Water Street Studios offers a variety of classes for all ages and experience levels. It is our philosophy that everyone from preschoolers to seniors can use art in their lives. Classes run on a trimester schedule and are staffed by professional and working artists. Water Street Studios, Batavia is home to the School of Art and our second location, Printlab, is located in St. Charles and houses printmaking facilities. We look forward to seeing you around the Studios or in the PrintLab. Whatever your passion, or curiosity, we've got something for you.

Upcoming events

    • 18 Apr 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 3

    Ages 16+

    This is an Introductory “tour” of lampwork beadmaking. You will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools, and technique, followed by a demonstration. Students will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass to create a one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass and all the tools needed. Please bring note taking supplies. 

    Max 4

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Victoria Belz 

    Members  $65 NonMembers $75



    Sun. March 1st 1-4pm JWL5100-B

    Sat. March 28th  1-4pm JWL5100-D

    Sat. April 18th 1-4pm JWL5100-C


    • 19 Apr 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 2

    Ages 16+

    Come and learn the fundamentals of beading and come away with a beautiful beaded bracelet of your own! The techniques taught can be incorporated into a variety of jewelry pieces and is a great way to start your beading addiction! All supplies included. 

    Max 5

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Dee Reger

    Members $40 /Non-members $50

    Sundays 1-4pm

    April 12  JWL5107-A

    April 19  JWL5107-B

    • 23 Apr 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 4

     Ages 18+ (16-18 yrs w/parent consent)

    In this six (6) segment class, you will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod. We will learn the basic skills used to manipulate glass and concentrate on cultivating a mastery of those skills. Students will learn basic bead shapes, layering of glass, dots, basic flower designs, frit (the use and  making of), stringer pulling and how to make and pull twisty canes. It is recommended that students attend the Introduction to Lampwork Beading class, but it’s not a requirement. Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses all the tools needed for use in shaping glass. Various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass will be available for purchase. Please bring note taking supplies.

    Min 2/Max 5. 

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Victoria Belz

    Members $190 /NonMembers $210 + materials fee of $30 (includes one dozen 3/32 mandrels and $20 credit for glass rods.)

    Thursdays 6-9pm


    March 5 - April 16  JWL5101-B (no class April 2)

    April 23 - May 28  JWL5101-C

    Wednesdays  11:45-2:45

    March 4 - April 15


    Please note: Long hair should be tied back, closed toe shoes only. Close fitting, cotton or natural fiber content clothing recommended.  

    • 02 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 6

    Ages 18+

    Explore the diversity of oil and cold wax to create richly layered abstracted paintings. Unlike encaustic, the wax is used at room temperature without heat. Using non-traditional tools, combine powdered pigments, oil bars, and other media along with the oil paint and wax medium to create depth, line and textured color fields. Learn through demonstrations, discussion and exploration. Discover the versatility of this medium through the experimental, intuitive nature of the class. Prerequisite: some experience in any medium. 

    Supply list is available HERE.

    Min 4/Max 8. 

    Instructor Dianne Martia

    Price: Members $250 NonMembers $275

    Both sessions rum 9am - 4pm

    Friday & Saturday

    April 10 & 11  PNT5104-A

    Sat & Sun

    May 2 & 3 PNT5104-B


    To see Dianne’s work and read her bio please visit diannemartia.com 

    • 03 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 10

    ages 16+

    Students will make a unique copper cuff bracelet with pre-cut geometric shapes that they stamp with a word or short message.  There is a lot of room for individuality.  No prior metalsmithing experience is necessary. All materials are supplied.

    Max. 10

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    members $45 / non-members $55

    sessions offered:

    Sun. May 3 @ 1-3pm  JWL5206-A

    Thurs. July 16 @ 6-8pm JWL5206-B

    • 03 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 7

    Ages 16+

    What it really takes to draw better is to see better.  The fun and challenge of drawing from observation will sharpen your skills of perception and enliven your art making process.  This class will include exercises to help get you out of your "thinking Brain" and into your creating brain.  No experience necessary-everyone can do this!  

