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

    • 02 Sep 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 10

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

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


    Wednesdays, Sept. 2 - Sept. 23 @ 6-9pm  JWL5300-A 

    Saturdays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 3 @ 1-4pm   JWL5300-B


    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 10 Dec 2015
    • WSS
    • 10

    Solder Skills!   ages 8-13

    This class will teach children/scouts the skill of soldering.  With supervision, the class will learn how to use a soldering iron and make a cool blinky robot pin/badge to proudly wear home!  

    Materials fee $5

    Members: $15  Non-Members: $18

    Min. 3 / Max. 10       Instructor:  Christy Knapp

    Thursdays @ 3:30-4:30

    September 10  KID5340-A

    September 24  KID5340-B

    October 15  KID5340-C

    November 12  KID5340-D

    December 10  KID5340-E




    • 12 Sep 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • WSS
    • 29



    Puppetry is for Adults: A Workshop on How to Create your own Puppet Performance! (ages 18+)

    Puppetry is not just for kids. All across the country “puppet slams” are happening... What is a puppet slam? It is a late night cabaret of short works of puppetry created specifically for adults to enjoy. During the course of this day-long workshop participants will conceive a 1-3 minute puppet piece, create mechanically accurate puppets, and perform their work at the end of the night at the “Puppet Meltdown Pop-Up Puppet Slam”! Does this sound like fun? You bet it does!

    This workshop is designed for both beginner and experienced artists as well as writers, performers, and designers. The highly skilled staff of Sea Beast Puppet Company have been running and performing in puppet slams for the past 5 years and will lead participants through the process of creating a slam piece from start to finish. There will be instruction provided on writing, building, directing and performing your piece. We will also provide you with places you can submit your finished piece for future performance opportunities and connect you with the national slam community. We want everyone to see your work! Your workshop fee covers the daytime workshop, all the materials you need to create your puppets, dinner, and a performance slot in the slam. We hope to see you there.  More about Sea Beast Puppetry :
    http://www.seabeastpuppetry.com/

    Cost: $75 for members $85 for non members

    When: Saturday, September 12th 1p.m.-10p.m.


    PPT5300

    **Additional materials: Students are not required but are encouraged to bring any of the following: laptops, tablets, flash drives, mp3 players, and portable speakers. You may want to use these items for writing  sketching, to look up imagery, or to find music for your pieces.




    • 12 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • WSS-Batavia

    Puppet Slam Performance with Sea Beast Puppetry

    September 12, 2015  8:15 p.m. 


    Join us for an exciting special performance of puppetry for adults following the one day workshop with Sea Beast Puppetry staff. Anything can happen! Tickets $7



    • 13 Sep 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 4

    Ages 15-18

    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 in Batavia

    Instructor: Victoria Belz 

    Members  $70 / NonMembers $75



    Sun. Sept. 13  1-4pm JWL5320-A

    Sun. Dec. 5  1-4pm JWL5320-B


    • 13 Sep 2015
    • Batavia
    • 10

    Copper Etched Pendants ages 16+

    Learn the basics of etching on copper with ferric chloride. You can draw a design or use rubber stamps to create unique pieces. We will learn how to clean your metal, use resists, etch safely and finish your pieces. Etching offers endless design possibilities. Students will create up to 3 pieces. No experience required. Metal for 3 pieces supplied. Ferric chloride is a chemical that when used safely provides user with wonderful results. All safety precautions will be adhered to. Students are required to bring safety glasses and at least two pair of rubber, latex or non latex gloves. Ferric chloride stains clothing so aprons advised.

    Min 2 / Max 10 WSS Instructor - Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    Sunday 1 - 4:00 pm - Sept 13 - JWL5313-A

    Monday 6 - 9:00 pm - Oct 5 - JWL5313-B

    Thursday 6 - 9:00 pm - Nov19 - JWL5312-C 

    Member Price $75

    Non-Member Price $80

    • 13 Sep 2015
    • Batavia
    • 5

    Make Sparks Fly: Create Your Own Garden Stake      ages 9-11

    Make sparks fly and create your own garden stake. Learn the basics of using a plasma cutter, working with metal, and welding. Projects will become more challenging if you are repeat student. 

