Arts & Crafts

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Mystery Craft with Maria

W, Aug 25| 2pm|$15
W, Sep 29|2pm|$15
W, Oct 20|2pm|$15
Enjoy the afternoon crafting with Maria, one of our NSC members. She will walk you through the project step by step. The crafts are simple and easy for all levels. We guarantee you will have a few laughs while being creative.

Acrylics Class with Debi Gajewski

Tu, Jul 6-Aug 31| 1-3pm| $12M/$17NM Each Class
Th, Sep 2-Oct 28|10am|$10M/$15NM Each Class
Each Class Debi is referred to as the wonderful wizard of art. She is an acrylic art teacher for Deco Art Paints, President of the Niles Artisan Guild and is on the Niles Arts & Culture Council. The paints and canvas will be provided, but please bring your own acrylic brushes for each class.

Arts & Crafts Market Store at NSC 

Th, Aug 5-26 | 2:30pm
W, Sep 1-29| 3pm
W, Oct 6-27|3pm
Market Store items will be displayed and available to purchase to the community. Each week we will provide access to the art room so you can work on crafts for our NSC Arts & Crafts Market Store. The group can work on their project or work together on crafts.  Please feel free to share your craft ideas to sell at the store.  For more information, please contact Chrisann at or 847-588-8436. The store accepts cash or checks made out to the crafter.


Th, Sep 2-Oct 29|12pm|No Cost
Drop-in ceramics requires registration and all participants must bring their own supplies. If you are new to ceramics and would like to join, please call the NSC.

Holiday Decorative Wine Bottles

M, Jul 12-Aug 30| 1:30pm|No Cost
M, Sep 13-Oct 25|1:30pm|No Cost 
Volunteer and help decorate wine bottles for the holiday season.  Each week we will decorate wine bottles to give to our members during our holiday party.  Please bring your decorating ideas; each bottle can be different and unique.  Art supplies included, but feel free to bring your paint, paint pens, markers, or brushes - suggested $2.00 donation for each class to replenish supplies.   

Kindness Rocks & Kindness Cards

W, Aug 18| 2pm
Th, Sep 2 & 16|2:30pm|No Cost
Th, Oct 7 & 21|2:30pm|No Cost
Listen to some music and relax with a few friends while we paint some rocks and make cards. We will design and paint kind words on rocks or cards to take home or share with the community.  Art supplies included, but feel free to bring your own paint, paint pens, markers, or brushes—$2 suggested donation for each class to replenish supplies.   

Crafty Cards

Tu, Sep 7 & 21|11am|No Cost
Tu, Oct 5 & 19|11am|No Cost
NSC will provide the materials to make cards for all occasions either to take home or to donate to charity. The cards that are crafted for charity will be delivered to local hospitals. Remember that small things matter.   

Watercolor with Carol Luc

Tu, Sep 7-Oct 26|2pm|$12M/$17NM Each Class
Please bring your supplies and request a supplies list upon registration. This class is a fun way to express your artistic side with a wonderful and knowledgeable instructor.

Roberts Floral Design

W, Sep 8|2pm|$25M/$30NM
Th, Oct 14|2pm|$25M/$30NM
Chicago florist and artist, Robert Neri, creates stunning custom made flower arrangements for any event or occasion. Robert has been in business for nearly 40 years and has been an instructor at his studio and Mather. Cost includes all materials and instruction.

Balloon Smash Painting

F, Sep 10|2pm|$5M/$7.50NM
Balloon smash painting is easy to execute, this technique is perfect for beginners of acrylic pouring to create beautiful, organic, flowing shapes. All supplies included.