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NEW! Summer
Your Guide

 

"Ethereal" Exhibit
June 10–July 17

Therapeutic Yoga
June 24, 10:00–11:00a

Supper & Film: The Theory of Everything
June 27, 6:00–9:00p

Writing: Open Up a World of Possibilities
June 29, 6:00–8:00p

Build an Indoor
Fairy House

June 29, 6:00–8:30p

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

Fairy Festival
July 16, 1:00–4:00p

 

Calendar of Events

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Womanspace Rockford

 

Build an Indoor Fairy House | Fairy House in the Forest |
Fairy Lantern | Kidz Clay | Kidz Artshop: I Am… |
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 Your Own Indoor Fairy House
All ages (under 9 must be accompanied by an adult). Create a special indoor fairy house using boxes, birdhouses and gourds, or bring your own favorite container like wooden cigar boxes, small wooden crates, or CD cases. Bring items to add to the fairy exchange table for house and furniture assembly. Also, you can bring any artificial and real things from nature (feathers, moss, pebbles, etc.) Anything goes, as long as your fairy will feel cozy in their new home! Be sure to enter your house into the Fairy House Competition at the annual Fairy Festival on July 16th!

Course #: JM15-3
Dates: June 29
Time: Wednesday, 6:00–8:30p
Instructor: Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $30
Member's Fee: $25

Register by June 27. Registration Policy

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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

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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.

 

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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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.

 

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.

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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