Summer Classes 2017!

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Information about Fine Art Classes at Brickton Art Center

Members receive a 15% discounts on all classes!  Become a Member!
Brickton Art Center offers a large variety of high quality fine arts classes for ages two years through adult, for students of all experience levels, beginning to advanced. Our range of classes includes a variety of media and disciplines, from ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, to fashion, knitting, performing arts and more! Experienced art professionals teach our classes in a comfortable & safe environment that promotes exploring the creative process and personal expression.
These are some educational benefits you will receive through the Brickton Art Center Fine Art Program: Exploring new ways to communicate |Developing self-esteem and self-discipline | Learning critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical judgment. |Gaining in patience and understanding, and developing a cooperative attitude by sharing ideas. | Learning and understanding artistic practices, including multi-cultural traditions and viewpoints. | Exploring the joy in creativity and experimentation. 

 

Special One Day Workshop
Father's Day Workshop! (Ages 5 - 7, 8 - 12)
 11:30am - 12:30pm  - sign up online

Partner Workshops (Ages 6 -10 with an adult)
Coasting through Summer Saturday July 15th 11:30am - 12:30pm - sign up online
Whimsical Windchimes Saturday August 5th 11:30am - 12:30pm - sign up online 

Family Workshop Series _Family Rate includes adult with 2 children:  
Clay Day Saturday June 24th (Ages 4 - up) 11:00am - 12:30pm - sign up online  

* Must register for these at least 24 hours in advance. Minimum of 5 students to run this workshop.

 

Youth Fine Art Classes & Workshops
The youth education program at Brickton Art Center serves students age three through fourteen, introducing them to diverse mediums and disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, as well as fundamentals of art and art history. Class sizes range from five to fourteen students grouped appropriately by age. Lessons based on works of master artists, children's literature, and other significant cultural resources are offered in our early childhood art education classes as well as older youth classes. Education benefits that your children receive through the Brickton Art Center¹s fine art program include, exploring new ways to communicate, developing self-esteem, developing a cooperative attitude through creativity and experimentation. Classes are held in 4 or 8 week sessions. Workshops typically run 1 to 4 hours in one or two day session. 


SUMMER CLASSES START MONDAY JUNE 12TH, CHECK OUT WHAT WE ARE OFFERING!

Kids Ages 3 - 5

Kids and I Class (Monday 10:00am - 10:50am & Thursday 10:00am - 10:50am) - sign up online 

Kids and I Clay (Wednesday 10:00am -10:50am & Saturday Morning 9:30am - 10:20am) - sign up online 

Creative Kids (Tuesday 9:30am - 10:20am & Friday 9:30am - 10:20am) -sign up online

 

Kids Ages 4 - 6 

Mini Masters (Tuesday afternoon 4:00pm - 4:50pm) - sign up online 

Sweet Home Chicago (Thursday afternoon 4:00pm - 4:50pm) - sign up online 

London Calling (Thursday afternoon 4:00pm - 4:50pm) - sign up online 

Kids Ages 5 - 8 years 

Adventures in Art (Friday 10:30am - 11:20am & Saturday 10:30am - 11:20am) - sign up online 

New Class Intro to Pastels (Thursday 4:00pm - 4:00pm) - sign up online 

See & Draw (Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:50pm) - sign up online 

Kids Clay (Wednesday Afternoon 4:00pm - 4:50pm) - sign up online

 

Kids Ages 8 - 12 yrs

Cool Clay (Wednesday afternoon 5:00pm - 6:00pm) - sign up online 

Pop Art (Monday 5:00pm - 6:00pm) -sign up online 

New Class Design you own Video Game Character (Saturday 10:30am - 11:30am) - sign up online 

New Class Intro to Pastels for Older Children (Thursday 5:00pm - 6:00pm) - sign up online 

Art of Summer (Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm) - sign up online 

 

Preteen/Teen Fine Art Classes & Workshops (10 - 14)
The teen fine art program at Brickton Art Center incorporates unique studio based classes where students have the opportunity to progress at their own pace while receiving instruction from our professional staff. Our program serves students age eleven through sixteen. The instructor, with regards to each project, takes each student's past experience and skill level into consideration. This dynamic curriculum facilitates individual development, encourages self-discipline, critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical judgment, thus enriching the creative process of each student. Classes are held in 4 or 8 week sessions. Workshops typically run 1 to 4 hours in one or two day session. 

