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Summer Your Guide

 

"Passport to the Arts" Preview Art Exhibit
July 11–August 16

Restorative & Vinyasa Flow Yoga
July 17, 9:30a & 5:30p

Therapeutic Yoga
July 18, 10:00–11:00a

Build a Fairy House
July 19, 9:00a–Noon

Mindfulness Group
July 21, Noon–1:30p

African Drumming
July 23, 6:00–7:30p

UFO Night
July 24, 6:30–8:30p

Supper & Film:
The Book Thief

July 28, 6:00–9:00p

Art Uncorked: From Drab to Fab Painting
July 29, 6:30–9:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

Womanspace Rockford

Art Classes

Drawing | Watercolor | Painting | Mixed Media |
Build a Fairy House | Art Uncorked | Open Studio Hours

 


DRAWING


Drawing for the Timid
Ages 16–Adult. During this six-session introductory course, students will learn the basics of composition, value, and color theory while exploring graphite, charcoal, chalk pastel, and oil pastel to produce representational and expressive drawings working from both observation and photographic sources. Most materials are included, but students may bring their own visual references to work from and any supplies they may already have.

Danielle Barton is an artist and educator who graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2010 with an MFA focusing in Sculpture, and a concurrent Museum Studies Certification. Prior to her graduate studies, she earned a BFA in studio arts with emphasis in painting. In addition to her own artistic production and exhibition, Danielle currently teaches credit courses in drawing, sculpture, 3-D design, and ceramics at Rockford University along with 1-D design classes at Waubonsee Community College and non-credit Community Education class in ceramics at Rock Valley College.

Course #: DW13-4
Dates: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00p
Instructor: Danielle Barton, MFA
Location: New Dimensions 2D Studio
This class is in session.
Registration Policy

 

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WATERCOLOR


Watercolor: Art in the Garden (All Levels)
Ages 16–adult. Bring your lunch and enjoy a beautiful day of painting in the Womanspace Gardens. The greatest challenge will be deciding what to paint! Should you choose one of the beautiful sculptures, or the flowers blooming everywhere; or one of the many birds — or how about the Labyrinth, or perhaps one of the five deer that have made Womanspace their own place to retreat….all while getting great instruction and direction from Sue Abare! As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have. Some basic supplies are furnished.

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 II
Course #: WC13-11
Dates: August 13
Time: Wednesday, 9:00a–1:00p
Instructor: Sue Gilbert Abare
Location: New Dimensions 2D Studio
Regular Fee: $40
Member's Fee: $30
Register by August 10. Registration Policy

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

 

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PAINTING


Discover Acrylic Painting
Ages 16–adult. Students at all levels will develop their own style and refine their skills working with the versatile media of acrylic during this six-session course. Students will explore observational painting and translation of a photographic source of their choice with exposure to realist and expressive methodologies. Students should bring two pre-primed canvases of any dimensions, acrylic paints, brushes, and two containers for water.

Danielle Barton is an artist and educator who graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2010 with an MFA focusing in Sculpture, and a concurrent Museum Studies Certification. Prior to her graduate studies, she earned a BFA in studio arts with emphasis in painting. In addition to her own artistic production and exhibition, Danielle currently teaches credit courses in drawing, sculpture, 3-D design, and ceramics at Rockford University along with 1-D design classes at Waubonsee Community College and non-credit Community Education class in ceramics at Rock Valley College.

Course #: AC13-3
Dates: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: Tuesdays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Danielle Barton, MFA
Location: New Dimensions 2D Studio
This class is in session.
Registration Policy

 

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MIXED MEDIA


Mixed Media Discovery
Ages 16–adult. Introductory class for the beginner mixed media artist…willing to experiment! This class will introduce mixed media techniques for drawing and painting. Learn the basics of canvas and paper stretching as well as prepping and layer techniques for creating multi-dimensional drawings and paintings. Bring photocopies of sentimental pictures to the second session. Most materials will be provided; others may be purchased at the class (approx. $7/person).

Tabatha is currently working in the advertising field after teaching high school art at Boylan and Winnebago High Schools for nine years. She has her BFA in Advertising Design with a minor in drawing and a MAT in secondary education focused on art. Her work is diversely experimental and she is always looking for ways to challenge her artistic focus. She has exhibited her work for a number of events including ArtScene, Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford Artists Fair, Art on the Lawn, and Rockford Art Museum’s Midwestern Biennial Art Show.

Course #: MM13-1
Dates: July 8, 15, 22
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30p
Instructor: Tabatha Dougherty, BFA, MA
Location: New Dimensions 2D Studio
This class is in session.
Register by July 3. Registration Policy

 

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ARTSHOPS


Build a Fairy House
Kids (under age 9 requires parent)–Adults. Join in this annual event as Norm provides you with ideas and some materials to create an amazing Fairy House in the Womanspace Forest. This is just in time for the Fairy Festival on July 26th where hundreds of young girls and boys (and adults) journey through the woods hunting for and admiring these creative and fun fairy homes! Come play in our gardens and woods and use natural materials you will find on our grounds and/or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable abode for our forest fairies (e.g. leaves, shells, rocks, stones, pet hair, nut shells, feathers, exotic branches.) Bring your camera, plus gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest.

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 visionary. Norm is very active and well-know in the Rockford Region and has extensively exhibited his work locally, nationally and also has international patrons.

Course #: AW13-19
Date: July 19
Time: Saturday, 9:00a–Noon
Instructor: Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions 2D Studio & Pine Forest
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by July 17. 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!

 

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. She is chair of the Gallery Committee and also the part-time Volunteer Coordinator. Her artistic talents are many and her beautiful creations have appeared in several of our art exhibits and fundraisers.

Course #: AW13-20
Date: July 29
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–9:00p
Instructor: Cherie Heck
Location: New Dimensions 2D Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by July 24. Registration Policy

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

 

One-of-a-Kind Designer Bags
Start the evening with a delightful glass of wine as you decide on a design for your “one of a kind” painted canvas bag. This large bag with front pockets will hold art supplies, groceries, folders, or any number of items we carry with us from place to place. Acrylic paints and brushes will be provided as well as ideas for stimulating your own individualized pattern. Bring your friends for a “girls night out” event!

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

Course #: AW13-21
Date: August 19
Time: Tuesday, 6:30–9:00p
Instructor: Cherie Heck
Location: New Dimensions 2D Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Members' Fee: $20
Register by August 14. Registration Policy

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

 

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