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2013

WINTER CATALOGUE

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Welcome to Lillstreet Art Center

4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640 773.769.4226

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www.lillstreet.com

Happy New Year!

CLASS LISTINGS Ceramics

06

Metalsmithing

09

Glass

16

Painting & Drawing

18

We are excited to kick off 2013 with fresh classes for both returning and new students, an eclectic exhibition schedule, and the opening of our new space and creative development center, Lillstreet Loft, just up the block. In January, make a resolution to commit to your creativity during our winter classes. Find a warm retreat from the cold at, Neat, our whiskey vessel exhibition in February. Sip soup while supporting First Slice Pie CafĂŠ at our annual Empty Bowls event and celebrate the opening of the Lillstreet Loft in early March. Browse this catalog to find out what artistic opportunities are waiting for you. Stay connected with us through our mailing list and social media to get the latest updates on events, artist opportunities, and class offerings. We look forward to another year of growing our creative community.

Textiles

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Printmaking

26

Digital Arts & Photography

28

Kidstreet Classes & Camps

33

Warmly,

Bruce Robbins, Chief Executive Officer Eric Tschetter, Executive Director Julia Zema, Director of Marketing & Communications Jessica Mott Wickstrom, Gallery Director Pam Robinson, Director of Education Programming Michelle Starbuck Amos, Office & Customer Service Manager Claire Hurwitz, Community Outreach & Special Events Manager Barbara Kurtz, Custom Class & Administrative Assistant Abi Gonzales, Custom Class Coordinator & Administrative Assistant Joe Tighe, Membership Coordinator Andy Rohr, Graphic Designer Brian Malnassy, Administrative Assistant English Prevo, Administrative Assistant

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FIRST-TIME

ARTISTS

Not sure where to start?

Explore a new medium in a nopressure environment. Each of our adult departments offers fiveweek 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.

First Time Lightroom

See Page 18

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON paper

Tuesday 10am-1pm

See Page 24

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday 2-5pm

$190, Members $185

See Page 6

Sunday 10am-1pm

Sunday 5-8pm

Tuesday 10am-1pm

$165, Members $160

$165, Members $160

Thursday 7-10pm

$35 Beginning Painting & Drawing Kit

$20 Materials fee

All classes are 5 weeks and begin the weeks of January 7 and February 11

FIRST-TIME POTTER

Sunday 10am-1pm $165, Members $160 $20 Ceramic Tool Kit

NEW! FIRST-TIME DRAWING INTO PAINTING

FIRST-TIME SEWING See Page 22

FIRST-TIME HANDBUILDER

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Sunday 10am-1pm

See Page 6

Sunday 2-5pm

Monday 7-10pm

$165, Members $160

$165, Members $160 $20 Ceramic Tool Kit

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

$10 Materials fee

Monday 10am-1pm

First Time Digital Photography See Page 28 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Thursday 10am-1pm Saturday 10am-1pm $190, Members $185

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON FABRIC See Page 22

Friday 10am-1pm

Sunday 2-5pm

Sunday 5-8pm

$165, Members $160

$165 Members $160

See Page 29

$25 Materials fee

$10 Materials fee

FIRST TIME ENAMELING See Page 10 Monday 6:30-9:30pm (Session I only) $165, Members $160 $20 Materials Fee

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

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CLASSES C eramics

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WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

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

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Handbuilder, 7-10pm Throwing Clinic, 7-10pm

Dreams, Myths, Stories, 7-10pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am1pm

Beginning Handbuilding, 1:30-4:30pm Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:309:30pm Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 10am-1pm Beginning Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm Advanced Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Form & Surface(Adv. Soda), 7-10pm Metal Meets Clay, 6:30-9:30pm

Thrown & Altered Forms, 7-10pm

Beginning Handbuilding, 7-10pm

Small Sculpture & Dollmaking, 6:309:30pm

M etalsmithing & J ewelry page 10

Beginning Metalsmithing, 11am-2pm Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm Hollow Formed Jewelry, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

Multilevel Metalsmithing, 1-4pm

Metals for Young Adults, 4-6pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Buckle Up!, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

Quick Study: Metalsmithing, 4-5:30pm Bracelets, 6:30-9:30pm Etching, 6:30-9:30pm

Beginnning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm Fused Glass Cabochon Jewelry, 6:309:30pm Intermediate Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm Metal Meets Clay, 6:30-9:30pm

Experimental Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm (II) Working with Wax and Casting, 6:309:30pm

G lass

Workshops, 6:30-9:30pm

Beadmaking & Jewelry Design, 6:309:30pm

Fused Glass Cabochon Jewelry, 6:309:30pm

PAINTING & DRAWING

Botanical Illustration, 10am-1pm

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

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

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

Alla Prima Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Ink Brushwork 10am-1pm

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page 18

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

Beginning Acrylic Painting, 10am-1pm

Expressive Figure Drawing, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Drawing into Painting, 6:309:30pm Human Anatomy, 6:30-9:30pm

Drawing into Painting Studio, 6:309:30pm

Understanding Color, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Quick Study in Printing on Fabric, 4-5:30pm

Portrait Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

T e x tiles

page 22

Beginning Embroidery, 1-4pm

Beginning Screenprinting, 6:30-9:30pm Quilting, 6:30-9:30pm

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Constructed Objects, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Paper, 2-5pm Relief & Intaglio, 6:30-9:30pm

PRINTMAKING

page 26

D igital A rts & P hotography

Repeat Patterns, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Lightroom, 10am-1pm (I)

Beginning Digital Photography, 10am1pm

Architectural Interior Photography, 10am1pm

Camera Flash, 6:30-9:30pm

Introduction to Studio Lighting, 6:309:30pm (I)

Advanced Digital Photography, 7-10pm

Beginning Photoshop, 10am-1pm (II) Beginning Digital Photography, 6:309:30pm

Digital Tools for Artists (II), 6:30-9:30pm

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

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First-Time Digital Photography, 6:309:30pm


Early Registration Discount THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Covered Forms, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm Simply Soda, 7-10pm

Chainmaille, 6:30-9:30pm

First-Time Jeweler, 10am1pm Cold Connections, 2-5pm

Forming & Construction, 6:30-9:30pm

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

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm Figure Sculpture, 10am-1pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 11am-2pm

Press Molds in Recyclables, 11am-2pm Simply Soda, 11am-2pm

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am1pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am1pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am1pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

Family Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Working with Wire, 2-5pm (I))

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 6:309:30pm

Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am1pm

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am1pm

Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

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

Drawing into Painting Studio, 10am-1pm

SUNDAY

Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

Tile Making, 7-10pm

Stone Setting, 1:30-4:30pm

SATURDAY Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am1pm

First-Time Potter, 7-10pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Save $20 on 10-week classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by December 17.

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 1:30-4:30pm Working with Wax and Casting, 2-5pm First-Time Jeweler, 5-8pm

Friday Night Workshops, 6:30-9:30pm

Workshops

Workshops

Abstract Painting Studio, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Drawing, 10am-1pm

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

Learning from the Masters, 10am-1pm Encaustic Painting, 2-5pm

Figure Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Experimental Still-Life Painting, 10am-1pm

Introduction to Portrait Drawing, 2-5pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Landscape Painting, 10am-1pm

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

Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 2-5pm

Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 2-5pm Garment Construction, 6:30-9:30pm

Multilevel Sewing Projects, 10am1pm

Silk Painting, 6:30-9:30pm

Authoirizaton Workshops Printing Workshops

Multilevel Screenprint on Paper, 6:309:30pm

Architectural Interior Photography, 10am-1pm First-Time Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm Advanced Digital Photography, 7-10pm

First-Time Sewing, 10am-1pm First-Time Sewing, 2-5pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Fabric, 2-5pm Digital Imagery for Screenprinters, 2-5pm Multilevel Screenprint on Paper, 6:309:30pm

Experimental Drawn Animation, 6:30-9:30pm

View Camera & Large Format Photography, 10am-1pm (I)

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Beginning Photoshop, 10am-1pm (I) Intermediate Photoshop, 10am1pm (II) Beginning Digital Photography, 2-5pm

EET FOR KIDSTR CLASSES See Page 33

How to Photograph Artwork, 2-5pm

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 FIRST-TIME POTTER ( 5 WEEKS ) Not ready for a 10-week commitment? Try your hand at a variety of clay techniques, and learn the basics of handbuilding and wheelthrowing. This class is not a prerequisite for the 10-week Beginning Wheelthrowing or Handbuilding classes. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Includes 12 pounds of clay.

FIRST-TIME HANDBUILDER

BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING WHEELTHROWING

BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING HANDBUILDING

Not ready for the 10-week commitment? Using slabs and coils, learn handbuilding techniques to make pots. Techniques include 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 )

( 10 WEEKS )

Explore the mystery of the potter’s wheel and develop fundamental pot- throwing techniques. Returning students can refine their technique and create more complex forms. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet.

Whether your aim is functional or sculptural ceramics, master the basics and learn ways to work with slabs, coils and pinching to create virtually anything you can dream up. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet.

Monday 10am-1pm

Monday 7-10pm

Les Orenstein Starts January 7

Lisa Harris Starts January 8

( 5 WEEKS )

Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 Joanna Pike

Tuesday 10am-1pm

$165, Members $160

Karen Avery Session I: January 8 Session II: February 12

Clay tool kit, $20

Thursday 7-10pm

Robert Smith Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Jayson Lawfer Starts January 7 Tuesday 7-10pm

Gary Jackson Starts January 8 Wednesday 10am-1pm

Tuesday 7-10pm

Marjorie Woodruff Starts January 8 Saturday 1-4pm

Joanna Pike Starts January 12 $330, Members $320 Clay tool kit, $20

Karen Avery Starts January 9

Sunday 10am-1pm

Wednesday 7-10pm

Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 Mary Drabik

David Hartshorne Starts January 9 Saturday 10am-1pm

$165, Members $160

Catherine Tweedie Starts January 12

Clay tool kit, $20

Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm

Sunday 2-5pm

David Trost Starts January 13 $330, Members $320 Clay tool kit, $20

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See Page 30 For More Info.


ADVANCED WHEELTHROWING

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

Design your own pots 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 a signature look.

Work independently and in collaboration with the instructor and classmates on home and garden projects.

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. 

