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Water Street Studios School of Art



Fall Semester 2022 September - December

Adobe Illustrator - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill with Illustrator you can learn how to create original vector illustrations. Instruction will cover object drawing tools, colors, layers, templates, pathfinder, the oh-so-difficult pen tool, and more! Instruction will follow a lesson plan, or can be customized to your needs. 

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

 More about Lisa At: http://resolution-creative-services.com/lisa-smith-youngdahl/

 

 

 

Adobe InDesign - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill you can learn desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign professional software. Design flyers to multi-page print-ready documents, format text, import graphics, and more. Learn this popular layout program step by step, upgrade existing skills, or customize the lessons to your specific needs.

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

More about Lisa at:

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

 

Adobe Photoshop - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill with Photoshop you can learn how to improve your digital images, photo retouching, and creating photo montages or new images.

Lessons will cover layers, improving images, masking, layer effects, filters, photo requirements for print and web, and much more! What do you need to learn? The lessons can be designed around you.

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

 More about Lisa At:

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

 

 

 

Adobe Photoshop - Private Instruction

$354

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Whether you're a novice, need help with a special project, or wish to sharpen your skill with Photoshop you can learn how to improve your digital images, photo retouching, and creating photo montages or new images.

Lessons will cover layers, improving images, masking, layer effects, filters, photo requirements for print and web, and much more! What do you need to learn? The lessons can be designed around you.

Fee includes three hours of instruction (typically split it into two, 1.5 hr. sessions) - times to be arranged directly with the instructor. Students must provide their own laptop and software  https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

For an introduction to digital design consider combining any two private instruction topics.

Your instructor, Lisa Youngdahl, is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience and a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios. 

She is the owner of Resolution Creative and has 15 years of experience teaching digital/graphic design at the College of DuPage, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College. She is currently an instructor at Elmhurst University.

 More about Lisa At:

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

 

 

 

After School Famous Artist Inspired Collage Workshop Series for Children(Ages 4-11)(South Classroom)

$120

with Carly Palmer

Calendar Aug 17, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join WSS this August for back to school and back to creativity classes! Join this creative collage workshop that develops both creativity and introduces art history to students!

Come join School of Art Instructor Carly Palmer for a unique creative collage workshop four (4) part series for children that pairs art making, art history, and literacy! In each 2 hour workshop, children will be invited to explore their own unique imaginations and curiosity through process art. Process Art is art that is child-directed, choice-driven, and celebrates the experience of discovery. In process art, the final product is always unique and the focus lies in the creation of the work, not the outcome. This workshop is geared towards 1st-4th Grade aged children.

Week One: We will be creating paper collages inspired by Henri Matisse’s work. At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “Henri’s Scissors” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

Week Two: We will be creating paper collages inspired by the artistic movement Surrealism (and artists such as Rene Magritte & Salvador Dali) and encouraging students to let their imaginations run wild! At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “Remarkable Animals” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

Week Three: We will be creating tissue paper collages collages inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings. At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “Plants Can’t Still” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

Week Four: We will be creating paper self-portrait collages inspired by Pablo Picasso’s work. At the beginning of the workshop, we will be reading the book “We’re All Works of Art” to introduce students to the theme & art project.

*Special Note: Process art is developmentally appropriate for young children because it meets them where they are as sensory explorers. Children will be using glue sticks, safety scissors, and washi tape to put together their collages. All materials will be provided and students will be able to choose & experiment with a variety of materials. The workshop is adaptable to each child’s individual needs.

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Life Drawing Open Studio Session (Ages 18+ North Classroom)

$145

with Rosalie Vass

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Practice your figure drawing skills in six sessions with a model. The facilitator will guide the poses from short to long over the course of 3 hours. Bring your own supplies and paper. Wet and dry mediums are allowed. Table easels and boards are available. 

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 facilitator will set the model in longer poses for the remainder of the life drawing session. 

Model is unclothed. Students must be 18+ to register.

*Direct drawing instruction is not provided.

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Fall Adventure Nature Hike & Drawing Class (for ages 8-12)(North Classroom)

$75

with Jill Adzia

Calendar Sep 10, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join the Amazing Fall Outdoor Art Nature & Drawing Class!  This class will introduce and guide students through the wonderful world of nature's outdoor gifts this fall! 

The change of seasons in Fall is a great time to experience the gift  Nature has offered us.

Students will explore questions such as:

  • Why the do the leaves change so many different colors?
  • Why are pumpkins plentiful in October and not on June?
  • Why do birds migrate south? 
  • ....and more! 

After a short hike, students will return to the Water Street Studio  with field notes to draw what inspires us!

Students will spend time outside each day within walking distance of Water Street Studios exploring nature in the Batavia Parks.

Celebrate this Autumn with this very special art class. 

($10.00 art material fee included in registration fee. WSS provides sketch pads, pencils, erasers, markers.)

 *Any Rain days will be in studio...Teacher supplies nature items to draw.

Saturday Still-life Open Studio & Paint Session (for 16+) South Classroom

$10
Calendar Sep 10, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Practice your drawing and painting skills in the Water Street Studio Classrooms!  Join us for a relaxing afternoon of sketching and painting and meeting other artists at Water Street Studios. Bring a friend and make some new ones.  This is open studio time for practicing drawing and painting in the WSS studio space, it is non instructional.

We provide: * An interesting still life set up * Basic drawing supplies * Drawing paper * Photo references * Table easel's* Free coffee!*

Bring your own favorite art supplies as needed.

This non-instructional, 2-hour session will allow you to explore artmaking  alone or with a group of art friends! 

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