Lemont Center for the Arts

To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.

Spring Into Art Workshops Announced!

Below you will find information on the variety of workshops offered in April and May as a part of our Spring Into Art special workshop session. To register for classes, stop by the Lemont Center for the Arts during our regular hours or download and complete a registration form to send via snail mail. Questions or comments? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at lemontcenterarts@gmail.com.

 

YOUTH
SATURDAY
Portrait Workshop                                            Age level: 9+

Rendering the human face is one to the more challenging tasks for any artist. Together we will explore the proportions of the face and create a realistic representation of a person.

Date: April 14                                                     Time: 1-3 p.m.

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $20 (plus $1/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

Portrait Workshop II                                            Age level: 9+

This workshop is for students who have previously taken the youth Portrait Workshop. In part 2, we will learn about adding value to make an even more realistic portrait. The first portion of class will be drawing a portrait using classical proportions, followed by adding value and shading.

Date: April 21                                                      Time: 1-3p.m.

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $20 (plus $1/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

Mexican Tin Art                                                     Age level: 9+

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo by creating your embossed tin art design and coloring it in the traditional bright colors of Central America. Students will learn about the festival of Cinco de Mayo and the art of metal embossing. The finished work will be mounted and ready for display for May 5th.

Date: April 28                                            Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Instructor: Mona Parry

Fee: $20 (plus $5/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

Mother’s Day Bouquet                                      Age level: 9+

Need a gift for Mom? Or Grandma? Or another special figure in your life? Come to this workshop to create a beautiful watercolor painting to give as a gift. We will paint a floral scene and mount it- perfect for gift giving.

Date: May 12                                                  Time: 1-3:30p.m.

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $25 (plus $5/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class

Flower Bouquet                                                 Age level: 12+

Enjoy the wonder of flowers! In this 2 day workshop draw and paint spring flowers, tulips, daisies, irises, daffodils etc. on canvas for a beautiful bouquet.

Dates:  May 19 and 26                                  Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Ann Bonzani

Fee: $50 (plus $20/supplies payable to the instructor on the first day of class)

SUNDAY

Earth Day: Recycled Art                                       Age level: 9+

Being green is great, grand and GROOVY! Celebrate our Earth this Earth Day by creating some fine art from recycled materials.

Date: April 22                                                      Time: 2-4 p.m.

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $20 (supply list will be provided)

 

ADULT/young adult

SATURDAY

Portrait Workshop                                               Age level: 16+

Rendering the human face is one to the more challenging tasks for any artist. Together we will explore the proportions of the face and create a realistic representation of a person.

Date: May 19                                         Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $20 (plus $1/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

WEDNESDAY

Fluid Acrylic Revolution                                  Age level: 16+

Learn to peel acrylic paint using petroleum jelly, dissolve with isopropyl alcohol using a spray bottle. 3 fun and simple techniques that will add depth and layers to your acrylic paintings.

Date: April 11                                                      Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $20 (supply list will be provided)

Galkyd                                                                   Age level: 16+

Learn to paint just as Casper David Fredrick of William Turner and take a step back into the Romantic Era. We will be using Gamblin Galkyd and oils to learn how to work in layers to a achieve depth and light on 2 painting during this 3 session class. Once you go Galkyd you can never go back!

Dates: May 2, 9, and 16                                     Time: 5-7 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $60 (supply list will be provided)

THURSDAY

Ribbon Flowers                                                   Age level: 16+

From Victorian through Edwardian times, ribbon flowers were used on hats, shoes and garments. Ribbon flowers are created by folding, rolling, gathering, creating petals, or using knots and tubes. Learn how to make your own ribbon flowers and leaves.

Date: April 12                                                      Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

Fee: $20 (plus $5/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

Ribbon Scarf                                                      Age level: 16+Create a shimmering ribbon scarf with minimal equipment. This woven/braided scarf is finger woven on a board and can be made by anyone and have elegant results!

Date: April 19                                                      Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

Fee: $20 (plus $6/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

Spindle Spinning for the Beginner                   Age level: 16+

This is a great class to learn the basics of spinning to make your own yarns! Participants will learn how to process wool (washing, carding, combing). The techniques of spinning, drafting, twisting and winding will be executed on a spindle. How to ply the yarn, wash it and care for it will also be taught. Spindle is included in the supply fee.

Date: April 26                                                      Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

Fee: $20 (plus $10/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

FRIDAY

Creating a Butterfly House                                Age level: 16+

Decorate a hand-crafted wooden butterfly house with acrylic paint and other embellishments. Learn how to attract butterflies and where to place it in your back yard.

Date: April 13                                                 Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Instructor: Ann Bonzani

Fee: $25 (plus $25/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

Basic Wire Wrapping                                          Age level: 16+

Create unique jewelry by learning basic wire wrapping techniques. All you need is your imagination, some simple tools, your favorite beads and the possibilities are endless. This class is great for beginners as in introduction to the art of jewelry.

Date: May 18                                               Time: noon-2 p.m.

Instructor: Heather Knies

Fee: $20 (supply list will be provided)

Wine Collage                                                        Age level: 18+

Create a collage with a wine/vineyard theme. Use paint, decorative papers, magazine articles/photos, corks, labels and other related items. Upon completion of this class your collage will be ready for framing to place in your home or to give as a special gift.

Date: April 13                                                 Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Instructor: Ann Bonzani

Fee: $25 (plus $15/supplies payable to the instructor on the day of class)

FRIDAY & SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

Acrylic Revolution: Molding Paste                  Age level: 16+

Learn to use Golden Molding Paste by pressing objects into the foreground, sgraffito, stencil, and experimenting with different textures to add depth and layers to your paintings.

Dates: April 20 & 21                                          Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $40 (supply list will be provided)

 

Acrylic Revolution: Gel                                      Age level: 16+

Learn to use Golden Gel by skimming the surface of what this product can do! Students will transfer images, add a coat of gloss, add texture, make a resistant surface, and use stencils and plastic wrap to take your painting into another dimension.

Dates: May 11 & 12                                                       Time: 5-7p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $40 (supply list will be provided)  

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY WORKSHOPS

Flower Bouquet                                                   Age level: 18+           

Enjoy the wonder of flowers! Draw and paint spring flowers, tulips, irises, daisies, daffodils etc. Create a painting on canvas of a beautiful bouquet in this 2 day workshop.

Dates:  April 28 & 29                                     Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Ann Bonzani

Fee: $50 (plus $20/supplies payable to the instructor on the first day of class)

Acrylic Revolution: Clear Tar Gel                     Age level: 16+              

Learn to drip like Pollock, mold, transfer images, add details, glaze, create skin and stencil shapes with Golden Clear Tar Gel. Explore with this versatile medium and delve into what it can do to take your acrylic painting to the next level.

Dates: May 5 & 6                                           Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $50 (supply list will be provided)

 

Mixed Media Collage Experience                  Age level: 18+

Get creative and learn techniques for making altered papers and incorporating them with paint and acrylic medium to create unique collage works of art. Explore combining a variety of methods, such as oil pastels, colored pencils, stamps and stencils into your pieces. Learn techniques for achieving surface texture and line in your work. Composition will be discussed and experimentation encouraged!

Dates: May 5 & 6                                                  Time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch break)

Instructor: Dianne Martia

Fee: $140 (a supply list will be provided)

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.