The Art Place

February News:

  • Register now forSpring 1 classes:March 4-May 4                (no class March 25-30)
  • Check out our newchild, teen, and adult classes: Watercolor, Mixed Media, and Exploring Great Artists!
  • Zen Tangle class!  Thursdays 7:00-9:00 Details & registration on Adult Art Class page
  • Register now for SUMMER CAMPS 2019!!!                                           

This is the Art Experience you've been looking for!

Amber Larsen-Art Instructor

Amber is an Art Educator(MFA)/Artist.  She has taught over 20 years in D47, MCC, former owner of this studio and continues to love teaching art to all levels.  She has participated in local and state art shows.  Amber teaches from her heart, building self-esteem in her students and challenging them to find their inner artist. She believes that through the process of doing art, individuals experience creative thinking, problem solving, and development of their artistic "eye".  Amber works with all ages to develop technical skills, artistic interpretation and unique quality artwork.  She enjoys departing artistic freedoms, inspiration and artistic direction to anyone interested in being creative in any way they choose!

Kimberly Rock-Art Instructor

Kimberly moved from her home in southern Mississippi to San Antonio, Texas where she completed her first year of teaching Elementary Art.  Now residing in the area, Kimberly is excited to meet new people and share her skills at the studio.  Inspired at a young age by her mother, Kimberly took Art throughout school, which mainly began with free handing her favorite subjects such as animals and anime.  Through college, Kimberly developed an interest in figural work and mainly enjoyed working on large surfaces with charcoal and acrylics.  Kimberly graduated from William Carey Universty in 2015 with her B.A. in Art Education.

Our Educators


Ally Irsay-Paint Party Facilitator

Ally came to The Art Place as a life long artist.  She received her first set of acrylic paints over 20 years ago from her grandfather who was an amazing artist and photographer.  She has experience with a number of different art and craft styles.  Ally has taken multiple art classes in high school, college, and beyond, and has done a number of works in acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints, chalk and oil pastels, printmaking, mixed media, and more!  She is excited to host workshops and painting events!

Lindsay Calabrese-Owner/Instructor

​Lindsay lives in Crystal Lake, where she homeschools her 4 children.  She designs an artistic line of children's clothing and has taught sewing for many years.  Lindsay has always had a passion for art.  She studied many forms of art in high school and college, and ultimately pursued a degree in Fashion Design.  Lindsay has taught art at various facilities and homeschool co-ops, and is very excited to teach art classes and sewing classes, and inspire a love of art while keeping this amazing school running!

The Art Place is a Fine Arts School dedicated to high quality art instruction for all ages.  Instruction is based on the elements and principles of art, inclusive of composition, color theory and most of all, individual creativity! We believe art ignites creative thinking, develops problem-solving skills, releases freedom of expression and builds self-esteem.  Art is an integral part of our daily lives; it is all around us and offers meaning to our individual lives. We experience art by engaged learning, artistic explorations, historical references, art viewing and through the meaningful process of doing art. Students learn to truly “see” their surroundings in a new light and experience creativity in their world everyday.  All students experience pride and joy in their finished art works!                 

​Our school motto is: “A place where creativity is kindled and individuality is a priority”

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