Nadja Studios

Nadja Studios

1 employee
4 years in business

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Private Oil painting Lessons

  • Renaissance techniques of painting

  • Theory of color and painting styles

  • Contemporary practices 

  • Learn to make oil paints from the minerals and raw materials

  • Learn how to prepare a surface from start to end

  • Glazing and varnish techniques

  • Oil painting medium recipes

  • Special focus in Realism and Surrealism

  • 1- 3 hour session preferred once or twice a week. 6 week package or 3 week package also available. 

  • Will travel up to 10 miles for lessons

  • Opportunity to exhibit publicly.

  • Learn about the Great Masters of oil paintings and the alchemy behind art. 

  • Materials list for lessons will be given at first lesson/ reading materials suggested.  

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Chicago, IL 60625
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Staring fresh with the color-wheel and still life observations. Working from casts and models before working into figuritive work. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?


b. Arlington Heights 1993

  • BFA. Graduated*The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2014- 2016

  • BFA .San Francisco Art Institute 2013-15

  • BFA. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design,WI 2011- 12

  • Attended American Academy of Art, IL- Summer of 2010

Selected Exhibitons

2010- North Suburban Art Conference, Libertyville, IL

2010- Marsiposa Art Festival, Waukegan, IL

2011- Lisa Show, Great Frame Up, Vernon Hills, IL

2012- Brewing Grounds for Change Art Show, Milwaukee, WI

2012- Foundations Juried Exhibition, Eisner Mueseum, Milwaukee, WI

2012- Wisconsin confidential postcard show. Milwaukee, WI

2012- Solo show*Rogue Nation Tattoo Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2012- Solo show*Sparrow Collective Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2015  -Chicago New Realist Exhibition*33 Contemporary Gallery, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago , IL

2015-16 – Selected Painting on loan to the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, Displayed in Admissions of Sullivan Building.

2016- Sullivan Galleries Undergraduate BFA Exhibition , Chicago, IL

2016- Solo show* David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL 

2017- Google Chicago Artist Initiative, 320 N. Morgan St. Chicago,IL

2017- Solo Show* Heartland Cafe, Chicago,IL

2017 - Group Show- 4Art Space Gallery- 1029 w. 35th St ,Chicago, IL

2017- Group show- Armitage Studios ( The Sound of Crickets Exhibition) 

2017- Exhibition- Google Corporate Offices- 320 N. Morgan- Chicago, IL 

2017- Group Exhibition- Nadja Studios- ( Tangentle Surrealism) - Zhou B Art Center- 1029 W 35th st, Chicago, IL 

2017- Glenwood Ave Arts Fest- Art Festival- Chicago, IL 

2017- Art @ the park - Wrigley Field- Chicago- IL

2017- Lakeview East Festival of the Arts- Chicago - IL 

2018- Ars Memoria- Duel solo show* Chicago- IL

2018 - Coagula Curatorial- Group Show- L.A., CA

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$40.00 per hr. / 2-3  hr seshions preferred. 

1-2 times per week most advisable. 

Inquire about monthly lesson plans 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching other painters before I was even out of art school, and then started teaching lessons at the Adler Art Center in Libertyville. Now am currently an instructor at One River School of Art and Design

What types of students have you worked with?

Every type you can imagine!

Lessons offered

Oil Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons