Mini Courses Schedule


Early Registration: August 21 - September 17

Regular Registration: September 18 - October 8

Late Registration: Begins October 9

All classes are open to the public. Students must register at least 24 hours prior to the first meeting of a course. Students must be 15 years or older, unless otherwise specified. Parking is FREE after 4:00pm Monday-Friday and all day on weekends. Information subject to change.
Email or call 847.467.7112 for more information.


  • Online: Norris Box Office Website
  • In person: Please visit the Norris Box Office (located at the Norris Center Desk, first floor).


If a course is canceled, participants will be notified prior to the first class and will receive a full refund. To ensure that a class meets minimum enrollment, be sure to register early!


Refunds, minus a $15.00 withdrawal fee, will only given for withdrawals made at least 1 business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be provided if a withdrawal is requested after that point. The Mini Courses Program does not issue full or partial refunds for lack of attendance or indifference to the course curriculum. Please refer to our policies page, and if you have questions, please contact the Mini Course office at


List of Fall 2017 Classes by Day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

Exploring Watercolor

Baking Fundamentals

Digital Video Editing

Intermediate Cherokee I

Intro to Guitar

Intermediate Guitar

Nighttime Yoga

Intro to B&W Darkroom

Sketchbook I

Sketchbook II

Latin Ballroom Dance

Wine Appreciation A

Intro to Digital Photography

Beginning Arabic

Beginning Spanish

Intermediate Spanish

Billiards: Pool School

Movement Mindfulness

Basics of Graphic Design

Introduction to Massage and Acupressure

Cake Decorating 101

English as a Second Language

Beginning Knitting

Wine Appreciation B

Wine O'Clock

Acting and Character Creation

Beginning Ceramics