The School of Art offers a wide variety of professionally taught art classes in Batavia IL. They come in the form of both courses and workshops. Our classes accommodate beginner through advanced students, and include classes for children and teens.

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CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Develop your child’s artistic skills and creative drive with our comprehensive art studio courses for age 5-13.

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Foundational Classes

  • Studio Art for Kids (ages 8-13)
  • Studio Art for Little Hands (ages 5-7)

Specialty Classes

  • STEAM Powered (ages 7-12)
  • Paint Your Pet (ages 8-13)
  • Spring Fling (Break) Art Camp (ages 7-11)

FINE ART SERIES

Artists from beginner through advanced levels are offered high quality drawing, painting, and printmaking classes at Water Street Studios.

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Drawing: Beginner to Intermediate

  • Foundational Drawing 1
  • Foundational Drawing 2
  • Drawing with Color 1: Pastels
  • Drawing with Color 2: Colored Pencils
  • Exploring Ink Workshop
  • Still Life Sketching Workshop

Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced

  • Advanced Drawing Workshop
  • Illuminating the Pastel Landscape
  • Life Drawing Sessions

Painting: Oil

  • Oil Painting
  • Oil Painting Techniques

Painting: Watercolor

  • Watercolor Painting 1
  • Watercolor Painting 2
  • Introduction to Watercolors Workshop

Painting: Specialty

  • Banner Mural Painting
  • Intro to Encaustic Painting

Printmaking

  • Tour of Printmaking 1
  • Tour of Printmaking 2
  • Screen Printing 1: Introduction Workshop
  • Screen Printing 2: Rock n’ Roll Reductive Poster

ARTISAN SERIES

Build your skills in ceramics, metal sculpture, metal and glass jewelry, and mosaics in our professionally taught artisan classes.

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Ceramics

  • Wheel Throwing for Teens and Adults
  • Clay Sculpture with Conceptual Design

Glass Jewelry

  • Introduction to Glass Beadmaking
  • Introduction to Fused Glass
  • Basics and Beyond Lampwork Glass Beadmaking
  • Circular Sensation Pendant Class
  • Glass Heart Pendant Workshop
  • Hollow Glass Beads and Miniature Blown Vessels

Metal Jewelry

  • Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication  
  • Beyond Beginner Metalsmithing
  • Cold Connections in Jewelry Fabrication
  • Introduction to Torch Fired Enameling
  • Resin Pendants

Metal Sculpture

  • Introduction to Metal Sculpture
  • Pin It and Make It
  • Welding 101

Mosaics

  • Introduction to Mosaic

FOR FUN OR PROFIT

Take your hobby to the professional level with classes in Adobe Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and hand lettering.

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Calligraphy

  • Learn to Letter

Digital Design

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop