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.


Sep 16-Oct 7 - Magic of Watercolors

     Learn the magic of watercolors with Carol Garver. Brilliant transparent colors or a muddy mess? Both are possible when using watercolor. Painting with watercolors continues to challenge and amaze with each new

project. Come and join Carol as she shares what she has learned in her watercolor journey. The beginners watercolor class will focus on basic skills and materials needed to get started. The basics include color mixing, textures, understanding value, using different techniques and composition.

     All supplies will be provided for the first series of lessons. You will be provided a list of supplies you

will need if you choose to continue for the second series of lessons. If you are a more experienced

painter, you may want to skip the beginning lessons and sign up for the second series.


Beginners Class One: 

Monday Morning Classes - Sept 16, 23, 30 and Oct 7 from 10am-12pm


Monday Evening Classes - Sept 16, 23, 30 and Oct 7 from 6-8pm


Beginners Class Two:

Monday Morning Classes – Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 from 10-12pm


Monday Evening Classes – Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 from 6-8pm


Cost is $50. Register by phoning the Art League and leave your name and phone number.



Sept 28 - Fall Garage Sale - 8am-Noon


Sept 28 - Photo Workshop - 9am-4pm

      Learn and explore the craft of photography with Stephen A. Crawford. The workshop begins at 9 a.m.

with a classroom portion held at the Danville Art League. One-hour lunch break - possibly at Jockos. Then meeting at the Kickapoo Pavilion, to begin a photo safari. While there, the group will tour several of Stephen’s favorite places to photograph, including the old Sportsman’s Club area, the windmills area and an old secluded cemetery. The workshop will end around 4 p.m. Class attendees should bring a way to take notes and their cameras. Those with cell phones are most certainly welcome, as well. The primary focus of the class will be getting the scene you are seeing into the camera in order to capture it for all to enjoy.

Cost for this workshop is $50.00.


---FALL CHILDREN'S CLASSES---

Homeschool Classes:  Mon, Sept 30 - Nov 18; 1-3pm


After School Classes: Tuesday, Sept 24 - Nov 12; 4-5:30pm


Cost is $55, with a sibling discount of $30 for 8 weeks of lessons. All supplies provided. There is an early discount for registering and paying at least a week before classes begin. ($50 and $25 for siblings)

Register by phoning the Art League. Please give you name, your phone number, your child’s name and the class desired.