Children Art & Music Lessons

For information on adult art lessons, go to the Adult Art page. 

Watch this space for announcements of the next dates for Children and Teen Choir lessons. 

MUSIC Teachers 

Cello Lessons

Dorothy Deen teaches cello and can be reached at or 630 301 2579. She is a professional cellist performing with various opera and orchestral organizations including the New Philharmonic and Light Opera Works. She is artist director of the Naperville Chamber Players. She has a master's in music performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University. 

Violin Lessons

Gretchen Sherrell is accepting new violin and viola students. She is a performer with several area symphonies and coach with Elgin Youth Symphony Chamber Music Institute. She has a doctorate in violin performance. You can reach her at or 630-483-6879. 

Woodwind Lessons
Wayne Richards has been a professional performer, soloist, clinician, and teacher of saxophone and woodwinds in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. He will begin flute, clarinet and saxophone lessons at Arts in Bartlett in March 2016. He can be reached at or 630-215-5019. 

Piano & Voice Lessons; director of Children's and Teen Choir

Mindy Dupee teaches piano and voice. She has taught piano for more than 20 years and taught voice for 15 years.  She previously led a children's choir for a Therapeutic Day School and has sung with the Elgin Choral Union for four years. She may have a few spaces for new students this fall. Her contact information is or 847 924 3331. 



COLOR MY WORLD ARTS Academy in partnership with Arts in Bartlett presents: ART in the AFTERNOONS, June 6th-August 12th, 2017

TO RESERVE space for this class series, email:

  • This Summer class series involves one hour each week for 10 weeks.
  • Arrangements may be made to make-up a missed class.
  • Series Fees: Arts in Bartlett Family Members*: $125; Nonmembers: $175
  • Fees & forms due the first day of class.

Click here to see the list of classes

Registration is open!

  • To register, simply email: to reserve a space in the camp or camps of your choice.
  • Fees & registration forms are not due until the first day of each camp.


As a teaching artist, Kathryn's mission is to enrich the lives of children and engage their creative minds and spirits with vibrant colorful art projects; always striving to encourage self expression, creativity, and appreciation for the arts. Kathryn has taught as a traveling teaching artist in K-12 schools and museums in Denver and Chicago. She studied Visual Arts, Elementary  Education and Multicultural Studies, while attending Olivet Nazarene, Mount Vernon Nazarene, and Regis Universities. Kathryn especially enjoys teaching multicultural art and mixed media classes to young artists. Her class offerings have a little of everything: drawing, painting, print making, design, collage, pottery, textiles and mosaics.