MAKE started in 2017, offering kids, teens, and adults alike a variety of opportunities to engage in meaningful and engaging art experiences. Classes and workshops meet in my home studio, located down the street from the Tivoli Movie Theater in downtown Downers Grove.

I was raised in Downers and received a BFA from The University of Illinois in Art Education and then another in Painting after finishing up at the University of Verona, Italy. I'm a certified art educator and have been teaching in the public elementary schools since 2005.

Check out the classes and workshops currently being offered and I hope we'll meet soon!

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Heather Klausa

Artist + Educator

Heather grew up in DG and attended Downers Grove South where a passion for the arts developed. She attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and University of Verona Italy, where she stayed up late painting and enjoying life for as long as they would let her stay.  

An art educator for the past 12 years, she has worked in Hinsdale, Villa Park and Riverside teaching art from pre-school to high school. She is staying home full time these days, and is enjoying teaching on a smaller scale out of her home studio. She mostly paints but dabbles in anything else that crosses her path and strikes her fancy. She also loves to read, garden & cook. 

Most of all, Heather is a creative person that is always looking for excuses to make things and remain distracted from how dirty the kitchen floor is.