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Adult Art: The Joy of Painting Tuesday, February 7

Adult Art: The Joy of Painting

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Michael LaTala is back with his beloved The Joy of Painting art class!  In this class, Michael uses oil, pastels, charcoal and conte’ crayon but students are welcome to work in the medium of their choice.  Class will start with students developing paintings from photos they bring in, or you can bring in a painting that you have already started.  As the class progresses, Michael will set up a still life so you are able to paint from life!

This class runs on Tuesdays, February 7 – March 28, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Please visit Michael’s website at www.latalaart.com 

After receiving a Associate of Arts degree in Advertising/Design from the American Academy of Art, Michael has had a successful career as a storyboard illustrator working on staff at Draft FCB and Ogilvy & Mather, two of Chicago’s largest advertising agencies.

Pursuing his love of painting, he’s studied with Scott Burdick, Dan Gerhartz, Romel De La Torre and Richard Schmid. Michael strives to achieve the overpowering beauty of those artists whom he most admires and continue to inspire him such as Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla and Anders Zorn.
Michael is a member of:
    -The American Impressionist Society
    -Master member of Chicago Pastel Painters
    -Oil Painters of America
    -Pastel Society of America
    -Portrait Society of America
    -Skokie Art Guild

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Artists, dates, times, prices and fees are subject to change.