The Art Center

Classes

All current Art Center classes are held at The Art Center, located at 1515 Jersey St in Quincy, IL. If you have questions about our classes or registration, please call The Art Center at 217-223-5900 or email Director of Education, Rachel Roundtree at rroundtree@quincyartcenter.org .

Mobile Users: Additional category tabs for classes (and summer camps) can be found at the bottom of this webpage; please scroll down if you wish to sort the classes by age level or class duration.

All classes are ordered chronologically on this webpage based on start date.

Wednesday Night Wheel-Throwing!

$50 Non-members | $42.50 Members
Meets: every other Wednesday evening
Available Dates: May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21
Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Always the day prior at midnight
Age requirement: 15+

Don’t have time for a full clay course but want to experience the potter’s wheel? Join us for this exciting one-night clay wheel-throwing experience at Quincy Art Center! Students will receive thirty minutes of instruction for how to throw on the pottery wheel. Afterwards, students will have up to an hour and a half of independent work time on the wheel with the assistance of our qualified in-house instructor. If you manage to throw a pot successfully during your session, we’ll fire the first one for free, so come try your hand at this artform and get a little messy with us! No experience needed.

The $50 entry fee covers instruction and one fired vessel; if you’d like to fire more than one piece, prices start at $8.00 per clay vessel after the first one. Restrictions apply. Please email rroundtree@quincyartcenter.org for more details.

Notes: Due to the drying and firing requirements of clay, glazing is not included in Wednesday Night Wheel-Throwing; this event is for clay experimentation and learning only. Monthly glazing workshops occur on the third Saturday of every month if you are interested in glazing your pieces. All clay vessels intended for firing must have been created during a QAC clay class or Wednesday Night Wheel-Throwing session in order to qualify for firing. No outside clay or glazes allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

We cannot guarantee that you will successfully wheel-throw a pot during this session. You are not required to keep everything you make.

Monthly Glazing Workshop

Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
$35 Non-Members | $29.75 Members
Third Saturday of every month
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Next Available Date: August 17
Age Level: 15+
Registration Deadline: Always the day prior at midnight

Come and learn the basics of glazing pottery in this two-hour Saturday workshop that occurs once a month! All students will receive two blank stoneware tiles and access to a variety of mid- to high-fire glazes; no other tools or experience needed. If you have taken one of our pottery classes or Wednesday Night Wheel Throwing workshops and have some bisque-fired (unglazed) pottery that needs decoration, feel free to bring those pieces to this workshop, and we will help you glaze them!

NOTE: Students who bring their own pottery made during other QAC classes may glaze two of their pieces for the cost of the workshop; if you wish to glaze more than two clay pieces, you will be charged extra for each additional vessel/item. Prices range from $8 – $12 per piece, depending on size.

For additional questions, please contact rroundtree@quincyartcenter.org or call 217.223.5900.

Tot-PreK: Seasonal Workshops

Cost: FREE!
Second Saturday of each month
11:00 – 11:30am
Age Level: 18 months – 5 years (must be accompanied by caregiver)
Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
Registration Deadline: Saturday prior to each workshop

Come create a quick, simple holiday themed paint craft with your little one in this half-hour exploratory workshop!

NOTE: Caregivers do NOT need to register! Please only register children for this class.

Maximum number of students per workshop: 15

May 11 – Tulips (Mother’s Day)
June 8 – S’mores (Father’s Day)
July 6 – Fireworks (4th of July)
August 10 – Dog Days of Summer (End of Summer)

Basket Weaving: Natural Reeds

$57 Non-Members | $48.45 Members
Saturday, June 29
Noon – 3:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: June 22

This workshop will focus on the wet weaving process with splits and natural reeds to make a traditional basket. We will use prepared round reed and flat splits to create a functional and beautiful basket, which will be done by the end of the workshop. Participants will have the choice of a square or round start, and incorporating a handle if desired.

NOTE: If you can, please bring a pair of handheld pruning shears from your garden to help trim the materials! For those who do not own a set, shears will be lent out for the workshop.

Maximum number of students: 10

Acrylic Painting: Galaxies

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, June 29
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: June 22

Follow along in this step-by-step workshop all about painting vibrant galaxies and stars! This fun process requires no prior experience with acrylic paint. Beginners welcome!