    **Plus $20 supply fee which includes: newsprint, charcoal paper, charcoal stick: soft, medium and hard vine, jumbo and compressed; graphite; pink pearl & white plastic erasers.

    **students may bring their own materials instead, but please notify instructor when registering.

    min. 2 / max. 8

    Instructor: Krista VarsBergs

    members $120 / non-members $135

    sessions offered:

    Sundays, May 3 - May 17 @ 1-3pm  PNT5218-A

    Sundays, Aug. 9 - Aug. 23 @ 1-3pm PNT5218-B

    • 04 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 15

    A class based on the Brownie Letterboxing Patch.  Discover what is letterboxing, and different ways to create stamps.  Girls will create their own personal stamp and decorate a journal to log their letterboxing adventures.  They can put their skills to the test and track down a hidden letterbox while they are here.  Price does not include the skill patch

    min. 3 / max. 15

    Instructor: Andrea Kruk

    Monday, May 4th @

    ages 5-8:   4-6pm  KID5226

    ages 7-11:  6-8pm KID5231

    non-members $25 / members $15

    • 05 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 6

    Ages 16+

    Class will be about making papers, using mark making techniques, painting various types of found papers such as old book pages,  then using elements made in the first day of class to create a work of art.  Lastly finishing techniques of additional mark making, painting, etc. mounting collage piece onto a substrate.  **Instructor will have some parts and basic tools. Students are welcome to bring supplies from home.  Options to be discussed at first class.

    min. 2 / max. 6

    Instructor: Carolyn Abramofsky

    members $100 / non-members $115

    sessions offered:

    Tuesdays, May 5 - June 2 @ 1-4pm  PNT5201-A

    Tuesdays, July 7 - Aug 4 @ 9am - 12pm  PNT5201-C

    Tuesdays, July 7 - Aug 4 @ 1-4pm  PNT5201-B

    • 06 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 6

    Ages 16+ (16 & 17 with parent consent)

    With minimum sewing skills, participants will construct a one of a kind skirt for themselves using multiple light weight fabrics.  Invisible zipper application will be taught in addition to straight sewing.  Students will need their own sewing machine to bring to class.  Information for supplies will be mailed to students after registration and before the first class.

    min. 3 / max. 6

    Instructor: Beverly Livermore

    members $70 / non-members $85

    Wednesdays, May 6 - May 27 @ 7-9pm  TXT5200

    • 07 May 2015
    • WSS
    • 6

    Ages 16+

    In this class, we will focus on the process and techniques that can be used to arrive at a suitable likeness of your subject.  "Suitable" can a realistic, abstract or stylized representation that communications the essence of a person you are painting.  We will talk about ways to see your subject in order to make this an easier task to achieve!  Using oil paints, through underpainting and working from general to specific, we will learn to arrive at our goals.  Pleas come to class with the required supplies and a reasonable sized, clear photograph of your subject.  We will cover some of the basics of color mixing and oil painting techniques, but previous experience with this is helpful, since it will allow more time to achieve the desired outcome!  Please see the online supply list for Oil Painting and Oil Painting Techniques to view required materials.  Or view it HERE.

    min. 2 / max. 6

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Deborah Di Vita  Glascott

    Members $125/Non-Members $140

    Thursdays 11:30am-2pm

    May 7 - May 28  PNT5215-A (register by April 26)

    Aug. 6 - Aug. 27 PNT5215-B (register by July 26)

    Please see the online supply list for Oil Painting and Oil Painting Techniques to view required materials. 
    • 07 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 8

    Ages 16+

    For painters of all levels, skills and disciplines, the focus of this class is to nurture the individual creative process. Color mixing and basic oil painting techniques will be  covered. Participants will explore traditional and alternative styles in oil painting while  developing an understanding of basic drawing and composition skills. Emphasis is placed on discovering individual strengths and styles that will enable each to complete a final painting reflecting those characteristics. This class is structured for enjoyment in a relaxed  format to allow creativity to surface naturally. Supply list is available HERE.

