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.​​

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

Summer 2 Child/Teen Art Classes​

5 week session: July 16-August 18

Draw Anime/Mange!:  Beginners learn to draw characters-construction of faces, bodies, individual character features, and facial expression, along with introduction to movement.  Advanced students will be challenged to create their own character and go beyond their comfort zone to improve and expand their skills.  Copic markers, watercolor, and colored pencil application are options for colorization.

5 week session-$68.75

Instructor: K.Rock

  • Beginner: Mondays 4:00-5:30
  • Advanced: Mondays 5:30-7:00

Drawing: Come draw with us!  Our drawing class will break down your session into beneficial learning steps as you advance to your desired subject material.  We will begin with the basics of form and value to set our foundation.  Then we will select our subject material which can include nature, figure drawing, still-life, etc.  

5 week session-$68.75

Instructor: K.Rock

  • Tuesday: 4:00-5:30 Ages 8-12
  • Tuesday: 5:30-7:00 Ages 13-adult

​​​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. Sew a stuffed cactus pincushion and button lunch bag!  All materials supplied.

5 week session-$68.75

Instructor: L.Calabrese

  • Wednesday: 4:00-5:30 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!

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.

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.

The Art Place

Register Now for Summer 2 Classes!

​5 week session: July 16-August 18

Summer Camps 2018!!!

10 camps running June 4-August 16

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!

5 week session: $68.75

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

  • Monday: 4:00-5:30 Ages 8-12
  • Monday: 5:30-7:00 Ages 13-17
  • Tuesday: 6:00-7:30 Ages 8-17 (separated by age)
  • Thursday: 4:00-5:30 Ages 8-17 (separated by age)
  • Friday: 4:00-5:30 Ages 8-17 (separated by age)
  • Saturday: 9:30-11:00 Ages 6-9
  • Saturday: 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

Instructor: L.Calabrese

5 week session-$50.00

  • Tuesday: 5:00-6:00

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:

Little Artists:  Your little artist will love learning, creating, and exploring with art in this fun class!  We will read a story, make a craft, and learn to draw, paint, collage, use art tools, and more while developing fine motor skills.  Bring a snack for snack time!  Child must be potty trained. Ages 3-5

Instructor: L.Calabrese

​5 week session-$50.00

  • Tuesday: 4:00-5:00

Artform Specific Classes

Beginner Painting:  Learn acrylic and oil painting on canvas through direct instruction and demonstration.  Explore various brush techniques; drip, smear, sponge, and more fun tools to create unique effects in your paintings!  Apply color theory, paint a landscape and still life!

5 week session-$68.75

Instructor: L.Calabrese

  • Wednesday: 5:30-7:00 Ages 8-17

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.