FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


Where are you located?

The Art Center – Highland Park (TAC) is located at 1957 Sheridan Road, at the corner of Sheridan Road and Park Ave in Highland Park. We are accessible via public transit, the Union Pacific / North Line is approximately 3.5 blocks from TAC.

Where can I park?

TAC’s parking lot is directly north of the building, with all reserved TAC parking spaces along the north wall of the building. We do share a parking lot with our neighbor, the Highland Park Community House, so please be aware of where you park. Additional street parking is also located on Sheridan Road and Park Ave.

What are your hours?

Summer office and gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:00pm, and 9am – 4:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Is The Art Center – Highland Park accessible for people in wheelchairs?

TAC’s galleries and classrooms are fully accessible for wheelchair users and other visitors. An elevator located on the north entrance of the building provides accessibility to TAC’s downstairs classrooms and upstairs gallery spaces.

How can I register?

You may register for classes and workshops online, over the phone at 847.432.1888 or by stopping in TAC during regular office hours.

What do I need to bring to class?

All supply lists are located here. If there is no supply list for your class, the teacher likely hands it out on the first day of class. All supplies are included as part of the tuition for all children/teen classes.

Can I make up a class?

If you are unable to attend a class, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for a makeup with the instructor. Instructors are not required to hold makeups for individual students who missed a class.

I will miss some of the classes. Can I just pay for the ones I’m attending?

If a class has at least 5 students at the time of registration, you may prorate for three (3) classes maximum. Read our full policy here.

What if I need to drop out of a class?

Tuition is fully or partially refundable for all classes and workshops, minus a processing fee of $50, for each class or workshop according to the schedule outlined here. Students can also opt to receive a credit for future use. No refunds are issued after the start of the session, Monday, September 12, 2016.

Read our full policy on cancellations and dropped classes here.

Do you have a minimum for running a class? Or a class size limit?

For the most part, there need to be 5 students registered for a class to run. The majority of our classes do not have a size limit, however all ceramics classes are capped at 9 students due to space and the number of available wheels. In order to ensure your spot we encourage you to register early.

Do you cancel classes and workshops?

Classes and workshops are occasionally cancelled due to low enrollment. If you have registered for a class or workshop that has been cancelled you will receive an e-mail notification 3 days prior to the class. A full refund will be issued within 3 – 4 weeks.

Can I rent The Art Center for a private event?

Yes! TAC offers a beautiful space for large or intimate events including private parties, weddings, corporate events, or holiday affairs. For more information on renting the facility, please contact Jacqueline Chilow at 847.432.1888 x 2 or e-mail her. TAC also offers fabulous birthday parties for kids and adults. For more information on birthday parties, click here.