The mission of Water Street Studios is to make the arts more accessible to the community, and this purpose is carried out in several different ways in our Outreach programs. Through the generous support of our donors, free art classes are provided to the area residents in the following ongoing programs.
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Through a generous grant from the Dunham Foundation, Water Street Studios is bringing Ripple Effect, a STEAM focused free art class to the Batavia Public Schools from 2016-2019. Learn more here.
Free, weekly art classes are provided to the children of the Batavia Apartments complex throughout the year, providing a unique opportunity for self expression and artistic development.
Teen Art Flow Scholarships
Underserved teens can receive scholarships to Water Street Studios art classes of their choice. Click HERE for more information.
Free Art Events
- Free Open Sketch Sessions for Teens and Adults on 4th Sundays
- Free Bird Drawing Classes at the Batavia Public Library Art and Science Fair on January 28, 2017: Families are invited to learn and explore at our second annual Science & Art Fair. The open-house format features stations from Kane County Forest Preserve, DuPage Children’s Museum, Fox Valley Wildlife Center, SciTech Museum, and others. New this year: children ages 7–14 can attend a mini art class sponsored by Water Street Studios. Check in at the Youth Services Desk to receive your timed ticket, given on a first-come, first-served basis. Fair activities are suitable for children preschool age and older.