• 124 South State Street
  • Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Thursday Night Open Studio

An Informal Formatted Art Class for Teens and Adults
Each person has the freedom to choose the art medium and venue they wish to explore as you discover the joy of bringing your ideas to life.

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.

2019 Fall Open Studio Art Schedule.pdf

Have fun following your own creative path .  .  . expand your knowledge and skill level in a wide variety of art mediums, while you explore a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D venues. 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 licensed Illinois art teacher, has guided many people of all ages through the creative process . . . Find Joy in the Journey!

Checkout the wide variety of Art Mediums and Venues to choose from for your art activity.

Painting . . . with Tempera Paint, a smooth opaque paint that resembles “Gouache”, Watercolors, or even Oil Pastels mixed with a little solvent.


Drawing . . .  with Pen & Ink, Colored Pencils, various types of Graphite (pencil, powder and compressed stick). Learn different drawing techniques, such as shading, blending and crosshatching. Try drawing with Oil Pastels on colored paper.

Sculpting . . . Use Paper Mache, Wire, or Air-dried Clay, or just colored construction paper to transform an idea into a freestanding, 3-dimensional, “IN THE ROUND” sculptures.


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 & techniques create cards, ornaments, decorative boxes,  stamps for scrapbooking . . . imagine the possibilities . . . Maybe even try Metal Tooling.

2019 Summer/Fall Schedule
Thursday Night Art Classes
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


You must be over 21 to attend

For Teens & Adults

Thursday, September 12
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults

Thursday, September 19
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Painting with a brush
Step-by-step – farm landscape


Thursday, September 12
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults


Thursday, October 3
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Watercolors . . . a mountain scene
Step-by-step – Landscape


NO CLASS  Thursday, October 10

NO CLASS  Thursday, October 17

Downtown Geneseo Events
Witches Night Out
Thursday, October 24
4:00 – 7:30

Boo-tiful Saturday
Saturday, October 26
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Trick or Treat downtown with your family.
Smith Studio and Gallery
Sunday, October 27
2:00 – 4:00

Family Afternoon
Pumpkin Carving Party

We supply the pumpkins,
child safe tools and snacks!

Tuesday, October 29 
7:00 – 9:00

Pumpkin Carving

You must be over 21 to att
We supply the pumpkins and snacks!

Thursday, October 31

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.