Visual Art

Address
Alliance for Lifelong Learning Skokie Campus Office
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A120
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Alliance for Lifelong Learning Evanston Township High School Office (Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-9 pm September – May):
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60204
Phone Number
847-982-9888
Fax
847-635-1448
Parent Organization
Description

Offers a variety of classes for adults and young adults: ESL, GED, Test Preparation, Adult Basic Education, career and certificate training, personal development, foreign language, life skills, dance, fitness, recreation, technical skills, and computing.
Arts classes include: painting, drawing, photography, and other crafts.

Classes held at several locations including Evanston Township High School.

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
Studio 222
60201
Contact Person
Joanna Pinsky, Founder/Artistic Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-9222
Fax
847-328-9348
Description

Art Encounter is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and connecting people of diverse ages and backgrounds through interactive encounters with visual art. We believe that there are many ways to see, and that art can be a powerful vehicle to better understand ourselves and the world around us.

Organization Name
Address
329 W. 18th Street, Suite 506 , Chicago, IL
60616
Contact Person
Executive Director, Clifton Williams
Phone Number
312-421-8040
Fax
312-421-8466
Description

Educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. In-school and after-school programs, community outreach progamming, professional development workshops and traveling exhibits. Formerly the Shanti Foundation.

Organization Name
Address
60610
Description

Online resource that lists events, classes, programs and other activities for Chicago area children and families. Use to find dance and art classes, coupons and deals, summer festivals, daycamps, sports and more.

Public Notes

Offers a Summer Camp Guide and Nanny and Babysitting Services.

Address
Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Bob Dorneker, Interim Director
Phone Number
847-448-8237
Fax
847-448-8051
Description

The Evanston Parks/Recreation and Community Services Dept. oversees a wide range of services: Cultural Arts, Ecology, Forestry, Parks, Recreation, Youth Engagement, Senior Services and Disability Services. The divisions offer a variety of programs for children, teens, adults, seniors, and people with special needs.

Cultural Arts Division: Promotes the arts in Evanston and provides information about the arts and arts events. Presents free events including Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, Ethnic Arts festival, Starlight concerts, and Arts Week.

The Ecology Center: Strives to foster a greater appreciation, awareness and knowledge of the natural environment and our interdependence with it through educational programs and services.

Organization Name
Address
7654 Tripp Ave. Skokie IL
60076
Contact Person
Linda Kusel
Phone Number
847-933-0672
Description

A progressive series of arts enrichment classes for children ages 6 months to 13 years. Classes for younger children include songs, dance, language activities, finger plays, large and small motor skill exercises, rhythm activities, puppetry, pantomime and group games. For 5-13 year olds, classes include dance, cooking, Chinese, and ballroom dance.
Summer programs offer a variety of arts and cooking themes with several attendance choices.
Offers custom children’s birthday parties.

Address
1717 Central St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Paula Danoff, President and CEO
Phone Number
847-475-5300
Fax
847-475-5330
Description

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) offers over 100 art classes multiple times per year for children and adults. Classes include: ceramics, drawing and painting, digital media and 3D printing, fiber, jewelry, metal sculpture, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The Art Center’s arts education programs provide art classes and summer camps to individuals 3 to 95 years old. EAC hosts numerous art exhibitions and programs each year in its gallery spaces, which are free and open to the public. EAC provides outreach programs to children in District 65 schools, seniors, and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Summer Art Camps
Summer Immersion Classes

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8260
Description

Hands-on, student-directed activities for children ages 6 to 15. Camps are offered during the summer and school holiday breaks. Most are held at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Website Address
Address
2020 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dave McGuire, General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-2510
Fax
847-869-2513
Description

Community cable for the public, education, and government access channels in and for the city of Evanston.
Located in the Civic Center Service Building, one block West of Ridge Avenue at the end of Leon Street or 1 block East of Green Bay Road off Simpson.

Channel 6: Public access programming produced by community members who have learned how to make television at our facility.
Channel 16: Government access programming produced by the City of Evanston.
Channel 19: Educational access programming produced by Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

Address
1655 Foster St., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Fax
847-328-2026
Description

A community recreation facility with programs for adults and children, including a fitness center, dance studio, regulation gymnasium, and auditorium space. Provides extensive after-school and summer programs for children, School Day Off programs and Senior Lunch, served every Wednesday.

