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Water Street Studios School of Art



Our Classes

All Tangled Up

$40

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Nov 13, 2020 at 7 pm

Immerse yourself in this workshop inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing. Guided by instructor Kristin Schimmel, learn core techniques and work on a creative tangle project using your initials or those of a loved one. Done on wood, these initials make a great keepsake or a gift for someone special. Course# CFT103.120.01

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.

Zentangle is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Full Course

STEAM @ Water Street (ages 8-10)

Free

with Kristiana Vasil

Calendar Nov 14, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

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 Sat. Nov 14th & 21st, 9-11 a.m.

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. 

Simple Glass Pendant Workshop

$99

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Nov 14, 2020 at 2 pm

Glass sparkles and shines like no other material. With your instructor’s guidance, learn to melt borosilicate glass using a propane/oxygen torch and create colorful glass pendants. Flamework experience is helpful but not necessary. Course# GLS102.120.03

Note: For ages 16 and above. Please wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes and pull long hair away from face. Pieces will be available for pickup in 48 hours.

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. 

Awesome Earrings for Beginners

$42

with Lisa Dienst-Thomas

Calendar Nov 15, 2020 at 11 am

Gain the fundamental techniques you need to create awesome earrings in this fun beginner level workshop. Once you master loop forming and a little bit of wire wrapping, you can make countless pairs of earrings (great for holiday gift giving!). No prior experience is necessary. Course #MTL103.120.01

Note: For ages 13 and above. Fee includes all supplies and tools needed during class to make up to three pairs of pierced dangle earrings with sterling silver and various beads. 

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. 

Full Course

Beginning Borosilicate Glass Marble Workshop

$99

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Nov 16, 2020 at 6 pm

Learn the flameworking technique of marble making using borosilicate glass rods. You’ll learn how to gather glass and shape it in a marble mold - creating a beautiful shiny orb. With the help of your instructor, you’ll practice making a single-color transparent marble and a frit/stringer decorated marble. Course# GLS104.120.03

Note: Marbles will be available for pick up approx. 48 hours after they are annealed in the kiln. Fee includes all supplies. 

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. 

STEAM @ Water Street (ages 11-13)

Free

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Nov 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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 T/Th Nov 17th & 19th, 4:39 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. 

STEAM @ Water Street ONLINE (ages 11-13)

Free

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Nov 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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 Nov 17th & 19th, 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. 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

Introduction to Torch Fired Enameling

$75

with Lisa Dienst-Thomas

Calendar Nov 28, 2020 at 10 am

Fabulous fun with fire! Craft unique and colorful mini works of art using pre-cut metal shapes, glass, and fire. You’ll leave the workshop with three or four one of a kind enamel pendants (excellent for holiday gifts). No prior experience is necessary. Course #MTL104.120.01

Note: For ages 16 and above. All tools and supplies are provided.

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





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