    Max 8

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Deb DiVita Glascott

    Members $100/NonMembers $115 + supplies (list available online)

    Thursdays 6:30-9pm

    May 7 - May 28  PNT5212-A

    Aug 6 - Aug 27  PNT5212-B



     

    • 07 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 9

    ages 16+


    Create a one of a kind mesmerizing pendant using a colorful lampwork disc bead and sterling silver.  You will design, texture and assemble your own masterpiece pendant!  No previous experience required!  Awesome Mothers Day gift!

    min. 2 / max. 10

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    members $35 / non-members $45

    Thursday, May 7 @ 6-8pm  JWL5212-A

    Monday, June 8 @ 4-6pm  JWL5212-B

    • 09 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 9

    Ages 16+

    This is an excellent beginners class that will teach you the fundamental techniques to create awesome earrings. Once you master loop forming and a little bit of wire wrapping you can make countless pairs of earrings. These earrings are great for gift giving! In the class you will receive all supplies necessary for up to three pairs of pierced dangle earrings with sterling silver and various beads. All tools necessary are available to use during the class time. No previous experience necessary.  Excellent Mothers Day gift from the heart!

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    Price: Member $35 / Non-members $45 

    Sessions offered:

    Sat. May 9 ► 1-3p JWL5214-A
    Mon.  June 22 ► 4-6p JWL5214-B

     



    • 09 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 5

    Ages 16+

    Using acrylic paints, inks, etc. and various mediums, we will paint papers, apply various marking making techniques, play with found materials and tools to create personal collage pieces. 

    **Be sure to wear old clothes or a good apron.  Painting and Mark making can be very messy.

     **$15 for a supply kit, which includes Strathmore Water Color Paper, 140#,; 2 Brushes; One wood panel, 5x8 or 8x 10; glue; medium; and acrylic paints.

    There will be some miscellaneous found papers, baby wipes, and paper towels available.  Students may bring supplies such as found papers, photocopy images, marking tools, rubber stamps, and substrates (one or two , not larger than 10x10).

    min. 2 / max. 5

    Instructor: Carolyn Abramofsky

    members $85 / non-members $100

    sessions offered:

    Saturday, May 9 @ 9am-4pm PNT5203-A

    Saturday, May 23 @ 9am-4pm PNT5203-B

    • 09 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 12

    We live in a fast-paced digital world so come to WSS to learn to craft your own toys the old fashioned way -  all handmade and totally from your imagination.  Using paper, felt, clay, and recycled materials you will create your own unique toys and games.  Puppets, writing & illustrating books, and dolls or action figures will be all on the agenda.   Come create with us! Please bring a sack lunch (no peanut products please).

    min. 2/ max. 12

    location: WSS

    Instructor: Kari Kraus

    Price: Member $60/Non-member $75

    Saturday, May 9    10:00am - 3:00pm

    • 16 May 2015
    • WSS

    Ages 18 +

    Always had an interest in painting the landscape?  Painting in and around Batavia is a wonderful way to enjoy the start of spring.  Join Kathy Hirsh for this two day workshop of oil painting or pastels.  Learn about setting up, planning a painting, edges, value and composition.  We will talk about underpainting, keeping it loose and playing with color.  These session are open to all, regardless of your level of experience.  Beginners are welcome.  If the weather is inclement, we will work at Water Street Studios from photos.  Please bring a few photographic references to inspire you.  WE will talk about how to successfully use a photographic reference and different issued of working from a photo.  See the supply list available HERE.

    Min. 3

    Location: WSS

    Instructor:  Kathy Hirsh

    Members $230/Non-members $250

    Sat & Sun 9 - 3pm

    May 16 & 17  PNT5103-A

    • 16 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • WSS
    • 12

    Ages 7-11

    Ever wanted to travel the world, all in five short hours?  Well in this one day workshop, you can!  We will study works from Asia, Australia, North and South America, Europe, and Africa.   We will explore a continent through all types of media, from making our own version of a Chinese Tang Dynasty Horse in clay to creating Australian Aboriginal Fiber Sculptures, and that’s just the beginning.  Please bring a sack lunch and remember that WSS has a “No Nut” policy in our classrooms!

