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SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 & JULY 22

SUMMER CAMPS BEGIN JUNE 10

SAVE ON CLASSES when you register and pay in full by MAY 27

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Welcome to Lillstreet Art Center

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

CLASS LISTINGS Ceramics

06

Metalsmithing

10

Glass

16

Painting & Drawing

18

Printmaking

22

Textiles

24

Digital Arts & Photography

28

Creative Retreat

32

Kidstreet Classes

36

Summer Camps

38

See back page for a listing of Lillstreet’s upcoming events

There’s always a lot happening at Lillstreet, and this summer we’re burning with artistic energy. Aspiring young artists will be taking over a lot of the building as they join us for camp this summer. With dozens of different camps on offer, we know that a lot of great art will be created and inspiration will be found to carry our young artists into school in the fall. We also have a lot of new classes and creative retreats for adults this summer, and the new Loft space provides a great space for private groups, businesses, community organizations, and arts-based organizations to come together to reach their fullest creative potential. Community has always been the cornerstone of Lillstreet, the reason that we do what we do. Connecting to the broader arts community in Chicago is the next step, and we’re excited by the opportunities available to us and the connections we can make. The Emerging Artists Lecture Series continues this summer, with talks by Marianna Milhorat, Nathan Vernau, and Mike Gibisser on the schedule. Other events will be added as well, so be sure to regularly check our website for the latest news.  Upcoming gallery exhibitions include the return of “Art & the Urban Garden,” our first photography specific show featuring work by 25 regional artists, “Midwest Contemporary,” and “A House is not a Home,” featuring work by our outgoing group of Artists-in-Residence. We’ll also feature new jewelry handcrafted by featured artists Heejin Hwang, Michelle Starbuck, Mary Laskey, and Stacey Lee Weber. Whether you want to make a new friend in class, gain a new perspective in the studio, enliven your team in a creative professional development workshop, or find the perfect gift in the gallery, we want to be sure that you have the best we can offer. We hope you’ll enjoy your time at Lillstreet this summer.

Bruce Robbins, Chief Executive Officer Eric Tschetter, Executive Director Sarah West Ervin, Director of Marketing & Communications Jessica Mott Wickstrom, Gallery Director Pam Robinson, Education Director Michelle Starbuck Amos, Office & Customer Service Manager Claire Hurwitz, Director of Business Programs Barbara Kurtz, Custom Class Coordinator & Class Advisor Abi Gonzales, Custom Class Coordinator & Class Advisor Joe Tighe, Media & Content Manager Andy Rohr, Graphic Designer Brian Malnassy, Membership Coordinator & Class Advisor English Prevo, Class Advisor Tracey Morrison, Gallery Assistant Bartholomew J. Conklin, Man of All Work

2 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.


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Explore a new medium in a no-pressure environment. Each of our adult departments offers 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’ll have access to open studio during your class. All classes are 5 weeks and FIRST TIME ENAMELING begin the weeks of June 17 See Page 10 and July 22 Monday 6:30-9:30pm

FIRST-TIME POTTER See Page 6 Monday 10am-1pm Tuesday 10am-1pm Wednesday 10am-1pm (Begins July 10) Wednesday 7-10pm (Session I only) Thursday 7-10pm (Session II only)

$165, Members $160 $20 Materials Fee

New! FIRST-TIME Bookmaking

FIRST TIME DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

See Page 20

See Page 26

Wednesday 2-5pm

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

$165, Members $160

Saturday 10am-1pm

$15 Materials fee

NEW! FIRST-TIME DRAWING INTO PAINTING

FIRST-TIME SEWING

See Page 16

See Page 22 Monday 2-5pm

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

(Session I only)

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm (Session I only)

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

(Session I only)

Saturday 10am-1pm

Sunday 10am-1pm

Sunday 10am-1pm

Sunday 10am-1pm

(Session II only)

$165, Members $160

$165, Members $160

Sunday 2-5 pm

$20 Ceramic Tool Kit

$35 Beginning Painting & Drawing Kit

(Session I only)

FIRST-TIME HANDBUILDER See Page 6 Monday 7-10pm $165, Members $160 $20 Ceramic Tool Kit

FIRST-TIME JEWELER See Page 10 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON paper Monday 6:30-9:30pm

See Page 22

$165, Members $160 $20 Materials fee

See Page 26 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm $190, Members $185

FIRST TIME LIGHTROOM See Page 26 Monday 6:30-9:30pm $190, Members $185

$10 Materials fee

See Page 20

Sunday 5-8pm

FIRST TIME STUDIO LIGHTING

$165, Members $160

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON FABRIC

Tuesday 2-5pm

$190, Members $185

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Sunday 2-5pm $165, Members $160 $25 Materials fee

(Session II only) Friday 2-5pm Sunday 10am-1pm $165 Members $160 $10 Materials fee

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

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CLASSES C eramics

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SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 & JULY 22

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Beginning Handbuilding, 1:30-4:30pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm (starts 7/10)

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm Home & Garden Pottery, 1:30-4:30pm Beginning Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Handbuilder, 7-10pm The Art of Food, 7-10pm Throwing Clinic, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm Small Sculptures, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

M etalsmithing

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Advanced Handbuilding, 10am-1pm Simply Soda, 1:30-4:30pm

First-Time Potter, 7-10pm (I)

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Advanced Handbuilding, 7-10pm Advanced Soda, 7-10pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 1:30-4:40pm

Metal Coloration, 2-5pm

Intermediate Enameling, 1:30-4:30pm

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

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginnning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Forging & Forming for Jewelry, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Multilevel Metalsmithing, 2-5pm Bracelets, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm Creative Settings, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Experimental Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Chain Making, 2-5pm (II)

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Beginning Glass Beadmaking, 2-5pm

Beadmaking Workshop Series,

Beadmaking & Jewelry Design, 6:30-9:30pm

PAINTING & DRAWING

Introduction to Pastels, 10am-1pm

Large Scale Painting, 10am-1pm

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 10am1pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Drawing into Painting, 6:309:30pmpm

Botanical Illustration, 2-5pm

Portrait Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Experiments in Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

PRINTMAKING

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T e x tiles

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

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

First-Time Screenprinting on Paper, 2-5pm Contemporary Printmaking, 6:30-9:30pm

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

First-Time Bookmaking, 2-5pm Unique Prints, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

Polyester Plate Lithography, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Print and Sew, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

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

First-Time Studio Lighting, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

Travel Photography, 10am-1pm

First-Time Lightroom, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Intermediate Photoshop, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

How to Photograph Artwork, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Nassen Workshop, 10am-4pm (4days)

Screenprinted Fabric Wallpaper, 6:30-9:30pm Multilevel Sewing Projects, 6:30-9:30pm

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Abstract Painting Studio, 2-5pm

First-Time Sewing, 2-5pm (I) Zippers & Buttons, 2-5pm (II) First-Time Sewing, 6:30-9:30pm (I) First-Time Screenprinting on Fabric, 6:309:30pm Zippers & Buttons, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Local Color, 9am-3pm (2 day workshop) Surface Design: Embroidery, 1-4pm (II)

D igital A rts & P hotography

6:30-9:30pm

Beginning Illustrator, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

4 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

Beginning Photoshop, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

Night & Astro Photography, 7-10pm (II)

Portrait Photography, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

Intermediate/Advanced Digital Photography, 7-10pm


Early Registration Discount THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm Summer Wares, 10am-1pm

SAVE $20 on 10-week classes when you register

See Page 38

and pay in full by MAY 27.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Figurative Sculpture, 11am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am1pm

Simply Soda, 7-10pm

Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 7-10pm (II)

FOR SUMMER CAMPS

classes and $10 on 5-week

Workshops

Figure Sculpture, 10am-1pm

Sculpting with the Wheel, 10am-11pm Advanced Wheelthrowing, 11am-2pm Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm Workshops

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 1:30-4:30pm

First-Time Jeweler, 2-5pm

First-Time Jeweler, 2-5pm

First-Time Jeweler, 10am-1pm

Reticulated Objects, 6:30-9:30pm

Date Night, 6:30-9:30pm

Date Night, 6:30-9:30pm

Working with Wax and Casting, 2-5pm

Wire Construction, 2-5pm

Boxes & Lockets, 6:30-9:30pm

Steel Jewelry, 2-5pm (I)

First-Time Jeweler, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Glass Fusing for Beginners, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am1pm

Beginning Acrylic Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Date Night, 6:30-9:30pm

Steel Jewelry, 2-5pm (I) Workshops

Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm Fold Forming, 2-5pm

Girls Night Out, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Glass Arts, 10am-1pm (2 days)

Girls Night Out, 5-8pm

Learning from the Masters, 10am-1pm

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

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

Oil Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Date Night, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to the Portrait and Figure, 10am-1pm Exploring Chicago: En Plein Air, 10am1pm

Ink Brushwork, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Introduction to Portrait Drawing, 2-5pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Landscape Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Acrylic Painting, 2-5pm Oil Painting, 2-5pm

Encaustic Painting, 2-5pm

Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 2-5pm Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 2-5pm Below the Surface (Etching), 2-5pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Paper, 5-8pm

Multilevel Screenprint on Paper, 6:30-9:30pm

Sculptural Textiles, 6:30-9:30pm Layers, Layers, 6:30-9:30pm

Easy Repeat Prints on Fabric, 10am-1pm (II)

Acid Dyes on Silk, 10am-1pm Garment Alterations, 10am-1pm Workshops

The Perfect Easy Dress, 10am-1pm (I) First-Time Sewing, 10am-1pm (II) First-Time Sewing, 2-5pm (I)

Zippers & Buttons, 2-5pm (II)

First-Time Screenprinting on Fabric, 2-5pm Digital Imagery for Screenprinting, 2-5pm Beginning Digital Photography, 6:309:30pm

Urban Landscape Photography, 6:309:30pm

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am1pm Travel Photography, 10am-1pm

Beginning Digital Photography, 2-5pm

New!

Creative Retreats One day art & yoga classes at Lillstreet Loft See page 32

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

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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, firing, and state-of-the-art equipment in our generous open studio hours.

Beginner / Advanced Beginner

Monday 10am-1pm

FIRST-TIME POTTER

Mary Drabik Session I: June 18 Session II: July 23

( 5 WEEKS ) Not ready for the 10 week commitment? Try your hand at a variety of clay techniques, and learn the basics of handbuilding and wheelthrowing. You will learn to center the clay on the wheel as you begin to throw the basic forms of mugs and bowls, learn to trim, and then glaze your pots. Handbuilding projects might include pinch pot bowls, bud vases or small serving trays. This is not a prerequisite for the 10 week Beginning Wheelthrowing or Handbuilding classes. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit ($20). Includes 12 pounds of clay.

Mary Drabik Session I: June 17 Session II: July 22 Tuesday 10am-1pm

Wednesday 10am-1pm (Especially for CPS Teachers)

Katie Biderbost Session I: July 10-August 7 Wednesday 7-10pm

Robert Smith Session I: Starts June 19 Thursday 7-10pm

Robert Smith Session II: Starts July 25 Sunday 10am-1pm

FIRST-TIME HANDBUILDER ( 5 WEEKS )

BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING HANDBUILDING

Want to have some fun but not ready to commit to a 10-week class? Dress for mess and come to handbuild objects in clay. Learn timeless techniques, such as attaching coils and slabs, to make pots. You will also learn to use other larger tools, including molds, slab roller, and extruder. This is not a prerequisite for the 10-week Beginning Handbuilding classes. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Includes 12 pounds of clay.

( 10 WEEKS )

Monday 7-10pm

Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm

Session I: Starts June 17 Session II: Starts July 22 Joanna Pike $165, Members $160 Clay tool kit, $20

People are drawn to the timeless, quiet, direct contact of handbuilding in clay. Whether your aim is functional or sculptural ceramics, master the basics to learn ways to work with slabs, coils and pinching to create virtually anything you can dream up. Then, build more! Learn to use the larger tools of the Handbuilder: molds, slab roller, and extruder. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet.

Lisa Harris Starts June 18 Tuesday 7-10pm

Marjorie Woodruff Starts June 18

Mary Drabik Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28

Saturday 1-4pm

$165, Members $160

$330, Members $320

Clay tool kit, $20

Clay tool kit, $20

Mary Drabik Starts June 22

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by MAY 27.

6 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.


( 10 WEEKS ) Delve in and explore the mystery of the potter’s wheel. New beginning students will develop fundamental potthrowing techniques while returning students will refine their technique to create more complex forms. Be inspired by other students’ progress as well as be challenged by your goals. Teachers demo for multi-levels and assist all students. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Monday 10am-1pm

Les Orenstein Starts June 17

MULTILEVEL, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

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

Monday 7-10pm

HOME & GARDEN POTTERY ( 10 WEEKS )

Karen Avery Starts June 17

Patty Kochaver Starts June 17

$360, Members $350

THE ART OF FOOD ( 10 WEEKS )

Jayson Lawfer Starts June 17

Catherine Tweedie Starts June 22

This class will center on rituals of every day eating and the making of hand made vessel(s) to meld the experience. The context of discussions will include exploring your own history of food, family and the use of local or homegrown ingredients. Students will be encouraged to explore and share their perspective on the hottest topics of food systems, eating, and growing while creating hand built, functional vessels for their own use. A Guided Tour “behind the scenes” of a meat market will be the class field trip this summer! The class will culminate in a summer feast as an expression of the best of what the season brings (one guest per student).

Sunday 2-5pm

Monday 7-10pm

David Trost Starts June 23

Cathi Schwalbe Starts June 17

$330, Members $320

$360, Members $350

Gary Jackson Starts June 18 Wednesday 10am-1pm

Les Orenstein Starts June 19 Wednesday 7-10pm

Sharon and David Hartshorne Starts June 19 Saturday 10am-1pm

Clay tool kit, $20

( 10 WEEKS ) This is an opportunity for the intermediate/advanced student to get to the next level through a customized plan of exercises and goals, with individual attention from the instructor.  Whether you’ve been working on lighter cylinders or more advanced forms this will be a chance for you to work beyond your usual abilities. We’ll monitor progress and incorporate individual critiques throughout the session. 

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday 7-10pm

THROWING CLINIC

INTERMEDIATE WHEELTHROWING ( 10 WEEKS ) You have mastered the basics; now challenge yourself to throw a better pot. Articulate what a better pot means to you! Design your own pottery and develop a personal aesthetic, while learning techniques to make complex forms. Weekly demos and experimenting with new glaze combinations will help you to develop your signature look. Tuesday 10am-1pm

Lisa Harris Starts June 18

$360, Members $350

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

SMALL SCULPTURES, FIGURINES AND DOLLS

Thursday 10am-1pm

( 10 WEEKS ) Allowing your imagination to flow, students may create an abstract, realistic, anthropomorphic or animal sculpture. Students may choose to apply a kinetic element to their work through figure articulation to create a doll.  All levels welcome. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Robin Power Starts June 18 $360, Members $350

CERAMICS

BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING WHEELTHROWING

Erik Zohn Starts June 18 Patty Kochaver Starts June 20 Saturday 10am-1pm

David Trost Starts June 22 $360, Members $350

ADVANCED WHEELTHROWING ( 10 WEEKS ) Demonstrations of more complex forms will encourage you to expand your repertoire of pots and build confidence to throw taller and bigger and to create pieces with nuance. Try new and more advanced glazing techniques in a class designed to help you create pots of your own design and aesthetic. Monday 7-10pm

David Trost Starts June 17 Sunday 11am-2pm

Patty Kochaver Starts June 23 $360, Members $350

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

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CERAMICS

ADVANCED HANDBUILDING

SUMMER WARES

( 10 WEEKS )

David Trost Starts June 19

This class will focus on sets and forms that reflect summer activities such as picnics, festive drinking and eating, and the abundance of fresh foods. Projects may include berry bowls, tumblers and pitchers for iced drinks, punch bowls and ladles, lanterns and votives for backyard parties, ice cream/sundae bowls, etc. At the end of the term we will serve food in our creations. We will also focus on various surface techniques such as slip painting, stamping, appliques and glazing. Students are encouraged to bring in their ideas.

