Art Programs

 

ART IN ACTION (AIA)

Art in Action is a program coordinated by the Galena ARC. It is a free art history program taught to Galena Primary School students (k-4th grade).

POTTERY STUDIO (Youth and Adult Classes)

Looking for something fun and different to do? Join us for a pottery workshop or a one-day lesson: hand-built or electric wheel. Classes offered for youth and adults throughout the year.  No experience required.
Check back often for updated class listings.

YOUTH POTTERY CLASS SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to the Bill Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund, there is youth scholarship opportunities for ARC youth pottery classes. Contact Liz Larson for details.

YOUTH ART CLASSES

Offering a creative environment for young artists ages 6-14 to explore new ideas, develop skills, and build self esteem through making and learning about art. Classes are offered throughout the school year as well as during the summer.

Check back often for updated class listings.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART CLUB

 The club is free to members (grades 5-8) because of a generous grant from the Chicago Athenaeum. This is an independent study, art exploration club—there will not be scheduled lessons. Each student will work independently on long-term art projects of their choosing. There may be a couple of group community service project opportunities.

COOKING CLASSES

 The ARC now offers cooking classes for youth as well as adults. Check back often as we will be listing new classes as they are developed.

ADULT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Check back often for updates to the class offerings or contact Liz Larson: artdirector@galenaarc.org

Adult Card Making Class

Contact Liz Larson if you want to schedule a private card making party: 

artdirector@galenaarc.org

Adult Sewing Classes

Adult  Pottery Classes

Painting Workshops

MUSIC CLASSES

Guitar and Ukulele Lessons

Violin Lessons & Music Logic Classes

Piano Classes

ADULT GROUP PIANO

RMM classes provide a supportive group environment in which to explore the basics of piano playing and music reading. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment, and the limited class size (three to eight students) allows for a good balance of learning, support, and social time. No prior piano experience or talent is necessary, just a desire to learn the basics of keyboard or piano playing. A piano or keyboard at home is helpful for between-lesson practicing but not required. Solo playing during or between classes is always voluntary, and there are no recitals!

YOUTH GROUP PIANO
No classes scheduled at this time. Call Liz Larson for more information about upcoming opportunities.

MUSIC AND ME (TODDLER AND GUARDIAN)

No classes scheduled at this time. Call Liz Larson for more information about upcoming opportunities.

Check back often for updated class listings.

ART PARTIES (click for party more info)

YOUTH Painting Party: Bring your favorite people together to celebrate your birthday or other special occasion with a guided painting party at the Galena ARC! Max of 18 for this party option.

YOUTH String Art Party:

Paint or stain a plaque, choose a pattern (or create your own), grab a hammer and
nails and let the fun begin! 
Max of 18 for this party option.

ADULT String Art Party:

Paint or stain a plaque, choose a pattern (or create your own), grab a hammer and
nails and let the fun begin!
Max of 18 for this party option.

ADULT Wood burning Party:

Wood burning (also known as pyrography) is the craft of touching wood with a heated poker to produce decorative burn marks, achieving a large range of decorative effects. No previous art-making experience is necessary. Max of 12 for this party option.

 

ADULT Painting Party: Unleash your creative spirit with an inspiring night out with friends/family where you can relax and share a fun experience at the Galena ARC. No previous art-making experience is necessary. Max of 18 for this party option.

 

 

ART WING CABINET MURAL

This mural will enhance the art experience at the Galena ARC and inspire students for years to come. Stop in and see it for yourself--it is amazing!

Art in Action—Steph O'Shaughnessy
Art in Action—Steph O'Shaughnessy

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Batik Fabric Painting
Batik Fabric Painting

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Bead Paintings
Bead Paintings

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Art in Action—Steph O'Shaughnessy
Art in Action—Steph O'Shaughnessy

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Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director

artdirector@galenaarc.org