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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

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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. View the artists list here.

2024 Workshops with Visiting  Artists:

Kathie Wheeler
Painting the Portrait, March 22, 23 & 24, 2024

Don Andrews
Painting Figures in the Landscape, April 19, 20 & 21, 2024

Dan Graziano
Figures in Everyday Places, April 26, 27 & 28, 2024

Barbara Jaenicke
Oils or Pastels: Intermediate and Advanced, May 3, 4 & 5, 2024

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2024 Workshops with Mainstreet Staff Artists:

Susan Ploughe
Portrait Essentials, February 23, 24 & 25, 2024

Frankie Johnson
Mastering Flower Impressions, March 8, 9 & 10, 2024

Frankie Johnson
Watercolor & Pastel: A Match Made in Heaven, May 18/19, 2024

Frankie Johnson
Expressive Landscapes en Plein Air, June 21, 22 & 23, 2024

Susan Ploughe
Understanding Color, September 13, 14 & 15, 2024

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