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    • Mon, September 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Mondays, September 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Add excitement to ink drawings by enhancing them with color via pencil, marker, watercolor, collage and combinations.  Students will be provided with a variety of potential ideas to explore as they desire.   Students should bring to class: a small selection of waterproof drawing pens (microns)  a variety of ball point pens,  a small selection of inexpensive synthetic brushes, a 7”x10”, or 14" x 17" or larger mixed media drawing pad, a #2 pencil and art eraser. Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Walmart have these supplies.    level:  Intermediate/Advanced      Register by 09/14

    • Wed, September 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Wednesdays, September 18 & 25

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Crash Classes are designed to introduce a new medium, new concepts, or deepen existing skills and understanding.

    Explore the versatility and range of charcoal as a dramatic drawing medium. Students will experiment with various charcoal grades and techniques to practice mark-making, powerful line work, texture, shading and tone. All materials provided.

    Register by 09/16

    • Tue, September 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Sales & Marketing For Artists  - FREE Informational Session

    Tuesday, September 24

    Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice

    Join Emily and other artists for this free informational session as she talks about what the full day workshop, Sales & Marketing for Artists on October 13th, will be about.   This day long workshop will include two sessions:

    Part A: Sales skills for artists who don’t like selling   (9:00am-Noon)

    Part B: Marketing & Technology  (1:00pm-4:00pm)

    Reg by: 09/22


    • Thu, September 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Sales & Marketing For Artists  - FREE Informational Session

    Thursday, September 26

    Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice

    Join Emily and other artists for this free informational session as she talks about what the full day workshop, Sales & Marketing for Artists on October 13th, will be about.   This day long workshop will include two sessions:

    Part A: Sales skills for artists who don’t like selling   (9:00am-Noon)

    Part B: Marketing & Technology  (1:00pm-4:00pm)

    Reg by: 09/24


    • Wed, October 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    This course presents weekly topics designed to help you check and improve your work. Presentations and follow-up discussions deal with: Composition, Value structure and contrast, originality in art/ working toward a more personal vision, seeking inspiration and generating ideas, as well as talking about art: reflecting, analyzing and participating in critiques.  During the class, students will be encouraged to consider their favorite artists/artworks and feel free to bring work they've produced previously for discussion. Students should bring a medium-sized sketchbook, a glue stick, #2, 2B, 4B, 6B pencils, a white vinyl eraser, and 3 magazines. Beginning to advanced skill levels.

    Register by 09/30

    • Sun, October 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Sales & Marketing For Artists 

    Sunday, October 13

    Part A:  Sales skills for artists who don't like to sell

    Part B:  Marketing & Technology

    Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice

    Pull back the curtain and learn the inner workings of the art business. As Director and Curator of two major art galleries in Chicago, Emily Watson-Rice spent the last 20 years of her career running successful galleries & supporting artists at all stages of their career. This workshop will give you the sales & marketing skills and industry secrets that are vital to managing your own art career and selling more of your artwork.​  In these two workshops you will get practical knowledge mixed with coaching and constructive practice to hone your new skills before trying them out on your next potential collector.  You will learn how to:

    ​Part A: Sales skills for artists who don’t like selling   (9:00am-Noon)

    • Set your prices and defend them or negotiate and offer discounts
    • Take someone from loving your art to actually wanting to own it and hang it in their home
    • Enthusiastically promote your art without bragging or coming across as cocky
    • Use the power of persuasion & body language to connect with buyers & get a foot in the door
    • Gently guide the conversation to your intended outcome (such as closing the sale or securing a commission)
    • Handle criticism and rejection & turn it into a powerful sales tool
    •  Follow up: take people from admirers to buyers. Then follow up with those buyers to make sure they are completely satisfied customers.

    Part B: Marketing & Technology * please bring a laptop if you have one, but it’s not required  (1:00pm-4:00pm)

    •  Build a professional website
    • The difference between a good photo of your art and a photo that will help sell your art
    •  Show what the art will look like in the clients space using AR- Augmented Reality and free photo manipulation programs
    • Communicate effectively through text & email
    • Building a following & Social Media Marketing (you are encouraged to bring a laptop, but it's not required).

    Lunch is included in the full day price!

    Reg by: 10/11


    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, Nov 5

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Intermediate to Advanced students will enjoy instruction tailored to personal interests. These two hour classes are limited in size and designed to suit student goals and ensure progress. Students select art media with which they are most comfortable to pursue individual directions.  If you've already taken a variety of classes in drawing and painting but seek more, or if you've tabled your passion as life intervened, we've got a home for you here. Guided Adventures assumes a comfort level with drawing and/or painting and is not for beginners. 

    Register by 10/13

    • Wed, November 06, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Discover new ways to enable the seeing required for stronger observational drawings. Learning to see both negative and positive spaces and shapes, and noting the way they fit together WILL transform your skills and confidence in drawing. After a series of exercises designed to improve the perception of subjects, students will draw from life and their own images. Student should bring a medium sized sketchbook, assorted erasers, and #2, B, 2B drawing pencils.

    Register by 11/04

Past events

Wed, August 07, 2019 Basic Ink Drawing (DW18-45)
Thu, August 01, 2019 Cancelled Mandalas in Pen & Ink & Color II (TG18-44)
Mon, July 29, 2019 Cancelled - Pen & Ink with Mixed Media Drawing II (DW18-44)
Fri, July 26, 2019 Cancelled - Girls' Night Out: Henna Tattoo Class! (WK18-52)
Thu, July 25, 2019 Cancelled - Pen & Ink with Mixed Media Drawing I (DW18-43)
Wed, July 24, 2019 Crash Course: Pastel Drawing (PAS18-41)
Mon, July 22, 2019 Cancelled - Tangling with Pen & Ink II (TG18-43)
Wed, July 10, 2019 Cancelled - Basic Drawing Techniques (DW18-42)
Tue, July 09, 2019 Cancelled - NEW! Guided Adventures in Studio Art II (DW18-44)
Mon, June 24, 2019 Ink Drawing Plus (DW18-41)
Wed, June 05, 2019 New! Guided Adventures in Studio Art I (DW18-43)
Tue, June 04, 2019 Cancelled - Tangling with Pen & Ink I (TG18-42)
Wed, May 01, 2019 Cancelled - Mandalas in Pen & Ink & Color I (TG18-41)
Thu, March 01, 2018 Pen & Ink Drawing (DW17-22)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Tangling with Pen & Ink I (DW17-21)
Mon, November 13, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing II (DW17-5)
Sat, November 11, 2017 Open Figure Study Workshop (MXM17-5)
Thu, October 19, 2017 Pen & Ink Drawing II (DW17-4)
Mon, October 09, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing I (DW17-3)
Thu, September 07, 2017 Pen & Ink Drawing I (DW17-2)
Wed, September 06, 2017 Pen & Ink with Mixed Media Drawing (DW17-1)
Sat, July 29, 2017 Funky Zen Name Doodle (JM16-7)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing II (DW16-12)
Mon, July 10, 2017 Mixed Media Drawing (DW16-11)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing I (DW16-10)
Mon, May 01, 2017 Pen & Ink Drawing and Color (DW16-9)
Mon, March 20, 2017 Have Fun With Pencil Drawing (DW 16-8)
Wed, March 15, 2017 Pen & Ink Drawing (DW 16-7)


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