Adult Classes

NEW!  Learn Metal Sculpture | Instructor: William Goldman

Members: $350 per session; Non-Members $365, per session

6 semi-private classes with professional metal sculptor, limit 2 students. Dates and times will be worked out with instructor.

William Goldman Metal Sculptor
3150 Skokie Valley Rd (Rout 41)
Highland Park, IL
www.williamgoldman.com

 

MONDAYS

Drawing and Painting  |  Instructor: Skip Wiese

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Members: $100; Non-Members: $115, per session

Can’t draw a straight line? Learn not only how to draw a straight line, but a curved, crooked or jagged line. Paint in any medium—oil, pastel, watercolor or mixed media. All levels of expertise.

Monday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Spring Session: April 17 – May 22 (no classes May 29)
Summer Session: June 5 – July 10

Weaving  |  Instructor: Beth Coughlin

This class will provide instruction and support for weavers to design and weave individual projects in a warm and creative environment. Experienced weavers only; please contact Beth Coughlin at deerpathweavers@gmail.com to sign up. Classes are held at Lake Forest West Campus Administrative Center, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest. This class held at West Campus, LFHS.

Monday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Spring Session: April 17 – May 22
Summer Session: June 5 – July 10

After School Art Club (Grades K-5)  |  Instructor: Carole Pearlman

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$198 per session (6 weeks)

This class has an emphasis on drawing and a project every week. Creative thinking, interesting materials, and a story with some art history. Class starts with a free drawing then a project followed by a draw along.

Monday 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Spring Session: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
(No summer session available but please check out our summer camp!)

Beginning Glassblowing  |  Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Price per 2-Day Class: Members: $450; Non-Members: $465 (includes all materials)
Classes held at: Patterson Glassworks Studio 888 Tower Road, Unit E, Mundelein, IL 60060

For Beginners with Little or No Experience
Explore Different Techniques
Experiment with Specialty Glass
Complete 8 – 12 projects
Small Classes, 1 – 2 people
*** This class has between 8-12 projects per person.
Projects will change depending on time of year ***

Monday & Tuesday April 17-18, 2017
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (2-day class)

Taste of Glass  | Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Members: 100; Non-Members: $115, per class (includes all materials)
Class held at: Patterson Glassworks Studio 888 Tower Road, Unit E, Mundelein, IL 60060

Complete 4 unique colored projects
Each a different technical process
Pick your own colors

Monday May 1, 2017
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

TUESDAYS

Painting – Start From Where You Are  |  Instructor: Doris Volpe

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Members: $100; Non-Members: $115, per session

Start on your painting journey! Use color, composition, creativity and choice of subject material to make SUMMER a unique image glow with your paint application. Learn about art world news in short weekly discussions. Help is available for beginners and experienced painters can develop personal styles. Just start! It’s fun!

Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Spring Session: April 18 – May 23
Summer Session: May 30 – July 11 (no class July 4)

Paint-Painter-Painting (Intermediate / Advanced)  |  Instructor: Lars-Birger Sponberg

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Members: $100; Non-Members: $115, per session

A studio workshop where members of the class learn from their own experiences. The instructor guides and encourages each student individually. Whether beginner or advanced, students advance at whatever degree their efforts allow.

Tuesday 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Spring Session: April 18 – May 23
(No Summer Session)

 

WEDNESDAYS

NEW!  Mixed Media and Collage Techniques  |  Instructor: Doris Monti

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Members: $100; Non-Members: $115, per session

Approach art with a laissez-faire attitude. Compile odds and ends of materials and scraps that inspire you, set them out in front of you along with brushes, acrylic medium, acrylic paint and your imagination and create pieces that amaze you.

Supplies needed; colored papers, acrylic medium and paints, brushes, markers,  squeezes, rollers,  images to inspire you and sturdy paper for the substructure.

Wednesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Spring Session: April 19 – May 24
Summer Session: June 7- July 12

Pure Color – Creating with Pastel   |  Instructor: Wendy Chaney

Spring and Summer Sessions Cancelled — will begin again

in the Fall on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

All ability levels are welcome – Come enjoy working (and playing!) with this wonderful media. Pastels are loved for their vibrant, saturated pigments, and we’ll explore several different under-painting techniques as well as various methods of applying pastels. Join the class lesson or work on your own projects – the point is to learn from each other as well as the instructor, explore and have fun creating.

After School Art Club (Grades 2-5)  |  Instructor: Lezlie Lenz

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$132 per session (4 weeks)

This class has an emphasis on drawing and a project every week. Creative thinking, interesting materials, and a story with some art history. Class starts with a free drawing then a project followed by a draw along.

Wednesday 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Spring Session: April 19, 26, May 3, 10
(No summer session available but please check out our summer camp!)

