Learn to Create

So all this art and music has you feeling inspired? We understand. Luckily, many of the live theater and music venues also offer educational programming. Several schools of music and dance also offer a variety of classes for all ages. Introduce your baby to a multi-sensorial musical experience. Join a bluegrass jam class. Finally learn to play guitar as an adult. The non-profit Friendly School of Folk Music ensures that more Berwynites and folks from surrounding communities learn to appreciate music and play an ever growing list of instruments. They also host free public events, like a monthly drum jam.

Multi-dimensional venue Wire also offers courses in music theory and composition as well as performance, production, and incredibly cool specialty classes for individuals and groups. Horse-Drawn Productions is known for operating a recording studio, offering lessons on instruments, and DJing and music production. Above & Beyond Music Store also offers classes for young musicians.

From affordable classes in dance to music to art to photography to sculpture to more, look to the North Berwyn Park District. This community-focused organization is beloved by Berwyn residents, and for good reason. Other options for creative movement and expression include Peggy Rose Academy of Dance and Acrobatics. Choose from dance classes like ballet, jazz, and tap or incorporate swing, Mexican Folkloric, Latin, or acrobatics. Chance to Dance works to bring affordable dance to more kids, including hip hop, jazz, and creative movement.

If arts and crafts is what moves you, Monstrochika creator Naomi Martinez is a teaching artist offering lessons on crocheting and other creations. You can also pick up some of her unique paintings, zines, and knit art.