Classes & Programs

Our classes and programs create art experiences for all ages.

Three ways to register for a class...

  1. Complete the online registration form (Each student must register separately)


    Register for 2017 SPRING Classes


    Register for 2017 SUMMER Classes


    Become a Member


  3. Download and print a Registration Form 

  4. Call 217-423-3189

Be sure to ask about: 

  • Parent-Add-10 - Allows parents, caregivers or, mentors to take selected classes with a child at a reduced price ($10 each). 
  • Class Scholarships - Offered to those who cannot otherwise afford to attend. Learn more>
  • Free Wi-Fi and coffee in the Schmalz Classroom - Offered to parents while their children take classes in the Barnett Arts Studio.

Advance registration required
to reserve a spot. Class sizes limited.

No walk-ins.

Register at least one week before a class starts
to help avoid unnecessary class cancellations.

For information on classes...

  1. Explore classes on our website,

  2. Download the 2017 SPRING Class Schedule

  3. Download the 2017 SUMMER Class Schedule

  4. Email us

  5. Call 217-423-3189




All Ages

Calling all beginner artists - young and old! Our teachers adapt lessons to varying ages in the same class. Our studio accommodates separate groups of…

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Preschool is the perfect time to introduce your child to the arts! Guided lessons capitalize on their natural love of art and even their short…

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Looking for engaging art experiences that will teach your child about great artists, techniques, vocabulary and new skills? Want your child to explore a variety…

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If you are looking to hone some long lost skills or find a hobby for ...cultural or spiritual growth...or just plain FUN, the Decatur Area…

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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…

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If enjoying the wonders of art is fulfilling, then teaching the wonders of art is truly rewarding. The Decatur Area Arts Council has programs that…

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