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Water Street Studios School of Art



Summer 2024

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Aug 6, 2024 at 7:15 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Be introduced to the world of wheel-thrown ceramics with this comprehensive seven-week class that meets on Tuesdays from 7:15 pm to 9:45 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.

 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.

 CER100.324.07                                                                       

Drawing with Alcohol Markers(North Classroom)*New Class

$140

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Aug 7, 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.

  DRW134.324.02

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Aug 8, 2024 at 1:45 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Be introduced to the world of wheel-thrown ceramics with this comprehensive seven-week class that meets on 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, 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.

 CER100.324.08                                                     

Late Summer Veggie & Fruit Watercolor (North Classroom)

$85

with Jill Adzia

Calendar Aug 8, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Step into the vibrant world of late summer bounty with our exclusive Late Summer Veggie & Fruit Festival in Watercolor class!

This class will focus on painting the delicious fruits & veggies of summer. Students will capture the essence of a veggie garden, orchard or farmers market. Our artistic focus will center around a special basket brimming with nature's treasures, ready to be sketched and painted with your personal flair.

August afternoons beckon as we gather amidst the colorful splendor of the season, this two week class is on schedule for Thursday afternoons 3pm to 5pm. Artists of all levels are welcome, with beginners especially encouraged to join in on the fun!

Are you eager to hone your watercolor skills or perhaps explore the enchanting realm of watercolor painting for the first time? If the answer is a resounding "yes," then this class is tailor-made for you!

Throughout this two-session experience, your instructor will guide your discovery  into the fundamental techniques of watercolor painting. This class will cover the art of perspective, master the intricacies of color mixing, explore the interplay of positive and negative space, and harness the transformative power of light within your compositions.

Please bring the following essentials to your first class:

  • Sketchbook (Your choice of size)
  • HB graphite pencil(s)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Watercolor Pad 9 X 12 inch (140 lb cold press paper)
  • 3 Brushes (Small & Medium round, & larger)
  • Palette
  • 11"x14" foam board for mounting final project(if desired by student)

Water Street will have the following in house supplies for enrolled student use or please purchase your own supplies from the list below if you want to keep them after class:

  • Small Water Containers(2)
  • Classic Watercolor paint set (Winsor Newton)
  • Basic Watercolor pencil set

Enroll today and let your creativity grow! 

PNT.130.324.03

Handbuilding (Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Aug 8, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Be introduced to hand-building techniques to create functional and sculptural work. With this comprehensive seven-week class meets on 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, vases, lidded jars, planters, plates, and small containers. You will learn how to add handles, add feet, 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 the proper use of slab rollers, extruders, and hand tools.

This course can be repeated as needed.

*Designed for ages 16 and above. 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.

 

CER102.324.01                                                                                                                                                                    

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Beginning Wheel Throwing Part II(Clay Lab)

$305

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Aug 8, 2024 at 7:15 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This course is recommended for students who have taken a beginning wheel-throwing class. This class will meet Thursdays from 7:15 pm to 9:45 pm.  Participants will continue to build their skills by throwing new forms to create different types of shaped bowls, mugs, cups, and vases. They will learn how to center larger 3+ lbs. balls to make 6”-8” tall containers, Mishima carving techniques, slip texture, and a little manipulation of forms. In addition to dunking and brushing glazes, marbling, and blending glazes will be demonstrated for more elaborate finishes.

Throughout the class, students are eligible to use open studio hours Fri/Sat/Sun, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. A total of 84 extra hours for you to create work out of class time.

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. Attempt to utilize open studio hours to continue to practice your skills.

Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. 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.

 *All Students must clean up and  leave Clay Lab by 4pm when the building closes to the public.

 CER108.324.01                                   

            

Will run

Introduction to Color Pencil Drawing(3-D Lab Classroom)*new class

$140

with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Aug 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class is a five week comprehensive introduction to colored pencil drawing techniques. Students will learn techniques for drawing using colored pencil, to achieve beautiful painterly effects. Students will leave class with new colored pencil drawing skills and finished works of art. For 16+

Curriculum will include:

  • How to use different drawing strokes to achieve results.
  • How to effectively layer colors for painterly techniques
  • How to use Color Theory to increase the drama of your artwork.
  • and more! 

Starting with an underlaying drawing, the blending of layers of color will give a painterly quality to the drawings. Students will learn about additional tools that will help achieve the desired effects to their drawing. Students will start with a tutorial lesson, then students will work on their own drawings with the guidance of the instructor.

Students should bring references and ideas for drawings they would like to create.

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

What you will need to purchase before class:

  • 24 color Prismacolor Premier Pencil
  • Crescent cold press illustration board   (2 - 3 8 x 10 sheets) 
  •  9”x12” tracing paper pad
  • 2B pencil
  • 12” aluminum non-slip ruler (recommended)
  • Roll of scotch magic tape
  • Prisma color pencil sharpener (recommended)
  • Kneaded eraser

Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, and Michael’s.

 More about your instructor Lisa at:

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

No class September 2nd.  Class resumes as scheduled the following week.

Course# DRW108.324.01

Figure Drawing Workshop in the Main Gallery (14+)

$15

with Danielle Wilson

Calendar Aug 17, 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.119.324.03

 





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