Local Art Group Doubles Clasroom Space in Move
Moss, Joan-Marie, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Joan-Marie Moss Daily Herald Correspondent
Those looking for some art don't have to go any farther than Front Street in downtown Wheaton.
Browsers, artists and buyers will find plenty to keep their interest at 218 W. Front St., the new home of the DuPage Art League.
"We've effectively doubled our classroom space," said Tony Eastwood, a member and past president of the art league, of the group's new home.
"Now we have two classrooms and plenty of room for all sorts of activities."
The extra classroom space works out well because art league members are eager to share their love of the arts.
"I love teaching art. My biggest enjoyment is the rapport that develops with my students ... and the opportunity to learn from them," said Wayne Atkinson, a member of the league since its inception 37 years ago.
Art-lovers who join this group are an active bunch.
Many members, who number 300, are accomplished artists.
They participate in myriad activities sponsored by the league, volunteering time and talent to promote the fine arts - be it exhibiting their work or teaching a class.
Art classes are open to both children and adults.
Classes are scheduled Monday through Saturday. Frequently special workshops are offered. In November, students can learn how to paint their own Christmas cards. …