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    • Tue, January 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  January 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

    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 01/04


    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 10, 17, 24, 31

    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 1/8

    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8

    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 01/09


    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

     Thursdays,  January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     Multi-Media Madness....fabric, acrylic paint, findings     of every sort....sky is the limit. Bring two canvases to     every class 12"x12" to 18"x20" size is flexible ... also pieces of fabric, ribbon and stuff, acrylic paint and brushes. We also use acrylic medium for adhering fabric to canvas, matt is fine or buy both matt and glossy to mix for a satin finish. Your creativity gets it's battery charged by all the options this material opens. Call Karen if you need help with materials.... 815-229-5696

    Reg by:  01/09

    • Sun, January 14, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Sundays,  January 14, 21, 28, Feb 4

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    In this class we will learn how to paint a portrait in watercolor from start to finish. We will discuss drawing tips, proportions, color, value, and layering. Come prepared with photos to choose from, or digital files we can paint. Womanspace will provide paper, but bring your own paints.

    Register by 01/10


    • Wed, January 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 17, 24, 31

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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: 01/15


    • Wed, February 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  February 7, 14, 21, 28

    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 2/5

    • Thu, February 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, February 8, 15

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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: 2/06


    • Sat, February 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    aturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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 02/08

    • Tue, February 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20

    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 02/15


    • Wed, February 21, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Gail Faber

    If you have drawing experience and would like to learn about the pastel medium and how create a colorful painting, then this is the class for you. We will practice using hard pastels, soft pastels, pastel pencils and different colors and textures of papers, including sanded surfaces. Individual styles will be encouraged as we explore various techniques in layering and blending colors. This class is for beginners and those experienced with pastels.

    Some supplies provided. You may bring supplies you already have, or wait for suggestions at the first class for what to purchase.

    Reg by: 2/19



    • Thu, February 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22

    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 02/20


    • Mon, March 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mon, March 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    In this class you will learn about some of the differences between the "western" brush and the "Chinese" brush and their respective paints, controlling water and mixing colors, composition and some of the basic strokes using the Chinese brush. There will be a power point presentation, as well as demonstration before you begin painting. The subject matter will be the Four Gentlemen: Wild Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and Plum Blossom. 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: 3/1



    • Wed, March 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  March 7, 14, 21, 28

    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 3/5

    • Wed, March 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  March 7, 14, 21

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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: 03/05


    • Thu, March 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     Multi-Media Madness....fabric, acrylic paint, findings     of every sort....sky is the limit. Bring two canvases to     every class 12"x12" to 18"x20" size is flexible ... also pieces of fabric, ribbon and stuff, acrylic paint and brushes. We also use acrylic medium for adhering fabric to canvas, matt is fine or buy both matt and glossy to mix for a satin finish. Your creativity gets it's battery charged by all the options this material opens. Call Karen if you need help with materials.... 815-229-5696

    Reg by:  03/06

    • Tue, March 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesday,  March 13

    Facilitator: Sheila Anderson

    An artwork trend in wall decor that is very popular today are the paintings of beautiful white trunk birch trees. Paint this fun & easy contemporary acrylic painting in just 2 hours. Symbolism can be applied such as; 5 siblings or children? -paint 5 trees; 7 pets in your life? paint 7 trees, etc. The individuality appears and is evident in your finished piece at the end of class. You will need a large canvas 16x20 or larger; 1 large brush used to blend two acrylic colors for the background, some acrylic paints will be available, but if you want certain colors, please bring your own. This class is for all levels from beginner to intermediate, just come for the fun of it!

    Register by 3/8

    • Mon, March 26, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Monday & Wednesday   March 26 & 28

    Facilitator: Sheila Anderson

    Bring out your Inner Dancing Goddess in an acrylic masterpiece! Sheila will guide you through step by step using acrylic paints and tissue paper to create your own work of art highlighting the woman inside, who will emerge out of the canvas?....Come and find out! Bring a 12 x 36 canvas. Some paints and brushes will be available or if you want to make sure you have certain colors to use, please bring your own. This class is for all levels from beginner to intermediate, come and discover your inner goddess!

    Register by 3/22

    • Tue, April 03, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

    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 03/29


    • Wed, April 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  April 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 4/2

    • Thu, April 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3

    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 04/03


    • Sun, April 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Sundays,  April 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    n this class we will cover the fundamentals of oil painting. You will begin with black and white value paintings of your subject matter of choice. We will talk about paint thinners, mediums and best practices for oil paint. Paint and mediums will be provided, but bring your own gessoed canvas or work surface of choice and an oil cloth or table cloth to cover your work surface. You may also bring your own paints and brushes if you choose to.

    Register by 04/04


    • Mon, April 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mon, April 30, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, 20

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    In this class you will learn about some of the differences between the "western" brush and the "Chinese" brush and their respective paints, controlling water and mixing colors, composition and some of the basic strokes using the Chinese brush. There will be a power point presentation, as well as demonstration before you begin painting. The subject matter will be the Four Gentlemen: Wild Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and Plum Blossom. 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: 4/5



    • Mon, April 09, 2018
    • Tue, April 10, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Monday & Tuesday   April 9 & 10

    Facilitator: Annette Conley

    Would you like to easily transform 2 small pieces of furniture and give them a facelift? Chalk paint is the answer! No sanding required, just make sure your pieces are clean. Chalk painting can go over any surface, metal, plastic, laminate, wood, etc. The first day will be spent painting your pieces and the second day you will be adding the finishing touch of paste wax. Bring 2 small pieces of furniture: small night stand, chair, mirror, picture frame, etc (no larger than 2ft x 2ft); a Paint brush size 2"-3" (chalk paint brushes work best, but are not mandatory) and your favorite color of chalk paint (can be purchased at area craft stores).

    Register by 4/05

    • Thu, April 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, April 19, 26

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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: 4/17


    • Fri, April 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Friday & Saturday,  April 20 & 21

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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 04/18

Past events

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)
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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