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    • Wed, August 23, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9

    Wednesday, August 23

    Facilitator: Brandi Bartlett

    Get ready for Fall and discover your inner artist! Tonight Brandi will be teaching you how to paint a charming fall pumpkin. Bring a friend or two and learn how to paint with acrylics on canvas! No experience necessary! Brandi will be teaching you basic techniques on painting with acrylic paints. All supplies are included, just come and have fun!

    Reg by: 8/21

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    • Tue, September 05, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9

    Tuesdays,  September 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 9/3


    • Tue, September 05, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 11

    Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    In this class you will learn about some of the differences between the "western" brush and the "Chinese" brush and their respective paints, controlling water and mixing colors, composition and some of the basic strokes using the Chinese brush. There will be a power point presentation, as well as, demonstration before you begin painting. The subject matter will be the Four Gentlemen: Wild Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and Plum Blossom. Supply List: Rice paper (roll or pad), Traditional or Authentic Chinese watercolors, Brushes: 1 small, med, large, brush holder, Ink stick or traditional Chinese Ink (liquid), Ink Stone, porcelain palette or 8 jar lids. You can purchase most things at area craft stores.

    Reg by: 9/03



    • Wed, September 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9

    Wednesdays,  September 6, 13, 20, 27

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together!  Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class.

    Register by 9/4.

    • Wed, September 06, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4

    Wednesdays,  September 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    What whimsical or practical creation will you choose to make? Will it be a dog, cat bird, fish, garden art, a decorative or useful piece for home? This 'free-form" clay class will bring out your "kid" who wants to plan in the clay and create a piece of pure joy! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Intermediate level and beyond

    Register by 9/4.



    • Wed, September 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  September 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    Pen and ink with mixed media is the focus of 10 hours of class time. Explore using pastel, colored pencil, water color and collage to give your pen & ink drawings a new dimension! This is a class of exploration and fun! Students should think about and bring in their own collage subjects. Students should bring to class: a selection of waterproof drawing pens, ball point, brush point pen! (Hobby Lobby or Michaels are local sources). 14" x 17" or larger good quality drawing pad and a good art eraser. Pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, and collage glue and some collage papers.

    Register by 9/ 4

    • Wed, September 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Age 16–Adult. No experience necessary. You will learn how to design and create a totally unique mirror, surrounded by clay segments you have made yourself. Your mirror will be the shape and size and color perfect for your home, because you have created it yourself. All components except the mirror will be supplied—clay, grout, glaze, firing, and all mounting structures. Come with ideas! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Reg by 9/4



    • Thu, September 07, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9

    Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 9/05


    • Thu, September 07, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursdays,  September 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    This class will introduce students to texturing, blending and shading. Students will learn how to use preliminary sketches to their advantage and get to know the many types of pens used for drawing. Ray will also introduce some watercolor/colored pencil techniques to your artwork.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad and an assortment of felt tip waterproof ink drawing pens.  Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Register by 9 / 05

    • Thu, September 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Thursdays  September 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This exciting medium is gaining huge popularity in the artistic centers across the country, and opens doors to explore new techniques and effects with oils and cold wax. Cold wax medium will be used with oil paint, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and texturing techniques to create totally unique paintings. Learn about materials and how to use them. All painters are invited—whether you have worked with oils, watercolors, or acrylics. This is new—you will love it! Please bring oil paints and canvas or artboards. Cold wax will be provided.   Reg by: 9/5


    • Mon, September 11, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5

    Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery. Both hand-builders and wheel-throwers welcome. These intermediate classes will focus on decorating, glazing, and firing techniques. You will also explore Carving, Slip trailing, Sgraffito, Mashima, and Texturizing your work. Dee will help you accomplish projects on your Bucket List!

    Reg by 9/09



    • Mon, September 11, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Monday,   September 11, 18, 25, Oct 2

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects.

    Register By:  Sept 6

    • Thu, September 14, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    Thursdays,  September 14

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Paul Klee 1879-1940 Swiss-German Suigeneris: Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Abstraction, Surrealism

    Paul Klee was an accomplished violin player, writer, teacher, lecturer and visual artist. He loved the older music traditions that influenced him. His art also inspired some musical compositions of his era. The whimsical, childlike art of Klee and his idea of synaesthesia will be explored in this session.

