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Make a Mosaic (and 8 More Unique Art Classes)

Get ready to ditch that basic easel drawing class and try something new, because we’re making the case for eight out-of-the-box art classes that will stretch your creative muscles and teach you some totally unique skills. Read on for fun, funky, beginner-friendly art classes that you probably never knew existed:


Make your own mosaic

It may be an ancient art, but it’s totally in for 2017. Get a primer on the basics, then craft your own 4”x4” tile using colorful stained glass pieces.

Leather Metal Stamping

Stamp a metal-and-leather bracelet

Create the coolest accessory around as you cut sheet metal, file and punch holes, and use stamps to write out initials or a fun message.

BYOB painting class

Find your paintspiration

Art class meets happy hour in this music-and-friend-filled BYOB painting class. Pop a bottle (or two) and create some wall-worthy art.

making stained glass

Create a stained glass panel

Sure, it may not look like Sainte-Chappelle, but you too can cut, break, and color glass using the copper foil method to create your own piece to display at home.

leather working

Learn the fine art of leatherwork

Whether you’re a bonafide fashionista or just a reluctant shopper in need of a belt, you’ll walk away from this class well versed in the art of cutting and sewing leather to make cuffs, clutches, the aforementioned belts, or other custom patterns.


Booze while you bling

Get hands-on instruction in the basics of jewelry-making over BYOB drinks and snacks. You’ll saw, solder, and polish your way to your own handmade ring.

art institute

See fine art—with a twist

If you don’t have a creative bone in your body, go appreciate some art instead. Museum Hack’s subversive, interactive tours of the Art Institute of Chicago come with truly hilarious stories and plenty of photo ops.


Make your own soap (really)

Cook up a from-scratch batch of cold process soap, including personalizing both the color and scent. You’ll go home with your own decorative bar to display near the guest towels.

See more Chicago-based classes.

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