$360, Members $350

Thursday 10am–1pm

Increase your clay skills while building functional and sculptural objects. Weekly demonstrations will teach you more complex techniques to manipulate clay and allow you to develop your handbuilt work. Wednesday 10am-1pm

Joanna Pike Starts June 19 Wednesday 7-10pm

( 10 WEEKS )

Lisa Harris Starts June 20 $360, Members $350

SIMPLY SODA: BEGINNING ADVANCED TOPICS IN SODA SODA FIRING: POUR, SIP, SAVOR: THE ART OF ( 10 WEEKS ) DRINKING Be prepared for flashes of color, textured surfaces and the excitement of unpredictable results utilizing the distinct atmospheric qualities of Lillstreet’s soda kiln. You’ll make pots for the soda kiln, and weekly wheelthrowing or handbuilding demonstrations will increase your knowledge of more complex forms. You’ll also learn the uses of soda slips and glazes, and the class will make the soda firing process accessible and understandable. Participation in all stages of the process, including some kiln loading, introduction to firing, and unloading outside of class time, is required. Prerequisite: at least one year of experience working with clay or instructor’s permission. New Time! Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm

Erik Zohn Starts June 19 Thursday 7-10pm

Erik Zohn Starts June 20 $360, Members $350 $60 soda firing fee

( 10 WEEKS ) Have you had some soda firing experience but want fine-tune your work for the exciting atmosphere of the kiln? Both wheel throwers and hand builders will learn how to utilize the uniqueness of this firing to make their work stand out from the rest. Focusing demonstrations and our discussion on pouring and drinking vessels, we will discover the finer points of making pots for the soda kiln. Come with a thirst for great pottery and leave with a new appreciation for soda-fired ceramics! Participation in all stages of the process, including some kiln loading, firing, and unloading outside of class time, is required. Prerequisite: two sessions of Simply Soda or instructor’s permission. Wednesday 7-10pm

Erik Zohn Starts June 19 $360, Members $350 $60 soda firing fee

SCULPTING WITH THE POTTERS WHEEL ( 10 WEEKS ) Students will use the wheel to create sculptural objects and learn to assemble forms from thrown components. Weekly demonstrations will be accompanied by image presentations. Demonstrations include replicating non-ceramic objects, post firing surface techniques, and low fire glazes. Sunday 10am-1pm

Joanna Pike Starts June 23 $360, Members $350

8 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.


CHOOSE FIVE

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

The focus of this class is figurative work. Students will explore a step-by-step approach to body proportions, construction problem solving and internal armature, the planes of the figure, human expression and body gesture. There will be class discussions on surface treatment for sculpture. A model will be used as needed and fee collected in class. All levels welcome.

Choose five consecutive weeks within the term and an instructor to offer individual tutelage for one hour per week. Fee does not include clay or open studio time outside of the five weeks. Approval of the program coordinator, Karen Avery, required.

MAKING UNDERGLAZE CHALKS AND PENCILS

SODA FIRED HERB POTS

( 1 Day )

Seamlessly make a chunk of clay into a richly textured herb pot. That’s right- you will make your vessel by pushing and expanding the solid clay from inside to outside, never using a cutting tool to make a slab for the walls. Use Soda Slips for color and texture, as these herb pots will not be glazed, but will experience the transformation of the Soda Kiln. Trays will be fired Cone 10 to ensure flatness.

Robin Power Starts June 20

CERAMIC COCKTAILS

This workshop will be for the student looking for new ways to address the surfaces of their work. Underglaze chalks and pencils are another way to add imagery, color and depth for those wanting to adapt drawing techniques to their pieces. This workshop will allow the student to customize their palette and allow another avenue for selfexpression. Everyone will leave with a set of chalks and/or pencils and the recipe and knowledge to make more.

( 1 Day )

$360, Members $350

Sunday June 30, 2:30-

Students will use slabs to make hand built porcelain cocktail glasses, including but not limited to the highball, rocks, and martini forms. Surface decoration and design for usability will be demonstrated.

6:30pm

New Time!

$285, Members $275

WORKSHOPS

Thursday 11am-2pm

TRADITIONAL FIGURE SCULPTURE ( 10 WEEKS ) 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 of full figure.  Focus will be given to anatomy, skeletal structure, body proportions and pose gesture.  Building techniques problem solving, observational skills, internal armature, will be emphasized. Special attention will be given to traditional and untraditional finishing techniques for sculpture. Students are encouraged to creatively finish their sculpture. 


Saturday June 22, 2-5pm

Joanna Pike $45, Members $40

SODA FIRED “BOX” TURTLES ( 1 Day )

Robin Power Starts June 23

Imagine a turtle turning its neck to look at the pansies in the box on its back! We will make a turtle, pinch and coil a pot and then use a paddle on it to square it off to make a box turtle for your flower garden or deck. We will then use Soda Slips for color and texture, as these turtles will not be glazed, but will experience the transformation of the Soda Kiln.

$360, Members $350

Sunday June 23, 2-4pm

$40 model fee

Karen Avery

Sunday, 10am–1pm

( 10 WEEKS ) This class is designed primarily for students who want to develop specific ideas, refine techniques, and pursue independent projects.

( 1 Day )

Lisa Harris Starts June 22 $360, Members $350

Who knows how to sculpt you better than you? In this class students will be their own model. Working with a mirror and photographs students will create a life size portrait of themselves. Special attention will be given to anatomy, skeletal structure and facial expression. Upon completion of your self-portrait you will learn how to prepare your work for kiln firing. Saturday June 29, 1-5 pm

Robin Power $60, Members $55

Karen Avery $65, Members $60

HAND BUILT CANDELABRAS ( 1 Day )

KOKESHI DOLLS IN CLAY ( 1 Day ) Kokeshi (pronounced ko-keshee) are Japanese dolls, from northern Japan.  They are handmade characterized by a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body is painted in a floral design. One characteristic of Kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.  Emphasis will be given to doll construction, surface treatment and your own creative touches. Saturday July 13, 2-5 pm

Robin Power $45, Members $40

In this workshop students will make earthenware candelabras with hand building techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to decorate their piece with underglazes. Saturday July 20, 2-5pm

Joanna Pike $45, Members $40

GARDEN GNOMES ( 1 Day ) Does your garden seem a little lonely? Does it seem like someone should be living there? Make your own garden gnome and decorate it with slips. We’ll high-fire gnomes so they can live in the garden all year. Saturday August 3, 2-5pm

Robin Power

New! Visiting Artist Workshop

SELF PORTRAIT IN CLAY

Saturday 10am-1pm

$60, Members $55

Sunday July 14, 1-3pm

$45, Members $40

$65, Members $60

ADVANCED TOPICS

Patty Kochaver

( 1 Day )

CERAMICS

FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE

LESS IS MORE: HAND-BUILT VESSELS WITH JOE PINTZ ( 1 DAY ) In this one-day, hands-on workshop, we’ll explore hand built vessels from initial construction to final finishes. In addition to utilizing additive and reductive handbuilding techniques, participants will learn to use and make their own bisque molds to create an assortment of utilitarian and sculptural forms. There will be a strong emphasis on surface and form, not as an afterthought, but as an essential design element. Finishes that highlight the rich surface of earthenware such as terra sigillata will also be covered. Workshop will focus on creative experimentation. Open to all skill levels. Saturday, August 24, 9am-5pm

Joe Pintz $125, Members $120

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METALSMITHING MAKE WEARABLE PIECES OF ART and learn to create unique designs in our four fully equipped classrooms closed-toe shoes are required in the studio. Metals are available for sale during class time from the instructor or monitor. Given fluctuating metals prices, all material costs are approximate and subject to change.

Beginner / Advanced Beginner FIRST-TIME JEWELER ( 5 WEEKS ) This class is designed for beginning jewelers who want to sample basic skills. Saw piercing, texturing, cold connections, and a soldered band ring will be covered. A materials kit is required and is available for purchase from the instructor on the first day of class. Silver and additional materials may be purchased from the instructor. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Alisa Miller Session II: Starts July 25 Friday 2-5pm

Neil Kraus Session I: Starts June 21 Session II: Starts July 26 Sunday 10-1pm

Neil Kraus Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28 $165 Members $160 $10 Materials fee

FIRST TIME ENAMELING ( 5 Weeks ) Create beautiful decorative art and jewelry designs by kiln-firing colorful powdered glass enamels onto copper. No previous art experience is required. Students will learn basic enameling techniques and acquire a range of skills to create their own vibrantly colored designs for the projects of their choice. Copper sheet and pre-cut shapes are available for purchase from the instructor.  Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Mary Laskey Session I: June 17 Session II: July 22 $165, Members $160 $20 Materials Fee

BEGINNING METALSMITHING

ADVANCED BEGINNING METALSMITHING

( 10 WEEKS )

(10 WEEKS)

Design and create jewelry in silver, copper and brass. Learn basic skills such as sawing, texturing, soldering, and polishing. Students will also learn simple forming techniques and how to bezel set stones. A materials kit is required, and is available for purchase from the instructor on the first day of class.

This advanced beginner class will help students be able to 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 class is for students with some prior metals experience whether it was beginning metals (first time jeweler excluded) or who have not taken a class in some time. 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.

Monday 1:30-4:30pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts June 17 Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Neil Kraus Starts June 17 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by MAY 27.

Alisa Miller Starts June 18 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Darlys Ewoldt Starts June 19 Saturday 10am-1pm

Anne Schafer Starts June 22 Sunday 2-5pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts June 23 $330, Members $320 $25 Materials Fee

10 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Susan Franker Starts June 18 Wednesday 2-5pm

Alisa Miller Starts June 19 $330, Members $320


BRACELETS: CUFFS, BANGLES AND LINKS

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

This class explores wire construction for jewelry. Experiment with a variety of ways to create forms in wires such as steel, brass and/or copper. Learn fiber techniques such as crocheting and knitting for simple structure in a unique way. Making simple catches and chains will be covered. Additional materials and silver will be available for an additional fee. All levels welcome.

This class allows students to learn the basics of metalworking, saw, pierce, form, texture, solder, and finish, while concentrating on the bracelet. We will explore different styles and construction of bracelets, which will be made of copper or brass.  Sterling silver will be available for purchase. Open to beginners with no experience or those wishing to hone their skills.

Thursday 2-5pm

Session I: Starts June 20

Neil Kraus Starts June 18 

Saturday 2-5pm

$330, Members $320

Heejin Hwang Session I: Starts June 22

$25 Materials fee

$175 Members $170

STEEL JEWELRY

$20 Material fee

( 5 WEEKS )

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

All levels are welcome.  

Pam Robinson Starts June 17

Friday 2-5pm

( 10 weeks )

Sunday 2-5pm

Mike Stromberg Starts June 23 $330, Members $320

Maia Leppo Session I: Starts June 21  $175 Members $170 $20 material fee

( 5 WEEKS )

Enhance your jewelry and objects by learning to achieve rich and diverse colorations on metal.

Learn to hammer, fold and manipulate copper into threedimensional forms without soldering.  Enhance these amazing metal structures be applying enamels  (ground glass) and firing with a torch.  Rich colors and exquisite surfaces are the result!  Fold forming and torch firing are both very direct techniques that will enable you to see results of your efforts very quickly.  Methods of cold joining will be implemented to transform your creations into jewelry, ornaments, or objects for your home.

Metal available for purchase from the instructor.

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; and work can also be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee.

WORKING WITH WAX AND CASTING

METAL COLORATION PATINA PROCESSES

Prerequisite – one session of Beginning Metalsmithing.

Explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of jewelry.  Learn, experiment with, and apply different soldering, micro-welding and riveting methods with 20g-10g steel wires.  Personalize your jewelry with handy, non-toxic finishing techniques and added accents of your choice.  The course will also cover riveting and soldering with other metals (silver, brass, copper, tin). Steel and a few other materials will be included materials fee.  You are welcome to bring other metals (silver, brass, copper) and found materials to use as accents or they will be available for purchase.  

Multilevel

FOLD FORMING AND TORCH FIRED ENAMELING 

Sunday 2-5pm

Darlys Ewoldt and Neil Kraus Session I: Starts June 23  Session II: Starts July 28

( 5 WEEKS )

In this “hands on” class, students will create a series of color studies on copper and brass using both hot and cold patina processes. Buried, wrapped, fumed, sprayed, and brushed application methods will be demonstrated. Learn to incorporate dyes, pigments, metal leaf, and colored waxes to achieve dazzling results! Use of creative cold connections will be discussed. Students can expect to create a series of color samples and completion of simple jewelry or object forms. Explore the possibilities!

METALSMITHING

WIRE CONSTRUCTION FOR JEWELRY

Copper and brass available for purchase from the instructor. Prerequisite: At least one beginning metals class. Tuesday 2-5pm

Session I: Starts June 18 Saturday 2-5 pm

$175 Members $170

Darlys Ewoldt Session I: Starts June 22

$25 Materials fee for enamels

$175 Members $170 $35 Materials fee for patina kit

CREATIVE SETTINGS ( 5 WEEKS ) Do you have any stones, found objects, or anything that you’ve always wanted to set?  Have you been challenged by those hard to set items? Well, bring them to class and we’ll get them incorporated into a piece of jewelry!  We’ll investigate bezels, prongs, tabs and anything else we can come up with to get them to stay in place.  Prerequisite: One Beginning Metals. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Mike Stromberg Session II: Starts July 24 $175 Members $170 $25 Materials fee for enamels

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CHAIN MAKING

METALSMITHING

( 5 WEEKS ) Looking for something other than the same old round jump rings to make into a bracelet or necklace? Maybe that fantastic pendant you own needs something more dynamic than a store bought chain. Using techniques such as cold connections, balling up wire, soldering hollow forms and saw piercing links from sheet, students will learn to create chains from scratch. Additional materials available for purchase from the instructor Prerequisite: beginning metalsmithing or the ability to solder independently. Tuesday 2-5pm

Alisa Miller Session II: Starts July 23 $175 Members $170 $10 Materials fee

Intermediate / Advanced INTERMEDIATE METALSMITHING ( 10 WEEKS ) Build upon skills learned in Beginning Metals by working on projects that develop your ability to solder, create threedimensional 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: At least two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval. Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts June 19 Thursday 1:30-4:30pm

RETICULATED OBJECTS ( 10 week ) This class is focused on creating unique jewelry such as chains, pendants, earrings and findings through the technique of reticulation. Reticulation produces a ridged or rippling surface through controlled heating. The ridges of a reticulated surface are more pronounced than any other surface treatment, looking like a moonscape. Students will also learn how to fuse metal without soldering. Focus will be on the overall product including finishing and patinas. Materials may be purchased by instructor. Prerequisite: At least one beginning metals class.

