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Youth Summer Pottery Workshop (ages 8-14)
Throw, Build, Fire Experience, $110

This is a 6-day workshop during the first two weeks of June. (18 hours of pottery fun!) Students will learn to use the pottery wheel and throw pots as well as hand build pots using wild clay harvested from Jo Daviess County. They will also build a pit fire kiln on the ARC campus, load the kiln and fire their pots. On the last day they will unload the kiln, wash, wax and polish their finished pots. A unique and fun workshop!

Tuesday, June 4 (1-4pm):

--Throw pots on pottery wheel with Wild Clay


Wednesday, June 5 (1-4pm):

--Throw pots on pottery wheel with Wild Clay


Thursday, June 6 (1-4pm):

--Trim pots from June 4 + 5

--Hand build pots


Tuesday, June 11 (1-4pm):

--Build Pit Kiln


Wednesday, June 12* (1-4pm):

--Load and fire kiln


Thursday, June 13* (1-4pm):

--Unload kiln

--Clean, wax and polish pots

*If weather conditions are not ideal make up dates will be scheduled.


Youth Summer Art

Bring your imagination and
let the fun begin!

1:00 - 5:00 pm 

Fee includes all art supplies and a snack.


SATURDAY, JUNE 8 (ages 6-14)
Fairy Houses  |  1-5pm  |  $35

Make a fairy house out of natural materials like wood, acorns, nut shells, bark, pinecones, twigs etc. Option to display your fairy house on Belden School Fairy Walk in the Galena Territory (June 15).


THURSDAY, JUNE 27 (ages 8-adult)
Comfort Bird Power Carving with Marie McDonough  |  1-5pm  |  $75

This beginner’s wood carving class will  teach you the basics of power carving (with a small rotary tool, no knives are used) and the techniques on how to break a subject down to make it simple. 

THURSDAY, JULY 11 (ages 6-14)
Decorate a Wooden Bird House
1-5pm  |  

Decorate a wooden bird house. Create roof shingles using natural bark, sticks or glass rocks. Paint the outside with whimsical designs. The possibilities are endless.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 (ages 6-14)
Relief Block Printing |  1-5pm  |  $35

Create your own relief printing blocks and print your designs on fabric, a canvas pencil case and paper. 

THURSDAY, JULY 25 (ages 6-14)
Enamel Painting on Glass |  1-5pm  |  $35

Learn the technique of painting in reverse on glass using opaque enamel paint. You will frame your masterpiece!





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

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Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director

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