Aspirational Portraiture: Teen Art Camp with Joalida Smit

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Aspirational Portraiture: Teen Art Camp with Joalida Smit

Mon, June 10
9:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 9am - 12pm


Mon, June 10, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

Join Joalida Smit in her art studio for a week of drawing and painting an aspirational portrait – an image that reflects both your current inspirations and hopes for your future. We will think about ourselves, who we are, what we love and what we hope to change. I will take your budding artist through the process of image-making from ideation to final art work, focusing on the fundamentals of the art process – drawing faces, color-mixing for skin tones and composition. This art camp is process orientated, meaning that I work with your teen’s unique style, helping them to establish their artistic voice within the safety of a vibrant art studio environment.

This camp is ideal for middle schoolers aged 10 – 15 with artistic ability who wants to develop their skills to the next level.


Joalida Smit is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist turned full time artist. Through these fun workshops she brings together her two passions: art and psychology, assisting teens to think about their full creative selves. This course is open to all teens. LGBTQ friendly. This is not art therapy but using art to tell stories of psychological significance.

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Gorton Center is a premier destination for outstanding cultural and performing arts experiences serving the residents of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and the surrounding region. As a proud nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we are dedicated to enriching our community through an array of exceptional events and programs.

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Mon, June 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-6060