As a Studio and Gallery
We believe the visual arts enrich everyone’s life.
We are a gathering place for anyone who believes in the creative process, whether you gain inspiration by enjoying the creative expression of others or exploring your own creative path.
We are a Studio . . . offering you the opportunity to Plan Your Own Art Class or Art Party for children, families and adults that fits your schedule and interest. In addition we also have regularly scheduled Thursday night art classes, along with a variety of art class events throughout the year. Our goal is for everyone to have a positive experience and Find Joy in the Journey!
We are a Gallery . . . featuring original artwork for sale by David Smith, owner/resident artist, and represent over 26 extraordinary 2-D and 3-D regional artists located throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. We continually are on the lookout for current, innovative artists, who may not normally show in the area, to invite into our gallery for two month solo exhibition in our upper gallery.
The Dinosaurs are here . . . Paintings by Nancy Staszak, on display and for sale June 1 – July 31
Have fun with friends and Family being creative
You Only Need 2 People
To Schedule Your Own
PRIVATE ART CLASS OR PARTY!
YOU PICK THE DAY,
TIME & ART ACTIVITY
Children’s Birthday Party
Family or Grandchildren Visiting
Friends Getting Together
Office or Team Building Party
2 hour Art Class/Party
All materials are included in the cost.
Plan your next Birthday Party
Children's Art Birthday Parties
Your child can choose from various age-appropriate art activities.
Party time is 2-hour, which allows plenty of time for the art activity and celebration with cake and presents.
Best part is we set up the party area, run the art activity, help you in anyway and clean up the mess!
Minimum age for children’s parties is first grade.
Cost: $15 / Child
All materials are included in the cost.MORE INFORMATION
2018 Thursday Night Cork and Canvas Art Classes
CORK & CANVAS
From 7:00 – 9:00
You must be over 21 to attend.
Have fun being creative, while socially interacting with others around you. We supply snacks to make the evening more enjoyable. $15/person
Next Cork & Canvas art class is June 21, "Painting with oil pastels and solvent."
Thursday Art Class for Teens & Adults
For Adults and Teens
From 7:00 – 9:00
You choose the art medium and venue you wish to explore. Expand your knowledge and skill level in a wide variety of art mediums.
Please check the schedule for the dates this class is offered, because it alternates with Thursday Night Cork & Canvas Art Classes.MORE INFORMATION
Welcome To Smith Studio And Gallery
Have fun exploring your own creative side . . . while being surrounded by original artwork by David Smith and the extraordinary artist we represent.
David Smith, owner and llinois licensed art teacher, teaches all the scheduled and private art class at Smith Studio and Gallery. For over 40 years David has taught at all levels, elementary though college. He has held workshops in India, Singapore and Australia for Very Special Arts an organization to help people with disabilities. David was recognized by the National Art Education Association as the 1994 “Illinois Art Educator of the Year”, the Illinois Art Education Association as the 2011 “Elementary Art Educator” and also in 2014 he was recognized as an IAEA Distinguished Member.
When you are downtown bring your children in for a short impromptu art outing. We always have paper, marker and crayons out for anyone who wants to have fun drawing, or you can relax in our upper gallery . . . enjoy the artwork on the walls, peruse through our books or play a game. During business hours Smith Studio and Gallery invites non-profit organizations to use our upper gallery area for meetings at no charge.