North Central College - Naperville, IL

Student Opportunities

Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your art education.

  • Art Portfolio Review - To schedule your portfolio review, please call 630-637-5800.
  • Work closely in small classes with the practicing artists and art historian on our art faculty.
  • Join Impressions, SLIP, or the Digital Photo Club, the student art organizations, which sponsors juried and non-juried exhibitions, lectures by visiting artists, field trips to special art exhibitions, and pre-professional workshops such as matting, framing, and photographing student art.
  • Pursue an internship at an exciting array of Chicago area art museums, galleries, studios and historical institutions.

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Kevin O’Brien ’89, art

Kevin O'Brien is living out his dream. In 2001, he left art education and coaching to pursue his love of wildlife painting. Today, he’s opened the Wyold Aspen Gallery in Saratoga, Wyo., which features his own work and that of eight other artists. A protégé of North Central art professor Barry Skurkis (at left, above), O’Brien continues to use his art education as a popular artist-in-residence at elementary schools. “When people ask me what I do, I light up and say, ‘I’m an artist.’”