classes for adults

2016-04-06 11.05.18

SDSTUDIOS

224 N. Elmwood 2nd Floor,

Oak Park IL

sandradawson@comcast.net

ADULT EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING TECHNIQUES AND MIXED MEDIA CLASS

Mondays 10:00 – 11:30 – Ongoing Class (For ages 18 and up)  (Sorry this class is full but I can add you to the waiting list)

$35.00 per class. (Please no drop-ins. contact me if you are joining for just one or a few classes.

$25.00 material fee (please pay this non-refundable fee upon registration)

A new technique will be introduced each week and students will explore and complete a project engaging in this method. This class is for all skill levels, beginners through advanced. Students work at your own pace and find your personal artistic voice. Become familiar with employing materials using a variety of mediums and tools and engaging in fun and creative techniques. Learn from a professional working artist and art teacher in a relaxed and easy going environment. Experiment with a wide variety of painting processes, alcohol inks, printmaking, stenciling, collaging, resist methods and more. All materials are included in these classes.
please email: sandradawson@comcast.net with questions

Attendance: Class session run month to month.  Please provide at least a 24 hour notice through email or text prior to class if you will be absent. If I am not contacted within that time frame, you will be charged for that class. If you call within that time frame you can make up the class in the Sunday class or deduct that payment from the next months payment.
Payment: Payment for the month is due by the 2nd session of each month. Please pay by check, cash or chase quickpay.

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ADULT DRAWING, PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA

Sundays 10:00-11:30 – Ongoing Class (for ages 18 and up)

$35.00 per class  (Please no drop-ins. contact me if you are joining for just one or two classes.)

$25.00 material fee (please pay this non-refundable fee upon registration)

Students of all skill levels will explore various drawing and painting styles while learning techniques to build on. Design elements and principles are implemented and interwoven into main projects. Students will gain knowledge about artists throughout history, genres and styles while building their own unique visual language. Students are instructed by a professional artist and art teacher of 25 years. Students will learn how to use different tools and techniques in their work, while building on their portfolio.

Students can focus on one style, medium or technique or experiment with mixed media.
Mixed media refers to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct tools and techniques involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink, graphite and pastel or painting, transfer and collage, that work cohesively within a single composition. Students will learn methods and technqiues to make visually impactful work while engaging in the process. Art techniques stretch across all medias, watercolor, ink, colored pencil and pastel.

Themes are suggested or emergent based, determined by discussions, inspiration and individual interests. Students will be taught how to work independantly with guidance, suggestions and group critiques. Personal expression and freedom to explore is valued and promoted. This class is ongoing, students can register anytime and for as long as they wish.

Attendance: Class session run month to month.  Please provide at least a 24 hour notice through email or text prior to class if you will be absent. If I am not contacted within that time frame, you will be charged for that class. If you call within that time frame you can make up the class in the Sunday class or deduct that payment from the next months payment.
Payment: Payment for the month is due by the 2nd session of each month. Please pay by check, cash or chase quickpay.

 PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

What to expect:

– Personalized lessons geared towards your interests from a professional artist and art teacher of 25 years.

– learn at your own level. All levels of students are welcome.

– Choose your area of interest, medium and style and develop technical skills.

– Work at your own pace with guided instruction.

– Broaden your horizon of whatever artistic medium you are interested in: drawing (beginner, intermediate, advanced), acrylic painting, encaustic, collage, mixed media, image transfers, printmaking, art history, design or craft with one-on-one instruction with a professional art teacher and working artist.

– Lessons are typically taught in the studio although exceptions apply.

CLASS FEES, DATES AND TIMES:

You may register any time for private one hour lessons.

Private Lessons: $60.00 per class.

Semi-Private Lessons:  (2-5 Students) $35.00 per student per class. Call to schedule a convenient time for your private or semi-private classes.

contact me at: sandradawson@comcast.net or 708-908-0057 with questions and to arrange dates and times for lessons at your convenience.

Attendance: Regular attendance is expected. Please provide at least a 24 hour notice through email or text prior to class if you will be absent. If you do not contact me within that time frame, the class will continue and you will be charged regardless. If you call within that time frame I will deduct that payment from the next months payment.
Payment: Payment for each month is due by the 2nd session of each month. Please pay by check, cash or chase quickpay.
(for instance Feb. has four sundays so a total of $140.00), Payment is accepted through Chase quickpay, check or cash. Please do not pay by PayPal except for the initial deposit, they take out a portion of each payment and I realized how much it adds up!

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testimonials:

“I can’t recommend classes with Sandy enough! Her Encaustic class has easily made Wednesdays my favorite day of the week. It’s funny that I was worried I’d be intimidated by her tremendous talent, but I wound up finding the exact opposite. Sandy is so supportive and encouraging (no matter what the level of her students), and she creates a great environment of playfulness and experimentation. I encourage anyone looking to rekindle that creative spark to try one of her classes.”

Betsy

“ This was a great first encounter with encaustic mixed media and at SD Studios. It was a great experience and I will definitely return. I encourage anyone who is considering taking a class to do so. Sandra provides the supplies and the environment is comfortable. You work at your own pace. ”

— stephanie

“ Great, I recommend it for new and experienced and I between artists! ”

— Barbara P

“Sandy is great with all skill levels and interests. My daughter learned to paint through private lessons and I have loved learning new skills like encaustic and mixed media art. We both look forward to what each new lesson brings!”

Lisa

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