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

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: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-13

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.​​

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 us at 815-355-3621 to schedule

Acrylic Painting:Explore acrylic painting in this fun painting class! We will be learning and practicing different painting techniques such as splatter painting, sponge painting, and more!

8 week session-$110.00

  • Thursdays: 5:45-7:15 Ages 8-13

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

  • Tuesdays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 11-17

Pastels:  Join us in this new class while we create amazing art while learning to use chalk and oil pastels! 

8 week session-$110.00

Mondays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-13

The Art Place

Fall 2 Child/Teen Art Classes​

6 week session: November 1-December 18

Advanced ​​​Sewing with pattern making: Basic sewing knowledge and skills are recommended.  Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours.  Learn more advanced sewing skills and techniques, including pattern making and sewing clothing! All materials supplied. 

8 week session-$110.00

  • Wednesdays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 11-17

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

Ages 5-7

8 week session-$80.00

  • Wednesdays: 5:45-6:45

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!

​​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

  • Mondays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-17
  • Tuesdays: 5:45-7:15 Ages 8-17 
  • Thursdays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-17
  • Saturdays: 9:30-11:00 Ages 6-11

​​​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.

8 week session-$110.00

  • Wednesdays: 4:15-5:45 Ages 8-17

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

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!