art classes

It doesn't matter if you are brand new to art or have been an artist for years

TNPS strives to offer a variety of classes, workshops, instructors for all age levels.

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painting classes

 

OIL

This workshop encourages beginners as well as artists who want help finishing an oil painting. These 2-1/2 hour classes will give the student time for class instruction/ discussion plus ample time to implement the teachings.

 

  • 6 Week Session – You may start at any time
  • Schedule: Every Tuesday from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Ages: 18 and older of all experience levels

Instructor: Stuart Roddy

Stuart is a teacher at Sterling High School, Sauk Valley Community College and TNPS. He received his BA & MA at the University of Illinois. His has won numerous awards including Best of Show Elmhurst, Il. 2007, Best of Show Rockford, 2004 & 07, and the President's Award Phidian Art Show in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

 

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WATERCOLOR

These watercolor lessons will get you started, teach you techniques and inspire you to be a better watercolor painter.

  • 6 Week Session – You may start at any time
  • Schedule: Every Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Ages: 18 and older of all experience levels

Instructor: Graydon Cafarella

Graydon graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1973, and worked many years as an artist/art supervisor for R H Donnelley Corp. He has exhibited in Chicago area art fairs and gallery exhibits since 1974, and was gallery chairman at Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park, IL 1997-2001. Graydon is also a watercolor instructor at Palos Heights, Oak Forest, and Orland Park park districts.

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student classes

Young Artist Studio

Ten week art experience for 1st—6th graders. Students experience a wide range of artistic media and concepts taught by five accomplished instructors. Each of the five art subjects are covered over a period of two weeks for a total of ten weeks.  Students receive a graduation certificate and TNPS will hold a student artwork show and awards on the main level of the gallery at the conclusion of the class series.  One class series in the spring and one in the fall.

 

Paint Party

TNPS is known for fine art and now presents “fun” art.  Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic instructor.  You'll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation.