$10 discount for early registration. To receive this discount for Summer 2017, registration must be complete and paid by May 31st. This allows teachers enough time for planning and preparation of any necessary materials. Participants signing up after that point will be accommodated if space is available.


Summer Flex Plan
Again this summer we are offering our popular summer flex plan for some classes to accommodate your vacation plans. This plan allows you to enroll for 5 days only. If you opt for this reduced rate, we ask that you inform your instructor or the office which five days you will be attending for planning purposes.

Learning to Paint From Life
Instructor: Lisa DePinto
Students transitioning from drawing to painting or just looking for a starting point to painting. Primarily working on still lifes, students will learn to build a composition and value pattern through sketch and then move to constructing a painting using water-based oil paints. Class will include preparation, demonstration, individual projects and instruction on how to set-up your own palette. All supplies included!
When: 6/12-8/14 (9 classes)
No class 7/3 
Time: 9:30am-noon
Cost: $298 full, $230 flex

Watercolor and Pastels
Instructor: Fran Vail

Discover the limitless possibilities of the wonderful world of watercolors and pastels. Frequent demonstrations will enhance your knowledge of the mediums and advance your level of comfort by studying various materials, composition, techniques and useful tips as they relate to your individual projects.
When: 6/12-7/31 (7 classes)
No class 7/3
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $200 full, $176 flex

Oil & Acrylic/Oil Pastels 
Instructor: Nancy Behles

Develop painting skills related to composition, brushwork, and color mixing. Bring your own projects to work on, work from photographs, or paint from still life set-ups in the studio. Beginners welcomed!
When: 6/13-7/18 (5 classes)
No class 7/4
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $168

Brush Up Painting and Drawing
Instructor: Diana deMeuse

This is your chance to work in the medium of your choice! Diana will demo both drawing and painting techniques as well as give individual instruction to students of all levels. Emphasis will be on improving your own personal style in a welcoming and creative atmosphere.  
When: 6/13-8/1 (6 classes)
No class 7/4, 7/18
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $175

Multi-Level Printmaking
Instructor: Paula Campbell

Ink on paper: Few things are more beautiful or mysterious! And of all the ways to put ink on paper, etching is perhaps the most tactile and satisfying. In this class you will explore intaglio techniques such as etching and aquatint using zinc or copper plates, as well as relief processes on linoleum or wood. Discover the joys of printing and learn skills both modern and antique. Make prints look luscious on an assortment of papers. Students of all levels are welcome. Come create, learn, discuss and have some fun. Lab time included!
When: 6/13- 8/15 (9 classes)
No class 7/4
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Cost:   $322 full, $254 flex

Figurative & Portraiture Studio
Instructor: Lisa DePinto

In this class you will learn to draw the human form from direct observation, beginning with short and working to longer poses, exploring line, tonal value, proportions and perspective...all essential to seeing and translating the figure as a whole. Attention to color, form, composition and portraiture will be included. All levels of experience are welcome as well as all mediums. Class will include preparation and demonstration. Model fees included. 
When: 6/21-8/23 (10 classes)
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $383 full, $253 flex

Etching Wednesday
Instructor: Jessica Feith

Transform your ideas, sketches and snapshots into something fresh and new using centuries-old techniques! Instruction will focus on traditional intaglio methods, including various resist grounds and aquatints on copper or zinc. More contemporary print methods like collagraph and polyester plate lithography may be covered too. All levels welcome. Lab time included.
When: 6/14-7/26 (6 classes)
No class 7/5
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Cost: $256

Instructor: Peter Jablokow

Instruction in the art of watercolor painting is geared to all levels. Advanced students are encouraged to continue the development. Drawing skills, color and subject matter will be explored. The layering technique will be taught for those interested. Demonstrations and group projects complement individual student attention.
When: 6/22-8/17 (7 classes)
No class: 7/13 or 7/20
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $197 full, $173 flex


Open Studio
Members are invited to this popular addition to our studio schedule. Come use our studio on Sunday Afternoons and work on your own projects in a relaxed, inspirational setting. No instruction, but a monitor will be available for drop-in registration. Prepay for five sessions if you prefer.
When: Dates will be announced during the term.
Time: 1:00-4:00pm 
Cost: $50/5 days or $15/one day 


Independent Study
NSAL Faculty
Private, one-on-one instruction and critique for those wanting personalized attention. Time is flexible. Schedule one lesson or a series.

When: Call the office to arrange your lesson (847)446-2870

Cost: $70 per hour 


Adult & Teen Classes