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ART CLASSES

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#23027THANKSGIVING BREAK 2-DAY ART CAMP

THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING THERE IS NO SCHOOL! We are offering an educational opportunity for your child to be out of the house on Monday and Tuesday. Children bring their lunch and enjoy a day of challenging, unusual and exciting art projects and friendship. We supply a morning and afternoon snack. Also, we have extended hours for those who need it, at no additional cost.

Thanksgiving Break All Day Art Camp will feature a comprehensive puppetry program that spans both days. Each day will also include using various art materials to create additional 2-D and 3-D art projects, watching a short movie about an important artist, playing educational art games and MUCH MORE!

PUPPETRY CLASS DETAILS
The art of puppetry is not made to just look at . . . Puppets are made to perform!
Our featured 2-day puppet program will start on Monday with everyone creating a special hand puppet made with a sculptured paper mâché head and cloth body. On Tuesday everyone will work to finish their puppet. Then the class will be divided into small teams, in which participants will work together to combine their talents in developing a short impromptu puppet play. Parents will be invited to come in to see our dramatic plays at the end of the afternoon.

9:00 am - 4:30 pm | M - TU
DATE: 2 Day Camp; November 25 & 26, 2019
FEES: $120 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th


#13023 PAPER FOUNTAIN

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.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATES: Saturday August 10, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th

#23023  LARGE HORIZONTAL PAINTING

This class will help your children expand their understanding of what a painting might look like when you drastically alter the size and dimensions of the paper. Participants will explore new composition ideas as they have fun painting “LARGE”. They will learn alternative techniques to apply paint in a more efficient and creative way.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATE: September 14, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th

#23024  CARTOONING A STORYBOOK

There are many different ways to develop a cartoon character that does not rely solely on your drawing skills. Our participants will develop a unique cartoon character using torn paper and their imagination. Everyone will then be encouraged to combine his or her language arts storytelling skills and visual art skills to create a storybook featuring their cartoon character.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATE: September 28, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th

#23025  PAINTING ON A SQUARE CANVAS

Children will be introduced to new ideas in “image based” and abstract concepts as they develop their paintings. Participants will also learn more about alternative non-paintbrush painting techniques that will enhance their understanding of a painting’s development.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATE: October 19, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th

#23026  CLAY “CRITTER CHARACTER”

This is the first time we are offering this art project as a children’s class, that was originally created for a private family event. Each student will be supplied with a basic two-legged armature that they will develop into their own unique “Critter Character”. Using an air-dried clay, and other craft media, each participant will develop a critter of their own design which will have a background story that distinguishes and dramatizes their sculpture.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATE: November 9, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6


ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY/AT

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. 

www.SmithStudioGeneseo.com

Upcoming Events

October 23

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

8:30 am - Noon on Wednesdays & Fridays
September 4 - December 20, 2019*
FREE Members / General Admission Non-Members
*No registration required. No play group held November 27 & 29, 2019

October 25

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

8:30 am - Noon on Wednesdays & Fridays
September 4 - December 20, 2019*
FREE Members / General Admission Non-Members
*No registration required. No play group held November 27 & 29, 2019

October 26

SPOOK-TACULAR ROLLERSKATING

Wear your best costume for a spooktacular evening of Roller-skating. Prizes given out for best costumes. Bring your own or rent skates from The Center. No pre-registration required.

5:30 - 6:45 pm | AGES: 3rd Grade & under
7:00 - 9:00 pm | AGES: All Ages
Skate Rental: $3.00 Limited skates and sizes available

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