Adult classes are $8 per class hour.
Material and Lab Fees may apply.
Crafts and Cocktails with Becky Hoskins,
Registration Fee of $16 per class, 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 6:00 –8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a ladies night out! Come and join us as we get together to relax and have some fun crafting. We will also have delicious drinks and conversation to share with friends both old and new. Students must be 21 years of age or older.
(April 17, Garden Flag, Material Fee of $3 Canceled due to low enrollment)
May 15, Get Organized, Material Fee of $11 Canceled due to low enrollment)
Friday Fall sessions will be posted soon.
Learning About Encaustic with Joe Conover, Offered two separate times:
• Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FULL
• Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. One Spot Opened Up, Call 217-223-5900
Registration Fee of $48. A Material Fee of $35 is to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class. You will learn about encaustic painting, its history and current online resources. You will try skins on panels, using several different techniques. Bring a brown bag lunch. This class will take place at the instructor’s studio at 412 South Tenth Street, Quincy, IL 62301.
Adult Woodcarving Classes
Beginning Wood Carving
Instructed by Cindy Sexton, Wednesdays 6-8 p.m., July 18th-Aug 7, $80 Registration Fee, $15 Material Fee Paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Adult Art Workshops
Temari Art: How to Create Japanese Thread Balls
Instructed by Sherry Andrews Saturdays 1-4 p.m., July 13th and July 20th, $64 Registration Fee, $10 Material Fee.
PASTEL PAINTING BASICS FOR ALL Aug. 24- 25, 2013 9:00-4:00
Abstract to Realism and Back Again September 7th,8th, 9 a.m.-1 a.m.,
Instructor: Sherry Andrews
Tuesdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Nov 5 – Dec 10, 2013
Registration Fee: $96, Material Fee: $18
This class will start with the basics you need to know to
begin drawing. Learning to draw is a matter of learning to see your subject and
then coordinate your eyes and hands to convey it using a two dimensional surface. This classwill start you on
your way to being able to draw anything. Students will be given lessons that
introduce the basic elements of drawing and exercises that students can use to
improve their skills. Students will explore the use of line/contour line,
shape, proportion, value, texture and composition. This class is
for students with no experience, beginners and those wanting a review of the
Included in Material Fee:
- Prismacolor Kneaded Rubber Eraser
- Sandpaper Block
- 4B and 6B Blick Studio Drawing Pencils
(one of each)
- Blick Studio Charcoal (vine), 2 each of:
soft and medium
- Blick Square Charcoal Sticks, 2
- Strathmore 300 Series Charcoal Pad, 24
sheets, 18” x 24”, 64lb
Pencil sharpeners are available to use in studio.
Newsprint off the roll is free during class.
Live Figure Sessions for Artists Every Monday and Wednesday 6 - 8 p.m.
These weekly sessions are open studio time, and are very casual. There is no formal instruction, but you may get many ideas and suggestions from the facilitator and other participants. Draw, paint or sculpt from a live model in various poses. The model may be nude or partially nude at times. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and need a guardians signature to attend if under 18. Participants should bring your own materials but we do have tables and easels that can be used. To help cover the cost of a model and operations we ask a $5 donation be dropped into a bowl. This program has been made possible by the generous support of Gully Transportation. NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
In Session and Past Classes
Painting with Jennifer Bock-Nelson, April 16 - May 21, Tuesdays 6 - 8 p.m., $80 Registration Fee, This course is for everyone who wants to learn basic painting techniques in oil and /or acrylic or improve your current skills. Students will need to bring paints (oil or acrylic), brushes (variety), and pre-stretched canvas (2 or 3, any size). Full
Beginning Woodcarving with Cindy Sexton, Feb 13 – March 6, Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m., Registration Fee of $64. A Material Fee of $10, for wood, is to be paid to the instructor at the first class. The instructor will provide carving tools to use during class. Students will have the option of purchasing their own carving tools from the instructor. You will learn about the best types of carving woods, basic tools, tool maintenance, painting, finishing and sealing. You will work on class projects such as a knife project, a palm project, and lovespoons.
Mixed Media Drawing with Jennifer Bock-Nelson, Jan 8 - Feb 12, Tuesdays 6 - 8 p.m., Registration Fee of $96, Material Fee of $10, This course is for everyone who wants to learn basic drawing techniques or improve your current skills. We will explore gel medium transfers, collage and a variety of drawing materials. The format is an open studio where the instructor will work with you one-on-one to achieve your drawing goals.
Art History Lecture Series with Jennifer Bock Nelson 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 3rd Sunday of each Month Held at the Quincy ArtCenter Open to the public. Donations to support this program are welcome at the door or through Paypal below.
