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    • Tue, September 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, September 10 (6:00- 9:00 pm) & October 1 (6:00- 8:00 pm)

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Calling all witches! Get your broom fired up and come out and join us for an adventure in sculpting! Create your one of a kind witch sculpture with her own special personality, no two will be alike! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials including your very first set of sculpting tools. Just come have fun and create something magical!


    Reg by:09/08

    • Thu, September 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesday  September 12

    FacilitatorKim Morhardt

    If you've ever wanted to learn how to make soap, then this is the class for you! You will learn to make goats milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds, since plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. Silicone molds may be found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Please wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do!

    Reg by: 9/10

    • Sat, September 14, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Saturday, September 14

    FacilitatorJudith Koren Shanahan

    In this class, you will learn about combining disparate papers and ephemera to make a 5"x7" piece of art which can be mailed as a postcard, given as a small gift, or framed as a keepsake for yourself or friends. Participants should bring their own scissors (marked with their name), and any small decorative pieces of paper or stamps, etc. they want to include. I will provide a variety of papers, adhesives, brushes, coloring agents (such as Marabou crayons) and your art will be sealed with acrylic medium, or sprayed, as a final finish.

    Reg by:09/12


    • Sat, September 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday, September 21

    Facilitator:  Lincoln Bias

    Join this fun class to learn the art of Thai fruit and vegetable carving, or “kae sa luk,” from one of Rockford’s very own artists, Lincoln Bias! Kae sa luk is a 700 year old art form practiced by chefs all over the world, and an ancient cultural treasure of Thailand. In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn basic cutting techniques, creating designs in carrots and cucumbers, before moving on to their first large sized carving challenge: a giant watermelon flower! At the end of the workshop, students can take their masterpieces home for all to see!


    Reg by:09/19


    • Tue, September 24, 2019
    • 1:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, 8

    Facilitator:  Kathy Rasmus

    Have you always wanted to learn how to make baskets? Come and learn the coiling technique to create unique and beautiful baskets. We will explore how create baskets with a variety of forms, embellishments and finishes. You learn ways to add beads, fringe and interesting edges to clay pieces. The only supplies you will need is medium weight yarn. This is a great new way to use up all that extra yarn you have laying around. Each class time we will concentrate on the steps in building your basket. All other supplies will be provided.

    Reg by:09/22


    • Tue, September 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesday, September 24

    Facilitator:  Lincoln Bias

    Mandala Stones are the latest trend to go viral. The colorfully dotted patterns are a real eye catcher and easy to recreate. There are many different patterns and interpretations of Mandala Stones and the great thing about it is, you can do them without a lot of practice. You don’t need special skills or be an amazingly talented painter to get great results. It is not so hard to paint dots. Join Lincoln for this fun class and learn some simple tips and tricks to get the hang of it in no time!


    Reg by: 09/22


    • 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


    • Wed, September 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesday, September 25

    FacilitatorKim Morhardt

    Come join me for an Eco Dyeing experience that will have you never looking at nature the same way again! We will learn how to use plants to dye silk scarves and will imprint leaves for a unique and beautiful piece of art that you can wear. If you have maple, oak, peony, or any fun leaves, please bring them fresh or dried flat for your scarf. If not I will have plenty for you to use!

    Reg by: 09/23

    • 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


    • Sat, September 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday, September 28

    Facilitator:  Lincoln Bias 

    Mandala Stones are the latest trend to go viral. The colorfully dotted patterns are a real eye catcher and easy to recreate. There are many different patterns and interpretations of Mandala Stones and the great thing about it is, you can do them without a lot of practice. You don’t need special skills or be an amazingly talented painter to get great results. It is not so hard to paint dots. Join Lincoln for this fun class and learn some simple tips and tricks to get the hang of it in no time!


