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

(4.5-star rating across 73 reviews)
Make Anything You Want with 3D Printer

Matthew O.

Attended: Make Anything You Want with 3D Printer

Great class, excellent instructor

3D Printing from Start to Finish

Dwayne E.

Attended: 3D Printing from Start to Finish

The Instructer was very helpful I am glad I took the class

Screen Printing

Scott W.

Attended: Screen Printing

Duffy was very informative, and patient. He was able to answer all my questions and more. Highly recommend this class to any artist trying to learn another way to display there art!

Beginning Jewelry (Ages 16+)


Attended: Beginning Jewelry (Ages 16+)

While, the instructor was very sweet and offered to help with any projects we the students wanted to create, there was 0 structure to the class. Most of the other students just did there own thing because they've taken classes there before and were basically just using the class to use the facilities. I was hoping for a much more structured environment where every session we had an assignment which taught us how to use different equipment and techniques. Potentially this would create at least a handful of different pieces showcasing different machines and styles. This was sadly not the case. Again, she was a very nice person-very approachable and was willing to work with you on whatever project you chose to do but having no experience I did not know what projects I could of potentially undertaken.

Mixed Media Encaustic Painting

Marc D. S.

Attended: Mixed Media Encaustic Painting

Good pace. Easy to understand.

Comics & Cartooning (Ages 9-14)

Mario T.

Attended: Comics & Cartooning (Ages 9-14)

I truly enjoyed 6 wks learning more & increase my ability. I am hoping to taping into more in drawing . I to thank my grandma for giving me the opportunity & the price was right to. Thank you Mario Townsend Jr

Pen & Ink & Watercolor

paula p.

Attended: Pen & Ink & Watercolor

I just didn't enjoy this class. The teacher was fine but I didn't like the approach. I didn't go to the last 2 classes.

Expressive Landscape Painting in Oil or Acrylic

Evelyn K.

Attended: Expressive Landscape Painting in Oil or Acrylic

Good teacher and interesting classes covering paints and painting. Fun! And

Introduction to the Portrait in Color


Attended: Introduction to the Portrait in Color

I really liked the instructor and he was patient with my concerns. However, I took the course expecting some basic instruction on facial construction , and skin tone color mixing suggestions, but there was little. He was more inclined to make suggestions after a student did either a basic paint or drawing. For me, I did not have the skill to do the basics well, so I stopped attending at the class midpoint. I only gave it 2 stars because the course description should have clarified as to what the course contents would and would NOT include.

Pen and Ink Illustration


Attended: Pen and Ink Illustration

Could have been a shorter class. Most techniques were covered by the 4th class.

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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

