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“The shared dreamvision is to have a central location for artists

to rent affordable space and develop their craft all while having a network of support and inspiration from their neighboring artists. Add to this, the ability to interact with the

community

through

shows, classes, workshops, projects, events... the potential for a shared

creativity is

simply inspiring.”

Batavia’s Art Center 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 630.761.9977 www.waterstreetstudios.com

Fall 2009

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Letter from the Director of Education: Hello all. We are so happy to finally call 160 S. Water Street home! For those new to our mission, we are a not-for-profit arts organization housed in an old industrial warehouse which formerly manufactured windmills in downtown Batavia. We have converted the space into a 16,000 square foot art center equipped with 26 artist studios, a fine art gallery, and classrooms. The community-based Water Street School of Art offers a wide range of quality art classes taught by professional artists and highly qualified teachers. We have a great line up for fall and we invite you to join us by taking a class and expanding your artistic horizons at the same time.

Kari Kraus

Director of Education 630.761.9977 wsseducation@sbcglobal.net

Batavia’s Art Center 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 waterstreetstudios.com


Teen and Adult Classes All Adult classes are ages 17 and up unless otherwise noted.

Clay

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■ Off The Wheel! Why should kids have all the fun? Come play ”clay” in our fabulous facilities! Expert and fun instruction for the beginning to advanced student. Focus will be on learning a variety of hand-building techniques for functional bowls, mugs, teapots and non-functional/ sculptural ceramic pieces. Colored Slip decoration, surface treatments, carving, stamping, and altering are some of the topics covered. Both glazing and cold finishing techniques will be explored. The practice of making pottery today is part of a long tradition that is rich in techniques, practitioners, cultural variations, and folklore. Bring an apron! □ Instructor: Patty Davoust □ Cost: $170 - includes a 25 lb. bag of clay, firing, and glazes. (Tools and additional clay available for purchase.) □ Dates: Thursdays Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 □ TIme: 9 am-12 pm ■ Figure Sculpture for Adults (Ages 18+) Working from live models, we will use the dominant sense of touch to work clay like flesh. Anatomical reference combined with artistic interpretation will help you bring your creations to life. Using a variety of armature and construction techniques, the instructor will help you see your own designs and dreams come to reality in clay. All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome. Dress to get dirty! □ Instructor: Patty Davoust □ Cost: $260 - includes model fee for first six classes, a 25 lb. bag of clay, firing, and glazes. (Tools and additional clay available for purchase.) □ Dates: Fridays Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 □ TIme: 6:30-9:30 pm

Drawing

■ From PENCILS to PIXELS (and everything in between) is for anyone interested in taking an idea off the page and turning it into a totally new dimension. This class will show you how to transform a simple sketch into posters, album graphics, magazine ads, websites, cartoons, story-

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■ From PENCILS to PIXELS continues... boards, and animation! We will learn how drawings can develop many personalities through the use of color, typography, lighting, humor and much more… Skill level or age is not as important as curiosity, the desire to learn and have fun! We will work together as a class, but also individually to accommodate your special interests. In addition to teaching, Michael Glascott is an experienced professional, with work seen in newspapers, magazines, commercials, television shows, and galleries. □ Instructor: Michael Glascott □ Cost: $100 plus supplies - list available upon request □ Dates: Session 1 Session 2 Saturdays Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 □ TImes: 9-11 am 9-11 am ■ Drawing for Beginners This course is to acquire technical skills. Good drawing skills are the foundation of great artists and in this class you will learn through various methods such as sketching as well as the basics of linear perspective, space and distance, light and shading, cross hatching, exploiting the light/dark contrast, basics of composition and structures, and volume. □ Instructor: Zaki Knapen □ Cost: $150 □ Dates: Wednesdays Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 □ TIme: 10-11:30 am ■ Drawing from Life (Ages 18+) Working from live models, students will experience one of the oldest and most basic forms of study and discovery. Using traditional drawing mediums such as pencil, charcoal, conté or pastel, students will translate the understanding of the human form into a work that communicates life. Basic principles of proportion and gesture as well as details of line quality, light and shadow, and contour will be explored. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop and nurture your drawing skills! □ Instructor: Deborah DiVita/Glascott □ Cost: $165 plus supplies - list available upon request □ Dates: Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 □ TIme: 7-9 pm

