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Mixed Media

    • Wed, January 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesday, January 22

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Ages 13+. 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: 1/20

    • Thu, January 30, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Thursdays, January 30 & February 13

    6:00–9:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Irish Folklore for this mischievous sprite (man fairy), who hoarded treasures, originated in the late 1600s in Ireland, and it is said if he is caught at the end of a rainbow, he will reveal where all the treasures are hidden. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Wear old clothes or bring a smock. This process requires no oven, no kiln, all air dry materials. Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials.  

    Register by: 1/28

    • Mon, February 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Christi Russell

    Tapestry weaving is an ancient technique used by many cultures to create fabrics for clothes, wall hangings and furniture. In this class students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to plan and design a tapestry project, and traditional easy to learn tapestry techniques. Students will also learn how to build and set up a loom, add plain weave, utilize rya knots, incorporate soumak and create shapes while experimenting with color, pattern and texture. Plus, a few important finishing steps to get your work off your loom and onto your wall. Take your loom home and keep creating after the class! Students need to bring: 4 skeins of different types of yarn in colors of their choice, optional beads and other things to add to their weaving.

    Register by: 2/1

    • Tue, February 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18

    6:00–8:00 pm

    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.

    Register by: 2/20


    • Thu, February 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Thursdays, February 6 & 20

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Irish Folklore for this mischievous sprite (man fairy), who hoarded treasures, originated in the late 1600s in Ireland, and it is said if he is caught at the end of a rainbow, he will reveal where all the treasures are hidden. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Wear old clothes or bring a smock. This process requires no oven, no kiln, all air dry materials. Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials. 

    Register by: 2/4

    • Thu, February 06, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Thursday, February 6

    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one session class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided —  you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.

    Register by: 2/4

    • Thu, February 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Thursday, February 6

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one session class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided —  you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.

    Register by: 2/4

    • Fri, February 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Friday, February 21

    9:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Ages 13+. 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: 2/19

    • Thu, March 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19

    1:00–3:00 pm

    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.

    Register by: 3/3

    • Wed, March 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesday, March 18

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Ages 13+. 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: 3/16

    • Tue, March 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesdays, March 24 & April 7

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Beginner Level. By the light of the silvery moon...Learn to sculpt your own moon and use a variety of materials in this class. Paper mache is an exciting medium where you can create 3D objects. Your imagination makes this class a stepping stone to limitless creativity! No kiln or oven — all air dry materials. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece. Come and create something magical! Bases, armature material and dowels will be provided, plus a set of sculpting tools. Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

    Register by: 3/22

    • Wed, March 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Wednesdays, March 25 & April 8

    6:00–9:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Beginner Level. By the light of the silvery moon...Learn to sculpt your own moon and use a variety of materials in this class. Paper mache is an exciting medium where you can create 3D objects. Your imagination makes this class a stepping stone to limitless creativity! No kiln or oven — all air dry materials. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece. Come and create something magical! Bases, armature material and dowels will be provided, plus a set of sculpting tools. Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

    Register by: 3/23

    • Sat, April 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12

    Saturday, April 11

    9:00 am–1:00 pm

    Facilitator: Judith Koren Shanahan

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

    Register by: 4/8


    • Thu, April 16, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Thursdays, April 16 & 30

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. This process requires no oven, no kiln — all air dry materials. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials including your own set of sculpting tools. Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

    Register by: 4/14

    • Fri, April 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Friday, April 17

    9:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Kim Morhardt

    Ages 13+. 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: 4/15

    • Wed, April 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Wednesdays, April 22 & May 6

    6:00–9:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Intermediate Level. Learn the age-old craft of sculpting on a board by manipulating the paper mache and using armatures to get the desired work of art. This process requires no oven, no kiln — all air dry materials. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. The second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! Feel free to bring your own special additions to make your sculpture one of a kind. Come have fun and create something magical! Fee includes ALL materials including your own set of sculpting tools. Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

    Register by: 4/20

    • Sat, April 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Saturday, April 25

    9:00 am–3:00 pm

    Facilitator: Judith Koren Shanahan

    Learn how to prepare a background on the page, then 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. Adhesives and more will be provided. Bring an 8 x 10” blank wire bound journal strong enough to take wet or dry mediums, such as a Canson mixed media pad (available at Michael’s or Dick Blick), scissors, any pictures, clippings, or other ephemera you want to use, and a waterproof marker.  

    Register by: 4/23


Past events

Mon, December 09, 2019 Cold Process Soap Making IV (MX19M-4)
Sat, December 07, 2019 Prayer Flags (MX19K-2)
Sat, November 16, 2019 Therapeutic Jizo Doll (MX19K-1)
Tue, November 05, 2019 Cancelled - Fruit Carving II (MX19B-2)
Mon, November 04, 2019 Cancelled Crash Course: Create a 1 page Zine! (DW19-3)
Sat, October 07, 2017 Mosaic Jewelry Workshop (MXM17-3)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Light Up The Night (MXM16-16)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Art Uncorked! Light Up The Garden II (AW16-9)


Office Phone: (815) 877-0118

Fax: (815) 877-0265


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Rockford, IL 61114


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