See below a listing of the Teachers – Resident Partners 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 us at 815.455.8000

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

Kristi Kellerman - Voice Teacher

GENRE: VOICE LESSONS

Kristi began teaching private voice in 2000 and enjoys a home here at Dole Mansion where she’s renamed her studio Kellerman Voice. Kellerman Voice now has more availability as well as workshops in audition monologues and singing. Kristi is passionate about teaching and muscianship—believing it is important that her students know proper body mechanics and are able to read and understand music. She can also be found at a local middle school as the music director/co-director of their spring musical, happily combining her knowledge and love of music and stage. She loves to watch students grow wherever they are; on stage, in her office, and occasionally even singing karaoke in her garage!

STUDIO: 210