By Michelle Guilbeau

There is great satisfaction when creating something by using your own hands and taking a crafty class is an excellent way to learn or enhance a new skill. There are a variety of crafty classes offered in Chicago and taking one or a couple could help to get those creative juices flowing. Here are the 5 best crafty classes offered in Chicago.

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-4226

Creative classes abound at Lillstreet Art Center, classes such as: ceramics, digital arts and photography, drawing and painting, metalsmithing and glass, printmaking and book arts, textiles and much more. Adult and family workshops are also available.  There are gallery exhibitions throughout the year and a gallery shop where handcrafted items can be purchased.

Sister-Arts Studio
721 Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-7274

This charming studio offers a variety of crafty classes: knitting, weaving, crocheting, felting and jewelry design.  Craft kits can be purchased and worked on in the store, guidance will be provided if necessary and Sister-Arts Studio will even do the clean up. Customers are welcome to bring along their own beverages and snacks if they would like to.

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 6015
(773) 324-5520

Painting courses are offered during the day and evening for all skill levels at Hyde Park Art Center.  Painting lessons are also offered as private lessons and can be customized to the student’s needs. The Center believes in bringing out the creativity in its patrons and its members are dedicated to promoting creative growth for all those who attend and want to delve into the painting process.

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Penguin Foot Pottery
2514 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-3575

Penguin Foot Pottery is located in Logan Square and is a ceramics studio.  There are many pottery related classes offered for kids and adults. Beginners and experts will both feel comfortable and enjoy the opportunity to express their creativity. For those who are beginners and not quite ready for a class, Happy Hour may be the best option.

Nina: a well-knit shop
1655 West Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-8996

This contemporary shop is a great inspiration and a fun place to take knitting classes. Beginner knitting and crocheting classes are offered along with intermediate classes as well. Private lessons are offered at $25 an hour. Yarn, needles and related items can be purchased at Nina; there is a 10% discount on classroom supplies.

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