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    • Tue, January 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 2, 3, 4, 14 (Sunday)

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    For younger artists, ages 12-18, who are just finding their passion for the arts! We will be exploring techniques and skills in working with clay, and produce sculptures and protector statues and things not of this earth. You will also learn how to throw on the pottery wheel. Come with ideas of things you would like to make—look online, there are wonderful things out there. Come with your friends! (glazing on the 14th) 

    Note:  Date changed from 15th to Sunday 14th 

    Reg by 12/21



    • Tue, January 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  January 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 01/04


    • Tue, January 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 1/4


    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 10, 17, 24, 31

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 1/8

    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 10, 17, *Feb 7, 14, 21
    *no class on Jan 24 & 31

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. 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 1/8



    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7

    Facilitator: Rebecca Bowman

    You don't have to have any previous artistic ability to "Tangle". Even though a tangling creation can look intricate and complicated, once you learn how its done you'll realize how simple it is. By using repetitive patterns and deliberate strokes tangling is an easy way to create beautiful pieces of art. Studies show that tangling increases mental retention, stimulates creativity, improves ones mood, and can be calming during stressful situations. Its like taking a nap and waking up refreshed! Plus, this meditation art form is fun! Please bring a pack of sketch artistic tiles, an 11x14 mixed media pad, B, B3, B4 pencils and 005, 01 and o8 black markers. All are available at area art & craft stores.

    Register by 01/ 08

    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 01/09


    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

     Thursdays,  January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     Multi-Media Madness....fabric, acrylic paint, findings     of every sort....sky is the limit. Bring two canvases to     every class 12"x12" to 18"x20" size is flexible ... also pieces of fabric, ribbon and stuff, acrylic paint and brushes. We also use acrylic medium for adhering fabric to canvas, matt is fine or buy both matt and glossy to mix for a satin finish. Your creativity gets it's battery charged by all the options this material opens. Call Karen if you need help with materials.... 815-229-5696

    Reg by:  01/09

    • Fri, January 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

     Make a  Bird House or Feeder

      Friday, January 12

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas. 

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 1/08


    • Sun, January 14, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Sundays,  January 14, 21, 28, Feb 4

    Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor

    In this class we will learn how to paint a portrait in watercolor from start to finish. We will discuss drawing tips, proportions, color, value, and layering. Come prepared with photos to choose from, or digital files we can paint. Womanspace will provide paper, but bring your own paints.

    Register by 01/10


    • Mon, January 15, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, January 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery. Both hand-builders and wheel-throwers welcome. These intermediate classes will focus on decorating, glazing, and firing techniques. You will also explore Carving, Slip trailing, Sgraffito, Mashima, and Texturizing your work. Dee will help you accomplish projects on your Bucket List!

    Reg by 1/11



    • Wed, January 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  January 17, 24, 31

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This exciting medium is gaining huge popularity in the artistic centers across the country, and opens doors to explore new techniques and effects with oils and cold wax. Cold wax medium will be used with oil paint, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and texturing techniques to create totally unique paintings. Learn about materials and how to use them. All painters are invited—whether you have worked with oils, watercolors, or acrylics. This is new—you will love it! Please bring oil paints and canvas or artboards. Cold wax will be provided.   Reg by: 01/15


    • Thu, January 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 1/16



    • Mon, January 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,  January 22 & 29

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Are you a bead fanatic? Come and get your creative juices flowing and use up some of your collection by making a beautiful beaded goddess. Using wire, seed beads,extra fun beads and charms you will make your goddess truly your creation. Bring those favorite trinkets and beads you have been wanting to use. Wire and faces will be provided. You will need to bring: seed beads 2 tubes of one color and 1 tube of another coordinating color, 70 to 100 size 8 beads of a complimentary color. Beading tools will be available, but you may bring your own if you wish. Remember your reading glasses if you need them to see small things!

    Register By: 01/18


    • Fri, January 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Make a Wall Hanging or Planter

     Friday, January 26

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 1/22


    • Tue, January 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesday,  January 30

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one time class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided, you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.  Register By: 01/25



    • Thu, February 01, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Thursday,  February 1

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Learn the beginning basics of crochet in this one time class. You will learn how to chain, single, double and treble crochet. We will also discuss how to read a pattern, different types of hooks and yarn selection. All supplies provided, you will go home with a crochet hook and yarn to practice with.  Register By: 01/29



    • Wed, February 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  February 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 2/5

    • Thu, February 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Thursdays,  February 8

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Maria Martinez, 1881-1980 -Pueblo Indian Potter

    With the help of her husband and family, Maria Martinez became an internationally famous potter/ceramist, who changed Pueblo Indian utilitarian pottery into the black-on-black pottery, which is now considered to be fine art for collectors and museums.

    Register by 2/06

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    • Thu, February 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, February 8, 15

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    What fun!! Pour Wine...then Pour Paint! No brushes, just magic solution in the paint and magic in your hands!! We will pour paint onto boards and canvases, use large squeegees to pull paint over paint....and help the magic happen.   Class two will take our new-found experience and augment and re-experience the joy!   

    Reg by: 2/06


    • Thu, February 08, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register

    Thursday, February 8

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose! Freewill Offering

    Reg by: 2/7

    • Fri, February 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Make a Planter & Saucer

     Friday, February 9

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 2/05


    • Sat, February 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    aturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Encaustic Painting originated in Egypt around 100-300AD. In the 20th century a student of Kandinsky’s rediscovered encaustic painting, and it has become very popular. Encaustic art is painting with hot wax, and has a softness and depth that you can get with no other painting method. Fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, brushes and tools as well as panels for you to work on -- just show up and create!

    Register by 02/08

    • Tue, February 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 02/15


    • Tue, February 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 2/15


    • Wed, February 21, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Gail Faber

    If you have drawing experience and would like to learn about the pastel medium and how create a colorful painting, then this is the class for you. We will practice using hard pastels, soft pastels, pastel pencils and different colors and textures of papers, including sanded surfaces. Individual styles will be encouraged as we explore various techniques in layering and blending colors. This class is for beginners and those experienced with pastels.

    Some supplies provided. You may bring supplies you already have, or wait for suggestions at the first class for what to purchase.

    Reg by: 2/19



    • Thu, February 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 02/20


    • Fri, February 23, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Make a Toad House or Mushroom

     Friday, February 23

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 2/19


    • Tue, February 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, February 27

    Facilitated by: Ifat Deriwala

    This Henna tattoo workshop will include the history of henna, information about henna powder and the preparation of henna paste and pen. Participants will get the opportunity to try their drawing skills first on paper with pencil and then on body parts with henna a pen. We will also learn about the different uses of henna, henna for hair and meanings of different henna designs. Some fun facts and myths about traditional henna application will also be presented. Everyone will go home with a Henna kit to practice with.

    Register by 2/22

    • Wed, February 28, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

    FacilitatorDelores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. 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 2/26



    • Thu, March 01, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Ray Schulz

    This class will introduce students to texturing, blending and shading. Students will learn how to use preliminary sketches to their advantage and get to know the many types of pens used for drawing. Ray will also introduce some watercolor/colored pencil techniques to your artwork.  Students should bring a 14" x 17" or larger drawing pad and an assortment of felt tip waterproof ink drawing pens.  Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Register by 02/ 27

    • Mon, March 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mon, March 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    In this class you will learn about some of the differences between the "western" brush and the "Chinese" brush and their respective paints, controlling water and mixing colors, composition and some of the basic strokes using the Chinese brush. There will be a power point presentation, as well as demonstration before you begin painting. The subject matter will be the Four Gentlemen: Wild Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and Plum Blossom. Supply List: Rice paper (roll or pad), Traditional or Authentic Chinese watercolors, Brushes: 1 small, med, large, brush holder, Ink stick or traditional Chinese Ink (liquid), Ink Stone, porcelain palette or 8 jar lids. You can purchase most things at area craft stores.

    Reg by: 3/1



    • Mon, March 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery. Both hand-builders and wheel-throwers welcome. These intermediate classes will focus on decorating, glazing, and firing techniques. You will also explore Carving, Slip trailing, Sgraffito, Mashima, and Texturizing your work. Dee will help you accomplish projects on your Bucket List!

    Reg by 3/1



    • Tue, March 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesday  March 6 

    Facilitator: Sheila Anderson

    We all LOVE our pets, immortalize them with a colorful portrait. Join Sheila as she shows you how to create a crazy fun (and easy) portrait of your beloved pet! Using oil pastels you will create this portrait using a 8x10 or larger color glossy photo (not a photo copy) of your pet (bring 3 or 4 copies to experiment with!). Be sure to take the photo of your pet with a solid background for the best results. Oil pastels will be available for use, or bring your own if you have them.

    Register by 3/05

    • Wed, March 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  March 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 3/5

    • Wed, March 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  March 7, 14, 21

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    This exciting medium is gaining huge popularity in the artistic centers across the country, and opens doors to explore new techniques and effects with oils and cold wax. Cold wax medium will be used with oil paint, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and texturing techniques to create totally unique paintings. Learn about materials and how to use them. All painters are invited—whether you have worked with oils, watercolors, or acrylics. This is new—you will love it! Please bring oil paints and canvas or artboards. Cold wax will be provided.   Reg by: 03/05


    • Thu, March 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays,  March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    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 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 3/06



    • Thu, March 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Thursdays, March 8

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Georgia O’ Keeffe, 1887-1986 Abstraction Painter

    Georgia O’ Keeffe was a U.S. artist, who spent 70 years painting abstractions from nature, New York buildings and New Mexico landscapes. Her abstraction pioneering in art contributed greatly to modernism.

    Register by 3/06

    Get event updates and tell your friends you're going on Facebook!

    • Thu, March 08, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register

    Thursday, March 8

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 3/7

    • Thu, March 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Thursdays,  March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     Multi-Media Madness....fabric, acrylic paint, findings     of every sort....sky is the limit. Bring two canvases to     every class 12"x12" to 18"x20" size is flexible ... also pieces of fabric, ribbon and stuff, acrylic paint and brushes. We also use acrylic medium for adhering fabric to canvas, matt is fine or buy both matt and glossy to mix for a satin finish. Your creativity gets it's battery charged by all the options this material opens. Call Karen if you need help with materials.... 815-229-5696

    Reg by:  03/06

    • Fri, March 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Make Garden Markers, Mushrooms, or Small Succulent Pots

     Friday, March 9

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 3/05


    • Tue, March 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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    Tuesday,  March 13

    Facilitator: Sheila Anderson

    An artwork trend in wall decor that is very popular today are the paintings of beautiful white trunk birch trees. Paint this fun & easy contemporary acrylic painting in just 2 hours. Symbolism can be applied such as; 5 siblings or children? -paint 5 trees; 7 pets in your life? paint 7 trees, etc. The individuality appears and is evident in your finished piece at the end of class. You will need a large canvas 16x20 or larger; 1 large brush used to blend two acrylic colors for the background, some acrylic paints will be available, but if you want certain colors, please bring your own. This class is for all levels from beginner to intermediate, just come for the fun of it!

    Register by 3/8