Classes & Programs


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 look at art and discuss it, then create their own work of art. Students leave with new skills, vocabulary and knowledge, in addition to a fun arts experience and a great social opportunity.

Provided through a grant from Susan Wade.

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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Happy Chinese New Year (age 6 to adult)

February 10th, 2018

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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Black Art History Workshop (age 8 to adult)

February 17th, 2018

Learn about black artists throughout history from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement to Black Lives Matter.

Fee: $25 Nonmember: $30

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Comic Book Heroes and Villains (ages 6 to adult, under six requires adult accompaniment)

February 23rd, 2018

Put on your cape, tights and masks and come dressed as your favorite comic book, graphic novel, manga or movie super hero or villain!

Fee: $20 Nonmember: $20

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Creating Short Videos for Posting

March 3rd, 2018

Learn how to make effective short films.

Fee: $15 Nonmember: $17

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Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Eggs (age 8 to adult)

March 10th, 2018

This egg dying technique takes this activity to a whole new level.

Fee: $17 Nonmember: $20

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Senior Classes (adults age 55 and up)

March 20th - April 24th, 2018

This wide variety of low cost arts experiences is made possible due to a grant from Susan Wade

Fee: $5 Nonmember: $5

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Repurposed Lamp Making (age 12 to adult)

March 24th, 2018

Bring a special item from home to be made into a lamp in this three-hour workshop.

Fee: $55 Nonmember: $60

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Beginner Watercolor series – Art with the Masters (age 8 to adult)

April 3rd - May 1st, 2018

This is the perfect class for beginners to learn how to use this fun painting medium.

Fee: $75 Nonmember: $85

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Acrylics for Beginners (BYOS – Bring your own supplies)

April 4th - 18th, 2018

This day-time series will give beginning painters the tools to help build their skills.

Fee: $10 Nonmember: $10

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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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