 

Tween Studio Sessions (Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm)  - sign up online 

Intro to Watercolor (Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm) - sign up online

 

Adult Fine Art Classes & Workshops
The adult fine art classes at Brickton Art Center, taught by practicing professional artists or art educators, are appropriate for ages sixteen and up and all skill levels are welcomed to participate. A diverse range of disciplines and media are routinely offered and new subjects are continually added as interest demands. Typical class size is between four to twelve students, promoting individual attention, allowing each student to develop at their own pace. Classes are held in 4 or 8-week sessions. Workshops typically run 1 to 4 hours in one or two day session.

 

Creative Ceramics (Tuesday evening 7:00pm - 9:00pm) - sign up online  

Painting and Drawing Studio (Thursday evening 7:00pm-9:00pm) - sign up online 

Quench your Pallette Evenings 7:00pm - 9:00pm - sign up online

 

Family Workshops
This one day workshop is a chance for parents, grandparents or caregivers to work side by side with their child on a creative project while learning some art-making skills along the way!   
Must register for these workshops at least 24 hours in advance.  

 

Family Rate includes adult with 2 children:  
Clay Day Saturday June 24th (Ages 4 - up) 11:00am - 12:30pm -sign up online    

Partner Workshops (Ages 6 -10 with an adult) 
Coasting through Summer Saturday July 15th 11:30am - 12:30pm - sign up online 
Whimsical Windchimes Saturday August 5th 11:30am - 12:30pm - sign up online 

Workshops

One day workshop is a chance for your child to work on a creative project while learning some art-making skills along the way!  * Must register for these workshops at least 24 hours in advance. 

Father's Day Workshop! (Ages 5 - 7, 8 - 12)  11:30am - 12:30pm  - sign up online

Class Term Dates
Classes run once a week for 4 or 8 week sessions, depending on the season and class, unless noted otherwise. Workshops are one or two days as described in the workshop listing, must register for those 24 hours in advance.

You can register on-line, by phone or in person. Please mail or drop off your completed registration form to Brickton Art Center, 306 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge, IL 60068. To download the complete class listing and registration form please go to "Classes" page. Remember Brickton members receive a 15% discount and anyone can become a member! Click here for more information on memberships. 

More Info About Classes at Brickton Art Center
Projects change from session to session. For returning students, past experience and skill level will be taken into consideration by the instructor with regards to projects. Project descriptions may be subject to change. Artists of all experience levels, beginning to advanced are welcome in classes. All student work must be picked up from Brickton within a month after the last day of class. Our storage space is very limited. Please make an effort to pick up your child¹s artwork promptly so that it is not disposed of.

 

CLASS REFUND AND CREDIT POLICY

If a class is canceled or if the schedule of a class is changed so that a student enrolled in that class can no longer attend, BAC will fully refund the tuition of that class. If a student withdraws from a course before it begins, tuition will be refunded or a full credit can be given. If a student drops a course any time between the first class and the middle class BAC will retain tuition for the classes attended but student will be refunded the rest. Not attending a class does NOT constitute an official withdrawal from a course or cancellation of tuition and fees. Make-up classes are handled on an individual basis.  

Brickton staff will attempt to accommodate missed classes but there is no guarantee. Refund requests can be made via email, in person, or over the phone. Requests must be made within 10 business days after the last class meeting. Your receipt, cancelled check or proof of I.D. may be required. Refund checks will be made payable to the original payee and mailed within 15 business days. All refund requests should be directed to Brickton at 847.823.6611.