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Water Street Studios School of Art



Summer 2024

Acrylic Painting (North Classroom)

$140

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Jun 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This five-week course led by artist Kelley Cappell will introduce you to the beauty of acrylic painting and help you to create several finished compositions. A focus on simple subject matter such as florals, landscapes, paint pouring, and still life ensures that you can confidently learn and practice basic acrylic techniques. 

No previous art experience is required. for adults 16+ 

What students will need for the course:

  • Five, 9" x 12" or 11" x 14" primed canvas panels. 
  • Set of student grade acrylic paint (minimum of red, blue, yellow, black, and white).
  • Brush set (multiple size for painting).

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

No class June 19.  Class resumes as scheduled the following week.

PNT107.324.01

 

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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

 

Painting Romantic Landscapes - Hudson River School Style (North Classroom)

$305

with Meaghan Green

Calendar Jun 27, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Would you like to learn how to paint dreamy, beautiful landscapes in oil? Join this perfect summer painting class, for beginner to intermediate students and join this amazing painting adventure this summer! 

This painting class will be a wonderful opportunity to learn to paint gorgeous landscapes in oil! Join Water Street Studios art instructor, Meaghan Green, for a guided painting session learning step by step how to paint lovely landscapes in oil in this immersive guided 7 week session.

No Class on July 4th. Class will resume the following week.

The Hudson River School artists created sweeping, romantic landscapes that invited viewers to experience nature in a way that was both true to life and shockingly grand. Artists like Thomas Cole and Frederic Church drew on aesthetic principles of the sublime, atmospheric perspective, scale, color and light and technical skill to bring to life domestic and exotic views in oil paint. In this course, we’ll create oil landscapes that are not only inspired by the beauty and history of 19th century American landscape painters but reimagined for our modern context and students’ unique styles as developing painters.

Students will learn how to approach their landscape painting in a traditional way, which will include step by step guided painting using the following techniques:

  • composition and preliminary sketching
  • imprimatura underpainting
  • medium preparation
  • color mixing
  • brush work skills and tips and more.

This class is for beginners to intermediates 16+ and is the perfect hands on step by step introduction to the beautiful world of oil painting!

 Please purchase the following and bring to your first class:

 

  • Basic Set of Oil Paints, (*recommended [Utrecht, Gamblin, Blick's, or Grumbacher]: Cadmium Yellow Hue [cadmium free], Pthalo Blue, Titanium White, Cadmium Red Hue [cadmium free], Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre, students may choose to supplement with additional colors of their choice)
  • Brushes. (Mixed sizes such as Utrecht long handle Maglon Brush Set,  & Princeton Select Synthetic Brush Wave Oval Mop size 1inch or similiar)
  • Primed Wood Panel,  Ampersand Gessobord - 8" x 10", 1/8" Flat
  • Linseed oil (Gamblin Refined Linseed Oil - 4 oz bottle)
  • Brush Conditioner (The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver - Travel Size, 0.25 oz)
  • Conte Pencil (Conté à Paris Sketching Pencil - Sepia, Single Pencil)
  • 2 glass jars with lid (Such as mason jar, baby food jar, jam jar)
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Palette Knife
  • Palette Paper
  • Container to carry your supplies (Such as tool kit, and or sturdy canvas bag.)

Supplies available at https://www.dickblick.com/

  •  *Students will leave with finished compositions and the skills to continue painting! Class can be repeated as needed to further develop and refine skills. * Class will not meet July 5th and will resume the following week. All registered painting students will have extra studio painting time(no instruction)  Sundays 1 - 3pm & the Water Street Classroom will be available to students  as part of registration for this class. *All skill levels are welcome, and no previous experience with oil painting is required; we’ll go over everything you need to get started! This class is for beginners to intermediates 16+ and is the perfect hands on step by step introduction to the beautiful world of oil painting!

Color Theory Painting Workshop (3 -D Classroom)

$45

with Lacy Foy

Calendar Jun 28, 2024 at 5:45 pm, runs for 1 week

Ready to learn more about Color Theory?

 This two hour workshop will be jam packed with knowledge and fun!

Learn to mix an array of tints, shades and tones using Primary Colors and Black and White Acrylic Paint. 

Learn to create and mix;

● Primaries, Secondaries and Tertiary Colors

● Tints

● Shades

*For Beginners 16+ , WSS studio paints, brushes, house supplies  included.

 

PNT142.123.01

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

 

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Ceramics for Young Artists (Ages 12 - 15) (Clay Lab)

$180

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Jul 9, 2024 at 1:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Young artists will be introduced to the world of ceramics with this comprehensive four-week class that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 pm to 4:15 pm. This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, they will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, plates, and small vases with hand-building and wheel throwing. They will learn how to trim, add handles and feet, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Participants will learn skills such as wedging clay using the slab roller, extruder, and pottery wheel, and proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel.

Note: A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. 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 to build and refine skills.

CER106.324.02                                     

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Jul 9, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is an introduction to the world of wheel-thrown ceramics. This comprehensive four-week class  meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, and small vases. We will learn how to trim our work, add handles, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Additionally, students will have access to open studio hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, providing a total of 84 extra hours for independent work outside of class.

Participants will also learn skills such as reclaiming and wedging clay, along with proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel.

*This course can be repeated as needed to refine skills.

 A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. Attempt to utilize open studio hours to continue to practice your skills.

 CER100.324.02                                                                        

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Jul 9, 2024 at 7:15 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is an introduction to the world of wheel-thrown ceramics. This comprehensive four-week class  meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15pm - 9:45pm. This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, and small vases. We will learn how to trim our work, add handles, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Additionally, students will have access to open studio hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, providing a total of 84 extra hours for independent work outside of class.*All Students using lab hours must clean up and  leave Clay Lab by 4pm when the building closes to the public.

Participants will also learn skills such as reclaiming and wedging clay, along with proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel.

*This course can be repeated as needed to refine skills.

 A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. Attempt to utilize open studio hours to continue to practice your skills.

 CER100.324.04                                                                       





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