Community Drawing

El Paseo Garden is excited to offer our first outdoor adult drawing class this summer! Drawing outside offers a way to unplug, discover the garden, and use direct observation to express what inspires you in the moment. We often pass by incredible forms in nature without taking the time to notice, reflect, and appreciate the wonders of public green space in our community. 

This class will provide participants an opportunity to explore approaches to drawing outdoors led by weekly prompts. We will focus on local plant and wildlife (and beyond) at El Paseo while learning about basic approaches to observational drawing. Types of outdoor activities will include: walking, looking, sitting, drawing with wet and dry media, journaling, sharing and connecting with other members of the community, and engaging with wildlife apps.

Drawing Classes
18 years of age and up
June 9th to September 8th
6 pm to 7:30 pm

Register Here

$5 suggested donation. No one gets turned away for lack of funds.
All classes are weather permitting. Contact Kate Perryman for cancellations or information.

What to Bring

Bring your sketch books and preferred medium. However clipboards with drawing paper and pencils/charcoal will be provided. Be sure to bring water and bug spray.

About the Instructor

Kate Perryman has a Masters of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting/drawing. She is currently taking courses at College of Dupage to learn more about horticulture with an interest in sustainable approaches to public/community gardening. Kate currently volunteers as a Garden Steward at El Paseo, is an avid birdwatcher, and has way too many houseplants! She has been in the Pilsen area on and off since 2005 and lives a few blocks from the garden with her husband. Feel free to check out her work at

COVID Notes & Guidelines

While the CDC has recommended relaxed guidelines as more people are getting vaccinated, the garden encourages you to wear your mask, or continue maintaining your distance while participating in garden events.

**If you anyone in your household is sick, please stay home**