Adult Classes

MONDAYS

Drawing and Painting  |  Instructor: Skip Wiese

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

  • Mondays: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Session 1: April 15-May 20, 2019
  • Session 2: June 3-July 8, 2019
    (no class on may 27)

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. This class will focus on the materials and techniques of drawing and painting. There is strong focus and support on individual ideas and concepts as you progress in this class. All levels of expertise welcomed.

Weaving  |  Instructor: Beth Coughlin

  • Mondays: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • April 1-August 19, 2019
    (no class on May 27)

This class will provide instruction, equipment and support for weavers to design and weave individual projects in a warm and creative environment. ​Some prior weaving experience required; 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.

TUESDAYS

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

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

  • Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Session 1: April 16-May 21, 2019
  • Session 2: May 28-July 2, 2019

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!

NEW! Decoupage Workshops  |  Instructor: Victoria Fischetti

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Members: $150; Non-Members: $165, per session

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Workshop 1: May 14, 2019
  • Workshop 2: July 16, 2019

All Materials Included.

In the Decoupage workshops… creativity, design and techniques will be expanded upon. We will be creating glass plates, trays, bowls, and other decorative home items with imagery from Vicki’s vast and ever-expanding collection of 18th and 19th century prints. In the workshop you will be able to make beautiful one of a kind gifts for the holiday.

NEW! Nuno Felting Workshops |  Instructor: Victoria Fischetti

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Members: $150; Non-Members: $165, per session

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Workshop 1: May 21, 2019
  • Workshop 2: July 23, 2019

All Materials Included.

Nuno or wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric. Nuno felting often incorporates several layers of loose fibers combined to build up color, texture, and/or design elements in the finished fabric. This is the traditional or oldest felting method. 

This series of classes will explain how different raw wool fibers (camel, alpaca, mohair and more) and plant fibers (silk, viscose, bamboo) can be used in nuno felting and what effect you can get from them. The wet felting technique is a process of laying out combed or carded fibers of wool either in the ultimate shape for their use. Nuno Felting uses hot water, soap and agitation to change the raw fibers into a fabric. The number of layers is determined by the design. In some cases, only one or two layers are used to produce a very fine and lace-like fabric that is called cobweb lace. For heavier fabrics, multiple layers of wool roving are crisscrossed and combined with silk, bamboo, tencel, cotton and synthetics.These techniques and ideas can be used for lots of different projects to create one of a kind designer level felted apparel.

Joy of Painting  |  Instructor: Michael Latala

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

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Session 1: April 16-May 21, 2019
  • Session 2: May 28-July 2, 2019

Class will begin with a demo, with a live model, in oil painting. Students can work in the medium of their choice. The class will create paintings from photos or students can bring a painting they’ve already started. As class progresses, if there’s interest from the students, there will be an oil demo with a still life.

NEW! Eco-Printing |  Instructor: Victoria Fischetti

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Members: $225; Non-Members: $240, per session

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Session 1: April 16-April 23, 2019
  • Session 2: June 11-June 18, 2019

All materials included.

No experience required for this entry-level course and is for anyone wanting to learn how to make successful Eco Prints.

Eco Printing is contact printing of leaves onto fabric. It refers to the act of directly applying plants to textiles to alter color, apply color and create interesting designs. Learn about plants, fabrics, tools, and processing methods. Silk and wool are the easiest and do not require premordanting.  Cellulose fabrics such as cotton and linen require a premordanting process.

The goals of this course are:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of how leaves make prints on fabrics.
  • Understand how to use equipment to process bundles.
  • Discover how different iron water solutions affect prints.
  • Learn to make an onion skin bath for processing bundles.
  • How to create clear crisp prints using an iron blanket.
  • How to properly mordant cellulose fabrics.

1 – Basic Eco Prints using silk or wool fabric. Equipment, solutions, fabrics, plants, fabric care, and using a barrier to control printing.
2 – Use bundling technique, folding and clamping methods as a means of creating design while adding another processing method of an onion skin bath.
3 – Learn different ways to use an Iron Blanket for clear and crisp imagery.
​4 – How to properly mordant cotton and linen for eco printing.
Will be making finished product – silk scarfs, cotton t shirts.

