• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

2019 Children's Art Classes Schedule

Saturday Afternoon Art Classes
Grades 1st – 6th  • 1:00 – 3:00

2019_Saturday Children Art Class Schedule.pdf

Spring Break Art Camp
March 25 – 28, 2019
 Grades 1st – 6th • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2019_March_Children Spring Break Art Camp Schedule.pdf

Smith Studio and Gallery partners with the Geneseo Park District to bring you quality art classes for children year round. Stop in at Smith Studio and Gallery to learn more about Children’s Art Classes. Also, you can find a list of the art classes in the Geneseo Park District's Winter/Spring 2019 Activity Guide and on their website.

You can register for Children’s Saturday Afternoon Art Classes and Spring Break Art Camp in person at Smith Studio or register on line at the Geneseo Park District. All materials are included in the cost. Payment is due when you register. All art class art listed with the Geneseo Park District are taught at Smith Studio and Gallery



Saturday, February 23rd From 1:00 – 3:00
Watercolor – Like A Professional
Our young artists will be challenged to paint with a “paste” watercolor on professional grade papers, while they create a variety of watercolor images. Experimenting with art techniques such as washes, blending, resists and layering will expand our student’s painting knowledge. Strengthening their ability to express themselves in their artwork. Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6

All Day Spring Break Art Camp • Monday, March 25 thru Thursday, March 28
For Children Grades 1st – 6th • Time: 9:00 – 4:30
Cost: $65 per day / child  Sign up for only days that your child wants.
Cost: $220 4 day discount / child   Save $40 when you sign up for all 4 days!


4 Fun Filled Days of creative art activities and friendship.
Monday, March 25 – Art and the World Around Us
Tuesday, March 26 – Art and Science
 Wednesday, March 27 – Art and Math
Thursday, March 28 – Art and the Third Dimension

Participants bring a lunch and enjoy a day of challenging, unusual and exciting art projects, both inside and outside as weather permits. We have extended hours for those who need it, at no additional cost. Each day our art camp has a different theme for those parents /children looking for something unique. Some of our activities take us outside as the spring weather permits. We may have to change certain planned activities, such as drawing in the City Park, depending on which day has the best weather prediction. We cannot know this more than a few days in advance.


Saturday, April 13th From 1:00 – 3:00
Building a Spring Environment
Your children will love creating a three-dimensional animal habitat. Combining origami paper folding techniques and air-dried clay, participants will see their own imaginary environment develop in all its’ spring glory. Inspiration flows as an Easter rabbit habitat, imaginary creature’s cave or elfin garden come to life!. Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6


Saturday, April 27th From 1:00 – 3:00
Totem Stick
Our younger participants have never had the opportunity to create this unique and personal artwork. Students will be guided through design concepts that will help them plan, and then build, a Totem Stick that describes who they are, what is important to them and what they believe to be significant in their world. These sculptures end up telling a story that is both personal and artistic. Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6

When you visit Smith Studio and Gallery you will realize teaching art to others is a very important part of our business plan. We have dedicated a large portion of our main floor gallery to setting up a classroom complete with large hard wood tables, good lighting, kid/adult height sinks, public restroom and even a drinking fountain. We believe the wide variety of professional artist’s work on our walls inspires children and adults to experiment with various art mediums when discovering their own creative path.

David Smith, owner and Illinois licensed art teacher, teaches all the scheduled and private art class at Smith Studio and Gallery. For over 37 years David has taught in both private and public schools 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. David Smith did not retire from teaching art . . . he moved it into the Smith Studio.

When you are downtown bring your children in for a short impromptu art outing. We always have drawing paper, marker and crayons out for anyone who wants to have fun drawing, or you can relax in our upper gallery . . . enjoy the artwork on the walls, peruse through our books or play a game.

Consider Planning Your Own Private Art Class or Art Party.
You only need 2 people to schedule a 2 hour art class that fits your schedule and interests . . . Great for friends getting together, family outing, children’s birthday parties.
Note: You need a minimum of 6 people to schedule an Art Party.