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THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

SUMMER CAMPS BEGIN JUNE 10

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4401 N. RAVENSWOOD | CHICAGO | 773 769 4226 | LILLSTREET.COM

WELCOME TO LILLSTREET ART CENTER

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

CLASS LISTINGS Ceramics

06

Metalsmithing

10

Glass

14

Painting & Drawing

16

Printmaking

20

Textiles

22

Digital Arts & Photography

26

Creative Retreat

31

KIDSTREET Classes & Camps

35

Summer Camps

39

Spring at Lillstreet Art Center emerges with opportunities for students to develop more than ever before. For the past few months, we’ve been renovating, expanding, and refreshing facilitates and are now ecstatic to announce the opening of Lillstreet Loft, our professional development space at 4437 N Ravenswood, which will offer extended options for private groups, businesses, and beyond to reach their fullest creative potential. On the third floor of the Art Center we’ve added a large jewelry classroom, a dedicated photography studio, an expanded wash-out room, and a revamped, repainted printmaking department complete with a brand new Takach press. We continue to build community with a new monthly series. Last month, we launched our Emerging Artists Lecture Series showcasing the latest work being made by artists right now, right here in Chicago. Be sure to regularly check our website for the latest events. Our upcoming exhibitions include a painting; sculpture and ceramics show exploring geometry running concurrently with a textiles show featuring sewing. This May, the gallery will transform into a lively urban garden, complete with live botanicals when Art and the Urban Garden returns for a second year. We hope you stay connected with us whether it be through enrolling in classes, strolling through the gallery, or attending an event. We can’t wait to see you at Lillstreet Art Center and Lillstreet Loft this spring.

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

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NOT SURE WHERE TO START? Explore a new medium in a no-pressure environment. Each of our adult departments offers five-week introductory classes for beginning students with no previous experience. Get comfortable with the basics before you decide on a full-length class! Some materials are included, and you’ll have access to open studio during your class. All classes are 5 weeks and begin the weeks of April 1 and May 6

FIRST-TIME POTTER SEE PAGE 6

NEW! FIRST-TIME DRAWING INTO PAINTING

NEW! FIRST-TIME BOOKMAKING

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON FABRIC

SEE PAGE 16

SEE PAGE 20

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

SEE PAGE 22

Tuesday 10am-1pm

(Session I only)

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Sunday 2-5pm

Thursday 7-10pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

$165, Members $160 $15 Materials fee

Sunday 10am-1pm

Sunday 10am-1pm

$165, Members $160

$165, Members $160

$20 Ceramic Tool Kit

$35 Beginning Painting & Drawing Kit

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

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER SEE PAGE 20 Monday 6:30-9:30pm

FIRST-TIME SEWING SEE PAGE 22

$165, Members $160 $25 Materials fee

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

FIRST TIME DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

(Session I only)

SEE PAGE 26

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Sunday 2-5 pm Sunday 5-8pm $165, Members $160 $10 Materials fee

Monday 10am-1pm Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Saturday 10am-1pm $190, Members $185

Tuesday 2-5pm

FIRST-TIME JEWELER

Sunday 5-8pm

SEE PAGE 10

$165, Members $160

Wednesday 10am-1pm

$20 Materials fee

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Friday 2-5pm Sunday 5-8pm $165 Members $160 $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 CERAMICS

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SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 and MAY 6

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

Simply Soda, 10am-1pm

Tile Making, 10am-1pm

Home & Garden Pottery, 1:30-4:30pm Beginning Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm Dreams, Myths, Stories, 6:30-9:30pm First-Time Handbuilder, 7-10pm Saggar Firing, 7-10pm Advanced Wheelthrowing, 7-10pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm Beginning Handbuilding, 1:30-4:30pm Figurative Sculpture, 2-5pm

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 6:30-9:30pm Small Sculpture & Dollmaking, 6:309:30pm

Advanced Handbuilding, 10am-1pm Metal Meets Clay, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Applying Your Art (Adv. Soda), 7-10pm

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

METALSMITHING

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Beginning Metalsmithing, 11am-2pm

Multilevel Metalsmithing, 1-4pm

First-Time Jeweler, 10am-1pm

Beginning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm

Bracelets, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Enameling, 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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

Beginnning Metalsmithing, 6:30-9:30pm Metal Meets Clay, 6:30-9:30pm

Powder Coating, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Chainmaille Workshops, 6:30-9:30pm

GLASS

Beadmaking & Jewelry Design, 6:309:30pm

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

Expressive Figure Drawing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Drawing into Painting, 10am1pm

IIntroduction to the Portrait and Figure, 10am1pm

6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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PAINTING & DRAWING

Botanical Illustration, 10am-1pm

Beginning Glass Casting, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

First-Time Drawing into Painting,

Beginning Acrylic Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Drawing into Painting Studio, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Portrait Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

PRINTMAKING

First-Time Screenprinting on Paper,

First-Time Screenprinting on Paper, 2-5pm

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

TEXTILES

Introduction to Textiles, 11am-1pm

Embroidery Samplers, 6:30-9:30pm DIY Upholstery, 6:30-9:30pm

6:30-9:30pm

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

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Beginning Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Architectural Photography, 10am-1pm

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6:30-9:30pm

Contemporary Practices in Printmaking, Garment Construction, 6:30-9:30pm

DIGITAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

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Beginning Photoshop, 10am-1pm (I)

Monoprint & Relief, 6:30-9:30pm

Intermediate Photoshop, 10am-1pm (II)

Urban Landscape Photography, 10am1pm (I)

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

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

Beginning Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm

Landscape Photography, 10am-1pm (II)

Night & Astro Photography, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Beginning InDesign, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

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

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

4 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

Contemporary Painting Studio, 10am-1pm Anatomy Drawing, 6:30-9:30pm

Experimental Still-Life, 6:30-9:30pm

Unique Prints, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Toy Cameras, 2-5pm (I)

iPhotography, 2-5pm (II)

First-Time Digital Photography, 6:30-9:30pm Advanced Digital Photography, 7-10pm

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm Islamic Traditions, 10am-1pm

SAVE $20 on 10-week classes and $10 on 5-week classes when you register and pay in full by MARCH 11.

SUNDAY

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 10am-1pm

First-Time Potter, 7-10pm Tile Making, 7-10pm

Beginning Handbuilding, 1-4pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

Advanced Topics, 10am-1pm

Figure Sculpture, 10am-1pm

Advanced Wheelthrowing, 11am-2pm Pour, Sip, Savor, 11am-2pm

Beginning Wheelthrowing, 2-5pm Sculptural Glazes, 2-5pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing, 1:30-4:30pm

Advanced Beginning Metalsmithing, 10am-1pm

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

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

Forming & Construction, 2-5pm

See Page 35

SATURDAY Intermediate Wheelthrowing, 10am1pm

Simply Soda, 7-10pm

FOR KIDSTREET CLASSES

First-Time Jeweler, 2-5pm

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

Beginning Metalsmithing,

Cold Connections, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Metalsmithing,

Beginning Metalsmithing, 2-5pm

10am-1pm 10am-1pm

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

Boxes & Lockets, 1:30-4:30pm

Working with Wax and Casting, 2-5pm First-Time Jeweler, 5-8pm

Steel Jewelry, 6:30-9:30pm

Chainmaille Workshops, 6:30-9:30pm Custom Frit Molds, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

Drawing into Painting Studio, 10am-1pm

Experimental Drawing Techniques, 10am1pm Problem Solving for Oil Painters, 10am-1pm

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

Friday Night Workshops, 6:309:30pm

Beginning Glass Beadmaking, 10am1pm (I)

Workshops

Abstract Painting Studio, 10am-1pm

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

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

Experimental Collage,

Advanced Beginning Glass Beadmaking, 10am-1pm (II)

10am-1pm

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

Encaustic Painting, 2-5pm

Introduction to Portrait Drawing, 2-5pm

Learning from the Masters, 10am-1pm

Ink Brushwork, 6:30-9:30pm

Intuitive Painting, 10am-1pm

Beginning Drawing, 10am-1pm

Landscape Painting, 10am-1pm

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

Encaustic Painting, 2-5pm

Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, 2-5pm Drawing & Painting the Nude Figure, 2-5pm

Intaglio & Relief, 10am-1pm

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

Artists’ Books, 6:30-9:30pm (II)

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

Fabric Desing & Print Exchange,

Digital Tools for Artists, 6:30pm-9:30pm

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

Beginning Knittings, 10am-1pm

Multilevel Sewing Projects, 10am-1pm

Workshops

Quilting Workshops, 11am-2pm

Camera Flash, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

First-Time Screenprinting on Paper, 5-8pm

Working with Knits, 10am-1pm

6:30-9:30pm

Travel Photography, 10am-1pm

Sketchbook Workshops, 10am-3pm

Dye Survey, 10am-1pm

First-Time Sewing, 2-5pm

First-Time Screenprinting on Fabric, 2-5pm First-Time Sewing, 5-pm

View Cameras & Large Format Photography, 10am-1pm Digital Graphic Design, 10am-1pm

Nude Figure Photography, 6:30-9:30pm (I)

First-Time Digital Photography, 10am-1pm

Intermediate Digital Photography, 2-5pm Street Photography, 2-5pm (II)

Introduction to Studio Lighting, 10am-1pm (I) Portrait Photography, 10am-1pm (II)

Beginning Digital Photography, 2-5pm Beginning Photoshop, 2-5pm (I)

Intermediate Photoshop, 2-5pm (II)

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 ) Want to have some fun but not ready to commit to a 10-week class? Dress for mess and come to try your hand at spinning the wheel to make mugs and bowls! Learn a little handbuilding, too. This class is not a prerequisite for the 10-week Beginning Wheelthrowing classes. Beginning students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit at Lillstreet. Includes 12 pounds of clay. Tuesday 10am-1pm

Karen Avery Session I: April 2 Session II: May 7

FIRST-TIME HANDBUILDER

BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING WHEELTHROWING

BEGINNING/ ADVANCED BEGINNING HANDBUILDING

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

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

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

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

Monday 7-10pm

Monday 10am-1pm

Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm

Les Orenstein Starts April 1

Lisa Harris Starts April 2

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday 7-10pm

Jayson Lawfer Starts April 1

Marjorie Woodruff Starts April 2

Tuesday 7-10pm

Saturday 1-4pm

Gary Jackson Starts April 2

Mary Drabik Starts April 6

( 5 WEEKS )

Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 Joanna Pike $165, Members $160 Clay tool kit, $20

Thursday 7-10pm

Robert Smith Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 Sunday 10am-1pm

Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 Mary Drabik

$165, Members $160 Clay tool kit, $20

Wednesday 10am-1pm

Karen Avery Starts April 3 Wednesday 7-10pm

Sharon and David Hartshorne Starts April 3 Saturday 10am-1pm

Catherine Tweedie Starts April 6 Sunday 2-5pm

David Trost Starts April 7

$330, Members $320 Clay tool kit, $20

6 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

$330, Members $320 Clay tool kit, $20

HOME & GARDEN POTTERY ( 10 WEEKS ) Work independently and in collaboration with the instructor and classmates on home and garden projects. Monday 1:30-4:30pm

Karen Avery Starts April 1

$360, Members $350

DREAMS, MYTHS, STORIES IN CLAY SCULPTURE ( 10 WEEKS ) 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. New Time! Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Corinne D. Peterson Starts April 1 $360, Members $350

SAGGAR FIRING ( 10 WEEKS ) Saggar firing is a refractory (fire resistant) container, used by the Chinese centuries ago to keep impurities such as fly ash off fine porcelain work. Today, artists are using saggars to fill with organic combustible materials and metal salts which give rich surfaces created by smoke, fire, draft and chance for non-functional art works. There is always more to explore with this intriguing method of firing and results will beg more experimentation. This class is for the intermediate to advanced student and requires some time outside of class to load or unload kilns.

