing. Students will also be able to explore patinas and other means of joining metals. This is also the perfect class for those students not yet comfortable enough to move into an intermediate level class. Materials are available for purchase from the instructor. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing Sunday 10am-1pm

Susan Franker Starts November 30

Monday 10am–1pm

$150, Members $145

Rachelle Stromberg Starts November 24

RING IN THE NEW YEAR

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

( 4 WEEKS )

Jessica Armstrong Starts November 25

What a great time to make you or a loved one a new ring or two. We’ll start off making a simple band ring then make bezel settings and set a cabochon stone on our creations. Sources for stones will be discussed on first day as you will need your stone in week two. Silver and additional metal will be available for purchase from instructor. All levels welcome.

Friday 10am-1pm

Neil Kraus Starts November 28 Sunday 2pm-5pm

Susan Franker Starts November 30 $145, Members $140 $15 materials fee

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Pam Robinson Starts November 24 $150, Members $145 $10 material fee

10 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1

BAUBLES FOR THE ARM ( 4 WEEKS ) This class allows students to learn the basics of metalworking, saw, pierce, form, texture, solder, and finish, while focusing on creating bracelets. We will explore a different style and construction each week such as cuffs, links and bangles. Bracelets will be made using copper or brass. Sterling silver will be available for purchase. Open to beginners with no experience or those wishing to hone their skills. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Neil Kraus Starts November 24 $150, Members $145 $25 Materials fee

ALL ABOUT EARRINGS ( 3 WEEKS ) Learn to fabricate hoops, posts, dangles, chandeliers and your own earwires. Silver, copper and brass will be available for purchase from instructor. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Jessica Armstrong Starts December 3 $120 Members $115


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES TORCH FIRED ENAMELING

( 3 WEEKS )

( 4 WEEKS )

Form, link and solder wire together to create your own chain. A unique pendant can be made for your chain if time permits. Silver, copper and brass available for purchase from instructor. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Add color to your metal jewelry or structures by applying enamels and firing them with a torch. Rich colors and exquisite surfaces are the result. Methods of cold joining and three-dimensional forms will be discussed. Metal and enamels available for purchase from the instructor. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Jessica Armstrong Starts December 4 $120 Members $115

MULTILEVEL

Sunday 10am-1pm

INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED

Neil Kraus Start November 30 $150, Members $145

INSTRUCTIONAL OPEN WORKING WITH WAX AND STUDIO CASTING ( 4 WEEKS ) This multilevel class explores the three-dimensional possibilities of hard waxes for carving and soft waxes for modeling. Students can expect to complete two small pieces such as rings, charms or miniature sculptures. Two castings will be done in class or can be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Pam Robinson Starts November 25 Sunday 2-5pm

Neil Kraus Starts November 30 $150, Members $145

( 4 WEEKS )

Need some help finishing your projects? How about a little more guidance during open studio? Do you have questions about soldering, setting or overall finishing of your pieces? I will be available for individualized assistance, answering questions and troubleshooting any problems you’ve experienced with your projects. Prerequisite: Two beginning metalsmithing classes or instructor approval. Tuesday, 1-4pm

Pam Robinson Starts November 25 $150, Members $145

HYDRAULIC PRESS ( 4 WEEKS ) This class will familiarize students with the workings of the hydraulic press. Embossing and debossing with pre-made patterns and wire and found objects will be demonstrated. We will make our own lucite molds for pressing 3D forms and fold forming will be covered. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing.

INTERMEDIATE METALSMITHING ( 3 OR 4 WEEKS ) Build upon skills learned in Beginning Metalsmithing by working on projects that develop your ability to solder, create three-dimensional forms, and set stones. Design, craftsmanship, and refining techniques will be discussed. This class is for advanced beginners who want to expand and hone their skills. Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval. ( 4 WEEKS ) Tuesday 6:30pm-9:30pm

Friday 2-5pm

Susan Franker

Neil Kraus Starts November 28

Starts November 25

$150, Members $145 $25 Materials fee

METALSMITHING

LINKED NECKLACE

$150, Members $145 ( 3 WEEKS ) Thursday 2-5pm

TEXTURES ON METAL ( 3 WEEKS ) Want to add a bit more visual interest to your jewelry? This class will focus on a variety of methods used for adding texture to metal including, hammering, use of pattern stamps, roller printing and embossing. Metal is available for purchase from the instructor. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing or First-Time Jeweler. Saturday 10am – 1pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts December 6 $120, Members $115

Susan Franker Starts December 4 $120, Members $115

FUSING AND RETICULATION ( 3 WEEKS ) Learn to make your own alloys and ingots while exploring texture in metal. Experiment using the technique of reticulation to create wrinkles and ripples in the metal and fusing, taking the surface of the metal to its melting point to create an organic texture. Craftsmanship and finishing will be discussed. Materials may be purchased by instructor. Prerequisite: Two Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval. Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm

Susan Franker Starts December 4 $120, Members $115

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SOLDERED JEWELRY

METALSMITHING

( 3 WEEKS ) Create some fabulous jewelry while improving your soldering skills. From a basic band ring to a hollow construction, students will learn multiple soldering techniques and set ups. Sterling silver, brass and copper will be available for purchase from instructor. Prerequisite: FirstTime Jeweler or Beginning Metalsmithing class Wednesday 2-5pm

Jessica Armstrong Starts December 3 $120 Members $115

DECADENT CONFECTION GLASS CHAINMAILLE BRACELET ( 1 DAY ) This beginning level class will teach you how to correctly open and close jump rings seamlessly and learn basic chainmaille weaving. The shaggy loops pattern will be used for its fullness and fun fringe. Aluminum, copper and a variety of glass ring colors will be available to create your bracelet. Instructor will bring pliers to use in class. Saturday December 6 10am-12pm

WORKSHOPS METAL ORNAMENTS

FULL-PERSIAN BRACELET

Kat Wisniewski

( 1 DAY )

$50, Members $45 $10 Materials fee paid to instructor

( 1 DAY ) Learn to create your own metal ornaments. Pierce, texture, emboss or rivet for decoration. A handmade ornament makes a great gift. Fee includes copper and brass for two ornaments. Additional materials may be purchased from instructor. All levels welcome. Saturday December 13 12-4pm

Jessica Armstrong $75, Members $70

RUBBER HELM BANGLE

MESH RING ( 1 DAY ) Using tiny stainless steel jump rings, learn a dense, mesh weave called European 6-in-1. This pattern is used to craft a flexible, durable ring. Learn how to permanently close this weave on itself, creating one continuous design. Instructor will bring pliers for students to use during class. This is an intermediate level class. Prerequisite: European 4-in-1.

Saturday December 13 10am-1pm

Kat Wisniewski $65, Members $60 $8 Materials fee paid to the instructor

Wednesday December 10

GOLDEN BRONZE SEA TURTLE PENDANT

6:30-9pm

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

Kat Wisniewski

This rubber chainmaille bracelet is a great introduction to chainmaille. Helm chain is also known as parallel chain. Students will select from rubber colors and either aluminum, copper or brass for their project. Instructor will bring pliers for students to use during class.

