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November/December 2018
ART EXPERIENCE CLASSES
Call us to register at 630-969-5660
Additional times and dates available!

Wed 11/7

3-5p

Glass on Glass Mosaics (6 weeks / Mats $45)

$129

Thu 11/8

11:30-2p

NEW! Encaustic Painting Primer

$149

6:30-8:30p

Adv. Stained Glass Panel Lamp (8 weeks/ Materials $75)

$189

Fri 11/9

11:30-1:30p

Wire Wrapping – Pendant Project

$149

3:30 – 5p

Kids Stained Glass (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

TRUNK SHOW

“Time Keepers” and “Shifting Stones”

5-8:30p Fri, Nov 9th - 9-3p Sat., Nov 10th

6:30-8:30p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Sat 11/10

10-12noon

Master’s Metalsmithing “Set In Stone” (3 weeks)

$295

1-3p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Wed 11/14

3-5p

Stained Glass (8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

6:30 – 8:30p

Watercolor Painting (Beginner/Intermediate) 5 weeks

$149

Thu 11/15

11:30-1:30p

New Age Acrylic – 2 sessions

$129

6:30-8:30p

Stained Glass (8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

Fri 11/16

11:30-2p

Soldering for Jewelry

$98

3:30 – 5p

Kids Painting (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

6:30-8:30p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Sat 11/17

9:30-12p

Hammered Textured Necklace

$98

1-3p

Torch-Fired Enameled Pendant (SPECIAL $34)

$69

Wed 11/21

11:30-2p

Soldering for Jewelry

$98

Thu 11/22

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri 11/23

11:30-1:30p

Viking Knit Bracelet

$45

3:30 – 5p

Kids Holiday Ornaments (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

6 – 8p

Holiday Ornaments (All Ages!)

$35

Wed 11/28

11:30-2p

Hammered Textured Necklace

$98

3-5p

Glass on Glass Mosaics (6 weeks / Mats $45)

$129

Thu 11/29

1:30 – 3:30p

Oil Painting (Beginner/Intermediate) 4 weeks

$149

6:30-8:30p

Stained Glass Box (4 weeks/ Mat. $65)

$159

Fri 11/30

11:30-1:30p

Metalsmith Project – Minimalist Ring*

$98

3:30 – 5p

Kids Pastels (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

6:30-8:30p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

6:30-8:30p

Adult Soap Prescriptive

$49

Sat 12/1

9-11a

Stained Glass (8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

11-1p

Glass Fusing I (Intro to Fusing Home Décor)

$159

3 – 5p

Oil Painting (Beginner/Intermediate) 4 weeks

$149

Wed 12/5

11:30-1:30p

Rolling Mill Textured Copper Earring Project

$79

3-5p

Stained Glass (8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

Thu 12/6

11:30-1:30p

New! Cold Wax and Oil Painting Experience

$149

6:30-8:30p

Stained Glass Kaleidoscope Workshop (3 Day/Mat $65)

$129

Fri 12/7

1:00-3:30p

3-D Copper Intermediate Enamel Workshop

$129

3:30 – 5p

Kids After School Art Experience (4 sessions)

$125

3:30 – 5p

Kids Glass Fusing (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

6:30-8:30p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Sat 12/8

10-12noon

Master’s Metalsmithing “By The Sea” (3 weeks)

$295

1-3p

Torch-Fired Enameled Pendant (SPECIAL $34)

$69

Wed 12/12

11:30-2p

NEW! Glass Fusing – Fused Art Landscape

$159

3-5p

Mosaic Mirror Project (3 weeks)

$89




Stained Glass Class Stained Glass Beginner / Intermediate

A GREAT WAY TO START! This class provides basic or intermediate instruction for a 12x12 (ish) stained glass project of your choosing. Class instruction $159 plus a $65 materials charge, includes basic glass and use of our tools, plus sundries and zinc frame. For projects of larger size or specialty glass, additions can be made in class. Call to let us know which day you'd like to start, and we'll leave a table open for you! Many patterns available, or create your own with our expert design assistance. Classes Thursday evening 6:30-8:30p, Wednesday afternoon 3-5p or Saturday 9-11a. Usually complete in 8 weeks.

