​ Amber's Art Place



June 12-August 12

8 weeks- $110.00

This is the Art Experience

 you have been looking for! 

Spend an afternoon immersed in creativity! Bring a metalwork jewelry project you are working on, start something new, learn a new skill, exchange ideas, network, and have a great time. This is a not a "make and take" class, and please do not bring any commercial jewelry to repair, but I will demonstrate and you'll be able to try various techniques, including torch enameling and other ways to color metal, and get tips on get tips on stone setting, etc., to bring your design dreams to reality.  You'll enjoy working in a supportive, positive atmosphere alongside fellow creatives!  This playday is perfect for experienced artisans and those with basic knowledge of annealing, cutting and forming metal sheet and/or wire. If you have any questions, please just contact me and let me know. I'll get back to you right away. Patricia Lynn Eagle- Instructor

​Summer schedule in the works!

Fun Tangles Workshop:

Fun Tangles is a one-day workshop that incorporates pen and ink drawing in repetitive patterns with colored media to enhance the design.  This art form has become very popular with the registered trademark name Zentangle®.  Spring is the theme for this workshop and students will go home with two greeting cards they have designed. Supplies are included in the fee, (students bring their own lunch).  Great Mother/ Daughter event  $75.00 per person Maryann Kot- Instructor

April 8, 10-3:00  Ages 10-Adult


Create a complete beautiful oil painting using various brushes & techniques! Everyone can do this- using tried and true Step-by-step instruction & 1 on 1 assistance! No  experience needed! Bring a 12x16 or 14x18  canvas, we supply everything else- easel, oil paints, palette, brushes, mineral spirits & oil (you can buy a 12x16 canvas panel for $2.00 at the studio)  
Amber Larsen-Inst.    $65.00                                         Call 815-404-6520 to book your oil painting experience!
Mountain Landscape                    Sunset  

April 8,    Sat. 12:00-4:00            April 29  Sat. 12:00-4:00       

Metalworking- Jewelry and Mixed Media "Play Day":


Learn how to distress, antique & chalk your own furniture in this workshop. Learn techniques

to create beautiful shabby chic furniture for your home & leave with a completed project!  

Bring small piece of furniture, everything else included! You'll love this technique!

Ally Irsay- Inst.          Mar. 11 or 18     Sat.- 10:00-2:00      $65.00    Age 16- Adult


Learn to design, carve & print your own designs with this linoleum block printing workshop!

Learn to multi- color print! Make your own large "stamp(s)" to use in a variety of artistic ways!

All supplies included- cutters, lino, ink, paper
Ally Irsay- Inst.          April 1, Sat.   Sat.-10:00-2:00      $50.00      Age 13-adult


Encaustic Painting Workshop:

Have you been fascinated by the translucent, luminous surfaces that can only be achieved with encaustic painting? Have a hot time painting – learn the ancient technique of encaustic painting at a half-day workshop. Learn how to create with encaustic paints and mediums; try out the variety of painting techniques and tools available with encaustic paints. Class will cover safety, materials and surface preparation. Participant will learn the basic techniques of layering, scraping, building textures. This is an introductory level class and all skill levels are welcome. All materials will be provided (paints, boards, tools).

Participants will leave with a finished encaustic painting to take home.

April 18 or April 22   $125.00   12:30-4:30   

Carol Hamilton Instructor] 

Encaustic Immersion:

Learn how to create with encaustic paints and mediums. Try out variety of techniques and tools. Class will cover safety, materials and surface preparation. You will learn basic techniques of layering, scraping, building textures; using found objects,papers, leaves, etc. transferring imagery to wax and using photographs will be explored as well as other techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring a variety of materials & papers to work with. this is an introductory class & all skill levels welcome. All materials provided. You'll leave with a finished encaustic painting!

April 30    9:30-4:30- full day  Bring Lunch!  $220.00    Carol Hamilton-Instructor  5% off if registered by Mar. 4



Create your very own unique beautiful dream catcher decorated with painted feathers and

beautiful beads in this workshop.  You'll love this fun workshop!!

Make it a Family event or Parent & Child!
Ally Irsay-Instructor      Sat.  April 8 or 15         10:00-1:30       $40.00 each           age 8-up