$55, Members $50 $6 Material fee paid to instructor

Wednesday December 3 6:30-8:30pm

Bronze clay has a soft, lovely golden look, with none of the expense of gold itself. Form a sea turtle and add character with gems, carved designs or other techniques. Time permitting, create sea-themed matching earrings. Pieces will be ready to be worn home at the end of class. Material fee includes 100g bronze clay. Additional materials available for purchase. Sunday November 30

Kat Wisniewski

10am-5pm

$50, Members $45 $11 Materials fee paid to the instructor

Also known as the foxtail, the Full-Persian is a classic ropelike weave perfect for both men and women. Students will have various color choices to accompany silver-colored aluminum for this project. Instructor will bring pliers for students to use during class.

Katie Baum $130, Members $125

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$20 material fee paid to instructor.

SILVER INSPIRATION BRACELET ( 1 DAY ) Working with Art Clay Silver, learn to texture and inscribe names or inspirational messages in this material. Add gemstones to enhance your design. Assemble the bracelet with fine silver spacers and a silver clasp. Whether this bracelet is for your or someone else, each link can be personalized to reflect the exact style desired. Material fee includes 30g silver clay, gemstones, jump rings, and clasp. Additional materials available for purchase. Sunday December 21 10am-3pm

Katie Baum $115, Members $110 $60 material fee paid to instructor.

INTRODUCTION TO ENAMELING ON ART CLAY SILVER ( 1 DAY ) Add a little color to your jewelry. Learn to create pendants or earrings with Art Clay Silver. When they are fired and finished, enamels will be added, covering both kiln-firing and torchfiring techniques. Material fee includes silver clay and enamels. Additional materials available for purchase. Wednesday November 26 10am-3pm

Katie Baum $115, Members $110 $50 material fee paid to instructor

12 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENT WORKSHOP

GLASS

( 1.5 HOURS )

FOR CLASSES IN METALS SEE PAGE 10.

INTRODUCTION TO GLASS BEADMAKING

Work on projects and improve skills outside of class in our highly recommended open studio. Punch cards are available for $60 (5 sessions for $12 each); students may also purchase single sessions for $14 each. Glass and mandrels are available for sale; tools will be available for use. A monitor will be on hand to answer questions but not instruct. Punch cards may be purchased at the front desk.

This is an intensive class in learning the basic methods and techniques of making beautiful glass beads using a tabletop torch. We will shape, mold and decorate molten glass into beads using decorating basics of dots and stripes. Studio setup, safety and the properties of glass will be covered. Instruction will include lecture, demonstration and lots of hands-on torch time. Material fee includes tools, mandrels and assorted soft glass colors. No experience required.

FIRST-TIME GLASS BEADMAKING ( 5 WEEKS ) No experience required for this beginner hot-glass class. We will move slowly to master basic torch techniques while creating simple bead shapes with a variety of fundamental decorating styles. Shaping, heat control, color, use of tools and classroom equipment and studio safety will be covered. Classes will involve demonstrations, discussions, individual instruction, and plenty of practice time. An overview of what to make with your beautiful beads will be discussed. Ages 16 yrs and up welcome.

( 2 WEEKS )

Monday December 1 & 8 6:30–9:30pm

Saturday 1:30-3pm & 4-5:30pm

November 1, 8, 15 Friday 6-7:30pm & 8:30-10pm

November 7, 14, 28 Sunday 2-3:30pm & 4:30-6pm

November 9 Saturday 10-11:30am & 12:30-2pm

November 29 Sunday 11am-12:30pm & 1:30-3pm

November 23, 30 Friday 6-7:30pm & 8:30-10pm

December 5, 12, 19

Cynthia McEwen

Saturday 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm & 3-4:30pm

$80, Members $75

December 6, 13, 20

$20 Material fee

Sunday 11am-12:30pm & 1:30-3pm

December 7, 14, 21

WORKSHOPS

$75, Members $70

HOLIDAY BEADS ( 1 DAY )

Judy Zeddies Starts November 19

Working on a Hot Head Torch, learn to make a Christmas tree, snowman, stocking, or even a candy treat or Santa. Samples will be on hand for inspiration. Basic sculptural techniques will be covered. Glass included. Prior glass experience is recommended but not required.

$180, Members $175

Wednesday December 3

$40 materials fee

6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday 10am-1pm

No experience necessary. Ages 14+ welcome.

METALSMITHING

GLASS BEAD OPEN STUDIO

A holiday favorite! In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to blow glass on a torch. Pre-made glass “points” and colored glass turn into beautiful, round holiday ball ornaments. Students can make approximately five ornaments, each finished with a metal hook. Everything is finished and ready to bring home at the end of the class.

Cynthia McEwen $65, Members $60 $20 materials fee

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DRAWING & PAINTING EXPRESS YOURSELF TWO-DIMENSIONALLY. Explore acrylics, watercolor, gouache, oils, pastels, pen and ink, or encaustic techniques. Drawing & Painting classes are divided into beginning, intermediate, multilevel or advanced classes. Use these designations and class descriptions to create a custom curriculum that best fits your interests.

OPEN STUDIO If you have taken a class in Drawing & Painting and need a place to continue your work, open studio is for you. This option allows former students the opportunity to use the classroom as your studio. $40, Member $35 per week

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DROP-IN FIGURE BEGINNER DRAWING FIRST-TIME DRAWING INTO PAINTING Drop-in figure drawing sessions offer an excellent opportunity for beginning to advanced students to practice their drawing skills. We provide drawing benches, easels, tables, backup support boards for pads, and clips. Please bring your own drawing materials. Instruction and critique are not included.

Prior 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 & Painting studios, 4410 N. Ravenswood Avenue, on the other side of the train tracks from our main facility.

( 4 OR 5 WEEKS ) Combine basic drawing with the fundamentals of painting in this introductory class. Students will become acquainted with line, value, composition and how they combine to compose a successful drawing. Gain experience combining these fundamental elements and compositional strategies to create acrylic paintings. Beginning kit may be purchased on the first day of class. ( 5 WEEKS ) Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Starts November 17 Tuesday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Starts November 18 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm

TBD Starts November 19

Sundays 10:30am-1:30pm

$175, Members $170

$20 per session or $180 for a 10-week package

$35 Beginning Painting Kit ( 4 WEEKS ) Saturday 10am-1pm

Annie York Starts November 29 Sunday 10am-1pm

Randall Miller Starts November 30 $145, Members $140 $35 Beginning Drawing & Painting Kit

14 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES

BEGINNER/ ADVANCED BEGINNER INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING TECHNIQUES ( 5 WEEKS ) Refine and develop painting technique as you build on basic skills. Students will focus on the continued development of painting techniques as they investigate the importance of a color plan in painting. Brush and pallet knife use and the incorporation of painting mediums are explored. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing into Painting or prior experience

Annie York Starts November 18

Beginning Painting will give you various techniques for working with paint, including mixing colors and determining the best type of brush to use. This class is ideal for those who have taken First-Time Drawing into Painting or have previous experience and want to expand their skills. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase.

BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR ( 4 WEEKS )

* No class November 27

Watercolor is a versatile painting medium that allows the artist a range of expression including representational, fluid sketches and improvisational abstracts. Students with a foundation in drawing or painting will receive a comprehensive introduction to watercolor techniques such as blending and glazing. Representational techniques will be expanded upon as fun special effects with the medium are explored. Material kit may be purchased on the first day.

