Cultural Creations- Aboriginal Art

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Celebrate National Aboriginal and Islander Day learning about the native people of Australia and their incredible artwork derived from storytelling. Participants will create and take home a stylized Aboriginal Dot painting. 

Try-It: Ceramics 7/8

Dole Center Ceramics Studio - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Want to experiment with clay? Join us for an introduction, discovery, and exploration to wheel and hand-building techniques. No take-home projects in this class. As it is purely an exploration workshop.

July Creative Cooking (Morning)

Fox Community Center (Upper Level) - 624 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park IL 60304

Creative Cooking offers life skills and art work all wrapped into one awesome class! They are designed for students to explore their creativity in the kitchen!  A different theme and recipe (or two!) will be introduced in each workshop. While the food cooks, bakes, or simmers, our little chefs with enjoy additional art and/or games …

Architectural Letter

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Design and construct a 3-dimensional letter using one of your initials. The surface can be decorated with descriptive words and images that are personally meaningful and unique.

July Creative Cooking (Afternoon)

Fox Community Center (Upper Level) - 624 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park IL 60304

Creative Cooking offers life skills and art work all wrapped into one awesome class! They are designed for students to explore their creativity in the kitchen!  A different theme and recipe (or two!) will be introduced in each workshop. While the food cooks, bakes, or simmers, our little chefs with enjoy additional art and/or games …

Art in Motion

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

In this workshop, participants create a simple sculpture around a rotary hub with stacked wooden beads and soft wire. When a direct air current is applied to metallic paper “sails” (blow on it!), the sculpture blades turn gently.

The Winter’s Tale (limit 4 tickets per household)

Austin Gardens (All) - 167 Forest Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302

A once-beloved king, Leontes, begins to veer toward autocratic, tyrannical rule and is blinded by a self-deluding jealousy.  After accusing his faithful queen of infidelity with his best friend and nearly destroying his family and his kingdom, an oracle proclaims “the king shall live without an heir if that which is lost be not found.” …

Assemblage Art

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

In this particular lesson plan, students will mimic the work of Louise Nevelson, known for her abstract sculptures made from cast-off pieces of wood — actual street “throwaways” — uniformly coated with black or white spray paint. Students will create their own assemblages from wood pieces and other cast-off objects on a panel.

Bead Bottles

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Use recycled bottles and cover them with colorful designs using beads. Great for vases, pencil holders, or simply decoration.

3D Painting on Glass 7/16

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Take a leap into the third dimension as we paint tree landscapes from a neighboring park on 3 layers of clear glass. In this one session workshop we will delve into the permanence of oil paints on glass, how to apply and manipulate the paints to capture your unique painting style, and finally how to …

Boxes Like Bontecou’s

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

In the mid-1950s and 1960s, Lee Bontecou was part of a generation of artists that looked beyond traditional fine art materials and transformed everyday objects in their work. Using a box as a starting point, Participants turn one of the world's most everyday materials - cardboard - into multi-media sculpture.

Master Copy Nights – Edward Hopper “Chop Suey”

Dole Center Studio Room 3 (3rd Floor) - 255 Augusta Street, Oak Park IL 60302

Most fine art students learn through copying the masters. Join this club on Friday nights where we focus on one image by a famous artist and use tricks and techniques to create your very own version.

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