Provide exceptional quality art instruction for children and adults in order to build skills and explore art forms while nurturing the creativity of individuals at all ability levels.
Youth art scholarships sponsored by the Crystal Lake Lions Club are available and awarded to students ages 4-17 having strong artistic motivation and financial needs.
Scholarships run year-round.
Brian "Wheels" Melhorn Memorial Scholarship
Available for one adult student per year, based on artistic interest and financial need. Scholarship runs year-round, and is sponsored by Creative Arts studio.
Artwork by Jamie Sanks Clark.
Adult Financial Need Scholarship Application (PDF)
Available for youth and adult students, this scholarship is available by Creative Arts instructor recommendation only, and is merit-based.
Youth/Adult Instructor-Funded Scholarship Application (PDF)
All classes are taught by qualified, professional artists and art educators. Read more:
Creative Arts Studio 815.219.9243 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Sieber 815.321.3464 email@example.com
Scott Little 815.403.5724
Therese Wiser 815.529.7504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlene Bremer 847.431.4009 email@example.com
Janet Balboa 815.219.8492 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Egger 815.451.6630
Linda Cannizzo 815.353.1664 email@example.com
Tamara McMillan 815.347.6730 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Williamson 224.245.7537 email@example.com
Creative Arts, Inc. nonprofit art studio is located in a charming "arts cottage" at 400 Highland Ave, Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The studio is directly behind the Dole Mansion, on the grounds of the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park; just minutes from South Elementary School and Lundahl Middle School.
our COVID precautions
Face masks are required inside the studio at all times.
Workspaces are spaced 6 feet apart on the main floor. In the second floor classrooms, plexiglass dividers are used when a 6 foot distance is not possible. Siblings or students in the same "social bubble" are permitted to sit together.
Surfaces and high-touch areas such as doorknobs and faucets are cleaned and disinfected both before and after classes.
Students receive a personal art kit for their use at the studio, so supplies are not shared.
Online Zoom classes are available for students who prefer to take classes from home.
Complete our online registration form or register in person at Creative Arts, Inc, 400 Highland Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
Attendance & Make-up Classes
Please call or email if you will not be able to come to class. Make-up classes are generally available, but contact the instructor for details. Class credit must be redeemed within one year of the original class date.
Some classes allow drop-ins for $16/class. Please contact instructor at least 24 hours in advance.
DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS NO DROP-INS PERMITTED.
Classes may be cancelled due to weather or other factors. Notice will be posted on this website, on our Facebook page or call 815.219.9243. We are not affiliated with School District 47 or 155 and do not follow their calendar or cancellations.