Adult Classes

Make new friends, learn new skills, or just keep busy. These are just a few of the endless benefits of our adult programming options.
New!
Basic Drawing Techniques

Students will learn about materials used in drawing and the various techniques used with them. Students will learn to site subject to paper, training eye and hand coordination, learning to visually divide and section space. Students will learn rudimentary perspective and the use of light and dark to exaggerate and create drama. Students will make weekly sketches from a model (still life objects) creating a weekly diary showing their progress. A finished drawing will be completed in the last 2 sessions by students using materials and techniques of their choice. All materials will be provided, no prior experience necessary.

Age: 16 AND UP

Program #:  R4040-201
Day: W
Dates: Jul 21- Aug 25
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Fee: $50/$55

Register by: Jul 14 

Location Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 8


New Dates!
Basics of Book Binding

Ever want to make your own journal or hand-bound book? In this workshop you will! Fold, stack, sew and glue is all you need to create a book. All steps will be described and demonstrated. We can help you create a one-of-a-kind piece of art that is sure to impress. All materials will be provided.

Age: 16 AND UP

Program #:  R4043-101
Day: Tu-W
Dates: Jun 22-23
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $55/$60

Register by: Jun 15

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


New Dates!
Design and Craft Jewelry Workshops

The mystery of making jewelry will be revealed in 7 basic techniques.

• Creating wire and bear earrings- Section 101

• Creating wire wrapped bead earrings- Section 102

• Assembling a necklace or bracelet on jewelry cable - Section 103

• Making your own findings - Ear wires, clasps, and dangles - Section 104

• Macrame Jewelry, using simple knots to create beaded necklaces and bracelets - Section 105

• Making a pearl necklace or bracelet - Section 106

• Designing with chain and bead - Section 107

Material lists available with receipt. Participants would be responsible for purchasing beads, clasps, chain for their jewelry in order to suit there tastes.

Age: 16+

• Assembling a necklace or bracelet on jewelry cable - Section 101

Program #:  R4041-101
Day: F
Date: May 14 
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: May 12
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Creating wire and bear earrings - Section 102

Program #:  R4041-102
Day: F
Date: May 28
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: May 26
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Creating wire wrapped bead earrings - Section 103

Program #:  R4041-103
Day: F
Date: Jun 11 
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Jun 9
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Making your own findings - Ear wires, clasps, and dangles - Section 104

Program #:  R4041-104
Day: F
Date: Jun 25
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Jun 23
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Macrame Jewelry, using simple knots to create beaded necklaces and bracelets - Section 105

Program #:  R4041-105
Day: F
Date: Jul 9
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Jul 7
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Making a pearl necklace or bracelet - Section 106

Program #:  R4041-106
Day: F
Date: Jul 23
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Jul 21
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Designing with chain and bead - Section 107

Program #:  R4041-107
Day: F
Date: Aug 6
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Jul 30
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 8


New!
Exquisite Corpses

Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed. This drawing session will allow your creativity and expression to run wild!

Age: 18+

Program # R4046-201

Day Tu

Date Aug 24

Time 5:30-6:30pm

Fee R/NR $15/$20

Register by Aug 17

Location Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 2   Max: 12


Garden Plots

Would you like to have your very own garden but don't have the space at home?

Well we can help!  The Berwyn Park District offers fourteen garden plots for rental.  The garden plots are located at the corner of 29th place and Home Avenue.  Plots are tilled and available for planting April 1, depending on the weather.  No security on this site. Water is available on site; please bring your own water carrying containers.  Plant and seed purchases are the responsibility of the gardener. New this year:  Area will be fenced!

Time:  Sunrise to Sunset

Must be 18 and over!

Fee:  $20

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



Activity#: 315421
New!
Jeanne Swarovski Bracelet Crafting

Spring and summer are coming so it’s time to create something new. Using right angle weave, seed beads and Swarovski crystals, make a simple and stunning bracelet that can be worn to a party, wedding or dressed down to wear with jeans and your favorite t-shirt. Materials will need to be purchased ahead of time, so you can have your choice of material/colors. This is a 4 hour course, broken down into (2) 2-hour sessions with a 30 minute lunch in between.

Age: 16+

Program # R4027-201

Day Sa

Date Jun 26

Time 10:00am-2:30pm

Fee R/NR $30/$40

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

 

Program # R4027-202

Day Sa

Date Sep 4

Time 10:00am-2:30pm

Fee R/NR $30/$40

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


Needlers

This program is designed for the person who loves to knit or crochet and would love to use this fun skill to donate your finished product to people in need. Our donations go to Loyola’s Neonatal Department, Jesse Brown Hospital in Chicago and the Veterans.

At our meetings we will discuss what the need is, such as infant knit caps, booties, baby quilts, blankets and lap robes. The following meetings will be used to work on projects. Coffee and great conversation will be present each week, so join us for a great cause!

* No sign-up necessary

Day: Thursday
Date: Ongoing 
Time: 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Proksa Activity Center
Fee: Free!

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



New Dates!
Out on the Town

In an effort to get outside of our Park District, These trips will allow us to gather for a luncheon out on the town! We will travel all over Chicagoland looking for the best eats around! Please come join us for a short ride on the bus followed by a delicious lunch! The participation fee is required to attend this program.

