Mini Courses Schedule


Early Registration: November 26 - December 24

Regular Registration: December 25 - January 20

Late Registration: January 21 - January 23 and ends 24 hours before the first class meeting.

*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
  • 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 Winter 2019 Classes by Day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Mini Workshops

Beginning Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing (Section A)

Beginning Guitar

Intermediate Guitar

Beginners Latin Dance

Digital Video Editing

Creative Monotype Printing in Watercolor and Ink

Nighttime Yoga

Beginners Hip Hop

Movement Mindfulness: Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Beginning Ceramics: On and Off the Wheel (Section A)

Beginners Smooth

Beginning Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing (Section B)

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Pocket Billiards for Beginners

Sketchbook I

Beginning Ceramics: On and Off the Wheel (Section B)

Wine Appreciation (Section A)

Sketchbook II


Intermediate Latin Dance

English as a Second Language (ESL)



Acting & Character Creation

Wine Appreciation (Section B)

Belly Dancing

Wine O'Clock


Learn to Knit Mini Workshop