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On the third Monday of every month from September through April (except December), the DuPage Art League offers free programs that are open to the public. Artists and experts connected with the arts do demonstrations, give talks, and share their secrets. These are fun, relaxed, and casual opportunities to mingle with fellow artists and learn something new and include refreshments.

The Wheaton Library (225 N. Cross St. Wheaton, IL [630-668-1374]), hosts our Monday Night Programs. Their large meeting room in the basement has easy access by an elevator next to front door. Our programs run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

No Monday Night Programs in December, May, June, July, or August (August 2020 is an exception)

*The Monday night programs are FREE to both members and non-members, so why not bring a friend to the next one!

August 2020 - Nancie King Mertz - Struggling With Structures

Nancie King Mertz - Structures in Landscapes
Mertz Landscapes

AUGUST 3RD – NANCIE KING MERTZ – “Struggling with Structures?” Master and Eminent Pastelist, Nancie King Mertz, will help you find the way to include structures in your landscapes or tackle city scenes, and get the drawing right. Her rapid methods, whether plein air or studio, teach you to see perspective and understand its principles, so that you can include buildings of all types in your paintings. Nancie will demonstrate her rapid methods for capturing cityscapes and simplifying the perspective and detail in structures. Questions and discussions are welcome during the demonstration. [To be held at the Wheaton Public Library]

Nancie Mertz:

September 2020 - Donna Castellanos - Rescuer of Once Loved Things

Donna Castellanos - Assemblage
Castellanos Assemblage

SEPTEMBER 21ST – DONNA CASTELLANOS – Rescuer of Once Loved Things. Join artist Donna Castellanos as she talks about her collage/assemblage work and the process she goes through in finding beauty and inspiration in discarded everyday items from the past. As with many of her art installations, she invites her visitors to interact and participate in the creation of a community art piece so be prepared to get a little creative. [To be held at the Wheaton Public Library]

Donna Castellanos:

October 2020 -William Worcester - Landscapes in Oil

William Worcester - Light on the Landscape
Worcester Light on Landscape

OCTOBER 19TH – WILLIAM WORCESTER – “Light on the Landscape.” An evening of the magic of landscape oil painting. Artist William Worcester will demonstrate his technique on painting a landscape in oils utilizing palette knives, rags, and brushes. He will also cover color and composition in a landscape painting. [To be held at the Wheaton Public Library]

William Worcester: and

November 2020 - David E Dallison - Travel Adventure Plein Air Painting

David Dallison - Plein Air Painting
Dallison Plenin Air Painting

NOVEMBER 16TH – DAVID E. DALLISON – Travel Adventure Plein Air Painting. Have you ever driven down the thruway wondering if you should take one of the small side roads, knowing it probably leads to some interesting town or stunning landscape? Skip the camera…how cool would it be to know you can get out your painting gear and paint those scenes from life. David has traveled through 36 countries doing just that. He is a master in watercolor and has refined his methods for working on location over 35 years of traveling the world. Come join his adventure through paint as he demos a watercolor similar to something he would create on the road, and reveals his system for compact travel painting. [To be held at the Wheaton Public Library]

David Dallison:

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