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STEAM @ Water Street (ages 8-10)

Free

with Kristiana Vasil

Calendar Nov 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 8-10 focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with art. During this two-session course, kids will learn about the microscopic realm of organisms, atoms, and molecules and the types of microscopes used to reveal this hidden world. In the second session, kids will create a mixed media painting inspired by microscopic images. This section meets 11/3/2020 and 11/5/2020 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. Classes are held at Water Street Studios and online. 

Note: All supplies provided. For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this workshop is limited to five (5) participants. We follow social distancing and mask guidelines. Masks provided or bring your own. 

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Art Around the World (age 11-13)

$55

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Unwind after school and explore world cultures through art in this fun and enlightening class. Kids will develop their creativity, try new art techniques, and learn about a little about the world while working on cool projects to take home. Course# YTH109.120.06

This class meets for two hours after school on two successive Wednesdays at Water Street Studios.

Note: All supplies are provided. For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this class is limited to five (5) participants. We follow social distancing and mask guidelines. Masks provided or bring your own. 

 

Art Around the World (age 8-10)

$55

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Unwind after school and explore world cultures through art in this fun and enlightening class. Kids will develop their creativity, try new art techniques, and learn about a little about the world while working on cool projects to take home. Course# YTH109.120.05

This class meets for two hours after school on two successive Wednesdays at Water Street Studios.

Note: All supplies are provided. For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this class is limited to five (5) participants. We follow social distancing and mask guidelines. Masks provided or bring your own. 

 

 

Making Glass Swizzle Sticks

$90

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6 pm

Adorn drinks with your very own handmade set of sparkling swizzle sticks. This “no experience necessary” workshop makes for a fun, creative experience or an easy introduction to the art of glass flameworking. Learn to make simple shapes and designs out of molten glass using a torch and then attach those designs to pre-made glass swizzle stick bases. Course# GLS101.120.02

Note: For ages 16 and above. All tools and materials provided. Your set of 6 swizzle sticks will be available within 48 hours for pick up. Please wear closed toe shoes, natural fiber clothing (no shorts), and secure long hair away from face.

For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this workshop is limited to three (3) participants. We follow mask guidelines. Masks provided or bring your own. 

Acrylic Painting for Beginners - Online

$92

with Lauri Esteen

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Discover the fundamentals of acrylic painting and explore various approaches to handling this versatile medium. Techniques in building washes, layered glazes, and other methods will be demonstrated.

You’ll develop and refine skills to create the effects of light and color in still life and nature painting. Individual expression and experimentation will be encouraged with direct observation of subject matter either the instructor provides or guides the student to document at home.

The course includes several instructional videos each week. Zoom sessions begin with discussion of topics covered in the videos and includes guidance and helpful critique about your work. Students should plan to paint during each Zoom session, following the introduction.

The course runs Nov. 4 - Dec.9 (final Zoom session). Zoom sessions are every Thursday at 7 p.m. beginning on Nov. 11. No session on Nov. 25. Links to access instructional videos and Zoom sessions, and supply list are sent through email prior to the course start date. 

For age 16 and above. Course#PNT101.120.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Sparkling Geode Wall Art

$52

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Nov 6, 2020 at 7 pm

Combine resin, glitter, crystal beads, paint, and minerals to create amazing, one-of-a-kind sparkling wall art pieces inspired by natural geodes.

With just a little practice, your finished piece will look amazingly realistic. There are no limits to your imagination in this unique workshop and you will leave with a completed 10”x12” canvas. We must warn you, however. Making art geodes is addictive fun - you will want to make more! Fortunately, you will have learned the techniques you need to create on your own. Course CFT104.120.03

Note: Designed for age 16 and above. All supplies are provided. For your safety, in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this workshop is limited to five (5) participants. We follow social distancing and mask guidelines. Masks provided or bring your own. 

 

Full Course

A Taste of Glass Bead Making

$85

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Nov 8, 2020 at 1 pm

Curious about glass beads? In this sampler workshop, you’ll explore the ancient, yet simple Venetian technique of melting and layering Italian soft glass in a 2000° flame to create your own one of a kind glass beads. Course# GLS100.120.03

Note: For ages 16 and above. Fee includes all tools, glass, use of a torch, and safety materials. 

For safety, and in accordance with Phase 4 requirements, this workshop is limited to three (3) participants. We follow mask guidelines. Masks provided or bring your own. 

 

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STEAM @ Water Street ONLINE (ages 8-10)

Free

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Nov 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 8-10 focus on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math with art. During this two-session course, kids will learn about the microscopic realm of organisms, atoms, and molecules and the types of microscopes used to reveal this hidden world. In the second session, kids will create a mixed media painting inspired by microscopic images. This live ONLINE section meets T/Th 11/10/2020 - 11/12/2020

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. Classes are held at Water Street Studios and online. 

Pick up a supply kit at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, IL any time during our open gallery hours.





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