124 South State Street | Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Saturday Afternoon Children's Art Classes

Smith Studio's Saturday Afternoon Children's Art Classes are usually the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
2023 April Art Class Schedule
Grades 1st – 6th  •  1:00 – 3:00
Cost: $20 / child
All materials are included in the cost.

Saturday, April 15th
Kentucky Derby Hat
IThis distinctive art class starts with the unique construction of a special hat that is different from any construction our participants have previously done. It is then that creativity kicks in as our young artists will be inspired by the events of the Kentucky Derby in order to make a sculptured Derby Hat. We are limited only by our imaginations as horses, people, buildings and landscape begin to romp in the constructions above our heads.
GRADES 1 – 6     TIME 1:00 – 3:00      COST $20/child      Geneseo Park Dist
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There are no scheduled art classes in May.

The Summer Saturday Art Class Schedule will be out Mid-April.

Smith Studio partners with the Geneseo Park District to bring you quality art classes for children. You can register for Children’s Saturday Art Classes in person at the Smith Studio or register in person or line at the Geneseo Park District Community Center. www.geneseoparkdistrict.org. All materials are included in the cost. Payment is due when you register.

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 and a public restroom on the main floor.

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 been 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 of the Year”, and in 2014 he was recognized as an IAEA Distinguished Member. On occasion you can find David teaching art workshops at the Geneseo Public Library and Geneseo Child Care; and Smith Studio is the official children’s art classes for the Geneseo Park District. David Smith did not retire from teaching art . . . he moved it into the Smith Studio and Gallery.

Can’t make our scheduled art classes . . . consider planning your own private art class or art party that best fits your schedule and group's interests.

Plan a Private Art Class with Family and/or Friends

Plan a Private "ART PARTY" with refreshments, great for Girls Night Out or Office Holiday Party

Children's Art Birthday Party, you can choose from a variety of age-appropriate art activities. Parents bring the cake and drinks. We set up party area, run art activity, and clean up the mess.

Girl Scout Troop Art Badge, art materials and instruction are provided to complete the various art badge requirements.