Fiber

■ Making An Art Quilt (Ages 18+) In this class we will explore the ever-changing world of Art Quilts. Small Art Quilts will be made using simple hand-sewing and collage techniques with fabric, trims, old jewelry, photographs, and any other mementos you’d like to add. We will use several embellishment techniques - embroidery and beading and construction techniques - batting and fabric backing. You are encouraged to bring personal items to add to your piece. You do not need to know how to quilt - no stress just fun! □ Instructor: Jacquie Stone □ Cost: $110 plus supplies - list available upon request □ Dates: Tuesdays Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 □ TIme: 7-9 pm

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■ Fiber Art Experiments (Ages 18+) In this creative class we will try lots of fiber experiments using techniques with fabric. These include fiber sandwiches, foils, paints, transfer dyes, and how fusible web can be utilized to create unique surfaces that can be painted. We will also experiment with heating certain fabrics, plastics, and tyvek to achieve textures and surfaces. Many different methods will be explored! We will create a journal for all of our ideas so that you can use these techniques later to create a distinctive piece of art! Bring a journal to the first class. □ Instructor: Jacquie Stone □ Cost: $130 plus supplies - list available upon request □ Dates: Saturdays Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 □ TIme: 10 am-12 pm ■ Recycled Wool Felted Flower Pins (Ages 15+) Brighten up a winter coat or hat with these lively blooms. Create two colorful flower pins out of recycled felted wool sweaters. Embellish them with beads and embroidery thread. □ Instructor: Sharon P. Sychta □ Cost: $35 □ Dates & Times: Saturday Nov 7, 9-11:30 am OR Wednesday Nov 18, 6-8:30 pm

Glass

■ Beginner Glass Fusing (Ages 16+) Glass fusing is a process where you create designs using various pieces of glass that are glued together and then heated in a kiln to fuse them into one piece. The end result can be added to or even put on a mold and heated to give it a shape. You can create pendants, earrings, pins, coasters, plates, bowls, barrettes, tiles, etc. Participants will start by learning to cut glass into pendants or pins and earrings. We will then move to slightly larger pieces of glass to slump into small plate or bowl molds. Additional topics of using ground glass (frit) and finishing touches will be explored. □ Instructor: Susan Delaney □ Cost: $215 - includes supplies □ Dates: Sundays Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 □ TIme: 1-4 pm

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Jewelry

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■ Beginning Jewelry any special needs, the instructor must know Learn how to use the proper tools and in advance to make acommodations. PLEASE techniques for jewelry. In this class you NOTE: Neither the instructor nor Water Street will learn design element theory and Studios can be held responsible for any metal why certain patterns work better than allergies/allergic reactions. If a special metal is others as well as how to wire wrap required (sterling silver, niobium,14k gold filled and finish your jewelry the profesor 14k gold) additional cost may occur. Instructor sional way. We will also cover metal/ must be contacted prior to class to discuss stone/gem basics and where to buy, alternatives. 630.761.9977 ■ how to buy, and what to watch out for. Students will make a pair of earrings to start and continue with a bracelet or a neckpiece. Register early. Space is limited. □ Instructor: Maureen Gasek □ Cost: $125 (5-hour workshop) - includes supplies □ Date: Sunday Sept 27 □ TIme: 12- 5pm (Lunch break 1:30-2 pm) ■ Copper Inspiration Cuff (Ages 13+) Students will make their own textured or stamped copper cuff bracelet with a sterling silver plate that they have hand stamped with their own word or short message. Beads may be added if you desire. No prior metal-smithing experience is necessary. All materials and tools are supplied. Great for Ladies Night Out! □ Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: $45 □ Date: Thursday Oct 8 □ TIme: 6-8:30 pm ■ Quirky Cool Cocktail Ring (Ages 13+) Students will make one or two absolutely uniquely cool cocktail rings out of sterling silver wire and a focal bead of your choice. No prior experience required. All supplies and tools are included. □ Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: $30 □ Date: Monday Oct 19 □ TIme: 6-8 pm ■ Awesome Earrings For Beginners (Ages 13+) This is an excellent beginners class that will teach you the fundamental techniques to create awesome earrings. Once you master loop forming and a little bit of wire wrapping you can make countless pair of earrings. These earrings are great for gift giving! In the class you will receive all supplies necessary to create three pairs of pierced dangle earrings with sterling silver and various beads. All tools necessary are available to use during the class time. No previous experience necessary. □ Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: $34 □ Date: Monday Sept 21 □ TIme: 6-8:30 pm