INTERMEDIATE WHEELTHROWING

ADVANCED WHEELTHROWING

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

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

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.

Tuesday 10am-1pm

David Trost Starts April 1

Lisa Harris Starts April 2 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Karen Avery Starts April 2

Monday 7-10pm

Patty Kochaver Starts April 1

Patty Kochaver Starts April 4

SMALL SCULPTURES, FIGURINES AND DOLLS

Saturday 10am-1pm

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

Robin Power Starts April 2

$360, Members $350

Monday 7-10pm

Sunday 11am-2pm

Patty Kochaver Starts April 7

$360, Members $350

Thursday 10am-1pm

$360, Members $350

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

CERAMICS

MULTILEVEL, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

David Trost Starts April 6 $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 April 3 $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

Joanna Pike Starts April 3 Wednesday 7-10pm

David Trost Starts April 3

$360, Members $350

ISLAMIC TRADITIONS ( 10 WEEKS ) Back by popular demand! This class will continue to explore the decorative traditions of the Islamic world from circa 800-1800 A.D. The range to sample of styles, techniques, and expression is vast. Students will adapt designs/colors and put their creative ‘spin ‘ on these traditional forms. Surface techniques such as sgrafitto, stamps, molds, high-fire underglaze, and glaze on glaze decoration will be explored. Thursday 10am–1pm

Lisa Harris Starts April 4

$360, Members $350

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

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CERAMICS

SIMPLY SODA:BEGINNING SODA

TILE MAKING

SCULPTURAL GLAZES

ADVANCED TOPICS

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

Ride the wave of the popular trend and interest in art tiles. Whether for gifts or to beautify your own walls, learn to create an art form for the ages. You will learn different techniques in tile making and mold making, with an end result of beautiful pieces 

Develop a palate of nonfunctional Cone 6 oxidation glazes; students will create pieces designed for specific surface effects. Topics discussed will range from learning basic glaze chemistry to making accurate test tiles for their work to the application and layering of glazes. 

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

of functional art. For beginning to advanced students.

Sunday 2-5pm

Be prepared for flashes of color, textured surfaces and the excitement of unpredictable results utilizing the distinct atmospheric qualities of Lillstreet’s soda kiln. You’ll make pots for the soda kiln, and weekly wheelthrowing or handbuilding demonstrations will increase your knowledge of more complex forms. You’ll also learn the uses of soda slips and glazes, and the class will make the soda firing process accessible and understandable. Participation in all stages of the process, including some kiln loading, introduction to firing, and unloading outside of class time, is required. Prerequisite: at least one year of experience working with clay or instructor’s permission. New Time! Tuesday 10am-1pm

Erik Zohn Starts April 2 Thursday 7-10pm

Erik Zohn Starts April 4

$360, Members $350 $60 soda firing fee

ADVANCED TOPICS IN SODA FIRING: APPLYING YOUR ART ( 10 WEEKS ) Have you ever wondered just how to share your amazing ceramic artwork with the world?  If so, then wonder no more!  Students will work towards creating gallery ready pieces utilizing Lillstreet’s soda kiln.  Furthermore, we will discuss how to seek out and apply to exhibitions, explore photographing ceramic artwork on a budget, and how to pack and ship pieces properly.  Students will be encouraged to apply to at least one call for entries, however it is not mandatory. 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.

New Time!

Joanna Pike Starts April 7

Wednesday 10am-1pm

$360, Members $350

Mike Skiersch Starts April 3

FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE

Thursday 7-10pm

Mike Skiersch Starts April 4

$360, Members $350

POUR, SIP, SAVOR: THE ART OF DRINKING ( 10 WEEKS ) Share the beauty of your artfully designed teapots, pitchers or bottles with friends and loved ones as you enjoy discussion over your favorite beverage! Focusing on the integration of handbuilding and wheel throwing, this class will help develop new techniques and reinforce current skills while beautifying your table setting. Starting from the wheel students will learn how to make engaging pouring vessels and cups of all varieties for daily use or special occasions. Come with a thirst for good pottery and leave with a new appreciation for the art of drinking! Intermediate to advanced students welcome. Sunday 11am-2pm

Erik Zohn Starts April 7

$360, Members $350

Wednesday 7-10pm

Chris Chaney Starts April 3

$360, Members $350 $60 soda firing fee

8 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

( 10 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. Tuesday 2-5pm

Robin Power Starts April 2

$360, Members $350

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 choose to sculpt a head or torso study.   Special attention will be given to finishing techniques for sculpture. Sunday, 10am–1pm

Robin Power Starts April 7

$360, Members $350 $40 model fee

Saturday 10am-1pm

Lisa Harris Starts April 6

$360, Members $350

CHOOSE FIVE ( 5 WEEKS ) 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. $285, Members $275

WORKSHOPS 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 April 6

Karen Avery

$85, Members $80

( 1 DAY ) Dolls have always been part of culture.  This workshop will begin with a class discussion about dolls and the doll-making process.  Working with low-fire Terra Cotta clay, we will sculpt a simple articulated figure. Students will have the option to wet glaze their work prior to firing. Doll string supplies included. All levels welcome. Saturday April 6, 1-5pm

Robin Power

$60, Members $55

THE FIGURE AS A VESSEL ( 1 DAY ) Create sculptural forms that depict the human figure and its symbolic relationship to the vessel as container of the inner spirit. All levels welcome.

FIGURE SCULPTING IN WAX FOR BRONZE CASTING

BIRD MAKING WORKSHOP FEAR NO GLAZE

( 1 DAY ) Creating a sculpture in wax is the first step to casting in bronze. The beauty in sculpting in wax is like no other material.  The ease of the material allows for rich surface texture and extraordinary detail. Working from model, students may choose to sculpt a 6” to 8” size head, torso or full figure. Upon completion of their “one off ” sculpture students may choose to have their waxes sent to a foundry for casting.   Workshop fee includes wax, and hot knife and use of some tools. Casting fee is not included in workshop: casting fee approximately $200+ or more. Intermediate and advanced students welcome. Saturday May 4, 10am4pm

$45, Members $40

PINCH POT PLANTERS ( 1 DAY ) What a better way to get rid of the winter blues than preparing for Spring? In this workshop we will be making a pinch pot planter that will be fully functional for herbs or any plant of your choosing. Using Terra Cotta, we will form windowsill planters and drip trays. After they are formed, the possibilities for decoration are endless. It is a great way to introduce something handmade to your household or it can make a wonderful gift.

GLAZING WITH MAJOLICA

$35, Members $30

Saturday May 18, 1-3pm

Karen Avery

$35, Members $30

FEAR NOT TO SPRAY ( 1 DAY ) The spray booth can be used to finely layer several coats of different glazes or to spray 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.

$35, Members $30

SODA FIRED HERB POTS ( 1 DAY ) Seamlessly make a chunk of clay into a richly textured herb pot. That’s right- you will make your vessel by pushing and expanding the solid clay from inside to outside, never using a cutting tool to make a slab for the walls. Use Soda Slips for color and texture, as these herb pots will not be glazed, but will experience the transformation of the Soda Kiln. Trays will be fired Cone 10 to ensure flatness. Sunday May 19, 1-3pm

Karen Avery

$65, Members $60

Saturday May 11, 2-4pm

Joanna Pike

$35, Members $30

GARDEN GNOMES ( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

$45, Members $40

Joanna Pike

Robin Power

Students will bring bisked Terra Cotta wares to the workshop and learn about applying majolica glazes. Topics discussed will include glaze consistency, application tools, and designing a surface. 

Saturday, May 11, 2-5pm

Saturday April 20, 2-4pm

Saturday May 18, 2-4pm

( 1 DAY )

THE WHEEL AS A SCULPTURAL TOOL The potter’s wheel is an excellent tool for functional wares, but can also be used to make sculpture! Students will learn to combine small thrown parts into a larger composition. Demonstrations will include figurative and abstract work.

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.

Karen Avery

Mary Drabik

$35, Members $30

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.

12pm

$140, Members $135

Does your garden seem a little lonely? Does it seem like someone should be living there? Make your own garden gnome and decorate it with slips. We’ll high-fire gnomes so they can live in the garden all year.

Sunday April 14, 2-4pm

( 1 DAY )

Saturday May 18, 10am-

Robin Power

Saturday April 13, 2-5pm

Robin Power

( 1 DAY )

CERAMICS

DOLL-MAKING WORKSHOP

Robin Power

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT SAVE $20 ON 10-WEEK

CLASSES AND $10 ON 5-WEEK CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 11.

$35, Members $30

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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. Wednesday 10am-1pm

Rachelle Stromberg Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8 Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

BEGINNING METALSMITHING

FIRST TIME ENAMELING

( 10 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. 

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. Monday 11am-2pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts April 1 Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Neil Kraus Starts April 1 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Alisa Miller Starts April 2

Alisa Miller Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Friday 2-5pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Neil Kraus Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 Sunday 5-8pm

Susan Franker Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $165 Members $160

Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 3

Anne Schafer Starts April 6 Sunday 2-5pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts April 7 $330, Members $320 $25 Materials Fee

$10 Materials fee

10 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

( 5 WEEKS )

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Mary Laskey Session I: Starts April 1 $165, Members $160 $20 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 MARCH 11.

ADVANCED BEGINNING METALSMITHING ( 10 WEEKS ) 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. Friday 10am-1pm

Neil Kraus Starts April 5

$330, Members $320

METAL MEETS CLAY

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 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.

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.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

BRACELETS: CUFFS, BANGLES AND LINKS

$165, Members $160

Mary Drabik And Michelle Sallemi Starts April 3

$55 Material fee paid to instructor

Clay tool kit, $20

Kat Wisniewski Session I: Starts April 1

$360, Members $350

( 10 WEEKS ) Explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of jewelry. Learn, experiment with, and apply different soldering, micro-welding and riveting methods with 20g-10g steel wires.  Personalize your jewelry with handy, non-toxic finishing techniques and added accents of your choice.  The course will also cover riveting and soldering with other metals (silver, brass, copper, tin) as well as basic hydraulic press use.  Simple mechanisms for pin backs, clasps, and earring wires will be covered to help make your piece complete. All levels are welcome.     Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Maia Leppo Starts April 4

$330, Members $320 $25 Material fee

MULTILEVEL WORKING WITH WAX AND CASTING ( 10 WEEKS ) This multilevel class explores the three-dimensional possibilities of hard waxes for carving and soft waxes for modeling. Students can expect to complete two small pieces, such as rings, charms, or miniature sculptures. Two castings will be done in class, and work also can be brought to a production caster for a nominal fee. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Pam Robinson Starts April 1 Sunday 2-5pm

Mike Stromberg Starts April 7

$330, Members $320

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. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Neil Kraus Starts April 2 

$330, Members $320 $25 Materials fee

COLD CONNECTIONS: RIVETING, TABS, SLOTS, AND STITCHING ( 5 WEEKS )

Metals kit, $10

STEEL JEWELRY

( 10 WEEKS )

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. Sunday 10am-1pm

Neil Kraus Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $175 Members $170 $10 Materials fee

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE METALSMITHING ( 10 WEEKS ) Build upon skills learned in Beginning Metals by working on projects that develop your ability to solder, create threedimensional forms, and set stones. Design, craftsmanship, and refining techniques will be discussed. This class is for advanced beginners who want to expand and hone their skills. Prerequisite: At least two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor approval.