Maximum students: 12

Procreate for Beginners

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Wednesdays, July 3 – 17 (3 weeks)
6:00 – 8:00pm weekly
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Rachel Roundtree
Registration Deadline: June 29

Join us in this three-week course about Procreate, the simplest and most cost-effective digital art app on the market! Students will learn the basics of Procreate and its user interface as well as how to draw, shade, color, and use tools like blending layers to your benefit.

NOTE: All students are expected to bring their own current-gen Apple iPad (with Procreate pre-installed) and Apple Pencil to this class in order to participate. Off-brand styluses or tablets are not permitted because they do not support the app or proper pressure/tilt sensitivity. If you wish to verify that your device is appropriate for the class, please email rroundtree@quincyartcenter.org.

Maximum students: 12

Art Tots: Summer Camp


$24 Non-Members | $20.40 Members
Mondays, July 8 – 29
9:00 – 9:30am weekly
Age Level: 18 months – 3 years (must be accompanied by caregiver)
Instructor: Joni Fusselman
Registration Deadline: Jul 3

Come explore the world of wonderful world of art with your children in this four-week summer camp for children aged 18 months – 3 years! All children must be accompanied by at least one caregiver to attend class.

NOTE: Caregivers do NOT need to register! Please only register children for this class.

Maximum number of students: 10

Preschool Summer Camp


$32 Non-Members | $27.20 Members
Mondays, July 8 – 29
Morning Session: 10:00 – 11:00am
Early Afternoon Session:
1:00 – 2:00pm
Late Afternoon Session:
2:30 – 3:30pm
Age Level: 4-5 years (must be potty trained)
Instructor: Joni Fusselman
Registration Deadline: July 3

Preschool summer art camp has returned by popular request! Join us for this four-session summer class that will aid preschool students in exploring and developing their fine motor skills with painting, drawing, and other fun crafts that are sure to make them smile.

Maximum number of students: 8

K-8th DRAWING CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 9 – 12, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 5

K-3rd Instructor: Lexi Brumbaugh
4th-8th Instructor: Jean Zaldivar

In this four-day summer camp, students will learn the basics of drawing with graphite, pen and ink, marker, pastel, and crayon to create fun, imaginative artwork!

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

Color Theory in Oil Painting

$120 Non-Members | $102 Members
Thursdays, July 11 – August 1
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Age Level: 18+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: July 6

Color theory in oil painting is important when it comes to color mixing, color matching, and understanding relationships between certain hues on the color wheel. Join us for this four-week oil painting class in which students will learn to create original artwork on stretch canvas that will push the boundaries of what color can do!

Some experience with oil paint preferred but not required; this class will go beyond fundamentals of oil paint to explore aspects of color theory. All students will receive a set of Windsor-Newton oil paints to keep.

NOTE: Oil paint uses solvents and thinners for cleanup; students will use odorless turpenoid instead of regular turpentine, but some materials can still be hazardous if used incorrectly. Only students ages 18 and up may participate in this workshop.

Maximum students: 10

Silk Painting

$63 Non-Members | $53.55 Members
Saturday, July 13
3:00 – 5:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: July 6

Nothing flows like bright color on a silk scarf! The participants in this 3-hour workshop will complete three silk scarves with three easy techniques. We will explore how color moves on dry and wet silk, and use a basic wax resist to get strong bold shapes. No experience necessary. Repeat participants are very welcome.

Maximum number of students: 8

K-8th PAINTING CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 16 – 19, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 12

K-3rd Instructor: Lexi Brumbaugh
4th-8th Instructor: Jean Zaldivar

In this four-day summer class, students will explore the basics of painting with tempera, watercolor, and acrylic.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

K-8th POTTERY CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 23 – 26, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 19

K-3rd Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
4th-8th Instructor: Andrew Myers

In this four-day summer class, students will learn to manipulate, model, and glaze multiple types of clay creations.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

Basket Weaving: Yarn & Coiling Core

$42 Non-Members | $35.70 Members
Saturday, July 27
Noon – 3:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: July 20

Students in this workshop will discover ways to work with simple tools to create functional and beautiful baskets! We will look at examples of modern and historic uses of this technique and begin a basket of your own using colorful yarn and coiling core. We will cover design planning, ways to begin, and several different stitches to use.

