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20 East Main Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047  * (847) 550-0016
e-mail: artists@mainstreetartcenter.com

The Mainstreet Art Center is a school of fine art offering classes in drawing and painting for artists of all ages and levels of experience. Open since 1994, Mainstreet attracts students from all over the Chicago area, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our professional staff of instructors have careers as artists, exhibit in galleries throughout the country, teach workshops and appear in artists publications.

  • Drawing & Oil Painting
  • Pastels & Watercolor
  • Portrait Painting
  • Open Studio
  • Workshops & Demos
  • Frames & Art Supplies

Join us for the Teen Show (1-4 PM) and Artist's Reception from (4-7 PM) in the Mainstreet Gallery on Sunday, April 2 . Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and share your love of art with your friends.

Visit the Mainstreet Gallery next to the school at 16 East Main Street. We feature collections of fine art from top national and local artists, staff members and students, including paintings, pottery, glasswork, jewelry and more.
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Upcoming Workshops with Visiting  Artists:

Karen Margulis
Painting with More Expression!, March 24, 25 & 26, 2023

Carol Nelson
How to Paint Geologic Abstracts, April 28, 29 & 30, 2023

Sarah Sedwick
Dynamic Still Lifes, May 5, 6 & 7, 2023

Zhaoming Wu
Painting the Draped Figure in Oil, May 19, 20 & 21, 2023

Click "Workshops" for full list of scheduled workshops.

Mini Series Classes/Workshops:

Figure Drawing
Cheryl Cook, starting 1/21/23

Photo Editing on the iPad
Susan Ploughe, 3/2/23 & 3/3/23

Plein Air Equipment
Frankie Johnson, 3/2/23 & 3/3/23


Upcoming Workshops with Mainstreet  Artists:

Barb Benstein
Just Trees, March 18 & 19,2023

Susan Ploughe
Understanding Color, March 31, April 1 & 2, 2023

Frankie Johnson
Expressive Landscapes en Plein Air, June 22, 23 & 24, 2023

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Send us an e-mail at: artists@mainstreetartcenter.com
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