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Water Street Studios School of Art



Drawing

in Summer 2024

Yoga and Figure Drawing Workshop (Main Gallery) *new class

$45

with Lacy Foy

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 at 5:45 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy a relaxing Hatha/Vinyasa Session, followed by an intensive gesture/figure drawing session with Lacy Foy, Yoga and Drawing Instructor and Figure Model.

Water Street will provide:

  • Easel - supplied
  • Drawing Board- supplied

Please Bring the following to your class:

  • Yoga Mat 
  • Water/Snack
  • Bring 18x24 Paper Pad
  • Bring Pencil
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • Sandpaper Pencil Sharpeners
  • Kneaded Eraser

  DRW135.324.01  for 18+

Figure Drawing Workshop in the Main Gallery (14+)

$15

with Danielle Wilson

Calendar Jun 22, 2024 at 12:45 pm, runs for 1 week

Would you like to have time to develop new artwork ideas and practice your drawing skills with a live costumed dancer?

Join Water Street Studios for this special drawing session in the main gallery. In this session artists of different skill levels can practice their figure drawing skills with a live costumed dancer. The live costumed dancer will pose from short to long poses over the course of 45 minutes. Class will be in the main gallery with floor easels, and horses available. Please come at 12:45pm to set up your art materials and work area. Dancer will begin promptly at 1 pm.

Bring your own art supplies and paper. Dry art materials allowed, such as charcoal, pencils, pastels, conte crayon etc. 

Typically, a class will begin with a series of quick 'gesture drawings' These are poses tend toward being dramatic and action oriented. Capturing a moment frozen in time for students to draw. Following the gesture drawing sketches, the model will hold longer poses for the remainder of the figure drawing practice session. 

Dancer Model, Danielle Wilson, will be clothed and in an interesting costume. Students must be 14+ to register. Danielle has performed with Chicago Dance Crash, Curmudgeon group, Nomi Dance Chicago, and more!

*Direct drawing instructions are not provided. This is an open studio session for artists to practice drawing the human figure. 

For beginner to advanced students.

 #DRW.119.324.01

 

Drawing with Alcohol Markers(North Classroom)*New Class

$140

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Unlock Your Creative Spirit with Alcohol Markers!

Are you ready to embark on a colorful journey into the world of alcohol markers? Join us for a thrilling 4-week adventure where you'll unleash your inner artist and master the vibrant techniques of alcohol marker artistry!

What to Expect:

Over the course of four exciting weeks, you'll dive deep into the fascinating world of alcohol markers, learning a variety of techniques that will bring your creations to life. From blending and layering to shading and highlighting, you'll explore the endless possibilities of this versatile medium.

Get ready to let your imagination run wild! Each class will challenge you to push the boundaries of your creativity as you experiment with different styles, subjects, and themes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this class is designed to inspire and ignite your passion for art.

No previous art experience is required. for adults 16+ Forget the hassle of hunting down materials – we've got you covered! Class will have use of Water Street House markers and paper. 

If you want to purchase your own markers to keep after class. Please bring to the first session:

  • Canson Artist Series Pro Layout Marker Paper, Foldover Pad, 11x14 inches, 50 Sheets (18lb/70g) - Artist Paper for Adults and Students
  • (Available at Art Supply stores and Amazon)

This class can be repeated to refine skills and continue art projects.

PNT.134.324.01

 

Will run

Pet Portrait Workshop (North Classroom) * New Class

$63

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Jul 20, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Immortalize your beloved furry friend and create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Join us for a delightful pet portrait art class designed exclusively for adults ages 16 and up.

In this fun and imaginative workshop, you'll embark on a journey of artistic expression as you capture the unique personality and charm of your pet. Guided by experienced instructor, Kelley Cappell, you'll learn essential techniques in portrait drawing and painting, tailored specifically for capturing the essence of your companion.

No prior art experience is necessary – just bring your love for your pet and an open mind! Throughout the workshop, you'll enjoy a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, perfect for unleashing your inner artist and exploring different mediums and styles.

Best yet, you will leave the class with a heartfelt keepsake to cherish for years to come!

*Materials are included, please bring a large 8.5 x 11 photo of your pet, preferrably a head shot. (The bigger the photo the better.) 

    DRW.133.324.02

Introduction to Color Pencil Drawing( North Classroom)*new class

$140

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jul 23, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class is a five week comprehensive introduction to colored pencil drawing techniques. Students will learn techniques for drawing using colored pencil, to achieve beautiful painterly effects. Students will leave class with new colored pencil drawing skills and finished works of art. For 16+

Curriculum will include:

  • How to use different drawing strokes to achieve results.
  • How to effectively layer colors for painterly techniques
  • How to use Color Theory to increase the drama of your artwork.
  • and more! 

