• 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 →

  • WORKSHOPS

    WORKSHOPS

    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 Chicago… 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 →

  • 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… 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 →

SUMMER Class Sessions

SUMMER Class Sessions

  JOIN IN THE FUN AND GET CREATIVE! Summer II Session  JULY 19 – August 23 REGISTER ONLINE KID’S Classes HERE

Summer ART Camps

Summer ART Camps

The Oak Park Art League offers Summer ART Camps that provide budding artists the opportunity to explore creativity through multi-sensory, experiential art-based projects and activities, led by practicing artists and experienced art educators. For children ages 5-8 and 9-12 years old. One week camps run from mid June 15 to early August 7 and meet weekdays from 9:00 am until noon. Weekly… Read more →

2nd Terrain Biennial

2nd Terrain Biennial

As a hub for creativity, it is not surprising that Oak Park is a place called “home” for many artists and art educators and we at OPAL are very excited to be included in an upcoming creative place-making project spearheaded by Columbia College professor, artist and Oak Park resident – Sabina Ott.  In August, Ott’s Terrain Biennial exhibition will partner… Read more →

SNAP SHOT TOUR

SNAP SHOT TOUR

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 Lloyd Wright Historic District. Dotted with broad lawns, ma jestic oak trees, and a ven- erable collection of Victorian-era homes, this three-quarter square mile swath was a proverbial playground for Wright… Read more →

MEMBER NEWS

MEMBER NEWS

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 →