Sunday 2-5pm

Saturday 2-5pm

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Starts November 20* $150, Members $145

Randall Miller Starts November 30

Tom Dieschbourg Starts November 29

$150, Members $145

$150, Members $145

$65 Painting Kit

$90 Watercolor Kit

INTRODUCTION TO THE PORTRAIT AND FIGURE ( 4 WEEKS ) This beginning to intermediate level drawing class teaches 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 simply a matter of integrated shapes. Students will work in charcoal and contĂŠ, and must supply their own materials. A materials list is available online. Saturday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts November 29 $150, Members $145 $25 model fee

$185, Members $180

BEGINNING DRAWING

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR

( 4 OR 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

Students who are new to drawing or those who paint and would like to refresh their drawing skills will discover something useful in this entry level class. The use of value, line, and proportion will be demonstrated toward the development of balanced compositions.

Learn the fundamentals of working with watercolors in this introductory class. Each lesson will focus on basic watercolor techniques. Brush use, value shape, composition, color mixing and layering will be discussed. Students should have foundation skills in painting and drawing. Material kit may be purchased on the first day.

[ 5 WEEKS ] Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Patrick Miceli Starts November 17 $185, Members $180 $15 First-Time Drawing kit

Drawing & Painting

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

BEGINNING PAINTING ( 4 WEEKS )

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Patrick Miceli Starts November 18 $185, Members $180 $90 Watercolor kit

[ 4 WEEKS ] Sunday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Starts November 30 $150, Members $145 $15 First-Time Drawing kit

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ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

DRAWING & PAINTING

( 4 WEEKS ) Learn how to paint with wax in this multi-level class. Use pigments, damar crystals, various types of waxes as well as other ingredients to create multi-layered, heavily textured to paint on a variety of surfaces. Work with metal tools and special brushes as well as torches, heat guns and irons. Encapsulate additional materials and collage the surface. A supply list will be provided one week before class begins. *Due to the nature this medium, open studio is not available for students working with encaustic paints. Sunday 2-5pm

MULTILEVEL ANIMAL ILLUSTRATION ( 5 WEEKS ) From prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary art, people have been fascinated with illustrating animals. This technical drawing class teaches methods for rendering the animal form and improving observational drawing skills. We will begin by drawing mounted specimens and graduate to drawing from live animals at Lincoln Park Zoo.

OIL PAINTING ( 4 WEEKS ) New students will learn the fundamentals of oil painting as more experienced painters continue to develop and refine their skills. Experiment with color mixing and painting techniques to enhance skills and provide a foundation for confident painting with oils. Material kit may be purchased on the first day.

Jenny Learner Starts November 30 $150, Members $145 $15 Material fee

ABSTRACT COLLAGE

Monday 10am-1pm

* No class November 27

Amanda Mulcahy Starts November 17

Sunday 2-5pm

Thursday 10am-1pm

$185, Members $180

Patrick Miceli Starts November 20*

Patrick Miceli Starts November 30 $150, Members $145 $75 Oil Painting Kit

ABSTRACT PAINTING STUDIO ( 3 WEEKS ) This studio is designed for students who are interested in expanding their own vision in a lively interactive work environment. All forms of abstraction and non-objective painting are welcome. We will focus on formal issues, exploring and encouraging skill development, techniques and materials. Each student’s individual needs will be addressed. Works of influential artists will be discussed and visits to galleries encouraged. Friday 10am-1pm

Cynthia Vaicunas Starts December 5 $120, Members $115

( 3 WEEKS ) Collage is a wonderful way to quickly make numerous abstract studies to work from, or to create finished pieces. Using various collage techniques, this class explores the fundamentals of abstraction. Topics will include material exploration, abstraction from representation, using found materials and creating unity and variation.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED

Amanda Mulcahy Starts December 4 $120, Members $115 $10 Material fee

INTUITIVE PAINTING ( 4 WEEKS ) Develop your own language of mark-making through a series of activities structured to develop your painterly instincts. Learn to trust your intuition while generating original ideas and expressing the unconscious. A development of color, compositions and themes will be explored. Recommended for students who have completed beginning level courses. Saturday 10am-1pm

Melanie Brown Starts November 29 $150, Members $145

16 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1

PAINTING THE FIGURE ALLA PRIMA ( 3 WEEKS ) Building an understanding of visual concepts enables students 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. Tuesday 10am-1pm

Ken Minami Starts December 2 $120, Members $115 $20 model fee


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES THE FIGURE IN CONTEXT ( 5 WEEKS ) The environment surrounding the figure becomes an experiment in the relationship between context and meaning. The persona of the model and the use of the figure can create a psychology whether symbolic, narrative or abstract. Discuss and analyze artists who use the figure to create a narrative or as a vehicle for abstraction. Students will develop work in the media of their choice, while demonstrations give direction on the materials used by the instructor. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Brenda Moore Starts November 18 $30 model fee

ALLA PRIMA PAINTING

THE PORTRAIT AND COSTUMED FIGURE

PROBLEM SOLVING FOR OIL PAINTERS

( 3 WEEKS OR 4 WEEKS )

( 4 WEEKS )

( 4 WEEKS )

Individualized instruction supports students as they strive to develop new skills and styles. Working from the nude model, poses are extended through multiple sessions, providing students with experience and the opportunity to develop a more considered drawing or painting. Conventional materials include oils, pastels or other drawing media and are supplied by the student. Students should have a foundation in drawing and drawing the nude figure. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Portrait and Figure.

Students who would like to paint or draw from the clothed figure will benefit from multiple sessions working from the same pose. Participants have the option to work on a portrait or a full figure composition. Individualized instruction supports students in developing their skills and personal style. Come to the first class prepared to work in your medium of choice.

Your ideas become the subject of individualized instruction as you expand your skills as a painter. A still life set up 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 with a 16� x 20� canvas.

[ 3 WEEKS ]

Friday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts November 28

Wednesday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts November 26 $150, Members $145

$150, Members $145

Thursday 10am-1pm

$25 model fee

Bob Horn Starts December 4 $120, Members $115 $20 Model fee

( 3 WEEKS ) Alla Prima is a wet-on-wet, all at once process. It is a way of seeing, as much as it is a method. Using oil paints as the medium, learn the foundation techniques and relationships needed to successfully paint wet-on-wet. Topics include the connection between shape, value, and hue creating definition, drawing with a brush, and strategies for painting wet into wet. It will liberate you from drawing outlines and filling them in with color. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Ken Minami Starts December 1 $120, Members $115

[ 4 WEEKS ] Saturday 2-5pm

Bob Horn Starts November 29 $150, Members $145 $25 model fee

Drawing & Painting

$185, Members $180

DRAWING AND PAINTING THE NUDE FIGURE

JOURNAL AND SKETCHBOOK: WAYS OF SEEING ( 3 WEEKS ) Learn how visual note taking, writing, and expressive markmaking can help you record visual narratives such as memories, observations, imaginings and stories. Pairing text and image is a time-honored artistic tradition and is useful for all manners of creative expression. All skill and experience levels welcome. Please bring a hard-backed sketchbook or journal with unlined pages that is at least 5 inches by 7 inches in size to class. Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30pm

Philip Hartigan Starts December 3 $120, Members $115

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TEXTILES

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 budding artists who love working with their hands and exploring new materials. Our instructors will guide you as you turn your project ideas into one of a kind completed works of functional, decorative or fine art.