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 1:30-4:30pm

Monday 7-10pm

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

HOME & GARDEN POTTERY ( 10 WEEKS )

THROWING CLINIC ( 10 WEEKS )

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Lisa Harris Starts January 8

Karen Avery Starts January 7

Patty Kochaver Starts January 7

Karen Avery Starts January 8

$360, Members $350

$360, Members $350

Thursday 10am-1pm

DREAMS, MYTHS, STORIES IN CLAY SCULPTURE

SMALL SCULPTURE AND DOLLMAKING

( 10 WEEKS )

This class is about exploring the use of the figure in sculpture. Applying a basic knowledge of anatomy students may create an abstract, realistic, anthropomorphic or animal sculpture. Students may choose to apply a kinetic element to their work through figure articulation.  All levels welcome.

Explore personal stories, dreams and myths in handbuilt clay forms. Ways to form, texture and finish work will be taught to enable your ideas to come to life, whether in works large or small, flat or tall. Every class member has the opportunity to share insights, inspirations or questions during a weekly period of sharing. In the final session, all students’ work is viewed and discussed in terms of the dreams, myths or stories they express. All students from beginners to advanced are welcome. Monday 7-10pm

Corinne D. Peterson Starts January 7 $360, Members $350

( 10 WEEKS )

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Robin Power Starts January 8 $360, Members $350

Patty Kochaver Starts January 10

CERAMICS

INTERMEDIATE WHEELTHROWING

MULTILEVEL, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

Monday 7-10pm

David Trost Starts January 7 Sunday 11am-2pm

Patty Kochaver Starts January 13 $360, Members $350

Saturday 10am-1pm

David Trost Starts January 12 $360, Members $350

METAL MEETS CLAY ( 10 WEEKS ) Learn to create functional or sculptural works by combining metal and clay. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas and will be shown a variety of techniques in both mediums. In ceramics, basic hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching, constructing slabs, and finishing will be covered. In metals, students will be introduced to saw piercing, cold connections, light torch work and basic forging techniques. Projects such as teacups, strainers, bowls, silver ware and small sculpture can be created. Additional materials may be purchased from instructors. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Mary Drabik And Michelle Sallemi Starts January 9 $360, Members $350 Clay tool kit, $20 Metals kit, $10

ADVANCED HANDBUILDING ( 10 WEEKS ) 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

Mie Kongo Starts January 9 Wednesday 7-10pm

David Trost Starts January 9 $360, Members $350

THROWN AND ALTERED FORMS ( 10 weeks ) Focusing on the integration of handbuilding and wheel throwing, this class will help develop new techniques and reinforce current skills. Starting from the wheel students will learn methods of altering such as darting, slab building, and faceting to create engaging pieces. By adding, subtracting, and manipulating parts the student will be able to explore their own formal aesthetic. Wednesday 7-10pm

Erik Zohn Starts January 9 $360, Members $350

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

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COVERED FORMS

CERAMICS

( 10 WEEKS ) This class will focus on such forms as teapots, casseroles, covered jars, etc. and the various lid types to complete them. We will aim at good fit both stylistically and structurally. We will also explore surface treatment such as faceting, stamping and slip decoration. Thursday 10am–1pm

Lisa Harris Starts January 10 $360, Members $350

SIMPLY SODA: BEGINNING SODA ( 10 WEEKS ) Be prepared for flashes of color, textured surfaces and the excitement of unpredictable results. 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! Monday 1:30-4:30pm

Erik Zohn Starts January 7 Thursday 7-10pm

Patty Kochaver Starts January 10 New Time! Sunday 11am-2pm

Erik Zohn Starts January 13 $360, Members $350 $60 soda firing fee

ADVANCED TOPICS IN SODA FIRING: FORM AND SURFACE ( 10 weeks ) Focus on surface techniques for thrown and altered pieces in order to utilize the distinct atmospheric qualities of Lillstreet’s soda kiln. You’ll continue to expand your repertoire and enhance the development of your personal style by experimenting with a variety of forms, surface texture, materials, patterns, and colors for a synthesis unique to soda firing. 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

Sharon Hartshorne Starts January 9 $360, Members $350 $60 soda firing fee

TILE MAKING ( 10 WEEKS ) Learn what the ancients knew – how to make beautiful decorative ceramic tile. Learn to sculpt for high relief tiles, make molds to reproduce tiles, and other interesting techniques. For beginning to advanced students. Thursday 7-10pm

Mike Skiersch Starts January 10 $360, Members $350

PRESS MOLDING IN RECYCLABLES ( 10 WEEKS ) This class will focus on utilizing recyclables with promising aesthetic qualities. Weekly demonstrations will explore types of recyclable materials and releasing items from difficult molds. Both functional and sculptural work are welcome! Sunday, 11am–2pm

Joanna Pike Starts January 13 $360, Members $350

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FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE

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.

Tuesday 2-5 pm

WORKSHOPS

Robin Power Starts January 8 $360, Members $350

$275, Members $265

CLAY DWELLINGS ( 1 DAY )

FIGURE SCULPTURE: WORKING CREATIVELY ( 10 WEEKS ) Working weekly from nude model students will explore the human figure.  Topics of discussion will include internal armatures, figure proportions, skeletal structure, surface muscles, pose expression and gesture.  A full figure sculpture is encouraged but students may to choose to sculpt a head or torso study.   Special attention will be given to finishing techniques for sculpture. Sunday, 10am–1pm

Robin Power Starts January 13

A dwelling is a living space. For this workshop, dwellings may be imaginary or realistic, elaborate or minimal in design. Miniature homes, cottages, public buildings, birdhouses or spirit houses… wherever your imagination lives. Working in terra cotta clay, you, the architect will incorporate slab, coil and handbuilding techniques. Dwellings may be finished with glaze or left natural clay. Saturday, 2-5pm January 19

Robin Power $45, Members $40

$360, Members $350

GLAZING WITH SCULPTURAL SURFACES

$40 model fee

( 1 DAY )

ADVANCED TOPICS ( 10 WEEKS ) This class is designed primarily for students who want to develop specific ideas, refine techniques, and pursue independent projects. Saturday 10am-1pm

Lisa Harris Starts January 12 $360, Members $350

Offering a different palate of sculptural glazes and working at cone 6, students can bring their sculptural or functional bisked wares to the workshop and decorate their work. Topics discussed will include consistency, layering for effects, and application techniques.  Monday, 1-4pm January 21 Sunday, 3-6pm February 10 Sunday, 3-6pm March 3

Joanna Pike $45, Members $40


CATS IN CLAY

FEAR NO GLAZE

BIRD MAKING WORKSHOP

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

Focusing on the symbols and imagery of various Native American tribes, participants in this workshop will make their own unique stamps out of clay. Once the stamps are bisque fired and returned, these stamps can be used to decorate greenware to create dynamic patterns and textures.

Working with terra cotta clay students will learn to sculpt basic feline anatomy.  Students are encouraged to bring a photograph of their favorite cat for glazing reference. Clay, tools, glazes, and firing included.  No experience necessary.

Use provided bisque or bring your own to try the cone 10 glaze combinations you’ve always wondered about. Demonstrations will include learning to judge combinations, creating test pieces, and wax, brush, and scratch techniques.

Learn to sculpt a bird out of clay. You may choose to create a realistic bird or let your imagination take flight with a fantasy bird creation.  Clay, tools, glazes, and firing included.  No experience necessary.

Saturday, 2-5pm

Sunday, 1-3pm

February 9

February 10

March 9

Robin Power

Karen Avery

$45, Members $40

$35, Members $30

FEAR NOT TO SPRAY

SCULPTING TREES

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

Mixing together different clays to create effects, students can express both geometric and abstract patterns with their clay. Slab work as well as pinched and carved pieces will be explored.

The spray booth can be used to finely layer several coats of different glazes or to spraying heavily fading to light applications. Bring your bisque and come to have fun learning a new glaze application technique to add a new look to your pottery and sculptures.

I think that I will never see a poem as lovely as a tree…  Trees have always been a source for creative expression. Trees are filled with organic shapes and rich with surface texture. Come and let your imagination branch.

Sunday, 3-6pm

Saturday, 1-3pm

Saturday, 2-4pm January 26

Erik Zohn $35, Members $30

ABSTRACT MILLEFIORI MADNESS ( 1 DAY )

February 3 Monday, 1-4pm February 4

Joanna Pike $45, Members $40

February 9

Karen Avery

Saturday, 2-5pm February 16

Robin Power $45, Members $40

CERAMICS

STAMPS

Saturday, 2-5pm

Robin Power $45, Members $40

FIRE THIS KILN ( 1 day ) Turn the dials. Watch red heat glow. See the green flame. Learn the fundamentals of firing Lillstreet’s Bailey kilns by firing your own and others’ glazed work. This is the first step toward understanding the firing process and being able to fire the kilns at Lillstreet. Firing starts at 8am and usually lasts 13 hours. Saturday, March 9

Karen Avery $85, Members $80

$35, Members $30

Contemporary Ceramics Lecture ( 1 day ) Come to this digital presentation showing works by Peter Voulkas, David Shaner, Rudy Autio, Ken Price as well as others. Learn about their influences and inspirations, as well as how these ceramic potters/sculptors developed the fertile beginnings of American ceramics. Come to the show, stay for the potluck! Saturday, 5-7pm February 23

Jayson Lawfer Free

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

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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.

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 from the instructor.  Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Mary Laskey Starts January 7 $165, Members $160 $20 Materials Fee

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

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 available for purchase from instructor.

Monday 11am-2pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts January 7 Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Neil Kraus Starts January 7

Alisa Miller Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Friday 10am-1pm

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Neil Kraus Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15

Darlys Ewoldt Starts January 9

Sunday 5-8pm

Anne Schafer Starts January 12

Susan Franker Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 $165 Members $160 $10 Materials fee

Alisa Miller Starts January 8

Saturday 10am-1pm

Sunday 2-5pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts January 13 $25 Materials Fee $330, Members $320

10 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

Monday 2-5pm

Neil Kraus Starts January 7 Sunday 10am-1pm

Susan Franker Starts January 13 $330, Members $320


METAL MEETS CLAY

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

Want to incorporate steel wire to your jewelry? Learn fiber techniques such as crocheting and knitting with steel wire for simple structure in a unique way. The use of these techniques in sterling silver and copper wire will be discussed. Saturday 2-5pm

Session I: Starts January 12 Heejin Hwang $175, Members $170 $25 Materials Fee includes crotchet hooks, knitting needles, and steel wire. Copper & silver will be available for sale.

