Meeting Room B

Science Fiction Drawing 104 with Dan Laib: Laying Out the Action

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 7 to 12. Now that you have a developed character and a story, what’s next? How can you lay this all out in such a way that it will make sense to your readers? In this workshop, you’ll learn several tricks artists use to tell a compelling story in a visual manner. Before the class is over, you’ll have the beginning of your very own story! Please register.

College Application Essay Writing Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grades 9 to 12. Tackle writing your college application essay with Tania Runyan, published author and experienced college essay consultant. The workshop will help you understand the purpose of the application essay, brainstorm topics, and begin writing the showstopper that will capture your voice and the eye of the admissions office. Please register

Art Appreciation 101

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
If you are a fan of art but uncertain on how to talk about it, this program is for you! Jeff Mishur, owner of Art Excursions, will discuss how to analyze how an artwork is 'built' out of colors, lines and similar visual components.

Coal Swamps, Coral Reefs, and Continental Glaciers

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Raymond Wiggers, author of the popular earth-science guidebook Geology Underfoot in Illinois,presents an illustrated lecture incorporating a diverse selection of outstanding scenic locales and geologic sites in Illinois. The presentation covers all major sections of the state---from Chicago's monumental downtown to the great river valleys of the central counties, and from the canyons and lead mines of the Galena region to the soaring cliffs of Shawnee National Forest, far to the south.