• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Thursday Night Adult Art Class


Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $15 / person
You must be over 21 to attend.
Thursday Adult Art Classes are usually the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month and are open to both men and women. Come out with your friends and enjoy an evening of fun being creative, while socially interacting with the other participants around you. . .We even have supply snacks to make the evening more enjoyable. It makes a great Date Night!

Experience a wide variety of art media, while you socially interact with others around you. We begin the evening by familiarizing you with the featured art media. However the teaching style varies between taking you Step-by- Step through an art project, and guiding you through the creative process as you develop your own personal artwork.

Adult classes are on a “first-come” basis. Call 309-945-5428 to reserve a space for our Thursday Adult Art Classes. Payment is due the night of the class. Please call if you have to cancel.

 

TH 2017 May 18   Landscape and Pointillism . . . painting with dots
Taking you Step-by-Step through a painting created just for this class.

The Impressionist artists were known for their short strokes of colors that captured their glowing landscapes. Create a “shimmering” landscape, reminiscent of the 1800 pointillism paintings of George Seurat. This innovative use of paint will inspire you to further explore the concepts of the Impressionists. 7:00 to 9:00 pm  • You must be over 21 to attend • Cost $15 per person
 

TH 2017 June 15   Wire Sculpture . . . that will reflect your personality
Guiding you through the creative process as you develop your own personal artwork.
Wire sculpture is a less know, but ever popular art medium at Smith Studio. Everyone will starts by bending the wire to create a human form. Then everyone is encouraged to expand beyond this simple starting point as you transform a simple wire sculpture into a work of art that expresses your own unique ideas. A wonderful class for the men to join us as we work with tools and wire of different metals. 7:00 to 9:00 pm  • You must be over 21 to attend • Cost $15 per person
 

TH 2017 July 6   Patriotic Town Cityscape . . . capture the spirit of the 4th July
Taking you Step-by-Step through a painting created just for this class.
Join us for this very special evening in which we will concentrate on painting “Patriotic Town Cityscape”. This will be a GREAT opportunity to bring your significant other as we capture, in paint, what it means to celebrate America in our Midwest hometown. 7:00 to 9:00 pm  • You must be over 21 to attend • Cost $15 per person
 

TH 2017 July 20   Printmaking . . . carving a stamp with an image you create
Guiding you through the creative process as you develop your own personal artwork.
Many of our workshop participants have shown an interest in carving and printing their own small relief print or “stamp”. We will guide you through the steps it takes to create a bold artistic relief image that you will carve into a stamp and use to print cards and boxes. This evening makes an especially nice “date night”. 7:00 to 9:00 pm  • You must be over 21 to attend • Cost $15 per person
 

TH 2017 August 3   Watercolors . . . summer flowers up close
Taking you Step-by-Step through a watercolor painting created just for this class.
Using watercolors create a painting of large summer flowers blossoms filling your paper. We will help to take the mystery out of this special media as you learn some of the techniques used by professional artists. 7:00 to 9:00 pm  • You must be over 21 to attend • Cost $15 per person

Usually the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Thursday Nite
Adult Art Classes

7:00 – 9:00
Finding Joy in the Journey
Adult classes are on a “first-come” basis.
Call 309-945-5428 to reserve a space for our Thursday Nite Adult Art Classes.
Payment is due the night of the class.
Please call if you have to cancel.

Think about scheduling
your own private art class.

You only need 2 people!

Pick the day, time, and the same art activity you all do together.

Cost $15/participant*

• 2 hour Art Class/Party
• All materials are included in the cost
For an additional $5 we can include refreshments*

*NOTE: If everyone in your group is over 21 we will also include a little adult beverage. 
GREAT FOR . . . Birthday Party, Friends Getting Together, School/Organization Outing or Fundraisers

Art projects can be modified to take into account the age of the participants and time limit of the art class or party. All activities are taught by David Smith, a licensed art educator for over 40 years. The art activitiy starts with David Smith instructing you on how to use the featured art medium, and ends with you following your own creative path. Drawing and painting can be taught two ways:
1. Everyone in the group chooses his/her own inspirational image and is given individual assistance in their creative endeavor.
2. We can take you Step-by-Step through a painting or drawing created just for your group, such as a “Winter Farm Landscape” or  “Still Life Floral Motif”

NOTE: David Smith 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.