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    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Wednesdays,  May 1, 8, 15, 22

    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 04/29

    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Wednesdays,  May 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Rebecca Taylor

    Anything drawn in a circle or a circular image is called a Mandala and anyone can draw one! While the complex meaning of a Mandala is the Universe and connecting to your soul, the down to Earth explanation is : It allows you to set your thinking aside and let your intuition speak! The very nature of creating a Mandala is therapeutic, self healing and creating Mandalas is FUN! Using shapes colors and patterns can represent many things and like Tangling is restful and meditative. It's easy, fun, creative and a great way to de-stress yourself.

    Supplies: Good quality drawing paper 9x12 or larger, compass, HB pencil, eraser, .03 black pen and colored pencils or markers & ruler. Everything else will be provided.

    Reg by: 04/29

    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    If you are interested in learning  the basics of relief printmaking, this beginner-friendly class is the perfect time to do it. Students will learn to design prints, carve them, and print them. One color prints will be the main focus but multi-color prints are a possibility for those who are interested. We will primarily be working with linoleum blocks and potentially wood. Printing is possible on both paper and fabric. Students are encouraged to bring an 18x24 pad of drawing paper, a sharpie, a sketchbook, and their creativity. 

    Register by 05/04


    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Mondays May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Start your week off by doing something you love, while learning to bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class 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 tailer 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. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, so come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together.

    Prerequisite beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval.

    Reg by 05/04



    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  May 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by 05/05


    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Tuesdays,  May 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery 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, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown 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. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by 05/05


    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Wednesdays,  May 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5

    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 05/06



    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Register

     Thursday, May 9 

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Henri Matisse (1869- 1954)


    Henri Matisse was a diverse, 20th century, French painter, scultptor and graphic designer, who experimented in different styles from Impressionism to Abstraction. He was part of the Fauve Movement early in his career and is known for his use of bold color and design, which he  used all of his life. 

    Register by 05/07

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    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Thursday May 9

    FacilitatorKim Morhardt

    f you've ever wanted to learn how to make soap, then this is the class for you! You will learn to make goats milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds, since plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. Silicone molds may be found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Please wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do!

    Reg by: 5/07

    • Sat, May 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday,  May 11

    Facilitator: Norm Knott

    Namaste! For centuries Prayer Flags have been hung to send beneficial prayers and good fortune into the atmosphere every time the wind blows them. Using centuries old ground rules we will design our own interpretations of Tibetan Prayer Flags. Each participant will be given a blank set of five flags to be decorated with prayers, positivity, good vibes, and the artists' energy. To decorate the flags we'll use vintage wood blocks from Norm's collection along with pens and paints. When they are completed they can be used to decorate home and garden areas! 


    Register by: 05/02

    • Mon, May 13, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    May 13, 20, June 3, 10

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Jean and Linda will help you 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. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Come and join the fun!  Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Ages 16+. Int- Adv

    Register by 05/11



    • Mon, May 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register


    Mondays, May 13, 20, June 3

    Facilitator: Marsha Goodheart

     Retablos are part of the Mexican folk art traditions. A way to honor a loved one, ourselves, a special memory, and/or a spiritual expression. This small temple base will give us  the size that draws the viewer in to see more details. We will be creating from a 6x6 wooden altar. (Kit included) All materials included except for the personal items you will use in the altar. 

    Ideas/Options to play with: Personal photos, handwritten notes, Lyrics from a favorite song, poem, or quote, Images of a favorite place, maps, where you grew up, small objects, jewelry, keys, buttons, coins, symbols that represent something meaningful, random images from magazines, words that share your feelings. 

    Reg by: 05/11



    • Tue, May 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays,  May 14, 21, (Skip 5/28) June 4, 11, 18

    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 5/12


    • Tue, May 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesday,  May 14

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    Come discover the beauty and simplicity of Chinese brush painting in this one time introductory session. What is the difference between “Western” and “Chinese” watercolor? In this class you will learn about the basic strokes and techniques, supplies and philosophy. After discussion and demonstration, you can give it a try. All supplies provided just come and learn something new!

    Reg by: 05/12



    • Thu, May 16, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Thursdays,  May 16, 23, skip 5/30 June 6, 13, 20

    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 5/14


    • Thu, May 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    May 16 (1:00 - 4:00 pm), June 6 (1:00 - 3:00)

    Facilitator:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    Create your own crescent moon sculpture! Learn the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay into a desired work of art. In this class you will learn about how to make your own armature or by using found objects. The first class you will spend creating your sculpture. In the second class you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials including your very first set of sculpting tools. Just come and have fun and create something magical!

