At the heart of the The Art Center - Highland Park’s Art School is our exceptional faculty. Our instructors are established, practicing artists that help both beginners and experienced artists awaken or progress their artistic potential. Our classes, for youth and adults, are taught in a variety of individualized methods, from detailed instruction for beginners to a relaxed atmosphere for seasoned artists.

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Akemi Nakano Cohn Fiber Art using Japanese techniquesAlexis Kanarek Mixed Media AssemblageAli Hasmut Figure Drawing & PaintingAmy Butts Jewelry, Metalsmithing, Casting, and Hydraulic FormingAna Spencer-Reed CeramicsBernadette Elenteny Joyce MosaicsBeth McKenna Printmaking and KnittingBonnie Arkin MosaicBud Greene Dichroic Glass and JewelryCarol Austin Abstract Painting and The Psychology of ArtCarole Pearlman The Joy of Creativity, Mixed Media and The Art of PlayCheryl Steiger Painting in all Mediums and Cartooning & SculptureDarlys Ewoldt Jewelry and MetalsmithingDavid Dallison PaintingDebbie Sampson CeramicsDerek Weber Mixed Media, Digital Arts, PhotographyDiane Kittle PhotographyDidier Nolet Oil, Acrylic and Pastel PaintingDonna Lurie Semmerling Painting, Mixed Media and CollageDuffy O’Connor PrintmakingErik Beehn Printmaking: Etching and Relief & MonoprintGina Grillo PhotographyHeather Coffey CeramicsIna Beierle Painting/Drawing and Mixed Media/AssemblageIris Allen Digital Photography and Photoshop/LightroomJenny Learner Encaustic PaintingJill Dunbar Fashion Accessories & DesignJoan Holleb Figure PaintingJohn Patterson PaintingJonathan Friedman Painting and PhotographyJordan Scott PhotographyJudith Joseph Watercolor PaintingJulia Katz Figure Drawing & PaintingKay Thomas Sumi-EKevin Lucero Less Abstract Painting and FilmLinda “Linny” Coale Freeman Silk Painting and WatercolorLouise Fernitz Children's Drawing & PaintingMaggie Meiners PhotographyMargaret Buchen PrintmakingMarie Polick Dichroic Glass in Jewelry MakingMiguel Palacios Jewelry and MetalsmithingMike Kolasinski Pastel PaintingNatalie Steinmetz CeramicsNick Henning Printmaking, Photo IntaglioNoah Plotkin The Art of RhythmPixie Eslinger Jewelry and MetalsmithingPolly Yates Children's Art and CeramicsRavit Stoltz BeadingRino Liberatore Painting, Cartooning, Photography and FilmRobert Klunk PrintmakingRobert Sebanc PrintmakingRuti Modlin Teen Painting and DrawingScott Westgard Printmaking, Photo IntaglioSheri Lucterhand Youth and Teen ClassesSuzanne Horwitz Figurative SculptureSuzanne Santos Jewelry and MetalsmithingTatijana Jacenkiw Pastel PaintingWendy Gray Raven MosaicsYu Chin Maverick Cheng Painting