Art School

The Evanston Art Center offers visual art classes that are inviting and comfortable, with intimate class sizes and opportunities for one-on-one learning. If you're brand new to art, returning, or a practicing artist, there are classes for your skill level and interests.

Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more and discuss the class that would be a good fit for your needs and schedule.

Scholarships and payment plans are available. Evanston Art Center members receive a discount off of classes.

Fall Classes: Adult, Youth, Online and Outdoor (En Plein Air)

  • Session 1 (six weeks): September 14 - October 25, 2020
  • Session 2 (six weeks): October 26 - December 13, 2020 (no class Novemberf 23 - November 29)

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Registration & Policy Information

Class registration is now available online! Begin browsing by department below, or search the catalog directly.

Learn more about our policies regarding refunds, cancellations, financial aid and scholarships, and more.

Department Description
1-Day Workshops Workshops Don’t have time for a 12-week course? Evanston Art Center’s workshops are short and informative 1, 2 or 3-day experiences that may open a window by introducing a technique new to you, find...more
Adult Classes by Department Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center The Evanston Art Center offers artmaking classes for adults in the following departments: Digital Media and Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking,...more
Art Seminars Welcome to the Art Seminars Department! Learn more about art and artists through dialogue and slide lectures, with discussions facilitated by our knowledgeable instructors. Explore matters of the art...more
Artistic Forms Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Artistic Forms Department! The Artistic Forms department encompasses artistic pursuits that move beyond a “traditional” visual arts class. Experiment...more
Ceramics Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Ceramics Department! Pottery at Home: If you have pottery that you’ve made at home, or that you’re making at home for an Evanston Art Center (EAC)...more
Digital Media & Fabrication Welcome to the Digital Media & Fabrication Department! The Maker Lab allows you to explore technologies both old and new. You can develop your own film in the darkroom, learn Photoshop, prepare...more
Drawing & Painting Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Drawing & Painting Department! EAC offers a variety of styles and media for adults interested in drawing and painting ranging from beginner classes...more
En Plein Air: Outdoor Classes Evanston Art Center’s En Plein Air Classes  Get outside and draw while socially distanced! To ensure everyone’s safety, please note this class will only take place outdoors, and will NOT meet at the...more
Fall Camps Explore, create and learn in-person at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Fall 2020 Term Begins September 14. Check out our online classes, too! Evanston Art Center COVID-19 Reopening Plan The Evanston...more
Fall Classes Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Fall 2020 Term  6-Week Term: September 14 - October 25 6-Week Term: October 26 - December 13 (No classes the week of Thanksgiving, November...more
Fall Youth / Teens Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Fall 2020 Term  6-Week Term: September 14 - October 25 6-Week Term: October 26 - December 13 (No classes the week of Thanksgiving, November...more
Figure Sculpture Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor; Artwork by Sueko Kawamura (left) and Tomoko Yamaguchi (right) Welcome to the Figure Sculpture Department! We provide a space for students of all backgrounds, from...more
Jewelry Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Jewelry, Metalsmithing & Metal Sculpture Department! From tiny, delicate jewelry and household items to tiaras and sculptural forms, you will be...more
Online Adult Classes Online Adult Classes REGISTRATION FOR FALL ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN Fall Session 1: 6-Week Term, September 14-October 25 Fall Session 2: 6-Week Term, October 26-December 13 (No class or open...more
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Online Classes REGISTRATION FOR FALL ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN Fall Session 1: 6-Week Term, September 14-October 25 Fall Session 2: 6-Week Term, October 26-December 13 (No class or open studio the week of November...more
Online Youth Classes Add some structure, creativity and fun to your schedule! Online Class participation is easy. Here’s what you’ll need: A smartphone, tablet or computer that has a camera and connects to the internet...more
Online Youth Classes   Youth Online Courses REGISTRATION FOR FALL ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN Fall Session 1: 6-Week Term, September 14-October 25 Fall Session 2: 6-Week Term, October 26-December 13 (No class or open...more
Printmaking Above Image by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Printmaking Department! Our studio offers instruction for everyone from kids to adults of all ages, for beginners and advanced printmakers alike. Learn...more
Spring Break Camps Spring Break Camp: Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10, 2020 Use your imagination and creativity this spring break to bring out the artist in you! Want to help prepare your child for what a camp...more
Spring Youth / Teens Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Youth Fine Arts (YFA) Department! EAC invites kids and teens to get messy, discover new modes of making, and explore the visual arts. Youth classes...more
Summer Art Camps Ages 12-14 In visual arts camps, students explore skill-building and techniques including proportion, angling, perspective and composition. Elements of art (line, form, shape, value), Principles of Design (...more
Summer Art Camps Ages 4-5 This camp for our youngest art lovers offers an early exposure to artistic materials and youth craft projects. Your little one will become familiar with the foundations of early childhood art-making...more
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Summer Art Camps Ages 6-8 Mixed-Media Arts Camp: 9am-12pm (morning camp) Exploring Clay Camp: 12:30pm-3:30pm (afternoon camp) Projects emphasize skill-building, creativity cultivation, arts and visual literacy, text and...more
Summer Art Camps Ages 9-11 In visual arts camps, students explore skill-building and techniques including proportion, angling, perspective and composition. Elements of art (line, form, shape, value), Principles of Design (...more
Summer Art Camps Ages 9-14 more
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Summer Youth Camps and Classes Add structure and creativity with our In-Person Summer Art Camps! In-Person Camps At EAC we value creative exploration and cultivation because there are no "right" answers in art! Just different...more
Winter Youth / Teens Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Youth Fine Arts (YFA) Department! EAC invites kids and teens to get messy, discover new modes of making, and explore the visual arts. Youth classes...more
Woodworking Welcome to the Woodworking Department! We focus on teaching the “fine art” of woodworking, including safety on all tools; the art of wood joinery; milling and preparing wood for student projects;...more