West Cook YMCA

Fundamentals of ART

fundamentals of watercolor

Enjoy the love for color and nature while learning different watercolor painting techniques. Explore color, materials, forms, and the environment while having fun. Be prepared to experience the outdoors during this course. Materials are included. No experience necessary.

2020 Session Dates Coming Up Soon!


power of the line art exhibit

Selected works from the Fundamentals of Drawing Art Program for Older Adults

Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: West Cook YMCA Member Lounge

Artwork will be displayed at the West Cook YMCA from September 7th through September 17th. 

about the instructor

Dolores Mercado (b. Jalisco, Mexico) studied art at The School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara, the National Institute of Fine Arts “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City, and has also taken courses at “The San Carlos Academy” from the National Autonomous University (UNAM) in Mexico City, and The School of Video of the University of Guadalajara. For the past twenty-two
years, she has taught art in different mediums for children, teenagers and adults. She has exhibited in Mexico, Spain, the United States, Nicaragua and Canada. Her work is part of several museums’ collections in the United States and Mexico.


Contact Keri Inouye, Healthy Aging Program Coordinator at kinouye@westcookymca.org or 708.434.0235

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