BEGINNER/ ADVANCED BEGINNER FIRST-TIME SEWING ( 5 WEEKS ) Perfect for someone who doesn’t know how to thread a machine or stray from the straight stitch. Formal instruction includes how to operate a sewing machine, basic techniques and sewing vocabulary. Walk away with a completed apron and grocery tote bag to show off your newly acquired skills. Sewing machines provided. Thread and notions provided with material fee. No materials needed on the first day. Mondays 10am-1pm

Amanda Franck Starts November 17

FIRST-TIME QUILTING ( 5 WEEKS ) Have all of those beautiful handmade quilts on Pinterest and Instagram been catching your eye? This class provides hands-on experience in all steps required to make a functional quilt. Students will be encouraged to experiment and get creative with patterns and color. Six block patterns will be used to create a small quilted project. Slide presentations and instruction on how to plan for larger projects will be incorporated. No materials needed on the first day, though students are welcome to bring in sample fabrics and project ideas. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts November 18

( 4 WEEKS ) Whether you are interested in DIY holiday gifts, yardage or band tees, this class shows you how easy it is to print onto fabrics. Students will master the photo-emulsion process, registration and pulling clean prints. Work with a professional UV vacuum exposure unit and lightweight aluminum screens. Students have completed wedding invitations, company t-shirts, projects for special events and printed yardage. Material fee includes most supplies and access to film positive printing on our laser printer. Students provide fabric. Tuesday 10am-1pm

$175, Members $170

Camille Canales Starts November 25

Mondays 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Paige Fetchen Starts November 17

Camille Canales Starts November 25

Tuesdays 2-5pm

Sunday 2-5pm

Nico Gardner Starts November 18

Amy Taylor Starts November 30

Sunday 2-5pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts November 23

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON FABRIC

$145, Members $140

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$30 Materials fee

$175, Members $170 $10 Material fee

18 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1

MULTILEVEL CRASH COURSE IN EMBROIDERY ( 3 WEEKS ) No more knots and tangled threads for your projects. Each week students practice common stitches such as the french knot while learning uncommon stitches and applications such as turkey work, raised stem band, etc. Students receive a new sampler to work on every week while socializing with classmates. Build up layers of thread on your cloth and leave the class with a desire to keep stitching. All materials provided in class with fee, including floor standing hoops, printed sampler, stabilizer and some embroidery floss. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Camille Canales Starts December 4 $120, Members $115 $15 Material fee


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES COZY KNITTING ( 5 WEEKS ) Learn to knit a warm, cozy scarf. A perfect addition to your winter wear collection. Yarn and needles provided for the first demonstration. Material list to be handed out the first night of class. Beginners and multiple levels welcome. Mondays 10am-1pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts November 17 Sundays 5:30-8:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts November 23 $185, Members $180

EASY GARMENT ALTERATIONS ( 4 WEEKS )

INTRODUCTION TO DYES: SILK + SCARVES

REPEAT PATTERNS

( 3 WEEKS )

Refine your printing skills through straight and drop repeat techniques to create fabric yardage for garment or product construction. Explore pattern design, color separation and image registration. Instructor will provide examples of contemporary designers and applications of patterned textiles. Materials fee includes some supplies and access to film positive printing on our laser printer. Students provide fabrics, inks or dyes. Prerequisite: FirstTime Screenprint on Fabric.

Step into the world of MX dyes by trying both immersion and screenprinting with thickened dye. Become familiar with techniques that can also be used to print yardage beyond scarves and wearable garments. Moving back and forth between the processes creates complex layers of colors. Materials fee includes unlimited use of dye supplies in class and open studio. Each student receives a 100% silk scarf. Additional materials available for purchase. Instructor will provide resource list for fabrics and scarves. No experience necessary. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Elizabeth Kumor Starts November 19

Tuesday 10am-1pm

( 3 WEEKS )

Janna Waddle Starts November 25

Devoré, coming from the French verb dévorer, means to devour. This technique literally burns away components of the textile while leaving others intact, resulting in a cloth that is at once transparent and opaque. Motifs can be painted or printed directly onto the cloth for a variety of lace or screen effects. Students will be introduced to burn out techniques and explore a variety of applications. Materials fee covers dyes, auxiliaries and sample fabrics on the first day. Instructor will email resources for purchasing fabrics upon registration. Previous experience with screenprinting on fabric recommended.

$150, Members $145

Elizabeth Kumor Starts November 24 Sundays 10am-1pm

$150, Members $145

$30 materials fee

$10 materials fee

INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED BURN OUT

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm

COPY THAT

WORKSHOPS YARN DYEING WORKSHOP ( 1 DAY ) This hands-on intensive will move through a variety of yarn dyeing techniques ranging from the traditional to the experimental. The day will begin with the basics of winding yarn into skeins and dyeing yarn without tangling the threads. Methods for creating unevenly dyed yarns and multi-colored space dyed yarns will be explored. Students will work with MX dyes and acid dyes on an assortment of natural fibers. Material fee covers all dyes and two skeins of natural yarns. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring in more yarns from our resource list provided upon registration. All levels welcome. Saturday December 6 10am–4pm

John Paul Morabito $120, Members $115 $35 Materials fee

( 4 WEEKS ) Do you own a garment that you want to replicate in a different fabric? This intensive class on garment construction is for students with sewing experience who want guidance copying a pattern from an existing clothing item. Every student should bring in two simply constructed garments to the first class. Serger and coverstitch demos will be covered as they relate to projects. Open studio is available to work on your project from beginning to end. Students provide threads and fabrics. Prerequisite: Two sewing classes or equivalent experience. Saturdays 10am-1pm

Amanda Franck Starts November 29 $150, Members $145

SEWN HOLIDAY STOCKINGS ( 1 DAY ) Show off your crafty style with handmade sewn stockings this holiday season. This workshop is a crash course on threading a sewing machine, pinning fabrics and adding embellishments with machine embroidery. We will provide felt, trim and thread but you are welcome to bring in ribbons, lace or trim to incorporate into your design. Students can expect to complete a set of two stockings. Register with a friend or family member to make a whole set. Ages 12+ please.

TEXTILES

$120, Members $115

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts November 26

Mondays 6:30-9:30pm

Edy Adams Starts November 30

Whether it’s a thrift store find or clothes in your closet, we’ll learn to mend and alter clothing as we focus on finishing techniques and hand sewing for a professional look. Great for students looking to refine their craftsmanship before taking other advanced classes. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or equivalent experience.

Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm

( 4 WEEKS )

Wednesday November 19 6:30-9:30pm

Camille Canales

John Paul Morabito Starts December 4

Saturday December 6

$120, Members $115

Camille Canales

$35 Materials fee

$75, Members $70

2-5pm

$15 Materials fee

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TEXTILES

PLUSH + PRINTED: HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP

HAND EMBROIDERY: REPETITION AND RELAXATION

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

Stamp designs onto fabric and sew them together by hand to make unique holiday ornaments for your tree Basic fabrics, blocks for printing, stuffing, needles and thread will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring in under a yard of any cotton fabrics of their choosing. Take your printed fabrics home to make more ornaments after the workshop.

