Drawing • Painting • Mixed Media • Clayworks • Art Uncorked • Art Lectures
Wednesday, August 23
Facilitator: Brandi Bartlett
Reg by: 8/21
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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
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26
Facilitator: Alicean "Li" Slough
Reg by: 9/03
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.
Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
Facilitator: Delores Burkholder
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
Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
Facilitator: Dee Santorini
Reg by 9/4
Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5
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
Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
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
Thursdays September 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
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
Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16
Reg by 9/09
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
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
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
Tuesdays, September 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Register by 9/16.
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
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
Mondays Sept 25 & Oct 2
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
Wednesday, September 27
Reg by: 9/25
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
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Register by 10/2.
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
Mondays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6
Register by 10/05
Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8
Register by 10/9
Thursdays, October 12
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
Thursday, October 12
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
Monday, October 16
Reg by: 10/12
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14
Register by 10/15
Thursdays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16
Register by 10/17
Thursdays, October 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16,
Register by 10/ 17
Mondays, October 23, 30, Nov 6, 13
Facilitator: Marcia Goodheart
Reg by: 10/21
Friday, October 27
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
Mondays, October 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4
Reg by 10/26
Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
Register by 10/30.
Wednesdays November 1, 8, 15
Facilitator: Barb Santucci
Reg by: 10/30
Thursdays November 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7
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
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
Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec 5, 12
Register by 11/04.
Thursdays, November 9
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
Thursday, November 9
Reg by: 11/08
Saturday, November 11
Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor
Register EARLY! by 11/02
Mondays, November 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Register by 11/09
Tuesdays, November 14, 21, 28, Dec 5
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
Wednesday, November 15, 29, Dec 6, 13
Register By: Nov 13
Saturday, November 18
Register by 11/16
Mondays, November 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
Register By: Nov 23
Tuesdays, November 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
Register by 11/27
Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 14, 21
Register by 11/28
Friday-Sunday, December 1, 2, 3
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
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20
Register by 12/4
Wednesday, December 6
Reg by: 12/4
Friday, December 8
Register by 12/07
Thursdays, December 14
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
Thursday, December 14
Reg by: 12/13
Tuesdays, January 2, 3, 4, 15
Reg by 12/21
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