Monday - Thursday 9 am – 10 pm

Friday 9 am – 6 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm



Evanston Art Center  

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




The Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston.



The Evanston Art Center, take CTA Purple line to Central Street in Evanston and walk 4 blocks west to 1717 Central Street. The Art Center is also located one block east from the Central Street Metra Station.



The parking lot adjacent to the Art Center is available on a first-come first-serve basis with vehicles exhibiting a parking pass. Parking passes are availble to students registered in a 5 or 10 week session. The parking passes are available to pick up at the EAC front desk at the beginning of each session.



The new location of the Evanston Art Center is handicapped accessible on all floors via elevator. We encourage the involvement of children and adults with special needs. Children with developmental disabilities or physical handicaps can, in most cases, be registered in youth classes. Please let us know about special needs or health problems in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate you.



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 and will be coordinated between the faculty member and each class. Only the administration may cancel classes in case of inclement weather. Please check emergencyclosings.com.



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




There are three methods for registration. In order 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.  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.


Mail-in and Drop-off & Go registration are ongoing. They are processed in order of receipt. Note: We urge you to put down a second class choice, in case your first choice class is already filled. Many fill quickly.



You can "phone-in" or "walk-in" to register. You may prefer this method if you want to know immediately which classes are available, which aren’t, etc. Phone-in registration may be charged with a MasterCard or Visa credit card during the EAC’s registration hours. (A $5 service fee will be added to all credit card charges.)



Online registration - www.evanstonartcenter.org


DETAILS: Mail your registration form and payment to: EAC, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201. Students may prefer payment by check to avoid the $5 service charge attached to credit/debit cards transactions. Unless you are registering by phone, you must sign your registration form and your payment must be included with the registration. When registering by phone, your verbal agreement to EAC’s policies and liability waiver are needed to complete the transaction.



If you do not get into your first choice class(es), we will call you. (Online registrants will receive an email confirmation.)



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



A portion of tuition may be refundable for dropped classes, depending on when the EAC Registrar is notified of your desire to withdraw from a class. Students are responsible for notifying the EAC REGISTRAR 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 pro-rated 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.



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. 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”).



In order 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. The Art Center reserves the right to refuse to retain any student in any course at any time without incurring obligations.



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 worked out at the beginning of each term. Studio time is included in class tuition for Ceramics, Printmaking and Figure Sculpture students. Studio time is available to Jewelry students for an additional fee.