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.
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 Not your grandmothers oils, the materials are AP non-toxic and smelly turpentine has been replaced by citrus turpinol, creating a clean and safe environment.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!
Fused Glass Pendant Class
Save over 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: $49.00
Sale Price: $20.00
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.
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
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!
3-D Copper Enamel Workshop
A beautiful way to explore copper enameling!
An intermediate level enameling class focusing on multiple elements of design.
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.
Wed July 10 - Fri. July 12 from 11:30-1p
OUR MOST POPULAR!! Discover the exciting and colorful
world of warm glass. Use a variety of compatible art glass and artists'
techniques to produce multiple beautiful projects. Projects may include
bowls, wall art, jewelry, mirrors, garden stakes and more, as time
TORCH-FIRED ENAMELS: Today's Special Deal!
Newsletter Special Just $34 - discount will appear in cart.
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
Viking Knit Bracelet Workshop
Classic wire technique with tons of options! Learn how to create a wire bracelet while "knitting in the round"! All materials supplied with expert instruction, as well as use of our tools. A great way to spend an afternoon with friends!
Glass On Glass Mosaics
Join us for fun in glass with one of the most accessible art forms: Mosaic Art! This mosaic project features a glass base substrate and translucent and cathedral art glass tesserae. The results are luminous and vibrant with eye-popping color enhanced by transmitted light. Class fee includes project base for around a 12 x 12 project, metal framing, all materials including glass, glue and grout, use of glass cutting tools and expert instruction by our professional glass artists. Projects will take between 4 to 8 class sessions, depending upon design intricacy.
Have some experience and want to go larger? Great! Our Glass on Glass Mosaics project and materials fee can be scaled to accommodate a larger project. Call us for details and class cost estimates!