Constructed in 1929 and designed by the renowned North Shore architect Edwin H. Clark, Stirling Hall is Lake Forest’s best kept secret. Stirling Hall houses a fully-equipped, professionally staffed art center with emphasis on ceramics. Classes for children and adults, ages 3 and up, are offered four times a year. Adult and children’s workshops are also offered throughout the year, as well as the ever-popular Twigs Summer Camp. The Art Center has seven spacious, natural light studios, sixteen pottery wheels, three computerized electric kilns, a 57-cubic-foot gas kiln, a clam shell raku kiln, an outdoor raku and pit fire area, a ventilated, professional-grade spray booth as well as our newest addition, an outdoor soda kiln.