Evanston Art Center

Evanston Art Center

Art
Evanston, Evanston, Illinois
(46 Reviews)

Evanston Art Center is a non-profit (501(c)3) visual arts organization in Evanston, IL. The Evanston Art Center specializes in art education, scholarship programs, community events, public programs, outreach and exhibitions. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

For more than eighty years the Evanston Art Center has been a major force in bringing together people, art and ideas. One of the oldest and largest visual art centers in Illinois, the Evanston Art Center's mission is to make the visual arts an integral and accessible part of the lives of the diverse audiences in the surrounding communities.

The Art Center fulfills this mission through an extensive offering of visual arts classes, public lectures, changing exhibitions, youth outreach activities, and publications, all of which are designed to engage and enrich the individual and the community.

The Art Center was established in 1929 by a group of civic and cultural leaders from the Evanston community. Alice C. Riley was the guiding light of this group of culturally minded citizens. Under her guidance, the Art Center was established and it thrived. Ms. Riley felt the true worth of a community could not be measured by economic success alone, but also had to take into consideration a rich cultural life.

EAC specializes in education, exhibitions, events, public programs, and community partnerships that involve youth, teens, and adults.

Reviews of Evanston Art Center

(46 Reviews)
Link Up With Chain

10/22/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Link Up With Chain


Leslie is an excellent teacher and I feel very lucky I found this class during Covid. She knows how to teach online and the small class size was helpful. There were several people with different levels of experience in the class and everyone was able to get a lot out of it.

Portrait Drawing

10/15/2020
Carmela M.

Attended: Portrait Drawing


Instructor was very encouraging and knowledgeable

Portrait Drawing

9/2/2020
Joanne A.

Attended: Portrait Drawing


The class was great. The teacher is wonderful. I would definitely take another class with him.

Paper Remix-Inspired Collage

7/27/2020
Sandy J.

Attended: Paper Remix-Inspired Collage


Class is fun and we have all seen growth in our work. Love the demos, artist info and feedback given.

Jewelry Making 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

3/8/2020
Clare W.

Attended: Jewelry Making 3D Printing and Laser Cutting


While I definitely found that the class was an interesting introduction to 3D printing and laser cutting, the ability to completely dive into my project was limited. One instructor was unable to be there, thus limiting the amount of attention each participant needed with the software, planning, and execution. I also didn't feel that the course was focused on incorporating jewelry. With the 3D printing, our projects were restricted by the time and complexity. The laser cutting/etching was interesting, but we worked only with wood and were unable to produce work that was jewelry related entirely. Although I had these frustrations, I did enjoy the ability to learn more about these technologies and put them to use. I would recommend reconsidering naming the course to introduction to 3D Printing and Laser Cutting. Overall, I'm glad that I took this chance to participate in a workshop at Evanston Art Center and expect to participate in another in the future.

Introduction to Interior Design (Ages 16+)

10/16/2019
Lori H.

Attended: Introduction to Interior Design (Ages 16+)


The teacher was well organized and a good communicator—and the syllabus was just right for an introductory course. There wasn’t enough time to go into depth on any particular subject—but the course was a nice survey on a variety of subjects, including lighting, upholstery, floor plans, color, different styles, and resources. The teacher was flexible, engaging, and responsive to our questions and feedback—and she helped us apply the curriculum to our own homes. Nice mix of hand-outs and hands-on activities. Would recommend.

Handmade Wooden Bowls

10/15/2019
Patricia H.

Attended: Handmade Wooden Bowls


Enjoyed the class..and class size, 4 students. Teacher was patient and attentive, helping and checking progress often. Only complaint is the picture in the class description looks like we would be making a larger bowl. I would recommend this class.

Handmade Wooden Bowls

10/14/2019
Lori O.

