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#23025 OVER-THE-TOP PUMPKIN CARVING for adults

Both men and women will have fun carving their own Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween. Learn special “subtractive” relief techniques that will have you carving like a professional. Carve a pumpkin that is the envy of your neighborhood or workplace. Cost includes a pumpkin to carve, snacks and beverage

7:00 - 9:00 pm | TH
October 25, 2018
FEE: $15 / adult Must be 21 or older to attend

 

#23026 FAMILY NIGHT PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY

WHY make a mess in your home carving jack-o-lanterns, when you can come to the Smith Studio and make the mess here. We want this special afternoon to include fathers and/or mothers with their children. The cost includes a pumpkin to carve, child safe tools, and snacks for everyone. Bring your children in for a Sunday afternoon of family fun, pumpkin carving and Halloween festivites.

2:00 - 4:00  pm | SU
October 28, 2018
FEE: $15 / SPOT Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent/adult

1 A “Spot” is a pumpkin. If your child is carving a pumpkin and you are there to assist (and have fun), that would be one spot. If you wish to carve your own pumpkin alongside your child that would be two spots. A second child would be an additional spot. (Max. 12 spots)

 

#23023 PAINTING ON CANVAS

Children will have the opportunity to explore new ways to capture an image on stretched canvas, as they learn about various painting styles from Realism through Abstract Expressionism. They will also discover that a paintbrush is not the only tool they can use to express themselves, as they are given the opportunity to use a variety of found objects with which to paint.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
September 15, 2018
FEE: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th

 

#23024 Design Your Own “HALLOWEEN” OR “DAY OF THE DEAD” MASK

Learn the cultural difference between “Halloween” and “Day of the Dead” and how it affects the appearance of your mask. Children will start with a white paper mache mask and transform it into a mask that defines a character and inspires them. New painting and sculptural techniques will be introduced as children learn to expand their ideas into a true art form. During each 2-hour art class children will have time to learn more about a variety of art mediums, techniques, art styles and cultural traditions.

1:00 - 3:00 pm | SA
September 29, 2018
FEE: $15 / child
GRADES: 1st - 6th

 

#23029 THANKSGIVING WEEK ART CAMP

Smith Studio is offering an All Day Art Camp with challenging, unusual and excitong art activies. Sign up only for the days you want. Each day will focus on a major art concept and activity, and include a short movie about an important artist, smaller 2-D and 3-D art projects, educational games, and a morning and afternoon snack. Children must bring bag lunch.

9:00 am - 4:30 pm | M - TU
November 19 - 20, 2018 (2-day art camp)
FEE: $65 per day / student or $110 Full Camp / Student ($20 savings!)
GRADES: 1st – 6th

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH Construct a 3-dimensional sculpture using recycled materials, paper maché and craft items. Children will start by making their sculpture’s “armature” (a skeleton) and have time to explore a variety of sculptural techniques. As the day progresses, each child will be encouraged to develop and expand their initial idea in depth.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH Create a large-scale dimensional painting by creating an initial image and then expanding the artwork’s boundaries by altering it . . . cutting it up and reorganizing it. Participants will enhance the visual impact of their painting by adding additional elements. At the Smith Studio we are fortunate to have the space, materials and time to guide students through this innovative artistic endeavor.

 


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 18

Gym Closed for PARKTOBERFEST

The Gym, Walking Track & Racquetball Courts are CLOSED for the Annual Geneseo Park District Foundation Parktoberfest starting 8am October 18th until Noon on October 21st. The Gym, Walking Track & Racquetball Courts will reopen Noon on Sunday October 21st.

October 21

Gym Closed

The Gym, Walking Track & Racquetball Courts are CLOSED for the Annual Geneseo Park District Foundation Parktoberfest starting 8am October 18th until Noon on October 21st. The Gym, Walking Track & Racquetball Courts will reopen Noon on Sunday October 21st.

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