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.

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 class tuition.

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Download our Summer Camps catalog

 

EAC's Summer 2024 Summer Camps

June 10 - August 16, 2024

 

EAC's Summer 2024 Adult and Youth Classes

12-Week session beginning June 10 - Septmmber 1

No class on July 4 and September 2

Make-Up Week: September 3 - September 8

 

Adult Classes and Workshops

Artistic Forms

Ceramics

Digital Media & Fabrication

Drawing and Painting

Figure Sculpture

Jewelry

Printmaking

Woodworking

Workshops

Online Classes

 

Classes and Camps for Youth and Teens

Summer Youth and High School

 

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Registration & Policy Information

Class registration is now available online! Begin browsing by department below, or search the catalog directly. Read more about our COVID-19 safety response.

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

Department Description
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, Drawing and Painting, Jewelry, Figure… more
Afternoon Camps Students with Disabilities are Welcome! EAC welcomes all students with disabilities to join our classes! EAC is wheelchair-accessible with power-assist doors, an accessible restroom, and an elevator. If your child requires any accommodation to… 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 world with art makers and enthusiasts of all… 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 with new ideas and materials to broaden your… more
Ceramics Above Images by Ashleigh Pastor Welcome to the Ceramics Department! EAC Ceramics will immerse you in high-fired (cone 10) ceramics as you develop a solid understanding of wheel-throwing, handbuilding, and glazing techniques. Ceramics classes… more
Digital / Maker 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 images for inkjet printing, create 3D printed… more
Drawing Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these courses, however, EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding refunds, cancellations, financial aid and… 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 in figurative or representational styles to… more
Drawing and Painting Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these courses, however, EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding refunds, cancellations, financial aid and… 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 Evanston Art Center. Here is additional… 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 Art Center (EAC) pledges to follow Restore… more
Fall Teen Classes Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Fall 2023 Term  Fall Session: September 11 - December 10 (No class Thanksgiving week, November 20 -26) Make-up week: December 11 - December 17   Join the EAC's Teen Board… more
Fall Youth / Teens Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Fall 2023 Term  Fall Session: September 11 - December 10 No class Thanksgiving week, November 20-26 more
Fall Youth Classes Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Fall 2023 Term  Fall Session: September 11 - December 10 (No class Thanksgiving week, November 20 -26) Make-up week: December 11 - December 17   more
Fashion more
Figure and Portrait Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these courses, however, EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding refunds, cancellations, financial aid and… 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 novice to professional artist, to share the… more
High School Join the EAC's Teen Board  As a Teen Board member, you will act as teen ambassador designing programs and resources to make EAC a more welcoming, accessible, and relevant space for Evanston and Chicagoland youth. This program is open to teens… 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 able to explore a wide variety of metal works in… more
Mixed Media   Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these courses, however, EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding refunds, cancellations, financial aid and… more
Morning Camps Students with Disabilities are Welcome! EAC welcomes all students with disabilities to join our classes! EAC is wheelchair-accessible with power-assist doors, an accessible restroom, and an elevator. If your child requires any accommodation to… more
Online Adult Classes REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN The EAC online courses have something for everyone and every schedule. Browse our online course schedule.  Participation is easy. Here’s what you’ll need: A … more
Online Classes REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN Summer 2024: 12-Week Term: June 10 - September 1, 2024, Make-Up Week: September 3 - September 8   The EAC online courses have something for everyone and every schedule. Browse… more
Online Classes for Kids more
Online Classes for Teens more
Online Classes for Tweens and Teens more
Online Classes for Tweens and Tweens more
Online Summer Camps Ages 12-14 more
Online Summer Camps Ages 14-18 more
Online Summer Camps Ages 5-8 more
Online Summer Camps Ages 9-11 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. Zoom downloaded to your… more
Online Youth Classes more
Painting Evanston Art Center membership is not required to enroll in these courses, however, EAC members receive a tuition discount. Click here to purchase or renew membership. For information regarding refunds, cancellations, financial aid and… more
Performance Art 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 a variety of print- and paper-based… more
Spring Break Camps Spring Break Camp Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7, 2023 Use your imagination and creativity this spring break to bring out the artist in you! What To Bring: Bring a completed emergency contact form for the first day of camp… more
Spring Teen Classes 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 spark the imagination, teach technical skills,… more
Spring 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 (pattern, contrast, balance) and Color Theory.… 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. Each camp fosters material exploration,… more
Summer Art Camps Ages 4-8 more
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 writing, and behavioral and emotional… 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 (pattern, contrast, balance) and Color Theory.… more
Summer Art Camps Ages 9-14 more
Summer Classes more
Summer High School - Ages 14-18 more
Summer Youth - Online Online Camps Join us for our Online Camp offerings beginning June 7! Due to demand and limited capacity, we encourage you to use the Wait List function if a camp is full. We will try to add an additional section of camp if we can add one safely.… more
Summer Youth and Highschool Add structure and creativity with our In-Person Summer Art Camps! In-Person Camps and Classes At the EAC, we value creative exploration and cultivation because there are no "right" answers in art! There are just different ways to… more
Weekly Youth Classes more
Winter Break Camps Week 1: Wednesday, December 27 - Friday, December 29 (3 Days) Week 2: Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, January 5 (4 Days) Use your imagination and creativity this winter break to bring out the artist in you! WHAT TO BRING: Dress for mess!… more
Winter Teen Classes Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Winter 2024 Term  Winter Session: January 8 - March 17 more
Winter Youth / Teens Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Winter 2024 Term  Winter Session: January 8 - March 17 more
Winter Youth Classes Explore, create, and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Winter 2024 Term  Winter Session: January 8 - March 17 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; and glue-ups and finishing. You will also explore… more
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 time in your busy schedule, or give you the… more
Youth Fine Arts more