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

Fri 8/10

11:30-1:30p

Mosaic Mirror Project (3 weeks)

$89

1:00-3:30p

3-D Copper Intermediate Enamel Workshop

$129

6:30-8:30p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Sat 8/11

1-3p

Torch-Fired Enameled Pendant (SPECIAL $34)

$69

3-5p

Oil Painting (Beginner/Intermediate) 4 weeks

$149

Wed 8/15

10-12:30p

Metalsmith Project – Minimalist Ring

$98

3-5p

Stained Glass (Up to 8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

Thu 8/16

11:30-1:30p

Viking Knit Bracelet

$45

6 – 8p

New Age Acrylic – 2 sessions

$129

6:30-8:30p

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

$159

Fri 8/17

11:30-1:30p

Soldering for Jewelry

$98

3p-5p

Just for Kids – Gel Scape Candle

$29

6:30-8:30p

Torch-Fired Enameled Pendant (SPECIAL $34)

$69

Sat 8/18

1-3p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Wed 8/22

11:30-1:30p

Wire Wrapping – Pendant Project

$149

3-5p

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

$129

Thu 8/23

11:30-1:30p

Cold Wax and Oil Painting Experience

$149

6:30-8:30p

Stained Glass (Up to 8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

Fri 8/24

11:30-2p

Hammered Textured Necklace

$98

6:30-8:30p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Sat 8/25

1-3p

Torch-Fired Enameled Pendant (SPECIAL $34)

$69

Wed 8/29

6-8p

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

$295

Thu 8/30

11:30-1:30p

Glass Fusing I (Intro to Fusing Home Décor)

$159

1:30 – 3:30p

Oil Painting (Beginner/Intermediate) 4 weeks

$149

Fri 8/31

11:30-2p

3-D Copper Intermediate Enamel Workshop

$129

Sat 9/1

9-11a

Stained Glass (Up to 8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

1-3p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Wed 9/5

11:30-1:30p

Soldering for Jewelry

$98

3-5p

Stained Glass (Up to 8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

6:30 – 8:30p

Watercolor Painting (Beginner/Intermediate) 5 weeks

$149

Thu 9/6

6:30-8:30p

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

$129

Fri 9/7

11:30-1:30p

Soldered Copper Cuff

$98

3:30 – 5p

Kids After School Art Experience (4 sessions)

$125

3:30 – 5p

Kids Mosaics (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

Thu 9/13

11:30-1:30p

Viking Knit Bracelet

$45

6:30-8:30p

Stained Glass (Up to 8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159

Fri 9/14

11:30-2p

Hammered Textured Necklace

$98

3:30 – 5p

Kids Monotype Print (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

6:30-8:30p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

Sat 9/15

9-11a

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

$159

1-3p

Fused Glass Pendant (SPECIAL $20)

$49

3 – 5p

Oil Painting (Beginner/Intermediate) 4 weeks

$149

Wed 9/19

11:30-2p

Glass Fusing – Marble Pouring Coaster Project

$159

Thu 9/20

11:30-2p

Encaustic Painting Primer

$149

Fri 9/21

11:30-1:30p

Rolling Mill Textured Copper Earring Project

$79

3:30 – 5p

Kids Enamel Charm (One Day Drop-In Experience)

$35

6:30-8:30p

Torch-Fired Enameled Pendant (SPECIAL $34)

$69

Sat 9/22

9-11a

Stained Glass (Up to 8 weeks / Materials $65)

$159




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