Summer Plein Air & Sketching Classes in Chicago: Michelle Kogan



Summers Finally Here…

And here’s the perfect get away right here in the city, one of my two summer classes:

Plein Air Watercolor Class at: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (starts in 3 weeks)

Sketching at the Art Institute & Lincoln Park Conservatory  Register via the Evanston Art Center (starts in 4 weeks)

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago
For online registration click on:
or call 773-755-5122

Plein Air Watercolor Class with artist Michelle Kogan
Open to Adults and Teens age 13+
Session 2 July 12th, 19th, & 26th Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Rate $140 per class
Absorb yourself in a Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshop amongst summer
perennials and prairie grasses in the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s native prairie.

Evanston Art Center
For online registration click on: or call 847-475-5300

Sketching at the Art Institute & Lincoln Park Conservatory  Five week Classes
E0154B Start Date Thursday July 17
9:30 am – 12:30 pm & when at the Art Institute: 10:30 am  – 1:30 pm
Regular Member Rate: $ 140 Discounted Resident Rate: $ 135
Grab your sketch pad and we’ll draw in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago and paint in the Lincoln Park Conservatory Green houses. We may then head back to the Evanston Art Center and spend some sessions turning these sketches into finished drawings/painting, or complete the session on location. All levels are welcome. Directions of where to meet for the first class will be emailed to you. For the field trip sketching bring:  9 x 12 inch or smaller sketch pad, 3-4 #3B staedtler mars drawing pencils and kneaded eraser.
Skill Level All Levels Ages 18+

Hope you’re enjoying our long awaited summer breezes!

Image above: Michelle Kogan, Detail, Schiller Shelters, endangered species, © 2014,  watercolor and watercolor pencil.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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