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Here at the Evanston Art Center we pride ourselves on offering small art classes that are inviting and comfortable. Our teaching artists treat students like artists while focusing on fundamental skills, medium techniques, conceptual foundations, making, and feedback. Class descriptions are often the vision of our art school and faculty, but remain flexible when students enter the classroom. If you want to try something new, we work with you to achieve your goals. We do not guide artistic experiences and exploration through rigidity; instead we allow students to collaborate with us on where they wish to go.
The school offers workshops and classes to youth, teens, adults, and seniors. We have been serving individuals and communities around Chicago for 85 years.
Please try your hand at some of our workshops and classes in Digital Media, Photography, New Media and Fabrication, Ceramics, Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, Jewelry, and Figure Sculpture.
Would you like to donate to our scholarship fund to help less fortunate students?, If so, please click here.
Fall Adult and Youth Classes: September 10 - December 9 (12 WEEKS)
- Makeup Week: December 10 - December 17
- No classes during Thanksgiving week, November 19 - November 25
- Online and Drop-off Registration: Ongoing
- Phone-in and Walk-in: Ongoing
Registration & Policy Information
Class registration is now available online! Begin browsing by department below, or search the catalog directly.
For information regarding refunds, cancellations, financial aid and scholarships, and more, click here.
|Adult Classes by Department||Th Evanston Art Center offers art making in the following areas: Digital Media and Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, Metal Sculpture, Jewelry, Figure Sculpture, and...more|
|Artistic Forms||Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these classes, however EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding...more|
|Artistic Seminars||Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these classes, however EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding...more|
|Ceramics||Students of all levels will learn to create pottery and develop a solid understanding of ceramics, learning and using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Multiple glazing and surface...more|
|Dewey After School Program||Evanston Art Center outreach program at Dewey Elementary School for Dewey students. more|
|Digital Media & Fabrication||Digital Media and Fabrication in Evanston Art Center’s New Maker Lab There’s been a lot of discussion in the last few years around new relatively inexpensive technologies and equipment that allows...more|
|Drawing & Painting||Beginning to advanced students may choose from a variety of courses including life drawing and painting, portraiture, watercolor, pastels, ink, gouache, egg tempera, acrylic, oil and mixed-media...more|
|Fall Youth / Teens||The youth fine arts program offers a range of classes in a variety of media and disciplines designed to excite and develop the artistic vision and creative talents of youth, starting at age 3. Youth...more|
|Figure Sculpture||Evanston. Classes meet there in the southwest lower level figure sculpture studio. The EAC figure sculpture studio is handicap accessible. The Art Center provides the clay and you pay firing fees....more|
|Jewelry||The EAC jewelry studio is fully equipped with tools for the novice as well as the advanced student and also is handicap accessible. Except for the Independent Study Program, Evanston Art Center...more|
|Photography||Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these classes, however EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding...more|
|Printmaking||Welcome to the Evanston Art Center’s printmaking studio page. The printshop is equipped with 1 etching press, an exposure unit for silk screens, a plate shear for cutting copper and zinc etching...more|
|Spring Break Camps||more|
|Summer Art Camps Ages 12-14||These camps are designed for students seeking specific training and growth in the art and design areas listed below, Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these classes, however...more|
|Summer Art Camps Ages 4-5||This camp is offered mornings only and focuses on early exposure to artistic materials and youth craft projects. Students become familiar with the foundations of early childhood art making. Students...more|
|Summer Art Camps Ages 6-8||Multi-Arts Camp is a skills building projects-based camp that exposes children to drawing, painting, assemblage, and ceramics with a focus on multiculturalism and world art. Students are invited to...more|
|Summer Art Camps Ages 9-11||These camps are designed for students seeking specific training and growth in the art and design areas listed below, Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these classes, however...more|
|Summer Classes - Ages 7-18||Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these classes, however, EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding...more|
|Summer Immersion Classes||The design of these week-long classes is similar to a retreat or residency in their in-depth focus on achieving skill levels and finessing projects. The areas of study involved will be: Drawing and...more|
|Summer Youth Camps and Classes||Why register for the Evanston Art Center's Summer Art Camps? The Evanston Art Center is very excited to offer another great line-up of summer youth art camps. We’ve made some adjustments to the...more|
|Walker After School Program||Evanston Art Center outreach program at Walker Elementary School for Walker students. more|
|Woodworking||The woodworking program at the Evanston Art Center began quite organically with a few youth classes in the fall, winter, and spring. In recent months interest has grown among adults in our community...more|
|Workshops||Evanston Art Center’s workshops are short and informative--- a taste of a media you have not yet tried, an open window with instruction on a technique new to you. Transform your ideas about limits...more|