Posts Tagged: Chicago Art Classes

Spring Session I Class and Open Studio Schedule

Hello all! Spring session is off and running! You still have time to sign up for some of the end-of-week and weekend classes, so don’t miss out. Here’s the session I class and open studio schedule. Open studio will start on Monday, April 3rd. See you all in the studio! -Nora

Fabric Painting Experiments

One of the great perks of my residency here at Lillstreet has been the space and time to get messy and play with various surface design techniques, like dyeing, screen printing, and relief printing.  I am very attracted to the idea of transforming found fabric and making it my own via the aforementioned methods. To… Read more »

Early Winter Class and Open Studio Schedule

Early Winter Open Studio is now is session! Huzzah! Because the Textiles Department has such a complicated class schedule, we’ve made weekly calendars for each of the session’s four weeks. Please make sure to double check these calendars before coming in to take advantage of open studio. See you in the studio! -Nora (click to enlarge!)… Read more »

Falling for Fabric

Don’t know about you, I’m gobsmacked by Fall – the cool breezes rustling through the trees creating a chorus of the season, the scent of the crisp air, the play of light at sunset.  Moreover, it’s a feast for the eyes at every turn as each day the combinations of color sprouting from the changing… Read more »

Sewing Classes Begin October 17

Our next term of 5-week classes begins the week of October 17! Classes in machine-sewing and hand-embroidery include First-Time Sewing, Zippers & Buttons, Beginner Quilting, Sew Your Own Underwear, Repairs & Alterations, and Embroidery & Beyond. In November, we’ll offer 1-day afternoon workshops in quilting topics including Piecing Curves and Foundation Paper Piecing. We’ll post more information… Read more »

Fall 2016 Open Studio Schedule – UPDATED

Happy fall session, everyone! Here is our Open Studio schedule. Open Studio access starts on Monday, September 19 and is available to all currently enrolled students. Please remember that this is non-instructional time; students will be expected to work on their projects independently. That being said, Open Studio is a fun and social way to… Read more »

Design Print & Sew Class!!!!

  Want to deepen your screen printing skills? Master the sewing machine? Do some work on both sides of the department?Sign up for Design Print & Sew with Tabor Shiles and Rachel Wallis! In this ten week class you will learn basic and advanced screen-printing techniques including designing and registering multi-colored images, and creating repeat… Read more »


Applications for Lillstreet’s 2016-17 Artist in Residence program are due on Sunday, May 15th! Are you thinking about applying? Curious about what being an AIR is like? Here’s a quick interview with Tabor Shiles, the current AIR for the Textiles Department, about her experience in the program!  Tell us about yourself and your work. What are… Read more »

Textiles Department at One of a Kind!

The Lillstreet Textiles Department will be hosting a bunch of workshops and demos at the One of a Kind Show + Sale next weekend! Stop on by to try your hand at a new skill and learn all about our classes!   Friday, April 29th 1:30-3:30pm – Screen Print a Tote Bag w/ Nora Renick… Read more »