• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Thursday Cork and Canvas Art Class


Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $15 / person 

Thursday Night Cork & Canvas Schedule Download PDF
 

We invite both men and women to join us for an evening of creative fun . . . experimenting with a wide variety of art media, while socially interact with others around you. We even supply refreshments and a little adult beverage to make the evening more enjoyable. GREAT for Girls Night Out or Date Night!

We begin by teaching you about the art medium we are featuring and encourage you to have fun learning more about the creative process. In the end our participants are amazed at what they have accomplished.
At Smith Studio and Gallery our goal is for everyone to have a positive experience.
 

This season we will be featuring a wide variety step-by-step painting and drawing classes featuring various materials and techniques. As we come closer to the date of an upcoming Cork & Canvas step-by-step art class we will create a special painting or drawing just for that evening. You will be able to view it on Facebook and in our store about a week before the scheduled art class.

Thursday Night, January 18 from 7:00 – 9:00
Painting on Canvas Step-by-Step Winter Landscape
Learn compositional techniques, as well as paint mixing and color theory. This is an opportunity for the beginning artist, as well as the person with more experience, to learn more about the media. At the Smith Studio and Gallery we pride ourselves on the friendship and learning that we offer with our classes. All events are taught by David Smith, an award winning art educator.   Cost: $15/person
 

Thursday Night, February 1 from 7:00 – 9:00
WATERCOLOR  FLORALS Step-by-Step Floral Painting
Learn special watercolor techniques for beginners and mature artists. On this step-by-step evening we will be using watercolor to create an especially “fluid” watercolor floral design. We will explore with wet-on-wet painting techniques, and learn more about with strong compositional techniques. Come and join us for this wonderfully inspiring evening of flowers to help you shake off those winter blues.  Cost: $15/person
 

Thursday Night, February 15 from 7:00 – 9:00
OIL PASTEL  LANDSCAPE Step-by-Step Floral Painting
This is a perfect evening for a post Valentine’s Day date. Oil Pastel is a fluid media, learn how this this soft material can be used in numerous ways. On this step-by-step evening we will be utilizing a “Pointillist” method while we create a winter sunset landscape. This method is particularly appropriate to create the shimmering light coming off the snow. Have fun being creative with oil pastels.  Cost: $15/person
 

The month of March there is no Thursday Night Cork & Canvas scheduled.

Thursday Night, April 5 from 7:00 – 9:00
PAINTING WITHOUT A BRUSH Step-by-Step Garden Landscape
Paint a garden landscape without using a brush! This special step-by-step class has been offered once before and it was received with GREAT praise for its creative “thinking outside the box of brushes”.  Join us for this unique opportunity as we create a garden scene to help us celebrate the arrival of spring. We will be painting on canvas with all sorts of unique and helpful tools . . . everything except a paintbrush!  Cost: $15/person
 

Thursday Night, April 19 from 7:00 – 9:00
OIL PASTELS WITH SOLVENT Step-by-Step Spring Landscape
Learn to paint with oil pastel. It is amazing how fluid an oil pastel can become as you learn to combine both drawing and painting skills into something unique and beautiful. We will guide you in a step-by-step manner through a remarkable landscape as you learn how these special techniques can mimic many other media. Develop new skill as you turn solid oil pastes into a fluid media, Truly Unique!  Cost: $15/person
 

Thursday Night, April 19 from 7:00 – 9:00
PAINTING ON CANVAS Step-by-Step Floral Design
Join us for an enjoyable step-by-step evening of painting. We will focus on an image of a beautiful spring flower arrangement that you can see coming out of your spring garden. While we develop our image on canvas you will learn about painting techniques, composition and color theory.Whether you are a beginning or mature artists, enjoy an evening of fun and friendship as we share in this creative moment.   Cost: $15/person
 

Thursday Night, May 17 from 7:00 – 9:00
METAL TOOLING Try Something New!
Learn how to “Tool” aluminum to create a sculptured image. Called a “bas-relief”, your imagery will be sculpted to rise above the flat surface of the “tooling metal”. You will use the imagery of your choice as we show you how to work the front and the back of the metal at the same time. Take a two-dimensional image and transform it into a three-dimensional art piece. Cost: $15/person

Also, we have Thursday Night  OPEN STUDIO  for Teens and Adults from 7:00-9:00
You choose the art medium and venue you wish to explore.
Have fun following your own creative path .  .  . expand your knowledge and skill level in a wide variety of art mediums. Also, learn about design principles that will help strengthen your artistic endeavors.

2018 Winter/Spring
THURSDAY NIGHT
From 7:00 – 9:00
Cork & Canvas
AND
Open Studio

SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 11     
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
Thursday, January 18    
Cork & Canvas
must be over 21
Painting a landscape.

Thursday, January 25     
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
Thursday, February 1    
Cork & Canvas
must be over 21
Painting a floral watercolor.

Thursday, February 8     
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
Thursday, February 15    
Cork & Canvas
must be over 21
Oil pastel landscape drawing.

Thursday, February 22     
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
The month of March there is
No Thursday Night Cork &
Canvas scheduled.

Thursday, March 22     
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
Thursday, April 5    
Cork & Canvas
must be over 21
Painting without a brush.

Thursday, April 12     
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
Thursday, April 19    
Cork & Canvas
must be over 21
Oil pastels and solvent.

Thursday, April 26     
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
Thursday, May 3    
Cork & Canvas
must be over 21
Painting a spring flowers.

Thursday, May 10    
Open Studio*
for Adults & Teens
Thursday, May 17    
Cork & Canvas
must be over 21
Metal tooling.

* Occasionally we need to cancel “Thursday Night Open Studio”, so you might want to call 309- 945-5428 or check facebook Smith Studio and Gallery to see if the schedule has changed.