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    • Thu, August 22, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays,  August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19

    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 08/20

    • Wed, September 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  September 4, 11, 18, 25

    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 09/02

    • Thu, September 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17

    Facilitator: Eamonn Talkington

    Leave your brushes at home! In this course you will learn how to utilize non-traditional paint application techniques as you create two original abstract pieces. Together you, your class mates, and your instructor will explore the "Moment" through the creation of these abstract works of art. Paints and application utensils will be provided. Please bring two canvases no larger than 24x36, any additional you would like to use, and a tree branch (optional).”


    Register by 09/10

    • Mon, September 16, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Mondays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    Learn more about the simplicity of Chinese brush painting. We’ll focus on controlling water and mixing colors, balance and composition. Learn new techniques and allow the brush to do all of the work. The subject matter will be season specific, but will include bamboo, flowers and landscape. During each lesson we will create a painting and scale it down to make a matching bookmark. 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: 09/14



    • Tue, September 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Dutch Pour

    Tuesday, September 17

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    New pour painting techniques! Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome!    Using cups, straws, plastic wrap and a hair dryer you can make beaufiful layers and cells!  Everything you'll need to make two 12x12 paintings is included!  Paints are also included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint.

    Reg by:9/15


    • 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


    • 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


    • Tue, October 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, October 1,  8, 15, 22, 29

    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


    • Wed, October 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  October 2, 9, 16, 23

    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 09/30

    • 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

    • Thu, October 03, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    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

    • 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

    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Pull Some Strings!

    Tuesday,  October 15

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    New pour painting techniques! Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome!

    Pull some strings in this acrylic pouring class to make abstract shapes, flowers, feathers, cells or no cells, you decide!  Everything you will need to paint two 10 x 20 paintings is included.  Paints are also included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint. 

    Reg by: 10/13


    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator: Eamonn Talkington

    Leave your brushes at home! In this course you will learn how to utilize non-traditional paint application techniques as you create two original abstract pieces. Together you, your class mates, and your instructor will explore the "Moment" through the creation of these abstract works of art. Paints and application utensils will be provided. Please bring two canvases no larger than 24x36, any additional you would like to use, and a tree branch (optional).”


    Register by 10/20

    • Wed, October 30, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  October 30, Nov 6, 13, 20

    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 10/28 

    • Mon, November 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Mondays, November 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    Learn more about the simplicity of Chinese brush painting. We’ll focus on controlling water and mixing colors, balance and composition. Learn new techniques and allow the brush to do all of the work. The subject matter will be season specific, but will include bamboo, flowers and landscape. During each lesson we will create a painting and scale it down to make a matching bookmark. 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: 11/02



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

    Tuesdays, November 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, 17

    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 11/10


    • Wed, November 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Swiping with Acrylic Paint!

    Wednesday, November 13

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    New pour painting techniques! Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome! Paints are included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint.  Make a 16 x 20 painting with layers of colors and lots of beautiful cells and flowers!  Everything you'll need is provided, including the sink strainer!

    Reg by: 11/11


    • Thu, November 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  November 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19

    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 11/12

    • Wed, November 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  November 27, Dec 4, 11, 18

    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 11/25

    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Ring Pouring

    Wednesday, December 11

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    New pour painting techniques! Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome!   

    Ring pouring through cylinders, over circles and bottle bottoms. Everything you'll need to paint two 14 x 14" paintings is included.  Paints are also included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint.