The art of hand embroidery has been admired for centuries and is currently popular in the DIY scene. Relax and socialize with classmates as you master popular stitches such as French knots, bullions knots, turkey work and the spider web. You’ll work on a hand screenprinted sampler designed by the instructor and leave wanting to stitch more of your own designs. All levels welcome

Wednesday December 10 6:30-9:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Saturday December 20 10am-1pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart $75, Members $65 $15 Materials fee

Saturday December 13 10am-4pm

Camille Canales $100 Members $95 $20 Material fee for take-home embroidery kit with embroidery hoop, sampler, needle and embroidery floss

TEXTILES CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS T-SHIRT FACTORY ( 3 WEEKS ) Do you have drawings or designs that would great on a T-shirt? Look at examples of popular graphic tees and make a cool shirt of your very own. You’ll get to develop your own individual logos, drawings and clever sayings for one-of-a-kind gear. Learn about the photo-emulsion process, registration and how to pull clean prints. Materials fee includes inks and two T-shirts for printing. Students will provide fabrics after the first class.

SEWING 1O1: ELASTIC SKIRT ( 3 WEEKS ) Gain confidence and a new skill by learning to sew. Thread a machine, trace a simple pattern and learn sewing vocabulary while making friends. Materials fee includes threads, some fabrics and access to most notions. Everyone walks away with their own garment. Students bring in their own fabric selections after the first class. Wednesdays 4:30-6pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts December 3 $75, Members $70 $10 Materials fee

Mondays 4:30-6pm

Camille Canales Starts December 1 $75, Members $70 $15 Materials fee

LILLSTREET ART CENTER

R OOFTOP PROJECT SPACE

Photo: Paige Fetchen, Best in Show Award, 2013

A R T I S T S A R E INV ITED TO INSTALL WORK onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck. Flags, as well as alternative installations rotate monthly May through December. The artist’s work is also on display in the third floor hallway gallery prior to install date. Work can be seen from the CTA Montrose Brown Line elevated tracks and Metra Train tracks, as well as Montrose and Ravenswood Avenues. Cash prizes are awarded to Best In Show and Honorable Mention artists. Photo documentation available on the department media blog at lillstreettextiles.blogspot.com. To Learn More Visit lillstreet.com

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WHY GIVE?

Because....You want to support the artist in us all.

Because....

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Your $100 donation provides 1500 sheets of large drawing paper, or 3 gallons of acrylic paint, or 850 oil pastels.

Your $200 donation brings an entire CPS class on a fieldtrip to Lillstreet.

Please help support the work of ArtReach at Lillstreet, a 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing art professionals and supplies to Chicagoans facing adversity.

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR KIDS

L I L L S T R E E T O F F E R S A S P E C I A L WAY T O C E L E B R AT E Y O U R C H I L D ’ S S P E C I A L D AY ! F R O M T O D D L E R S T O T E E N A G E R S , your child and their friends will have a wonderful time exploring the word of art! Projects might include: masks, outer space clay, bowls, mugs, clay animals and miniature worlds. Metalsmithing parties are available for kids, ages 10-18. Projects might include: jewelry or small sculptures in silver, brass, copper, or nickel. If you have a special theme, we’ll develop a special project just for your party! Visit our website for current pricing. Please call the front desk to plan and book your party.

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PRINTMAKING

& BOOK ARTS

EXPLORE PRINTMAKING AND HANDMADE BOOKS in our fully equipped studio. Letterpress and bookbinding complement techniques such as etching, relief and 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. FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER ( 5 WEEKS ) Learn the fundamentals of screen on paper, including stencil preparation and proper squeegee technique. Each step is explained in a simple, straightforward way so that students can create multi-layered prints employing the same photo emulsion process professionals use. All inks and some paper included in materials fee. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Matthew Ginsberg Starts November 17

FIRST-TIME LETTERPRESS ( 5 WEEKS ) First time letterpress students will 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 6:30-9:30pm

Judy Zeddies Starts November 18 $175, Members $170 Saturday 10-1

$175, Members $170

Ryan Basile Starts November 22

$25 Material fee

$175, Members $170 $20 Material fee

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INTRODUCTION TO SCREENPRINTED COLLAGRAPH AND FOUND HOLIDAY CARDS OBJECT PRINTMAKING ( 3 WEEKS ) ( 5 WEEKS ) Explore collagraphs: plates made by collaging materials together to create background textures and direct compositions. The resulting plates can be sealed and printed. Students will experiment with inking found objects and create their own rubber stamps to add to their composition. Additional creative monotype techniques will also be explored. Plates, inks and some paper are available for student use.

Just in time for the holidays. Use screenprinting techniques to create a set of unique greeting cards with matching envelopes. Using hand drawn or digitally produced imagery, we will investigate pattern, image and text to create one-of-a-kind gifts. This class is accessible to all levels. Open studio time will be offered to explore screenprinting on your own. Material fee covers ink and a set of cards and envelopes.

Tuesday 2-5pm

Sunday 5-8pm

Judy Zeddies Starts November 18

Amy Taylor Starts December 7

$175, Members $170

$120, Members $115

$20 Material fee

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$15 Materials fee


C L I C K H ER E TO REG IST ER FO R CL A SSES JOURNAL AND SKETCHBOOK: WAYS OF SEEING ( 3 WEEKS ) Learn how visual note taking, writing, and expressive markmaking can help you record visual narratives such as memories, observations, imaginings and stories. Pairing text and image is a time-honored artistic tradition and is useful for all manners of creative expression. All skill and experience levels welcome. Please bring a hard-backed sketchbook or journal with unlined pages that is at least 5 inches by 7 inches in size to class. Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30pm

Philip Hartigan Starts December 3 $120, Members $115

MULTILEVEL SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER

MULTILEVEL

RELIEF AND SCREENPRINTING COMBO

INTAGLIO

( 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

Monday 2-5pm

Megan Sterling Starts November 17 $185, Members $180 $20 Material fee

MONOTYPE NOTECARDS ( 3 WEEKS )

Saturday 3-6pm

Sanya Glisic Starts November 22

Multilevel Screenprinting caters to those who have screenprinted before or those interested in refining their skills. Students will become reacquainted with our updated facilities, learn new tricks and focus on in-depth projects such as poster runs, handmade cards and fine art editions. Material fee includes ink, newsprint and a sampling of specialty paper. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Matthew Ginsberg November 20 *no class November 27 $150, Members $145 $20 Material fee

HANDMADE SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP ( 1 DAY ) Make an elegant, exposed spine, easy-open sketchbook. Students will hand tear and fold paper, cover boards with decorative paper or cloth and sew to create a custom sketchbook. Your sketchbook will be bound with a Coptic stitch. Simple sewing skills are helpful, but not required. Materials provided, but students should come with any decorative or printed paper they might want to use to cover their book. No experience necessary. Sunday November 23 10-2pm

Philip Hartigan $75, Members $70 $10 Material fee

CRASH COURSE: MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING ( 1 DAY ) Students will create one-of-akind prints or notecards using plastic plates as a printing surface. Images will be painted, rolled and stenciled onto unprocessed plates before transferring to paper. Mark making processes, found object plates and other monotype techniques will be discussed. This introduction is perfect for artists and non-artists alike. All materials included. Students are encouraged to bring sketches or photographs as source material for the workshop.