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■ Beginners PMC Jewelry (Ages 18+) PMC is microscopic particles of pure silver mixed with organic binders that fuse together in the kiln leaving pure silver. You do not need have any previous experience with jewelry making to work with this remarkable medium. You will learn how to form, refine, fire and finish one pendant and one pair of dangle earrings. You will leave the class with at least two finished pieces of fine silver jewelry that you have designed and made yourself. Class includes demonstrations, handouts, enough clay for at least two projects, firing of the projects, and the use of my tools. □ Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: $45 □ Dates & Times: Saturday Oct 10, 2-5 pm OR Friday Oct 23 6-9 pm as a Ladies Night Out

Painting

■ Acrylics with a Twist  This class is dedicated to developing your personal connection to painting with acrylics and expanding your understanding of how they work. We will explore the many different ways paint can be applied. While working in a charged, supportive environment, participants will connect the ways in which memory and thought are communicated in painting. Color mixing and basic design elements will be presented through demonstration and visual aids. We will look at and learn different techniques such as: lifting, staining, alcohol resolve, layering, gel, mediums, etc. □ Instructor: Maureen Gasek □ Cost: $115 for 5 classes - supplies included: 2 canvas boards □ Dates: Wednesday Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 □ TIme: 6-8 pm N  ote: Students who have attended a previous painting course with Maureen can come to any class (during a scheduled session) for open studio time. Cost is $20 per class - bring your own supplies or $25 per class - paints and canvas paper supplied. Fee is payable on arrival to class. If dropping in, please give 24 hours advanced notice. ■ Oil Painting For painters of all levels, skills and disciplines, the focus of this class is to nurture the individual creative process. Color mixing and basic oil painting techniques will be covered. Participants will explore traditional and alternative styles in oil painting while developing an understanding of basic drawing and composition skills. Emphasis is placed on discovering individual strengths and styles that will enable each to complete a final painting reflecting those characteristics. This class is structured for enjoyment in a relaxed format to allow creativity to surface naturally. □ Instructor: Deborah DiVita/Glascott □ Cost: $100 plus supplies - list available upon request □ Dates: Saturdays Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 □ TIme: 9-11:30 am

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■ Open Paint Have you ever thought about taking a painting class, but did not know if you would like it or did not want to invest in supplies you may never use again? Do you want to get together with other artists just to create and network? Have you taken a course, but were disappointed that it had to end and want to continue painting? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Open Paint is for you! (Minimum 4). □ Instructor: Maureen Gasek □ Costs: $20 per session - bring your own supplies $25 per session - includes supplies and canvas paper □ Dates: Tuesdays Sept 15, 22, 29 and Wednesdays Nov 11 & 18 □ TIme: 6-8 pm

Photography

■ A Photographer’s Vision (Ages 12+) Enjoy a photowalk around Batavia’s downtown and Riverwalk with veteran Chicago Tribune photographer John Dziekan. All that is required is a digital camera - a creative attitude will come in handy too. Combining fun and education, we begin the day with some classroom time learning some techniques to help improve your photography. Then we’ll head out to shoot some pictures. We end the class with a return to the Studios to view our images while enjoying light refreshments. All levels will benefit from this class! □ Instructor: John Dziekan □ Cost: $99 □ Dates: Sept 26 □ TIme: 10 am-3 pm

Sculpture

■ Fun with Sculpture This course is an introduction to making cast sculptures from a wax model using the lost wax technique. Basic sculptural principles will be learned and explored. □ Instructor: Zaki Knapen □ Cost: $150 □ Dates: Wednesdays Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21 □ TIme: 12-1:30 pm

