MOST FALL CLASSES WILL MEET THE WEEK OF 12/18. 
​EXCEPTIONS ARE:
Class, Instructor - Last date

Multi-Level Printmaking, Campbell - 12/12
Painting Studio, Weiss - 12/13
Watercolor, Jablokow - 12/14
Gouache, O'Gara - 12/14
Portrait & Figure, DePinto - 12/14
Pop Up Art, Tecktiel - 12/15
Saturday Morning Art, Doherty - 12/16
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WINTER CLASSES

$10 discount
 for early winter registration. To receive this discount for Winter 2018 Adult Classes, use coupon code: winter adult class and registration must be complete and paid by December 15th. 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.

(WINTER FLEX PLAN: For many classes, we are offering our flex plan to accommodate winter travel.
This plan allows you to attend only 5 classes during this term. If you opt for the reduced schedule, you will need to inform the instructor or the office which 5 days you will attend. Flex registration is ONLY taken via phone or in person. Please call the office at 847-446-2870)


MONDAY

Learning to Paint from Life
Instructor: Lisa DePinto

Students transitioning from drawing to painting, looking for a starting point to painting or just looking to delve deeper into painting. Primarily working on still lifes, students will learn to build a composition and value pattern through sketch and then move to developing a well-constructed painting. Class will include preparation, demonstration and instruction on how to set up your own palette. Students are encouraged to work on individual projects with instruction provided. All supplies included!
When: 1/8-3/19 (10 classes)
No class 2/19
Time: 9:30am-noon   
Cost: $320 ($217 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: 1/8-3/19 (10 classes)
No class 2/19
Time: 1:00-4:00pm 
Cost: $266 ($176 flex)

TUESDAY

Oil & Acrylic/Oil Pastels - Tuesdays  
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 welcome. 
When: 1/16-3/20 (10 classes)
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost:  $263 ($173 flex)


Brush Up! Painting & Drawing
Instructor: Diana De Meuse

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: 1/9-3/20 (10 classes)
No class: 1/23
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $263 ($173 flex)


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: 1/9-3/20 (11 classes)
Time: 7:00-10:00pm 
Cost: $366 ($254 flex)


NEW! 5-week learn to paint session!
Brush Up! Painting & Pours
Instructor: Diana DeMeuse

Join this versatile class and learn to paint (or brush up on your skills) in a casual, fun atmosphere … 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 our creative atmosphere. PLUS, there will be refreshments served!   
When: 1/30-2/27 (5 classes)
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $173

WEDNESDAY

The Path to Painting Success: Simplifying Color
      
Instructor: Michael Van Zeyl

Open to all levels; beginners are encouraged and welcomed! This class is designed to help you make informed color decisions, mix color faster and organize your palette better to paint the color you want. You will learn about and create the necessary tools to help you develop harmonious paintings. You will make several color charts and understand how the Munsell System can be a useful tool for color selection. The Munsell System organizes three attributes of color: VALUE, CHROMA and HUE. All paints provided!
When: 5 Week session –1/10-2/7
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $330

The Path to Painting Success: Still Life and/or Copy from the Masters

Instructor: Michael Van Zeyl
Open to all levels. You will learn about the essentials for creating dimensional, life-like paintings. Subjects covered will include how to prepare your surface, basic block-in techniques, value scale arrangements, basic proportions/mass drawing, how to achieve color harmony and more.
When: 5 Week session - 2/21 - 3/21
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $330

Etching Wednesday  
Instructor: Jessica Feith 

Transform your ideas, sketches or snapshots into something fresh and new using centuries-old techniques!  Instruction will focus on traditional intaglio methods of etching on copper or zinc plates using various resist grounds and aquatints. Class members may receive individualized guidance in other print methods as well. All levels welcome.  Lab time included.
When: 1/10-3/21 (11 classes)
Time: 12:00-3:00pm 
Cost:  $366 ($254 flex)

Painting Studio
Instructor: Nina Weiss

Delve deep into your painting practice! Master composition, gesture, line, color study & expressive color usage. Techniques such as broken brushstroke, optical color mixing, layering and glazing will be studied. Individual instruction and group critique will enhance the students' learning experience.
When: 1/10-3/21 (11 classes)
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $285 ($173 flex)

THURSDAY

Watercolor     
Instructor: Peter Jablokow

Instruction in the art of watercolor painting is geared to all levels. Advanced students are encouraged to continue their 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:1/11-3/22 (10 classes)
No class 2/15
Time: 9:00am-noon 
Cost: $263 ($173 flex)

Gouache & Oil Painting   FULL     
Instructor: Mary Jo O’Gara

Bring your paints and brushes and work with Mary Jo on a project or two of your choosing.  Prior experience preferred. Theories about composition, value, and color will be explored through demonstration.
When: 1/11-3/22 (11 classes)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $285

Portrait and Figure Drawing
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. All levels of experience are welcome as well as all mediums. Class will include preparation and demonstration. Model fees included. 
When: 1/11-3/22 (11 classes)
Time: 6:30-9:00pm 
Cost: $395 ($239 flex)

FRIDAY

Oil & Acrylic/Oil Pastels - Fridays
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 welcome. 
When: 1/12-3/16 (10 classes)
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $263 ($173 flex)

The Art of Encaustic Painting 
Instructor: Robin Samiljan

This class will cover everything you need to know about painting with beeswax, an ancient art form that has become more accessible to modern-day artists. Students will explore various methods used when painting with the encaustic medium; how to fuse and transfer images, collages and embedding objects, painting with inks, and shellac burn techniques. All levels welcome.
When: 1/12-3/16 (10 classes) 
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $263



SUNDAY
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 


ANY 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