Our Price: $229.00
Oil Painting Class Oil Painting Beginner / Intermediate

Oil Painting with Owner/Artist Rose Jarecki  - this is  great place to start or continue your exploration of oil painting.  Not your grandmothers oils, the materials are AP non-toxic and smelly turpentine has been replaced by citrus turpinol, creating a clean and safe environment.  For beginners, we script 4 images in 4 weeks, providing you a fantastic base of knowledge.  Continuing to intermediates, you select the subject and Rose guides you to your goal.  Your fee includes the paint and canvas, students provide brushes.  Call us for the required brush list - the class includes instruction on selecting great and versatile brushes. THIS IS AN AMAZING CLASS WITH GREAT RESULTS!

Our Price: $149.00
TORCH-FIRED ENAMELS:  click here for newsletter special deal! TORCH-FIRED ENAMELS: click here for newsletter special deal!

Newsletter Special Just $34 - discount will appear in cart.
2-hour class


Join us as we light up the season with the exciting world of torch fired-enamels. You will be mesmerized by the dancing flame of the torch as it transforms powdered glass into beautiful works of exquisite jewelry. Watch as colors and textures change and glass begins to fuse to a warm copper base. Novices be warned...you may become addicted to this incredible art form. Class is instructed by professional glass artists with a passion for sharing the unique. Easy enough for the true beginner.


Our Price: $69.00
Sale Price: $34.00
Fused Glass Pendant Class Fused Glass Pendant Class

Save 50% - on sale now!
You can purchase today and select your class date later - offered most Saturdays and many Friday nights -


Enjoy a relaxing and fun entry into the world of glass fusing. Create a fused glass pendant by cutting and arranging this special flavor of stained glass, all under the direction of juried Illinois Artisans Rose and Bill Jarecki. Perfect for beginners. Finished pendants enjoy a 12-hour firing in our kiln. We then glue on the bale, add a cord, and your pendant is ready in about a week.


Our Price: $40.00
Sale Price: $20.00
Watercolors Painting Class Watercolor

Watercolors for beginners or intermediates, with artists Jerry Harbauer (Weds 6:30-8:30p, 5 weeks) and Rose Jarecki. A short required materials list is available. Scripted for beginners; intermediates are encouraged and assisted in creating their own path.

Our Price: $149.00
Metalsmithing Jewelry Class Masters' Series Metalsmithing

The focus of the Masters' Series Metalsmithing class is to continue to develop basic metal working skills while developing a sense of what makes for a well constructed piece. Each design will be unique and therefore will present new challenges and rewards (of course)!

Three flavors are available: "All That Glitters" Dichroic Bezel, "By The Sea" Sterling and Seaglass, or "Set In Stone" Textured Setting.

Totally new to jewelry making? No problem - check out our skills building pre-requisites: 1. Soldering for Jewelry and 2. Textured Hammered classes.

Our Price: $295.00
Soldering for Jewelry Class at Gallery's Choice Soldering for Jewelry

First step in learning how to work with precious metal and jewelry.

Our Price: $98.00
Hammered Textured Jewelry Hammered Textured Jewelry

The second of two core skill-building instructionals designed to help
students gain metalsmithing experience. Learn to saw, drill and add texture to metals. The results - a stunning piece of jewelry sure to get complements!

Our Price: $98.00
3-D Copper Enamel Workshop 3-D Copper Enamel Workshop

A beautiful way to explore copper enameling!

Our Price: $129.00
Minimalist Inspired Ring Class Minimalist Inspired Ring Class

Have fun creating a "minimalist" inspired sterling silver ring! Choose from several easy-to-solder design options, and with complete expert instructions, you'll be wearing a trendy, elegant wardrobe basic in no time! Even if you've never soldered jewelry before, our professionals make it simple to learn.

Our Price: $98.00
Christa's Fused Glass Pendant Class Dec 5 Christa's Fused Glass Pendant Class Dec 5

Use coupon code provided by Christa at checkout to receive a 50% discount on the class. Just $20 - discount will appear in cart after adding coupon code.

Enjoy a relaxing and fun entry into the world of glass fusing. Create a fused glass pendant by cutting and arranging this special flavor of stained glass, all under the direction of juried Illinois Artisans Rose and Bill Jarecki. Perfect for beginners. Finished pendants enjoy a 12-hour firing in our kiln. We then glue on the bale and your pendant is ready in about a week.


List Price: $40.00
Our Price: $40.00