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    • Wed, August 15, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
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    Wednesday, August 15

    Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman

    This is a one time introductory class to learn this fun and relaxing art form. You don't have to have any previous artistic ability to "Tangle". Even though a tangling creation can look intricate and complicated, once you learn how its done you'll realize how simple it is. By using repetitive patterns and deliberate strokes tangling is an easy way to create beautiful pieces of art. Studies show that tangling increases mental retention, stimulates creativity, improves ones mood, and can be calming during stressful situations. Its like taking a nap and waking up refreshed! Plus, this meditation art form is fun! Supplies will be provided, so just grab a friend and sign up!

    Reg by: 8/13

    • Mon, August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 0
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    Mondays,   August 20, 27, Sept 10, 17, 21 Oct 1  (no class Sept 3)

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing                    Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.

    Register by 8/16

    • Tue, August 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
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    Tuesdays,  August 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 18

    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 08/16


    • Tue, August 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Tuesdays,  August 21, 28, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2          (no class Sept 4)

    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 8/16


    • Wed, August 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Wednesday, August 22

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Join this fun class to transform an ordinary canvas tote bag into a colorful work of art using mostly acrylic paint. If you have any ephemera you'd like to add (odd piece of jewelry, button, etc.,)  Bring it along. This might make a great gift item, or perhaps you'll keep it yourself, but either way, it will open your eyes to new possibilities. Bring a friend for a fun Girls Night Out!  

    Supplies provided but feel free to bring your own paints, embellishments and wine if you feel so inclined!

    Register by 08/20


    • Thu, August 23, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 5
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    Thursdays,  August 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20

    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 08/10


    • Wed, September 05, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
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    Wednesdays,  September 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. 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. 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. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 9/03

    • Wed, September 05, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Wednesdays,  September 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 9/02



    • Thu, September 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
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    Thursdays,  September 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     Acrylic painting with abstractions or impressionistic methods...If you have thought you might want to loosen up a little with your painting, join this fun class!  Bring canvas at least 20 x 24, paint , brushes and tools.  No photos to copy please.  Call Karen if you have questions.... 815-229-5696

    Reg by:  09/04

    • Thu, September 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
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      Thursdays,  September 6, 13, 20, 27

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

     Learn techniques of hand-building and sculpting in clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity.  Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study.  Whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this new evening class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more.  Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit!  Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two.  Class includes 25lbs of clay, glazes and firings.  Additional clay available for purchase.  Please bring an apron and hand towel to class.  All levels beginner to advanced.

     Register by 9/03

    • Sat, September 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
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    Saturday & Sunday,  September 8 & 9

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Essential Techniques

    Encaustic painting is painting with a hot colored wax solution that gives you a beautiful depth and translucency that you get with no other painting medium. Gorgeous results! It's loose-it's fun- and requires no painting experience!! All materials are furnished, and you will learn both painting and collaging techniques, and go home with 4 pieces of art. Bring a friend and come have a great time.

    Register by 09/05

    • Mon, September 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
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    Monday, September 10

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    Come discover the beauty and simplicity of Chinese brush painting in this one time introductory session. What is the difference between “Western” and “Chinese” watercolor? In this class you will learn about the basic strokes and techniques, supplies and philosophy. After discussion and demonstration, you can give it a try. All supplies provided just come and learn something new!

    Reg by: 09/06



    • Mon, September 10, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Mondays,  September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8

    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.   

    Register by  09/06

    • Mon, September 10, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery.  This session will explore making various shapes of lids, decorating them and your thrown pieces. This is an intermediated level class, throwing experience necessary.           Reg by 9/07



    • Tue, September 11, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Sgrafitto & Slip Trailing

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

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    You are not a beginner anymore…..but how do you take the next step? Dee will take you through the many forms of decorating your clay pieces, discuss glazing with you, and help you on your way to becoming an advanced potter.  Some experience necessary.   Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.        Reg by 09/09


    • Tue, September 11, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Tuesdays,  September 11, 18, 25, October 2

    Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman

    Anything drawn in a circle or a circular image is called a Mandala and anyone can draw one! While the complex meaning of a Mandala is the Universe and connecting to your soul, the down to Earth explanation is : It allows you to set your thinking aside and let your intuition speak! The very nature of creating a Mandala is therapeutic, self healing and creating Mandalas is FUN! Using shapes colors and patterns can represent many things and like Tangling is restful and meditative. It's easy, fun, creative and a great way to de-stress yourself.

    Supplies: Good quality drawing paper 9x12 or larger, compass, HB pencil, eraser, .03 black pen and colored pencils or markers & ruler. Everything else will be provided.

    Reg by: 09/06

    • Tue, September 11, 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
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    Tuesday, September 11

    Facilitated by: Ifat Deriwala

    Henna art is gaining popularity all over the world.   This fun henna party class will help you learn the basic skills of henna design. Simple designs, techniques and stages of developing a design will be covered in this program. Age 10 and up can join the fun. No prior drawing skills required. All supplies included.