Susan Franker Starts June 20 Saturday 10am-1pm

Pam Robinson Starts June 22 $350, Members $340

MULTILEVEL METALSMITHING ( 10 weeks )

Susan Franker Starts June 20

Students work independently on projects and receive individualized attention. This class focuses on the design and development of more advanced technical skills. Demonstrations and projects will be chosen during the first class. Prerequisite: two sessions of Beginning and one of Intermediate Metalsmithing or instructor’s permission.

$330, Members $320

Tuesday 2-5pm

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm

Pam Robinson Starts June 18 $350, Members $340

FORGING & FORMING FOR EXPERIMENTAL JEWELRY ENAMELING: GOING OUT OF BOUNDS ( 10 WEEKS ) Create unique, three-dimensional forms for jewelry by learning to combine hammered metal forms with construction techniques. Perfect your soldering skills by learning to properly fit complex curves and edges. Forming processes including sinking, raising, planishing, and forging will be addressed. Projects will include a ring, pendant, brooch, and a bracelet. Design approaches to achieving finished projects will be emphasized. Materials available for purchase from the instructor. Prerequisite: Intermediate Metalsmithing or instructor approval Monday 2-5 PM

Darlys Ewoldt Starts June 17 $350, Members $340

( 5 WEEKS ) This class takes enameling enthusiasts on a journey beyond the basics and explores innovative, non-traditional techniques such as deliberate under and over-firing, torch firing, fusing and embedding glass and metals, inscribing surface designs, working with fire scale and oxides, extreme textures, firing onto wire and mesh, and alternative surface finishes. Novice and experienced students alike will expand their skills and personal style while redefining enameling beyond it’s traditional boundaries.  Pre-requisite: First-Time Enameling or basic level enameling experience. Metal is available for purchase from the instructor.   Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

BOXES AND LOCKETS

Mary Laskey Session II: Starts July 24

( 10 WEEKS )

$175, Members $170

Adorn your home and yourself with unique boxes or lockets to hold your special treasures! Learn to design and make intriguing metal containers using various methods of construction, lids, mechanisms, and functions. Boxes that slide, hinge, move, and clasp will be introduced.

$20 Materials Fee

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor’s permission. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Darlys Ewoldt Starts June 20 $350, Members $340 $25 Materials Fee

WORKSHOPS DATE NIGHT METALSMITHING FOR COUPLES ( 2 WEEKS ) Learn a new craft while spending time with your sweetheart!  Learn basic metalsmithing skills and make something for yourself or your significant other.  Learn to cut out metals, learn to connect metals, learn to solder metals.  Do all this while on a date!  All skill levels welcome.  $10 materials fee includes the basics; additional materials available for purchase. Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Mike and Rachelle Stromberg Session I: June 21 & June 28 Session II: July 12 & July 19 $75, Members $70 per person. $10 Material fee

12 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.


ENAMELING WITH GRAPHITE WORKSHOP

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

This workshop focuses on using the press to rapidly create forms in metal. We will design and cut a “matrix” or “silhouette” mold that can be used repeatedly in the hydraulic press to create a puffed or pillowed form in sheet metal. Then we will experiment with the many ways to use the molds to achieve a variety of formed metal pieces for multiple jewelry applications.

Create a unique new look for copper enamel designs by drawing with graphite pencils directly onto fired glass enamel surfaces. Drawing skills are helpful, but not essential. This little known technique is easy to learn and will reward students with a very diverse new skill to enhance their enamel designs. Students will learn the technique step-by-step to create small-scale sample pieces which may become stand alone art pieces or be incorporated into future jewelry projects. 

No previous experience necessary Tuesday July 16, 6:30-9:30pm

Sarah Chapman $65, Members $60 $10 materials fee

HYDRAULIC PRESS: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES ( 1 DAY ) We will continue to push the possibilities of what the hydraulic press has to offer by pairing the machine with a thermoplastic and ceramic compound known as “Jett-Sett.” This workshop will focus on creating textures, forms, and surfaces in the “Jett-Sett” compound and then using these molds in the press to achieve fast, repeatable results in sheet metal. Prerequisite: Beginning Hydraulic Press experience necessary.

Pre-requisite: First-Time Enameling or basic level enameling experience. Metal is available for purchase from the instructor.  Monday July 15, 2-5pm

Mary Laskey $65, Members $60 $10 Materials Fee

METAL CLAY WORKSHOPS

FAUX ENAMELING TECHNIQUES FOR COPPER CLAY ( 1 DAY )

FILIGREE PENDANT IN SILVER CLAY ( 1 DAY ) Filigree is the use of fine, lace like wires to create an ornamental, delicate or intricate design. We will be using fine silver metal clay to make this elegant filigree pendant and embellish it with dichroic glass for a splash of color. No soldering required! This course is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike. By the end of the day, you’ll wear your fabulous creation home! All tools provided by the instructor. Materials will be available for purchase on the day of class. This project uses one small (1cm-ish) dichroic cabochon, 10g of lump silver clay, and 5g of silver syringe. Saturday June 22, 9am-5pm

Work with pure copper in the form of clay! The material is so malleable that we have the ability to shape and texture the copper clay into a pendant and earrings. No traditional metal fabrication techniques required! Once the copper is fired, color is added by using a UV Resin whose finished appearance greatly mimics enamel. Everyone will wear home their newest set of spectacular, eye-catching, colorful jewelry!

METALSMITHING

HYDRAULIC PRESS: PILLOWED PIECES

All tools will be provided by the instructor. Materials will be available for purchase on the day of class. This project uses one package of Art Clay Copper, MagicGlos, UV Resin, and resin dyes. Saturday June 29, 10am-2pm

Katie Baum $75, Members $70

Katie Baum $125, Members $120

Wednesday July 17, 6:30-9:30pm

Sarah Chapman $65, Members $60 $15 materials fee

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COPPER AND CRADLED PEARLS

METALSMITHING

( 1 DAY ) Entrap an elegant freshwater pearl with copper. Working with Copper Art Clay, sculpt, shape and texture this medium to create earrings or a pendant. Use the unique characteristics of the material to put your own personality into your work. Everyone will be able to take their finished items home and show them off right after class. All tools will be provided by the instructor. Materials will be available for purchase on the day of class. This project uses one package of Art Clay Copper and half-drilled freshwater pearls. Saturday July 20 10am-2pm

Katie Baum $75, Members $70

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS SILVER GRANULATION: METHODS AND TECHNIQUES ( 2 DAYS ) Granulation is the process of fusing tiny metal spheres of silver or gold, in a decorative pattern, to a surface of the same metal. When making granulated jewelry, all connections are fused, not soldered. This weekend workshop will investigate and compare various ways of performing granulation. Simple torch firing methods as well as the use of kilns and fusion furnaces will be discussed. The emphasis will be on learning the “How’s” and “Why’s” of this ancient technique and it’s applications for the contemporary metalsmith. We will look at performing granulation primarily in silver but will also discuss gold. Working in gold will be strictly optional. Saturday September 7 & Sunday September 8, 9am-5pm

Doug Harling $350

BEYOND THE BEZEL – CARVED AND PIERCED DECORATIVE SETTINGS

Anticlastic Raising with Kevin O’Dwyer

( 3 DAYS )

In this workshop you will learn the basics of anticlastic raising. A flat sheet of metal shaped by compressing its edges and stretching the center so the surface develops two curves at right angles to each other. Students will have a short time to practice each stage of demonstration before moving to the next exercise. The goal is for students to gain enough of a foundation to be able to continue creating on their own. By the end of workshop, students will have the opportunity to create a series of small sculptural forms that can be developed into jewelry, hollowware handles and sculptural forms.

Bezels can be far more than just a ring of metal enclosing a stone. This three day intensive workshop elevates the bezel into a self-supporting design element. With dividers, saw, and files, a bezel can become a skillfully decorated setting. Learn to transform a common thick walled bezel into the elaborately carved and pierced centerpiece of a jewel. Create alternative setting designs by articulating bezels into prongs, tabs, channels, serrated and scalloped patterns. Demonstration and instruction is followed by each participant’s hands-on exploration and adaptation of process and technique. The course curriculum covers forming, shaping, and soldering heavy stock into bezels; precision layout and execution of patterns and repetitive design elements; and setting stones with pushers, burnishers, hammer and punch. This is an intermediate level class with emphasis on the refinement of hand skills with traditional tools. Students should possess basic soldering skills, and the ability to saw and file with accuracy. Prior stone setting experience is not required. Friday July 11 Sunday July 13, 2014 10am-5pm

Michael David Sturlin $650 until January 1 $700 January 2-May 15 $750 May 16- July 10

14 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

( 3 DAYS )

Friday, October 25Sunday, October 27 10-5pm

Kevin O’Dwyer $450


GLASS GLASS BEADMAKING, FUSING & CASTING explore several different glass techniques such as beadmaking, fusing, kiln casting and sculpture. All levels of students are supported in an educational and relaxed setting. Join us on the third floor to create beautiful glass forms. Closed toe shoes and cotton clothing are required.

GLASS BEAD OPEN STUDIO Work on projects and improve skills outside of class in our highly recommended open studio. Punch cards are available for students enrolled in a class at the reduced cost $60 (5 sessions for $12 each); current students may also purchase single sessions for $14 each. Punch cards are also available for those not enrolled in a class for $85 (5 sessions for $17 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.

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by MARCH 11.

BEGINNER INTRODUCTION TO GLASS ARTS ( 2 DAY ) Interested in taking a class in the Glass Department but not sure where to start? In this 2 day workshop you will learn basic glass history, chemistry, and safety. On the first day, students will explore cutting techniques and fusing sheet glass to make beautiful cabochons and tiles. Week two, you will get instruction and hands-on experience with a table-mounted bead-making torch. Learn to form hot glass into basic bead shapes and execute fun decorating techniques. Finish the workshop with various handmade glass pieces, a basic knowledge of glass arts, and inspiration for your next projects. Saturday June 22 & 29, 10am-1pm Saturday August 3 & 10, 10am-1pm

Sarah Beth Tanner $110, Members $105 $35 Material fee

16 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

BEGINNING GLASS BEADMAKING ( 5 WEEKS ) No experience required for this true beginner hot-glass class! “Take it slow’ and learn basic torch techniques to create simple bead shapes with a variety of fundamental decorating styles. We will cover glass and studio safety and the properties and uses of soft glass, hand tools, and classroom equipment. Classes will involve demonstrations, individual instruction, and lots of practice time. Material fee includes soft glass rods, mandrels, and use of studio gas and tools. Finish your beads with confidence and ready to take home to wear or proudly display! Monday 2-5pm

Sarah Beth Tanner Session I: June 17 Session II: July 22 $180, Members $175 $35 Material fee

BEGINNing/ADVANCED BEGINNing GLASS FUSING ( 5 WEEKS ) Students will become familiar with the tools, materials, and basic techniques for fusing glass, and learn to properly cut, design and lay out glass. Materials fee includes kiln firings, clear, white and black glass, and a variety of scrap glass, frit and stringers. Additional glass is available for purchase. No experience required. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Brian Butterfield Session I: June 20 Session II: July 25 $180, Members $175 $50 Materials fee


BEAD MAKING AND JEWELRY DESIGN I

INDEPENDENT STUDY

( 5 WEEKS )

Recommended for students who work well independently. Includes unlimited access to the studio when classes and workshops are not in session. Students provide their own glass and mandrels (available for sale during open studio). Kiln access and hand tools are included. Permission from the department head is required.

Starts June 17

$280, Members $275 (5 weeks) $510, Members $500 (10 weeks)

No glass experience required.  Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Workshops

DATE NIGHT

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: GLASS FUSING

GLASS FUSING

( 1 DAY )

Looking for something different, fun, and memorable to do on a Friday night? Bring friends or a date and spend the evening creating with glass! This crash course in glass fusing will teach you the basics of cutting and assembling glass for the kiln. Make a small plate, coaster, or pieces for jewelry. Materials fee includes all glass, tools, and kiln firing. Finished pieces may be picked up 1 to 2 weeks after class ends. No experience required.

Grab your favorite bottle of wine, some munchies and your girlfriends and have a fun evening out in our glass department. It’s a crash course in glass fusing where you’ll learn the basics of cutting and assembling glass to potentially make a small plate, tile, or pieces for magnets or jewelry. Materials fee includes all glass, tools, and kiln firing. Finished pieces may be picked up two weeks after class ends. No experience necessary.

( 1 DAY )

Saturday, June 22,

Dobrila Pintar Session I: June 19

Sunday, July 7, 5-8pm

6:30-9:30pm

Friday, July 19, 6:30-

Friday, July 12,

$180, Members $175

9:30pm

6:30-9:30pm

$40 Material Fee includes glass and copper & brass. Silver may be purchased for an additional fee.

Sunday, August 4, 5-8pm

Friday, August 9,

Friday, August 16,

6:30-9:30pm

6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, August 24,

LeJean Easley

6:30-9:30pm

$55, Members $50

LeJean Easley

$20 materials fee

$55, Members $50

 

$20 materials fee

ADVANCED BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE BEAD MAKING AND JEWELRY DESIGN II ( 5 WEEKS ) So now you know the basics of creating a bead by shaping and adding embellishments. This class is a continuation of that. Through practice and demonstrations, students will gain more control in making and adding stringers, dots, wraps and foils. A hollow bead will even be demonstrated. Additional basic metalsmithing techniques will be discussed. One session of bead making is required.

GLASS BEADMAKING SERIES WITH CYNTHIA MCEWEN Expand your glass beadmaking skills with these special technique classes. Students should bring their glass and mandrels to class. Glass should be 104 COE. Additional glass and mandrels are available for sale. Prerequisite: Beginning Glass Beadmaking

SUMMER FLORALS

Dots are one of the most used techniques in glass beads. Learn new ways to control applying your dots, spacing, stacking, plunging, dragging and twisting to make new patterns and designs. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm $65, Members $60

Dobrila Pintar Session II: July 24 $180, Members $175

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Glass rods, mandrels, copper, brass and silver may be purchased from the instructor.

DOTS, DOTS & MORE DOTS!

July 2 Make beautiful gardens in glass. Grow iris, daisies, roses and more with leaves and vines. We’ll even try flowers under glass (encased florals).

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

GLASS

Students will develop a foundation for creating flame worked beads using glass rods. Topics will include safety, properties of the material, applying the glass to the rod and reactions of different colors. Learn to shape your beads with consistency and confidence. Students will then use their beads to create jewelry, key chains, etc. using basic wire wrapping techniques, twisting and hammering of copper & brass wire.

( 5 OR 10 WEEKS )

June 18 $65, Members $60 $10 Material fee

SPARKLE & SHINE Explore the effects achieved combining silver with glass. Using silver foil, reduction frit, silvered stringers and fine silver wire we create many stunning looks from organic to glitzy.

STRINGERS GALORE Ever wonder how to “paint” with glass? Learn to make your own stringers for “drawing or painting on your glass beads. Demonstrations on how to apply them with greater control and create more intricate designs with more complex stringers will be discussed. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

July 30 $65, Members $60 $5 Material fee

ONE FISH, TWO FISH

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Sculptural beadmaking takes the round out of the bead. Learn to make fish and other 3 dimensional items using basic beadmaking tools and techniques.

July 16

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

$65, Members $60

August 13

$15 Material fee

$65, Members $60

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PAINTING & DRAWING EXPRESS YOURSELF IN TWO DIMENSIONS with acrylics, watercolor, gouache, oils, pastels, pen & ink, or encaustic techniques. Painting & drawing classes are divided into beginning, intermediate, multilevel or advanced classes. Use these designations and the class descriptions to create a curriculum for yourself.