NOTE: Basketry is a long process from start to finish, so students will not be able to take home a “finished” basket during this workshop. However, basketry is repetitive and simple once started, so students will be able to take materials home to complete the basket on their own time after the workshop is complete. If you get stuck or need a quiet space to finish your basket, we encourage students to attend our monthly Knitting Circle (any fiber art) on the first Saturday of every month from 11am to 2pm to receive additional help from our instructor.

Maximum number of students: 10

Acrylic Painting: Roses

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, July 27
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: July 20

Follow along in this step-by-step workshop all about painting roses! Students will focus on creating dark shades that fade into lighter tints to achieve a three-dimensional look. Some experience with acrylic paint is preferred, but not required.

Maximum students: 12

K-8th SCULPTURE CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 30 – August 2, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 26

K-3rd Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
4th-8th Instructor: Andrew Myers

In this four-day summer class, students will learn to plan, build, and decorate multiple types of sculptural creations.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

Acrylic Painting: Fruit & Flowers

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, August 24
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: August 17

Follow along as Quincy artist Nevin McNally uses acrylics to create still life paintings of flowers and fruit! No experience necessary, beginners welcome.

Maximum students: 12

Art Tots: Summer Camp


$24 Non-Members | $20.40 Members
Mondays, July 8 – 29
9:00 – 9:30am weekly
Age Level: 18 months – 3 years (must be accompanied by caregiver)
Instructor: Joni Fusselman
Registration Deadline: Jul 3

Come explore the world of wonderful world of art with your children in this four-week summer camp for children aged 18 months – 3 years! All children must be accompanied by at least one caregiver to attend class.

NOTE: Caregivers do NOT need to register! Please only register children for this class.

Maximum number of students: 10

Preschool Summer Camp


$32 Non-Members | $27.20 Members
Mondays, July 8 – 29
10:00 – 11:00am weekly
Age Level: 4-5 years (must be potty trained)
Instructor: Joni Fusselman
Registration Deadline: July 3

Preschool summer art camp has returned by popular request! Join us for this four-session summer class that will aid preschool students in exploring and developing their fine motor skills with painting, drawing, and other fun crafts that are sure to make them smile.

Maximum number of students: 8

DRAWING CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 9 – 12, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 5

In this four-day summer camp, students will learn the basics of drawing with graphite, pen and ink, marker, pastel, and crayon to create fun, imaginative artwork!

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

PAINTING CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 16 – 19, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 12

In this four-day summer class, students will explore the basics of painting with tempera, watercolor, and acrylic.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

POTTERY CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 23 – 26, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 19

In this four-day summer class, students will learn to manipulate, model, and glaze multiple types of clay creations.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

SCULPTURE CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 30 – August 2, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 26

In this four-day summer class, students will learn to plan, build, and decorate multiple types of sculptural creations.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

Tot-PreK: Seasonal Workshops

Cost: FREE!
Second Saturday of each month
11:00 – 11:30am
Age Level: 18 months – 5 years (must be accompanied by caregiver)
Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
Registration Deadline: Saturday prior to each workshop

Come create a quick, simple holiday themed paint craft with your little one in this half-hour exploratory workshop!

NOTE: Caregivers do NOT need to register! Please only register children for this class.

Maximum number of students per workshop: 15

May 11 – Tulips (Mother’s Day)
June 8 – S’mores (Father’s Day)
July 6 – Fireworks (4th of July)
August 10 – Dog Days of Summer (End of Summer)

Art Tots: Summer Camp


$24 Non-Members | $20.40 Members
Mondays, July 8 – 29
9:00 – 9:30am weekly
Age Level: 18 months – 3 years (must be accompanied by caregiver)
Instructor: Joni Fusselman
Registration Deadline: Jul 3

Come explore the world of wonderful world of art with your children in this four-week summer camp for children aged 18 months – 3 years! All children must be accompanied by at least one caregiver to attend class.

NOTE: Caregivers do NOT need to register! Please only register children for this class.

