build community. make art.
Creative Arts Inc. nonprofit art studio offers art classes for ages 4 to adult, as well as art camps and community events. Over 40 weekly classes offered in drawing, painting, sculpting, crochet, sewing, stained glass, digital art, and more. Art camps offered during school breaks.
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.
Creative Arts is a 501(c)3 arts organization
Annual art class scholarships sponsored by the Crystal Lake Lions Club are available and awarded to students having strong artistic motivation and financial needs. Scholarships run year-round.
Pat Click Scholarship - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Financial Need Scholarship Application (PDF)
Brian "Wheels" Melhorn
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.
Organization Bylaws available on request
/Conflict of Interest Policy
All classes are taught by qualified, professional artists and art educators.
Find your artistic match from a variety of experienced art instructors with teaching styles ranging from step-by-step instruction, art demos with student choice, or open studio with instructor assistance as needed.
Creative Arts studio
400 Highland Ave, Crystal Lake, IL, on the beautiful grounds of The Dole
Creative Arts studio
127 E. Calhoun St., Woodstock, IL, located just off The Square
Creative Arts Inc. is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.
Complete our online registration form or register in person at Creative Arts, Inc, 400 Highland Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
Attendance & Make-up Classes
DO NOT COME TO CLASS IF YOU ARE SICK. Please call or email the instructor if you will not be able to come to class. Make up classes or class credit are available when you need to miss a class; contact the instructor for details.
Please note: Make up classes or class credit must be completed with original instructor; credits are not transferable to another instructor's class.
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.
Weekly art classes will pause for one week for Spring Break and Fall Break, and two weeks for Winter Break. Weekly art classes continue through summer. See specific dates on current art class schedule.
Art camps and special events will typically take place during school breaks, such as Spring Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, and summer break June-August. See our Camps page.