Our art-based programs, workshops, and events for 65+ appeal to a wide variety of abilities and interests.
Hyde Park Art Center strives to develop a creative community in which everyone has a voice. We are committed to life-long learning through skill-based participatory art making classes and workshops. These offerings provide the 65 + community an opportunity to express themselves through the arts and/or as Artists.
Programs & Special Events
By opening up existing courses and creating special workshops and events, we cultivate a social aspect that encourages the 65+ age group to come in contact with new and interesting people and ideas. Enjoy our vibrant community by joining a class, workshop or event, and work with artists of every age and skill level to have a meaningful artistic experience.
Let's Talk About Art
Let’s Talk About Art: Focus on Dance
Join our Artful Aging Program for those 65+ in our first collaboration with Joffrey Ballet.We will explore the ballet Frankenstein, the critically acclaimed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece – a visceral, profoundly emotional tale of life, death, love and identity. We will explore how this new work is being staged by Joffrey Ballet and the Chicago premiere.
Join us for a 6-week program that will meet virtually for 1-hour each session. This will be a free program as we explore all things Frankenstein. As part of this program, the group will attend a performance, compliments of Joffrey Ballet.
WEDNESDAYS the 1-hour discussion sessions 1 – 2 p.m. (Virtual)
September 13, 2023
September 20, 2023
September 27, 2023
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 1 – 3 p.m. in-person viewing of the 1931 movie Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell.
Friday, October 13, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. at Lyric Opera House, Chicago – in-person
attend the actual performance, compliments of Joffrey Ballet’s Frankenstein.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – 1 – 2:30 p.m. in-person
Art Workshop where participants will create art inspired by Joffrey Ballet’s Frankenstein.
To Register use this link – https://form.jotform.com/232426022824145
The Zoom Link will be sent to all registered participants.