ART PROGRAM

Art Program

Drawing and Painting

This class will present students with a weekly lesson in art and art history.  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: 6-16
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 1/22-3/12
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 151103A

Kids like Calder

This sculpture class will expose participants to a wide array of professional, quality art materials, giving them an opportunity to explore sculpture in a new exciting way.  Lessons presented at class time are designed to give participants a starting point, the destination is up to them.

                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks                                                         
Ages: 7-16                                     
Day: Mondays                                              
Dates: 1/21-3/11                                              
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm                                   
Location: Community Center                       
R/NR Fee: $40/$45                                       
Min 6/Max 15                                                
Code: 151114A                                                                                       

Intermediate Art

This course is intended for older students who are looking to broaden and refine their already established skill sets.  During this 8 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 time but 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: Wednesdays                                               
Dates: 1/16-3/6                                          
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm                             
Location: Community Center                    
R/NR Fee: $40/$45                                     
Min 6/Max 15                                              
Code: 151107B                                           

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 and marbelized note cards, 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: 8-16
Day: Thursdays
Dates: 1/17-3/7
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $50/$55
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 151104A

NEW! Mixed Media Masterpieces

In the art world there are no limits, so why limit yourself to one medium?  In this class, students will have the opportunity to sculpt, collage, paint, draw, and more!  Weekly lessons will be presented at class time, giving participants the opportunity to explore the wide world of mixed media art, where the only limitation is your imagination.
                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages: 6-16
Day: Fridays
Dates: 1/18-3/8
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 151116A

NEW! Open Studio

If your hectic schedule has prevented you from committing to our 8 week long classes, then our new drop in open studio hours are perfect for your creative family!  Simply purchase a punch card good for 5 visits from our front desk and drop in when the mood strikes.  Basic materials for painting and drawing projects will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring materials from home as long as they are non-toxic and do not require specialized ventilation.  Please see below for more information. 

Studio Guidelines
  ∙ While this is not an instructor lead class, each Open Studio session will be staffed by park district personnel     who will assist the artists with materials and offer advice and guidance as needed. 

  ∙ Parents of participants under the age of 14 must sign them in and out of the Open Studio program.

  ∙ Participants are not allowed to return to the Open Studio session once they have signed out.

  ∙ There will be a limit of 1 canvas per visit.

  ∙ Each person attending Open Studio hours must register for a 5 visit punch card at the front desk before     attending. Punch cards can be used on any session day.

  ∙ Open Studio participants are able to store current projects at the studio, finished pieces must be taken        home.

  ∙ Participants are expected to clean and put away any materials used, and clean up their work space before     leaving.  

  ∙ The park district reserves the right to close Open Studio if participants have not arrived within 45 minutes of      session time.

Session Dates                                                 Session Dates
Ages:
 8+                                                          Ages: 8+
Day: Tuesdays or Thursdays                           Day: Saturdays
Date: 1/15-3/28                                                Date: 1/15-3/30
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm                                          Time: 10:00 am-12:00pm
Location: Community Center                           Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $25/$30 punch card                        R/NR Fee: $25/$30 punch card
Min 6/Max 15                                                    Min 6/Max 15
Code: 151100A                                                 Code: 151100B


One Day Workshop

Our One Day Workshops offer young artists a chance to test a new type of art or gain more experience with something they already enjoy.  Check out our list of workshops below!

Workshops

Pop Art Inspired Hearts   *February 8, 2019

We will take some inspiration from Pop Arts’ most famous figures to create a colorful Valentine’s Day Heart Painting on canvas.

Mixed Media Spring Bouquet   *March 1, 2019

Join us as we create 3 Dimensional Flowers mounted onto a beautifully painted canvas, just in time for Spring!

Celtic Stained Glass Painting   *March 15, 2019

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, participants will be using window cling paint and wooden frames to create a beautiful “stained glass” work of art.


Ages:
 6-16
Day: Fridays
Dates: see above
Time: 6:30-7:45 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $10/$13
Min 6/Max 20
Code: 151110A-C
*Pre-registration is required



PARENT'S NIGHT OUT * Valentines Day Theme

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. 

Ages: 4-13
Day: Saturday
Date: 2/9
Time: 4:45-8:15 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $30/$35
Min 8 /Max 20
Code: 151109A
Register by: 1 week prior to class date
*Pre-registration is required

Paint & Pour * New Location!

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: 2/9
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: The old VFW building at 1529 Harlem Ave.
R/NR Fee: $35/$40 per person
                  $60/$70 per couple
Min 8 /Max 20
Code: 151700A
Register by: 1 week prior to class date
*Pre-registration is required
Private Parties available! Contact Tara for info (708)749-4900 X 15


NEW! Ceramic Painting

Bring the whole family out for our new ceramics painting sessions!  Simply pick out your favorite piece of pottery, pay for it at our front desk, then sit down to paint using our wide selection of acrylic paints.  With  over 25 items to choose from, everyone is sure to find something they love!  Some of the ceramic pieces offered include: various figurines and animals, an assortment of piggy banks, decorative plates, bowls, coasters, and trinket boxes.  All pieces are available on a first come, first served basis. 

*Ceramic painting is for decorative use only, items are not food/water safe

*Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult

Ages: 4+
Day: Fridays
Date: January 25, February 1, 22, March 8, 22
Time: 6:30-7:45 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: Pricing per piece begins at $5
Min 6 /Max 15
Code: 151113A-E
Register by: 1 week prior to class date
*Pre-registration is required


DIY Valentine's Mailboxes

Boys and girls will be sure to have a great time making their one of a kind mailboxes just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Our creative group of staff and volunteers will assist participants as they use glitter, ribbons, paper, felt, and more to transform plain old shoe boxes into a mailbox sure to be the envy of any classroom.  Some examples include: magical unicorns, Pikachu’s, adorable dogs and cats, pizza slices and more!  Space is limited so register today!

Ages: 6-12
Day: Wednesday
Date: 2/13
Time: 6:15-8:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $5/$7
Min 8 /Max 20
Code: 151105A
Register by: 1 week prior to class date
*Pre-registration is required

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

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

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