PRINTMAKING

Explore traditional methods of intaglio printmaking including line etching, aquatint, drypoint, chine collÊ and creating an edition. Utilizing printmaking’s distinctive quality to produce multiples, create beautiful handmade prints to give as gifts. All levels welcome.

Learn the basics of two processes in one class: relief and screenprinting. Students will translate their designs into original prints in both mediums. Fundamentals including carving, inking, printing linoleum blocks and exposing images to screens will be covered. Additional time will be spent choosing ink, mixing ink colors and selecting tools. Hand and press printing will be demonstrated for relief.

( 4 WEEKS )

WORKSHOPS

Sunday December 7 10-2pm

$185, Members $180

Philip Hartigan

$20 Material fee

$75, Members $70 $10 Material fee

Monotype is the perfect medium to make cards for gift-giving or to keep for yourself. Incorporate pattern, color, text and even found objects as you explore small scale printmaking. Material fee covers plates, ink and a set of cards and envelopes. Wednesday 2-5pm

Judy Zeddies Starts December 3 $120, Members $115 $15 Material fee

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DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY create a framework for creative exploration through a variety of technological tools and processes. Our current classes offer students the opportunity to refine their skills as a photographer, designer or animator. Like digital media, our department is always changing as we innovate with this dynamic means of expression.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINNER/ ADVANCED BEGINNER FIRST-TIME DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ( 4 WEEKS ) Before that new digital camera becomes an expensive paperweight, learn how it works and how to make beautiful images with it. We’ll use easy technical explanations, shooting exercises, and a review of student images to teach you how to find, compose, and capture compelling photographs. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Please bring a flash drive. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Garrett Baumer Starts November 24

FIRST-TIME LIGHTROOM ( 3 OR 4 WEEKS )

MULTILEVEL

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.

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

[ 3 WEEKS ]

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Thursday 10am-1pm

Joe Tighe Starts November 25

Joe Tighe Starts December 4

( 4 WEEKS ) Looking to elevate your snapshots into portraits? Learn to capture your subject’s personality with your camera, coax expression out of blank faces and put subjects at ease. Participants will consider the power of portraits in conveying meaning. Work on location with available light then move into the studio and learn about controlled lighting. There will also be in-class shooting assignments and critiques. DSLR camera preferred.

$160, Members $155

$120, Members $115 [ 4 WEEKS ] Saturday 2-5pm

Garrett Baumer Starts November 29 $160, Members $155 $10 Material fee

Wednesday 10am-1pm

Alyce McQueen Starts November 26 Saturday 10am-1pm

Alyce McQueen Starts November 29 $160, Members $155

PRIVATE LESSONS IN DIGITAL MEDIA Have specific ideas for projects or skills you want to develop? Sign up for independent instruction in anything from animation to photographing you own artwork. Our digital faculty members can help you achieve your individual goals.

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DIGITAL ARTS BEGINNER/ ADVANCED BEGINNER

MULTILEVEL

BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP

( 5 WEEKS )

Photoshop is an advanced software program used by artists, graphic designers and photographers to create and manipulate graphic and photographic imagery. Learn the basics of the software including brushes, selection tools, image adjustments, and masks. This is a good follow-up to First-Time Lightroom, Digital Photography I, or can be taken on its own. Basic computer skills required. Monday 10am-1pm

Randee Ladden Starts November 24

Create a unique portfolio piece or memento from a special event by designing a handmade book. Learn to design your own book layout with InDesign and control the way the photographs look by printing them in studio. Decide between the link stitch or drum leaf binding methods to finish your project. Please be prepared to bring high-resolution digital files of the images you want to included in your book to the first class. Some work will be required outside of the allotted class time. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom. Paper for printing available for purchase during class. Tuesday 6:30-9:30PM

$160, Members $155

BEGINNING ILLUSTRATOR ( 4 WEEKS )

Wednesday 6:30-9:30PM

Cameron Keleher Starts November 26

Barbara Diener Starts November 18

ANIMATED HOLIDAY GIFS ( 3 WEEKS ) Holiday cards get a festive makeover with the help of digital arts. Send friends and family personalized, glittering and moving messages for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s. We will also learn how to print flipbooks from our GIFs to make beautiful keepsakes.

Jessi Meliza Starts December 5

$160, Members $155

$120, Members $115 $10 Material Fee

( 1 DAY )

Learn about your camera and take better pictures as we explore digital photography. Start with the essential camera controls like ISO, aperture, shutter speed, shooting modes, and focus. Put these lessons into practice with some in class exercises. Discuss composition and how to shoot thematically. Round out the class with a demonstration of editing images using Lightroom software and printing basics. Students should bring a digital camera (DSLR preferred) with a fully charged battery and blank memory card.

Learn the essentials of working with Photoshop. Start by learning the workspace and tools including brushes, paint, and flow. Next, edit imagery on screen with adjustments such as levels, curves, hue/ saturation and selectively apply those adjustments. Composite different image elements together and conclude with a lesson on printing. Students should bring a flash drive with 5-10 images to edit. Basic computer skills required. Sunday December 14 1-5pm

Barbara Diener $120, Members $115

Sunday November 23 1-5pm

Alyce McQueen $120, Members $115

CRASH COURSE IN ILLUSTRATOR ( 1 DAY )

$190, Members $185

Friday 10am-1pm

CRASH COURSE IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Illustrator is indispensable software for graphic artists to create designs. This course will teach you about vector-based graphics, how to create and edit paths, work with type, use live trace, paint and fill objects, and much more. Basic computer skills required. Sunday November 30 1-5pm

Cameron Keleher $120, Members $115

CRASH COURSE IN LIGHTROOM ( 1 DAY ) Lightroom is a powerful and affordable software for enhancing photographs, cataloging printing, and more. In this crash course, get an overview of how to organize, develop and print your images. This is a great introduction to digital photo editing. Basic computer skills required.

DIGITAL CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS CREATING ANIMATED GIFS FOR THE WEB ( 3 WEEKS ) Age 13-16 Create flashy and fabulous animated GIFs that you can share with your friends on the web. Students will learn to digitally create and animate colorful images, understand the basics of the twelve principles of animation and make beautiful moving images that rival professionally created content. We will also learn how to print flipbooks from our GIFs to make beautiful keepsakes.

DIGITAL

Illustrator is indispensable software for graphic artists. It allows you to turn visual ideas into stunning digital designs. Learn to work with line, shapes, shading, paths, text and much more. See how easy it is to convert your basic sketches into graphics and illustrations that can be used in your artwork, design or promotional materials.

CRASH COURSE IN PHOTOSHOP

( 1 DAY )

DIGITAL PRINTING AND BOOKMAKING

( 4 WEEKS )

WORKSHOPS

Thursday 4:30-6:30pm

Jessi Meliza Starts December 4 $85, Members $80 $10 Material Fee

Sunday December 7

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1-5pm

Alyce McQueen $120, Members $115

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CREATIVE RETREATS

LILLSTREET WELCOMES YOU TO RETREAT WITH US as you balance

your busy schedule with a little creative and relaxing “me time.” All retreats take place at Lillstreet Loft 4437 N Ravenswood Ave, 2nd Fl.

