Classes & Programs


Decatur Area Arts Council offers a series of art classes 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.

(CLASS FULL) COCKTAILS & CREATIONS: Chocolate and Wine (Age 21+)

December 13th, 2018

Make a variety of different truffles and other candies. Perfect for gift giving. We supply the chocolate making supplies and you bring your own wine!

Fee: $20 Nonmember: $25

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CLASS FULL - Chocolate Making Workshop - Perfect for gifts

December 15th, 2018

Do you love chocolate?You won’t want to miss this workshop where you will learn to make all kinds of different chocolates. You’ll also decorate a box or tin for your fancy chocolates! We will make a variety of truffles, cake balls, filled chocolates, chocolate bars and more. Create your own signature candy bar! Fancy foils, lollipop sticks and more will make these chocolates extra fun and fancy.

Fee: $25 Nonmember: $30

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Drawing with Terry Beer - Winter Series

January 8th - 29th, 2019

Learn basic drawing skills and hone the skills you already have. Winter series expands on the fall series.

Fee: $65 Nonmember: $70

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COCKTAILS & CREATIONS: Colorful Birch Trees on Canvas (Age 21+)

January 10th, 2019

Follow step by step to create this painting with abstract but simple techniques for a painting full of color. Bring friends, snacks and cocktails and we'll provide all the materials.

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Mixed Media Wall Hanging Assemblage

January 19th, 2019

A gorgeous 3-D relief to hang on the wall! Look at the work of Frank Stella and Peter Reginato for inspiration. We'll use a variety of printmaking, painting and construction techniques to create these dynamic works of art. Paint, print, roll, cut, crimp, overlap and much more. You’ll work with the basic principles and elements of art to create this relief. All materials provided.

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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COCKTAILS & CREATIONS: Wine Bottle Decoupage and Embellishments (Age 21+)

January 24th, 2019

Use lots of fun paper and various mediums and embellishments to create this fun project! Bring your friends, snacks and cocktails and we'll provide all the materials. (We have plenty of wine bottles but feel free to bring your own to use.)

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Watercolors with Jennifer Stout - Winter Series

February 5th - 26th, 2019

This winter series taught by Jennifer Stout expands on the fall series.

Fee: $65 Nonmember: $75

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COCKTAILS & CREATIONS: Brilliant Colorful Hearts on Canvas (Age 21+)

February 7th, 2019

Use lots of colors and templates to create this easy but charming painting. Perfect for Valentines Day decor! You bring snacks, cocktails and friends and we'll provide all the supplies.

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Watercolor Technique Landscapes

February 9th, 2019

Experiment with lots of watercolor techniques then create a gorgeous landscape with the results! This is a great class for beginners. All materials provided.

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Mixed Media Birds on Canvas

February 21st, 2019

Use different techniques to create these fun and whimsical birds!

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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