Lemont Center for the Arts

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

Drawing and Painting

We are offering PLENTY of fun drawing and painting experiences this summer!

Acrylic Revolution: Bubble Painting                  Age level: 7+

In this one day class students will learn many different ways to paint and make bubbles. This is a really fun class, grab some friends and paint with bubbles!

Date: June 1                                               Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $20 (plus $15/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Mix It Up Workshop                                         Age level: 7+

Come mix up colors at this fun workshop where you will learn how to mix acrylic paint. We will create a color wheel with primary, secondary and tertiary colors, we will experiment with tints and shades. We will find out which colors are complimentary and which are warm and cool.

Date: June 2                                               Time: noon-2 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $20 (plus $5/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Still Life Workshop                                                Age level: 7+

Learn the basics of still life drawing with charcoal! We will draw 2D and 3D objects, learn about values and understand proportions. At the end of class you will know how to make all your drawings come to life!

Dates: June 8 and 9                                                            Time 4-5 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $20 (plus $15/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Summer Watercolor Vacation  

Age level: 12+ (adults welcome)

Students will paint “mini” watercolor paintings of things found at the beach. Step by step instructions will be demonstrated on items such as, a children’s pail and shovel, sand castles, flip flops, crab, seagulls lighthouse and sailboats, just to name a few. On the last day of class the students will design and complete their very own Summer Watercolor Vacation scene using some of the components learned.

Dates: June 11, 12, 13                            Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Cyn O’Brien

Fee: $60 (plus $5/supplies payable to instructor at class)

One Point Perspective Drawing                       Age level: 10+

Learn how to draw buildings, roads and a fence realistically using one point perspective. Starting out with a work sheet and moving on to a blank piece of paper, participants will create their own scene in one point perspective. A supply list will be provided prior to class.

Date: June 14                                                       Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

Fee: $20 (plus $2/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Painting for Kids                                                  Age level: 5-9

Spend the morning mixing colors, learning about the color wheel, and creating a masterpiece or two! Our art will focus on the elements of line, shape and color. Feel free to bring a snack and drink to class.

Date: June 16                                                Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $30 (plus $5/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Acrylic Revolution: Photo Transfer                 Age level: 16+

This one day workshop will show you how to do four different types of photo transfers on to canvas. We will use soft gel (gloss) to create a photo skin, transfer from photo to paper, incorporate it right into your art, or even trace the photo. A supply list will be provided prior to class.

Date: June 16                                                   Time: 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $30

Acrylic Revolution: Special Effects                   Age level: 7+

Learn to create special effects in your paintings using everything but a paint brush! Have fun experimenting with

straws, feathers, string, gauze pads, q-tips and much more.

Date: June 30                                            Time: 10 a.m.-noon.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $20 (plus $15/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Move Into Acrylics                                                Age level: 7+                             

This is an opportunity to learn about the constant change and movement of the Impressionists. Monet, Degas and Pissarro will inspire us to create art. We will learn to paint landscapes in the style of Monet, portraits from Degas and pointillism from Pissarro.

Dates: July 7, 14, 21                                     Time: 10-11 a.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $30 (plus $15/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Draw the Zoo & Man’s Best Friend Too!      Age level: 9-12

Calling all animal lovers! This class focuses on creating animal art. We will create both realistic and stylized images of animals. In addition to drawing media, such as pencil and charcoal, we will also explore the use of color with colored pencil and acrylic paint. Feel free to bring a snack and drink to class.

Date: July 14                                              Time: noon-3 p.m.

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $30 (plus $5/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Acrylic Summer Camp                                           Age level 7+

Learn to paint with acrylics through the elements of art such as, color, shape, line, space, value and texture. Students will make a color wheel for future reference.

Dates: July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13                             Time: 3-4 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $50 (plus $15/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Acrylic Revolution: Glazing Liquid                   Age level: 16+

Learn to use Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid to create a unique effect with plastic wrap and bubble wrap. We will also learn how to layer with glaze to make it look like galkyd. The layering adds depth and color to your painting. Just bring acrylic paint, brushes, three canvases and your choice of Golden Glazing Liquid, satin or gloss.

Date: July 20                                                    Time: 4-6 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $20

Feel It!                                                               Age level: 7+

Happy? Excited? Confused? Learn how to express your emotions with color using acrylic paint. Students will watch some of Disney’s Fantasiafor inspiration.

Date: July 22                                              Time: noon-2 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $20 (plus $10/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Drawing Workshop                                               Age level: 7+

Welcome beginners! Students will learn about drawing material and techniques to enhance drawing skills. The class will focus on different elements such as, line, shape, texture and value. Please bring a pencil and sketchpad that can be found at any craft store.

Dates: July 23, 24, 25, 26                                 Time: 3-4 p.m.

Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia

Fee: $40

A la Charley Harper Workshop                       Age level: 9-12

Charley Harper had a knack for simplifying animals down to very basic, geometric shapes. He also used bright, cheerful colors to convey each animal’s habitat. At this workshop students will choose an animal to stylize into geometric-based shapes. We will then create a painting of the animal in its habitat using acrylic paint. To see Harper’s work visit https://www.charleyharperprints.com/. Feel free to bring a snack and drink to class.

Date: August 3                                              Time: noon-3 p.m.

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $30 (plus $5/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Printmaking Camp                                          Age level: 9-12

Explore the art of printmaking, a popular form of expression for centuries. Students will create their own matrices that they can pull prints from over and over again! We will create a variety of prints using different methods. Each technique will build upon the last. Feel free to bring a snack and drink to class.

Dates: August 6 and 7                                  Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski

Fee: $60 (plus $15/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Orchids - Pulled from a linoleum block.

Orchids – Pulled from a linoleum block.

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