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.

Download our abbreviated Summer class catalog.

 

EAC's Summer 2021 Term 

6-Week Session 1 Term: June 7-July 18 (No class July 4 or July 5)

Make-Up Week: July 19- July 25

6-Week Session 2 Term: July 26-September 5

Make-Up Week: September 7-12 (No Class Labor Day, Monday, September 6)

 

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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
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 time in your busy schedule, or give you the…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, Drawing and Painting, Jewelry, Figure Sculpture,…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
Camp Pajama Spring 2021 Enjoy a kid-free Friday night, and support the arts! Kids are invited to put on their PJ’s and head to the EAC to create a variety of artistic media, such as collage, painting, and sculpture that will inspire imaginations. BYOS (Bring Your Own…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) online ceramics class, the EAC can provide clay, an…more
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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 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 23-29) Evanston Art Center COVID-19…more
Fall Youth / Teens Explore, create and learn at the Evanston Art Center EAC's Winter 2021 Term  Winter Session 1: January 4-February 14, 6-Week Term Winter Session 2: February 15-March 28, 6-Week Term Check out our full schedule of Online Youth Classes. In-…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
In-Person Camps Updated: November 19, 2020 Evanston Art Center COVID-19 Response At this time, the EAC remains open in-person. The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is closely following Restore Illinois guidelines for reopening. The EAC pledges to: Require all…more
In-Person Camps The EAC is committed to your child’s safety. -    Face masks are required. -    Your child’s temperature is taken upon arrival. -    Camp capacity is reduced to 8 students per camp. No other adult students will be at the EAC during camp. -    …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
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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
Online Adult Classes REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN Summer 2021: 6-Week Session 1 Term: June 7-July 18 (No class July 4 or July 5) Make-Up Week: July 19- July 25 6-Week Session 2 Term: July 26-September 5 Make-Up Week: September 7-12 (No Class…more
Online Camps 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 device prior to starting class. What’s Zoom? Learn more. Supply list that is…more
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Online Classes REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN Spring 2021: 8-Week Term: April 5-May 30 Make-Up Week: Tuesday, June 1-6 (No Class Memorial Day, May 31) The EAC online courses have something for everyone and every schedule. Browse our online course…more
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Online Summer Camps Ages 12-14 more
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Online Youth Classes Add some structure, creativity and fun to your schedule! Online Classes for Kids Online Classes for Tweens and Tweens   Online Class participation is easy. Here’s what you’ll need: A smartphone, tablet or computer that has a camera and…more
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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 techniques…more
Spring Break Camps Spring Break Camp Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2, 2021 Use your imagination and creativity this spring break to bring out the artist in you!  In-Person Camp Online Camp Students with Disabilities are Welcome! EAC welcomes all students…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
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, visual…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 writing, and behavioral and emotional development.…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
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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 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 ways to approach and solve problems, think…more
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Winter Break Camps Winter Break Camp: Monday, December 28 - Thursday, December 31, 2020 Use your imagination and creativity this winter break to bring out the artist in you!   In-Person Winter Break Camp, Ages 4-14 Online Winter Break Camp, Ages 5-18 Questions…more
Winter Youth / Teens In-Person Youth Classes EAC's Winter 2021 Term  6-Week Term: January 4-February 14 6-Week Term: February 15-March 28 Online Youth Classes Updated: November 19, 2020 Evanston Art Center COVID-19 Response At this time, the EAC remains open…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