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Gallery, Art Center 'Studio 60 on Main' Opens in Downtown Oswego

The studio will offer classes, workshops and an art gallery of local artists.

Have you ever felt the urge to create an artistic masterpiece, but had no idea how or didn’t have the time?

Studio 60 on Main can help you find your inner artist in sometimes less than three hours.

The art center, located at 60 Main St. in downtown Oswego, is a hands-on learning experience as well as a gallery that local artists can use to display and sell their works.

Owner Gayle Faber is very excited to bring the studio to Oswego.

The mission of the studio she said is to inspire and support local artists in the Fox Valley area as well as help those who are interested in pursuing or learning a new art form.

“We’ll be hosting a variety of workshops and classes in different medias,” said Faber.

One of the classes is ‘Party and Paint’, where Faber teachers attendees different techniques and art terms – like chiaroscuro – and then has each person paint from the picture she had done earlier on.

“They don’t have to paint it just like mine,” said Faber. “I want them to use their own imagination.”

A full list of events and classes is available on Studio 60 on Main’s website calendar, so those interested can look ahead to see what the painting might be. For example,  Sept. 7 will be a picture of daisies and Sept. 21 will be a martini glass.

The cost of each class varies, but all supplies and refreshments are provided for each and all attendees get to take their finished product home.

In addition to workshops and classes Studio 60 will also feature a gallery of local artists, including many from the Kendall County Arts Guild. The work will be on display along the walls and some will also be for sale, said Faber.

The loom sitting inconspicuously in the corner though is what Faber is really looking forward to.

There will be a basket with all different colors and types of threads that anyone can weave into the loom. The end product, a giant wall hanging, will be auctioned off to raise funds for a charity. Currently Faber is thinking of ‘Alliance for Smiles,’ which provides free treatment for children with cleft lip and palate deformities.

“I want this studio to be a community,” she said. “Where you can pick up a cup of coffee down the street and then come in here and weave and help make something for a greater cause.”

For those that don’t know how to use a loom, Faber will provide lesson and instruction. “Everyone will have a chance to participate.”

To register for any classes, email Studio 60 on Main at studio60onmain@yahoo.com, call 630-453-8885, or drop in at their location.

 

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