Adult Art Classes

Call (708) 671-0648 to Register!

Please register at least 5 days before class begins to provide instructors time to prepare. Supply lists available at registration.

Monday

Mondays at McCord

$110/125 (Member/Non-member)

 

Beth Leahy

This is an open studio class for all levels of painters working on their independent paintings with guidance from the instructor. Class painting projects may be arranged. Group demos are given on various topics on technique, color theory, supplies, etc. Beginners are started with a reference from the instructor and work in black and white; color may be added as skill develops. A supply list is given upon registration.

Beginning Watercolor

 

$135/150 (Member/Non-member)

Carmelo Schifano

Create a loose and stylistic painting every session. Don’t know how to draw? No problem. Patterns will be given to help you compose your painting, and you will learn the basics. Throughout the sessions, the principles and elements of good design will be employed.

Watercolor

$135/150 (Member/Non-member)

John Howard

Learn a step-by-step approach to painting with watercolors and gain the skills to paint any subject matter with confidence. Wet-into-wet, glazing, and negative painting are among the 14 techniques students will experience. Classroom and individual demonstrations will enhance the student’s awareness of the watercolor medium. A supply list is given at registration.

Tuesday

Oil Painting Studio

$110/125 (Member/Non-member)

Beth Leahy

This is an open studio class for all levels of painters working on their independent paintings with guidance from the instructor. Class painting projects may be arranged. Group demos are given on various topics on technique, color theory, supplies, etc. Beginners are started with a reference from the instructor and work in black and white; color may be added as skill develops. A supply list is given upon registration.

Painting the Still Life

$135/150 (Member/Non-member)

Beth Leahy

Sharpen your ability to observe and paint the still life with accuracy. This class offers the artist the opportunity to paint a new subject each week. Emphasis will be on observing simple subjects, analyzing value patterns into basic shapes, how to compose the subject on the canvas, and use a viewfinder, mixing color, and capturing the image quickly, yet accurately. Students may bring a camera to class. Six 8”x10” canvases or canvas panels should be brought to the first class. A supply list is given at registration. Minimum of 6 students.

Wednesday

Atmosphere and Mood in Pastel and Oil

$135/150 (Member/Non-member)

Liz Wall

Using photo references as well as still life, artists can practice how light and atmosphere effect edges, shapes, and colors. The instructor will work from the same reference in both oil and pastels to demonstrate various techniques. Weekly exercises are offered along with written handouts, books, and articles for further study. Artists may also work from their reference material and work on their own series of paintings. Oil painters will experiment with a palette knife, cold wax medium, and using a limited palette for color mixing. Pastel painters may experiment with using a mono print as one of many underpainting options.

Thursday

Colored Pencil Technique

$135/150 (Member/Non-member)

Tony Crnkovich

In this class, students will be helped to understand and execute the basic principles involved in creating tight, realistic colored pencil renderings. The importance of beginning with an accurate drawing will be stressed before proceeding to color, which is applied progressively in layers and blended through burnishing until a painterly result is achieved. Portraits are the main focus, and the various subject matter is open to choice.

Drawing

$135/150 (Member/Non-member)

John Howard

Gain the ability to render any subject matter and experience a multitude of drawing mediums. Learn the three forms of drawing: gesture, contour, and mass drawing. Composition, light, and shadow arrangements and perspective will be covered to help convey your visual expression. Expand your knowledge if you are a novice and acquire the basics if you are a beginner. A supply list is given at registration.

Friday

Open Studio

Five-session punch card/$25

Don’t have an art studio at home? Looking for a light and airy space to create your artwork? Come to McCord on Friday afternoons. Use our easels and tables and bring your oils, watercolors, pastels, ideas, etc. We’d love to welcome you!

Refund and Makeup Policy

Refunds will be given before a session starts. Once the first class of a session has begun, there will be no refunds for that session.

A make-up class will be arranged if an instructor cancels a class. If a student misses a class, there are no refunds for that class. A make-up class can be arranged during that same session by the instructor if space is available in another class. Make-up classes will not be rolled over into a new session.

CONTACT US
McCord Gallery and Cultural Center
9602 W. Creek Road
Palos Park, IL 60464
708.671.0648
office@mccordgallery.org

GALLERY HOURS:
MWF 10 a.m – 4 p.m
T/TH 10 a.m – 4 p.m
SAT 11 a.m – 4 p.m
SUN CLOSED

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Programs are partially supported by

a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.