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Libertyville Art Center Adds New Classes, Space

The David Adler Music and Arts Center is expanding its classroom space as well as art and music offerings as it begins registration for fall classes.

The is expanding this fall, opening new classroom space for its art program and offering new art and music classes to adults, youth, toddlers and parents.

Two garden studios located at the back of the property have been connected to running water, so they now can be used as classrooms for art. The center’s Cory Ouellette says the space formerly was two pool houses salvaged from the original pool. The space, however, could not be fully utilized because they did not have access to running water.

“With water, we will bring more artists to the center who can share their work with students,” she said.

Classes for All Ages

Among the new classes this year, Ouellette said the center will offer a figure-drawing class. Because the class will feature human models, the class is geared to mature students ages 18 and older.

“We hope to appeal to beginning and established artists who can bolster their talent,” Ouellette said.

Offering a more traditional approach to painting, the center also will offer a new nightly watercolor-painting class and a daytime paint-by-Monet class, where students will study and replicate Monet works while also adding their personal touches.

In addition to art exploration and painting, the center will offer new classes for children. These include jewelry making, collage creations and printmaking.

The center is broadening its youth program by offering parent and child classes. Toddling Together will be open to ages 13 months to 3 years old, and Experience Art with Mythical Creatures will be geared to ages 3 to 5.

Expanded Music Program

The music program also will expand this fall to include instructions in lower brass instruments such as tuba and trombone, woodwinds and a new drum-circle class, which will feature improvisation and freestyle drumming and percussion. The drum class is geared to those who have little or no prior drumming experience but also can accommodate players of all levels.

“Some think we stick with basic art or individual music classes,” Ouellette said. “There is so much more. We hope to get a renewed interest from the community, fill our classes and give what they are asking for.”

Registration is being accepted now. The first session begins the week of Sept. 6, and session two begins the week of Sept. 20.

To register, call the at: 1-847-367-0707.

For class information, visit: www.AdlerCenter.org.

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