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Tarble Arts Center Classes & Workshops

Non-Credit Classes and Workshops

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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). 

Summer 2019 Classes 




Guides in the Galleries Workshops (Ages 18+)

Mondays, 2:30-3:30pm
February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13

Become a volunteer and join our docent core as we explore techniques for facilitating art-based conversations. This workshop will meet once a month as a group to explore ways to talk about art through an inquiry-based format where questions lead the conversation and create room for authentic discoveries. The meetings will help prepare you for opportunities to facilitate conversations in the galleries during other programs throughout the semester. No experience with art is needed, background or experience talking in groups is helpful. Over the course of the semester, we will practice and learn ways to foster welcoming spaces for conversations.

Free & Open to Students and the Public
Registration preferred

Questions & registration, call 217-581-ARTS (2787) or email





Integrated Arts Homeschool Workshops

Over the course of this six-week workshop, we will incorporate a variety of studio processes: mask making, costumes and set design (visual art); script-writing (language arts) and performance (theater arts). Both sections will work together to build a set to use for a final performance.

This spring, we will continue the focus on these core goals: understanding art in context, developing individual voice/point-of-view, exploring creativity through individual and collaborative projects.

Lessons address Illinois State Standards in Fine Arts Education.

(Ages 5-7)

Instructor: Riley Snyder
Fridays, 10-11:30am
March 29-May 3, 2019

$40 for Tarble Members
$48 for Non-members

(Ages 8-12)

Instructor: Anne Hudson
Fridays, 1:30-3:30pm
March 29-May 3, 2019

$50 for Tarble Members
$62.50 for Non-members


Registration deadline: March 22, 2019
Questions & registration, call (217)582-2787 or email




Saturday, 1-4pm
February 16, April 27, May 11, 2019

Join us for a full day of activities as we build community, while exploring and making art. Each Open Studio Saturday will offer a different focus, see themes and dates below for more information:

February 16 | MASKS
Mask Making, Guides in the Galleries, Open Art Studio

April 27 | SELF
Green Screen Selfies, Guides in the Galleries, Open Art Studio

Yoga, Guides in the Galleries, Open Art Studio


FREE & Open to the Public 








Books & Lemonade
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

It is summer at Tarble, come and enjoy a glass of lemonade paired with a lively discussion about Ray Bradbury’s All Summer in One Day. Find refreshment and refreshing ideas in this book club style event. Weather permitting, this event will take place on the Tarble Tables.

FREE & Open to the public




Summer Art Studio
Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Join us for this week-long studio experience. We will tackle projects using a wide range of materials, from the conventional to the unusual. Big ideas and big risks are welcome in this studio. This will be a space to support young artists of all abilities.


Ages 5-7
$44 for members
$48 for non-members


Ages 8-12
$44 for members
$55 for non-members

Questions & registration, call 217-581-ARTS (2787) or email


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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