Choose from Three Options
- $15 for a kids' open art studio (a $30 value)
- $25 for a BYOB mosaic class (a $45 value)
- $18 for a BYOB painting class (a $35 value)
Teachers provide instructions and art supplies for BYOB classes; their students need to bring only a beverage, an appetizer, and a beret. The mosaic class takes place Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The painting class takes place Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
During kids' open-art-studio classes, children ages 2–5 explore a world of drawing, painting, modeling clay, shapes, and crafts every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For children ages 6 to 10, lessons and activities include drawing or painting with acrylic or knitting. Classes run every monday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Chicago Art and Design Center
Aspiring artists from all walks of life are welcome at Chicago Art and Design Center, where instructors guide guests through hands-on oil-painting, watercolor, and mosaic-making sessions. Whether they're there for a class, a bachelorette party, or a practice art-heist, visitors to the green-walled studio are encouraged to get creative.
BYOB art parties help nervous artisans loosen up enough to create their own paintings or mosaics. At the other end of the age spectrum, kids can also get in on the fun: besides twice-weekly open art studios and themed birthday parties, children can sign up for painting classes, knitting and embroidery sessions, and hands-on fashion-design camps.