CHAINMAILLE ( 5 WEEKS ) This comprehensive course covers several basic weaves, along with tips for “speedweaving.” You’ll see many samples and explore how slight variations change the look of the weave. Students will receive enough jump rings for 8 bracelets, some of which will be completed in class.  This course covers the following weaves: Double Spiral, Wiggle, European 4-in-1 (Mesh), Rosettes, Byzantine, Box (Queen’s Chain), Japanese 12-in-2 (Japanese Lace) and Jens Pind. If you already know one or two of these weaves, you can still take the class and work on different variations of the weave. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Kat Wisniewski Session I: Starts January 10 $165, Members $160 $55 Materials Fee

A QUICK STUDY IN METALSMITHING

BRACELETS: CUFFS, BANGLES AND LINKS

Learn to create functional or sculptural works by combining metal and clay. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas and will be shown a variety of techniques in both mediums. In ceramics, basic hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching, constructing slabs, and finishing will be covered. In metals, students will be introduced to saw piercing, cold connections, light torch work and basic forging techniques. Projects such as teacups, strainers, bowls, silver ware and small sculpture can be created. Additional materials may be purchased from instructors.

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEK )

Why should your child be the only one having fun? While they’re in class, you can be creating a pendant, ring, earrings, or small sculpture out of brass or copper. Learn basic metalsmithing techniques such as saw piercing, filing, texturing, and riveting. No experience necessary. Silver is available for an additional fee.

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 a different style and construction of bracelet, 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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

$135, Members $130

Mary Drabik And Michelle Sallemi Starts January 9

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

Michelle Sallemi Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12

Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30pm

$10 Material Fee

$330, Members $320

Multilevel

$360, Members $350 Clay tool kit, $20

WORKING WITH WAX AND CASTING

Metals kit, $10

( 10 weeks )

BUCKLE UP! ( 5 WEEKS ) Learn to create a functional and awesome belt buckle. Use copper, brass, silver, and/or found objects to create a unique and interesting buckle. Create a die in plexiglass for use in the hydraulic press to give your belt buckle dimension. Soldering and cold connections will be discussed. Templates for mechanisms will be provided and can be personalized to fit your buckle. Some materials will be provided and others will be available to purchase. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Maia Leppo Session I: Starts January 9 $175, Members $170 $10 Material fee

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 also can be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Pam Robinson Starts January 7 Sunday 2-5pm

Mike Stromberg Starts January 13 $330, Members $320

METALSMITHING

WORKING WITH WIRE

Neil Kraus Starts January 8  $25 Materials fee

COLD CONNECTIONS: RIVETING, TABS, SLOTS, AND STITCHING ( 5 week ) This workshop open to beginners,  or those wishing to hone their skills, covers the basic metalworking techniques such as saw-piercing, filing, and finishing using the cold connection of riveting, tabs, slots and stitching. .  A materials kit is required and available from the instructor on the first day of class. Additional materials are available for purchase. Friday 2-5pm

Neil Kraus Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 $175 Members $170 $10 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 December 17.

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METALSMITHING

MULTILEVEL FUSED GLASS CABOCHON METALSMITHING JEWELRY ( 10 weeks )

HOLLOW FORMED JEWELRY

ETCHING

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

This class will cover the complicated world of hollow forms. We will start with fabricating a basic hollow formed ring. Then we will be move bigger to bracelets. Finally, we will be introduced to the hydraulic press and how to make pillow forms with it. We will make our own 2 sided dies and use the rolling mill to make our own patterned sheet to create with. 

This class will explore exciting ways to add texture and graphics to metal. You will be able to work with your own drawings or copyright free designs by experimenting with two techniques in image transferring. We’ll begin with ‘low tech’ options using drawing methods and ferric chloride etching solution and work up to photo etching with nitric acid solutions. Etching on copper, brass, and silver will all be covered. 

In the first class, students will become familiar with the use of tools, materials and the basic techniques for creating fused glass cabochons. Learn proper cutting, layout, design and firing procedures. Then students will learn how to make bezel and simple prong settings for their glass creations. Saw-piercing, texturing, soldering and cold connections will be discussed. Fusible glass, firings, copper and brass are included. Dichroic glass and silver may be purchased from instructor. Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm

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. Tuesday 1-4pm

Prerequisite: 2 beginning metalsmithing classes

Pam Robinson Starts January 8

Materials may be purchased as needed

$330, Members $320

Pam Robinson & Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

FORMING AND CONSTRUCTION FOR JEWELRY

$180, Members $175 $15 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: two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval. Thursday 10am-1pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts January 10 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Susan Franker Starts January 10 Saturday 10am-1pm

Pam Robinson Starts January 12 Sunday 1:30-4:30pm

Darlys Ewoldt Starts January 13

Monday 2-5pm

Alisa Miller Starts January 7

( 5 WEEKS )

Prerequisite: Beginning metalsmithing or first time jeweler. Materials not included. Metal and etching paper available for purchase from the instructor. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

$330, Members $320

Michelle Sallemi Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12

Create unique, three-dimensional forms for jewelry by learning to combine

STONE SETTING 

$175 Members $170

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.

This class will explore many different techniques from bezels to flush setting. Students will become stronger at soldering and focus on craftsmanship of the final project. Students should bring a cabochon cut stone to the first class. Metals will be available for purchase from instructor.

( 10 WEEKS )

Materials available for purchase from the instructor. Prerequisite: Intermediate Metalsmithing or Forging and Forming

( 10 WEEK )

Thursday 1:30-4:30pm

Susan Franker Starts January 10 $330, Members $320

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Darlys Ewoldt Starts January 10 $330, Members $320

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by December 17.

$330, Members $320

12 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

EXPERIMENTAL ENAMELING: GOING OUT OF BOUNDS ( 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, surface manipulation, embedding 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.   Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Mary Laskey Session II: Starts February 11 $165, Members $160 $20 Materials Fee


METALS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

FINE SILVER CLAY AND GLASS CABOCHON PENDANT

Enameling is the ancient art of fusing colorful powdered glass onto copper to create decorative art and jewelry designs. In this multi-level class students will enhance their enameling skill level and enliven their small-scale art and jewelry projects while learning the more advanced traditional kiln-fired enameling techniques such as basse taille, champlevé, sgraffito, en ronde bosse, limoges, paillon and cloisonné. Basic metalsmithing skills are helpful, but not essential. Pre-requisite: FirstTime Enameling or basic level enameling experience. Metal is available for purchase from the instructor.

Ages 10-16

( 1 DAY ) 

This class is designed for aspiring artists who want to learn the basics of metalsmithing/ jewelry making or improve the knowledge they already have. Saw-piercing, texturing, cold connections and basic torch work will be covered. Most materials included. Additional materials and silver can be purchased from instructor.

Take your metal clay to the next level by creating jewelry that includes dichroic glass, fused art glass with amazing depth and color. We will create an elegant silver platform for this pendant, then secure the glass cabochon with additional fine silver clay bezeling and hand-formed “prongs.” We’ll complete our unique pieces with decorated, dimensional bails. Students are welcome to bring their own fused glass, COE 90 preferred; cabs are available for purchase from the instructor as well. This class is open to students that are advanced beginners to intermediate metal clay artists that have completed a beginning metal clay course. 

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Mary Laskey Starts January 9 $330, Members $320 $40 Materials Fee

KIDS CLASSES FAMILY METALSMITHING ( 5 WEEKS ) Ages 10-14 Want a fun activity to do together? Have a hammering good time in this class, as you and your kids learn saw piercing, texturing and cold connections. Projects will include finger puppets, picture frames and students’ one-of-a-kind creations. Saturday 10am-1pm

Michelle Sallemi Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $165, Members $160

Wednesday 4pm-6pm

Michelle Sallemi Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

WORKSHOPS INTRODUCTION TO PURE COPPER CLAY ( 1 DAY ) Learn a new flavor of metal clay: copper! The simplicity, versatility, and low cost of copper clay make it the perfect addition to your artistic repertoire, especially if you’re already familiar with silver clay or working with other metals. We will shape, texture, and learn to properly fire pure copper. We’ll be exploring creative bails, creating strong multi-piece attachments, and for an additional splash of color, we will learn about heat patina on a few of our finished pure copper pieces. This class is open to all skill levels.

Materials available for purchase from instructor. Students will need 20-30g silver clay, approximately $68-$100 Saturday, March 9,

Special Workshops ENAMELING WEEKEND WORKSHOP: CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMELING WITH ACID ETCHING Throughout history artists have used acids and enamels for creating colorful and intricate designs with precious metals. Enameling is the process of fusing glass to metal. Students will be given the knowledge for creating acid etched designs on copper and silver.  Champlevé is an enameling technique in which troughs or cells are etched, carved or cast into the surface of a metal object and filled with enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel melts and when cooled, the surface of the object is ground down, re-fired and polished.

METALSMITHING

INTERMEDIATE ENAMELING

Prerequisite: one beginning metals class and one enameling class.

10am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday,

Katie Baum

10am-5pm

$130, Members $125

February 23  & 24

Ashley Gilreath $325 $35 Material fee

Materials available for purchase from instructor. Copper clay is approximately $20 per package. Saturday, February 16, 10am-5pm

Katie Baum $130, Members $125

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TEXTURE AND FORM WITH COPPER REPOUSSE BOX THE HYDRAULIC PRESS: IN THE ARTS & CRAFTS STYLE EMBOSSING AND SILHOUETTE DIES

METALSMITHING

( 2 DAY ) EXPLORE, CREATE, AND INNOVATE! Learn how to harness the design and form possibilities of the hydraulic press. After an introduction to hydraulic press safety and care, learn how to combine silhouette die forms with embossing for limitless possibilities! This class will focus on hydraulic press basics: how to use a hydraulic press safely; usefulness of urethanes of different thicknesses and hardnesses; making and using embossing dies and silhouette dies. Use commercially made dies, and learn how to make your own unique embossing and silhouette dies. Silhouette dies can create forms that are perfectly matching opposites, great for pendants, beads, lockets, containers, boxes, or bud vases. We’ll examine how we can use the same die to make different one-of-a-kind pieces or multiple units/beads for a bracelet or necklace as well as production possibilities. This class is appropriate for students with basic metalsmithing skills as well as professionals. A full materials list will be available online. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm March 23 & 24

Cynthia Eid

( 3 DAYS )

DATE NIGHT METALSMITHING FOR COUPLES

REPOUSSE - French - meaning “to push back”; The art of shapes and decorations with patterns raised in relief made by hammering and pressing on the reverse side used especially on metal.

