Art Classes

The Elk Grove Park District offers a variety of fine arts and craft activities for children as young as 12 months through adults of any age. Children's art classes are available with parents or without depending on your child's needs and development. Arts classes for adults include oil painting and open studio time. There's something available for everyone, no matter age or ability. Some of the arts classes we offer are listed below with more classes available through our online registration system or in the seasonal brochure.

For questions or additional information please contact the Arts/Special Events Manager, Ashley Pratscher, at (847) 690-1109 or apratscher@elkgroveparks.org.

View art classes for kids and/or adults


Children's Art Classes


Fun Art

Introduce your child to the world of art! This class allows exploration and creation, along with sensory play. In each class, children can use a variety of age appropriate materials to partake in process art. Wear clothing that can handle a small mess. Child attend class with parent or caregiver.
Ages: 12mo - 3 years with adult

Imagination Exploration

Use your imagination to create wonderful, fun projects! You will cut, trace, glue, paint, stamp, glitter and more! It is amazing what you can do when you explore your imagination!
Ages: 3 - 5 years

Art Club

Want a place where you can create? Then here's a club for you! Each session, we will produce artwork using a variety of techniques and materials. We will finish our session with an art show so you can share your creation with friends and family.
Ages: 6 - 10 years

Kids' Painting

Want to try painting on canvas? In this class, we will design out composition, pick our color palette and use acrylic paint to produce our interpretation of the subject. Bring a picture of your choice to use as inspiration for your painting on the first day of class.
Ages: 6 - 10 years

Art Workshops

Join us for a hour of fun creating different themed art projects. All of the projects are intended to inspire and excite, so get ready to have a great time!
Ages: 6 - 10 years

iCook After School

iCook provides fun hands-on after school cooking classes for children ages 6-10yrs. Our mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food- cooking, eating delicious and healthy dishes and learning about different cultures, or the stories behind the food. We make every experience fun because we start with great recipes and fresh ingredients, colorful cooking stations and engaging activities. We encourage our little chefs to try new techniques and cuisines, because we understand the importance of mastering life skills at a young age! Ages: 6 - 10 years


Adult Art Classes

Afternoon Oils

A strong emphasis on mixing and using color will be a major part of this class. If you are new to oils, it's recommended to purchase a very basic set of materials and learn in class before buying more.

Download the Afternoon Oils Supply List

Artists Open Studio

It's your creative studio away from home. Artists gather for camaraderie and mutual assistance in this open setting. Artists of all levels welcome.


Art Shows


Art in the Park

The Elk Grove Park District's annual Art in the Park event, typically held in late Spring, highlights Chicago-land culture featuring stunning artwork, talented performers and creative activities in the heart of our Elk Grove Village community. Featured artists consist of local fine artists and fine crafters. Interested artists will need to submit an application to be considered for this juried event.

Juried Art Show

This event is hosted by the Artist Association of Elk Grove Village. For more information, please visit AAEGV.org.

Download the 2019 Juried Art Show Application