METALSMITHING

CHAINMAILLE

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Susan Franker Starts April 2 Thursday 10am-1pm

Rachelle Stromberg Starts April 4 Thursday 1:30-4:30pm

Susan Franker Starts April 4 Saturday 10am-1pm

Pam Robinson Starts April 6

$350, Members $340

MULTILEVEL METALSMITHING ( 10 WEEKS ) 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

Pam Robinson Starts April 2

$350, Members $340

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WORKSHOPS GIRLS NIGHT OUT

METALSMITHING

( 1 DAY )

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

Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 4

$350, Members $340

INTERMEDIATE FORMING, FORGING, AND CONSTRUCTION ( 10 WEEKS ) Build upon your metalsmithing skills and acquire a few new techniques! The instructor will review and demonstrate numerous metalsmithing and construction processes. Never tried a seamed or anticlastic form? This is your opportunity! Students will be encouraged to design and complete projects of their choice – jewelry, objects, or sculpture. Materials available for purchase from the instructor.

BOXES AND LOCKETS

POWDER COATING

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

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

Add some color to your jewelry! Powder coating is a fun and economical way to color coat your brass or copper jewelry. In this 5 week class, we will learn how to powder coat, layer colors, mask off patterns, and the best ways to fabricate work to be powder coated. You will have ample time to powder coat as well as spend time fabricating jewelry to powder coat. A respirator is required. They will be available for purchase from the instructor on the first day of class. 

Prerequisite: Two sessions of Beginning Metalsmithing or instructor’s permission. Sunday 1:30-4:30pm

Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 7

$350, Members $340

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

( 10 WEEKS ) Become a strong stone setter and improve your soldering skills by focusing on the technique of bezel setting. This class will focus on creating plain and textured bezels to step bezels. Learn multiple setting techniques to become more proficient in production as well as improving the skills learned in beginning metals. Students should bring cabochon cut stones to the first class. Materials may be purchased from instructor. Prerequisite: one beginning metals class Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Susan Franker Starts April 4 $350, Members $340

Prerequisite: Forging and Forming or Forming and Construction for Jewelry Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Darlys Ewoldt Starts April 4

$350, Members $340

12 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

Copper & brass provided, Silver is available for an additional fee. Friday, April 19, 6:30-9:30pm Friday, May 10, 6:30-9:30pm Friday, May 31, 6:30-9:30pm

Pam Robinson

Alisa Miller Session II: Starts May 6

$60, Members $55

$25 Materials Fee

BEGINNING CHAINMAILLE BRACELET WORKSHOP

$175, Members $170

BEZELS, BEZELS AND MORE BEZELS

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Get the girls together or come and make new friends and learn to make a ring, pendant or bracelet out of metal. I’ll show you how to cut, texture, file and polish your fabulous creations. Leave with a finished piece of jewelry. Feel free to bring your favorite wine or beer and some snacks and let’s get this party started!

INTERMEDIATE ENAMELING ( 10 WEEKS ) 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. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Mary Laskey Starts April 3

$350, Members $340 $40 Materials Fee

( 1 DAY ) Do you want to learn about chainmaille and go home with a finished bracelet? This is a beginner level class where you will learn how to correctly open & close jump rings seamlessly and how to do basic chainmaille weaving. You will use the shaggy loops pattern, which is a very popular weave for its fullness and fun fringe. Choose from aluminum, copper or jewelry brass rings or a combination of 2 metals to create your fabulous bracelet. Instructor will bring pliers to use in class. Thursday April 18, 6:30-8:30pm

Kat Wisniewski $50, Member $45

$12 Material fee paid to instructor

DODECAHEDRON PENDANT

ILLUMINATED TUNNEL BRACELET

RACING STRIPE BRACELET

MESH RING

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

( 1 DAY )

This 12-sided figure makes for an eye-catching pendant approximately 1 inch in diameter. Also perfect at the end of a key chain, or a fun ball to hang wherever you like. This is an intermediate level workshop within the Japanese family of chainmaille weaves. Students will choose from a combination of aluminum, copper or jewelry brass rings and receive a pendant bail to match. Instructor will bring pliers for students to use during class.

Due to this bracelet’s slinky, centipede-like movement, its owner will not be able to stop playing with it. This bracelet’s interior can be enhanced with brightly colored enameled copper jump rings, which tend to resemble a lighted tunnel as they fill up the center. This is an advanced level workshop and is difficult due to the small rings used & the general tightness of the weave.

Vroom, Vroom, go! Just published in Wirework magazine Spring 2013 edition! This Racing Stripe bracelet definitely resembles the center stripes on a classic race car. Featuring shiny glass chainmaille with fun seed bead accents on the edge, you’ll zoom through completing this bracelet using only one ring size throughout!

Using tiny stainless steel jump rings, learn a dense Mesh weave called European 6-in-1. Use this pattern to craft a flexible and durable finger ring. You’ll learn how to permanently close this weave on itself, creating one continuous design. This is an intermediate level class, it can be tricky working with these tiny rings. Instructor will bring pliers for students to use during class.

Thursday April 25, 6:30-9:30pm

Kat Wisniewski $55, Member $50

$8 Material fee paid to instructor

Pre-requisite: 1 five week class and knowledge of European 4-in-1

Pre-requisite- at least 1 one day workshop or class with knowledge of European 4-in-1 helpful.

Thursday May 2,

Monday May 13,

6:30-9:30pm

6:30-9:30pm

Kat Wisniewski

Kat Wisniewski

$12 Material fee paid to instructor

$15 Material fee paid to instructor

$50, Member $45

Pre-requisite- European 4-in-1.

METALSMITHING

Pre-requisite: 2 one day workshops or 1 five week class

Knowledge of European 4-in-1 required and knowledge of Half Persian 3-in-1 helpful. Most students will NOT finish this in class and must have pliers to finish their project at home. Instructor will bring pliers for students to use during class.

Students will choose from aluminum, copper or jewelry brass and a large selection of glass ring & glass bead colors. Instructor will bring pliers for students to use during class and students will receive a copy of the Wirework publication as part of the materials cost.

( 1 DAY )

Monday May 27, 6:30-9pm

Kat Wisniewski $45, Member $40

$6 Material fee paid to instructor

$50, Member $45

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT NICOLE GIBSON-DONOHOE METALSMITHING FIVE YEARS AGO, NICOLE ENROLLED IN A CLASS AT LILLSTREET ART CENTER AFTER SHE RECEIVED A GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM HER HUSBAND. NICOLE IS NOW AN ACCOMPLISHED METALS ARTIST, A MONITOR IN LILLSTREET’S METALSMITHING DEPARTMENT AND AN INTRODUCTORY AND SUMMER CAMP TEACHER. NICOLE ENJOYS WORKING ON A LARGE WEB OF METALS PROJECTS RANGING FROM JEWELRY AND BELT BUCKLES TO BOXES, BOWLS AND CONTAINERS. DRIVEN BY THE PROCESS OF MAKING, NICOLE FEEDS HER CREATIVE IMPULSE THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATION OF MATERIALS, DESCRIBING HER NEED TO MAKE ART AS THE CHANNELING OF PRODUCTIVE CREATIVITY: IN A ONLINE-MINDED, CONSUMPTIVE SOCIETY, NICOLE IS SET ON PRODUCING PHYSICAL ITEMS. WHILE CLASSES HAVE GIVEN HER ARTISTIC CONFIDENCE AND THE CENTER’S BRIGHT STUDIO SPACES HAVE FOSTERED A WELCOMING WORKING ATMOSPHERE, NICOLE’S BURGEONING NETWORK OF FRIENDS AT LILLSTREET IS WHAT TRULY MAKES HER CREATIVE EXPERIENCES ENJOYABLE AND SUCCESSFUL. CITING THE CENTER’S MANY TYPES OF ARTISTS AS A POSITIVE FORCE FOR INDIVIDUAL IMPROVEMENT, NICOLE NOTED LILLSTREET’S SYMBIOTIC NATURE WHERE ARTISTS, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CAN ALL HELP EACH OTHER AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON PROJECTS. NICOLE PROCLAIMED, “LILLSTREET MAKES ROOM FOR PEOPLE, MAKES ROOM FOR PERSONALITIES —YOU CAN GET AS INVOLVED AS YOU WANT, YOU CAN MAKE [ LILLSTREET ] WHAT YOU WANT”. WRITTEN BY PAUL SMIRL & JULIA ZEMA

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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 Work on projects and improve skills outside of class in our highly recommended open studio. Punch cards are available for students enrolled in a class at the reduced cost $60 (5 sessions for $12 each); current students may also purchase single sessions for $14 each. Punch cards are also available for those not enrolled in a class for $85 (5 sessions for $17 each). Glass and mandrels are available for sale; tools will be available for use. A monitor will be on hand to answer questions but not instruct. Punch cards may be purchased at the front desk.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT SAVE $20 ON 10-WEEK

CLASSES AND $10 ON 5-WEEK CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 11.

BEGINNER/ ADVANCED BEGINNER NEW! BEAD MAKING AND JEWELRY DESIGN ( 5 WEEKS ) Students will develop a foundation for creating flame worked beads using soft glass rods. Topics will include properties of the material, color and techniques used in creating fun and creative bead shapes. Learn to shape beads with consistency and confidence. Students will explore jewelry design and materials including advanced techniques and color blending. No glass experience required.  Tuesday 6:30 -9:30pm

Dobrila Pintar Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $180, Members $175

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

14 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

BEGINNING GLASS BEADMAKING ( 5 WEEKS ) Learn the basic methods and techniques of making beautiful glass beads using a tabletop torch and the transformative power of fire! Shaping, heat control, color, stringers and more will be covered. Students will leave with confidence in manipulating molten glass to form multiple bead shapes and designs with a solid foundation for further development. Studio safety will be emphasized. Material fee includes tools, mandrels and assorted soft glass colors. No experience required. Saturday 10am–1pm

Cynthia McEwen Session I: April 6

$180, Members $175 $35 Material fee

ADVANCED BEGINNER AND BEYOND: GLASS BEADMAKING ( 5 WEEKS ) Expand your knowledge while practicing the basics of lampwork glass beadmaking. Apply wraps, stringers, dots, twisties and foil with increased control to make beautiful beads. Increase your skill level in all areas. Instruction includes demonstration, lecture and lots of hands-on beadmaking time. Glass and mandrels available for sale. Prerequisite: Beginning Glass Beadmaking Saturday 10am–1pm

Cynthia McEwen Session II: May 11

$180, Members $175

KILNCARVING

( 5 WEEKS )

( 2 DAY )

Do you ever find yourself looking for a specific shape made of glass and it doesn’t seem to exist? Do you want to make something to match jewelry you already own to have a complete set? Students will learn how to make a small mold and also make a glass form using that mold. No experience in clay or glass necessary. Students will learn different ways to cut glass. All supplies provided and more glass available for purchase.

Add dimension and texture to your fused glass by exploring the technique of kilncarving. Beautiful shapes and patterns can be created with minimal glass cutting and is a simple way to achieve a bas relief, textured or sculpted look to your kiln formed glass. Proper use of materials, design considerations and safety issues will be covered. Students can expect to create several bas relief tiles plus two finished bowls or plates. Additional glass will be available for sale.

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

LeJean Easley Session II: Starts May 9 $180, Members $175 $40 Material Fee

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

Brian Butterfield Session I: Starts April 3 $180, Members $175 $50 Materials fee

BEGINNING GLASS CASTING ( 5 WEEKS ) This class will introduce basic glass casting and mold making techniques. 3-D pieces will be created with clay or wax to transform into small glass bas relief sculptures, tiles, jewelry or sculptural elements. Sculpting techniques with clay and wax will also be covered. Materials fee includes, glass, mold materials, tools and firings. No experience required. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Sharon Bladholm Session II: Starts May 8 $180, Members $175 $50 Material 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 April 1

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

Friday May 3, 6:30-9:30pm

LeJean Easley

$55, Members $50 $20 materials fee.

