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Winter Your Guide

 

Lunch & Learn: Genealogy 101
Feb. 3, Noon–1:00p

Painting with Passion
Begins Feb. 3, 1:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Feb. 4, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
Feb. 5, 10:00–11:00a

Yoga for Men
Feb. 6, 10:00–11:15a

Take a Dip into Watercolor
Feb. 6, 1:00–4:00p

Stretching & Strengthening
Feb. 8, 10:30–11:30a

Art Uncorked: Linen Stack Bracelet
Feb. 9, 6:00–8:00p

Bookwoman:
During the Reign of
the Queen of Persia

Feb. 10, 9:30–11:00a

EarthMatters
Feb. 10, Noon–1:15p

Pencil Drawing
Begins Feb. 15, 10:00a

Pen & Ink Drawing
Begins Feb. 15, 1:00p

More Alcohol Inks
Feb. 16, 6:00–9:00pp

Couples Massage
Feb. 16, 7:00–8:30p

 

Calendar of Events

 

ART CLASSES

Womanspace Rockford

Pencil Drawing | Pen & Ink Drawing | Alcohol Inks | Pastel Painting |
Painting with Dee | Painting with Sheila | Watercolor | Mixed Media |
Collage | Fiber Art | Art Uncorked | Art Lectures | Open Studio

 


DRAWING WITH RAY SCHULZ


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.

 

Relax & Have Fun with Pencil Drawing
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, a good art eraser, and HB, 2B, 4B, 6B drawing pencils to class.

Winter Session 2
Course #: DW15-12
Dates: February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14
Time: Mondays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Member's Fee: $60
Register by Feb. 11. Registration Policy

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

 

Winter Session 3
Course #: DW15-13
Dates: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: Mondays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Member's Fee: $60
Register by March 24. Registration Policy

Fee
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Pen & Ink Drawing
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 and an assortment of felt tip waterproof ink drawing pens to class.

Winter Session 2
Course #: DW15-15
Dates: February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14
Time: Mondays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Member's Fee: $60
Register by Feb. 11. Registration Policy

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

 

Winter Session 3
Course #: DW15-16
Dates: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: Mondays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Raymond Schulz
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $70
Member's Fee: $60
Register by March 24. Registration Policy

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ALCOHOL INKS WITH JILL MARTIN-GOLDEN


Jill Martin-Golden studied at the University of Illinois and various other colleges through the years. Three years ago she started her own company, Jill Rae Finally Art, to pursue art on a full time basis. She works in alcohol inks, watercolors, oils and pastels. She sees beauty in the ordinary and revels in sharing that vision with others.

 

More Fun with Alcohol Inks
Join in the fun in this second introductory class on Alcohol inks. Known for their vivid colors and interesting patterns and are becoming a popular medium of many artists. Explore some of the many techniques and possibilities they present. Use these new found techniques to create your own Sunflower painting on Yupo paper. Supplies provided.

Winter Session 1
Course #: PTG15-9
Dates: February 16
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–9:00p
Instructor: Jill Martin-Golden
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee:$35
Register by Feb. 11. Registration Policy

Fee
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Participant's Name & Phone

 

Winter Session 2
Course #: PTG15-10
Dates: February 25
Time: Thursday, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Jill Martin-Golden
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee:$35
Register by Feb. 20. Registration Policy

Fee
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Participant's Name & Phone

 

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PASTEL PAINTING WITH GAIL FABER


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.

 

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.

Course #: PAS15-5
Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13
Time: Wednesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Gail Faber
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by March 7. Registration Policy

Fee
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PAINTING WITH DEE SANTORINI


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

 

Painting with Passion
Is there something you really want to paint well? Perhaps a pet, maybe a place you have visited or a time in your life you would like to capture. This class will help you with painting skills so you can create a realistic painting with detail and depth. Please bring a canvas or board to paint on, as well as your paints. Brushes and some mediums will be furnished.

Course #: PTG15-8
Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Dee Santorini
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $60
Member's Fee: $50
Register by Feb. 1. Registration Policy

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PAINTING WITH SHEILA ANDERSON


Sheila Anderson is a Certified Interior Designer from Harrington College of Design. She is the Design Director of staging at Gustafson's Furniture (both showroom locations) and decorates both residential and commercial spaces. She is aware of home design trends and achieving the newest styles using Art. At an early age she was privately tutored in Oils and Acrylics and still continues lessons to learn new painting techniques.

 

Birch Trees Painted in an Evening
For Beginners/Intermediates. An artwork trend in wall decor that is very popular today are the paintings of beautiful white trunk birch trees. Paint a contemporary acrylic 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 16x20” or larger canvas; 1 large brush used to blend two acrylic colors for the background, you can bring your own acrylic paints if you like.

