Special Interest

  • Please note the registration deadlines for programs below. 
  • Please register early or the class may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. 
  • Information printed in the brochure may change. 


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art classYoung Picassos
Discover your inner artist through the creations of a wonderful piece of art using mixed media, watercolors, pencils,
crayons, charcoal and India ink! All supplies included except an all-purpose art pad purchased by the participant.
Patricia Moore instructs the class. Registration deadline: one week prior to the class.

Ages 5-15    $35   4 weeks
Village Hall, Employee Lounge
14005-01   Sa   2-3:30 pm       Jan 6-Jan 27  - Cancelled
14005-02   Sa   2-3:30 pm       May 5-May 26

14005-03   W   6-7:30 pm        Mar 7-Mar 28
14005-04   W   6-7:30 pm        May 9-May 30


Pizza, Punch and Fun with Art
We provide the art supplies and pizza; you bring your favorite beverage to share. Children from all artistic
backgrounds are invited and will learn to make creations of their own guided by local artist Patricia Moore.
Registration deadline: one week prior to the class.  

Ages 5-15    $15  1 session 
Village Hall, Lower Level, Rooms 1 & 2
14016-01   F   6-7:30 pm    *Apr 20  

*April 20 - Draw and color dinosaurs or dragons and put them in a jungle, a castle or even your own backyard!  

Ages 5-15    $15  1 session    
Village Hall, Lower Level, Rooms 1 & 2
14016-02   F   6-7:30 pm   *May 11  

*May 11 - Decorate a wonderful box with collage materials. Draw, color and cut out and glue pictures, 
beads, butterflies and more.


Toast And Tint
Toast and Tint is a carefree, easy and FUN art party! Not artistic? Don't worry! Local artist Patricia Moore will guide you step by step to recreate the featured project of the night. Grab your friends, family or coworkers and make it an evening of art and camaraderie. This class is open to adults of all skill level, no experience necessary, and at the end of the night, you'll be able to leave with a unique piece of art created by your own hand. Patricia Moore instructs the class. We provide all the materials. This class is BYOB, so grab a bottle of wine and a snack on your way over!  Registration deadline: one week prior to the class.

Ages 21 & Older   $35    1 session    
Dining on the Green, 349 Main St., Park Forest, IL
12101-01   F   7-9:30 pm   Feb 9  Class is Cancelled - February 9th project will be available on March 9th class.  

February 9 - Use acrylic paint to create a wonderful warm beach and ocean scene in the middle of winter and
have your own mini vacation for the night.

Ages 21 & Older   $35    1 session    
Dining on the Green, 349 Main St., Park Forest, IL
12101-02  F   7-9:30 pm    *Mar 23 (New Date)

*March 23 - Two projects will be available to choose from:

Project 1:  Use acrylic paint and add shapes to a paper mache mask. We will utilize many types of objects such
as sequins, feathers beads and more.  

Project 2:  Use acrylic paint to create a wonderful warm beach and ocean scene in the middle of winter and
have your own mini vacation for the night.


Sip & Paint
Sip & Paint, easy and FUN art party! Not artistic? Don't worry! Local artist Patricia Moore will guide you step by step to recreate the featured painting of the night. Grab your friends, family or coworkers and make it an evening of art and camaraderie. We provide all the materials, along with snacks. 

Wine, cheese and crackers will be provided but remember, this class is BYOB, so grab your favorite bottle of wine on your way over if you'd like! This class is open to adults of all skill level, no experience necessary, and at the end of the night, you'll be able to leave with a unique piece of art created by your own hand. Patricia Moore instructs the class. Registration Deadline:  May 11, 2018. 

Mask ReducedMay 18, 2018 Project:  Use acrylic paint and add shapes to a paper mache mask. We will utilize many types of objects such as sequins, feathers beads and more.

Ages 21 & Older       $35        1 session    
Dining on the Green, 349 Main St., Park Forest, IL
12101-03    F     6:30-9 pm    May 18

Birding By Sight and Sound
Learn simple ways to identify and observe birds and their behavior using binoculars, field guides and birdcall tapes.
This interactive class led by local naturalist April Richards will involve worksheets, games and more. Each participant
will take home Peterson's Guide to Birds so they can continue what they learned wherever they go!
Registration deadline: January 22. 

Ages 6-10    $20   1 session
Wetlands Discovery Center, 30 N. Orchard
14014-01   Sa   1-3 pm   Jan 27

Soils Hike
Is all soil created equal? Do we find different mineral layers in different places? Come see, smell and feel for the answers to these questions. Learn how soil fuels and supports every form of life in the wetlands through a variety of hands on activities. Each participant will also take home posters and their very own plant that they can take care of and watch it grow. This class is led by local naturalist April Richards. Registration deadline: April 23. 

Ages 6-10    $15   1 session
Wetlands Discovery Center, 30 N. Orchard
14015-01   Sa   10 am-12 pm   Apr 28

Blues Kids Harmonica Class
Learn basic harmonica techniques such as playing within the 12 bar blues progression and more. No musical experience is required. Bring a C diatonic harmonica and a desire to learn to play the blues! Clement Bashir instructs the class.

Ages 7-14     $70    8 weeks
Village Hall, Recreation & Parks Conference Rm
12000-01   M   6-7 pm Jan 8-Feb 26  
12000-02   M   6-7 pm Mar 5-Apr 23  
12000-03   M   6-7 pm Apr 30-June 18

Beginning Blues Harmonica
Learn basic harmonica techniques. Learn to play clear single notes, tongue blocking, and play within the 12 bar blues progression. We will also cover bending notes, octaves and more. No musical experience is required. Bring a C diatonic harmonica, a desire to play the blues and your ears. Clement Bashir instructs the class. Private lessons available upon request.

Ages 15 & older   $80   8 weeks
Village Hall, Recreation & Parks Conference Rm
12100-01   W   7-8 pm   Jan 10-Feb 28  
12100-02   W   7-8 pm   Mar 7-Apr 25
12100-03   W   7-8 pm   May 2-June 20



 Additional Links: 

CPR & Safe Babysitter's Training and Certification Classes

Park Forest Community Gardens

Park Forest Library

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Tall Gras Arts Association

Teen Zone