Teachers at Evanston Art Center

Rachel Stork Stoltz Lucy P. Lui ACZS Technologies Adria Arch Akemi Cohn Akemi Nakano Cohn Alda Leu Dennis, Ben Barone-Nugent & Roya Sabeti Alex Sherman Alex Perkins Alex Dahm Alex Boersma Alicia Thompson Amanda Mulcahy Amanda VanValkenberg Amber Frances Johnson Amy Butts Amy Honchell Amy Do 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 Angela Schlaud Angela Schlaud Angela Schlaud Angela Tate Anne Leuck Annie Zirin Annie Guitteau Annie Zirin Annie Zirin & Mollie Morris Anthony Porter April Dauscha Ariela Robinson Ashleigh Pastor Asya Dubrovina Azadeh Hussaini Azadeh Hussaini Barbara Goldsmith Barbara Revsine Barbara Goldsmith and Roberta Malkin Ben Bates Benjamin Good Bill First Bill First & Jiaqi Zhang Biz Knapp BJ Pichman Bob Shuford Bob Danon Bonnie Katz Brady Soule Brennan Probst Bryana Bibbs Caitlin Ryan Carlos Orozco Cass Hale Catherine Tweedie Catherine Winings Cathy Montoya Charlotta Koppanyi Chelsea Dubick 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 Deirdre Colgan Jones Derek Weber Devin Hanson Devin Mawdsley Diana Kast Didier Nolet Didier Nolet Digital Lab Dominic Sansone Duffy O'Connor Eileen Weber Eleanor Spiess-Ferris Elena Ruiz Ellen Gradman Emily Culbert Emily Schroeder Willis Emmy Savage Erika Mulvenna Eva Salazar Fiona Craig Geof Prairie Georgia Braun Gina J. Grillo Heather Moosnick & Sarah Harden Heeyoung Kim Hiroshi Ariyama Holly Clayson Holly Harmon Ian Merritt Ignatius Valentine Aloysius Imtiaz Musaliar Isabelle Rizo Jackie Theibert James Chmielewski Jamie Thome Janet Trierweiler Janice Martin 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 Nahrstedt Jill Stark Jill King Jill Sutton Jim Signorelli John Herron John Morrison John Fleck Jordan Scott Jose Diaz Joshua Herman Juan Pablo Ruiz Julia Katz Juliann Wang Justin Santora Kare Daughtry Karen Daughtry Karen Thomson Karen Mckie KariAnn Daughtry Kasia Stachowiak Katerina Petraki Katherine Hilden Kathleen Ermitage Kathy Cunningham Kathy Cunningham & Mairin Hartt Katie Susko Ken Minami Kevin Foy Kimberly Davidson Kiyoshi Mino 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 Lauren Flaaen Lauren Koo Lea Lazarus Leah Mayers Leslie Perrino Leslie Orenstein Leslie Jay Orenstein Levern Dahlman Li Yao Li-Ming Hu Lilach Schrag Lindsay Obermeyer Lindsay Murphree Lindsey French Linny Freeman Lisa Harris Liz Brent Liza Landsman Lori O'Callaghan Lydia Shepard Lyndsay Murphree Maddie Hogan Maddie Fernandez Mairin Hartt Mairin Hartt Marla Gunderson Martha Crandall Matt Runfola Matthew Maggio Megan Sterling Michael Bonesteel Michele Clark Michelle Doll Michelle Kogan Miki Straus Miki Straus and Jiaqi Zhang Millicent Kennedy Millicent Nora Miss Sam Mollie Morris Mollie Morris Molly Cranch Monitor Morgan Sims Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler Nathan Florsheim Neil Kraus Nelson Armour and Ted Glasoe Nicole Paulina Nicole Swardenski Nina Weiss Noel Yovovich Nolan Baumgartner Onyx Montes Page Burow Pam McGaghie Patsy Welch Patty Kochaver Paul Fremes Paul Lucas Paul Berg Paula Evans Peggy Macnamara Pete Nichols Peter Kelsey Peter Costas Peter Zieba Rachelle Hill Raeleen Kao Randee Ladden Rebecca Kiel Rebecca Wolsten Roberta Miles Robin Samiljan Rui Sha Samantha Younis Samantha Haring Samira Taher Kolb Sandra Stone Sandra Bacon Sanja Manakoski Sarah Kaiser-Amaral Sarah Kaiser-Amaral Sarah Faust Sarah Jeanne Perry Sean O'Neill Serena Hocharoen Sergio Gomez & Yanina Gomez Shadia Ghantous Shannon Mattern & Lilly Tuttle Sharon Ashford Sheila Oettinger & Barbara Goldsmith Shelton Kimberly Shonna Pryor Sky Cubacub, Compton Q and Jake Vogds Stephanie Funkie Stephanie Brohman Steve Juras Stina Puotinen Susan Blatz Susan Tecktiel Suzanne Rausch Suzanne Horwitz Suzanne Shy Ervin Tabor Shiles Tahbo Mark Tanea Crawford Tanea Crawford & Anna Peterson Tanea Crawford & Samantha Younis TANEA CRAWFORD and VIVIAN ZAPATA Ted Glasoe & Nelson Armour The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Tia Etu Tim Kowalczyk Tobin Fraley Tracy Ostmann Haschke Tracy Kariya Tracy Kariya Veronica Casado Hernandez Vincent Hawkins Virgil Robinson Virgil Robinson & Kathy Cunningham Virginia Roeder Vivian Zapata Vivian Visser Vivian Zapata Xchel Hernandez Xinia Guan Yoonshin Park Yuko Inoue-Darcy Yvi Russell Yvi Russell and Beth McKenna
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