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A fun and engaging summer art program, Summer Art Studio gives each student an opportunity to engage in a variety art activities, explore new media, think creatively, and take their art skills to a new level. Drawing, painting, sculpture, art related to contemporary artists, and more are explored in the program. 


Dedicated and experienced art instructors, Terry Neigel and Marie Strauch, team up to design and teach this dynamic art program. Both teachers have many years’ experience teaching art in the public schools, grades K-8. Mrs. Neigel currently is an elementary art teacher in District 205, while Mrs. Strauch is the owner and instructor at Strauch Art School. Both Mrs. Neigel and Mrs. Strauch are certified teachers and have earned their Master of Art Degrees in Art Education.


Session I: June 5-8

9:00 - 11:00       grades 1-4 - CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST

12:30 - 2:30       grades 1-4 - CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST


Session II: June 12-15

9:00 - 11:00       grades 1-4 - CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST

12:30 - 2:30       grades 5-8 - CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST

Session III: June 19-22

9:00 - 11:00       grades 1-4 CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST

12:30 - 2:30       grades 1-4 CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST

Session IV: June 26-29

9:00 - 11:00       grades 1-4  CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST

12:30 - 2:30       grades 5-8 - Drawing Focus CLASS FILLED - WAITLIST

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  • Classes meet at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York St., Elmhurst

  • Sessions run Monday – Thursday

  • Unless noted, each session includes drawing, painting, and 3D activities

  • Session fee: $130

  • Grade levels refer to the grade the student will enter in the fall.

  • Students may register for multiple sessions as the art activities change weekly.

  • Please bring a sketchbook to class. All other supplies are provided.

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