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Class Techniques

The Gallery is excited to announce that we will be providing Technique Classes within the next few weeks. Class fees will be by monthly tuition, $120 a month. Below you’ll find a brief overview of what you will experience in the 1.5 hour class, 4 times a month.

-Basic Shapes/Cubism - cubism animal portraits using basic shapes

-Grayscale Shading - grayscale demo, realistic shading

-Basics of color pencil - color wheel, blending, fish

-Lighting - realistic shading, core shadow, highlights, cast shadow, contact shadow

-Perspective - 1 & 2 point perspective - city/landscape

-Reflections - white pencil/chalk on dark paper, (glass, shiny reflective objects)

-Face Anatomy - inspirational portraits

-Human Anatomy - proportions/character building

-Texture - animal portraits/landscapes

-Watercolor Basics - Eric Carle inspired animals and insects

-Still Life - Fruit, Glass and Wine Bottle, Florals

Time Slots by Age

We will be open on Monday and Tuesdays for these classes. We would like to group together ages as much as possible so each class has its desired focus on their students. On Monday’s class slots will be from 3 pm to 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 7 pm. On Tuesday’s we offer the same times. In our shop link we will group age groups per time slot so you can pick the day that works best for you and the time.


Classes will be held at a monthly tuition of $120.00 which is non refundable. This goes towards your supplies and our Instructor, Cameron Derby’s time.

If you happen to miss a class you may make it up at anytime.

We will also offer a drop in fee of $40 for those who have other activities and sports and won’t allow consecutive weeks.

We will also be offering a fee for an additional class for those who want more time being taught. This fee is $30.00

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Location and Instructor

Peace of Art Gallery is located in Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, IL. We are on the Upper Level adjacent to Bath and Body Works and beside Secret Vault.

The Instructor for these classes will be Cameron Derby. Cameron comes to us from California where she worked at Studio H Fine Art, as well as Project Giving Light where she taught California’s At Risk Homeless Children Art.