    **Please wear one hundred percent cotton clothing and closed toed shoes. Preferably long sleeve shirts. 

    Max 5 WSS - Instructor - Kathy Thielman


    Sun - Sept 13 - 12  to 2:30 pm - MTL5300-A 

    Sun - Sept 27 - 12 to 2:30 pm - MTL5300-B 

    Sun - Oct 11 -12 to 2:30 pm - MTL5300-C 

    Member Fee $185

    Non-Member Fee $195

    • 14 Sep 2015
    • Batavia
    • 4

    Intro to Colored Pencil Drawing    ages 16+ 

    Learn how to create realistic colored pencil drawings by layering colors to add depth. Technique discussions will include color theory, complimentary colors and stroke techniques to accomplish these drawings.

     Min 2 / Max 6 WSS Instructor - Kathie Collinson 


    Mon.  Sep. 14 - Oct 12 @ 4 - 6:00 pm (NO CLASS 9/28) PNT5310-A 

    Mon.  Nov 2 - Nov 23 @ 4 to 6:00 pm - PNT5310-B 


    Member Price $150

    Non-Member Price $160

    • 15 Sep 2015
    • Batavia

    Tinker, Create and Destroy ages 7 - 14 


    Did you know that girls are often discouraged to use simple hand tools or engage in play that involves getting dirty and greasy? This camp will have gils tinkering and creating with tools and gadgets in a safe and supervised environment.  Girls will participate in activities that include using simple tools such as hammer and nails, wrenches and pliers, nuts, bolts, and gears. The class participants will construct a toolbox, deconstruct everyday objects to discover how they work, have fun with gears and grease, make a moving sculpture using a simple motor, and use all their new skills and tinker kits to create robots out of recycled materials. Teach a girl to tinker & empower her for life!

    Min 3 / Max 10 WSS Instructor - Christy Knapp

    Tuesdays 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    September 15 – October 13 KID5304-A October 27th – November 24 KID5304-B 

    Member $150

    Non-Member $160

    • 15 Sep 2015
    • Batavia
    • 6

    Learn basic drawing techniques while exploring different mediums of graphite, chalk pastel, colored pencil and ink.  Topics covered will include lines, composition, blending and shading.

    Min. 2 / Max. 6

    Instructor: Kathie Collinson

    Member price: $150  Non-member price; $160

    Tuesdays - 4-6pm

    Sept. 15 - Oct. 13 (no class 9/29)  KID5308-A

    Nov. 3 - Nov. 24      KID5308-B

    • 15 Sep 2015
    • Batavia

    Tour of Printmaking                    ages 12+ 


    Let this class take you on an exploration through a variety of printmaking processes! Students will learn four unique methods of printmaking, the history behind each process and create their own set of prints.

     **$15.00 fee for lino cutter set 

    Max 6 - WSS Instructor - Kimberly Fredricks 

    Tues - Sept 15 - Oct 6 - 6 - 8:30 pm - PRT5304-A

    Sat - Sept 26 - Oct 17 - 12 - 2:30 pm - PRT5304-B 

    Member - $180

    Non-Member $195

    • 16 Sep 2015
    • Batavia
    This class is filled with lots of fun demonstrations and experiments that introduce children to light, optics and lasers. Students peer through kaleidoscopes, experience optical illusions, learn about light and optics in nature and space, and discover lasers! Class will build and play a laser deflection game and create their own light show. Students will all make and take home their own hand held mini laser light show machine!
    Min. 4 / Max. 10             Instructor- Christy Knapp
    Wednesday, September 16th:  3-5pm
    Member price: $50 
    Non-Member price: $55
    • 16 Sep 2015
    • Batavia

    Color Woodcut                             ages 16+

    Relief Printing is a form of expression in which the surface of a block yields the image and the areas that do not print are cut away. It is the oldest form of printmaking and is used to communicate ideas through symbols, imagery and text. This class will focus on reductive woodcuts to create colorful and engaging prints.

    Required materials: 5 piece Mikisyo Power Grip woodcarving tool set. 

    Recommended materials: sketchbook, fine and extra fine sharpie markers, tracing paper. 