Beginning/ Advanced Beginning FIRST-TIME DRAWING INTO PAINTING ( 5 Weeks ) This introductory class combines basic drawing with the fundamentals of painting. It will begin by introducing the student to line, value and composition, and how they combine to compose a successful drawing. They will then use this experience to see how those visual building blocks translate into painting, introducing the student to the basic tools used in acrylic painting, and their use in composing and executing a painting. Purchase your beginning kit on the first night.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Session I: Starts June 17 Session II: Starts July 22 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Session I: Starts June 18 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 Saturday 10am-1pm Annie York Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27 Sunday 10am-1pm

Jeriah Hildwine Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28 $165, Members $160 $35 Beginning Painting & Drawing Kit

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT DRAWING

BEGINNING/ADVANCED BEGINNING DRAWING

( 5 Weeks )

( 5 Weeks )

This entry-level course is designed for those students with little or no experience. The primary focus is placement and how the various facial features come into play in creating a portrait drawing. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase.

This entry level class is suited for those who have had some or no drawing experience or are painting and want to brush up on their drawing skills. It covers the use of value, line and proportion in the development of realistic and balanced compositions. Purchase your beginning drawing

Saturday 2-5pm

kit on the first night of class.

Tony Porter Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

$180, Members $175

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING TECHNIQUES ( 5 Weeks ) This class is for those who want to develop their painting technique. It will focus on developing your painting skills, the importance of a color plan in a painting, brush and pallet knife use and how to incorporate painting mediums to a create visually engaging painting. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Session II: Starts July 23 $165, Members $160

18 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 17 Session II: Starts July 22 Sunday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28 $165, Members $160 $15 Beginning Drawing Kit


INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR

BEGINNING/ADVANCED BEGINNING PAINTING

( 5 Weeks )

( 5 or 10 Weeks )

This introductory class will cover the fundamentals of working with watercolors. Each class will focus on a basic watercolor practice beginning with how to use your brushes, the use of value and shape in composing a balanced composition and finishing up with color plans and mixing and its importance in establishing a cohesive painting. Supply kits will be available for sale.

Have you ever wondered how a painting can make an apple look real or a vase look transparent? This class will study the still life using acrylic paint to create light and shadows, shapes and forms. You’ll learn about mixing colors and what is the best brush to use for your painting. Techniques such as layering, shading and some blending will be discussed. Students will begin using only black and white paint and then transition into color. This beginning level class is recommended for those who have taken First Time Drawing into painting or have had previous experience and want to expand their skills.

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 18 Session II: Starts July 23 $165, Members $160

( 10 Weeks ) This class will discuss how paint pigments, water and paper all interact. Brushes and brush strokes, blending, layering and color gradations are just some of the techniques that will be covered. In addition, students will discuss drawing, subject matter, composition, and color. Students will work from a still life and are encouraged to bring in photographs they would like to replicate on paper. Supply kits available for purchase. Some basic drawing skills are encouraged but not required. Saturday 2-5pm

Tom Dieschbourg Starts June 22 $330, Members $320

. Sunday 2-5pm (5 weeks)

Jeriah Hildwine Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28

INTRODUCTION TO PASTELS ( 5 Weeks ) Pastels have been a favorite drawing material of many 19th and 20th century artists, from Degas to O’Keefe to Lucian Freud, because of their quick application and intense colors. We’ll learn the basics of working with pastels, the perfect medium for creating quick sketches or developing more complex drawings. A supply list will be provided on the first day of class. Monday 10am-1pm

Pawel Kupiec Session I: Starts June 17 Session II: Starts July 22

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING ( 5 Weeks )

$175, Members $170 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm (10 weeks)

Annie York Starts June 20 $330, Members $320

INTRODUCTION TO THE PORTRAIT AND FIGURE ( 10 Weeks ) This beginning to intermediate class teaches the fundamental of classical portrait and figure drawing while working from a nude model. Weekly demonstrations and directed exercises are designed to develop skills of observation, proportion, measuring, and anatomy. Students begin with charcoal, move to conte and finally pastels. A materials list is available online or from the front desk. Please come prepared to work on the first day of class.

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 metals tools and special brushes as well as torches, heat guns and irons. Encapsulate additional materials and collage the surface. Artists of all media will enjoy the limitless possibilities of working in encaustics. The supply list is available online and will be sent with your email confirmation. Please come to your first class prepared to work. *Due to the nature this medium, open studio is not available for students working with encaustic paints.

INK BRUSHWORK ( 5 Weeks ) In this beginning class, learn traditional Asian painting techniques on rice paper. This brushwork can also be used to adorn ceramic work or move into contemporary painting. No experience necessary. Allison will lead you step by step through the therapeutic process of mark making. A supply list will be provided. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Allison Svoboda Session II: Starts July 25 $175, Members $170

OIL PAINTING ( 5 or 10 Weeks ) This multi level class teaches the basics of oil painting as well as helping those with more experience develop their skills. It will provide the student with the necessary information and experience in the area of color mixing and painting techniques that will enhance skill and provide a foundation for successful painting in oils. Supply kits will be available for purchase. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Painting & Drawing

BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR

Multilevel to Intermediate

(10 weeks)

Patrick Miceli Starts June 20 $330, Members $320 Sunday 2-5pm (5 weeks)

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28 $175, Members $170

Sunday 2-5pm

Jenny Learner Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28 $175, Members $170

Saturday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts June 22 $330, Members $320 $60 model fee

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Intermediate / Advanced PAINTING & DRAWING

INTUITIVE PAINTING ( 5 Weeks )

NEW! Experiments In Drawing

BOTANTICAL ILLUSTRATION

THE BIG PICTURE

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 Weeks )

In this intermediate to advanced class, students will explore contemporary drawing through a mixture of traditional and nontraditional drawing materials and methods. Through projectbased assignments, we will draw from both life and imagination to create singular images and large scale works. As part of this process we will be looking at the work of contemporary artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Antoni Tapies. This class is best for students with drawing experience who would like to examine new ways of seeing and thinking about drawing. A materials list will be provided.

Designed for beginners to advanced students, this class will introduce the student to techniques to accurately render botanical subjects using graphite and watercolor. We will keep a sketchbook to record details and test techniques, then apply those skills to more considered and developed pieces. Some class periods will be spent at local conservatories practicing our artistry in the field.

Stretch the boundaries of your painting practice by working on a large scale. Going big will challenge your creativity and your body as you learn the tools and techniques needed for creating paintings on a 4 x 5 foot canvas or larger. Whether you make landscapes, figurative, or abstract paintings, this class will provide students with practical solutions for translating smaller images into large-scale paintings, advice on how to physically make large work, and what materials are necessary for converting big ideas into larger than life reality. The course is designed for students with oil or acrylic painting experience.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

EXPLORING CHICAGO: EN PLEIN AIR

Randall Miller Starts June 18

( 10 Weeks )

$330, Members $320

Brenda Brown Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 $175, Members $170

LANDSCAPE PAINTING ( 10 Weeks ) In this class, students will explore the endless possibilities of landscape painting. A variety of brushwork and color schemes will be taught from Art Historical examples such as Claude Monet, Camille Corot, and Gustave Courbet. The primary focus in this class will be on learning to create the illusion of deep space using value color, and various perspective techniques. Either acrylic or oil paints may be used. Bring a medium sized canvas and paints to the first class.

Wednesday 2-5pm

Allison Svoboda Starts June 19 $330, Members $320

( 10 Weeks )

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Any artist interested in learning to draw or paint landscapes should experience working on site (plein air) and summer is the perfect time of year to be outside. In this landscape studio class, we will explore Chicago neighborhoods close to Lillstreet to look for inspiration. Come prepared to work in your medium of choice on the first day. Saturday 10am-1pm

Pawel Kupiec Starts June 22 $330, Members $320

Sunday 10am-1pm

Richard Laurent Starts June 23 $330, Members $320

20 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

PORTRAIT DRAWING ( 10 Weeks ) This intermediate course is for those who have had some drawing experience or have taken First Time Portrait Drawing. It will build upon your basic understanding by showing you a simple system for placing the facial features, how different values can be shaded in to develop the surface and feel of skin and develop your eye to recognize the subtle contours of the human face. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Tony Porter Starts June 18 $330, Members $320 $60 model fee

In this intermediate class, develop your own language of mark-making. 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. A supply list will be provided. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Gwendolyn Zabicki Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 $175, Members $170

ABSTRACT PAINTING STUDIO ( 5 Weeks ) In this class students continue to explore abstract painting. In some instances, color, form and line become the subject matter of the painting rather than representing tangible objects or people. In others, figuration or landscape become abstracted. Techniques such as glazing, use of thick paint, scraping and pouring will be taught as means of developing your painting vocabulary. Artists’ work (both historical and current) will be shown and discussed when relevant to student’s work and direction. Move from where you are in your work with the goal of refining your artistic vision. Come to the first class prepared to paint. Tuesday 2-5pm

Cynthia Vaicunas Session I: Starts June 18 Session II: Starts July 23 $175, Members $170


ALLA PRIMA PAINTING

LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS

PROBLEM SOLVING FOR OIL PAINTERS

For All Students OPEN STUDIO

( 10 Weeks )

( 10 Weeks )

Learn classical painting techniques from art history in this intermediate to advanced class by studying Rembrandt, Chardin, Van Eyck, and others. Directed projects will cover: wipeout and painting with a limited palette, grisaille, glazing, scumbling, and a la prima, direct painting. Repeating students apply these acquired skills by working from a costumed model over a two week pose. A small fee will be collected weekly to cover the cost of the model by those working at this level. A materials list is available online or from the front desk. Please come prepared to work on the first day of class.

This advanced class is for those who have had previous experience in oil painting. It is a good class for continuing students or those who haven’t painted for awhile and are looking for a fresh start. Students will work on individual paintings based on their own ideas or on assigned projects. The focus of the course is on improving core skills of representational painting. Emphasis is on individual development encouraged by one on one instruction and consultation. Students should be prepared to start on the first day with their own materials and own ideas.

If you have taken a class and need a place to work, open studio is for you. This option allows you to use the classroom as your studio.

$330, Members $320

Friday 10am-1pm

Thursday 10am-1pm

$30 model fee

Bob Horn Starts June 21

Bob Horn Starts June 20

DRAWING AND PAINTING THE NUDE FIGURE

$330, Members $320

$330, Members $320

( 10 Weeks ) Alla Prima, meaning “at once”, is a way of seeing, as much as a method. This intermediate/advanced oil painting class will teach you the alla prima technique of focusing on the big relations of shape, value, hue, and definition, draw with a brush, and paint wet into wet. It will liberate you from the coloring book way of drawing outlines and filling them in with color. Learn to see the alla prima way. The first half of the class will focus on still life and the last half on the human figure. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Ken Minami Starts June 17

This advanced class is for those who have had previous experience working from the nude model. Students are expected to have some competency in drawing or have completed Introduction to Portrait or Figure. In the 10 week course, poses are scheduled for two weeks so that a painting or drawing can be fully developed. The 5 week course will consist of 1, two-week and 1, three-week pose giving the students plenty of time to fully develop their work. Typically students work in oil, pastels or other drawing media and receive individualized instruction to develop their skills and individual styles. Students supply their own materials and supplies.

$30 per week or $250 per ten-week session.

Painting & Drawing

( 5 and 10 Weeks )

Member/Non-Member:

Wednesday 10am-1pm (5 weeks)

Bob Horn Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 $175, Members $170 $30 model fee Saturday 2-5pm (10 weeks)

Bob Horn Starts June 22 $330, Members $320 $60 model fee

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PRINTMAKING

We’re excited to be able to offer

a selection of printmaking classes in our newly renovated printmaking studio. Join us to learn traditional techniques such as etching, woodcut, lithography, screeprinting, and letterpress, as well as new classes on bookmaking and paper arts. We also offer instruction in contemporary, experimental, and mixed-media approaches and strive to have as environmentally responsible a classroom and studio as possible.

BEGINNING

FIRST-TIME BOOKMAKING

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER

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

( 5 WEEKS ) Learn to craft colorful prints of your own designs to hang on your walls, or turn into hand-made notecards. Learn photo-emulsion process to print on paper from your own drawings or digital files. Our high-tech UV vacuum exposure unit makes exposing a screen faster and easier! Materials fee includes inks and some paper. Plus Open Studio time is included so you can translate all your ideas into print. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts June 17 Session II: Starts July 22 Tuesday 2-5pm

Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts June 18 Session II: Starts July 23 Sunday 5-8pm

Andrew Campbell Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28 $165, Members $160 $20 Materials fee

( 5 WEEKS )

Wednesday 2-5pm

Megan Sterling Session I: Starts June 19 Session II: Starts July 24 $165, Members $160 $15 Materials fee

NEW! BELOW THE SURFACE: INTRODUCTION TO ETCHING ( 5 WEEKS ) This multilevel course explores traditional methods of intaglio printmaking including hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, drypoint, monotype and monoprint. Methods for combining techniques will also be covered. Some materials supplied; additional plates and paper available from instructor. Thursday 2-5pm

Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts June 20 Session II: Starts July 25 $175, Members $170 $15 Materials Fee

MULTILEVEL

NEW! CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING

MULTILEVEL SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS ) A perfect class for those who have screen printed before and would like to continue, Multi Level Screen caters to students of all skill levels. Students will become reacquainted with the updated facilities, learn some new tricks, and focus on in-depth projects such as poster runs, handmade cards and fine art editions. Generous open studio is included, as well as ink and some paper with materials fee of $25.

Explore the potential of monotype printmaking techniques. Build your knowledge to incorporate relief, collage and Xerox transfer processes. Emphasis is placed on individual expression. Beginning and advanced students are welcome as instructor will work to meet individual needs and interests. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts June 18 Session II: Starts July 23 $330, Members $320 $20 Materials fee

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Matthew Ginsberg Starts June 20 $330, Members $320 $25 Materials fee

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by MAY 27.

UNIQUE PRINTS: TONER TRANSFER PROCESS ( 5 WEEKS ) Explore contemporary printmaking techniques with a concentration on the Xerox Transfer Process. Students will learn how to combine the transfer process with stencils, chine colle, and monoprinting.  Experimentation and individual expression are encouraged.  All levels of students are welcome. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Lea Basile Lazarus Session I: Starts June 19 $175, Members $170 $15 Materials fee

22 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.


NEW!: POLYESTER PLATE LITHOGRAPHY

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Shira Leon

( 5 WEEKS )

 

Lithography offers artists the ability to capture hand-drawn and expressive marks, shading, and texture, and modern polyester plates make it easier than ever to learn. Hand-drawn and photo processes will be covered, as well as all you need to know about ink preparation and registration. Appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. Some materials supplied; additional plates and paper available from instructor.

How long have you been a student here?

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Megan Sterling Session II: starts July 24 $175, Members $170 $15 Materials fee

Shira Leon

I started off with a First Time Potter class in October 2010. So, almost 3 years.  

How did you get started in art and why were you drawn to this medium? I can’t remember a time as a kid when I wasn’t working on some kind of art or craft project.   I think creating something with my hands in just an inherent part of who I am.  My degree is in photography and after a few years of working job where I was constantly on the computer - albeit creative programs like Photoshop and Illustrator- all day, I just wanted something super tactile and physical and ceramics is about as far in that direction as you can get.

