Creating a fine work of art is no game of chance. For many artists, quality artwork is the result of years of education and training to refine technical skills. For… Read more →

  • Exhibits @ Kinderhook Tap

    Exhibits @ Kinderhook Tap

    The Oak Park Art League is proud to exhibit works by its Artist Members in group and solo exhibitions at the Kinderhook Tap. The next exhibit is of works by… Read more →

  • Guest Lecture: Kaye Buchman

    Guest Lecture: Kaye Buchman

    August 31, 7-9pm Free to OPAL members.  $5.00 non-members. The history of the artist’s sketchbook chronicles the development of visual art and culture since the early days of the Renaissance…. Read more →

  • Reflections Exhibit

    Reflections Exhibit

    The qualities of light and reflectivity have long been a fascination of artists; Caravaggio’s spotlight effect and murky gradations of light intensify his dramatic works; clear daylight through an open… Read more →



      For those who want to learn a new art skill but do not have the time to take a class that lasts several weeks….a new series of workshops with top… Read more →



    Early 20th Century Oak Park Art, Architecture, and Literature Due west of Chicago, on its own urban grid, is the Village of Oak Park. At its center is the Frank… Read more →

  • EVENTS in 2015

    EVENTS in 2015

    In addition to our monthly exhibits and ongoing 5 week class sessions the Oak Park Art League has offered the following programming to its membership and the wider community during… Read more →

  • ART Parties @ OPAL

    ART Parties @ OPAL

    We are committed to providing art-based parties, scout/youth group activities for children and  parties, showers and team building for adult groups that will be remembered by all for years to come…. Read more →

FALL I Session  

FALL I Session  

Sept 14 – Oct 18 Teen & Adult Classes         R E G I S T E R   H E R E ! Mondays 10am – noon  |  Beginning Drawing 1:00-3:00pm  |  Introduction to Relief Printmaking 6:00-8:00pm  |  Beginning Drawing Tuesdays 10:00-noon   |  Make a Memory/Pick a Theme: Altered Book Art 1:00 – 3:00pm  |… Read more →

2nd Terrain Biennial

2nd Terrain Biennial

August 23 – September 30, 2015 Opening Reception: Sunday, August 23rd, 3-10pm 704 Highland Avenue, Oak Park, IL The 2nd Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site specific art made for front yards, balconies and porches. Centered in the historic village of Oak Park, Illinois, the Biennial will open on Sunday, August 23rd and run until September 30th, 2015. Terrain Exhibitions first… Read more →

Art Classes for Kids

Art Classes for Kids

   Does your child love to draw? Are you looking for art classes to help develop their talent?OPAL offers After school Art experiences for your child REGISTER for SUMMER II SESSION  July 20 – August 23  Summer ART Camp offerings open for enrollment soon!  



Have some news to share?  Exhibit, award, art related event? Please email the details to oakparkartleague@gmail.com with “MEMBER NEWS” in the subject line so we can include your news in our next newsletter. Thank you! EXHIBIT ANNOUNCEMENTS Keith Taylor’s drawing, “Stream_Anghiari” has been selected for the ARC’s Gallery’s “The Base Line: An Exhibition on Drawing” exhibition. June 24, 2015 – July 18, 2015Opening Reception: Friday, June 26th from… Read more →

Draw the Figure

Draw the Figure

Drop-In Schedule SUNDAYS, 1:00 – 4:00pm – On hiatus July 4th weekend through Labor Day TUESDAYS, 9:00 – noon – Figure Painting – ON HIATUS until after Labor Day 6:30 – 9:30pm – Figure Sculpting & Drawing – ONGOING through Summer.   For decades the Oak Park Art League has recognized the importance of figure study to artists of all skill levels and media… Read more →