Choose your focus and inspiration! At Mind's Eye Art Studio, curriculum is diverse and ongoing. Students are able to join anytime and are encouraged to attend multiple consecutive sessions. Each session focuses on at least 2 different projects and will explore various mediums including: Drawing, Painting, Mixed-media, Printmaking, Artist Books, and Comics. Priority registration always goes to our current students and their friends & family referrals for the upcoming session. Because of Covid restrictions and safety precautions, classes are kept small and spaces are limited. New student registration is on a first come-first served basis. Session lengths vary but are approximately 5 weeks. Tuition is calculated at $25-$40 per class. Youth and Teen classes include all materials. Trial classes are allowed if space is available. Contact us for more information!
Terms of Service & Studio Policies
Your total satisfaction and classroom experience is THE priority. If you are unsatisfied with any aspect of your class at any time, please notify the owner immediately.
Make up classes are limited and are only available as space allows.
Covid 19: Mind's Eye Art Studio will follow guidelines and regulations for classrooms settings. All unvaccinated students and staff must wear a face covering at all times until further notice. Social distancing requirements and studio safety guidelines are enforced at all times.
Classroom procedures: Please arrive promptly for your class. We ask students to begin cleaning up approximately 10 minutes before the end of class to ensure that the supplies are organized and studio is clean and ready for the next class.
Zero tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment, hate-speech, aggression or disruption in the classroom: We reserve the right to refuse admission to any student that is deemed to be dangerous or disruptive to others.
Refunds: No refunds available at this time.
Mind's Eye Owner & Founder: Sara Renae Lubin Holloway
Sara is a contemporary painter, mixed-media artist, curator, mentor, and educator currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Sara also received an Illinois State CPS certification with a Type 10 endorsement in Visual Arts and Special Education.
Sara’s work has been shown across the United States and abroad for over 20 years. In 2017, Sara and her creative, curatorial collaborator, Pattie Stell founded the Chicago-based art cooperative: The Judith Contingent.
Since 2006, Sara has taught, managed and developed fine art curriculum for several Chicago independent art studios (Unicoi Studio, The Paintbrush, One Strange Bird), various CPS/Chicago Charter schools, as well as for The School Of The Art Institute-Young Artist Studio program. She lives with her husband and daughter in Lincoln Square, Chicago.
Sara was the Director Of Education at One River School Of Art + Design in Lincoln Square for two years before it abruptly closed in January, 2021.
"I have been teaching in Chicago for15 years and I have personally witnessed what's been missing in most all art programs. Where's the experimentation and passion? Where's the excitement about the process? Technique is obviously valuable, but I think sometimes we've been taught to put too much emphasis on a final, "beautiful" artwork that we often lose sight of how important the journey can be. Art is about connection, trust, intuition, and confidence just as much as it is about techniques and skill. My main goal as an educator has always been to create a warm, supportive environment where students of all ages can feel inspired and welcome regardless of their particular skill-level or experience."
Mind's Eye Art Studio & Collective was born out of a desire to cultivate a space where students can come together and explore art in an inspiring environment without judgement or pressure. Shortly after the neighborhood art school that she managed suddenly closed, Sara saw and heard firsthand how it negatively impacted the community. No longer having a gallery/studio space for art-minded individuals to commune, create, and connect, there was an absence felt and echoed. She decided to finally pursue her dream of opening her own art studio and gallery space out of an innate responsibility to provide her students and the community with access to genuine, quality art education centered around expression, process, and individuality.
"For me, art is not just about learning how to draw or paint but is always intrinsically connected to taking chances and trusting oneself to experiment and make "mistakes" along the way. My whole teaching practice and process as an Artist/Educator/Mentor is to be 100% genuine in my ability to facilitate a safe and creative environment for confidence building. That's what I truly believe art is all about...confidence."
Mind's Eye Art Studio is set to open for in-person classes Fall 2021.
Thank you for your support. All contributions are deeply appreciated.
Meet The Team
Sara Renae Lubin Holloway
Teaching Artist, Director,
Owner & Founder
The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago - Art Education, Visual Arts & Special Education, BFAAE, 2009
Teaching Artist & Studio Operations
Arizona State University - Psychology, Art Education, 2002
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, 2004
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Jessica Bolton, Drawing
I've been taking Private Lessons with Sara for 4 years and she is totally amazing. She really meets every student where they are and helps each person define what it is they are really passionate about. She has encouraged me to be bold in so many ways!
Nomi Petrović, Painting
The way I look at art has changed significantly in the last few years that I have been taking classes with Sara. My techniques have improved and I have WAY more confidence as an artist now! The way that she teaches fosters support and community in the classroom which has made all the difference."
Martha Rappaport, Parent
Miss Sara is a fantastic teacher. She has been teaching my son for 2 years and it's wonderful to see him advance in art. He is always so proud of whatever he makes! We look forward to class each week and always leave with something to put on our walls!
My teenage daughter has been taking classes with Sara for only a year. Sara helped encourage her to start a portfolio and apply for the AP arts program at her school and she got in! Thank you Sara!"
Daniel Nguyen, Parent
"Thank you for this event. It was wonderful and motivated me to make time for art again. Once again, thank you! <3 :)"
"My daughter and I participated today and I really enjoyed it. It make me feel more relaxed this afternoon, despite having a packed schedule. Hopefully we can do it again.”
- Heartland Alliance: Therapeutic Art Workshop Series, March 2021