Ian Sherwin Gallery


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Contract artist of Field Museum leads classes that guide students through creating original bold, expressive abstract art

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Like an attorney advertising on daytime TV, abstract art speaks volumes without necessarily representing anything. This Groupon is here to help.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a Painting & Wine class for one (a $60 value)
  • $55 for a Painting & Wine class for two (a $120 value)
  • $99 for a Painting & Wine class for four (a $240 value)<p>

Over wine and easels, students learn to paint in the bright, loopy abstract style of instructor Ian M. Sherwin. Classes take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. and last three hours; additional classes may be added according to demand.

Soul Impressions

Long comfortable with a pencil and pen, School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate Ian M. Sherwin had to struggle to regain his craft after losing sight in one eye. As he relearned how to draw with diminished depth perception, the vivid colors and bold lines possible in painting suddenly seemed more tempting than ever before. These days, his gallery—tucked away on a quiet Lakeview side street—pops with abstract acrylic swooshes of hopeful pinks and greens covering canvas and wood. Sherwin also hosts "Side by Side" shows where he showcases his work alongside the work of one of his students.

When he's not busy with a brush in hand, Sherwin can often be found merging art and science in programs for kids and families at the Field Museum, where he's a contract artist. He continues his educational mission back in the studio, staying open into the evening to teach art classes in a variety of media, including acrylics and emotions.

Customer Reviews

Fun time and instructor was helpful & laid back
Elyse · October 2, 2013
My friend and I had a great time last night. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and Topher did a great job walking around making personal connections with all the guests.
Megan G. · January 24, 2014
It was a lovely evening. It was a nice chance to relax, have fun with paint, and make something I can enjoy for some time to come. :)
Susan S. · January 23, 2014

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