What’s New

*UPDATE* Robert Crown Community Center

We are so excited to announce that we are launching a full roster of classes for the fall season at the Robert Crown Community Center!

Classes Available For All Ages!

How to Register: Follow the button below and search for your desired code (in following descriptions)

Art & Adventure *Ages 3 – 6* – Code: 232641

Champion your child’s artistic path and nurture creativity through curiosity & discovery. This original OSP class encourages creative exploration in an open, playful atmosphere with traditional, new, and unexpected art materials.

Art & Story * Ages 6 – 12* – Code: 232630

Support your kids as artists in our highly engaging visual arts program in an open, playful, non-critical atmosphere. Kids exercise & harness their imaginations through creating art with classic and modern literature. They will experience drawing, painting, sculpture, creative writing, ad well as art-themed books. There is a wide variety of 2D & 3D projects!

Middle School Art Class *Grades 6 – 8*- Code: 232640

Intuitive art making with intention & witnessing. Get a break from the Zoom meetings and social media to create art for personal growth & stress management. Explore a variety of art materials and techniques. Get inspired by other artists, both well known and new. Relax with our process-based art making; there isn’t any right or wrong way to create! Each week is a different experience.

Art & Wellness *Ages 18+* – Code: 232630

Discover your own creativity in the new art room at Crown! In this multi-week class, explore a method that combines pleasurable art-making with thoughtful reflection. Open Studio Project provides a safe space, free of criticism or critique. In this class, you will use drawing, paining, and simple sculpture materials. No art experience necessary!

Facilitator Training

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.

Having been written about in Art Is A Way Of Knowing & Art Is A Spiritual Path by Pat B. Allen, our studio at 903 Sherman Ave is the only place in the world that provides training on this world-renowned process.

Robert Crown Community Center

Open Studio Project is pleased to announce we will be opening a second studio at the new Robert Crown Community Center. While OSP will continue to host classes, workshops, and retreats at the studio at 903 Sherman and exhibits at 901 Sherman, we are excited to be able to expand these programs as well as create robust new ones. With Robert Crown, we will expand our summer camp options, drop-in open studio hours, enhanced after-school children’s and teen programming, and adult programs. We are looking forward to offering our programs to the Robert Crown preschool, after school, and summer camp programs as well as utilizing the library and outdoor spaces with our constituents.

OSP is so grateful for this opportunity to reach more of the Evanston community in such a visible and accessible studio space. This allows us to enhance our services to our community as well as to expand and share our network with the Robert Crown family.

We have had the pleasure of serving the Evanston community for the last 20 years, with our goal to help others use the arts as a safe and reliable tool for personal exploration, enjoyment, and growth.  It is particularly beneficial to those who seek a creative space to think, be and explore, to utilize art as a safe emotional outlet, or who are in a transition in their life. Our participants seek to foster their love of artmaking and demonstrate the importance of self-understanding. We believe empathy can overcome adversity, that compassion and inclusivity is what will make our community thrive. In the spirit of seeking to continue to be able to offer such services, we appreciate the opportunity to do so it in a more modern, and more accessible space with a new, additional home in the new Robert Crown Community Center.

New Website!

If you’re here, you’ve probably already figured it out, but we are excited to roll out our brand new website! While our old website holds nearly 15 years of memories, it was time for a change. However, we do know that change can be confusing sometimes. If you need help navigating the website, purchasing a class, keeping up with what is going on in our studios, or anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@openstudioproject.org or give us a call at 847-475-0390.