This is the Art Experience

 you have been looking for! 

 Mixed Media ~ 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.


Basic: Learn to draw characters-construction of faces & bodies,individual character features & facial expression, along with introduction to movement will be covered in this class.

Advanced: Student will be challenged to create own character & go beyond their comfort zone to improve & expand their skills. Copic markers, watercolor & colored pencil application are options for colorization.
Mon. 4:15-5:45 (ages 8-11) OR 5:45- 7:15(ages 12-17)    Instructor: Emily Kreiger

Artist Choice Classes: see description below schedule  Other Classes **

$82.50 per 8 Week Session (all classes grouped by age)

Day                    Time                       Age group                                                        Instructor

Monday:         4:15-5:45                      Age 8-12                                               Amber Larsen
                      5:45-7:15                 Teen Age 13-18                                                 "  "
Tuesday:        10:30-11:30 or 12:30-1:30 **Mom or Grandparent & Tot                  "  "

                      4:15- 5:45               Age 7-11 kids OR Mom & Child                              "  "

                      5:45-7:15          Middle School/Teen  Age 10-14                                "  "

                      6:15- 7:45                      Age 8-12                                              Julie Bentle

Wednesday:   4:15-5:45                       Age 8-12                                              Amber Larsen

                      5:45-7:15                       Age 10-14                                               "     "
Thursday        2:15-3:30         **Lit'le Artist Explorers Age 4-5 (structured-see description below)-

                      4:10-5:25         **Kreative Kidz Age 6-8 (structured-see description below)-A. Irsay

                      4:15-5:45                       Age 8-12                                              Amber Larsen         Friday:           4:15-5:45               Age 8-16 (grouped by age)                           Amber Larsen

Saturday:       9:30-11:00             Age 8-15 (grouped by age)                            Amber  Larsen

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

Photo's of Artist Choice Students!

What do you want to create??!


Check out our NEW Adult Workshop schedule

            Sign-up Now for daytime & evening classes

         Spring 1I   May 1-June 10     -6 week session 

Miss the session start? We can prorate and get you into a class!

Please call Amber 815-404-6520 with questions or to get more information



Students LOVE to have choices &

create all types of art!!!

Fiber Art:

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

choose from in"Artist Choice" class:

Art Form Specific Technical Classes; Winter I- 8 week sessions

Scroll down to see more

"Art Form Specific" Classes/

schedule/ teachers offered:

SEWING CLASS: Learn to sew and use a variety of stitches on the machine and hand stitch, use patterns.Beginners to Advanced welcome- I can work with all levels. create a stuffed monster, elephant and zippered bag...OR bring your own idea and pattern.You are welcome to bring your own machine so you can learn to use it! 

6 weeks: Wedn. 4:15-5:45 or 5:45-7:15 6 weeks-           Instructor:Lindsay Calabrese

OR Sat. 9:30-11:00 May 6,13,20,27,June 3, 10               $85.00 includes all supplies and fun fabrics!

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.

Mom or Grandparent & Tot "Art Play":

Bring your little ones to experience the pure pleasure & tactile stimulation of playing with paint, papers, drawing tools, glue, paper mache, clay & lots of fun found objects! Great adventure to develop fine motor & a bonding experience for all! Safe materials! Get creative with your little ones!    Ages 2 1/2 - 4

Mom & Child:

Mom's, Dad's or Grandparents bring their child and do art together! You choose what art you want to do. Get creative together! Get some quality time spending art time together!  Age 8-adult

SUMMER ART CLASSES: See Class Descriptions above with Spring II Class Listing

June 13-August 11-      8 weeks-$110.00
ARTIST CHOICE:  Choose your art form!
MON.     AGE 8-12- 4:00-5:30   TEEN-Age 12-17 5:30-7:00
TUES.    AGE 9-11- 4:00-5:30   OR 6:15-7:45 Age 8-14 (grouped by age)
WED.     AGE 6-12- 4:00-5:30
THURS.  AGE 5-8  - 4:00-5:30 (Lit'le Artist-structured class, see desc. above)

THURS.  AGE 8-12- 4:00-5:30

SAT.      AGE 6-12   9:30-11:00 

Draw Anime:      Mon.  4:00-5:30 Age 8-12/TEEN Age 13-17-5:30-7:00
Draw! Pastel!:    Tues.  6:15- 7:45 Ages 7-17 (grouped by age)
Clay Creation:    Tues.  4:00-5:30 Ages 9-14
Sew Fun!:          Wed.   4:00-5:30 Ages 8-14
Mixed Media/Printmaking:  Thurs. 4:00-5:30 Ages 8-14  

Artist Choice Class Description:

Student selects "what" & "how" they want to create art! Instructor discusses students' interest, skill level & creative direction, then guides & challenges student to improve & perfect their skills. Student selects images from real life set-ups, imagination or photographs with instructor input.Choose to draw, paint, paper mache', collage... we love new IDEAS! Instructor works directly with each student as they explore, create experiment! Art materials supplied. Class sizes are maximum 10 students to insure "One on One" instruction.

Sculpey Clay:

Create all kinds of 3- dimensional forms-

animals, inanimate objects, fantasy creatures,

bas-reliefs and more wihsculpey clay.

We'll bake them and paint them to your

color selections!

CLAY CREATIONS: Have a blast learning to hand build & use clay tools to create an animal, Nature based BAS-RELIEF and abstract functional container! 2-3 projects completed, Learn to texturize, cut, shape & mold! Fired and glazed! Use terra cotta and talc clay.    

Saturday  9:30-11:00       Ages 7-14 (grouped by age)  Instructor-A. Larsen

Tuesday   4:15-5:45        Ages 7-14(grouped by age) Instructor= A.Larsen

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Lit'le Artist Explorers or Kreative Kidz:

Structured fun art lessons focusing on art elements, fine motor skills and exposure to many mediums. Exciting class for little ones to learn all about their creativity!!!

smART Art:This unique class explores a wide variety of materials & subject matter & is perfect for the young artist.

We’ll use tempera paints, sharpie marker, oil pastel, chalk pastel & more to create unique works of art & have fun

doing it!  Faces, expression, color theory & design principles will be covered in this class. Bring snack for break!
Saturday: 9:30-11am Age 6-9    Instructor:Julie Bentle

Mixed Media in drawing & Water Color Painting:
Explore the magic of drawing & painting like never before with this class that dives into a variety of art materials. 

Watercolors will be woven in with color/drawing mediums while students learn a variety of painting & drawing techniques!  Faces, expression, color theory & principles of design will be covered. Bring snack for break!
Tues.: 4:15-5:45  Age 7-12     Instructor: Amber Larsen

Draw! Pastel! Chalk Talks: Learn to use chalk pastels in a way never imagined before!  Students are encouraged to work realistically or abstract.  A variety of techniques are taught to achieve desired results.  Instruction will be differentiated as needed.  Don't miss this opportunity to create remarkable works of art!

Tues. Age 13-18 6:15- 7:45 pm          Instructor: Julie Bentle or Amber Larsen

DRAWING: Learn to use a variety of lines, shading, & pencils techniques to improve your drawing skills through demonstration & training your eye "to see as an artist". Still life's & photographs used as reference and inspiration. Drawing challenges based on skill level.

Ages 8-17 (grouped by age )               Saturdays 9:30-11:00  Instructor- Amber Larsen

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.