 

THURSDAYS

Learning the Basics: Drawing & Painting  |  Instructor: Sandy Bacon

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Members: $125; Non-Members: $145, per session

This is the class to learn how to draw. Emphasis will be on developing eye/hand coordination, working from life (still life, figure, nature drawing) and learning to use proportions, perspective, values and composition. We will also work with a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, ink and ink washes, as well as markers and oil pastels. Classes held at an artist offsite studio.

Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Spring Session: April 20 – may 25
Summer Session: June 1 – July 6

Painting: Color Composition Through the Seasons |  Instructor: Meredith Kopelman

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Members: $100; Non-Members: $125, per session

Use color and composition to illustrate the beauty of winter. We’ll practice color mixing and composition through a still-life I’ll arrange inspired by cool colors of winter. Other projects will include bringing to life subject matter of your choice. Help is available for beginners and experienced painters alike.

Bring in your own acrylics (recommended brand: Professional Grade Liquitex or Golden tubes), water based oils or oils (Winsor & Newton), brushes, canvases and pallets. Recommended colors include: Titanium white, alizarin crimson, cadmium red hue, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow medium, lemon yellow, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue.

Thursday 10:00 – 12:30 pm
Spring Session: April 20 – June 1 (no classes May 4)
Summer Session: June 8 – July 13

Glass Orbs  |  Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Price per Class: Members: $125; Non-Members: $140 (includes all materials)
Classes held at: Patterson Glassworks Studio 888 Tower Road, Unit E, Mundelein, IL 60060

3 Orbs – 3 different color techniques
1 Orb will Glo-in-the-Dark

Thursday April 20, 2017
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Elements  |  Instructor: David Roth

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Members: $100; Non-Members: $115, per session

This class is a tutorial in the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop with easy to follow and practical examples. Using techniques such as color correcting, skin retouching, dodge & burn techniques, Photoshop plugins and much, much more! Whether you have previous experience with photoshop or not, it doesn’t matter. The course will cover the basics and give you the opportunity to create images the way you always hoped you could.

Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring Session: April 20 – May 25
(No Summer Session)

 

FRIDAYS

NEW!  Palette & Pours | Sandie Bacon & Lezlie Lenz

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$50 per student, per workshop

The Gorton Community Center and the Deer Path Art League are partnering for Palette & Pours painting party. Bring your friends to have a glass of wine and create a beautiful painting! We provide all art supplies and the wine. No experience necessary, everyone will take home a completed painting. Just choose your favorite painting and come prepared to create memories!

Friday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Upcoming Workshops:
May 5 (Flowers)
June 2
July 7
Aug 4

How to Get Started in Watercolor (mini-workshops)  |  Instructor: Lezlie Lenz

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Members: $35; Non-Members: $45, per class

Come to One or Come to all. Basics covered quickly in every class.
And fun projects for experienced watercolor artist also. Try new water based media.
Be free to experiment. Lots of fun and no fears.

Friday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Spring / Summer: April 14, April 28, May 12, June 16, July 14, August 25, September 8

Abstract Painting  |  Instructor: Doris Volpe

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Members: $180; Non-Members: $195 (for 4 classes)

An intensive study for students wishing to expand their abstract painting skills. Class is limited to 8 students, which allows an exceptional opportunity for closely-monitored development. Students may use oil or acrylic paint.

Friday 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Choose 4 Fridays:
Spring Session: April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 9
Summer Session: June 23, July 7, 21, 28, August 4, 18

 

SATURDAYS

NEW!  Exploring Printmaking  |  Instructor: Doris Monti

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Members: $130; Non-Members: $145, per session

In this class we will explore three methods of printmaking; etching, drypoint, and monotype. In the first class we will try out each on a small scale. Materials are supplied for this session. I will demonstration each method and distribute a supply list of materials needed for the rest of the course. I will become familiar with each student’s goals and offer demonstrations suited to the group and will provide personalized instruction to individuals as well. Students might want to concentrate on one method for the entire 12 weeks or try all three. It’s up to each student as to how they prefer to proceed in the class. See how your imagination soars while exploring these rewarding art forms. An added workshop is available, ask for details when you apply.

Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring Session: April 20 – May 27
Summer Session: June 10 – July 15

Landscape Painting  |  Instructor: Jacqui Blatchford

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Members: $50; Non-Members: $60, per class

Spend an exciting and enlightening day painting with acrylics. Be prepared for concentrated instruction covering all phases in this medium. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students are welcome and will be encouraged to develop their own style. Workshop limited to 10 students.

Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spring / Summer:
March 18, 25, April 8, 22, May 20, 27, June no classes, July 8, 15, August 12, 19

 

SUNDAYS

Open Studio

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Price per day: Members: $20; Non-Members: $25, per day

We invite you to take advantage of the Deer Path Art League art facilities. The Open Studio is an opportunity for you to work independently in an open, warm and safe environment. Everyone is welcomed to use our space during the Open Studio on Sundays. Please be sure to register so we know you are coming. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop Dates:
April 9 with Jacqui Blatchford
April 23 with Lezlie Lenz
May 7
May 21
June 4
June 25
July 9
July 23