    Reg by: 09/26


    • Thu, October 03, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Thursdays, October 3 (1:00- 4:00 pm) and October 24 (1:00- 3:00 pm)

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Calling all witches! Get your broom fired up and come out and join us for an adventure in sculpting! Create your one of a kind witch sculpture with her own special personality, no two will be alike! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials including your very first set of sculpting tools. Just come have fun and create something magical!


    Reg by:10/01

    • Fri, October 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Friday, October 4

    FacilitatorKim Morhardt

    Come join me for an Eco Dyeing experience that will have you never looking at nature the same way again! We will learn how to use plants to dye silk scarves and will imprint leaves for a unique and beautiful piece of art that you can wear. If you have maple, oak, peony, or any fun leaves, please bring them fresh or dried flat for your scarf. If not I will have plenty for you to use!

    Reg by: 10/02

    • Wed, October 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesday October 9

    FacilitatorKim Morhardt

    If you've ever wanted to learn how to make soap, then this is the class for you! You will learn to make goats milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds, since plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. Silicone molds may be found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Please wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do!

    Reg by: 10/07

    • Sat, October 12, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Saturday, October 12

    FacilitatorJudith Koren Shanahan

    Getting started in Art Journaling will teach you how to prepare a background on the page, then how to layer, add color, add your own handwriting or apply a printed phrase which is meaningful to you. Each journal is completely unique to the artist making it. Participants should bring an 8 x10 blank wire bound journal, such as a Canson mixed media pad (easily found at Michael's stores or Dick Blick), which is strong enough to take wet or dry mediums, scissors, and any pictures, clippings, or other ephemera they want to use, and a waterproof maker. Adhesives and more will be provided

    Reg by:10/10


    • 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


    • Mon, October 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Mondays, October 14 & 21

    Facilitator:  Annette McLean

    Transform a small tin into a piece of art – intriguing on the outside, holding a secret realm inside. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring trinkets, old jewelry pieces, any small items to make it your own!

    Register by:  10/12

    • Mon, November 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Mondays, November 4 & 11

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

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

    Who says print is dead? In this short class you'll discover how to make a mini-magazine out of one sheet of paper. Creating a zine is a terrific way to express yourself, your ideas, interests and abilities. Regardless of your artistic capabilities, you too can make a small magazine, "publish your work" and be in print! Join us to discover more about the world of ZINES! Students should bring #2 pencils, erasers, a flair marker, and a ballpoint pen. Optional supplies include a glue stick.

    Register by 09/16

    • Mon, November 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Mondays,  November 4 (6:00- 9:00 pm) and November 25 (6:00- 8:00 pm)

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Santa Claus is coming to town! Make a delightful Kris Kringle with a personality all his own! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay into a desired work of art. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials including your very first set of sculpting tools. Just come have fun and create something magical!  

    Reg by:11/02

    • Tue, November 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesday, November 5

    Facilitator:  Lincoln Bias

    Join this fun class to learn the art of Thai fruit and vegetable carving, or “kae sa luk,” from one of Rockford’s very own artists, Lincoln Bias! Kae sa luk is a 700 year old art form practiced by chefs all over the world, and an ancient cultural treasure of Thailand. In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn basic cutting techniques, creating designs in carrots and cucumbers, before moving on to their first large sized carving challenge: a giant watermelon flower! At the end of the workshop, students can take their masterpieces home for all to see!


    Reg by:11/03


    • Thu, November 07, 2019
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21

    Facilitator:  Kathy Rasmus

    Have you always wanted to learn how to make baskets? Come and learn the coiling technique to create unique and beautiful baskets. We will explore how create baskets with a variety of forms, embellishments and finishes. You learn ways to add beads, fringe and interesting edges to clay pieces. The only supplies you will need is medium weight yarn. This is a great new way to use up all that extra yarn you have laying around. Each class time we will concentrate on the steps in building your basket. All other supplies will be provided.

    Reg by: 11/05


    • Thu, November 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday,  November 7 (1:00- 4:00 pm) and December 5 (1:00- 3:00 pm)

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Santa Claus is coming to town! Make a delightful Kris Kringle with a personality all his own! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay into a desired work of art. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials including your very first set of sculpting tools. Just come have fun and create something magical!

