Fused Glass Plate Workshop

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Create a keepsake

Valerie Butcher, Curator of the Corner Gallery in Sterling, Illinois, has over 20 years of experience creating fused glass. Learn from her as you create your glass plate to cherish. The plate shown above is one example of a design. Students may pick their own design.

Students will learn the basics of creating their personal masterpieces. Valerie will fire the projects and return them to TNPS on November 11 for student pick-up.

Tuition is $60 per person

Ages

Participants need to be 16 years old and older.

Class size

The minimum class size is ten people, and the maximum is 30 people.

Refunds

Refunds will only be given if the minimum class size is not met.

Registration Form

Students need to register by Nov. 2.

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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“Fall Paint for Fun” Oil Painting Class

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Paint an autumn setting in oils!

Nina Stachewicz is from Freeport and teaches art classes locally.

All supplies are included in this one-day class. Stachewicz provides instruction on oil painting techniques. Students will create an oil painting on a 9″ x 12″ canvas of a rural fall barn scene.

Cost is $40 a person.

Ages

Participants need to be 13 years old and up.

Class size

The minimum class size is five people, with a maximum of 15 people.

Refunds

Refunds will only be given if the minimum class size is unmet or the participant cancels by Sept. 30. After Sept. 30, no refund will be given.

Registration Form

Students need to register by September 30.

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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815-285-4924

Kids’ Tie Dye Fun

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Be sure to register by June 27

This fun event occurs at John Dixon Park in Dixon (venue information is below) during the “Nuts About Art Show on July 1, 2023.

Have fun in Dixon Park, creating your festive red, white, and blue tie-dyed creation (see image below).

This is the design we are creating!

For kids ages 4 to 18

This creative and fun event is for children ages 4 to 18 years. Any child under 10 years must have adult supervision. The only thing participants need to bring is their pre-washed T-shirt. All other supplies are provided.*

* This program is partially funded by a grant from the United Way.

Cost

This class is only $3 per child. Pre-registration is required. No registrations will be accepted after June 27.

Pick the time that works for you!

This event has three timeslots that are approximately 1 hour each. Choose from 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m. Be sure to check the time you want on the registration form.

Registration Form

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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815-285-4924

Zentangle Workshop

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Workshop details

The Zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. These patterns are called tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves, and orbs. Join instructor Becky Hage as she instructs students on how to learn this wonderfully relaxing technique.

Ages

Participants need to be 13 and up.

What is Zentangle?

Zentangle is an American method for drawing, which not only promotes concentration and creativity but at the same time increases personal well-being. Zentangle was invented by a monk named Rick Roberts and an artist named Maria Thomas. With Zentangle they created a combination of meditation and art. This drawing method is suitable for beginners and passionate hobby artists.

What is so special about Zentangle?
Zentangle – that means there are no given templates. No ready-made solutions. Instead, the zentangle patterns are set with caution. When drawing Zentangles, you can even easily create completely new patterns.

Cost

$20 members | $25 non-members

Registration Form

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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815-285-4924

Fused Glass Trinket Tray Workshop

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Create a keepsake

Valerie Butcher, Curator of the Corner Gallery in Sterling, Illinois, has over 20 years of experience in creating fused glass. Learn from her as you design your own trinket tray to cherish.

Students will learn the basics of creating their personal masterpieces. Valerie will fire the projects and return them to TNPS on June 28 for student pick-up.

Tuition is $30 for TNPS members and $35 for non-members.

Ages

Participants need to be 10 years old and up. An adult must accompany students under 13.

Class size

The minimum class size is four people.

Refunds

Refunds will only be given if the class size minimum number is not met or the participant cancels by June 8.

Registration Form

Students need to register by June 8.

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
+ Google Map
815-285-4924

“Spring Begins” Barn Painting Class

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Paint a beautiful barn in oils!

Nina Stachewicz is from Freeport and teaches art classes locally.

All supplies are included in this one-day class. Stachewicz provides instruction on oil painting techniques. Students will create an oil painting on an 8″ x 10″ canvas of a spring barn scene.

Ages

Participants need to be 12 years old and up.

Class size

The minimum class size is five people, with a maximum of 15 people.

Refunds

Refunds will only be given if the class size minimum number is not met or the participant cancels by May 9. After May 9, no refund will be given.

Registration Form

Students need to register by May 9.

815-285-4924

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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815-285-4924

Kids’ Art Workshop for Dixon Street Banners

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Discover Dixon, in collaboration with The Next Picture Show (TNPS), is excited to announce a unique opportunity for young artists in the community. This program is a fundraising event that will help beautify the downtown district while providing exposure to local businesses, families, and organizations.

Drop into TNPS with the kids either March 18 or 25.

TNPS is hosting two sessions for students from K through 12th grade to come and design their masterpieces–March 18 OR March 25. Feel free to drop-in either day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We close up at 4 p.m., so drop in at least an hour before then. TNPS supplies all art materials. Students may submit more than one entry.

THEME | “Draw what Dixon means to you”

Discover Dixon and TNPS are encouraging all students interested in participating to submit their artwork by April 5. The artwork needs to reflect any aspect of Dixon that the student enjoys. All submissions must be turned in to TNPS at 113 W. 1st Street.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to young artists in our community,” said Matthew Lenox, Marketing Director for Discover Dixon. “It’s a chance for them to showcase their talents while supporting a great cause.”

Kids’ art on the streets of Dixon.

The banners will be hung throughout the downtown area, showcasing the artwork of the young artists in our community.

For more information about Dixon’s Downtown Banner Program or to learn more about the upcoming event, please get in touch with Discover Dixon at 815-284-3361.

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
+ Google Map
815-285-4924
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Kids’ Art Workshop for Dixon Street Banners

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Discover Dixon, in collaboration with The Next Picture Show (TNPS), is excited to announce a unique opportunity for young artists in the community. This program is a fundraising event that will help beautify the downtown district while providing exposure to local businesses, families, and organizations.

Drop into TNPS with the kids either March 18 or 25.

TNPS is hosting two sessions for students from K through 12th grade to come and design their masterpieces–March 18 OR March 25. Feel free to drop-in either day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We close up at 4 p.m., so drop in at least an hour before then. TNPS supplies all art materials. Students may submit more than one entry.

THEME | “Draw what Dixon means to you”

Discover Dixon and TNPS are encouraging all students interested in participating to submit their artwork by April 5. The artwork needs to reflect any aspect of Dixon that the student enjoys. All submissions must be turned in to TNPS at 113 W. 1st Street.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to young artists in our community,” said Matthew Lenox, Marketing Director for Discover Dixon. “It’s a chance for them to showcase their talents while supporting a great cause.”

Kids’ art on the streets of Dixon.

The banners will be hung throughout the downtown area, showcasing the artwork of the young artists in our community.

For more information about Dixon’s Downtown Banner Program or to learn more about the upcoming event, please get in touch with Discover Dixon at 815-284-3361.

113 W. First St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
+ Google Map
815-285-4924
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