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Weekly Adult Drop-In Classes

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

$10 per class

Ages 14 and above

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Drawing

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Every Monday from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Takes place at EAC/Edwardsville High School (Enter at EAC Entrance on South-East corner of EHS)

Taught by Emily Wetter

Students Should Bring: Sketchbook, pencils and erasers.

 

 

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Watercolor Painting

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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 Sarah Willig

Students Should Bring: Watercolor paper with weight of #140 or more.  Paints and brushes will be provided, feel free to bring your own. *All items can be found at Michael’s.

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Ceramics

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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 Brandy Cloud

$15 per 25lb bag of clay

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

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Acrylic Painting

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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: 11″ x 14″ canvas or larger.  Paints and brushes will be provided, feel free to bring your own. *All items can be found at Michael’s.

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Ceramics

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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 13th – Stuffed Animals

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Students will create their own pattern using felt sheets. Students will cut out their animal or monster of choice and stuff and sew their stuffed animal together. They may add buttons or glue features on for details. *Younger students will need Parental help sewing their animals.*

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

August 20th – Figure Sculptures

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Students will use paper manipulation to make a figure sculpture. We will accordion fold limbs and draw and cut out faces, feet, and hands to create a moving figure sculpture.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

August 27th – Totem Poles

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Students will make a 3D paper sculpture of a totem pole using a tube of paper and collaging features on the surface of the tube. Children can create multiple characters using various media.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

September 3rd – Tapestry Rugs

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Using butcher paper students will draw a picture using oil pastels to tell a story about themselves. We will hole punch the sides and tie yarn on each hole to make fringe on our rugs.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

September 10th – Emotion Changing Faces

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We will create a character that can change emotions! Using cardboard and drawing materials we will draw and cut out facial features. We will attach them to a head with brads which will allow us to turn the mouth and eyebrows to change the emotion on our faces.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

 

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Paint and Party!

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

Thursday, September 8th, 5:30 – 8:30pm

  • Cost:  $35 (food and drink not included)
  • Location:  Cleveland Heath, 106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • Ages 21+
  • All Materials Provided

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First Friday Watercolor!

Join us on Friday, September 2nd from 6:30 – 9:00 pm for First Friday Watercolor!  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, September 2nd, 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • Location:  Edwardsville Arts Center
  • All materials provided.

 

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“Grazing” is the painting we’ll be doing on September 2nd.

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Pokémon Art Classes!

Every Friday evening in September, the EAC is hosting Pokémon Art Classes for Kids!  Students will do drawings, paintings, soft sculptures, and ceramic sculptures of their favorite Pokémon.  Prices and ages vary per class, sign up below!

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PokéDrawing – Friday, September 2nd

Students will work in chalk and oil pastels to create portraits of their favorite Pokémon!  Please bring 2-3 images of the characters you would like to draw.  Pokémon Cards, printed pictures, or figurines are excellent examples of imagery you can bring.

  • Cost:  $25 (all materials included)
  • Location:  Edwardsville Arts Center
  • Ages:  7+
  • Teacher:  Sarah Willig

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PokéPainting  – Friday, September 9th

Students will paint a Pokémon portrait with acrylic on canvas.  Please bring in one image of the character you would like to paint.  Pokémon Cards, printed pictures,  or figurines are excellent examples of imagery you can bring.

  • Cost:  $25 (all materials included)
  • Location:  Edwardsville Arts Center
  • Ages:  7+
  • Teacher:  Sarah Willig

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PokéFelting  –  Friday, September 16th

PokéFelting students will be creating a real life Pokeball!  Felting is a textile art that uses wet wool and friction by rolling or using a felting needle to create soft sculpture.  We will learn a new media and skill set!  No experience necessary!

  • Cost:  $25 (all materials included)
  • Location:  Edwardsville Arts Center
  • Ages:  10+
  • Teacher:  Brandy Cloud

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PokéSculpture (2 day class) –  Friday, September 23rd ~and~ 30th

*This class takes place over the course of two days (Friday, Sept 23rd and Friday, Sept 30th).

Part I (Sept 23rd):  Bring your favorite Pokémon with you to art class!  Bring your favorite Pokémon Card, a picture, or a toy to use as inspiration to make a clay monster!  In this session, we’ll be creating the clay sculpture.

Part II (Sept 30th):  In this class, we’ll glaze the projects made in Part I.  Projects can be picked up at the Edwardsville Arts Center after October 5th.  Gallery hours are Wed – Fri 10am – 4pm, and Saturdays from 11am – 3pm.

  • Cost:  $35 (all materials included)
  • Location:  Edwardsville Arts Center
  • Ages:  7+
  • Teacher:  Brandy Cloud

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