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: January 14 – February 18, 2019
  • Session 2: February 25 – April 1, 2019

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
  • Session 1: January 14 – April 1, 2019

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: January 15 – February 19, 2019
  • Session 2: February 26 – April 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  |  Instructor: Victoria Fischetti

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Members: $275; Non-Members: $290, per session

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Session 1: January 15 – February 5, 2019
  • Session 2: February 12 – March 5, 2019
  • Session 3: March 12 – April 2, 2019

Some Materials Included.

In the Decoupage class series… 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.

Joy of Painting  |  Instructor: Michael Latala

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

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Session 1: January 15 – February 19, 2019
  • Session 2: February 26 – April 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.

WEDNESDAYS

NEW! Eco-Printing |  Instructor: Victoria Fischetti

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Members: $275; Non-Members: $290, per session

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Session 1: January 9 – January 30, 2019
  • Session 2: February 6 – February 27, 2019
  • Session 3: March 6 – March 27, 2019

Some 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.

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: January 17 – February 21, 2019
  • Session 2: February 28 – April 4, 2019

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: January 17 – February 21, 2019
  • Session 2: February 28 – April 4, 2019

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.

NEW! Master the Art of Drawing |  Instructor: Judy Tresnowski

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Members: $100; Non-Members: $115

  • Thursdays: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Session 1: January 17 – February 21, 2019
  • Session 2: February 28 – April 4, 2019

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to start at the beginnings of drawing and creating artwork.

This class will teach you what is the Artist’s Tool Box which is: line, color, shape, form, tonal value, texture, and space. Each student will use this “tool box” and apply the techniques of: pattern, emphasis, balance, contrast, rhythm/movement, variety and proportion.

Students can choose what type of art they would like to make while exploring the art of mandalas, still life, portraiture, landscape drawings, abstract art as well as imaginative composition such as the Surrealist favorite – the Exquisite Corpse.

Materials will vary from all types of pencils, pastels, and watercolor paints.

Glass Orb Paperweight  |  Instructor: Peter Patterson

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

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:00 – 9:00PM
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:00 – 9:00PM

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

Taste of Glass  | Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Members: $125; Non-Members: $145, per class (includes all materials)

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 24, 2019 4:00 – 7:00 PM

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

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.

FRIDAYS

Collage Notecards & More  |  Instructor: Lezlie Lenz

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

  • 2nd Friday of the Month (January 11; February 8; March 8; April 12, 2019): 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Choose which dates you can attend

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: January 18; February 1, 15; March 1, 15, 29 (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.

NEW! Nuno Felting Class |  Instructor: Victoria Fischetti

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Members: $275; Non-Members: $290

  • Fridays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Session 1: January 11 – February 1, 2019
  • Session 2: February 8 – March 1, 2019
  • Session 3: March 8 – March 29, 2019

Materials Included for First Project.

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.

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!  Materials & Wine Included.

  • Fridays (First Friday of the Month) 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Upcoming Workshops:
    • January 4, 2019 – Folk Angel
    • February 1, 2019 – Heart
    • March 1, 2019 – Birds
    • April 5, 2019 – Pets

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: January 12, 26; February 16, 23; March 16, 23; April 6, 13 (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! The Art of Linoleum Printmaking |  Instructor: Judy Tresnowski

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Members: $135; Non-Members: $150, per class

  • Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Class Dates: January 12, 26; February 16, 23; March 16, 23; April 6, 13 (2019)

In this class artists can learn the simple art of relief or block printmaking. We will take your drawings and translate them to linoleum blocks and print a series for a notecards, invitations, or wall art.

Although the class is for beginner printmakers, all levels are invited as well.

Students will learn the mirror effect of printing, how to use cutting tools, and how to plan their colors through a practice phase. Students will then create as many printing projects as they wish.

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

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Members: $135; Non-Members: $150, per class

  • Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Class Dates: January 19; February 2, 9; March 2, 9, 30; April 20, 27 (2019)

SUNDAYS

Taste of Glass  | Instructor: Peter Patterson

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Members: $125; Non-Members: $145, per class (includes all materials)

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 24, 2019 4:00 – 7:00 PM

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

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.

Open Studio / Collage Sundays | Instructor: Lezlie Lenz

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Price per day: $10

Open Studio Dates (third Sunday of the Month):

  • Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 PM
  • January 20; February 17; March 17; April 21 (2019)

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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