• Welcome to My Studio

    I am an artist, mother, and teacher in Rogers Park. I have many years of experience making art with toddlers, children, teens, adults, and multi generational groups. My painting studio can accommodate up to 4 and I accept private students and small groups for painting, drawing, and multimedia lessons. For a look at my personal work, please visit www.MelaniePBrown.com

  • Classes and Private Lessons

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    January 2019 Sunday Class: Drawing and Painting Ages 7-12
    Private Lesson: 2 hours
  • Class Schedule

    I am currently accepting private students and small groups of adults and/or kids ages 2 and up. Mixed ages are welcome! To set up a custom class or private lesson, please send a message with preferred dates and times using the contact form below. Private lessons start at $35/hr. and can take place at my studio or your location. Questions? Call Melanie at 773.895.9871


    Kids in My Studio

    These are small classes for up to 4 kids that take place in my studio at Greenleaf Art Center in Rogers Park. Contact me for special requests, custom classes, or to come do a project at your location.


    Winter 2019 Classes at Lillstreet Art Center

    4401 N. Ravenswood Ave. 60640


    Adult Classes



    Level: MultiLevel

    Tuesdays 10am-1pm

    Session 1: Jan 8- Feb 5

    Session 2: Feb 12- March 12

    Develop your own language of mark making through a series of activities structured to develop your painterly instincts. Learn to trust your intuition while generating original ideas and expressing the unconscious. A development of color, compositions and themes will be explored. Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or equivalent experience recommended.

    LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00 Register Online at Lillstreet Art Center.



    Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner

    Thursdays 6:30-9:30

    Jan 10-March 14

    If you are new to drawing or would like to refresh your drawing skills you will discover something useful in this entry-level class. The use of value, line and proportion will be demonstrated and provide the foundation of balanced compositions. A Beginning Drawing kit is available for purchase on the first day of class.

    LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00 Register Online at Lillstreet Art Center


    Children's Classes



    Ages 3-5 years

    Thursdays 10am-11am

    Session 1: Jan 10-Feb 7

    Session 2: Feb 14-March 14

    In this skill-building class students will be introduced to new art materials, tools, and the work of an artist each week. Students will learn at least three specific ways to use the tools to alter and manipulate the material, and then use their new skills to follow their imaginations by creating their own unique artwork. Students will use clay, paint, paper, fabric, and other media.

    LAC Members $100.00 / Non-Members $105.00 Register Online at Lillstreet Art Center





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  • Contact Melanie to sign up, set up a class, or schedule a studio visit. Include preferred times, dates, and whether you are looking for lessons for children or adults.