( 2 WEEKS )

Through discussion, demonstration and a little background history about metal work and repousse, students will be able to create an Arts & Crafts style repousse box with lid measuring 4”X4”X3-1/2”. Participants will leave this class with the knowledge to practice what they learned on their own.

Learn to saw, texture and solder copper and/ or brass.  Projects such as pendants, rings, bracelets or pins can be made. All skill levels welcome.  

Material fee includes: copper metal, rubber mats, mallets, hammers, steel bench block, punches, fabricating metal brake and patina solution. Ear protection, design copies and additional information handouts are also included.

Mike and Rachelle Stromberg Session I: January 11 and 18

Tools provided remain the property of the instructor. Optional items for students to bring: magnification, ear protection, eyewear, extra lighting, shop apron or shop coat. Tools provided remain the property of the instructor. Prerequisite: 2 beginning metalsmithing classes Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm March 22-24

Frank M. Glapa, Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan $385 Material fee: $125

$450 $60 Materials fee, price subject to change

14 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

Learn a new craft while spending time with your sweetheart!  Learn basic metalsmithing skills and make something for yourself or your significant other.

Additional materials available for purchase. Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Session II: February 8 and 15 Session III: March 8 and 15 $75, Members $70 $10 Materials Fee


L I L L S T R E E T G A L L E RY features handcrafted jewelry by some of the finest artists working in cities across the nation. Our collection includes pieces by expert metalsmiths as well as artists working with glass, semi-precious stones, wood, found objects, leather, and new technologies such as laser cut felt and 3D printing. There are many special shopping opportunities throughout the year including holiday trunk shows, monthly featured artists, and Valentine's Day events.

HANDCRAFTED

AT L I L L S T R E E T G A L L E RY

S ARAH C . CHAPMAN Photo Guy Ni co l

S H O P I N S T O R E O R O N L I N E AT L I L L S T R E E T G A L L E RY. C O M

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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

GLASS FUSING 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.

Work on projects outside of class in open studio exclusively for fusing. This time is for students who have taken at least two 4 or 5 week fusing classes in the past 6 months. The fee is $25 and includes one 8 ½ x 11 box to fill, the use of tools, firings and scrap glass. An extra $18 will be charged for each additional 8 ½ x 11 box filled. There is a variety of sheet glass for sale in the studio. A monitor is on hand to help answer questions but not to instruct. You must sign up online or in person at least one week prior to your session and pre-pay the OS fee of $25. Permission from the instructor is required.

Beginner/ Advanced Beginner NEW! BEAD MAKING AND JEWELRY DESIGN ( 5 WEEKS )

Sunday, January 27 or

Students will develop a foundation for creating flame worked beads using Effetre soft glass. Topics will include properties of the material, color, usage technique used in creating different shapes of beads. They will learn to shape their beads with consistency and confidence. Students will explore jewelry design and materials usage including advanced techniques and color blending. 

February 10, 10am-1pm

No glass experience required. 

Sunday, February 24,

Tuesday 6:30 -9:30pm

2-5pm

Dobrila Pintar Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by December 17.

16 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

$180, Members $175 $40 Material Fee includes glass and copper & brass. Silver may be purchased for an additional fee.

FUSED GLASS CABOCHON JEWELRY ( 5 WEEKS ) In the first class, students will become familiar with the use of tools, materials and the basic techniques for creating fused glass cabochons. Learn proper cutting, layout, design and firing procedures. Then students will learn how to make bezel and simple prong settings for their glass creations.  Saw-piercing, texturing, soldering and cold connections will be discussed. Fusible glass, firings, copper and brass are included. Dichroic glass and silver may be purchased from instructor. Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30pm

Pam Robinson & Judy Zeddies Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 $180, Members $175 $15 Materials fee


INDEPENDENT STUDY ( 5 OR 10 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 January 7 $510, Members $500 (10 weeks)

Workshops

FEAR OF COMMITMENT: GLASS FUSING ( 1 DAY ) In this crash course in glass fusing, you’ll learn the basics of cutting and assembling glass for the kiln. Make a small plate, tile, or pieces for jewelry. Materials fee includes all glass, tools, and kiln firing. Finished pieces may be picked up two weeks after class ends. No experience necessary.

FEAR OF COMMITMENT:

WORKING DEEP

GLASS BEAD

( 1 DAY )

9:30pm or Monday, March

Create a thick fused glass block in this 3-hour workshop. Several construction options will be presented along with an introduction to working with embellishments, paints, decals and more. Students will learn to dam their glass to prevent it from spreading when molten. This technique lends itself well to collage artists or those who like to layer color and texture. Each student will create one 5” x 5” x 1/2” block.

4, 6:30-9:30pm

No prior experience necessary.

( 1 DAY ) This is a crash course in glass bead making. We’ll cover basic techniques and surface designs including dots and stripes. Leave with finished beads and a zipper pull, key chain or simple pendant. No experience required. Materials fee includes all glass, tools, and kiln firing. Friday, January 25, 6:30-

Dobrila Pintar

Friday, January 11 or February 22, 6:30-9:30pm

$55, Members $50 $15 Materials fee

Monday, January 28, 6:30-

CRAZY FOR CABS!

9:30pm

FEAR OF COMMITMENT:

( 2 DAY )

Sunday, February 24,

In this two-day class, students will learn how to create glass cabochons for jewelry. The first day will cover instruction on creating off mandrel cabochons and sculptural forms at the torch. Your creations will then be properly annealed in the kiln. On Saturday, you will use your creations to make unique rings, earrings and/or pendants. No glass or metals experience required. 

10am-1pm

GLASS BEAD – HEARTS

Friday, 6:30 - 9:30pm Saturday, 2-5pm

Dobrilla Pintar February 8 & 9 $100, Members $95 $20 material fee includes glass & copper & brass. Silver is available for an additional fee

LeJean Easley $55, Members $50 $20 materials fee.

  DATE NIGHT: 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. Friday, February 15 or March 8, 6:30-9:30pm

LeJean Easley $55, Members $50 $20 materials fee.

Saturday, February 2, 10am-1pm

Robin Kittleson $80, Members $75 $25 Material fee

( 1 DAY )

CORAL BOWL

Looking for something fun and different to do with your sweetheart? Maybe you’re curious how to make a heart shaped bead in glass. This one-night workshop is perfect for you! Basic techniques such as shaping the glass and adding surface designs such as dots and stripes will be discussed. Leave with finished beads that could be made for a zipper pull, key chain or simple pendant. No experience required. Materials fee includes all glass, tools, and kiln firing.

( 1 DAY )

Sunday, February 10, 2-5pm

Dobrila Pintar $55, Members $50 $20 materials fee.

GLASS

$280, Members $275 (5 weeks)

FRIDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS

Create a stunning, organic bowl that looks complex with its delicate beauty but is really quite effortless to achieve. Students will learn to cut strips of glass and arrange the pieces so when fired look like wispy branches of coral. Each student will create one 8” round bowl. No prior experience necessary Saturday, February 2, 2-5pm

Robin Kittleson $80, Members $75 $20 Material fee

ON EDGE STRIP PLATE ( 1 DAY ) Explore the advanced fusing technique of firing strips of sheet glass on edge. You will learn to construct projects using this method and explore its many design possibilities. Each student will make one 8” x 8” x 3/8” plate and perfect their glass cutting skills along the way. Must have basic glass cutting skills. Saturday, 10am-4pm March 16

Robin Kittleson

$120, Members $115 $30 Material fee

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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 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. Tuesday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 Sunday 10am-1pm

Jeriah Hildwine Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 $165, Members $160

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT DRAWING

( 5 weeks )

( 5 weeks )

( 5 weeks )

This entry-level class is for those with little or no drawing experience. Learn the use of value, line, and proportion to create realistic drawings. Purchase your beginning drawing kit on the first night.

This introductory class covers the basic materials and techniques for acrylic painting for students with little or no previous painting experience. Previous drawing experience or the First-Time Drawing into Painting class are recommended. Purchase your beginning painting kit on the first night.

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.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Tony Porter Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Steve Amos Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 Saturday 10am-1pm

Tony Porter Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $165, Members $160

Annie York Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 $165, Members $160 $35 Beginning Painting Kit

$15 Beginning Drawing Kit

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by December 17.

$35 Beginning Painting & Drawing Kit

18 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

Saturday 2-5pm

$180, Members $175


Beginning / Advanced Beginning DRAWING INTO PAINTING STUDIO ( 5 weeks ) This class is for those who have taken first time painting or drawing into painting and are interested in building on their previous class experience. This class will focus on developing stronger drawing skills as well as mixing color and the use of complementary colors in creating a visually engaging painting.

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

( 10 weeks ) This beginning level class is recommended for students who have completed First-Time Painter or First-Time Drawing. The student will be introduced to a variety of drawing materials as they learn formal drawing techniques like shading, perspective, proportion and composition while working from still life and other source materials. Emphasis will be on developing observational skills. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Jeriah Hildwine Starts January 8 Sunday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Starts January 13 $330, Members $320

BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR

BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING

( 10 weeks )

This class is recommended for those who have taken First-Time Painter or First-Time Drawing, have had previous experience and want to expand their painting skills in various acrylic mediums. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase.

This class is for students with some drawing or painting experience. Watercolor is a versatile painting medium that allows the artist a range of expression from tight, representational work to loose, fluid sketches and more improvisational abstracts. The class will provide a comprehensive introduction to watercolor, and watercolor techniques such as blending, glazing and representation as well as fun, special effects with the medium. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase. Saturday 2-5pm

Tom Dieschbourg Starts January 12

( 10 weeks )

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Jeriah Hildwine Starts January 8 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Starts January 10 Sunday 2-5pm

Adrian Cox Starts January 13 $330, Members $320

$330, Members $320

Annie York Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 $165, Members $160

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Painting & Drawing

Thursday 10am-1pm

BEGINNING DRAWING

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PORTRAIT AND FIGURE

PAINTING & DRAWING

( 10 weeks ) This beginning to intermediate level drawing class teaches the fundamentals of drawing portraits and figures while working from a nude model. Weekly demonstrations and structured exercises will emphasize observation, proportion, measuring, and anatomy. Students begin with charcoal, move to contĂŠ, and eventually learn to use pastels. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase. Wednesday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts January 9 Saturday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts January 12

( 10 weeks ) Improve your figure! Painting, drawing and sculpture students, improve your figure work through deeper understanding of human anatomy. In this class, students will learn body proportions, skeletal structure, and surface muscles and their functions. All levels welcome. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING ( 10 weeks ) This class is recommended for students who have completed beginning drawing and want to learn the fundamentals of oil painting. 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. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase.

