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Open Sketch / Open Painting Studio

  • Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street Batavia, IL 60510 (map)


Join us for a relaxing afternoon of sketching and meeting other adult artists at Water Street Studios. Bring a friend and make some new ones! Ages 14-adult only, please. Free of charge.

We will provide:

  • An interesting still life set up 
  • Easels and drawing benches around the still life (must be reserved)
  • Drawing boards
  • Basic drawing supplies (graphite and charcoal) – if needed
  • Drawing paper – if needed
  • Tables and chairs with photo references for sketching in the gallery
  • Free coffee!

A few guidelines:

  • Ages 14 – adult only, please
  • No painting or wet mediums are allowed.

RSVP Requested


For only $5, you can create an acrylic painting on canvas board in our classroom from a still life or photos that you bring. This non-instructional, 2-hour session will allow you to explore this medium alone or with friends! Age 16-adult only. RSVP is required so that preparations can be made. 

Earlier Event: September 15
Open Public Hours
Later Event: September 23
Open Sketch for Kids