Micheals Willowbrook


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Fly’n Gypsy Arts

and Instructor, Jessica Kronika

Now Present

New Class Offerings!

Maker Nation

Beginner and Advanced Colored Pencil Classes


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located in the

Willowbrook Town Center

7155 S Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527

Class Descriptions:

Learn to use woodless colored pencils and/or poly color pencils to create your very own drawing. Two skill levels are being offered, beginner and advanced. Upcoming projects include a floral drawing (beginner) and portrait of parakeets in a cherry tree (advanced). Students with some experience and confidence with drawing are encouraged to attend the advanced class.

Follow the links below to directly register for the class of your choice.

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To register for the Advanced class on December 28, 2018 at 10am:

$25 per student plus supplies

Advanced Colored Pencil Class: Budgie Parakeets in a Cherry Tree

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To register for the Beginner class on January 14, 2019 at 10am:

$15 per student plus supplies

Beginner Colored Pencil Class: Types of Flowers

Supplies for both classes are available in store:

Woodless Colored Pencils or Poly Color Pencils (12, 24 or 36 count), Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pad 9×12″, Artist Loft plastic or pink eraser, optional: #2 or #2B pencil for sketching before applying color.

“My teaching style encompasses all ranges of experience and encourages creative thinking and experimentation with a variety of processes and materials.”
-J. Kronika aka Fly’n Gypsy Arts

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Ms. Kronika holds a Bachelor of Fine art, with a specialty in printmaking and installation from Columbia College Chicago. In addition, mixed media artist Jessica Kronika trained in printmaking at Columbia College Chicago, under Friedhart Kiekieben and through an internship under David Jones and Chris Flynn at Anchor Graphics. She interned under the gallery coordinator as head preparatory and gallery assistant at the Center for Book & Paper Arts and the Interdisciplinary Arts Department.
Ms. Kronika has an Associates of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Kankakee Community College, where she studied under Jane Haley, Linda Randall Powles and Jean Janssen. She pursued advanced coursework in painting under Javier Chavira and sculpture under Michael Hart, while attending Governors State University.
Ms. Kronika has taught courses in mixed media, printmaking, book binding, painting, drawing and sculpture through the Bourbonnais and Bradley Park Districts, Bubotto Centre for the Arts (formerly of West Dundee), and Fly’n Gypsy Art Studios of Algonquin, Oak Park, Bourbonnais and Kankakee since 1996. She also teaches printmaking, calligraphy and sumi painting at Expressions Graphics of Oak Park, watercolor painting at the Elk Grove Village Park District, oil & acrylic painting, drawing, pastel & watercolor at the Community Arts Council’s Arts Center in Northfield Square Mall, Bradley, IL, drawing, acrylic and watercolor painting at the Schaumburg Michaels.

To contact the instructor with any questions:



To contact the store with questions about current registration and cancellations, please visit the store or call:

Willowbrook Town Center Michaels store at 7155 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527. 
(630) 325-2376