2024 WMG Programs

Friday Women Artists Paint n’ Sip!

Woman Made Gallery is excited to invite you to our monthly Friday paint n’ sip series on women artists! During each 2-hour art event participants will have the opportunity to learn about a different influential woman artist from history and then create artwork in their style. Past sessions focused on Hilma af Klint, the pioneer of abstract painting and collage artist, Mickalene Thomas. In April we learned about flower painters throughout history while creating their own masterpiece.

Each session consists of a 15-minute lesson that includes a handout about the woman artist we are focusing on followed by a 90 minute inspired art session. Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and assorted snacks will be served and you will leave with your completed artwork. Classes in 2024 are led by different WMG Team Members.

Friday Night Paint ‘n Sip Workshop: Ruth Asawa

Date: Friday, May 31, 2024 from 7–9 PM CST

Where: Woman Made Gallery | 1332 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607

This mixed media workshop is inspired by the works of Ruth Asawa. There will be opportunities to paint, draw, and work with fiber and wire. Drawing from life and nature, we’ll engage in meditative art practices to create abstract forms. While known best as a sculptor, Asawa’s use of line (in space and on paper) teaches us about the nature of materials themselves.

Artists of all levels are welcome!

This workshop will be of special interest to anyone interested in learning and experimenting with: wire sculpture, chainmail or making chains, embroidery, knitting/crochet with unconventional materials, abstract drawing, fractal art, etc)

This class is led by Bekah Baker, Woman Made’s Gallery Assistant. Bekah Baker is a multidisciplinary artist using scientific and artistic strategies alongside her academic art history education to create works grounded in our experience with the material world. Born in Los Angeles, she is currently working and studying Curation and Chemistry in Chicago.

$40 for members
$45 for non members

This paint ‘n sip adventure is open to all genders and we welcome everyone! Each class only has 12 spots available, so sign up fast!

Register Here for Women Artists & Wine Night

Registration Links to upcoming Sip ‘n Paint Events will be posted closer to their respective workshop dates:

Friday, July 19, 2024 | 7–9 PM | Riot Grrrl & Zines
Friday, August 9, 2024 | 7–9 PM | Suzanne Valadon & Post Impressionist Body Positivity
Friday, September 20, 2024 | 7–9 PM | Doris Lee & Folk Art
Friday, October 18, 2024 | 7–9 PM | Sonia Delaunay & Orphism
Friday, November 8, 2024 | 7–9 PM | Georgia Mills Jessup & Abstracted Representation
Friday, December 13, 2024 | 7–9 PM | Jamian Juliano Villani & Culture Collages


Goddess Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Woman Made Gallery | 1332 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607

Join us for a workshop dedicated to celebrating the divine feminine within all of us. This workshop is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, explore your inner goddess, and tap into your personal power all through the medium of clay!

Mary Winter and Beate Minkovski will guide this inspiring workshop, where we will explore the medium of clay while having fun delving into our ancient heritage of Goddess using our own Goddess energy to hand-build a female figurine of our own. No previous experience required.

The cost of a ticket includes all materials and a single firing. We will provide clay, terra sigillata, tools and guidance in what you would like to create. Light bites and refreshments will be offered, as well.

Don’t miss out on this empowering experience, space is very limited! Reserve your spot today and get ready to unleash your inner goddess!

Who is She?

A Goddess, a ritual object, votive offering, vehicle for working magic or fulfilling wishes, talisman for protection, teaching or initiation device, or a woman’s embodiment of herself. Join Mary Winter and Beate Minkovski in our workshop working freestyle, exploring the medium of clay. We will delve into our ancient heritage of Goddess using our own Goddess energy to hand-build a female figurine of our own. Your figure will be once fired and returned to you at a later date. We will have some engobes available (colored clay slip) to brush onto the surface of your work to enhance the surface and decorate if it is wanted.

About your Instructors

Mary Winter received her Master of Fine Art in Ceramics from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. Her award winning one of a kind wheel-thrown and hand built sculptural artworks have been professionally shown in local, regional, national and international art exhibitions. Mary has taught ceramics since 1995. Her sculptural work is based on the human figure as it is expressed in abstract vessel forms.

Beate Minkovski is an artist who studied sculpture in Bremen, Germany from 1962 to 1965. As a returning student she earned her BA from NEIU in 1992. That same year Beate co-founded Woman Made Gallery with her friend, Kelly Hensen. She served as WMG’s executive director from 1994 through 2014 and is currently guiding the organization as a volunteer while serving on WMG’s Board of Directors.

$65 for members
$75 for non members

The Goddess Workshop is open to all Goddesses! Each class only has 12 spots available, so sign up fast!

Register Here for Goddess Workshop


Survival Guide for Women Artists Workshop Series

Woman Made Gallery is proud to announce our 2024 virtual workshop series for emerging artists, “Survival Guide for Women Artists.” The series will span four months with four separate workshops. The workshops are individual and you do not have to sign up for all four. Simply sign up for whichever workshop interests you and will help your art practice grow.

All workshops will be co-taught by WMG staff members Veronica Clements and Corinne Pompéy. The series will be held via Zoom and will feature 60 minutes of interactive lecture and 30 minutes for Q+A.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop series is open to all emerging women, non-binary, and femme-identifying artists that are interested in taking their career to the next level. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or work in any other medium, this series is tailored to your needs.

Why Attend:

  • Connect with a supportive community of fellow women artists
  • Receive personalized feedback and guidance
  • Expand your knowledge and skills in a collaborative environment

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to take your artistic career to new heights! Buy your ticket today and join us for this empowering workshop series.

Workshop 1: The Basics

We will focus on: Applying for exhibitions | Pricing work | Shipping work | Documenting work

When: Monday, August 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Workshop 2: Get It in Writing

We will focus on: Writing artist statements & biographies | Perfecting resumes and CVs

When: Monday, September 16, 2024 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Workshop 3: Design on a Dime

We will focus on: Website design | Online & physical portfolio designs

When: Monday, October 21, 2024 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Workshop 4: Instagram 101

We will focus on: Going Live and creating reels on Instagram | Creating a professional Instagram account

When: Monday, November 18, 2024 from 6 to 7:30 PM CST.

Pricing Per Workshop:
$20 for members
$25 for non-members
$15 for students

Registration Links to upcoming Survival Guide Workshop Series will be posted beginning July of 2024.

Once registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the workshop. Each workshop will be recorded, and each person registered will receive a copy of the recording as well as a downloadable PDF of the booklet “Survival Guide for Women Artists,” which focuses on the basics covered in all four workshops.