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Adobe Illustrator - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill with Illustrator you can learn how to create original vector illustrations. Instruction will cover object drawing tools, colors, layers, templates, pathfinder, the oh-so-difficult pen tool, and more! Instruction will follow a lesson plan, or can be customized to your needs. 

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

 More about Lisa At: http://resolution-creative-services.com/lisa-smith-youngdahl/

 

 

 

Adobe Illustrator - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill with Illustrator you can learn how to create original vector illustrations. Instruction will cover object drawing tools, colors, layers, templates, pathfinder, the oh-so-difficult pen tool, and more! Instruction will follow a lesson plan, or can be customized to your needs. 

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

 More about Lisa At: http://resolution-creative-services.com/lisa-smith-youngdahl/

 

 

 

Adobe InDesign - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill you can learn desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign professional software. Design flyers to multi-page print-ready documents, format text, import graphics, and more. Learn this popular layout program step by step, upgrade existing skills, or customize the lessons to your specific needs.

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

More about Lisa at:

 http://resolution-creative-services.com/lisa-smith-youngdahl/

 

Adobe InDesign - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill you can learn desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign professional software. Design flyers to multi-page print-ready documents, format text, import graphics, and more. Learn this popular layout program step by step, upgrade existing skills, or customize the lessons to your specific needs.

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

More about Lisa at:

 http://resolution-creative-services.com/lisa-smith-youngdahl/

 

Adobe Photoshop - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill with Photoshop you can learn how to improve your digital images, photo retouching, and creating photo montages or new images.

Lessons will cover layers, improving images, masking, layer effects, filters, photo requirements for print and web, and much more! What do you need to learn? The lessons can be designed around you.

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

 More about Lisa At:

http://resolution-creative-services.com/lisa-smith-youngdahl/

 

 

 

Adobe Photoshop - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill with Photoshop you can learn how to improve your digital images, photo retouching, and creating photo montages or new images.

Lessons will cover layers, improving images, masking, layer effects, filters, photo requirements for print and web, and much more! What do you need to learn? The lessons can be designed around you.

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

 More about Lisa At:

http://resolution-creative-services.com/lisa-smith-youngdahl/

 

 

 

Paint & Pint: Abstract Expressionist Experience (21+ at Art History Brewing, Geneva)

$63

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Aug 16, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join this special one night only workshop! This workshop is for everyone, students will explore action oriented active painting pouring and drizzling paint and more to create one of a kind works of art!

Experience and explore the energy of the abstract expressionist art movement for yourself! Class will be held at Art History Brewing, Geneva, IL.

The Abstract Expressionists were a group of young New York artists who made paintings that were non-representational, meaning they didn't look like anything. Instead they tried to show emotions, like happiness or anger, in the expressive marks that they made in their drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Bring your friends and have some fun at this summer event! Make a one of a kind abstract painting to take home! Please wear clothes that can get dirty. Come prepared to have some fun! 

*A $12.00 gift certificate is included in this class registration which can be used on the day of class for a exclusive beer tasting featuring locally brewed Art History Beer or for the purchase of any goods at Art History Brewing! (sales tax not included)

Class will be held at Art History Brewing located at 649 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134. (630) 345-6274

https://arthistorybrewing.com/

All art materials provided in registration fee. (Canvas Board, Acrylic Paints, and Brushes, other painting tools.)

  #AHB.101.322.01

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Homeschool Famous Artist Inspired Collage Workshop Series for Children (South Classroom)

$120

with Carly Palmer

Calendar Aug 17, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join WSS this August for back to school and back to creativity classes!

Supplement your homeschool curriculum with this creative collage workshop that develops both creativity and introduces art history to students!

This is a NEW class introduction for Homeschool! (For siblings ages 4 - 11) Siblings are encouraged to sign up together.

Come join School of Art Instructor Carly Palmer for a unique creative collage workshop four (4) part series for children that pairs art making, art history, and literacy! In each 2 hour workshop, children will be invited to explore their own unique imaginations and curiosity through process art. Process Art is art that is child-directed, choice-driven, and celebrates the experience of discovery. In process art, the final product is always unique and the focus lies in the creation of the work, not the outcome. This workshop is geared towards 1st-4th Grade aged children.

Week One: We will be creating paper collages inspired by Henri Matisse’s work. At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “Henri’s Scissors” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

Week Two: We will be creating paper collages inspired by the artistic movement Surrealism (and artists such as Rene Magritte & Salvador Dali) and encouraging students to let their imaginations run wild! At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “Remarkable Animals” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

Week Three: We will be creating tissue paper collages collages inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings. At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “Plants Can’t Still” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

Week Four: We will be creating paper self-portrait collages inspired by Pablo Picasso’s work. At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “We’re All Works of Art” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

*Special Note: Process art is developmentally appropriate for young children because it meets them where they are as sensory explorers. Children will be using glue sticks, safety scissors, and washi tape to put together their collages. All materials will be provided and students will be able to choose & experiment with a variety of materials. The workshop is adaptable to each child’s individual needs.

 #AHS102.222.01

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