 

CREATING UNIQUE GLASS COMPONENTS FOR JEWELRY ( 2 DAY ) Explore numerous fusing techniques to create high-quality, one-of-a-kind glass pieces. A variety of glass construction methods will be presented in the first session with the second session focusing on cold working and additional firings. Students can expect to make numerous, unique glass pieces for use in future jewelry fabrication.

LeJean Easley

Additional glass is available for sale.

$20 materials fee.

Sundays 2 - 5pm

$55, Members $50

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

9:30pm

$65 Material fee

9:30pm

( 1 DAY )

April 7 & April 14 $140, Members 135

Friday, May 17, 6:30-

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: GLASS FUSING

Robin Kittleson

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.

9:30pm

FRIDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS

Sundays 10am - 1pm

( 1 DAY )

Friday, April 12, 6:30-

WORKSHOPS

Friday June 7, 6:30-

DATE NIGHT: GLASS FUSING

GLASS BEAD

Robin Kittleson April 7 & April 14

( 1 DAY )

$140, Members $135

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 and tools.

$35 Material fee

Friday, April 26, 6:309:30pm Friday, May 31, 6:309:30pm

Dobrila Pintar

$55, Members $50 $15 Materials fee

GLASS

CUSTOM FRIT MOLDS

MOTHERS’ DAY GLASS FUSING ( 1 DAY ) Spend the day making art with or for your mother. No experience necessary. Learn how to cut and assemble glass to create small bowls and pieces that can be made into magnets or jewelry. Materials fee includes all glass, tools, and kiln firing. Finished pieces may be picked up two weeks after class ends. Sunday May 12, 10am-1pm

LeJean Easley

$55, Members $50 $20 materials 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.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 Tuesday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT DRAWING ( 5 WEEKS ) This entry-level course is designed for those students with little or no experience. The primary focus is placement and how the various facial features come into play in creating a portrait drawing. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase.

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

Saturday 2-5pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

$180, Members $175

Annie York Session I: Starts April 6 Session II: Starts May 11 Sunday 10am-1pm

Jeriah Hildwine Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $165, Members $160

$35 Beginning Painting & Drawing Kit

16 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

Tony Porter Session I: Starts April 6 Session II: Starts May 11

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. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $165, Members $160

Thursday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9

BEGINNING/ADVANCED BEGINNING DRAWING ( 5 WEEKS )

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Vesna Jovanovic Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 Sunday 10am-1pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $165, Members $160 $15 Beginning Drawing Kit

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR ( 5 WEEKS ) This introductory class will cover the fundamentals of working with watercolors. Each class will focus on a basic watercolor practice beginning with how to use your brushes, the use of value and shape in composing a balanced composition and finishing up with color plans and mixing and its importance in establishing a cohesive painting. Supply kits will be available for sale.

( 10 WEEKS ) 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

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 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.

In this multi-level class, we will collect various materials then layer them together to explore how the characteristics of the various collage materials create beautiful and thoughtful artwork. Each week we will focus on a new technique, material and idea as the organizing elements for our experimental projects. Students should bring items and images from home to make these projects personally engaging.

Wednesday 10am-1pm

Kimberly Pancoast Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

Bob Horn Starts April 3

$330, Members $320

BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING ( 10 WEEKS ) This beginning level class is recommended for those who have taken First Time Drawing into Painting or have had previous experience and want to expand their painting skills in various acrylic mediums. Supply kits and additional materials available for purchase.

Friday 10am-1pm

$175, Members $170 Saturday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts April 6

OIL PAINTING

$60 model fee

This multi level class teaches the basics of oil painting as well as helping those with more experience develop their skills. It will provide the student with the necessary information and experience in the area of color mixing and painting techniques that will enhance skill and provide a foundation for successful painting in oils. Supply kits will be available for purchase.

$330, Members $320

MULTILEVEL TO INTERMEDIATE EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING TECHNIQUES ( 5 WEEKS )

Tom Dieschbourg Starts April 6

Do you practice drawing from observation, while sometimes finding yourself yearning for inspiration and new ideas? Experimental drawing techniques are great tools for overcoming rigidity and tapping into the imagination. This class will introduce you to drawing methods developed by the surrealists. We will use inkblots, rubbings, drawn collage, masking and other ways of letting loose while incorporating traditional drawing methods into the process to build your creative muscle.

( 10 WEEKS )

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Patrick Miceli Starts April 4 Sunday 2-5pm

Patrick Miceli Starts April 7

$330, Members $320

Thursday 10am-1pm

Vesna Jovanovic Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9

Tuesday 10am-1pm

Jeriah Hildwine Starts April 2

$175, Members $170

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Patrick Miceli Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

Annie York Starts April 4

$165, Members $160

NEW! EXPERIMENTAL COLLAGE

Painting & Drawing

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

BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR

INTRODUCTION TO THE PORTRAIT AND FIGURE

Sunday 2-5pm

Randall Miller Starts April 7

$330, Members $320

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PAINTING & DRAWING

ANATOMY DRAWING

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

INK BRUSHWORK

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

Painting, drawing and sculpture students improve your figurative work through deeper understanding of human anatomy. Each week a different area of the body will be discussed then explored with drawing. The class will start by drawing from the skeleton so students will gain a greater understanding of the body’s delicate framework. Next, working with the model, we will explore the body’s surface muscles and their function.

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.

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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Robin Power Starts April 3

$330, Members $320 $30 Model fee

Friday 2-5pm

LANDSCAPE PAINTING ( 10 WEEKS ) In this class, students will explore the endless possibilities of landscape painting. A variety of brushwork and color schemes will be taught from Art Historical examples such as Claude Monet, Camille Corot, and Gustave Courbet. The primary focus in this class will be on learning to create the illusion of deep space using value color, and various perspective techniques. Either acrylic or oil paints may be used. Bring a medium sized canvas and paints to the first class. Sunday 10am-1pm

Rick Laurent Starts April 7

$330, Members $320

Jenny Learner Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 Sunday 2-5pm

Jenny Learner Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $175, Members $170

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. Monday 10am-1pm

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Allison Svoboda Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $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 April 1 $330, Members $320

PORTRAIT DRAWING ( 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.

Ryan Schultz Starts April 1

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

$60 model fee

$330, Members $320

$330, Members $320

18 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

Tony Porter Starts April 2 $60 model fee

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY PAINTING STUDIO ( 5 WEEKS ) For intermediate to advanced students, this class supplements studio time with presentations on current painting and drawing trends, as well as field trips to west loop art galleries. Taught by Gwendolyn Zabicki, the Lillstreet Painting and Drawing Artist in Residence, expect outside the box painting assignments in addition to self-guided projects. Come prepared to paint the first day of class in oils or acrylics. Wednesday 10am-1pm

Gwendolyn Zabicki Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8 $175, Members $170

INTUITIVE PAINTING ( 5 WEEKS ) In this intermediate class, develop your own language of mark-making. Learn to trust your intuition while generating original ideas and expressing the unconscious. A development of color, compositions and themes will be explored. Recommended for students who have completed beginning level courses. A supply list will be provided. Saturday 10am-1pm

Gwendolyn Zabicki Session I: Starts April 6 Session II: Starts May 11 $175, Members $170

ABSTRACT PAINTING STUDIO

ALLA PRIMA PAINTING

( 5 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.

This class is for those students who are interested in developing techniques for abstract painting. Working with each student, the instructor 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

Cynthia Vaicunas Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Ken Minami Starts April 1

$330, Members $320 $30 model fee

EXPERIMENTALSTILL-LIFE 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. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Annie York Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

DRAWING AND PAINTING THE NUDE FIGURE

PROBLEM SOLVING FOR OIL PAINTERS

( 10 WEEKS )

( 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.

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.

Saturday 2-5pm

Bob Horn Starts April 6

$330, Members $320 $60 model fee

LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS ( 10 WEEKS ) 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 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts April 4

$330, Members $320

FOR ALL STUDENTS 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.

Painting & Drawing

$175, Members $170

( 10 WEEKS )

Friday 10am-1pm

Bob Horn Starts April 5

$330, Members $320

$175, Members $170

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT SAVE $20 ON 10-WEEK

CLASSES AND $10 ON 5-WEEK CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 11.

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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.

FIRST-TIME SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER ( 5 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. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 Tuesday 2-5pm

Matthew Ginsberg Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

FIRST-TIME BOOKMAKING MONOPRINT & RELIEF: COMBINING TECHNIQUES ( 5 WEEKS ) Learn the basic skills, tools, and vocabulary of bookbinding and book arts. Students will create simple folded books, pamphlets, Japanese stab bindings, accordion and Coptic books. All levels welcome. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Heather Bella Session I: Starts April 3 $165, Members $160 $15 Materials fee

MULTILEVEL MULTILEVEL SCREENPRINTING ON PAPER ( 10 WEEKS )

Sunday 5-8pm

Andrew Campbell Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $165, Members $160 $20 Materials fee

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.

( 10 WEEKS ) Students will learn to make relief prints from linoleum blocks, as well as the creation of one-ofa-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 included, a supply list will be provided on the first day. Additional supplies may be purchased from instructor. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Judy Zeddies Starts April 2

$330, Members $320 $20 Materials fee

INTAGLIO AND RELIEF ( 10 WEEKS )

Matthew Ginsberg Starts April 4

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.

$25 Materials fee

Thursday 10am-1pm

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

$330, Members $320

Julian Cox Starts April 4

$330, Members $320

20 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

ARTISTS’ BOOKS ( 5 WEEKS ) Create, build and modify basic book structures while focusing on content to create unique artists’ books Students will be encouraged to view the book as a conceptual space and leave any preconceived notions of “book” at the door. We will play with structures such as accordions, Jacob’s ladders, flag books, tunnel books, simple boxes and more. Some previous bookbinding or hand sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Heather Bella Session II: Starts May 10 $175, Members $170 $15 Materials fee

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

Lea Basile Lazarus Session II: Starts May 8 $175, Members $170 $15 Materials fee

WORKSHOPS HANDMADE SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP ( 1 DAY ) Make an elegant exposed spine, easy-open sketchbook. Students will hand tear and fold paper, cover boards with decorative paper or cloth and sew a custom sketchbook. The journal will be bound with a Coptic stitch. Simple sewing skills are helpful, but not required. Some materials provided. Students should come with any decorative paper or printed they might want to use to cover their journals. No experience necessary, hand sewing experience helpful. Saturday April 13, 10am-3pm or Saturday May 4, 10am-3pm

Heather Bella

$75, Members $70 $10 Materials fee

FACULTY FOCUS: JUDY ZEDDIES

PRINTMAKING DEPARTMENT CHAIR  

MEET JUDY ZEDDIES, THE NEW PRINTMAKING DEPARTMENT CHAIR AT LILLSTREET AND OCCASIONAL FUSING INSTRUCTOR IN THE GLASS DEPARTMENT. JUDY CREATES FASCINATING WORK AS A PRINTMAKER AND WE WERE INTRIGUED BY HER IMAGES OF CHAIRS, AND THIRDLY WE WANTED TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHO SHE IS AND HOW SHE HAS DEVELOPED HER ARTISTIC PROCESS.  

LILLSTREET: So Judy, what compels you to create? JUDY: Deadlines. (laughing.) … and the opportunity to talk to the public about my work and process. I am interested in sharing my experience so that there’s a relationship created, and in educating public about the history of printmaking. Printmaking really demonstrates these personal relationships to the environment.   LILLSTREET: Why were you drawn to this medium? JUDY: There is wonderful surprise in the indirectness of printmaking. With painting, you put paint directly on the canvas, with printmaking; there is always a surprise when you pull the ink through. There is always a surprise, hopefully always a pleasant one. LILLSTREET: What themes/issues do you address in your work? JUDY: Furniture, primarily chairs. I use them as a substitute for human figures, to indicate a relationship between the figure and the space. This allows the viewers to bring their own history to the experience of the piece. I’m also interested in the shape of chairs and the positive and negative space, so there’s a graphic component and also a psychological component, which the viewer brings. LILLSTREET: Describe your working process.

