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Jane M. Mason teaches in several venues in person and online. She is adding workshops and more opportunities on an ongoing basis. Sign in on the contact form to be the first to learn of new opportunities.

In-person Classes at Brickton Art Center

Established in 1997, Brickton Art Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serving the people of Park Ridge and surrounding communities through creative outreach services.

Classes offered in person through Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL.
306 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-823-6611
http://www.bricktonartcenter.org

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Spring is Glorious
One Evening, Thursday, May 19, 7:00-9:00pm
Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
Ages: 21 and up.

Create a magnificent spring scene of blooming trees. Demonstrated will be yellow and pink trees. You can decide what suits you and your décor. We suggest you sign up with a friend. Loads of fun while you share the evening. BYOB. You bring your desired beverages. Jane will provide the lesson and all the supplies. Cheers!

May 19, 7:00-9:00pm

Fee: Non-Brickton Art Center member: $30/Member: $25.50. Ages: 21 and up.

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Father’s Day Workshop
One Session, Saturday, June 9, 11:30am-12:30pm
Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
8-12 yr.

Create a neat art creation for Dad for his special day. We will get it all wrapped up and ready to give as a present. Min. 5 students to run this workshop. Must register 48 hrs in advance.

June 9, 11:30am-12:30pm

Fee: Non-Brickton Art Center member: $25/Member: $21. Ages: 8-12.

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Mini Masters
6 wks., Tuesday, 4:00-4:50pm
Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
4-6 yr.

Art History comes alive for kids in this class! We will look at works by a famous artist each week, create a project inspired by their work and learn why they were important to culture and history.  With help of masters of art, little ones explore many mediums. Min. 5 students for this class.

June 12, 19, 26. Skip July 4 week. July 10, 17, 24.

Fee: Non-Brickton Art Center member: $25/Member: $21. Ages: 4-6.

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Intro to Watercolor
8 wks., Tuesday, 5:6:30pm
Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
10 and up.

This Class will cover the basics of painting in Watercolor, basic techniques and the language of watercolor painting.  No previous training needed. A material fee may be requested on the 1st day of class. Min. 5 students/maximum of 12 students

June 12, 19, 26. Skip July 4 week. July 10, 17, 24, 31. August 7

Fee: Non-Brickton Art Center member: $125/Member: $112. Ages: 10 and up.

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Online Drawing Lessons

Online Drawing Lessons

From beginner to intermediate. Age groups from 8-85.Each lesson will be geared to your experience level. Lessons may cover techniques such as: shading, shadows, cross hatching, understanding line and shape, perspective, sketching, journaling, washes.

Materials such as paper, mark-making tools such as graphite vs charcoal vs Conté pastel vs pen and ink, erasers, sharpeners, sandpapers, mahl sticks, and more. Design elements such as drawing or sketching your thoughts, working from photographs, conquering value, creating a pleasing composition, directing eye-flow, and cropping, may be covered. When you register, you will be sent a questionnaire to identify the areas you are most interested in working on with Jane. You will pick a time from Jane’s online schedule convenient for you. You will be sent information on how to sign on to your online lesson, and you will see each other face-to-face via the Internet.

If you would like a Critique of any of drawings you have completed and have available for review, please sign up for an online drawing lesson for a 45 minute or the 60 minutes session. You can note that you are interested in the “Critique” in the questionnaire Jane will send you after you sign up through TakeLessons.

45-minute sessions may cover:
Having Jane answer any questions you have at the beginning of the session. You may review projects currently underway with her. She will demonstrate one or two techniques and she prefers, if possible, if the student draws along with her, so she can see how the student is interpreting the lesson. An assignment will be given at the end of the session. Cost for 45-minute critique:$60

60-minute sessions may cover:
Having Jane answer any questions you have at the beginning of the session. You may review ongoing or completed projects with her. She will demonstrate two or three techniques and she prefers, if possible, if the student draws along with her, so she can see how the student is interpreting the lesson. The longer session allows Jane to spend more time putting the techniques in context and suggesting variations of the technique for you. An assignment will be given at the end of the session. Cost for 60-minute critique: $70

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Online Watercolor Lessons

Online Watercolor Lessons

All levels from beginner to advanced. Age groups from 8-85. Each lesson will be geared to your experience level. Lessons may cover techniques such as: as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, using salt, scumbling, scraping, dry brush, creating washes, tipping in, and using resist.

Design elements such as drawing or sketching your thoughts, working from photographs, conquering value, creating a pleasing composition, directing eye-flow, and cropping, may be covered.

Lesson elements may focus on materials may include: which paper and why, which brush and how many brushes, what about plein air painting, paint: price, hue, archivalness, other materials such as watercolor brushes, pencils, mediums, canvas, Yupo, ink, etc.

When you register, you will be sent a questionnaire to identify the areas you are most interested in working on with Jane. You will pick a time from Jane’s online schedule convenient for you. You will be sent information on how to sign on to your online lesson, and you will see each other face-to-face via the Internet.

If you would like a Critique of any of watercolor paintings you have completed and have available for review, please sign up for an online drawing lesson for a 45 minute or the 60 minutes session. You can note that you are interested in the “Critique” in the questionnaire Jane will send you after you sign up through TakeLessons.

45-minute sessions may cover:
Having Jane answer any questions you have at the beginning of the session. You may review projects with her. She will demonstrate one or two techniques and she prefers, if possible, if the student paints along with her, so she can see how the student is interpreting the lesson. An assignment will be given at the end of the session. Cost for 45-minute critique: $60

60-minute sessions may cover:
Having Jane answer any questions you have at the beginning of the session. You may review projects with her. She will demonstrate two or three techniques and she prefers, if possible, if the student paints along with her, so she can see how the student is interpreting the lesson. The longer session allows Jane to spend more time putting the techniques in context and suggesting variations of the technique for you. An assignment will be given at the end of the session. Cost for 60-minute critique: $70

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