• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Thursday Night Open Studio

Informal Format Art Class for Teens & Adults
ou choose the art medium and venue you wish to explore. Cost: $10 / person
All materials are included in the cost. Payment is due the night if the class. Thursday Night Open Studio is an art class for adults and teens. We usually offer "Open Studio" on 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. “Drop-ins” are welcome, however space is limited, so we encourage you to call, 309-945-5428, to reserve your space at the table. 

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. Smith Studio and Gallery is a safe and supportive, environment for anyone who wants to have fun exploring their creative side. With over 40 years experience, David Smith, owner and licenced Illinois art teacher, has guided many people of all ages through the creative process and helped them discover the joy of bringing their ideas to life.
Strengthen your art knowledge and proficiency of art material, while you explore a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D venues.

Painting . . . with Tempera Paint,
a smooth opaque paint that resembles
“Gouache”, Watercolors, or Oil Pastels used
with a little solvent, transform oil pastels into
a painterly medium.


Drawing . . . with Pen & Ink, Graphite
Pencils, Colored Pencils, learn to use a variety
of drawing techniques, such as shading and
crosshatching. Try drawing with Oil Pastels
on colored paper.


Sculpting Use Paper Mache,
Wire, or Air-dried Clay, transform
an idea into a freestanding,
3-dimensional, “IN THE ROUND”


Printmaking Design, carve and print
your own stamp for printing cards and small
boxes. Create “Monoprints”, a painterly
printmaking technique, whereby only one
print is made.


Crafting Using a wide variety of materials
and techniques create cards, ornaments,
stamps for scrapbooking, decorative boxes
. . . imagine the possibilities.
Maybe even try  “Metal Tooling”.


Also, we have Thursday Night  CORK & CANVAS 
From 7:00-9:00 •
You must be over 21 to attend.
We invite both men and women to join us for an evening of creative fun . . . as you experiment with a wide variety of art media, while socially interact with others around you. We even supply snacks to make the evening more enjoyable. GREAT for Girls Night Out or Date Night!

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



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.

We will be listing are Summer Thursday Night Art Schedule for Cork and Canvas and Open Studio in the near future.