Demo and Paint Out: Guest Artist Stuart Fullerton in Andersonville 9:30

Andersonville 5300 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Il

Take note, this takes place on a Sunday and starts at 9:30.  From the early 1800s until 1960, Swedes ranked as Chicago’s fifth-largest foreign-born group.  One of the areas settled by Swedes was a bucolic subdivision called Andersonville. If you've never been to Andersonville you're in for a pleasant surprise.    It's known for its […]

Zoom Critique with Stuart Fullerton (Members Only)


Join us Wednesday at 7:00 pm for our zoom critique with Stuart Fullerton.  Stuart is a plein air painter,  a portrait painter and an instructor at the Palette and Chisel.  And he manages to hold a very busy day job!  With his knowledge and talent, expect to learn a lot. Post your work on the […]

Paint Out: Michigan/Wacker Riverwalk

Get off to a good start on this 4th of July weekend by joining us for this fun paint out.  We will be meeting on the riverfront at Michigan and Wacker.  Rain or shine its an active place to paint if you like the river, buildings, people and boats.  Much of the riverfront walk is […]

Paint Out: Bucktown Garden Walk

1850 N. Hermitage Avenue 1850 N. Hermitage Ave., CHICAGO, IL

This is a multi-event day!  We will meet at St. Mary of the Angels church, at the corner of N. Wood St. And W. Cortland St. Painters have many options: the church, charming side streets, outdoor dining a few blocks east on Cortland, and the 606 trail a block south on Wood. We also have […]

Paint Out: Sundays on State

Chicago Theater 175 N. State Street, Chicago

Chicago’s most iconic street, State Street, closes to vehicular traffic for select Sundays this summer (July 24, August 7, August 21, and September 4).  Meet us close to Lake and State  Street  to paint in this very happening area.  There are vendors, nearby restaurants (bathrooms)  and lots of friendly people.  Last year a few artists […]

Paint Out: Osaka Japanese Garden of the Phoenix

Osaka Japanese Garden of the Phoenix 6300 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago

Take note, this is on a Sunday This beautiful garden offers both tranquility and beauty.  If you've never painted here you're in for a treat. The present Osaka Garden had its beginning as Wooded Island in the 1893 World’s Columbia Exposition with additions following the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.  This park is located within Jackson […]

Zoom Critique with Nancy King Mertz (members only)


We are honored to host Nancy King Mertz who will be critiquing our work on this Wednesday evening at 7 pm.  Nancy is a talented, award winning oil and pastel artist.  She  paints and teaches workshops around the world.  Nancy's list of awards and achievements is too long to list so please check her out […]

Paint Out: North Park Nature Center

North Park Village Nature Center Park 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL

Located on the northwest side of Chicago, North Park Village Nature Center features a 46-acre nature preserve and educational facility, situated within the 155-acre North Park Village campus. The nature preserve offers trails that wind through woodland, wetland, prairie, and savanna.

Paint Out: Robie House and Rockefeller Chapel

Robie House 5757 S Woodlawn, Chicago, Il

Located on the University of Chicago campus, the Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright offers us challenges in perspective.  Turning in a different direction, you'll see the Rockefeller Chapel with its classic gothic architecture.  Bathrooms are located at the Plein Air Cafe next to the Robie House.  There is on street parking.

Paint Out: Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL

One of our favorite locations, the Botanic Garden offers a variety of painting opportunities.  From the walled English garden to the Japanese landscape to the new installations you'll be a happy painter.  Restrooms in the main building.  Admission fee is $15.95 per person and parking is $8.00 per car.