The Bridgeport Art Center hosts several tenants that offer various classes. Please contact them directly for questions concerning class schedules and fees. All prices and classes are subject to change and should be confirmed with the appropriate contacts below.

Chicago Ceramic Center

Try your hand at making something out of mud! Three hour Beginning Wheel Throwing classes are offered throughout the week.  Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and bowl forms, trimming, and adding handles. Additionally, students will learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques. No prior experience needed.

Course fee includes 25 pounds clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing. No additional costs. Open studios on Saturday are also included for currently enrolled students.
Wheel throwing classes starting at $315 for 8 weeks – $175 basic & $190 premium per month for independent study. Advanced classes, figurative, and Hand-building and other classes are available on the web site.

Visit their web site for a current schedule and to register for classes

Wet Paint – Wine & Paint Studio

Located within the Bridgeport Art Center, Wet Paint Chicago provides instructional art classes in a social setting.  Relax in a cool atmosphere with music and friends. They supply everything you need – paint, 16 × 20 canvas, brushes, and aprons.   Get your creative energy flowing by bringing your favorite beverage or libation – Wet Paint even has wine glasses ready for your enjoyment.  Never Painted before? No Problem.  They have talented artists ready to take you on a creative two hour journey. You will leave the session with your own original masterpiece.

Classes starting at $35 for 2 hours.  Kids and private parties available.

Visit their web site for a current schedule



Dancing Brush Creativity Workshops with Tamara Wasserman


First Session: $30

Call 773-802-2159 or visit  www.paperboatart.com

Sip & Sew Chicago

Discover the art of sewing in a beautiful fine-art studio. These classes are appropriate for beginner and intermediate students. We create a complete project in each class, so feel free to sign up for future classes too. All materials and sewing machine usage are included…plus two complimentary drinks! We learn to use the sewing machine, make basic seams, and creative finishing. This a fun way to be introduced into the world of sewing. This class is co-hosted by P. J. Stewart, STUDIO 3140-WET PAINTBRUSH.

Classes average $50 for a 3-hour session.

Sip and Sew Chicago/Tickets
Interested in a private Sip and Sew Chicago class for a birthday party or other special event?



Make Mine Art!

is a 3-hour art-making workshop held in a beautiful and inspiring gallery/workspace called
Studio 3140-Wet Paintbrush
Listen to your favorite tunes while sipping a beverage or bring a light snack and one of your own.
Relax and paint.
Release the artist in you.

Led by owner and teaching artist P. J. Stewart.
We supply the brushes, paints, aprons, and a 16″ x 20″ canvas.
Book your book club, your birthday party, or events for children.
Experience the greatest paint party ever!

Classes are $35 for a 3-hour session.
Visit www.wetpaintbrush.com for details.

Jeffrey Hirst Fine Art Studio

Artists Jeffrey Hirst and Helen Dannelly teach encaustic painting, ink painting onto Yupo (synthetic watercolor paper) and printmaking workshops throughout the year at Bridgeport Art Center. Independent studies are available as well for students wishing to pursue private instruction.

Classes starting at $120 for 4 hour sessions.