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Summer Your Guide

 

Student & Teacher
Art Show

May 15–July 5

Supper & Film:
Away From Her

June 29, 6:00–9:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
July 2, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
July 3, 10:00–11:00a

Foam Rolling &
Core Strengthening

July 6, 10:30–11:30a

Mindfulness Group
July 6, Noon–1:30p

Fun with Pastels
Begins July 6, 6:00p

Cadette Girls Scouts: aMAZE Journey
Begins July 6, 3:00p

Relax & Have Fun Pencil Drawing
Begins July 7, 10:00a

Art Uncorked: Lobe Art
July 7, 6:00–8:00p

Bookwoman: Still Alice
July 8, 9:30–11:00a

Understanding
Abstract Painting

July 8, 9:00a–4:00p

Pen & Ink Drawing
Begins July 8, 6:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Womanspace Rockford

Art Classes

Drawing | Painting | Watercolor | Art Uncorked | Artshops |
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 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 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

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

 


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 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

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

 

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PAINTING


Understanding Abstract
Ages 16–adult. This workshop covers theory, composition, color application, acrylic painting techniques and much more. Work from a nature composition, your imagination or from a composition of geometric shapes. Students will explore the acrylic medium and the purpose and theory behind abstract. Students will learn how to look differently at the world around them and explore more detail in their environment. Abstract can be very geometric or fluid and students will explore both these avenues. Students will also learn various acrylic techniques to achieve texture, depth and layering. There will be a 30-minute lunch break–bring a sack lunch! A supply list will be provided to all who register.

Maureen Gasek studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and has a BS degree in Art. She has worked as an agency director and currently teaches art, beginning fashion illustration and works as an independent graphic designer. She is also a Golden Artist Colors Certified Educator. Maureen is a contemporary abstract artist who exhibits in galleries and shows, receiving many awards and her work is published in American Art Collector.

Course #: AC14-11
Dates: July 8
Time: Wednesday, 9:00a–4:00p
Instructor: Maureen Gasek
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $120
Members' Fee: $105
Register by July 2. Registration Policy

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

 

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Drips, Pours, Peels, Splashes and…
Ages 16–adult. This interactive highly charged 2-day hands-on workshop will show how you can create great effects and works of art by using pouring mediums, dripping, splashing, and creating and applying acrylic peels. Students will learn how to apply and integrate these techniques to create a 24 x 30” work of art on a stretched canvas. Students will explore the acrylic media, and the purpose and theory about the abstract expressionist movement and how organic and geometric structure can be integrated. There will be a 30-minute lunch break each day–bring a sack lunch! A supply list will be provided to all who register.

Maureen Gasek studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and has a BS degree in Art. She has worked as an agency director and currently teaches art, beginning fashion illustration and works as an independent graphic designer. She is also a Golden Artist Colors Certified Educator. Maureen is a contemporary abstract artist who exhibits in galleries and shows, receiving many awards and her work is published in American Art Collector.

Course #: AC14-12
Dates: July 22 & 29
Time: Wednesdays, 9:30a–4:00p (7/22) & 9:30a–2:00p (7/22)
Instructor: Maureen Gasek
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $180
Members' Fee: $150
Register by July 16. Registration Policy

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

 

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WATERCOLOR


Intermediate Watercolor (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.

Course #: WC14-11
Dates: June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9
Time: Thursdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
This class is in session.
Register by June 9. Registration Policy

 

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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!

 

Lobe Art
Come with a friend and have fun learning how to create your own personal statement with adornment for your ears while sipping on a glass of wine. Each participant will make TWO! new pairs of earrings.

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 #: AW14-19
Date: July 7
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Barb Phillips
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Sorry, this class is full.
Register by July 6. Registration Policy

 

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From Drab to Fab Acrylic Painting
Have any old, forgotten, abused or neglected small wooden furniture? Bring the piece (pre-painted and dry with a nice, non-glossy undercoat) to this fun and creative painting class. Add designs and colors with acrylic paints, and your piece will be the envy of all your other furniture! If you don’t have anything old and unfinished lying around, find wooden objects at your local hobby store or resale shops! We will provide some paint and the wine, but feel free to bring any “wild and fun” colors with you!

Cherie Heck loves to play with art and teaches a number of art classes at Womanspace where she is also Volunteer Coordinator and chair of the Gallery Committee. Her artistic talents are many and her beautiful creations have appeared in many of our art exhibits and fundraisers.

Course #: AW14-21
Date: August 11
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:30p
Instructor: Cherie Heck
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by August 10. Registration Policy

 

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ARTSHOPS


Rust Dyeing with Embellishment
Create beautiful images on fabric using rusty old things! You will be surprised and delighted by the unpredictable and variable effects of this process. In first class you will learn how to prepare the fabric. In the second class you will open your fabric and discover what the rust has created. You will then learn to embellish your work by incorporating beads, ribbons or other interesting items!

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 #: AW14-20
Date: August 4 & 11
Time: Tuesdays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Barb Phillips
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by July 30. Registration Policy

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

 

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