Steve Puttrich is a unique combination of award winning artist in oils and watercolor, and an inspiring and successful teacher.  He understands how people learn and what is needed to inspire confidence and build skills in artistry.

In Steve’s workshops, learn at your own pace, over five week sessions of 3 hours each. Classes are structured to include a demonstration of a composition in a step-by-step format, time to paint and generous feedback and suggestions from Steve to build on your own artistic process. It is Steve’s intent that by the end of the five weeks, you will have built a confidence in your ability as an artist and have a sense of direction for growing your understanding and skills for painting.

Class sizes are limited to 12 students, so personal instruction is never far away and group interaction is fun.

If you’ve always wanted to paint in watercolor or oil, now is the time.


Watercolor 2017

Experience the freedom and joy of painting in watercolors. Visualizing a beautiful landscape and capturing it on paper is our objective. Working from reference photos, you’ll learn basic watercolor techniques and slowly add layers of complexity to create art that is uniquely yours, all to tell a compelling story.

Join Steve each Thursday morning in August, from 9:00-12:00 at the Barrington, IL Library. To see class details, supply list and to reserve your spot, click below


Plein Air at Chicago Botanic Garden

Painting on location, in the moment, capturing light's story and color’s glory, bathed in the fragrances of flowers and the feel of the breeze off the Lake… the senses fully engaged, well, this is simply how the artist’s life is meant to be lived.  Though there's nothing like Plein Air painting, it poses challenges not encountered in the studio.  Steve is an award winning plein air painter who will share the techniques and practices that have led to his success.  We will be meet Wednesday mornings, 9:00-noon at Chicago Botanic Garden.


Palette & Chisel

Steve teaches Wednesday evenings throughout the summer and Fall months at the preeminent Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.