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Creating in the third dimension is important for artists of all ages. We will use paper mache, over an “armature” to build an unusually creative animal form. Imaginations will fly as our unique critters grow and take shape. Emphasis will be placed on creating a special personality that appears to be moving.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
DATES: Saturday June 22, 2019
FEES: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th


This FUN and CREATIVE class starts with a wooden spoon. Clay is added to form a face on the spoon’s back. With paper sculpturing techniques a body is added. All of this leads to a creative sculpture of a character that has a personality unique to the maker. These in-the-round sculptures usually become cherished keepsakes.

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


It is unusual, but not uncommon, for an artist to paint a frame that matches a painting. Examples of this can be found in the art galleries of Geneseo. On this Saturday students will have the opportunity to paint a creative image on a canvas board; but then a frame will be added and participants will be directed on the different ways in which a painted frame will support their original art concept.

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


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


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

July 01


The Geneseo Park District would like to invite you to a free light luncheon in the Dedrick Room to celebrate Independence Day. Plus stay and play cards following the luncheon. Space is limited to the first 50 guest to register. Please call or stop by the front desk of the Community Center to signup by Friday June 28th

July 12


Camp out under the stars at the Athletic Field
Gates open at 5:00pm at Athletic Field
FREE Admission thanks in part from the Geneseo Park District Foundation

Bring a tent, chairs & other outdoor camping supplies you may need and join the Geneseo Park District with this fun campout! Food and drinks for supper, games & music around a campfire will be provided. Plus join your friends for the Outdoor Summer Movie Series at dusk.

July 12

Outdoor Summer Movie Series

FRIDAY JULY 12, 2019
Bring a blanket or chairs to watch a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field.
Sponsored in part by the Geneseo Park District Foundation
No make up rain dates are scheduled. In case of inclement weather the Summer Movie Series will be shown at the Geneseo Community Center.

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