Older Adult Art Workshops

Join us for a variety of art workshops throughout the year for 55+! All materials will be provided. No cost.

Note: the workshops are the same at both locations. Questions? Contact Bridget Petrites at bpetrites@cityofevanston.org


June: Wood Carving with Dremel Tools

Learn simple wood carving techniques and create your very own unique art piece. We’ll carve into blocks to reveal contrasting shades of wood using Dremel tools.

  • Location: Main Library
  • Day & Time: Monday, June 24, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Register Here

  • Location: Robert Crown Branch Library
  • Day & Time: Thursday, June 27, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Register Here

July: Paper Making 

Using found fibers and household supplies, we will be able to create our own unique handmade paper. No experience is necessary, all supplies included.

  • Location: Main Library
  • Day & Time: Monday, July 15, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Register Here

  • Location: Robert Crown Branch Library
  • Day & Time: Thursday, July 18, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Register Here

August: The Art of Flowers

Join us as we explore the art of flower arranging. We’ll be watching a tutorial from CreativeBug. Flowers will be provided. Please bring your own vase/vessel.

  • Location: Main Library
  • Day & Time: Wednesday, August 28, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Register Here

  • Location: Robert Crown Branch Library
  • Day & Time: Thursday, August 29, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Register Here

September: Museum Series Paint By Numbers

Not your typical paint by numbers! Take your pick of several famous paintings to make your own masterpiece!

  • Location: Main Library
  • Day & Time: Wednesday, September 25, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Register Here

  • Location: Robert Crown Branch Library
  • Day & Time: Thursday, September 26, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Register Here

October: Halloween Pop up cards

Get ready for Halloween by making three spook-tacular cards. There will be time and materials for you to add your own special touches, too.

  • Location: Main Library
  • Day & Time: Wednesday, October 16, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Register Here

  • Location: Robert Crown Branch Library
  • Day & Time: Thursday, October 17, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Register Here

November: Mosaics

Get ready for Halloween by making three spook-tacular cards. There will be time and materials for you to add your own special touches, too.

  • Location: Main Library
  • Day & Time: Monday, November 4 & 11 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Register Here

  • Location: Robert Crown Branch Library
  • Day & Time: Thursday, November 7 & 14, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Register Here

This art series is funded by an Age Options grant and with additional support by our community partner The Mather Initiative.

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