• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

2019 Thursday Cork and Canvas Schedule

We invite both men and women to join us for an evening of creative fun . . . Experimenting with a wide variety of art media, while socially interact with others around you. We even supply refreshments to make the evening more enjoyable. GREAT for Girls Night Out or Date Night!
 

Cork & Canvas is from 7:00 to 9:00
You must be over 21 to attend.

Cost: $15 / person
Just call 309-945-5428 to reserve your spot at our next class.
Payment is due the night of the class.
All materials and refreshments are included in the cost. We usually offer “Cork & Canvas" on 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
 

We begin by teaching you about the art medium we are featuring and encourage you to have fun learning more about the creative process. In the end our participants are amazed at what they have accomplished.

As we come closer to the date of an upcoming Cork & Canvas step-by-step art class we will create a special painting or drawing just for that evening. You will be able to view it on facebook and in our store about a week before the scheduled art class.

2019_Thursday Cork and Canvas Art Class Schedule.pdf

At Smith Studio and Gallery our goal is for everyone to have a positive experience.
 


Thursday Night, January 17th From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Oil Pastel & Pointillism Step-by-Step Landscape
Oil Pastel is a remarkably versatile art medium. This step-by-step evening will guide you, in a step-by-step manner, through a January landscape as participants create a “shimmering” image of dots. Art theories of the Impressionist artists are reviewed as participants blend and mix significant points of color. Sign up early as previous Pointillist events have sold out. Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

Thursday Night, February 7th From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Printmaking and Valentine Cards
Pop-up cards are wonderfully fun to make. As you engineer one card you mind floods with ideas on how to make the next card. Combine this with easy to use printmaking techniques and you have the making of very special holiday cards. Create a card for someone special or share what you learn with family and friends! Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

Thursday Night, February 21st From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
A Graphite “Starry Night” Step-by-Step Landscape
This evening of art we will be exploring the interesting medium of graphite. Yes . . . this means pencil, but graphite comes in different forms. We will be leading you through a wintery evening landscape while you learn how to shade, model and crosshatch your way to create a scene that reminds you of a distant memory. Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

Thursday Night, March 21st From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Painting a Spring Garden  Step-by-Step Painting
This evening we will be painting on canvas board. As we create a spring garden landscape. Participants will learn special techniques that will help them capture the different textures in a garden image. In our special evenings of painting we always take time to help participants understand the reasons behind decisions made in creating an artistic composition. Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

Thursday Night, April 4th From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Metal Tooling 
Participants at our events have shown and increased desire to lean how to tool metal. During this evening you can “tool” an image off your choice though we perhaps will guides participants towards spring flowers. The tooled metal will then be applied to the lid of a box making this a fun and cherished remembrance of a creative evening. Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

Thursday Night, April 18th From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Floral Watercolor Painting Step-by-Step Spring Floral Painting
What could be more “spring like” then creating a spring floral painting using watercolors? Join us for a fun step-by-step evening while we expand our knowledge and skill in the special art medium of watercolor. Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

Thursday Night, May 2nd From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Oil Pastels and Solvent Step-by-Step Spring Illinois Landscape
Past events with this special medium have been highly anticipated. This is an unusual way to use the versatile medium of oil pastel, and it is a specialty of the Smith Studio. Learn how this technique combines painting and drawing into one cohesive image. In a step-by-step manner we will be creating a spring Illinois landscape. Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

Thursday Night, May 16th From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Painting without a Brush Step-by-Step, Sping Flowers Blooming
Capture the wind, and the joy of May, in this special evening of step-by-step painting. Flowers blooming, the sun shining, the joy in the air can all be captured in paint ...but we do this without using paintbrushes. Come and learn “alternate” ways to apply paint to a canvas, all while having fun and developing new friendships. Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.
 

NO THURSDAY ART CLASSES – May 23 thru June 16


Thursday Night, June 20th From 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wire Sculpture Learn to make a wire armature and use your imagination to make it your own.
There has been an increasing request for an evening of wire sculpture. We start in a step-by-step manner as participants make a simple wire armature. Then imaginations leap as everyone explores their own unique way to expand on a simple sculpture form. Expressive people and animals begin to emerge out of a variety of wire. This is only limited by your imagination! Cost: $15/person  You must be over 21 to attend.

2019 Winter/Spring Schedule
Thursday Night Art Classes
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

CORK & CANVAS

You must be over 21 to attend
AND
OPEN STUDIO 

For Teens & Adults


Thursday, February 28
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults


NO CLASS  Thursday, March 7
NO CLASS  Thursday, March 14


Thursday, March 21
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Painting a Spring Garden
Step-by-Step Floral Painting

NO CLASS  Thursday, March 28 
Spring Break Art Camp for Children

Thursday, April 4
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Metal Tooling
“Tool” a design onto a sheet of metal.

Thursday, April 11
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults


Thursday, April 18
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Floral Watercolor Painting
Step-by-Step Floral Painting


Thursday, April 25
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults


Thursday, May 2
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Oil Pastel and Solvent
Step-by-Step Spring Landscape


Thursday, May 9
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults


Thursday, May 16
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Painting without a Brush
Step-by-Step May Day Landscape

 

NO CLASS  Thursday, May 23
NO CLASS  Thursday, May 30

NO CLASS  Thursday, June 6
NO CLASS  Thursday, June 16


Thursday, June 20
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Wire Sculpture
Start with wire armature and imagination.

Thursday, June 27
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults

Occasionally we need to cancel “Open Studio”, call 309- 945-5428 or check facebook @ Smith Studio and Gallery to see if the schedule has changed.