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Public Events -- Southern Illinois Artisans Shop & Art Gallery

  Events, Southern Illinois Artisans Shop   

Artist Demonstration: Kay Wiggins - Basket Weaving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, March 29, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wiggins weaves both functional and decorative baskets using natural materials such as rattan, maple and sea grass. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Rhonda Lemay - Lampwork Jewelry
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lemay's enthusiastic demonstrations are always fascinating, fun and entertaining. Watch as she creates colorful beads using a lampworking torch.
Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Advanced China Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Charlene Whitler 

The advanced china painters return with this year's subject, Pears and Birds.
Tuition $125, some supplies included, minimum of 6.
Tues., April 9, Wed., April 10 and Thur., April 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
All Classes must be paid in advance.
No refunds within two weeks of workshop start date.
To register or for more information contact Romaula Coleman at 618-629-2220. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Flipping Your Scraps
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sherrie Grob

In this quilt design workshop, you will create a beautiful art quilt using the fabric that you already have on hand. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Karen Linduska - Machine Quilting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Linduska creates colorful and fun art quilts with distinctive highly detailed thread work, painting with the thread to create botanical images. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Bronwyn Elkuss - Hand-stitched Fiber Art
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Elkuss believes in using the fiber of our lives as a palette when creating her hand-stitched compositions. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Robin Power - Ceramic Sculpture
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, April 26, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The theme of Power's work is the human condition. She creates figures with a powerful visual narrative that seem to touch the viewer's own experiences.
Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 04, 2013 - Sunday, May 05, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Tracey Maras

In this two day seminar Tracey will teach techniques for using dry pastels. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Carl Cottingham - Wood Carving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cottingham uses wood carving techniques passed down for generations through his family, including bas relief and wood chipping to create wall plaques and 3-dimensional works.
Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Greg Gibbs - Ceramics
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gibbs draws patterns inspired by nature onto his wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic pieces then uses a sgraffito technique to carve back the design leaving a raised surface.
Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Debbie Wilson - Mixed Media Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, May 27, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wilson is a mixed-media painter who uses nontraditional landscapes in her artwork. Her work is defined by overlapping images using transparent layers of color and light.
Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Basket Weaving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Kay Wiggins

Kay will instruct about basket weaving using natural materials and beginner techniques. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Quilt Surface Design
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Karen Linduska

Karen will be sharing her distinctive quilting techniques in this short workshop. Find out more ...


Saturday Children's Workshops
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Different workshops are offered in the morning and afternoon sessions. Children can be signed up for one or both workshops in a single day. Find out more ...


Saturday Children's Workshops
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Different workshops are offered in the morning and afternoon sessions. Children can be signed up for one or both workshops in a single day. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Watercolor Experiments
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: David Clelland

A beginner's watercolor workshop. A 6x8 water color pad will be provided and by the end, students will have finished two paintings. Find out more ...


Art and Wine Festival
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Join us for the 14th Annual Art and Wine Festival on the grounds of Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center, Rend Lake. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Sunday, October 13, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Tracey Maras

In this two day seminar Tracey will teach techniques for using dry pastels. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Flipping Your Scraps II
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sherrie Grob

Our First class was so successful we are offering a second, more challenging workshop. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Machine Stitching Surface Design with Karen Linduska
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Karen Linduska

In this fun and easy class students will learn how to use their sewing machine to create surface design. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Lynn Reznick

Even if you have never touched a paintbrush, Lynn will have you painting in no time. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Nancy Pace - Beaded Jewelry
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 29, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pace is a folk artist with a make-do-spirit. She will keep your attention as she uses wire and stones like a paintbrush on canvas to create beautiful pieces of jewelry from found objects.
Find out more ...


Holiday Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, November 29, 2013 - Sunday, December 01, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Rethink your holiday shopping, purchase local gifts made in Illinois. Drop in all weekend for a daily artisan demonstration and refreshments. Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Wheat Elder - Oil Painting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, November 30, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The subjects of Elder's oil paintings are simple, everyday things which create a home. Her still life work imparts an appreciation for the texture of a pumpkin or the play of light on a cream pitcher, evoking feelings of peace, comfort, and rest.
Find out more ...


Artist Demonstration: Tracey Maras - Pastels
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, December 01, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Maras' dry pastel technique crosses a bridge between drawing and painting. Her soft touch reveals pastel landscapes in which viewers find themselves a part of her world.
Find out more ...


Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Expressions in Fiber & Clay
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, March 09, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary art quilts by 16 Illinois Artisans. The exhibition celebrates the abstract use of fabric, exploring themes such as the seasons, power and joy. Find out more ...


Advanced China Painting Workshop by Charlene Whitler
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Advanced China Painters return with this years subject: trumpet vines and hummingbirds on a serving tray.
Tuition $125, some supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Kathy Sands - Fabric Dyeing
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sands' expertise is surface design and textile art on silk.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Parade of Quilts Open House
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Each year the Artisans Center presents four days of events to honor traditional and contemporary fiber arts during the Artisan Gallery Quilt Exhibition. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Kay Wiggins - Basket Weaving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wiggins weaves using a variety of techniques natural materials.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Bill See - Bead Embroidery
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

See will demonstrate bead embroidery and weaving in his one of a kind jewelry.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Brenda Tripp - Tatting
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tripp is an expert in the lost art of tatting, a traditional lace making technique.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of watercolor and also experimental ways to use the media. Bring a basic set of watercolor paints. Find out more ...


Beginner: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"The Beginner Basket Making class will also be held: Wednesday, July 16 or Wednesday, September 10"

Learn the basics of how to basket weave using natural materials in a one day workshop. Find out more ...


Artisan Demonstration: Nina Peacock - Miniature Gourd Art
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Peacock will be designing and painting Japanese figures onto miniature gourds.

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Artisan Demonstration: Nathan Bennett - Wood Carving
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bennett is a carver of realistic waterfowl and other birds.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Artisan Demonstration: Kris Killman - Watercolor
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Killman is a watercolorist who uses nature as his subject matter.

See images and find out more on Facebook.

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Adult Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate: Painting in Pure Pigment: Introduction to Pastels with Tracey Maras
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In this two day seminar, Maras teaches techniques for using dry pastels. Students will have the opportunity to create 2 small pastel paintings and 1 medium-sized pastel painting during the workshop. Find out more ...


Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Playful Notions: Experiments in Mixed Media
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Playful Notions is an exhibit that brings together 5 artisans who work using alternative materials and innovative techniques. Find out more ...


Intermediate: Basket Weaving with Kay Wiggins
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"The Intermediate Basket Making class will also be held: Wednesday, August 13"

A workshop designed for students with some experience. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

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