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Tarble Arts Center Classes & Workshops

Non-Credit Classes and Workshops



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 2019 Classes 





$2.00/per student, chaperones & teachers are free (suggested ratio: one grown-up for every ten students) 

Come to Tarble for a day of art, conversation and fun! This guided trip will include an in gallery conversation followed by artmaking related to the works discussed. Trips can vary in length with a one hour minimum and is flexible based on needs. All grades are welcome, we will work to accommodate large-sized groups. Please contact us at least a month in advance, so we can work together to create an awesome trip. This is a pilot program, so funding for bus costs isn’t available at this time. 

For more information about this program, contact us at 217-581-ARTS (2787) or email 

As always, self-guided group visits are free of charge! It is encouraged to call ahead when planning your trip, especially when your group is larger than 5. 





AGES 5-7 

Instructor: Ashley Boonstra 
Fridays, 10-11:30am 
October 18-November 15
$40 for Tarble Members $48 for Non-Tarble Members 


AGES 8-12 

Instructor: Ashley Boonstra 
Fridays, 1:30-3:30pm 
October 18-November 15 
$55 for Tarble members $63 for Non-members 



This workshop will guide students through a variety of hands-on explorations. Core concepts of understanding art in context, developing individual voice/point-of-view and exploring creativity through individual and collaborative projects will ground these explorations. 

Lessons will address Illinois Art Learning Standards. 

Registration deadline: October 4, 2019 

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







Tarble Atrium, Classroom, & Galleries 
Saturday, September 28, 1-4pm 

Join us for a full day of activities as we celebrate and build community while exploring and making art. Come meet our inaugural Gallery 1104 artist-in-residence and/or come for gallery conversations happening in our other galleries throughout the day. Kid friendly refreshments will be available. 

FREE & Open to the Public 



Tarble Classroom & Brainard Gallery 
Saturday, November 2, 1-4pm 

This artist-led workshop will introduce participants the larger ongoing project and art practice of the project founding member, Aram Han Sifuentes, as well as foster a learning space for people to gain skills to learn to make their own banners. This workshop will promote a communal space that supports and respects individual makers and voices. Please RSVP prior to the event, to help with planning and workshop set up. 

FREE & Open to the Public 
RSVP recommended by October 28, 2019 

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







Tarble Classroom 
Fridays: September 13, October 18, November 8 & December 13 

Join us every month for Tots 4 Tarble! Each session will include a story, healthy snack and an artmaking project. This fall we will celebrating vibrant and playfully illustrated books that explore small and big ideas that we find inside the museum and in the world around us. 

FREE & Open to the Public 
RSVP Recommended 




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Tuseday-Saturday, September 24-28, 2019 

In Conversation artist Anne Vieux will use Gallery 1104 as a pop-up working studio during her residency week during Tarble open hours. During the residency, she will co-facilitate three workshops with high-school-aged students and have her studio open for visitors on Saturday during EIU’s Family Weekend. 

Vieux’s artwork combines digital processes with painting processes and explores the effects of light, scale, and materiality through abstraction. Her process involves scanning holographic paper then pushing the limits of the image data through zooming, warping, and repetition. Vieux is an alum of EIU’s MA in Studio Art program. 

Questions, 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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