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ART CLASSES IN THE OAK PARK ART LEAGUE STUDIO & GALLERY
Since 1921, the Oak Park Art League has been developing artistic talent in our community through exhibition opportunities and quality art education programs. Art classes and workshops in the OPAL studio are offered in a variety of mediums to students of all ages and abilities, from emerging to experienced artists.  Refer to the schedule below for upcoming classes and follow the link for expanded class descriptions and registration.
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5 Week Winter II Session:  February 20 - March 24
MONDAY 10:00-12:00 ADULT
Beginning/Intermediate Drawing | Instr: Jesse Howard - Learn fundamental techniques and
artistic concepts/expand existing skills in a variety of media to discover individual drawing style
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TUESDAY  9:30-12:30 ADULT Drop-in Figure Drawing | Draw or paint from a live model  Fee: $10 Members/$15 NM  MORE INFO
TUESDAY  1:00-3:30 ADULT
From Object to Image | Instr: Larry Kolden - Through guided instruction, students work with their preferred medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor or collage) to develop new ideas or resolve unfinished paintings
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TUESDAY  4:00-5:30 KIDS
5 - 10
Kaleidoscope Painting | Instr: Nancy Jensen - Colorful, playful and fun projects in a variety of
media and materials for kids to explore self-expression and discover their artistic voice
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TUESDAY  6:30-9:30  ADULT  Drop-in Figure Drawing & Sculpting | Draw or sculpt from a live model  Fee: $10M/$15NM  MORE INFO
WEDNESDAY  9:00-11:30 ADULT 
Oil Painting Principles & Technique | Instr:  Amalia Kouvalis - Explore color theory,
light, texture, composition, transparency/impasto and the fundamentals of artistic expression

WEDNESDAY  12:30-3:30  ADULT
Painting a Day: When Composition Meets Color | Instr: Kathy Hirsh - Working from still life
on a small canvas or board, students will develop skills in composition, brushwork, value and color-mixing

WEDNESDAY  4:30-
6:00
KIDS
9 - 13
The Wonders of Wool: 2D & 3D Fiber Fun Instr: Pam Penney - Explore various wool felting
techniques to create fiber paintings and 3D sculpture in both realistic and abstract expressions

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WEDNESDAY  7:00-9:00  ADULT 
Intermediate/Advanced Drawing Instr: Jesse Howard - Working from still life or live model,
students will learn how to bring clarity and consistency to their subject matter 
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THURSDAY  9:30-12:30  ADULT
Fundamentals of Portraiture & Figure for Drawing and PaintingInstr: Kathy Hirsh
Work from a live model to develop observational skills, while learning drawing and painting techniques
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THURSDAY 1:00-3:30 ADULT 
From Object to Image | Instr: Larry Kolden - Through guided instruction, students work with their preferred medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor or collage) to develop new ideas or resolve unfinished paintings
 
THURSDAY 4:00-6:00 HIGH
SCHOOL
Portfolio Figure Drawing | Instr: Kelcie Mitchell - Draw from a live model to build your portfolio for college admissions  
THURSDAY 6:00-8:00 ADULT 
Pen to Paper: Creative Beginnings | Instr: Keli Stewart - Discover your voice through creative writing techniques in this class for poets, fiction and non-fiction writers

THURSDAY  6:30-8:30  ADULT
Beginning Drawing | Instr: Jesse Howard - Learn drawing fundamentals using vine charcoal, pencil and ink, while exploring basic concepts in composition, depth perception, perspective, value and contrast 
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FRIDAY 9:00-11:30  ADULT 
Oil Painting Principles & Technique | Instr:  Amalia Kouvalis - Explore color theory,
light, texture, composition, transparency/impasto and the fundamentals of artistic expression
 
FRIDAY  1:00-3:00 ADULT
Drawing: Investigation of Material, Scale & Space | Instr:  Ben Trissel - Work large-scale on a sustained still life to discover your personal mark.

FRIDAY  4:00-6:00  TEENS - ADULT
Classical Foundations in Painting and Mixed Media | Instr: Sharron Ott - Through the versatility of the acrylic medium, students learn foundation skills to develop their unique artistic voice
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SATURDAY 9:00-10:00
KIDS
5 - 10
Kaleidoscope Instr:  Nancy Jensen  Eco-art projects, medium exploration, free self-expression; Students will be exposed to a variety of materials and media, including watercolor, pencil, pen & ink, acrylics, and collage
 
SATURDAY  10:30-12:30 TEENS - ADULT Mixed Media Instr: Jackie Lakely  Explore a variety of media and techniques CLASS INFO-REGISTRATION
SATURDAY  1:00-3:00 TEENS - ADULT 
Watercolor: Loose & Bright Instr: Jackie Lakely  Learn a lively and painterly approach, with emphasis on light and color
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SUNDAY 1:00-4:00  ADULT Drop-in Figure DrawingDraw or paint from a live model  Fee: $10 Members/$15 Non-Members MORE INFO


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