Maximum number of students: 10

Preschool Summer Camp


$32 Non-Members | $27.20 Members
Mondays, July 8 – 29
10:00 – 11:00am weekly
Age Level: 4-5 years (must be potty trained)
Instructor: Joni Fusselman
Registration Deadline: July 3

Preschool summer art camp has returned by popular request! Join us for this four-session summer class that will aid preschool students in exploring and developing their fine motor skills with painting, drawing, and other fun crafts that are sure to make them smile.

Maximum number of students: 8

DRAWING CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 9 – 12, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 5

K-3rd Instructor: Lexi Brumbaugh
4th-8th Instructor: Jean Zaldivar

In this four-day summer camp, students will learn the basics of drawing with graphite, pen and ink, marker, pastel, and crayon to create fun, imaginative artwork!

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

PAINTING CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 16 – 19, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 12

K-3rd Instructor: Lexi Brumbaugh
4th-8th Instructor: Jean Zaldivar

In this four-day summer class, students will explore the basics of painting with tempera, watercolor, and acrylic.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

POTTERY CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 23 – 26, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 19

K-3rd Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
4th-8th Instructor: Andrew Myers

In this four-day summer class, students will learn to manipulate, model, and glaze multiple types of clay creations.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

SCULPTURE CAMP


K-3rd Grade: $76 Non-Members | $64.60 Members
4th-8th Grade: $81 Non-Members | $68.85 Members

July 30 – August 2, Tuesday – Friday

Morning Session: 10:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 26

K-3rd Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
4th-8th Instructor: Andrew Myers

In this four-day summer class, students will learn to plan, build, and decorate multiple types of sculptural creations.

NOTE: K-3rd and 4th-8th grade students may choose between a morning (10:00am-11:30am) class or an afternoon (2:00pm-3:30pm) class. Please do NOT register your student for both the afternoon and morning sessions. Summer grade level registration is based on MOST RECENT GRADE COMPLETED, not the grade the student is going into.

Maximum Number of Students per Session: 15

Basket Weaving: Natural Reeds

$57 Non-Members | $48.45 Members
Saturday, June 29
Noon – 3:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: June 22

This workshop will focus on the wet weaving process with splits and natural reeds to make a traditional basket. We will use prepared round reed and flat splits to create a functional and beautiful basket, which will be done by the end of the workshop. Participants will have the choice of a square or round start, and incorporating a handle if desired.

NOTE: If you can, please bring a pair of handheld pruning shears from your garden to help trim the materials! For those who do not own a set, shears will be lent out for the workshop.

Maximum number of students: 10

Acrylic Painting: Galaxies

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, June 29
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: June 22

Follow along in this step-by-step workshop all about painting vibrant galaxies and stars! This fun process requires no prior experience with acrylic paint. Beginners welcome!

Maximum students: 12

Procreate for Beginners

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Wednesdays, July 3 – 17 (3 weeks)
6:00 – 8:00pm weekly
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Rachel Roundtree
Registration Deadline: June 29

Join us in this three-week course about Procreate, the simplest and most cost-effective digital art app on the market! Students will learn the basics of Procreate and its user interface as well as how to draw, shade, color, and use tools like blending layers to your benefit.

NOTE: All students are expected to bring their own current-gen Apple iPad (with Procreate pre-installed) and Apple Pencil to this class in order to participate. Off-brand styluses or tablets are not permitted because they do not support the app or proper pressure/tilt sensitivity. If you wish to verify that your device is appropriate for the class, please email rroundtree@quincyartcenter.org.

Maximum students: 12

Color Theory in Oil Painting

$120 Non-Members | $102 Members
Thursdays, July 11 – August 1
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Age Level: 18+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: July 6

Color theory in oil painting is important when it comes to color mixing, color matching, and understanding relationships between certain hues on the color wheel. Join us for this four-week oil painting class in which students will learn to create original artwork on stretch canvas that will push the boundaries of what color can do!

Some experience with oil paint preferred but not required; this class will go beyond fundamentals of oil paint to explore aspects of color theory. All students will receive a set of Windsor-Newton oil paints to keep.

NOTE: Oil paint uses solvents and thinners for cleanup; students will use odorless turpenoid instead of regular turpentine, but some materials can still be hazardous if used incorrectly. Only students ages 18 and up may participate in this workshop.

