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Water Street Studios School of Art



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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 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/

 

 

 

Let Art Speak to You – Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop(North Classroom)

$50

with Carly Palmer

Calendar May 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Instructor Carly Palmer for a unique poetry + collage workshop!

Students will be invited to write their own ekphrasis poetry inspired by well-known artworks.

Ekphrastic poetry has come to be defined as poems written about works of art; however, in ancient Greece, the term ekphrasis was applied to the skill of describing a thing with vivid detail. In addition to the descriptions of a work of art, an ekphrastic poem usually includes an exploration of how the speaker is impacted by his or her experience with the work.

Materials will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their favorite writing pen and notebook.

No experience is necessary. Just bring an open mind to sit with any & all with possibilities!

To learn more about Carly, follow her on Instagram @artfullycurious or visit www.carlypalmer.com

Materials Provided by WSS included in class registration (value of $10.00)

#POE100.322.01

Watercolor for Beginners (Ages 11-16) South Classroom

$130

with Annelise Bronsveld

Calendar May 21, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

Join Annelise for this wonderful class for young artists!

In this course for young artists, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of watercolor! (For ages 12 - 16) Using still-life as the subject matter, you will gain a basic understanding of watercolor by practicing brush techniques, layering and washes. By the end of the course, you will have created a few finished pieces that will prepare you for continued exploration in watercolor. No previous experience required.

 Please bring the following supplies to class:

  • Cretacolor Aqua Brique Set

  • Strathmore 300 Series Tape Bound Watercolor Pad - 9'' x 12'', Cold Press,

  • Tape bound (12 sheets)Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper - 22'' x 30'', Single Sheet

WSS will provide brushes, drawing boards, water cups, palettes and tape for stretching paper are provided by Water Street Studios.

 Course# PNT106.222.01

Paint and Sip (South Classroom)

$40

with Maria Ananieva

Calendar May 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Looking for a fun, creative and relaxing evening? Join us for a family event, creating a beautiful artwork piece here in Water Street Studios with our instructor Maria Ananieva (@mimiartsstudio). The painting is suitable for both children and adults, as it is simple and has a fun theme! 

In this painting workshop you will create your own unique piece! We provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or perfect for a gift.  This is a great way to RELAX! One drink Included in price. 

An extra selection of beverages and seasonal cocktails are  available for purchase in our studio. Please arrive a little early, as we will begin the workshop promptly at the start time. This is a one night workshop.

Masks are required. Tables will be spaced out.

If you would like a private table for you or your group, please send table request to: artschool@waterstreetstudios.com

 #PNT125.222.04

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Mixed Media Drawing for Kids (Ages 9-12) (North Classroom)

$135

with Cameron Derby

Calendar May 31, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

While using a variety of mediums and materials, students will explore different drawing and sketching techniques. Cameron will hold a step-by-step tutorial to demonstrate the selected technique of the month, then students can expand on those techniques using mediums and materials such as; graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, pen, marker, photographs, construction paper, water color etc.

  • What you will need to get:
  • HB pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • 4B pencil
  • kneaded or white eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • colored pencils
  • 11' X14' sketchbook or larger

Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, and Michael’s.

#YTH.137.322.02

Masks optional in all classrooms and gallery.

Sketchbook for Kids(ages 13 - 16) (South Classrooms)

$135

with Cameron Derby

Calendar May 31, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Join Cameron this for a super fun sketchbook class!

Students will explore different drawing and sketching techniques, while using a variety of mediums. Cameron will hold a step-by-step tutorial to demonstrate the selected technique of the month. Students will then be allowed to expand on those techniques in their sketchbook. Students will use mediums such as: graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, pen, marker, photographs, etc. (For Ages 13 - 16)

What you will need to get:

  • HB pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • 4B pencil
  • kneaded or white eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • colored pencils
  • 11' X14' sketchbook or larger

 

  • Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, and Michael’s.

#YTH.125.322.07

Masks optional in all classrooms and gallery.

 





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