Art Classes in Chicago

17 December 2019


Making New Year’s resolutions doesn’t have to be hard — in fact, it can be a great way to introduce an exciting new hobby into your life. Traditionally, when seeking self-improvement, our first instinct is to renew our gym membership. But signing up for art classes (or cooking classes) is a great way to exercise your mind and creativity, and have fun doing it. 

Chicago School of Flower Design

Whether you love to host or just love a good bouquet on the dinner table, the Chicago School of Flower Design teaches you how to craft the perfect floral arrangement. The school, founded by celebrity florist Michael Gaffney, is located inside a floral wholesale warehouse. Floral design styles covered include Classic American, English, Contemporary and Bridal. Introductory classes are available for those dipping their feet — and supplies are included in all class prices, so expect to bring home bouquets galore.

The Chicago School of Flower Design is located at 452 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. You can learn more about registering for courses here.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

You don’t have to be enrolled as a degree-seeker at the prestigious college to take advantage of their educational opportunities. SAIC, located only a short walk from 1000M, offers continuing education programs that are open to the public. Classes can be short and long courses, ranging from topics such as drawing, sewing, graphic design, digital photography and more.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is located at 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603. You can learn more about registering for courses here.


The Chicago Weaving School

The Chicago Weaving School provides expert instruction in the art of handweaving. Offering beginning through advanced classes, the school is one of the few places in the country dedicated to full-time, ongoing individualized weaving instruction. Learning the ancient art on a floor loom reserved just for you, or explore the art of basket weaving. 

The Chicago Weaving School is located at 4201 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641. You can learn more about registering for courses here


Penguin Foot Pottery

If you’re into making art and have ever made a bucket list, taking a pottery class was probably included. It’s time to finally cross that one off the list — Penguin Foot Pottery is a Logan Square studio that offers classes, BYOB workshops and drop-in hours. Their courses take place across three levels, so whether just starting out or revisiting the practice, there’s something for everyone.

Penguin Foot Pottery is located at 2514 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. You can learn more about registering for courses here