The Log Cabin Center
After School Art for kids in grades first to eighth will be held on four Mondays, beginning Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park.
Instructor Heaven Newsom will have students work on a variety of arts and crafts including pottery, sculpture, painting and drawing.
Class fee is $40 with a $10 materials fee.
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Pottery on the Wheel will be held on five Mondays beginning Oct. 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructor Kendyl Arden will help participants learn the process of creating pottery on the potter’s wheel. Students will create a variety of pieces such as cups, bowls and pots. On the last day of class, students will paint their pieces with special glazes that will be fired in the kiln to create a shiny coating.
Class fee is $115 with a $30 materials fee.
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Stained-glass classes will be held on six Wednesdays beginning Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Instructor Harry Meneghini will help students create a beautiful stained-glass piece by learning the principles of glass design and color and the techniques of cutting and soldering, using both lead came and copper foil to join the pieces of glass. The group will start with simple projects and eventually design windows, pictures and lamps.
Class fee is $120. A list of supplies to be purchased will be distributed on the first day of class.
For more information, call (708) 361-3650.
Railroad History Month
An official proclamation signed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared October as Chicago Railroad History Month.
The month will be celebrated with the unveiling of a commemorative poster on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 12 p.m., at Union Station, 255 S. Canal St., hosted by the Blackhawk Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Poster artist Mitchell Markovitz will participate in the ceremony.
Chicago Railroad History Month celebrates both the past of railroading and the continued importance of railroads in the city’s economic life.