What themes or issues do you address in your work? First and foremost, I’m very focused on form and the lines of my work and just making something that pleases my sense of balance and movement.   I like to smudge the lines between serious and playful, motion and stability, art and function, what is beautiful and what is goofy.

How would you describe your working process? I sketch a lot -sometimes with clay, but mostly with pencil and paper.  For me, drawing is often a meditation that leads to falling in love with a form.  And It’s the quickest and most satisfying way for me to play with an idea- usually a line that physically feels good to draw also is the one that looks the best.   After that, I make a paper pattern, or I just move straight to clay. Either way, the first iteration in clay usually gets tweaked- I’m trying to get the same form in my drawing and I might rework a section more than once or try a few different construction methods to see what works best.   After that, I have a plan on how to create it again more quickly, but the editing never really ends...I’m always refining my forms and methods.

Which part of the creative process is most exciting or rewarding for you?

What compels you to create? It’s an investigation.  There’s something that I need to figure out and I work on it until I feel settled and can move on to the next thing I need to understand.  These days it’s pretty formal and based very much in craft and process and finding forms that please me- It’s very formal in comparison to work I’ve done in the past.  It’s very indulgent, actually.

PRINTMAKING

There’s a moment when a piece comes together- maybe I had it planned out and and finally got it the way I wanted or maybe something unexpected happens that ties everything together in a way I hadn’t originally intended.  It’s this moment where I’ve just learned something, but I don’t yet have the words to define it.

What is your ideal workspace?  Sunny, spacious and quiet with lots of things to play with that I never have to put away.

How important is functionality to your art? Right now, I intend all of my work for use, but I hear from some people that they just like having the piece they own on display.  Bringing someone enjoyment purely through the aesthetic qualities of the work is a perfectly fine function in my book.

Why be a part of an Art Center, specifically Lillstreet? Access to materials and equipment that would otherwise require a lot of space and money is one reason.  Most people just don’t have that.   And, I love Lillstreet’s open studio policy.  It’s quite hard to make any kind of art without time to do it and a space to make it in. Lillstreet really understands that. Plus, the community is great – you’re never at a loss for feedback. Whatever problem I’m having, from trying to solve a glaze issue to how something is working formally or conceptually, there is someone among the community – teacher or fellow student – who can offer expert advice.

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TEXTILES The Lillstreet Textile & Fiber Arts Department is a growing community interested in traditional and contemporary craft media. Our newly renovated sewing studio offers more class space and upgraded equipment including an industrial sewing machine, overlock and serger machines. Our print on fabric classes feature a remodeled

dark room with a state-ofthe-art UV vacuum exposure unit. Students also now have access to a computer station with a laser printer for prepping images! Students can achieve professional results in our bullet steamer when setting dyes, and the new dye station set up makes immersion dyeing more user friendly. Our student population is diverse- from professional artists who sell at artisan fairs, online shops, and consignment, to all levels of artists developing skills to develop their portfolio and continue their creative education. Make our space your space by taking advantage of free open studio when enrolled in one of our Textile Arts classes!

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 learning sewing vocabulary. Walk away with a completed apron and tote bag to show off your newly acquired skills! Sewing machines provided. Thread and notions provided with materials fee. This class is a prerequisite for intermediate/advanced classes and equipment. Tuesday 2-5pm

Paige Fetchen Session I: Starts June 18 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON FABRIC ( 5 WEEKS ) New UV vacuum exposure unit and aluminum screens make hand-silkscreening faster and easier! Learn how to turn any drawing or design into a print. Students will perfect the photo-emulsion process, basic registration techniques, and pulling clean prints. Students provide fabric, and can print onto t-shirts, bags or almost any fabric. Materials fee includes most supplies and access to film positive printing on our laser printer. Take advantage of our generous open studio time to walk away with lots of printed goodies. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Camille Canales Session I: Starts June 18 Session II: Starts July 23 Sunday 2-5pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Session I: Starts June 18

Camille Canales Session I: Starts June 23 Session II: Starts July 28

Sunday 10am-1pm

$165, Members $160

Paige Fetchen Session II: Starts July 28

$25 Materials fee

Sunday 2-5pm

Sarah Montgomery Session I: Starts June 23 $165, Members $160 $10 materials fee

24 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

ZIPPERS & BUTTONS ( 5 WEEKS ) Have you taken First-Time Sewing but want more practice before tackling our 10 week classes? Use this class to reinforce the basics while picking up some new skills such as sewing zippers and buttonholes. You’ll leave the class with one-of -a-kind pillow and zip bag and the confidence to keep sewing! If class time allows, students may start on a project of their choice. Students with basic at-home sewing knowledge looking for formal instruction are welcome in this class. Sewing machines, thread and notions provided with materials fee. Tuesday 2-5pm

Paige Fetchen Session II: Starts July 23 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Session II: Starts July 23 Sunday 2-5pm

Sarah Montgomery Session II: Starts July 28 $165, Members $160 $10 materials fee


THE PERFECT EASY DRESS

SURFACE DESIGN: EMBROIDERY PROJECTS

MULTILEVEL SEWING PROJECTS

EASY REPEAT PRINTS ON FABRIC

( 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

Gear up for warm weather and leave this class with at least one hand-made skirt and dress for the summer. Individualize each pattern by choosing your size and picking unique fabrics and embellishments. This class will reinforce beginner sewing skills while introducing basic pattern making. Students should bring in 3 yards of cotton fabric to the first class. No sewing experience needed!

Move beyond your basic ironon embroidery transfers and kits and create a one-of-a-kind piece of needlework that will be more than the running and back-stitches! In this class we won’t start with a blank piece of fabric, instead we’ll discuss as a class your project idea and come up with a plan to create a background surface dense with rich textures of fabric paints, appliqued fabrics, and machine and hand embroidery. This class was designed by and for First Time Embroidery students who wish to expand their contemporary embroidery

Have you taken First Time Sewing, and want to work on your own projects now? Want to learn how to use a serger for a more professional finish? Maybe you are a self-taught sewer, but would like some professional guidance. This class allows students to choose individual projects and work closely with the guidance of the instructor to complete oneof-a-kind sewing projects. Bonus topics covered: serger instruction, sewing machine feet attachments, button-hole stitches, and topics as they relate to student’s projects. Prerequisite: First Time Sewing or equivalent experience.

Draw, transfer, carve and print your designs to create your own fabric in this crash course on easy repeat printing. Through the methods of hand block printing and the basics of stencil screenprinting, you’ll learn about both positive and negative images, and use traditional linoleum blocks, as well as newer materials that make the process more efficient, including silkscreens. Most supplies provided with materials fee. Students provide fabrics after first class. Printable goods available for purchase in class.

practice!

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Monday 1-4pm

Sarah Montgomery Starts June 17

Elizabeth Kumor Session II: Starts August 2

Sunday 10am-1pm

Paige Fetchen Session I: Starts June 23 $165, Members $160 $10 materials fee

Multilevel

Camille Canales Session II: Starts July 29

$330, Members $320

Friday 10am-1pm

$175, Members $170 $25 materials fee

$175, Members $170

ACID DYES ON SILK: IMMERSION AND PAINTING Create brilliant images on silk combining dyeing and direct painting applications. Students will learn the entire processes from designing, acid dye recipes, immersion and painting techniques. Instruction and access to the professional steamer is used to set vibrant colors onto various silk fabrics. Instructor provides fabric and resource list during the first class. All dyes are provided with material fee, students provide fabric after first class. Saturday 10am-1pm

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

Paige Fetchen, Lillstreet’s Textile Department Resident Artist, will introduce students to contemporary and conceptual artists working within the textile/ fiber medium. Inspired by slideshows and presentations, students will construct soft sewn sculptures from everyday threedimensional objects. Introductory sewing topics will be covered alongside pattern making, fabric casting, machine and hand sewing. Final class project will be a completed soft sculpture to be displayed in the hallway gallery space. A resource list will be handed out during the first class.

One of the easiest ways to spruce up your home is with pillows. What better way to add that personal touch than by making your own! The first few weeks of the course will be in the print studio where you’ll learn basic screen printing techniques to transfer your designs onto fabric. Think monogram, abstract, nature - it’s up to you. Next, you’ll move to the sewing studio to be introduced to the basic sewing techniques needed to transform your fabulous fabric into an envelope-closure pillow to fill and proudly display in your home. Beginners welcome. A resource list will be provided on the first day.

Akemi Cohn Session I: Starts June 22 Session I: Starts July 27

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

$175, Members $170

$340, Members $330

$25 materials fee

Paige Fetchen Starts June 20

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Elizabeth Kumor Session II: Starts July 24 $175, Members $170

GARMENT ALTERATIONS: A THRIFT STORE ADVENTURE ( 5 WEEKS ) Start out the class with an adventure to a local thrift store! Alongside your instructor and classmates, you’ll look for that perfect garment to learn alteration techniques before jumping to loved items in your closet. You’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.

TEXTILES

( 5 WEEKS )

SCULPTURAL TEXTILES

PRINT AND SEW: PILLOWS

Saturday 10am-1pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Session I: Starts June 22 Session I: Starts July 27 $175, Members $170 $10 materials fee

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Intermediate/ Advanced NEW! SCREEN-PRINTED FABRIC WALLPAPER

TEXTILES

( 10 WEEKS ) Wallpaper is making a fashionable come back! Printed fabric can be used as a temporary wall covering, achieving the same effect as paper but without the pain of installation and destruction of de-installation. What better way to engage in the new trend than by printing it yourself? This 10 week screen printing class will cover everything you need to know to be able to do just that: learn how to print large-scale pattern efficiently over enough yards of fabric to cover a desired area. We will look at the history of wallpaper, it’s contemporary incarnations and talk in depth about designing for interior spaces. The class will culminate by installing students’ work in the Lillstreet’s Gallery/Shop space and will remain on display for a number of weeks. Screen printing experience required- no experience with repeats required. Prerequisite: First Time Screenprint on Paper or Fabric. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts June 17 $330, Members $320 $15 materials fee

DIGITAL IMAGERY FOR SCREENPRINTERS

Workshops

ELASTIC SKIRT WORKSHOP

( 10 WEEKS )

NASSEN: COLOR RICE PASTE RESIST ON SILK

( 1 day )

Work in Lillstreet’s digital lab to easily create repeat patterns, color separations, and graphic images in preparation for screenprinting on fabric. Learn how to digitally generate imagery and manipulate photographs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will have access to both the digital lab and Textile open studios. Jump/ flash drive and a $10 print card purchased from the front desk required. Prerequisite: First Time or Beginning Screenprint of Fabric and basic computer knowledge. Sunday 2-5pm

Allison Rose Starts June 23 $350, Members $340

LAYERS, LAYERS: THE FINE ART PRINT ( 10 WEEKS ) Use this class to devote your printing practice to make something other than printed fabric blanks. Students will be encouraged to make multi-color fine art prints that are larger in scale and more complicated in registration and composition. Multiple screens and color separations will be used to create images larger than your traditional screens. Students should come prepared with images/sketches/ideas on the first night, as well as prepared to print in either ink or dye. Students will frame their artworks using canvas stretchers for a finished presentation of their fine art prints. Fabric provided the first class, a resource list for additional materials will be provided by the instructor. Prerequisite: First Time Screenprint on Fabric. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

( 4 days ) Color rice paste resist printing, “Nassen”, is the contemporary application of Japanese rice paste resist technique for simultaneous color and resist. This technique has been applied onto kimonos dominantly in the early 20th century. Students will experience the entire process of color rice paste resist printing including making rice paste, color paste, applying pastes with various stamps onto silk. “Katagami” (cut-out-stencils), “tsutsu” (pastry-like cone with brass tip), and other various applications will create textures and various degrees of resists. Advanced students will be given individual projects to develop their own ideas at appropriate levels of creativity and experience. Monday, July 29Thursday, August 1 10am-4pm

Akemi Cohn $280, Members $275

LOCAL COLOR ( 2 days ) In this two-day workshop, students will learn about natural dye plants that can be collected or grown in the Chicago area. We start by learning the foundations of dyeing and the mordanting process, and then continue on to experiment with obtaining color from locally grown and collected plants. Each student will make a sample book of colors in addition to dyeing their own fibers. Discussion topics will include how to start a natural dye garden. A list of supplies will be mailed to students before the first day of class. Open to all levels.

Camille Canales Starts June 20

Monday, June 10- Tuesday,

$330, Members $320

9am-3pm

June 11

Pamela Feldman $210, Members $200 $20 materials fee

26 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

Make something wearable with your favorite summer fabrics. In this crash course in sewing, learn how to put in elastic and finish your skirt with fancy french seams and a custom hem length. You’ll learn the basics of taking body measurements and get a taste of what a garment class is like. No sewing experience necessary! Students should bring in 2 yards of fabric, and matching spool of thread if desired. Sewing machines, thread in various colors and notions provided. Saturday, June 29, 2-6pm

Sarah Montgomery Wednesday, July 17, 2-6pm

Paige Fetchen $65, Members $60

OPEN STUDIO Gain access to our new UV exposure unit, print tables, dye stations, and sewing equipment while working in our newly renovated space. Monitored open studio time is available to previously enrolled students within the past year for a weekly rate. Students provide personal screens or rent from studio for an additional fee. Inks/dyes and fabric blanks available for purchase. Sewing studio provides access to machines, rotary tools and floor standing embroidery hoops. Authorization is required for use of serger, overlock and industrial machine. Hours will be posted as date approaches. Please note that students pay by the week only and weeks run Monday through Sunday. Available during the interim week of August 26 $40, Members $35


Our unique event and meeting space is available for your workshop, retreat, meeting or other private event rental. The 1800-sqft facility is designed to put you in the center of an artist’s studio. Features include multiple work, brainstorm and break-out areas, a kitchenette, brand new A/V equipment and inspiring art work. For more information visit LILLSTREETLOFT.COM

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

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DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY KEEP UP WITH EMERGING ART FORMS or just sharpen your ability to capture life’s important moments with your camera.

BEGINNER

Beginning Digital Photography

First Time Lightroom

First Time Digital Photography

( 10 Weeks )

Lightroom is powerful and affordable software for enhancing photographs, cataloging, printing, and more. In this overview class you’ll learn how to organize, develop, and print your images. See why professional photographers everywhere are hooked on Lightroom. This is a perfect follow-up to First-Time Digital Photography or can be taken on its own. Basic computer skills required.

( 5 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 small flash drive. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Christopher Schneberger Session I: Starts June 17 Session II: Starts July 22 Saturday 10am-1pm

Kevin Malella Session I: Starts June 22 Session II: Starts July 27

Are you afraid of getting away from the “automatic” mode? Learn how to use your camera with all of its various settings. Learn about composition, subject choice and thematic ideas. Clear lectures and hands-on exercises will have you shooting like a pro. The course will also cover the basics of image enhancement in the digital lab. Basic computer skills and a digital camera with manual controls (DSLR preferred) are required. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts June 20 Saturday 2-5pm

Kevin Malella Starts June 22 $350, Members $340

$190, Members $185

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by MAY 27.