Course #: PTG15-11
Dates: February 25
Time: Thursday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Sheila Anderson
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee: $35
Register by Feb. 22. Registration Policy

Fee
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Abstract Art – Just Like the Magazines!
For Beginners/Intermediates. Ever fall in love with art in Ballard Designs or Pottery Barn catalogs? Well, save yourself hundreds of dollars and create a mixed media painting yourself in 2 hours. You will need a 16x20” or larger canvas; 4 large brushes to paint 3” wide sections, and 2 sheets of gold metallic tissue paper (dollar store).

Course #: PTG15-12
Dates: March 10
Time: Thursday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Sheila Anderson
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee: $35
Register by March 7. Registration Policy

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WATERCOLOR WITH SUE GILBERT ABARE


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.

 

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!

Winter Session 1
Course #: WC15-6
Dates: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
This class is in session.
Registration Policy

 

Winter Session 2
Course #: WC15-7
Dates: February 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by Feb. 15. Registration Policy

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

 

Winter Session 3
Course #: WC15-8
Dates: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by March 28. Registration Policy

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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.

Winter Session 1
Course #: WC15-9
Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4
Time: Thursdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
This class is in session.
Registration Policy

 

Winter Session 2
Course #: WC15-10
Dates: February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17
Time: Thursdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by Feb. 17. Registration Policy

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

 

Winter Session 3
Course #: WC15-11
Dates: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: Thursdays, 10:00a–Noon
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $70
Register by March 30. Registration Policy

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Take a Dip Into Watercolor (All levels)
Join Sue for a fun filled afternoon exploring watercolor, designed specifically for those wishing to try out the versatility of this medium. However, if you are dying for a watercolor class before the holidays and you have painted before, you are certainly welcome to join in on the fun! Supplies provided, but bring your own if you like.

Winter Session 1
Course #: WC15-12
Date: February 6
Time: Saturday, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee: $35
Register by Feb. 3. Registration Policy

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

 

Winter Session 2
Course #: WC15-13
Date: March 19
Time: Saturday, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee: $35
Register by March 16. Registration Policy

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MIXED MEDIA WITH SUSAN BURTON


Susan Burton has a BA in Interior Design, plus minors in Art and Architecture. She is a mosaic and sculpture artisan, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Mandala Facilitator, and Certified Archetypal Consultant. Visit her website artexplorations.com

 

Mosaic Jewelry Workshop
No prior mosaic experience needed. Mosaic jewelry is all the rage in fashion magazines and boutiques. In this one-day workshop you can make something unique that will express your personal, one-of-a-kind sense of fashion. Students will make two mosaic jewelry projects, choosing from earrings or pendants and embellish them with a plethora of materials such as glass, stone, mirror, beads, tiny tiles and millifiore. This is a fun opportunity to make something lasting and special. Rudimentary mosaic techniques, methods and applications will be covered. All materials and use of tools are provided. Additional bases available for purchase. Please bring a lunch for the noon break.

Course #: MXM15-2
Date: March 5
Time: Saturday, 10:00a–2:00p
Instructor: Susan Burton
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $75
Member's Fee: $65
Register by March 2. Registration Policy

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Beginner's Mosaic Workshop
In this workshop you will learn to how to use glass tiles, gems & mirror to make your own beautiful mosaic. You will also learn about substrates and discover the correct adhesives to use. And then experience the fun of grouting! Participants will create a Heart, Bird, Flower or Butterfly in one day! Please bring a lunch for the noon break.

Course #: MXM15-4
Date: April 16
Time: Saturday, 9:00a–3:00p
Instructor: Susan Burton
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $95
Member's Fee: $85
Register by April 14. Registration Policy

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COLLAGE WITH BARBARA SANTUCCI


Barb Santucci has studied painting and collage extensively and exhibits in various galleries throughout the Midwest. Barb loves to create and teach art that incorporates acrylics, pastels, handmade papers and monotypes. She is a published author of three children’s books and most recently was teaching art in a local private school.

 

Collage Creations
Collage is a fun way to work with many diverse materials. In this class you can explore design and composition with a subject matter of your choice. Barb will call you before the first class and discuss some possible materials you could bring to class. There will be a short brainstorming time during each class to show your work and ask questions and receive helpful comments. We will also explore a few ways to “alter” papers to use in your collage. A supply list will be sent before the class.

Course #: MXM15-3
Dates: March 23, 30, April 6
Time: Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Barbara Santucci
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $75
Member's Fee: $65
Register by March 14. Registration Policy

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FIBER ART WITH STEPHANIE NORDLIN


Stephanie has been sewing her own designs since she was twelve. She graduated from Harper College in Fashion Design and is an award winning quilter and wearable artist, and has displayed in galleries internationally through Studio Art Quilt Associates. Wanting to have more control over her designs she took many classes in dyeing and fabric manipulation. Now she is happy to pass techniques along to students.

 

Transfer-Dye Silk Scarf
Instant gratification! Students will go home with a silk scarf they have dyed using a blank white scarf and 100% silk ties. Absolutely no artistic talent needed, just cut, roll, tie with ribbon and throw it in the pot to cook. Bring fabric scissors if you have them. If you want specific colors or patterns you can to bring your own 100% silk ties. Bright colors are best.