SHARE A PLATE: CLAY AND YOGA ( 1 DAY )

HAND EMBROIDERY: REPETITION AND RELAXATION

Center yourself during this relaxing and inspiring retreat. Begin the day with a 75-minute all-levels yoga class, then break for a delicious lunch and a discussion of your favorite foods. You’ll work with a Lillstreet ceramic artist to create a unique ceramic plate suited for one of your favorite dishes. Learn a variety of techniques to decorate a plate you’ll enjoy using for many meals to come!

( 1 DAY )

*Plates will be fired by the instructor and ready to pick up 2-3 weeks following the retreat.

Skill level: All levels welcome

Skill Level: All levels welcome

10am-4pm

Sunday December 7 10am-4pm

Sam Hostert $100, Members $95

The art of hand embroidery has been admired for centuries and is currently popular in the DIY scene. Relax and socialize with classmates as you master popular stitches such as French knots, bullions knots, turkey work and the spider web. You’ll work on a hand screenprinted sampler designed by the instructor and leave wanting to stitch more of your own designs.

CREATIVE COLLABORATION ( 1 DAY ) Enjoy creating with a friend, relative or significant other in this beginning level multimedia retreat. Learn drawing and painting skills while working from observation with your partner then use what you’ve learned to create a multimedia piece. The final work will involve collage and paint applied to a stretched canvas. Skill level: All levels welcome Sunday December 14 10am – 4pm

Melanie Brown $100, Members $95

Saturday December 13

Camille Canales $100 Members $95 $20 Material fee for take-home embroidery kit with embroidery hoop, sampler, needle and embroidery floss

CANCELLATION POLICY Retreats dropped 15 days or more prior to the scheduled date are eligible for a full studio credit or a refund minus a $40 processing fee. Retreats dropped 8-14 days prior to the scheduled date will receive a full credit for another retreat of their choosing. Retreats dropped 7 days or less prior to the scheduled date are not eligible for refunds, studio credits, or alternative retreat dates.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM TO THINK — AND WORK — MORE CREATIVELY? We offer a unique opportunity to bring you and your team out from behind your desks to a space where you can have fun and discover new and supportive modes of working together. Our professional facilitators bring the authenticity of our classrooms and studios into every one of our custom-designed retreats and workshops.

LILLSTREET IGNITE USES ART AS A TOOL TO IMPROVE CRITICAL BUSINESS SKILLS, ENCOURAGE CAMARADERIE, AND UNCOVER HIDDEN TALENTS. Today’s most successful business leaders understand the necessity for an innovative and engaged workforce. Lillstreet Art Center has been connecting people from all industries with meaningful creative experiences for over 40 years. Lillstreet Ignite will inspire your team through hands-on art workshops in an energizing and encouraging environment designed for innovative thinking.

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KIDSTREET YOUNG ARTISTS BECOME EXPLORERS as they investigate a variety of media and creative processes. We present opportunities for students to enhance problem solving skills as they discover their own artistic interests and refine technical abilities.

AGES 18-30 MONTHS

ADVENTURES IN CLAY

LET IT SNOW

( 3 WEEKS )

( 3 WEEKS )

This class focuses on the material qualities of clay giving young sculptors the opportunity to create without limits. We will pinch, pound, and roll clay to develop unique pieces. Children use their imagination and refine their fine motor skills while playfully experiencing the plastic and tactile qualities of clay.

Young artists will be given the opportunity to explore winter themes through folk art paintings of villages in the snow. We will use paint, paper and ink to create our own snowy scenes. We’ll also make our own printed paper that can be used to wrap works of art or gifts.

( 3 WEEKS )

Wednesday 10-11:30am

Young artists will listen to stories about a snowman, animals keeping warm in a mitten, and a young boy who wakes to discover a snowy day. These stories will be used as inspiration for works of art that place emphasis on the experimental and tactile qualities of paint. We’ll mix colors, create different textures of paint, and explore new ways of applying these mixtures to our masterpieces. Come ready to work alongside your child throughout class.

Catherine Gacki-Hartt Starts December 3

Julie Christou Starts December 3

AGES 2-4

In early childhood classes a caregiver stays with the child. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, we ask that you refrain from bringing other children to class. Class size limited to 10 children. Dress for mess.

PAINT THE SNOW ( 3 WEEKS ) While exploring the colors of the season, we’ll discover different textures and a variety of materials while building language, fine motor skills, and creative thinking. Friday 10-11am

Melanie Weeks Starts December 5 $60, Members $55

In early childhood classes marked for ages 2 – 4 yrs, a caregiver stays with the child. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, we ask that you refrain from bringing other children to class. Class size limited to 10 children.

PAINT AND STORIES

Tuesday 10-11:30am

Julie Christou Starts December 2 $75, Members $70

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Wednesday 1-2:30pm

$75, Members $70

$75, Members $70

AGES 31/2-5 Children enjoy these classes on their own, however parents may stay for the first class. Classes are limited to 12 children. Dress for mess.

WINTERTIME STORIES ( 3 WEEKS ) Thinking in cooler colors, we’ll explore snowy stories, a popular Christmas carol and a wintertime poem. Each artist will create eye catching illustrations and pictures to go with our texts. Children will take home their own hand sewn book and frameable artwork connecting words and pictures. Tuesdays 1-2:30pm

Julie Christou Starts December 2 $75, Members $70

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WINTER WONDERLAND ( 3 WEEKS ) Young artists learn new techniques while expressing themselves individually. Taking on a winter theme, we’ll use a variety of materials including fabric, collage, painting, drawing and ceramics to create works that reflect the season. Children will use their fine motor skills, imaginations and creativity to express their thoughts artistically, creating both aesthetic and functional pieces. Thursday 1-2:30pm

Susan Tecktiel Starts December 4 $75, Members $70


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AGES 5-8 ORNAMENT FACTORY ( 3 WEEKS ) Ready to roll up your sleeves and churn out some ornaments? In this class, we will use clay, fabric and mixed media to create fun and timeless ornaments that any holiday tree would be proud to hang on its branches. A jolly holiday spirit is required. Mondays 4:30-6pm

PLUSH ORNAMENTS ( 3 WEEKS ) Your child will screenprint designs onto fabric ornament shapes and practice fine motor skills by sewing the fabrics together before filling them with stuffing. By the end of the third week your child will leave with a handful of one-of-a-kind plush ornaments. Thursday 4:30-6pm

Camille Canales Starts December 4

Marian Castro-Palanyk Starts December 1

$75, Members $70

$75, Members $70

AGES 8–10

DECK THE WALLS ( 3 WEEKS ) Young artists will capture the wintry feeling of the season using fabric, paint and ink to create a wall hanging, a painting and a mobile. Students will make use of a variety of tools such as stamps, rollers and paint brushes to create finished masterpieces that will be wonderful additions to any home. Tuesday 4–5:30pm

AGES 9-12

Keep warm this winter with a crocheted creation. Students will have the opportunity to make their own scarf in this early winter session for beginners. Learn both a single and double stitch, along with fringe. It might take a little homework, but you’ll have a beautiful scarf in no time!

