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Beginner art classes

    • May 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • June 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays,  May 17, 24, 30, June 7, 14, 21

    10:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of handbuilding! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! 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: 5/15

    • May 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • June 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 1

    Tuesdays, May 17, 24, (skip 31), June 7, 14, 21

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Sue Abare

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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: 5/15


    • May 18, 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • June 22, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22

    2:30–4:30p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of handbuilding! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! 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: 5/16

    • May 21, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • June 25, 2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Saturdays, May 21, 28, June (skip 4), 11, 17, 25

    1:00–3:30pm

    Instructor: Anya Nelson

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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: 5/19

    • June 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
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    Thursday,  June 9

    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. 

    Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1881) is well known for his banner painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte, which is one of the prized possessions of The Art Institute of Chicago. This session will be about this painting in detail, and also about his magnificent drawings and other paintings he painted in the style he called “divisionism.” 

    Register by: 6/07

    • June 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 7
    Register

    Sunday, June 12

    10:00–12:00pm


    Presenter: Nicole Landreth & Rhiannon Yandell

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Join Nicole Landreth and Rhiannon Yandell for this relaxing two hour workshop. Rhiannon will begin the session with a meditation followed by a 45 minute gentle, all levels vinyasa flow yoga to promote creativity.. In the second hour, mandala artist, Nicole, will guide us through the making of mandala art and you'll have your own to take home.  Fee includes supplies. Bring your own mat. Space is limited so sign up early! Come relax and leave your hectic life behind...at least for 2 hours!

    Register by: 6/10

    • June 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Friday,  June 17

    10:00a–2:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Ages 16+. [Prerequisite: must have taken a pottery class at Womanspace.] This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn about glazes from Womanspace’s glazing queen, Nancy O’Neill! Learn what some of the technical glazing lingo means, the different types of glazes there are, and how to properly apply them for best finished results. Nancy will make suggestions, assist in troubleshooting, or any other glazing questions. Peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. You must bring a few of your own bisque-fired pieces to glaze. Fee includes glazes.

    Register by: 6/15

    • June 28, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 02, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2

    10:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of handbuilding! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! 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: 6/26

    • June 29, 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • August 03, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3

    2:30–4:30p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of handbuilding! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! 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: 6/27

    • July 02, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • August 06, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Saturdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6

    1:00–3:00pm

    Instructor: Anya Nelson

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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: 6/30

    • July 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 02, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Sue Abare

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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: 7/03


    • July 06, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • August 10, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 7
    Register

                   

    Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 pm

    July 6 (The Eyes), July 13 (The Nose), July 20 (The Ears), July 27 (The Mouth) 

    August 3 (The Teeth), August 10 (Putting it all together)

    Instructor:  Angie Nofsinger

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Ages 14+. Beginner–Advanced. Learn how to create life-like elements of the face using colored pencils and Pan Pastels. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the face: eyes, nose, ears, mouth and the hardest of all teeth! The last session will be putting all these together to create a portrait. Color theory will be used to mimic realistic skin tones, highlights and textures. Come and learn the techniques to create an amazing portrait! Sign-up for entire course or individual classes.

    Equipment needed: favorite sketching pencils, handheld sharpener, artists eraser, and artist quality colored pencils. Certain colored pencils, pan pastels and paper will be provided.  

    Register by: 7/04 or at least 2 days before each class.

    • July 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 8
    Register

    Sunday, July 10

    10:00–12:00pm


    Presenter: Nicole Landreth & Rhiannon Yandell


    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Join Nicole Landreth and Rhiannon Yandell for this relaxing two hour workshop. Rhiannon will begin the session with a meditation followed by a 45 minute gentle, all levels vinyasa flow yoga to promote creativity.. In the second hour, mandala artist, Nicole, will guide us through the making of mandala art and you'll have your own to take home.  Fee includes supplies. Bring your own mat. Space is limited so sign up early! Come relax and leave your hectic life behind...at least for 2 hours!

    Register by: 7/08

    • July 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • August 01, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1

    1:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Marsha Goodheart

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Celebrate your inner animal in art! Join this fun class to create using your own wacky pet or wacky spirit animal in a human body, the more ridiculous the better…haha…reminding ourselves "Don't take yourself so seriously!" You will learn collage techniques on canvas to create something truly magical and fun in this class. No prior experience necessary just come, play and fire up your imagination! Bring a laser print photo of your pet or an animal you want to use. You can also use magazine pictures of animals. All other supplies are provided. 

    Register by: 7/09



    • July 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday,  July 14

    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. 

    Austrian modern artist, Oskar Kokoschka, (1886-1890) was an expressionist, poet, playwright and teacher. He is most known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. His theories were a strong influence on the Viennese Expressionist Art Movement. His paintings are characterized by quick brushstrokes and bright colors. 

    Register by: 7/12

    • August 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • September 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Tuesdays, Aug 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13

    10:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of handbuilding! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! 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: 8/07

    • August 09, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • September 13, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  August 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13

    6:00–8:00p

    Instructor: Lynette Porter

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Bowls and mugs will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. 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 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: 8/07

    • August 10, 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • September 14, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Wednesdays, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14

    2:30–4:30p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of handbuilding! Working with textures, stamps, decals, different glaze techniques, and more, Nancy will guide you through the process to create your one of a kind pottery pieces. Bring your ideas and inspirations! 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: 8/08

    • August 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 15
    Register

    Thursday,  August 11

    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. 

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955) was a French painter, sculptor, filmmaker, who created his own form of Cubism. He was a forerunner of the Pop Art Movement. Many of his paintings of modern cities, transportation, city things and people show bold, graphic lines.

    Register by: 8/09

    • August 13, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • September 17, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Saturdays,  August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17

    1:00–3:00pm

    Instructor: Anya Nelson

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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: 8/11

    • August 14, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 8
    Register

    Sunday,  August 14

    10:00–12:00pm


    Presenter: Nicole Landreth & Rhiannon Yandell


    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Join Nicole Landreth and Rhiannon Yandell for this relaxing two hour workshop. Rhiannon will begin the session with a meditation followed by a 45 minute gentle, all levels vinyasa flow yoga to promote creativity.. In the second hour, mandala artist, Nicole, will guide us through the making of mandala art and you'll have your own to take home.  Fee includes supplies. Bring your own mat. Space is limited so sign up early! Come relax and leave your hectic life behind...at least for 2 hours!

    Register by: 8/12

    • August 23, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • September 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Tuesdays, August 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Sue Abare

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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: 8/21



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