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    • May 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Sundays, May 23, June 27, July 18, August 29

    10:00–11:30 am

    Instructor: Jaymee Fedor

    Face mask are required. Class size is limited.

    For ages 7–12. Let's hang out and draw! We'll learn how to draw all sorts of creatures and characters, large and small, cute and creepy! We'll draw together step-by-step, but students are free to follow their own vision as they see fit. We'll start class with a nice stack of drawings to choose from, and vote on our favorites. Then, time to draw! Markers, colored pencils, watercolor paints (and of course glitter glue!) will all be available for finishing off our masterpieces. 

    May 23 – Aliens!

    Cancelled - June 27 – Movie Characters!

    July 18 – Baby Animals!

    August 29 – Video Game Characters!

    Register by at least two days before each individual class.

    • May 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Sundays, May 23, June 27, (July 18 class cancelled), August 29

    12:30–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Jaymee Fedor

    Face mask are required for those not vaccinated.

    Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing from the human figure. Grab your favorite supplies, and get ready to sharpen up those proportion skills! Guidance from an instructor is available as needed, but this will be a primarily self-directed class. Poses will vary from 1 minute to 15 minutes long and the model will be nude.  Cost includes model fee.

    Register by at least two days before each individual class.

    • July 06, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 10, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10

    6:00–8:00p

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/04


    • July 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • July 29, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace Grounds & other various locations
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Thursday, July  8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00a–12:00p

    Facilitator:  Sue Abare

    Face masks required for those not vaccinated. This class is held outdoors.

    Take your paints on the road with Sue Abare and paint the town in watercolor! The first class will meet at Womanspace to paint in the beautiful Womanspace grounds. Each week the class will decide where they want to adventure to the next week. There are so many beautiful places in Rockford and the surrounding area to choose from! Bring your painting supplies, your own water supply, and a chair.

    Register by: 7/06

    • July 08, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 12, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12

    6:00–8:00pm

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/06


    • July 09, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Fridays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13

    10:00–12:00p

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/07

    • July 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 02, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays,  July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2

    9:00–12:00pm

    Instructor: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Face  masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel, then you are ready to move to the next level! This 4-week course will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they’re interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/10

    • July 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 16, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16

    6:00–8:00pm

    Instructor:  Anya Nelson

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Ages 16+Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This 6-week course is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. If you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, this class is for you! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring a list of your pottery goals, an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/10

    • July 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 15, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sundays, July 18, 25, Aug  8, 15 (no class Aug 1)

    1:00–4:00pm

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Class size is limited. Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/16

    • July 21, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • August 18, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays,  July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18

    9:30a–12:30p

    Instructor: Delores Burkholder

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated. Class size is limited.

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun clay class and create something you are interested in. We can use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by:7/19



    • July 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Saturdays, July 24, 31, August 7, 14   

    9:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Social distancing and wearing masks are required. Class size is limited to 6.

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 7/22


    • August 02, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 23, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Mondays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Linda Ewalt

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue — even photo lithography and Raku are possible. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 7/30

    • August 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 24, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Register

    Tuesdays,   Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor:  Linda Ewalt

    Social distancing and wearing masks are required. Class size is limited to 4 students.

    Ages 16+. Intermediate–Advanced. Explore new techniques and skills in pottery focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming, creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue — even photo lithography and Raku are possible. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Think outside the box and develop a more creative and artistic expression in clay. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing. 

    Register by: 8/01


    • August 09, 2021
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • August 30, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 1
    Register

    Monday, August 9, 15, 23, 30

    10:30 am–12:30 pm

    Instructor:  Jaymee Fedor

    Social distancing and wearing face masks are required. Class size is limited.

    Want to keep moving forward with your watercolor skills? Come hang out in this 4-week intermediate class! We'll have plenty of time to make a couple of nice paintings, but we'll also take a deeper look at materials (especially paint and paper), and learn more about color theory. All supplies are provided.

    Register by: 8/7

    • August 09, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • August 30, 2021
    • 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 0
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    Mondays, August 9, 16, 23, 30

    1:30–3:30 pm

    Instructor:  Jaymee Fedor

    Social distancing and wearing face masks are required. Class size is limited.

    Come hang out and develop your acrylic work! Acrylic is one of the most versatile types of paint, and the more options you have the more time you'll need to explore! Help is available wherever you need it, whether it's stretching a canvas or advice on mediums. All supplies are provided, including various work surfaces, painting ideas, and different brands of professional-grade acrylic paint.

