Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council

Summer - The Garden As Inspiration - Drawing Class at the Wicker Park Gardens

Mondays, July 12 – August 30  – 8 Weeks – 6pm-7:30pm @ The Wicker Park Gardens – 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

GIFT CERTIFICATES Available - Contact Doug Wood

LIMIT 15 Adult Students: $100 for 8 Classes - For All Levels of Student Experience - Beginner to Advanced Since COVID-19 Meeting Restrictions (how many people can meet at one time) change frequently, You will NOT be asked to pay until 1 week before the first class of the series.

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Maria Mariottini will teach The Garden as Inspiration - Drawing Class. It is an 8 week drawing class that explores forms and textures in the 10,000 square feet of the Wicker Park Garden located in Wicker Park at 1425 N. Damen Avenue. The first session will be an intro and tour of the garden by Doug Wood, the garden coordinator and main designer. Each following session will have a focus to encourage expanded skill in seeing and drawing. The goal after 8 weeks is to fill your notebook with observations that will fuel ideas and aspiration. 

ABOUT MARIA MARIOTTINI: Maria has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and a Master in Educating Adults from DePaul. She produced the Bucktown Arts Fest for 20 years and still serves as a juror. She is committed to the value of arts and community. 


  • A Blank Notebook of Drawing Paper approximately 8in X 12in
  • A Set of Pencils from Soft to Hard
  • A Set of Colored pencils
  • Eraser and a Pencil Sharpener

GOAL OF THE SERIES: The Goal of the Series is to explore the Wicker Park Gardens as a source of inspiration to YOU as you learn various painting and drawing techniques, to meet and share your work with others, and to assist in funding the 10,000 square feet of gardens in Wicker Park.

The Garden As Inspiration Series is a Project of the Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council

Date: 07/12/2021 (Mon.)

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST

Location: Meet in Wicker Park at the Charles Wicker Sculpture - 1425 N. Damen

Created by:   Douglas Wood
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