    Instructor: Kari Kraus

    member: $60.00  non-member: $75.00

    Saturday, May 16th  10am - 3pm

    • 17 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 5

    Ages 18+   (16-17 with parental consent)

    This is an Introductory “tour” of lampwork beadmaking. You will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools, and technique, followed by a demonstration. Students will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass to create a one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass and all the tools needed. Please bring note taking supplies. 

    Max 5

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Victoria Belz 

    Members  $65 / NonMembers $75



    Sun. May 17th 1-4pm JWL5217-A

    Sun. July 19th  1-4pm JWL5217-B


    • 24 May 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 4

    Ages 16-18

    You will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools, and technique, followed by a demonstration. Students will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass to create a one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass and all the tools needed. Please bring note taking supplies. 

    Max 4

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Victoria Belz 

    Members  $65 / NonMembers $75



    Sun. May 24th 1-4pm JWL5200-A

    Sun. July 12th  1-4pm JWL5200-B


    • 31 May 2015
    • PrintLab
    • 12

    Ages 16+

    What do tin foil, feathers, tape, cardboard and sting all have in common? They can be used to create texturally and tonally rich edition of prints. Using these found materials, students will create one of a kind collagraphs and learn to print them using both relief and intaglio methods. 

    Instructor Kim Fredricks

    Price: Members $145 / NonMembers $160

    Sessions Offered:

    Sundays, May 31-June 14  1:30-3:30p PRT5202-A

    Wednesdays, August 5-August 19 ► 6:30-8:30p PRT5202-B

    • 03 Jun 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 8

    Ages 16+

    Explore jewelry making using basic metalsmithing techniques to design and create unique handcrafted jewelry. This course covers sawing, piercing, sanding, stamping, texturing, forming as well as finishing. Students can create at least one piece of copper or sterling silver jewelry weekly. Projects may include earrings, pendants, bracelets or rings. Metal to complete at least four projects included in class fee. Students have access to studio tools and equipment. No experience necessary. Repeat class to master skills. 

    Max 9

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    Members $150/ NonMembers $170 (includes $25 of supplies) 


    Wednesdays, June 3 - June 24 @ 6-9pm  JWL5202-A 

    Saturdays, June 6 - June 27 @ 1-4pm   JWL5202-B


    • 05 Jun 2015
    • PrintLab
    • 6

    Ages 12+

    Linocut is a variant of woodcut in which the relief printing matrix is made of softer linoleum.  A design is drawn onto the surface which is then cut with gouges, tools and chisels.  The uncarved areas yield a mirrored image when printed.  Students will learn to create imagery on linoleum, pink erasers, and flat rubber discs which will all be used to experiment in print collage.  Required: Speedball Lino Cutter Set.

    Instructor: Kim Fredricks

    members $200 / non-members $215

    sessions offered:

    Fridays, June 5 - June 26 ► 6:30-8p   PRT5200-A

    Mondays, July 13 - August 3 ► 6:30-8p   PRT5200-B

    • 05 Jun 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 4

    Ages 16+ (16-17 will need parental consent)

    Want to learn how to operate a MIG welder, plasma cutter and other metal fabrication tools?  Sign up and learn how to create artwork with steel.  We have some scrap metal to use for learning purposes, however, you will need to provide material for your artwork creations.  That cost will depend on what you would like to create.  Please consult the instructor before purchasing material because some metals are not recommended to weld with.

    max. 4

    Instructor: staff

    members $150 / non-members $165

    Fridays, June 5 - 19 @ 5:00pm

    • 11 Jun 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 8

    Ages 16+

    For anyone wishing to brush up on basic oil painting techniques, we will focus on producing “mini-works” that demonstrate different techniques. These may include glazing, impasto, dry brush, and simple blending and shading techniques. We will work from a single object or shape to easily visualize the different effects that can be achieved simply by changing the application. Color mixing and brush use will also be covered. Supply list is available online HERE.

