Merchant Street Gallery Artists with Autism

A Fused Glass Journey Into Jewelry

Friday, September 28th 2018 instructed by Amy Simpson

$55 which includes all materials and refreshments. Additional pendants can be make for $10 per pendant. No previous experience needed.

Please donate one piece created to the gift shop to help support Merchant Street Gallery.

Register at or 815-685-9057

Art Therapy Workshops for People with Autism
Ages 6-12  & Ages 13 and up

Classes Conducted By: Ashley Hussey, MA, LPC, Art Therapist

Art buddies will be in attendance for additional support
Click for- Registration Form or Call: (815) 933-2787 

SPONSORS NEEDED- More Information

Water Color

Greta has been teaching for 10 years in IN and FL. Class Goal- to learn basic Watercolor skills- creating depth and control of paint and water on 11" x 14" #140 paper. All Supplies Furnished, Cost: $50. Bring Sack Lunch or Eat at Food Court
No Experience Necessary- Everyone Welcome

upcoming classes:

Saturday, October 6th - "Wild life of kankakee" and/or "fall still life " 11x14. Your choice!

Reservations Required- Contact Greta Taylor- (219) 863-7033

crochet class with ellen

come join us at the art center for a class on the basics of how to crochet. Ellen will provide a starter kit and materials to use. This is an adult class and we ask you RSVP with ellen to secure a spot. Please check back soon for future dates and times!


Anime Classes

Several 'how to draw anime & manga' classes are offered throughout the Year. Please check back soon for future dates and times!

instructor Amber Robinson:

One Stroke Painting Class

One Stroke Painting is a method of painting which allows for color, highlight, and shading all in “one stroke” and is designed for any skill level. The One Stroke method of painting was developed by Donna Dewberry. 

Kathi Eastman has been a Certified One Stroke Paint Instructor since 2004.  Over the past 10 years, she has had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of students in several states.  Kathi is a member of the Community Arts Council and teaches several classes a month in the local area.  

See Calendar for Upcoming Classes
Instructor: Kathi Eastman
One Stroke Certified Instructor, Level 2

Classes with Jessica Kronika

Fall 2018 at The Community Art Council Arts Center at Northfield Square Mall. Classes include Pastel Landscape, After School Art Club, and Make It, Take It: Collage & Found Objects. Please click FLYER for more information. 
Instructor: Jessica Kronika

Contact Information: or (847) 722-7032

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