Visual Arts Center

  • 847-625-9173
  • Artist studios, classrooms

IAC-color-logoThe Visual Arts Center is your home for professional art instruction for both youth and adults!

View current Visual Arts classes in the Cultural Arts section of the Waukegan Park District Program Guide. Be sure to look for location abbreviation VAC.

A variety of classes are held each session to meet all levels of experience. Art classes are held in one of two spaces: either the ArtStudio or the Gallery.

Classes offered throughout the year include:

  • Watercolors
  • Oil Painting
  • Nature Drawing
  • Exploring Your Creative Spirit
  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Figure Drawing
  • Art History
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Found Object Art
  • …and a variety of other classes and mediums!

Art studentStudio Space Rentals
Rent your own studio where you can create art as often as you like! Studio space is available for a yearly lease at the Visual Arts Center by contacting the Jack Benny Center’s Cultural Arts staff at 847-360-4740.

Directions to the Visual Arts Center
The Visual Arts Center is located at 533 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085. Entry to the Visual Arts Center is off Sherman Avenue (one block west of West Street). Students should enter the building by going south on Sherman Avenue to the first drive south of Grand Avenue. Follow the blue sign to locate the Visual Arts Center.



533 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085