LILLSTREET: Which part of the creative process is most exciting/rewarding for you? JUDY: The process of carving blocks or etching of plates. After the image is fully developed, the actual printing is just work. My print editions are limited to 25 or less. I really like to teach, and like to discover what makes the students engage, to see what their creativity generates. LILLSTREET: How does Lillstreet’s community aid in the production of your work?

PRINTMAKING

JUDY: I actually don’t do any sketching. My work is inspired by snippets of folk songs. I always keep a long list of names and phrases that will suggest the title of a piece. From there, I let the words inform the process. I don’t even have a sketchbook.

JUDY: The interaction between the faculty as well as the interaction of teacher to individual students really helps me to see things freshly. Students use techniques that they may have learned accidently that I’m not aware of, which often informs me later. It is a collaborative learning process. LILLSTREET: Why be a part of an Art Center/ specifically Lillstreet?  JUDY: For printmakers mostly, they don’t have a a press. Printers gather around the press and potters gather around a kiln—facility. Social interaction and encouragement from instructors and amongst students is part of why I love Lillstreet.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT SAVE $20 ON 10-WEEK

CLASSES AND $10 ON 5-WEEK CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 11.

LILLSTREET: What is your ideal workspace? JUDY: I love my studio. It has two etching presses and small letter press. I have great heating control. Mostly I like the privacy of the studio, the windows are high enough that they aren’t easy to stare out of, but they are cheerful and joyful with daylight. LILLSTREET: So outside of art, what are your other interests/ passions? JUDY: I love cooking, and I actually am a trained chef; so fine dining too. I also have an interest in cave tours, and long driving vacations.

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TEXTILES 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 now have access to a computer station with a laser printer for prepping images! Students can achieve professional results in our bullet steamer, and the new dye station set up makes immersion dyeing more user friendly. Our student population is diverse- from professional artists who sell at artisan fairs, online shops, and consignment, to all levels of artists developing skills to build on their portfolio and continue their creative education. Make our space your space by taking advantage of free open studio when enrolled in one of our Textile Arts & Print Media

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

Nora Renick-Rinehart Session I: Starts April 2

classes! Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Sarah Montgomery Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 Sunday 2-5pm

Paige Fetchen Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 Sunday 5-8pm

Sarah Montgomery Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $165, Members $160 $10 materials fee

22 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

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

Camille Canales Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 Sunday 2-5pm

Allison Rose Session I: Starts April 7 Session II: Starts May 12 $165, Members $160 $25 Materials fee

ZIPPERS & BUTTONS ( 5 WEEKS ) Have you taken First-Time Sewing but want more practice before tackling our 10 week classes? Use this class to reinforce the basics while picking up some new skills such as sewing zippers and buttonholes. You’ll leave the class with one-of -a-kind pillow and zip bag and the confidence to keep sewing! Students with basic at-home sewing knowledge looking for formal instruction are welcome in this class. Sewing machines, thread and notions provided with materials fee. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Session II: Starts May 7 $165, Members $160 $10 materials fee

NEW! INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES

BEGINNING KNITTING

DIY UPHOLSTERY

( 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

Create a lovely knit neck warmer, complete with button closure, just in time for bike rides on cool spring evenings. Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and other clever knitting tricks. This is a great class for true beginners or if it’s been a long time and your looking for a refresher. Needles and some yarn included.

Work with our resident artist to create a unique piece of furniture! Using fabrics and decorative decisions students will assemble and upholster their very own stool. With the use of a simple form, students will grasp the ideas of armature and upholstery within functional furniture. Topics such as basic sewing skills, pattern making, and fabric printing will be covered while focusing on the trade of upholstery. Use either store bought fabrics or your own printed textiles while learning basic skills such as sewing and pattern making. Our newly expanded and upgraded sewing studio enables students to work large and use heavy-weight fabrics with the industrial machine. Materials fee includes wooden pieces for stool. (More available for purchase if students choose to make more during open studio hours.) No experience needed.

Have you had your eye on classes in the Textile Department, but not quite sure where to start? We’ve designed this class with you in mind! Students will run through several processes such as dyeing, screenprinting, and sewing, and complete a beginner placemat project to show off your newly acquired textile skills. Create more than placemats during work time in class and during open studio hours. No experience necessary! Materials fee includes dyes and inks in class. Monday 11am-2pm

Elizabeth Kumor Starts April 1

$340, Members $330 $40 Materials fee

FABRIC DESIGN & PRINT EXCHANGE FOR SEWERS AND QUILTERS ( 10 WEEKS )

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts April 4

Molly Roth Session I: Starts April 6

Session I: Starts May 11 $165, Members $160

MULTILEVEL EMBROIDERY SAMPLERS ( 5 WEEKS ) Socialize with classmates while learning traditional embroidery with a contemporary spin. Each week students practice new stitches such as the chain stitch, bullion knot and couching onto a newly designed screen-printed sampler. Build up layers of thread on your cloth, and leave the class with a finished sampler to show off your skills. All materials provided in class, including floor standing hoops. Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Camille Canales Session I: Starts April 3 Session I: Starts May 8 $165, Members $160

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Paige Fetchen Session I: Starts April 3 Session I: Starts May 8 $165, Members $160 Materials fee $30

( 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 and work closely with the guidance of the instructor to complete oneof-a-kind sewing projects. Bonus topics covered: serger instruction, sewing machine feet attachments, button-hole stitches, and topics as they relate to student’s projects. Prerequisite: First Time Sewing or equivalent experience. Sunday 10am-1pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts April 7 $330, Members $320

DYE SURVEY: ACID, MX, INDIGO AND NATURAL DYES ( 10 WEEKS ) Ready to expand your textile practice by trying dyes? Sample MX, acid, indigo and natural dyes that can be used for immersion and screenprinting techniques on natural fabrics (cotton, linen, silk, rayon, etc). Work with two of our favorite instructors to create a colorful collection of fabric samples as a palette for future creations, and delve deeper into the world of dyes. All levels welcome. Beginner students will be introduced to an array of dyes, while experienced printers will expand their knowledge of printing. All dyes provided with materials fee, students provide fabric after first class.

TEXTILES

Expand your quilting/art making practice! This introduction to screenprinting is specifically designed for quilters. The first weeks will introduce students to prepping screens and printing before starting to focus on designing simple small scale repeats on the computer and experimentation with color. The final project will be a class-wide fat quarter print exchange. A class kit will be sold on the first day for $25.

Saturday 10am-1pm

MULTILEVEL SEWING PROJECTS

$340, Members $330 $25 materials fee

Sunday 10am-1pm

Akemi Cohn and Elizabeth Kumor Starts April 7 $330, Members $320 $35 materials fee

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INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN PRINTING ON FABRIC

TEXTILES

( 10 WEEKS ) Spend each week printing with classmates and learning new approaches to printing onto fabric from Paige Fetchen, Lillstreet’s 2012-2013 Resident Artist. Paige has worked in studios at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as well as The Fabric Workshop. Whether your printing yardage, using inks or dyes, or looking for a new perspective on the the process, this class inspires students to create screenprinted works with a new set of eyes and techniques. Learn from an artist who has printed in different studios, and also be introduced to contemporary artists in the textile/fiber world as sources for inspiration. Come prepared to work with fabric on the first night. Prerequisite: First Time Screenprinting on Fabric

WORKING WITH KNITS: THE PERFECT T-SHIRT

GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

WORKSHOPS

( 10 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

Without the proper equipment, sewing with knits can be frustrating to say the least. Our newly expanded department is excited to offer a class completely devoted to knits and stretch! During the class students will become familiar with our new sergers and coverstitch machine by making their own custom fit jersey t-shirt. Instruction will also cover sewing with a range of other knit materials, designing for knits and troubleshooting issues as they relate to projects. Sample material provided; students will provide material for their own projects. Prerequisite: First-Time Sewing or basic sewing experience. This class authorizes students to use advanced equipment for open studio use.

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: FirstTime Sewing or basic sewing experience. A resource list will be handed out on the first night. This class authorizes students to use advanced equipment for open studio use.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP WITH SONYA PHILIP: 100 ACTS OF SEWING

Saturday 10am-1pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart Starts April 6

$330, Members $320

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Paige Fetchen Starts April 1

$340, Members $330

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Amanda Franck Starts April 1

$330, Members $320

INTRODUCTION TO SERGERS WORKSHOP ( 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 June 1, 2-5pm

Nora Renick-Rinehart $55, Members $50

24 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

( 2 DAYS ) 100 Acts of Sewing is the project of fiber artist Sonya Philip. This personal challenge to sew one hundred dresses in a year, also aims to reacquaint people with the skills required to make clothing. Learn to sew your own dress in this special two day workshop at Lillstreet Art Center. Students will learn to make a classic sleeveless dress that is extremely wearable with a flattering A-line silhouette. The neck and armholes are finished with a simple bias tape facing, and pockets add both flair and utility. The first day of the workshop kicks off with a slideshow and talk about the project, followed by a field trip to The Needle Shop, where Sonya will help guide students in fabric choices and mixing colors and patterns. On the second day sewers will learn how to cut pattern pieces, finish seams, make bias tape, and top stitch patch pockets. The pattern, available in six sizes, will be provided to trace and take home. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some basic experience with a sewing machine. Saturday March 30 & Sunday March 31 10am-4pm

Sonya Philip $250

BYOS: BRING YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINE WORKSHOP ( 1 DAY )

Saturday April 27, 2-5pm

Sarah Montgomery $55, Members $50

CRASH COURSE IN DYES: SILK SCARVES ( 1 DAY ) Spring is the perfect time to show off your hand-dyed and printed silk scarf! This crash course introduces students to the rainbow of dyes in Lillstreet’s Textile department, allowing students to mix their own color for a unique scarf. Designs will be available or students can create their own to print with MX dyes for an extra design element. No experience necessary. One 100% silk scarf provided, more available for purchase if time allows. Rubber gloves recommended.

Are you a quilter working on a project, but not sure how to tackle the next step? This workshop series is designed for you to select the topics you are interested in, as well as to get feedback on your quilts in progress. With the guidance of the instructor you will certainly have the confidence to finish that quilt! (Or start a new one!) Sign up for one or all of them as way to budget your time for quilting. Students enjoy open studio access during the week of their workshop.

made for the speed and ease of machine quilting, this workshop will make a case for the pleasures and beauty of the age-old technique of quilting by hand. Students will learn the basics of the technique, discuss design options, and gather a few tips on how to approach hand quilting on a larger scale.

APPLIQUE

BINDING BASICS

( 1 DAY )

Thursday April 18, 11am2pm

Sarah Nishiura

$50, Members $45

( 1 DAY )

This workshop introduces students to applique in quilt history and also discusses how the technique can be used to create unique quilt designs today. Focusing on hand applique, students will learn traditional needle turning as well as various “tricks” that will help them to perfect their technique.

So you have worked for months on piecing and quilting a beautiful quilt, now what to do with those raw edges? This workshop will teach students how to sew the perfect binding for any project. Basic strip binding as well as a few options for more decorative techniques will be included.

Thursday April 11, 11am-

Thursday May 16,

2pm

Sarah Nishiura

$50, Members $45

11am-2pm

Sarah Nishiura

$50, Members $45

SAVE $20 ON 10-WEEK

CLASSES AND $10 ON 5-WEEK CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 11.

