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NEW! Summer
Your Guide

 

"Go Gently On This Earth" Exhibit
April 15 — May 29

Supper & Film: Crash
May 23, 6:00–9:00p

Art Uncorked:
Light Up the Garden

May 25, 6:00–8:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
May 26, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
May 27, 10:00–11:00a

Glitzy Garage Sale
June 3–5, 8:00–5:00p

Mindfulness Group
June 6, Noon–1:30p

Clayworks: Let Me Be Creative–Slip Trailing
Begins June 6, 1:00p

Watercolor Classes
Begins June 7, 10:00a

Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery
Begins June 7, 6:30p

Singing Bowls
Sound Immersion

June 8, 6:30–8:00p

Fairy Festival
July 16, 1:00–4:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Womanspace Rockford

 

Indoor Fairy House | Fairy House in the Forest | Fairy Lantern |
Kidz Clay | Kidz Artshop: I Am… | June 13 Summer Art Dayz |
June 27 Summer Art Dayz | July 11 Summer Art Dayz |
July 25 Summer Art Dayz | Girl Scout Programs

 


FAIRY CRAFTS WITH NORM KNOTT & MARGE BLAKE


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.

Marge Blake has been teaching children from preschool age to teenagers for over 10 years. She is a Girl Scout Leader as well as the Spring River Service Unit Manager. Marge has been the chairperson for our Womanspace Fairy Festival for the past three years. One of the ways that Marge expresses her creativity is by sharing her love of art with children of all ages.

 

Build a Fairy House in the Forest
All ages (under 9 must be accompanied by an adult). Create an amazing fairy house to leave in the Womanspace forest. This is just in time for the Fairy Festival, where hundreds of “fairies” journey through the forest hunting and admiring these creative and fun homes. Use natural materials you find or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable dwelling. Leaves, shells, stone, pet hair, nutshells, feather or moss are just a few ideas that make beautiful additions to any fairy home. Bring your camera, garden gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest. Bring a lunch, have a picnic and join us for the Fairy Lantern class!

Course #: JM15-8a
Dates: July 9
Time: Saturday, 9:00a–Noon
Instructor: Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio & the Forest
Regular Fee: $25
Member's Fee: $20

Regular for both this class & Magical Fairy Lantern: $45
Members for both this class & Magical Fairy Lantern: $35
Registration Policy

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Magical Fairy Lantern
All ages (under 9 must be accompanied by an adult). Ever wanted to catch your own fairy? Now you can create your very own magical fairy in a lantern. Use it to add delightful enchantment to any room, garden or as your own night light.

Course #: JM15-8b
Dates: July 9
Time: Saturday, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Marge Blake
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $25
Member's Fee: $20

Regular for both this class & Fairy House in the Forest: $45
Members for both this class & Fairy House in the Forest: $35
Registration Policy

Fees
Participant's Names & Phone

 

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KIDZ CLAY WITH DEE SANTORINI


Dee Santorini is a painter, potter and sculptor who brings a passion and sense of fun to everything she does. She was the former 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.

 

I Am Young, Strong and Creative!
Ages kids 10–16 (Children with special needs need to be accompanied by an adult.) We will be exploring clay techniques and skills and producing sculptures, protector statues, and things not of this earth. Come with ideas of things you would like to make — look online — there are wonderful things out there. Fee includes clay, glazes & firing.

 

Summer Session 1
Course #: JM15-4
Dates: June 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: Thursdays, 1:00–3:00p
Instructor: Dee Santorini
Location: New Dimensions Lower Clay Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $75
Register by June 4. Registration Policy

Fees
Participant's Names & Phone

 

Summer Session 2
Course #: JM15-7
Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: Thursdays, 6:00–8:00p
Instructor: Dee Santorini
Location: New Dimensions Lower Clay Studio
Regular Fee: $85
Member's Fee: $75
Register by July 2. Registration Policy

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Participant's Names & Phone

 

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KIDZ ARTSHOP WITH STEPHANIE NORDLIN


Stephanie Nordlin has been sewing her own designs since she was 12-years-old. 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.

 

I Am…
Ages kids 7–11 (Children with special needs need to be accompanied by an adult.) This is a mixed media workshop geared for tweens to affirm each child’s strengths, character, likes and faith. We will use paper, paint and glue to create a self portrait, background and words. A finished piece of wall art can go home with your child. Wear old clothes and shoes. Please have child bring a sack lunch and drink for lunch break.

Course #: JM15-10
Dates: July 18
Time: Monday, 10:00a–3:00p
Instructor: Stephanie Nordlin
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio or Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $55
Member's Fee: $45
Register by July 14. Registration Policy

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SUMMER ART DAYZ WITH KRISTIN & MARGE
Ages kids 7–12 (Children with special needs need to be accompanied by an adult.)
Please bring a sack lunch and a drink.