    Register by: 8/7

    • August 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 11
    Register

    Tuesday,  August 10

    10:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Karla Lombardo

    Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    Design and paint your own family Barn Quilt on wood! ArtbyKarla will give you the tools and show you how to begin your design. There are NO STENCILS used in this project because each design will be an original created by YOU! You get to choose all the colors you want to include in your 2 x 2' wood Quilt. Bring a lunch or your own snacks if you like. Seating is limited and will fill up fast, so sign up early!

    Register by: 8/6


    • August 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • September 01, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays August 11, 18, 25, September 1

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor:  Angie Nofsinger

    Social distancing and wearing face masks are required. Class size is limited.  

    Ages 16+. Intermediate-Advanced. Learn to draw animals! This class will emphasize creating natural looking fur and striking facial features bringing to life the charm of the animal you choose to draw. Learn how to use Pan Pastels and colored pencils to create an amazing animal portrait.

    Equipment needed: favorite sketching pencils, handheld sharpener, artists eraser. Pan Pastels and colored pencils will be available for use, paper will be provided. If you wish to purchase your own before class, a list of supplies will be provided after you register.   

    Register by: 8/09

    • August 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • September 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 7
    Register

    Thursday, August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Sue Abare

    Social distancing & wearing face masks are required even outdoors. Class size is limited.

    Summer's here and while still respecting the safety requirements of the experts, we are "skinning" things down to take a dip! This is a watercolor open studio in the Anjali Pavillon with Sue Abare. Each person will be provided a card table, chair, and water (for paints). Please bring your own supplies, a table covering, and subject matter reference…or feel free to paint from the beautiful scenery around you. You are welcome to move your chair to the garden to paint! 

    Register by: 8/12


    • August 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 12
    Register

    Thursday,  August 12

    12:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor: Sister Mary Boyd

    This class is Zoom only. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. 

    The sculptures of Michelangelo were a major influence on Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Like Michelangelo, Rodin worked mostly with the human figure, his figures express emotional intensity, and at times, he left his sculptures to seem unfinished, but to Rodin, they were complete. Some of his famous sculptures are The Thinker, The Kiss and The Burghers of Calais.

    Register by: 8/10

    Thursday,  August 12

    12:00–1:00 pm

    Instructor: Sister Mary Boyd

    This class is Zoom only. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. 

    • August 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 24, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, August 17, 24

    1:00-4:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Social distancing & wearing face masks are required. Class size is limited to 6.

    Show off your Sunny side…or do you have a Moony side? In this two-day sculpting class, you will  have your choice to create a sun or a moon! Learn how to form an armature followed by applying and sculpting with papier-mâché. In the last class, put finishing touches on your sculpture with paint and your own embellishments if you desire.  All supplies provided. Just come have FUN!

    Register by: 8/15



    Show off your Sunny side or do you have a Moony side?  In this sculpting class you will  have your choice to create a sun or a moon!  You will learn how to form an armature, followed by applying and sculpting with paper mache.  In the last class you will put the finishing touches on your sculpture with paint and your own embellishments if you desire.  All supplies provided, just come and have FUN!
    • August 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • September 21, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Register

    Tuesdays, Aug 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21

    6:00–8:00p

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Class size is limited. Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/15


    • August 19, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • September 23, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, August 19, 26, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23

    6:00–8:00pm

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Class size is limited. Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/17

    • August 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • September 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Fridays, Aug 20, 27, Sept 3, 10, 17, 24

    10:00–12:00pm

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Class size is limited. Face masks are required for those not vaccinated.

    This 6-week course will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/18


    • August 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • September 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Saturdays,  August 21, 28, Sept. 11, 18

    9:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Social distancing and wearing masks are required. Class size is limited to 6.

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/19


    • August 23, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • October 04, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, August 23, 30, Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4

    6:00–8:00pm

    Instructor:  Anya Nelson

    Face masks are required for those that have not been vaccinated.

    Ages 16+. Prerequisite: beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This 6-week course is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the student's throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. If you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, this class is for you! Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring a list of your pottery goals, an apron, hand towel, and your own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/21

    • August 25, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • September 22, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Wednesdays,  August 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22

    9:30a–12:30p

    Due to the Covid-19 restrictions  face masks are required.

    Age 18+. Intermediate–Advanced. Join this fun, independent clay study group and create something you are interested in . We can use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms.  There is no instructor so you must be an advanced clay worker and able to work independently.   Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy.    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by: 8/23



    • August 29, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • September 19, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Sundays, Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19

    1:00–4:00pm

    Instructor: Sabrina Tassoni

    Class size is limited. Face masks required for those not vaccinated.

    This 4-week course, will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of throwing clay on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then, enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgraffito, and more. At the end of this course, you will have a small collection of functional pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.

    Fee includes up to 25 lb. of clay, glazes and firing. Bring an apron, hand towel and your own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Register by: 8/27


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