• WORKSHOPS

    Intro to 3-D Encaustic Workshop
    October 21 - 22, 10 am - 4 pm
    $325 + $35 materials fee
    Chicago artists Helen Dannelly and Alicia Forestall-Boehm co-teach this class which explores basic structural techniques for creating three-dimensional forms and using encaustic medium. Materials include wire and wire mesh, bamboo, plaster gauze, and fiber. We will discuss line, mass, scale, weight and display considerations. There will be a powerpoint presentation of artists working three dimensionally with encaustic and a discussion of participants unique creative voice. Dare to move off the panel!
    Space is limited and the workshop registration is already happening! To reserve your spot, it's a 50% deposit of $162.50 ( fully refundable up until one month prior to class). Contact Helen: 415-515-4254 with your credit card, or send payment via PayPal to Helen.Dannelly@gmail.com. (Be sure to email Helen that you have made your deposit via PayPal so she can note which student is associated with the payment.) You may also send a check payable to Helen Dannelly c/o Bridgeport Art Center, Mailbox #150, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609. We look forward to having you in the workshop!

    OTHER WORKSHOPS:
    Helen Dannelly and Jeffrey Hirst teach beginning through advanced encaustic painting, sculpture and printmaking workshops out of their studio at the Bridgeport Art Center throughout the year. We also have a visiting artists program as well. A complete list of workshops can be found at http://jeffreyhirst.com/workshops-demonstrations

    For questions or to register, please contact Helen at (415)515-4254 or Jeff@jeffreyhirst.com or (612)414-3030.

  • EXHIBITIONS

    Encaustic 2017
    July 21 - September 8, 2017
    Reception: Friday, July 21, 7 - 10pm
    Bridgeport Art Center
    1200 W. 35th Street (at Racine)
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 247-3000
    Select Chicago area artists who work in encaustic will be exhibiting in the fourth floor gallery. Curated by Lelde Kalmite.

    OPEN STUDIOS - THIRD FRIDAYS
    Open Studios are held every third Friday at the Bridgeport Art Center. Please use the Racine Street entrance as that elevator comes closer to our side of the building on the third floor. Walk through both galleries to studio 3A-3120. We'd love to have you stop by for a beverage and conversation!