124 South State Street | Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Scheduled Art Classes

Arts Classes for Children, Teens and Adults


Thursday Night Open Studio Art Class
Informal Format Art Class for Teens & Adults • 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
2020 Art Mediums and Venues Smith Studio.pdf
2020 Open Studio Art Class.pdf
Each person has the freedom to choose the art medium and venue they wish to explore. Strengthen your art knowledge and proficiency of art material, 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. Discover the joy of bringing their ideas to life.
Call or go to Facebook to see when we are having our next Open Studio Art Class.
Just call 309-945-5428 to reserve your spot at our next class. Payment is due the night of the class.
Open Studio is usually held on 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.


Presently there are "NO" Childrens Art Classes scheduled.
Children's Saturday Afternoon Art Classes • Grades 1st – 6th • 1:00 – 3:00

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 on the Geneseo Park District's website at  www.geneseoparkdistrict.org.

You can register for Children’s Saturday Afternoon Art Classes 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


Presently there are "NO" Thursday Night Cork and Canvas art classes scheduled.
Thursday Night Cork and Canvas Art Classes • You must be over 21 to attend • 7:00 to 9:00 p.m

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 and a little adult beverage to make the evening more enjoyable. GREAT for Girls Night Out or Date Night!

We encourage you to schedule your own "Private Art Class" with your family and trusted friends.
This is a great way to for your home-schooled children to incorporate art into their curriculum.
Check out how to schedule your own Private Art Class.

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.

PDFs You Can Download and Print

  2020 Plan a Private Art Class – Contract.pdf
2020 Art Mediums and Venues Smith Studio.pdf
2020 Open Studio Summer Schedule.pdf