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Welcome to Strauch Art School ...

... where you will find fun and inspiring art classes for children and adults. Based on the idea that everyone can benefit in many ways from being creative, Strauch Art School was founded in 2012. Regardless of age or skill level, Strauch Art School can provide the direction and encouragement you need to build confidence and further your art abilities while having fun!


Marie Strauch Owner-Instructor Strauch Art School

Strauch Art School

Strauch Art School offers classes for children and adults in a relaxed studio setting. The art classes are designed to offer age-appropriate activities with a wide variety of media for younger children and to concentrate on developing skills in a specific medium for students with more experience. Students learn art techniques and concepts, and engage in fun hands-on art activities. Group as well as individual instruction is given.  

Owner/Instructor, Marie Strauch

With passion and dedication for teaching the visual arts, Marie Strauch opened Strauch Art School in 2012. Marie has taught Art (K-8) in the public schools for over 13 years as well as workshops for children and adults in the Chicago area and Door County, WI. Marie is a certified art teacher with a master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Marie is excited to be doing what she loves to do … inspiring others to think, work, and live creatively.
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Engage in a variety of art activities ... drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Explore art concepts and techniques, and learn about master artists in these fun studio classes!


Would you like more art experiences than you have time for in school? Gain confidence in your drawing ability, experiment with painting techniques, and enjoy these classes designed especially for Middle School students.


Whether you’re an absolute beginner or have experience and want to refine your art skills, these classes are for you! Techniques and concepts are demonstrated as a group and individually in a relaxed studio setting.



Kids, bring your special adult and paint a masterpiece together! Supplies, instruction, and ideas provided to get your creative juices flowing. Seasonal themes for each class.


Grades: 1-8

Take your art skills to a new level during our unique and fun summer art program! Explore drawing, painting, and 3D activities while learning about contemporary artists in our Summer Art Studio.


Strauch Art School

Owner/Instructor: Marie Strauch

Class Location:

First United Methodist Church

232 S York St, Elmhurst, IL


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