Adult Classes

NEW!  Learn Metal Sculpture | Instructor: William Goldman

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Members: $350; 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. All practice material provided, scrap metal, helmet, gloves, etc.

  • Metal sculpting and metal working techniques
  • Shop safety
  • Oxygen/Acetylene welding and cutting
  • Arc welding (MIG)
  • Plasma Electric/Arc cutting
  • Artistic and creative idea generation

Classes held at 3150 Skokie Valley Rd (Route 41) Highland Park, IL

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: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Mondays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jan 15 – April 2, 2018

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
Jan 15 – April 2, 2018

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. 

NEW!  Oil / Still Life  |  Instructor: Sonia Penaranda-Taggart

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Members: $200; Non-Members: $215

Mondays
Afternoon Class: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Evening Class: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan 22 – April 9, 2018

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 acrylic, 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.

TUESDAYS

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

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Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
January 16 – April 3, 2018

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!  Watercolor Techniques & Studies  |  Instructor: Beverly Behrens

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

Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM
January 16 – February 20, 2018

One of the reasons that watercolor artists choose this as their medium is because of the freedom it gives them to paint loosely. Of course, some choose to use certain watercolor painting techniques that give a more detailed result, too! But if you’re looking for a way to learn how to paint watercolor art, you can start here. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques.

NEW!  Joy of Painting  |  Instructor: Michael Latala

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Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 PM
January 16 – April 3, 2018

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.

WEDNESDAYS

NEW!  Pure Color / Creating with Pastels  |  Instructor: Wendy Chaney

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

Wednesdays 12:00 – 3:00 PM
January 24 – February 28, 2018

Color, color and more color!
This class is for any aspiring artist who loves color, and wants to experiment with freeing up their use of it in their art, and life! I’ve taught soft pastel in the past and will welcome any new or experienced pastel artists, but don’t limit your experimentation to just pastels! Bring your oil paints or acrylics, or whatever your medium of choice is, and we’ll explore the importance of understanding value and composition in order to free up your use of color. Join the class lesson or work on your own projects – the point is to learn from each other as well as the instructor, and to have fun creating.

New Approaches to Watercolor (Intermediate / Advanced)  |  Instructor: Beth Shadur

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Members: $360; Non-Members: $375, per session

Wednesdays
Afternoon Class: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Evening Class: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
January 24 – April 11, 2018

If you have painted in watercolor and want to expand your horizons, this is the class for you. Information on various colors and pigments will be presented, as will varied techniques that will extend your technical knowledge of the medium. Try painting on yupo paper, various watercolor grounds, and try various watercolor mediums to achieve new effects. Subject matter will be of your own choice, and there will be plenty of individual studio time and critique. Learn to push this versatile medium to achieve new ways of working, and be prepared to explore new ways of thinking about content in your work.

THURSDAYS

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

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Members: $250; Non-Members: $290, per session

Thursdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
January 18 – April 5, 2018

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.

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

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Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Thursdays 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
January 18 – April 5, 2018

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.

NEW!  Glass Orb Paperweight  |  Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Members: $115; Non-Members: $125, per class

Thursdays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Choose which dates you can attend: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 10, 2018

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. Materials Included. www.pattersonglass.com

Adobe Photoshop / Elements  |  Instructor: David Roth

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

Thursdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 18 – February 22, 2018

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.

FRIDAYS

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!

Fridays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Upcoming Workshops:
Dec 1 (2017) – Winter Inspired Painting
Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6 (2018)

NEW!  One-of-a-Kind Notecards  |  Instructor: Lezlie Lenz

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

Fridays 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Choose which dates you can attend: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, 2018

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 Fridays:
January 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16, 23 (2018)

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.

SATURDAYS

Landscape Painting  |  Instructor: Jacqui Blatchford

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

Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
January 13, 20, February 10, 17, March 17, 24, April 14 (2018)

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.

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!

Sundays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
December 10, 2017

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

Sundays 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Choose which dates you can attend: January 14, February 11, March 25, April 29, May 6 (2018)

The Taste of 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  4(four) 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.