Kristin Kofoed is an energetic freelance graphic designer with a BA in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University. She adores children and loves being involved with their creativity! She enjoys making crafts and art projects with her niece and nephews — it is a tradition whenever they visit her. Kristin is the Secretary of the Womanspace Board of Directors, co-chair of the Spring Luncheon, and serves on the Marketing Committee and Community Outreach Committee.

Marge Blake has been teaching children from preschool age to teenagers for over 10 years. She is a Girl Scout Leader as well as the Spring River Service Unit Manager. Marge has been the chairperson for our Womanspace Fairy Festival for the past three years. One of the ways that Marge expresses her creativity is by sharing her love of art with children of all ages.

 

Layered Multimedia Canvas In the morning, we will paint a canvas and layer it with different papers, fabrics, stickers, photos, gems, and other materials to make a one-of a kind piece for you to hang in your room or make as a gift. Please feel free to bring anything special you would like to add to your canvas!

Magical Sculptures See what magical sculpture you can create in the afternoon using small pieces of wood, tiles and other found objects to make an abstract architectural piece. Let your mind soar as you create your dream home, an outer-space building, or the coolest playground ever! We will then use spray paint to cover the pieces in bright colors.

Course #: JM15-5
Dates: June 13
Time: Monday, 9:00a–Noon & 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Kristin Kofoed
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $60
Member's Fee: $50
Register by June 9. Registration Policy

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Funky Zen Doodle Do you love to doodle on your paper at school? Well, now you can turn that doodle into a funky art piece with your own name. Zen doodling is a hip, super fun, and relaxing way to create art. No experience necessary.

Melted Bead Art In the afternoon you will create your own work of art with colored beads, then watch them melt into place. Use it as a suncatcher, an ornament, a unique necklace, or hang it outside on a tree. You are sure to have a great time making your own stylish masterpiece.

Course #: JM15-6
Dates: June 27
Time: Monday, 9:00a–Noon & 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Marge Blake
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $60
Member's Fee: $50
Register by June 23. Registration Policy

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Blingy Shadow Box Make it all about you this morning! Bring some small personal items that are special to you to add to your shadowbox! We will take a small shadowbox and decorate it with photos, papers, found objects — and plenty of bling!

Sparkleball Add some sparkle to your room! In the afternnon, we will be making amazing sparkleballs out of plastic cups and strings of lights! These are super cool! You can hang them in your room, outside or set them on a shelf.

Course #: JM15-9
Dates: July 11
Time: Monday, 9:00a–Noon & 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Kristin Kofoed
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $60
Member's Fee: $50
Register by July 7. Registration Policy

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Trendy Modge Podge® Letter Have fun in the morning using Modge Podge to decorate your own super cool initial. Just add paper, fabric, bobbles, or anything else to make it vogue. Then, hang it in your room to admire.

HiP WASHi Tape Peace Sign Add some pizzazz to your room with a groovy Washi Tape peace sign. There are many zany types of Washi Tape to choose from, and it’s so easy to make. Have fun in the afternoon adding a little zing to your style, then peace out, man!

Course #: JM15-11
Dates: July 25
Time: Monday, 9:00a–Noon & 1:00–4:00p
Instructor: Marge Blake
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $60
Member's Fee: $50
Register by July 21. Registration Policy

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PROGRAMS FOR GIRL SCOUTS


“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, whomake the world a better place.” Womanspace is proud to announce that we are now a Preferred Partner with Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. We are excited to offer programs in accordance with Girl Scout Badge and Journey requirements.Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois

Please check back soon for a list of classes being added. Note: You must be a registered member
of Girl Scouts in order to participate in these programs. For more info on how to become a member of Girl Scouts visit: www.GirlScoutsni.org

Classes Offered at Womanspace:
Click the class & register through the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

Brownies: A World of Girls Journey
Monday–Thursday, June 6–23, 3:00–5:00p.
This 12-day series is perfect for girls not in a troop or who are craving more. Complete the A World of Girls Journey, exploring different cultures and communities that girls are a part of. Girls do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Requirements fufilled: A World of Girls Journey.

Junior Girl Scouts: aMUSE Journey
Monday–Thursday, July 11–28, 3:00–5:00p
. This 12-day series is perfect for girls not in a troop or who are craving more. She’ll complete the aMUSE Journey, exploring all the different roles that women play. Girls do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Requirements fulfilled for: aMUSE Journey.

Cadette Girl Scouts: MEdia Journey
Monday–Thursday, August 1–18, 3:00–5:00p. This 12-day series is perfect for girls not in a troop or who are craving more. She’ll complete the MEdia Journey, exploring all the ways that girls and women are portrayed in the media and how she can make a difference in positive change. Girls do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Partial requirements for: MEdia

 

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