Drop-in Art Classes  |  Stained Glass Mosaics  |  Kids’ Saturday Classes  |   First Friday Watercolor   |  Paint and Party  |  Batik Painting

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Drop-In Classes

  • No Pre-registration necessary – come on the days you are available!

  • $10 per class

  • Ages 14 and above (except for Drawing)

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Drawing

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Join us on Monday nights to learn how to draw in many different ways!  For the next few weeks, Drawing will focus on Pokemon and Anime.  Open to students of all ages!  For very young children, we ask that a parent stays for class.  Join us this Monday for Pokemon and Anime Drawing!

Every Monday from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Takes place at Edwardsville Arts Center

Taught by Sara Luck

Students Should Bring: Sketchbook, pencils and erasers.

 

 

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Ceramics

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Join us on Tuesday nights to learn how to make pottery, and more!  The art of ceramics is so versatile – you have the option to learn how to create pots using the potters wheel, or through handbuilding with slabs.  You’ll finish your pots with a coat of your favorite color of glaze.  Our classes make pottery, sculpture, and more!

Every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm

Takes Place at EAC/Edwardsville High School (enter through Entrance 16 on North-East corner of EHS)

Taught by Evan Wagman

$15 per 25lb bag of clay

Firing Fee: ¢.02 per cubic inch, $2 minimum

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Acrylic and Watercolor Painting

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Join us on Wednesday nights to learn how to paint!  You’ll have the option to use Watercolor or Acrylic paints, and you can self-direct your work by bringing in your own ideas, or follow our instructors’ many project plans for painting ideas.  You’ll learn the basics of painting so you can do more and more complex pieces of artwork.

Every Wedensday from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Takes Place at EAC/Edwardsville High School (enter through Entrance 16 on North-East corner of EHS)

Taught by Sarah Willig

Students Should Bring:

One 11″ x 14″ canvas for Acrylic painting, or watercolor paper with weight of #140 or more for Watercolor painting.

Paints and brushes provided.

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Ceramics

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Join us on Wednesday nights to learn how to make pottery, and more!  The art of ceramics is so versatile – you have the option to learn how to create pots using the potters wheel, or through handbuilding with slabs.  You’ll finish your pots with a coat of your favorite color of glaze.  Our classes make pottery, sculpture, and more!

Every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm

Takes Place at EAC/Edwardsville High School (enter through Entrance 16 on North-East corner of EHS)

Taught by Carolyn Tidball

$15 per 25lb bag of clay

Firing Fee: ¢.02 per cubic inch, $2 minimum

 

 

 

 

Kids’ Saturday Classes

All Kids’ Saturday Classes are FREE!  Every Saturday, from 11:30am – 2:30pm
No Registration Necessary

August 12th – Crazy Collage

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Students will be using a variety of unconventional and typical art supplies to make a crazy collage! This will give our students the chance to use their critical thinking skills to create a beautiful artwork from strange materials.

July 15th – My Best Summer Ever! Painting

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Our class will be doing Acrylic on small canvas paintings of the best memory we made this summer.

 

July 22nd – Stuffed Animals

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Our student will be making a pattern and cutting two identical pieces of fabric to sew together and stuff. We will have felt to cut and glue details as well as buttons, scrap fabric, googly eyes etc. Younger students may glue instead of sewing pattern together.

July 29th – Felting

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Students will be wet felting using wool, soap, and warm water to create landscapes or snakes. Older students may needle felt if they would like to create a 3D felt sculpture.

August 5th – Scroll Painting

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This week our students will use scrolls to create a mixed media painting of a nature scene, a map, or a story they want to tell. Students may choose their media with choices of markers, tempera paint, oil pastel, watercolor paint, and various other media.

 

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Paint and Party!

Join us Thursday, August 10th  for Paint-N-Party at Cleveland Heath!  From 5:30 – 8:30pm, we’ll complete a unique painting while enjoying scrumptious wine and/or food from Cleveland Heath.  For $35, all materials are provided along with instruction from our fabulous teacher Sarah Willig.  Great activity for a night out with friends!

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  • Cost:  $35 (food and drink not included)
  • Date:  Thursday, August 10th from 5:30 – 8:30pm
  • Location:  Cleveland Heath, 106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • Ages 21+
  • All Materials Provided

Painting and link for sign up coming soon!

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First Friday Watercolor!

Join us for a second session of First Friday Watercolor on Friday, August 25th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm!  Marty Spears will lead you through an evening watercolor class where you can go home with a beautiful, completed watercolor painting!  Great activity for a night out with friends!

  • Cost:  $25 per class
  • Date: Friday, August 25th from 6:30 – 9:00pm,
  • Location:  Edwardsville Arts Center
  • Ages 14+
  • All materials provided.

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Batik Painting!

Join us for a Batik painting session with Linda Rawson on Friday, August 11th, from 6-9pm!  We’ll use a process involving wax and paint on rice paper to achieve this unique style of painting.  In this class we’ll do this gorgeous painting ‘Bird of Paradise’ and will continue to offer paintings in various sizes, as well as two part classes or longer workshops.

Wear or bring old clothes – wax does not come out of clothing! Please bring old newspapers if possible.

  • Cost:  $30 per class
  • Age: 18+
  • Date:  Friday, August 11th from 6-9pm
  • Bring an extra $5 to class if you’d like to purchase a mat to accent your painting.

 

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Stained Glass Mosaics

  • Every Monday, 6-9pm

  • $15 per class

  • Registration required – use the link below!

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Sign up for any Monday through the next 6 months using the link below!

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Description:  Join us on Monday nights to create your own glass mosaic!  You’ll learn how to create a pattern, attach your glass pieces, and grout for a gorgeous piece you can hang in your house or in a window.  These pieces look amazing with light shining through. See instructions below for supplies to bring to class, or click HERE for a detailed picture of preferred frame dimensions.

1.  One frame, no larger than 11″ x 14″; top of frame must sit at least 1/4″ above glass, and it is preferable if the back of the frame sits 1/4″ below the backing.  Click HERE for details.

2.  One tube of Goop glue (general household works great – can be found at Home Depot, Lowes, Michael’s, etc..).