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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

Youth Programs at Womanspace

 

Girl Scout Programs | Tye-Dye: A Fun Experiment |
Tye-Dye: Twisting Science Into Art |
Design & Print Note Cards | Summer Tween Art Camp |
Fashion Design Camp 101

 


FOR REGISTERED GIRL SCOUTS


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

 


Junior Girl Scout: Digital Photography Badge
It seems like almost every gadget can take a digital photograph, from phones to laptops to, of course, digital cameras. But do you know how to get the most out of your digital device, and what it takes to capture a winning photo? You will if you earn this badge! This program will cover all the requirements for the Digital Photography Badge. Includes badge.

Heidi Provo has worked as an educator of children for 22 years. She is trained in both High Scope and Montessori methods of teaching. A Girl Scout Troop Leader for 11 years and current Service Unit Manager for the Creek View Service Unit, Heidi loves camping, fishing, cooking, art, reading and teaching children of all ages.

Course #: GST14-2
Date: May 23
Time: Saturday, 9:00a–Noon
Facilitator: Heidi Provo
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
This class has been cancelled.
Register by May 21. Registration Policy

 

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Junior Girl Scout: Agent of Change Journey
Power. In this journey, there’s a whole spiral of it waiting for Girl Scout Juniors. The journey is filled with ceremonies and circles, real-life heroines, and special new characters, including the fashion-savvy spider named Dez. Along the way, girls learn how their own power combines into team power and then moves out to become community power (kind of like how Dez weaves her web from the inside out). The journey’s centerpiece is a comic story of girl heroines who will inspire the Juniors as they take action to improve their own community. This program will cover all the requirements for the Agent of Change Journey. Includes badges.

Heidi Provo has worked as an educator of children for 22 years. She is trained in both High Scope and Montessori methods of teaching. A Girl Scout Troop Leader for 11 years and current Service Unit Manager for the Creek View Service Unit, Heidi loves camping, fishing, cooking, art, reading and teaching children of all ages.

Course #: GST14-3
Date: June 8–25
Time: Mondays–Thursdays, 3:00–5:00p
Facilitator: Heidi Provo
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $125
Register by June 4. Registration Policy

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

 

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Cadette Girl Scout: aMAZE!
The Twists & Turns of Getting Along Journey

Life is a maze of relationships and this journey for Girl Scout Cadettes maneuvering through all its twists and turns to find true friendships, plenty of confidence, and maybe even peace. This program will cover all the requirements for the aMAZE! Journey. Includes badges.

Heidi Provo has worked as an educator of children for 22 years. She is trained in both High Scope and Montessori methods of teaching. A Girl Scout Troop Leader for 11 years and current Service Unit Manager for the Creek View Service Unit, Heidi loves camping, fishing, cooking, art, reading and teaching children of all ages.

Course #: GST14-6
Date: July 6–23
Time: Mondays–Thursdays, 3:00–5:00p
Facilitator: Heidi Provo
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $125
Register by July 2. Registration Policy

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

 

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CREATE WITH ME PROGRAMS
Art Projects for kids with an adult (1 child per 1 adult)


Tye-Dye: A Fun Experiment with Colors!
Ages 5–8. In this class, each student brings an adult who will have the opportunity to create a variety of colorful tie-dyed projects beginning with tie-dyed coffee filters and Sharpie pens. Then, with the instructor’s help, students will learn to tie-dye a piece of clothing. This class will be a messy fun-filled experiment that blends art and science! Bring to Class: Two clean 100% cotton T-Shirts (one adult size/one child size). We will provide one bandana per person to dye and take home.

Sarah Reed McNamara has a BA in Art History from Rockford University and has continued her education at Rock Valley College earning credits in the Early Childhood Program. She is an avid printmaker, focusing on linoleum block prints. She loves working with youth on art and educational projects, teaching them to enjoy the process of what they are making, while having lots of fun!

Course #: JM14-2
Date: June 6
Time: Saturday, Noon–1:30p
Facilitator: Sarah Reed McNamara
Location: Anjali Pavilion
Regular Fee: $18
Register by June 4. Registration Policy

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

 

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KIDS PROGRAMS


Tye-Dye: Twisting Science into Art
Ages 10–15. In this class, students will create tie-dyed shirts and bandanas! They will take part in the process of mixing the dyes with the instructor’s assistance and will then learn the process of dying garments. Students will learn the different techniques for creating various design elements with tie-dye. This will be a messy hands-on class that encourages students to experiment and learn! Bring to Class: A clean 100% cotton T-Shirt to dye and take home. We will provide one bandana for each student.

