Intro to 3-D Encaustic Workshop
    October 5 -6, 2019
    $425 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, Fosshape 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! Contact Helen to register today - space is limited! $200 registration fee will hold your spot in this popular workshop. I accept payments via check or through Paypal to my gmail account: helen.dannelly@gmail.com

    Advanced Explorations in 3-D Encaustic
    (2019 workshop tbd)
    $445 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 - register now! Reserve your spot with a 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 for only $95. Contact Helen to register! Offered monthly on Saturdays between 1 - 3:30 pm.

    Golden QoR Watercolor and Alcohol Ink Painting
    August 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
    Learn to use these beautifully vibrant materials in combination with one another on Yupo, a synthetic watercolor paper and cotton paper.
    Class is held at Helen's Bridgeport Art Center Studio, #3120. Only $95 and includes all materials! Contact Helen to register!

    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!