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Watercolor Open Studio

Fee: $10 per open studio date.No pre-registration required for regular open studio dates. Pay at time of class by exact cash or check.



Tuesdays, June 7- August 9, 10am-12pm

August 16  (NO OPEN STUDIO)

August 23  (NO OPEN STUDIO)



Thursdays, Sept 1-December, 10am-12pm

Sandra Principe to do a lesson the first Thursday of the month

Held in Galena ARC Art Studio

Level: All levels are welcome—Beginner to Advanced!


This is a self-guided open studio where artists of all abilities are welcome to come and share ideas, techniques, ask questions and just enjoy painting in the company of other artists.You can work at your own pace and gain knowledge from other's experiences and success. Must bring your own supplies (paper, paint, brushes).


Watercolor Painting With

Sandra Principe!

$20 per person on these dates

Painting subject changes every lesson

Sept 1 = Hummingbird, learn how blend colors on your palette as well as on your painting to create detail and volume in your subject. The ARC will have metallic watercolors on hand if you want to add a little shimmer to your hummingbird.

Oct 6 = Sedona Desert Scene, learn how to
tackle a complex subject and simplify it.

Nov 3= Amaryllis, learn how to layer your watercolor paint to create realistic petals and leaves.

Dec 1= Winter Forest, learn how to paint light sources, shadows, and depth in your paintings.

Please register for these classes
Registration info below

Must bring own supplies: Watercolor paper, watercolor paint and selection of different brushes


​Paint along with Sandra Principe. Sandra’s painting demonstration will be projected onto a large screen so everyone can clearly see to paint along. You will have your own 6ft table to paint at. Class limited to 10 students.


This class is designed for anyone interested in painting watercolors. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate watercolorist you are welcome to join this class. The goal is for every participant to come away from this class knowing more about watercolors while having an enjoyable 

painting experience. Masks are required.


Basket Weaving with Toni Klingler

THURSDAY, SEPT 15  |  1-5:30  |  $40 

Learn the art of basket weaving with artist Toni Klingler. Customize your basket with colored reed. You will be able to create this basket during class. Bring a friend and learn together! 


Ages 8-Adult

Wool Needle Felting

WEDNESDAY, Oct 5  |  5:30-8:30pm  |  $35 per person 

This class is developed for ages 8 though 

adult! So grab a friend or family member 

and create some fun memories together! 

Using your own design (patterns also available),
wool roving, a felting punch needle 

and a sheet of felt you will integrate the 

wool into the felt and create a framed 

fiber art piece. All supplies included.

Instructor:Liz Larson, ARC Art Director




You can register online (links below).

Note: Stride Events will add a processing fee.



Complete these 3 steps:

1. For immediate class registration please email:

You will be placed on the class list in order of email received. Your place will be held for 4 days awaiting payment. 

2. Download and Print the Registration Form

3. Drop off or mail:

Galena ARC
11084 W US HWY 20
Galena, IL 61036


Sandra Principe
Sandra Principe
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