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Water Street Studios School of Art


in Spring 2022

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


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

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


Paint and Sip (South Classroom)


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:


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TimeHOP Tuesdays: Matisse Collage Experience(21+ at Art History Brewing, Geneva)


with Carly Palmer

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join School of Art Instructor Carly Palmer for a unique collage workshop! This class will be held at Art History Brewing in Geneva, Illinois.

This class will have short presentation on Matisse, followed by collage making workshop. Class held at local brewery Art History Brewing!

A short presentation on the work of French Artist Henri Matisse known for both his use of color and collage with be followed by an art making workshop using Matisse as inspiration to generate new art. 

Collaging offers a way to re-purpose & re-imagine materials. It also creates connections between disparate images & ideas to tell a new story

Students will leave with a one of a kind collage artwork piece! 

No experience is necessary. Just bring an open mind to play with possibilities!

To learn more about Carly, follow her on Instagram @artfullycurious or visit

 A $9.00 gift certificate is included in this class registration which can be used on the day of class or for the purchase of any goods at Art History Brewing. (sales tax not included)

 Class will be held at Art History Brewing located at 649 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134. (630) 345-6274


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