Evanston Art Center

Evanston Art Center

Art
Evanston, Evanston, Illinois
(61 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

(61 Reviews)
Comics & Cartooning (Ages 9-13)

9/13/2021
Mario T.

Attended: Comics & Cartooning (Ages 9-13)


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

7/17/2021
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

5/26/2021
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

3/26/2021
Anonymous

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

3/23/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Pen and Ink Illustration


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

Drawing Into Painting (Online)

2/12/2021
LAURI F.

Attended: Drawing Into Painting (Online)


As a complete beginner, this was an excellent course. Although there were others in the class with far more experience than I, everyone was supportive and provided excellent feedback of previous work. Then there was time to learn and practice new concepts. As we got to watercolor and began practicing those techniques, the time flew by as I worked. I highly recommend this course and Sarah as an instructor. Thank you, Sarah!

Easy Bookbinding at Home

2/11/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Easy Bookbinding at Home


I learned lots and made lots of books! Great teacher, very knowledgeable.

Drawing with Charcoal

2/11/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Drawing with Charcoal


The class was great and I really enjoyed the instructor. In the future it would be nice to understand the difficulty level as I felt that this class was more on the beginner side. Still turned out great tho!

Introduction to Boro Stitching

12/8/2020
Jeffrey T.

Attended: Introduction to Boro Stitching


Akimi was wonderful! I really enjoyed this class! Hope you will consider another Boro Stitching class taking up where this one left off! Thank you so much!

Link Up With Chains

10/22/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Link Up With Chains


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.

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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

Intaglio Printmaking
Intaglio Printmaking
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 18th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Boro and Sashiko Stitching
Boro and Sashiko Stitching
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 19th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

Metalsmithing Techniques for Jewelry
Metalsmithing Techniques for Jewelry
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 19th, 10am - 1pm Central Time

Frankenthaler Did It: Pouring with Oil Paint
Frankenthaler Did It: Pouring with Oil Paint
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 19th, 11am - 4pm Central Time

Ensemble of the Portrait
Ensemble of the Portrait
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 22nd, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

New Explorations
New Explorations
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

3-Dimentional Collage & Mixed Media (Ages 16+)
3-Dimentional Collage & Mixed Media (Ages 16+)
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 26th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Pen and Ink Illustration
Pen and Ink Illustration
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Mixed Media Encaustic Painting
Mixed Media Encaustic Painting
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 2nd, 11am - 3pm Central Time

Autumn Gourd Workshop
Autumn Gourd Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 2nd, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Teen Fluid Painting
Teen Fluid Painting
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 9th, 2pm - 3pm Central Time

Acrylic Pours (Ages 16+)
Acrylic Pours (Ages 16+)
Next start date:

Monday Oct 25th, 7pm - 10pm Central Time

Watercolors: Materials, Composition & Technique
Watercolors: Materials, Composition & Technique
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 26th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging
Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 26th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm Central Time

Paper Remix I: Inspired Collage I
Paper Remix I: Inspired Collage I
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Expressive Acrylics (Ages 16+)
Expressive Acrylics (Ages 16+)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 27th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

Inkscapes: Alcohol and India Ink
Inkscapes: Alcohol and India Ink
Next start date:

Friday Oct 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)
Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)
Next start date:

Friday Oct 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

Bloom into Watercolor
Bloom into Watercolor
Next start date:

Friday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Contemplative Calligraphy
Contemplative Calligraphy
Next start date:

Friday Nov 5th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

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Teachers at Evanston Art Center

Rachel Stork Stoltz Lucy P. Lui ACZS Technologies Akemi Cohn Akemi Nakano Cohn Alda Leu Dennis, Ben Barone-Nugent & Roya Sabeti Alex Sherman Alex Dahm Alex Boersma Amanda VanValkenberg Amber Frances Johnson Amy Butts Amy Honchell 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 Tate Anne Leuck Annie Zirin Annie Guitteau Annie Zirin Annie Zirin & Mollie Morris Anthony Porter April Dauscha Ashleigh Pastor 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 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 Emily Culbert Emily Schroeder Willis Fiona Craig Geof Prairie Georgia Braun Gina J. Grillo Heather Moosnick & Sarah Harden Heeyoung Kim Holly Clayson Holly Harmon 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 KariAnn Daughtry 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 Lauren Koo 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 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 Nina Weiss Noel Yovovich Nolan Baumgartner Page Burow Pam McGaghie Patsy Welch Patty Kochaver Paul Lucas Paul Berg Paula Evans Peggy Macnamara Pete Nichols 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 Faust Sergio Gomez & Yanina Gomez Shadia Ghantous Sharon Ashford Sheila Oettinger & Barbara Goldsmith Shelton Kimberly Shonna Pryor Sky Cubacub, Compton Q and Jake Vogds Stephanie Funkie Stephanie Brohman Steve Juras Susan Blatz Susan Tecktiel Suzanne Rausch Suzanne Horwitz Suzanne Shy Ervin Tabor Shiles Tahbo Mark TANEA CRAWFORD and VIVIAN ZAPATA Ted Glasoe & Nelson Armour The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Tia Etu Tim Kowalczyk Tracy Ostmann Haschke Vincent Hawkins Virgil Robinson Virgil Robinson & Kathy Cunningham Virginia Roeder Vivian Zapata Vivian Zapata Xchel Hernandez Xinia Guan Yoonshin Park Yuko Inoue-Darcy Yvi Russell Yvi Russell and Beth McKenna
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