TEEN AND ADULT PROGRAMMING

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Suggested donation tickets and workshop registration fees are nonrefundable, unless the event is cancelled. Credit for future programming can be allotted. Refunds will be automatically dispursed if SSSA cancels an event for any reason.

WINTER SESSION II:

February 3 - March 15

All classes include all supplies!

Altered: a 3D Found Art Class w/ Tanner Melvin

Thursdays 4-6pm

In Backspace

In collaboration with Habitat For Humanity Restore -Elgin, students will build 3D sculptures using supplies found within our walls, outside, and on the Restore site. Using these supplies, we will construct finished pieces focusing on texture, color, and durability, all the while discussing and learning about repurposing and sustainable habits.

ages 12+

$110

Cardboard Courage w/ Tanner Melvin

Thursdays 6-8pm

In Backspace

Using found and recycled materials, students will design and build their very own 3D cardboard art sculptures. Focusing the process of design and durability. Great for those interested in sculpture, set-design, and building.

ages 12+

$110

Film & Darkroom Photography w/ Doug Hanson

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm

In the Lab

Students will learn how to use photographic film to realize their creative vision. Students will learn about the unique characteristics of film, shoot film, develop film and make prints in the Side Street darkroom.

ages 18+

$150

Fleece Mania w/ Erin Cramer

Sundays 1-4pm

In Backspace

Learn how to use a sewing machine and make your own fleece hat, mittens, scarf, and socks! Keep them yourself or give as gifts!

ages 12+

$180

Ink Drawing w/ John French

Mondays 7-9pm

In the Lab

Drawing with pen and in We’ll exercise the design of 2 tones (black and white) to create dimension volume and value. We’ll be using a variety of techniques and design principals and tools to create Illustrations with Ink

ages 18+

$125

Intro to Drawing for Teens w/ John French

Mondays 6-7pm

In the Lab

Intro to Drawing covers the basics of illustration; working with line, value and proportion to develop an understanding of form and dimension.

ages 12+

$85

Intro to Painting for Adults w/ John French

Tuesdays 7-9pm

In the Lab

Create your own representational paintings, as you learn the basics of painting, as well as mixing and applying color. Class will include lectures, demonstrations, and individual instruction.

ages 18+

$150

Intro to Painting for Teens w/ John French

Tuesdays 5-6:30pm

In the Lab

Create your own representational paintings, as you learn the basics of painting, as well as mixing and applying color. Class will include lectures, demonstrations, and individual instruction.

ages 12+

$125

Oil Painting Techniques w/ Lindsey Wiseman

Sundays 11:30am-1:30pm

In the Lab

While working from an image of your choosing, use basic to advanced oil painting techniques to create a masterpiece you love. From a simple sketch, to layering a monochromatic under-painting, and finally the last layers of paint, each student is guided towards a finished painting they can be proud to show off.

ages 15+

$150

Painting Foundation & Process w/ Karl Jahnke

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

In the Lab

This class is a specific study in the foundation and process of creating a painting. Through guided projects, students will learn to develop confidence in their work and shed some of the preciousness that can limit enjoyment and creativity. Students will also learn about color schemes, painting from a reference and tool selection.

ages 12+

$150

Pinhole Photography w/ Chris Arrecis

Saturdays 10am-12pm

In the Lab

Students will design and build their own camera! Using simple and inexpensive materials and simple technology, students will explore the joy and simplicity of pinhole and lens-less photography and create unique imagery. They will have the opportunity to test their creative limits with their camera(s) and gain photography darkroom experience.

ages 12+

$150

Helpful Reminder: Our "Sessions" do not mean "Level", as in "level of expertise. But when you see "Level", that means "level of expertise." Cool?  :)

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GALLERY 15 Ziegler Ct.
THEATER 15 1/2 Ziegler Ct.
 
LAB 11 & 13 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120
MAILING ADDRESS
PO Box 1264
Elgin, IL
60121

OPEN HOURS

Gallery 
Thurs/Fri 12pm-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-3pm
LAB
Saturdays 11-1pm,
First Fridays, or
by appointment

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