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Student & Teacher
Art Show

May 15–July 5

Therapeutic Yoga
May 22, 10:00–11:00a

Yoga Nidra
May 23, 10:00–11:30a

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
May 28, 9:30–10:45a

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
May 28, 5:30–6:45p

Glitzy Garage Sale
May 29–31, 2015

Foam Rolling Relief
June 1, 10:30–11:30a

Mindfulness Group
June 1, Noon–1:30p

Clayworks:
Raku Urns & Treasures

Begins June 1, 1:00p

Clayworks:
Mythical Creatures

Begins June 1, 6:00p

Art Uncorked:
Painted Wine Glasses

June 2, 6:00–8:00p

Nia Dance Workout
Begins June 3, Noon

Youth Program:
Tye-Dye Science

June 6, 9:30–11:00a

Create with Me:
Tye-Dye Experiment

June 6, Noon–1:30p

Junior Girl Scouts: Agent of Change Journey
June 8–18, 3:00–5:00p

Intermediate Watercolor
Begins June 11, 10:00a

 

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 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
This class is in session.
Register by May 7. Registration Policy

 

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 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
This class is in session.
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

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

 

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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
This class is in session.
Register by May 12. Registration Policy

 

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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: Wednesdays, 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
Regular Fee: $85
Members' Fee: $70
Register by June 9. 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 Kulevich 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 #: AW14-17
Date: June 2
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Liz Kulevich Hiemstra
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by June 1. Registration Policy

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

 

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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
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by July 6. Registration Policy

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

 

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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


Build a Fairy House in the Forest
Join in this popular annual event as Norm provides you with ideas and some materials to create an amazing Fairy House to leave in the Womanspace Forest. This is just in time for the Fairy Festival on July 11 where hundreds of children, adults (and fairies!) journey through the forest hunting for and admiring these creative and fun fairy homes. Come play in our gardens and woods and use natural materials you find or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable dwelling for our forest fairies. Leaves, shells, stone, pet hair, nutshells, feather are moss are just a few ideas that make beautiful additions to any fairy home. Bring your camera, plus garden gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest. Cost of class 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 #: AW14-18
Date: June 27
Time: Saturday, 9:00a–Noon
Instructor: Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio & Pine Forest
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by June 25. Registration Policy

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

 

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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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