Kane County Institute Day 2019

For Kane County public school educators only.

Enjoy a full day of creative art workshops that explore glass, ceramics, encaustic, fluid painting, and Gelli printing. Our historic venue, award winning galleries, and artist studios will inspire you throughout your time here. Our location in downtown Batavia is walking distance from several restaurants for lunch, and we will provide free coffee and water throughout the day.

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Schedule: There are 3 sessions, each lasting 1 hr 45 min, with a 1.5 hour lunch.

Fee: See individual workshops for fees. Full day will range from $67 - $92, depending on choices.

Workshop options (choose 3):

Ceramics ($19): Learn new techniques in our ClayLab with artist and instructor, Jeremy Foy. Brush up on your wheel throwing techniques and create a hand built piece of pottery to take home with you. (Glazing and firing are not included.)

Fluid Painting/Copic Markers ($24): Learn various fluid painting techniques using acrylic paints and pouring medium on canvas. You will create 2 small canvases that can be picked up two days after the workshop. This workshop also includes a demonstration of Copic markers, which are popular for cartooning. Students will be allowed to try out different techniques.

Playing with Encaustics ($34): In this class we will briefly discuss the history of encaustic painting, which is painting using molten beeswax, and learn the basic techniques to create both a 4” x 4” and a 8”x 8” abstract paintings that you will be able to take with you at the end of class.

Lampwork Glass Beadmaking ($34): Learn the Venetian art of lampwork glass beadmaking with glass artist, Victoria Belz. Each student will learn to form glass beads on rods using colorful, molten glass. Beads will be reamed and polished by Victoria and ready for pick up one week after the class.

Gelli Printing ($24): Explore this popular printmaking technique that uses printing plates made from very firm gelatin. By layering stencils and textures, you will create beautiful mixed media papers that can be used for collage.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL. You may register for the wait list only.


  • Session 1: 8:00 am - 9:45 am

  • Session 2: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

  • Lunch: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

  • Session 3: 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm