classes for adults

2016-04-06 11.05.18

224 N. Elmwood 2nd Floor,

Oak Park IL

sandradawson@comcast.net

ADULT CLASSES

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ADULT EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING TECHNIQUES AND MIXED MEDIA CLASS – SUMMER SESSION

Thursdays July 6th – August 3rd
10:00 – 11:30
$195.00 All Materials provided (classes can be pro-rated for family vacations)
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 visit: http://sdstudios.org/adult-classes/
and for further inquries
please email: sandradawson@comcast.net

ADULT INTRODUCTORY DRAWING, PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA

Sundays 10:00-11:00
$35.00 per class
Students will explore various drawing and painting styles while learning techniques to build on and improve their skills. Design elements and principles are implemented with excercies each class 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.

 ADULT WORKSHOPS

ADULT ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP
Friday June 2nd
10:00-12:00 $30.00
Beginners Welcome!
Experimental media: Encaustic, Transfer, Printmaking, Collage, Mixed Media Painting and Drawing.
Explore mediums individually or combine: encaustic, mixed media, collage, transfer, printmaking, painting.
All materials are provided. Work at your own pace and in whatever direction you’d like.
Learn on your own and with guidance and suggestions from a 25 yr. professional artist and certified art teacher.
Experiment with combining encaustic with all types of media, interweave, socialize and have a blast!
contact sandradawson@comcast.net with questions

EXPERIMENTAL ENCUASTIC with a demo on photo collage
Wednesday April 12th 10:00-12:00
INTRODUCTORY MONOPRINT
Friday April 28th 10:00-12:00
$30.00 per class all materials provided.
Experimental media: Encaustic, Transfer, Printmaking, Collage, Mixed Media Painting and Drawing.
Explore mediums individually or combine: encaustic, mixed media, collage, transfer, printmaking, painting.
All materials are provided. Work at your own pace and in whatever direction you’d like.
Learn on your own and with guidance and suggestions from a 25 yr. professional artist and certified art teacher.
Experiment with all types of media, combine, interweave, socialize and have a blast!
Students will explore techniques, tools and materials used in traditional and contemporary artmaking.
Develop new skills and discover mixed media processes through experimentation.
Please contact me if you are coming, Class will be cancelled if minimum students. sandradawson@comcast.net

ADULT WORKSHOPS DESCRIPTION:

Learn a range of techniques and work at your own pace in these mixed media workshops. Techniques include: collage, encaustic, transfer, print, montage, mixed media painting, drawing and more.

Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap).  Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax.  The medium can be used alone for its transparency or adhesive qualities or used pigmented. The medium is melted and applied with a brush or tool.  Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer.

Image transfer is the act of transferring something that has already been printed onto another surface. The source materials can be any media that can be somehow manipulated to release from the original surface and bind to a new surface, generally prints and photocopies from ink jet or laser printers.

Learn how to interweave collage and transfer images into a cohesive painting incorporating mixed media and or encaustic.   Develop your drawing and painting skills and discover numerous other processes through experimentation.

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.

contact: sandradawson@comcast.net for questions.

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: $50.00 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.

WINE AND PAINT PARTIES!

Festive and Fun For any Occasion: book clubs, adult birthdays, bridal showers, wine, tasting, holiday parties, or just a fun get together with friends!
Drink wine, paint and have a blast!
Here’s the Deal:
We supply all Art Supplies
You supply wine and any decorations and/or food and utensils.
$35.00 per person
5-10 guests
2 hours party time, we will open 1/2 hour early for set up and/or decorations.
Brief instruction with guidance from professional art teacher, painter and wine lover
Painting themes, We choose, you choose or we choose together.
You Choose the Date, Weekday hours are 6:00-8:00 Weekend hours are flexible
No painting experience necessary!
Contact:  sandradawson@comcast.net for questions.

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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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