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Beginner art classes

    • September 07, 2022
    • September 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
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    Wednesdays, Sept. 7 (Face Proportions), 14 (Hair), 21 (Proportions), 28 (Poses & Movement)

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Instructor:  Joei Krutza

    IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. All levels. These introductory level drawing classes are designed to give basic instruction on different proportions for drawing the human face, figure, features, and how to maintain proper proportions in various poses. Each class will take students through step-by-step instructions, with visual aids and additional one on one attention as needed. Students will work with graphite pencil and paper. Supplies are not included. Sign-up for entire course or individual classes.  Bring a standard drawing tablet and a set of drawing pencils.

    Register by: 9/5 or at least 2 days before each class.

    • October 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 01, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
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    Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Sue Abare

    IDPH & 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: 10/2


    • October 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • October 12, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 7
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    Wednesdays,  October 5 & 12

    6:00–9:00 pm

    Instructor:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed. 

    All levels. Happy Halloween! Make this adorable Halloween cat or a friendly jack-o-lantern by learning the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay (paper machè). The first class you will spend creating your sculpture by making the armature and adding the paper machè. In the second class, you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials, but feel free to bring your own embellishments to give your creation their own special personality! Just come and create make yours funny, spooky, or quirky! 

    Register by: 10/03

    • October 11, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • October 18, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 9
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    Tuesdays,  October 11 & 18   

    6:00-9:00 pm

    Instructor: Nancy Mayhew

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Learn how to decorate a wood tree or cross using a mosaic method of applying glass, tiles, stones and jewelry with adhesive. Then bring your piece to life as you learn how to finish it with cement based grout. If you have any old china, jewelry or trinkets you would like to add to your creation be sure to bring them. Glass cutting experience is helpful, but not necessary. So why not ask a friend to join in the fun of creating your own pieces of art! Please note the early registrartion deadline so that materials can be ordered. Cost includes all materials. You will need to contact the instructor and let her know your choice of tree or cross a week before the class. You can reach her by email at nlmayhew@charter.net

    Register by: 10/4  Note Early Deadline!

    • October 13, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
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    Thursday, October 13

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Instructor: Pat Sullivan

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Students will create their own "forest" of Christmas trees, using pre-cut glass and embellishments. The possibilities are endless! Students will have their choice of hanging their trees or mounting them on a wood base. The completed works of art will then be fired in a glass kiln, and students may pick up their work at Womanspace in 7-10 days. No glass cutting experience required. Safety glasses and masks will be provided if working with powdered glass. Closed-toe shoes will be required.

    Register by: 10/11

    • October 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 01, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
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    Thursdays, Oct 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1

    10:00am–12:00pm

    Instructor: Rebecca Rehpol

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Join this class to begin your journey learning to throw pottery.  This is a class for those with no knowledge of throwing on a wheel or with little experience of throwing and need more practice. The instructor will provide demonstrations during each class and assist  learners with improving their skills. The class will start throwing simple forms of cylinders and bowls.

    The class will include throwing and trimming vessels. Glazing will be demonstrated after the greenware is low fired in the kiln. Each glazed piece will then be high fired to finish the process. Each student should purchase basic clay tools and bring them to each class session. 

    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).

    Register by: 10/18

    • October 29, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7
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    Saturday, October 29

    1:00 –5:00 pm

    Instructor: Rita Carpenter

    IPDH & CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    The objective of this class is to design and create pages in your altered book. Rita will show participants how to remove the book cover material. If the surface appearance is what you like underneath the cloth cover, you may or may not want to create on it. Learn tips and tricks on how you can continue to create on pages as you find inspiration. Some materials will be provided, but I encourage participants to bring in any materials that they want to add to their book.

    Bring 1–2 old hard cover book approx. 8” H x 5-1/2” W x 1” thick. (If you don’t have a book, a limited supply will be available to purchase from the instructor for $7 each). It’s nice to work on more than 1 book because of drying time. Also, please bring items you want to use in your book: bulldog clips, scissors, adhesive (YES paste recommended), adhesive brush, old credit card or palette knife, gesso, micron permanent pen, acrylic paints, stencils, stamps, ink pads, found papers, vintage papers, art papers, magazine words, photos, gel medium, PVA or art glitter glue or glue sticks.

    Register by: 10/27



    • November 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 18, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 3
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    Fridays, November 4, 18

    10:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Ages 16+. All levels. Join in this joyful holiday event handbuilding your own holiday ornaments. In the first session, the ornaments will be made using different shapes and textures. Decals can be added if desired. After the ornaments are initially fired, you will have an opportunity to select glazes of your choice and be given expert instructions in proper glazing.  Your ornament will then be fired again and ready for you to pick up in the studio at your convenience. Each ornament will be uniquely yours and can have a small wire hangar added for easy use on a tree or other holiday decoration.  No previous experience needed.  Come and start your holiday season off with a fun and creative time.

    Register by: 11/2

    • November 06, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
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    Sunday, November 6

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Instructor: Cristi Hopp Kniess

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Basket and Bows for your winter scape! Dress up your favorite tree branch to enhance the bare winter scape during the holiday season. You will go home with a large basket with greens, berries, bows and other assorted holiday decorations for your enjoyment. Your neighbors will want one in their yard, too. No prior experience is needed. Fee includes all supplies. Register yourself and your best friend and have a delightful afternoon.

    Register by: 11/4

    • November 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 5
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    Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22, 29, December (skip 6), 13

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Sue Abare

    IPDH & 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: 11/06

    • November 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

    10:00a–12:00p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines 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: 11/06

    • November 09, 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • December 14, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
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    Wednesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

    2:30–4:30p

    Instructor: Nancy O'Neill

    IDPH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Age 16+. Beginners. Join in this fun pottery class to learn the basics of hand building! 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: 11/07

    • December 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7
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     My #1 Tip For Easily Creating A Watercolor Mixing Chart | Susan ChiangSunday, December 4

    10:00 –4:00 pm

    Instructor: Rita Carpenter

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Ready to immerse yourself in watercolor? This day long class will envelop you in the many facets of watercolor technique and composition. It's just what you've been looking for! Join the fun and take the plunge into watercolor painting!

    Part One will cover all the basics: paints, paper, brushes and color theory. You will also practice many basic watercolor techniques and complete a small texture chart.  Fee includes all supplies.

    NOTE:  You do not have to take Part One in order to take Part Two.

    Register by: 12/2


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