28 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

( 5 Weeks )

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Kevin Malella Session II: Starts July 22 $190, Members $185

First Time Studio Lighting ( 5 Weeks ) Good lighting is often the difference between an average photograph and a great one. Serious photographers like to control their light in a professional studio. This course will teach you the basic concepts of studio lighting design, and give you hands-on instruction with hot lights, strobes, soft boxes, colored gels, and reflectors. Students will light their own portraits and table top set-ups. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Alicia Chester Session I: Starts June 18 $190, Members $185


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. In this course you’ll 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 taken on its own. Basic computer skills required. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Alyce McQueen Session I: Starts June 18 $190, Members $185

MULTILEVEL (ADVANCED BEGINNER TO ADVANCED) Travel Photography: Chicago ( 10 Weeks )

Wednesday 10am-1:30pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts June 19

Would you like to really capture somebody’s personality with your camera? This course will elevate your snapshots into portraits. You’ll learn how to coax expression out of blank faces and put subjects at ease. We’ll consider the power of portraits in conveying meaning. We’ll work with locations and available light, but then move into the studio to learn about artificial lighting. There will also be in-class shooting assignments, and critiques. DSLR camera preferred. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Alicia Chester Session I: Starts June 19

( 5 Weeks ) Learn how to make stunning, luminous photographs when it’s dark out. You will be amazed at how the night can come alive through your camera with the proper techniques. This class will show you how to shoot in different nighttime environments, natural and urban. You will also learn how to make spectacular photographs of the night sky, filled with stars. You’ll get to use special astrophotography equipment, but also produce results with your own camera. Basic photography skills and DSLR cameras preferred.

$190, Members $185

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Kevin Malella Starts June 20 $350, Members $340

( 5 Weeks )

Night and Astro Photography

Scott Bittinger Session II: Starts July 23

You don’t have to visit a national park to make landscape photographs. Many contemporary photographers have found that the urban world is a compelling landscape on its own. You’ll look at the city as a space with man-made mountains, canyons, and rivers. You’ll photograph on location, as well as review work in the classroom.

Beginning Illustrator

$190, Members $185

Tuesday 7-10pm

( 10 Weeks )

Illustrator is an indispensable software for graphic artists. It allows you to turn visual ideas into stunning digital designs. In this course you’ll 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 you can use in your artwork, graphic design, or promotional materials. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Katie Mills Session I: Starts June 17 $190, Members $185

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED Intermediate Photoshop ( 5 Weeks ) This class will go into more depth with Photoshop tools and help you gain control of advanced functions such as selections, layers masks, and composites. Learn how to change perspective, add drop shadows, transform objects, use blending modes, and various types of filters to construct individualized images. Basic computer skills and beginning knowledge of Photoshop required. Please bring a small flash drive to class. Basic Photoshop skills required. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Alyce McQueen Session II: Starts July 23 $190, Members $185

Intermediate/ Advanced Digital Photography ( 10 Weeks ) This course is for the intermediate to advanced amateur, or budding professional who wants to take their photography that one next step. Come with project ideas you wish to develop into portfolios for exhibition, publication, or other goals. You’ll learn more advanced shooting techniques like long exposure, HDR, and using flash. Topics will also include portfolio development, gallery exhibition, advanced digital editing and printing, book publishing, and more.

DIGITAL

Learn how to take great photos of the places you travel to, and explore some different neighborhoods around Chicago. We’ll learn techniques of exposure and composition, and then put them into practice with weekly excursions. We’ll capture a sense of each place - the sights, the people, even the sounds and tastes. Each outing will finish with lunch at a unique restaurant in the neighborhood. There will also be review sessions to give feedback. Students should bring a digital camera (DSLR preferred).

Portrait Photography Urban Landscape Photography ( 5 Weeks )

Wednesday 7-10pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts June 19 $350, Members $340

Saturday 10am-1:30pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts June 22 $350, Members $340

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DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

WORKSHOPS

Crash Course in Digital Photography

Crash Course in Photoshop

Crash Course in InDesign

How To Photograph Artwork

( 1 Day )

( 1 Day )

( 1 Day )

Learn about your camera and take better pictures as we learn about digital photography. We’ll start with the essential camera controls like ISO, aperture, shutter speed, shooting modes, and focus. Then we’ll put these lessons into practice with some in-class exercises. We’ll discuss composition and how to shoot thematically. To round out the class, there will be a demonstration of editing images using Lightroom software and the basics of printing. Students should bring a digital camera (DSLR preferred) with a fully charged battery and memory card with plenty of space.

This class will teach students the essentials of working with Photoshop. We’ll start by learning the workspace and all the tools, including brushes, paint, and flow. Next we’ll edit imagery on screen with adjustments such as levels, curves, hue/saturation, and how to selectively apply those adjustments. We’ll composite different image elements together. And we’ll conclude with a lesson on printing. Students should bring a flash drive with 5-10 images to edit. Basic computer skills required.

InDesign software allows you to easily bring together type, graphics, and photographs, to create excellent layouts. Learn to design business cards, posters, and more, in this introduction to this software and its capabilities. Basic computer skills required.

Garrett Baumer Session II: Starts July 24

Crash Course in Lightroom

( 1 Day )

$165, Members $160

( 1 Day )

( 4 Weeks ) Artists need photographs of their work, but it can be expensive to have done, and frustrating to do it yourself. This class will show you how to make effective photographs of your paintings, ceramics, or jewelry, with a few simple lighting techniques and understanding of your camera. You’ll also learn how to use the computer to adjust, crop, and resize your images for websites and juried shows. Please bring your digital camera, a small piece of your artwork to photograph, and a flash drive. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

CRASH COURSE WORKSHOPS IN DIGITAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY Join us for a quick, in-depth introduction to digital media. Crash courses cover the basics reinforced through in-class exercises.

Lightroom is a powerful and affordable software for enhancing photographs, cataloging printing, and more. In this crash course you’ll get ann overview of how to organize, develop, and print your images. This is a great introduction to digital photo editing. Basic computer skills required. Basic computer skills required.

$120, Members $115

30 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

Crash Course in Illustrator Illustrator is an indispensable software for graphics artists to create designs. In this course you’ll learn about vector-based graphics, how to create and edit paths, work with type, how to use live trace, how to paint and fill objects, and much more. Basic computer skills required.


FACULTY FOCUS: Chris Schneberger Digital Arts & Photography Department Head 

Describe your working process. It’s much like making a small independent film, I suppose.  I first brainstorm an idea for a story - sometimes inspired by a place, or a situation.  Then I do a lot of writing and sketching, eventually story-boarding the images.  I cast actors, scout locations, and find props and costumes.  When I shoot it’s a real production with lights and everything.  And every time I’m scared to death it won’t come together.

What kind of investigations occur during your creative process? Many of my series have blurred the line between fact and fiction.  I do a lot of historical research, sometimes about a place, or a person, or an event.  I will find documents that relate to the period or something in the story.  I like to have the viewer unsure about whether they’re looking at something real or imagined, and thus suspend their disbelief so they can be immersed in the narrative.

Which part of the creative process is most exciting/ rewarding for you? 

How did you get started in art? I was always a creative and imaginative kid growing up.  I liked drawing things a lot and showing my friends.  In high school and college I got interested in photography and decided it was the medium that best suited my aesthetic.  

What compels you to create?

So many parts!  I love the moment when I know what the idea for a new project is.  I love seeing the first images and knowing that I’ve got something special.  But probably my favorite part is the exhibition, when I can look at all of a project together and see the public’s response to it.

What is art’s role in your life? Art is an outlet for ideas, a way to express myself, and a constant conversation with the world around me.  I find so many fulfillments in making art and looking at art.

I like to make arresting images and I like to tell stories.  My art is very narrative and deals with themes of loneliness and the supernatural.

What is your ideal workspace?

Why were you drawn to this medium? I love photography because it had a reality about it.  The inherent believability of photography is its power.  And there’s a neat, finished aspect of a photograph that I respond too.

What themes/issues do you address in your work? My primary themes are loneliness and the supernatural.  For the past ten years or so I have been creating images that involve spirits visiting the living world.  For me they’re not creepy or horrific, but lonely souls.  The people they encounter are lonely as well, and the meeting gives each entity some comfort.

A big, neat, clean studio.  A well organized computer lab space with a printer, and an area to shoot with studio lighting.  Pretty much what I’ve created at Lillstreet!

How does Lillstreet’s community aid in the production of your work? The studio facility we’ve created at Lillstreet is outstanding.  These days I do much of my shooting, editing, and printing at Lillstreet.  Plus, the building and community are so full of creative energy!  I can feel it when I walk in the door.  You can’t help but be inspired by people involved in the creative process all around you.

Why be a part of an Art Center/ specifically Lillstreet? An art center like Lillstreet allows an artist to be away from the distractions of everyday life, and instead be surrounded by artists and educators who inspire you to create.

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

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CREATIVE RETREATS

One-day Creative Retreats at Lillstreet Loft Take a day-off from the hustle and bustle of city living, and restore and retreat with Lillstreet! Our one-day retreats offer you the chance to relax and renew as you immerse yourself in the creative process. Each retreat will be a unique combination of a 75-minute yoga class (for all levels), healthy catered lunch and three-hours of hands-on art instruction. Everyone will leave the retreat with handmade artwork!

The Art of Asian Ink Painting Retreat Learn the traditional art of Asian sumi-e ink painting, and the symbolism behind it. Experiment with basic sumi-e brush strokes and create small paintings, then take your new brush stroke skills and apply them to silk to create your own colorful hand-painted silk scarf. In this workshop you will: • learn the basic sumi-e brush strokes • experiment with mark making • create four small ink paintings • let your mind wander • have fun

Yoga class will be taught by Bloom Yoga© instructors in a hatha/gentle vinyasa style with appropriate modifications offered for students of all levels. Class will focus on connecting breath and movement in a conscious way to prime the body and mind for a creative afternoon. Each art workshop will be instructed by accomplished Lillstreet teaching artists.

• experiment with various painting techniques on silk • take home a hand painted silk scarf Skill Level: No experience necessary Sunday, June 30 10am – 4pm Saturday, July 20

*Lillstreet Loft and Lillstreet roof deck (en plein air retreat) are only accessible by stairs.

10am – 4pm

Allison Svoboda Cost: $120 or $115 for members (includes lunch)

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32 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.


Travel Photography Retreat

En Plein Air Painting Retreat

Discover the secrets to professional quality photos and learn how to make your next adventure look amazing through the art of travel photography. This retreat includes discussion, hands-on instruction, a guided tour and photo shoot opportunity in Lincoln Square, along with a friendly group critique of photos from your local excursion. • see familiar situations from new perspectives

Enjoy the lovely summer weather while learning to paint “en plein air,” or in the open air. This portion of the retreat will take place on Lillstreet’s beautiful rooftop deck. Many French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet advocated en plein air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors. Painting from life is a pursuit unlike any other painting technique, come learn how and create a painting of the urban landscape from the relaxing roof deck!

• let go of the outcome

In this class you will:

• observe your surroundings

• Be in the moment

• learn photo skills to make your trips look amazing

• Enjoy the Lillstreet roof deck garden

• learn to see compositions

• Learn the basics of perspective, composition, and paint mixing

In this class you will:

• find great light • get familiar with your camera and your eye • learn how to approach strangers to ask if you can make a portrait of them • be inventive Skill Level: Must be familiar with your cameras operations Material List • Digital camera (DSLR preferred, Point & Shoot okay) • Extra battery • Empty or extra memory card • Open eyes and open mind Saturday, July 13

• Have fun and maybe a drink a cocktail! Skill Level: No experience necessary. Material List • Make sure to bring a hat or sunglasses Saturday, June 22 10am – 4pm Sunday, August 11 10am – 4pm

Gwen Zabicki Cost: $120 or $115 for members (includes lunch)

10am – 4pm Sunday, August 4

CREATING RETREATS

• Notebook and pen

• Make a completed painting of the urban landscape

10am – 4pm

Joe Tighe or Kevin Malella Cost: $120 or $115 for members (includes lunch)

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

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LAKESIDE STUDIOS

2013 SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Nestled in the trees behind the Lakeside Inn and steps from the beach, Lakeside Studios is the perfect location for contemplation, creative experimentation, and continuing adult education. portoluz is redeveloping Lakeside studios as an art-making workshop and social justice retreat space for community-based organizers. Come spend the day or spend a week on a new adventure as you learn, explore, and savor the majesty of Michigan in summer. For full descriptions, information about the instructors, and more details, please visit portoluz.org. Register for workshops with the instructor directly.

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN PHOTO EXPEDITION Christopher Schneberger June 6-9, 10am-5pm Contact Christopher Schneberger to register: schneberger@gmail.com or (773) 425-1702 $150*

PAINTING NATURE Molly Cranch Sunday, June 23 or August 4, 10am-5pm $75 per class*

TAKING FLIGHT PAINTING WORKSHOP Molly Cranch Sunday, July 7 or August 18, 10am-5pm $75 per class* For both Painting Nature and Taking Flight, contact Molly Cranch to register: mollycranch@gmail.com or (773) 593-3592

FINDING YOUR VOICE: THE PATH OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY Hannah Hayes Thursday, May 23-June 27, 7-9pm (6 class meetings) $150*  Contact Hannah Hayes to register: hhayes@gmail.com or (773) 552-0148

YOGA AND ART: FIGURATIVE DRAWING George Shaker Cohlmia Sunday, July 7, 10am-5pm $75* Contact George Shaker Cohlmia to register: shakeart@gmail.com

INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY Scott Bittinger Saturday and Sunday, May 11 & 12, June 8 & 9, July 6 & 7, or August 10 & 11, 8pm-12am Saturday night class: $50* Sunday night class: $20 (new moon drop-in walks featuring a guest astronomer; open to students from Saturday night class and walkers interested in astronomy)  Contact Scott Bittinger to register: scott@scottmasonphotography.com or (815) 762 2748

FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP Joe Hindley Classes will be held weekly in Joe Hindley’s Studio: 5861 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, Michigan Sundays starting June 2, 10:30am-12pm $35 per session or $120 for 4 sessions plus model fee* Contact Joe Hindley to register: joehindleyart@gmail.com or (269) 426-8516

AFTER THE THAW: PLANTING, TENDING, AND HARVESTING SELF-CARE Stephanie Dernek & Catherine Ruffing Saturday, June 15, 10am -7pm $75* Contact Stephanie Dernek to register: stephidernek@gmail.com or (773) 960-3325

Please visit portoluz.org for more information.

SON JAROCHO EXCHANGE PROJECT: INSTRUMENT MAKING MASTER CLASS Camerino Utrera Luna Tuesday, July 2, 10am - Saturday, July 6, 11am $375 including instruction, dormitory lodging, and community meals Contact portoluz to register: portoluz@gmail.com

ABOUT portoluz

portoluz -- meaning “harbor of light” was formed to provide sustainable environments for innovative artistic exploration and a wide range of progressive discourse. portoluz achieves its mission by: instigating and facilitating participatory multi-disciplinary events that create opportunities for high caliber artistic practices; that extend our collective resources into underserved communities and foster the international exchange of ideas and methods within the context of progressive social change praxis. portoluz develops its programs in response to a variety of community needs and seeks to extend the milieu of the academy and position high caliber (and international) arts innovation before underserved populations of the Chicago metropolitan region. More information and contact: www.portoluz.org

ABOUT THE LAKESIDE INN

The Lakeside Inn is a landmark hotel perched on the shores Lake Michigan, a speedy 90 minute drive from Chicago. The Inn remains a charming wooden structure dating from the 1880’s and has long been associated as a destination for artists and day-trippers escaping the hectic city. Furnishings reminiscent of the early 20th century create a casual atmosphere and decorate the 31 rooms, the fabulous porch laden with rocking chairs, and the ballroom with its impressive stone fireplace. The Lakeside Inn is a centerpiece of the fascinations found in Harbor County- an area next to the Indiana Dunes that has long been Chicagoans favored place for respite and rejuvenation. www. lakesideinns.com *lodging and meals are not included in the registration fee


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love at Lil Help bring the arts community you to those most in need ArtReach is a dynamic team

of professional artists and educators that travel to schools, residential and community centers, delivering enriching art experiences.