Course #: FBR15-2
Date: February 20
Time: Saturday, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Stephanie Nordlin
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee: $35
Register by Feb. 18. Registration Policy

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Colorhue Instant-Set Dyes
Come play for an afternoon of amazing dyeing in a baggy, spritzing and silk screen with shaving cream! Make a beautiful silk scarf and a few pieces of silk for mixed media use or whatever creative ideas you may have. Wear some old clothes — you may get messy!

Course #: FBR15-3
Dates: March 12
Time: Saturday, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Stephanie Nordlin
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee: $35
Register by March 10. Registration Policy

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Playing with Marbles
Learn the basics of marbling on fabric using fluid acrylic paints. Students will choose from a variety of prepared cotton fabrics and paint colors to drop and splatter. Learn how to make a foam resist. Your pieces will go home with you to dry, be hand washed and heat set with an iron. Most supplies included. Bring a shallow 9 x 13” container, preferably white, glass or plastic (it cannot be used for food afterwards). Wear old clothes, you may get messy!

Course #: FBR15-4
Dates: April 30
Time: Saturday, 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Stephanie Nordlin
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $45
Member's Fee: $35
Register by April 28. 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!

 

Linen Stack Bracelet
An easy way to add adornment in any color to your wrist without needing extra tools. This technique allows you to make a wrap bracelet or a simple bracelet that is fun to stack with others. You will leave with a completed bracelet and a springboard to other possibilities. Fee includes materials for one bracelet.

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 #: AW15-8
Date: February 9
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Barb Phillips
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by Feb. 4 Registration Policy

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Retro Tulip Pendant Light
Mid-century Modern Tulip Pendant lights out of recycled gallon milk jugs!! We will cut “petals” out, staple them together after decorating with Sharpies (and embellishments), and create supports from bamboo skewers. An electric light insert and “Voila!” — a mid-century classic goes home with you! Bring any embellishments you would like to add to your light, beads, ribbon, etc.

Norm 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 #: AW15-9
Date: March 8
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by March 7 Registration Policy

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Embroidered Luggage Tag
Fancy up that old suitcase with a DIY luggage tag for that special summer vacation! Relax and learn simple embroidery stitches while you make a distinctive and easy to spot luggage tag with a space for a business card on the back. Students will learn buttonhole/blanket, stem, lazy daisy, cross chain, whip and French knot stitches. Embroidery threads, ribbon and sequins are available to choose from, but feel free to bring any special colors you would like to use. Also, please bring small scissors if you have them.

Stephanie started embroidery at the age of six and is so glad it has come back into vogue. Some of her beautiful jackets have special hand stitching added. She graduated from Harper College in Fashion Design and is an award winning quilter and wearable artist, and has displayed in galleries internationally through Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Course #: AW15-10
Date: April 12
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Stephanie Nordlin
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by April 7 Registration Policy

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ART LECTURES WITH STEVE COOGAN


Steve Coogan is an artist, art historian, and educator who has made Rockford his home for nearly two decades. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Kent State University and did graduate work at the the Art Institute of Chicago. He came to Rockford to join the Rockford Art Museum, and as a curator there he was able to study, interpret, and exhibit artworks and artifacts from all over the world. Steve is thrilled to have the opportunity to discuss art and art history with the members of Womanspace.

 

The Artists of Eagle's Nest
In the opening years of the 20th century a group of artists retreated from their Chicago homes and studios to take refuge in the woods overlooking the Rock River. There they founded an artists’ colony, Eagle’s Nest, where they could work in the presence of nature without the distractions of city life. We will explore the artists of Eagle’s Nest and describe the impact they had on artistic life of the Rock River Valley.

Course #: AL15-2
Date: February 23
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–7:30p
Instructor: Steve Coogan
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Member's Fee: $10
Register by Feb. 22. Registration Policy

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Inside the Academy: Learning to Paint in the 19th Century
Poverty, candle-light, and cruel masters — all in the service of beauty. Travel back in time to 19th century Paris to hear the stories and learn the techniques of the students of the Beaux-Arts.

Course #: AL15-3
Date: March 22
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–7:30p
Instructor: Steve Coogan
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Member's Fee: $10
Register by March 21. Registration Policy

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Audrey Flack: Old Mistress
“Old Mistress” is a term Audrey Flack applied to herself when describing her study of the works, the techniques, and symbolism of the Old Masters of the renaissance. While she was raised on Modernism and began her career during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, she ended up a pioneer of Photo Realism. As we examine Flack’s extensive body of work, we will learn about the connections she makes with the past and the ways in which she has broken new ground for women artists into the 21st century.

Course #: AL15-4
Date: April 26
Time: Tuesday, 6:00–7:30p
Instructor: Steve Coogan
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Member's Fee: $10
Register by April 25. Registration Policy

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