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4 Fun Filled Days of creative art activities and friendship. Sign up for only one day and/or days that your child wants. Participants bring a lunch and enjoy a day of challenging, unusual and exciting art projects, both inside and outside as weather permits. There will be no art camp on Friday. We have extended hours for those who need it, at no additional cost. Sign up for only one day and/or days that you want. Each day this Camp has a theme for those parents-children looking for something unique.
Note: Some of our activities take us outside as the spring weather permits. We may have to change certain planned activities, such as drawing in the City Park, depending on which day has the best weather prediction. We cannot know this more than a few days in advance.

9:00 - 4:30 pm | M - TH
GRADES: 1st - 6th
DATES: March 25 - 28, 2019 4-day camp
FEE: $65 per day / student or $220 Full Camp/Student ($40 savings!)

MONDAY Art and the World Around Us
TUESDAY Art and Science
WEDNESDAY Art and Math
THURSDAY Art and the Third Dimension


With Chinese New Year approaching 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.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATES: January 26, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th


Your children will have a fun afternoon designing one-of-a-kind Valentine cards. They will discover endless possibilities, when they learn to combine printmaking and paper folding techniques to create special cards. They will explore the field of engineering as they learn to create pop-up cards.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATES: February 9, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th


Our young artists will be challenged to paint with a “paste” watercolor on professional grade papers, while they create a variety of watercolor images. Experimenting with art techniques such as washes, blending, resists and layering will expand our student’s painting knowledge. Strengthening their ability to express themselves in their artwork.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATES: February 23, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th


Your children will love creating a three-dimensional animal habitat. Combining origami paper folding techniques and air-dried clay, participants will see their own imaginary environment develop in all its’ spring glory. Inspiration flows as an Easter rabbit habitat, imaginary creature’s cave or elfin garden come to life.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATES: April 13, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th


Our younger participants have never had the opportunity to create this unique and personal artwork. Students will be guided through design concepts that will help them plan, and then build a totem stick that describes who they are, what is important to them and what they believe to be significant in their world. These sculptures end up telling a story that is both personal and artistic.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATES: April 27, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th


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

February 16

Rollerskating at The Center

5:30 - 6:45 pm | AGES: 3rd Grade & under
7:00 - 9:00 pm | AGES: All Ages
March 16th Rollerskating is FREE. Learn more about the FREE St. Patrick's Day Skate

February 17


Gym is CLOSED 5:00 - 8:00 pm Sundays January 20 - March 31, 2019 (excludes February 3rd) for Men's Basketball League. Racquetball Courts & Walking Track will remain open.

February 18

FREE Special Day Jumps

Come jump in the Bounce House at The Center's on your day off!
9:30 - 10:00 am | 4 yrs & under
10:00 am - Noon | All Ages

All Upcoming Events