    Register by 9-12

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    • Thu, September 14, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, September 14

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 9/13

    • Tue, September 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4

    Tuesdays, September 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 9/16.


    • Sat, September 23, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 11

    Saturday September 23

    Facilitator: Bethany Stiltner

    Make a drum, design a drum, and play a drum - All in one workshop! Spend a day on you and connect with your inner rhythm. First, we will construct a light weight durable drum using a bucket base. Next, you get to personalize your drum with art supplies. Last, but most definitely not least, you will play your drum. Together, we will create rhythm to connect, sound your voice, release a little stress, and very importantly - have FUN! Art and music making skills - not required! Buckets and art supplies provided. Bring your own art supplies if you choose.

    BYOL - Bring Your Own Lunch

    BYAR - Bring Your Authentic Rhythm.

    Register EARLY! by: 9/13



    • Mon, September 25, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Mondays, September 25, Oct 2

    Facilitator: Jill Martin-Golden

    Spend two days exploring alcohol inks on two different surfaces. Our first class we’ll work on Yupo paper and the second we’ll paint a small canvas. You’ll get to see firsthand how the paints react to the two very different surfaces. Come with an idea to paint or Jill will have a few drawings ready to go.  Any level is welcome. All supplies included, just come and play!

    Reg by:  9/22

    • Mon, September 25, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Mondays  Sept 25 & Oct 2

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    What fun!! Pour Wine...then Pour Paint! No brushes, just magic solution in the paint and magic in your hands!! We will pour paint onto boards and canvases, use large squeegees to pull paint over paint....and help the magic happen.   Class two will take our new-found experience and augment and re-experience the joy!   Reg by: 9/21


    • Wed, September 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5

    Wednesday, September 27

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Grab your spouse or best friend and come and try your hand at a pottery wheel and make matching coffee mugs or cereal bowls! Then paint your own unique design or message on it. So much fun to learn something new, and so nice to share a memory. Space is limited to 6 so sign up early!!

    Reg by: 9/25


    • Sat, September 30, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

        Saturday,  September 30th

        Facilitator: Susan Burton

        Inspired from a writing and       drawing technique called “Exquisite Corpse.” The technique was invented by Surrealists in 1925 and i

    s based on an old parlor game in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.  Later the game was adapted to drawing and collage, producing a result similar to children's books in which the pages were cut into thirds, the top third pages showing the head of a person or animal, the middle third the torso, and the bottom third the legs, with children having the ability to "mix and match" by turning pages. An exquisite corpse mosaic is produced in three sections. Each section is completed with mosaic, then covered and the next section is done by a different person not knowing what the other has done.

    Reg by  9/28



    • Wed, October 04, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  October 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together!  Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class.

    Register by 10/2.

    • Sat, October 07, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

     Saturday,  October 7

    Facilitator: Susan Burton

    Mosaic jewelry is all the rage in fashion magazines and boutiques. In this one-day workshop you can make something unique that will express your personal, one-of-a-kind sense of fashion. Students will make two mosaic jewelry projects, choosing from earrings or pendants and embellish them with a plethora of materials such as glass, stone, mirror, beads, tiny tiles and millifiore. This is a fun opportunity to make something lasting and special. Rudimentary mosaic techniques, methods and applications will be covered. All materials and use of tools are provided. Additional bases available for purchase. No prior mosaic experience needed.

    Please bring a lunch for the noon break.

    Reg by  10/5



    • Mon, October 09, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Mondays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    Have you ever wanted to take an art class but did not know where to begin? Have fun as you learn to how to draw using a variety of pencils. In this class you will learn the basics of design, composition and perspective to create the foundation of your work. Add to that the techniques of shading, blending, and texture, and you will soon be delighted with the sketches you are able to create.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B drawing pencils, and a good art eraser.   Skill level: Beginner

    Register by  10/05

    • Wed, October 11, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Wednesdays,  October 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    What whimsical or practical creation will you choose to make? Will it be a dog, cat bird, fish, garden art, a decorative or useful piece for home? This 'free-form" clay class will bring out your "kid" who wants to plan in the clay and create a piece of pure joy! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Intermediate level and beyond

    Register by 10/9



    • Thu, October 12, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    Thursdays,  October 12

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1940 Russian Expressionism, Non-Objective Abstraction

    Wassily Kandinsky was a painter and graphic artist of vision and sound. The idea of music is pervasive in his art. He even gave musical titles to many of his works such as “Composition,” Improvisation,” and “Impression.” His incorporation of synaesthesia and his works will be presented in this lecture.

