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NEW! Summer
Your Guide

 

"Words & Pictures"
Art Exhibit

March 13–May 9

Retreat: A Day of Silence & Mindfulness
April 19, 11:00a–5:00p

Foam Rolling Relief
April 20, 10:30–11:30a

Meditation
April 21, 9:00–10:00a

Art Journal: Watercolor
April 21, 6:00–8:00p

Watercolor
Begins April 22, 10:00a

Film & Discussion:
The Intouchables

Begins April 22, 10:00a

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
April 23, 9:30–10:45a

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
April 23, 5:30–6:45p

Therapeutic Yoga
April 24, 10:00–11:00a

Supper & Film:
Magic in the Moonlight

April 27, 6:00–9:00p

Photography
for Pleasure

April 28, 6:30–8:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Womanspace Rockford

Art Classes

Drawing | Painting | Watercolor | Art Uncorked | Artshops |
Art Journaling | Open Studio Hours

 


DRAWING


Relax & Have Fun with Pencil Drawing
Ages 16–adult. Have you ever wanted to take an art class but did not know where to begin? Relax and have fun as you learn to how to draw using a variety of pencils. In this class you will learn the basics of design, composition and perspective to create the foundation of your work. Add to that the techniques of shading, blending, and texture, and you will soon be delighted with the sketches you are able to create. Please bring a 14 x 17” or larger drawing pad of paper.

Ray Schulz is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and Famous Artists Schools. He was the art director at advertising agencies for 25 years. His work has been shown in Chicago, Rockford and other surrounding areas.

Session I
Course #: DW14-7
Dates: May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by May 7. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

Session II
Course #: DW14-11
Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 11
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by July 2. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 


Fun with Pastels
Ages 16–adult. Did you know that pastel drawings from the 16th Century exist today, as fresh and alive as the day they were drawn? Have fun learning about this amazing medium and how to use it. Students will be instructed on how to shade, texture, blend, and layer while working on landscapes, still lifes and non-objective art. Please bring a 14 x 17” or larger drawing pad of paper.

Ray Schulz is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and Famous Artists Schools. He was the art director at advertising agencies for 25 years. His work has been shown in Chicago, Rockford and other surrounding areas.

Session I
Course #: DW14-9
Dates: May 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15
Time: Mondays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by May 7. Registration Policy

 

Session II
Course #: DW14-10
Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3
Time: Mondays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by July 2. Registration Policy

 


Pen & Ink Drawing
Ages 16–adult. This class will introduce texturing, blending, and shading. Students will learn how to use preliminary sketches to their advantage and get to know the many types of pens used for drawing. Ray will also introduce some watercolor/colored pencil techniques to your artwork. Please bring a 14 x 17” or larger drawing pad of paper.

Ray Schulz is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and Famous Artists Schools. He was the art director at advertising agencies for 25 years. His work has been shown in Chicago, Rockford and other surrounding areas.

Session I
Course #: DW14-8
Dates: May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by May 11. Registration Policy

 

Session II
Course #: DW14-12
Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by July 6. Registration Policy

 

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PAINTING


Playful Creations with Acrylics
Ages 16–adult. Approach your subject with a whimsical, light-hearted attitude. Make having fun and doing paintings that make you smile be the goal. All styles, all levels of expertise welcome. Bring two canvases around 24”x30” and brushes and paint. Some fabric and paper may be incorporated.

Karen is an artist known in the Rockford community for her abstract paintings. During her long artistic career, she participated in the summer art circuit on the coast of Northern California for ten years, had numerous one-woman and group shows, shown in galleries in California, Utah, Washington State and Illinois and taught art to both children and adults. She owned and operated a gallery in Rockford for ten years showing her fine art but also painting wall murals, furniture and ceramic tile. Karen helped Larry Sheets build the Bennies art venue that is open at Fall and Spring Art Scene in downtown Rockford. At present she works in her home studio and shows her work at Womanspace, Bennies, Art Scene and other venues.

Course #: AC14-10
Dates: May 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: Thursdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Karen Gines
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Members' Fee: $70
Register by May 12. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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WATERCOLOR


Watercolor: Toes in the Water (Beginner level)
Ages 16–adult. 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!

Sue studied at Ohio State University and at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She has taught privately, as well as at the Kaleidoscope School of Art in Barrington. Sue exhibits throughout the Midwest and South, has artwork in many private and public collections, and tries to devote most of her time to developing her own paintings.

Session III
Course #: WC14-9
Dates: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Time: Wednesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Members' Fee: $70
Register by April 20. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Watercolor: Splashdown! (Intermediate/Advanced level)
Ages 16–adult. 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. A supply list is furnished and some watercolor paper is available for purchase from Womanspace and the instructor.

Sue studied at Ohio State University and at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She has taught privately, as well as at the Kaleidoscope School of Art in Barrington. Sue exhibits throughout the Midwest and South, has artwork in many private and public collections, and tries to devote most of her time to developing her own paintings.

Session III
Course #: WC14-10
Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Time: Thursdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Members' Fee: $70
Register by April 20. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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ART UNCORKED


Age 21 & up. Join us for any of these three unique one-night workshops each resulting in a finished art piece!

