This weekend, my old + dear friend (and bridesmaid!) Cheri kidnapped me, and we headed out to Fine Line, a nonprofit creative arts center located in the Chicago suburbs. She'd given her boyfriend a day-long metal smith class for his birthday, and was shocked that I'd never been there, so we decided to pay it a visit.
We made an adventure out of exploring the grounds and various buildings. The center has all sorts of classrooms for different media, a supply and art shop, and a beautiful gallery. Artists from all over the world come here to teach (on a mostly volunteer basis - which is amazingly cool).
It was really wonderful to see a place so full of creativity and vision outside of the city; I almost felt like I was on an art retreat. We had such a fun day in all of our art-nerd glory, and now I'm hoping to take a workshop out there sometime this summer. I'm not sure what, but I'm thinking something unique that I've never tried.
Have you ever been to a little art center on the prairie, or a creative retreat away from the city?
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