    Register by 10/10

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    • Thu, October 12, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, October 12

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Freewill Offering

    Reg by: 10/11

    • Mon, October 16, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Monday, October 16

    Facilitator: Jill Martin-Golden

    Bring your favorite witchy friends for this fun night out! Paint a Halloween treat for the eyes on canvas in alcohol inks and pen. Learn some techniques with this fun colorful medium, as you paint this 8 x 8 canvas. All supplies included!

    Reg by:  10/12

    • Tue, October 17, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Tuesdays,  October 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 10/15


    • Thu, October 19, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9

    Thursdays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 10/17


    • Thu, October 19, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursdays,  October 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    This class will introduce students to texturing, blending and shading. Students will learn how to use preliminary sketches to their advantage and get to know the many types of pens used for drawing. Ray will also introduce some watercolor/colored pencil techniques to your artwork.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad and an assortment of felt tip waterproof ink drawing pens.  Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Register by 10/ 17

    • Mon, October 23, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12

    Mondays,  October 23, 30, Nov 6, 13

    Facilitator: Marcia Goodheart

    The marvelous thing about intuitive painting is anything goes! This approach to painting is not about learning artistic techniques. It's about losing ourselves, allowing the flow of the creative process to take you into the unknown. You are invited to explore this approach to painting with a sense of playful, openhearted adventure, may you feel more connected and alive as a result. Fee includes some materials, please bring brushes and paints (if you have them)

    Reg by: 10/21



    • Fri, October 27, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Friday,  October 27

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Encaustic Painting originated in Egypt around 100-300AD. In the 20th century a student of Kandinsky’s rediscovered encaustic painting, and it has become very popular. Encaustic art is painting with hot wax, and has a softness and depth that you can get with no other painting method. Fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, brushes and tools as well as panels for you to work on -- just show up and create!

    Register by 10/25

    • Mon, October 30, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Mondays, October 30,  Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery. Both hand-builders and wheel-throwers welcome. These intermediate classes will focus on decorating, glazing, and firing techniques. You will also explore Carving, Slip trailing, Sgraffito, Mashima, and Texturizing your work. Dee will help you accomplish projects on your Bucket List!

    Reg by 10/26



    • Wed, November 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  November 1, 8, 15, 29

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together!  Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class.

    Register by 10/30.

    • Wed, November 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays  November 1, 8, 15

     FacilitatorBarb Santucci

    Collage is a fun way to work with many diverse materials. In this class you can explore design and composition with a subject matter of your choice. Barb will call you before the first class and discuss some possible materials you could bring to class. There will be a short brainstorming time during each class to show your work and ask questions and receive helpful comments. We will also explore a few ways to “alter” papers to use in your collage. A supply list will be sent before the class.

    Reg by: 10/30

    • Thu, November 02, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Thursdays  November 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This exciting medium is gaining huge popularity in the artistic centers across the country, and opens doors to explore new techniques and effects with oils and cold wax. Cold wax medium will be used with oil paint, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and texturing techniques to create totally unique paintings. Learn about materials and how to use them. All painters are invited—whether you have worked with oils, watercolors, or acrylics. This is new—you will love it! Please bring oil paints and canvas or artboards. Cold wax will be provided.   Reg by: 10/31


    • Sun, November 05, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Sundays,  November 5, 12, 19, Dec 3

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    For beginners, as well as those who may have a little experience. If you have been looking for a creative new activity to do with your teenager, son or daughter, wife or husband or a group of friends, you will love this beginning wheel thrown pottery class! It will offer ample opportunity to practice wedging, centering, and pulling up tea bowls, soup or cereal bowls, and lidded vessels (maybe some handles too!). Each student will have a wheel to work on. We will skip a week to get everything fired and then come back for some fun with glazes and surface decorations. Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes & firing.   