DONATE TODAY!

DONATE TODAY! All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Support from people like you helps ArtReach provide programming like this. Help ArtReach serve places like the

True to Life Foundation on Chicago’s South Side whose programming “empowers Chicagoland communities, through crisis intervention, education and restoration while promoting positive self awareness.” ArtReach teaching artist Robin Power helps students explore and express themselves through the arts. Find out more about our programming at: www. artreachchicago.org/blog

Donate via check , cash, or online at www.artreachatlillstreet.org


KIDSTREET YOUNG ARTISTS WILL BUILD CONFIDENCE

and critical thinking

skills while creating astounding works of art

AGES 5-7 ALL THINGS MESSY

FAMILY CLASSES SIDEBY-SIDE FAMILY DROP-IN

( 5 WEEKS )

( Adults and Children Ages 2+ )

We’ll be up to our elbows in gloriously messy creation! Work with paint, clay, and other goopy materials. We will be experimenting with many different handbuilding and paint application techniques as well as learning about different artists and art movements. Each session will focus on a different theme, so no two will be alike! Saturday 10-11:30am

Session I: June 22-July 20 Session II: July 27 -August 31

Drop-in to create with clay as a family! Our teacher will guide you and your family in a clay project that is appropriate for all ages. Reservations are encouraged, as there is limited space. Saturdays 10-11am

Starts June 22 Members/Non-member $10 per person per class

$100, Members $95

AGES 8-12 DRAWING AND CARTOONING ( 4 WEEKS ) Explore the world of cartooning! We will cover our favorite TV and comic book friends and animals. You’ll get to develop your own individual characters, incorporating drawing and cartooning techniques. Monday 4-5:30pm

Anne York Session II: July 29- August 26 $80, Members $75

36 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

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 or email Melanie Brown at melanie@lillstreet.com


Lillstreet offers a special way to celebrate your child’s special day,

from toddlers to teenagers! Your child and their friends will have a wonderful time exploring the word of art! Kids ages 3+ can choose from clay or multimedia projects. Projects might include: masks,outer space clay, shrinky dinks, bowls, mugs, clay animals, miniature worlds, and awesome accessories. Metalsmithing parties are available for kids, ages 12-18. Projects might include: jewelry or small sculptures in silver, brass, copper, or nickel. Parties are usually scheduled for Saturday afternoons from 12-2 or 3-5 or Sunday afternoons from 11-1, 2-4, or 5-7. If you have a special theme, we’ll develop a special project just for your party! Visit our website for current pricing and to fill out a party request form.

Lillstreet provides:

Invitations Goodie bags for each guest Two private rooms Teachers & assistants Project supplies Refrigerator and freezer Firing & glazing for all clay projects

WORD SEARCH

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

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W eek A

W eek B

W eek C

W eek D

W eek E

6/10-6/14

6/17-6/21

6/24-6/28

7/1-7/3

7/8-7/12

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

Wild Things 9am-1pm*

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

Wheelthrowing for 8 & 9 Year Olds 1:30-4:30pm

Drawing & Cartooning 1:30-4:30pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Puppets 9am-1pm*

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Inspired by Nature 9am-3:30pm

Ages 9-12

Hands on Clay 9am-1pm*

Garden Planters & Growing Sculptures 1:30-4:30pm Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Sewing 101 9am-1pm*

Screenprinted School Clothes 9am-3:30pm

Posters 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Drawing into Printmaking 9am-1pm

Wax Carving & Casting Camp 9am-1pm

Fashion Camp [2 weeks] 9am-1pm

Fusing & Beadmaking Combo Camp 9am-1pm

Digital Photography 1:30-4:30pm

Ages 10-14 Ages 10-16 Ages 12-16 Young Adults 13+

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Ages 8-12

Ages 5-8

Ages 3.5-5

SUMMER CAMPS

38 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

Joe’s Photo Safari Camp 9am-1pm


Camps must be paid in full by May 31, 2013. Camps dropped on or before May 31 are eligible for a refund minus a $40 processing fee or full camp credit. Camps dropped more than a week before the start date will receive a full camp credit, but no refund. Camps dropped less than a week before the start date are not eligible for a credit or refund. * Afternoon only multimedia camp may be added to any morning camp for $95.

W eek F 7/15-7/19

W eek G

W eek H

W eek I

W eek J

W eek K

W eek L

7/22-7/26

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

8/12-8/16

8/19-8/23

8/26-8/30

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

All Things Messy 9am-1pm* Wild Things 9am-1pm*

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

Cosmic Constructions 9am-1pm*

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

Clay & Multimedia: Full Day 9am-3:30pm

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

Cosmic Constructions 9am-1pm*

Cosmic Constructions 9am-1pm*

Drawing & Cartooning 1:30-4:30m

Drawing & Cartooning 1:30-4:30pm

Wheelthrowing for 8 & 9 Year Olds 1:30-4:30pm

Superheroes 9am-1pm*

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm Egyptian Camp 9am-3:30pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm Embroidery Camp 9am-1pm*

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Eco-Art Camp 9am-3:30pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Primitive Painters 9am-3:30pm

World in a Box 9am-3:30pm

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Sew What Camp 9am-3:30pm Eco-Art Camp 9am-3:30pm

Drawing into Painting 9am-1pm*

Drawing into Painting 9am-1pm*

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Primitive Painters 9am-3:30pm

Digital Photography 9am-1pm*

Claymation [2 weeks] 9am-1pm*

Screenprinted School Clothes 9am-3:30pm

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Toys, Games & More 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30-4:30pm

Acrylic Painting 9am-3:30pm Fusing & Beadmaking Combo Camp 9am-1pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm Sewing 101 9am-1pm*

Pop Art Sculptures 9am-1pm*

Primitive Painters 9am-3:30pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Posters 9am-1pm*

Digital Photography 9am-1pm*

Drawing into Painting 1:30-4:30pm Metals Camp 9am-1pm* Forge, Fire, Feast 9am-3:30pm

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Forging Camp 9am-1pm

Forging Camp 9am-1pm Fused Glass Cabochon Jewelry 9am-1pm*

Joe’s Photo Safari Camp 9am-1pm

Lillstreet Chic 9am-1pm

Figure & Portrait Drawing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30-4:30pm

SUMMER CAMPS

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Eco-Art Camp 9am-3:30pm

Acrylic Painting 9am-3:30pm

Fusing & Beadmaking Combo Camp 9am-1pm

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o t e m WelcoreeTt SUMMER ART CAMPS Lillst This summer, campers at Lillstreet Art Center will venture into the wonderful workings of the universe in Cosmic Constructions, travel back in time in Egyptian Camp, get their hands dirty in wheelthrowing, create their own utensils in Forge, Fire, and Feast, bring their imagination to life in Movie Making, and go on a safari of the photographic kind. Summer camp has never been this exciting, educational, and fun! For over twenty summers, we have hosted art camps for kids, watching young campers grow into professional artists along the way. During the twelve weeks of summer, the three floors of our facilities will turn into an urban campground hosting over 100 campers each week, eager to explore the magical world of art while making lasting friendships and lifelong skills. Campers ages 3.5-18 have a diverse selection of artistic mediums to explore. The activities in every camp change for students each week, providing a fresh understanding of art and perspective for individuals. We hope your young ones will join us for summer camps this year. Whether they stay all day, or just a few hours, campers will have an unforgettable experience at our summer camps.

Kidstreet Summer Camp 2013 FAQ OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY: 10AM-7:30 PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10AM-6PM SUNDAY: 10AM-5PM

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Pick up for all kids will be from their classroom inside the building. All campers MUST be signed out by preapproved individuals. List all approved people on your Emergency form or let the front desk know if there is an addition the week of camp.

Lunches We are a peanut-free camp! Please do not send your child with any peanut products in his or her lunch. All camps beginning before noon will have a lunch break. You may send a lunch or order one for your child. Refrigeration can’t be provided for bag lunches, so please pack accordingly. Cafe lunches are $35/week and should be turned in no later than 5pm on the Friday before your camp begins. All forms turned in after the deadline will be $45 per week. Payment should be made directly to First Slice Cafe. Questions regarding the lunches themselves (ingredients, special instructions) may be addressed to First Slice: 773.506.7380

PARK Weather permitting, we bring the children to the park to play. Please dress your child for the weather and send sunscreen, hats, glasses, water bottles, etc. Communicate with your child’s teacher with any special instructions. We walk to Helen Zatterberg play lot located at 4246 N. Hermitage Ave. It is a shaded and gated play lot with a water fountain.

40 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

Refund Policy for Dropped Camps SUMMER CAMPS Dropped on or before May 5/31/12 Refund minus $40 or full class credit. SUMMER CAMPS Dropped more than a week prior to camp start date No refund - Camp credit only. SUMMER CAMPS Dropped less than a week prior to camp start date No refund or camp credit.


Lillstreet’s Summer Camps offer a wide

variety of programs for children and young adults. Each week of camp, students ages 3 ½ through young adult add to the lively Lillstreet community and have the benefit of working and learning among professional artists of all mediums.

We pride ourselves on our creative instructors

who provide a guided learning experience designed to maximize each child’s personal creativity. Each student is seen as an individual with a unique voice, and every student is taught to create fearlessly and to focus on the process of making art more than on the end result. Most importantly, we foster a relaxed and non-competitive environment in the classroom and everyone has lots and lots of fun!

Ages 3.5-5 CLAY & MULTIMEDIA CAMP For our youngest Lillstreet kids! In response to your requests, we’re now offering multimedia camps for your preschooler. We’ll spend Monday creating in clay and use paint, fiber, and many other materials the rest of the week. A light snack is included. MORNING ONLY Weeks A,B,E,F,G,H,J,K,L

ALL THINGS MESSY

CLAY & MULTIMEDIA CAMP Explore a variety of materials and ideas in our popular Clay & Multimedia camp. We’ll spend Monday working on a clay project, developing handbuilding skills and seeing our ideas take form. The rest of the week will be spent creating new works of art using a lot of other materials including paint, plaster, fiber and recyclables. The curriculum is different each week and teachers set the projects according to each individual group’s interest. Choose from the full-day or morning only programs. Kids enrolled in other camps at Lillstreet are welcome to add on afternoon Clay & Multimedia camp at a reduced price.

We’ll be up to our elbows in gloriously messy creation! Work with paint, clay, and other goopy materials. We’ll be experimenting with tons of different hand-building and paint application techniques and learn about different artists and art movements. Weeks A,E,F,H,J,K

WEEK DATES Week A: June 10-14 Week B: June 17-21 Week C: June 24-28 Week D: July 1-3* Week E: July 8-12 Week F: July 15-19

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

Week G: July 22-26

CLAY EVERY DAY

Week I: August 5- 9

Not old enough for wheel but want a full week of clay? This hand-building camp is for you! Learn different hand-building techniques and make sculptures, bowls, mugs, and much, much more.

Week H: July 29-August 2 Week J: August 12-16 Week K: August 19-23 Week L: August 26-30 *3 day camp due to the July 4 th Holiday.

Week B,G,I,L 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

MORNING ONLY Weeks A-L* 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

FOURTH OF JULY CLAY & MULTIMEDIA CAMP Ages 5-12 (3 days)

FULL DAY Weeks A-L* 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320 *See Fourth of July Camp for Week D Afternoon only Multimedia Camp may be added to any morning camp for $95.

Explore a variety of materials and ideas in our popular Clay & Multimedia camp. We’ll spend Monday working on a clay project, developing handbuilding skills and seeing our ideas take form. The rest of the week will be spent creating new works of art using a lot of other materials including paint, plaster, fiber and recyclables. The curriculum is different each week and teachers set the projects according to each individual group’s interest. Choose from the full-day or morning only programs. MORNING ONLY Week D, July 1-3

SUMMER CAMPS

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

Ages 5-8

9am-1pm $145, Members $140 FULL DAY 9am-3:30pm $195, Members $190

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SUMMER CAMPS

Ages 5-8 COSMIC CONSTRUCTIONS Love space? We’ll use clay and multimedia to create our favorite planets, rockets, and space rovers while learning about galaxies, stars, planets, and moons. We’ll spend Tuesday getting inspiration at the Adler Planetarium. Camp tuition includes field trip tickets and transportation. Week F,J,K M, W, Th, F 9am-1pm Tuesday field trip:

9am-3:30pm $275, Members $270

WILD THINGS Send your kids to Wild Things Camp where they will spend their days drawing and creating using clay and other media to make animals and critters of all kinds for a zoo of their own! On Tuesday, we’ll take a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Week C M, W, Th, F 9am-1pm Tuesday field trip:

9am-3:30pm $260, Members $255

PUPPETS Create marionettes and puppets of clay, fabric, plaster gauze, and more! We will also create a stage, backdrops and props and invent a puppet show to perform on Friday. Week B 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

Ages 8-12

Ages 9-12

WHEELTHROWING FOR 8 & 9 YEAR OLDS

EXPLORATIONS IN CLAY & MULTIMEDIA

Learn the exciting skill of wheelthrowing with children your own age. We will throw for 1 1/2 hours every day and do handbuilding projects to finish out the class. You will create little pots with little hands and love them when you take them home.

Use a variety of materials to explore individual interests and themes while creating original works of art. We’ll encourage artistic self-direction while exploring individual artistic visions with guidance from the instructor. On Monday, students will work on hand-built clay projects as well as collaborate with the teacher to determine the curriculum for the rest of the week. Students will use a wide variety of materials including paint, plaster, fiber and recyclables and experimentation is encouraged. Kids enrolled in other morning camps at Lillstreet can join the afternoon Explorations camp to create a full day camp.

Week C,H 1:30-4:30pm $240, Members $235

SUPERHEROES With great artistic talent comes great creation. The world needs new superheroes, and in this class you can learn how to create them. You don’t have a moment to lose as you pick the mask, cape, vehicle, powers and origin of the latest, greatest adventurer of them all: yours. Working with a professional illustrator, you will learn proportion, perspective, and foreshortening so you’ll know how your character looks from the side, back, and even a bird’s eye view. The final 3-panel comic will be reproduced and shared with the class. Week I 9am-1pm

Gary Reynolds

$240, Members $235

DRAWING & CARTOONING Come explore the world of cartooning! We’ll cover our favorite TV and comic book friends and animals. Then you’ll get to develop your own individual characters, incorporating drawing and cartooning techniques. Week E,F,G 1:30-4:30pm

Anne York

$185, Members $180

42 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

AFTERNOON Add-on only Weeks A-L* 1:00-3:30pm $95 *See Fourth of July Camp for Week D

WHEELTHROWING CAMP Learn the exciting skill of wheelthrowing! We’ll learn the basics skills needed to center clay and throw a pot while encouraging the expression of your personal ideas on the wheel. Decorating and glazing will also be taught as you create your own collection of pottery. MORNING ONLY Weeks B,C,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L 9am-1pm $240, Members $235 AFTERNOON ONLY Weeks E,G,I,J,L 1:30-4:30pm $185, Members $180


MOVIE MAKING

ECO-ART CAMP

EMBROIDERY CAMP

SEWING 101

Screenplay writing, costume design, cinematography, directing, editing, music composition, lighting, and more. Work as a team with your classmates to write and produce a short film. A “premiere” (with popcorn!) will take place the last afternoon of camp and each student will get a burned DVD of the movie to take home.

