Classes in Oak Park

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Designed by art educators and art therapists, Magical Minds' bright, cheerful studio fosters creativity and visual thinking via process-driven art experiences. Children aged 4–7 can take a whirlwind tour of the palette-populated countryside with Magical Creations, a class that teaches basic painting, drawing, and sculpture skills ($105 value). More developed doodlers aged 7 and older can try their hands at creating comic book characters and inventing new onomatopoeias, such as glarf, in Comic Book Drawing (a $120 value). Kids aged 4 and older can steep their minds in artistry from around the globe without submitting their finger-paints to body scans in Art Around the World ($105 value). Click here to see the complete list of class options. No matter which class your wee one chooses, he or she will engage a variety of visual and sensory stations while boosting hand-eye coordination and confidence.

343 Harrison St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Nearly a century old history, Oak Park Art League has colored the community by cultivating and sharing the work of local artists through instruction and exhibitions. During a glass-fusing class, students acquaint themselves with the included materials with deep, ritualistic curtsies before instructors launch into a technical demonstration. Students choose from projects including an ornament, sun catcher, or free-form picture frame, and proud craft parents are free to tote their polished progeny home upon completion.

720 Chicago Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US

The staff of artists working at Terra Incognito's 6,000-square-foot arts space pass on their knowledge to students, teaching them to throw clay on the wheel, build shapes by hand, or sculpt perfect teacups with their hands tied behind their backs. Groups work in classrooms furnished with different types of kilns?gas, electric, wood, or sodium-carbonate powered?each designed to handle different projects. Classes on metalworking and basket making expand the school?s scope beyond pottery. The space also functions as a gallery filled with the finished ceramic work of well-known and emerging artists.

246 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park,
IL
US

Oak park Yoga has taught yoga to thousands of people over it's 10 years in existence. People keep returning because they like the professional quality of the instructors, the serene and meditational environment and the benefits they feel from the classes.

327 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park,
IL
US

Students should bring: A yoga mat, water bottle, and towel

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Established: 1984

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: 2 hour free parking

Pro Tip: Classes at Navy Pier are first come first serve. Plan accordingly.

Different people want to get in shape for different reasons, and they go about it in many different ways. Fortunately, Fitness Formula Clubs' trainers understand this. They start every new member at their gym with four complimentary personal-training sessions that not only help hammer down each individual's goals, but also provide a solid foundation of knowledge and motivation. From there, equipment and guidance help each client reach whatever heights they're after.

Programs that focus on endurance in running, swimming, and cycling pair with Pilates work and basketball courts to develop well-rounded regimens. There's also classic equipment?cardio machines and free weights?offsetting a selection of less-than-traditional equipment?an artificial rock wall which lets clients build upper-body strength while practicing lines for their Cliffhanger: The Musical audition.

1114 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Students should bring: Mat, towel, water. These items are also available for rent or purchase, if students forget to bring their own.

Average class length: 60?90 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2010

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Pro Tip: Come hydrated, on an empty stomach, and ready for a challenge.

Q&A with Nancy, Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Bikram yoga helps students feel better?not only physically?but mentally and emotionally, too. If you feel stressed, anxious, worried, or have trouble sleeping, take some yoga. It helps keep you balanced, both on and off the mat.

105 N Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park,
IL
US

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