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■ Created to be Traded (Ages 15+) Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are miniature masterpieces created to be traded – never sold. They are a collectable, personalized piece of art to trade with other ATC artists. Experience and meet other artists, their ideas and styles, through a 2.5” x 3.5” card. We will learn the rules and create ATCs to exchange. Start your collection now. □ Instructor: Sharon P. Sychta □ Cost: $15 per class □ Weekly Drop-In Dates: Mondays Sept 14, 21, 28 □ TIme: 7-9 pm ■ Airbrush for Beginners This is a basic course that will introduce you to the secrets of using an airbrush. With the help of this experienced instructor you will experiment with an airbrush and learn tips and tricks for working in this amazing medium. □ Instructor: Zaki Knapen □ Cost: $150 □ Dates: Wednesdays Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21 □ TIme: 2-3:30 pm ■ ‘Marketing Your Work’ Classes Are you ready to take your art career to the next level and start marketing your work in art shows and gallery exhibitions? If so, you are invited to be part of a select group of artists to participate in a 3-week marketing class that will put you on the path toward reaching your goals and selling your art. This class allows you to look at all aspects of professional marketing needs and how to prioritize getting it all accomplished. □ Instructor: Maureen Gasek □ Cost: $95 - includes class materials □ Dates: Wednesdays Sept 16, 23, 30 □ TIme: 6-8 pm ■ Making Masks (Ages 16+) Explore the many guises of mask making. Design and create a one-of-a-kind mask to masquerade in this Halloween season. Taking a simple mask form and using all kinds of embellishments you will create a dynamic mask to astound and fool all your friends and be ready for our masquerade event in October! □ Instructor: Sharon P. Sychta □ Cost: $90 □ Dates: Mondays Oct 5, 12, 19 □ TIme: 6-9 pm

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Senior Specials

■ Acrylic Painting for the Creative Senior This 5-week course is dedicated to encouraging your creativity through painting with acrylics. Open to beginning or advanced artists, this course will explore painting from a still life, a photo, or just your imagination. You will learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and investigate some of the different mediums, color blending, lifting, staining, and alcohol resolve to create different effects. This course will help you discover the hidden creativity and talent we all have that needs to be unleashed. □ Instructor: Maureen Gasek □ Cost: $100 - includes supplies and senior discount □ Dates: Tuesdays Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 □ TIme: 1:30-3:30 pm ■ Senior Photowalk Photography can be enjoyed by all ages and all walks of life, and it is great for senior citizens! So bring your digital camera for a Senior Photowalk/ Workshop. John Dziekan, former Chicago Tribune staff photographer, will help you create better pictures with some simple tips and techniques. Weather permitting, we will take a short photowalk along the Fox River in Batavia. This walk will be followed by a critique session and some great interaction with the group. □ Instructor: John Dziekan □ Cost: $65 - includes senior discount □ Date: Wednesday, Oct 7 □ TIme: 9 am-12 pm

Children’s Classes Young Ones: Ages 3+

■ Messy Mondays with Your Young One! (Ages 3-5) This class is goopy, squishy, sticky and so much more! Get ready for a true adventure in art with your child - you can’t go wrong! You and your child will have oodles of fun in this class as you create fun art projects while getting messy. Please dress appropriately for class. □ Instructor: Kari Kraus □ Cost: $55 □ Dates: Mondays Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 □ TIme: 10-11 am ■ “Wee Ones” Paint and Paste (Ages 3-5) Play, paint, and paste with a parent. Each class will offer one hour of fun and artistic activities geared towards movement, color, and art. □ Instructor: Sharon Sychta □ Cost: $45 □ Dates: Thursdays Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 □ TIme: 10-11 am

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■ Mini Matisse (Ages 4-6) This is an exciting class which offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of media from watercolors, clay, masks, puppets, portraiture, and more. Each session offers different projects so this class can be taken again and again with no repeat masterpieces. □ Instructor: Kari Kraus □ Cost: $55 □ Dates: Tuesdays Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 □ TIme: 4:30-5:30 pm

