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Portraiture Online

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SPRING 2020 

Registration is now open!

Early Registration Discount extened until

March 29th!

Peter Jablokow

D. Reynolds

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Councils, a state agency.

A note from the Director


Art Pick-up: TBD, you will be contacted when we are able to confirm.

S. Bennett

The effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been massive and far-reaching, impacting all, including the North Shore Art League. We are closely following the CDC and State of IL guidelines - and have suspended operations at our office and studios per their directive until further notice.

Artists and arts organizations across the globe are being influenced by the cancellation of classes and events due to this disease. The North Shore Art League appreciates your support during this time as we navigate our next steps together. We are lucky to have such a vibrant, positive, energizing and warm community of artists and art patrons. We look forward to being able to share our love of the arts in person again. In the meantime, please see below for important information:

· For classes and workshops that are or will be canceled, we will issue credits or refunds when we are able to resume business.

· We are delaying the beginning of our spring term. The date for spring is still to be determined. It will be communicated through emails, social media, and website postings.

· We hope you will visit our website and look through the array of wonderful classes taught by our fabulous, talented faculty...and find something you want to sign up for as soon as we are able to reopen. Our studios will truly be great places to come to after this difficult time.


Upcoming Exhibits

First Floor Gallery:​​​​

Rachela Fogelfeld - 3/3/20 - 4/7/20

"Melting", Robin Samiljan & Students - 4/7 - 4/30. Reception: 4/16, 6:30 - 8pm

Second Floor Gallery:

Landscapes/Cityscapes - 1/14/20 - 4/13/20,  reception 1/23, 6:30-8pm

Portraiture - 4/14 - 5/12/20, reception 4/16, 6:30-8:00pm

Landscapes/ Cityscapes

The inaugural Landscapes/Cityscapes Show is a smashing success with over 110 beautiful pieces! The artists have captured scenes from their lives that are sure to captivate your imagination - their mediums range from oils to photography to encaustic.

Explore the world of portraiture- online!

NSAL is excited to host this online exhibit of portraits from our wonderful community!

Our new online portrait exhibit includes unique and diverse approaches to self-portraits, family members, friends, and beloved pets!​​

Be sure to visit again-

new portraits are being added as we receive them!

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093  847.446.2870

C. Bouret

Banner artwork above by: Jennifer Burch, Paula Campbell, Joanne Epcke, Claudia Lane, Jason Miklik, Mary Jo O'Gara, Nina Weiss and Michael Van Zeyl


Memberships are the key to our continued operation and success. Your Membership supports art exhibits, classes, scholarships, community outreach programs and more! Membership is required to enroll in Adult Classes.


Please Donate
The North Shore Art League is a 501c3 organization.

The NSAL has continuously served an important role as contributor to the cultural fabric of our community. As an arts organization, we provide a unique environment for experimentation, challenge, and fulfillment to artists of all ages and levels of experience. Our fine faculty, outstanding art studio, and printmaking facilities have earned us a reputation as a revered center for learning. We can provide a world enriched by the arts, but only your financial support can ensure our continuation for generations to come! 



Welcome...The art community we have fostered here for over 95 years is alive and well! It is a community full of rich experiences, shared passions, creative conversations and special connections through the offering of art classes, exhibits, workshops, lectures and special arts events in Winnetka.
​​Our community doesn’t happen on a screen, it happens when we talk to each other at an exhibit; it happens when we get messy in a class; it happens when we sit around a table together to work on projects; it happens when we meet new friends at League events.  
​​We welcome you to our studios and galleries anytime – we’d love to see you! We invite you to explore our adult art classes and art classes for children.

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Mark your calendar for ART IN THE VILLAGE! Saturday and Sunday June 13th & 14th

Hubbard Woods Park

Winnetka, Illinois