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 is Life

Young Creatives
“All children are artists, the problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up…” Pablo Picasso. So, before you can become a
Jacob Lawrence or Picasso, you must first get comfortable with, and try different tools and mediums (the things we use to create art). That's how we awaken and release the Creative You inside. Meosha Thomas instructs the class.  Registration deadline one week prior to first class.

Drop-in Option: Fee $15 per class. Please call Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 before 5:00 p.m. on Friday to confirm that class is meeting.

Ages 5-18     $50    4 weeks
Village Hall, Employee Lounge
14016-05   Sa   11 am-2 pm   May 4-25

Adult Sip and Create


Adult Sip and Create
This event helps you embrace your inner artist so your true colors can show! No matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned Creative, this event will inspire you to open up, have fun, sip a little wine or beverage of your choice (BYOB), and enjoy adult conversation. You will leave feeling accomplished and with a new piece of art to hang on the wall, wineglass to display, or one of a kind candle to burn! The themes and participants change, so why not join us every month! Meosha Thomas instructs the class. Registration deadline one week prior to class date. 

Drop-in Option:  Fee $25 per class. Please call Recreation and Parks at 708-748-2005 before 5:00 pm on Thursday to confirm that class is meeting.

Ages 21 & Older     $25  1 session    
Village Hall, Employee Lounge
14108-05   F   7-10 pm   May 10


Senior Day Art Party 
Creative projects that engage all skill and ability levels. This is an opportunity to talk about your life and journey on canvas, paper, found objects, glass, molding clay, or wood, at your own pace. Have you always wanted to try your hand at one of those funny looking art projects? Now is the time to make that unique poetry book cover, interesting personalized gifts, or rage against the establishment... via Art, like you did in the sixties (or WHEN you were 60?), or like you’ve always wanted to. Meosha Thomas instructs the class. Registration deadline one week prior to first class. 

Drop-in Option: Fee $15 per class. Please call Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday to confirm that class is meeting. 

Ages 55 & Older    $50    4 weeks  
Village Hall, Lower Level - Rooms 1 & 2
14107-05   F   11 am-1 pm   May 3-24


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, Employee Lounge
12100-03 W   7-8 pm     May 1-June 19


       


SUMMER 2019 BROCHURE

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Mama's Birds Performing Arts
The Mamas Birds Performing Arts Youth Summer Program brought to you by SandyRedd, breakout contestant from NBC's hit show The Voice Season 15.  Going into its 9th consecutive year running, the Mama's Birds program continues to provide singing, dancing, acting, and songwriting lessons, (rappers welcome), stage presence coaching, vocal control, photo shoots, studio session, bio development, cash rewards, experienced instructors in the business and much more for ONLY $4 PER HOUR. BIG FINALE SHOWCASE included as well. Eight-week program with limited seating so REGISTER ASAP!! Payment Plan Available.

Payment Plan: A $30 deposit (per person) with the balance due by July 20, 2019. An additional $10 payment plan fee is due at registration. Online registration is not available for the payment plan option. Please register in-person at the Recreation & Parks Department.

Ages 7-18      $240     8 weeks
Village Hall, Lower Level - Rooms 1 & 2
24008-01    Tu, W, F    10 am-12:30 pm   June 11-Aug 2  

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. No class July 3. 

Ages 15 & older    $80    8 weeks
Village Hall, Recreation & Parks Conference Rm
22100-01 W   7-8 pm      June 26-Aug 21              
22100-02 W   7-8 pm      Aug 28-Oct 16  


Adult Sip and Create

Embrace your inner artist so your true colors can show! No matter if, you are a beginner or a seasoned Creative, this event will inspire you to open up, have fun, sip a little wine or beverage of your choice (BYOB), and enjoy adult conversation. You will leave feeling accomplished and with a new piece of art to hang on the wall, wineglass to display, or one of a kind candle to burn! The themes change, so why not join us every month! Meosha Thomas instructs the class. Registration deadline one week prior to class date. 

Drop-in Option: Fee $25 per class. Please call Recreation and Parks at 708-748-2005 before 5:00 pm on Thursday to confirm that class is meeting.

Ages 21 & Older     $25  1 session   
Village Hall, Employee Lounge
24108-01   F   7-10 pm   June 14
24108-02   F   7-10 pm   July 12
24108-03   F   7-10 pm   Sept 13


Young Creatives
“All children are artists, the problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up?” Pablo Picasso. So, before you can become a Jacob Lawrence or Picasso, you must first get comfortable with, and try different tools and mediums. That's how we awaken and release the Creative You inside. Meosha Thomas instructs the class.

Registration deadline one week prior to first class. Drop-in Option: Fee $15 per class. Please call Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 before 5:00 p.m. on Friday to confirm that class is meeting.

Ages 5-19    $40    4 weeks
Village Hall, Employee Lounge
24016-01  Sa   11 am-2 pm   June 8-29
24016-02  Sa   11 am-2 pm   July 6-27
24016-03  Sa   11 am-2 pm   Aug 3-24    



 Additional Links: 

Park Forest Community Gardens

Park Forest Library

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Tall Grass Arts Association

Teen Zone