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Old Town Art Center

The Old Town Art Center offers specialized art classes seasonally. Small class sizes allow students of all skill levels to take part in any given class. Instructors provide each individual student the amount of attention required. The focus is entirely on the visual arts – through drawing with pencils/charcoal and painting with oils, watercolor, pastels or acrylics. 


Fall Extension Classes: Watercolor and Oil/Acrylic classes will be available for five weeks beginning in November. Registration is required. Scholarships are available. If you plan to pay for a class at the first session, please call the office (312.337.1938) to place a registration hold for the class you would like to attend – this will help us to ensure minimum / maximum attendance.



Joe Taylor will offer his Oil & Acrylic Painting class on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (March 26 – May 28) and again on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (March 20 – May 29).

Morgan Lyons will offer her Figure Drawing class on Sundays from 10 AM – 1 PM (March 31 – May 19 – times will vary on April 7 and May 5) and a three-week Workshop on Sundays April 28, May 12, May 26 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tom Francesconi continues his Watercolor Painting Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM (April 6 – May 25) and Watercolor Painting (Portrait/Clothed Figure) Saturdays 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM (April 6 – May 25).

Kathleen Newman continues her Pastel Painting Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (April 3 – May 29, no class April 10th) and Watercolor Painting Thursdays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (SOLD OUT – April 4 – May 30, no class April 11th).

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