WORKSHOPS

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Upcoming Workshops


  • Poetry Workshop

    Poetry Workshop Gamboling through words like lambs springing in new grass. Tasting a tempting smorgosbord of poetic structures. Seeking where your own song lives. Unwrapping the joyous gift of poetry… Cathie Elsbree will lead a four session workshop on the art of poetry—expressing your life stor...

  • Tie-Dyed Tea Towels Workshop

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    Laura Scoles will guide you through the process of tie-dying two cotton tea towels using professional dyes and methods for colorfast results. Modern tie-dye is considered an American art form which was born out of traditional Japanese shibori and Ikat weaving. You will learn folds to create a heart ...

  • Sixty Days of Stitching at the Royal School of Needlework

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    Karen Wilson attended the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) at Hampton Court Palace in the United Kingdom during summer 2013. She has completed RSN’s Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery degree and is currently studying toward RSN’s Diploma degree. Her presentation includes highlights...

Ongoing Classes


  • Figure Drawing

    Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm, $10 per session An on-going opportunity for artists to draw the human figure from a live model. We provide the model, tables, and chairs, and you bring your drawing or painting materials, easel, and paper. Life drawing is one of the foundations of art training, to learn to d...

  • Poetry Workshop

    Poetry Workshop Gamboling through words like lambs springing in new grass. Tasting a tempting smorgosbord of poetic structures. Seeking where your own song lives. Unwrapping the joyous gift of poetry… Cathie Elsbree will lead a four session workshop on the art of poetry—expressing your life stor...

Calendar

Past Workshops

  • An Evening of Poetry

    Led by Heather Swan. Favorite poems shared aloud.

  • Play Reading

    Play-reading led by Ronn Toebaas, who has directed over 100 plays. We read two one-act plays:  “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, and “Aria da Capo”  by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

  • Belly Dance Classes

  • Blues Improvisation

    Blues Improvisation class led by Jim Mantey

  • Community Sing

    Led by John Woodin. John is a singer, actor, director, composer, and music adjudicator who has had the privilege to lead with choirs, bands and orchestras for over 30 years. His wife, Nancy, joined us at the keyboard.

  • Nature Journaling with Kelli May-Krenz

    You will learn how to create a journal that you can use for everyday journaling. I will share techniques, prompts and easy creative ideas for bringing out your love for nature and so much more. Please join Kelli. This is sure to be a class you will love and use for so many things in your life.

  • Origami Workshop

    Origami workshop led by Maureen Bardusk, who recently coordinated a community project and installation for Gilda’s Club Chicago which involved folding 1000 paper cranes.  The tradition is that if you mindfully fold 1000 cranes, your wish will be granted.  

  • Togo Dance Classes

  • Memoir Writing Wednesdays in April, 10:30am-Noon

    Looking through some old photos, you come across one of your grandparents standing in front of a farmhouse.  You wonder, where was it taken?  Did they live there?  Who is the little girl in the picture?  All those questions you wished you had asked—but now it is too late.  And you think:  ma...

  • Beginners Woodcarving Class with Marie McDonough2-Day Class April 22 & 23, 1-4PM

    Come enjoy a relaxing weekend learning the art of carving. In the two-day workshop, you will learn to carve a small bird in basswood using a knife.  Material fee includes a knife to use, rough out of the bird, sandpaper, and stain. Marie will discuss different carving techniques, styles, and ...