    Max 6 WSS Instructor - Kimberly Fredricks

    Wed - Sept 16 - Oct 21 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - PRT5305 

    Member Price $250

    Non-Member Price $265

    • 16 Sep 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 6

    Expressing Yourself Through Collage        Ages 16+

    The goal of the class is the creation of lovely pieces of art using elements of your own story with mixed media paints, etc. We will explore and experiment with color, various types of paper and media, including but not limited to water color and acrylic paints, polymer and paper clay. Instructor will provide everything needed for a minimum supply fee of $15.00. Students will be welcome to bring supplies, etc.

     

    Min 2 / Max 5 WSS Instructor - Carolyn Abramofsky


    Wed - Sept 16 - Oct 14 - 1 to 4:00 pm - PNT5302-A

    Wed - Oct 21 - Nov 18 - 1 to 4:00 pm - PNT5302-B

    Wed - Nov 25 - Dec 23 - 1 to 4:00 pm - PNT5303-C 

    Member Price $125

    Non-Member Price $135

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • Batavia

    Explore Clay! This class is designed for home schoolers. Not only will students learn basic Clay techniques, but they will also learn art concepts such as, form, design, and color.  

    *One bag of Clay and all tools will be provided. Additional bags of Clay can be purchased for $8.

    ** Please wear clothing you are comfortable getting dirty and closed toe shoes.

    $90  Member Price

    $95  Non-Member Price

    Thursdays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    September 17th - October 22nd CLY5300-A

    November 5th - December 17th CLY5300-B

    Min 5 / Max 15 WSS Instructor - Kathy Thielman

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • Batavia

    Wheel Throwing for Teens ages 12 - 18

    Learn basic wheel throwing techniques, in this class. We will make bowls, cups, mugs, and many more!

    *One bag of Clay and all tools will be provided. Additional bags of Clay can be purchased for $8.

    ** Please wear clothing you are comfortable getting dirty and closed toe shoes.

    Min 3 / Max 5 WSS Instructor - Kathy Thielman M

    Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    September 17th - October 22nd KID5308-A

    November 5th - December 17th KID5308-B

    Member Price  $150

    Non-Member Price $160

    • 17 Sep 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.

    Min 1/Max 8 - Instructor: Deb DiVita Glascott

    Location: Batavia

    Thurs - Sept 17 - Oct 8 - 6:30-9pm PNT5212-A

    Thurs - Nov 19 - Dec 17 - 6:30-9pm PNT5212-B

    Member Price $100

    Non-Member Price $115

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 6

    Expressing Yourself Through Mixed Media    Ages 16+

    Explore and Experiment with various acrylic paint formulas, mediums, substrates (different types of paper, canvas and wood bases. We will also work with painting and art basics - color, line, composition, etc. Bring your own art supplies of brushes, etc. Instructor will also have available several art supplies for purchase. 

     

    Min 2 / Max 6 WSS Instructor - Carolyn Abramofsky


    Thurs - Sept 17 - Oct 15 - 1 to 4:00 pm - PNT5303-A

    Thurs - Oct 22 - Nov 19 - 1 to 4:00 pm - PNT5303-B


    Member Price $125

    Non-Member Price $135

    • 19 Sep 2015
    • Batavia

    Draw Comics Workshop              ages 8+

    This workshop combines superheroes, super powers, and the aspiring young artists who want to draw them! Professional comic artist and instructor Nic Feutz created this class for younger artists ages 8 and up. They can easily follow along as he uses fun step-by-step instructions on how to draw dynamic poses and powerful heroes from scratch!

    Min 1 / Max 15 WSS Instructor - Nic Feutz 

    Sat - Sept 19 - Oct 17 - 12:00 - 2:00 pm - KID5310

    (NO CLASS October 3rd)


    Member $120

    Non-Member $130

    • 23 Sep 2015
    • WSS Batavia
    • 2

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

    In this (6) six 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 Intro to Glass Beadmaking class but it is not a requirement.  Each student will have access to a Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses and 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.  

