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From drawing to painting to sewing, the Devonshire Cultural Center offers professional instruction in many areas of the fine arts for participants of all ages. Involvement in the fine arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Research also shows that fine art stimulates motivation, concentration, confidence, teamwork, and a connection to the world and society, leading to an increased ability to form social bonds and a sense of community.

Art Studio Features

  • Adjustable Easels
  • Directional Lighting
  • Storage Lockers
  • Pottery Wheels
  • Kiln
  • Wedging Table
  • Slab Roller

info-icon2 Katherine Robinson at krobinson@skokieparks.org

Art Parties are offered at the Devonshire Cultural Center. For more information on birthdays at Devonshire, click here.

SAGThe Skokie Art Guild offers annual memberships for individuals, families, and students enrolled in an art degree program. Members can participate in the Fall Members' exhibit at the Skokie Public Library and the Spring show at the Emily Oaks Nature Center. Members receive a 10% discount on art classes at the Devonshire Cultural Center and at local art supply stores. For more information about the Skokie Art Guild and its programs, contact Rebecca Goldberg.

Sign up for the Skokie Art Guild here.

Creating With Clay

Fun for all skill levels! Kids will create clay projects using pinching techniques, slab rolling, and occasional wheel throwing. They will explore materials in ways that inspire new ideas and help develop a unique style. Each student will decorate and glaze their projects using food-safe glazes. Instructor: Deanna Zaccagnini
Creating with Clay
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/13-6/1
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
AGES
7 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$160.00 / $200.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Youth Drawing & Painting

Individual instruction for beginners and advanced students. Classes will include charcoal, pencil, watercolor, pastels, and acrylics. Learn fundamentals such as line, shape, form, composition and creativity. Instructor: Deanna Zaccagnini
Youth Drawing & Painting
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/13-6/1
11:30 am-12:30 pm
AGES
7 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$160.00 / $200.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Studio Art

Individual instruction for beginner and advanced adults. Students will work in various media of their choice including charcoal, oil, pastels, watercolor or acrylics. Beginners start with charcoal drawing, learning the fundamentals of line, tone, shapes and form. Class discussion will include color theory, composition, value control, perspective and creativity. No class 5/27. Instructor: Sabina West
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/1-6/3
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
AGES
18 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$225.00 / $281.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
3/26-5/28
9:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
18 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$250.00 / $313.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
3/26-5/28
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
AGES
18 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$250.00 / $313.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
3/27-5/29
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
AGES
18 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$250.00 / $313.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
3/28-5/30
9:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
18 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$250.00 / $313.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
3/31-6/2
9:30 am-12:30 pm
AGES
18 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$250.00 / $313.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Creating with Clay

Fun for all skill levels! Children will create clay projects, exploring materials and methods in ways that inspire new ideas . Each student will decorate and glaze their projects using food-safe glazes. The pottery wheel will be explored. Instructor: Deanna Zaccagnini
Creating with Clay
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/8-8/24
3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
AGES
7 - 14
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$288.00 / $360.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Six Week Learn to Sew

From novice needle wielders to seasoned stitchers, this six-week adult sewing class is designed for all skill levels. Students will make a project of their choice, while learning sewing machine skills and construction techniques. Bring your own sewing machine or rent one from our instructor for $45. No class on July 2. Instructor: Alison Selivon
Six Week Learn to Sew
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/4-7/16
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available

Jewelry Making

Learn the basics of jewelry-making, including how to use jewelry pliers to open and close jump rings to create a necklace, bracelet and earrings. We will practice beadwork, creating a sliding knot and manipulating craft wire to create different designs. Students will leave this class with one-of-a-kind pieces and the skills to create basic jewelry projects at home. Materials will be provided. Instructor: Catherine White
Jewelry Making
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/2-7/7
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
AGES
8 - 16
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available
Jewelry Making
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/14-8/18
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
AGES
8 - 16
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available

Make a Beach Bag

During this two-hour workshop, participants will select fabrics and construct a summer-themed tote bag. Materials included. Skill level easy. Instructor: Alison Selivon
Make a Beach Bag
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/9
10:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
7 - 12
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$40.00 / $50.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Reading Pillow

During this two-hour workshop, participants will select fabrics, sew and stuff a pillow with a book pocket. Materials included. Skill level easy. Instructor: Alison Selivon
Sew a Reading Pillow
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/4
10:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
7 - 12
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$40.00 / $50.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Studio Art

Individual instruction for beginners and advanced adults. Students will work in various media of their choice including charcoal, oil, pastels, watercolor or acrylics. Beginners start with a charcoal drawing, learning the fundamentals of line, tone, shapes and form. Class discussion will include color theory, composition, value control, perspective and creativity. No class June 19 or July 4. Instructor: Sabina West
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-8/26
4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$360.00 / $450.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/5-8/28
9:30 am-12:30 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$360.00 / $450.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/6-8/29
4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$360.00 / $450.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/7-8/30
9:30 am-12:30 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$390.00 / $488.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/9-8/25
9:30 am-12:30 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$360.00 / $450.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Studio Art
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/9-8/25
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$360.00 / $450.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Youth Drawing and Painting

Join the fun in this art class designed to equip kids with new drawing and painting techniques. Students will learn to cultivate ideas, plan, and use creative problem-solving skills to make incredible projects. All materials are provided. Instructor: Deanna Zaccagnini.
Youth Drawing and Painting
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/8-8/24
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
AGES
7 - 14
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$288.00 / $360.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Nature's Palette Junior

Embark on an artistic journey outdoors with our Plein Air art class for pre-teens and teens. Students will learn to capture the essence of their surroundings with drawing and painting materials. Indoor space available for inclement weather. No class July 4. Instructor: Dmitry Ignatovich
Nature's Palette Junior
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/6-8/1
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
AGES
10 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$192.00 / $240.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

Join our beginner-friendly adult art class, designed to introduce you to essential techniques and ignite your creativity. Receive step-by-step drawing and painting guidance in a supportive environment. Instructor: Dmitry Ignatovich
Introduction to Drawing and Painting
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/23-8/27
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
AGES
18 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$156.00 / $195.00
AVAILABILITY
Available


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