Art is for everyone, so come on and join us for a class! Click here to jump to adult classes. You can view the overall monthly calendar by clicking below, or see the schedule for each class category (as available) after its description. Contact me for a private class! There is no room rental fee and you could paint your choice for FREE! Ask me how!View Calendar
Open Studio Paint or Draw
Thursdays Open Watercolor Walk Ins just $15, 10 am! We have additional hours for small groups available by appointment only.
Come and paint from many awesome rotating selections during our open studio times. This is done in a DIY format-painter receives written directions to create a painting on their own. $25 for 11 x 14 canvas, $40 for two canvases, and $55 for three. Larger sizes are available. Teachers are present to help if you have questions along the way, but this is self guided painting. For that reason, all painters under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for Open Studio. Please call or email for available times.
Advanced Art for Kids
Ages 8 and up, Coming in January, $85 for 6 weeks
Advanced Art for Kids is an adventure into a variety of artistic techniques, styles, and materials. This is a fun and exciting course that will develop and grow as your child does. Students will create original works of art in pencil, watercolor, ink and acrylics all while learning how to effectively use art vocabulary by example to describe their creative process. We teach the skills of drawing, painting, and sculpture but the skills of creativity will follow your children in all areas of their lives!Schedule
CURRENTLY PRIVATE SESSIONS ONLY Age 2 - pre-k, accompanied by adult See Art and A Story below for Classes Ages 4-7
Please wear clothing that can get messy!
Please wear clothing that can get messy!
As a parent you know art has many benefits for young children. Creating art develops fine motor skills, introduces a new form of self-expression, and stimulates both halves of the brain, just to name a few! How can we as parents encourage our children to become lifelong creatives? Our comments and actions can greatly encourage children to grow self-confidence in art that spreads to all areas of their lives. In this class, together you and your child will create an art piece worthy of any wall space as we discuss and practice the 6 most important tips for inspiring and encouraging your child in the arts. Another plus? ZERO stress about a mess! Email email@example.com to schedule.
Ages 8 - 13, $25 per class
In this class, the artist will follow a step by step guided painting while being encouraged to develop their creativity and their own ideas within this guided process. We will discuss art concepts, look at artwork by famous artists, and discuss art history. Students will leave with a finished piece to be proud of and skills they can build on for future projects.Schedule
Classes for 7-9-year-olds and 10-13-year-olds
$25 per class
$25 per class
Drawing is a skill that anyone can develop. In this class, we will use fun and intriguing subject matter to create a drawing that is visually interesting and encourages further practice at home. Drawing helps us learn to write and think creatively, develop hand-eye coordination, hone analytic skills, and conceptualize ideas. We will look at famous drawings and learn positive ways to discuss art that can also be used in other media and art settings.
Art and a Story
Ages 4 - 7, $25 per class
Children love books, and especially interesting pictures in books! In this class young artists will listen to a short story with illustrations and create an art piece inspired by the illustrations within the book. They will further develop their skills of using visual art to communicate and enhance a story.Schedule
No brush? No problem! Come experiment with the abstract technique of an acrylic paint pour. You choose the colors and enjoy the relaxing flow of paint on your canvas. Coaster set classes available! You do the mixing and pouring and every result is different, every time! Addictive and fun!Schedule
Adult Watercolor and Ink
For ages 18+, $40 per class
Learn the fundamentals of watercolor! Designed for those who have no or little experience, this class will focus on getting comfortable with techniques and enjoying the process of watercolor painting. Each class we will create a finished piece, using an ink pen to enhance the piece. Classes can stand alone, but are also designed to build skills so you can grow in this beautiful medium.Schedule
Painting provides fun and improves your overall quality of life. Many of us decide in our youth if we are "artistic" and that painting is only for the experienced artist. All of us can nurture our creative growth by practicing painting. It is an amazing stress reducer and will give you a more optimistic view of life! Grab some friends and I will walk you through, step by step, each of our paintings. They are designed to be successful for artists with no previous experience, and room to flourish if you have painted before. Join in our open to the public classes or create a private paint event of your own. By creating a private event, you may paint for FREE! Ask me how!Schedule
Join local ceramic artist Chris Swedberg as he instructs you in constructing a food safe vessel using slab technique. Chris is a graduate of Sycamore High, NIU, and shares with us his over 30 years of experience in the art of ceramics. You will have your choice of creating a mug, a baking dish, or pet dish all microwave, dishwasher, oven, and food safe. Chris will provide all the supplies needed to create your piece, including items for texture and type-face letters to customize it. You will select your glaze and pick up your piece once it has been glazed and fired by Chris (allow two to three weeks for final product pick-up at Bleu Palette). So gather your friends, roll up your sleeves, and try your hand at ceramics!Schedule