Classes & Programs


If you are looking to hone some long lost skills or find a hobby for ...cultural or spiritual growth...or just plain FUN, the Decatur Area Arts Council has a class for you. From beginners to experts, our classes provide participants a perfect creative outlet. Why not join us? You'll be glad you did.

Beginner Watercolor series – Art with the Masters (age 8 to adult)

April 3rd - May 1st, 2018

This is the perfect class for beginners to learn how to use this fun painting medium.

Fee: $75 Nonmember: $85

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Marbled Spring Scarves

April 26th, 2018

This easy but amazing technique creates the most spectacular and professional looking scarves!

Fee: $25 Nonmember: $30

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Spring Tulips on Canvas (age 8 to adult)

April 28th, 2018

An fun, easy painting arts experience!

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Cinco de Mayo! (age 5-adult)

May 5th, 2018

Hola! It’s Cinco de Mayo and time for lots of fun Mexican activities at the Decatur Area Arts Council!

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Wire Wrapped Agate necklace and Earrings

May 10th, 2018

Create a beautiful agate slice necklace using a simple yet intriguing style of wire wrapping

Fee: $22 Nonmember: $25

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Movie Series for Film Buffs (ages 21+, BYOB and snacks)

June 6th - August 8th, 2018

Watch a great film from each decade ...

Fee: $7 per class Nonmember: $7 per class

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Simple Flowers in a Vase

June 7th, 2018

A perfect beginner’s painting class that teaches simple techniques to create a charming vase of flowers.

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Summer Flip Flops

June 21st, 2018

Create a simple painting of summery flip-flops on a sandy beach with the tide rolling in. There will be templates for those who need them. This step-by-step project is a perfect class for any flip-flop lover!

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Acrylic Pour on Recycled Records or Canvas

July 5th, 2018

You never know what you will get

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Whimsical Watercolor Ocean Scene

July 19th, 2018

Use liquid watercolors to create this easy but vibrant ocean scene using a variety of watercolor techniques.

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Office and Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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