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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Ahmed Ibrahim MosaicsAlexis Kanarek Mixed Media AssemblageAmy Butts Jewelry, Metalsmithing, Casting, and Hydraulic FormingAna Spencer Reed CeramicsAnne Leuck Illustrated Journals, Graphic Journals, Sketchbook JournalsBernadette Elenteny Joyce MosaicsBonnie Arkin MosaicBud Greene Dichroic Glass and JewelryCaren Helene-Rudman Curator, curator led discussions, activitiesCarol 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 & SculptureDebbie Sampson CeramicsDennis Barnett Digital PhotographyFran Vail Watercolor, Nature Drawing and PaintingGina Grillo PhotographyIna Beierle Painting/Drawing and Mixed Media/AssemblageIris Allen Digital Photography and Photoshop/LightroomJenny Learner Encaustic PaintingJill Dunbar Fashion Accessories & DesignJoan Holleb Figure PaintingJonathan Friedman Painting and PhotographyJudith Joseph Watercolor PaintingJulia Katz Figure Drawing & PaintingLinny Freeman Silk Painting and WatercolorMiguel Palacios Jewelry and MetalsmithingRino Liberatore Painting, Cartooning, Photography and FilmRuti Modlin Teen Painting and DrawingSuzanne Santos Jewelry and MetalsmithingTatijana Jacenkiw Pastel PaintingTerry Luc Portraiture, Acrylic Painting, Graphic Design