Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., is throwing open its doors, offering free workshops and tours in advance of the school's slate of spring classes, which begin April 1 and May 6.

The open house runs from noon to 4 p.m. March 2. Kids activities will scheduled throughout the event, and adults can take advantage of hourly workshops including wheel throwing, screen printing and sewing.

The center's studios, classrooms and galleries will be open for self-guided tours, as will the new Lillstreet Loft, which is available for private rental.