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Decatur Area Arts Council

125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA

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March 2018

Creating Short Videos for Posting

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$15 - $17

Learn how to make effective short films. Videos are the most popular posts on social media.  Whether you are using your smart phone or camera, learn the basics for shooting and editing videos.  Combine video, photos, narration, and music on your computer at home or work using free/shareware and post them for the world to enjoy.  Ages 10 to Adult.  $15 Member / $17 Non-Members

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UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$17 - $20

This egg dying technique takes this activity to a whole new level. Have a blast making these vibrant Easter decorations using melted beeswax and a kistka, a tool that helps you draw and write on the egg with the wax. You will then use lots of vibrant dyes made especially for Pysanky eggs.  We will have lots of step by step directions and simple visuals of symbolic animals and designs to help you along.  A perfect parent/child class!  Ages 8…

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C&C Class: Lilly Pads for Beginners on Canvas (Ages 21+)

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$17 - $20

This simple acrylic painting is reminiscent of Claude Monet.    Use easy layering techniques to create this whimsical painting on canvas.  The teacher will take you step by step through the painting process.  Ages 21+, Bring a snack and beverage and we'll supply all the materials and tools.  $17 Members/ $20 Non-Members

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Senior Class

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$5

Join our  specially priced senior classes made available through a grant from Susan Wade.   Painting, collage, printmaking and more!  All skill levels welcome. Enjoy yourself and leave with a completed project.  All materials and tools are provided.  Ages 55+

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Repurposed Lamp Making (Ages 12 to Adult)

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$55 - $60

Bring a special item from home to be made into a lamp in this three-hour workshop.   Brian Minott will take you through the process and show you how to turn your treasures into something practical.  Some examples of items that can be turned into lamps: hardback books, a boot, a helmet, a gumball machine, an instrument, an old typewriter and much more!  Check out his Facebook page for more ideas - Junk Monkey with Shades. $55 Members / $60 Non-Members  

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Senior Class

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$5

Join our  specially priced senior classes made available through a grant from Susan Wade.   Painting, collage, printmaking and more!  All skill levels welcome. Enjoy yourself and leave with a completed project.  All materials and tools are provided.  Ages 55+

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April 2018

Senior Class

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$5

Join our  specially priced senior classes made available through a grant from Susan Wade.   Painting, collage, printmaking and more!  All skill levels welcome. Enjoy yourself and leave with a completed project.  All materials and tools are provided.  Ages 55+

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Class Series: Beginner Watercolor (Ages 8 to Adult)

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$75 - $85

This is the perfect class for beginners to learn how to use this fun painting medium. Learn about famous watercolor artists and create artworks after their styles in this five week series on Tuesdays from April 3 to May 1. Learn beginner watercolor techniques that will help you build your skills. $75 Member/$85 Non-Member

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Class Series: Acrylics for Beginners

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$30

This day-time series, Wednesdays from April 4-18, will give beginning painters the tools to help build their skills.   Bring your own supplies and learn the basics like how to sketch your image on the canvas, underpainting, layering and much more.  Minimum 7 students, maximum 20.

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Beautiful Birch Trees for Beginners on Canvas

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$17 - $20

Use lots of bright colors, layers and simple paint strokes to create this colorful spring canvas!    The instructor will take you step by step through the painting process for this easy but impressive painting on canvas.  Bring your own snack and beverage and we'll provide all the materials and tools.   Ages 21+. $17 Members/ $20 Non-Members.

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Senior Class

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$5

Join our  specially priced senior classes made available through a grant from Susan Wade.   Painting, collage, printmaking and more!  All skill levels welcome. Enjoy yourself and leave with a completed project.  All materials and tools are provided.  Ages 55+

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Senior Class

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$5

Join our  specially priced senior classes made available through a grant from Susan Wade.   Painting, collage, printmaking and more!  All skill levels welcome. Enjoy yourself and leave with a completed project.  All materials and tools are provided.  Ages 55+

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Senior Class

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$5

Join our  specially priced senior classes made available through a grant from Susan Wade.   Painting, collage, printmaking and more!  All skill levels welcome. Enjoy yourself and leave with a completed project.  All materials and tools are provided.  Ages 55+

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Marbled Spring Scarves

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$25 - $30

First time at DAAC:  This easy but amazing technique creates the most spectacular and professional looking scarves!  Use special materials, supplies and equipment to drop treated colored paint onto thickened water so that it floats and use tools to create patterns, lay your prepared scarf on top, and gently pull it off to reveal your masterpiece.  Space is very limited.  Bring your own snack and beverage and we'll provide all the tools and materials.  Ages 21+.  $25 Member / $30 Non-Member

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Paint Spring Tulips on Canvas

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$17 - $20

An fun, easy painting arts experience!   This easy painting for beginners would make a great addition to your spring décor.  The instructor will take you through a step by step process that uses simple painting techniques.  A perfect Mother’s Day gift!  Ages 8 to Adult. $17 Members/ $20 Non-Members

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May 2018

Cinco de Mayo

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$17 - $20

Hola! It’s Cinco de Mayo and time for lots of fun Mexican activities at the Decatur Area Arts Council!  We will eat some tasty Mexican treats, make piñatas, metal tooling mandalas, paint some cactuses and much more!  You won’t want to miss this fun holiday arts experience.  A perfect parent/child class. Ages 5 to Adult. $17 Members/ $20 Non-M/ Parent Add $10  

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Wire Wrapped Agate Necklace and Earrings

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523 USA
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$22 - $25

Create a beautiful agate slice necklace using a simple yet intriguing style of wire wrapping.  We’ll be using several types of pliers, gold-toned wire, and a gold-toned chain to create this one-of-a-kind piece.  Make earrings to match!  You bring and snack and drink and we'll supply all the materials and tools.   Ages 21+. $22 Member/ $25 Non-Member  

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