- September 16th: Art History: Renaissance, 1400-1800 AD (Italy, Europe, Baroque, Rococo)
- October 21st: Art History: Pre-Modern, 1800-1880 AD (Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism)
- November 18th: Art History: Modernism, 1880-1945 AD (Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism)
- December 16th: Art History: Modern and Post-Modern, 1945-Present (Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Performance Art)
Jennifer Bock-Nelson received her MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2004. She taught at the collegiate level for seven years at Northern Illinois University, Judson College, and Culver-Stockton College. Her work is exhibited both locally and nationally
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Nov 14, 28th, Dec 5, 12, 19th
Crafts and Cookies with Becky Hoskins Mondays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Enjoy a ladies afternoon out! Come and join us as we explore a new medium or theme each month. Each week we will have delicious desserts and conversation to share with friends both old and new.
December 3 – 17 (3 weeks), Canceled due to low Enrollment
$48 Registration Fee, $15 Material FeeMake crafts that will mean so much to those who receive them. Projects include: Scarf, Ornaments,Coasters
Beginning Wheel ThrowingWednesdays 6pm-8pm Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7
Beginning Watercolorwith Joan GreenRegistration Fee $96, Optional Material Fee $30Thursdays 6 – 8 p.m.October 11 – November 15, 2012This class is for beginners who have always wanted to try watercolors or for those who have some experience and want to learn more. Learn how to do washes, wet into wet, wet into dry, and basic lifting techniques. This class willalso explore color mixing, values, hard and soft edges, negative space, backgrounds, preliminary drawing and more.No prior experience is necessary. Joan Green is a well-known Quincy watercolor artist that shows her work regularly in our community. She is currently a member of the Quincy Artists Guild and the Watercolor Society.Students may bring their own materials or pay an optional Material Fee to have everything provided. Materials can also be purchased separately.Materials included in Optional Material Fee:
- Arches Watercolor Pad, 12 sheets, Cold Press, 10” x 14”, 140 lbs ($15)
- 1” flat brush ($3)
- #2 round brush, Loew-Cornell ($4.25)
- #10 round brush, Loew-Cornell ($7.50)
- Prang Watercolor Pan Set ($2.50, Used container, new 8 color set)
Available for all students:Liquid watercolor tubes (All students will share during class)Use of Studio Watercolor Trays/Palettes in class
Canceled Dining Room Design- November 5 – 26 (4 weeks), $64 Registration Fee, $35 Material FeeCreate beautiful crafts to make your Thanksgiving extra special. Projects include: Placemats,Chargers, Centerpiece, Place Cards
Paintingwith Jennifer Bock-Nelson, $80Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sept 4 - Oct 2, 2012This course is for everyone who wants to learn basic painting techniques in oil and /or acrylic or improve your current skills. The subject matter is your choice. The format is an open studio where the instructor will work with you one-on-one to achieve your painting goals. Students will need to bring paints (oil or acrylic), brushes (variety), and pre-stretched canvas (2 or 3, any size).
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Wednesdays 6pm-8pmSept 5, 12, 19, 26, and Oct 3, 2012
Ceramics: Raku PotteryFULLwith Jeremy Young Material and Lab fee of $20, Registration Fee of $80 Wednesdays 6pm-8pm Aug 15th, 22th, 29th and Saturday Sept 8th, 9am-1pm Jeremy goes all out for this class! His last raku class in June/July was a hit! Students had a blast! Clay, fire, smoke... you can't beat it! Raku ware is a type of Japanese pottery that is traditionally characterized by fairly porous vessels, which result from low firing temperatures. It is raku’s unpredictable results and intense color that attract modern potters. These patterns and color result from the harsh cooling process and the amount of oxygen that is allowed to reach the pottery. Depending on what effect the artist wants, the pottery is either instantly cooled in water, cooled slowly in the open air, or placed in a barrel filled with combustible material, such as newspaper, covered, and allowed to smoke. The pottery is purely decorative and not food safe. This class is for students of all levels. Material and Lab fee includes 12.5 lbs of raku clay, glaze, firing fuels and open studio time.
THE JOY OF PASTEL
with Cinda Sue Dow, $200Canceled due to low enrollment
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., September 7 - 9, 2012 A lunch break will be taken daily from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.This workshop is for beginning students. Students will learn about different pastels and pastel papers. They will explore various techniques of applying pastels through "hands on" exercises. They will learn the four stages of a Pastel Painting. We will start several paintings using different subject matter, different materials and different applications. Then with their own photo references, the students will begin applying their new skills. Married with their own creativity, they will create a finished Pastel Painting and experience "The Joy of Pastel". Click here to view a list of materials students will need to bring.
Cinda Sue Dow is a Pastel Artist of 22 years, originally from Canton, MO she is now living in Friday Harbor, WA. Learn more about Cinda Sue at www.cindasue.com
Outdoor Crafts- CANCELED due to low enrollmentSeptember 3 - 24 (4 weeks) $64 Registration Fee, $20 Material FeeMake crafts that will brighten up any outdoor space. Projects include: House Sign, Plant Markers, Garden Flag, Wreath
Handbuilt Potterywith Jen TeterMaterial/Lab Fee of $28Registration Fee of $84Fridays 1 - 3 p.m. July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10and 1 - 1:30 p.m. Aug 17