The Art Place

October News:

  • Register now for Fall 2 Classes! 8 weeks: October 22-December 22                  (No classes Oct. 31 or Nov. 19-24)
  • Zen Tangle class! Thursdays 7:00-9:00 Details & registration on Adult Art Class page
  • Kids Halloween Party!  Canvas Painting, Crafts, Snacks, Music!     Saturday, October 27 2:00-4:00 (registration required)  Details & registration on Workshops & Special Events page
  • Ladies Night Out! Join us to paint Hocus Pocus! BYOB                             Friday, October 26 6:00-9:00 or Saturday, October 27 6:00-9:00                           Details & registration on Workshops & Special Events page

This is the Art Experience you've been looking for!

Artist Choice Classes:  Students select "what" and "how" they want to create art!  Instructor discusses students' interests, skill levels, and creative direction, then guides and challenges students to improve and perfect their skills.  Students select images from real life set ups, imagination, or photographs.  Choose to paint, draw, paper mache, collage,...We love new ideas!  Instructor works directly with each student as they explore, create, and experiment!  All materials are provided.  Some art forms to choose from in Artist Choice are:  acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor, smash books, mixed media-collage and steampunk, drawing, colored pencil, 3-D art, mosaics, fiber arts, paper mache, and more!

8 week session: $110.00 

Instructors: Mon.-Thurs.-L.Calabrese, Sat.-K.Rock

  • Mondays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-12
  • Mondays: 5:45-7:15 Ages 13-17
  • Tuesdays: 5:45-7:15 Ages 8-17 (separated by age)
  • Thursdays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-17 (separated by age)
  • Thursdays:5:45-7:15Ages 13-17
  • Saturdays: 9:30-11:00 Ages 6-9
  • Saturdays: 11:00-12:30 Ages 10-13

Kreative Kidz:  This structured art class teaches drawing skills, color wheel, cutting, gluing, and other fine motor techniques focusing on art elements.  Experience painting, charcoal, pastels, and more!  Bring a snack for snack time!

Ages 5-7

8 week session-$80.00

  • Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30

Private Sewing Lessons:  All skill levels welcome.  Bring your own sewing machine or use own of ours.  Lessons will be based on your needs.  Learn how to use your machine, repair or alter your clothing, sew a pattern, or whatever else you want to learn without the commitment of a regular session.  Ages: 8-Adult

$25 per hour 

Instructor: L.Calabrese

  • ​contact Lindsay through the contact form or call 815-355-3621 to schedule

FALL 2 Child/Teen Art Classes​

8 week session: October 22-December 22(no classes October 31 or November 19-24)

Intermediate/Advanced Drawing:Take your drawing skills further and develop your artistic style in our intermediate/advanced drawing class! Create your own projects with instructor guidance.  Use graphite, prismacolor colored pencils, charcoal, and more!  

8 week session-$110.00

  • Mondays: 5:45-7:15Ages 11-17
  • Thursdays: 5:45-7:15Ages 11-17

Fiber Art

Choose to weave on the loom, "in the round" or create a

woven container! Stitch a scene or image onto burlap or

canvas! You can sew your weaving into a pillow too!

Take a look at some of the Art Forms we use in"Artist Choice" class:

Fantasy/Sci-Fi!: Draw, paint, and sculpt your favorite fantasy and sci-fi characters in this exciting new class!  Instructors will teach students how to create their characters and guide them in using various mediums.  All skill levels welcome!

8 week session-$110.00

Instructor: K.Rock

  • Mondays: 5:00-6:30 Ages 8-17 (separated by age)

Drawing Basics:Learn to draw with step-by-step instruction in our Drawing Basics class!  Follow along with instructor demonstrations while learning to draw still-life, landscapes, animals, and more!

8 week session-$110.00

  • Tuesdays: 4:15-5:45Ages 8-17 (separated by age)

​​​Sewing: All skill levels welcome.  Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours.  Learn basic and advanced sewing skills with hand sewing and machine sewing while creating fun and exciting projects!  All materials supplied.

7 week session-$96.25 (no class on Oct. 31)

Instructor: L.Calabrese

  • Wednesdays: 5:45-7:15 Ages 8-17

Sculpey Clay 

Create all kinds of 3- dimensional forms-

animals, inanimate objects, fantasy creatures,

bas-reliefs and more with sculpey clay.

We'll bake them and paint them to your

color selections!

Paint Exploration!:  Experience watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting in our new Paint Exploration class!  Follow step-by-step instruction and demonstrations to create some awesome art while learning the fundamentals of painting.

7 week session-$96.25 (no class Oct. 31)

  • Wednesdays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-12

Artform Specific Classes

Youth Drawing

Learn to to use a variety of lines, shading & pencil techniques to improve your drawing skills through demonstration & training your eye "to see as an artist".  Use graphite and/or charcoal! Still life's & photographs used as inspiration. Drawing challenges based on skill level. You'll be amazed at what you will learn and the realism your drawings will take on.

Art Journaling/Smashbook

You don't have to be a writer or an artist to keep an art journal. This is a no mistakes, no judgement class of self expression. Explore art techniques with sketching, collage, writing, photos, etc.  You will then create images of your life explorations, memories, secrets & imagination.

Youth Oil Painting

Learn the techniques to oil paint. Discover how to blend & manipulate this beautiful medium. You will complete a landscape & animal painting of your choice. ​Challenges based on age group. Demonstration & direct instruction.

Mixed Media/Printmaking ~ Collage & Steampunk!

Create unique artwork using many medias, encaustic wax, papers & found objects. Use your imagination, personal expression & develop your inner artist in this intriguing class. Your ideas & creativity will be magnificently brought to life. We will also use nuts, bolts and gears to create a steampunk sculpture on an armature! Very cool!!


Learn this ancient & beautiful form of art! Use ceramic, stone, found objects, & shells to create at least 3 magnificent pieces of art. Bring in 1 object to mosaic. We'll supply a choice of picture frames, lamps & other objects to mosaic onto and design  a picture on a wood substrate with glass and tiles!

Youth Colored Pencil

Learn to draw realistically, then develop beautiful color through color layering and burnishing. Step by step approach with direct instruction and demonstration. You will be amazed!

3-Dimensional Discovery

You will construct a wooden abstract structure or whimsical animal with hammers, nails, and glue. Get messy creating a paper mache form of your choice...maybe a giant insect, ice cream cone or a guitar? You choose!

Acrylic & Watercolor Painting

Learn the ease & versatility of these mediums. A landscape, still life, & student choice of subject will be completed. This is a step-by-step method of instruction. Start with the basics &

build up to gorgeous colorful works of art.

You'll learn textural tricks & use fun additives.​​