Whether new to sketching or an accomplished artist, the following studios offer classes at all levels, times and days. The best studios highlighted here each have their own feel, teaching style and courses offered. Taking a sketching class is a great way to express the creativity within and to get to know others who have a similar passion for art. It is never too late to learn a new skill or to hone in on a skill; here you will find the best sketching classes in Chicago.

(Photo Credit: Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts’s Facebook)

Palette and Chisel
1012 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-4400
www.paletteandchisel.org

Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts offers classes, special workshops and open studio sessions. Drawing classes are taught by nationally renowned instructors and classes can be taken on a part-time, full-time or any time basis. The class schedule is listed on the website and class registration is also online.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6170
www.saic.edu

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers degree programs or individual sketching courses can be taken. The school does also offer a certificate program in drawing; be sure to check out the website to get more information on individual sketching classes and/or degree programs. There are start dates for each semester so be sure to be aware of those dates and plan accordingly.

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(Photo Credit: hydeparkart.org)

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-5520
www.hydeparkart.org

Hyde Park Art Center offers sketching courses for youths and adults. The Center has on-site and in-school programs for all ages. The Center believes in a vibrant art community of artistic learners who share ideas and experiences so it is a great place to take a sketching class. Get started with sketching and then enlist in other classes that seem appealing.

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Art Institute Of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3600
www.artic.edu

The Art Institute of Chicago is world renowned and the school offers a plethora of sketching and drawing classes to meet any level of expertise. This is an outstanding art school to obtain a degree from or take individual sketching courses. The instructors are highly qualified and students are highly engaged and believe in the fine arts. The benefit of taking a sketching course at the school is the close proximity of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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

Lillstreet Art Center offers sketching classes for adults and children. Each department has first-time artist’s classes that are for beginners and the classes assist beginners to feel confident and relaxed while they are experiencing a new medium. The faculty is diverse and instructors will work hard to meet the needs of the class and individual students. The spacious arts center where courses are taught will also host private events such as birthday parties, bachelorette parties, group outings, fundraising events or any type of private event.

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