Elk Grove Park District Classes

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Winter 2019 Classes

With Instructor Jessica Kronika

Watercolor Classes & Studio

At the Elk Grove Village

Park District

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Watercolor Classes

This class will cover approaches in watercolor for producing still life, landscape and portrait from life, photo or mirror. Demonstrations will include ‘Sketching in Watercolor,’ monochromatic and full color value studies, dynamic and luminous composition, textural approaches for natural plant life including texture, specialty brushes, salt and alcohol techniques, dry brush and massing color. Students will begin with a still life assembled from classroom, instructor’s and student’s own objects. We will look at landscape photos and explore depicting a variety of environments and weather types. For portrait, we will work from photographs, a mirror, or a model. Specific techniques for depicting facial proportion, flesh tones, complimentary color schemes for depth and reflected light will be demonstrated. During the final two hours of class, students will work from a photo, still life or model to develop their own original watercolor. Returning and Advanced students are encouraged to attend this class, following initial demonstrations and during independent work time, instructor will be able to give project specific instruction. Students are encouraged to bring their own image references for projects. Supply list is available online.

Fee: $125 R/$150 NR

Location: Pavilion Art Studio

Monochromatic Portrait

Winter Classes

Day, Date

Session 3: Sat, Feb 23-Mar 9       

Time   10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   

Age             Barcode                     Deadline

14+ yrs       103328-03                 Feb 20

Dawn Breaking over the WetlandsWatercolor Studio

Open to current students at Park District and select students from other programs. Ongoing, time for existing students to continue work on projects begun in class, get additional individual instruction and for students from Michaels program to work on continuing projects. Advanced watercolor students are welcome to attend this open studio with some available instruction. Students must call or email instructor to schedule specific materials or instructor assistance. (Jessica Kronika: 847-722-7032 or artist@flyngypsyarts.com)

(Student minimum: 1)

Fee: $42 R/$50 NR

Location: Pavilion Craft Studio

Spring Floral Still Life

Winter Classes

Day, Date
Session 3:
Sat, Feb 23, Mar 2, 9

Age Barcode Deadline

5+ yrs 103320-03 Feb 20

Instructor with painting Flowerface

“My teaching style encompasses all ranges of experience and encourages creative thinking and experimentation with a variety of processes and materials.”

-J. Kronika aka Fly’n Gypsy Arts

Ms. Kronika holds a Bachelor of Fine art, with a specialty in printmaking and installation from Columbia College Chicago. In addition, mixed media artist Jessica Kronika trained in printmaking at Columbia College Chicago, under Friedhart Kiekieben and through an internship under David Jones and Chris Flynn at Anchor Graphics.

She has an Associates of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Kankakee Community College, where she studied under Jane Haley, Linda Randall Powles and Jean Janssen.

She pursued advanced coursework in painting under Javier Chavira and sculpture under Micheal Hart, while attending Governors State University.

Ms. Kronika has taught courses in mixed media, printmaking, book binding, painting, drawing and sculpture through the Bourbonnais and Bradley Park Districts, Bubotto Centre for the Arts (formerly of West Dundee), and Fly’n Gypsy Art Studios of Algonquin, Bourbonnais and Kankakee since 1996.

She currently teaches painting and drawing at the Community Arts Council’s Arts Center in Bradley, IL, acrylic and watercolor painting, and drawing at the Michael’s Crafts Stores in Downers Grove and McHenry, IL, sumi painting, calligraphy and printmaking at Expressions Graphics of Oak Park, IL.

For more information please contact instructor, Jessica Kronika at:


or (847) 722-7032.

For more information about the instructor visit www.flyngypsyarts.com

or see the blog at:


To register: Participants can register online www.elkgroveparks.org or by stopping by the Pavilion (1000 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007).

For online go to http://www.elkgroveparks.org/, select Activity Guide or Registration,

Select Register, Arts, and select age group or enter first 6 digits of bar code to search in Activity number.