Mini Courses Schedule


Early Registration: February 19 - April 6

Regular Registration: April 6 - April 15

Late Registration: April 16 - 24 hours before 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
  • 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 Spring 2018 Classes by Day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

Baking Fundamentals

Beginning Ceramics Section A

Beginning Guitar

Ceramic Sculpture

Cherokee Language Learners

Digital Video Editing

Exploring Watercolor Monotype

Intermediate Guitar

Latin Ballroom Basics

Nighttime Yoga

The Art of Public Speaking

Beginning Ceramics Section B

Beginning Knitting: Knit a Striped Scarf!

Billiards for Beginners: Pool School

Hip Hop Dance

Intermediate Ceramics Section A

Intermediate Hip Hop Dance

Intro to Cartoon Storytelling

Intro to Graphic Design


Sketchbook I

Sketchbook II

Wine Appreciation Section A

Beginning Ceramics Section C

Cake Decorating 101

English as a Second Language

Intermediate Ceramics Section B

Intro to Adobe Photoshop

Stage Makeup

Yang Style Tai Chi Quan

Acting and Character Creation

American Sign Language Part 2

Beginning Arabic

Belly Dancing Dance Exercise

Conversational Spanish for Beginners

Spoken Word Workshop

Wine Appreciation Section B

Wine O'Clock

American Sign Language