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Tarble Arts Center Classes & Workshops

Non-Credit Classes and Workshops

homeschool class

The Tarble offers non-credit classes and workshops during the fall, spring, and summer to community members ages four through adult. Information describing the offerings, including schedules and fees, are available in August for fall classes, in January for spring classes, and in May/June for summer workshops. In addition to the spring, summer, and fall class sessions, the Tarble provides art instruction in the spring and fall for area homeschooled youths aged 4 through 14.

In addition to the programs listed here, the Tarble Arts Center, in collaboration with the Art Department and other co-sponsors, offers a variety of programs for area youth and area schools. See our School Programs page. Teachers, most Tarble Arts Center classes may be taken for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Fall 2017 Classes 


Classes & Workshops for Children

Note: This fall’s children’s classes will be held
in the Doudna Fine Arts Center, Room 2690

children's class



Adventures in Art

(Ages 4-6)

Instructor: Kelsey Cox
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
October 3-November 7

Designed for young children, this class introduces the elements
and principles of art through creative projects in a variety of
media. The class will reinforce the proper use of various art tools
through a series of fun, exploratory projects.

Fee: $28.00 for Tarble Members, $35.00 for Non-members
Registration deadline: September 29


Explorations in Art
(Ages 7-9)

Instructor: Mary Magee
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm
October 4-November 8

This class guides young artists through explorations of the
elements and principles of art through hands-on investigations
in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media with an emphasis on
connections between art and culture. Students will
explore drawing, painting, fibers, and other materials while
learning a variety of techniques.

Fee: $36.00 for Tarble Members, $45.00 for Non-members
Registration deadline: September 29


Exploring Sculpture and More
(Ages 10-14)

Instructor: Heather Siegel
Thursdays, 4:30-6pm
October 5-November 9

In this class for older children, students will explore sculpture
and applied arts using a wide variety of media and techniques.
Projects will employ materials such as paper, cardboard, found
objects, fiber arts, and clay .

Fee: $40.00 for Tarble Members, $50.00 for Non-members
Registration deadline: September 29


Classes & Workshops for Homeschooled Youths



These classes incorporate art history with studio practice in a variety of media. Students are guided through hands-on explorations of the elements and principles of art while creating a series of fun and challenging projects.  Lessons address Illinois State Standards in Fine Arts Education.

Homeschool Art Class
(Ages 4-7)

Instructor: Angelica Villanueva
Fridays, 10-11:15am
September 29-November 17

Fee: $44.00 for Tarble Members, $55.00 for Non-members
Registration deadline: September 22


Homeschool Art Class
(Ages 8-14)

Instructor: Angelica Villanueva
Fridays, 1-2:30pm
September 29-November 17

Fee: $48.00 for Tarble Members, $60.00 for Non-members
Registration deadline: September 22


Classes & Workshops for Teens & Adults


Relief Prints Workshop
(Ages 15+)

Alan Pocaro

Instructor: Alan Pocaro
Saturday, 10am-4pm
September 23 (includes a lunch break)

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Tsukioka
Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum
of Art’s Permanent Collection, this intensive workshop
will focus on relief printmaking using linoleum blocks.
Topics to be covered include image design and transfer,
carving, inking, and pressing the print. Participants
will create their own small edition of prints. This workshop will be held in the Doudna Fine Arts Center,
Room 1630.

Fee: $68.00 for Tarble members, $85.00 for non-members
Registration deadline: September 18




Scrap Quilting Fun with Deborah Fell
(Ages 15+)

Deborah Fell

Instructor: Deborah Fell
Saturday, 9am-4pm
October 28 (includes a boxed lunch)

Do you embrace the surrounding environment? Do you like to recycle materials and create a greener environment? Do you have a ton of itsy bitsy pieces of fabric remnants that you don’t know what to do with? Then this workshop is for you! This one day, low stress,
workshop uses scraps of fabric from other projects along with mixed media elements such as found objects, papers, lovely trash, interesting textures and repurposed clothing. Bring in a favorite surroundings photo for a starting point for design—this is merely a
starting place for inspiration. You will not replicate the photo but simply use it for a starting place paying attention to its color, shapes, and lines. Students will walk away from the workshop with an art quilt, along with piecing methods that can be used for many other projects. The workshop includes a syllabus, a presentation and
demonstrations. This workshop will be held in the Tarble Atrium. Supply list provided upon registration; sewing machine required. Beginning to advanced levels.

Fee: $80.00 for Tarble members, $100.00 for non-members
Registration deadline: October 16


*Unless otherwise indicated, All materials and tools are included in Class & Workshop fees.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Tarble Arts Center has the option of canceling a class or workshop if there are fewer than the minimum number of students required. If the Tarble Arts Center cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment, the class fee will be refunded. A student withdrawing from a class after enrolling must notify the Tarble Arts Center on or before the registration deadline to receive a full class refund. Because classes are funded on a break-even basis, no refunds will be made for withdrawals after the registration deadline.

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Tarble Arts Center

2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

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