UNDERSTANDING COLOR ( 5 weeks ) Learn about the importance of color and the power it can give you to improve your work. This color class is intended for the beginner, intermediate or advanced level student interested in enhancing their understanding and perception of color. A supply list will be provided on the first day of class. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Pawel Kupiec Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 $175, Members $170

NEW! EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING ( 10 weeks ) In this class, students will explore the expressive potential of drawing the human figure. In addition to learning specific techniques such as pentimenti erasures and gestural ink drawing, students will practice abstracting the human body. Prepare to cut loose and experiment! Students will work with the instructor one-on-one to discover their personal and emotionally engaging drawing style. Come prepared to draw. Bring your materials and a pad of 24 x 36 inch newsprint to the first class.

Robin Power Starts January 9

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

Monday 10am-1pm

$330, Members $320

( 5 weeks )

Adrian Cox Starts January 7

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.

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. A supply list will be provided one week before class begins. *Due to the nature this medium, open studio is not available for students working with encaustic paints.

Sunday 10am-1pm

Friday 2-5pm

( 10 weeks )

$60 model fee

Patrick Miceli Starts January 13

HUMAN ANATOMY

LANDSCAPE PAINTING

$330, Members $320

Sunday 2-5pm

Multilevel to Intermediate

Adrian Cox Starts January 13 $330, Members $320

Jenny Learner Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 Sunday 2-5pm

$330, Members $320

Jenny Learner Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 $175, Members $170

See Page 30 For More Info.

20 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

$330, Members $320 $60 model fee

NEW! 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. Tuesday 10am-1pm

Allison Svoboda Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 $175, Members $170


BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION ( 10 weeks ) 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, and 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. Monday 10am-1pm

Kimberly Pancoast Starts January 7 $330, Members $320

( 10 weeks ) This intermediate course is for those who have had some experience or have taken First Time Portrait Drawing. It will build upon your basic understanding by showing you placement, various in-depth shading techniques, and the art of seeing. A supply list will be provided. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Tony Porter Starts January 8 $330, Members $320 $60 model fee

FIGURE DRAWING ( 10 weeks ) This intermediate class offers an in-depth study of the human figure, stressing an understanding of anatomical structures, proportion, and tonal values. Students of all levels can explore drawing techniques in charcoal, pencil, and pastels. Learn about head lengths, construction line drawing, bone structure, and more. Please bring a newsprint pad and a drawing pencil to the first class. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Pawel Kupiec Starts January 10 $330, Members $320 $60 model fee

ABSTRACT PAINTING STUDIO ( 5 weeks ) This class is for those students who are interested in developing techniques for abstract painting. Working with each student, Cynthia will help you to discover your artistic vision with individually designed projects, exercises, and techniques. The class will have periodic critiques and discussions about relevant Artists’ work and shows. Move from where you are in your work with the goal of refining your artistic vision. Friday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 $175, Members $170

EXPERIMENTAL STILLLIFE PAINTING ( 5 weeks ) This is not just another still-life class. No wine bottles. No plastic fruit. No flowers. We’ll take a completely different approach to the still-life. You’ll think outside the box and push the limits of how we define still-life painting for ourselves and as a culture. Directed projects will refine your ideas while building your painting skills. Come prepared to paint in acrylics. Saturday 10am-1pm

Annie York Davis Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $175, Members $170

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING

LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS

( 10 weeks )

( 10 weeks )

Expand your skills and learn new techniques in both traditional and contemporary approaches to painting in oil. Open to students who have completed Beginning Oil or with similar experience. A supply list will be provided.

Learn classical painting techniques from art history in this advanced class. You’ll study the works of Rembrandt, Chardin, and Van Eyck, and directed projects will help improve your oil painting skills. Projects will address color, light, composition, glazing, and brushwork. Drawing experience is recommended. Come to the first class prepared to work in oils and bring a 16” x 20” canvas.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Patrick Miceli Starts January 10 $330, Members $320

NEW! ALLA PRIMA PAINTING ( 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 January 7

Friday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts January 11 $330, Members $320

PROBLEM SOLVING FOR OIL PAINTERS ( 10 weeks ) This advanced class is for students who have previous experience in oil painting. Students will work on directed projects and individual projects. The directed projects will focus on improving the core skills of representational painting. Please come to the first class prepared to work in oils with a 16” x 20” canvas. Thursday 10am-1pm

$330, Members $320

Bob Horn Starts January 10

$30 model fee

$330, Members $320

DRAWING AND PAINTING THE NUDE FIGURE

For All Students

( 10 weeks ) This advanced class is for those students who have previous experience working from nude models. Poses will be scheduled for two weeks, so that a painting or drawing can be fully developed. Individualized instruction supports students in developing their skills and their individual styles. Come prepared to work in the medium of your choice.

Painting & Drawing

PORTRAIT DRAWING

Intermediate / Advanced

OPEN STUDIO 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. Member/Non-Member: $30 per week or $250 per ten-week session.

Saturday 2-5pm

Bob Horn Starts January 12 $330, Members $320 $60 model fee

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Textiles TEXTILES THE LILLSTREET TEXTILE’s DEPARTMENT

is a growing artist community interested in traditional and contemporary craft media. Our newly renovated sewing studio offers more class space and upgraded equipment including sergers and an industrial sewing machine. Haven’t taken a print class in a while?

TEXTILE ARTS & PRINT MEDIA 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 build on their portfolio and continue their creative education. The Lillstreet Textile Arts & Print Media 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 paper and fabric classes feature a remodeled dark room and new state-of-the-art UV vacuum exposure unit, with exposure times under 60 seconds. Students can now have access to a computer station with a laser printer for prepping images! Dye students can achieve professional results in our bullet steamer, and the new dye station set up makes immersion dyeing more user friendly. Make our space your space by taking advantage of free open studio when enrolled in one of our Textile Arts & Print Media 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 messenger 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 6:30-9:30pm

Sarah Montgomery Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Sunday 10am-1pm

Paige Fetchen Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 Sunday 2-5pm

Sarah Montgomery Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17 $165, Members $160 $10 materials fee

22 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

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, onesies 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. Sunday 2-5pm

BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING SCREENPRINTING: INKS & DYES ( 10 WEEKS ) Great for the true beginner or student that has recently completed the FIRST TIME PRINT ON FABRIC class. In depth instruction of the photoemulsion and stencil printing processes will ensure that you are ready to tackle any of the intermediate or advanced printing classes. Topics covered include mastering registration for multi-colored prints, repeats, and printing with inks and thickened dyes. Materials fee includes all inks and dyes, and access to printing film positives on laser printer. Students provide fabric after first night.

Camille Canales Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

$165, Members $160

$340, Members $330

$25 Materials fee

$45 materials fee

Camille Canales Starts January 7


BEGINNING EMBROIDERY ( 5 WEEKS ) Socialize with classmates while learning traditional embroidery with a contemporary spin! Every student receives a hand screenprinted sampler to learn how to make the perfect french knot along with other relief effect stitches like the bullion and spider web. No experience needed! Floor standing hoops make it easy to stitch comfortably during class and open studio. Most materials provided. Monday 1-4pm

Camille Canales Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 $175, Members $170

A QUICK STUDY IN PRINTING ON FABRIC

Multilevel

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

Tired of waiting in the cafe week after week while your child is taking a fun art class? Don’t have enough time to run errands in the short time and looking for a quick creative outlet? Or maybe you have a busy schedule and can’t make it to our three hour classes? Take some time to treat yourself while picking up a new skill! Learn the basics on how to silkscreen fabric blanks like tote bags, tshirts, or dinner napkins with either our pre-made designs, or create some of your own. Materials fee includes most materials, including one tote bag! Students provide fabrics or blanks. Wednesday 4-5:30pm

CONSTRUCTED OBJECTS ( 10 WEEKS ) Work with our newest Textile Resident Artist each week while learning how to construct unconventional sewn objects, either functional or sculptural. Be inspired by examples of contemporary and conceptual artists working within the textile medium. Introductory sewing topics will be covered alongside pattern making, machine and hand sewing techniques. Our newly expanded and upgraded sewing studio enables students to work large and use heavyweight fabrics with the industrial machine. No experience needed.

Camille Canales Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

$135, Members $130

$330, Members $320

$15 Materials fee

QUILTING: FROM START TO FINISH

Paige Fetchen Starts January 9

Spend your winter learning how to make a hand-made quilt from start to finish! Our newly expanded sewing lab enables students to spread out and work more comfortably. After learning some basic piecing techniques students will work on their own project. Instruction will include design concepts, doing the math, and the finishing techniques needed for completing a functional quilt. Students provide fabric after first night. Materials fee covers thread and most notions. A resource list will be handed out on the first night. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts January 7 $330, Members $320 $10 materials fee

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

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MULTILEVEL SEWING PROJECTS

TEXTILES

( 10 WEEKS ) 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, garments or house-ware based, and work closely with the guidance of the instructor to complete one-of-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. Saturday 10am-1pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts January 12 $330, Members $320

SILK PAINTING ( 5 WEEKS ) Learn how to use acid dyes and our professional ‘rocket’ steamer to create brilliant colors and images onto silk. Instruction includes mixing application of dyes and recipes, block printing, and design elements. Lovely patterns of bright colors on silk can be applied to wearable art, quilts, and other fine art applications. All dyes provided with materials fee, students provide fabric after first class.

Intermediate/ Advanced

REPEAT PATTERNS ON FABRIC

DIGITAL IMAGERY FOR SCREEN PRINTERS: CONTINUED

Translate your designs into repeating patterns by mastering registration, straight repeats, half drops and composition. Learn the importance of scale and color, as well as several experimental repeat techniques to create beautiful, unique yardage. The goal is to get you well on your way to understanding, developing and mastering the art of repeat patterns. Students should come prepared to print with either inks or dyes on the first night of class. Prerequisite: Beginning Screenprint on Fabric or two First Time Screenprint on Fabric classes, or permission of instructor.

