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Yarn Painting #13020

The Huichol are an indigenous people of Mexico. They are well known for the vibrant beauty of their art and weavings. In this unique class we will look at Huichol yarn painting and then create our own unique image in yarn. Each participant will be encouraged to include personal symbols into their overall design.
Grades: 1 - 6

June 10 | SA
1:00 - 3:00 pm ($20 / child)


Painting Fireworks #13021

Painting an image of fireworks can be very difficult as it is an action image that depends on capturing explosive light. In this special class we will be painting on a canvas board and using different paint applications to capture an ethereal Fourth-of-July image. Finishing our paintings with a silhouette landscape will add to our artistic knowledge of art methods.
Grades: 1 - 6

June 24, 2023 | SA
1:00 - 3:00 pm ($20 / child)


Painted Dragons #13022

Our students will have the opportunity to create a three-dimensional painting depicting their own unique dragon. Each participant will paint a dragon portrait and add it to a larger canvas board to create a detailed mixed-media art piece. This class will challenge every child to think outside the box, when it comes to painting a picture.
Grades: 1 - 6

July 15, 2023 | SA
1:00 - 3:00 pm ($20 / child)


Cartooning a Storybook #13023

At the Smith Studio we have guided children in many different ways while they explore cartooning. This unique art project will help our participants to develop a storybook with cartoon characters of their own design. During this Saturday event each participant will be guided in combining their language arts story telling skills with their visual art skills.
Grades: 1 - 6

July 29, 2023 | SA
1:00 - 3:00 pm ($20 / child)


Building a Fountain #13024

In this unusual sculpture class participants will start with an origami foundation for their artwork. Then we will focus on exciting and creative ways to build a sculpture that has a flowing fountain like design with an imaginative spark of color. Our young artists will be mesmerized by the beautiful 3D line that is created by using special paper construction techniques.
Grades: 1 - 6

August 26, 2023 | SA
1:00 - 3:00 pm ($20 / child)



Smith Studio, Geneseo IL
124 South State Street | Geneseo, IL | (309) 945-5428

At the Smith Studio and Gallery we always have markers, paper and crayons for families to come in for an impromptu art outing. Come in and explore our Gallery and check out our wide range of art classes and community events for both children and adults.

Upcoming Events

June 08


This course will offer an overview, and begin the discussion on making healthy choices for mother and baby, techniques for managing body changes, self-screening, and safe exercise.

June 17


Join us for a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field.
Movies begin at Dusk.
FREE Admission & FREE Popcorn thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

June 23


Come out and have some fun at the John and Carla Edwards Aquatic Center! There will be one free popcorn and drink for each person. Other concessions will be available for purchase at regular price.
GRADES: 6th - 8th
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Foundation

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