Location: Pick up and Drop off at Proksa Park
AGE: 50 AND UP

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-104         W                Apr 21         11:00am-3:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Jimmy's Grill


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-105         Tu                May 18         11:00am-2:00pm        $35(Lunch Menu)
Location: Pinstripes

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-201         W                Jun 30        11:00am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Blueberry Hill

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-202        Th                Jul 15         11:00am-2:00pm         $8(Transport only)
Location: Ivy in Wheaton

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-203         Th                Aug 19         11:00am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Biaggi's Italiano

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-204         Th                Sep 21         11:00am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Bohemian Crystal

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 6   Max: 10


New!
Paint and Sip

Berwyn’s wine and art night is the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Drink a glass of wine and create a painting. It’s okay if you’ve never painted anything but your walls-- let out your creative spirit!

AGE: 21+

Program # R4016-201

Day F

Date Jun 4

Time 6:00-9:00pm

Fee $45 per person/ $80 per couple

Location: Liberty Cultural Center

 

 

Program # R4016-202

Day F

Date Jul 31

Time 6:00-9:00pm

Fee $45 per person/ $80 per couple

Location: Liberty Cultural Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 6   Max: 12


Proksa Park Garden Club

The Proksa Park Garden Club is sponsored and funded by the Berwyn Park District.

The club meets in the Proksa Park Multi-Purpose Room at 3001 S. Wisconsin Ave at 6:30pm on the third Monday of each month.  Occasional special functions are held elsewhere and are posted on the Garden Club section of the Park District Website.

Club members are encouraged to volunteer to help design, create and maintain several gardens in the park.  These include a Butterfly Garden, a Native Plant Garden, a Children's Garden, and other general plantings.

WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS!!!

We are always looking for volunteers to help plant, weed, and harvest the plots we tend in Proksa Park!

If you would like to help out, contact Zak Kerby at 708.956.7870 or zkerby@berwynparks.org.  He will pass along your information to a club member and help get you started. Once a member, you can work on the plot of your choice anytime the park is open.

Upcoming Meetings:

AGE: 18 AND OVER

Day        Dates

Mon        On Hold due to Covid-19

 

              

Time                     Fee R/NR

6:30-8:30pm          FREE

 

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



New!
Spanish Acquisition - Spanish Classes for Adults

Have you always wanted to learn a foreign language, but never had the opportunity? Do you work with Spanish speaking students or clients? In this relaxed, small-class environment you will learn Spanish
conversation, grammar, and phonetics which you can immediately begin using. This is an 8 week class and will be tailored to fit the needs of the students enrolled. Taught by Language in Action, Inc. instructor.

Age: 18+

Day Th

Date  Jun 17 - Aug 5

Time 7:00-8:00pm

Fee R/NR $80/$90

Register by Jun 10

Location Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


New Dates!
State of Illinois: Rules of the Road Course

The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license.

Program #:  R5018-101
Day: Tu
Dates: May 11
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Fee: Free

Register by: May 5 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 1   Max: 8


New!
Tabletop Role-Playing Game Introductory Workshop

Dungeons and Dragons, Cyberpunk, and Star Wars all started out as TTRPG games, where players use their whit, imagination, and a set of dice to work together through a unique set of challenges! This intro
course will cover how these games work, starting your own game, and how the game operates once you have all your details. No previous experience or material will be needed for this course.

Age: 12-17

Program #  R4047-201

Day M

Date Jun 28

Time 5:00-6:30pm

Fee R/NR $20/$25

Register by Jun 21

 

 

Program #  R4047-202

Day W

Date Jul 28

Time 5:30-7pm

Fee R/NR $20/$25

Register by Jul 21

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


New Dates!
Tesselation - The Art of Symmetry

Tessellation is an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping. Symmetry is everywhere. Anyone can create a repeat pattern as seen in carpeting, bed linens, wallpaper, and clothing. In this workshop we will make colorful wallpaper using pencil, scissors and tape creating a stencil that will make your tessellation. Imagine making your own wallpaper for your computer or phone or frame and hang it as a work of art. Bring one of the following to class a water color set, market set, or colored pencil set.

Age: 12 AND UP

Program #:  R4042-201
Day: F
Dates: May 26
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Fee: $30/$40

Register by: May 19 
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Program #:  R4042-202
Day: W
Dates: May 28
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $30/$40

Register by: May 21
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 8


New Dates!
New!
Tie Dye Techniques!

In this workshop participants will learn about direct dye applications and 3 basic manipulations to create pattern. 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 person. A new white T-Shirt is available to add on to the program cost at $8 per shirt.

AGE: 16 AND UP

Program #:  R4044-202
Day: Th
Dates: Jul 29
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $20R/$25NR
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Program #:  R4044-203
Day: F
Dates: Aug 13
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: $20R/$25NR
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 12   Max: 4


New!
Virtual Photoshop Lessons

Photoshop might be intimidating, but we can make it fun! Learn to draw, paint, and edit photos like a pro-at your own pace! Whatever you use it for: casual drawing, editing photos, or just to learn something new, we can tailor the learning process to exactly your needs. Stacy is happy to take on anyone from the newest beginners to those more
experienced with specific questions or goals. Individual and group classes can be arranged!

Age: 16+

Program # R4045-201

Day Tuesday

Date Ongoing (By appointment)

Time 6:00-7:00pm

Fee R/NR $70/Session

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 8


About BPD
The Berwyn Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the residents of Berwyn.

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To enrich the quality of life of the community by providing superior parks, facilities and recreational services in a fiscally responsible manner.
Proksa Park
Activity Center

3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
708-795-2892
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
708-788-1701
Liberty
Cultural Center

6445 W. 27th Place
708-795-2891
The Berwyn Park District is proud to be a partner and supporter of the West Suburban Special Recreational Association.