Sat, Apr 18
10:00am - 5:00pm
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The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography. There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes...
Saturday Apr 18th, 10am - 5pm
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to dabble in wheel throwing. This class is best for people with little or no throwing experience. There will be a 20 minute demo on basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. The instructor will guide the group through throwing two pieces. Students will complete 1-2 pieces, and come...
Sunday May 3rd, 6pm - 8pm
Create your own beautiful stained glass art. Learn how to cut & break glass as you create your own project using the copper foil method. The session will deal with type & quality of glass, appropriate tools, cutting techniques and assembling. You will leave the class with a completed project. $60 Materials Fee will be collected at the time...
Sunday May 17th, 10am - 4pm
What happens when art becomes more about actions than a physical result? How does art relate to us and the wider social world? How do we negotiate the gap and blur the boundaries between art and life? Learn the history of performance art and a wide spectrum of performance forms including performance in everyday life, rituals, folk forms, artists'...
Monday Apr 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(5 sessions)
Relax in a cool atmosphere with music & friends. Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy painting a piece of art. We supply everything you need – Paint, 16x20 canvas, brushes, and aprons. Never Painted before? No Problem. We have talented Artists ready to take you on your journey. You will leave the session with your own original...
Wednesday Apr 22nd, 7pm - 10pm
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In this multi-level class, students learn the process of creating a mosaic piece: Cutting tile Layout and design Substrates Adhesives and grouting You are welcome to bring your own collection of ceramic/glass and found objects to incorporate into your work. Some material provided.
Monday Apr 13th, 1pm - 4pm(7 sessions)
Immerse yourself in glass and fire! Apply glass to metal and see it transform in a hot kiln. Learning the basics is easy - spend the class exploring a large and fascinating array of techniques to create your beautiful and durable pieces of jewelry or sculpture.
Monday Apr 13th, 7pm - 10pm(7 sessions)
Learn to create abstract 3D art forms by exploring non-objective, organic and figurative themes. Stoneware clay, along with metal, glass, and found objects may be used. Instruction in slab and coil building techniques will be investigated. Some sculpture experience is recommended.
Thursday Apr 16th, 9:30am - 12:30pm(8 sessions)
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Designed to allow intermediate and advanced artists to build skills and challenge themselves to perfect techniques and learn new ones, build a body of work, or finish a special project. Individual attention will be focused on each student as needed. This is a fun and nurturing place to take your skills and art to the next level. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced...
Thursday Apr 16th, 7pm - 10pm(8 sessions)
Our introductory course is designed for absolute beginners. In this course students will acquire an understanding of basic concepts and begin to develop their drawing skills. We shall start at the rudimentary level by understanding the potential of the materials we’ll use, namely pencil and charcoal. We shall further study elements and principles...
Saturday Apr 25th, 5pm - 7pm(8 sessions)
Create and design new work combining metals techniques taught in weekly demonstrations. Use silver, copper and brass in projects that are suggested to challenge and inspire creativity. Research, examine and discuss in class the work of various metal artists. Continue to learn soldering, forging and enameling techniques incorporating new acquired skills....
Wednesday Apr 15th, 1pm - 4pm(8 sessions)
Expand your skill and learn to draw the figure! This supportive, multi-level class welcomes students who are new to drawing the human figure as well as those with experience. Introductory exercises will prepare students to create increasingly complex drawings as the session progresses using a range of black and white media with the optional introduction...
Tuesday Apr 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(8 sessions)
This class explores methods for throwing your own cups and bowls on the electric wheel. Students will learn how to center, pull, trim and glaze about 4-6 cups and bowls. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze). Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the...
Friday Apr 24th, 12pm - 2pm(6 sessions)
Sculpt the figure in clay from live models. Models generally hold the same pose for 3 classes. Students study the model learning to see proportions, gesture, and anatomy as they work realistically or use the model as the inspiration for more imaginative and interpretative work.
Monday Apr 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm(7 sessions)
For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and technique. Throw “larger,” adding appendages to pots, and altering thrown forms. Explore form and function, as well as shape and design of ceramic pieces.
Wednesday Apr 15th, 1pm - 4pm(8 sessions)
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