Attended: Handmade Wooden Bowls


My sister and I definitely enjoyed the class. Our instructor Geof was very knowledgeable and helpful. I will likely sign up for other classes including the 12 week beginning lathe class. I do have one issue. The photo on the class description for this class is very deceiving and kind of false advertising. Not knowing how long the process actually takes to make a bowl, I thought we would be making a large “salad” bowl because that is the photo that was on the sign up and description page. No where did it say the finished size bowl we would be creating for 140.00. It would be nice if the photo was of a bowl that is made during the class. I have taken a photo of my sisters’ and my bowl if you need an actual photo. Please let me know if you would like to use this photo on your sign up sheet. I will try to email it to the above email.

Handmade Wooden Bowls

7/16/2019
Biff P.

Attended: Handmade Wooden Bowls


The class was great. I definitely walked away feeling confident in my ability to apply what I learned in class. It’s for sure worth the money.

Handmade Wooden Bowls

7/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Handmade Wooden Bowls


A lot of fun!!!

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2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201
Evanston Art Center
Evanston, North Side
2603 Sheridan Rd
At Milburn Park
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Upcoming Classes at Evanston Art Center

Introduction to Boro Stitching
Introduction to Boro Stitching
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Sunday Dec 6th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting
Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting
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Monday Jan 4th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Assemblage Art Ages 16+
Assemblage Art Ages 16+
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Monday Jan 4th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Art Seminar: French Impressionism
Art Seminar: French Impressionism
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Monday Jan 4th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Understanding Portraiture Ages 16+
Understanding Portraiture Ages 16+
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Monday Jan 4th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Introduction to Sewing Basics
Introduction to Sewing Basics
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Monday Jan 4th, 4:15pm - 5:15pm Central Time

Critical Thinking: Jewelry
Critical Thinking: Jewelry
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 10am - 11am Central Time

Simple Flower Arranging (Ages 16+)
Simple Flower Arranging (Ages 16+)
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 12pm - 1pm Central Time

Online Beginning Drawing with Duffy O'Connor (Ages 16+)
Online Beginning Drawing with Duffy O'Connor (Ages 16+)
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Painting & Composition Ages 16+
Painting & Composition Ages 16+
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 4pm - 5:30pm Central Time

Art Seminar: Film Appreciation Part I
Art Seminar: Film Appreciation Part I
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Figure Sculpture: The Face
Figure Sculpture: The Face
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Wednesday Jan 6th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Paper Remix-Inspired Collage
Paper Remix-Inspired Collage
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Wednesday Jan 6th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Art Seminar: Amplifying your Artistic Voice
Art Seminar: Amplifying your Artistic Voice
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Wednesday Jan 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Art Terms in Action: Art History and You
Art Terms in Action: Art History and You
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Monday Jan 11th, 4:15pm - 5:45pm Central Time

Pen and Ink Illustration
Pen and Ink Illustration
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Monday Feb 15th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Weekly Group Crit
Weekly Group Crit
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Monday Jan 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Watercolors: Materials, Composition & Technique
Watercolors: Materials, Composition & Technique
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Drawing with Ink Ages 16+
Drawing with Ink Ages 16+
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Expressive Painting
Expressive Painting
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Tuesday Jan 5th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

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Teachers at Evanston Art Center