    Max 8

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Deb DiVita Glascott

    Members $100/NonMembers $115 + supplies (list available online)

    Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm

    June 11 - July 9 (no class June 25)  PNT5214

     

    • 14 Jun 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 10

    ages 16+


    Learn basic fused glass techniques to create three pendants or magnets.  Students learn the basics of glass fusing during this HOT class!  A basic glass assortment is included in the class fee. Pieces will be fired after class and available for pick up within one week of class.

    min. 2 / max. 10

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    members $65 / non-members $75

    sessions offered:

         Sunday, June 14 @ 1-4pm  JWL5208-A

         Monday, July 13 @ 6-9pm   JWL5208-B

    • 14 Jun 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 6

    Ages 16+

    Do you like getting your hands dirty?  Is your mind just bursting with great ideas?  If you answered yes, you're ripe for this class.  In Something From Nothing: Mastering Clay, you will learn how to manifest your great ideas into finished works of ceramic art.  This class will introduce the three fundamental techniques in ceramics and help develop the motor and critical thinking skills necessary to create a beautiful, unique something from a clay lump of nothing.  All materials included, brainstorming required!  No Clay experience necessary!

    min. 3 / max. 6

    Instructor: Sarah Ortlieb

    members $225 / non-members $240

    Sundays, June 14 - July 19 @ 3:30-5:30pm   CLY5200

    • 14 Jun 2015
    • 19 Jul 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 8

    Does your child like to play in the mud? This class is designed for children interested in exploring the tactile wonders of clay.  They will explore the three fundamental techniques for creating with ceramics and learn how to become masters of their own motor skills.  Each class will consist of a one-hour guided lesson, wherein each child will create the instructed piece.  The remaining time will be open for each child to develop and create their own art work under technical supervision to ensure its success.  All clay, glazes, and firings included.

    min. 3 / max. 8

    Instructor: Sarah Ortlieb

    Sundays June 14th - July 19th  @ 12:30 - 2:30pm

    cost:

    non-members- $240.00

    members- $225.00

    • 17 Jun 2015
    • WSS
    • 6

    ages 12-15

    Construct a 16" sq. pillow with a machine appliqued initial on the front. Sewing experience is not required. Basic machine and hand sewing techniques will be taught.  So it is like a beginning sewing class, but you have a pillow as a finished product.  Students will also need their own sewing machines. A limited amount of machines are available for use on a first come, first serve basis.  Information for supplies will be mailed to students after registration and before the first class.

    Min. 3/Max. 6

    Location: WSS

    Insructor: Beverly Livermore

    member: $35  non-member: $50

    Wednesdays, June 17-June 24  9:30 - 11:00pm

    • 20 Jun 2015
    • PrintLab @ WSS Batavia
    • 6

    Ages 10+

    Make superb cards for your family and friends embellished with a unique printmakers touch!  Student will learn about and experiment with the painterly technique of monotype printmaking, an exciting one of a kind style of printing and combine these prints with mixed media elements.  Students are welcome to bring materials they wish to add to their cards.  All print and basic card making materials will be provided.

    Instructor Kim Fredricks

    Price: Members $45 / NonMembers $60

    Sessions Offered:

    Saturday, June 20  1-3p PRT5204-A

    Sunday, July 26  1-3p PRT5204-B 

    Sunday, August 23 ► 1-3p PRT5204-C

    • 20 Jun 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 12

     Ages 7-11

    Come experience where art meets science! Explosions, eruptions, and a variety of scientific concepts will all be explored in this summer camp. We will learn about chromatography, chemical reactions by making salt watercolor paintings and fizzy color blasts. We will also make art to learn about acid base Indicators and create prints with basic kitchen ingredients while studying surface tension. Science experiments with beautiful results are the foundation of this camp. Please bring a sack lunch and remember that WSS and PrintLab have a “No Nut” policy in our classrooms. 

