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 MosaicsBeth Shadur Painting, Murals, 2-D Design, Color Theory, WatercolorBonnie 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 & SculptureDarlys Ewoldt Jewelry and MetalsmithingDavid Dallison PaintingDebbie Sampson CeramicsDennis Barnett Digital PhotographyDerek Weber AnimationErol Scott Harris Painting, Drawing, Teen Art Intensive, Youth Art Classes, MuralsFran Vail Watercolor, Nature Drawing and PaintingGina Grillo PhotographyHeather Coffey CeramicsIna Beierle Painting/Drawing and Mixed Media/AssemblageIris Allen Digital Photography and Photoshop/LightroomJason Michael Bentley Gouache, Watercolor, Portraiture, Oil PaintingJenny Learner Encaustic PaintingJill Dunbar Fashion Accessories & DesignJill Hurwitz Ceramcis and PaintingJoan Holleb Figure PaintingJohn Paterson PaintingJonathan Friedman Painting and PhotographyJudith Joseph Watercolor PaintingJulia Katz Figure Drawing & PaintingKay Thomas Sumi-ELinny Freeman Silk Painting and WatercolorLucia (Lulu) Sbardellati Ceramics, Pottery Wheel, Hand Building, Sculpture, Youth CeramicsLucia (Lulu) Sbardellati CeramicsMargaret Buchen PrintmakingMarie Polick Dichroic Glass in Jewelry MakingMiguel Palacios Jewelry and MetalsmithingNina Weiss Painting, DrawingPhilip Hartigan PrintmakingRino Liberatore Painting, Cartooning, Photography and FilmRuti Modlin Teen Painting and DrawingSuzanne Santos Jewelry and MetalsmithingTatijana Jacenkiw Pastel PaintingTerry Luc Portraiture, Acrylic Painting, Graphic DesignTracy Ostmann Haschke Drawing and Painting, Figure Drawing, Drawing BasicsWendy Gray Raven Mosaics