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.

Intro to Alcohol Ink with Chelsea Dubik

1) Saturday, Oct. 3, 11am - 2pm

2) Saturday, Oct. 10, 11am - 2pm

Fee: $65/75 (Member/Non-member)

In this one day session, students will explore the creative and abstract potential of alcohol inks.  These inks are incredibly vibrant and when used with blending mediums on yupo paper they flow quickly and unpredictably, allowing for compositions with beautiful blooms and gorgeous gradients and color combinations.  We will play between enjoying the spontaneous nature of these paints and making more deliberate choices to direct the composition, palette, and depth of field.  

Students have the option to bring in landscape photos to use as references, which can be helpful both as a jumping-off point and as a touchstone when making decisions about the direction, energy, and feel of the piece. Supplies will be provided, come in clothes you don't mind getting stains on! 

Bonsai Workshop with Dahn Lindstrom

Date: Saturday, Oct.17, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. 

Fee: $75M/ $85 NM

This beginner bonsai workshop is a hands-on class practicing the early process of BONSAI development. Participants will receive a tropical tree and one-on-one guidance to create a bonsai of their very own to take home. Choosing the best viewing angle, branch choice and placement are just a few of the focus points of this workshop. Included are tools

and wire.

The Lure of Nature in Watercolor Workshop with Dale L Popovich IWS

October 23, 24, and 25, 2020

10am - 4pm

Fee: $400

Popovich will be holding a 3-full day watercolor workshop at McCord Gallery titled The Lure of Nature in Watercolor. He will share his 40+ years of professional teaching, knowledge, and techniques. For beginners and intermediates. His unique step-by-step instruction in transparent watercolor, focusing on large patterns of light and dark using scenes from nature, will allow students to watch, go back and recreate what was just painted. Students will learn how to build a painting from start to finish while gaining a deeper understanding of the techniques, properties, and tools of transparent watercolor.


Dale will cover all four seasons to explore color temperature, intensity and value. Students will complete five paintings with a critique on the last day. A supply list and photo references will be supplied. Students will leave with new confidence, ability, and understanding.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given 48 hours before a workshop starts. Cancelations within 48 hours will not be refunded. If McCord needs to cancel a workshop, a full refund will be issued.

McCord Gallery and Cultural Center
9602 W. Creek Road
Palos Park, IL 60464

MWF 10 a.m – 4 p.m
T/TH 10 a.m – 4 p.m
SAT 11 a.m – 4 p.m


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Programs are partially supported by

a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.