Rachel Stork Stoltz Lucy P. Lui ACZS Technologies Akemi Nakano Cohn Alda Leu Dennis, Ben Barone-Nugent & Roya Sabeti Alex Dahm Alex Boersma Amanda VanValkenberg Amber Frances Johnson Amy Butts Amy Koetz Amy Zwikel Andrew Lapin Andrew Camardella Andrew Breen Andrew Camardella & Bill First Andrew Camardella & Katie Susko Andrew Camardella & Duffy O'Connor Andrew Camardella, Leslie Perrino & Stephanie Brohman Andy Kuby Angela Schlaud Anne Leuck Annie Guitteau Annie Zirin Annie Zirin & Mollie Morris Anthony Porter April Dauscha Azadeh Hussaini Barbara Goldsmith Barbara Goldsmith and Roberta Malkin Ben Bates Bill First Bill First & Jiaqi Zhang BJ Pichman Bob Shuford Bob Danon Bonnie Katz Brady Soule Brennan Probst Bryana Bibbs Carlos Orozco Cass Hale Catherine Tweedie Catherine Winings Cathy Montoya Charlotta Koppanyi Cheryl Steiger Chris Thomas Christian Oiticica Christy Karpinski Cindy Bernhard Claire Reynes Craig Harshaw Curt Nilsson Cy Brown Dahlia Valle Dan Sullivan Darlys Ewoldt David Gista David Trost Debbie Walker Derek Weber Devin Hanson Devin Mawdsley Diana Kast Didier Nolet Didier Nolet Digital Lab Dominic Sansone Duffy O'Connor Eileen Weber Eleanor Spiess-Ferris Emily Culbert Emily Schroeder Willis Fiona Craig Geof Prairie Georgia Braun Gina J. Grillo Heather Moosnick & Sarah Harden Heeyoung Kim Holly Clayson Jackie Theibert James Chmielewski Jamie Thome Janet Trierweiler Janice Sugg Janis Pozzi-Johnson Jasmine Clark Jeff Callen Jeffrey Madalena Jennifer Marron Jennifer Marron Jennifer Mannebach Jennifer Presant Jennifer Small Jess Leonard Jess Leonard & Jiaqi Zhang Jesse Howard Jessica Johnson Jiaqi Zhang Jill Stark Jill King Jill Sutton John Herron John Morrison John Fleck Jordan Scott Joshua Herman Juan Pablo Ruiz Julia Katz Juliann Wang Justin Santora Karen Daughtry Karen Thomson Kasia Stachowiak Katerina Petraki Katherine Hilden Kathleen Ermitage Kathy Cunningham Kathy Cunningham & Mairin Hartt Katie Susko Ken Minami Kevin Foy Kristin Mariani Kristin August Kunisake Roy Kyle Johns Lakshmi Kamath Larry Fink Larry Fink Larry Fink , Radcliffe Roye , Gus Powell & Joseph Michael Lopez Laura Mae Noble Lauren Pfannenstiel Leslie Perrino Leslie Orenstein Leslie Jay Orenstein Li-Ming Hu Lilach Schrag Lindsay Obermeyer Lindsay Murphree Lindsey French Linny Freeman Lisa Harris Liz Brent Liza Landsman Lydia Shepard Lyndsay Murphree Maddie Hogan Mairin Hartt Mairin Hartt Marla Gunderson Martha Crandall Matt Runfola Matthew Maggio Megan Sterling Michael Bonesteel Michele Clark Michelle Kogan Michelle Doll Miki Straus Miki Straus and Jiaqi Zhang Millicent Kennedy Millicent Nora Mollie Morris Molly Cranch Monitor Morgan Sims Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler Nathan Florsheim Neil Kraus Nelson Armour and Ted Glasoe Nicole Paulina Nina Weiss Noel Yovovich Nolan Baumgartner Page Burow Patsy Welch Patty Kochaver Paul Lucas Paul Berg Peggy Macnamara Pete Nichols Peter Zieba Rachelle Hill Raeleen Kao Randee Ladden Rebecca Kiel Roberta Miles Robin Samiljan Rui Sha Samantha Younis Samantha Haring Samira Taher Kolb Sandra Stone Sandra Bacon Sanja Manakoski Sarah Kaiser-Amaral Sarah Faust Sergio Gomez & Yanina Gomez Shadia Ghantous Sharon Ashford Sheila Oettinger & Barbara Goldsmith Shelton Kimberly Sky Cubacub, Compton Q and Jake Vogds Stephanie Brohman Steve Juras Susan Blatz Susan Tecktiel Suzanne Rausch Suzanne Horwitz Suzanne Shy Ervin Tabor Shiles Tahbo Mark Ted Glasoe & Nelson Armour The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Tia Etu Tim Kowalczyk Vincent Hawkins Virgil Robinson Virgil Robinson & Kathy Cunningham Virginia Roeder Vivian Zapata Vivian Zapata Xchel Hernandez Yoonshin Park Yuko Inoue-Darcy Yvi Russell Yvi Russell and Beth McKenna
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