ART PROGRAM

Art Program

Intro To Drawing

Students will have the opportunity to learn about different drawing techniques and mediums in this fun and engaging environment.  Each week, students will be presented with lessons designed to challenge their technical abilities while giving them the freedom to express their unique artistic vision.

*Older students will be given advanced instruction.

                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages: 8-11
Day: Thursdays
Dates: 9/20-11/8
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $30/$35
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 154107A

Just the Two of Us

Need a break from the day to day routine?  Come and join us in this engagingadult and child class, where the focus will be on sensory play and development of fine motor skills through creative arts and crafts project. Leave the mess to us and come enjoy some quality time with your little one. 
Note: Fee is for one adult and one child, second child would be half the fee.

                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks                                                         
Ages: 2-5 with adult                                      
Day: Mondays                                              
Dates: 9/17-11/5                                              
Time: 
A.M session: 9:15-10:00 am
P.M session: 12:15-1:00 pm                                    
Location: Community Center                       
R/NR Fee: $25/$30                                       
Min 5/Max 15                                                
Code: 154101A,B                                                                                          

Young at Art

In this incredibly fun and upbeat class, young artists will have the opportunity to learn about the various ways they can express themselves through the arts.  Young at Art goes beyond your typical arts and crafts projects, and introduces students to the wide world of art through theater, dance, and visual arts projects.  Children will be able to freely express themselves in a fully supportive and engaging environment.
Note: New projects are presented every session.
*Child must be restroom independent*
                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks                                                      
Ages: 3-6                                                    
Day: Fridays                                               
Dates: 9/21-11/9                                          
Time:
A.M session: 9:30-11:30 am
P.M session: 12:30-2:30 pm                              
Location: Community Center                    
R/NR Fee: $40/$45                                     
Min 4/Max 10                                              
Code: 154102A,B                                           

Intro to Painting

This class will present students with weekly lesson in art and art history. The students will then adapt and transform the lesson to create works of art that are truly inspirational and personal. Multiple painting techniques and mediums will be covered during the 8 week timeline, giving participants the opportunity and freedom to explore the many options a painter has to choose from.
                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages: 6-11
Day: Mondays
Dates: 9/17-11/5
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 154103A

Intro to Sculpture

This introductory sculpture class will expose participants to a wide array of professional, quality art materials, giving them an opportunity to explore sculpture in a new and exciting way. Weekly lessons will be presented at class time, designed to give participants a starting point, the destination is up to them.
                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                            Instructor:
Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages: 7-11
Day: Fridays
Dates: 9/21-11/16
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 13
Code: 154106A
*No class 11/2

Textile Transformations

If you have a future fashion designer on your hands, this is the class for them!  Students will have the opportunity to transform their plain clothing into an artistic statement using a variety of textile applications.  Participants will create a design on a silkscreen to print onto T-Shirts, tote bags, and more!  We will transform jeans and T-Shirts into wearable works of art, and create beautiful silk scarves inspired by our galaxy. (All inks used are non-toxic and made for printing on cotton or cotton blend fabrics, linen, rayon, polyester, and most other synthetics, except nylons.)
*Please pre-wash all items prior to class time
*Please be sure participants are dressed for a mess as these materials stain*
Note:  Included in the class cost is 1 apron and 1 canvas tote bag.  Participants must provide jeans (1 pair) and T-Shirts (up to 10 shirts) from home. 

                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages: 9-17
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 9/18-11/6
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $50/$55
Min 6/Max 13
Code: 154108A

Intermediate Art

This course is intended for students who are looking to broaden  and refined their already established skill sets. During this eight week course, participants will work with a variety of mediums, exploring concepts and techniques in drawing, painting, and sculpture.Weekly lessons will be presented at class timeBut students will be given the freedom to create works of art that are as unique as they are.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages:
 12-17
Day: Thursdays
Date: 9/20-11/8
Time: 6:15-7:30 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 7/Max 15
Code: 154107B

Photography

If your child has ever expressed an interest in taking pictures, this class is for them! Photography used to be very complicated with lots of developing chemicals to know and many technical skills to master. Now we have digital photography, which makes photography accessible to everyone! They will learn how to take clear, crisp photos that are not blurry, learned about basic composition rules, and how to identify and make the subject standout. Students will learn to create images, not take snapshots.                                               

                                                                                                                                       Instructor: Dan Pietrini

8 weeks
Ages: 8-17
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 9/19-11/14
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 154115A
*No class 10/31

Pinspiration

Join us for some Pinspiration! Each week we will take some of the top trends from Pinterest and turn them into reality! Projects will include framed jewelry holders, printed silk scarves, marbleized notecards, and acrylic pouring to name a few. Don't worry about having a Pinterest fail, you will be guided step-by-step through each project and take home some beautiful works of art!                                               

                                                                                                                                           Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages:
 18+
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 9/18-11/6
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $50/$55
Min 5/Max 15
Code: 154104A



One Day Workshop

Bring the whole family out for these exciting one-day workshops! Children will experiment with materials, expressing their ideas and feelings through various art projects. (Children under the age of five are welcome at the trim in mini tree, accompanied by an adult.)

Workshops

Autumn Tree Painting       9/21        6:30-7:30 pm
Pumpkin Painting            10/19        6:30-7:15 pm
Autumn Giving Tree        11/16        6:30-7:45 pm
Trim a Mini Tree               12/7          5:00-7:00 pm

Ages:
 5-15
Day: Fridays
Dates: see above
Time: see above
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $10/$13
Min 6/Max 20
Code: 154100A-D
*Pre-registration is required


PARENT'S NIGHT OUT

Milk & Cookies

Kids will enjoy pizza for dinner and milk and cookies for dessert while they create original works of art in a fun and upbeat environment. With a different theme each session, your child is guaranteed to have a good time.
* Please notify staff if your child has food allergens. * Costumes are encouraged

Ages: 4-13
Day: Saturday
Date: 11/10
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $30/$35
Min 8 /Max 20
Code: 154109A
Register by: 1 week prior to class date
*Pre-registration is required

Paint & Pour

You have an inner artist waiting to emerge! Paint & Pour is about trying something new in a creative atmosphere (and of course, a bottle of wine always helps!) Bring your creativity and we will provide the rest.

Ages: 21+
Day: Saturday
Date: 11/10
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $35/$40 per person
                 $60/$70 per couple
Min 8 /Max 20
Code: 154700A
Register by: 1 week prior to class date
*Pre-registration is required
Private Parties available! Contact Tara for info (708)749-4900 X 15

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Address: 1619 Wesley Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 749-4900
Fax: (708) 749-4966

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Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm 
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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