We are excited to begin a variety of classes and workshops taught by professional local and international artists, for all levels and age groups.  Many classes include studio time and gallery show opportunities.  Please visit our Education Page for more information.

Uninstructed Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions
Every Wednesday Starting April 13, From 6 to 9 PM
Long Poses. Nude and Costumed
Models will rotate monthly  
Easels will be provided; artist brings all other supplies
FSC Members are Free, Visitors $15, $10 with Advance Signup, $35 for 4 sessions advance signup
Visit our Education Page to sign up.

Saturday Studio Arts for Kids & Summer Art Camp
For: Kids ages 4 and up
This is an open art studio for kids.  With guidance from instructor, children will create projects that is of interest to them specifically.  Through group and one on one discussion, the instructor will show examples of art works that are relevant to each student.  She will also show the students different techniques and approaches.  There will be an art show exhibiting the student’s work.  
Projects may include, but are certainly not limited to:  Painting, drawing, illustration, animation, poetry, collage, postcards, mail art, collaboration, book making, recycled material projects, crafts, ECT…


For: Adults, 17 & up
This course is designed for students who want to learn or improve their drawing skills. Students will learn several different drawing techniques designed to build up a variety of drawing skills. Students will draw on location at different places through out the city of Chicago. We will study how artists throughout time have used sketchbooks to record a visual and creative workbook used in their artwork and begin to develop those skills while visiting different places throughout the city. This course is designed to be 6 weeks long. Class will be held on Sundays from 2-5pm.

Beginning Drawing (Technique)
For: Adults, 17 & up, beginning skill level
This course is designed for people who want to learn or improve their drawing skills. Students will learn several different drawing techniques designed to progressively build up a variety of drawing skills. We will use a variety of traditional drawing materials including charcoal, pencil , and ink. All lessons will be supplemented with a viewing of traditional and contemporary artwork. 

My Chicago: Creating an Urban Artist’s Book  
For: Adults
In this multi-level class, Students will explore the urban landscape through a mixture of traditional drawing as well as contemporary collage, printmaking and painting. We will utilize our sketches and imagination to create an artist’s book as a final project.

D.I.Y Studio
For: Adults
Create cutting edge crafts that have all your friends saying "wow".  Use your new ideas to create presents for your loved ones or yourself.  Projects include jewelry, print making, personalized stationary, applique and bookbinding.  After each class, you will take home a project that you can use daily. 

Creation Station
For: Kids
A children's art class that offers individualized fine art and craft instruction.  Students work with paper, paint, markers, crayons, glitter, glue, colored pencils, and air dry clay.  Elementary aged kids are encouraged to enroll. 

Screen Printing
For: Adults
Students learn how to build their own screen, create a stencil, use photo   and gain an understanding of registration through screen printing.  Students will experiment with printing on a variety of materials.  After the course is complete, the students will have the knowledge on how to build  : own screen printing set-up at home.  All students will install a show of their new art at the Fulton Street Collective Gallery. 

Upcoming Events

Please join us in celebration of
1000 Paper Cranes Project
Fundraising Event for Japanese Tsunami Victims
Date:  Thursday, April 14, 2011 Time: 6:30pm ~ 9:30pm Place:  Fulton Street Collective Address: 2000 W. Fulton St. (Damon/ W. Lake) 
Place:  Fulton Street Collective
Event includes: wine, appetizers, live jazz music and origami art making, T-shirt sales, bake sale 
Suggested donation $ 10 per person
Organized by Mie Tamura, LCPC ATR
Co-sponsored by Fulton Street Collective & IATA (Illinois Art Therapy Association)
For any questions for this event, please contact at Mie Tamura at  (773) 401-8699 or email:

IATA Living Room Lecture Series
Date:  Tuesday, April 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Place:  Fulton Street Gallery/Event Space 
Art Therapy and Autism: The Future of a Growing Population in Our Field Individuals with autism are a rising population that will impact the art therapy field. Art therapists, Holly DeRosa and Maia Wheeler will share how they have dealt with the increase of autism in the therapeutic school community and discuss ways in which art therapists can create an autism friendly space in their work environments. 2.0 CE through IMHCA Different guest speaker each month Autism Awareness Month Maia Wheeler/ Holly DeRosa

Fulton Street Collective Spring Open House
Date:  Saturday, May 21, 20011, 5:00pm - midnight 
Twice a year the members of FSC open their studio doors to the public.  Over 20 studios, a gallery show, and live performances every hour.  More information to come!

Featured Artist
Today's Featured Artist is Todd Siegel.  Visit our home page or Click Here to see samples of his work.

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 - Joe





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