Classes & Workshops

Experience our unique process-based art classes for both kids & adults!

Social & Emotional Learning Art Curriculum

Learn how 12 projects can improve the performance and emotional health of your students.

Community Outreach

With the help of our partners, Open Studio Project is proud to say that we have served the Evanston community for over 20 years..

We are all equally artists – creativity has a place in everyone’s life, including yours.

For more than 25 years, Open Studio Project has provided dynamic, award-winning arts programming in a welcoming atmosphere of supportive non-interference – free of all comment and critique. We invite you to reconnect with your own creativity while making art alongside others. Our unique art and writing process empowers you to bring meaningful change into your life and out to your community.

A non-profit arts organization in Illinois, located in Evanston, OSP serves the entire Chicagoland area and far beyond. Our mission is to utilize and bring the creative process to people of all ages and backgrounds, and to empower them to turn to art for personal growth.

Through our workshops, classes, exhibitions, and community outreach, we encourage you to explore art as an arena for reflection and creative play.

What’s New at Open Studio Project

Keep updated on all the latest goings on at OSP.

Virtual Facilitator Training

March 2 – 5, 2021

Have you wondered what it is like to be an OSP facilitator? Has the process inspired you to bring it everywhere you go? 

Open Studio Project is pleased to offer the Open Studio Process Intensive Facilitator Training Program. This art facilitator training program trains participants in developing an OSP practice and equips them to facilitate the OSP Process with others. The training combines one week at Open Studio Project with a post-intensive period of supervision as you conduct workshops in your community. With this, we make sure you are fully prepared to take on this important role in the world.

Gift Cards Available!

Open Studio Project Classes at Robert Crown

We are happy to announce the launch of our new class schedule with the Robert Crown Community Center!
These core studio classes will take place in the brand sparkling new art studio, where cleanliness and social-distancing will be as important as the art making.


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Visit Gallery 901

We proudly present exhibits of artists and groups that celebrate the power of the creative process and encourage positive social change.

Gallery 901, located at 901 Sherman Avenue, is a bright and intimate space that encourages both artist and visitor to engage with the pieces and start a discussion with the art itself. The shows rotate monthly and our receptions coincide with Evanston Made’s First Saturdays, making it easy for you to plan your visit.

Hours: Gallery 901 is currently closed to the public. However, we are displaying our wonderful works in our gallery & studio windows, so stop by anytime!

Currently Showing: Everything that Helps Us Fly by Ausrine Kerr, Sonata Kazimieraitiene Rita Shimelfarb, and Izida Valatka

Up Next: My Covid Project by Beth Adler

Want to show your work with us? Contact

Our Mission

To provide a welcoming environment to create art for personal growth, social emotional intelligence, and community well-being.

Questions? Comments?

“Once you experience the process, you want to keep it in your life and introduce it to others, I love it.”

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“This is a safe space for me to truly express who I am.”                                                                                     

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