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Water Street Studios School of Art



*Evenings

in Summer 2022

Discovering Abstract Art (North Classroom)

$165

with Christopher Beaty

Calendar Jun 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join WSS instructor, Chris Beaty will demonstrate drawing and painting intuitively and review the work of several abstract painters designed to help you understand the core concepts behind non-representational painting (painting without recognizable images).

During the 6 week course, you’ll be encouraged to work quickly and to try new things as a way to experience creative breakthroughs. You'll work on numerous (up to 20) small sketches and three or four paintings. No experience necessary.

This course is designed for anyone age 16 and above who:

  • Wants to explore nonrepresentational painting.
  • Wants to strengthen and develop their own voice as a painter.
  • Is interested in taking risks with their painting.
  • Wants to have more confidence in their own way of painting

 Supply information for the course will be provided by instructor.

 Course# PNT108.322.02 

Introduction to Oil Painting (North Classroom)

$165

with Christopher Beaty

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to paint with oils in this six-week class with Chris Beaty!  While the focus will be on developing your own unique style and creativity, the course also covers basic terms, materials, and techniques. Learn concepts such as color theory, perspective, spatial relationships, and composition.

Chris Beaty will demonstrate the fundamentals of oil painting. During the 6 week course, you will learn the tools of the trade along with the basic fundamentals of value, color mixing, composition and paint application. Students will complete three to four paintings. No experience necessary. This course is designed for anyone age 16 and above.

You will also study still life in various painting styles and art movements in the historical context. Demonstrations as well as group and individual critiques are provided throughout the course. Course#PNT105.322.01

What you will need:

Paint: titanium white, ultramarine blue, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, ivory black and yellow ochre .

Misc. Supplies: #1/ #3/ #5 round brushes, #4 filbert brush, and 3/8” flat brush; Liquin Original medium; bar of ivory soap and plastic soap container, paper palette, diamond shaped palette knife, old kitchen towel (approx. 12” x 18”), clean baby food jar and lid.

 

Will run

Abstract Acrylic 'Pour' Painting Workshop for Adults 16+(South Classroom)

$50

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Jun 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This FUN one night workshop led by artist Kelley Cappell will introduce you to the beautiful art of acrylic 'pour' painting and help you to create finished compositions!

Acrylic pour painting is a technique used to create paintings with flowing abstract patterns. The effect is created by combining acrylic paint with a liquid medium. This mixture is then “poured” onto a surface and spread around by means of tilting the surface or manually manipulating the paint.

The results are FUN and abstract!

Course PNT.129.322.01

No previous art experience is required.

What students will need for the course:

  • Four 11" x 14" primed canvas panels. 
  • WSS will provide instruction and other materials.

Masks optional in all classrooms and gallery.

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

$50

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!

https://arthistorybrewing.com/

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 www.carlypalmer.com

 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

#AHB.102.322.01

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Clay Lab)

$290

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 7:15 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This four-week course will meet

Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2.5 hours.This beginning wheel throwing course introduces the fundamental skills needed to create wheel thrown forms: cups, bowls, small vase forms. Trimming, carving, and adding handles are introduced to create more unique and individualized pieces. 

Participants will learn how to wedge clay, safely store artwork, and glaze their pieces by dunking and brushing. This class will focus on quantity and repetition of practice to build the skill for quality.                    

This course can be repeated as needed.

 *Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. During the duration of the class, our open studio hours will provide the opportunity for 27 extra hours a week to come in and work on your projects.

 CER100.322.10                                         

Will run

Introduction to Pen and Ink Drawing for 16+(South Classroom)

$110

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Jun 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Accomplished illustrator Kelley Cappell leads this beginner level course on pen and ink line drawing. Begin with basic technique exercises including shading and line variation with different size pens. Then, apply what you’ve learned by working on a drawing of your choice. By the end of the course, you will have a finished pen and ink drawing to take home.

Designed for ages 16 and above. Course #DRW101.322.03. Drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary to benefit from this course.

What you will need for the course:

  • Set of 10 (assorted size) black micron pens
  • 11”x14”mixed media, marker, or pen & ink pad. Must mention suitability for ink.

 

Abstract Acrylic 'Pour' Painting Workshop for Adults 16+(South Classroom)

$50

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Jun 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This FUN one night workshop led by artist Kelley Cappell will introduce you to the beautiful art of acrylic 'pour' painting and help you to create finished compositions!

Acrylic pour painting is a technique used to create paintings with flowing abstract patterns. The effect is created by combining acrylic paint with a liquid medium. This mixture is then “poured” onto a surface and spread around by means of tilting the surface or manually manipulating the paint.

The results are FUN and abstract!

Course PNT.129.322.02

No previous art experience is required.

What students will need for the course:

  • Four 11" x 14" primed canvas panels. 
  • WSS will provide instruction and other materials.

Masks optional in all classrooms and gallery.

Art at the Café: Sunflower Painting Workshop(Class at Café & Barr, Geneva, IL)for 16+

$40

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Jun 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Water Street Studios School of Art Instructor Lisa Holzl for a FUN Sunflower painting workshop experience! 

Students will paint their own one of a kind sunflower! This is the perfect summertime project. 

Everyone will leave with their own one-of-a-kind work of art!

This will be a relaxing fun evening held at Café & Barr in Geneva.

Save your spot! Space is limited.

Café & Barr is located at 407 S 3rd St SUITE 150, Geneva, IL 60134

https://www.cafebarr.com/ (331) 248-0440

Bring friends and family and celebrate Summer with a FUN artmaking experience!

You will leave with a completed painting.

Materials will be provided.

 





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