Adult Programs (Age 18+)

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Adult Ceramics-Advanced with Natalie Steinmetz


Age 18+, Mondays, 11/2-12/14, 6-8 PM, Takiff Center/virtual, $236/260, 219716-03
Age 18+, Wednesday, 11/4-12/16, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, Takiff Center/virtual, $202/222, 219716-04

This course is designed for our continuing students with a minimum of two years of experience. This hybrid class allows students the choice of working in the studio or from home for the session. The instructor will teach from the studio while broadcasting the demonstrations live on Zoom. Students working from home will have materials and tools provided and have their work fired using a no-contact pickup and drop off system.

Students will build on their current skills and be encouraged to create more complex forms and develop a personal style. Individual instruction allows students to work on custom projects of their choice. No class 11/25. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.


The Artist's Studio with Cheryl Steiger


Age 18+, Thursdays, 11/5-12/17, 10 AM-12 PM, Virtual/Online , $204 /224 , 219737-02

Using photos, still life, and your imagination, work in the drawing or painting medium of your choice in this individualized online class. Individual instruction will be given on techniques. No class 11/26.

Botanical Drawing with Cheryl Steiger


Age 18+, Thursday, 11/5-12/17, 1-3 PM, Virtual/Online , $175 /193 , 219722-02

Develop strong drawing skills for botanical art. In this class, students will draw live plants and from photographs. In addition, they will learn how to enhance illustrations with colored pencils, pen, ink, and watercolor. No class 11/26.

Drawing for Everyone with Cheryl Steiger


Age 18+, Wednesdays, 11/4-12/16, 10 AM-12 PM, Virtual/Online , $175 /193 , 219721-02

Learn the fundamental skills of composition, proportion, values, and perspective in different techniques and mediums. Individual attention received at every skill level. 

Figure Drawing with Cheryl Steiger


Age 18+, Tuesdays, 11/3-12/15, 9-11:30 AM, Takiff Center , $242 /266 , 219720-02

In this introductory, in-person course, students will draw the human form from live models. Each class will include a gesture drawing and a longer pose. This class is great for beginning students or for those who would like to draw or paint a live model. Price includes model fee. If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Watercolor with Cheryl Steiger


Age 18+, Wednesdays, 11/4-12/16, 12:30-3 PM, Takiff Center , $204 /225 , 219733-02

Students will learn the basics and explore new methods for more advanced painters. This studio class offers individual instruction, with students progressing at their own pace.  If COVID restrictions change: class moved online, no refund issued.

Improvisation with Jill Stuck


Age 18+, Thursdays, 11/5-12/17, 7-8 PM, Takiff Center , $189 /208 , 219780-02

Join improv artist and instructor, Jill Stuck, for this fun-filled, one-hour class that promotes self-confidence, teamwork, and the power of “Yes, and!” No class 11/26. If COVID restrictions change, the class will be discontinued and a partial refund will be issued.

Winnetka Paddle

Platform/Paddle Tennis


Platform (or paddle) tennis is played outdoors in the fall, winter, and spring. It is great exercise, a social sport, and can be enjoyed by players of any age or ability.  Through an agreement with the Winnetka Park District, Glencoe residents receive resident rates at the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club (WPTC). For more information, please contact Colin Cross at, or call Winnetka Park District at (847) 501-2060 or visit

Glencoe Community Garden

Garden Educational Programs


The Glencoe Community Garden partners with the Glencoe Park District to provide free educational programs throughout the year. For more information, email or refer to the Garden’s website or Facebook page.  All events below will be located at the GCG located at 380 Old Green Bay Road, Glencoe, adjacent to the Green Bay Trail, unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change; for more up-to-date information, please contact the GCG or check the GCG’s Facebook page. Please adhere to the following guidelines: bring and wear a face covering, be aware of 6 foot social distancing, and stay home if you are not feeling well.

3rd Annual GCG Pumpkin Smashwith Community Volunteer Smashers FREE!


Sunday, November 1, 1-3 PM, Glencoe Community Garden

Don’t trash it, smash it! Bring your pumpkins to the Garden, smash ‘em, and compost them! GCG’s Pumpkin Smash will divert your pumpkins from landfill and are great for our soil. This event will be messy, so please wear closed-toe shoes, appropriate clothes and gloves too. If you or your group would like to participate, please email

Friends of the Green Bay Trail

Green Bay Trail Programs and Events


The Friends of the Green Bay Trail, in partnership with the Glencoe Park District and the Village of Glencoe, restores the Green Bay Trail to promote a healthy corridor for the enjoyment and well-being of individuals and surrounding communities. It offers community programs and trail events year-round. Detailed and updated information is available at

Winter Solstice – Light Up The Green Bay Trail CANCELED


Monday, December 21, 5 PM, Shelton Park


The Glencoe Park District is partnering with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail to celebrate the passing of the shortest day of the year with a Parade of Lights on the Trail. Decorate you and your family, dogs, strollers and wagons with lights and things that glow. No open candles or flames. A prize will be given for best lighting and trail treats. Severe weather cancels the parade. Event updates at

Fitness Classes

Seasonal Fitness Classes


A healthy mind and body starts with exercise! Glencoe Park District offers a variety of fitness classes each season - from favorites like yoga and pilates to the latest in fitness trends like rowing and paddleboard yoga. Start your fitness routine today or add in a new class or two to spice up your regular workout! Attendees must be 18 and older. To participate in Glencoe Park District fitness classes, patrons must register in advance. No drop-ins allowed.