• 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. 
2018 Fall THURSDAY OPEN STUDIO information.pdf


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 
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!

From 7:00 – 9:00


Thursday, August 9
For Adults & Teens

NO CLASS Thursday, August 16
NO CLASS Thursday, August 23
NO CLASS Thursday, August 30

Thursday, September 6
You must be over 21 to attend.
"Painting with Dots"
Step-by-Step "Fall Landscape"

Thursday, September 13

For Adults & Teens

Thursday, September 20
You must be over 21 to attend.
"Painting a Sunset"
Step-by-Step "Silhouette Landscape"

NO CLASS TH, September 27

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