• Private and Group Classes with Melanie

    Sign up for classes or request private lessons by messaging Melanie at melanielikespaint@gmail.com. Private Classes are held at Melanie's studio at Greenleaf Art Center steps from the Rogers Park Metra stop in Chicago and are $40/hr for 1 or 2 people. Group Classes offered through Lillstreet Art Center are listed below.

  • Winter Classes Begin January 6th

    Classes offered at Lillstreet Art Center

    Mondays 10am-1pm

    January 06, 2020 to February 03, 2020

    This class will introduce you to the process of painting in acrylics. Starting with an introduction to the basic materials, students will learn how to use brushes and paint together to begin, develop and finish a painting so even a novice will find success in this direct and engaging class. A First-Time Painting kit is required and can be purchased on the first day of class.

     

    Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner

    Price: LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00

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    Tuesdays 10-1

    February 11, 2020 to March 10, 2020

    Develop your own language of mark making through a series of activities structured to develop your painterly instincts. Learn to trust your intuition while generating original ideas and expressing the unconscious. Exercises will include color studies and experimentation, the use of non-traditional paint brushes, using gravity or other natural forces to move paint, adding "chance" to your creative process, and finding inspiration in sound. Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or equivalent experience recommended.

     

    Level: MultiLevel

    Price: LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00

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    Wednesdays 10-11 (2 sessions)

    Session 1: January 08, 2020 to February 05, 2020

    Session 2: February 12, 2020 to March 11, 2020

    Who doesn’t love a good book? Storytime starts each class and is used to frame our explorations in painting and sculpture. Your child will mix their own colors and create different textures of paint that will be applied to thematic artworks each week.

     

    Level: Ages 3-5 years

    Price: LAC Members $100.00 / Non-Members $105.00

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    Thursdays 6:30-9:30

    January 09, 2020 to March 12, 2020

    If you are new to drawing or would like to refresh your drawing skills, you will discover something useful in this in-depth class. The fundamentals of value, line, and proportion will be expanded upon, and you will be introduced to the concepts of linear perspective, composition, and use of color. You will learn the skills to draw what you see confidently.

     

    Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner

    Price: LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00

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    Thursdays 10-11

    February 13, 2020 to March 12, 2020

    In this skill-building class, your child will be introduced to new art materials, tools, and the work of a new artist each week. We will learn about the tools and techniques used to transform and control different materials such as clay, paint, paper, fabric, and other media. Your young artist will then apply their new skills to follow their imaginations in creating their own unique artwork.

     

    Level: Ages 3-5 years

    Price: LAC Members $100.00 / Non-Members $105.00

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