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 a wide range of scheduled and private art classes for children, families and adults. At Smith Studio and Gallery you only need 2 people to schedule your own private art class or party . . . you pick the day, time and art activity. Our goal is for everyone to have a positive experience. We begin by teaching you about the art medium you have chosen and encourage you to have fun learning more about the creative process. In the end our participants are amazed at what they have accomplished and leave with a smile on their face . . . a keepsake . . . and fond memories of time spent with friends and family.
We are a Gallery . . . featuring original artwork by David Smith, owner/resident artist, and represent over 20 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.
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 Art Class Schedule
Choose from 2 different Thursday art class venues that go from 7:00 – 9:00.
CORK & CANVAS
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 January 18, "Painting a Winter Landscape".
For Adults and Teens
You choose the art medium and venue you wish to explore. Expand your knowledge and skill level in a wide variety of art mediums. $10/person
2018 Art Classes for Children
Children's Art Classes
Saturday, February 3 – 17
From 1:00 – 2:30
For Grades 1st – 3rd
Working with paper mache and your imagination
BUILD A PUPPET
Tuseday, February 6 – 20
From 5:30 – 7:00
For Grades 4th – 6th
Express yourself as you create a
Art classes are 1-1/2 hours,
once a week for 3 weeks.
Cost: $45 / Student
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.