( 10 WEEKS ) Ready for the next chapter? This is the continuation of the Digital Imagery for Print on Fabric class offered in previous sessions. Digitally master repeat patterns, color separations, and graphic images in preparation for screenprinting onto fabric. New techniques covered will be half and quarter drops, brick repeats, graphic straight repeats, and indexing color for easy color separations. Also work independently on repeat patterns and imagery with individual instruction. Students will have access to both the digital and and Textile opens studios. Jump/ flash drive and a $10 print card purchased from the front desk required. Prerequisite: First Time Screenprint on Fabric and Digital Imagery for Print on Fabric, or permission of instructor. Sunday 2-5pm

Allison Rose Starts January 13 $350, Members $340

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Akemi Cohn Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 $175, Members $170 $25 materials fee

24 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

( 10 WEEKS )

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Elizabeth Kumor Starts January 8 $340, Members $330


GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

COVERSTITCH AUTHORIZATION

( 10 WEEKS )

A follow-up to the Intro to Sergers workshop, this crash course shows students how to use our brand-new coverstitch machine. SImilar to a serger, a coverstitch machine uses multiple thread sources to create professional-grade seams and edges stitches. Slightly more complicated than a regular serger, the coverstitch machine can make additional overlock stitches and new seams/hems away from the side of the fabric. Great for knitwear as well as learning the cover-stitch for professional hems and finished edges. Students enrolled in classes will be authorized to use machines during open studio after completing the workshop. Students who are not enrolled may sign up for open studio time for a nominal fee. Students should be confident on a traditional sewing machine and have some basic knowledge of working with sergers before taking this course. Limited space available.

Learn how to operate a serger and master a sewing machine while completing at least one garment, either recreated from a favorite clothing item or following an existing pattern. Also learn to mend and alter clothing. Expect to come away with hand-made garments that fit your figure just right! Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or basic sewing experience. Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Amanda Franck Starts January 10 $340, Members $330

Authorization Workshop Series

( 1 day ) Have you taken classes in our department, and want to take the next step in making your garments and housewares look more professional? This three hour workshop will demystify the threading of a 4 thread serger, one of the new pieces of equipment in our Textile lab. Students enrolled in classes will be authorized to use machines during open studio after completing the workshop. Students who are not enrolled may sign up for open studio time for a nominal fee. Serge placements and tea towels for gifts, or finish up that messenger bag or garment from previous classes. Students should be confident on a traditional sewing machine before taking this course. Saturday, 2-5pm January 26

Nora Renick-Rinehart Saturday, 2-5pm March 9

Nora Renick-Rinehart $55, Members $50

PRINTED SCARF WORKSHOP ( 1 day ) Get a feel for the screenprinting process and it’s possibilities while making your very own scarf! One 100% cotton jersey American Apparel scarf included, along with all materials and inks needed to print. Knock out several hand-made gifts for friends and family if you bring in additional scarves to print on or purchase additional items in class. Instructor will email instructions on image preparation one week prior to workshop. All levels welcome. Previous students can take workshop to be eligible for open studio if they have not taken classes within the past year. Saturday, 2-6pm January 19

LI LL S T R E E T A RT I SA N G I F T S H OP :

Handmade Ceramics

Jewelry

Camille Canales $70, Members $65

Saturday, 2-6pm

TEXTILES

INTRODUCTION TO SERGERS WORKSHOP

Workshops

February 2

Nora Renick-Rinehart $65, Members $60

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE AUTHORIZATION

Textiles

( 1 day ) Introduce yourself to our newest industrial sewing machine, which allows you to sew much faster and through tougher fabrics than with a regular sewing machine. Instructor will give demos to highlight what the machine can do, as well as give everyone a chance to practice stitching. Students enrolled in classes will be authorized to use machines during open studio after completing the workshop. Students who are not enrolled may sign up for open studio time for a nominal fee. Students should be confident on a traditional sewing machine before taking this course.

Creative Toys and more.

Saturday, 2-4pm February 16

Nora Renick-Rinehart $35, Members $30

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PRINTMAKING

We’re excited to be able to offer a selection of printmaking classes in the Winter session. More classes will be added on the website as well, so please visit lillstreet.com to see our latest offerings. Join us to learn traditional techniques such as etching, woodcut, lithography, screeprinting, and letterpress. We also offer instruction in contemporary, experimental, and mixed-media approaches and strive to have as environmentally responsible a classroom and studio as possible.

Screen Printing FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON paper

MULTILEVEL SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER ( 10 WEEKS )

Prepare a screen and print an image using stencils and photoemulsion. Most equipment and some paper provided, and UV vacuum exposure unit make exposing a screen faster and easier! Materials fee includes most materials including inks.

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 $20.

Tuesday 2-5pm

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12

Matthew Ginsberg Starts January 10

( 5 WEEKS )

$330, Members $320 $20 Materials fee

MultiLevel Printing Relief & Monoprint ( 10 WEEKS ) Students will learn to make relief prints from linoleum blocks, as well as the creation of one-of-a-kind monoprints. Detailed instruction on tools, cutting techniques, and the translation of ideas will be covered. Explore single and multiple block approaches, collage techniques, plus the opportunity to incorporate monoprint techniques including xerox transfer. Works can be printed with the press or by hand. Some materials are provided, a supply list will be provided on the first day.

Sunday 5-8pm

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Andrew Campbell Session I: Starts January 13 Session II: Starts February 17

Starts January 8

$165, Members $160 $20 Materials fee

26 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

Judy Zeddies $330, Members $320

INTAGLIO AND RELIEF ( 10 weeks ) This multilevel course explores traditional methods of intaglio printmaking including hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, drypoint, engraving, monotype and monoprint. Methods for woodblock relief printing including woodblock preparation and cutting as well as press and hand printing methods will also be covered. Thursday 11am-2pm

Julian Cox Starts January 10 $330, Members $320


L I L L S T R E E T G A L L E RY E X H I B I T I O N S WINTER /SPRING 2013

N E AT : T H E A RT O F T H E W H I S K E Y V E S S E L

MATT LONG

SONYA PH ILIP

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AL I SO N RE I N TJ E S

100 ACTS OF SEWING M arc h 2 9 – M ay 19

H A N S P E T E R S U N DQ U I ST

An o ngo i ng p ro j e c t o f fi be r ar t i s t S o nya P hi l i p , t hi s s p e ci al e xhi bi t i o n o n v i ew t hro ug ho ut t he bui l d i ng w i l l i ncl ud e p ho to g rap hs , te xt i l e s and a d re ss m ak i ng wo r k s ho p . MARK PHARIS

C HR ISTOPH ER SC HNEBERGER

P L A N E & S O L I D : T he Geo met ries o f M arc Digeros, Mark Pharis, A lison Rein tjes, and Hans Peter S und quist M a rc h 1 5 - Ap ri l 2 3 N a m e d fo r t h e t wo t y p es of geomet ry, “Plan e & S o l i d ” p re se nt s fo u r a r t i s t s wo r ki n g w i t h b ot h t wo- an d t h ree- d i m e ns i o nal fo r m s .

P H OTO BY J O E T I G H E

M I D W E S T C O N T E M P O R A RY Juried by Na tasha Egan and Karen Irvine June 7 – Jul y 14 Fo r Li l l s t re e t ’s fi r s t e xhi bi t i o n d evo te d to photography, curators Egan and Irvine (MoCP Chicago) select more than 30 works by artists working across the region.

A RT A N D T H E U R B A N G A R D E N M ay 3 – J u n e 2 A r t i s t s w h o wo r k wi t h a ran ge of materi als come to ge t he r to p rov i d e inspiration to gardening enthusiasts and art lovers alike. The exhibition will include live botanicals sponsored by Larry Asimow Landscaping.

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

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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.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY For classes in Digital Arts see page 30.

BEGINNER

Beginning Digital Photography

Introduction to Studio Lighting

First Time Digital Photography

( 10 Weeks )

( 5 Weeks )

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.

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.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Rebecca Reuland Session I: Starts January 8

( 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. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts January 7

Rebecca Reuland Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Thursday 10am-1pm

Saturday 2-5pm

Scott Bittinger Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14

Kevin Malella Starts January 8 Kevin Malella Starts January 12 $350, Members $340

Saturday 10am-1pm

Garret Baumer Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $190, Members $185

28 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

$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 December 17.

MULTILEVEL (ADVANCED BEGINNER TO ADVANCED) Portrait Photography ( 5 Weeks ) 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. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Rebecca Reuland Session II: Starts February 12 $190, Members $185


Architectural Interior Photography

View Camera and Large Advanced Digital Format Photography Photography

( 10 Weeks )

( 5 Weeks )

( 10 Weeks )

This class will teach techniques for photographing architectural interior spaces. We’ll visit and photograph commercial, educational, and religious spaces. We’ll learn about lenses and cameras, composition, and how to work with both available and supplemental lighting. Students should have a DSLR camera with a lens capable of wide angle, and a tripod.

World famous art photographers like Andreas Gursky, Edward Burtynski, Sally Mann, and Ansel Adams all have used view cameras to get exceptionally sharp images. This class will show you how to operate such a camera and get amazing results. We will shoot film, then scan for resolution that no DSLR can come close to. Photographs will then be edited digitally and printed on our state of the art printers. Camera techniques such as perspective control and tilt/ shift will be discussed. Students will need to purchase film and pay for film processing.

This course is for the 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. Topics will include portfolio development, gallery exhibition, advanced shooting techniques, advanced digital editing and printing, book publishing, and more. This freeform class allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction, free from assignment constraints.

Wednesday 10am-1pm

Rebecca Reuland Starts January 9 $350, Members $340

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED Camera Flash ( 5 Weeks )

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Garret Baumer Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 $190, Members $185

Kevin Malella Session I: Starts January 11 $190, Members $185

Intermediate Digital Photography ( 10 Weeks )

Christopher Schneberger Starts January 9 $350, Members $340

( 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. Saturday 2-5pm

Garret Baumer Sesson I Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $165, Members $160

If you know your apertures and shutter speeds pretty well, but you’re looking to advance your photography to the next level, this course is for you. You’ll learn more advanced shooting techniques like long exposure, HDR, and using flash. The course will go into depth using Photoshop to enhance your images and printing them with professional quality. A perfect course for the knowledgeable amateur, of as a follow-up to the Digital Photography I course. Basic photo and computer skills required, digital SLR camera highly recommended.

