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Our instructors are drawn from a wealth of talented teachers, including nationally known artists from across the country and across the street. They are innovative craftsmen and artists who enjoy trying new techniques and love sharing what they do with their students.

If you are an experienced art, craft, writing, or performing arts instructor and are interested in teaching at Shake Rag Alley, click here for more information.

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Philip Hartigan

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Philip Hartigan was born in the UK and now lives in Chicago. As an artist, he has taken part in more than 20 solo and group exhibitions of his work on both sides of the Atlantic. After he started blogging in 2009, he was offered a job as Chicago correspondent for Hyperallergic, the world’s most-visited art blog. He teaches at Columbia College Chicago and Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago.

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Writers Drawing for Discovery – Writing Retreat

Baldwin in Paris – Writing Retreat