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Lillstreet Debuts Private Lessons for Schedule-Challenged Students

By Patty Wetli | September 20, 2013 8:46am
 Lillstreet Art Center announced it will now offer private art lessons.
Lillstreet Art Center announced it will now offer private art lessons.
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RAVENSWOOD — The Lillstreet Art Center offers hundreds of group classes a year — and that's still not enough.

Some people are looking for more individualized instruction, others can't commit to a weeks-long course held at a specific time each week.

Rather than turn these potential students away, Lillstreet is introducing private lessons, which can be arranged with any of the center's teaching artists.

"They can be a one-time lesson or extend over any number of days or weeks the student wants," Lillstreet spokeswoman Sarah West Ervin said.

There are few parameters, aside from requiring a two-hour commitment from students. Students choose their pace, materials and whether they want to learn solo or with a friend or two. (Maximum is three people per lesson.)

Cost is $75 per hour for one student, $60 per hour per person for two students and $50 per hour per person for three students.

Lillstreet will attempt to accommodate spur-of-the-moment whims, but West Ervin recommends contacting the art center two weeks prior to the lesson's ideal start date.

To arrange a lesson, call 773-769-4226, email lillstreet@lillstreet.com or visit 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.