( 3 WEEKS )

Thursday 4 – 5:30pm

Julie Christou Starts December 3 $75, Members $70

Do you have drawings or designs that would look great on a T-shirt? Look at examples of popular graphic tees and make a cool shirt of your very own. You’ll get to develop your own logos, drawings and clever sayings for one-of-a-kind gear. Learn about the photo-emulsion process, registration and how to pull clean prints. Materials fee includes inks and two T-shirts for printing. Students will provide fabrics after the first class.

Wednesdays 4:30-6pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts December 3 $75, Members $70 $10 Materials fee

HANDBUILDING AND WHEELTHROWING ( 3 WEEKS ) This class is a great opportunity to try your hand at clay. We will spend time learning the basic techniques of handbuilding then move onto the wheel, making great pots and unique sculptures. Thursdays 4:30–6:30pm

Nikki Fischer Starts December 4 $80, Members $75

Mondays 4:30-6pm

Camille Canales Starts December 1

AGES 8-12

$75, Members $70

DRAWING AND CARTOONING

$15 Materials fee

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

KIDSTREET

Wednesday 4:30-6pm

Gain confidence and a new skill by learning to sew. Thread a machine, trace a simple pattern and learn sewing vocabulary while making friends. Materials fee includes threads, some fabrics and access to most notions. Everyone walks away with their own garment. Students bring in their own fabric selections after the first class.

Kate Schick Starts December 3

$15 Beginner Crochet Kit

Julie Christou Starts December 2

Focused on expressing their own creativity, students will look at how artists depict winter, while creating their own prints and paintings. Shape, line, color and composition will be discussed, allowing artists to build a strong foundation and be inspired by the season.

T-SHIRT FACTORY

$75, Members $70

Tuesday 4:30-6pm

( 3 WEEKS )

( 3 WEEKS )

$75, Members $70

Create your own light up snow village. We’ll use clay to create little houses and buildings complete with doors, windows and chimneys. On the last day we’ll assemble our creations on a wooden platform and have a lighting ceremony.

( 3 WEEKS )

Wednesdays 4:30-6pm

CROCHETING A SCARF

Susan Tecktiel Starts December 4

( 3 WEEKS )

SEWING 1O1: ELASTIC SKIRT

$75, Members $70

Susan Tecktiel Starts December 2

SNOW VILLAGES

WINTER THROUGH THE EYES OF ARTISTS

Tuesdays 4 – 5:30pm

Annie York Starts December 2 $75, Members $70

SCHOOL’S OUT CAMPS Are there other days you’d like to have a school’s out camp? Let us design a School’s Out camp for your child and their friends. Custom Camps are available for 5 or more students. For more information call the front desk at 773.769.4226 or email Julie Christou at julie@lillstreet.com

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AGES 10–14 DRAWING AND CARTOONING ( 3 WEEKS )

KIDSTREET

Explore the world of cartooning. We will cover our favorite TV and comic book friends and animals. You’ll get to develop your own individual characters, incorporating drawing and cartooning techniques. Mondays 4–5:30pm

Annie York Starts December 1 $75, Members $70

AGE 13-16 CREATING ANIMATED GIFS FOR THE WEB ( 3 WEEKS ) Create flashy and fabulous animated GIFs that you can share with your friends on the web. Students will learn to digitally create and animate colorful images, understand the basics of the twelve principles of animation and make beautiful moving images that rival professionally created content. We will also learn how to print flipbooks from our GIFs to make beautiful keepsakes. Thursday 4:30-6:30pm

WARM WINTER KNITS ( 3 WEEKS ) Wouldn’t it be nice to have a warm, homemade scarf to keep out the winter chill? Students will have the opportunity to make their own scarf in this early winter session for beginners. Learn the basics of casting on, knitting, pearling and casting off. It might take a little homework, but you’ll be a knitter in no time. Thursday 4:30-6pm

Kate Schick Starts December 4 $75, Members $70 $15 Beginning Knit Kit

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING ( 3 WEEKS ) See color in new ways, learn about artists and build a lifelong foundation to drawing and painting. Working in acrylics, young artists explore the history of still life, set up their own scene, and participate in a group critique. Saturday 10am–12pm

Jessi Meliza Starts December 4 $85, Members $80 $10 Material Fee

THANKSGIVING PLATTERS HOLIDAY MUGS Autumn is in the air and the rich fall colors compliment the warm earthy tones of clay. Using the handbuilding technique of slumping clay into a form, create a platter to hold centerpiece gourds or serve Thanksgiving turkey. Saturday November 1 10am – 12pm

In this workshop, families will learn to make holiday mugs together. Explore coil and slab building techniques and learn to use glazes to decorate your functional objects. Learn a variety of ways to personalize your holiday mug with hand built attachments. Saturday November 23

Julie Christou

2-4pm

CLAY ORNAMENTS

Saturday December 6

Make beautiful ceramic ornaments to decorate your tree or give as special holiday gifts.

Julie Christou

Julie Christou 2-4pm

Saturday 10am – 12pm

Julie Christou November 22 Saturday December 6 10am – 12noon

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Julie Christou

( 1 DAY ) These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to work together on theme projects and bring laughter, smiles, and great new crafts into your life. All workshops are 2 hours long and meant for children ages 5+ accompanied by a paying adult. $30, Members $25 per person

FAMILY MENORAH One of our most popular family workshops. Learn simple handbuilding techniques to design and create a beautiful and unique heirloom.

CUSTOM CLASSES Our teachers and staff will work with you to create a custom class or camp tailored to your interests and availability. For more information call the front desk at 773.769.4226

Sunday November 16 10am–12pm

Shira Leon

Kelcie Mitchell Starts December 6 $85, Members $80

30 EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, NOVEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 1


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 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:

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

Household 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) • Members’ price on children’s camps (for 2 people)

Family Membership: $110/year (for 3 or more people)

POLICIES & PROCEDURES OFFICE & GALLERY HOURS:

MONDAY-THURSDAY: 10AM-7:30 PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10AM-6PM SUNDAY: 10AM-5PM REGISTER EARLY! CLASSES FILL QUICKLY. We strongly encourage you to preregister to ensure a space in class. Registration is accepted on a first-come, 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 AND 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. TOOLS AND 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.

Receive all of the benefits above plus:

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

• One free family workshop per year, subject to availability

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

• Member’s price on children’s camps (entire family)

PRIVATE CLASSES 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

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. By 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.

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 and Visiting Artist Workshops have separate cancellation policies. Please see each class for their individual policies. See complete policy information at lillstreet.com. FALL SESSION

Dropped on or before 11/3-11/9

Dropped between 11/10-11/16

Dropped between 11/17-11/23

Dropped after 11/23

Adult/Child Classes

Refund minus $40 or full class credit

No refund – class credit only

No refund – half class credit

No refund or class credit

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.

School’s Out and Holiday Camps

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

REGISTER TODAY! VISIT WWW.LILLSTREET.COM OR CALL 773.769.4226

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GALLERY | CLASSES | STUDIOS

4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640 773.769.4226 www.lillstreet.com

EARLY WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 17, 24 AND DECEMBER 1

IT’S

ORNAMENT SEASON Create beautiful colorful glass ornaments for your family’s holiday decorating or to give as a gift. Register for a workshop or schedule a private party. See page 13 in this catalogue for more details.

Lillstreet Early Winter Catalogue 2014  

Lillstreet Art Center Early Winter Classes Begin the Weeks of November 17, November 24, & December 1

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