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

TEXTILES

Do you have a sewing machine at home that’s collecting dust because you hit a wall with it’s seemingly complicated features and functions? In this BYOS workshop students will solve the mystery of what all the knobs and buttons can do by troubleshooting the machine with the guidance of a sewing pro! You’ll leave the studio more confident and ready to tackle your long list of sewing projects! All levels welcome.

TOPICS IN QUILTING HAND QUILTING WORKSHOP SERIES WITH ( 1 DAY ) SARAH NISHIURA While there are arguments to be

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

Available the weeks of March 18 & March 25 $40, Members $35

Saturday April 27, 2-6pm

Camille Canales $75, Members $70

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

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

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

Alicia Chester

( 5 WEEKS ) Before that new digital camera becomes an expensive paperweight, learn how it works and how to make beautiful images with it. We’ll use easy technical explanations, shooting exercises, and a review of student images to teach you how to find, compose, and capture compelling photographs. Camera with manual settings required, DSLR preferred. Please bring a small flash drive. Monday 10am-1pm

Casey Smallwood Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6

Christopher Schneberger Starts April 1 Tuesday 10am-1pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts April 2

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Alicia Chester Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

Sunday 2-5pm

Alicia Chester Starts April 7

$350, Members $340 Saturday 10am-1pm

Alyce McQueen Session I: Starts April 6 Session II: Starts May 11 $190, Members $185

26 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

Sunday 10am-1pm

Session I: Starts April 7 Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Rebecca Reuland Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185

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 I: Starts April 2 Sunday 10am-1pm

Alicia Chester Session II: Starts May 12 $190, Members $185

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

TOY CAMERAS

( 10 WEEKS )

Who says you need an expensive DSLR camera to make art? Toy cameras are serious tools in the hands of the fine art photographer. Plastic cameras like the Diana, Holga, and many others have been rediscovered by photography artists and can produce beautiful, mysterious images. This course will show you various cameras you can usually find for under $30, how to get stunning results from them, and how to work digitally from the images they produce. Students will need to purchase film and pay for film processing.

Chicago is a city of architectural treasures, but those buildings aren’t always easy to photograph. In this course you’ll learn the secrets to making dynamic photographs of buildings. Classes will cover shooting techniques during on-location meetings. You’ll photograph and learn about some outstanding architecture. Classroom time will be used to process and print your images and survey some great examples of architecture in photography. Wednesday 10am-1pm

Rebecca Reuland Starts April 3

$350, Members $340

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ( 5 WEEKS )

Wednesday 2-5pm

Kevin Malella Session I: Starts April 3

NIGHT AND ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: CHICAGO

( 5 WEEKS )

( 10 WEEKS )

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

Let’s learn travel photography by exploring the rich variety of neighborhoods in Chicago. We’ll learn techniques of great travel photography, and then put them into practice with weekly excursions. We’ll capture a sense of each place - the sights, the people, even the sounds and tastes. Each outing will finish with lunch at a unique restaurant in the neighborhood. There will also be review sessions to give feedback. Students should bring a digital camera (DSLR preferred).

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts April 4

Scott Bittinger Session II: Starts May 6

$190, Members $185

Thursday 10am-1pm

$350, Members $340

$190, Members $185

iPHOTOGRAPHY ( 5 WEEKS ) You already have a camera in your pocket that can produce inspired imagery. This course will show you how your cell phone, smart phone, tablet, even your laptop, can be a photographic art making device. Various photography apps, digital manipulation, and online resources will be discussed. Just bring your devices! Wednesday 2-5pm

DIGITAL

The roaming photographer catches life in flux in the urban environment.  Those moments where the transient elements of a chaotic world fall into just the right place can only be captured by a photographer who has both technical skill and a keen observant eye.  This course will get you our into the streets of Chicago, on the hunt for those elusive moments that make for amazing photographs.  Camera technique, shooting strategies, and history of the genre will all be covered.  Full Knowledge of your camera functions required.

( 5 WEEKS )

Alyce McQueen Session II: Starts May 8 $190, Members $185

Saturday 10am-1pm

Brian Sokolowski Session II: Starts May 11 $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 MARCH 11.

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URBAN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY ( 5 WEEKS ) You don’t have to visit a national park to make landscape photographs. Many contemporary photographers have found that the urban world is a compelling landscape on its own. You’ll look at the city as a space with man-made mountains, canyons, and rivers. You’ll photograph on location, as well as review work in the classroom. Tuesday 10am-1pm

Kevin Malella Session I: Starts April 2 $190, Members $185

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED CAMERA FLASH ( 5 WEEKS ) 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.

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

( 5 WEEKS )

$190, Members $185

One of the grand traditions of photography is the landscape. From Timothy O’Sullivan, to Edward Weston, to Ansel Adams, to Michael Kenna, the landscape has commanded the interest of masters and amateurs alike. In this course you’ll get out into the field and learn how to capture the landscape in dramatic images. Critical camera techniques and composition will be discussed, as well as a survey of the genre. Tuesday 10am-1pm

Kevin Malella Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185

Garret Baumer Session I: Starts April 4

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

NUDE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY

( 10 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

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.

Photographers, like painters and sculptors, have long worked with the nude as a subject. This class will show you how lighting, pose, and camera controls can work together to create a work of art – beautiful, mysterious, moody. You will learn how to use professional strobe lighting and backdrops. Instruction will also be given about contacting and directing models, releases, and exhibition. Basic DSLR knowledge is preferred.

Saturday 2-5pm

$190, Members $185

Kevin Malella Starts April 6

$350, Members $340

VIEW CAMERA AND LARGE ADVANCED DIGITAL FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY ( 10 WEEKS ) 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. Friday 10am-1pm

Kevin Malella Starts April 5

$350, Members $340

28 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

( 10 WEEKS )

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 7-10pm

Christopher Schneberger Starts April 3 $350, Members $340

Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Peter LeGrand Session I: Starts April 5 $60 Model fee

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. Monday 10am-1pm

Randee Ladden Session I: Starts April 1 Sunday 2-5pm

Alyce McQueen Session I: Starts April 7 $190, Members $185

DIGITAL ARTS

FOR CLASSES IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SEE PAGE 28.

BEGINNING ILLUSTRATOR ( 5 WEEKS ) Illustrator is an indispensable software for graphic artists. It allows you to turn visual ideas into stunning digital designs. In this course you’ll learn to work with line, shapes, shading, paths, text and much more. See how easy it is to convert your basic sketches into graphics and illustrations that you can use in your artwork, graphic design, or promotional materials. Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Katie Mills Session I: Starts April 2 $190, Members $185

BEGINNING INDESIGN ( 5 WEEKS ) InDesign is a powerful graphic design and page layout software used by professionals and desktop publishers alike to create brochures, business cards, magazines and more. This course will show you how to integrate layouts, type, and graphics. Basic computing skills required.

Katie Mills Session II: Starts May 7 $190, Members $185

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. Monday 10am-1pm

Randee Ladden Session II: Starts May 6 Sunday 2-5pm

Alyce McQueen Session II: Starts May 12 $190, Members $185

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 I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 $190, Members $185

FOR ALL ARTISTS

DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ARTISTS

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH ARTWORK

( 5 WEEKS )

( 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. Monday 6:30-9:30pm

Garret Baumer Session I: Starts April 1

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.

DIGITAL

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

MULTILEVEL (ADVANCED BEGINNER TO ADVANCED)

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Katie Mills Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $190, Members $185

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

Garret Baumer Session II: Starts May 9 $190, Members $185

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WORKSHOPS

CRASH COURSE IN PHOTOSHOP

CRASH COURSE IN INDESIGN

CRASH COURSE WORKSHOPS IN DIGITAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

( 1 DAY )

( 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.

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.

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 ILLUSTRATOR ( 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.

CRASH COURSE IN LIGHTROOM ( 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.

30 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT SAVE $20 ON 10-WEEK

CLASSES AND $10 ON 5-WEEK CLASSES WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 11.

CREATIVE ONE-DAY CREATIVE RETREATS THE ART OF ASIAN INK PAINTING RETREAT AT LILLSTREET LOFT Take a day-off from the hustle and bustle of the city, and restore and retreat with Lillstreet! Our one-day retreats offer you the chance to relax and immerse yourself in the creative process, without worrying about the results – no self-criticism allowed. The retreat will begin with a yoga class (for all levels), followed by a tasty and healthy catered lunch. The afternoon begins with a guided mediation to put you in a creative state of mind, before diving into 3-hours of exciting art instruction. Everyone will leave the retreat with a handmade personal creation!

Saturday, April 6,

Sunday, April 21,

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

$95, Members $90 (lunch included)

$95, Members $90 (lunch included)

Learn the traditional art of Asian sumi-e ink painting, and the symbolism behind it. Experiment with basic sumi-e brush strokes and create small paintings, then take your new brush stroke skills and apply them to silk to create your very own painted silk scarf.

Each student will be guided through experimental and expressive painting techniques with a wide variety of tools, colors, textures, and mediums.  We will find unexpected imagery and beauty as we create without selfjudgment or preoccupation with the end result.  Each student should bring photocopies of images that have a personal meaning: places, animals, maps, etc.  We will be altering the images and using them in collages, so please do bring copies rather than originals.

Skill Level: No experience necessary

In this workshop you will: • learn the basic sumi-e brush strokes • experiment with mark making

Retreats will take place in our brand new private facility, Lillstreet Loft. Each retreat has the same format, but a different afternoon workshop choice. Please read below for more information about the curriculum.

• learn about color theory

Retreats Run: 10am – 4pm

• take home a hand painted silk scarf

TEACHERS:

($10 extra to purchase silk scarf for 30”x30” or 20”x40” available)

Claire Hurwitz (yoga, meditation) Melanie Brown (Intuitive Painting) Alison Svoboda (Asian Ink Painting)

INTUITIVE PAINTING RETREAT

• create small ink paintings •  let your mind wander

CREATING RETREATS

RETREATS

re sa t a e etr to 4pm R l Al 0am nch u l 1 s de

inclu

Skill Level: No experience necessary In this class you will:

• have fun • experiment with various painting techniques on silk 

• be in the moment • paint with unusual tools • let go of the outcome • mix color, create textures • mix media • cut, tear, and layer paper • roll dice and flip coins • doodle • paint with your non-dominant hand • be inventive, have fun

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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 SPRING 2013

A L I SO N R E I NTJ E S

SO N YA P H I L I P

H AN S P ET ER S U N D Q UI ST MARK P H ARIS

P L A N E & S O L I D : The Geo m etries o f Ma rc Digeros, Mark Pharis, Alison Re intjes , a nd Ha ns Peter Sundquis t M a rch 1 5 - A pri l 23 R e fe r r i n g to t h e t wo t y pe s o f ge o me t ry — 2D a nd 3D —“ Pl ane & Sol id” p re se n t s wo r k by fo ur a r t i s t s w h o e x pe ri me nt with shape, pat tern, a n d co l o r to create wo rk w i t h s t ro ng ge o me t ri c struc ture. Throu g h b o t h i n t u i t i ve a nd sci e nt i fi c a ppro a ch e s , t h e a r tists use simpl e s h ap e s to co ns t ruc t o bj e c t s o f bo t h i nt ri gue a nd el eg an ce.

100 ACTS OF SEWING March 29 – May 19 An on going projec t of fib er ar tist Sonya Phil ip, this special exhib ition on v iew throu g hout the b u il din g w il l in cl u de photog raphs, textil es and a dressmaking workshop.

C H R I STO P H E R SC H N E BE RG E R

P H OTO BY J OE T I GH E

C H R I STO P H E R SC H N E BE RG E R

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 Ju ne 7 – Ju l y 14

A RT A N D T H E U R B A N G A R D E N M ay 3 – June 2 A r t i s t s w h o wo rk w i t h a ra nge o f mate ri a ls co m e together to prov ide inspiration to gardening enthusiasts and art lovers alike. The exhibition will include live botanicals sponsored by Larry Asimow Landscaping. Apply by March 1 at lillstreet.slideroom.com.

