• 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 Summer Open Studio Art Class 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.

CORK & CANVAS

You must be over 21 to attend
AND
OPEN STUDIO 

For Teens & Adults

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


NO CLASS  Thursday, July 4
 Fourth of July, Independence Day

Thursday, July 11
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults

Thursday, July 18
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Painting . . . a summer beach
Step-by-step – lakefront landscape

Thursday, July 25
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults

Thursday, August 1
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Watercolor . . . the great outdoors
Step-by-step – campfire in the woods

Thursday, August 8
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults


Thursday, August 15
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Painting . . . a road less travelled
Step-by-step – wondering road to the horizon

Thursday, August 22
Open Studio*

For Teens & Adults

NO CLASS  Thursday, August 29

Thursday, September 5
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Oil Pastels . . . the wide blue yonder
Step-by-step – landscape featuring the sky

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


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.