Pastels with Marikay Peter Whitlock

Pastels with Marikay Peter Witlock is back! 

Let's make art and enjoy some terrific artspeak! The Fall Session of Pastel Painting with Marikay Peter Witlock begins September 24, 2016 for the Saturday classes and September 27, 2016 for the Tuesday classes. Both Saturday and Tuesday classes are held at Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL. Classes meet every other week for five times over a ten week period. Saturday classes* are 9am -11:30am Sept. 24, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 5 & 19, and will meet in the first floor Gallery space. Tuesday classes are 2pm-4:30pm Sept. 27, Oct. 11 & 25, Nov. 8 & 22 also in the first floor Gallery space.

Classes are open to all levels with emphasis on individual instruction and group critique. Critique sessions are lively and constructive! Those new to pastel painting may borrow pastel starter sets and pastel paper for their first 5 classes. Returning students are asked to bring their own supplies.
Classes are $95 for the 5 class session. Fees may be paid during the first class meeting. 

Questions or sign-up? Please contact Marikay at or by phone at 708-755-1073. Hope to see you this Fall!

*A note about Saturdays: Our Saturday class will be full and energetic again this Fall! Expect to see a few returning faces, and a new addition or two! If you enjoy working at an easel, please plan to do so. Table space will fill with a couple easels tucked in the corners as has sometimes happened in the past. I will provide an easel or two for anyone who would like to try easel work...and if you have compact plein air equipment, feel free to bring it.

The Artist's Way: Being in touch with your creativity

Facilitated by studio artist, Renee Klyczek Nordstrom

Everyone is creative! Yes, that's right, EVERYONE IS CREATIVE! The author of The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron, and workshop facilitator and art therapist, Renee Klyczek Nordstrom, believe we are all born to be creative. The Artist's Way is a guided process to uncover, foster, and maintain creativity for everyone! This 12 week workshop helps participants to connect with their inner creative spirit in a safe and respectful environment. It is an engaging process of inspirational readings, discussions, and exercises. If you've never accessed your creative spirit, or if you're a seasoned creative, the journey along the Artists’ Way will enrich your life. This series is open to new and returning students. Join facilitator Renee Klyczek Nordstrom for a spirited journey into your creative landscape.

An artist and art therapist, Klyczek Nordstrom has been a practicing artist for over 30 years and promotes talk therapy and creative expression as methods for healing, empowerment and life enhancement. As a talk therapist and art therapist she works with individuals and groups in a residential treatment facility and private practice. She also works among a community of artists at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Her extensive teaching experience includes adjunct faculty with Adler University, art classes, The Artist’s Way, and creative process workshops. 

To sign up contact

Sep 20-Dec 6 Tuesday mornings, 2-hour sessions, 9:30-11:30am Sep 21-Dec 7 Wednesday evenings, 2-hour sessions, 7-9pm

$120.00 for 12 week course (fee is due on Sep 20/21) no refunds unless minimum is not met Payment: Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Minimum 6 participants