Art Classes

Spring Session

Currently running through April

*no classes week of March 27 – 30 (Spring Break)

Late Spring Session 

Youth Art Classes

*no classes May 29 for Memorial Day

Watercolor Painting (Ages 5-13)

Mondays—May 1 – June 12, 5:15-6:30
Instructor: Tanya Facchini     Register Now!

Watercolor paints and watercolor pencils offer an exciting new dimension to the arts of sketching and designing. Watercolor pencils are a mixture of drawing and painting in one. This class will teach sketching and color washing techniques while creating wonderful works of art. This class is designed for beginners and continuing artists.

Bon Voyage! (Ages 5-13)

Mondays—May 1 – June 12, 5:00-6:15
Instructor: Susan Russell     Register Now!

Kids will take an imaginary trip to various countries. Each class one culture will be focused on: France’s Eiffel Tower, India’s Taj Mahal, London’s Big Ben, Hong Kong’s Pagodas, Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, Spain’s Alcazar. Your child will leave the class having traveled on many adventures without a ticket or passport.

Landscape Art (Ages 9-13)

Wednesdays—May 3 – June 7, 5:15-6:30
Instructor: Tanya Facchini     Register Now!

Explore all the different types of “scapes” that art can depict—Seascapes, Cityscapes, Aerial Landscapes, and Cloudscapes. Students will develop their painting and drawing skills from observing and by using their imaginations. They will create their landscapes by using a variety of mediums. This class is designed for beginners and continuing artists.

Teen & Adult Art Classes

*no classes May 29 for Memorial Day

Pop Art (Ages 14 and up)

Mondays—May 1 – June 12, 6:30 – 8pm
Instructor: Susan Russell     Register Now!

Learn to paint like Pop Artist, Andy Warhol. Use bright colors that grab the viewer and display popular culture. We will explore the topics of celebrity portraits, consumer objects, and commercialism in American culture. Create work that is contemporary and fun! Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome.

Still Life Drawing with Charcoal

Tuesday Mornings—May 2 – June 6, 10am – 12pm
Instructor: Patricia Rodgers     Register Now!

Working from still life objects and the interior, we will draw with line and shape, create differing values, design the composition, and draw a convincing sense of volume and light. With each class we will concentrate on one particular element of art, or principal of design. Charcoal is easy to use. You can smudge it, erase it, cover a large area quickly, and change your mind about the composition. We will work on a large format. Each class there are new and multiple arrangements from which to work. Beginning and advanced students are welcome. Advanced students can push the boundaries of their work, making them more expressive of ideas.

Note: Working with charcoal and paper can be very drying to hands. Bring hand cream.

Color Pencil Botanical Drawing (Ages 14 and up)

Thursdays—May 11 – June 15, 6-8pm
Instructor: Phil Schorn     Register Now!

This class will introduce students to the color pencil, basic drawing techniques. The effects of the pencil on papers, layering, blending techniques and color effects. During this class, students will create sketches and work up to a final botanical colored pencil drawing.

Intro to Silk Painting (Ages 14 and up)

Saturdays—May 6 – June 17, 10-12pm
Instructor: Evi Slaby     Register Now!

Students will develop silk painting skills by observing and by using their own imaginations. Each week we will explore a different technique and build upon what was learned the previous week while painting a scarf. The last week each student will create their own design using all learned techniques to create their scarf.

This class is designed for beginners and continuing artists.


Call 847-367-0707, or Register online

Art and Wine Workshop

Join us for a fun adventure in painting with a David Adler Music and Arts Center’s Art and Wine Workshop!   

In a relaxed and fun environment you will receive art instruction and learn techniques to paint your own acrylic painting, with step-by-step instruction by local artist Tanya Facchini with a “Bring Your Own Bottle” option.  Listen to music, enjoy a favorite beverage and snack and complete your own personal masterpiece.