Star Wars Themed Classes ■ Star Wars: An Art Experience (Ages 5-7 and 8-12) A long time ago in a galaxy not that far away Star Wars came to Water Street Studios and is back by popular demand. This is a really fun and entertaining class that combines art projects with games, as well as food activities. We will drink sith soda and eat clone trooper cupcakes as well as create portraits of our favorite characters and Tatooine torn paper collages. Students will also design and build their own droids and to top it all off participate in a jedi training session with lightsabers we make ourselves. □ Instructor: Kari Kraus □ Cost: $78 □ Dates: Saturdays Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3 □ TImes: Ages: 5-7 10 am-12 pm Ages: 8-12 1-3 pm ■ Advanced Art of Star Wars (Ages 6-10) This class offers up all that is loved in our popular Star Wars class such as creating lightsabers and designing droids with new soon-to-be favorites. In this session we will design cloaks and learn beginning video techniques to create mini fan films. We will enjoy sith cider and jabba jiggle while painting scenes from our favorite episode! This class is fantastic for those who have taken the first Star Wars class. Please note that a few of the projects from the ‘Star Wars: An Art Experience’ class are repeated. □ Instructor: Kari Kraus □ Cost: $90 □ Dates: Thursdays Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 □ TIme: 6:30-8 pm

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Older Ones: Ages 7+ ■ Kandinsky Kids (Ages 7-11) In Kandinsky Kids students will create art using a wide range of media including, but not limited to, all types of paint, clay, fabric, sculpture, printmaking, etc. What could be better? Just as in our‘Mini Matisse’ class - there aren’t any repeat projects so this class can be taken again and again. □ Instructor: Kari Kraus □ Cost: $55 □ Dates: Tuesdays Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 □ TIme: 6-7 pm ■ Playing in the Mud: Youth Pottery (Ages 7-11) This class is great for those kids who love to get dirty! Different types of pottery are explored in this class with an emphasis on hand built ceramics. We will learn about the history of pottery, glazes, firing, grasp coil, slab, and pinch construction. □ Instructor: Kari Kraus □ Cost: $95 □ Dates: Mondays Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5 □ TIme: 6:30-8 pm □ Glaze Date: Monday Oct 26 6:30-8 pm ■ Junior Mask Making (Ages 8-15) Put on a mask and be transformed. You can move, act, and think differently when disguised. Roar like a lion, twitter like a bird, or experience life as another person. Each class will offer a technique in mask making: feather/embellishments, construction, foam, and paper maché. Note: The paper maché masks take up two classes to allow for drying time. □ Instructor: Sharon P. Sychta □ Cost: $25 per class or take advantage of $90 for all four! □ Dates: Mondays Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 □ TIme: 4-5:30 pm ■ Personalized Plastic Dog Tag or Pendant Class (Ages 9+) Let your creativity explode by making 2 - 4 custom dog tags or pendants. You choose all the same or all different. All creativity levels welcome. If you can color you can create! All materials included. Students will leave with up to 4 dog tags or pendants and 2 chokers or ball chains for hanging their creations. □ Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: $27 □ Dates: Monday Sept 14 □ TIme: 6-8 pm