Sarah Reed McNamara has a BA in Art History from Rockford University and has continued her education at Rock Valley College earning credits in the Early Childhood Program. She is an avid printmaker, focusing on linoleum block prints. She loves working with youth on art and educational projects, teaching them to enjoy the process of what they are making, while having lots of fun!

Course #: JM14-3
Date: June 6
Time: Saturday, 9:30–11:00a
Facilitator: Sarah Reed McNamara
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $18
Register by June 4. Registration Policy

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Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Design & Print Your Own Note Cards –
Introduction to Printmaking

Ages 6–10. Have fun learning about design, color and pattern while creating your own personal stationary that you can use or give as a gift! Students will use a variety of materials such as bubble wrap, pre-cut Soft-oleum, apples and potatoes along with their favorite colors of ink to create a beautiful set of note cards.

Sarah Reed McNamara has a BA in Art History from Rockford University and has continued her education at Rock Valley College earning credits in the Early Childhood Program. She is an avid printmaker, focusing on linoleum block prints. She loves working with youth on art and educational projects, teaching them to enjoy the process of what they are making, while having lots of fun!

Course #: JM14-5
Date: June 20
Time: Saturday, 9:30–11:00a
Facilitator: Sarah Reed McNamara
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $18
Register by June 18. Registration Policy

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Participant's Name & Phone

 

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TWEEN PROGRAMS


Summer Tween Art CampGirls & boys ages 10–14
Monday–Eco Lanterns: Create your own beautiful lanterns, bring thin non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags from supermarkets & drugstores (colored or white to provide interesting variety) and any ornamentation you would like to include - some will be available.

Tuesday–Zendoodle Tumbler: Do you like to doodle? This class will show you how to turn your doodling into an art form. Zendoodling is a mindful form of doodling, where your total concentration in on what you are drawing, where as doodling is rather mindless. You will spend the first half of class perfecting your Zendoodling art and then create an art piece to decorate your own drink tumbler.

Wednesday-Thursday–Tribal Mask: Make your own unique tribal mask. Using papier maché you will sculpt your mask in the first half of the class. The mask will dry overnight and then the next day you will add paint, feathers, beads, etc to make your tribal mask a work of art. You can bring personal items that you would like to add to your mask design to add a personal touch of your very own.

Wednesday-Thursday–Mosaic Mirror: Create a beautiful mosaic mirror for your room. Using pieces of colored glass, glass beads, etc you will design your own fabulous mosaic mirror. We will begin the mirrors the 2nd half of the day on Wednesday and finish on Thursday.

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.

Kristin Kofoed is an energetic freelance graphic designer with a BA in Visual Communications. 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 a member of the Womanspace Board of Directors, chair of the Spring Luncheon, and serves on the Marketing Committee.

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

Course #: JM14-4
Date: June 15–18
Time: Monday–Thursday, 1:00–4:00p
Facilitator: Cherie Heck, Kristin Kofoed, Norm Knott
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $150
Register by June 11. Registration Policy

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Participant's Name & Phone

 

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Fashion Design Camp 101Girls & boys ages 10–16
Class size is limited so enroll early! History, design and textiles will all figure into this Fashion Camp. Students will get hands on experience with fashion illustration techniques, including textiles and textile design (designing their own fabric). This 4-day fashion camp will be unique, fun and educational. Students will design their own mini clothing line, choose their color palette and create a textile design and much more. This class is a must for any girl or boy who has wanted to take their drawings or designs to the next level. Who knows. . .your child could be the next Runway star! Includes all materials.

Maureen Gasek studied fashion at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and has a BS degree in Art. Maureen has worked as a graphic designer and agency director, teaches art and fashion design, and recently launched a new jewelry design company Abstract Adornments. Her paintings have raised over $5,000 at the Alzheimer’s Unforgettable Art Event, and she was a featured raffle artist at our own Escape Into Art Fundraiser 2012. Maureen exhibits in galleries and juried shows, receiving many awards, and her work is published in American Art Collector.

Course #: JM14-6
Date: August 3–6
Time: Monday–Thursday, 9:00a–Noon
Facilitator: Maureen Gasek
Location: New Dimensions Upper Studio
Regular Fee: $150
Register by July 30. Registration Policy

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