ARTica Studios is here to serve you.
Get creative in the Norris Underground.
- Fall Hours:
- September 13th - 16th 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- September 17th: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Norris at Night)
- Closed September 18th - 19th
- September 20th - 24th: 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Closed September 25th - 26th
- September 27th - October 10th:
- Monday - Thursday: 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Friday - Sunday: 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- October 11th - end of quarter: TBA
Purchase Online Ahead of Your Visit!
ARTica now has an online menu available where you can order and pay ahead of a contactless pick-up. Orders can be picked up any time during ARTica's operating hours. To order any of the following items for pickup, click here.
You can order the following:
- Bisque Pottery Projects to go!
- $3 Spring Tea Time Mugs
- $5 Pottery Sale
- Wood Slice Painting Kits
- Acrylic Canvas Painting Kits
Note- If an order is completed before 5:00pm it will be ready for pick-up within an hour, otherwise the order will be ready at 12:30pm the next day we are open.
NO DELIVERIES OR SHIPPING ON ONLINE PURCHASING. Just come by ARTica for a safe and easy contactless pick up.
ARTica's goal is to provide great service while keeping you safe.
- All State and University Health and Safety guidelines are followed.
- Mask is required, Wash/sanitize hands prior to receiving supplies for activities.
- Social distancing is mandatory.
- Capacity for in area activity is 9.
- We encourage you to use the Plan to Visit Sign up Form.
15 Memberships are available for qualified ceramicists for Fall 2021.
Email email@example.com if you are interested in a Fall Membership. Memberships require special approval.Approved Memberships can be purchased starting Monday September 13.
Opportunity to purchase Fall Membership ends Thursday, September 30.
Members may start working in the Studio Monday, September 20th
Last Day for Fall members to work in the studio is Friday, December 10th.
- NU Students (currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate): $155
- Non-NU students: $167
- Membership includes:
- 25 lbs of white or brown clay
- Use of tools and other equipment
- Locker and shelf space
- Glazes and Firing
- Extended Hours by appointment
- Opportunity to sell work on consignment
- Currently, membership only applies to in-studio use. Exceptions are made by the Ceramic Technician.
Darkroom Membership- Daily Use Purchase only!
Darkroom users must email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the use of the space. You will receive an approval email to use the darkroom.
- You must reach out and receive approval before using the Darkroom
- You must know the basics of black and white film and print processing
- You will be contacted for a brief exam
- Chemicals for film and paper processing
- Equipment for film development
- Equipment for paper development
Darkroom per visit (2-4 hours) cost: $20
Once approved, use the Plan to Visit Sign up Form.
Only 1 user allowed at a time in the Darkroom.
- (847) 491-2344
- General Studio Inquiries
- Ceramics Studio Inquiries
Learn about free events, promotions, and more by following us on:
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Reserve activities and group events at ARTica!
GROUP RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please email email@example.com with any questions about events.
|Banner and Paints||$22.00|
|String & Grommets||$2.00|
|Rock Painting Supplies||$85.00|
|Paint by Norris (canvas, brushes, paint)||$15.00|
|Canvas Paint Project: 8x10||$7.00|
|Canvas Paint Project: 11x14||$12.00|
|Canvas Paint Project: 16x20||$20.00|
|Small Projects Paint||$3.00|
|Craft Paper||$0.50 per foot|
|Construction Paper||$0.25 per sheet|
|Posterboard||$1.25 per sheet|
|Cardstock||$0.10 per sheet|
|Bisque Projects (includes bisque, glazes, and firing)||$5.00-20.00|
|Bisque Group Projects (7+ people)||$25.00 set-up fee + cost of each bisque item|
|Custom Button Making (for 1 button)||$1.00|
|Custom Button Making (for 3 buttons)||$2.00|
|Hot Laminator||$2.00 / foot|
|Cold Laminator||$1.00 / foot|
|Binding (any size)||$1.00|
|Tape, Glue and Scissors (in studio)||FREE|
$155.00 /Non-NU (unavailable)
Includes FREE locker space and 25lbs clay. Must attend membership certification meeting. Good through March 7th.
|Ceramics 3-Day Membership (unavailable)||
|Includes FREE locker space and 5lbs clay. (Additional clay is $2.50 /1 pound or $45.00 for 25 pounds).|
|Darkroom Photography Quarterly Membership (unavailable)||
|Must pass membership quiz.|
|Darkroom Photography 1-Day Membership||
$25.00 /Non-NU (unavailable)
|Must pass membership quiz.|
In-studio: $5.00 /day
Outside studio rental: $15 /day
Sewing skills required.
|Studio Group Usage Fee (unavailable)||$25.00 per day||Usage fee includes free use of markers, crayons, tape, glue, pencils, ruler, tarp and clean up supplies. Reserve the space here.|
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