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Fall Your Guide

 

"2 x 2" Exhibit
August 7–September 11

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Sept. 3, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
Sept. 4, 10:00–11:00a

Beginning Watercolor
Begins Sept. 8, 10:00a

Bookwoman:
A Ruth Reichl Day

Sept. 9, 9:30–11:00a

EarthMatters
Sept. 9, Noon–1:15p

Creating Stories & Sharing Lives
Begins Sept. 9, 6:00p

Advanced Watercolor
Begins Sept. 10, 10:00a

Womansong Potluck
Sept. 10, 5:30–6:45p

Yoga Nidra
Sept. 12, 10:00–11:30a

Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day
Oct. 8, 7:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Womanspace Rockford

Art Classes

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

 


DRAWING


Drawing for Beginners Only
For Real Beginners Only! This is a drawing class for people who may think they can't draw, but want to learn something new-- and have fun too! This class will focus on developing confidence in fundamental drawing skills. Learn about tools used in drawing, basic perspective and how to texture and shade from the very beginning. 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.

Course #: DW15-1
Dates: September 28, October 5, 12
Time: Mondays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Members' Fee: $40
Register by September 23. Registration Policy

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

 

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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.

Fall Session 1
Course #: DW15-2
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
Time: Mondays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by September 9. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session 2
Course #: DW15-3
Dates: October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: Mondays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by October 21. Registration Policy

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

 

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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.

Fall Session 1
Course #: DW15-6
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
Time: Mondays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by September 9. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session 2
Course #: DW15-7
Dates: October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: Mondays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by October 21. Registration Policy

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

 

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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.

Fall Session 1
Course #: DW15-4
Dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by September 14. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session 2
Course #: DW15-5
Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by October 26. Registration Policy

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

 

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Mixed Media Drawing
Intermediate Level & Beyond. Have fun exploring use of mixed media to express your personal style and art. Students will experiment by combining color pencil, watercolor and pastel in a variety of applications. You will also learn texturing, color application and layering in a variety of ways. Please bring to class a 14 x 17” or larger drawing pad & watercolor pad of paper, a good art eraser, HB, 2B, 6B drawing pencils, an assortment of felt tip waterproof ink drawing pens, and basic watercolor set with brushes.

Raymond 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.

Course #: DW15-8
Dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14
Time: Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Member's Fee: $60
Register by Sept. 14. Registration Policy

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

 

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Pastel Painting for Beginners
Beginning Level. If you would like to learn about the different types of dry pastels, and how to use them to create a colorful drawing, then this is the class for you. We will practice using hard pastels, soft pastels, pastel pencils and different colors and textures of papers. Individual styles will be encouraged as we explore various techniques in layering and blending colors. You may bring supplies you already have, or wait for suggestions at the first class for what to purchase.

Gail is a self-taught artist, working primarily in pastels. What makes her pastel artwork unique is her ability to bring the subject to life with rich detail. She recently won an Honorable Mention in the Pastel Journal’s “16th Annual Pastel 100” Competition. Gail enjoys teaching people who want to learn more about the brilliance of painting with pastels.

Course #: DW15-9
Dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14
Time: Wednesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Gail Faber
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Member's Fee: $60
Register by Sept. 14 Registration Policy

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

 

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Pastel Painting
Beginning/Intermediate Level. This class is for those who have worked with pastels before, or who are continuing from the beginning pastel class. Participants will learn more about mixing and layering colors on various papers, including sanded surfaces. We will focus on quality of light and shadow, tonal values of colors, and how to make pastel drawings that are vibrant.

Gail is a self-taught artist, working primarily in pastels. What makes her pastel artwork unique is her ability to bring the subject to life with rich detail. She recently won an Honorable Mention in the Pastel Journal’s “16th Annual Pastel 100” Competition. Gail enjoys teaching people who want to learn more about the brilliance of painting with pastels.

Course #: DW15-10
Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9
Time: Wednesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Gail Faber
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by Oct. 26 Registration Policy

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

 

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PAINTING


Playful Creations in Acrylics
Ages 16–adult. In this class we will use both acrylic paint and fabric on the canvas with special attention to composition, backgrounds and layering, mixing paint and glazing. Bring your regular painting supplies, any fabric pieces you like and ACRYLIC MEDIUM either matte or gloss is fine. Be prepared to bring up to 2 canvases around 24"x30" to each class. This class is open to all levels of expertise. If you have any questions, please call Karen 815-229-5696

Karen is an artist known in the Rockford community for her abstract paintings. During her long career as an artist 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. To see her paintings, www.karengines.com

Fall Session 1
Course #: PG15-1
Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: Thursdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Karen Gines
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by September 15. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session 2
Course #: PG15-2
Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10
Time: Thursdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Karen Gines
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Members' Fee: $60
Register by October 27. Registration Policy

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

 

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Serengeti Painting Challenge
Wildlife painting is open to anyone who has a passion for earth’s wildlife. You will not be restricted in what you paint, but helped and encouraged with your techniques and exploration. In each class, we will do mini-critiques, offering you help and direction with your piece. You may paint with acrylics or watercolors or oils. We are focused on subject matter, not medium. Bring a canvas (any size) and your favorite art medium and be prepared to enjoy an afternoon of fun!

Dee Santorini is an avid clay artist and skilled Raku potter. She brings a passion and sense of fun to everything she does. Dee is the current president of the Rockford Art Guild, promoting visual arts in our community. Dee also is active on the Gallery Committee and clay Studio Manager group at Womanspace and exhibits regularly at Womanspace and ArtScene.

