Demonstrations and Workshops

As often as possible, we will present art technique Demonstrations and Workshops by artists we think you’ll find inspiring. The artists may be teachers at the Rivellino School of Art, local area artists and craftspersons, or visiting artists from around the country.
Learn tips, tricks, and techniques at the Demos; get instruction and hands-on experience at the Workshops! Artists’ work will be on display and for sale



Beginning Jewelry – Bracelet Basics

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Taught by Susan Smalstig
This special 2 hour class will begin with a discussion of some of the many bracelet style options, material choices, and tools required. Design basics will be covered, ranging from simple to elaborate, using natural stone, clay, glass, and metal beads. Students will then be guided through design and creation of three bracelets on three different stringing materials (elastic stretch cording, wire with claw or toggle clasp, and knotting cord). Students will leave with the knowledge to purchase materials, and design and create more of these style bracelets on their own.
Material and tools provided.
Students leave with 3 finished bracelets valued at over $40
Cost of class $65



Oil Painting Demonstrations and Workshops

Schaefer / Miles Info


Adventures in Painting: Oil and Acrylic Painting Workshops
with Kevin D. Miles and Wendy Schaefer-Miles
Acrylic and oil painting techniques and styles for the novice and professional
Wendy and Kevin paint finely detailed oil paintings of lush landscapes from their extensive travels. They have studied techniques from the old Masters up to the Impressionists and utilize these methods to create their own unique style. Learn tips, tricks, and techniques; get hands-on experience from two artists, each with their own approach and methods. All levels are welcome! We teach to everyone’s ability.
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Adventures in Painting Workshops





Tony Armendariz
Watercolor Classes, Demonstrations, and Workshops

Tony Armendariz Info



“This past Spring I had the privilege of attending the Schaefer/Miles Oil Painting Demonstration & Workshop. Wendy and Kevin’s teaching techniques were phenomenal and—for beginners as well as advanced art students—it was an incredible learning experience. Well, they are returning to the Rivellino School of Art in beautiful downtown Long Grove, IL, October 16 to October 18. You do not want to miss this opportunity to meet two great artists and teachers. Hope to see you in class.”  ~Ty Bonds

“I attended last year’s demo and workshop by Schaefer & Miles and they were awesome!  It was my very first experience with oil painting and they absolutely had me hooked after that.  Their paintings are spectacular and they are very engaging and fun to listen to.  I loved the painting that I made that day.  I just can’t wait for the next workshop!” ~Jodi Shapiro