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Art Classes

ART CLASSES

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IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES…

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Only one parent/guardian accompany the participant.
  • Additional disinfecting measures will take place (tables, tools & surrounding common areas).
  • INSTRUCTOR: Smith Studio & Gallery

LOCATION: 124 South State St. | Geneseo IL
GRADES: 1st - 6th


CLAY BEASTIES #23023

A special armature (frame) is provided to each participant as they are challenged to create a unique and imaginary animal.  These “beasties” stand on two legs and one of the first challenges for each child is to decide which end of the armature is the head …because the head and the hind-side do not look the same.  A colorful air-dried clay is used in this fun art activity, so all creations go home on the same day.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
September 25, 2021 ($15 / child)

 

ROBOTS FROM SPACE #23024

Building a 2-D collage is a fun and creative way to explore ideas while also experimenting with composition and design. Our young participants will use a variety of colorful construction paper, textured paper, metallic tape and small objects to depict their robots enjoying a chilly October day.  Everyone will be challenged to create a science fiction art piece that tells a story.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
October 9, 2021 ($15 / child)

 

PUPPET MONSTERS #23025

At the Smith Studio a very popular event has been our special “Origami Puppet” creations.  This fun art activity is a sculptural art project that creates a unique character from the child’s own imagination.  They are functional! …as the character that is created can perform; which results in every child wanting to create more!  Being Halloween we assume that a lot of monsters might be made …a joy for us as this unique puppet form was invented at the Smith Studio.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
October 23, 2021 ($15 / child)

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK 2-DAY ART CAMP #23027

THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING THERE IS NO SCHOOL!  Thanksgiving Break All Day Art Camp will feature a comprehensive 3-D sculptural project that spans both days.
Monday Students will start by creating a real or imaginary animal and will be shown how they can create their own mini universe that magically appears inside a box when it is opened.
Tuesday Students will work to complete their animal & environment box.
Both Days will also include a variety of art activities using a wide array of materials, a short movie about an important artist, new 2-D drawing and painting techniques, educational art games and MUCH MORE!

Note: Children must bring their lunch. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Also, extended hours are available for those who need it, at no additional cost. Our top priority is to keep everyone safe, so we will be adhering to Illinois guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing.

9:00 am - 4:30 pm | M - TU
November 22 - 23, 2021 ($120 / child)

 

STRETCHED CANVAS PAINTING #23026

Children love coming into the Smith Studio when they can work at an artist’s easel and paint on a stretched canvas.  Students will be allowed to paint an image of their own choice, but fall landscapes will be a focus for the day.  Special brush techniques will be demonstrated, as well as methods for painting without a brush!  All canvases are dried and ready to go home with the children.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
November 13, 2021 ($15 / child)


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

September 29

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 24 & 26.

October 01

PARENT-LED PLAYGROUP

Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 24 & 26.

October 05

FREE SEMINAR & LUNCHEON - Living with Parkinson's

Join the Park District for a free seminar from Hammond-Henry Hospital while enjoying a free light luncheon provided by the Geneseo Park District Foundation.
Are you or a loved one having difficulty walking, swallowing, talking or performing tasks such as dressing & bathing due to Parkinson’s Disease? If so, this is the educational session for you. Register by September 28th.

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