8th Annual Brush with Nature painting event returns to Skokie


SKOKIE, IL – Brush with Nature is a family friendly plein air painting program presented by the non-profit arts organization Anatomically Correct, where visitors gather to watch professional artists paint plein air style (a French term which means out in the open).

The outdoor painting event will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 9:00
am – noon at Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Ave, Skokie, IL 60076.

Visitors are invited to watch over 50 artists from all over Illinois set up their easels and “plein air” paint along the walking paths of the Nature Center during its Pancake Breakfast in the Woods event.

Skokie Artist – Naomi Pollak – Brush with Nature 2016

During the painting event, Emily Oaks offers pancakes served hot off the griddle with syrup or strawberries, turkey sausage, and assorted beverages. After breakfast, visitors can walk the nature trails and meet the plein air painters. (Pre-paid reservations for the breakfast can be purchased through Emily Oaks Nature Center. Ph (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500
for more information.) Cost is for the breakfast only. There is no charge to watch the artists.

Participating artists must pre-register online:

Brush with Nature 2016 – Youth Art Table

An exhibition of many of the artworks created during this event will be on
display inside the Emily Oaks Nature Center Gallery in 2018.

Brush with Nature is sponsored in part by the Village of Skokie Fine Arts Commission, Blick Art Materials and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in

alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote
community awareness of the visual and performing arts.  http://www.brushwithnature.org

 Highland Park Artist – Adrienne Aaronson paints Brush with Nature 2016