• 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.

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!

2019_Thursday Open Studio Art Class Schedule.pdf

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.

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

2019 Winter/Spring Schedule
Thursday Night Art Classes
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


You must be over 21 to attend

For Teens & Adults

Thursday, May 16
Cork & Canvas

For Adults over 21
Painting without a Brush
Step-by-Step May Day Landscape


NO CLASS  Thursday, May 23
NO CLASS  Thursday, May 30

NO CLASS  Thursday, June 6
NO CLASS  Thursday, June 16

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

We will be listing our Summer Thursday Cork and Canvas Class Schedule in June.

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.