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 #:  R4040-101
Day: M
Dates: Mar 22- Apr 26
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Fee: $50/$55

Register by: Mar 15 

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


New!
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: Feb 16-17
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $50/$55

Register by: Feb 9 

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


New!
Design and Craft Jewelry Workshops

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

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

• Creating wire and bear earrings - Section 102

• Creating wire wrapped bead earrings - 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: Jan 15 
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Jan 13
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Creating wire and bear earrings - Section 102

Program #:  R4041-102
Day: F
Date: Jan 29
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Jan 17
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Creating wire wrapped bead earrings - Section 103

Program #:  R4041-103
Day: F
Date: Feb 12 
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Feb 10
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

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

Program #:  R4041-104
Day: F
Date: Feb 26
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Feb 24
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

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

Program #:  R4041-105
Day: F
Date: Mar 12 
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Mar 10
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Making a pearl necklace or bracelet - Section 106

Program #:  R4041-106
Day: F
Date: Mar 26
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Mar 24
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

• Designing with chain and bead - Section 107

Program #:  R4041-107
Day: F
Date: Apr 9 
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fee R/NR: $25/$30

Register by: Apr 7
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

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


New!
Eden Energy Therapy

“Super aging” seniors can find great support from the empowering practices of Eden Energy Therapy. In this class, you’ll learn a Daily Energy Routine that will keep your energies resilient and resistant to stress. In addition, you’ll learn techniques that will help to enhance memory, improve joint health, lower blood pressure, strengthen immunity, enhance focus and concentration, deal with stress and live joyfully. Wouldn’t it be great to have techniques you can use 24/7 that won’t interfere with any medications you may need? With practice, you’ll feel healthier, happier and more in control. Handouts are supplied.

Age: 50+

Program #:  R4039-101
Day: Tu
Dates: Feb 23 - Mar 16
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Fee R/NR: $50/$55

Register by: Feb 17

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


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 Dates!
Mobile Secretary of State

Wednesday, Mar 31

The Secretary of State Mobile Unit will be coming to Berwyn Park District! Complete with cameras for new identification cards and drivers’ licenses, the mobile unit is your one stop shop without having to leave town to go to the DMV. Vision screening and vehicle renewal stickers are also available. Sorry, no road tests will be available.

AGE: 16 AND UP

Program #:  R5005-101
Day: W
Dates: Mar 31
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
Fee: Free

Location: Liberty Cultural Center

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 1   Max: 8


New!
Mosaic Cactus by Mosaicoarte

Similar to the art projects you did as a kid, you will work with an instructor to create your own cactus mosaic using tiles of glass. The project is yours to take home! All meterials will be provided by the instructor and you do not need any previous experience! 

Age: 18+

Program # R4022-101

Day F

Date Feb 12

Time 6:00-9:00pm

Fee R/NR $40/$45

Register by: Feb 5

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


Needlers - Suspended due to Covid-19

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 - Currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions

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
R5003-101          Su              Jan 24          9:00am-11:00am         $8(Transport only)
Location: Baked Apple Breakfast Company


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-102         F                 Feb 26         11:30am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Lutnia Polish Restaurant


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-103         W                Mar 24         11:00am-2:30pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Manny's Delicatessen

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

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


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 Dates!
Reiki for Relaxation

Reiki enables us to become channels for healing in our lives and in our world. Reiki is a form of hands-on bodywork, subtle energy transfer, and spiritual path work. Reiki relaxes, relieves tension, calms the busy mind and the anxious heart, as well as reduces or often completely relieves pain and other symptoms of disease. This class will define reiki, its benefits and uses in daily life. It will also teach you how to practice hands-on self-treatment for relaxation. Class fee will include a Reiki instructional booklet

Age: 18 AND UP

Program #:  R4024-101
Day: Sa
Date: Mar 20
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Fee R/NR: $50/$55

Register by: Mar 14
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Program #:  R4024-102
Day: Sa
Dates: May 22
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Fee R/NR: $50/$55

Register by: May 15
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 2   Max: 8


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!
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: 16 AND UP

Program #:  R4042-101
Day: W
Dates: Jan 27
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $20/$25

Register by: Jan 21 
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Program #:  R4042-102
Day: M
Dates: Mar 15
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $20/$25

Register by: Mar 8
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

 

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