Without a firm and guiding hand furniture would arrange itself into an endless archipelago of kitchen islands. Learn to wrangle home furnishings with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-and-a-half hour home-design or feng-shui workshop from Chicago Art and Design Center (a $75 value). While CADC's schedule lists two available time slots for each class, this Groupon is only valid for workshops held from 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
By cultivating a safe, fun, and comfortable learning environment, the Chicago Art and Design Center strives to help students harness and express their inner creativity. Welcoming artists of all ages, CADC's home-design workshop will impart ideas on interior-design strategies, decorating tips, and the most cost-effective ways to wardrobe living spaces. CADC's decorators will then present advice on reinventing tired and traditional rooms, selecting color schemes, and maximizing available space.
Chicago Art and Design Center also offers sessions in feng shui, the ancient Eastern art based on maximizing positive energy and harmony in the home. Each two-and-half-hour workshop educates students on feng-shui ideas such as the five elements, yin and yang, and the harmonious application of color, materials, and organization. Learn to access your Bagua and Kua numbers or harness feng-shui to cure your gazebo's postgraduate writer's block.
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.
3054 N Greenview Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657