Mini Courses Schedule

Winter 2018 MINI COURSES

Early Registration: November 24 - January 7

Regular Registration: January 8 - January 19

Late Registration: January 20 - 24 hours before first class session

All classes are open to the public. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the first meeting of a course. Students must be 15 years or older, unless otherwise specified. Parking is FREE after 4:00 PM 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 cancelled, 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! All courses require six registrants to run.


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 Winter 2018 Classes by Day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

 Exploring Watercolor Painting

Ceramics Sculpture

Baking Fundamentals

Digital Video Editing

Beginning Arabic Part 1

Beginning Arabic Part 2

Cherokee Language Learners

Introduction to French

Nighttime Yoga

The Art of Public Speaking

Beginning Guitar

Intermediate Guitar

Sketchbook I: Graphite and Charcoal Drawing

Sketchbook II: Mixed Medium

Beginning Knitting: Make a Scarf

Intermediate Knitting: Make a Hat

Beginning Ceramics Section 1

Intermediate Ceramics Section 1

Latin Ballroom Dance

Wine Appreciation Section A


Introduction to Graphic Design

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Billiards for Beginners: Pool School

Costume Design

Beginning Ceramics Section 2

Intermediate Ceramics Section 2

Cake Decorating 101

English as a Second Language

Yang Style Tai Chi Quan

Stage Makeup

Belly Dancing

Hip Hop Dance

Wine Appreciation Section B

Wine O'Clock

Vinyasa Yoga

Acting and Character Creation

American Sign Language