Starting with an underlaying drawing, the blending of layers of color will give a painterly quality to the drawings. Students will learn about additional tools that will help achieve the desired effects to their drawing. Students will start with a tutorial lesson, then students will work on their own drawings with the guidance of the instructor.

Students should bring references and ideas for drawings they would like to create.

*If a repeat session is offered, it could be ongoing for students to continue their projects and refine their drawing skills.

What you will need to purchase before class:

  • 24 color Prismacolor Premier Pencil
  • Crescent cold press illustration board   (2 - 3 8 x 10 sheets) 
  •  9”x12” tracing paper pad
  • 2B pencil
  • 12” aluminum non-slip ruler (recommended)
  • Roll of scotch magic tape
  • Prisma color pencil sharpener (recommended)
  • Kneaded eraser

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

 More about your instructor Lisa at:

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

 Course# DRW108.324.01

Mid Summer 'Escapes' Watercolor (North Classroom)

$85

with Jill Adzia

Calendar Jul 24, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Create what you love about Summer in this two week watercolor painting class!

We will cover Landscapes,  which include beach or lake scenes, sunny meadow scapes, river or forest inspired scenes....this watercolor class is ideal for anyone who enjoys watercolor painting inspired by NATURE.

 This class will include understanding balance and perspective, color mixing and applying layers & glazes for a dynamic art composition.  The use of warm and cool colors will also be introduced . Reference material is encouraged,  however the instructor will supply a variety of subject material.

Whether you're a seasoned artist or just beginning to explore your creative talents, all skill levels are warmly welcomed to join.  Prepare to embark on an unforgettable artistic adventure surrounded by fellow nature enthusiasts.

Students will leave with new skills to continue to paint after class! 

Please bring the following essentials to your first class:

  • Sketchbook (Your choice of size)
  • HB graphite pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Watercolor Pad 9 X 12 inch (140 lb cold press paper)
  • 3 Brushes (Small & Medium round, & larger)
  • Palette
  • 11"x14" foam board for mounting final project(if desired by student)

Water Street will have the following in house supplies for enrolled student use or please purchase your own supplies from the list below if you want to keep them after class:

  • Small Water Containers(2)
  • Classic Watercolor paint set (Winsor Newton)
  • Drawing Board 
  • Basic Watercolor pencil set

Don't miss your chance to bask in the beauty of summer's bounty and unleash your inner artist in our Mid Summer 'Escapes' in WATERCOLOR class. Enroll today and let your creativity bloom!

PNT.130.324.02

Yoga and Figure Drawing Workshop (Main Gallery)

$45

with Lacy Foy

Calendar Jul 26, 2024 at 5:45 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy a relaxing Hatha/Vinyasa Session, followed by an intensive gesture/figure drawing session with Lacy Foy, Yoga and Drawing Instructor and Figure Model.

Water Street will provide:

  • Easel - supplied
  • Drawing Board- supplied

Please Bring the following to your class:

  • Yoga Mat 
  • Water/Snack
  • Bring 18x24 Paper Pad
  • Bring Pencil
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • Sandpaper Pencil Sharpeners
  • Kneaded Eraser

  DRW135.324.02  for 18+

Figure Drawing Workshop in the Main Gallery (14+)

$15

with Danielle Wilson

Calendar Jul 27, 2024 at 12:45 pm, runs for 1 week

Would you like to have time to develop new artwork ideas and practice your drawing skills with a live costumed dancer?

Join Water Street Studios for this special drawing session in the main gallery. In this session artists of different skill levels can practice their figure drawing skills with a live costumed dancer. The live costumed dancer will pose from short to long poses over the course of 45 minutes. Class will be in the main gallery with floor easels, and horses available. Please come at 12:45pm to set up your art materials and work area. Dancer will begin promptly at 1 pm.

Bring your own art supplies and paper. Dry art materials allowed, such as charcoal, pencils, pastels, conte crayon etc. 

Typically, a class will begin with a series of quick 'gesture drawings' These are poses tend toward being dramatic and action oriented. Capturing a moment frozen in time for students to draw. Following the gesture drawing sketches, the model will hold longer poses for the remainder of the figure drawing practice session. 

Dancer Model, Danielle Wilson, will be clothed and in an interesting costume. Students must be 14+ to register. Danielle has performed with Chicago Dance Crash, Curmudgeon group, Nomi Dance Chicago, and more!

*Direct drawing instructions are not provided. This is an open studio session for artists to practice drawing the human figure. 

For beginner to advanced students.

 #DRW.119.324.02

 





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