digital art gallery

We are so proud of the students enrolled in our art classes. Please enjoy their work in our digital art gallery.

Art offerings

For more information about Art classes, contact Emma Koenig at 815-459-0680, ext 1228

art attack beginner

Ages 6 & Up
It's never too early to nurture the love of art! Simple to follow, stroke-by-stroke age appropriate directions make creating your artwork easy. We supply the 11x14 canvas and acrylic paint, you bring friends, snack and a beverage. Together we will explore your inner talent. Registration in advance required.
Location: Admin Art Room
Time: Noon-2 pm (Apr & May), 10 am-Noon (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Fee: $25 R/$30 NR

Sat, May 4, Noon-2 pm

Sat, Jun 22, 10 am-Noon

Sat, Jul 6, 10 am-Noon

Sat, Aug 17, 10 am-Noon

Art Attack! Sip & Paint

Age 21& Up

Join us for a night of fun and creativity. Calling all adults ages 21+ for this instructor led, step by step painting session. BYOB and make it a fun night with friends.

Location: Admin Art Room
Wednesday 6:30-9:30 pm
Fee: $35 R/$45 NR

Wed, May 8

Wed, Jun 12

Wed, Jul 10

Wed, Aug 14

Other Art Classes

Watercolor Painting
ages 18+
Discover the fun and enjoyment that watercolor has to offer. Painters with and without experience are welcome. Enjoy socializing with the class while creating a lovely painting. Be surprised at what you can create. Please purchase items from the supply list prior to the start of class.
Location: Grand Oaks
Fee: $70/$80
Time: 9:30 am-12 pm
Choice of:

Tu, 5/7-6/11

Fr, 5/10-6/14

Tu, 6/18-7/23

Fr, 6/21-7/26

Tu, 8/6-9/10

Fri, 8/9-9/13

Hobby Lobby
  • 2/4" flat brush Master Touch
  • #6 round Series 2000 Master Touch
  • #0 and #4 angular Master Touch
  • 1 set watercolor tubes Master Touch Set
  • 1 paint pallette tray/glass jar for water/paper towel/pencil
  • 1 pad MasterTouch or Canson watercolor paper 140 lb wt
  • Cold press 9 x 12
  • 1 package Master Touch wax-free transfer paper

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Craft Programs at the Colonel Palmer House
Each season Colonel Palmer House staff hosts 1-session craft classes (reg required), as well as, Drop-In Monthly Crafts.

Craft Programs at the Nature Center
Each season the Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center instructors hose 1-session craft classes (reg required), as well as, Drop-In Monthly Crafts