Maximum students: 10

Silk Painting

$63 Non-Members | $53.55 Members
Saturday, July 13
3:00 – 5:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: July 6

Nothing flows like bright color on a silk scarf! The participants in this 3-hour workshop will complete three silk scarves with three easy techniques. We will explore how color moves on dry and wet silk, and use a basic wax resist to get strong bold shapes. No experience necessary. Repeat participants are very welcome.

Maximum number of students: 8

Basket Weaving: Yarn & Coiling Core

$42 Non-Members | $35.70 Members
Saturday, July 27
Noon – 3:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: July 20

Students in this workshop will discover ways to work with simple tools to create functional and beautiful baskets! We will look at examples of modern and historic uses of this technique and begin a basket of your own using colorful yarn and coiling core. We will cover design planning, ways to begin, and several different stitches to use.

NOTE: Basketry is a long process from start to finish, so students will not be able to take home a “finished” basket during this workshop. However, basketry is repetitive and simple once started, so students will be able to take materials home to complete the basket on their own time after the workshop is complete. If you get stuck or need a quiet space to finish your basket, we encourage students to attend our monthly Knitting Circle (any fiber art) on the first Saturday of every month from 11am to 2pm to receive additional help from our instructor.

Maximum number of students: 10

Acrylic Painting: Roses

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, July 27
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: July 20

Follow along in this step-by-step workshop all about painting roses! Students will focus on creating dark shades that fade into lighter tints to achieve a three-dimensional look. Some experience with acrylic paint is preferred, but not required.

Maximum students: 12

Acrylic Painting: Fruit & Flowers

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, August 24
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: August 17

Follow along as Quincy artist Nevin McNally uses acrylics to create still life paintings of flowers and fruit! No experience necessary, beginners welcome.

Maximum students: 12

Wednesday Night Wheel-Throwing!

$50 Non-members | $42.50 Members
Meets: every other Wednesday evening
Available Dates: May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21
Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Always the day prior at midnight
Age requirement: 15+

Don’t have time for a full clay course but want to experience the potter’s wheel? Join us for this exciting one-night clay wheel-throwing experience at Quincy Art Center! Students will receive thirty minutes of instruction for how to throw on the pottery wheel. Afterwards, students will have up to an hour and a half of independent work time on the wheel with the assistance of our qualified in-house instructor. If you manage to throw a pot successfully during your session, we’ll fire the first one for free, so come try your hand at this artform and get a little messy with us! No experience needed.

The $50 entry fee covers instruction and one fired vessel; if you’d like to fire more than one piece, prices start at $8.00 per clay vessel after the first one. Restrictions apply. Please email rroundtree@quincyartcenter.org for more details.

Notes: Due to the drying and firing requirements of clay, glazing is not included in Wednesday Night Wheel-Throwing; this event is for clay experimentation and learning only. Monthly glazing workshops occur on the third Saturday of every month if you are interested in glazing your pieces. All clay vessels intended for firing must have been created during a QAC clay class or Wednesday Night Wheel-Throwing session in order to qualify for firing. No outside clay or glazes allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

We cannot guarantee that you will successfully wheel-throw a pot during this session. You are not required to keep everything you make.

Monthly Glazing Workshop

Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
$35 Non-Members | $29.75 Members
Third Saturday of every month
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Next Available Date: August 17
Age Level: 15+
Registration Deadline: Always the day prior at midnight

Come and learn the basics of glazing pottery in this two-hour Saturday workshop that occurs once a month! All students will receive two blank stoneware tiles and access to a variety of mid- to high-fire glazes; no other tools or experience needed. If you have taken one of our pottery classes or Wednesday Night Wheel Throwing workshops and have some bisque-fired (unglazed) pottery that needs decoration, feel free to bring those pieces to this workshop, and we will help you glaze them!

NOTE: Students who bring their own pottery made during other QAC classes may glaze two of their pieces for the cost of the workshop; if you wish to glaze more than two clay pieces, you will be charged extra for each additional vessel/item. Prices range from $8 – $12 per piece, depending on size.

For additional questions, please contact rroundtree@quincyartcenter.org or call 217.223.5900.

