Classes & Programs


Decatur Area Arts Council offers a free six-week art series to seniors in the summer, fall and spring. A qualified teacher shows them examples, they look at art and discuss it, then create their own work of art. Students leave with new skills, vocabulary and knowledge, in addition to a fun arts experience and a great social opportunity.

Provided through a grant from Susan Wade.

Knit Nite!  (Jr. High & up)

January 10th - December 19th, 2017

A program for knitting enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Fee: Free Nonmember: $3.00 per visit

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Vibrant Close up Flowers on Canvas with Merry Lanker (Cocktails and Creations - 21 and up)

September 21st, 2017

Paint this easy vibrant step by step close up flower on canvas.

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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Halloween Figures or Ornaments with Jenny Cowgill (Cocktails and Creations - 21 and up)

October 5th, 2017

Make your own adorable Halloween figures or ornaments!

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Monet’s Waterlillies Painting - Seniors (ages 55 and up)

October 10th, 2017

Look at Monet's beautiful bridge paintings and then paint your own.

Fee: $5 Nonmember: $5

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FREE You Rock Painting Event (all ages)

October 14th, 2017

Everyone is invited to spread joy to others by painting a design, word, quote, etc. on a rock.

Fee: FREE Nonmember: FREE

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Paper Houses (seniors - 55 and up)

October 17th, 2017

Fold these easy three dimensional house from sturdy cardstock and then decorate them.

Fee: $5 Nonmember: $5

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Winter Fox on Canvas with Jenny Cowgill (Cocktails and Creations - 21 and up)

October 19th, 2017

These fox paintings are perfect for your winter decor.

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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Halloween Tree Painting (seniors 55 and up)

October 24th, 2017

Paint a silhouetter tree with a colorful background and moon.

Fee: $5 Nonmember: $5

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Nature Figure Sculpture (seniors - 55 and up)

October 31st, 2017

Use items from nature to create a whimsical figure sculpture.

Fee: $5 Nonmember: $5

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Forest Sunset on Canvas with Merry Lanker (Cocktails and Creation - 21 and up)

November 2nd, 2017

This colorful painting is simple but the results are beautiful.

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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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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