    Reg by: 11/05

    • Thu, November 14, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursday November 14

    FacilitatorKim Morhardt

    If you've ever wanted to learn how to make soap, then this is the class for you! You will learn to make goats milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds, since plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. Silicone molds may be found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Please wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do!

    Reg by: 11/12

    • Sat, November 16, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday,  November 16

    Facilitator: Norm Knott

    Jizo statues have been used ceremonially for centuries in Japanese Buddhism to help loved ones spiritually "cross over".  We will reinterpret them into dolls after a brief history of their devotional uses by Norm. The dolls will be personalized in a meaningful way through our creative and decorative process and become useful spiritual tools for our home shrines and meditations. Supplies provided, participants can bring fabric paint, glitter, rhinestones, acrylic paint, meaningful accessories, etc. for personal use on their dolls or to share with the group

    Register by: 11/08   *Note Early Registration Deadline!


    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday,  December 7

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Facilitator: Norm Knott

    Namaste! For centuries Prayer Flags have been hung to send beneficial prayers and good fortune into the atmosphere every time the wind blows them. Using centuries old ground rules we will design our own interpretations of Tibetan Prayer Flags. Each participant will be given a blank set of five flags to be decorated with prayers, positivity, good vibes, and the artists' energy. To decorate the flags we'll use vintage wood blocks from Norm's collection along with pens and paints. When they are completed they can be used to decorate home and garden areas! All supplies provided. 

    Register by: 12/1   *Note Early Registration Deadline!


    • Mon, December 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Monday December 9

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Learn to make goat's milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do! We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds (found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online). Plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company.


    Register by 12/7

Past events

Tue, August 13, 2019 Cold Process Soap Making IV (MX18-54)
Tue, July 30, 2019 Cancelled - Sculpt It! II (MX18-53)
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 17, 2019 Cold Process Soap Making III (MX18-52)
Wed, June 12, 2019 cancelled - Cold Process Soap Making II (MX18-49)
Mon, June 10, 2019 Cancelled - Beginning Print Making II (MX18-48)
Thu, May 23, 2019 Cancelled - Light Up Your Garden!-Evening Session (MX18-47)
Thu, May 23, 2019 Cancelled - Light Up Your Garden! (MX18-46)
Thu, May 16, 2019 cancelled - Sculpt It! I (MX18-45)
Mon, May 13, 2019 Retablo Workshop (MX18-44)
Thu, March 08, 2018 Multi-Media Madness II (MXM17-27)
Mon, January 22, 2018 Beaded Wire Goddess (MXM 17-22)
Thu, January 11, 2018 Multi-Media Madness I (MXM17-21)
Wed, November 01, 2017 Collage Creations (MXM17-4)
Sat, October 07, 2017 Mosaic Jewelry Workshop (MXM17-3)
Sat, September 30, 2017 Exquisite Corpse Mosaic Class (MXM17-2)
Fri, July 21, 2017 3D Mosaic: All About The Right Shoe! (MXM16-18)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Garden Creatures (MXM16-17)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Light Up The Night (MXM16-16)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Art Uncorked! Light Up The Garden II (AW16-9)
Tue, May 23, 2017 Art Uncorked! Light Up The Garden I (AW16-8)
Sat, May 20, 2017 Scavenger Hike and Assemblage With Norm (MXM 16-15)
Thu, May 04, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (*MXM16-14)
Wed, April 12, 2017 Art Uncorked: Mixed Media Decor (AW16-7)
Sat, April 01, 2017 Picassiette (Smashed China) (MXM 16-13)
Sat, March 04, 2017 Mosaic House Numbers (MXM 16-12)
Mon, February 27, 2017 Art Journaling for Beginners II (MXM 16-11)
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)
Mon, January 09, 2017 Art Journaling for Beginners I (MXM 16-8)
Thu, January 05, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (MXM16-14)


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