Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

GENERAL INFORMATION

HOURS

Monday - Thursday 9 am – 10 pm

Friday 9 am – 6 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Galleries are open to the public.

EAC is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

There are no classes the week of Thanksgiving, but the building remains open except on Thanksgiving Day.

 

CONTACT INFO

Evanston Art Center  

1717 Central Street

Evanston, IL 60201

Tel 847-475-5300 | Fax 847-475-5330

www.evanstonartcenter.org

Contact EAC Staff

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Evanston Art Center is accessible via public transit. Take CTA Purple line to Central Street in Evanston and walk 4 blocks west to 1717 Central Street. EAC is located one block east from the Central Street Metra Station.

 

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

The parking lot adjacent to EAC is available on a first-come, first-served basis for vehicles exhibiting a parking permit. Parking permits are availble at no charge to students registered in a 5 week session or longer. Parking permits are available at the EAC front desk at the beginning of each session. There is street parking available on nearby residential streets.

 

ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Everyone's welcome! The Evanston Art Center is dedicated to making arts accessible to everyone. 

Building Accessibility: Our building is accessible to wheelchair-users and those who need to avoid stairs with power-assist doors, an elevator, and an accessible restroom on the first floor.  Contact Director of Education or call 847-475-5300 to learn more about building accessibility.

Course Accessibility: Students of all abilities are welcome to enroll in any class of their choosing. We invite students with disabilities to reach out to us in advance. Contact Director of Education or call 847-475-5300 to learn more about a particular class, or to request an accommodation.

 

OBSERVED HOLIDAYS

EAC is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

There are no classes the week of Thanksgiving, but the building remains open except on Thanksgiving Day.

 

CLASS CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Classes will not be held on major national holidays or during extremely inclement weather. Generally, the Art Center follows the decisions of the District 65 public schools regarding weather related school closings. Classes falling on these days will be made up at the end of the term during Make-Up Week, and will be coordinated between the faculty member and each class. Only the administration may cancel classes due to inclement weather. In case of inclement weather, please check www.emergencyclosings.com.

PERMISSION TO PHOTOGRAPH

Evanston Art Center retains the right to photograph any class, work, student or event and reproduce the images at its discretion without incurring obligations.

 

CLASSES

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

  1. ONLINE REGISTRATION To register quickly and guarantee your place, we highly recommend registering online. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
  2. PHONE-IN OR WALK-IN Call 847-475-5300 or walk-in to register. When registering by phone, your verbal agreement to EAC’s policies and liability waiver are needed to complete the transaction.
  3. MAIL-IN Mail-In registration is processed in order of receipt. A registration form may be found in our catalogue. 

 

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

As a member of the Evanston Art Center, you will be one of our most valued supporters. Membership contributions help to defray the expenses of running a high-quality Art School and enables us to fulfill our mission and continue our community commitments. Members receive a discount on all classes, workshops and programs. Membership is non-refundable. Become a Member today!

WHAT CLASS SHOULD I TAKE?

We offer a lot of courses! If you're not sure what class might be right for you, contact our Director of Education or call 847-475-5300 and we can offer recommendations and see what class might be the best fit for your experience, schedule, and interests. We're happy to advise and talk with you!

CAN I GET A REFUND?

A portion of tuition may be refundable for dropped classes, depending on when the EAC Director of IT & Administration is notified of your desire to withdraw from a class. Students are responsible for notifying the EAC Director of IT & Administration that they wish to drop a class; not attending class or only notifying your teacher does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. There is no reduced or prorated tuition. There are no refunds or make-up classes for classes students miss. There are no exceptions to the EAC refund policy. Please refer to our POLICIES page for more information.

WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS?

If you miss a class, there are no refunds, credits or make-ups for any other class sessions that were held as scheduled and missed by the student (student “no-show”).

WHAT IF MY INSTRUCTOR CANCELS A CLASS?

A Make-Up Week is scheduled at the end of each term in the event a class session is cancelled by the EAC or the instructor. You will be contacted as soon as possible if an instructor needs to cancel class.

Make-Up Week is considered part of the term, and no refunds will be given for unattended scheduled classes during this week. There are no refunds, credits or make-ups for any other class sessions that were held as scheduled and missed by the student (student “no-show”).

CAN STUDENTS UNDER AGE 18 REGISTER FOR ADULT CLASSES?

It depends! To register for adult classes, students must be 18 years of age. Younger students may petition the Director of Education for permission to enroll in an adult class or workshop. 

CAN I BRING MY CHILD TO CLASS OR STUDIO TIME?

No. No one, including children of students, is allowed in the studios during class or studio time unless they are enrollees or have visitor permission from the Director of Education.

WHAT'S THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT?

To provide students, members, visitors and staff with a safe and supportive educational environment, the Evanston Art Center has adopted a Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is printed on the reverse of your enrollment confirmation. Copies of the Code of Conduct are also available through the EAC Registrar or Director of Education. Evanston Art Center reserves the right to refuse to retain any student in any course at any time without incurring obligations.

IS THERE STUDIO TIME?

Several departments offer studio time to current students who would like additional time to work in the EAC studios outside of class time. Studio time schedules are shared at the beginning of each term, after the first week of class. Studio time is included in class tuition for Ceramics, Printmaking, Woodworking, Jewelry, and Figure Sculpture students. Contact EAC for studio hours.

EXHIBITIONS

HOW DO I SHOW MY WORK AT THE EVANSTON ART CENTER?

Learn more about our ongoing Call for Artists. Individual artists may submit their work using our online Artist Application.