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Water Street Studios School of Art



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Watercolor Painting for Young Artists (age 12-16)

$125

with Annelise Pollard

Calendar Feb 13, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

In this new course for young artists age, led by Annelise Pollard, you will learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Using still-life as the subject matter, 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. Course#  PNT106.221.01

What you will need for the course:

  • 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

A brush set will be provided. For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

 

STEAM @ Water Street (ages 8-10)

Free

with Kristiana Vasil

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm

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 at Water Street Studios, T/Th, Feb. 16 & 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. 

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. 

Famous Art and Artists - Folk Art (age 11-13)

$50

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Feb 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Fun w/a side of Folk Art. This two-session course is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about, and create art inspired by folk art and famous folk art artists from around the world. YTH110.221.02

For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

Famous Art and Artists - Folk Art (age 8-10)

$50

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Feb 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Fun w/a side of Folk Art. This two-session course is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about, and create art inspired by folk art and famous folk art artists from around the world. Course# YTH110.221.01

For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

Discover Gelli Printing w/Distressed Oxide Ink

$45

with Sabrina Martin

Calendar Feb 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Explore a variety of monoprint Gel plate printing techniques using Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Inks. Flexible and easy to use, Gelli plates look and feel like gelatin, and are ideal for mixed media projects. Distress Oxide Ink is a dye and pigment ink fusion that creates an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. Together they can be used to create many one-of-a-kind, layered, ethereal papers perfect for making cards, tags, backgrounds for collages, etc.

All materials are provided. No experience necessary, just the desire to experiment, learn, and have fun! Designed for age 16 and above. For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

STEAM @ Water Street (ages 11-13)

Free

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Feb 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 11-13 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 at Water Street Studios, Sat., Feb. 20 & 27, 9-11 a.m.

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. 

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.  

Making Glass Swizzle Sticks

$90

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Feb 21, 2021 at 2 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# GLS101.221.01

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.

STEAM @ Water Street ONLINE (ages 11-13)

Free

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Feb 23, 2021 at 4:30 pm

STEAM @ Water Street classes for kids age 11-13 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, Feb. 23 & 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

STEAM @ Water Street classes, a $75/student value, have been generously funded by a grant from the Dunham Fund. 

Pick up a supply kit at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water Street, Batvavia, IL any time during our open gallery hours. Zoom links sent prior to course start date.





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