32 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

For L il l street’s first exhib ition devote d to photography, curators Egan and Irvine (MoCP Chicago) select more than 30 works by artists working across the region. Apply by April 1 at lillstreet.slideroom.com.

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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UNITY YOU MM CO TS AR E TH G IN BR LL WI N TIO NA DO YOUR GENEROUS 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! Your donation helps to support our mission of bringing transformational art experiences to under-served communities throughout Chicago. Donate via check, cash, or online at

www.artreachatlillstreet.org

SPONSORSHIP SUPPLIES: For $25 you can provide clay and materials for a 2 hour workshop for 15 participants STUDENT: For $50 you can provide eight weeks of art instruction and materials for one student 4401 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640 T: (773) 907-0841 info@artreachatlillstreet.org 34 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

CLASS: For $150 you can provide a one-time arts experience to an entire class group 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 APRIL 1 AND MAY 6.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Ages 5-7

Ages 3-5

Ages 2-4

18-30 Months

Colored Textures, 10-10:45am

Clay & Song, 10-11:30am

Paint & Stories, 10-11am

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

Paint & Stories, 10-11am

All Things Messy, 4-5:30p

Handbuilding in Clay, 4-5:30pm

Drawing & Painting, 4-5:30pm

Spring Villages, 4-5:30pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing, 4:30-6:30pm

Sew What, 4-5:30pm

Multimedia Art, 10-11:30am Kinderclay, 2-3:30pm Art Sprouts, 4-5:30pm Handbuilding in Clay, 4-5:30pm

Drawing into Painting, 4-5:30pm

Ages 8-10 Ages 8-12 Ages Ages 10-14 10-12

FRIDAY

Drawing & Cartooning, 4-5:30pm

Drawing & Cartooning, 4-5:30pm

Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing 4-6pm Drawn Animation, 4-6pm

SATURDAY

SIDE-BY-SIDE FAMILY DROP-IN 10-11am

(Adults & Children Ages 2+)

FAMILY WORKSHOPS 2-4pm

(Adults & Children Ages 5+)

DRAWING INTO PAINTING 10-11:30am

(Ages 10-14)

OPTICAL ILLUSION 10-11:30am

(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. Friday 10-10:45am

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 $75, Members $70

CLAY & SONG

KINDERCLAY

( 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS )

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.

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.

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.

TODDLER CLAY AND MULTIMEDIA

Monday 10-11:30am

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6

AGES 2-4

( 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 April 3 Session II: Starts May 8 $95, Members $90

PAINT & STORIES ( 5 WEEKS ) 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 April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 Thursday 10-11am

Kimberly Pancoast Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $95, Members $90

36 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

Sue Fisher-Yellen Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6

Monday 2-3:30pm

$100, Members $95

$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 April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 $100, Members $95

ART SPROUTS ( 5 WEEKS ) Celebrate Spring! We will create art we can grow plants in, hang outside to catch the breeze, and decorate our plants, gardens, and porches. Students will use clay and other materials to create pots for growing sprouts, garden stones, nature mobiles, wind chimes, and more. Monday 4-5:30pm

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 $100, Members $95

AGES 5-7

HANDBUILDING IN CLAY

SPRING VILLAGES

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.

( 5 WEEKS ) Students will begin growing wheat-grass and other seeds the first day of class, and then build a small village of houses. On the final day of class we will celebrate our village created with our home-grown plants and ceramic houses. Friday 4-5:30pm

Alice Costas Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10 $100, Members $95

DRAWING AND PAINTING

( 5 WEEKS )

Monday 4-5:30pm

Marian Castro-Palanyk Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6

Thursday 4-5:30pm

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $100, Members $95

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

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.

Wednesday 4-5:30pm

Monday 4-5:30pm

( 5 WEEKS )

Allison Svoboda Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

AGES 8-12

$100, Members $95

HANDBUILDING & WHEELTHROWING

ALL THINGS MESSY

( 5 WEEKS )

( 5 WEEKS ) 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!

Annie York Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6

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 4:30-6:30pm

Karen Avery Session I: Starts April 4 Session II: Starts May 9 $120, Members $115

Annie York Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7 $100, Members $95

SEW WHAT ( 5 WEEKS ) Come to our Sew What class and make a stuffed animal of your own design, small cozy blanket, and more! You will work at your own pace in a friendly, helpful atmosphere learning basic sewing skills or adding to your own. We’ll do some embroidery and appliqué and cover interests that come up in class. We have a lot of cool fabrics as well as many colors of soft fleece. All levels welcome. Friday 4-5:30pm

Roz Adams Session I: Starts April 5 Session II: Starts May 10

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KIDSTREET

Roz Adams Session I: Starts April 2 Session II: Starts May 7

( 5 WEEKS )

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

Susan Tecktiel Session I: Starts April 3 Session II: Starts May 8

Tuesday 4-5:30pm

DRAWING INTO PAINTING

DRAWING AND CARTOONING

$100, Members $95

Wednesday 4-5:30pm

( 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.

AGES 8-10

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KIDSTREET

AGES 10-14

FAMILY CLASSES

DRAWN ANIMATION

SIDE-BY-SIDE FAMILY DROP-IN

( 5 WEEKS )

(Adults and Children Ages 2+)

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!

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.

Monday 4-6pm

Kevin Eskew Session I: Starts April 1 Session II: Starts May 6 $120, Members $115

( 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. Saturday 10-11:30am

Melanie Brown Session I: Starts April 6 $100, Members $95

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS ( 5 WEEKS ) Enter the world of optical art and learn how to create amazing illusions! With only simple lines you will give your art perspective and use tricks of the eye to amaze your friends! 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. Saturday 10-11:30am

John Dickson Session II: May 11

$100, Members $95

WHEELTHROWING CAMP

Ages 5-8

Learn the exciting skill of wheelthrowing! Campers will learn the basics required to throw pottery and express their personal ideas on the wheel.

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! March 25-29

Ages 8-12

March 25-29 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

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

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

DRAWING INTO PAINTING

CLAY & MULTIMEDIA CAMP

Members $25 per person

MOTHER’S DAY HANDPRINTS What better gift than a child’s handprint forever preserved in clay? We’ll use our handprints, stamps, and simple handbuilding techniques to create a lasting keepsake. Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm

MUG MUGS What drink doesn’t taste better in a handmade mug? How about a handmade mug adorned with the face of your favorite person, character, or animal? We’ll use our hands and clay to make a functional piece of art. Perfect gift for Father’s Day! Saturday, May 19, 2-4pm

SPRING BREAK CAMP Are there other weeks you’d like to have a Spring Break camp? Let us design a Spring Break camp for your child and his schoolmates. Custom Camps are available for 5 or more students. Contact the front desk for more information.

38 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

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

SUMMER CAMPS

LILLSTREET’S SUMMER CAMPS

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

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OUR CREATIVE INSTRUCTORS

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

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

ALL THINGS MESSY

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

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

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

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

WEEK G: JULY 22-26

CLAY EVERY DAY AGES

WEEK I: AUGUST 5- 9

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

WEEK H: JULY 29-AUGUST 2 WEEK J: AUGUST 12-16 WEEK K: AUGUST 19-23 WEEK L: AUGUST 26-30 *3 DAY CAMP DUE TO THE JULY 4 TH HOLIDAY.

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

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

FOURTH OF JULY CLAY & MULTIMEDIA CAMP AGES 5-12 (3 DAYS)

FULL DAY WEEKS A-L* 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320 *SEE FOURTH OF JULY CAMP FOR WEEK D AFTERNOON ONLY MULTIMEDIA CAMP MAY BE ADDED TO ANY MORNING CAMP FOR $95.

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

SUMMER CAMPS

9am-1pm $240, Members $235

AGES 5-8

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

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

WILD THINGS Send your kids to Wild Things Camp where they will spend their days drawing and creating using clay and other media to make animals and critters of all kinds for a zoo of their own! On Tuesday, we’ll take a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo.

$275, Members $270

WHEELTHROWING FOR 8 & 9 YEAR OLDS

9am-3:30pm WEEK C

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

$260, Members $255

1:30-4:30pm

M, W, TH, F 9AM-1PM Tuesday field trip:

WEEK C,H

Tuesday field trip: 9am-3:30pm WEEK F,J,K

AGES 8-12

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

$240, Members $235

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

Gary Reynolds

$240, Members $235

EXPLORATIONS IN CLAY & MULTIMEDIA Use a variety of materials to explore individual interests and themes while creating original works of art. We’ll encourage artistic self-direction while exploring individual artistic visions with guidance from the instructor. On Monday, students will work on hand-built clay projects as well as collaborate with the teacher to determine the curriculum for the rest of the week. Students will use a wide variety of materials including paint, plaster, fiber and recyclables and experimentation is encouraged. Kids enrolled in other morning camps at Lillstreet can join the afternoon Explorations camp to create a full day camp. AFTERNOON Add-on only WEEKS A-L* 1:00-3:30pm $95 *SEE FOURTH OF JULY CAMP FOR WEEK D

WHEELTHROWING CAMP Learn the exciting skill of wheelthrowing! We’ll learn the basics skills needed to center clay and throw a pot while encouraging the expression of your personal ideas on the wheel. Decorating and glazing will also be taught as you create your own collection of pottery. MORNING ONLY

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

Anne York

$185, Members $180

AGES 9-12

40 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

9am-1pm WEEKS B,C,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L $240, Members $235 AFTERNOON ONLY 1:30-4:30pm WEEKS E,G,I,J,L $185, Members $180

MOVIE MAKING Screenplay writing, costume design, cinematography,

directing, editing, music composition, lighting, and more. Work as a team with your classmates to write and produce a short film. A “premiere” (with popcorn!) will take place the last afternoon of camp and each student will get a burned DVD of the movie to take home. WEEK E,J,K 9am-3:30pm $325, Members $320

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

DRAWING INTO PAINTING Spend the week focusing on the visual arts as we explore drawing, painting, and collage. We will spend the first 2 days learning techniques to draw what we see. The rest of the week we will learn to use and mix color and create both collages and acrylic paintings. 9am-1pm WEEK G, H

and binoculars, then make art with recycled materials inspired by our observations. We’ll spend Tuesday at Northerly Island sketching, exploring, and creating site-specific, found-object creations. 9am-3:30pm WEEKS F,J,K

$240, Members $235

INSPIRED BY NATURE Did you know that the bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers? If you enjoy learning about flora and fauna, this is the camp for you. We’ll spend the week discovering exciting details about the natural world and converting our new knowledge into works of art. We’ll use a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography (to name a few). This camp will include a one day field trip that visits both the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Zoo on Tuesday. 9am-3:30pm WEEK C

Kimberly Pancoast $325, Members $320

HANDS ON CLAY Do you love to hand-build? Want an entire week to devote to learning techniques to make both functional and sculptural art using terracotta clay? Then this is the class for you! 9am-1pm WEEK A

SEW WHAT CAMP

$240, Members $235

Roz Adams

$345, Members $340

ECO-ART CAMP Venture outside and explore the natural world! We’ll observe nature with magnifying glasses

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

SEWING 101

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

Do you have visions of sewing your own clothes or being a fashionista? Maybe you want to learn how to use a sewing

machine to alter or fix some of your clothes already hanging in your closet? Campers will start from the beginning, mastering the basics of the sewing machine by learning different stitches and seams. You’ll get to design and create your own bag and apron! Get more out of other sewing camps later in the summer by learning the basics here! 9am-1pm WEEK B,H $240, Members $235

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

AGES 10-14 POSTERS Now offered for younger ages!

