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Dan Laib Studios

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201 Morris Street Joliet, IL 60436-1231
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Dan Laib
(815) 690-2005
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Dan Laib Studios offers entertaining and informative hands-on workshops that walk students through drawing basics up to the more advanced concepts of expressive drawing. In addition to the group instruction, this program provides one-on-one instruction and Q&A time with a working professional artist. This workshop can be tailored to teach youth, teens, or adults. Tables and chairs are needed; hand-outs, pencils, and paper for drawing will be provided by the instructor. The program is ideal for libraries or other after school student programs. You can decide to host one workshop or a series, discounts available for multiple bookings. These classes can be customized and are available all year round.

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Emily H.

I am the Youth Services Manager at TCPL in Elburn and scheduled Dan for two programs as part of our summer reading. He was very responsive and helpful during the scheduling process and answered all my questions. Specifically, we booked Drawing 101 and the Music-Inspired Art classes. We mainly had children participate in the drawing class and more tweens/teens for the music class. Both were a huge hit but our patrons especially enjoyed the unique music art class and requested it again! Dan was great with the young patrons and I would highly recommend his programs!'s picture
Colleen C.

Dan is an awesome presenter, everyone leaves his programs feeling happy and successful. Library patrons (and staff) are always excited to see his classes and workshops on the programming calendar. In addition to being easy to work with, reasonably priced, and super professional, Dan updates his offerings regularly to include relevant and varied topics.'s picture
Sue C.

Dan Laib is fantastic....we had him to finalize our summer reading program as a "special" day for our kids. He did the "Exploring New Worlds" and he knocked it out of the ball park! Our kids were so attentive, they were very involved and anxious for more. We will certainly have Dan back to our library again.'s picture
Pam B.

Dan was wonderful. He had a great rapport with the adults and kids. He held them captive throughout his presentation. The participants all voted to have Dan back. I am most happy with Dan and his workshop. Thanks for a job well- done, Dan!!'s picture
Lisa M.

Daniel came to our library and worked with our teens on drawing optical illusions. The teens and I enjoyed the program. I heard several positive comments over the days following the program. Daniel was professional, patient, and fun. He did a marvelous job with some of our more difficult participants. Wonderful program's picture
Amanda G.

Dan came to our library for our How-To Tuesdays summer series. He taught an energetic group of 20 K-5th graders how to create their own superhero. He got their attention right off the bat with a little bit of unexpected magic. Not only did he go through the drawing process step-by-step, he also talked about what makes a superhero and different types of heroes. Dan has a great sense of humor and is incredibly patient. He made sure to tell kids that their drawings might not look exactly like his..."and that's okay". Dan is a pleasure to work with. I know that we will have him back for more programs at our library.'s picture
Jennifer B.

Dan came to our library and presented his Drawing Video Game Characters workshop. I am impressed with Dan's ability to make his workshops fun for all levels of artistic talent. He has a down-to-earth attitude that makes him approachable and he makes every participant feel proud of the work they created. We had a great turn-out for the workshop and the kids were super-excited about what they learned! This is the second time that Dan has come to our library and I know it won't be the last!'s picture
Krista D.

Dan presented his Design Your Own Board Game Workshop at our library for 3rd-5th graders. It was a fun program for kids to use their imaginations. They had a blast! Dan was very easy to work with and had a great rapport with the kids. He was able to calm and engage a very excited group of kids. I would definitely invite Dan back to our library!