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Saturday Morning Comics “$5 Art Workshops” in December!

Art work by Chicago artist, Naomi Martinez

SATURDAY MORNING COMICS for December in Chicago!

Come join us on select Saturday mornings for some Cartooning fun! Workshops take place at Kelly D. Pelka’s Home Studio in Chicago. All materials included, different themes for each workshop, marker and color pencil rendering techniques introduced.

Open to ages 6 and up, teens and adults welcome, Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.



12/7: 10-10:45am – Cartoon Animals

12/14: 10-10:45am – Cartoon Faces (focus on expressions)

12/21: 10-10:45am – Winter Inspiration (ie, holiday and/or winter)

12/28: 10-10:45am – Robots

Please check the “$5 ART WORKSHOPS” section for more details.

Exciting News for the 2013-14 Academic Year!

Right-Brained Studio Mobile!

Right-Brained Studio will be taking its mobile art classes to the Pacific Northwest and West coast regions starting in September! I’ll be back in Chicago between projects and therefore available to set up short-term workshops and private lessons in the area during those times.
Besides teaching classes and personal art projects on the west coast, plans are in the works for a RV Mobile Art Studio! The goal is to bring fun, innovative art and art education to youth artists in mid and small-sized towns as well as to areas that are lacking these programs. Right-Brained Studio will begin a Kickstarter campaign to help launch the project by summer 2014.

In the meantime, if you have any friends/family out west, please pass along my contact information. Any referrals are greatly appreciated.

My sincerest gratitude to everyone who has been part of the Right-Brained Studio community over the past 6 years and for all that have been enrolled in my classes since I began mentoring youth artists in 1995. I truly appreciate your support and flexibility through the changes and growth of Right-Brained Studio.

Chicago Availability: December 2nd 2013 – January 10th 2014

Please contact me if you would like to set up a workshop during this time.


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Artists Jojo and Lauren are experimenting with melted crayon art.

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Gabriella, Annika, Cate and Eileen

These artists have been working on portraits for the past few weeks…

What kind of art do you want to make?

Home Studio Classes

Teen artists Maeve and Mardy at Kelly's Home Studio in Chicago

At Right-Brained Studio Mobile, Private/Semi-Private Art Classes are offered at Kelly D. Pelka’s Home Studio in Chicago on the weekends! Please contact us for details.

Fall 2012 at Right-Brained Studio!

"a la cARTe" Workshops at Right-Brained Studio.

Classes, “$5 Fridays” and Saturday “a la cARTe” Workshops are now open and available for registration!

Along with our favorite classes, we’ve added Saturday “a la cARTe” Workshops to our list of offerings, providing scheduling flexibility for busy artists.

Info about Custom Private/Group Classes, Fall Session 1 and 2 Classes and “a la cARTe” Workshops are listed under the 2012 FALL ART CLASS SCHEDULE heading.

Info about “$5 Fridays” Artists Workshops are listed under the “$5 FRIDAYS” heading.

Classes and Workshops will be added to the schedule as Fall approaches, so check back often to see what’s new!

Custom Group Art Classes!

Charcoal landscape, by Simon, age 12.

Simon created this AMAZING charcoal drawing during a Custom Group Art Class at Right-Brained Studio.

For information on Custom Group Art Classes, please check under the 2012 ART CLASS SCHEDULE section.

Summer “a la cARTe” Workshops for June 25th-28th

Sponge Painting Fun!

Summer “a la cARTe” Workshops for the week of June 25th!  

All workshops are $15 per participant and meet for 1 hr. (unless otherwise noted).  Please check the 2012 ART CLASS SCHEDULE for more information.

Monday June 25th: Still Life Drawing (Charcoal)  10:00 – 11:00am – 1 hr., Mutli-Age Group: 2nd grade and up, teens and adults welcome.  Sponge Painting (Tempera), 11:15am – 12:00pm – 45 min., All Ages: Children 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult, teens and adults welcome.

Tuesday June 26th: Fun with Faces! (Pencil, Sharpies and Oil Pastels)10:00 – 11:00am – 1 hr., Mutli-Age Group: Kindergarten and up, teens and adults welcome.    Landscape Painting (Acrylic)11:15am – 12:15pm – 1 hr., Mutli-Age Group: 2nd grade and up, teens and adults welcome.

Wednesday June 27th: One Panel Comic! 3:30 – 4:30pm – 1 hr., Mutli-Age Group: 2nd grade and up, teens and adults welcome.  FULL *Vinyl Toy Design (Mixed Media-Paint/Marker), 5:30 – 7:30pm – 2 hr./$30/limit 5, Mutli-Age Group: 2nd grade and up, teens and adults welcome.

Thursday June 28th: Mini-Animal Sculpture (Air Dry Clay) 5:30 – 6:30pm – 1 hr., All Ages: Children 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult, teens and adults welcome   Sponge Painting (Tempera) 6:45 – 7:30pm – 45 min., All Ages: Children 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult, teens and adults welcome.


It’s all about DRAWING!

Evelyn, age 9, working on figure drawing.

Evelyn, along with her brother and 3 friends, are participating in a customized group art class with an emphasis on DRAWING!

For information on Custom Group Art Classes, please check under the 2012 Art Class Schedule section.

“Sew Fun” Workshops in July and August!

Bianca and her plushie!

Design and sew your own plush toy! In this workshop, students will learn fundamental hand sewing skills such as using a pattern, how to thread a needle and basic stitches while using colorful felt and fabric for their creations. Add fun embellishments to your toy such as buttons, rhinestones and yarn for a unique look.  Great for beginners and advanced artists!

Tuition for this 2 hr. workshop is $30 and will be offered during the following dates/times:

Sew Fun!:

JULY: Wednesday, July 18th, 6:00-8:00pm

AUGUST: Wednesday, August 8th, 10:00am-12:oopm

Please view our Summer “a la cARTe” Workshops under the 2012 ART CLASS SCHEDULE for more information.