Faculty

sandieSandie Bacon is a versatile, classically trained artist . She has an MFA from Maryland Institute Graduate School of Painting, and is the Chicago land representative/teaching artists for Golden Artist Colors. Her work is shown nationally, and she has received many commissions for large-scale public art (including one the murals in the Lake Bluff train station), and is a member of the Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan.

322105_3025804323569_1457201620_oLezlie Lenz likes to create paintings that make people smile. Her whimsical mixed media landscapes of flying ladies and angels create the illusion of movement and sound. She uses non-traditional watercolors to paint her landscapes that have become the home for her angels. Lezlie received her Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design and painting and has worked as a graphic designer/illustrator for the past 20 years. Her award-winning art is exhibited at galleries and shown in Illinois and Wisconsin.

caroleCarole Pearlman
is the founder of The Joy Of Creativity art program. Carole is a professional artist and certified teacher. She holds an M.Ed in Educational Therapy and an MA in Developmental Psychology. Through her research, teaching and daily practice she believes that being creative is an essential part of a balanced life.

davidDavid Roth is a Fine Art /Commercial Photographer. He graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Leica School of Photography in New Jersey.  He studied with Howard Bond of Michigan, Arthur Lazaar, Illinois and Daniel Anderson of Wisconsin. He has been teaching for over 42 years and currently teaching, lecturing and privately tutoring in both digital and traditional fine art photography.  He has also been a lecturer and instructor for Leica Camera, Nikon Camera and Canon Camera, and has taught numerous workshops and seminars.

larsLars-Birger Sponberg has been painting since he was a boy in Sweden. After coming to the U.S., he worked as a lithographer and practiced his oil painting at might. He studies with Kenneth Shopen, Laura Van Pappelendam, Lois Ritman and Carl Schwartz at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Lars’s work has been shown in solo exhibits and group shows locally, in New York City and in Sweden. His paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections. Lars has concentrated on landscape painting for the last 15 years.

dorisDoris Volpe
was educated at Lake Forest College and later studied with Hubert Ropp, Abbott Pattison and Ed Paschke. Her work has been published in “Chicago Art Scene” by Ivy Sandell and Dorie is a member of “Who’s Who of American Women 2001”. She has exhibited in more than 40 galleries and shows from Chicago to New York to London. Her work is enjoyed in private collections throughout the U.S. and South America. Among her one-person exhibitions is a retrospective show at the Chicago Cultural Center.

skipSkip Wiese, an illustrator for H&R Studio in Chicago until 1980, has received more than 50 art awards. He runs his own studio and gallery in Waukegan in addition to teaching workshops in pastels, watercolors and monotype printing. In 1991, Skip attained signature membership to the Midwest Pastel Society, awarded to an artist for achieving three years of juried competition. His artwork is widely displayed in galleries and has been purchased for private and corporate collections worldwide.