Course #: PG15-3
Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19
Time: Thursdays, 1:00–3:30p
Instructor: Dee Santorini
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by Oct. 27 Registration Policy

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

 


Encaustic Painting
Encaustic Painting originates from the Greek word enkaustikos, which means to burn in, and was used 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!

Dee Santorini is an avid clay artist and skilled Raku potter. She brings a passion and sense of fun to everything she does. Dee is the current president of the Rockford Art Guild, promoting visual arts in our community. Dee also is active on the Gallery Committee and clay Studio Manager group at Womanspace and exhibits regularly at Womanspace and ArtScene.

Course #: PG15-4
Dates: November 14, 21
Time: Saturdays, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Dee Santorini
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $125
Member's Fee: $115
Register by Nov. 9 Registration Policy

Fee
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Participant's Name & Phone

 

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WATERCOLOR


Watercolor: Toes in the Water (Beginner level)
Limited class size so register early! 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 Gilbert Abare 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.

Fall Session 1
Course #: WC15-1
Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by September 3. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session 2
Course #: WC15-2
Dates: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by NOON on Oct. 21. Registration Policy

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

 

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Watercolor: Splashdown! (Intermediate/Advanced level)
Limited class size so register early! 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.

Sue Gilbert Abare 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.

Fall Session 1
Course #: WC15-3
Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8
Time: Thursdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by September 8. Registration Policy

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

 

Fall Session 2
Course #: WC15-4
Dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19
Time: Thursdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by Oct. 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!

 

Painted Wine Glasses
Enjoy a glass (or two) of wine while creating your very own custom wine glass! We’ll use glass paint to create permanent designs of your own or use the inspiration provided. Fee includes one wine glass, but you can purchase additional glasses to decorate for a full set! Glasses must be cured in an oven after painting.

Liz Hiemstra is the marketing coordinator at Womanspace. She lives with her husband and their herd of pets in Oregon, IL. She enjoys sampling different wines and craft beers and this class combines that hobby with her love of creating functional and beautiful crafts.

Course #: AW15-1
Date: September 15
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Liz Hiemstra
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by Sept. 14. Registration Policy

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

 

Lost & Found Jewelry Re-Purposed
Isn’t frustrating to lose a favorite earring, leaving the other one orphaned in your jewelry box? Bring your own orphaned earrings or other unused baubles, and we will re-purpose them into a brand new necklace that is sure to become a favorite. Limited supplies will be available to enhance your project, but it will be especially unique and personalized by using your own pieces.

A self-professed bead addict, Barb Phillips has experimented in many different media that have allowed her to incorporated these “little gypsies.” She enjoys sharing her enjoyment of beadwork with others.

Course #: AW15-2
Date: October 6
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Barb Phillips
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by Sept. 30. Registration Policy

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

 

Craft Beer Beer Craft Night
For this activity, we’ll be making beer-inspired coasters. By combining tiles with 6-pack holders we’ll create a unique and functional gift for anyone! No advanced skill necessary — this craft is simple and fun. Class includes all the material necessary to create six coasters. And if you have a favorite beer, feel free to bring along extra cardboard 6-pack holders!

Sarah Heidemann is a human resources professional by day and a crafty, beer-loving gal by night. After everyone in her family received DIY coasters for Christmas, she’s now an expert at this fun and simple craft...which pairs her two favorite things: crafts and beer!

Course #: AW15-3
Date: October 20
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Sarah Heidemann
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by Oct. 19. Registration Policy

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

 

Bag It!
We will transform an ordinary canvas tote bag into a colorful work of art using mostly acrylic paint. If you have any ephemera you’d like to add (odd piece of jewelry, button, etc.,) bring it along! This might make a great gift item, or perhaps you’ll keep it yourself, but either way, it will open your eyes to new creative possibilities.

Sue Gilbert Abare 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.

Course #: AW15-4
Date: December 8
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by Dec. 2 Registration Policy

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

 

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ARTSHOPS


Personal Travel Altars
Before written history people used portable altars to help keep themselves and others on “track.” We will provide tote boxes that can be personalized into your very own travel haven. You may create your interior design with embellishments you and others bring for our “potluck supply table” (paint, lining fabrics, collage items, ephemera with personal & spiritual meaning, stones, shells, metallic paper, etc.). Add your own personal touches like candles, crystals, books, statuary, prayer beads, and other meaningful items to take with you on the go. Portable altars are great for centering, focusing, meditation, or a spiritual lift when you’re in transit and upon arrival. Or you can set it up on a table in a corner of your house and let the bliss begin! Includes some materials.

Norm Knott is a recycling artist and works with a variety of themes and images from around the world as well as collections of nostalgia and American culture. He enjoys preserving the past in color and textures that soar as a visionary. Norm is a well-known artist in the Rockford Region and has exhibited his work locally, nationally and has international patrons.

Course #: AW15-5
Date: October 17
Time: Saturday, 9:00a–Noon
Instructor: Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by October 14. Registration Policy

Fee
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Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Thai Spirit House
In Thailand, private homes and businesses use “spirit houses” to keep mischievous celestial spirits from harassing the inhabitants. The tradition predates Buddhism, but we will update it by using collage and assemblage techniques. Once the house is decorated on the surface the inside can be “furnished” for the spirit that will dwell there. Participants can bring along any ingredients they’d like to use or share. Basic shapes of houses and a variety of supplies will be provided.

Norm Knott is a recycling artist and works with a variety of themes and images from around the world as well as collections of nostalgia and American culture. He enjoys preserving the past in color and textures that soar as a visionary. Norm is a well-known artist in the Rockford Region and has exhibited his work locally, nationally and has international patrons.

Course #: AW15-6
Date: November 7
Time: Saturday, 9:00a–Noon
Instructor: Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by November 4. Registration Policy

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

 

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