WEEK DATES WEEK A: JUNE 10-14 WEEK B: JUNE 17-21 WEEK C: JUNE 24-28 WEEK D: JULY 1-3* WEEK E: JULY 8-12 WEEK F: JULY 15-19 WEEK G: JULY 22-26 WEEK H: JULY 29-AUGUST 2 WEEK I: AUGUST 5- 9

1:30-4:30pm WEEK E

WEEK J: AUGUST 12-16

$180, Members $175

WEEK L: AUGUST 26-30

EMBROIDERY CAMP

*3 DAY CAMP DUE TO THE JULY 4 TH HOLIDAY.

SUMMER CAMPS

9am-3:30pm WEEKS F

9am-1pm WEEK I

$345, Members $340

$240, Members $235

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

materials, a needle and thread, to create rich textured images. Each camper will practice stitches on a modern-day sampler, and then work on one personal embroidered image onto a fabric of their choosing. All materials provided.

WEEK K: AUGUST 19-23

Do you like the look of handstitching on clothing or other pieces of fabrics? Embroidery is a craft that involves basic

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

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

POP ART SCULPTURES Think big! Campers will learn about the structure of sculpture and work on a bigger scale. We will use recycled materials, wire and plaster. 

a short film. A “premiere” (with popcorn!) will take place the last afternoon of camp and each student will get a burned DVD of the movie to take home. 9am-3:30pm WEEKS H, I $325, Members $320

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

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY This fun-filled week will teach you how all the settings work on you camera and give you some great techniques for making stunning images. Students will shoot, process, and print their photos in the studio. Bring your digital camera to class. 9am-1pm WEEKS G, L

9am-1pm WEEK I

$240, Members $235

$240, Members $235

DRAWING INTO PAINTING

MOVIE MAKING Screenplay writing, costume design, cinematography, directing, editing, music composition, lighting, and more. Work as a team with your classmates to write and produce

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

create both collages and acrylic paintings.

Friday, we put our hard work to the test…We feast!

1:30-4:30pm WEEK J

Gary Jackson & Pam Robinson

$180, Members $175

9am-3:30pm WEEKS H

AGES 10-16

Pam Robinson & Gary Jackson $345, Members $340

METALS CAMP Create cool metal jewelry or small sculpture out of brass and copper sheet & wire. Students will learn various skills, such as hammering, forming, texturing and polishing, leading to the creation of their own designs! 9am-1pm WEEKS B,C,E,F,G,H,I,J,K Members $240 Non-members $245

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

FORGE, FIRE & FEAST

Closed toe shoes required!

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

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

TOYS, GAMES, AND MORE

WEEK DATES WEEK A: JUNE 10-14 WEEK B: JUNE 17-21 WEEK C: JUNE 24-28 WEEK D: JULY 1-3* WEEK E: JULY 8-12 WEEK F: JULY 15-19 WEEK G: JULY 22-26 WEEK H: JULY 29-AUGUST 2 WEEK I: AUGUST 5- 9 WEEK J: AUGUST 12-16 WEEK K: AUGUST 19-23 WEEK L: AUGUST 26-30 *3 DAY CAMP DUE TO THE JULY 4 TH HOLIDAY.

42 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

AGES 12-16

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

WAX CARVING & CASTING CAMP This camp will explore the ancient technique of wax carving and lost wax casting, a process that Silver will be available for an additional fee. Students can

expect to complete at least two small pieces. *Children must be 12 years old at time of camp.

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

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

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

FASHION CAMP (2 WEEKS) Looking to define your own style? Can’t find that perfect outfit that sets you apart from all the rest? Well look no further. The first week will be spent designing outfits from clothes you already have at home or from thrift store finds.  We will have some fabrics available, but you may want to pick out your favorites from the local fabric stores. The second week will focus on making accessories in metal that can be attached to the garment and/ or worn on the body. We finish out the two weeks with a fashion show!

Keeley Stitt & Pam Robinson

We’ll spend the first day of camp making sure everyone knows how to use their cameras and creating our safari teams. Our next three days, we’ll spend hunting down some elusive imagery in the historic neighborhood of Ravenswood. Our last day together, we’ll showcase our story. Are you game? 9am-1pm WEEKS E, K

Joe Tighe

$245, Members $240

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

Simple fabric will be provided, but campers are welcome to bring in their own fabrics to create their designs. Great for campers who have also taken the Sewing 101 Camp!

charcoal, pencil, and pastels.  Learn about head lengths, construction line drawing, bone structure, and more. Students will spend one day working from a clothed model.

9am-1pm WEEK I

9am-1pm WEEK J

$240, Members $235

$240, Member $235

ACRYLIC PAINTING

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

9am-3:30pm WEEKS G,L

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

$325, Members $320

FIGURE & PORTRAIT DRAWING This class offers an in-depth study of the human figure, stressing an understanding of anatomical structures, proportion, and tonal values.  Explore drawing techniques in

LILLSTREET CHIC Come to this camp with fabric and ideas for sewing a fashionable piece of clothing. We will look at examples of contemporary styles in fashion, and learn how to sew a basic garment. using sewing machines.

9am-1pm WEEKS E AND F

SUMMER CAMPS

$470, Members $465

JOE’S PHOTO SAFARI CAMP Follow Joe Tighe, Lillstreet’s resident photographer and former outdoor camp director on a week long safari through the ravenswood neighborhood.

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WEEK A

WEEK B

WEEK C

WEEK D

WEEK E

6/10-6/14

6/17-6/21

6/24-6/28

7/1-7/3

7/8-7/12

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

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

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

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

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

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

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

Wild Things 9am-1pm*

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

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

Drawing & Cartooning 1:30-4:30pm*

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

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

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Inspired by Nature 9am-3:30pm

Ages 10-14

Ages 9-12

Hands on Clay 9am-1pm*

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

Sewing 101 9am-1pm*

Screenprinted School Clothes 9am-3:30pm

Posters 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Wax Carving & Casting Camp 9am-1pm

Fashion Camp [2 weeks] 9am-1pm

Young Adults 13+

Ages 1216

Ages 10-16

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Puppets 9am-1pm*

Ages 8-12

Ages 5-8

Ages 3.5-5

SUMMER CAMPS

44 SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

Joe’s Photo Safari Camp 9am-1pm Digital Photography 1:30-4:30pm

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

WEEK F

WEEK G

WEEK H

WEEK I

WEEK J

WEEK K

WEEK L

7/15-7/19

7/22-7/26

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

8/12-8/16

8/19-8/23

8/26-8/30

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

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

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

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

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

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

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

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

Cosmic Constructions 9am-1pm*

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

Clay & Multimedia: Morning Only 9am-1pm

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

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

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

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

All Things Messy 9am-1pm*

Clay Every Day 9am-1pm*

Cosmic Constructions 9am-1pm*

Cosmic Constructions 9am-1pm*

Drawing & Cartooning 1:30-4:30m*

Drawing & Cartooning 1:30-4:30pm*

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

Superheroes 9am-1pm*

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

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

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

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

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Eco-Art Camp 9am-3:30pm

Movie Making 9am-3:30pm

Primitive Painters 9am-3:30pm

World in a Box 9am-3:30pm

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

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

Drawing into Painting 9am-1pm*

Drawing into Painting 9am-1pm*

Wheelthrowing 1:30:pm-4:30pm Primitive Painters 9am-3:30pm

Digital Photography 9am-1pm*

Claymation [2 weeks] 9am-1pm*

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

Pop Art Sculptures 9am-1pm*

Primitive Painters 9am-3:30pm Posters 9am-1pm*

Digital Photography 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Toys, Games & More 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30-4:30pm

Acrylic Painting 9am-3:30pm

Metals Camp 9am-1pm* Forge, Fire, Feast 9am-3:30pm

Metals Camp 9am-1pm*

Metals Camp 9am-1pm* Fused Glass Cabocho Jewelry 9am-1pm*

Forging Camp 9am-1pm

Forging Camp 9am-1pm

Joe’s Photo Safari Camp 9am-1pm

Lillstreet Chic 9am-1pm

Figure & Portrait Drawing 9am-1pm

Wheelthrowing 1:30-4:30pm

SUMMER CAMPS

Drawing into Painting 1:30-4:30pm

Acrylic Painting 9am-3:30pm

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

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Ignite THIS SPRING LILLSTREET ART CENTER CELEBRATES TWO EXCITING NEW VENTURES THE LAUNCH OF IGNITE, AN ARTS-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ADDITION OF LILLSTREET LOFT, THE CENTER’S NEW SPECIAL EVENTS AND MEETING SPACE.

professional development

private rentals

LILLSTREET LOFT IS LOCATED JUST A FEW STEPS NORTH OF THE ART CENTER AT 4437 N. RAVENSWOOD AVE. THE 2,000-SQFT VENUE IS HOME TO OUR ARTSBASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IGNITE, AS WELL AS SEVERAL PUBLIC ARTS PROGRAMS. THE LOFT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE RENTALS FOR UP TO 100 PEOPLE.

public programs

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS CLAIRE HURWITZ CLAIRE@LILLSTREET.COM 773.769.4226 IGNITEATLILLSTREET.COM

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT LILLSTREET LOFT! 4437 N Ravenswood Ave

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 3/24/13

Dropped between 3/25/13-3/31/13

Dropped between 4/1/13-4/7/13

Dropped after 4/7/13 No refund or class credit

Adult/Child Classes

Refund minus $40 or full class credit

No refund – class credit only

No refund – half class credit

Workshops

If dropped one full week prior to start date, refund minus $40 or full class credit.

If dropped 3-6 days before start date, no refunds – class credit only.

If dropped less than 3 days before start of workshop, no refund or class credit.

School’s Out and Holiday Camps

If dropped one full week prior to start date, refund minus $40 or full class credit

If dropped 3-6 days before start date, no refunds - class credit only

If dropped less than 3 days before start of workshop, no refund or class credit

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

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GALLERY | CLASSES | STUDIOS

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

SPRING CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEKS OF APRIL 1 & MAY 6

LILLSTREET UPCOMING EVENTS: SPRING OPEN HOUSE/ LILLSTREET LOFT OPENING SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 12-4PM Make the most of a March Saturday and come take FREE art workshops with us! Be sure to stroll up the street to our grand opening at the Lillstreet Loft space at 4437 N Ravenswood. complimentary workshops in pottery, screen printing, drawing, and more!

“PLANE & SOLID” OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 6-8PM Named for the two types of geometry, “Plane & Solid” presents four artists working with both two-and thereedimensional forms.

EMERGING ARTIST LECTURE BY ALEX CHITTY

“100 ACTS OF SEWING” OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 6-8PM An ongoing project of fiber artist Sonya Philip, this special exhibition on view throughout the building will include photographs, textiles and a dressmaking workshop.

“ART & THE URBAN GARDEN” OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, MAY 3, 6-8PM Artists who work with a range of materials come together to provide inspiration to gardening enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 7PM Alex Chitty’s work sits ambiguously between digital and traditional, between drawing and sculpture. Chitty often incorporates humor into a conceptual sculptural practice.

SPRING CLASS SESSION I BEGINS WEEK OF APRIL 1

EMERGING ARTIST  LECTURE BY RAYCHAEL STINE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 7PM Raychael Stine is best known for her paintings featuring dogs in dangerous, humorous and intimate situations. These images reside between peculiar states of abstraction and representation.

SPRING CLASS SESSION II BEGINS WEEK OF MAY 6

EMERGING ARTIST LECTURE BY MARIANNA MILHORAT  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 7PM

SUMMER OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, MAY 18, 12-4PM Bring the family and take FREE art workshops with us!.

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


Lillstreet Spring Catalogue 2013