See below a listing of the Teachers – Resident Artists at The Dole. Contact them directly for commissioned work, classes, or to schedule a time to meet them, view their work, or tour their studio. If you are interested in having your own artist’s studio at The Dole, contact Jody Fields, Business & Accounting Manager at jfields@thedole.org, or call 815.455.8000 ext 102

CREATIVE ARTS, INC.

GENRE: VISUAL CLASSES

Art classes for ages 4 to adult. Draw, paint, sculpt, sew, and make digital art! Make our studio your creative space, and enjoy art classes, workshops, paint parties, summer camps and more.

STUDIO: Highland House

Cathy Grochowski

GENRE: TUTORING

A guitarist, vocalist, and occasional recording artist, Cathy performs at fund-raising events for charity organizations, churches, and elsewhere. At the foundation of her art is the desire to provide joy to others via a unique musical style.  Working with many performers from all over the northwest suburbs, her goal is to create an engaging listening experience for a variety of audiences. Having a party? Cathy might be just the right addition to your event.

Music: Always Remember Us This Way (originally sung by Lady Gaga). I recorded this at Starbell Hatchery Recording Studio in Harvard, Illinois.

STUDIO: 307

Nancy Merkling Productions

GENRE: TEACHING PHOTOGRAPHY

Nancy Merkling is passionate about teaching photography to students of all levels, specializes in branding, headshot, and commercial photography, and produces the 4th Fridays Art Event at The Dole [virtual until post pandemic] with the amazing team of NMP.

STUDIO: 104

Lakeside Healing Arts Boutique - Alexis Johnson

GENRE: YOGA CLASSES

Lakeside Healing Arts Boutique’s aspiration is to create a tranquil environment for clients to relax and unwind while receiving customized health and wellness services.

STUDIO: 305

Daily Harmony Lifeways - Lyn Drathring

GENRE: TAI CHI CLASSES

In this fast-paced, technological world, it is essential to give ourselves the gift of time and self-care.  We do this not only for ourselves but for those we love and to have the energy and insight to lead the best life we can.

Sometimes it takes mindful, intentional practice of aligning our energies of mind, body, spirit, and purpose to live a creative and fulfilled life. One of the ways I get grounded and aligned is through a regular practice of Tai Chi & Qi Gong. Another way is to spend time outdoors connecting with nature. Teaching at The Dole allows me to combine these two grounding practices into one relaxing experience. 

STUDIO: 209