Bring Out Your Inner Picasso at the DuPage Art League

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Do you want to bring out your inner Picasso?

If so, head to the DuPage Art League.

Nestled in nearby Wheaton, this nonprofit art school and gallery strives to encourage the visual arts through classes and workshops taught by talented instructors who make learning fun.

Many of the classes are once a week for six weeks, and choices include:

Colored Pencil

During the Colored Pencil class, students explore the ease and magic of colored pencil drawing. Several “how to” demonstrations are part of the course, and after learning about color theory and mixing colors, everyone will be able to work on any subject.

There are two six-week sessions to choose from, and they’re led by Margaret Bucholz. She started taking oil painting classes as a teenager and has won numerous awards for her work which hangs in private collections across the country. 

Drawing Fundamentals 

Use a pencil, charcoal, and ink to see the world through an artist’s eye. Students explore the fundamentals of drawing and learn techniques that are the underpinning for all works of art. 

Instructor Ellen Rottsolk holds a Master of Arts degree, and her paintings have won many awards at local art shows. 

Creating Expressive Portrait 

Creating Expressive Portrait is a fun class that focuses on drawing a likeness through the study of facial features, proportions, and shading techniques. Reference photos are provided, or students can bring their own. 

Chicago native Lauren Peterson teaches a few six-week sessions of this course, and she earned a degree from the Academy of Art. 

If you would like to live near the DuPage Art League and other art venues, please contact us to arrange a tour of Marquette at Willow Crossing. We would love to give you a tour of our community where you can see firsthand all we have to offer.

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