Classes & Programs


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 Arts Council has a class for you. From beginners to experts, our classes provide participants a perfect creative outlet. Why not join us? You'll be glad you did.

Knit Nite!  (Jr. High & up)

January 10th - December 19th, 2017

A program for knitting enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Fee: Free Nonmember: $3.00 per visit

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Owls on Canvas

September 7th, 2017

A fun and easy owl painting!

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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Vibrant Close up Flowers on Canvas

September 21st, 2017

Paint this easy vibrant step by step close up flower on canvas.

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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Beginner Impressionist Landscape Painting Workshop with Jacob Manning (ages 10-adult)

September 23rd, 2017

Learn how to paint a landscape in the style of some of your favorite artists!

Fee: $50 Nonmember: $60

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Halloween Figures or Ornaments with Jenny Cowgill

October 5th, 2017

Make your own adorable Halloween figures or ornaments!

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Pretty Paper Iris Folding with Connie Brewster (ages 8-adult)

October 7th, 2017

Learn this fun paper folding technique to create pictures, cards and more.

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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FREE You Rock Painting Event (all ages)

October 14th, 2017

Everyone is invited to spread joy to others by painting a design, word, quote, etc. on a rock.

Fee: FREE Nonmember: FREE

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Winter Fox on Canvas

October 19th, 2017

These fox paintings are perfect for your winter decor.

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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Harry Potter Fest (ages 6 on up, 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

October 20th, 2017

If you love Harry Potter, this fun family event is for you!

Fee: $20 Nonmember: $20

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Halloween Figures or ornaments with Jenny Cowgill (ages 6-adult)

October 21st, 2017

Add paint and embellishments to wooden kokeshi blanks to make fun Halloween characters or ornaments!

Fee: $20 Nonmember: $25

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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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