Abantu Arts Fusion



Poet and activist, George Benard Shaw said, “You use a glass mirror to see your face, but you use works of art to see your soul.” I believe every person is so much more than a title or a role they play, but a unique individual that has something to say to the rest of us. 

It has been my honor to teach and coach students to unleash their voice, their souls, and reflect the creativity of God through art for almost 20 years. I’ve taught are classes and percussion classes at a french school in Uganda, at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, private lessons in homes, classes in homeschool groups, classes in private art schools, and commissioned workshops. 

Abantu Arts Fusion is a space for the community to come together to share and grow. Each person entering has a gift to share. The relationships we share help us to discover the social, economic and political challenges that affect the community. We have seen the talents and gifts of hundreds of people go underutilized far too long. Each individual holds within him or her an inherent dignity that needs to be recognized and called out. 

Abantu Arts Fusion offers a place for individuals to share and develop their gifts and talents. As students develop their interest and skills in the arts, they are also learning and contributing to our community needs around the world. We will offer art classes, both private and group, but it will also encourage sharing of ideas and resources and building up of gifts. There will be opportunities to connect community needs with opportunities and resources.

We offer painting sessions, drawing sessions and African percussion sessions. 

Session Offerings

All materials are provided in the art sessions. African percussion sessions require a drum 

Semi-private session (max 5 people): Get individual guidance on a project of your choice. Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 $50/lesson  or $175 per month

Pencil Drawing: Mondays 4:00-6:00 or 7:00-9:00. 2 hr. class. $40 per lesson or $150 per month

Pastel Drawing: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 or 7:00-9:00. 2 hr. class $40 per lesson or $150 per month

Acrylic Painting: Thursdays 4:00-6:00 or 7:00-9:00. 2 hr. class $45 per lesson or $165 per month

African Percussion: Fridays 5:00-6:30 and 7:00-8:30, $35/lesson or $125 per month 

African Percussion: Saturdays 9:00-11:00, $40/lesson or $150/month

The Impact of Your Registration

Besides allowing me to work and serve you in Mchenry County, the registration fee for your session makes a lasting impact in Uganda. Every class registration fee helps support the mission of Abantu International. 


Abantu Arts Fusion is located in Crystal Lake, IL, near Regal Cinemas. 625 Cog Circle Unit D, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

New Business Website

We are happy you found us here, but we have a New website just for the business. Please visit, abantuarts.com to see more and register for art sessions. 

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Abantu Arts Fusion

625 Cog Circle, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, United States

(815) 893-9864



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9:30 am – 12:00 pm



These hours take effect 

beginning August 1, 2019!