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Looking for a team-building event or a fun way to entertain clients? Looking for a fun birthday activity or an evening with your friends? Check out our huge selection of art classes which span the full range of group creative options, whether you're looking for a no-pressure paint and sip or want to get competitive and see who can build the best porcelain mug (Recommended if you are booking for a group of 6 or more people). From $25 and up per person.

Basic Nature Photography

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want. Learn basic composition and editing techniques. Apply your new skills on the grounds of The Arboretum, where there’s no shortage of natural beauty to capture. The course includes classroom instruction, in-field...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Wet Felting

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Tonya Utkina will introduce you to the exciting technique of wet felting using Noro's new fiber "Rainbow Roll". Rainbow Roll is 100% wool pencil roving available in 12 vibrant color combinations. Tonya will guide you in designing your own scarf with the color combination of your choice and small amounts of merino wool & silk. You will design...

Friday Feb 28th, 6pm - 8pm

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Mosaic Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Pique assiette, or “broken plates,” incorporates a blending of color, form, and texture. This folk art can be found in many cultures and is popular today as a way to recycle a favorite piece of china or broken heirloom. Complete a unique mosaic from shards of china, ceramic, or glass.  A supply list is given at the first class, but...

Thursday Mar 12th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Abstracts in Nature: Intensive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This intermediate class will be spent applying photographic techniques to create a digital portfolio of abstract fine art photographs. Using design concepts and technical SLR tools, students will craft abstract images with a mood and message.  The class will include lecture, critique, and practice time in the Garden and at the Orchid Show. ...

Monday Feb 24th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Basic Earring Design

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Basic Earring Design is a great way to start working with wire. Learn how to make simple loops, wrapped loops, and dangles -- techniques that can be used in a wide variety of jewelry designs. You'll also get written instructions with diagrams to take home so you'll always have refresher information handy. Students will learn:  The elements...

Sunday Mar 8th, 2pm - 4pm

Composition in Landscape Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Composition is the photographer’s arrangement of pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field, and lines. Each week, we will learn ways to include each of these elements. Each class is devoted to one of the elements in depth.

Monday Mar 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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Shoemaking Workshop

at Alexandria Wills Studio - Logan Square 3423 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

This is a simple 1 day workshop for any person looking to learn the art of shoe making. You may choose a date from the drop down menu or decide later with the TBD option. Men’s & Women’s style and sizes available. Class size is 4 persons max., book all four seats for a private class! This beginner level course is designed so easy a caveman...

Saturday Mar 14th, 11am - 6pm

Basic Stringing

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Basic Stringing will show you the nitty-gritty of beading wires and crimp beads, with plenty of practice making secure finishes using a crimp tool. Written instructions, diagrams and helpful tips are included with your finished project. Students will learn:  Elements of necklace and bracelet design  Features of different clasps and closures ...

Tuesday Mar 17th, 2pm - 5pm

Rosary Workshop

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

A personalized rosary is a special gift. Learn the skills and supplies you’ll need for a rosary made with chain and bead links, or using basic stringing materials. This class is for you if:  You've never had a jewelry making class  You're experienced with beading wire and bead links, but want some direction for designing a rosary ...

Tuesday Feb 25th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Peyote Stitch & Beyond

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

If you know how to thread a needle and follow a basic sewing pattern, off-loom bead weaving will have familiar techniques. But don't worry--these classes are designed to get you started regardless of prior experience with a needle! Students will Learn: This class teaches the basics of seed beading and students will learn about the different types...

Saturday Mar 14th, 2pm - 5pm


at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

In this multi-level class, students learn the process of creating a mosaic piece:  Cutting tile Layout and design Substrates Adhesives and grouting You are welcome to bring your own collection of ceramic/glass and found objects to incorporate into your work. Some material provided.

Monday Mar 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)

9 sessions

Drawing Nature Seedpods

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Capture nature’s pods using graphite and colored pencil. These media can be used alone or together to explore the subtle colors found in a variety of pods. Color theory and composition will be considered to create striking finished drawings.  Some experience in colored pencil preferred.  A supply list will be sent. 

Sunday Mar 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Botanical Drawing 2

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Continue to build your drawing skills with advanced graphite techniques, light and dark media on toned paper, and carbon dust.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1  ART requirement

Sunday Mar 15th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Intermediate Digital Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance your photos. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or the consent of the instructor. 

Friday Mar 6th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Earring Design: Beyond the Basics

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Need a little more spice to your earring designs? Here goes! This class will give a refresher in wire-wrapped loops, then teach different techniques for making earrings using scraps of leather, creating your own hammered headpins, and making a pair of wire & bead cluster earrings.  ​You'll also get written instructions with diagrams...

Friday Feb 21st, 3pm - 5pm

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