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Eric Carle Children's Class at Chesterton Art Center

Chesterton-Art-CenterJan Pool will be teaching an art class for 4-5 year-olds based on the books by Eric Carle at the Chesterton Art Center. The class will include age appropriate academic skills, arts, crafts and sign language.

Eric Carle is the author of a number of books, including the famous Brown Bear series.

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Kathy Los-Rathburn Exhibit at the Chesterton Art Center

KLRathburn-Dunes-Series-VIIIWatercolor artist, Kathy Los-Rathburn will have an exhibit of her work at the Chesterton Art Center from September 29 - October 31. The title of Kathy's show is "One Hour from Home", which she explains in her exhibit statement - "Many artists dream of going to far away exotic places to paint or teach workshops. They go in search of the perfect subject matter. I take a different approach to my painting. Since I DO NOT like to travel and I look at Indianapolis as visiting another country, I find my subject matter: “One Hour from Home.”  That is how I came up with the theme for my show. It is amazing how much subject matter is “just around the corner.” Come travel with me on my little journey. There’s much to explore."

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Free Art Tasting at the Chesterton Art Center

Chesterton-Art-CenterOn Saturday, September 29th, the Chesterton Art Center will host a free art tasting. Guests are welcome to try their hand at a variety of different art forms.

From 1-2 p.m., there will be four different art techniques to try. MaryAnn Pals will host drawing/painting. Judy Gregorich and Mark Montgomery will host stained glass. Dick Church will host watercolor. And Jane Ryan will host ceramics.

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Susan Henshaw Exhibit at Chesterton Art Center

SHenshaw-Lake-Michigan-JewelsSusan Henshaw will have a one-person exhibit at the Chesterton Art Center from Sept 27 to the end of October. The title of the show is "Water + Catalyst =" and will feature Susan's works in photography, pastels, oils and drawings.

The show reception will be held Sunday, October 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the Art Center.

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Art Center to Host Felted Wool Hat Class

Chesterton-Art-CenterThe Chesterton Art Center will be offering a Wool Hat Making class Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In this class, students will learn to make a cloche hat using Merino wool roving, soap and water.

The hats will be made by felting the wool fibers to create the hat material. This wool material will then be formed into a bell shape. The hats will be sized to each student's head.

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Club Wonder Hosts Art Fair Open House

OE-Leaf-ArtClub Wonder, a program of Opportunity Enterprises, will host an Art Fair Open House on Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the Youth Services Department of the Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Information about Club Wonder will be available, and the art, created by children with special needs, will remain on display through October 18.

Club Wonder began meeting in September of 2010, and provides support for families raising children with special needs.

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September Jewelry Making Classes at the Portage Library

Crochet-BraceletMara Wible, formerly of MegaBeads, will lead jewelry making classes Fridays in September. Pre-registration at the library is strongly requested. Fee per class varies, all supplies included.

Sept. 7, 12-2 - European 4-in-1 Bracelet: This weave originated centuries ago and was used to make protective armor for knights and soldiers. $25.00/Supplies Included.

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