Drawing • Painting • Mixed Media • Clayworks • Art Uncorked • Art Lectures
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Mondays, October 23, 30, Nov 6, 13
Facilitator: Marcia Goodheart
Reg by: 10/21
Friday, October 27
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 10/25
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 - 12:00
Facilitator: Janet Buchanan
Did you miss the glaze workshop in August? Join Janet for a fun day learning some new techniques and try some glazes we don't usually carry at Womanspace. We will have AMACO Shino, Celadon, Satin Matte and Potters Choice glazes. Learn some tips about proper application of glaze for each and layering one over the other. This is a great way to try a new line of glaze prior to purchasing.
Please bring with you, 5 bisque pieces made from 1 pound or under, cone 5/6 clay, trimmed with a 3/8" or more foot. Event will cover glaze use and 1 firing to be picked up at a later date.
Bring a sack lunch and stay for the Underglaze Craze at 1:00!
Register by 10/20
Saturday October 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p
Facilitator: Janet Buchanan
This session is all about underglazes. It is not only for experienced potters who want to explore a different finishing technique, it is also a great transition for those who have not played with clay before. We will cover both painting on bisque and image transfer using molds. Experienced potters feel free to bring up to 2 bisque piece(2) with you out of 1 lb or under cone 5/6 clay. Those new to clay can chose a piece already made. Class includes glaze, clay and firings.
Mondays, October 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4
Reg by 10/26
Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
Facilitator: Ron Wick
Come 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. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. 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.
Register by 10/30.
Wednesdays November 1, 8, (15 no class), 29
Facilitator: Barb Santucci
Reg by: 10/30
Thursdays November 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7
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: 10/31
Sundays, November 5, 12, 19, Dec 3
Facilitator: Susan Lee
For beginners, as well as those who may have a little experience. If you have been looking for a creative new activity to do with your teenager, son or daughter, wife or husband or a group of friends, you will love this beginning wheel thrown pottery class! It will offer ample opportunity to practice wedging, centering, and pulling up tea bowls, soup or cereal bowls, and lidded vessels (maybe some handles too!). Each student will have a wheel to work on. We will skip a week to get everything fired and then come back for some fun with glazes and surface decorations. Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes & firing.
Reg by: 11/2
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 27
Facilitator: Alicean "Li" Slough
Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec 5, 12
Facilitator: Stacey McDonald
Register by 11/04.
Thursdays, November 9
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
Marc Chagall 1887-1985 Russian-French Suigeneris: Fantasy, Neo-Primitive, Realism, Cubism, Symbolism, Proto-Surrealism
Marc Chagall portrayed archetypes, his memories and works from his imagination. Bach, Mozart and the music from his Hasidic, Jewish community influenced him and his art. He moved around a lot in his life and his “floating fiddler” image of the wandering Jew is symbolically portrayed in much of his art. Also, we are fortunate to have a number of Chagall’s creations in Chicago. All of this will be presented in this class.
Register by 11/07
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Thursday, November 9
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: 11/08
Saturday, November 11
Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor
Register EARLY! by 11/02
Mondays, November 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Facilitator: Ray Schulz
Register by 11/09
Tuesdays, November 14, 21, 28, Dec 5
Have you ever wanted to paint a beautiful and vibrant portrait in Watercolor? In this class we will learn how to paint the perfect watercolor portrait from a photo. Intermediate painting skills are recommended, but all skill levels will be welcomed. Come prepared with a few large photo references to choose from. We will touch on the differences between layering for hair versus skin, wet and dry techniques, value, and color theory to make your painting come alive! Bring your paints and brushes. Paper supplies will be provided.
Register by 11/12
Wednesday, November 15, 29, Dec 6, 13
Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects.
Register By: Nov 13
Saturday, November 18
Register by 11/16
Mondays, November 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
Register By: Nov 23
Tuesdays, November 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
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 11/27
Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 14, 21
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 11/28
Friday-Sunday, December 1, 2, 3
Self-portraiture is a painting tradition that is as old as painting itself! If you’ve never painted a self-portrait before, here’s your chance to create one in a supportive and creative environment. In this class we’ll learn tricks of the trade like skull structure, proportions, value, and color-mixing. Portraits will be painted from a mirror, so bring a prepared canvas or panel and get ready to express yourself! Some paint, paper, and brushes will be provided, but bring your own if you have them!
Register by 11/29
Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20
Register by 12/4
Wednesday, December 6
Reg by: 12/4
Friday, December 8
Register by 12/07
Thursdays, December 14
Piet Mondrian 1872-1944 Dutch Abstraction
Piet Mondrian, an artist, theorist and writer, is best known for his growth to purity of abstraction (Neo-Plasticism), which evolved from a spiritual order he saw underlying the visual world. He was fascinated with rhythm and duration, and music was a source of inspiration for him, especially jazz. His “Broadway Boogie-Woogie” of 1942-43 is a fine example of this fascination and inspiration. In his later art works he used variations of line and shapes in three primary colors to express his ideas. This class will present his art and ideas.
Register by 12/12
Thursday, December 14
Reg by: 12/13
Tuesdays, January 2, 3, 4, 15
Reg by 12/21
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