    An Additional materials fee of $30 will be required.

    min. 2 /  max. 4

    Instructor: Victoria Belz

    member: $210 / non-member: $230

    Wed., Sept 23 - Oct. 28 @ 9:30am -12:30pm   JWL5322-A


    • 23 Sep 2015
    • WSS Batavia
    • 6

    BLAST OFF!         Ages 5-7  or  Ages 8-11


    Have a blast creating your own rockets! Students will learn and explore rocketry using different propellants like water, bubbles, air and model rocket engines.  Students will get the opportunity to design, build and launch their own air and water rockets.

    Min 2 / Max 6                  Instructor - Christy Knapp

    Wed. Sept. 23rd   from 3-5pm KID5301-A      ages 5-7

    Thu. Sept. 24th   from 3-5pm KID5301-B      ages 8-11

    Member price: $55

    Non-member price: $65

    • 27 Sep 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  $70 / NonMembers $75



    Sun. Sept. 27th 1-4pm JWL5321-A

    Sun. Nov. 15th  1-4pm JWL5321-B


    • 27 Sep 2015
    • Batavia
    • 6

    Linocut Collage Lab                 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.

    Max. 6 - Instructor Kimberly Fredericks

    Sun - Sept 27 to Oct 18 - 12 to 2:30 pm - PRT5300

    Member $200

    Non-Member $215

    • 02 Oct 2015
    • Batavia
    • 6


    Etching                                                          ages 16+

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

    Required Materials: Steel etching scribe.


    Max 12 - WSS Instructor Kimberly Fredericks


    Fri - Oct 2 -16 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm - PRT5303-A

    Mon - Nov 2 - 16 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm - PRT5303-B

    Member  $230

    Non-Member $245

    • 03 Oct 2015
    • Batavia

    Abstract Expressions                         ages 7-11


    Using abstract expressionist artists as our inspiration this workshop will explore art making as an active process. We will splat, fling, and actively create works based on artists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Join us as we explore this fantastic art movement! Please bring a sack lunch! 



    Min 2 / Max 12 WSS Instructor - Kari KrausM

    Sat - Oct 3 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm KID5305


    Member Price $45


    Non-Member Price $50

    • 05 Oct 2015
    • Batavia

    Contemporary Collagraphs              ages 12+

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

    Max 12 - WSS Instructor - Kimberly Fredricks

    Mon - Oct 5 - 19 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm - PRT5304-A

    Sun - Nov 1 - 15 - 12 to 2:00 pm - PRT5304-B

    Member $145
     Non-Member $160
    • 07 Oct 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 10

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

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

    Wednesdays 6-9pm 

    Oct. 7 - Oct. 28  JWL5302-A

    Saturdays  1-4pm

    Oct. 10 - Oct. 31 JWL5302-B



    • 17 Oct 2015
    • Batavia

    Let's Get Surreal                               ages 7-11



    Surrealism was a cultural movement that began in the 1920s and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim of this class will be to create a small portfolio of both writing and visual art that will link dreams with reality just as the surrealists of the past have done. Come prepared to stretch your imagination and even get a little silly! Please bring a sack lunch!

    Min 2 / Max 12 WSS Instructor - Kari Kraus


    Sat - Oct 17 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm KID5306


    Member Price $58

    Non-Member Price $63


    Member

    • 18 Oct 2015
    • Batavia

    Learn how to create original vector illustrations. Course will cover object drawing tools, colors, layers, templates, pathfinder, and the oh-so-difficult pen tool and more! The instructor will work with students one-on-one and is happy to answer any questions you may have about Adobe Illustrator. Students must provide own computer installed with Adobe Illustrator.

    Download free trial of software http://adobe.ly/1HVyffA

    Max 2 WSS Instructor - Lisa YoungdahlM

     Sun Oct. 18th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm COM5300-A

     Sat Dec 5th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm COM5300- B

    Member Price  $215

    Non-Member Price $230

    • 18 Oct 2015
    • Batavia
    • 7

    Resin Pendants                             ages 16+ 


    During this 2 week class students will learn the basics of working with resin. Using metal forms we will use resin to add color or suspend objects for highly personalized pieces. Clear resin can be mixed with pigments or be poured clear over a photo, image or decorative paper. Items like glitter, beads and miniature charms can be suspended in the resin. The possibilities are endless. Students will create 3 unique pendants. Pieces created on the second day may need to cure and be picked up at a later time. Class cost includes metal bases for three pendants, resin, some suspendables, instruction and use of tools during class time. Students must bring their own dust mask. Additional supplies may be purchased prior to class or purchased from instructor during the class.

