Our Classes/Private Lessons program offers advanced instruction for individuals or small groups in the open gallery area or in our private instruction rooms.

Many students are from our own Paint & Play classes and Joan of Art Workshops who have chosen to continue their growth as artists.

Others are serious student artists in advanced art education and established professional artists seeking ways to enhance their artistic abilities, explore new

avenues of expression and continue to grow in their various artistic disciplines.



Afternoon Adult Oil painting

             with Walter Monastyretsky

Landscapes and seascapes

Wednesday afternoons    3pm - 4:30pm ( or any 2 hr period between 2 and 6 )

Mr. Monastyretsky will let you choose the composition..you will finish in that time period. He's great with water, landscapes, winter, portraits etc.

Oil or acrylic and everyone can work their own subjects or he has choices.

No copying..he wants you to learn to create your composition and paint! Fun teacher!

$40 - Materials list provided


Student sample - Finished work by Pam

Walter Monastyretsky class student painting



Plein Air Painting      NEW

En plein air    'In the open air'

Artist Tom Henrichsen hosts

Plein Air is painting outside...looser strokes...not as detailed to catch the subject while the light and shadows remain the same. Mr. Henrichsen takes groups out every Sunday, or upon request on weekdays. Students can start with a mini class in the parking lot before going out the first time if they haven't painted Plein Air before.

Cost is $25 for 2 1/2 -3 hour classes. Painting locations are decided each week.

Mr. Henrichsen is also available for classes or private lessons in oil painting and Plein Air painting. His schedule for the fall has opened up and he is now taking more students. Call for prices and times.


Plein Air painting

Ginny out on her first Plein Air class with Tom Henrichsen. He took a class to the Graue Mill in Hinsdale


Mr. Henrichsen's previous classes/workshops



Ginny Plein Air painting

Ginny 7-21-13 Salt Creek/Fullersburg outing


Harsha Plein Air painting

Harsha 7-21-13 Salt Creek/Fullersburg outing

Upcoming Classes    Stay tuned



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Children's Painting Classes

Ages 7 - 12

Artist Pat Mroczka hosts

Saturdays 12 - 1:30 - call for materials list

$15 per class. To be paid monthly

Children's Painting Classes - Katie


Evening Adult Oil painting

             with Walter Monastyretsky

Landscapes and seascapes

Thursday nights    7pm - 9pm

All levels..all subjects. Oil, acrylics, drawing and sketching.

$40 Cash or checks payable to cash. - Materials list provided


Student sample - Jean... work inprogress

Evening Adult Oil painting - Jean


Adult Acrylics

             with Robert Pennor

High school and older

Work with colors and textures in acrylics

Wednesday afternoons    1 1/2 hours

Thursday evenings classes in Oil painting or Acrylics. 7-9 pm

$30 - Materials not included

Adult Acrylics picture


Water Colors

             with Pat Mroczka

Ages 14 and up

Various subjects

Monday afternoons    1:30pm -3:00pm

$30 - Materials list provided


Drawing and sketching

             with C.L.Smith

Learn to draw before you paint... pencil and charcoal

Monday afternoons    1:00pm -2:30pm

$30 - Materials list provided


After school classes for kids

             with Tom Henrichsen

Oil or acrylics

We are working up afternoon classes, so anyone interested may call and let us know what days and times would work best. Schedules of classes and times will be posted on this page once they have been established

$25 - 1 1/2 hours - Materials not provided





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