Lemont Center for the Arts

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

Fall Classes In September

There is still time to register for these fall classes! We also have classes in October & November, which will be featured in later posts. To see the full listing, download our class schedule.

Sunday Oil Painting in Lemont              Age level: 18+

A friendly in depth class in oil painting. We will be working from photos to create wonderful paintings in oil. This class is lead by award winning artist James Swanson. See James work at www.JamesSwansonFineArt.com . A supply list will be provided prior to class.

Dates: Sept. 16, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4  Time: 1-3:30 p.m.  Instructor: James Swanson  Fee: $175

Spindle Spinning for the Beginner        Age level: 18+

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 technique of spinning: drafting, twisting, winding, will be executed on a spindle. How to ply the yarn, wash it and care for it will also be taught. A spindle is included in the supply fee.

Date: September 20   Time: 6-8 p.m.  Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk    Fee: $20 (plus $12/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Acrylic Revolution: Resin                             Age level: 15+

Bring unique textures and patterns to your acrylic paintings. Create special effects using isopropyl alcohol, bleach pens, petroleum jelly, plastic wrap, glue and much more. Grab a friend and explore with non-typical additives. These techniques can be used for your scrapbooking pages as well. A supply list will be provided prior to class.

Dates: September 21, 28        Time: 5-7:30 p.m.  Instructor: Carla Cardona-Tapia   Fee: $50

Fall Still Life                                                        Age level: 7-13

In this class we will explore creating and rendering still life compositions. Our still life will include a variety of seasonal objects, and we will create our masterpieces using several methods; paint, oil pastels, and mixed media collage.

Dates: September 22, 29 October 13, 20   Time: 3-4:15 p.m.  Instructor: Maggie Capettini Poplawski  Fee: $50 (plus $5/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Stamped Jewelry for Two                       Age level: 7+ (and Parent)

Kids and adults create art together!

This class offers the unique opportunity for some quality time with your child and a private lesson to create a hand stamped sterling silver pendant. Your creation will be one-of-a-kind. Your child will draw shapes and hand stamp words or phrases on the pendant for a timeless keepsake. This class requires no experience and all supplies and tools will be provided.

Date: By appointment  Instructor: Heather Knies 708 829 3009 or heatherk28@comcast.net  Fee: $10 (materials for this project $35 for one pendant, $55 for two, chain not included)


Friendship Bracelet                                  Age Level: 6-13   

Using a braiding disc and 7 strands of cotton yarns, participants will make a lovely braided friendship bracelet. This is simple and fun to do and students will wear their finished bracelets home! Participants can also create a Candy Stripe knotted bracelet. The stylish candy stripe pattern is easy to do once the simple knotting technique is mastered.

Date: September 27  Time: 6-8 p.m.       Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk   Fee: $20 (plus $4/ supplies payable to instructor at class)


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