    Min 2/Max 12.

    Instructor Kari Kraus

    Price: Members $60/ NonMembers  $75

    Saturday, June 20   10am - 3pm

    • 23 Jun 2015
    • WSS
    • 18

    Ages 7-11 and 12-15

    Each class will focus on a famous piece of artwork and will end with student sketching an outfit indicative of the artist of the day.  Students will learn the history of the piece, a brief history of the artist, the time period the work was created in and how each part of the aesthetic can be translated to the fashion world.  Different pieces of work will be discussed each session the the class can be repeated.

    Min. 2/Max. 18

    Instructor: Alexandra Stark

    Members: $150

    NonMembers: $165

    Tuesdays,  June 23 - July 14

    Ages 7-11:  2-4pm     KID5213-A  

    Ages 12-15:  4-6pm   KID5213-B

    • 24 Jun 2015
    • WSS
    • 16

    Ages 7-11 and 12-15

    Each week student bring in materials that their family would otherwise recycle or throw away.  Sculptures are created from the shared materials of the class.  Week one will start with a "anything goes" sculpture to get the students warmed up.  The following weeks will each have a theme the students have to adhere to that will be announced at the beginning of each class.  This allows the kids to push their creativity and see items for more than their face value.  Core ideas of sculpture will also be discussed.  Class can be repeated.

    Min. 2/Max. 16

    Instructor: Alexandra Stark

    Members $150 / Non-members $165

    Wednesdays

    June 24 - July 15 @

         2-4pm   (ages 7-11)  KID5215

         4-6pm  (ages 12-15) KID5216

    • 25 Jun 2015
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 9

    Ages 16+ 

     Fabulous fun with fire! Craft unique colorful mini works of art with pre-cut metal shapes, glass and fire. No experience necessary. Students will leave with 3 or 4 one of a kind pendants! 

    Max 9

    Location WSS

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    Members $75 /NonMembers $85 (includes $10 for supplies)

    Thur, June 25 @  6-9pm  JWL5210-A

    Sun, July 19 @  1-4pm  JWL5210-B

    • 01 Jul 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 9

    Ages 16+

    This four-week course will build upon the metalsmithing techniques learned in the first metalsmithing class. Students will learn wire rivets, tube rivets, tab settings and more ways to connect without using a torch! Prerequisite Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication. Feel free to repeat class to master skills. 

    Max 9

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    Members $150/NonMembers $170 (includes $25 of supplies) 

    Wednesdays 6-9pm 

    July 1 - July 22  JWL5204-A

    Saturdays  1-4pm

    July 11 - August 1  JWL5204-B



    • 11 Jul 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 11

    DaVinci Reinvented

    Ages 7-11

    Endless possibilities await as you use your imagination to create new inventions out of odds and ends.  In addition to being an amazing artist Da Vinci was an architect, musician, mathematician, engineer and INVENTOR. You will learn about Da Vinci and create some expert technical drawings and then work to turn those ideas into three dimensional pieces using a variety of materials including found objects, metal, cardboard, wood, and more. Don't forget to bring a bag lunch!

    min. 2 / max. 12

    Instructor: Kari Kraus

    Price: Members $70.00/Non-Members $85.00

    Saturday, July 11th @ 10am - 4pm   KID5230

    • 14 Jul 2015
    • PrintLab
    • 6

    Ages 16+

    Harness the power of acid to create your next art work! To start, a zinc plate is covered in a waxy acid-resistant ground. A scribe is used to remove the ground, exposing the bare metal. Etching acid eats the exposed zinc which creates grooves that will hold ink. Students will learn the intaglio method of printing their unique etched plate onto paper. 

    Required Materials: Steel etching scribe.

