The Elmhurst Art Museum is offering Winter Classes.  Classes begin February 23rd and include kids, teen and adult classes. Classes run from February to June and there are many programs to choose from.

Kids’ classes are a wonderful way to introduce your children to a world of creativity at the Elmhurst Art Museum. The classes are taught by professional teaching artists and the curriculum is geared toward each age group and skill set. Take advantage of this opportunity to allow your child to experience creative learning in a fun and relaxed environment. These classes will provide a fun place to explore creativity and develop skills that will compliment in-school arts instruction. 

Messy Business is a great class that is offered to the 18 month to 5 year old (accompanied by an adult) age group. The class features paint splashing among other messy activities. The class runs for 6 weeks and has multiple start days through June 2nd.  Cartooning is a new class being offered to the 8 to 13 year old group and focuses on enhancing drawing skills to develop panel comics. Classes start in March and April and run for 6 weeks.

Teen classes offer an opportunity for creative thinking and construction focused on the pre-teen and teen set. Art classes will provide the same fun and comfortable environment at the museum as offered in the younger kids’ age range. Check out the Stop Motion Animation class or the Beginning Pottery class for your teen. Supplies are included and discounts are offered to Elmhurst residents.

Adult classes are offered to those that want to take their artistic aspirations to the next level or those who want to try a new experience.  The classes offered in this group also include opportunities to drop-in to try out the class.

The Adult Figure Drawing class offers the drop in option and is an opportunity for both adults and AP art students. Paint, sculpture and drawing skills are taught in an effort to increase skill set and comfort with a focus on the complexity of the human figure. This class does include nude and draped models. Some supplies are covered. 

The opportunities are varied and classes start on multiple days and times. There are discounts offered for Elmhurst residents and proof of residency will need to be provided at the time of registration. Fees vary based on the class so check out the website for a full list of opportunities and fees.

The Gracik Makinney Group is happy to support our local art museum! What better way to show your support than participating in a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. If you would like to a make a move to the Elmhurst community, please give us a call at 630-267-7545 or stop by our office at 130 W. Park Ave.