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: 7-16
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 6/5-7/24
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $25/$30
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 153107A

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: 6/11-7/30                                               
Time: 12:15-1:00 pm                                    
Location: Community Center                       
R/NR Fee: $25/$30                                       
Min 5/Max 15                                                
Code: 153101A                                                                                          

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: 6/8-7/27                                          
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm                                
Location: Community Center                    
R/NR Fee: $40/$45                                     
Min 4/Max 10                                              
Code: 153102A                                           

Sculptural Techniques

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of professional art materials in this unique and engaging sculpture class. Participants will draw inspiration from weekly lessons presented at class time, while being encouraged to express their unique artistic vision in a fully supportive and fun environment.
*Continuing students will be given advanced instruction. 
                                                                                                                                             Instructor: Tara Tischer

8 weeks
Ages: 7-16
Day: Mondays
Dates: 6/11-7/30
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 13
Code: 153106A

Kids on Canvas

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 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: Fridays
Dates: 6/8-7/27
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 6/Max 15
Code: 153104A

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.
*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: 8-17
Day: Thursdays
Dates: 6/7-7/26
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $50/$55
Min 6/Max 13
Code: 153108A

Collage for KIds

No paints or crayons or pencils for this class!  Just a lot of imagination, a pair of scissors, a bottle of glue, and all of the different colors and textures we can think of to make our works of art.  Like a quilt made of cloth, a mosaic made of tiles, or a stained glass, beautiful works of art are often made from pieces of materials.  It will be a lot of fun to create a different picture each week with the little objects that surround us each day!                                                                                                                                                                              Instructor: Cheryl Spran

3 weeks
Ages: 6-16
Day: Wednesdays
Date: 6/6-6/20
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $40/$45
Min 7/Max 15
Code: 153103A

Animal Art

Do you like animals?  Wouldn’t it be fun to paint or draw animals you see in nature, at the zoo, or the Shedd Aquarium?  Maybe even your own!  Let’s have some fun depicting all of the wonderful creatures of the world from the biggest to the smallest!                                                

                                                                                                                                           Instructor: Cheryl Spran

3 weeks
Ages: 6-16
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 7/18-8/1
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $30/$35
Min 5/Max 18
Code: 153105A

The Power of Pastel

Learn the beauty of soft pastel.  The medium of the masters... Degas, Renoir, and You.  It is a medium that is pure and flexible.  We will learn about and experiment with all of the pure beauty it expresses.  You will be guided in representing a picture you bring to the class or one will be provided. 
Basic materials will be provided but participants may bring their own supplies if desired.   Premium pastel paper will also be available for purchase from the instructor.                                                

                                                                                                                                           Instructor: Cheryl Spran

3 weeks
Ages: 18+
Day: Saturdays
Dates: 7/14-7/28
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $45/$50
Min 5/Max 18
Code: 153113A

Landscape Painting

Learn the beauty of soft pastel.  The medium of the masters... Degas, Renoir, and You.  It is a medium that is pure and flexible.  We will learn about and experiment with all of the pure beauty it expresses.  You will be guided in representing a picture you bring to the class or one will be provided. 
Basic materials will be provided but participants may bring their own supplies if desired.   Premium pastel paper will also be available for purchase from the instructor.
                                                                                                                                           Instructor: Cheryl Spran

3 weeks
Ages: 18+
Day: Saturdays
Dates: 6/9-6/23
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $30/$35
Min 7/Max 18
Code: 153112A

Family Night at 16th Street

What could be better than getting the whole family out of the house for a night of art and culture?  Join us on Friday, July 27th for Family Night at 16th Street.  Drop off the kids in the multi-purpose room at 16th Street Theater for a night of art, then enjoy our production of Aline Lathrop’s The Hero’s Wife for a night of theater.  Registration is available at North Berwyn Park District’s Community Center, or by contacting 16th Street Theater (708)795-6704.
                                                                                                                                           Instructor: Tara Tischer
THE HERO'S WIFE
Cameron doesn’t remember in the morning what he does to Karyssa at night.  She doesn’t tell him, believing his night terrors may provide a window into her new husband who just retired from the Navy SEALs. During the day, they negotiate dinner plans, career ambitions, gun safety and video games, as he attempts to craft a post Special Ops identity while guarding his secrets. At night, he is more available yet more dangerous, affording opportunities to know him if she risks enough.

Ages: 6-15
Day: Friday
Dates: 7/27
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm
Location: Cultural Center
R/NR Fee: Art Class: $10/$12 per child (2nd child half the fee)
                  Adult Ticket Price: $18/$22 per show ticket
                  Non-Ticket Holder Class fee: $20/$25
Min 5/Max 15
Code: 153701A,B,C

Peace Flag Workshop

Peace Flags provide you with a special way to express in words or pictures your hopes and wishes for yourself, your family, friends, community, or the world. Taken together Peace Flags describe a better, more peaceful planet for us all. 
The flags will provide you with a visual reminder that we live in one world and all share similar hopes and dreams. They also help you to focus on how you would like to work for peace. 
                                                       
One Day Workshop
Ages: 6-Adult
Day: Saturday
Dates: 8/4
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $10/$15 (3 flags)
Min 6/Max 20
Code: 153702A
*Pre-registration is required
*Flags will be displayed at our Fiesta Raíces on Saturday, August 18
*Flags will be available for pick up on Monday, August 20


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: 7/21
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $30/$35
Min 8 /Max 20
Code: 153109A
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: 7/21
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Community Center
R/NR Fee: $35/$40 per person
                 $60/$70 per couple
Min 8 /Max 20
Code: 153700A
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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