Venture outside and explore the natural world! We’ll observe nature with magnifying glasses and binoculars, then make art with recycled materials inspired by our observations. We’ll spend Tuesday at Northerly Island sketching, exploring, and creating site-specific, found-object creations.

Do you like the look of handstitching on clothing or other pieces of fabrics? Embroidery is a craft that involves basic materials, a needle and thread, to create rich textured images. Each camper will practice stitches on a modern-day sampler, and then work on one personal embroidered image onto a fabric of their choosing. All materials provided.

Do you have visions of sewing your own clothes or being a fashionista? Maybe you want to learn how to use a sewing machine to alter or fix some of your clothes already hanging in your closet? Campers will start from the beginning, mastering the basics of the sewing machine by learning different stitches and seams. You’ll get to design and create your own bag and apron! Get more out of other sewing camps later in the summer by learning the basics here!

Week E,J,K, L 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

EGYPTIAN CAMP In collaboration with the Oriental Institute Museum, spend a week exploring the arts of ancient Egypt. Create pottery, jewelry, and paintings like those found in the palaces and tombs of the pharaohs! We’ll spend one day in the Oriental Institute Egyptian Gallery (included in the camp tuition) Week G 9am-3:30pm $345, Members $340

Weeks F,J,K 9am-3:30pm $345, Members $340

INSPIRED BY NATURE Did you know that the bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers? If you enjoy learning about flora and fauna, this is the camp for you. We’ll spend the week discovering exciting details about the natural world and converting our new knowledge into works of art. We’ll use a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography (to name a few). This camp will include a one day field trip that visits both the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Zoo on Tuesday.

DRAWING INTO PAINTING

Week C

Spend the week focusing on the visual arts as we explore drawing, painting, and collage. We will spend the first 2 days learning techniques to draw what we see. The rest of the week we will learn to use and mix color and create both collages and acrylic paintings.

Kimberly Pancoast

Week G, H 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

Week I

9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

HANDS ON CLAY Do you love to hand-build? Want an entire week to devote to learning techniques to make both functional and sculptural art using terracotta clay? Then this is the class for you!

SEW WHAT CAMP We’ll use fabric, sewing, and multimedia to create soft sculptures and wearable art. Create your own special pillows, bags, and more using basic hand sewing techniques! Weeks F

Roz Adams 9am-3:30pm $345, Members $340

Ages 10-14 A WORLD IN A BOX: JOSEPH CORNELL Learn about and take inspiration from Joseph Cornell’s boxes and games made from found objects and collaged images. Cornell’s boxes were narratives of magical worlds, others were games, and others still were simply assemblages of interesting objects, clippings, and art materials. In this camp, we would visit the Art Institute to see and study the art of Joseph Cornell, and then make our own Cornell boxes. The students would design a concept, find and make objects for inside of the box, decorate the outside of the box, and emerge with their own interpretations of Cornell’s fun and interesting style. On Tuesday, we’ll spend the day at the Art Institute looking at the Cornell Boxes. Week L 9am-3:30pm $360, Members $355

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

Week B,H 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

SCREENPRINTED SCHOOL CLOTHES Make personalized tshirts, bags, or iron-on patches with your very own printed designs! Students will learn about the photo-emulsion process, as well as registration for multi-color prints. One t-shirt is provided for each camper, and there are tote bags and other fabric blanks available for purchase. Parents are encouraged to help students look for tshirts or other fabrics at home. Walk away from this camp with lots of printed goodies! Weeks C,G 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

WEEK DATES Week A: June 10-14 Week B: June 17-21 Week C: June 24-28

GARDEN PLANTERS AND GROWING SCULPTURES

Week D: July 1-3*

We’ll create sculptural planters using hand-building techniques with terracotta clay. Make a sculpture that can grow grass for hair, or a beard of hanging vines! Plant your seeds and the clay sculptures will keep changing once the plants take on a life of their own.

Week F: July 15-19

Week E 1:30-4:30pm $180, Members $175

Week E: July 8-12 Week G: July 22-26

SUMMER CAMPS

Week A

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

Week H: July 29-August 2 Week I: August 5- 9 Week J: August 12-16 Week K: August 19-23 Week L: August 26-30 *3 day camp due to the July 4 th Holiday.

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Ages 10-14 POSTERS Posters are a staple in anyone‘s living space. Make some of your own, and to share with friends in this hands-on screenprinting on paper summer camp! Everything from image creation to screen prep will be covered as well as good printing techniques. Campers will design and print an eye-catching three-color poster, as well as a project of their choice. Paper and inks provided. Walk away from this camp with lots of printed posters for your walls! Weeks E, J 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

PRIMITIVE PAINTERS We will visit the Field Museum to see this exhibit of the cave art of ancient Lascaux to see a reproduction of caves filled with paintings from over 17,000 years ago! We will create our own tools, mix our own paint, and make sculpture and paintings on natural materials while learning about these amazing cave painters. Field Trip Tuesday 9am-3:30pm Weeks F,J,K 9am-3:30pm $360, Members $355

POP ART SCULPTURES Think big! Campers will learn about the structure of sculpture and work on a bigger scale. We will use recycled materials, wire and plaster.  Week I 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

MOVIE MAKING

DRAWING INTO PAINTING

FORGE, FIRE & FEAST

Screenplay writing, costume design, cinematography, directing, editing, music composition, lighting, and more. Work as a team with your classmates to write and produce a short film. A “premiere” (with popcorn!) will take place the last afternoon of camp and each student will get a burned DVD of the movie to take home.

Spend the week focusing on the visual arts as we explore drawing, painting, and collage. We will spend the first 2 days learning techniques to draw what we see. The rest of the week we will learn to use and mix color and create both collages and acrylic paintings.

Hungry for some fun? In this camp, we will spend the first two days making bowls and/or plates out of slabs of clay. We then move to metals where you’ll learn to cut and shape metal in to forks, knives and spoons. On Friday, we put our hard work to the test…We feast!

Week J

Weeks H,

Weeks H, I

1:30-4:30pm $180, Members $175

Pam Robinson & Gary Jackson

9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

CLAYMATION CAMP (2 WEEKS) Learn how to make an original claymation movie in this genuine multimedia camp. This all-day camp will focus on a number of art disciplines: armature construction, hand building, drawing, scenery construction, storyboard planning, script writing, amongst others. Students will be guided through the process of creating a digital short that will be made into a DVD. Let’s not forget the important part: movie making + handbuilding = a lot of fun! Two week camp: F and G 9am-1pm $470, Members $465

Ages 10-16

Ages 12-16 METALS CAMP Create cool metal jewelry or small sculpture out of brass and copper sheet & wire. Students will learn various skills, such as hammering, forming, texturing and polishing, leading to the creation of their own designs!

FUSED GLASS CABOCHON JEWELRY

9am-1pm Members $240

Learn proper cutting, layout, design and firing procedures for creating fused glass cabochons. Students will then learn how to make basic bezels and simple prong settings for their glass creations. Saw-piercing, texturing, soldering and cold connections will be discussed.

Non-members $245

Closed toe shoes required!

Weeks B,C,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L

Week J

WEEK DATES Week A: June 10-14

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Week B: June 17-21

This fun-filled week will teach you how all the settings work on you camera and give you some great techniques for making stunning images. Students will shoot, process, and print their photos in the studio. Bring your digital camera to class.

Week C: June 24-28

Weeks G, L

Week I: August 5- 9

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

Week J: August 12-16

Week D: July 1-3* Week E: July 8-12 Week F: July 15-19 Week G: July 22-26 Week H: July 29-August 2

Week K: August 19-23 Week L: August 26-30 *3 day camp due to the July 4 th Holiday.

44 SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JUNE 17 AND JULY 22.

9am-3:30pm $345, Members $340

Judy Zeddies & Pam Robinson 9am-1pm $260, Members $255

TOYS, GAMES, and MORE This camp is about creating fun and games with metal. Learn how to make kinetic objects, creating toys and other games, such as pinwheels, metals cars and game boards, using basic metal techniques. Skills such as saw piercing, cold connections and light torch work will be covered. Prerequisite: One previous metals camp. Week F 9am-1pm $240, Members $235


WAX CARVING & CASTING CAMP

JOE’S PHOTO SAFARI CAMP

This camp will explore the ancient technique of wax carving and lost wax casting, a process that’s over 2000 years old! We can create rings, charms, pendants and even small sculpture using both soft and hard waxes for building and carving. We will then melt our wax models and cast our treasures into bronze.

Follow Joe Tighe, Lillstreet’s resident photographer and former outdoor camp director on a week long safari through the ravenswood neighborhood. We’ll spend the first day of camp making sure everyone knows how to use their cameras and creating our safari teams. Our next three days, we’ll spend hunting down some elusive imagery in the historic neighborhood of Ravenswood. Our last day together, we’ll showcase our story. Are you game?

Silver will be available for an additional fee. Students can expect to complete at least two small pieces. Week C

Pam Robinson 9am-1pm $250, Members $245

FORGING CAMP Love to hammer metal? This is the camp for you! Learn to forge wire and sheet metal to create fibulas, bowls, candleholders and more. Prerequisite: Two previous metals camps. Week I, J

Michelle Sallemi 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

FASHION CAMP (2 Weeks)

Weeks E and F

Keeley Stitt & Pam Robinson

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Come to this camp with fabric and ideas for sewing a fashionable piece of clothing. We will look at examples of contemporary styles in fashion, and learn how to sew a basic garment. using sewing machines. Simple fabric will be provided, but campers are welcome to bring in their own fabrics to create their designs. Great for campers who have also taken the Sewing 101 Camp!

This fun-filled week will teach you how all the settings work on you camera and give you some great techniques for making stunning images. Students will shoot, process, and print their photos in the studio. Bring your digital camera to class.

Week I 9am-1pm $240, Members $235

Joe Tighe

ACRYLIC PAINTING

9am-1pm $245, Members $240

YOUNG ADULTS (Ages 13+) WHEELTHROWING This class welcomes beginners and those who have experience with clay. Throwing skills involving basic shapes of cylinders, bowls and plates will be covered as well as embellishing these forms with carved handles and surface decoration. Weeks F,K 1:30-4:30pm $180, Members $175

Drawing into Printmaking Learn non-toxic drawing and printmaking techniques including block print, monotype, stencil, and collage. Students will experiment with combining these processes to create multi-colored and multi-layered prints. Explore infinite ways to develops your own print style.

This class will cover the basics of laying out a palette, mixing colors, and brush and palette knife use in the process of creating realistic paintings that capture light and space. Tuesday Field Trips 9am-3:30pm. Week G to the Smart Museum, Week L to the Art Institute. Weeks G,L 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

FIGURE & PORTRAIT DRAWING This class offers an in-depth study of the human figure, stressing an understanding of anatomical structures, proportion, and tonal values.  Explore drawing techniques in charcoal, pencil, and pastels.  Learn about head lengths, construction line drawing, bone structure, and more. Students will spend one day working from a clothed model.

Week E 1:30-4:30pm $180, Member $175

Ages 14-17 FUSING & BEADMAKING COMBO CAMP In this class you’ll be introduced to two glass techniques: fusing, and flame working with a torch. Become familiar with the tools and materials needed to create projects such as glass beads for jewelry and fused bowls or wind chimes. Color, decoration, design and process will be covered. No experience needed. Includes all glass, tools and kiln firings. Closed toe shoes required! Weeks C, G, K

Dobrila Pintar 9am-1pm $260, Members $255

Week J 9am-1pm $240, Member $235

WEEK B

Lea Basil Lazarus

SUMMER CAMPS

Looking to define your own style? Can’t find that perfect outfit that sets you apart from all the rest? Well look no further. The first week will be spent designing outfits from clothes you already have at home or from thrift store finds.  We will have some fabrics available, but you may want to pick out your favorites from the local fabric stores. The second week will focus on making accessories in metal that can be attached to the garment and/ or worn on the body. We finish out the two weeks with a fashion show!

Weeks E, K

LILLSTREET CHIC

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

9am-1pm $470, Members $465

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POLICIES & PROCEDURES

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:

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.

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

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.

• Free gift • 10% off of gallery purchases

Household Membership: $75/year (for 2 people) Receive all the benefits of an Artist Membership plus:

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.

• 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)

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Receive all of the benefits above plus:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

• One free family workshop per year, subject to availability

Cancellations

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

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.

Please note that the membership discounts only apply to the person or people whose names are on the membership card.

GETTING TO LILLSTREET

Refund Policy for Dropped Classes and Workshops

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. Find directions online at our website lillstreet.com.

Custom Classes, Corporate Events, and Private Parties

Tuition is refundable for all classes and workshops dropped 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. See complete policy information at lillstreet.com For Summer Camp cancellation & refund policies, see page 38. SUMMER SESSION

Lillstreet Art Center is the perfect place for your next office retreat, class field trip, family reunion, girls night out, team-building event . . . any type of gathering! Our creative staff is eager to customize a special class to fit the needs of your group. Enjoy a creative, hands-on artmaking experience with friends or coworkers. No experience necessary! Just call or stop by the front desk to make arrangements for your unique event. 773-769-4226.

Dropped on or before 6/9/13

Dropped between 6/10/13-6/16/13

Dropped between 6/17/13-6/23/13

Dropped after 6/23/13 No refund or class credit

Adult/Child Classes

Refund minus $40 or full class credit

No refund – class credit only

No refund – half 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

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GALLERY | CLASSES | STUDIOS

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

SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF

JUNE 17 AND JULY 22

LILLSTREET UPCOMING EVENTS: Art & the Urban Garden Through June 2 Lillstreet celebrates spring with an exhibition that transforms the gallery into an artful urban garden, complete with fresh flowers and plants.

Summer Open House Saturday, May 18, 12-4pm

Summer Camp Begins

“A House is Not a Home” Reception

Week of June 10

Friday, July 19, 6-8 pm

Summer Session I Begins

Lillstreet’s outgoing Artists in Residence showcase their work. Through August 18.

Week of June 17

Summer Session II Begins

Bring the family and take FREE art workshops with us!

Week of July 22

Emerging Artist Lecture by Marianna Milhorat

Emerging Artist Lecture by Nathan Vernau

Wednesday, May 22, 7pm at Lillstreet Loft

Wednesday, June 26, 7pm at Lillstreet Loft

Working in film and video, Milhorat utilizes landscape and duration to disrupt and transform notions of space and perspective.

Nathan Vernau’s colorful artwork touches on themes of instability, insecurity, confusion, and a misdirection of emotions.

Emerging Artist Lecture by Mike Gibisser Wednesday, July 24, 7pm at Lillstreet Loft Mike Gibisser’s films navigate the indefinite lines between essay, experimental, and documentary work.

“Midwest Contemporary” Reception Friday, June 7, 6-8pm

Creative Retreats

Twenty-five artists working across the region present new work in Lillstreet’s first exhibition devoted to photography. Through July 14.

SELECT SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, JUNE - AUGUST Take a day-off from the hustle and bustle of city living, and restore and retreat with Lillstreet! Our one-day retreats blend art with yoga, and offer you the chance to relax and renew as you immerse yourself in the creative process.


Lillstreet Summer Catalogue 2013