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You may register for classes for either location (Berwyn or Westmont) on-line  by clicking on the Link at each class.   Please call us at (630) 963-9573  if you prefer to register  by phone or drop in with a check or cash.  Click here to review our REGISTRATION  POLICY before registering!   

Attention teachers in Illinois:  We are approved to provide you with "CPDU" credits toward certificate renewal in the state of Illinois.  Please contact us prior to registering.


DIRECTORY OF CLASSES
Westmont Gallery Hours for drop in Shopping:  Wednesday Through Saturday  11am to 6pm 

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BEADING TECHNIQUES COLLAGE
PAPER ARTS
DRAWING
CREATIVITY CONTINUUM CROCHET  
FELT MAKING GLASS BEAD MAKING
& GLASS FUSING
HAT MAKING JEWELRY ARTS
Metal Smith Skills
PMC (metal Clay)
KIDS & TEENS KNITTING
Hand & Machine
KUMIHIMO
(JAPANESE BRAIDING)
POLYMER CLAY
SEWING SPINNING YARN
TEXTILE / SURFACE
DESIGN

(dyeing, printing (screen and block) and hand painting yarns and fabrics)
WEAVING
EVERYTHING ELSE
  Soap Making   Candle Making 
Ceramics~Hand building

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Paper Arts:  Creative Art Journaling

Start Right Now...Just jump in...from where you are today!

Creative journaling is a practice of visual journaling that allows you to reclaim your refrigerator art while exploring your internal terrain. This group is a great way to explore, express and embrace your inner artist and find your creative voice in a fun, interactive, judgment free environment. Creative journaling is a place for the creatively challenged and the creatively confident to join together to play, learn, laugh and support one another on their creative journeys. We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month.

Each two-hour interactive session is focused around several different elements. The focus is on understanding the basics of creative journaling, self-expression, and learning to support both yourself individually and your group members. You will be introduced to different page types that will involve cutting, pasting, coloring, painting, sparkle enhancing, macaroni mashing, and much, much more. Below is a sample of different elements:

  • Learning a new page type
  • Practicing new page type
  • Group exercise
  • Practicing Creativity Snacks™
  • Open/free journaling time
  • Discussions of importance and impact of practiced self-expression
  • Creative “challenges”
  • Letting go of “right & wrong” & perfectionism
  • Sharing individual experiences with creative journaling

 

 

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Paper Arts & Collage: Touch Drawing 

Instructor: Kattalina Kazunas

Delve into your soul as you immerse yourself in a simple but profound drawing process called Touch Drawing.* Through the movement of fingertips and hands on paper that has been placed over wet paint, imagery is created. Somatic awareness, intuition and creativity are awakened. What emerges is a visual journal, a record of your inner process. This workshop is relevant to both artists seeking to deepen their personal expression, and to those wishing to explore their souls and free their creative energy. No artistic confidence or experience is necessary.

Through the speed and directness of this process, we create many drawings in a short period of time. While this process is not messy, and the paint is washable, please wear a smock/apron if you want to protect your clothing. Please also bring a journal and pen.

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Paper Arts & Collage: Japanese Book Binding 

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

Learn some history of how Japanese bookbinding came to be and the various styles they used. Participants will learn the traditional ways of creating two styles of Japanese bookbinding as well as the modern way of embossing the cover of your journal.

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Paper Arts & Collage:  Journal Making from Recycled Materials

Instructor: Tammy Deck

Students will make their own collage journal using recycled and new materials during this 2 session class. During session 1, they will collage the front and back covers. During session 2, students will learn how to bind their journals. Paper and most materials are supplied, but we encourage you to bring photos (or color copies of photos), bits of ribbon, paper, dried leaves or personal (mostly flat) mementos that are okay to be converted permanently into your journal cover.

This class is great for adults and kids!

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REGISTRATION POLICY

  • A 50% deposit should accompany each mailed-in or phoned-in class registration to reserve your space. Balances are due and must be paid in full at least 5 days prior to the start of the class or workshop.
  • Classes with out-of-state or international instructors will have a balance due date 1 to 2 months in advance of the class.
  • On-line registrations will bill the full amount for each class unless otherwise indicated.
  • There is no fee to transfer your payment to a different class provided your request is made at least 10 days prior to the class date for your original registration.
  • All payments are forfeited if you withdraw from a class less than 7 days prior to the class date.
  • Cancellations are subject to a 5% cancellation fee on electronic payments.
  • **No** refunds, credits, transfers or make-up for missed sessions.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment and will transfer or refund 100% of all money  collected for that class.
  • "Seat Saver" Deposit Policy:  There are absolutely NO refunds, credits or transfers of "seat saver" deposits if you fail to complete your registration / pay the balance 10 days prior to class date 

Please understand that our classes are "artistic" in nature and we encourage our students to stretch their skill level, which sometimes results in projects that may require additional home time or studio time to complete. Studio session rates vary, please inquire. Please feel free to contact us with your questions before registering.

 

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TLD Design Center & Gallery
26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-9573

TLD Design Center & JAD Gallery
2619 Ridgeland Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
(630) 963-9573


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