    Reg by: 05/09



    • Thu, May 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Thursdsay, May 16 

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    This is a fun and messy class! Just come and have fun! Tres will share her acrylic paint pouring recipe and lots of tips and tricks.  Everything you need including paint, tools and 2 canvases will be provided.  If you have specific colors or tools you want to work with, please feel free to bring them.  If you bring your own paint you will need at least 4 colors of the small bottles of craft paint for each canvas (2 included in this class). 

    Reg by: 5/14


    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Thursdsay, May 23

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole. You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.

    Reg by: 5/20

    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Thursdsay, May 23 

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Bring some flickering candlelight to your garden or patio and recycle those beautiful wine bottles you can't bring yourself to throw away! You will try your hand at using a bottle cutter to turn that wine bottle into a candle holder on a copper pole. You may bring some wine bottles in the color you wish to create with (bring a few, there may be breakage involved!) Or there will be some available at the class, all other supplies are also included. You may want to bring a pair of leather or gardening gloves to handle the glass.

    Reg by: 5/20

    • Mon, June 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Monday, June 3, 10, 17, 24 

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    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 06/02



    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  June 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by 06/02


    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Note time change to 6:00-8:00p

    Tuesdays,  June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9

    Facilitator: Rebecca Taylor

    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.

    Reg by: 6/02

    • Tue, June 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  June 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery 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, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown 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. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by 06/02


    • Wed, June 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 

    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 06/03

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    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 class 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 and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Reg by 06/04



    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18

     FacilitatorKaren Gines

     We will gather up all the methods we have tried and invite them to mingle with each other. An artist's search for a  'style' that is their own can be nurtured by sharing and experimenting with all the gems you have found along the way.  Acrylic on canvas with impressionistic or abstract ideas... I am thinking of "trees" as a subject that can be very flexible. Please no photos... (bring 2 canvas' each class no smaller than 18"x 20") and your acrylic paints, brushes, and supplies. 

    Call Karen if you have questions.... 815-229-5696 www.karengines.com


    Reg by:  06/04

    • Thu, June 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class is ideal for the young artist (ages 10-15) who is interested in  learning to throw pottery on a wheel. Students of any skill level will be welcomed, although we we will be focusing on basic techniques and forms.  These are endless possibilities when working with clay. Mugs, vases, and bowls are just some of the forms that students can learn to make. At the end of this four week class, students will have fully functional and finished pieces to take home. Class fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and firings. Students will be required to bring an apron, hand towel, and basic pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. 

    Register by 06/04


    • Mon, June 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    If you are interested in learning  the basics of relief printmaking, this beginner-friendly class is the perfect time to do it. Students will learn to design prints, carve them, and print them. One color prints will be the main focus but multi-color prints are a possibility for those who are interested. We will primarily be working with linoleum blocks and potentially wood. Printing is possible on both paper and fabric. Students are encouraged to bring an 18x24 pad of drawing paper, a sharpie, a sketchbook, and their creativity. 

    Register by 06/08


    • Tue, June 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25, July 2

    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. Supplies provided, but if you would like to buy your own here is the 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: 06/08



    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 17 (no class 7/10)

    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 06/10



    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesday  June 12

    FacilitatorKim Morhardt

    f you've ever wanted to learn how to make soap, then this is the class for you! You will learn to make goats milk soap using the cold process method. At the end of the class you will be taking about two pounds of soap home with you. We will talk about using essential oils and natural colorants in your soap to keep it as pure and natural as possible. The soap will be molded into milk carton, which will be provided. If you would like to use a decorative mold, please bring only silicone molds, since plastic molds do not work well with the cold process soap. Silicone molds may be found in the cake decorating isle at local craft stores or online. You will be working with lye and will learn how to handle it properly. Please wear long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the ingredients for the soap. If you wish to use essential oils, please bring only 100% pure oils from a reputable company. This class will be fun, informative and easy to do!

    Reg by: 6/10

    • Thu, June 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Register

    Thursday, June 13 

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Edward Hopper (1882- 1967)


    Edward Hopper was an American artist, who portrayed private moments in unexceptional places, such as hotel rooms, diners, gas stations and old houses. His works, presented in cities and small towns, have a possible story, but remain enigmatic and suggest universal experiences. 


    Register by 06/11

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    • Wed, June 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register