Tot-PreK: Seasonal Workshops

Cost: FREE!
Second Saturday of each month
11:00 – 11:30am
Age Level: 18 months – 5 years (must be accompanied by caregiver)
Instructor: Elizabeth Swick
Registration Deadline: Saturday prior to each workshop

Come create a quick, simple holiday themed paint craft with your little one in this half-hour exploratory workshop!

NOTE: Caregivers do NOT need to register! Please only register children for this class.

Maximum number of students per workshop: 15

May 11 – Tulips (Mother’s Day)
June 8 – S’mores (Father’s Day)
July 6 – Fireworks (4th of July)
August 10 – Dog Days of Summer (End of Summer)

Basket Weaving: Natural Reeds

$57 Non-Members | $48.45 Members
Saturday, June 29
Noon – 3:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: June 22

This workshop will focus on the wet weaving process with splits and natural reeds to make a traditional basket. We will use prepared round reed and flat splits to create a functional and beautiful basket, which will be done by the end of the workshop. Participants will have the choice of a square or round start, and incorporating a handle if desired.

NOTE: If you can, please bring a pair of handheld pruning shears from your garden to help trim the materials! For those who do not own a set, shears will be lent out for the workshop.

Maximum number of students: 10

Acrylic Painting: Galaxies

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, June 29
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: June 22

Follow along in this step-by-step workshop all about painting vibrant galaxies and stars! This fun process requires no prior experience with acrylic paint. Beginners welcome!

Maximum students: 12

Silk Painting

$63 Non-Members | $53.55 Members
Saturday, July 13
3:00 – 5:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: July 6

Nothing flows like bright color on a silk scarf! The participants in this 3-hour workshop will complete three silk scarves with three easy techniques. We will explore how color moves on dry and wet silk, and use a basic wax resist to get strong bold shapes. No experience necessary. Repeat participants are very welcome.

Maximum number of students: 8

Basket Weaving: Yarn & Coiling Core

$42 Non-Members | $35.70 Members
Saturday, July 27
Noon – 3:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Carol Clay Mann
Registration Deadline: July 20

Students in this workshop will discover ways to work with simple tools to create functional and beautiful baskets! We will look at examples of modern and historic uses of this technique and begin a basket of your own using colorful yarn and coiling core. We will cover design planning, ways to begin, and several different stitches to use.

NOTE: Basketry is a long process from start to finish, so students will not be able to take home a “finished” basket during this workshop. However, basketry is repetitive and simple once started, so students will be able to take materials home to complete the basket on their own time after the workshop is complete. If you get stuck or need a quiet space to finish your basket, we encourage students to attend our monthly Knitting Circle (any fiber art) on the first Saturday of every month from 11am to 2pm to receive additional help from our instructor.

Maximum number of students: 10

Acrylic Painting: Roses

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, July 27
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: July 20

Follow along in this step-by-step workshop all about painting roses! Students will focus on creating dark shades that fade into lighter tints to achieve a three-dimensional look. Some experience with acrylic paint is preferred, but not required.

Maximum students: 12

Acrylic Painting: Fruit & Flowers

$50 Non-Members | $42.50 Members
Saturday, August 24
4:00 – 6:00pm
Age Level: 15+
Instructor: Nevin McNally
Registration Deadline: August 17

Follow along as Quincy artist Nevin McNally uses acrylics to create still life paintings of flowers and fruit! No experience necessary, beginners welcome.

Maximum students: 12

Photo Release Policy

I understand that by registering myself or my child for class, I grant full permission to the Art Center to either use my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness in any publication or advertising materials (printed and electronic, including, but not limited to, brochures, Facebook, Instagram, web content, etc.). I also waive all rights of privacy or compensation to which I may have in connection with the use of my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness. If I do not give consent, I will submit notice in writing to the Art Center before the first class.

Code of Conduct

The Art Center and its employees reserve the right to remove participants from classes in cases of disruptive behavior, repeated insubordination toward a teacher or student, or other forms of misbehavior that negatively impact the classroom experience. For the first infraction, the student will receive an official warning from staff. If misbehavior continues, the parent/guardian will be informed of the child’s disruption personally by the Director of Education. Upon a third infraction, the student will be removed from the class entirely, and a refund may be given to the registrant based on the number of classes completed. If 75% or more of the class has been completed when a student is removed, no refund will be issued.