    * We will be using low odor resins. Supply fee of $15 included in fee

    Min 3 / Max 8 WSS Instructor - Lisa Dienst-Thomas

    Sun - Oct 18 - 25 1 - 4:00 pm - JWL5304-A

    Mon - Oct 26 - Nov 2 -  6 - 9:00 pm - JWL5304-B 

    Member Price $90.00

    Non-Member Price $100.00

    • 22 Oct 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 8

    Oil Painting Techniques               ages 16+ 

    For anyone who wishes 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: Batavia - Instructor: Deb DiVita Glascott

    Supply List is available online at waterstreetstudios.com

    Thursday - Oct 22-Nov 12 - 6:30 to 9:00 pm - PNT5301

    Member Price $100

    Non-Member Price $115

    • 23 Oct 2015
    • 25 Oct 2015
    • WSS
    • 14

    Steven Hill Glazing Workshop


    "Steven Hill has been a professional studio potter since 1974. Steven's work is exhibited and sold in nationally juried shows and is featured in many ceramics books. He has conducted over 200 workshops throughout the United States and Canada and has written numerous articles for Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Studio Potter, the most recent of which is, “An Approach to Single Firing – Further On”, in the January 2006 Ceramics Monthly."

    The goal of this workshop is to help you get the most out of your ^6 glazes. We will be using your own pieces in this workshop. The basic technique of spraying glazes will be demonstrated and advanced theories of layering and blending will discussed.

    Schedule for 3 day glazing workshop:

    Day 1: Steven will throw a few pots, assemble and quick dry them.

    Day 2: There will be a lecture on spraying and a demonstration of the techniques involved. Participants will be glazing their own pots in the afternoon and loading the kiln to fire overnight.

    Day 3: There will be more discussions on spraying techniques and the equipment needed to setup a spraying studio. Ideas for further experimentation after the workshop will be discussed. Finally the kiln will be unloaded and the results will be reviewed.


    * Limited amount of pieces and sizes will be allowed and will be sent prior to event

    **Email v.belz@waterstreetstudios.com to be placed on wait list

    Class code: CLY5301

    $450 member / $475 Non member

    October 23-25 2015


    • 25 Oct 2015
    • Batavia

    It’s time to carve those spooky pumpkins! This workshop offers hands on instruction on how to carve your own pumpkin in 3-D! No more simple cut-outs here. Using traditional sculpting and carving techniques, instructor Nic Feutz will show families how to create spooky 3D faces or even reverse carving for glow-thru effects. Bring your own pumpkins and ideas and Nic will help you design, draw, and then sculpt your vision into Haunting Halloween Jack-O- Lanterns!

    Min 3 / Max 15 WSS Instructor - Nic Feutz

    Sunday October 25th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm PUM5300-A Tuesday October 27th 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm PUM5300-B

    Member Price $75 per Family or $20 Individual

    Non-Member Price $85 per Family or $30 Individual

    • 01 Nov 2015
    • Batavia

    Improve your digital images, create photo montages and new images. Course will cover layers, improving images, masking, layer effects and filters, photo requirements for print and web and more! The instructor will work with students one-on-one and is happy to answer any questions you may have about Adobe Photoshop. Students must provide own computer installed with Adobe Photoshop. 

    Download free trial of software http://adobe.ly/1HVyffA

    Max 2 WSS Instructor - Lisa Youngdahl

    Sun Nov 1 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm COM5301-A

    Sat Dec 12 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm COM5301-B 

    Member Price $215

    Non-Member PriceM $230

    • 03 Nov 2015
    • Batavia

    Art+ Math = Creation!                 ages 7 - 11

    Math + Art? YES! Math and Art intersect much more than realized! In this one day workshop we will learn about the Fibonacci sequence while creating a colorful collage and pattern making by making tessellation art. We will even create a city skyline using Pi! By looking at the places where math and art intersect we can combine two important and key subject matters and make some beautiful projects along the way. Please bring a sack lunch. 

