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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, 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 & Supplies

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.

Upcoming Workshops with Visiting  Artists:

Janet Rogers / Expressive Watercolor Portraits, September 16, 17 & 18, 2022

Keiko Tanabe / Design Better in Watercolor, March 10, 11 & 12, 2023

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

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

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Mini Series Classes/Workshops:


Portrait Steps
Barb Benstein, starting 9/16/22


Figure Drawing
Cheryl Cook, starting 10/29/22


Art and Your iPad
Susan Ploughe, 11/10 & 11/11/22

Upcoming Workshops with Mainstreet  Artists:

Susan Ploughe / Expressive Portraits, September 9, 10 & 11, 2022

Cheryl Cook / Sketchbook - A Source of Inspiration, October 15 & 16, 2022

Barb Benstein / Painting Lifelike Animals from Photos, October 21, 22 & 23, 2022

Cheryl Cook / Perspective Drawing Techniques, February 18 & 19, 2023

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