Danville Art League

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Upcoming Events

From time to time, scholarships are available for students in need of financial aid for Danville Art League classes.  To apply download our scholarship form.

Pottery Wheel Classes

Pottery Wheel classes are scheduled by contacting the instructor.  Reservation is required. Groups of three may be accepted.  Participants must be 16yrs or older (younger ages may be considered upon request). Class must be paid two weeks in advance. Cancellation refund will be in credit for future pottery class. For one-day workshops, no refunds or rescheduling if cancelled within 3 days of workshop.For more information on a class, please contact Sue Moudy at 442-9264.


Beginning Wheel-Throwing

Wheel 101 is a great introduction to creating bowls on the pottery wheel. You'll experience the basics of how to 'throw' & make a bowl on the wheel. This hands-on class lasts two hours, taught by DAL expert instructor. You will select the glaze color at the end of the session and the bowls will be glazed & fired for you. The piece will be ready for pick up within approximately two weeks.
Class Fee is $75 per person and includes personal instruction, clay, trimming, glaze and firing fees. For students making a second bowl, there is a small additional fee of $12.00.


Pottery Wheel Throwing Class
(Private 1 1/2 hr classes)

  This class takes the student through the steps of wedging, centering, opening, and pulling up a wall of a beginning cylinder.  This is a step-by-step process to learning how to throw on the pottery wheel. You will receive personalized instruction. The class includes two hours (weekly) studio time for students to practice on their own. In this class you will also learn DAL studio requirements, equipment, and elements of trimming a pot, how it is fired and glazing techniques.
These lessons can take place during daytime or evening hours. With 1-on-1 lessons, your learning is accelerated and the quality of the work is quite high.
Following this class the student, with a DAL membership, is qualified to work anytime in the DAL Pottery Studio.

     Cost: Four Lessons $180
              Six Lessons $255


Pottery Wheel Throwing Class
(2-hour Group Classes)


   This is a six week class that will introduce students to the wheel techniques of wedging clay, centering, building a cylinder wall, bowls, introduction to trimming, techniques of glazing, and DAL policies and regulations.
Following this class the student, with a DAL membership, is qualified to work anytime in the DAL Pottery Studio.
A minimum of three students are required for this class. In the event registration is short of the minimum, students will have the option of taking a future class or accept a slightly higher fee based upon registered students.
The class fee includes personalized instruction, clay, glaze, tool kit, glazing brush, and all firings.

      Cost: $150

Pre-register a week ahead and receive $5 off your class!

This allows us to have enough space and supplies on hand.  Please call (217) 442-9264 to register, and leave your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.  Registration and payment must be made a week before the class to qualify for the discount.  You may pay in person during open hours or mail your payment to Danville Art League, P.O. Box 772, Danville, IL 61834.  Online payment is not available for classes at this time.  (Color Splash and Memberships only)



--Pottery Club - Usually 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the Month - 10-2pm

     You don’t have to be a member of the Art League to join. You must be at least 16 years old (no exceptions).  Cost for Art League members is $5.00 per class or $7.00 per class for non-members. Supplies will be available for purchase. Sue Moudy will be the instructor.




Apr 21 - Poured Painting Workshop - 10am

     Taught by: Carol Garver

     Cost: $10 includes one canvas, a tile, paint, and materials

We had so much fun at the first poured acrylic painting class that I was asked to do it again.  The class Saturday is for repeaters, curious painters, or anyone interested in having fun and learning something new.

You may bring your own canvases or purchase additional ones at the class.  We will have a potluck lunch with the meat and drinks provided.  YOU MUST phone the Art League to attend the class unless you have already registered.  There are four spots open at this time.



Apr 26 - Danville Gardens Fundraiser - 2-6pm
     Present a flyer when checking out and 20% of your purchase price goes towards the Danville Art League!
Flyers will be available at the counter if you do not have one.


Apr 30 - May 28 - Acrylics: Intermediate Class: Working from your own images - Mondays, 6-8pm

     (5 weeks)

     Cost:  $55 plus your own supplies. If you pay at least a week in advance, you get a $5 discount.   

     Minimum of 6 students. Maximum of 12 students.

     Instructor: Kem Wiggins

Working from your own images. You must have taken some form of beginner acrylics class before taking this one. (Or approved by instructor.) Using your own supplies and images, you will be taught how to create great compositions and have potentially awesome artwork made by your own hands. Kem will help you improve your skills as you go with instruction and guidance. You must provide your own supplies. The supply list will be provided when you register for the class.



May 2 - Cleaning Day for Inside Building


May 5 - DAL Garage Sale - 7am-12pm
     Located at Danville Art League


May 12 - Sharon Schmitz Regional Art Show Reception - 1-3pm


May 21-23 - Southern Illinois Art Workshop
     Retreat will be May 21 - 23, 2018 at the DuBois Center in Du Bois, IL. Arrive between 10 am and noon, so we can have lunch before classes start at 1 pm. Departure is about 4 pm on Wednesday, May 23. THE FEE FOR SEVEN MEALS, LODGING AND INSTRUCTION IS $225 PER PERSON. Once you register, a list of suggested supplies will be sent to you. REGISTRATION SHOULD BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 20, 2018. YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH U.S. MAIL, NO EMAIL REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Questions about the workshop or camp facilities may be made to Marilyn at 618-267-5554.


June 2 - GALLERY EXHIBIT - Heather Simpson
     One Day Only!