Adult Classes and Workshops – Spring 2018

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Class Registration:
To register, you can either do so securely below, or by calling the Naperville Art League by calling 630.355.2530

Art classes are held at:

Naperville Fine Art Center
508 North Center Street
Naperville, IL 60563
630.355.2530.

HOW TO REGISTER:

For classes marked with a  means that you can register online (directly under each class), or by calling 630.355.2530 to register.

For classes not marked with a sun , please contact the Naperville Park District at 630.848.5000 during the phone—in registration period (please note that non—resident fees may be slightly higher than resident fees).


Portrait Drawing Open Studio

Instructor; Sally Sharp

Tuesdays (not 1st Tues. in month)6:00pm –9:00pm

Fee: $12/session                                    Ages 16 and up

Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join in our noninstructed, live model, open studio portrait sessions.  Bring your own art materials.  You may use any medium you like.  Tables and easels are available. There will typically be one long pose per session.  One model will be provided, or we will use volunteers from class.  If you volunteer to model one session, your next session will be free.  Models will be clothed.  Artists of all ages can participate .  There is an optional review and discussion at the end of each session.

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Open Studio

Wednesdays                              6:30—9:00 pm

Register with the Naperville Art League

Fee: $5 per session / $40 for 10 classes — $30 for NAL members

Work on your own project in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the flexibility of the open studio. Join the session when it fits your schedule. Receive inspiration from classmates that share your passion. Bring your art, your supplies & your creativity!

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Figure Drawing

Facilitator: Lucas Leonard

Sundays                                                9:00am– 12:00 pm

Fee: $15/session                                    18 and older only

Come draw with us! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our non-instructed, live model, open studio figure drawing sessions. Please bring your own art materials. Tables and easels are available. We start with short poses and work our way to progressively longer poses throughout the session. There is an optional review and discussion at the end of each class. One model will be provided per session, male or female, according to model availability. Students must be at least 18 years old and able to provide valid ID. Your name and address will be required. Models will be nude.

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Digital Artistry – Computer Art

Instructor:- Lucas Leonard

Sundays: Mar 4  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee:- $15 per session                             All ages

Have you always wanted to be the next pixar? Are you tired of expensive software keeping you from your dreams? Come learn about free software and use it to power your artistic vision.  This is a hands on instructional course that will explore may different aspects of digital artistry, whether it’s 2D, 3D, or animation.  I will take you through short projects that you can follow along building the skills to create larger and more complex pieces.  Questions and discussions are encouraged.  Software will be provided.  Please bring you own laptop.  This class is for all ages although basic computer skill will be needed.  Each class is different – sign up for the dates that work for you and skip when you must.

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Beginning Watercolor

Instructor: Carmelo Schifano

Thurs., Feb 22- March 29            9:00 am—11:00 am

Fee: $180.00                             Adult

Register through NAL at 630.355.2530

Artist Carmelo Schifano takes the fear out of watercolor as he invites his students to relax and get loose. Participants will learn the basic technique and take home completed works. Helpful critiques will ensure that class members get the most out of their lessons.

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Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor: Carmelo Schifano

Thurs., Feb 22- March 29            11:30 am—1:30 pm

Fee: $180.00 or $30 per class                            Adult

Register through NAL at 630.355.2530

Create your own compositions using your own photo references. Develop simple concept sketches coupled with value studies. Find how the principles and elements of design greatly affect your final outcome. Manipulate simple guidelines for developing your great work of art, while leaving your fear home and having fun at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery with Carmelo. Supply list at:

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Pour Your Art Out!

Instructor:-Penny Coffman

Saturday: Apr 21           1:00pm– 3:00pm

Fee:- $15 per session                        Adults

Min 6/Max 12

Paint Pouring in the newest trend.  You are invited to a fun, interactive workshop with artist Penny Coffman to see what it’s all about.  You will watch demos, receive tips and tricks, share what you may already know and then you will pour an amazing artwork of your own.  Dress for mess! There is a supply fee of $10 due payable to teacher at beginning of class.

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Oil Painting in a Day!

Instructor: Tony Carnesecchi

Sundays: Mar 25                                    9:30 am—4:30 pm

Fee: Res. $85.00/Non.$115.00     Ages 14 and up

Min.5/Max.12

Complete a beautiful oil painting in just one day as Tony Carnesecchi leads you through this step-by-step process. The main medium is oils, but use of acrylic underpainting is explored. The use of different brushes to achieve certain finishes is explained along with the use of palette knives to create beautiful textures. Bring a roll of paper towels; all other supplies are provided. Don’t forget your sack lunch!

Contact the Naperville Park District at 630.848.5000 during the phone—in registration period (please note that non—resident fees may be slightly higher than resident fees).