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

May 20th – Eric Carle Inspired Market Baskets

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Students will paint paper, cut, and collage their own farmer’s market basket including fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Teacher: Sarah Willig

May 27th – Art Books

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Students will write and illustrate their own books. They may use a variety of materials and can draw, paint, collage, and write their own story into their books.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

June 3rd – Creating Maps

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Students will create a treasure map, a map of an imaginary island, or create their own world. Students will draw in environment details and create a key to show where landmarks are.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

June 10th – Musical Instruments

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Using recycled materials students will make musical instruments, including strings, drums, and maracas.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

June 17th – Calder Fish

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Students will use wire hangers as an armature for a fish and will fill in the negative space using pipe cleaners, ribbons, and string.

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

 

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Paint and Party!

Join us on Thursday, July 6th 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, July 8th, 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!

 

First Friday Watercolor!

Join us for First Friday Watercolor on Friday, July 7th 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, July 7th, 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, July 14th 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 ‘First Light’ 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, July 14th 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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Friday, July 14th

First Light

 

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..).