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

Learning the Basics – Drawing & Painting  |  Instructor: Sandie Bacon

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

  • Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Session 1: April 18-May 23, 2019
  • Session 2: May 30-July 11, 2019
    (no class on July 4)

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.

Oil Painting / All Levels Welcome  |  Instructor: Sonia Penaranda-Taggart

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Members: $150; Non-Members: $165

  • Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Session 1: April 18-May 23, 2019
  • Session 2: May 30-July 11, 2019
    (no class on July 4)

Whether you are new to still life art or an artist in search of a new and interesting approach to this technique, this is the class for you. Explore oil painting, acrylics or mix media in a studio setting. Projects will be individualized, based on the goals and interests of the students or groups; all levels are welcome.

Glass Orb Workshop  |  Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Members: $150; Non-Members: $165, per class

  • Thursdays: 6:00 – 9:00PM
  • May 9, 2019

All Materials Included

The Orb Glass Class consists of the following items. Each person will get a tour of the Studio, Gallery and Hot Shop, A short explanation of Peter’s background in art and glass processes. The group will also receive a Demonstration of a Blown Art Glass Piece at the end of class. Each person will get to make 3(Three) Art Glass pieces. Each piece will be different and feature a different technique. Also each person will be able to pick out their own colors for their art pieces. One piece will Glo-in-the-Dark. Off-site Artist Studio.  www.pattersonglass.com

FRIDAYS

Collage & Cardmaking  |  Instructor: Lezlie Lenz

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Members: $25; Non-Members: $30, per class

  • Fridays: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 2nd Friday of the Month: May 10, June 14, 2019
    (no July or August)

This is a class about using recycled materials to make mixed media notecards. Forgotten paper can be found everywhere: in the magazines that are sent to your house, in discarded wrapping paper, and even in artist cards that you found at local art fairs.  We will use this paper, and other materials, to create and design mixed media notecards that you can mail to your friends, your family and secret admirers. Materials Included.

Abstract Painting  |  Instructor: Doris Volpe

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Members: $180; Non-Members: $200 (for 4 classes)

  • Fridays 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Choose 4 Dates (SPRING): April 12, April 25, May 10, May 24, June 7 (2019)
  • Choose 4 Dates (SUMMER): June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16 (2019)

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.

Glass Pendant Workshop  | Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Members: $35; Non-Members: $50, per class

  • Friday: 4:00-7:00 PM
  • May 3, 2019

Class held at: Patterson Glassworks Studio 888 Tower Road, Unit E, Mundelein, IL 60060

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Glass Planets Workshop  | Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Members: $65; Non-Members: $80, per class

  • Friday: 4:00-7:00 PM
  • June 7, 2019

Class held at: Patterson Glassworks Studio 888 Tower Road, Unit E, Mundelein, IL 60060

www.pattersonglass.com

Palette & Pours |  Instructors: Sandie Bacon & Lezlie Lenz

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$50 per student, per workshop

  • Fridays: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • May 3, 2019 – Pop Art Flowers
  • June 7, 2019 – Flowers
    (no July or August)

The Deer Path Art League and Gorton Community Center 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!

SATURDAYS

Landscape Painting  |  Instructor: Jacqui Blatchford

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

  • Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Class Dates: May 11 & May 18, 2019

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.

NEW! Master Portrait Painting |  Instructor: Andrew Zabela-Zabelin

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Members: $135; Non-Members: $150

  • Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Class Dates: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 (2019)

 

 

SUNDAYS

Open Studio / Collage Sundays | Instructor: Lezlie Lenz

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Price per day: $10

  • Third Sunday of the Month: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
  • May 19, June 16, July 21 (2019)
    (no August)

Have a project or collage that still needs more work? Come create with other artists and Lezlie Lenz in our classrooms.

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