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Water Street Studios School of Art

Summer 2022

ART CAMP: Fashion Design and Illustration for Teens (Ages 13 - 18)(North Classroom)


with Juliana Gabriel

Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Students will learn how to draw their own fashion illustrations and design their very own collection! Juliana will give step-by-step instructions on how to draw a proportional basic fashion figure. She will then help her students develop their own figures - whose unique style, body types, and poses fit their own design aesthetics.They will then learn how to render different fabrics and silhouettes, drawing from other designers' work and their own creations.

Monday: Draw a croquis/basic fashion body

Tuesday: Developing unique figures; including faces, hair, proportions, and poses

Wednesday: Rendering different prints and textiles

Thursday: How fabric lays on the body, drawing a real runway design

Friday: Designing your own outfits          

 What students will need to bring to first class:

  • Eraser
  • 2B Pencil
  • Artist marker set (ex: copic, blick studio, prisma color)
  • Multimedia sketchbook 11' X14' or larger
  • 05 Micron Pen 



“Playing With Poetry” Collage Workshop (for 16+, South Classroom)


with Carly Palmer

Calendar Jul 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Instructor Carly Palmer for a unique poetry + collage workshop!

*This is the perfect group outing, bring your friends and family!

Students will be invited to create their own poems from their cut out words. We will be flipping through magazines to look for words that “speak” to us. Students can work intentionally by piecing together their words and/or they can add in an element of surprise and randomness by putting their poem together by chance. Both methods will be discussed, and students will be encouraged to explore which method they are most interested in experimenting with.

This collage workshop is designed with the invitation to engage with one’s creativity through self-expression, choice, play, and be exploratory by nature. Students will be guided and invited in creating their own collages in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

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

All materials will also be provided. Students are welcome to bring their favorite magazines and/or paper clippings that they would like to incorporate into their collages.

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

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Life Drawing Ladies Night (Ages 21+ North Classroom)


with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Jul 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Practice your figure drawing skills in this session with a live male model.  The instructor will guide the poses from short to long over the course of 2 hours.  You will learn the classic artistic process of charcoal drawing on paper with a live model.  

*This is the perfect group outing, bring your friends and family! Model will  be attired in costume.

All art materials are provided as well as one drink of your choice (wine, prosecco, or nonalcoholic)A 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.

Instructor will start up with warm up poses to loosen everyone up.  Typically, a class will begin with a series of quick 10 -15 minute 'gesture drawings' These are poses that are more dramatic and action oriented. Capturing a moment frozen in time for students to draw. Fast paced and fun, this workshop is perfect for both beginners and the more experienced artists. 

Reserve your spot now for a fun and creative evening out! Space is limited.


 * Private Figure Drawing party classes available with male or female models. Email WSS for more information on private workshops.



Paint & Pint: Folk Art Experience (21+)(at Art History Brewing , Geneva)


with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Jul 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join School of Art Instructor Lisa Holzl for a unique celebration of Self Made American Folk Artists this July! This will be a Folk Art  experience and Bottle Painting workshop! This class will be held at Art History Brewing in Geneva, Illinois.  

This July workshop will introduce students to Folk Art movement and Celebrate American Folk Artists and their amazing creativity! 

Folk art refers to objects made by people who aren't trained in a formal fine art school. Folk artists are self taught, did not attend art schools for formal training in the arts. Folk art can include painting, pottery, wood, sculpture, textiles like quilts, metalwork like weathervanes, and other things!

The workshop will start with a short presentation to learn more about the history of the Folk Art movement to inspire us. Students will then be introduced to the artwork of Howard Finster. Students will then be guided through hands-on artmaking experience based on his work! 

Art Materials will be provided. 

No experience is necessary. Bring your friends and family! 

A $12.00 gift certificate is included in this class registration which can be used on the day of class for a exclusive beer tasting 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


Design your own Princess Workshop (for ages 5 - 11)


with Juliana Gabriel

Calendar Aug 1, 2022 at 2 pm

If you were a princess, who would you be? Would you wear a crown of flowers and rule  over the forest or a sparkly tiara and live in an extravagant castle? With this one day course, you can make those dreams come true. First, students will color their own princess design on a template. Then, using their design as inspiration, students will create their very own princess crown from materials like construction paper, glitter, makers, and rhinestones.

Materials included be prepared to have fun!


Creating Characters Workshop – A Class in Character Design (for ages 11+)(North Classroom)


with Matt Fitzpatrick

Calendar Aug 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join WSS art instructor, Matt Fitzpatrick, for this FUN summertime workshop for ages 11 + (for beginners)

Students will learn all the basics in the art of creating characters  in this two week  four session class! Class will meet August 1st, 3rd, 8th, & 10th.

Students will learn how to create strong defined characters of their own to use in their own art, projects and stories.

 $12.00 Supply Fee included in class(Pencils, Paper, Ink Pens, Rulers, Tracing Paper) 

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Patio Paint and Sip: Sketchbook as Lifestyle - Adults 21+ (Geneva Wine Cellars Patio)


with Kyle White

Calendar Aug 6, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join Water Street Studios Art Instructor Kyle White and Geneva Wine Cellars in this very special one day workshop outside on the Patio at Geneva Wine Cellars in Geneva! 

The workshop's purpose is to help participants develop a lifestyle of keeping a sketchbook! Learn to journal keep a sketchbook for your summer travels and beyond! 

Author, Frederick Buchener wrote: "the most basic lesson that all art teaches us is to stop, look, and listen to life on this planet, including our own lives, as a ... richer, deeper, more mysterious business than most of the time it ever occurs to us to suspect..." Keeping a sketchbook helps us to stop for our own sakes in this anxious world, and for the sake of our neighbor as we pay attention to them.

This workshop will include: the Hows of drawing, through basic, observational drawing practices; & the Whys of drawing like paying attention to our selves, neighbor, and world around us. We'll practice sharing our own sketchbook & artwork as gifts.

Sketchbook and drawing Art Materials are  included in class registration fee. ($7.00 art materials fee included. Includes, sketchbook, pencils, copies, stickers)

A $15.00 gift certificate is included in this class registration which can be used for the wine flight on the day of class or the purchase of any goods at Geneva Wine Cellars.(sales tax not included)

*A themed Wine Flight specially priced at $15.00 will be available during this class day of event. 10% off any retail purchase over $20 will be available during this class only! Gift certificate can be used on arrival directly from Geneva Wine Cellars.


Class will be located at 227 South Third Street Geneva, Il. Please arrive early as this is a short workshop!

 This will be a very special  art making and wine tasting workshop! This art making class will be complemented by a wine tasting experience curated by the sommeliers at Geneva Wine Cellars exclusively for this class! We hope you can join us. 

Please arrive early at 11:15 am to place your wine flight order before class starts! 

 More about Kyle:


Space is limited. Reserve your seat soon.

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


with Maggie Capettini

Calendar Aug 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Water Street Studios School of Art Instructor Maggie Capettini for a unique abstract painting workshop experience!

This workshop is perfect for families & friends!  

Learn about what goes into an abstract artwork, and then make your own! Students will "play" with line, shape, and color, completing several exercises to loosen up and learn a little about their own unique visual language. Then, create a 6x6 abstract painting using acrylics and various "tools" to apply the paint - no brushes will be used. 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 (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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