Adult Classes

NEW!  Learn Metal Sculpture | Instructor: William Goldman


Members: $350; Non-Members $365 (per session)

6 semi-private classes with professional metal sculptor, limit 2 students. Dates and times will be worked out with instructor. All practice material provided, scrap metal, helmet, gloves, etc.

  • Metal sculpting and metal working techniques
  • Shop safety
  • Oxygen/Acetylene welding and cutting
  • Arc welding (MIG)
  • Plasma Electric/Arc cutting
  • Artistic and creative idea generation

Classes held at 3150 Skokie Valley Rd (Route 41) Highland Park, IL

William Goldman Metal Sculptor
3150 Skokie Valley Rd (Rout 41)
Highland Park, IL


Drawing and Painting  |  Instructor: Skip Wiese


Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Can’t draw a straight line? Learn not only how to draw a straight line, but a curved, crooked or jagged line. Paint in any medium—oil, pastel, watercolor or mixed media. All levels of expertise.

Mondays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 18 – December 4, 2017

Weaving  |  Instructor: Beth Coughlin

This class will provide instruction, equipment and support for weavers to design and weave individual projects in a warm and creative environment. ​Some prior weaving experience required; please contact Beth Coughlin at to sign up. Classes are held at Lake Forest West Campus Administrative Center, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest. 

Mondays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 18 – December 4, 2017

Taste of Glass  | Instructor: Peter Patterson


Members: 100; Non-Members: $115, per class (includes all materials)
Class held at: Patterson Glassworks Studio 888 Tower Road, Unit E, Mundelein, IL 60060

Complete 4 unique colored projects
Each a different technical process
Pick your own colors

Mondays 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
September 25, 2017 – October 9, 2017 – December 4, 2017


Painting – Start From Where You Are  |  Instructor: Doris Volpe


Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Start on your painting journey! Use color, composition, creativity and choice of subject material to make SUMMER a unique image glow with your paint application. Learn about art world news in short weekly discussions. Help is available for beginners and experienced painters can develop personal styles. Just start! It’s fun!

Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 19 – December 5, 2017

Paint – Painter – Painting  |  Instructor: Michael Latala


Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Tuesdays 7-9 PM
September 19 – December 5, 2017

Although I work in Oil, Pastels, Charcoal and Conte’ crayon, students can work in the medium of their choice. We’ll start out developing paintings from photos that the students will bring. If you’d like, you can also bring a painting you’ve already started. As the class progresses, if there’s interest from the students, I’d love to set up a still life so we can paint from life. I will do a demo in Oil from a live model the night of the first class and will demo during the remaining weeks as much as the students like. Mostly though, the students will paint and I will give as much personal attention to each student as they feel they need.


NEW!  Mixed Media and Collage Techniques  |  Instructor: Doris Monti


Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

Approach art with a laissez-faire attitude. Compile odds and ends of materials and scraps that inspire you, set them out in front of you along with brushes, acrylic medium, acrylic paint and your imagination and create pieces that amaze you.

Supplies needed; colored papers, acrylic medium and paints, brushes, markers,  squeezes, rollers,  images to inspire you and sturdy paper for the substructure.

Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 13 – December 6, 2017 (no class November 22)

New Approaches to Watercolor   |  Instructor: Beth Shadur
Intermediate / Advanced- cancelled


Members: $180; Non-Members: $195, per session

Wednesdays October 11 – November 15, 2017
Class #1: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Class #2: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

If you have painted in watercolor and want to expand your horizons, this is the class for you. Information on various colors and pigments will be presented, as will varied techniques that will extend your technical knowledge of the medium. Try painting on yupo paper, various watercolor grounds, and try various watercolor mediums to achieve new effects. Subject matter will be of your own choice, and there will be plenty of individual studio time and critique. Learn to push this versatile medium to achieve new ways of working, and be prepared to explore new ways of thinking about content in your work.



Learning the Basics: Drawing & Painting  |  Instructor: Sandy Bacon


Members: $250; Non-Members: $290, per session

This is the class to learn how to draw. Emphasis will be on developing eye/hand coordination, working from life (still life, figure, nature drawing) and learning to use proportions, perspective, values and composition. We will also work with a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, ink and ink washes, as well as markers and oil pastels. Classes held at an artist offsite studio.

Thursdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 14 – December 7, 2017

Painting: Color Composition Through the Seasons |  Instructor: Meredith Kopelman


Members: $100; Non-Members: $115, per session

Use color and composition to illustrate the beauty of winter. We’ll practice color mixing and composition through a still-life I’ll arrange inspired by cool colors of winter. Other projects will include bringing to life subject matter of your choice. Help is available for beginners and experienced painters alike.

Bring in your own acrylics (recommended brand: Professional Grade Liquitex or Golden tubes), water based oils or oils (Winsor & Newton), brushes, canvases and pallets. Recommended colors include: Titanium white, alizarin crimson, cadmium red hue, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow medium, lemon yellow, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue.

Thursdays 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
October 12 – November 16, 2017

Adobe Photoshop / Elements  |  Instructor: David Roth


Members: $100; Non-Members: $115, per session

This class is a tutorial in the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop with easy to follow and practical examples. Using techniques such as color correcting, skin retouching, dodge & burn techniques, Photoshop plugins and much, much more! Whether you have previous experience with photoshop or not, it doesn’t matter. The course will cover the basics and give you the opportunity to create images the way you always hoped you could.

Thursdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
September 14 – October 19, 2017


NEW!  Palette & Pours | Sandie Bacon & Lezlie Lenz


$50 per student, per workshop

The Gorton Community Center and the Deer Path Art League are partnering for Palette & Pours painting party. Bring your friends to have a glass of wine and create a beautiful painting! We provide all art supplies and the wine. No experience necessary, everyone will take home a completed painting. Just choose your favorite painting and come prepared to create memories!

Fridays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Upcoming Workshops:
August 4, October 6, November 3, December 1 (2017)

How to Get Started in Watercolor (mini-workshops)  |  Instructor: Lezlie Lenz


Members: $35; Non-Members: $45, per class

Come to One or Come to all. Basics covered quickly in every class.
And fun projects for experienced watercolor artist also. Try new water based media.
Be free to experiment. Lots of fun and no fears.

Fridays 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
September 15, October 13, November 10, December 8 (2017)

Abstract Painting  |  Instructor: Doris Volpe


Members: $180; Non-Members: $200 (for 4 classes)

An intensive study for students wishing to expand their abstract painting skills. Class is limited to 8 students, which allows an exceptional opportunity for closely-monitored development. Students may use oil or acrylic paint.

Fridays 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Choose 4 Fridays:
September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1 (2017)


NEW!  Exploring Printmaking  |  Instructor: Doris Monti


Members: $200; Non-Members: $215, per session

In this class we will explore three methods of printmaking; etching, drypoint, and monotype. In the first class we will try out each on a small scale. Materials are supplied for this session. I will demonstration each method and distribute a supply list of materials needed for the rest of the course. I will become familiar with each student’s goals and offer demonstrations suited to the group and will provide personalized instruction to individuals as well. Students might want to concentrate on one method for the entire 12 weeks or try all three. It’s up to each student as to how they prefer to proceed in the class. See how your imagination soars while exploring these rewarding art forms. An added workshop is available, ask for details when you apply.

Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
September 16 – December 9, 2017

Landscape Painting  |  Instructor: Jacqui Blatchford


Members: $50; Non-Members: $60, per class

Spend an exciting and enlightening day painting with acrylics. Be prepared for concentrated instruction covering all phases in this medium. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students are welcome and will be encouraged to develop their own style. Workshop limited to 10 students.

Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 23, September 30, October 14, October 21, November 11, November 18, December 2, December 9 (2017)


Open Studio

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (this link coming soon)

Price per day: Members: $20; Non-Members: $25, per day

We invite you to take advantage of the Deer Path Art League art facilities. The Open Studio is an opportunity for you to work independently in an open, warm and safe environment. Everyone is welcomed to use our space during the Open Studio on Sundays. Please be sure to register so we know you are coming. We look forward to seeing you!

Sundays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Workshop Dates to be Announced