    Reg by: 11/2



    • Tue, November 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec 5, 12

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 11/04.


    • Thu, November 09, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    Thursdays,  November 9

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Marc Chagall 1887-1985 Russian-French Suigeneris: Fantasy, Neo-Primitive, Realism, Cubism, Symbolism, Proto-Surrealism

    Marc Chagall portrayed archetypes, his memories and works from his imagination. Bach, Mozart and the music from his Hasidic, Jewish community influenced him and his art. He moved around a lot in his life and his “floating fiddler” image of the wandering Jew is symbolically portrayed in much of his art. Also, we are fortunate to have a number of Chagall’s creations in Chicago. All of this will be presented in this class.

    Register by 11/07

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    • Thu, November 09, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, November 9

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 11/08

    • Sat, November 11, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Saturday,  November 11

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    One of the best ways to improve your art skills is to work from real life. Explore techniques on your own and under the guidance of the instructor using a live art model. Poses will vary from quick five-minute gestures to a final hour and a half pose.  All levels and media are welcome, so grab your paint, charcoal, pens, or clay and get ready to improve your proportions and work in one of the oldest fine art traditions! Womanspace has some paper and art materials available for use, but a pad of newsprint or large sketch pad is recommended for shorter poses.

    Register EARLY! by 11/02

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    • Mon, November 13, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Mondays, November 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    Have you ever wanted to take an art class but did not know where to begin? Have fun as you learn to how to draw using a variety of pencils. In this class you will learn the basics of design, composition and perspective to create the foundation of your work. Add to that the techniques of shading, blending, and texture, and you will soon be delighted with the sketches you are able to create.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B drawing pencils, and a good art eraser.   Skill level: Beginner

    Register by  11/09

    • Tue, November 14, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Tuesdays,  November 14, 21, 28, Dec 5

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    Have you ever wanted to paint a beautiful and vibrant portrait in Watercolor? In this class we will learn how to paint the perfect watercolor portrait from a photo. Intermediate painting skills are recommended, but all skill levels will be welcomed. Come prepared with a few large photo references to choose from. We will touch on the differences between layering for hair versus skin, wet and dry techniques, value, and color theory to make your painting come alive! Bring your paints and brushes. Paper supplies will be provided.

    Register by 11/12


    • Wed, November 15, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 7

    Wednesday,   November 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects.

    Register By:  Nov 13

    • Sat, November 18, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6

    Saturday,  November 18

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Encaustic Painting originated in Egypt around 100-300AD. In the 20th century a student of Kandinsky’s rediscovered encaustic painting, and it has become very popular. Encaustic art is painting with hot wax, and has a softness and depth that you can get with no other painting method. Fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, brushes and tools as well as panels for you to work on -- just show up and create!

    Register by 11/16

    • Mon, November 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 7

    Mondays,   November 27, Dec 4, 11, 18

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects.

    Register By:  Nov 23

    • Tue, November 28, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Tuesdays,  November 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 11/27


    • Thu, November 30, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9

    Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 14, 21

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 11/28


    • Fri, December 01, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Friday-Sunday, December 1, 2, 3

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    Self-portraiture is a painting tradition that is as old as painting itself! If you’ve never painted a self-portrait before, here’s your chance to create one in a supportive and creative environment. In this class we’ll learn tricks of the trade like skull structure, proportions, value, and color-mixing. Portraits will be painted from a mirror, so bring a prepared canvas or panel and get ready to express yourself! Some paint, paper, and brushes will be provided, but bring your own if you have them!

    Register by 11/29


    • Wed, December 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  December 6, 13, 20

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    Come join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together!  Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class.

    Register by 12/4

    • Wed, December 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12

    Wednesday, December 6

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    A great "Girls Night Out" project! Grab your best friends and join us for this creative fun evening. Using only a silk scarf, tissue paper and a little water you can create your own beautiful silk scarf and one for a gift! Your friends (that didn't want to come) will wonder where you got such a beautiful scarf and you can proudly say "I made it myself at Womanspace!" Includes two scarves and all supplies. Extra scarves will be available for purchase from instructor.

