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    The Artist's Way

    6:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Evilena's Red Dresser
    20887 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

    Everyone is creative! Yes, that’s right, EVERYONE IS CREATIVE! The author of The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron, and workshop facilitator and art therapist, Renee Klyczek Nordstrom, believe we are all born to be creative. The Artist’s Way is a guided process to uncover, foster, and maintain creativity for everyone! This 8-week workshop helps participants to connect with their inner creative spirit in a safe and respectful environment. It is an engaging process of inspirational readings, discussions, and exercises. If you’ve never accessed your creative spirit, or if you’re a seasoned creative, the journey along the Artists’ Way will enrich your life. This series is open to new and returning students. Join facilitator Renee Klyczek Nordstrom for a spirited journey into your creative landscape.

    An artist and art therapist, Klyczek Nordstrom has been a practicing artist for over 30 years and promotes talk therapy and creative expression as methods for healing, empowerment and life enhancement. As a talk therapist and art therapist she works with individuals and groups in a residential treatment facility and private practice. She also works among a community of artists at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Her extensive teaching experience includes adjunct faculty with Adler University, art classes, The Artist’s Way, and creative process workshops.

    Join the adventure!

    The Artist’s Way at Evilena’s Red Dresser, 20887 South La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

    To sign up contact nordstromrk@gmail.com

    Monday evenings, March 19 – May 7 at 6:30-9 p.m.

    $120 per person for 8-week course (fee is due on March 19) no refunds unless minimum of 8 participants is not met
    Payment: Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

    Minimum 8 participants

    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is available at the library, bookstores, and online. Please have your book for the 1st class.

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    Native Plants - By the Conservation Foundation

    6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Evilena's Red Dresser
    20887 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

    Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    At the core of environmentally friendly landscapes is the use of native plants. Native plants are those species that were present locally when the first settlers arrived. These plants have evolved over thousands of years to be able to live on rainwater alone, without adding fertilizer, and their deep roots help infiltrate rain where it falls and carry the moisture deep into the ground to replenish our aquifers, cleaning it as it goes.

    As you start this year’s yard work and lawn care and are dreading the thought of mowing grass and applying fertilizer and weed killer, take a step back and think of the native possibilities.

    There are countless ways to incorporate native vegetation into your home landscape. Start one plant at a time–or create a whole new flower bed.

    Take this FREE class to learn how to incorporate native plants into your landscape.

    Registration is helpful for seating planning but not necessary. Walk-ins welcome. To register call 815-464-2668.

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    Watercolor and Wine

    6:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Evilena's Red Dresser
    20887 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

    Watercolor & Wine Class on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. Artist Margi Hafer will guide you through as you paint your own masterpiece featuring native plants. Some refreshments provided. Cost: $45. 

    Bring your own wine. Call 815-464-2668 for more information and to register.

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    Advanced Farmhouse Paint Class

    8:45 am-10:45 am
    Evilena's Red Dresser
    20887 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

    Join us for our hands-on Advanced Farmhouse Paint Technique class. You will learn how to use our Farmhouse stains to bring an antique look to your projects. In addition, you will also be learning how to layer paints and distress your furniture to get a unique Farmhouse look for your pieces. 

    The class includes all supplies, take home instructions and a LOT of INSPIRATION to get you started and complete your project. You do not have to bring anything. Sign up today at our store, or call 815.464.2668. The cost is $75.00 limited seating, pre-registration required to save your seat. Let’s get creative together at Evilena’s Red Dresser!