    Register by 9/10

    • Wed, September 12, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, September 12

    Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman

    This is a one time introductory class to learn this fun and relaxing art form. You don't have to have any previous artistic ability to "Tangle". Even though a tangling creation can look intricate and complicated, once you learn how its done you'll realize how simple it is. By using repetitive patterns and deliberate strokes tangling is an easy way to create beautiful pieces of art. Studies show that tangling increases mental retention, stimulates creativity, improves ones mood, and can be calming during stressful situations. Its like taking a nap and waking up refreshed! Plus, this meditation art form is fun! Supplies will be provided, so just grab a friend and sign up!  NOTE:  Early Registration Deadline!

    Reg by: 9/03

    • Thu, September 13, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays,   September 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 9/11



    • Thu, September 13, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 14
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    Thursday,  September 13

    Note later start time for this session!

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 1571-1610 Italian Baroque Painter

    Caravaggio’s paintings combine realistic observations of the physical and emotional states of people with a dramatic use of lighting. They had a profound influence on Baroque painting that transitioned out of Mannerism. Artemisia Gentileschi is a woman painter that Caravaggio influenced.

    Register by 9/11

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    • Mon, September 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Monday, September 17

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    Come discover the beauty and simplicity of Chinese brush painting in this one time introductory session. What is the difference between “Western” and “Chinese” watercolor? In this class you will learn about the basic strokes and techniques, supplies and philosophy. After discussion and demonstration, you can give it a try. All supplies provided just come and learn something new!

    Reg by: 09/13



    • Wed, September 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  September 19

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    Spend the evening with fellow artists and a glass of wine drawing what you like in any medium. Still life set up provided for drawing, plus hundreds of pictures for inspiration or bring your own subject to draw! Two hours of relaxed drawing with instructor on hand for critique. Bring all your own drawing supplies and your favorite wine to share! Note: Each session is one evening.

    Register by 09/17

    • Thu, September 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Painting Oceans & Doing Dirty Pours

    Thursdays, September 20 & 27

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    No experience needed! Just come and have fun! Fee includes everything you need -- just show up and create! 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.

    Reg by: 9/17


    • Wed, September 26, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, September 26

    Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman

    This is a one time introductory class to learn this fun and relaxing art form. You don't have to have any previous artistic ability to "Tangle". Even though a tangling creation can look intricate and complicated, once you learn how its done you'll realize how simple it is. By using repetitive patterns and deliberate strokes tangling is an easy way to create beautiful pieces of art. Studies show that tangling increases mental retention, stimulates creativity, improves ones mood, and can be calming during stressful situations. Its like taking a nap and waking up refreshed! Plus, this meditation art form is fun! Supplies will be provided, so just grab a friend and sign up!  NOTE:  Early Registration Deadline!

    Reg by: 9/17

    • Mon, October 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22

    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. Supplies provided, but if you would like to buy your own here is the 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:9/27



    • Tue, October 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    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 09/29


    • Tue, October 02, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesday, October 2

    Facilitator: Janet McGregor

    Join this one time class and find out what Cold Wax painting with oils is all about. You will learn the oil & cold wax process of creating abstract work through the use of layers and color interaction. Utilizing cold wax medium, tube oil paint, pigment sticks and a variety of implements we will find new ways to create textures and mark making, along with expressive, richly surfaced paintings. You are encouraged to use alternatives to brushes such as brayers, palette knives, silicone scrapers and squeegees for this class. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring any brayers, palette knives, scrapers, etc if you have them. Just come and experience the fun of Cold Wax painting!

    Reg by: 09/27


    • Wed, October 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  October 3, 10, 17, 24

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. 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. 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. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 10/01

    • Thu, October 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Thursdays,  October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1

    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 10/01


    • Thu, October 04, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8 

    Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman

    You don't have to have any previous artistic ability to "Tangle". Even though a tangling creation can look intricate and complicated, once you learn how its done you'll realize how simple it is. By using repetitive patterns and deliberate strokes tangling is an easy way to create beautiful pieces of art. Studies show that tangling increases mental retention, stimulates creativity, improves ones mood, and can be calming during stressful situations. Its like taking a nap and waking up refreshed! Plus, this meditation art form is fun! Please bring a pack of sketch artistic tiles, an 11x14 mixed media pad, B, B3, B4 pencils and 005, 01 and o8 black markers. All are available at area art & craft stores.

    Reg by: 10/02

    • Thu, October 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

      Thursdays,  October 4, 11, 18, 25

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

     Learn techniques of hand-building and sculpting in clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity.  Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study.  Whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this new evening class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more.  Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit!  Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two.  Class includes 25lbs of clay, glazes and firings.  Additional clay available for purchase.  Please bring an apron and hand towel to class.  All levels beginner to advanced.

     Register by 10/01

    • Mon, October 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,   October 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing                    Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.

    Register by 10/4

    • Tue, October 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register