DIGITAL

Create professional looking images using on-camera flash. This course will show you simple and effective techniques for getting great light from your flash. You’ll learn the basics of metering for flash, use of fill flash, how to balance it with available light, and more advanced techniques. DSLR camera and attachable flash required, flash with pivoting head and power settings preferred.

Friday 10am-1pm

Wednesday 7-10pm

How To Photograph Artwork

Thursday 10am-1pm

Kevin Malella Starts January 10 $350, Members $340

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

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DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

DIGITAL ARTS

For classes in Digital PHOTOGRAPHY see page 28.

BEGINNER

Beginning Illustrator

First Time Lightroom

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.

( 5 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. Monday 10am-1pm

Kevin Malella Session I: Starts January 7 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Kevin Malella Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 $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.

( 5 Weeks )

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Katie Mills Session II: Starts February 14 $190, Members $185

Experimental Drawn Animation ( 5 Weeks ) Animation is as diverse as any art form: from highly representational, narrative pieces to abstract and experimental works. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of hand-drawn animation, experiment with non-traditional techniques using various drawing materials, and watch examples ranging from the early 1900s to now. Projects will include creating looped animations and visual expression of music. No animation experience necessary; drawing experience helpful but not required. Materials: paper, pencils, blank DVDs.

MULTILEVEL (ADVANCED BEGINNER TO ADVANCED) Digital Graphic Design ( 5 Weeks ) Learn how to create dynamic graphics and layouts with easy to use software like InDesign and Illustrator. You’ll learn how to create business cards, logos, letterheads, posters, and more. The course will teach the elements of good design and how to create graphics. You’ll learn how to design layouts using type, images, and other tools. Basic computer skills required. Friday 10am-1pm

Katie Mills Session II: Starts February 15 $190, Members $185

Digital Tools For Artists ( 5 Weeks )

Alyce McQueen Session II: Starts February 11

Today’s artists increasingly are using digital tools for creating art. In this course you’ll learn how to use both Illustrator and Photoshop software to generate graphic designs, collage, and alter imagery with fantastic effects. Create artwork from scratch, manipulate existing imagery, or create a blend of technical approaches. You’ll print your art on various papers and learn how that can be the basis for mixed media works, or simply stand on its own.

$190, Members $185

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Alyce McQueen Session I: Starts January 12

Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Gwyneth Anderson Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 $190, Members $185

Monday 10am-1pm

Katie Mills Session II: Starts February 12 $190, Members $185

30 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

INTERMEDIATE Intermediate Photoshop ( 5 Weeks ) Go beyond the basics of Photoshop and learn the techniques and skills to expand your digital horizons. This course will teach you how to manipulate and blend imagery with precise control using advanced tools like clipping paths, blending modes, and much more. Basic Photoshop skills required. Saturday 10am-1pm

Alyce McQueen Session II: Starts February 16 $190, Members $185

WORKSHOPS 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. $120, Members $115

Crash Course in Digital Photography ( 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.


Crash Course in Lightroom

Crash Course in Final Cut Express

Crash Course in InDesign

( 1 Day )

( 1 Day )

( 1 Day )

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.

Final Cut is the industry standard for video editing. The Express version is an affordable option with nearly all the features full one. This course will show you the essentials of video editing with Final Cut, including working with soundtracks, and exporting your video in different formats. 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.

Crash Course in Photoshop ( 1 Day ) 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.

Crash Course in Illustrator

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by December 17.

Crash Course in Animation ( 1 Day )

( 1 Day ) 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.

Learn the basics of hand-drawn animation by creating a simple animated loop. You’ll learn how to draw your animation, frameby-frame, and how to assemble it using easy-to-use software. Basic computer skills required.

DIGITAL

Crash Course in Digital Video ( 1 Day ) Learn to take excellent quality videos with simple cameras and edit them to create professional quality projects. We’ll cover camera controls and settings, importing to the computer, editing software, working with sound and soundtrack, and outputting completed projects to DVD or the internet. Basic computer skills required.

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community you ts ar the g in br ll wi n tio na do us Your genero need love at Lillstreet to those most in

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 at any level or become a sponsor via check, cash, or online with Paypal at

www.artreachatlillstreet.org

SPONSORSHIP STUDENT: For $50 one student will receive eight weeks of art instruction CLASS: For $150 one class group will receive a one-time arts experience

Photo by: Laura ferkaluk - Lferksphoto .com

ArtReach at Lillstreet 4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640 T: (773) 907-0841 info@artreachatlillstreet.org www.artreachatlillstreet.org

32 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

PROGRAM: For $1000 one class group will receive eight weeks of art instruction SCHOOL: For $3000 an entire school or organization will receive a full year of art instruction All donations are 100% tax deductible.


KIDSTREET

Young artists will build confidence and critical thinking skills while cre ating astounding works of art. cl asses are 5 weeks and BEGIN the weeks of JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Clay & Song 10-11:30am

Paint & Stories 10-11am

Ages 8-12

FRIDAY

Colored Textures 10-10:45am

Colored Textures 10-10:45am

Pile on the Layers 4-5:30pm

Spooky Houses 2-3:30pm (I)

Kinderclay 2-3:30pm

Multimedia Art 4-5:30am

Winter Wonderland 4-5:30pm

Kinderclay 4-5:30pm

Handbuilding in Clay 4-5:30pm

All Things Messy 4-5:30pm

Drawing & Cartooning 4-5:30pm

Handbuilding in Clay 4-5:30pm

Drawing & Painting 4-5:30pm

Drawing into Painting 4-5:30pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 4-6pm

All Things Messy 4-5:30pm

Drawing & Cartooning 4-5:30pm

Tesselation and 2D Op Art 4-5:30pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 4-6pm

Ages 10-16

Drawn Animation 4-6pm

Metalsmithing 4-6pm

Young Adult 13+

Ages Ages 10-14 10-12

THURSDAY

Toddler Clay & Multimedia 10:30-11:30am

Multimedia Art 10-11:30am

Ages 8-10

Ages 5-7

Ages 3.5-5

Ages 2-4

18-30 Months

MONDAY

Collage Animation 4-6pm

SATURDAY

Side-By-Side Family Drop-In 10-11am

(Adults & Children Ages 2+)

Monsters 10-11:30am

(Ages 5-7)

Drawing into Painting 10-11:30am

(Ages 10-14)

Family Metalsmithing 10am-1pm

(Ages 10-14)

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KIDSTREET YOUNG ARTISTS WILL BUILD CONFIDENCE

and critical thinking

skills while creating astounding works of art

Ages 18-30 months A parent or babysitter stays with the child in these classes. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, we ask that you refrain from bringing other children to class. Class size limited to 10 children.

COLORED TEXTURES ( 5 weeks ) Soft yellow, bumpy red, and scratchy blue! Using a variety of materials, we’ll discover different textures and colors while building language, fine motor skills, and creative thinking. Thursday 10-10:45am

Kimberly Pancoast Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 Friday 10-10:45am

Ages 2-4 In all toddler classes, a parent or babysitter stays with the child. In order to provide the best quality time with your toddler, we ask that you refrain from bringing other children to class. Class size limited to 10 children.

TODDLER CLAY AND MULTIMEDIA ( 5 weeks ) Can’t decide whether to explore clay or paint? In this class, we get to do both plus a lot more. Work together and independently to paint and build with clay and other materials. Exploration, rather than the end product, is emphasized. Wednesday 10:30-11:30am

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15

$95, Members $90

$75, Members $70

( 5 weeks )

PAINT & STORIES Each class begins with a story to inspire our paintings. We will use many different textures of paints and a variety of tools to create our messy masterpieces. Come ready to work alongside your child throughout the class. Tuesday 10-11am

Kimberly Pancoast Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 $95, Members $90

34 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

CLAY & SONG ( 5 Weeks ) Discover new rhythms, tunes and movements through sounds and songs. Each class begins with a half-hour of music and then moves on to a clay experience of shaping, painting and fun. Come ready to work alongside your child throughout the class. Monday 10-11:30am

Sue Fisher-Yellen Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 $100, Members $95

Ages 3-5 Children enjoy these classes on their own, however parents may stay for the first class. Classes are limited to 12 children.

MULTIMEDIA ART ( 5 weeks ) This class is designed to allow children to express themselves individually while learning new techniques with a variety of materials including fabric, collage, paint (tempera and watercolor), drawing, clay, pipe cleaner sculpting and more!  While experimenting with these mediums, we will discover new ways of constructing.  Children will use their fine motor abilities, imaginative minds and creativity to express their great thoughts artistically. Monday 10-11:30am

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 Thursday 4-5:30pm

Roz Adams Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 $100, Members $95


KINDERCLAY ( 5 weeks ) Each week will provide an opportunity for creative expression through the shaping of clay. This class will provide individual attention and enable each child to develop his or her personal style. Monday 2-3:30pm

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 Friday 4-5:30pm

Kris Bespalec-Davis Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 $100, Members $95

WINTER WONDERLAND ( 5 weeks ) Come and celebrate the season using your creativity! Mugs for cocoa, winter animals and their homes, snow people, paintings of winter scenes- we’ll use our imaginations. Clay and other materials will be used. Monday 4-5:30pm

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 $100, Members $95

( 5 weeks ) Let’s get creative with tactile materials and the scanner! We’ll be piling and layering many different textures of materials in clear boxes, scanning them, and then using the printed image to create imaginative masterpieces. Tissue paper, sand, oobleck, and paper pulp are some of the materials we’ll be using. Thursday 4-5:30pm

Kimberly Pancoast Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 $100, Members $95

ALL THINGS MESSY

MONSTERS!

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!

( 5 weeks )

( 5 weeks ) Monsters are our friends! We will be inspired by books, cartoons, movies and our imaginations to create a world of new friends. Each week we will be creating and building a monster, fairy, gnome or other unique friend from textiles, building them a home out of clay, using found objects from nature to make a village, have a monster party and other fun adventures! 

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 Friday 4-5:30pm

Saturday 10-11:30am

Kris Bespalec-Davis Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $100, Members $95

DRAWING AND PAINTING ( 5 weeks ) We’ll explore the world of color and line with paint, collage and other drawing materials. Students will be introduced to some of the ‘the greats’ and be encouraged to express their own creativity. Thursday 4-5:30pm

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14

Roz Adams Session I: Starts January 11 Session II: Starts February 15 $100, Members $95

Anne York Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11

( 5 weeks ) Learn to see color in new ways and discover the joy of the tactile experience of working with charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paint.

