• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

2020 Children's Art Classes Schedule

Saturday Afternoon Art Classe from 1:00 - 3:00 and
All-day Spring Break Art Camp for
Grades 1st – 6th

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, January 25 From 1:00 – 3:00
Drawing with Oil Pastels . . . animals and pets
On Saturday each child will be guided on how to create a dramatic animal portrait using vivid colors. Oil pastels are a smooth and fluid media that has been shown to increase a child’s creativity as it allows ideas to easily flow onto the paper. Students will be encouraged to bring in a photo of their pet or favorite animal in order to make their artwork a more personal statement.
Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6

Saturday, February 8 From 1:00 – 3:00
Abstract Valentine Painting
Our young artists will paint on a stretched canvas as they explore a variety of abstract painting techniques. Being the Saturday before Valentine’s Day our participants will be guided towards patterns and designs that speak of this special day. Each student will start with “sketch paintings” as they work towards their final masterpiece on canvas.
Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6

Saturday, February 22 From 1:00 – 3:00
Mardi Gras Masks
Mardi Gras is just around the corner.  With this festival in mind, each participant will have the supplies needed to create a spectacular Mardi Gras mask.  Imaginations will explode as the students learn different ways to expand their original idea, while also exploring their use of color and composition.
Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6

March is All-Day Spring Break Art Camp ­– Monday, March 23 thru Thursday, March 26

Saturday, April 11 From 1:00 – 3:00
Clay . . . Build a Bunny
This special class is the Saturday before Easter Sunday.  Using air-dried clay each participant will sculpt a seasonal setting that includes a bunny and its’ surroundings . . . this will all be done in miniature so that it fits in a small box!  Families who are expecting children to visit for the weekend will find this to be a wonderful seasonal art class that all the children and grandchildren will enjoy.
Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6

Saturday, April 25 From 1:00 – 3:00
Robots in Spring 2-D Collage
Building a 2-D collage is a fun and creative way to explore ideas while also experimenting with composition and design. Our young participants will use a variety of colorful construction papers, textured papers, metallic tape and small objects to depict their robots enjoying a warm spring day.  Everyone will be challenged to create a science fiction art piece that tells a story.
Cost: $15/child – Grades 1 thru 6

4 Fun Filled Days of Creative Art Activities and Friendship

All-Day Spring Break Art Camp
March 23 - March 26 from 9:00 to 4:30
Sign up for only the day/days you want . . . $65 per day/child
or Attend all 4 Days for the discount cost of $220/child . . . $40 SAVINGS

Participants bring a lunch and enjoy a day of challenging, unusual and exciting art projects, both inside and outside as weather permits. There will be no art camp on Friday.  We have extended hours for those who need it, at no additional cost.
Monday: Art and Architecture
Tuesday: Art and Science
Wednesday: Art and Math
Thursday: Art and Engineering
Each day this Camp has a theme for those parents-children looking for something unique. At the Smith Studio we are fortunate to have the space, materials, time and expertise to guide students through a wide range of innovative 2-D and 3-D artistic endeavors. Some of our planned activities, such as drawing in the City Park or Architectural Tour, take us outside as the spring weather permits


Also, you will be able to view the 2020 Smith Studio and Gallery Children's Art Classes in the upcoming Geneseo Park District 2020 Winter/Spring Activity Guide and on their website at www.geneseoparkdistrict.org

Consider planning your own Art Class or Party with friends and/or family.

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.