ART PROGRAMS

ART PROGRAMS: Art Programs have the potential to help improve a student's memory and concentration skills, develop decision-making and critical thinking skills, enhance communication and listening skills, but also encourage focus and discipline.

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*New Mini Master Artist

Mini Master Artist classes will give children the opportunity to learn all about a famous artist each week. We will then learn their techniques and recreate one of their most famous pieces. By learning art history and new techniques, children will be inspired to become their own master artist.
Instructor:
Olga Coronado

8 weeks
Ages:
6-12 yrs.
Days: Thursdays
Dates: 2/3-3/24
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $45/$55
Location: Community Center
Register By: 1 week in advance of attendance
Min 6/Max 10
Code: 151107A


Beginning Photography

Say click and take a pic! If your child has the desire to learn more about photography, this class is for them!Each lesson is designed to teach students the basics of photography while allowing them to explore their own artistic style. Whether students have a DSLR, point and shoot, or a phone camera, they will be shown how to take clear concise pictures.
*Students must bring a camera from home, if you need to borrow a camera please contact Olga at 708-749-4900 x 16.
Instructor: Olga Coronado

8 weeks
Ages:
8-12 yrs.
Days:
Wednesdays
Dates:
2/2-3/23
Time:
4:30-6:00 pm
R/NR Fee:
$45/$55
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151115A

Intermediate Photography

Go pro! If your child wants to practice more photographic styles, this class is for them! Each lesson will explore various photographic styles such as street,portrait, landscape and more! Intermediate photography is designed to teach the principles of photography while incorporating more unique photographic styles. Whether students have a DSLR, point and shoot, or a phone camera, they will be shown how to take clear concise pictures.
*Students must bring a camera from home, if you need to borrow a camera please contact Olga at 708-749-4900 x 16.

Instructor:
Olga Coronado

8 weeks
Ages:
13-17 yrs.
Days:
Wednesdays
Dates:
2/2-3/23
Time:
6:15-7:30 pm
R/NR Fee:
$45/$55
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151115B

Drawing & Painting

This class will present students with a 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 drawing and painting techniques and mediums will be covered during the 8 week timeline, giving participants the opportunity and freedom to explore the many options an artist has to choose from.
Instructor: Sofia Zabawa

8 weeks
Ages:
6-12 yrs.
Days: Tuesdays
Dates: 2/1-3/22
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $45/$55
Location: Community Center
Register By: 1 week in advance of attendance
Min 6/Max 10
Code: 151103A

Intermediate Drawing & Painting

This class is for students who have already learned basic drawing and painting techniques and are looking to broaden and refine their established skill sets. Participants will be given weekly lessons designed to enhance their understanding and knowledge of art and art history, while giving them the freedom to create works of art that areas unique as they are.
Instructor: Sofia Zabawa

8 weeks
Ages:
6-12 yrs.
Days:
Tuesdays
Dates:
2/1-3/22
Time:
6:15-7:45 pm
R/NR Fee:
$45/$55
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151103B

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: Sofia Zabawa

8 weeks
Ages:
6-12 yrs.
Days:
Fridays
Dates:
2/4-3/25
Time:
4:30-6:00 pm
R/NR Fee:
$45/$55
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151105A

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 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: Olga Coronado

8 weeks
Ages:
6-12 yrs.
Days:
Mondays
Dates:
1/31-3/21
Time:
4:30-6:00 pm
R/NR Fee:
$45/$55
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151104A

*New Teen Art Lab

The youth of our nation have so many important things to say, that’s why we created our new Teen Art Lab.  Teen Art Lab is designed to be a student driven class where teens will be able to freely express themselves in a completely supportive and encouraging environment.  Students will be allowed to develop and refine their current skill set, while being given the freedom to work on individual projects, or collaborative group projects with their peers.
Instructor: Sofia Zabawa

8 weeks
Ages:
13-18 yrs.
Days:
Saturdays
Dates:
2/5-4/2 *No class 3/5
Time:
10:00 am-12:00 pm
R/NR Fee:
$45/$55
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151108A

*New Kids Poetry Class

A poetry and creative writing class for children to explore the many ways they wonder about the world through words. We’ll be analyzing the themes presented within their favorite media such as tv, movies, music and influencers to inspire them to write about their own three dimensional lives with the same amount of wonder and awe in order to motivate any and all future creative outlets they may want to explore.
Instructor: Daniela Jaime

8 weeks
Ages:
9-12 yrs.
Days:
Thursdays
Dates:
2/3-3/24
Time:
4:30-5:30 pm
R/NR Fee:
$40/$50
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151116A

*New Intro to Poetry

A poetry and creative writing class that will explore the many ways they wonder about the world through words. We’ll be analyzing the themes presented within their favorite media such as tv, movies, music and influencers to inspire them to write about their own three dimensional lives with the same amount of wonder and awe in order to motivate any and all future creative outlets they may want to explore. We will also explore how to unpack and edit their work to explore the depths of their writing potential and explore creative techniques.
Instructor: Daniela Jaime

8 weeks
Ages:
13+ yrs.
Days:
Thursdays
Dates:
2/3-3/24
Time:
5:45-6:45 pm
R/NR Fee:
$40/$50
Location:
Community Center
Register By:
1 week in advance of attendance
Min
6/Max 10
Code:
151116B

Open Studio

If your hectic schedule and limited space has prevented you from being creative, then our new drop in open studio hours are perfect for you!   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.

•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.  

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

•Each person attending open studio hours must register for a punch card at the front desk before attending.

•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.

•If no participants have arrived 45 minutes after the start of open studio hours, the park district reserves the right to close the studio for that session.

8 Weeks
Ages:
14+ yrs.
Day:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: 2/1-3/24
Time:
6:30-8:00 pm
R/NR Fee:
$25/$30 for a 5 visit punch card
Location: Community Center
Min 6/Max 10
Code:
151000A

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Save Your Programs

Nothing prevents a good program from running more than waiting until the last minute to register for it.
Classes that have a low enrollment are generally cancelled approximately one week prior to the first meeting date.
Please register for your programs as early as possible to avoid cancellations.

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Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 749-4900
Fax: (708) 749-4966

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Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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