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One Strange Bird

One Strange Bird

Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois
(5 Reviews)

One Strange Bird is a storefront art studio featuring handmade gifts, local goods, and independently made items in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Featuring one of kind accessories, handmade gifts, all natural bath and body products, unique paper goods, home goods, and adorable craft supplies, the store appeals to a wide range of shoppers. Our welcoming art studio is the perfect place to express your creative side. We offer art classes and camps for kids, adults, teens, and families in our relaxed environment. Run by artist, Nicole Northway, One Strange Bird strives to provide an open and inviting creative space where everyone from total beginners to seasoned creative can create in our inspiring studio. Celebrate your next big event with one of our art parities! 

For Adults: 

Create during an art class in Chicago in our inspiring art studio led by Chicago's best artists. From casual BYOB painting classes to multi session classes, we have a class to suit your style and skill level. In our BYOB classes, learn new skills, meet new people, and surprise yourself with your newfound creativity. Just bring an open mind, some friends, and drinks. We have everything else you need for a noteworthy night out. Designed to be affordable and flexible, our art classes fit with your busy schedule. 

Looking for something more? Try out a new class in printmaking, mixed media, or jewelry! Want to go deeper into a subject, sign up for a multi-session class and delve into the details with one of our professional artists. You will leave your class with a body of artwork and the skills to keep it up at home.  

For Kids: 

One Strange Bird is a place for kid's art classes, kid's art summer camps, and creative kid's birthday parties! We offer fun art classes and art camps for kids taught by teaching professionals in painting, drawing, crafts, and more.  

One Strange Bird offers mixed age art classes for children ages four and up in a variety of mediums and themes, family art classes for all ages, classes for teens, and unique birthday party ideas.

Reviews of One Strange Bird

(5 Reviews)
Lettering Art


Attended: Lettering Art

This was the most disappointing "class" I have ever signed up for. When someone signs up for a class, it is expected that they will be given some direct instruction about what the class subject is. And from reading the description, I was excited because this is something I have wanted to learn how to do. Unfortunately, that was not how this "class" was run. There were a few sample lettering styles photo copied papers on the tables for us to share and look at. Then with all the pens and pencils that were on the tables, we were told to experiment and practice. Practice what? I've never done this before! People at the tables were looking up different lettering techniques on their phones and working together to try to figure out how to do them. I can do that at home by myself and save myself the $40 class fee and the 2 hour commute I had. The only direct instruction that was given was how to do a watercolor background which was not what the main focus of the class was supposed to be. I believe it was called lettering art for a reason. I'm sad to say, it was a very disappointing experience. I usually don't write reviews. . .good or bad. . . .but I felt compelled to comment on this so called class.

Mixed Media Painting & Collage


Attended: Mixed Media Painting & Collage

This was my 1st art class. It was easy and straightforward. Wish there were more types of periodicals to choose from and appliqués. The ambience was sedate. Thought it would be more social. In any case, I tried something new. I'd do it again.

Watercolor Painting

Samantha W.

Attended: Watercolor Painting

Great class! Would be interested in a multiple course class in watercolor

BYOB Painting


Attended: BYOB Painting

If you take this class just for enjoyment it's good. It seemed very quick and you don't learn any real technique.

Lettering Art

Melanie M.

Attended: Lettering Art

Melanie M. gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622
One Strange Bird
Wicker Park, West Side
2124 W Division St
Btwn N Leavitt St & N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Teachers at One Strange Bird

Amanda K. Smith