Loading Events

← Back to Events

Decatur Area Arts Council

125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

October 2017

Cocktails & Creations: Winter Fox on Canvas

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$15 - $17

Bring your own drinks and snacks and learn how to paint this simple, beautiful project on canvas with our guided step-by-step lesson.  Keep your completed project or give it as a gift!  Ages 21+

Find out more »

Harry Potter Fest

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$20

Come to a night of all things Harry Potter!  Dress as your favorite character as you take a trip to Hogwarts and meet some of its professors.  Burst through platform 9 ¾, head to the sorting hat to find out which house you belong to, visit Honey Dukes Candy Shop, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Gringotts Bank and much more!  Try your hand at Quidditch as well as other Harry Potter games like Bingo and Pictionary – all Harry Potter themed, of…

Find out more »

Halloween Figures

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$10 - $20

Add paint and embellishments to wooden kokeshi blanks to make fun Halloween characters or ornaments!  Join instructor Jenny Cowgill and have a blast as you paint your own witch, cat, bat, skeleton or Day of the Dead figure using a variety of wooden blanks and materials.  Everyone gets three blank figures to paint.

Find out more »

Series: Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 21, 2017

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$75 - $85

This five week series focuses on basic drawing skills and techniques from one of the most popular drawing instruction books around the world.  Instructor Terry Beer teaches you the basics of how to draw still life, portrait, landscape, figure drawing and much more.   All materials are provided.   Ages 10 - adult

Find out more »

Series: Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 21, 2017

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$75 - $85

This five week series focuses on basic drawing skills and techniques from one of the most popular drawing instruction books around the world.  Instructor Terry Beer teaches you the basics of how to draw still life, portrait, landscape, figure drawing and much more.   All materials are provided.   Ages 10 - adult

Find out more »
November 2017

Cocktails & Creations: Forest Sunset on Canvas

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$15 - $17

Create a colorful sunset or Northern lights background, and then learn easy techniques to create silhouette fir trees.  This is a fairly simple project with beautiful results!  All materials are provided.  Age 21+

Find out more »

Our Voice Through Art

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
Free

An evening art program for teens and adults with disabilities!

Find out more »

Clay Hand-Building Techniques (2 sessions)

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 11, 2017

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$75 - $85

In this two-day workshop instructor Xin Zhao teaches you hand building techniques to create your own functional one-of-a-kind pottery.  Learn a variety of methods to hand-build, decorate and glaze your pottery projects such as a snack bowl, sushi plate, a cup or a vase.  Make at least three different projects.   The following week you glaze them and finish them up.  A perfect time to get your pottery ready for the holidays!  All materials are provided.  Ages 10 - Adult

Find out more »

Series: Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 21, 2017

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$75 - $85

This five week series focuses on basic drawing skills and techniques from one of the most popular drawing instruction books around the world.  Instructor Terry Beer teaches you the basics of how to draw still life, portrait, landscape, figure drawing and much more.   All materials are provided.   Ages 10 - adult

Find out more »

Illustrating a Children’s Book – MembersPlus Event

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
Free

Presented by Jillian Devereux-Peters, Artist/Owner of Margie and Jimbo’s Illustration Studio; Illustrator of the children’s book, "My Fridge: My First Book of Food." How does an artist work with an author to create just the right images for a children’s book? Light refreshments served

Find out more »

Clay Hand-Building Techniques (2 sessions)

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 11, 2017

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$75 - $85

In this two-day workshop instructor Xin Zhao teaches you hand building techniques to create your own functional one-of-a-kind pottery.  Learn a variety of methods to hand-build, decorate and glaze your pottery projects such as a snack bowl, sushi plate, a cup or a vase.  Make at least three different projects.   The following week you glaze them and finish them up.  A perfect time to get your pottery ready for the holidays!  All materials are provided.  Ages 10 - Adult

Find out more »

Series: Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 21, 2017

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$75 - $85

This five week series focuses on basic drawing skills and techniques from one of the most popular drawing instruction books around the world.  Instructor Terry Beer teaches you the basics of how to draw still life, portrait, landscape, figure drawing and much more.   All materials are provided.   Ages 10 - adult

Find out more »

Winter Sign on Wood (Cocktails and Creations)

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$25 - $30

A perfect project for the holidays! (Ages 21 and up) Bring your friends and your favorite adult beverages and snacksUsing treated pieces of wood, stencils and special paints instructor Stefanie Rohman teaches you how to create your own charming wintery sign. This would perfect to hang on the wall for Christmas or all winter season. It would also make a perfect Christmas gift! All materials are provided

Find out more »

Holiday Houses with Xin (Water) Zhao

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$15 - $17

Use a variety of papers, sturdy card stock, cardboard and much more to create a series of charming houses.  Add windows, building fronts and other element to create your own little village.  These would make a great decoration for the winter and holidays.  All materials provided. (Parent add $10)     Ages 10 - Adult

Find out more »

Series: Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 21, 2017

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$75 - $85

This five week series focuses on basic drawing skills and techniques from one of the most popular drawing instruction books around the world.  Instructor Terry Beer teaches you the basics of how to draw still life, portrait, landscape, figure drawing and much more.   All materials are provided.   Ages 10 - adult

Find out more »
December 2017

Snowman Sign Making

December 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
+ Google Map
$25 - $30

Using treated pieces of wood, stencils and special paints instructor Stefanie Rohman teaches how to create your own charming snowman sign.  This would be perfect to hang on the wall for Christmas or all winter season.  It would also make a perfect Christmas gift!  All materials are provided.  Ages 6-Adult

Find out more »