Organization Name
Address
602 Davis Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jeremy Round, Owner & Ariel James, General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-859-2312
Fax
847-332-0349
Description

Gather is a drop-in art and playspace in downtown Evanston for parents and children through age 8.  Hours for open play are Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm, Sat and Sun 9am – 12pm. In addition, we have registered music and language classes during and after open play hours – Classes and events.  Parents with pre-walkers can relax in a private room with comfy couches, soft toys, books and puzzles and complimentary coffee, tea and water. Monthly guest artist exhibits featuring the work of Illinois artists. Pricing.  Available for private events.

Organization Name
Address
Norris University Center 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208-2509
Phone Number
847-467-7112
Parent Organization
Description

Inexpensive, non-degree classes and workshops for the general public in arts and crafts, social dance, music, photography, foreign language, yoga, massage, wines and beers, and other topics. Open to teens and adults. Classes offered four times a year, beginning in October, January, April, and July.
Mini Course Schedule

Organization Name
Address
927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8260
Fax
847-328-1340
Description

Located near the Noyes Street “El” station, the Center houses an art gallery which features exhibits by local artists, theatre space available for use by amateur and professional companies and 28 studios leased to professional arts organizations and local artists. The Center also offers art classes in all artistic disciplines and the Evanston Arts Camp for students is located here.

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center, owned by the City of Evanston, is a lively home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios.

There is a full stage at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center that seats 190 people and two galleries. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months. The building is home to many arts organizations and artists.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts School, Art Encounter, Music Theater Works, Mudlark Theater, Piven Theatre and Workshop.

Organization Name
Address
903 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Janet Beals-Orejudos, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-475-0390
Description

A non-profit arts and social service organization offering workshops, classes, exhibitions, and community outreach activities as means of bringing the creative process to individuals of all ages and backgrounds to inspire personal growth, interpersonal understanding, and social change. Community outreach programs include:
Art and Action free year-round after school and summer programs for 8-18 year-old at-risk youths, Art and Wellness a program for adults working towards maintaining mental health and personal growth and Art and Envisioning program which offers the OSP process as a tool for business, leadership, and decision-making.

Gallery 901 Exhibits of community artists and groups which celebrate the affirmative impact of the creative process, and which encourage positive social change.

Additional contacts: sarah@openstudioproject.org(gallery exhibition and community outreach information)
erin@openstudioproject.org(volunteer information)

Organization Name
Address
2100 Central Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-733-8830
Description

Bookbinding, scrapbooking, stamping, paper design and many other paper craft classes and workshops for those 16 and older.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1224 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Dominic Mosca, Owner
Phone Number
847-864-7778
Description

Pottery classes for adults, and for children age 6 and up.

Gallery features handmade functional and decorative pottery, hand carved wooden boxes and blown glass, and hand-painted ceramics from Italy, jewelry, candles, frames, and other gift items.

Address
4400 Greenwood St., Skokie, IL
60076
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-674-1500 ext. 2400
Fax
847 – 674-9201
Parent Organization
Description

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

This award winning facility houses a DCFS licensed preschool program, private music lessons, children’s theatre, dance classes, enrichment programs, culinary arts, visual arts classes, performing arts camps and is home to the Skokie Art Guild and Devonshire Community Playhouse.

Organization Name
Address
718-732 Main Street, Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
847-864-9600
Description

Local fabric store offers sewing classes for adults and children (ages 9-14), beginners through advanced. Workshops on tailoring and fitting, bridal sewing, silk painting, design and home decorating, sewing machine lessons and repairs.

Public Notes

Since 1945, Vogue Fabrics has become one of America’s largest and best-loved fabric stores. Originally opened by Sy Sussman and Sol Farber as a small fabric shop for dressmakers, Vogue Fabrics orginal store has grown into a department store of fabrics covering half a city block. We also have two other Chicagoland locations, two internationally known swatch catalogs, a wholesale division at our warehouse, and this internet site.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1100 Florence Ave, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-544-8205
Description

Discover Evanston Art Events. Discover Evanston Artists.

We are the home for discovering Evanston artists through our commitment to producing exhibition opportunities and promoting Evanston Art Events.
Evanston Made produces art events throughout the year. Most of these events are open to the public but we also host members only events.

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