    Min 2 / Max 12 WSS Instructor - Kari Kraus 

    Sat - Nov 3 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm KID5308

    Member Price $60

    Non-Member $65

    • 04 Nov 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 10

    Ages 16+

    This four-week course builds upon the metalsmithing techniques learned in the first class. Students learn proper soldering techniques and much more! Refining techniques will be encouraged. Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication. Repeat class to master skills. 

     Max 9

    Location: WSS

    Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas

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

    Wednesdays 6-9pm

    Nov. 4 - Dec. 2 (No Class Nov. 25)  JWL5303-A

    Saturdays 1-4pm

    Nov. 21 - Dec. 12  JWL5303-B


    • 05 Nov 2015
    • Batavia


    Clay Sculpting                                ages 16+ 

    This class will go over Clay sculpting techniques. We will make a jewelry box, bird house, and a human form. Already worked with Clay in the past? Join
    us to improve your skills. Please wear clothes you’re Ok getting dirty in and close toed shoes. 

    **One bag of Clay and all tools will be supplied. Additional bags of Clay are $8 each. 


    Max 5 - WSS Instructor - Kathy Thielman 

    Thur - Nov 5 - Dec 17 -12 - 1:30 pm

    (NO CLASS 11/26) CLY5302 

    Member Price $200

    Non-Member Price $215

    • 07 Nov 2015
    • Batavia

    Comic Illustration Art II

    ages 12+

    This class will focus on improving dynamic figure drawing, acting through characters, finalizing line work, lighting for mood, composition in the frame and telling stories panel to panel.

    ** Prerequisite of Comic Illustration I
    *** Supply list online at www.waterstreetstudios.com

    Min 1 / Max 10 WSS Instructor - Nic FeutzM

    Saturdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    November 7 – December 12th (NO CLASS November 14th KID5394

    Member Price $150

    Non-Member Price $165

    • 07 Nov 2015
    • Batavia
    • 15

    Ages 12+

    This class will cover drawing basic shapes, human anatomy, drawing in 3 dimensions, drawing the body in motion (gestures), human figure focus (head, hands, torso, feet), as well as lighting the figure and putting the finishing touches on comic artwork. 

    Min 1 / Max 10 WSS Instructor - Nic Feutz 

    Sat Nov 7 12-2 pm

    Member Price $150

    Non-Member Price $165

    • 10 Nov 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • WSS in Batavia
    Create a one-of-a-kind sterling silver pendant using words of inspiration, designs, or children’s names. The sky’s the limit! We will learn how to stamp on metal then after a bit of practice you will stamp your own personalized pendant.  No experience necessary. All tools provided for use during class. Students can create 2 unique sterling silver pendants. Great for gift giving!
    Instructor Lisa Dienst-Thomas
     
    Price: Member $45, NonMembers $50 (includes $15 of supplies)

    Min. 2 / Max. 10

    Sessions offered:


    Tues.  Nov. 10  ► 6-9p  JWL5305-A

    Sun. Dec. 6 ► 1-4p JWL5305-B

    • 13 Nov 2015
    • Batavia
    • 6

    Monotype Cards

    ages 7 - adult 

    Make superb cards for your friends and family embellished with a unique printmaker’s touch! Students will learn and experiment with the painterly technique of monotype printmaking, an exciting one-of-a-kind style of printing. They will 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. 

    Max 6 -WSS Instructor - Kimberly Fredricks 

    Fri - Nov 13 - 6 to 8:30 pm - PRT5302-A

    Sun - Nov 22 -12 to 2:30 pm - PRT5302-B 

    Sun - Dec 13 -12 to 2:30 pm - PRT5302-C


    Members $45

    Non-Members $60


    • 03 Dec 2015
    • WSS in Batavia
    • 10

      Awesome Earrings for Beginners            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. 
    Min 2/Max 10 - WSS Instructor: Lisa Dienst-Thomas
    Sun - Dec 13 - 1 to 3:00 pm - JWL5307-A
    Thurs - Dec 3 - 6 to 8:00 pm - JWL5307-B

    Member $35

    Non-member $45

    • 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


  • 160 S. Water St. Batavia, IL 60510 630.761.9977 Thursday-Sunday 12-4 PM
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