Workshop Series

Pour Painting with Janelle O'Malley

11/28 at Noon (grades 6-12) - FULL
12/12 at Noon (ages 18+) - limit 8


FREE, but registration is required

 

Explore color and get messy in this pour painting workshop. Learn how to create fluid abstract paintings using acrylic paint.

Acrylic Painting w/ Karl Jahnke

Wednesday, December 1, 5:30-8:30pm (ages 18+) limit 6
Wednesday, December 8, 5:30-8:30pm (grades 6-12)+ limit 6


FREE, but registration is required

 

Creating quick paintings from references to help students paint what they see. If able, artists are encouraged to bring their own brushes.

Polaroid Emulsion Lifts with Brian Garbrecht

Sunday, December 5

1-2:30pm 

Suggested donation: $20

This hands-on workshop explores a unique deconstructive technique in which exposed Polaroid images are lifted off their familiar format and re-placed on a new medium, such as paper, fabric, wood, or glass (as in SELF-ISH artist Atoi Glennette’s multimedia sculpture shown in the Gallery).

This workshop includes a brief photo walk around downtown Elgin, technique demonstration by Brian Garbrecht, and time to lift your own photos with guidance.

 

For this workshop we will have some Polaroid films and cameras on hand, but supply will be limited. Please bring a new or vintage Polaroid camera if you have one, and Polaroid and Polaroid Originals film (600, SX-70, or i-Type film ideal; FUJIFILM INSTAX DOES NOT WORK WITH THIS PROCESS.) Some paper will be on hand, but if you wish to transfer images onto another material like fabric or wood, please bring some with you. This process is mostly clean, but you will be using water, and there is the potential for a little mess so please dress accordingly or bring an apron.

 

This event is made possible by a grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.

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Creative Self-Portraits with Chris Arrecis

Saturday, December 4

1:00-3:00pm

Grades 1-6

Free, but registration is required

Located in the Lab at Side Street Studio Arts
11 S. Spring St., downtown Elgin

Young artists will create original work inspired by SSSA’s current show SELF-ISH, which explores identity and how we represent ourselves in the world.

If possible, please bring a selection of smallish objects of personal importance or significance, can be valuable or ordinary/commonplace, etc. They should vary from each other.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.

Properly worn masks are required in all Side Street spaces.

Drawing and Design w/ John French

Sunday, December 12 10:30-11:30am (grades 1-5)

Sunday December 12, 12-4pm (grades 6-12)

In the Theater at Side Street
15 1/2 Ziegler Ct.
downtown Elgin

FREE, but registration is required and will be available soon.

Properly worn masks are required in all Side Street spaces.

FREE Workshop Series: Drawing and Design w/ John French

This workshop will explore composition and layout design, as well as the best way to structure and emphasize your illustrations with line weight, borders, and use of negative-space.