Note: all classes require a minimum of 4 students
EXPLORING GREAT ARTISTS (Ages 7-12) Taught by Lyndsay Murphree This class will offer an intensive study on various artists -- this first 6-week session is all about Van Gogh. Students will explore an artist's style and work with different media for each project. We'll focus on the artist while learning a little history in a fun session! Students will learn about color theory, perspective, and how to create movement in art. When: Mondays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm From 11/13 through 12/18 Cost: $180
MUSIC AUDITION TECHNIQUES (Middle School, High School, College Students, and Adults!) Taught by Loretta Medeiros Join us for this 6-week session and enjoy individual and collaborative coaching to prepare you for that next audition or live performance, whether it be for an arts or selective enrollment high school, college, a new ensemble, a TV performance, or the Broadway stage! Loretta shares tips and tricks for you to try out in a safe space. She will also provide a Take-Home Toolkit and bring in special guest artists. Bring your own instrument and a piece or two -- be ready to rock out! When: Fridays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm From 11/17 through 12/29 (no class 11/24) Cost: $150, or Drop in for a class for $35 Bring a Friend (one-time visit) for $20
MEDITATION AND TEA CIRCLE (All Ages) Taught by Loretta Medeiros Our instructor, Loretta, invites you to join her in breathing through the chaotic energy of the holiday season to remain calm, centered, and happy. You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques that can help you decrease stress, increase sleep, feel more grounded and focused, and increase self-awareness. Bring a blanket and pillow to get cozy as we take some time each week for ourselves. When: Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00am From 11/27 through 12/18 Cost: $100, or Drop in for a class for $25 Bring a Friend (one-time visit) for $20
WINTER BREAK ART CAMP (Ages KG - 6th Grade) Taught by Lyndsay Murphree Our Winter Art Camp will keep your child busy and engaged during the break. They will bring home a couple completed art projects each day and explore new media with some free-choice art stations. We will also provide them with a healthy mid-morning nut-free snack. When: Session 1 -- Tuesday 12/26 through Friday 12/29, 9:00am - 12:00 Session 2 -- Tuesday 1/2 through Friday 1/5, 9:00am - 12:00 Cost: $180 per session, or $50/day to drop in (please give us 24 hours notice to drop in)
MUSIC TOGETHER (Infant - 5 yrs with parent) Taught by Harmonious Horizons Twelve children (infants - 5 year olds) and their parents or caregivers meet for 45 minutes each week and are immersed in a complete musical experience from beginning to end. It's a community of children and their families and teachers sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children. Each child can participate at their own level and are able to explore in a variety of ways with the example of the adults' participation in and joy of making music. These classroom activities serve as a springboard for further music-making at home. When: Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10:30am; Saturdays at 9:00 and 10:00am; Sundays at 9:00 and 10:00am Starts the Week of 1/8 Please check the Harmonious Horizons website at http://www.harmonious-horizons.com/classes.htm to check dates, cost, and to register.
HIGH SCHOOL PORTFOLIO (Age - for High School Students) Do you have a high school student taking AP Art or is interested in building a portfolio for college submission? This class is great for building individual portfolios or simply for collaborating with the instructor and/or other students as a creative outlet. All materials are provided. When: Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm From 1/9 through 3/13 OR utilize our Flex Pass to attend any 10 classes throughout one year* Cost: $225 or $275 for the Flex Pass* *Flex Pass -- We understand that students are busy! The Flex Pass allow you to drop in to Open Studio Art without signing up for the whole 10-week session. The Flex Pass is good for 10 classes, but must be used within one year from date purchased. Please just give us 24 hours notice to let us know you'll be dropping in. The Flex Pass is $275 versus $225 for the regularly scheduled 10-week session.
OPEN STUDIO ART (Ages 5th - 8th Grade) Taught by Lyndsay Murphree Open Studio Art is essentially individualized art instruction in a group setting. Students meet together, but the instructor focuses on the abilities and interests of each student. Students are encouraged through individual attention to pursue their own goals of creativity. An instructor and an assistant are on hand to guide students in using new techniques and new media. All materials are provided. When: Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm From 1/11 through 3/15 OR utilize our Flex Pass to attend any 10 classes throughout one year* Cost: $225 or $275 for the Flex Pass* *Flex Pass -- We understand that students are busy! The Flex Pass allow you to drop in to Open Studio Art without signing up for the whole 10-week session. The Flex Pass is good for 10 classes, but must be used within one year from date purchased. Please just give us 24 hours notice to let us know you'll be dropping in. The Flex Pass is $275 versus $225 for the regularly scheduled 10-week session.
LEARN TO DRAW (Adults 18+) This 6-week class will cover shape, form, line, lighting, shading, blending, texture and value. All materials provided. When: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:00 From 1/10 - 2/14 Cost: $200
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR (Adults 18+) This 6-week class will teach students basic watercolor techniques including some experimental applications. All materials provided. When: Fridays, 10:00am - 12:00 From 1/12 - 2/16 Cost: $200
North Branch Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.