• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Children Art Classes Grades 1–6


2017 Art Class Schedule
For Grades 1st thru 6th
Tuesday – Friday from 1:00-2:30
Cost: $60 / Student
(4 consecutive days, 1-1/2 hours per day)
All art materials are included in the cost.
Payment is due when you sign-up for the art class.

Click to download the 2017 Summer Children's Art Class Schedule

You can register for classes at either the Smith Studio and Gallery or the Geneseo Park District. We partner with the Geneseo Park District to bring you quality children’s art classes year round. Art class listings are available at the Smith Studio and Gallery, Geneseo Park District's Fall/Winter Activity Guide or on our websites. www.geneseoparkdistrict.org

 

TU – FRI  June 13 – 16 FROM 1:00 – 2:30  Geneseo Park Dist. #13020         
Grades 1 thru 3   PAINTING . . . Bugs and Other Monsters

Bugs can be amazing! Your child will start by creating a whimsical bug painting and then transform the painting into a 3-dimensional artwork. Students will learn how to expand on a simple idea, taking their painting into the realm of sculpture. Cost is $60 per student (4 consecutive days, 1-1/2 hours per day)

 

TU – FRI  June 20 – 23 FROM 1:00 – 2:30  Geneseo Park Dist. #13021         
Grades 4 thru 6   CREATING Your Own Cartoon Strip

Develop your love of cartooning into a humorous and exciting “Strip”. Learn traditional methods for creating a six-panel cartoon that describes a story. Special illustration techniques will become part of your cartooning abilities. Cost is $60 per student (4 consecutive days, 1-1/2 hours per day)

TU – FRI  June 27 – 30 FROM 1:00 – 2:30  Geneseo Park Dist. #13022         
Grades 1 thru 3   DRAWING . . . Machines, Robots And UFO’s

Students will expand their drawing skills, with a variety of media, while exploring new ways to draw machines, robots and UFO’s. What fun each student will have as they use their imagination to develop their unique ideas. Cost is $60 per student (4 consecutive days, 1-1/2 hours per day)

TU – FRI  July 11 – 14 FROM 1:00 – 2:30  Geneseo Park Dist. #13023         
Grades 4 thru 6   SCULPTING . . . a Bird On A Perch

Children will explore ways to sculpt their own unique and fanciful flying bird. Using paper mache, wire, feathers, cloth and other mixed media each student will be able to show the drama found in their own imagination. Each sculpted creation will end up “perched” as if ready to take flight. Cost is $60 per student (4 consecutive days, 1-1/2 hours per day)

TU – FRI  July 18 – 21 FROM 1:00 – 2:30  Geneseo Park Dist. #13024         
Grades 1 thru 3   ASSEMBLAGE . . . Gnomes, Elves & Goblins

We all know of the imaginary inhabitants of the forest that exist in fairy tales and folklore. Our younger students will be guided through steps to create a large format collage featuring their personal forest dwellers in their natural habitat. Cost is $60 per student (4 consecutive days, 1-1/2 hours per day)

TU – FRI  July 25 – 28 FROM 1:00 – 2:30  Geneseo Park Dist. #13024         
Grades 4 thru 6   PAINTING . . . Panoramic Landscapes

This painting class goes well beyond standard landscape as we explore panoramic images and vertical towering landscapes. We will be going outdoors, and to the City Park, for “plein air” painting as the weather might permit. Cost is $60 per student (4 consecutive days, 1-1/2 hours per day)

 

At the Smith Studio all art classes are taught by David Smith, an Illinois licensed art teacher.  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.   

Smith Studio and Gallery art class area is on the main gallery floor and is set up with a child height sink, a wide variety of art materials, and even a drinking fountain.
We offer a wide range of 2-D and 3-D art classes and supply all the art materials needed to complete any given art activity.  We keep our class size small (maximum of 12 students) to create a fun and safe environment in which the students can learn, explore and share their ideas and experiences with others. His goal is to encourage your children to have fun being creative and learning that the “ARTS” can enrich their lives. 

Smith Studio and Gallery has partnered with the Geneseo Park District to bring you quality children’s art classes year round. Current class listings are available at the Smith Studio and Gallery and in the Geneseo Park District's Activity Guide. You can register for classes at either the Smith Studio and Gallery or the Geneseo Park District. The cost is the same for park district members and non-park district members. Payment is due at registration.