     Instructor Kim Fredricks

    Price: Members  $230 / NonMembers $245

    Sessions Offered:

    Tuesdays, July 14 - July 28 ► 6:30-8:30  PRT5203-A

    Mondays, Aug.  3 - Aug. 17  6-8:30p  PRT5203-B 

    • 20 Jul 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 8

    Ages 16+

    Lots can be learned from drawing the landscape in monotone: choosing your focus and understanding relationships of edges, spaces, and values are among the skills we'll address.  Time will be spent drawing and discussing issues the work presents, with the goal of increasing awareness and perception-through the process of observation and discovery.  We'll be outside, weather permitting, drawing the urban and natural landscapes near Water Street Studios.  Specific locations where classes will meet will be given prior to class time.  All levels of experience are welcome!  

    **Plus $20 supply fee, which includes: newsprint, charcoal paper, charcoal sticks: soft, medium & hard vine, jumbo, and compressed; graphite; pink pearl and white plastic erasers.

    **Students may bring their own materials instead, but please notify instructor when registering.

    min. 2 / max. 8

    Instructor: Krista VarsBergs

    members $120 / non-members $135

    Mondays, July 20 - August 3 @ 10am-12noon  PNT5219

    • 21 Jul 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 10

    All Ages

    Imaginary Creators is a drawing and painting workshop to help people to break through their creative blocks and learn to draw inspiration.

    min. 5 / max. 10

    Instructor: Becka Davis

    members $45 / non-members $60

    Tuesdays, July 21 - August 25 @ 7-8pm  PNT5222

    • 22 Jul 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 18

    Ages 16+

    In this class, students will learn the basics of drawing in multiple mediums: pencil, ink, chalk and colored pencil.  Students will learn technique and theory as well as discuss famous art pieces.  Different pieces of artwork will be discussed each session so that the class can be repeated.

    Min. 2/Max 18

    Instructor: Alexandra Stark

    Members $150/Non-members $165

    Wednesdays, July 22-August 12 @ 4-6pm   PNT5211

    • 23 Jul 2015
    • WSS in Batavia

    ages 16+ (ages 16 & 17 with parental consent)

    Explore and experience the process of discovering "funny".  Identify and harvest real world experiences that can be turned into hysterical sketches, one acts, plays, or scripts.  Learn techniques that will help writers hone in on laughter.  This course will provide the skills to develop a foundation of a life full of smiles.

    min. 4 / max. 10

    instructor: Russ Devereaux

    members $95 / non-members $110

    Thursdays, July 23 - August 27th @ 6:30-8pm  KID5201

    • 15 Aug 2015
    • 16 Aug 2015
    • Downtown Batavia

    Please pay your $285 booth fee for Art in Your Eye 2015 here.  Only artists who have been notified by the jury may participate.  Further information will be forthcoming.  Email AIYE@waterstreetstudios.com with any questions.

    • 31 Dec 2015
    • WSS

    Ages 8-15

    Water Street Studios offers drop in clay sessions for student that have completed one beginning or introductory class or have permission of the Clay Access Program Manager.  Drip in session are non-instructive and meant to allow for further exploration of the medium or completion of a project.  Drop in sessions must be purchased in advance.  A maximum of 5 students are permitted in any given single open session. Therefore registered students must contact the Clay Access Program Manager to verify attendance.  All sessions must be used within one year of purchase.

    Max 5 - at any given single session

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Kathy Theilman

    10 session $350

    5 sessions $225

    Fridays 4:30-6pm  CLY5101-A

    Saturdays 10-11:30am  CLY5101-B

    • 31 Dec 2015
    • WSS

    Ages 16+

    Water Street Studios offers drop in clay sessions for student that have completed one beginning or introductory class or have permission of the Clay Access Program Manager.  Drip in session are non-instructive and meant to allow for further exploration of the medium or completion of a project.  Drop in sessions must be purchased in advance.  A maximum of 5 students are permitted in any given single open session. Therefore registered students must contact the Clay Access Program Manager to verify attendance.  All sessions must be used within one year of purchase.

    Max 5 - at any given single session

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Kathy Theilman

    10 sessions - Members $350/Non-members $385

    5 sessions  - Members $225/Non-members $250

    Fridays 6:30-8pm CLY5102-A

    Saturdays 10-11:30am  CLY5102-B


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