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Creative Arts

All supplies are included with the course fee.

October 2021

October 2021 Arts Calendar
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11

A creative approach to watercolor

12

Drawing and the Color Theory

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section A

13

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section B

14

Intermediate/ Advanced Wheel Throwing

15  16

Anime and Manga Drawing

Whimsical Handbuilding

 

18

A creative approach to watercolor

19

Drawing and the Color Theory

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section A

20

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section B

21

Intermediate/ Advanced Wheel Throwing

22

 

23

Anime and Manga Drawing

Whimsical Handbuilding

Basic Knitting 1

25

A creative approach to watercolor

26

Drawing and the Color Theory

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section A

27

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section B

28

Intermediate/ Advanced Wheel Throwing

Halloween Photograms

29

 

30

Anime and Manga Drawing

Whimsical Handbuilding

 

November 2021

November 2021 Arts Calendar
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1

A creative approach to watercolor

2

Drawing and the Color Theory

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section A

3

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section B

4

Intermediate/ Advanced Wheel Throwing

5 6

Anime and Manga Drawing

Whimsical Handbuilding

Basic Sewing - Pillows

8

A creative approach to watercolor

9

Drawing and the Color Theory

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section A

10

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section B

11

Intermediate/ Advanced Wheel Throwing

12

 

13

Anime and Manga Drawing

Whimsical Handbuilding

Basic Sewing - Shopping Tote

Basic Knitting 2

15

A creative approach to watercolor

16

Drawing and the Color Theory

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section A

17

Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Section B

18

Intermediate/ Advanced Wheel Throwing

19  20

Anime and Manga Drawing

Whimsical Handbuilding

Basic Sewing - Drawstring Pouch

22

 

23

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

 

24

Thanksgiving

25

Thanksgiving

26

Thanksgiving

27

 

29 30

 1 session classes

Basic Sewing – Pillows

Saturday, November 6th 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adam Lazar
Location: ARTica Classroom

No early registration special
Regular registration: NU $27, Public $32

Create a pillow for your home while learning how to sew on a machine! Develop important skills such as threading the machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed pillow and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.

Basic Sewing – Shopping Tote

Saturday, November 13th 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adam Lazar
Location: ARTica Classroom 

No early registration special
Regular registration: NU $27, Public $32

 Stash your stuff in style with a tote that you sew yourself! Develop important skills such as threading the sewing machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed tote and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.

Basic Sewing – Drawstring Pouch

Saturday, November 20th 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adam Lazar
Location: ARTica Classroom 

No early registration special
Regular registration: NU $27, Public $32

Keep your pencils, power cords, snacks, jewelry, or makeup secure and in style with a drawstring pouch! You’ll create this project on a sewing machine while developing important skills such as threading the machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric, and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed pouch, and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.

Basic Knitting 1

Saturday, October 23th
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Howard
Location: ARTica Classroom

No early registration special
Regular registration: NU $27, Public $32

Pick up a meditative and creative hobby in just three hours! Learn the basics of knitting and develop a pattern for your first project. Appropriate for all ages 

Basic Knitting 2

Saturday, November 13th
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Howard
Location: Chicago Room

No early registration special
Regular registration: NU $27, Public $32

After reviewing knitting basics, learn how to combine knitting and purling to follow patterns and complete projects. For students who have completed Basic Knitting 1 or who already know the knit stitch. This class is for all ages.

Halloween Photograms

Thursday, October 28th
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Debra Blade
Location: ARTica Classroom

No early registration special
Regular registration: NU $27, Public $32

Halloween Photo Art. Using photographic paper, Halloween objects, and light, learn how to create some fun and scary images in the darkroom. No black and white photography experience is needed.

Multiple sessions classes

Multiple session classes

A creative approach to watercolor

Mondays, October 11th – November 15th (6 Sessions)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht
Location: ARTica Classroom

Early Registration: NU $107, Public $117
Regular registration: NU $117, Public $127

Have you ever wanted to create a dramatic painting in watercolor? Then this is the course for you! For 6 weeks, Ingrid will guide participants through basic learning steps of brush control, various washes, color theory, the importance of value (those light and dark shapes), and creating exciting shapes not boring ones. Added to this list are some special tips that Ingrid will share to bring excitement to watercolor painting. There will be no fear of the blank paper and students will wish that the course was longer. At the end of each session, the participants learn from each other during a class critique. 

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Tuesdays, October 12th – November 16th (6 Sessions)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Lupu
Location: ARTica Classroom

Early Registration: NU $107, Public $117
Regular registration: NU $117, Public $127

This course will teach basic drawing techniques and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops! 

Anime and Manga Drawing

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Saturdays, October 16th - November 20th (6 Sessions)
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Lupu
Location: Zoom 

Early Registration: NU $77, Public $87
Regular registration: NU $87, Public $97

In this class, students will learn to draw characters' faces and eyes, expressions, bodies, and basic proportions along with hands and feet. 

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Tuesdays, October 12th – November 16th (6 Sessions)
Section A: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tomoyasu Nakano
Location: ARTica Ceramic Studio

Wednesdays, October 13th – November 17th (6 Sessions)
Section B: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tomoyasu Nakano
Location: ARTica Ceramic Studio

Early Registration: NU $117, Public $127
Regular registration: NU $127, Public $137

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of constructing functional vessels using the wheel and understanding the tactile nature of clay as an art medium. This course will teach students the process of wheel throwing through learning how to wedge clay, how to construct cylinders on the wheel, and using colorants through glazing techniques. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as foodware for yourself, friends, or family.

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Thursdays, October 14th – November 18th (6 Sessions)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rachel Ward
Location: ARTica Ceramic Studio

Early Registration: NU $117, Public $127
Regular registration: NU $127, Public $137

In this course, students will learn to perfect their ceramic techniques through intermediate and advanced tips and tricks. Students will learn how to throw a range of functional work and explore ways of decorating and glazing. Students will be expected to address their work creatively- in hopes to create and sustain a ceramic practice and portfolio. The goal of this course is to
 bring confidence to budding ceramic artists through strengthening throwing skills and finding community within the studio. 
*Prerequisites: have taken a beginner’s wheel throwing class

Whimsical Handbuilding

Saturdays, October 16th – November 20th (6 Sessions)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rachel Ward
Location: ARTica Ceramic Studio

Early Registration: NU $117, Public $127
Regular registration: NU $127, Public $137

In this course, students will explore beginning hand building techniques. Such as coil building and slab building. This course will specifically focus on making vessels that are whimsical, creative, and functional. Students are encouraged to find their artistic voice with prompts that invigorate the mind and push creative boundaries. 

 

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Tuesdays, October 19th – November 23rd (6 Sessions) 
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Steven Fischer
Location: Chicago Room

Early Registration: NU $67, Public $77
Regular registration: NU $77, Public $87

This course is for anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons and those interested in cartoons as an art form. This class is about realizing the potential of becoming a cartoonist no matter your skill level. This course is intended to introduce students to the possibilities.