Art Classes & Workshops

Summer 2017 Classes

Classes begin June 19, 2017

Classes are for ten sessions.

Be sure to check this page later in the summer for workshop news.


Image by P. Renaud

Image by P. Renaud

Mondays | June 19 – August 21 | 12 – 3 PM

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Fee: $125 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button

$115 (Members) Small Buy Now Button
$20 drop-in fee

Artists have the opportunity to hone their skills on their own, working directly from a live model. One hour is devoted to quick gesture poses. The focus for the remaining time will be longer poses for finished drawings and paintings.




Tuesdays | June 20 – August 22 |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Joseph Taylor

Fee: $255 (Non-Members) 
$245 (Members) Small Buy Now Button

This class is as interesting to students who are new to painting as it is to experienced painters. Joe will focus on color mixing, color relationships, glazing, light, composition, and concept.  Students can work from photos or favorite objects. Whether you prefer an involved direct adviser or one who allows you to work on your own, with only support for difficult combinations,  Joe Taylor provides the level of support that works for each individual student.




Wednesdays | June 21 – August 23 | 6:30 – 9:30PM
Instructor: Joseph Taylor

Fee: $255 (Non-Members) 
$245 (Members) 

This class is for students of all skill levels who want to stretch their talents in oil painting. Joe is a versatile painter who can easily communicate his skills to students. Please register early to guarantee your spot in this popular class. All classes are kept to a small size to ensure individual attention for every artist.




Thursdays | June 22 – August 24 |  6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Instructor: Jeff Krantz

Fee: $255 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button
$245 (Members) Small Buy Now Button

This class is intended for the both the beginner and those wishing to strengthen their existing drawing skills with the intent to advance to painting and other upper-level courses. The class will examine perceptual skills necessary for making objective or “realistic” drawings from a variety of sources, including still life, landscape, and the self-portrait. Brief lectures and demonstrations by the instructor will introduce each topic, followed by studio time to practice new skills and integrate those previously studied.


August 16 & 17 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Fee: $75 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button
$70 (Members) Small Buy Now Button

Join pastel and watercolor teacher, Kathleen Newman, to explore exciting techniques using your sketchbook outdoors. This class will draw in pencil, ink and learn additional techniques with watercolor, watercolor pencils and gouache (opaque watercolor) while on location in downtown Chicago.


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