Intro to 3-D Encaustic Workshop
    March 17 - 18, 2018: 10 am - 4 pm
    $400 including materials
    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, 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!

    Advanced Explorations in 3-D Encaustic
    April 28 - 29, 2018: 10 am - 4 pm
    $400 including materials
    Jeffrey Hirst and Helen Dannelly co-teach this advanced sculptural encaustic workshop utilizing wood, plaster, fabric, encaustic and other materials. Explore novel materials while incorporating encaustic medium.

    Space is limited for both workshops and registration is already happening! Reserve your spot with a 50% deposit of $200.00 (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. 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!

    Alcohol Ink Painting Workshops
    Learn how to paint with alcohol inks both realistically and abstractly. After a short, thorough demo, Helen will turn you loose to explore these vibrant, colorful inks on synthetic watercolor paper, while providing occasional suggestions and guidance as you create. You will complete 4 - 6 small paintings in one session! These abbreviated painting workshops (just 2 1/2 hours!) are offered through AirBnB Experiences for only $95. Register here:
    Feel free to contact Helen with any questions.

    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/2018-hirst-teaching-schedule

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


    Open Studios are held every third Friday at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street (at Racine). Please use the Racine Street entrance as that elevator comes closer to our side of the building on the third floor. (Press "3R" to get to our studio!) Walk through both galleries to studio 3A-3120. We'd love to have you stop by for a visit!