• 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.

2020 Winter Schedule
Thursday Night Art Classes
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


You must be over 21 to attend

For Teens & Adults

We will be listing more information on our website by late January 2020.
Check us out out
Facebook @ Smith Studio and Gallery or call 309-945-5428 for current information about all our Thursday Night Art Classes.

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.