    Reg by: 12/4



    • Fri, December 08, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Friday,  December 8

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    This group is for Womanspace artists or community members who want helpful readings and feedback of their in-progress or finished art pieces, and can commit to offering the same for fellow group members. We welcome any visual medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.). Bring a piece of art that you're working on, or a few, and join us in this encouraging and honest group so that we can share our love for art, learn from each other, and improve as artists.

    Register by 12/07


    • Thu, December 14, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    Thursdays,  December 14

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Piet Mondrian 1872-1944 Dutch Abstraction

    Piet Mondrian, an artist, theorist and writer, is best known for his growth to purity of abstraction (Neo-Plasticism), which evolved from a spiritual order he saw underlying the visual world. He was fascinated with rhythm and duration, and music was a source of inspiration for him, especially jazz. His “Broadway Boogie-Woogie” of 1942-43 is a fine example of this fascination and inspiration. In his later art works he used variations of line and shapes in three primary colors to express his ideas. This class will present his art and ideas.

    Register by 12/12

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    • Thu, December 14, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, December 14

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 12/13

    • Tue, January 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays, January 2, 3, 4, 15

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    For younger artists, ages 12-18, who are just finding their passion for the arts! We will be exploring techniques and skills in working with clay, and produce sculptures and protector statues and things not of this earth. You will also learn how to throw on the pottery wheel. Come with ideas of things you would like to make—look online, there are wonderful things out there. Come with your friends! (glazing on the 15th)

