Get Creative With These Art Classes in Chicago

Portrait of young handsome mixed race male potter making clay vase on spinning pottery wheel in an art class.

If you’re a budding artist, a home DIY enthusiast, or just looking for something fun and unique to do on the weekend, you have many options in Chicago. Here are three of our favorite places for art classes in Chicago:

Ram Art Studio

Ram Art Studio on N. Broadway St. is a place where you can learn and create with friends in a relaxed, comfortable environment. They offer classes in ceramics, glass fusing, and pottery that are open to all ages. They also provide an open and creative space for birthday parties. In addition, they hold special art events throughout each month, which include fundraisers and private invitation-only social events.

Wet Paint Chicago

Wet Paint Chicago is an open studio that holds wine and painting parties several days each week. They provide the space, the instruction, and the wine openers, but you bring the wine! It’s a nice alternative to “Sip and Paint” parties held in noisy bars and restaurants. Here you’re able to socialize, relax and learn in a gorgeous studio environment. You can either hold your own private party here or join one of their public parties.

Flying Dolphin Studio

Artist John Michael-Korpal offers studio classes, public workshops and corporate art workshops at his Flying Dolphin Studio on Damen Ave. Students can take courses in calligraphy, painting, drawing, and even haiku. The small class size gives students ample opportunity to get individual attention, and the pricing for each class is very reasonable for those on a budget. Some of the more unique offerings include a bridal calligraphy workshop, intuitive painting class, and the corporate team building workshops which can be held in the studio or right at your corporate office.

Penguin Foot Pottery

If you’re looking to get your hands dirty while you get creative, Penguin Foot Pottery is a favorite in the area for pottery classes. They have regular structured four-week courses as well as one night BYOB classes and drop-in hours. The four-week sessions are a fantastic deal in that they include all of your supplies, clay, instruction, and open studio time. They even have a series of Saturday morning classes for kids.

215 West is close to art classes and so much more. If you want to know more about living in downtown Chicago, contact us to schedule a tour of our community.

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