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

Wednesday 4-5:30pm

$100, Members $95

HANDBUILDING IN CLAY

Marian Castro-Palanyk Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11 Wednesday 4-5:30pm

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

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.

DRAWING INTO PAINTING

$100, Members $95

Monday 4-5:30pm

( 5 weeks )

Monday 4-5:30pm

$100, Members $95

A lump of clay offers a whole new world of creative possibilities. Discover how slabs and coils become interesting shapes and forms. We’ll explore these new skills in handbuilding and learn decorative techniques using textures and colorful underglazes.

DRAWING AND CARTOONING

Ages 8-10

Allison Svoboda Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

( 5 weeks )

Ages 8-12

HANDBUILDING & WHEELTHROWING ( 5 weeks ) This class is a great opportunity to try your hand at clay. We will spend time learning the basic techniques of handbuilding, then move onto the wheel, while making great pots and unique sculpture! Thursday 4-6pm

Karen Avery Session I: Starts January 10 Session II: Starts February 14 $120, Members $115

Anne York Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12

Ages 10-12 HANDBUILDING & WHEELTHROWING ( 5 weeks ) This class is a great opportunity to try your hand at clay. We will spend time learning the basic techniques of handbuilding, then move onto the wheel, while making great pots and unique sculpture!

KIDSTREET

PILE ON THE LAYERS!

Ages 5-7

Wednesday 4-6pm

Marian Castro-Palanyk Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 $120, Members $115

$100, Members $95

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TESSELLATION AND 2D OP ART

FAMILY METALSMITHING

( 5 weeks )

Want a fun activity to do together? Have a hammering good time in this class, as you and your kids learn saw piercing, texturing and cold connections. Projects will include finger puppets, picture frames and students’ one-of-a-kind creations.

Use a compass and straight edge to make stunning optical art inspired by Victor Vasarely and other op artists. Students will learn about mathematical transformations and use the fundamentals of plane geometry and angle measurement.

KIDSTREET

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

John Dickson Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 $100, Members $95

Ages 10-14 DRAWN ANIMATION ( 5 weeks ) Do you ever look at your drawings and doodles and wish you could watch them wiggle, kick, wink, or shake? With animation, you can! We will watch drawn animations from different times and places, have workshops and assignments that cover basic techniques, and do LOTS and LOTS of drawing! Three projects will be completed throughout the course: a classcollaborative “Exquisite Corpse” morph animation, an abstract “doodle” cycled animation, and a short looped animation of your own imagined character walking. Lots of hard work, and lots of fun!

( 5 WEEKS )

Saturday 10am-1pm

Michelle Sallemi Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $165, Members $160

Ages 10-16 METALS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

$120, Members $115

DRAWING INTO PAINTING ( 5 weeks ) Learn to see color in new ways and discover the joy of the tactile experience of working with charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paint.

A QUICK STUDY IN METALSMITHING

DRAWN ANIMATION

Why should your child be the only one having fun? While they’re in class, you can be creating a pendant, ring, earrings, or small sculpture out of brass or copper. Learn basic metalsmithing techniques such as saw piercing, filing, texturing, and riveting. No experience necessary. Silver is available for an additional fee.

( 5 weeks ) Do you ever look at your drawings and doodles and wish you could watch them wiggle, kick, wink, or shake? With animation, you can! We will watch drawn animations from different times and places, have workshops and assignments that cover basic techniques, and do LOTS and LOTS of drawing! Three projects will be completed throughout the course: a classcollaborative “Exquisite Corpse” morph animation, an abstract “doodle” cycled animation, and a short looped animation of your own imagined character walking. Lots of hard work, and lots of fun!

( 5 WEEKS )

Wednesday 4-6pm

This class is designed for aspiring artists who want to learn the basics of metalsmithing/ jewelry making or improve the knowledge they already have. Saw-piercing, texturing, cold connections and basic torch work will be covered. Most materials included. Additional materials and silver can be purchased from instructor.

Gwyneth Anderson Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13

Wednesday 4-6pm

Michelle Sallemi Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 $165, Members $160

Monday 4-6pm

Kevin Eskew Session I: Starts January 7 Session II: Starts February 11

Young Adult 13+

Early Registration Discount Save $20 on 10-week

classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by December 17.

Saturday 10-11:30am

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts January 12 Session II: Starts February 16 $100, Members $95

36 WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

$120, Members $115

FOR PARENTS A QUICK STUDY IN PRINTING ON FABRIC ( 5 WEEKS ) Tired of waiting in the cafe week after week while your child is taking a fun art class? Don’t have enough time to run errands in the short time and looking for a quick creative outlet? Or maybe you have a busy schedule and can’t make it to our three hour classes? Take some time to treat yourself while picking up a new skill! Learn the basics on how to silkscreen fabric blanks like tote bags, tshirts, or dinner napkins with either our pre-made designs, or create some of your own. Materials fee includes most materials, including one tote bag! Students provide fabrics or blanks. Wednesday 4-5:30pm

Camille Canales Session I: Starts January 9 Session II: Starts February 13 $135, Members $130 $15 Materials fee

( 5 WEEKS )

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

Michelle Sallemi Session I: Starts January 8 Session II: Starts February 12 $10 Material Fee $135, Members $130

Family Classes SIDE-BY-SIDE FAMILY DROP-IN (Adults and Children Ages 2+) 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. Saturday 10-11am Members/Non-member $10 per person per class

Family Workshops These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to work together on theme projects, and bring laughter, smiles, and great new crafts into your life! All workshops are 2 hours long and meant for adults and children ages 5+. $30 per person Members $25 per person


SEDER PLATES Catalog: Make your own Seder plate! Use it to serve a special dish, and display it the rest of the year in your kitchen. Come with family to work together on your heirloom plate. Website: Make your own Seder plate! Use it to serve a special dish, and display it the rest of the year in your kitchen. Come with family to work together on your heirloom plate using personal imagery and text and embellish with color and texture. You will learn handbuilding techniques to create your plate from a lump of clay to a finished one-of-a-kind plate that is both beautiful and food-safe. Sunday, March 3, 2-4pm

SPRING BUNNIES Catalog: Celebrate spring and Easter with an ornamental clay bunny or bunny planter of your own design. We will use high-fire clay so your bunny can adorn your outdoor spaces as well. Website: Celebrate spring and Easter with an ornamental clay bunny or bunny planter of your own design. Learn different handbuilding techniques to bring your idea to life, whether you would like a functional planter, ornamental bunny for your garden or table centerpiece, or a bunny bowl to hold Easter goodies. We will use high-fire clay so your bunny can safely adorn your outdoor spaces..

WHEELTHROWING CAMP

School’s Out Camps

Ages 8-12

Are there other days you’d like to have a school’s out camp? Let us design a School’s Out camp for your child and his schoolmates.! Custom Camps are available for 5 or more students. Contact the front desk for more information.

Learn the exciting skill of wheelthrowing! Campers will learn the basics required to throw pottery and express their personal ideas on the wheel. 9am-3:30pm

MLK Day January 21 Lincoln’s B-Day February 12 $85, Members $80

CLAY & MULTIMEDIA CAMP Ages 5-12 Children spend the day working in clay and other media, developing handbuilding skills and working in multimedia to create fantastic pots, critters, and other creations! 9am-3:30pm

MLK Day January 21 Lincoln’s B-Day February 12 $85, Members $80

KIDSTREET

Saturday, March 9, 2-4pm

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

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

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CREATE AT LILLSTREET LOFT Programs to Inspire your Imagination

Everyone has innate creative power. Unlock yours at one of our

custom workshops or retreats. Whether you are looking to enhance your personal or professional creativity, Lillstreet’s artists can help you explore your innovative abilities and design a one-of-kind art experience for you, your company or your friends. With an array of art-infused team building options and a new multi-purpose meeting and event space, Lillstreet’s guided process of art making will allow you to exercise your imagination.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Special Events Manager Claire Hurwitz

claire@lillstreet.com 773.769.4226

lilllstreet.com/ privateevents

Introducing Lillstreet Loft for 2013  Our unique programs now have a private location!

Coming soon is 2,000 sqft of creative potential for your next event, meeting, retreat or party. Located just down the street at 4437 N Ravenswood. 38


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

FALL 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 12/30/12

Dropped between 12/31/12-1/6/13

Dropped between 1/7/13-1/13/13

Dropped after 1/13/13

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.

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GALLERY | CLASSES | STUDIOS

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

WINTER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 AND FEBRUARY 11

LILLSTREET UPCOMING EVENTS: Winter Open House

Family Holiday Party

December 1

December 8

Sample our winter class offerings with complimentary workshops in pottery, screen printing, drawing, and more!

This free afternoon of art making and merrymaking will include cookie decorating with First Slice Pie Cafe, clay ornaments to personalize and take home, and delicious cold weather treats. 

Neat: The Art of the Whiskey Vessel Opening

Early Registration Discount for Winter Classes Ends December 17 If you’re looking to take a winter class and save money, register by this date! Save $20 on 10-week classes and $10 on 5-week classes beginning the weeks of January 7 and February 11.

February 1 with Koval Distillery in Chicago Celebrate the tradition of ceramic artists who make liquor flasks, cups, bottles and jugs while tasting the finest local whiskey around from Koval Distillery.

Lillstreet Loft Launch & Spring Open House

Lillstreet’s at Indie Wed

Empty Bowls

February 2

March 1

For those in the midst of wedding planning, Indie Wed offers a onestop shop for all the best wedding artisans in the Midwest. Lillstreet will help you get creative with your big day. Ravenswood Event Center, 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave

The Empty Bowls Project is a nationwide effort by potters to end hunger. Lillstreet Art Center is proud to host this 6th annual event to benefit First Slice, a local hunger-fighting organization. Join us for a modest meal of soup and bread, served in a bowl donated by a ceramic artist that you may take home as a reminder of all the other bowls you will have helped to fill.

March 2 Tour our building and the new event space, Lillstreet Loft, at 4437 N Ravenswood, then take complimentary art workshops in both buildings. Afterwards, help us celebrate the Loft at an evening reception.

Reception of Plane & Solid: The Geometries of Marc Digeros March 15 Mark Pharis, Alison Reintjes, and Hans Peter Sundquist


Lillstreet Art Center Winter Catalouge