    Reg by 12/21



Past events

Fri, August 11, 2017 Glazing Intensive Workshop (CW 16-17)
Thu, August 10, 2017 Loose Threads Group-August (LT16-4)
Thu, August 10, 2017 Art Lecture: The Art of Dollhouse Making (AL16-12)
Thu, August 10, 2017 NEW CLASS! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (BWT16-15)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (BWT16-14)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! III (CW16-16)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay III (CW16-15)
Wed, August 02, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC16-13)
Sat, July 29, 2017 Funky Zen Name Doodle (JM16-7)
Sat, July 29, 2017 Paint a Pet Owl Rock! (JM16-6)
Mon, July 24, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery NEW CLASS (IWT16-10)
Fri, July 21, 2017 3D Mosaic: All About The Right Shoe! (MXM16-18)
Wed, July 19, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery II (IWT16-9)
Sat, July 15, 2017 Painting The Figure (PTG 16-24)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Loose Threads Group-July (LT16-3)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Art Lecture: Donatello and The Turtles (AL16-11)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC16-16)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT16-13)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing II (DW16-12)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Garden Creatures (MXM16-17)
Tue, July 11, 2017 Portrait Painting In Watercolor (PTG 16-23)
Tue, July 11, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC16-15)
Mon, July 10, 2017 Wild Women in Clay III - Raku Fired Pottery (HB16-13)
Mon, July 10, 2017 Mixed Media Drawing (DW16-11)
Sat, July 08, 2017 Encaustic Painting III (PTG16-22)
Wed, July 05, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC16-12)
Wed, June 21, 2017 Art Uncorked! Sunset Beach View Painting Night (AW16-11)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT 16-12)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! II (CW16-14)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay II (CW16-13)
Sat, June 17, 2017 Build A Your Own Magical Fairy House! (JM16-5)
Sat, June 17, 2017 Build a Fairy House in the Forest! (JM16-4)
Wed, June 14, 2017 Art Uncorked: Simple Flower Arranging (AW16-10)
Sat, June 10, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG16-21)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Loose Threads Group-June (LT16-2)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW16-12)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Art Lecture: The Intimist Art of Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard (AL16-10)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC 16-14)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT16-11)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Light Up The Night (MXM16-16)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC16-11)
Tue, June 06, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC16-13)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Art Uncorked! Light Up The Garden II (AW16-9)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Wild Women in Clay II - Carving & Texture (HB16-12)
Wed, May 31, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery I (IWT16-8)
Tue, May 23, 2017 Art Uncorked! Light Up The Garden I (AW16-8)
Sat, May 20, 2017 Fairy Crafts Day (JM 16-3)
Sat, May 20, 2017 Scavenger Hike and Assemblage With Norm (MXM 16-15)
Sat, May 13, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG16-20)
Thu, May 11, 2017 Loose Threads Group-May (LT16-1)
Thu, May 11, 2017 Art Lecture: Les Trois Grandes Dames (AL16-9)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT16-10)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! I (*CW-16-11)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay I (*CW16-10)
Thu, May 04, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (*MXM16-14)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing I (DW16-10)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB16-11)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC16-10)
Mon, May 01, 2017 Wild Women in Clay I -Terra Sig & Saggar Fire (HB16-10)
Mon, May 01, 2017 Pen & Ink Drawing and Color (DW16-9)
Wed, April 19, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery (IWT 16-7)
Tue, April 18, 2017 NEW! Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery April class (BWT16-9.5)
Tue, April 18, 2017 Alcohol Inks On Canvas (PTG16-16)
Wed, April 12, 2017 Art Uncorked: Mixed Media Decor (AW16-7)
Thu, April 06, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW16-8)
Thu, April 06, 2017 Splashdown! III (WC 16-11)
Wed, April 05, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC 16-9)
Tue, April 04, 2017 Art Lecture: Anna Mary Roberson-Moses (AL 16-8)
Tue, April 04, 2017 Toes In The Water III (WC 16-10)
Sat, April 01, 2017 Picassiette (Smashed China) (MXM 16-13)
Wed, March 22, 2017 Whimsical Creations III (HB16-8)
Mon, March 20, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing (DW 16-8)
Sat, March 18, 2017 Encaustic Painting III (PTG 16-15)
Thu, March 16, 2017 Beyond the Basics II (IWT 16-6)
Wed, March 15, 2017 Art Uncorked: Beginning Crochet (AW16-6)
Wed, March 15, 2017 Pen & Ink Drawing (DW 16-7)
Tue, March 14, 2017 Cold Wax Painting II (PTG 16-14)
Mon, March 13, 2017 Decorating Pottery (HB16-7)
Wed, March 08, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC 16-8)
Tue, March 07, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT 16-8)
Tue, March 07, 2017 Art Lecture: Vincent VanGogh (AL 16-7)
Sat, March 04, 2017 Mosaic House Numbers (MXM 16-12)
Wed, March 01, 2017 Mythical Creatures (CW16-7)
Mon, February 27, 2017 Art Journaling for Beginners II (MXM 16-11)
Sat, February 25, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG 16-13)
Thu, February 23, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC 16-9)
Tue, February 21, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC 16-8)
Mon, February 20, 2017 Intermediate Alcohol Ink Painting (PTG 16-12)
Sun, February 19, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (BWT 16-7)
Wed, February 15, 2017 Art Uncorked: Tissue Paper Dyed Scarves (AW16-4)
Wed, February 15, 2017 Whimsical Creations II (HB16-6)
Mon, February 13, 2017 Art Uncorked: Wheel Thrown Pottery Night (AW16-5)
Sat, February 11, 2017 Beginning Watercolor Workshop (PTG 16-7)
Wed, February 08, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC 16-7)
Tue, February 07, 2017 Art Lecture: Paul Gauguin (AL 16-6)
Sat, February 04, 2017 Wax On! Wax Off! Introduction to Batiks (MXM 16-10)
Thu, February 02, 2017 Knitting Workshop: Make a Prayer Shawl (MXM 16-9)
Wed, February 01, 2017 Pastel Painting (PTG 16-11)
Sat, January 28, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG 16-10)
Wed, January 25, 2017 Creating Sculptures & 3D Forms (CW16-6)
Tue, January 24, 2017 Cold Wax Painting I (PTG 16-9)
Mon, January 23, 2017 Clay Glazes & Underglazes (HB16-5)
Thu, January 19, 2017 Beyond the Basics I (IWT 16-5)
Tue, January 17, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT 16-6)
Thu, January 12, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC 16-6)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB16-4)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC 16-6)
Tue, January 10, 2017 Art Lecture: Send In The Clowns (AL 16-5)
Tue, January 10, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC 16-5)
Mon, January 09, 2017 Art Journaling for Beginners I (MXM 16-8)
Thu, January 05, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (MXM16-14)
Wed, December 14, 2016 Art Uncorked: Alcohol Ink Ornaments (PTG 16-12)
Tue, December 13, 2016 Life and Art of Norman Rockwell


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