 

Zentangle with Color
This class will review the basics of Zentangles for those who have not done them before. We will then explore how to enhance your prepared journal pages with the tangles. You can bring a prepared page or we will create one in class. Once you are done with this exercise you may want to further enhance your piece using more color. There are no limits to what this project can become.

Karen graduated from WU-Platteville with a BS in Art and, later, a Mechanical Design Degree from Rock Valley College. Retired after 30 years of engineering. I have been quilting since 1980 and recently had quilts accepted into the AQS quilt show in Paducah and Phoenix as well as a first place ribbon at the National Quilt Museum’s New Quilts from Old Blocks challenge.

Course #: AW14-16
Date: May 19
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Karen Grover
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by May 18. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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ARTSHOPS


Matting & Framing Workshop
Open for everyone ages 16 and up. Learn simple and elegant matting techniques for displaying your artwork or photographs. Each participant will be guided in creating a completed piece, using mats and cutting materials provided. Framing decisions will be discussed during this hands-on workshop. Bring one piece of artwork or a photograph you want to mat. Once you have learned to do this, you can come back during open studio times to finish the rest of your creations.

Elaine is Executive Director and Co-founder of Womanspace. Elaine wears a number of administrative hats, but is also a gifted artist and potter. She received her degree in English from Alverno College and pursued further studies in art and design at College of DuPage, Rockford College and Northern Illinois University. She has developed some simple methods for matting that anyone can learn.

Course #: AW14-13
Date: April 14
Time: Tuesday, 5:30–7:30p
Instructor: Elaine Hirschenberger
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Sorry, this class is full.
Register by April 13. Registration Policy

 

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Nicole Hollander Workshop:
Creating a Graphic Autobiography

Calling all non-artists, artists, writers, cartoonists, newspaper employees, and fun-loving people…DON’T MISS THIS WORKSHOP! Nicole Hollander has an amazing living room filled with large graphic autobiography strips that reflect important or memorable experiences in her life. They are rich and full of color and sometimes even messy – but so real and alive!

This workshop, led by Nicole, will include instruction and inspiration to look back on a memorable experience in your life and help illustrate it in a way that can be therapeutic, enlightening and reflective of feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

You don’t need to have any artistic skills—just a desire and willingness to experience and explore a past experience (or perhaps a future anticipated experience) and have an even stronger desire to free inhibitions and have fun! Who knows, your illustration might decorate your walls as Nicole has done! Space is limited to 10 people so register early!

Nicole Hollander is the creator of Sylvia, an internationally syndicated comic strip that appeared in over 60 newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, The Detroit News, The Boston Globe, and The Seattle Times. She has published sixteen collections of Sylvia strips, as well as Female Problems and My Cat’s Not Fat, He’s Just Big Boned, The Sylvia Chronicles: 30 Year of Graphic Misbehavior from Reagan to Obama, and Tales of Graceful Aging From the Planet Denial. She lives in Chicago and we are so pleased that she is our Spring Luncheon Speaker and Workshop Presenter.

Course #: AW14-14
Date: April 26
Time: Sunday, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Nicole Hollander
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $100
Members' Fee: $80
Register by April 22. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Photography for Pleasure
In this casual but highly informative class you will learn the basic ingredients of beautiful photography from someone who has spent a lifetime taking photographs all over the world. Topics include: subjects and viewpoints; the importance of light; depth of field and how to manage it; digital vs. film photography; and, useful software and presentation.

Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Eddie Coxon now lives in the Midlands of the United Kingdom. He first became interested in photography when a family friend lent him a camera and an enlarger and showed him how to develop and print photographs. He has since taken photographs - both film and digital - all over the world including Singapore, India, New Zealand, United States, and all over Europe.

Course #: AW14-15
Date: April 28
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–8:00p
Instructor: Eddie Coxon
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $35
Members' Fee: $25
Register by April 27. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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ART JOURNALING


Art Journaling can best be described as a combination of art and words to express yourself. Usually kept in a spiral journal on pages that have been “prepped” to work with a variety of mediums from acrylic paint to crayons. Different comments from Art Journalers include the follow reasons for becoming Art Journal “Junkies”….

• “Journaling gives me permission to be free, to use scraps of what’s lying in my workspace, to play with pattern, to not finish a page and not feel bad… it’s a way to look back and see who you were and who you’ve become”

• “Art journaling is an inner dialogue with my innermost self—a dialogue that keeps me true to myself and keeps me on my toes…wasn’t it Picasso that said painting is just another way of keeping a diary?”

• “It’s a reflection of who I am during that moment.”
This is the last of five journaling sessions…so whether this is your first art journaling experience or it is a long-time passion, you will learn and grow from this class. Class size is limited, so enroll early.

 

Session 4: Watercolor
Want to use more background color in your journal pages? Wait no longer! Create a beautiful background blending colors, using salt and alcohol techniques and learning the advantages to painting with a dry or wet brush. The backgrounds you create will inspire you to journal some of your very best thoughts and memories.

Course #: AJ14-9
Date: April 21
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Cherie Heck
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by April 20. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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