Mini Courses Schedule


Early Registration: August 27 - September 17

Regular Registration: September 18 - October 7

Late Registration: October 8 - October 12

*Please note that courses cannot be joined after the first class meeting.

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 p.m. 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
  • Over the Phone: Email Mini Courses at to set up an appointment to register over the phone.
  • In Person: Please visit the Norris Box Office (located at the Norris Center Desk, first floor) to register for your Mini Course.


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! 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 Fall 2018 Classes by Day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Mini Workshops

Beginners Hip Hop

Beginning Guitar

Intermediate Guitar

Beginners Latin Dance

Cherokee Language Learners

Exploring Yourself in Watercolor

Nighttime Yoga

Intermediate Latin Dance

Pocket Billiards for Beginners

Sketchbook I

Intro to Graphic Design

Wine Appreciation A

Sketchbook II

Beginning Ceramics Wheel Throwing


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Movement Mindfulness: Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Beginning Ceramics On and Off the Wheel

Beginners Smooth

Beginning Ceramics Sculpture and Handbuilding

Spanish Conversation for Beginners

American Sign Language (ASL)

Wine Appreciation B

Belly Dancing


One Day Darkroom Photo Art Workshop

Learn to Knit Mini Workshop