    Register by: 12/09


Past events

Tue, August 20, 2019 Toes In The Water III (WC18-45)
Mon, August 19, 2019 Pour Painting IV (PTG18-44)
Wed, August 07, 2019 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC18-45)
Mon, August 05, 2019 Cancelled - Beginning Chinese Brush Painting II (CP18-44)
Tue, July 23, 2019 Pour Painting III (PTG18-43)
Mon, July 15, 2019 Cancelled: Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting II (CP18-42)
Thu, July 11, 2019 Splashdown! II (WC18-44)
Wed, July 10, 2019 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC18-44)
Tue, July 09, 2019 Cancelled - NEW! Guided Adventures in Studio Art II (DW18-44)
Tue, July 09, 2019 Cancelled - Toes In The Water II (WC18-43)
Wed, June 19, 2019 Pour Painting II (PTG18-42)
Tue, June 11, 2019 Cancelled - Beginning Chinese Brush Painting I (CP18-43)
Thu, June 06, 2019 Paint as your muse! (AC18-43)
Wed, June 05, 2019 New! Guided Adventures in Studio Art I (DW18-43)
Wed, June 05, 2019 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC18-42)
Thu, May 16, 2019 Class Cancelled - Pour Painting I (PTG18-41)
Thu, May 16, 2019 Splashdown! I (WC18-42)
Sat, May 05, 2018 Encaustic Painting I (PTG17-41)
Tue, March 13, 2018 Birch Trees Painting in an Evening (AC17-24)
Thu, March 08, 2018 Multi-Media Madness II (MXM17-27)
Wed, March 07, 2018 Cold Wax Painting with Oils II (PTG17-25)
Wed, March 07, 2018 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC17-23)
Mon, March 05, 2018 Beginning Chinese Brush Painting I (PTG17-24)
Thu, February 22, 2018 Splashdown! II (WC17-25)
Wed, February 21, 2018 Pastel Painting (PAS 17-21)
Tue, February 20, 2018 Toes In The Water II (WC17-24)
Sat, February 10, 2018 Encaustic Painting I (PTG17-23)
Thu, February 08, 2018 Pour...then Pour I (PTG17-22)
Wed, February 07, 2018 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC17-22)
Wed, January 17, 2018 Cold Wax Painting with Oils I (PTG17-21)
Sun, January 14, 2018 Portrait Painting In Watercolor (WC17-23)
Thu, January 11, 2018 Multi-Media Madness I (MXM17-21)
Thu, January 11, 2018 Splashdown! I (WC17-22)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC17-21)
Tue, January 09, 2018 Toes In The Water I (WC17-21)
Fri, December 08, 2017 Artist's Critique Group (MXM17-6)
Wed, December 06, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC17-4)
Fri, December 01, 2017 Paint a Self-Portrait in Acrylic! (PTG17-10 )
Thu, November 30, 2017 Splashdown! III (WC17-6)
Tue, November 28, 2017 Toes In The Water III (WC17-5)
Sat, November 18, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG17-9)
Tue, November 14, 2017 Portrait Painting In Watercolor (PTG17-8 )
Sat, November 11, 2017 Open Figure Study Workshop (MXM17-5)
Mon, November 06, 2017 NEW! Beginning Chinese Brush Painting (PTG17-11)
Thu, November 02, 2017 Cold Wax Painting with Oils II (PTG17-7)
Wed, November 01, 2017 Collage Creations (MXM17-4)
Wed, November 01, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC17-3)
Fri, October 27, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG17-6)
Mon, October 23, 2017 Intuitive Painting (PTG17-5)
Thu, October 19, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC17-4 )
Tue, October 17, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC17-3)
Mon, October 16, 2017 Art Uncorked: Paint a Friendly Witch (AW17-2)
Wed, October 04, 2017 New Class Added! Pour...then Pour (PTG17-11)
Wed, October 04, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC17-2)
Mon, September 25, 2017 Pour...then Pour (PTG17-4)
Mon, September 25, 2017 Alcohol Ink Sampler (PTG17-3)
Thu, September 07, 2017 Cold Wax Painting with Oils I (PTG17-2)
Thu, September 07, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC17-2 )
Wed, September 06, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC17-1)
Tue, September 05, 2017 Chinese Brush Painting (PTG17-1)
Tue, September 05, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC17-1)
Wed, August 23, 2017 Art Uncorked! Fall Pumpkin Painting Night (AW16-12)
Wed, August 02, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC16-13)
Sat, July 15, 2017 Painting The Figure (PTG 16-24)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC16-16)
Tue, July 11, 2017 Portrait Painting In Watercolor (PTG 16-23)
Tue, July 11, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC16-15)
Sat, July 08, 2017 Encaustic Painting III (PTG16-22)
Wed, July 05, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC16-12)
Wed, June 21, 2017 Art Uncorked! Sunset Beach View Painting Night (AW16-11)
Sat, June 10, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG16-21)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC 16-14)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC16-11)
Tue, June 06, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC16-13)
Sat, May 13, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG16-20)
Thu, May 04, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (*MXM16-14)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC16-10)
Tue, April 18, 2017 Alcohol Inks On Canvas (PTG16-16)
Thu, April 06, 2017 Splashdown! III (WC 16-11)
Wed, April 05, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC 16-9)
Tue, April 04, 2017 Toes In The Water III (WC 16-10)
Sat, March 18, 2017 Encaustic Painting III (PTG 16-15)
Tue, March 14, 2017 Cold Wax Painting II (PTG 16-14)
Wed, March 08, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC 16-8)
Sat, February 25, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG 16-13)
Thu, February 23, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC 16-9)
Tue, February 21, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC 16-8)
Mon, February 20, 2017 Intermediate Alcohol Ink Painting (PTG 16-12)
Sat, February 11, 2017 Beginning Watercolor Workshop (PTG 16-7)
Wed, February 08, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC 16-7)
Wed, February 01, 2017 Pastel Painting (PTG 16-11)
Sat, January 28, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG 16-10)
Tue, January 24, 2017 Cold Wax Painting I (PTG 16-9)
Thu, January 12, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC 16-6)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC 16-6)
Tue, January 10, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC 16-5)
Thu, January 05, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (MXM16-14)
Wed, December 14, 2016 Art Uncorked: Alcohol Ink Ornaments (PTG 16-12)


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