The Edwardsville Arts Center offers Camps, Classes and Workshops for all ages. Currently, we are offering the following:

Girl Scout Classes | Regular Saturday Classes

Saturday, November 22nd:  

Paper Making

Have you ever made your own paper before?  Handmade paper can be so beautiful and unique.  With a soft, lovely texture and gorgeous colors, you can make sheets of paper to draw on, paper sculptures… anything you can think of!  Join Sarah this Saturday to learn how to make your own paper using recycled paper scraps, water, a blender and a screen.  A great class for all ages!

Don’t forget to bring clothes to make a mess in!

No registration necessary – just show up and have a good time!

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

Ages: All ages welcome, parents are encouraged to stay to participate with younger children

Time:  11:30am – 2:30pm

PriceFREE

Saturday, November 15th:  

Paper Making

Have you ever made your own paper before?  Handmade paper can be so beautiful and unique.  With a soft, lovely texture and gorgeous colors, you can make sheets of paper to draw on, paper sculptures… anything you can think of!  Join Sarah this Saturday to learn how to make your own paper using recycled paper scraps, water, a blender and a screen.  A great class for all ages!

Don’t forget to bring clothes to make a mess in!

No registration necessary – just show up and have a good time!

Teacher:  Sarah Willig

Ages: All ages welcome, parents are encouraged to stay to participate with younger children

Time:  11:30am – 2:30pm

PriceFREE

Saturday, November 8th:  

Piggy Banks for Kids

This is a fun class for all ages!  Kids will use a variety of materials to decorate and personalize their very own piggy banks.  Use feathers, tissue paper, beads, markers and googly eyes to create a unique and fun piggy bank – pig, cat and robot shapes are available.  These projects can range from being simple and sweet, wild and crazy, or meticulously detailed – a fun kind of canvas to express yourself with!

Don’t forget to bring clothes to make a mess in!

No registration necessary – just show up and have a good time!

Teacher:  Carolyn Tidball

Ages: All ages welcome, parents are encouraged to stay to participate with younger children

Time:  11:30am – 2:30pm

Price: FREE

 

 

Girl Scout Classes

EAC’s Girl Scout Classes were created by an active Girl Scout member, and are designed to promote positive body image and high self-esteem.  Girls ages 10 – 14  will use art as a medium to challenge the typical definition of “beauty” and “perfection” and express what they truly admire about their important female role models.

Teacher:      Sarah Willig

Ages:           Girls, ages 10 – 14

Dates:          First Saturday of every month, through February

Times:          11:30am – 2:30pm

Price:            FREE

 

Class ONE: Saturday, November 1st

To sign up, call (618) 655-0337 or email office@edwardsvilleartscenter.com

Mixed Media – Choose a woman you look up to.  Bring a photo of the woman to class.  Write down words that describe her, and things she inspires in you, and gifts that this woman has.  Incorporate a photo of this person, along with the words and thoughts, in a painting.

Materials - 11″ x 14″ canvas, acrylic paints and brushes, pencil, photo, and gel medium to overlay photo.

 

Class TWO: Saturday, December 6th

To sign up, call (618) 655-0337 or email office@edwardsvilleartscenter.com

CollageChoose your favorite “barbie” profession and your favorite “real life” female of the same profession.  For example, Barbie the Teacher vs. your 2nd grade teacer, or Princess Barbie vs. Princess Di.  What makes your favorite real life female special?  Her patience, her inspiration, her good works?  Write down all the reasons you can, and choose the top ten words that describe her.  The words will then be created over and over again in different types and sizes, cut from magazines and newspapers, and then used to create an inspirational collage.

Materials - Bristol board, magazines, newspapers, computers and printers, gel medium

 

Class THREE: Saturday, January 3rd

To sign up, call (618) 655-0337 or email office@edwardsvilleartscenter.com

Assemblagecreate your own “The Voice of Reason: It’s a Doll, not and Aspiration.”  Students will first choose images of women’s faces from non-fashion magazines, like Newsweek or Time.  They will focus on eyes and smiles.  Students will create a sculpture of a female – head, shoulders and hands.  They will assemble the sculpture, the photos, and a small “Barbie” into a three dimensional assemblage.

Materials - Wooden shadow box, small doll, magazines, acrylic paint, clay, beads, recycled scraps of fabric and other art supplies.

 

Class FOUR: Saturday, February 7th

To sign up, call (618) 655-0337 or email office@edwardsvilleartscenter.com

Jewelry – students will create either a necklace or a bracelet, incorporating the “Voice of Reason” charm.  During class, positive images and role models of women will be discussed, focusing on what is truly important, to get the girls thinking about true beauty and strength.  That is beauty in actions, beauty in a job well done, beauty in helping others, etc.  The charm will be the focal point of the piece, to encourage questions and dialog with friends and family as well as strangers, to allow the student opportunities to discuss “the Voice of Reason” after the class is over.

Materials – beads, wire, clasps, tools, voice of reason charm.

 

Regular Saturday Classes

EAC will begin offering FREE classes open to the public beginning November, 2014!  Every week, a new and different class will be posted for the following Saturday.  Classes are FREE of charge, and no registration is necessary.  Just come on in and learn! (Currently, the first Saturday of every month is devoted to Girl Scout art classes.  All other Saturdays we will have regular classes).

Stay tuned to see what class is next!

 

Teacher:      Will vary

Ages:             Will vary

Dates:           Every Saturday

Times:          11:30am – 2:30pm

Price:            FREE