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Workshops

■ Handcraft Your Own Hoop Earrings Workshop (Ages 13+) Create your own sterling silver hoop earrings. Participants can create one or two sterling silver and bead earrings. Once you master the simple technique you will have the skills to make oodles of hoops for yourself and friends! All supplies included for up to two pair of earrings. All tools necessary are available to use during the class time. No previous experience necessary. □ Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas □ Cost: $30 □ Date: Thursday Sept 17 □ TIme: 6-8 pm ■ Retro Shadow Boxes Workshop (All Ages*) Remember that diorama you made for your 3rd grade book report? In the spirit of storytelling we will create shadow boxes that depict a nostalgic scene. Like the artist Joseph Cornell, we will use a variety of found objects that will then be manipulated into something truly original. Bring your ideas and your personal paraphernalia to make it more interesting: family summer vacation souvenirs work great! Class cost includes wooden box and basic supplies. This is an all ages class, though younger artists may require additional parental assistance. *Children under 7 need to work with a parent or other accompanying adult. □ Instructor: Rita Grendze □ Cost: $45 □ Date: Sunday Sept 13 □ TIme: 12-3 pm ■ ‘Marketing Your Work’ Workshop If you are ready to take your art career to the next level and start marketing your work in art shows and gallery exhibitions then this workshop is for you. It offers the same benefits and inside information as our Marketing Your Work class but in a one day condensed format. This workshop will help with questions such as how to create a consistent body of gallery-ready work, apply to art shows, write an artist statement, and price your work. □ Instructor: Maureen Gasek □ Cost: $95 - supplies included □ Date: Saturday Nov 7 □ TIme: 12-5 pm ■ Acrylic Techniques, Mediums & more Workshop This class is dedicated to developing a personal connection to painting with acrylics, using gel mediums and other texture modification tools. It will expand your understanding of how they work, dry and react. Learn the basics about acrylic paint, mediums, varnishes, gels and more. We will explore the many different ways various mediums work, and learn about texture, color blending, lifting, staining, alcohol resolve, layering, gel mediums, etc. □ Instructor: Maureen Gasek □ Cost: $75 - supplies included □ Date: Sunday Oct 18 □ TIme: 12-4 pm

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■ Creative Ladies Night Out Schedule a night with 5 or more of your girl friends for a Creative Ladies Night out. We will make 2 small art projects while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. Project ideas: Handmade envelopes, postcard plaques, decoupage bottles, wired hanging bottles/bud vases, Photo frames, silverware charms, small accordion books, recycled wool flower pins. Projects to be determined at class registration. Refreshments: water and non-alcoholic beverages. Appetizers: chips, dips, and sweets. □ Instructor: Sharon P. Sychta □ Cost: $45 per participant □ Date: to be mutually agreed upon at time of registration □ TIme: 7-10 pm

Private Instruction

Are you interested in learning a specific medium one on one with one of our highly qualified Water Street artists? Inquiries should be directed to: Kari Kraus, Director of Education, wsseducation@sbcglobal.net or 630.761.9977. Let us know what you are looking for and we will match you with an artist that will help you expand your artistic horizons! Prices and times to be set upon registration as they will vary between instructors and supply costs.

Drop-In Classes

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■ Welded Sculpture: Private Instruction Learn welding techniques to create one of a kind sculpture(s) for your home or garden out of Joe's scavenged materials. Students must dress appropriately - no open toed shoes, no synthetic fibers - and be willing to get a little “dirty.” □ Instructor: Joseph Gagnepain IV □ Cost: $300 □ TIme: Three 2-hour sessions

Are you interested in some drop-in painting and drawing sessions? These classes are a great way to test the waters before committing to an entire session of an art class, brush up on previous skills, or just work in a creative environment with fellow artists. We will have some great drop-in classes coming in October so please visit www.waterstreetstudios. com or call 630.761.9977 for more information.

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Registration

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To register, simply complete the registration form located in the center of this booklet and mail or deliver to: Water Street Studios, School of Art 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 Please make checks payable to: Batavia Artists Association. Water Street Studios is located at 160 S. Water Street by the corner of First and Water Streets in the heart of downtown Batavia, Illinois. We are less than one block south east of the Batavia Public Library.

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Artists/teachers interested in teaching at Water Street Studios may visit our website to obtain a teacher application and a class proposal form. Please note: deadline for Winter class submissions is October 21, 2009. Biographies of Water Street instructors may be found online. www.waterstreetstudios.com

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oin our community by becoming a Corporate Partner or a Water Street Studios Member. Thanks to meaningful partnerships between forward-thinking civic leaders, volunteers and the Batavia Artists Association, this new venue is possible. If you would like to become a Member, or your company would like to become a Corporate Partner, contact Jim Kirkhoff, Water Street Studios Development Director for information 630.761.9977.

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“The shared dreamvision is to have a central location for artists

to rent affordable space and develop their craft all while having a network of support and inspiration from their neighboring artists. Add to this, the ability to interact with the

community

through

shows, classes, workshops, projects, events... the potential for a shared

creativity is

simply inspiring.” Batavia’s Art Center 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 630.761.9977 www.waterstreetstudios.com

Fall 2009

school of art


Fall Class Schedule