Cultural Arts

New!
Book Binding Basics

You will learn how to fold, stack, sew and glue your own handmade book. Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art that is sure to impress! All materials will be provided. 

 

Program#:       Day:        Date:            Time:  

R4043-500       Tu, W      July 26, 27    6PM - 8PM

 

Register By: Jun 15

Ages: 16+

Fee: $55 (Resident) $60 (Non Resident)

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Contemporary Artist History Lessons

Learn about Modern Art as you become an Artist for a day! Miss Corinne will transform you into another world as you learn about the artists below. History has never been so interesting through Corinne's art talks! Using books, stories, and short videos, learn fun facts you never know!

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center 

Fee: $15 (Resident) $20 (Non Resident) 

 

Ages: 8-12 (3:30PM - 6PM)

Program#:      Day:      Date:           Artist being discussed: 

R1010-101      Tu         Jul 12           Frank Lloyd Wright

R1010-102      Th         Jul 14           Louise Nevelson

R1010-103      Tu         Jul 19           Andy Warhol

R1010-104      Th         Jul 21           Georgia O'Keefe

R1010-105      Tu         Jul 26           Faith Ringgold

R1010-106      Th         Jul 28           Benny Andrews

 

Ages: 13-17 (6:30PM - 8PM)

Program#:      Day:      Date:           Artist being discussed: 

R1017-101      Tu         Jul 12           Frank Lloyd Wright

R1017-102      Th         Jul 14           Louise Nevelson

R1017-103      Tu         Jul 19           Andy Warhol

R1017-104      Th         Jul 21           Georgia O'Keefe

R1017-105      Tu         Jul 26           Faith Ringgold

R1017-106      Th         Jul 28           Benny Andrews

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Cool Corpse

Believe it or not, "Exquisite Corpse" is a drawing game invented by the Surrealist artists of the early 20th century. A piece of paper is folded over into three parts, and artists take turns creating a body, drawing one part at a time and folding their portion so it's hidden from the next person. Join us for this creative and hilarious expression of art class!

 

Program#:     Day:      Date:         Time:                         Register By: 

R4046-500     Th          Aug 23       5:30PM-6:30PM        Aug 17

R4046-501     Th          Aug 25       2:30PM-3:30PM        Aug 19

 

Fee: $15 (Resident) $20 (Non Resident)

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Ages: 18+

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Design & Craft Jewelry Workshop

The art of jewelry is amazing and you will master the 7 basic techniques of jewelry-making through this series of classes! 

 

Fridays, 3PM-5PM

Program#: 

May 13:  R4041-500:  Creating wire and bead earrings 

May 27:  R4041-501: Creating wire wrapped bead earrings 

June 10: R4041-502: Assembling a necklace or bracelet on a jewelry cable  

June 24: R4041-503: Making your own findings - Ear wires, clasps, and dangles 

July 8:    R4041-504: Macrame jewelry / Create beaded necklaces and bracelets 

Jul 22:    R4041-505: Making a pearl necklace or bracelet 

Aug 5:    R4041-506: Designing with chain and bead 

 

Ages: 16+ 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center 

Fee: $25 (Resident) $35 (Non Resident)

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Drawing For All

Let your inner artist come out! We will take our time and learn about materials, techniques, and methods traditionally used in an artist's practice. Students will make weekly sketches and share them with other participants, creating a weekly diary of their growing portfolio of artwork. A finished drawing will be completed in the last 2 sessions using your favorite technique or your choice. You will not believe how fast your confidence and technique grows! 

 

Program#:       Day:      Date:                       Time:            

R4040-500       Wed       Jul 21 - Aug 25        7PM - 8PM 

 

 Ages: 16+

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Fee: $50 (Resident) / $55 (Non Resident)

Register By: July 14

Instructor: Egie Mills-Fletcher 

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Jeanne's Jewels

Can't think of a better way to honor a best friend. This program takes dedication to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. We will take a lunch break mid-lesson (please bring a prepared lunch). You will leave the class with a gorgeous piece of jewelry by the end of the day. 

 

Program#:      Day:     Date:       Time:                         

R4027-500      Sa        Jun 25      10AM - 2:30PM      

R4027-501      Sa        Sept 24    10AM - 2:30PM

 

Age: 16+

Fee: $30 (Resident) $35 (Non Resident)

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Paint & Sip

Berwyn's wine and art night is the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Enjoy a glass and try your hand at painting, as you follow along with our art instructor. (2 glasses of wine and snacks included) 

Friends Night: If you would like to book a program like this for a group of friends of up to 10 people, call us for special package details. 

Program#:        Day:           Date:         Time:                 Fee:

R4016-500        Sun            Jun 19        3PM - 6PM       $45/$55

R4016-501        Sun            Jul 17         3PM - 6PM       $45/$55

R4016-502        Mon           Aug 1          3PM - 6PM       $45/$55

R4016-503        Tues          Aug 2          3PM - 6PM       $45/$55

R4016-504        Thurs         Aug 4         3PM - 6PM        $45/$55

R4016-505        Tues          Aug 9          3PM - 6PM       $45/$55

 

Instructor: Egie Mills-Fletcher 

Location: Liberty Cultural Center

Ages: 21+

 

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Tesselation: The Art Of Symmetry

Much like shapes in nature like veins on a leaf, symmetry can be found everywhere around us - take a look on your next walk through the park. Join us in this class and take home a work of art, sure to impress your friends! 

Program#:        Day:     Date:         Time:               Register By: 

R4042-500        Wed     June 8        6PM - 8PM      June 1

R4042-501        Fri        June 10      3PM - 5PM      June 3

Instructor: Egie Mills-Fletcher

Fee: $30 (Resident) $40 (Non Resident) 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Ages: 12+ 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Tie-Dye Techniques!

Tie-dye as an adult? A big yes! In this workshop, participants will learn about direct dye applications and 3 basic manipulations to create patterns. A short discussion will be given about mixing dyes to create various colors, tints, and shades. 

Participants should bring their own garments or cloth: They should be 100% or at least 70% cotton, rayon (Modal, Tencel), linen, hemp, bamboo or silk, or a combination of these fabrics. Gloves and masks are required. Wash-out instructions will be given to each participant. 

 

Program#:     Day:      Date:      Time:                Register By: 

R4044-500      M         Aug 8      12PM - 2PM      Aug 1

R4044-501      Th        Aug 25     6PM - 8PM       Aug 18

R4044-502      F         Sept 9      2PM - 4PM       Sept 2

 

Fee: $20 (Resident) $25 (Non Resident) 

Instructor: Egie Mills-Fletcher 

Ages: 16+

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



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708-795-2892
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Cultural Center

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708-795-2891
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