The Art Center

Education

Classes & Workshops

You can be an artist! If you are 4 through 104, register for a class and develop your artistic skills at the Quincy Art Center! High School students can take adult classes and workshops.

For questions on classes or private parties, please email Kayla Obert.


Ceramics Open Studio
Date  January 4 - February 9, 2020 @ 1 PM - 3 PM
Each week, learn a new technique and develop as a ceramicist.
Class In Session
Learn: Drawing
Date  January 8 - 29, 2020 @ 4 PM - 6 PM
Take your drawing skills to the next level!
Class In Session
St. James After School Art Club K-3rd
Date  January 9 - March 5, 2020 @ 3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Meets one hour after school every other Thursday to create art.
Class In Session
Pint Sized Picassos
Date  January 10 - February 7, 2020 @ 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Students will explore a variety of media & art concepts using age appropriate skills.
Class In Session
Pint Sized Picassos
Date  January 10 - February 7, 2020 @ 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Students will explore a variety of media & art concepts using age appropriate skills.
Class In Session
Rooney After School Art Club K-5th
Date  January 13 - April 27, 2020 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Monday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Iles After School Art Club K-5th
Date  January 14 - April 28, 2020 @ 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Rooney After School Art Club K-5th
Date  January 14 - April 28, 2020 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Tuesday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Lincoln-Douglas After School Art Club K-2nd
Date  January 14 - April 28, 2020 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Tuesday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
St. Peter's After School Art Club K-3rd
Date  January 15 - April 29, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
St. Peters K-3rd Art After School
Class In Session
St. Francis After School Art Club K-8th
Date  January 15 - April 29, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Meets one hour after school every Wednesday to create art.
Class In Session
St. Dominic After School Art Club K-8th
Date  January 15 - April 29, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Meets one hour after school every Wednesday to create art.
Class In Session
St. James After School Art Club 4-8th
Date  January 16 - March 12, 2020 @ 3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Meets one hour after school every other Thursday to create art.
Class In Session
Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Date  January 16 - February 20, 2020 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Grow as a potter and learn new capabilities and approaches to your claywork.
Class In Session
Lincoln-Douglas After School Art Club 3rd-5th
Date  January 16 - April 30, 2020 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Denman After School Art Club K-1st
Date  January 16 - April 30, 2020 @ 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Baldwin After School Art Club 3rd-5th
Date  January 16 - April 30, 2020 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Freeform Mandala Art Therapy
Date  January 16 - 30, 2020 @ 7 PM - 8 PM
Explore the therapeutic powers of creating and allow yourself to let go.
Class In Session
Baldwin After School Art Club K-2nd
Date  January 16 - April 30, 2020 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Denman After School Art Club 2nd-5th
Date  January 16 - April 30, 2020 @ 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Blessed Sacrament After School Art Club K-8th
Date  January 17 - May 1, 2020 @ 3 PM - 4 PM
Meets one hour after school every Friday to create art.
Class In Session
St. Peter's After School Art Club 4th-8th
Date  January 22 - May 6, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
St. Peters 4-8th After School Art Club
Class In Session
I heART
Date  February 4 - 25, 2020 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
I heART
Learn: Painting
Date  February 4 - 25, 2020 @ 4 PM - 6 PM
Learn how to use brushes as tools to paint more efficiently.
Creature Creations
Date  February 5 - 26, 2020 @ 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Students will learn how to design and assemble sculptural creatures
More "ALL"idays
Date  February 7 - 28, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
More "ALL"idays
Large Sky Fold Tie Dye Tapestry
Date  February 10, 2020 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Sky Fold makes for a beautiful tapestry.
4th-8th Art Club
Date  February 13 - April 30, 2020 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Explore a wide variety of mediums each week
Local Artist Workshop: "Slab It Together" led…
Date  February 15 - 29, 2020 @ 1 PM - 4 PM
Explore what can be created with a simple slab of clay.
Pint Sized Picassos
Date  February 21 - March 20, 2020 @ 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Students will explore a variety of media & art concepts using age appropriate skills.
Pint Sized Picassos
Date  February 21 - March 20, 2020 @ 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Students will explore a variety of media & art concepts using age appropriate skills.
Monthly Holiday Workshops: February
Date  February 22, 2020 @ 10 AM - 12 PM
Students will enjoy seasonal projects using a variety of mediums and techniques
Beginning Painting
Date  March 2 - 30, 2020 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Are you wanting to being your artistic adventure?
Art Journeys
Date  March 3 - 24, 2020 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Art Journeys
Learn: Pottery
Date  March 4 - 25, 2020 @ 4 PM - 6 PM
Students will be introduced to handbuilding and wheelthrowing methods
Beginning Glaze Techniques
Date  March 5 - April 9, 2020 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Further your creativity and ceramic successes
Monthly Holiday Workshops: March
Date  March 7, 2020 @ 10 AM - 12 PM
Students will enjoy seasonal projects using a variety of mediums and techniques
Local Artist Workshop: "Crocheted Coil Basket…
Date  March 7, 2020 @ 1 PM - 4 PM
Using Basic crochet skills, make a 3" basket.
Ice Dyeing
Date  March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Using ice and powdered dye, learn how colors split and create unique patterns
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshop for Art
Date  March 28, 2020 @ 10 AM - 12 PM
Earn your Art Merit Badge for Scouts BSA!

 

Testimonials

Happy Parent

“When class started, my daughter came home talking non-stop about what they did. She has done art classes in the past and has found her own ‘style of creativity’. I thought I knew what to expect when we went to QCT for their skit, but she surprised me. Not only was she dancing and singing, but her artwork was great. She put 100% into her pieces. This class was wonderful for her! The topic was perfect and she really came out of her shell to do the acting part and learned some wonderful things about art. She is currently looking forward to her Minecraft class!”

Shannon Slee

“A friend invited my 4-year-old son to go with her to the “Pint-Sized Picassos” class last year. Although he was shy, he went outside of his comfort zone and attended with her. After the first class it was clear that he had no regrets about that choice! Ever since then, he searches for the artistic possibilities in just about everything he sees and is constantly coming up with ideas for projects. This year, both he and my 3-year-old daughter attend this class at the Art Center together and look forward with great excitement to Fridays each week when they get to go.”

Stephanie Javaux, Instructor

“Just wanted to let everyone know about a great resource right here in Quincy. The Quincy Art Center offers classes for all ages in a variety of art areas. The classes are taught by qualified staff; most have an art degree and those who don’t have many years of experience. The class sizes are small and the art center has equipment and supplies not available at any other art teaching facility in Quincy.”

Scholarships

Kid’s classes range in expense from $14 for a one time workshop to $63 for a 5 week class. For summer Art Camp, our most expensive kid’s classes are $96. They meet for 4 days in a row from 1 – 4 p.m.

To apply for a scholarship, please turn in a copy of the child’s free or reduced Lunch status with their class registration form.

The scholarship covers 100% of the price of the class.

Each student is eligible for 4 scholarships a year.

The Art Center raises money for scholarships through our annual scholarship dinner and through the donations of generous individuals who have a passion for education. Please visit our donation page if you would like to make a donation.

Please contact Kayla Obert, director of education & volunteers with questions: kobert@quincyartcenter.org.

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